Archive for December, 2020

2020: The Year in Reviews (April)

No matter how strange the year is, we still gotta do the thing. You know how it works: in January I preview and guess ratings for a bunch of movies, then most of them come out over the course of the year, and then we recap it all in December. This year will be no different, though admittedly it’s a much thinner year to review than I’m used to. But, we can only review what comes out.

It started as a game for me to see how well I could guess stuff, but really, like most things on this site, it becomes a vehicle to try to get people to watch stuff. The tallying part is just for me to make it interesting. Mostly I’m just trying to tell you about all the cool stuff I saw this year.

Today we go over April. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “A true selfless act always sparks another.”


2020: The Year in Reviews (March)

No matter how strange the year is, we still gotta do the thing. You know how it works: in January I preview and guess ratings for a bunch of movies, then most of them come out over the course of the year, and then we recap it all in December. This year will be no different, though admittedly it’s a much thinner year to review than I’m used to. But, we can only review what comes out.

It started as a game for me to see how well I could guess stuff, but really, like most things on this site, it becomes a vehicle to try to get people to watch stuff. The tallying part is just for me to make it interesting. Mostly I’m just trying to tell you about all the cool stuff I saw this year.

Today we go over March. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “Things are fucked up at the North Pole. Mrs. Claus caught me fucking her sister, now I’m out on my ass.”


2020: The Year in Reviews (February)

No matter how strange the year is, we still gotta do the thing. You know how it works: in January I preview and guess ratings for a bunch of movies, then most of them come out over the course of the year, and then we recap it all in December. This year will be no different, though admittedly it’s a much thinner year to review than I’m used to. But, we can only review what comes out.

It started as a game for me to see how well I could guess stuff, but really, like most things on this site, it becomes a vehicle to try to get people to watch stuff. The tallying part is just for me to make it interesting. Mostly I’m just trying to tell you about all the cool stuff I saw this year.

Today we go over February. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: ♫ “I’m waking, spent too long playing dead / I’m shaking these blues out of my head / Not letting anybody bring me down / I’m ready for turning my life around” ♫


2020: The Year in Reviews (January)

No matter how strange the year is, we still gotta do the thing. You know how it works: in January I preview and guess ratings for a bunch of movies, then most of them come out over the course of the year, and then we recap it all in December. This year will be no different, though admittedly it’s a much thinner year to review than I’m used to. But, we can only review what comes out.

It started as a game for me to see how well I could guess stuff, but really, like most things on this site, it becomes a vehicle to try to get people to watch stuff. The tallying part is just for me to make it interesting. Mostly I’m just trying to tell you about all the cool stuff I saw this year.

We’ll begin with January and all the films I saw that haven’t officially been released yet. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “Well, I-I’d better go.” “Okay.” “Goodnight.” “Goodnight.” “Actually, I don’t have to go.” “Right. Good.” “I mean…” “No-no that’s good. Just, um, would you excuse me for one second? Just…” “Sure.”


2020: The Year in Reviews (Part III)

Well… we made it. What a weird year this was. Just when I got myself around to starting 2020… theaters closed and the world stopped. The film calendar was decimated, a lot of stuff was released online and streaming, but a lot of the major studio stuff was pushed entirely to next year. So we had this weirdly thin year for movies, which is really gonna make it hard in two weeks to pick out a top ten. But fortunately that’s two-weeks-from-now-me’s problem. For now, all we’re doing is going over all the movies I saw between August and now.

As always, some stuff isn’t out yet, so I can’t have reviewed it. I’ll specify it all at the end. Then tomorrow we’ll get into the wrap-up articles. For now, here’s the last batch of reviews (I know you’re all on pins and needles, waiting to hear what I thought about Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square): (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “Karen hated to say goodbye to Frosty, but as Santa promised, Frosty returned every year with the magical Christmas snow. And every year there was a big celebration with a big Christmas parade.”


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Pic of the Day: “Are you here all by yourself?” “Ma’am, I’m eight years old. You think I would be here alone? I don’t think so.” (30th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Oh, this is too scary. I don’t think I wanna see any more!” “When you’re right, you’re right… You’re on your own, folks. We’ll meet you at the finale!”


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Pic of the Day: “Eureka! This year, Christmas will be – ours!”


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Pic of the Day: “Harry, are you wearing aftershave?” “That’s not aftershave, Marv. That’s kerosene. The rope is soaked in it.” “Now why would anyone wanna soak a rope in kerosene?”


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Pic of the Day: “Hermey! Aren’t you finished painting that yet? There’s a pile-up a mile wide behind you! What’s eatin’ ya, boy?” “Not happy with my work, I guess.” “What?” “I just don’t like to make toys.” “Oh, well, if that’s all… What? You don’t like to make toys?” “No.” “Hermey doesn’t like to make toys!” “Hermey doesn’t like to make toys. Shame on him!” “Do you mind telling me what you do want to do?” “Well, sir, someday, I’d like to be a… a dentist.” “A dentist?”


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Pic of the Day: “You’re dead, Roy. Don’t just stand there pretending you’re not.” (10th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “You surprised to see us, Clark?” “Oh, Eddie… If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now.”


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Pic of the Day: “Well… that didn’t exactly go as well as I’d hoped.”


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Pic of the Day (115th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “It’s good luck you know.” “What is?” “Getting pooed on by a bird.” “I’m busy, you’re weird, good-bye!”


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Pic of the Day: “Any calls?” “You have no messages.” “Odd. Better check the outgoing.” “If you utter so much as one syllable, I’LL HUNT YOU DOWN AND GUT YOU LIKE A FISH! If you’d like to fax me, press the star key.” “Hmm. Oh well.” (20th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “This is what you guys missed.” “She did Miley Cyrus.” “She destroyed Wrecking Ball.” “It was amazing.” “You still like that song.” “Everybody does.” “You can cry to it. You can run to it. You can party to it.” “Timeless!” (5th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Come on. There’s a lot more chimneys to explore tonight!” (50th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Can’t you just wave your hand, and like, Jedi mind trick the cops?” “I’m Santa Claus, Teddy, not Yoda.”