Drew McWeeny of HitFix is contributing a series of columns about the essential titles that any film fan ought to be familiar with, while I respond in kind. Links to your own blog posts on any of these films -- The Basics -- are not only welcomed, but encouraged.
You know, I didn't peg Drew for a David Arquette fan.
He had mentioned wanting to take our column in a new direction, away from your usual list-making classics, but I didn't want to seem rude by pointing out that 2000's Ready to Rumble wasn't exactly some hidden gem critical to my deeper understanding of Brian Robbins' filmography (Norbit, Wild Hogs).
Of course, by the time I saw his piece on Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish, I had realized my error and okay, this joke's run its course.