Archive for November, 2013

Well That Was a Fun Two Months Off

In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t really been around for the past two months.

The reason for that is two-fold; first, in January, I started work on Fun with Franchises. This was also while writing and posting (at least) an article a day for the blog and covering last year’s Oscar season. And when Fun with Franchises began last April, I was a franchise ahead. And slowly, over the course of the summer, the articles caught up to me, and damn-near surpassed me. Originally, we had two more franchises planned for it, which would have brought us to today, but they just became too much work for Colin and I to handle, so, midway through, we cut one franchise off to save for later, and, by the time we got to the Pirates articles, we realized we weren’t really having fun anymore, since we were struggling to keep up with the workload, and were barely getting the articles out in time. So we decided to stop there and leave it as it was before the quality of the articles started suffering.

It ended up being a good idea, since (and that brings me to the second fold in my reasoning), over the course of the year, both Colin and I started taking on extremely heavy workloads in our daily lives. Like, crazily so. Right now, I’m working about 60 hour weeks, and haven’t had a full day off since the week of the last Pirates movie (and even then, the day off was completely unexpected and can barely be considered as such, considering I was locked out of my apartment for half of it). In fact, since June, I’ve only had 9 total days off — 2 in June, 1 in July, 2 in August, and 4 in September. And one of those September ones, like I said, barely counts. It’s actually a miracle we got as far as we did with Fun with Franchises. When you consider the amount of work that went into it, and how little time both Colin and I had, it really is astounding how much we accomplished there. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “Sometimes, in order to see the light, you have to risk the dark.”

Minority Report - 27


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Pic of the Day: “How can you not get romantic about baseball?”

Moneyball - 4


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Pic of the Day: “Single or return?” “Return. I hope.”

The Ghost Writer - 17


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Pic of the Day: “There are few things more fundamentally encouraging and stimulating than seeing someone else die.”

Paths of Glory - 9


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Pic of the Day: “I still don’t know if I trust you.” “I don’t know if I trust you either. That’s what makes it more exciting, doesn’t it?”

Moonraker - 539


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Pic of the Day: “What’s outside of Pleasantville?” “There are some places that the road doesn’t go in a circle. There are some places where the road keeps going.” “Keeps going?” “Yeah, yeah. It just keeps going. It all keeps going.”

Pleasantville - 25


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Pic of the Day: “The game is tailored specifically to each participant. Think of it as a great vacation, except you don’t go to it, it comes to you.”

The Game - 10


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Pic of the Day: “Cool!” “Cool? Where’d you hear that?” “I don’t know, I just heard it.” “Ugh, you’re already American, it’s disgusting!”

In America - 6


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Pic of the Day: “My friends, I address you all tonight as you truly are; wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, magicians… Come and dream with me.”

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Pic of the Day: “That’s funny, that plane’s dustin’ crops where there ain’t no crops.”

North by Northwest - 52


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Pic of the Day: “The earth speaks to all of us, and if we listen, we can understand.”

Castle in the Sky - 25


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Pic of the Day: “I guess a little small talk’s in order here now.” “Can it get any smaller?” “Now look, I can take a hint.” “Can you also take a walk?” “Do you want me to leave?” “YES!” “I’ll leave right now.” “BYE!” “You expect me to leave after the way you just talked to me?” “Will you go away?” “I don’t want to, I want to stay here and annoy you.”

New York, New York - 2


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Pic of the Day: “Marcel… burn it down.” “Oui, Shosanna.”

Inglourious Basterds - 102


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Pic of the Day: “Telling the truth can be a scary thing sometimes.”

JFK - 12


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Pic of the Day: “You’re gonna have to go through hell, worse than any nightmare you’ve ever dreamed. But when it’s over, I know you’ll be the one standing. You know what you have to do. Do it.”

Rocky IV - 18


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Pic of the Day: “Hey so, can this not be a one-night stand? For one thing I didn’t even get any. That was a joke.” “What did you have in mind?” “Oh, come to this first round of this battle of the bands thing.” “You have a band?” “Yeah, we’re terrible. Please come.”

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - 20


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Pic of the Day: “Shit. I think he’s dead.” “Good guess.” “You killed him?” “No, I shot him. Bullets and the fall killed him.”

Collateral - 3


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Pic of the Day: “We’re not bad people. We just come from a bad place.”

Shame - 1


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Pic of the Day: “It’s beautiful.” “What?” “Life. So long.”

Amour - 5


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♫ “As I, turn up the collar on / My favorite winter coat / This wind is blowing my mind I see the kids in the streets / With not enough to eat / Who am I to be blind? / Pretending not to see their needs” ♫

Moonwalker - 1


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Pic of the Day: “You don’t love me. I’m just something you’ve caught! You think I’m some sort of animal you’ve trapped!” “That’s right. You are. And I’ve caught something really wild this time, haven’t I? I’ve tracked you and caught you and by God I’m going to keep you.”

Marnie - 35


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Pic of the Day: “Thanks for calling. I was beginning to wonder what a girl had to do to get arrested.” “Wearing that dress is a step in the right direction.”

Dick Tracy - 49


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Pic of the Day: “I want my freedom!” “But are you willing to pay the price your freedom will cost?”

Brave - 21