Saturday, November 05, 2005


823) Dummy. Before today I didn't think there was anything that could make Adrien Brody any creepier. I was so, SO wrong.

824) Closer. "Have you ever seen a heart? It looks like a fist wrapped in blood!" Depressing movie about depressing people but, God help me, I liked it.

825) The Leopard Man. Really, who thinks letting a woman walk around with a leopard on a leash is a good idea? Val Lewton, you are a genius. Creepy as hell, and they don't even show anything!

826) Everything is Illuminated. You just can't start out with a quirky road movie populated by eccentric characters and then veer it sharply into a meditation on the nature of identity and memory. Also, if it feels like it took ten hours to get nowhere, you've failed.

827) Broken Flowers. At first the whole weary but resigned thing Bill Murray had going worked cause you could kind of see the smirk behind the mask and you were in on the joke, but now you can kind of see the weary and resigned is real, and it's sad.

827 down, 173 to go.

- We all knew at some point Va. Tech would remember they're Va. Tech.

- So now I'm actually a little relieved that Bama will more than likely be shut out of the Rose Bowl. I'll be happy with whipping hell out of whoever wins the Big East in the Sugar Bowl.

And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too...

Alabama 17, Mississippi St. 0

That was quite possibly the worst game of football I've ever seen, but we're still undefeated. Bob Connelly, you're on my list.

Friday, November 04, 2005


820) Look Back in Anger. Burton's character was such a douche bag that I hated the whole movie. Which is probably a testament to his skill, but whatever.

821) The 13th Warrior. Where did this movie come from? I had never even heard of it until it popped up in my Netflix recommendations, but it was a solid fantasy/action picture and I loved it.

822) Jarhead. The best war movies are the ones that focus on the men who go to war, which ones can handle and which ones can't, and why they're soldiers in the first place. Saarsgard's character put it best; "Fuck the politics. We're here. All the rest is bullshit." By those standards, it's a success.

822 down, 178 to go.

- Once the regular season is over, I'm planning on attempting 20 movies in two days. I think I can do it.

Thursday, November 03, 2005


818) The Letter. Murder and blackmail in Colonial Singapore! Nothing special, but it held my attention.

819) Black Rain. Cop movie. Eh. Special mention has to be made about the 80s-tastic Gregg Allman song on the soundtrack. What a waste of talent that guy is...

819 down, 181 to go.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


815) The Lair of the White Worm. Weird little British production. Overall it was kind of dumb, but it had it's moments. I'm not really sure why it was labeled as "horror/suspense" at Netflix cause it was really more of a comedy.

816) Beyond Re-Animator. Elsa Pataky = HOT.

817) Graffiti Bridge. This might not be Lake Minnetonka, but it's good to see Jerome is still setting bitches straight when they're trying to hassle Morris on the street.

817 down, 183 to go.

The only time you'll see me pull against Paul W. Bryant...

All you MFers that wanna talk about a Patriot dynasty in New England need to be looking to Homewood, AL. In the past 5 years they've appeared in four championship games, winning three, and making it to the final round of the playoffs in the only year they didn't play for the title. Go read this article if you think you can handle their outscoring opponents 311-5 in the first half. Hell. Yes.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


813) Marathon Man. Or what your mom calls me. OH NO HE DI'N'T! Anyway, this seems like something that I would normally enjoy but I had a hard time getting into it for some reason. I guess I just wasn't in the mood. I can say that the sequence where the woman recognizes Olivier and chases him down the street screaming "murderer" and for him to be stopped is one of the tensest I've ever seen and Olivier was flat out brilliant in this. When he opens the safe deposit box? That's acting! Actually, thinking back now, the movie was pretty damn good. I just can't figure out why I was so bored during it. Weird.

814) Saw II. I feel kind of strange having seen both Saw and it's sequel both in the theater, and both in the same year. Something just doesn't seem right about that. Anyway, it's kind of a toss up about which is better. The first one was all about the clever and elaborate setups loosely held together by a thin veil of plot, while this one actually had some story to it but was missing the same sense of "dude, that is messed UP" from the first. So take your pick.

814 down, 186 to go.

- If Kim Basinger is serious about turning her daughter against Baldwin the greasy, all she really needs to do is show her The Shadow.

- The ironing is delicious.

- Fucking UAB! Watson is going to barely back into another bowl game and keep on turning in mediocre seasons with a team that's talented enough to own C-USA. As glad as I am that they won, I was hoping they'd drop this one just to keep the heat on him to step down (or at least fire Wayne Bolt and get a DC that doesn't have to leave the locker room at half time five minutes before the team does because it takes him that extra time to waddle his fat ass to the sideline. Drop a flash-fryed cow in between him and Fulmer and my money's on Bolt).

Monday, October 31, 2005


Nothing to report. Happy Halloween.

Sunday, October 30, 2005


812) The Weather Man. I'll just go ahead and admit to being completely ashamed of myself for laughing at this poor bastard. I just couldn't help it! Even funnier was that a young blonde that looked about 18 or 19 was sitting in front of me with (who I assume were) her mom and grandmother and she initially acted like she was just there because they dragged her, but then she was cracking up too and the older women were aghast and kept having to ask her what "camel toe" and "BJs" meant. Go see it.

812 down, 188 to go.