Saturday, December 24, 2005


975) The Exorcism of Emily Rose. First, Laura Linney is one of the most astoundingly beautiful women alive today. Seriously, she's just one of those women that is so naturally gorgeous that she floors me every time. Not even one of my most mortal of enemies could sully her in You Can Count on Me (which is awesome, by the way, and one that I need to remember to pick up on DVD in the next few weeks), and for me to overlook that is saying something. Second, what a weird way to make an exorcism movie. It was more court room drama than horror movie. I want to read the book this was based on now.

976) Texas. Or "Tejas," as our friends south of the border might say.

977) The Gauntlet. The Eastwood.

978) The Tao of Steve. Donal Logue is absolutely hilarious. This made me wish Grounded for Life was still on TV.

978 down, 22 to go.

Friday, December 23, 2005


970) Seven Men From Now. Westerns = Good.

971) Heaven. Stupid, boring, HATE. Seriously, the movie went absolutely nowhere at a glacial rate. Just awful. You really let me down with this one Cate.

972) Dungeons and Dragons. I was going to say that as big of a dork as I was/am at least I was never a D & D loser, but then I remembered that I did, in fact, play other RPGs so that's really like a coke head pointing to a heroin addict and calling him a pathetic junkie. Anyway, movie sucked, auto-pilot, blah blah blah...

973) Corky Romano. Stupid, but at least there were a few silly laughs.

974) Cheaper by the Dozen 2. Dear Hillary Duff, Eat something! Love, Todd

974 down, 26 to go.

- I did something really stupid this afternoon. I bought a PS2 and NCAA 2006. I blame Van since he made me go to EB Games the other night and they had them really cheap and I just couldn't resist the tempation any longer. I haven't actually owned a game console in years (the last one I had was an N64 and the only game I ever bought was Mario Party) and I was never much of a gamer to begin with, but I'm going to need something to do next year and building the UAB Blazers into a perennial powerhouse is as good a hobby as any. Already I'm realizing my limitations. I ran some of the practice drill things and I freaking suck right now. I've managed to only play two actual games today (a 28-0 beat down of Southern Miss and a 7-14 heartbreaker against Memphis, making me the exact opposite of Watson Brown) so maybe I'll be able to control myself for one week before plunging head long into trying to master this game.

Thursday, December 22, 2005


965) Them. Old sci-fi creature feature. About what you'd expect.

966) Land of the Dead. Heads explode. People get eaten.

967) Breakfast of Champions. An existential crisis is no excuse to make a "comedy." The cover of this always caught my eye at Blockbuster, so I gave it a shot and that turned out to be a HUGE mistake. Stupid cover. All of the characters have this crazy, over the top eccentricity that really starts to annoy after about 20 minutes. It would have been okay if it was only a few of them (like in Marx Brothers movies), but EVERYONE was going a mile a minute and it grates the nerves and makes you start wondering about existence and the meaning of life and what sort of machine you are yourself. Is there such a thing as a bored machine? Cause that would be me.

968) Rush Hour 2. Auto-pilot selection. Chris Tucker is the most annoying person on the whole planet.

969) Enemy at the Gates. Again, what's the deal with the British accents? Every last one of the Soviets had one! Plus, I AM A BORED MACHINE!

969 down, 31 to go.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


962) The Great Raid. Everything I had read about this made me think I would love it but then it was in the theaters for a week in Birmingham and I forgot about it. Thank God for Movie Gallery. So yeah, excellent war drama. It was marketed as a Saving Private Ryan for the Pacific Theater, but that was more of an action movie with some weight while this was far more character driven. There isn't even a real action sequence in this until the raid on the POW camp in the last 30 minutes of the movie.

963) Melinda and Melinda. See, no Woody Allen and it was great! Will Farrell played the role that Allen would have probably taken for himself and was a perfect fit, while Allen would have just been weird and ill fitting.

964) Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. I wish I had kids. I'd watch Wallace & Gromit with them every day.

964 down, 36 to go.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


958) The Island. Same problem as The Village: the trailer gives away enough clues for you to figure out what's going on before you even see the thing, and then the movie spends a large amount of time building up "suspense" to the point where it's just stupid. At least this one wound up being a good action picture.

959) Ringers: Lord of the Fans. I thought this would be like a Trekkies for The Lord of the Rings fans, but it turned out to be more of a history of how the books have been influential in popular culture.

960) Rebound. Another auto-pilot selection...

961) Happy Endings. There were three stories going on in this one, and not a single one that was really worth telling.

961 down, 39 to go.

Monday, December 19, 2005


955) Puddle Cruiser. Broken Lizard's first movie. Shows their potential and there are a few flashes of brilliance, but it's still a very amateur work.

956) Herbie: Fully Loaded. Bruce Campbell was on The Late Show when this came out in theaters and he made an excellent point: When you reach a point where even has done a remake, it's time to call it quits.

957) The Honeymooners. Not as funny as the show, but still okay.

957 down, 43 to go.

Sunday, December 18, 2005


949) Step Into Liquid.


950) Riding Giants. I'm going to put these two together because I'm going to say roughly the same thing about both. When I was a junior in high school an intern with the youth department at my church led a bible study for a couple of guys that I always went to. He lived right across the street from the church and we'd meet at his house, and one week for some reason I was the only one that could actually come so I showed up and he was like "well, everyone else has practice/appointment/whatever, so we'll just wait 'til next week to talk about this week's stuff" and since our group would always meet and then go to the church for the big youth group meeting I just hung out there for awhile instead of going back home for twenty minutes and then coming right back. So while I was there we watched part of Endless Summer II because he knew someone that was in it or something like that and from then on I've been fascinated by surfing. Not that I would ever want to do it myself (everyone that knows me, picture me on a surfboard, now take a few minutes to catch your breathe from all that laughing), but just watching it is always cool to me. So I enjoyed both of these, even though they were both very different. Step Into Liquid was heavy on the surfing shots and light on anything informative while Riding Giants was more of a traditional documentary covering the history of big wave surfing. Either way, both were very interesting.

951) The Bad News Bears. It's been so long since I've seen the original that I don't really remember much about it, but I can say that this one was hilarious.

952) Head Over Heels. I was completely on auto-pilot with this one...

953) Grumpier Old Men. Funny like the first one. Burgess Meredith stole the whole show.

954) The Bunker. The cover looked like a video game, and the last British horror movie I saw with a military slant worked out pretty well, so I picked it up. MISTAKE. Also the Amazon reviewer is right, all of the German soldiers have British accents and it just makes it seem all the more stupid. Again, I was totally on auto-pilot through the whole thing.

954 down, 46 to go.