Thursday, May 22, 2003

not at all surprising...

Swiped from Dee, here's what I've seen off EW's list of top 50 cult movies:

1. This Is Spinal Tap

2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

3. Freaks

4. Harold and Maude

5. Pink Flamingoes

6. Texas Chainsaw Massacre

7. Repo Man

8. Scarface

9. Blade Runner

10. Shawshank Redemption

11. Five Deadly Venoms

12. Plan 9 From Outer Space

13. Brazil

14. Eraserhead

15. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

16. The Warriors

17. Dazed and Confused

18. Hard-Boiled

19. Evil Dead II

20. The Mack

21. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

22. Un Chien Andalou

23. Akira

24. The Toxic Avenger

25. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

26. Stranger Than Paradise

27. Dawn of the Dead

28. The Wiz

29. Clerks

30. The Harder They Come

31. Slap Shot

32. Re-Animator

33. Grey Gardens

34. The Big Lebowski

35. Withnail and I

36. Showgirls

37. A Bucket of Blood

38. They live

39. The Best of Everything

40. Barbarella

41. Heathers

42. Rushmore

43. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

44. Love Streams

45. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story

46. Aguirre: The Wrath of God

47. Walking and Talking

48. The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years

49. Friday

50. Faces of Death, Vol. 1

...I've seen part of Faces of Death, but I'm not counting it anyway. In fact, I call shenanigans on it even making the list, as it's a video and not a theatrical release. And shame on me for owning Bucket of Blood in two media and never watching it. I've never heard of 33 and 44.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

speaking of Fraught...

I just won this off eBay. Why? For the curling, of course.

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

The suspense movie of the summer...

Is Spellbound, an Oscar-nominated documentary about eight contestants in the 1999 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. The kids are all endearing -- not nearly the freakshows I'd come to expect from previous bees and a certain other intellectual activity I know of and participate in. And the competition scenes: oh. my. god. you'll be on the edge of your seat spelling along silently (or not silently, if you were the jackasses behind me). It's crazy just how much this films sucks you in.

Blow off The Matrix this weekend and see this instead.

Tuesday, May 6, 2003

Could this be the oldest unremixed original song in any Dance Dance Revolution machine? My guess is it is. Certainly the coolest.

UPDATE: "That's The Way I Like It" pops up in some machines, beating The Specials by four years.

Friday, May 2, 2003

oh yeah, forgot about this

Not the most timely sentiment any more, but: If you watched even a minute of last weekend's NFL draft, and have ever complained about the Oscar telecast being "too long,"

...then you're a tool.
The Pattern

Lemme get this straight...

1. The US looks the other way and sides with repressive regimes when it comes to worldwide women's rights issues.

2. Feminists in the US do take note, but their protests are downplayed, the kooky bitches.

3. When these countries somehow run afoul of the US, we intervene militarily.

4. To try to silence anti-war feminists, the conservatives then trumpet the offenses against women in the naughty countries, the same ones they failed to condemn earlier, and try to claim feminists are the ones waffling on the issue. I missing anything here?