Friday, April 29, 2005


330) Big Fish. I've resisted watching this ever since it came out for some reason. I kept planning to go see it and every time I'd back out, and then I'd plan on renting it and I'd always put it back for something else. I don't really know why, just for some reason it didn't seem like it would be good. Anyway, Ewan McGregor's "southern" accent was crap (oddly enough it sounded like a Scotsman doing an impression of what he thinks southern folks sound like) and Jessica Lange isn't nearly enough of a redneck slut to have gone to Auburn so whatever. It dragged in too many places and there always seemed to be a lot of build up for not much reward and I guess I probably should have kept on staying away.

331) Heaven's Burning. The plot sounded suspiciously a lot like Excess Baggage, so I thought I'd give it a shot. The script was a little thin and I got the feeling that a lot of scenes were just padding to flesh the story out to a good feature length and it really suffered for that. It was still better than Baggage though.

331 down, 669 to go.

Thursday, April 28, 2005


327) Conflict. I don't know. I guess it was good in that whole "anything with Bogey" kind of way, but I saw the end coming from a mile away so whatever.

328) Shaolin Soccer. Oh crap, I liked this even more than Kung Fu Hustle. I've added a bunch more of Chow's movies to the Netflix queue.

329) Fat Albert. Since Movie Gallery didn't have Purple Rain we went with this. If I had kids I'd buy it for them.

329 down, 671 to go.

Okay, maybe tonight was a rerun from the first season or something, but what was the deal with the White House press conference story? That made no sense whatsoever.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005


325) Resident Evil: Apocalypse. Zombie Doctor would make and excellent name for a rock band.

326) Dogtown and Z Boys. The impending release of The Lords of Dogtown was the push I needed to finally watch this. Excellent documentary and it had a great soundtrack, though the CD doesn't have half of the great stuff that was on it.

326 down, 674 to go.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005


323) What's Eating Gilbert Grape?. Despite having Juliette Lewis and Crispin Glover stacked against it, I liked it a lot. My sister thought Leo was really retarded for years after this until she realized he was in Titanic, and obviously not mentally handicapped.

324) Bombshell. Jean Harlow was so hot. Anyway, this was one of those everyone talks a mile a minute screwball comedies, and as such it was pretty funny. On the other hand though, it was kind of depressing. Leave the poor woman alone, for Pete's sake!

324 down, 676 to go.

Monday, April 25, 2005


321) The Long, Long Trailer. Just one long episode of I Love Lucy, but it was worth a few laughs.

322) Mr. and Mrs. Smith. One more off the Hitchcock list. I was surprised that this was as funny as it was. Hithcock has always had a few comedic touches in his pictures and The Trouble With Harry was a pretty black comedy, but as far as a standard Hollywood comedy goes he did a masterful job.

322 down, 678 to go.

...Cupid, please hear my sigh...

...and let your arrow fly....

Straight to the Traci Lords look-a-like's heart for me.

Sunday, April 24, 2005


316) The Secret Fury. Forgettable, but decent enough.

317) Without Reservations. John Wayne is good in anything, even romantic comedies.

318) Allegheny Uprising. Even if this is about colonials there were still horses and indians so I'm going to count this as a special bonus western.

319) Breakin' All the Rules. I think it's funny that both Foxx and Jim Carrey both got their starts on In Living Color and have turned into serious dramatic leading men. Anyways, this was actually pretty good. I liked that there weren't a lot of stupid gags or obvious comic setups and the laughs came from dialogue and naturally occuring situations as dictated by the script. Plus, Union and Esposito are so smoking hot.

320) Ride, Vaquero!. And then there was an extra special bonus western! I wish this and Guns for San Sebastian were on DVD.

320 down 680 to go.