Saturday, December 10, 2005


920) Ghosts of the Abyss. I wish I had seen this in an IMAX theater. I have yet to see an IMAX movie, even though we have a theater here in Bham. Van and I actually almost saw Gladiator in an IMAX theater in Nashville (Nashvegas, Cashville, whatever...) when we made a pilgrimage to the former Opryland. Finding out there was a Gibson outlet store up there put into our heads that we were going to walk out with an armload of J45s for a reasonable price, only to find that their prices on second quality merchandise was actually higher than the good stuff at a reasonable retailer. It was really quite a let down. On the way out we thought about staying and seeing a movie because they had an IMAX theater there but when we found out they were showing Gladiator instead of a real IMAX movie we decided to go on home and wound up stopping at like three more malls on the way to wash the bad taste of outlet hell from our palates. Anyway, the documentary itself was kind of weak, but the real story were the visuals taken from the wreckage and I'm sure it would have been more impressive in an IMAX theater. Also, Bill Paxton is a dork.

921) Cold Fusion. Weak Xtreme sports documentary. Apparently there are people that ski and/or snowboard in a dangerous fashion. Who knew?

922) One Good Cop. Rene Russo = Hot.

922 down, 78 to go.

- I'm updating ealry because I have to go run some errands and I'm not sure when I'll be back to start up again. It's been a rough morning and I'm really not in the mood, but I'm going to have to get back to it. I hate movies.

Update: Fuck it. I'm soldiering on. I went out to the car and started out to Target but I really didn't feel like being around a bunch of people. If I had gone some of the more local readership might have seen me on the evening news smashing the place up and being dragged away.

923) Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. I saw the trailer for it in the theater way back when and ever since then kept thinking I'd like to see it. I don't know why.

924) Scenes From a Mall. Shut up Woody Allen.

925) Fear and Trembling. I read that this was a French Office Space, but it wasn't all that funny. It had that same "poking fun at corporate culture" idea behind it, but to me it came off more as a character study of a young woman trying to mold herself into a chosen identity and failing miserably, though maybe it's just that I don't know a lot about Japanese office culture. Still, whatever.

926) Murderball. Not lying, I shed a tear at the end. Also, Team USA trains 10 minutes from my house and across the street from my high school, and I never had a clue. I really need to start paying more attention to the local news.

926 down, 74 to go.

Friday, December 09, 2005


917) 7th Cavalry. Randolph Scott = Good.

918) Dawn at Socorro. Rory Calhoun = Good. Plus, Mr. Burns's puppy really does look like him.

919) Ghost Ship. Cheap scares and kind of predictable, but it's a good B horror movie. Plus, the scene at the beginning where everyone falls to pieces (literally) was awesome.

919 down, 81 to go.

Thursday, December 08, 2005


914) The Quick Gun. Westerns = Good. ESPECIALLY IF THEY HAVE ROSCO P. COLTRANE IN THEM! Seriously though, at the beginning Audie Murphy does this little voice over, all "I know this's good for cattle to graze and men to raise families..." and I kept thinking about the beginning of Red River when John Wayne gives his speech about building his ranch and raising "Beef...American Beef....Good Beef to feed good men..." and even though the rest of the movie is mfing awesome, that part cracks me up every time. Seriously, if you haven't seen it go rent it just for that part. Even if you don't like westerns, just watch that part, it's maybe three minutes into the movie and it's absolutely hilarious and so worth it!

915) Elf. I purposefully didn't see this last year so I could watch it this year, and I'm glad I did. It's one of the few remaining that I've been looking forward to watching and it's really put me in a better mood.

916) Monster-in-Law. Oh, the things we do for love...

916 down, 84 to go.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


- I actually watched this after I updated last night:

911) Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman. IFC used to show the old 60s Zatoichi movies every Saturday morning. It's been awhile since I've seen them, but I'm pretty sure they weren't nearly as bloody as this update. Anyway, despite the extra gruesome nature of some of the fight scenes, it held pretty true to the spirit of the originals.

- And then resumed tonight's viewing pleasure with these:

912) Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death. Sweet mercy, Bill Maher has to be the most annoying person on the face of the Earth. I'm not just saying that because I think he's a leftist douche (though I totally do), I'm saying it because he is so painfully unfunny that watching him attempt to make with the laughs is like torture for me. STFU BILL MAHER!

913) Shadows and Fog. I'm not sure why I have a bias against Woody Allen. I've only seen a few of his movies and I've enjoyed all of them well enough, but for some reason I always think that I don't like him. So, even though it's a little late in the game, I'm going to get as many of his that I can from Netflix before the year runs out and see how that goes.

913 down, 87 to go.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


909) Man Bites Dog. The "shock" value worked for about 30 minutes but wore off quickly and it seemed to drag on forever, despite it being only 90 minutes.

910) D.E.B.S. So stupid, yet so funny. Worth a laugh or two.

910 down, 90 to go.

- Gentlemen, America's Sweetheart is back on the market. DIBS!

- Why didn't I go to Florida State?!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Hail to thee Kamp Krusty... the shores of big snake lake...

- I've been obsessed with the notion of camping lately. That's extra strange since I've been maybe three times in my whole life and didn't really find anything to recommend it. Anyway, I added one more after updating...

908) In Old California. Even if he's playing a pharmacist, John Wayne is still the baddest MFer in town.

908 down, 92 to go.


906) Semi-Tough. It's hard to believe there are people in this world that don't like Burt Reynolds.

907) Yankee Fakir. Western = Good.

907 down, 93 to go.

Sunday, December 04, 2005


898) The Phantom. A few years ago I decided I'd read the "serious" comics in the paper for a week to see if I could figure out why anyone ever did. I wound up actually sticking with both Rex Morgan, M.D. (after all, he's got the cure for the daily blues) and The Phantom, which is why I decided to give this a shot. They captured the feel of the strip pretty well, but at the same time I had to wonder why they would. It's not like kids would be lining up around the block to see this like they would Spiderman or Batman. So yeah, I liked it, but I also think that making it was a bad idea.

899) The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid. Duvall as Jesse James = Good.

900) Ride, Ranger, Ride. Gene Autry = Good.

901) The Lonely Guy. So all I have to do is write a book?

902) Shark Tale. You know that part in Crash when the producer is telling Terence Howard that the characters "need to be more black?" I think that guy worked on this movie...

903) Held Up. Beyond stupid.

904) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2. It's just not in me to criticize Cousin Eddie...

905) The Curse of the Cat People. In January I watched Cat People, and now in December I'm watching the sequel. All thanks to TCM!

905 down, 95 to go.