Now that the Dr. isn't around, I don't sleep as well at night. Empty bed is not so much fun. So I tend to be a TV movie hound . . . staying up and watching whatever is on TNT or whatever channels play those movies that were out 3-7 years ago.
Tonight I watched Serendipity with John Cusack, Jeremy Pivens, and others. As usual, John Cusack plays that average-Joe kinda guy who eventually gets the girl, but not without a lot of pain and agony in between. Total chick-flick, but I liked the movie. He has clearly found his romantic niche - just at the end, when you think all hope is lost, and the girl shows up . . . it was the same feeling I got when I watched him standing on the girl's lawn in "Say Anything" holding that boombox above his head. I just wanted to shout "If you don't take him right now, I will!" There's just something about that man that I find attractive. He's captured the "slightly-vulnerable, cute in a puppy-dog kinda way, but photographs well, want to take him home and take care of him" thing. Its hot.
Him and Edward Norton. Seems like every time I see one of those guys in a movie, I think, "You know, he's kind of hot in an unexpected way." Edward Norton kinda cinched it somewhere between American History X (the dude was smoking hot in a bad-boy way) and that movie with Ben Stiller where he's a priest and falls for Jenna Elfman (Keeping the Faith).
Neither of them has made the "list" yet (topic for another day), but I'll watch them and sigh, any day . . .