Saturday, December 03, 2005


890) Surviving Christmas. I have this weird, almost perverted, need to see movies that everyone else said sucked. Seriously. I can't tell you how many times this conversation has taken place:

Friend: We could rent this, I heard it was good.
Me: Maybe....
Friend: Or how about this? Have you seen it? I loved it!
Me: Yeah, I heard it was pretty good...wait, let's get this one, I heard it was awful!
Friend: What?
Me: It sounds so bad!
Friend: Why do you want to get it then?
Me: Because it looks like it will be terrible!
Friend: Whatever...

See, there's something about watching a movie you know is going to be a train wreck. There are two main reasons why I watch them:
1) If everyone I know says it sucks, then I HAVE to find out just how bad it really is.
2) If no one saw it because it looked like it would suck, then I HAVE to be the one to find out if it does or not.

I usually find that, since I'm already not expecting much, I can usually be okay with these kinds of movie. I know it's going to be awful, so I can not worry about why it's sucking, and look for the things that it has going for it. So I actually kind of enjoyed it in spite of that fact that it does, in fact, suck. Go figure.

891) The Outlaws is Coming. Three Stooges Western = Good.

892) Doctor X. Again, I love TCM. Crazy old horror movie, goofy as hell, but so fun to watch.

893) The War. So long as Costner isn't the director, it should be good...

894) Gunman's Walk. Western = Good.

895) The Petrified Forest. Another great TCM selection.

896) The Last Seduction. I don't know why I bothered with this. I HATE Linda Fiorentino.

897) The Blob. What, no kooky mixed up theme song?! That's what was so awesome about the original!

897 down, 103 to go.

Friday, December 02, 2005


888) Colorado Sunset. Gene Autry = Good.

889) A Lawless Street. Randolph Scott = Good.

889 down, 111 to go.

- Two quick westerns so far tonight. I have to go to the grocery store and run some errands, and I'll get back to it in a few hours. Hopefully I'll be able to live up to last Saturdays standard and knock out 10 tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

Thursday, December 01, 2005


886) Manito. Real low budget, but it had a great script and the cast did an excellent job.

887) Yours, Mine, and Ours. Cheesey family picture. Take the kids.

887 down, 113 to go.

- For some insane reason I've been craving ice water all day.

- Seriously Pittsburgh, draft Hackney. You know you want to.

I don't mean to hate December...'s meant to be the happy time of year...

- Only one month left and it's going to take some serious push on the weekends to get this done. I'm going to see Yours, Mine and Ours tonight. Charity wanted to hang out and see a movie, and it is literally the only thing out that I haven't seen and also have any interest in seeing. At least of what's playing in the Ham. Since our art theater closed a few weeks ago the selection got a little slimmer around here. Some of the Rave's are pretty good about showing the art/indie/foreign pictures, but the Galleria had turned almost exclusively into an art house theater. Which actually sucked since it was the absolute worst theater in Birmingham, but sometimes you just have to put up with the most uncomfortable seating known to man for a good movie. If I were to ever hit the lottery and had money to throw away on something like that, I'd totally open an independent movie theater. Of course I'd also stand outside and put up a velvet rope and only let people I wanted in, and since I'm known the world over for my snobbish and arrogant ways there would maybe be three people admitted each night and that's just no way to run a business...

- Do you people know how hard Futures rocks? I liked a few songs from Bleed American (namely A Praise Chorus and Authority Song) but I didn't think it was anything special. My 12 yeard old nephew copied Futures for me because I said it sucks (I tell him everything he listens to sucks, since all he listens to is Green Day and A Simple Plan, who royally suck, that's right, I said it, Green Day sucks, they always have and always will!) and he was determined to prove me wrong so he gave me the disc and I listened to it a little at work and didn't really pay attention and told him it sucked too (tough love baby, I'll make him a Skynyrd fan, yet!) and then forgot about it. So fast forward to Monday and I was sick of everything I had in the car and I found this disc that wasn't labeled so I put it in to see what it was, and I've been loving it ever since. I'm not telling Jake though.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005


884) Jason X. Did they do the score on a Casio keyboard from Sears? So not worthy of the Friday the 13th series...

885) Metallica: Some Kind of Monster. For a 140 minute documentary it really didn't seem that long. It was really fascinating watching these guys interact with each other. I've never been a huge Metallica fan but I've respected their music because they are all obviously talented and and I get why they are so huge, but watching this made me actually respect them as people, which is something I thought I'd never do. Lars comes off as such a douche until you see him with his dad and you realize "man, look at how big of a douche his dad is, especially to him! No wonder Lars is such an ass!" and then after that you kind of look at them as real people again, not just the asshole rock stars from Metallica. There were some scenes where they seemed like a bunch of spoiled whiners but after awhile they really started to seem like a group of guys that have been through a lot together and are trying their best to keep going when they could easily walk away. I'm impressed.

885 down, 115 to go.


882) The Texican. Westerns = Good.

883) Quicksilver. LAAAAAAAAME. I tried my best to find a picture of Kevin Bacon with his awesome 'stache from this. It would have been perfect for Mustache Wednesday.

883 down, 117 to go.

Monday, November 28, 2005


881) California Passage. Westerns = Good.

882) The Mystery of Mr. X. I love TCM. Where else could I find such an awesome old movie?

882 down, 118 to go.

- "I really feel like I didn't do a good job coaching this team." - Watson Brown, King of the Understatement.

- and 50 Cent continues to crack me up...

Sunday, November 27, 2005


875) The Crying Game. Ace Ventura makes so much more sense now...

876) The Secret Partner. Pretty good blackmail picture, but I saw the end coming.

877) The Big Show. Gene Autry = Good.

878) Stateside. Unbearably earnest. Blech.

879) Blackmail. Another blackmail picture, but they actually made this one humorous. Which was weird.

880) X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes. Ray Milland did NOT age well.

880 down, 120 to go.

- So obviously I didn't conquer the "30 movies in 3 days" challenge, but I made a pretty good push. I was hoping to have only 100 left when December gets here, but I've gotten myself back into a good position to finish and I should cross the 900 mark by next Sunday.