Category Archives: Movies

Tom Cruise: Superfreak

When I opened up my browser this morning to Google News, I was pretty disgusted when I saw this headline: “Tom to eat Katie’s placenta.”

“I’m gonna eat the placenta. I thought that would be good. Very nutritious. I’m gonna eat the cord and the placenta right there,” Cruise said in an interview with GQ.

Yeah, yeah. It’s nutritious. So are bananas, carrots, tofu, salads, and countless other foods. This definitely puts the icing on the cake – Tom and Katie are both crazy and in bad need of all the publicity they can get (good or bad).

I really want to see Mission Impossible 3, but the more junk I read about Cruise, the less I want to indirectly support his career.

Update: Looks like Podz has some thoughts as well.
Update again: Looks like Brandon already has a post about it as well. I guess I’m just slow this morning. That’ll teach me to blog before checking all my feeds.

The Red Pill

If I mysteriously disappear, just assume that I’ve been “unplugged” and am now in “The Real World.” I’ve got this terrible cold, maybe it’s even a sinus infection, and the Robitussin capsules I picked up at the drug store look uncannily like “the red pill” from The Matrix.

En Route

Just a quick note to say that Netflix just rocks. Star Wars: Episode III will probably be one of the most popular movie releases of the year and it was just released this past Tuesday, November 1. Well, Netflix shipped it to me today. That’s awesome. Go Netflix!!!
star wars disc shipped

digital movies

Wired is running a story on how the film industry has finished up on a standard that would allow digital distribution from filmakers to the theater, ending the actual film prints from being created. This article states that the movie studios could end up saving anywhere from $600 million to $900 million and the viewers (that’s you and me…) get a better user-experience thanks to the quality of the original. So, to all my fellow Fight Club fans, that means no more cigarette burns and spliced-in extras.

jedi master

It’s about time I confess publically. I was deprived as a child and until just a very few weeks ago, I had NEVER seen the original Star Wars trilogy. That being said, I didn’t flock to the theater with the rest of America when Episodes I, II, or III were released. However, now I’ve been bitten by the Force and can’t get enough. On tap for tonight is Episode I and II is on the way from Netflix shortly. Return of the Jedi is my favorite of the ones I’ve seen so far, so this quiz came as no surprise to me.

jedi master

how jedi are you? :: quiz by lawrie malen

Hat tip: Matt the Av8ur

back in time

Now that the holidays have come and gone, we’re back in the swing of using our Netflix service in the Moore household. Last weekend, we watched Walking Tall which stars The Rock and Johnny Knoxville. The flick was a good bit shorter than I had anticipated, and due to that, they had to leave out some good details that could’ve made me get much more into the plot and attached to the characters of the film. I suppose it wasn’t meant to be that sort of movie, more of just an adrenaline showing, shoot-em up type idea, which it definitely succeeds at.

Just the other night, thanks to Dave, we watched Napoleon Dynamite. I don’t want to waste much of my time writing about this movie or any of yours while you have to read about it. Just take my advice and resist any urge you may get to watch this movie. It’s one of the movies like Dumb & Dumber, except dumber and not funny. It did have it’s moments, but not enough of them to make me feel like it was worth my time to watch it.

Last night, we popped in one of Disney’s most recent animated flims, Home on the Range. It was a nice change of pace from the stuff we usually watch, but I felt similar towards it as I did towards Walking Tall – a little too short. All in all, I definitely enjoyed the movie and would highly recommend it to anyone who needs a good chuckle.

blockbuster deal

It’s not enough to make me stay, but if any of you have the Blockbuster Online rental service, log in to your account and go to the “My Account” page. Click on the link for “Cancel my Membership” and you’ll have a few options to get a reduced rate. One month of the 3-at-a-time service for free or 6 months of the 3-at-a-time service discounted to $15.99 per month. It’s not worth it. I’m back in Netflix and sorry I ever left.

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I’ve been getting my fill of movies lately. More than my fill, actually. I’ve seen quite a bit more TV than usual as well, thanks to me finally making the time to get back into the shows that I love, such as all the variations of CSI and picking up a few new habits such as Crossing Jordan and Medical Investigation. The O.C. restarting two weeks ago has been awesome as well. Nothing like a good night-time, teeny-bopper soap opera to make me drop everything and park my rear on the couch. Almost every night for at least the past week or so has been spent in front of the tube with the remote in one hand and the mouse for my laptop in the other.

My Netflix and Blockbuster accounts are overlapping at the moment, plus “to thank our customers” Blockbuster sent an extra two coupons for free in-store rentals this month which only added to the pile of flims Bonnie and me have been watching. In the past 10 days or so I’ve watched the following things…

    Movie Related
  • Day After Tomorrow
  • A Cinderella Story
  • The Prince and Me
  • The Perfect Score
  • Man on Fire
  • Butterfly Effect
  • Pay It Forward
    TV Related:
  • CSI Season Three on DVD (Episodes 1-6 so far)
  • CSI: NY
  • Crossing Jordan
  • Medical Investigation
  • Will & Grace reruns (daily)
  • That 70′s Show reruns (daily)

Now of all the above, I don’t know that I’d classify any of it as “great” entertainment. However, as far as movies are concerned, I did like Man on Fire and Butterfly Effect. Denzel is excellent as an ex-assasin turned bodyguard turned psycho, revenge-seeking bodyguard in Man on Fire and I’d highly recomment it if you like action-packed flicks. Butterfly Effect surprised me because I don’t typically like Ashton Kutcher and I really had a hard time imagining him in such a serious role, but it turned out to be an excellent movie, and one I’d like to see again so I can view it restrospect and pick out all the little details that I missed out the first time around. In the chic-flick department, both A Cinderella Story and The Prince and Me get a thumbs up from me as far as chic-flicks are concerned. I like chic-flicks, but they’re all so predictable these days.

Well, thats enough of my running off at the mouth, if you’re still reading, wow – you’re loyal!