Friday, July 01, 2005


484) White River. Dude, what crap. Indie comedies suck every freaking time.

485) 40 Days and 40 Nights. Funnier than I expected. I'm getting to the point where I've seen pretty much everything I want to in the comedy section of Blockbuster so now I'm starting in on the stuff that I was afraid to get. But this was a winner, so it was a happy start.

485 down, 515 to go.

Thursday, June 30, 2005


Screw it. I started watching White River and I can't even keep my eyes open for more than a five minute stretch. I'm going to bed.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005


482) The Pacifier. Much funnier than I expected, and Brittany Snow is so incredibly hot.

483) Trauma. Word of advice people; If you ever read a synopsis on the back of a movie and it in some way refers to the blurring of the line between reality and imagination, put that shit back because those are never good. I really have no idea what I just watched, I just stared at the screen and zoned out because it was so slow and so boring and so stupid that I couldn't focus at all. I spent a good twenty minutes trying to remember who Bama's season opener would be (Middle Tennessee) and I realized that in that whole period of time I hadn't paid one bit of attention and had no idea what was going on, and I didn't care. Not one freaking bit.

483 down, 517 to go.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005


480) The Musketeer. HUGE PET PEEVE ALERT. Mena, everyone has an accent but you. If you can't keep up, audition for easier parts.

481) The People Under the Stairs. I think Craven was trying to make a horror movie for kids with this one but it seriously backfired. Way too gory and violent for children, but it's also such a fairy tale that it isn't scary for older audiences. Shave off fifteen minutes worth of needless exposition and attempts at cheap scares at the beginning and it might work better as a "social" picture.

481 down, 519 to go.

I hope this works. How freaking awesome would that be?!

Monday, June 27, 2005


478) The Mod Squad. Having never seen an episode of the TV series, I can't really be certain if they were going for the same sort of feeling and atmosphere of it or not, but I have to suspect they were. Which works and doesn't. See, I hated Starsky and Hutch because it was made solely for the purpose of making fun of the TV show. Yeah, from what I've seen the show was kind of silly, but the actors and people behind the scenes that worked on the show and tried to make good TV don't really deserve that kind of disrespect just because Ben Stiller thinks he is oh so funny and can do whatever he wants and you'll like it because he's Ben Stiller and he's oh so funny. I'm also fearful that this is the kind of treatment the Duke Boys will get and I'm not sure if I'm even going to bother seeing it or not since I lived and breathed The Dukes of Hazard as a kid and would probably be thrown out of the theater for causing a scene. So it's for those reasons that I liked that the creators assumed a certain knowledge of the show and we were just sort of dropped into the action without a lot of exposition and followed along from there. But it kind of doesn't work also because, at least in my case, there isn't a certain knowledge of the show and even though I could follow along and view the movie on it's own merits it felt like I was watching a sequel without having seen it's predecessor and was missing something. So yeah, it was okay, but I still felt a little weird about it.

479) The Ninth Gate. Typical Polanski creep-fest, all lurking evil and menacing atmosphere, except this time with an inexplicably jaunty score that I swear was ripped off from Ghostbusters. Weird.

Sunday, June 26, 2005



475) Hostage. Pretty much Panic Room on a bigger scale. Thankfully, I liked Panic Room.

476) Bookies. Eh.

477) Frequency. Okay, I really liked this one. I was expecting some kind of weepy drama for some reason, but it turned out to be a sort of weird sci-fi/crime mystery kind of thing. I'm down with it.

477 down, 523 to go.