Friday, March 27, 2009

This made me giggle...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Suggested Reading...

My very talented, yet institutionally misguided (she teaches at Clemson) friend, Amy managed to get a blogging gig for AMC's website. She created a list of the top 10 big screen brats, and it hits the nail on the head if I do say so myself. Anyway, check it out because it's awesome and she's awesome!

Classic 10, Best of the Big Screen Brats

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Yahoo's 100 films bucket list...

Yahoo released a list of 100 movies to see before you die. David and I have been working on the AFI 100 years 100 movies for a while, and I think my number on that list is somewhere in the 60s…but maybe I’ll have more luck with Yahoo’s list…

The list and how many of them I’ve seen after the jump…

* 12 Angry Men (1957)
* 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
* The 400 Blows (1959)
8 ½ (1963)
A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
The African Queen (1952)
* Alien (1979)
* All About Eve (1950)
* Annie Hall (1977)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Battle of Algiers (1967)
* The Bicycle Thief (1948)
* Blade Runner (1982)
* Blazing Saddles (1974)
Blow Up (1966)
* Blue Velvet (1986)
* Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
* Breathless (1960)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
* Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
* Casablanca (1942)
* Chinatown (1974)
* Citizen Kane (1941)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
* Die Hard (1988)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Double Indemnity (1944)
* Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Duck Soup (1933)
* E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
* The Exorcist (1973)
* Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
* The French Connection (1971)
* The Godfather (1972)
* The Godfather, Part II (1974)
Goldfinger (1964)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1968)
* Goodfellas (1990)
* The Graduate (1967)
Grand Illusion (1938)
* Groundhog Day (1993)
In the Mood For Love (2001)
* It Happened One Night (1934)
* It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
* Jaws (1975)
* King Kong (1933)
The Lady Eve (1941)
* Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
* The Lord of the Rings (2001,2002,2003)
M (1931)
* M*A*S*H (1970)
* The Maltese Falcon (1941)
* The Matrix (1999)
* Modern Times (1936)
* Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
* National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
* Network (1976)
Nosferatu (1922)
* On the Waterfront (1954)
* One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Paths of Glory (1958)
Princess Mononoke (1999)
* Psycho (1960)
* Pulp Fiction (1994)
* Raging Bull (1980)
* Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Raise the Red Lantern (1992)
Rashomon (1951)
* Rear Window (1954)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
* Rocky (1976)
* Roman Holiday (1953)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
* Schindler’s List (1993)
* The Searchers (1956)
Seven Samurai (1954)
* The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
* The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
* Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
* Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
* Some Like It Hot (1959)
* The Sound of Music (1965)
* Star Wars (1977)
* Sunset Blvd. (1950)
* Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The Third Man (1949)
* This is Spinal Tap (1984)
* Titanic (1997)
* To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
* Toy Story (1995)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
* Vertigo (1958)
* When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
* Wings of Desire (1988)
* The Wizard of Oz (1939)
* Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
The World of Apu (1959)

69…I’ve seen 69 of these films… and I only counted the ones that I’ve seen all the way through in one sitting…hence me not counting “The Usual Suspects,” “Saving Private Ryan,” or “Rashomon.”

There are plenty of movies on this list that I’ve seen and could easily have gone to the great unknown without much ado; however, absent from this list are 2 movies that no one should die without seeing, and those of course are Teen Wolf and Ghostbusters. WTF Yahoo, WTF.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Seriously, I need an explanation...

A couple of weeks ago I posted a video that I happened across starring Demi Lovato (aka the poor man's Miley Cyrus), and some of my precious Muppets. I pondered to myself (and to my blog), why would Demi be singing with Beeker and the Electric Mayhem, and why on earth would Dr. Teeth allow the Electric Mayhem to play backup to the Camp Rock song? BTW, I don't buy the puppet excuse. As far as I'm concerned we all live in the Greg the Bunny universe. I digress.

ANYWAYS, last night I came across another disturbing Disnified video. This time starring Mickey's favorite purity peddlers, the Jonas Brothers, and that sexy swine, Miss Piggy. So I decided there had to be something to this--was the Muppet show back?!? And did they put it on the Disney Channel (eek)? Well, the answer is, kinda sorta, but not really. These 'performances' are part of an occasional variety show called "Studio DC: Almost Live," where Muppets and Disney 'favorites' perform together. The fact that I didn't know about this is actually kind of shocking to me--given my love for Muppets, and my bizarre tolerance/enjoyment of Hannah Montana--I'm surprised I didn't DVR the first show. And even though I can't bring myself to listen to any of the Studo DC songs in their entirety, I'm actually kind of glad that Disney is helping the Muppets remain relevant to this generation of tweens. Keep in mind, they weren't lucky enough to have the Muppet Babies!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

...and he's like YEAH, I'M THE GUY

I'd give Lex a bailout over AIG.

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Best Car Commercial EVER.

Sorry we haven't posted in a while. And I'm also sorry that, by only posting a video, I'm not providing you, my wonderful readers, with the charm and wit that you've come to know and love from me.

This video is how I will make it up to you. Just watch.

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

around the web...

Poor little Pop Cultured, being all neglected by your bloggers...

Well, since the economy has effected my job to a point where I have nothing to do but constantly refresh Twitter and Facebook/read items in my Google Reader all day, perhaps I can swing a post filled with news items and things from other people's blogs.

-Clearly, I'm excited about the opening of Watchmen tomorrow, and I'm pretty sure I've made that extremely clear on this blog, since I think I've posted at least 50% of the footage.

-Speaking of Watchmen, the city of London celebrated it's opening in unique fashion.

-Tatiana del Toro was chosen to compete in the wild card competition on American Idol, so she's baaaacccckkk (at least for one episode). Actually, I didn't mind Tatiana the last time I saw her, she was way more subdued and likable. I know David finds that boring...but we can't agree on everything :). Anoop was also chosen, and he is awesome.

-The Public Enemies trailer was released the other day, which is exciting for 2 reasons, not only would I watch anything starring Johnny and Christian, but also, Johnny used footage from the USC Newsfilm Library (where I'm an intern), as a guide for his Dillinger character.

-There is a new 30 Rock tonight, so that's exciting...

Well, that was an odd grab bag of things to be excited about...

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Monday, March 02, 2009


If you've ever spent much time with me, I'm sure you've heard me say "Inappropriate," like British heavy metal guitar great, Clive Clemmons. If you haven't heard me say it, either I don't like you, or you're just plain unlucky.

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