Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Movie Night #27

  • Synopsis: Thanks to his starring role on a hit TV show, Bolt the pooch has become a household name. But Bolt has bought into his own heroic image, now believing that he really possesses the super-canine powers of his fictional TV series. When he's accidentally shipped from Hollywood to New York City, he must rely on the help from his two newfound friends -- an abandoned cat named Mittens and a TV-addicted hamster named Rhino -- as he embarks on a cross-country quest to get back to his owner, Penny. (from
  • Bolt? Really? It's actually really, really good. Surprisingly good. It's not as awesome as the next movie, but it's very entertaining.
  • Next movie? Read on.

  • Synopsis: Carl Fredricksen is a 78-year-old balloon salesman. His entire life, Carl has longed to wander the wilds of South America. Then, one day, the irascible senior citizen shocks his neighbors by tying thousands of balloons to his home and finally taking flight. But Carl isn't alone on his once-in-a-lifetime journey, because stowed away on his front porch is an excitable eight-year-old wilderness explorer named Russell. Later, as the house touches on the world's second largest continent, Carl and his unlikely traveling companion steps outside to discover that not only is their new front lawn considerably larger, but that the predators therein are much more ferocious than anything they ever faced back home. (from
  • I see a pattern here. They're both animated, and they're both about characters going on a journey, both physical and emotional? No, they both have talking dogs.
  • When: 11/28, first movie starts at 7:00PM.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

You Teach Me and I'll Teach You

word of the day:


–noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
a very timid, unassertive, spineless person, esp. one who is easily dominated or intimidated: a milquetoast who's afraid to ask for a raise.

You know how I know you're a milquetoast? You listen to Bright Eyes.


From last night:

Di: (while playing Bejeweled) "When you're playing Bejeweled... do you ever hear the Pokemon song in your head?"
Dan: "What?"
Di: "Forget it..."
Dan: "No, what did you say? Hear what?"
Di: "The Pokemon song."
Dan: "No... Do you?"
Di: "Yeah..."
Dan: "Why?!"
Di: "... Because I want to be the very best."

So she's been obsessed with Bejeweled on Facebook for several weeks now. I try to keep up, but she destroys me with a new high score on a regular basis. I'm not really into puzzle games, but there's something very addicting about this one. Maybe it's the 1 minute limit? Perhaps it's the excitement of getting a higher score than your friends? Whatever it is, it's working. As long as it stays free.

You know how I know you're a milquetoast? You listen to Bright Eyes while playing Bejeweled.

she just can't sustain the pressure where it's placed, she caves

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


I just witnessed --- nay, feasted my eyes on -- no, basked in the glory of cinematic abortion genius that is TORQUE, and I'm sort of speechless.

(10 minutes later)

So... I've finally regained all five senses and my brain seems to be functioning (if barely).

TORQUE could very well be the best worst movie ever made. It's an 84 minute music video directed by Michael Bay's retarded cousin, and edited by that guy's little brother who has ADD. It has two chicks fighting in the majestic martial arts style known as motorcycle-fu. Ice Cube has two facial expressions in the movie: scowl, and scowl harder. He's also the best actor in it. The movie is so over the top, it gives Jason Statham aneurysms.

I love it. And I hate it.

No words can do it justice. Witness it for yourself.

so make a move, 'cause I ain't got all night

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