Saturday, December 17, 2005


944) Serial Killing 101. Lisa Loeb reminds us all of why her geeky good looks took America by storm...

945) Happy New Year. Peter Falk in drag is just one of those things that's automatically funny.

946) Reindeer Games. Another one of those "everyone said it sucks" kind of movies, so I when I saw it on the shelf at Movie Gallery I had to get it. If they had left it as a straight heist/neo-noir picture instead of tacking on a formulaic action movie shoot out and twist ending, it would have been a great movie. Instead, it's just stupid.

947) Tempo. You know what, I'm not watching movies with Rachael Leigh Cook anymore. She's adorable and all, but with one exception her movies always suck. Also, Melanie Griffith plays a woman named Sarah. Can't I catch just one freaking break?

948) The Man in the Moon. Sweet little coming of age tale, but ultimately forgettable.

948 down, 52 to go.

- I went to Steve and Donna's Christmas Party and stayed a lot longer than I should have. I had plans to leave and see a late show of The Chronicles of Narnia, but I was having such a good time not watching movies for awhile that I couldn't bring myself to leave. Two more weeks, baby. 2005 will forever be my least favorite year.

Friday, December 16, 2005


940) Ghost in the Machine. Lame-o sci fi thriller.

941) Wall Street. Had kind of a smurfy ending, but for the most part it was as good as you've heard.

942) Paternity. Burt, Burt, Burt, Burt, Burt. When will you learn?

943) Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. I'm one of the three people that actually liked the first Deuce Bigalow, so I had to give it a shot. Lowbrow humor at it's finest.

943 down, 57 to go.

Thursday, December 15, 2005


937) The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell. Decent documentary I guess. They spent a lot of time showing clips of their movies and routines and for anyone that's more than a passing fan it gets tedious. If I wanted to watch Cocoanuts or Horse Feathers, I would just watch them. The only real revelation was that most everyone that knew all of them in real life thought Zeppo was the funniest, though you can actually kind of see that in the movies. He was always the straight man in their routines, but you could also see a sort of smirk on his face and could tell he had a great sense of humor about it all and didn't need to act up like the others.

938) Mr. Magoo. Might seem like a weird choice, but I once watched Surf Ninjas because of Leslie Nielsen so I decided to give it a shot. Plus I wanted to watch a comedy right now because watching a bunch of dramatic or romantic movies would be a terrible idea. It kind of backfired with this one though because within the first five minutes Jennifer Garner was on screen and she makes me think of Alias which makes me think of Sarah and since after today we won't actually be speaking for a while in order to give us each time and space that really sucked.

939) The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. I figured out why I shy away from Woody Allen movies: Woody Allen is always in them. He absolutely bugs the crap out of me and even though everything else in his movies are usually pretty good his character is always so annoying that it makes me dislike the whole thing. If Bill Murray or Steve Martin played his role in this, they would have worked out just fine and I would have LOVED it. There are plenty of other comedic actors that could have pulled it off too, but just off the top of my head those two guys would have been great and made me like this more. Otherwise all I can say is that's its good but he just bugged me.

939 down, 61 to go.

- I haven't been paying a lot of attention to football news lately, so this one sort of slipped by me. Anyway, I'm not comforted. Had Watson stayed on as AD and stepped down as Head Coach I would have been fine with that. He's done a good job bringing the program into 1A competition, but it's his abilities as a game day coach that are sorely lacking. He was solely the HC for several years before also donning the AD cap and wasn't any more sucessful than he is now, so I'm not sure why he thinks he can focus on football and do any better.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


935) Midnight Cowboy. Movies from the late 60s like this that are considered classic and essential and all that just never live up to the hype for me. Yeah, it was good, but I'm just not a real fan of that era's output.

936) King Kong. Yes. Seriously. For my money no director working today can match Jackson in his ability to take a huge spectacle of a special effects movie and make you love it for the story and the characters/acting.

936 down, 64 to go.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


- Nothing to update tonight. I did some Christmas shopping and then Sarah and I "talked." Don't worry, I'm not posting from a ledge.

Monday, December 12, 2005


933) Finding Nemo. Even as a fish Ellen Degeneres is annoying as all h-e-double hockey sticks (I feel weird cursing about a kid's movie).

934) Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie. Dwight and Krista were kind enough to let me borrow some movies from their collection. Dwight, you were very right. There's a reason VeggieTales should only be 30 minutes long.

934 down, 66 to go.

Sunday, December 11, 2005


927) White Man's Burden. If you are going to make a message movie, you should probably make sure the movie doesn't suck so people will remember the message. Also I thought it was kind of extra racist, like I get the whole "see how you like it, whitey" thing and how the characters would pretty much have to be stereotypes, but they made Travolta into the absolute worst stereotype possible so instead of it coming off as "here's a good man who isn't allowed to live up to his potential and do the things he wants to for his family because of the color of his skin" it comes off as "here's this guy that screws his life up after thinks don't go his way and ostensibly it's because his skin is the wrong color, but really it's just that he's a screw up and blames it on racism and makes everything worse." So whatever.

928) Kansas City Confidential. Excellent, but Lee Van Cleef seems wrong outside of westerns.

929) Last of the Badmen. Western = Good.

930) Sin Noticias de Dios. Weird little Spanish movie that was kind of silly at times, but still fun to watch.

931) Coffee and Cigarettes. Absolutely ridiculous. Should have ended on the Bill Murray high note, but that still wouldn't have made it worth sitting through. HATE.

932) Gaucho Serenade. Gene Autry = Good.

932 down, 68 to go.