Archive for April, 2019

2019: The Year in Reviews (Part I)

I was really interested to see how this part of the year turned out. Last year was insane. I barely watched movies for the first two months of the year, then somehow managed to get to 100 movies by the time we finished April. This year, it went about as it usually does — I spend most of January finishing off the last of the previous year’s movies, writing up Oscar stuff and not really watching much of anything. Then about third/fourth week, I start the new stuff. That’s about where we were this year. Though not on a particularly strong pace. I had a bunch of movies pile up as we got through Oscar season, and then I started watching stuff in earnest once it was over whenever I could. And yet, somehow…hit 100 movies over the weekend (and I’ve watched about that number in non 2019 films already too). I guess moral is, I’m still gonna do the same shit no matter what the situation.

This, as I’m sure we all know by now, is the first reviews article of the year. I’m writing everything from 2019 I’ve seen thus far. I left ratings for it all back in January and promptly forgot about them. I write up reviews now and will be promptly forgetting about them. Then I’ll write up the second third of the year in August, and then we’ll put up the final batch in December just before we do the year-end wrap up articles where I pull all this stuff together and go, “Huh… that was all pretty accurate.”

So here’s what I’ve got for 2019 so far: (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “This never happened to the other fellow.” (50th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: ♫ “If you’re blue / And you don’t know where to go to / Why don’t you go where fashion sits / Puttin’ on the Ritz” ♫ (45th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Password!” “Scrotum.” “So be it!” (40th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “A guy can’t help being a German if he’s born a German, can he?” “Neither can a snake help being a rattlesnake if he’s born a rattlesnake! That don’t make him a nightingale! Get him out of here!” (75th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Did you do it?” “Yes.” “What did it cost?” “Everything.” (1st Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: Something classic, like, like Dynaguy. Oh, he had a great look! Oh, the cape and the boots…” “No capes!” “Isn’t that my decision?” “Do you remember Thunderhead? Tall, storm powers? Nice man, good with kids.” “Listen, E…” “November 15th of ’58! All was well, another day saved, when… his cape snagged on a missile fin!” “Thunderhead was not the brightest bulb…” “Stratogale! April 23rd, ’57! Cape caught in a jet turbine!” “E, you can’t generalize about these things…” “Metaman, express elevator! Dynaguy, snagged on takeoff! Splashdown, sucked into a vortex! No capes!” (15th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “If I were not mad, I could have helped you. Whatever you had done, I could have pitied and protected you. But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I’m mad, I’m rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart!” (75th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: ♫ “If life seems jolly rotten / There’s something you’ve forgotten / And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing / When you’re feeling in the dumps / Don’t be silly, chumps / Just purse your lips and whistle – that’s the thing / And always look on the bright side of life!” ♫ (40th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you / Three, four, better lock your door / Five, six, grab your crucifix / Seven, eight, gonna stay up late / Nine, ten, never sleep again.” (35th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day (100th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Did Doogie Howser just steal my fucking car?” (15th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a god, you say, ‘yes!'” (35th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: ♫ “Rock, rock, rock, rock n’ roll high school / Well I don’t care about history / Rock, rock, rock ‘n’ roll high school / Cause that’s not where I want to be / Rock, rock, rock ‘n’ roll high school / I just want to have some kicks / I just want to get some chicks / Rock, rock, rock, rock, rock ‘n’ roll high school.” ♫ (40th Anniversary)


The Films I’m Looking For

Somehow I never thought to do this earlier. Either way, it’ll serve as a good update for the site. I’ve been off watching stuff for the past month and a half and working on finally finishing all those top ten articles. I’ve also (and I am very excited about this), planned out a bunch of cool shit for next year, to the point where I think it’ll be one of those years where something will go up every single day, provided I don’t get overwhelmed with work and don’t die. Though pretty much anything is done under the hope of not dying in the meantime, so it’s really it’s if I have enough free time to pull it off. And also it is for next year, so, until then, you’re just gonna have to deal with what I’ve got now. You should have learned by now to never get your hopes up with me

I wrote up a whole thing last year, if I remember correctly, where I updated everyone on all the insane amount of shit that I was/am watching at any given time. Typically I spend most of the year working on all that, then November rolls around and I go into “year end” mode and focus solely on stuff from that year and getting all my lists and stuff together. Then January I’m so worn out from the grind of everything I usually don’t watch much. Plus that’s prime Oscar season, so I’m usually focused on that. Then end of January I catch up with the month’s worth of movies I didn’t start yet, spend the time through the Oscars catching up on those, then March starts the whole cycle again. Cool? Cool.

This article is gonna function as a reminder of all the crap I’m watching at any given time, mixed with something I’ve never really done before, save that first Oscar Quest article — list what movies I just have not been able to find yet. I always put it up first as an article to screenshot where I’m at for that particular moment (time capsule stuff), and then I keep the other article up for all time and edit it as I go. (more…)


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Pic of the Day (110th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Hello. My name’s Forrest, Forrest Gump. You want a chocolate?” (25th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “You know, Charlie Brown, they say we learn more from losing than from winning.” “Then that must make me the smartest person in the world.” (50th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “They’re good men, we’ve seen to that. If their orders are attack, the only way you’re going to stop them is to shoot them down.” (55th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “In my business you prepare for the unexpected.” “And what business is that?” “I help people with problems.” “Problem solver.” “More of a problem eliminator.” (30th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “I didn’t know I had another mother.” “Of course you do. Everyone does.” (10th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “I just want to apologize to Mike’s mom, Josh’s mom, and my mom. And I’m sorry to everyone. I was very naive. I am so so sorry for everything that has happened. Because in spite of what Mike says now, it is my fault. Because it was my project and I insisted. I insisted on everything. I insisted that we weren’t lost. I insisted that we keep going. I insisted that we walk south. Everything had to be my way. And this is where we’ve ended up and it’s all because of me that we’re here now – hungry, cold, and hunted. I love you mom, dad. I am so sorry. What is that? I’m scared to close my eyes, I’m scared to open them! We’re gonna die out here!” (20th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Sir! I have a plan! … Mein Führer! I can walk!” (55th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “We fly with our spirit.” (30th Anniversary)