I've programmed marathons for Erika on her birthday before, once in 2017 and another one in 2020. Truth is, she deserves all the marathons and all the movies. Let's celebrate her again with some of her favorites.
10 am - Xanadu (1980, dir. Robert Greenwald)
Let's kick things off with a classic and one of the most Erika movies ever made, not because she thinks it's perfect or anything but because it stars Olivia Newton-John (RIP) on rollerskates singing and dancing to disco music. This is E's dream. Xanadu is not great, but it's super watchable and I like the music and I love the idea of starting our marathon with this kind of camp energy.
12 pm - Gone in 60 Seconds (2000, dir. Dominic Sena)
2 pm - The Social Network (2010, dir. David Fincher)
4:15 pm - Tootsie (1982, dir. Sydney Pollack)
6:30 pm - Casino (1995, dir. Martin Scorsese)
9:30 pm - Summer of Sam (1999, dir. Spike Lee)
Midnight - Alien (1979, dir. Ridley Scott)
2 am - Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962, dir. Robert Aldrich)
4 am - Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol
6 am - The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, dir. Wes Anderson)
8 am - Notting Hill (1999, dir. Roger Michell)
Happy Birthday, Erika. I love you the most.