Friday, January 21, 2011

"Resentment is anger directed at others--at what they did or did not do. "

And it's all come down to this.  Drum roll please.  Mt favorite film of all time is...

Star Wars Episode IV!

It was a tough decision, but in the end, I went with a film that's been my favorite since I've been a little kid.  This movie is by far the best in the Star Wars saga.  Other than Yoda, this is a near perfect movie in my opinion.  Well, that's the end of the countdown.  Be sure to add your opinions in the comments section.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all."

And the countdown continues with my second favorite film of all time...

I LOVE this movie.  While I don't think it's Quentin Tarantino's best film, it's definitely my favorite.  The completely over-the-top violence, the characters, the acting, the humor--they're all amazing.  I especially like the animated O-Ren backstory.  The only thing in this film I don;t like is the sound direction.  Some poor sound effects and music choices mar an other ways amazing film (the title track is perfect though).  I'm not quite as big of a fan of the second film, although it is still great.   Check back tomorrow for my favorite film OF ALL TIME.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"I will not allow yesterday's success to lull me into today's complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure."

And my third favorite movie of all time is...


A great gangster movie.  I like this better for a several reasons.  One, I can actually understand what they say.  Two, I think the writing is better..  Three, there's a little bit more action.  This is a great movie that I highly recommend to anyone with an interest in movies, so long as they can stomach all of the swearing.

Also, I forgot to mention that yesterday, one of my favorite bands,, Protest the Hero, announced that their new album, Scurrilous, comes out March 22, 4 days before my birthday.  Album art is below.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."

Here it is.  The moment you've all been waiting for.  My fourth favorite movie of all time is...


It was a tough decision which Pixar movie should make the top 5, but in the end, Wall-e edged out Toy Story by a slim margin.  What's not to love about Wall-e?  The characters are great, even if they are robots.  It's funny, it's emotional, it's action packed, and it's made by Pixar!  Yes, it's a kids movie, but that doesn't mean it can't be great.  Also, if you've never seen it, I highly recommend watching the Pixar short Burn-e.

Here's a bad quality YouTube video of it:

Anyways, check back tomorrow, and I promise the list will be more adult oriented.

Monday, January 17, 2011

"Even the great get greater by doing more of it."

And thus begins the countdown of my top 5 favorite films of all time.  But first, let us pay tribute to those films who were just not quite up to snuff.  In no particular order, they are...

Pulp Fiction, Dirty Harry, The Warriors, Speed Racer, Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious Basterds, The Godfather, Anchorman, The Dark Knight, Full Metal Jacket, The Shawshank Redemption, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Inception, District 9, Moon, and many, many others.  Without further ado, I present my fifth favorite film of all time....

Ghostbusters!  In my opinion, the Ghostbusters movies are the only good things to have come out of pop culture in the 80's.  They are a perfect blend of comedy and action, with the perfect actors doing it.  I also love the special effects in the movie.  Not because they are good (which they aren't), but because they help make it more comedic. In my opinion, they should not make a third movie, because they could end up ruining the legacy of the originals.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next film in my countdown!

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you're a consultant."

More thoughts on the NFL Playoffs...

1.  I am glad that the Steelers were able to pull out that win this weekend.  It was a great game, but the penalties kind of made it hard to watch.

2.  The Packers are good.  Real good.  They might be the best team left, and they get to play the Bears next week, who just happen to be....

3.  ...a decent team with a terrible quarterback.  Yes, Jay Cutler had good stats today, but they aren't proof of the way he played.  He had several terrible throws (did you see the one right to a Seahawks defender at the goal line who didn;t intercept it because he was so surprised it came directly at him?) and made bad judgments all day.  I feel like we'll see him choke next week.

4.  Glad the Jets won, but now that means I have to listen to Rex Ryan for another week.  I can already hear it now... "This game really comes down to a chess match between me and Dick LeBeau (Steelers defensive coordinator).  Arguably the best two defenses in the league out there, it's going to come down to who can get the right formations out there at the right time."  Hopefully the Steelers don't lower themselves to his level.

Predictions:  CHI 17 GB 31,  NYG 13 PIT 17

Also, coming up this week, I plan to make a countdown of my 5 favorite films of all time.  One for each day.  Stay tuned!

Monday, January 10, 2011

"In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular."

What a way to start the NFL Playoffs. 

     The Seahawks beat the Saints, the Jets beat the Colts, the Ravens beat the Chiefs, and the Packers beat the Eagles.  I only saw three of the games, but man, the Seahawks-Saints game was entertaining enough.
     Being a Steelers fan, I'm not used to seeing high scoring shootouts.  For that reason, I am even more entertained when I do see one, as I did between the Saints and Seahawks on Saturday.  It made it all the better that the Seahawks were on the winning side, eliminating the defending champs in the first round.
     In the AFC, the Steelers will have to take on the Ravens, which I am somewhat excited for and somewhat scared for.  It will be a great, close game, no doubt, but I'm not sure which side the Steelers will end up on.  The Ravens are a great team, and even though I hate them, I respect them (unlike the Patriots).  Unfortuantely, I also think that they are good enough to beat the Steelers.  Nonetheless, I still expect the Steelers to win in a close, low-scoring game.  Here's hoping the Jets can win too.

In other news, my second semester of school started today.  I have Calc, Bio, Chem, and Sociology.  Yay.