Title Comment Comment Date Comment Link
Films seen: in 2005

Good intentions and crap follow through, man. Story of my life. Ummm...Dead Birds is worth a look. It's got some decent acting, some good visuals and a few good jolts. It's also different than your average horror flick since it's set during the Civil War. Don't expect to be wowed, but do expect to be entertained and somewhat impressed by a good deal of what you see.

5/8/2005 View
Films seen: in 2005

I wouldn't say I didn't like it. I liked the story fine. But some of the stuff between Edmond O'Brien and the actress who played his girlfriend was so disgustingly over-the-top sappy that I found myself getting really annoyed. I might've downgraded it too much based on that. You're right that the Quaid remake is far inferior.

5/2/2005 View
Name That Song 2 (Or More of My Favourite Song Lyrics)

#6 is Rebellion (Lies) by the Arcade Fire

5/2/2005 View
GAME: How much are you worth?

$1,991,578.00

4/27/2005 View
My CDs

I've got the vinyl! As soon as I fine tune my ability to use the software, I'll be getting my records burned onto CD. So I can make you a copy then.

4/22/2005 View
Trailerology: 3-Iron

This is playing at the SF Film Fest later this month. I got my tickets and can't wait to check it out.

4/6/2005 View
The Liquor Log

It's a Texas beer, so I used to drink it a lot during my time there. The only other beer from those parts is Lone Star, which is drinkable but only marginally so. I remember happy hours in Houston where you could get Shiner longnecks for 50 cents. Those were the days.

We've only been able to get it here in CA for the last few years. Transplanted Texans raised a ruckus and demanded it.

4/5/2005 View
Films seen: in 2005

I read on Digital Bits today that Nightmare Alley's getting a proper DVD release this summer. Too bad it's not part of the Film Noir Collection #2 coming out soon.

I hear you about getting into the groove. I've been the same way until this past weekend. I had all these good movies and didn't want to watch any of them. I started watching Oz and Angel on DVD until I got the movie-watching feeling back.

4/5/2005 View
My CDs

Cool. Sounds like they played all the classics. Must've been a great show. I've still never seen them. Looking forward to seeing Gang of Four over here in a month or so.

4/4/2005 View
Films seen: in 2005

I'm going to try doing a weekly update on Sick People. I have a few things to say about Sin City. I really wish I'd seen Nightmare Alley in the theatre when Guy Maddin showed it here a few months ago, but I appreciate you sending me the disc because it was well worth seeing. I was sort of lukewarm on the first 45 minutes or so, but things really picked up from that point on.

4/4/2005 View
The Liquor Log

One of the best lists I've seen on here. Geez, you're quite a drinker. My log would be a lot simpler as all I drink is Guinness, Beamish, Anchor Steam, Anchor Liberty Ale, Speakeasy Prohibition Ale and Shiner Bock.

4/4/2005 View
My CDs

Two reasons why I have this many:
1. I'm a sick and compulsive person
2. I live near Amoeba Music, which has a ridiculously huge bargain bin. It's buy 3 get 1 free, which means you can walk out with 8 CDs for like $12.

I've actually heard of some people having 3-4 thousand CDs in their collection.

3/23/2005 View
Films seen: in 2005

Damn...this site is slower than molasses today. I would say, no, don't delete it. I was on the fence between C+ and B-. It's worth watching for Basehart, Audrey Totter and some of the supporting players (William Conrad as a cop with the constant munchies). The plot, however, is ludicrous and annoyingly so at times. I've seen so many good examples of noir this year that this one, while a decent watch, suffered in comparison.

3/9/2005 View
2005: Albums Aquired

Ah...someone who's as compulsive as I am in their music consumption.

2/24/2005 View
Films seen: in 2005

I've heard that Vol.1 (Battles) is by far the best of the series. From what I've actually seen, I'd say Vol.2 is not quite as good as Battles, but Vol.3 is almost up there with it. There's nothing really different about each episode in that it's just a continuation of the storyline of the various yakuza factions vying for power in Hiroshima. Vol.3 is a little different because it has a stronger element of humor than the first couple. Anyway, if you liked Battles, you should definitely see the rest of the series.

2/22/2005 View