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15 January 2009

I've seen 103 out of these 239 films

SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 films on this list, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own Facebook account, paste this as a note. Then, put x's next to the films you've seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and click post at the bottom. Have fun.

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane
(x) The Princess Bride
(x) Anchorman
( ) Napoleon Dynamite
(x) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
(x) Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
( ) Scream
( ) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
(x) Resident Evil 1
(x) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
(x) Lilo & Stitch
(x) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
(x) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
( ) 13 Going on 30
(x) I, Robot
(x) Robots
( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
(x) Deep Impact
(x) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
(x) King Kong
(x) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
( ) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
(x) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
(x) Halloween
( ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Xmas
( ) Flubber
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
(x ) The Day After Tomorrow
(x) Child's Play
(x) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
(x) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
( ) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
(x) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Slevin
(x) Ocean's Eleven
(x) Ocean's Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
( ) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
( ) Predator
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(x) Ice Age
( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
(x) Curious George
(x) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(x) ET
(x) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
(x) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
( ) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She's All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
(x) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
(x) The Terminator 3
(x) X-Men
(x) X-Men 2
(x) X-Men 3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
( ) Freaky Friday (the original, not Lindsay Lohan)
(x) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
( ) Swimfan
(x) Miracle on 34th street
(x) Old School
( ) The Notebook
(x) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf's Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old Virgin
(x) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
( ) Baseketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
( ) Elf
(x) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc.
(x) Titanic
(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
( ) Hook
(x) Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
( ) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
(x) Waterworld
( ) Kill Bill vol 1
( ) Kill Bill vol 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
(x) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) The Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(x) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks The Battle For Endor
(x) The Matrix
(x) The Matrix Reloaded
(x) The Matrix Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal


Put "I've seen... out of 239 films" in the subject line and repost it.

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05 April 2008

Movie Review: The Mist: 5 SUCKS!

I usually watch a bad movie and say "that was bad" and go a bout my life.  I wasn't angry with the makers of Event Horizon for making a terrible movie, nor was I pissed off at the makers of Oh Brother Where Art Thou for making a bad movie that a lot of people seemed to like.

But The Mist Sucked, and I'll tell you why.  Don't read further you don't want to know how it ends.

I actually was enjoying the movie until the last 5 minutes.  It wasn't a good movie by any means, but it was tolerable entertainment.

The main character, his boy, and 3 others escape the supermarket in a car and attempt to drive out of the mist, and eventually they run out of gas - still in the mist, still surrounded by the sounds of horribly nasty creatures.

5 people in the car, and four bullets.  The adults all seem to agree that suicide is the best route, and the main character shoots the other four passengers - including his own son.

Then he gets out of the car, and is rescued mere MOMENTS after shooting his own son.

Worst possible ending.  No wonder nobody went to see it in the theater.

Nobody wants to see a movie where someone has to shoot their own kid.

Nobody.

Posted by rickroot at 6:49 PM | Link | 0 comments
17 September 2007

Weekend In Review

It's amazing how a little rain can green things up.  My lawn was looking about as poor as it ever has, given that we hadn't had any significant rainfall in something like 6  weeks.  Well, we got almost 2 inches of rain Friday evening in what turned out to be a pretty wild evening around the Triangle and surrounding communities.  There were numerous tornadoes - the nearest being out in Fuquay-Varina where my folks live.  Luckily, tornados in North Carolina are rarely very powerful and almost never stay on the ground for long.  To my knowledge, the one in fuquay caused tree damage and nothing more.

But the lawn greened up considerably!  And the weather is now absolutely gorgeous.  It was a beautiful weekend.  I raked up the pine needles and stuff from under the trees, sprayed weed killer in the back yard, and had some random door-to-door folks clean my gutters for $40.

And then, it was time to watch some Michigan football!  The Michigan-Notre Dame game is always a big game.  It held a little extra national interest this time because both teams were 0-2, meaning one of them was going to be 0-3.  Well, Michigan proved that it wasn't as bad as its 0-2 start might've suggested.  And Notre Dame proved only that they're a really bad football team with very little talent on the offensive and defensive lines.  Michigan completely dominated the Irish with a 38-0 victory.  Hopefully, it will give them some confidence as the big ten season starts next Saturday.  They'll need it, because Penn State is a fine football team this year - possibly one of the best in the league.  Michigan will have its hands full!

Proof that nobody is REALLY impressed by a win over Notre Dame is that fact that once again, nobody voted for Michigan in the top 25 poll.  That's fine and completely understandable.  If they beat Penn State next week, they might start getting a few votes again, but they're definately going to have to earn their way back into the rankings!

As for Notre Dame... it's not going to be a good year for them.  Michigan State heads to South Bend next weekend, where I'm reasonably certain Notre Dame will be pummelled as State looks pretty good this year.  Then Notre Dame heads to Purdue where they'll again be pummelled by a very solid and underrated Purdue squad.  They'll follow that up with a trip to UCLA - a game they'll almmost certainly lose, and then back home to host 14th ranked Boston College and top ranked Southern Cal.  That would take them to 0-8.  Then they'll have to deal with Navy (probable loss), and they might finish with wins against Duke, Air Force, and Standford.  Maybe.  I think 4 wins this year might be a best-case scenario for the Irish.

Yesterday, Emily and I went to the Caniac Carnival to get some free tickets to the preseason opener, which was yesterday at 3pm against the Wasington Capitals.  Emily couldn't go to the game because she had a playdate scheduled with her friend Leah, and then had to go to Awana with her friend Rachel.  Awana is a children's ministry that is big in the baptist church.  We don't go to a baptish church, but Emily does like to go to Awana with Rachel, so that's cool.

The Canes game was a lot of fun.  There was a decent crowd on hand to see them win a 4-3 "overtime thriller" - at least if you can consider a preseason game to be a thriller.  The Canes trailed 2-0 going into the third period, but scored two quick goals (less than a minute apart) by Babin and Cole.  The Craps took a 3-2 lead with only 2 minutes left in the game, but Justin Williams tied it up again with only 1 minute left, and Erik Cole scored the game winner in overtime.  Staal assisted on both of Cole's goals.  Staal also assisted on Babin's goal.  With 5 points in 1 game, things look good for my prediction that Cole and Staal would combine for 180 points this seasn.

I watched Resident Evil: Apocalpyse on TNTHD last night.  Though I've never played the game, I assume the movie is much like the game - basically a shoot-em-up Doom-like movie.  The premise of the movie is interesting.  A giant, powerful corporation ("The Umbrella Corporation") runs a lab where they create biological weapons, and there's an accident involving the "T-Virus", a virus which reanimates dead cells.  Unfortunately, it kills everyone and then they turn into Zombies.  Umbrella tries to cover up the incident by releasing the Nemesis experiment to wipe out non-infected surviving employees with knowledge of the incident.  Another "experiment", the main character named Alice, attempts to get out of the city and save a couple other survivors before Umbrella nukes the city in order to contain the epidemic, and claims an meltdown at the nuclear power plant caused it.

It was interesting enough where I might go see the upcoming Resident Evil: Extinction when it comes out in theaters.

Posted by rickroot at 6:20 AM | Link | 0 comments
18 December 2006

The Hobbit - Peter Jackson Or Not?

I'd been meaning for the last week or two to look into whether or not Peter Jackson would be making "The Hobbitt" or not.  Last I had checked, he had no plans to do so until at least after King Kong.  Yes, it was quite a while ago =)

Well, I found a web site that has all kinds of interesting information regarding the movie, and there's been a lot of news very recently.

MGM says Peter Jackson is making the movie.  New Line says they're looking for a new directory because Peter won't do it until the law suits are settled.  If you didn't know, Peter had to sue New Line to get his share of the profits from the movie.  I'm not sure about the details of the law suit.

Apparently, the rights to produce The Hobbit revert back to producer Saul Zaentz at some point in the near future.  Mr. Zentz, whom you may remember produced the 1977 animated "Lord of the Rings" directed by Ralph Bakshi, is apparently friend with Peter Jackson and in a recent interview said the Peter will produce the movie but will likely wait until the rights revert back because he's fed up with the studios (New Line) because of the lawsuit.

We'll see what happens.  I hope they make it before either Ian Holm (Bilbo) or Ian McKellen (Gandalf) die!  McKellen is 67 and Holm is 75.

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05 December 2006

Star Wars Episode 7: The Fallen Hero

Plot Summary

This web site credits the following text to someone named Tom J. Garrison.

This web site credits George Lucas. Wikipedia is not kind to the author of this web site.

Star Wars Episode VII:  The Fallen Hero

Thirty years have passed since the Battle of Endor (Return of the Jedi), where both the Emperor and Vader met their doom. During the decades since Endor, the remnants of the Empire have been defeated and the New Republic formed out of the ashes of the Empire. However, enemies against the New Republic still exist. A rogue group of Dark Jedi have emerged that threaten the fragile stability that the New Republic enjoys.

The Cloud City of Bespin has been converted into one of the many Jedi training facilities located all throughout the galaxy. The Jedi's numbers are beginning to grow to Old Republic heights. The New Jedi Order consists of about 7,000 Jedi Knights. Bespin is now the home to both Jedi Masters, Knights and Apprentices.

During routine Jedi training on Bespin, the Dark Jedi invade wearing jet packs, which send them like a swarm dropping into the upper reaches of the cloud city. These Dark Jedi are seeking to re-establish the legacy of Darth Vader and, hence, they wear a more-advanced-looking version of Darth Vader's mask, helmet and body armor in honor of their fallen hero.

As the Dark Jedi attack Bespin, their sleek battle satellites swarm the floating city and rain down turbolaser fire on the city. The Jedi are taken by complete surprise. However, the Dark Jedi seek not to conquer Bespin, but to capture some of the Jedi's prized holocrons, which hold vast quantities of information about the ancient ways and customs of the Jedi. As hundreds of light-saber battles erupt between the Jedi and their Dark Jedi counterparts, some of the Dark Jedi use concussion grenades to cause damage to Bespin's superstructure.

A few of the holocrons are captured by the Dark Jedi. With their mission now complete, the Dark Jedi retreat from Cloud City and fly away from the city using their jet packs which they wear on their backs. The Dark Jedi fly into the nearby clouds and disappear. The roar of engines can be heard as the Dark Jedi escape in their customized Tie Rager star ships, which were hidden in the clouds above Cloud City.

The 12 members of the Jedi Council are present in the Jedi Council chamber in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. Several Jedi, who survived the battle of Bespin against the Dark Jedi, relate to Luke Skywalker (the head of the Jedi Council) that several Jedi holocrons were taken during the battle. Luke informs the Jedi Council that the Jedi will have to find these lost holocrons and bring the Dark Jedi under control.

Meanwhile, just outside of the Jedi Temple, a shape-shifting Dark Jedi named Asp morphs into Ben Skywalker and enters the Jedi Temple. Asp makes his way to the Jedi super computer area where Asp hopes to disable the Jedi's computer network. Padawans Anakin Solo (son of Han Solo and Leia Organa) and Ben Skywalker (son of Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade) are walking by the computer area. They both sense something and enter the computer area. Ben and Anakin are shocked to see someone in the room that looks exactly like Ben. Asp sees the padawans and flees the room. Ben and Anakin chase after Asp.

Asp makes his way to the garage at the Jedi Temple and steals one of the Jedi swoop bikes. At a high rate of speed, Asp flies down the streets of Coruscant. Ben and Anakin each get a swoop bike and pursue Asp. After a thrilling chase, Asp wrecks his swoop bike. The Coruscant zoo is nearby and Asp enters the zoo to hide from Anakin and Ben. Anakin and Ben park their swoop bikes and quickly follow Asp into the zoo. A spectacular light-saber duel erupts between Asp vs. Ben and Anakin. As the duel rages on, Asp begins to lose so he uses his light saber to release Rygor tigers from their cage.

Ben sees the tigers and says: "I've got a bad feeling about this." The tigers spot Ben and Anakin and then charge at the two padawans. Ben and Anakin battle the tigers. Within in a few minutes, Ben and Anakin have killed all seven of the ferocious tigers. However, by the time Ben and Anakin are finished fighting the tigers, Asp has escaped to parts unknown.

Elsewhere, Shindor, the leader of the Dark Jedi, is elated to learn that some of the Jedi holocrons have successfully been taken from the Jedi. Shindor is currently at the Dark Jedi's cloning facility, which is located on a planet nearby Coruscant. Shindor is using this facility to make clones of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The Dark Jedi plan to fulfill Darth Vader's prophecy that he and Luke should rule the galaxy as father and son and bring peace and order to the galaxy. The Dark Jedi are using Imperial DNA samples of Vader to produce a clone of the Dark Lord of the Sith and are using DNA samples from Luke's severed hand to produce a clone of the venerable Jedi Master. Skywalker's severed hand is currently owned by one of the chief Dark Jedi named, Spiden.

Meanwhile, Spiden hatches a plan to leak the Dark Jedi's efforts to clone Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker to spies working for the New Republic. Spiden hopes the leader of the Dark Jedi will be destroyed by forces from the New Republic so that he can become the new leader of the Dark Jedi. Spiden leaks this information. The New Republic military and a Jedi army plan to raid the Dark Jedi hideout.

Also, Spiden contacts Luke Skywalker and asks the great Jedi Master to meet with him on the planet of Sluivan. Spiden tells Luke that Spiden is a smuggler who came across Luke’s severed hand in a preservation box. Luke learns from Spiden that the Empire recovered Luke's hand that Vader cut off at Bespin. Spiden says that the hand is in perfect condition and can probably be re-attached to Luke’s arm. Luke agrees to meet Spiden on Sluivan.

Luke arrives on Sluivan with R2-D2 and C-3PO. Luke enters a room where Spiden told Luke he would be waiting for Luke. Luke sees Spiden holding his severed hand in a transparent preservation box. Suddenly, the door behind Luke closes. Spiden sets down the hand and pulls out two light sabers. Spiden holds one in each hand and ignites them. Spiden tells Luke that he will now avenge the deaths of Sidious and Vader. Luke pulls out his light saber and ignites it. Luke and Spiden fight with their sabers. Luke manages to cut off one of Spiden’s hands. Spiden continues to fight with his other hand. R2-D2 rolls up behind Spiden. R2 ignites his rocket boosters and crashes into the back of Spiden at a tremendous speed. Spiden falls to the ground. Spiden stands back up dazed. With a slight movement of his hand, Luke uses the Force to send Spiden flying across the room. Spiden slams into a wall and is left unconscious. Luke thanks R2 for his valor, then Luke recovers his severed hand and then cuts the closed door open with his light saber . Luke, R2 and C-3PO exit the room. On Coruscant, a team of Jedi doctors re-attach Luke’s hand to his arm.

Luke learns that the Republic is planning to send a military unit to the planet where the Dark Jedi are cloning Vader and Luke. Luke orders the Jedi star pilots to scramble to their fighters and join the Republic forces in the fight. The Republic and Jedi star fighters arrive at the planet where the Dark Jedi cloning facility is located. Hundreds of Dark Jedi fighters are waiting for them. A massive space battle ensues.

Luke and a dozen or so other Jedi make their way to the surface of the planet and enter the Dark Jedi cloning facility. Light saber battles erupt between the Jedi and the Dark Jedi. Luke finds the Dark Jedi leader, Shindor, and they engage in a light-saber duel. Luke eventually decapitates Shindor. The remaining Dark Jedi flee the cloning facility with the growing clones of Vader and Luke. The Jedi set explosive charges all over the cloning facility. The Jedi flee the cloning facility. A few minutes later, the cloning facility is destroyed by the exploding charges.

While the Dark Jedi cloning facility has been destroyed, the New Republic and Jedi are unaware that the Dark Jedi succeeded in preserving the growing clones of Vader and Luke, which will be utilized in the Dark Jedi's grand scheme to conquer the galaxy. Back on Coruscant, Anakin Solo and Ben Skywalker are brought before the Jedi Council. For their bravery in combating the Dark Jedi, the Jedi Council makes Anakin and Ben full-fledged Jedi Knights. The two are given their official Jedi robes. Fade to black. Roll end credits.

Posted by rickroot at 12:00 AM | Link | 100 comments
14 December 2005

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe!

Go see it!

Friday afternoon, Adrienne and Erin and I went to the movies along with my sister Karen and her two kids to see "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" on its opening day.

The 5 o'clock show we went to was sold out (as were the rest of the shows that evening) and the theater erupted in applause at the end of the movie.

I thought it was very well done and very true to the book - although there were a few minor things left out.  The effects were very well done, the talking animals looked very real - especially Aslan.  It wasn't cheap, talking animals like you'd see in Garfield or Homeward Bound.

Anyway, we liked it a lot.   I hear they've already gotten the green light for book 2 of the series, "Prince Caspian".

Posted by rickroot at 2:37 PM | Link | 1 comment
23 May 2005

Star Wars Episode VII: Fall of the Empire?

Star Wars 7 or Star Wars Episode 7, for those of you that are roman numerically challenged!

What exactly happened in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi?  We discover that there are two remaining Jedi in the universe - Luke and Leia.  Anakin has fulfilled his prophecy by bringing balance to the force (yes, it took him 6 movies to do so!).  He did it by killing the Emperor.  But is that the end of the Empire?  There are thousands of star systems, and a complete command structure in place.  With Emporer Palpatine and Vader gone, it will certainly be weakened, but I'm sure someone in the bureacracy will take over.

Ok, I'm not sure what to make of this one. For years now George Lucas has been saying that these 3 new Star Wars films will be the final ones ever made. Personally, I believe him. However, Cinescape posted the following quote from TheForce.Net that will have lots of Star Wars fans raising an eyebrow or two:

Posted by rickroot at 10:54 AM | Link | 174 comments

Sith Happens

My review of the third (sixth) installment in the Star Wars Saga

The following may contain spoilers, so if you didn't see the movie yet you may not want to read it....
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