It is HOT in Philadelphia today! The stagnant humidity makes walking outside feel like you're slogging through pea soup with a wet blanket hanging over your head. This hazy day has me daydreaming of my favorite "cold" movies. If you need a mental relief from this opressive heat, why not check out the following "icy" flicks?
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - This children's classic comes alive in the most recent film adaptation (and James McAvoy as Mr. Tumnus certainly doesn't hurt, either)!
Cool Runnings - I was OBSESSED with this movie as a child, and I still get a lump in my throat when I watch it as an adult. It's the Disney-fied story of the Jamaican bobsled team and their quest to succeed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - The snowy final scenes at Montauk Beach will forver haunt me... (in a good and thoughtful way, mind you, not a creepy way)!
Fargo - An Academy Award-winning, dark comedy crime flick from the incomparable Cohen brothers.
March of the Penguins - The charming, heartrending documentary of the yearly life of Antarctica's emperor penguins narrated by Morgan Freeman.
Miracle - Another Disney-fied, inspirational Olympic sports flick (Can you tell I'm a sucker for those?), this one about the "miracle on ice" 1980 U.S. men's hockey team.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service - While admittedly not my favorite Bond film, the epic chase scenes down the Swiss Alps are not to be missed!