I'm making the most definitive list of favorite movies ever.

For every year, I'm listing every movie I've seen and compare them all to each other asking one question; Which movie do I like more. Movies that score in the 80th percentile or higher, advance to the next round: Favorite of the Decade. After each Decade is done, an All Time list will be formed.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Back to Blogging....

Eh, I'm not sure why, it's not like anyone but people who know or knew you read anyones blogs anyway, and complete strangers, and that's a little freaky... So I'll treat it for what it is, a pad of paper, in a trashcan, next to everyones desk. BTW, why are you looking in this trashcan? Next can over has the pack of smokes that had one left, and that phone number you lost is in the trash that was taken out already.

Why blog again, in a world where no one is allowed to truly say anything? I don't know... but it doesn't stop me from feeling like I'm ready to pop. But in the world of trivial culture, it is the Summer movie season. With most summer fare beggin to be family events, I've been DREADING it in a way... I HATE, HATE spending money on going to the movies. I love going, I used to go every week at least!!!, but multiply that cost by four, and it hurts a little...

So, what's been the year so far in movies: Siderman Forever and Caribbean Trek 3: The Search for Jack deserve their own posts.

To catch up, some quick thoughts on some oldies:

Ghost Rider
I love comics, duh, I'm not enamored with hero books so much anymore, continuity... feeling lost, changes from back in the day, but I'm getting over some of those and if I hear good about one I'll give it a chance. Most superhero comics never get a diffinative story, they're stuck in the concept stage for hundreds of issues. Ghost Rider is one of those comics, I never felt what his story was, he was a dude on a bike with his head on fire... In the early nineties I loved the book for Mark Texeira's art and a truly bad ass bike.
Going into the movie, I have about the same relationship to the material as I did Blade, and I walked out very happy. I get the impression the movie wasn't we received, and I can't figure out why... What could you possibly think you were going to get from a movie about Nicholas Cage with his skull on fire. Think about this; Ghost Rider made over 4 times what Gridhouse made, and was exactly what Grindhouse wanted to be, a B-Movie from the 1970's. Ghost Rider has always been that, and when that's what you want and expect from a movie, it's really enjoyable.


A summer blockbuster walks up to King Leonidas, it's a bigger movie, it'll make more money, It's always had more hype, but in terms of quality... A boot lands on this blockbuster's chest pushing it into a pit as the last words it'll hear are "This... is... SPARTA!!!"

I love seeing a Graphic novel come to life in this way, what fucking genius thought not to reinvent the damn wheel when putting this shit on the screen??? Why did this approach take so long!!! Far from every comics property deserve this, and 300 wasn't at the top of my list, but Watchmen, is purdy close to the Top. I hope, so so so hop DC is willing to let Warner Brother maybe somehow negotiate the rights to another Frank Miller work and give it this treatment. I know if I were an exec at Warner Bros, I'd find out who owns DC comics, and buy the rights to Batman the Dark Knight returns, and get Zack Snyder making it right after Watchmen.

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