Thursday, August 19, 2010

Movies I love that everyone else thinks are absolutely retarded

As I was watching "Don't Mess With The Zohan" tonight, I realized that I like a ton of movies that the majority of my friends think are probably some of the worst movies ever made. So below is my list of the worst ones that I simply adore.

In no particular order, here are 10 of the "worst" movies I love:

1.) The 2005 Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

A lot of my friends thought this was an abomination and insult to the original film. While I did adore the original, I also loved this one. To me, they were such completely different films they could almost be put in separate genres. Also, it was nice to see Johnny Depp finally playing someone OTHER than Jack Sparrow in a post Pirates movie.

2.) Jersey Girl

Ok, ok, I know. Worst movie ever made. Kevin Smith was even disappointed in it. Blah Blah Blah. Screw you guys - this movie was effin awesome. The little girl does a scene from Sweeny Frakin Todd at the end - with blood spurts and everything! Most morbid, awesome kid character ever.

3.) 13 Going on 30

One of the many chick flicks I really love. Logically, I should love it. It's got time travel, the dance from the Thriller video, and the little geeky kid gets the girl in the end. What's not to love?

4.) Star Wars Episode III

This is probably the most controversial movie on my list. The hard core fans that I am friends with (which is way more than I am willing to admit) are split down the middle. Half loved it, half hated it, but no one is indifferent. I am - obviously - on the loved it side. Sure it's because the hottest version of Obi-wan is in this one, but that is completely beside the point.

5.) Crazy People

I am not sure how much this movie is hated. I watched it when I was younger, and it was already a bit old then. The amazing thing is how much advertising actually has gone in the direction of the "crazy" people's ideas in this film. Seriously - it's worth the spot in your netflix queue.

6.) Funny Face

My favorite movie of all time. OF ALL TIME. Seriously though, I had a big fan-crush on Audrey Hepburn when I was a kid. I've seen almost all of her movies, and this is hands down my absolute fav. Most people complain that some of the song and dance scenes are a little um... lengthy. But c'mon - it's Fred Astaire. He probably made the producers give him extra dancing time in his contract - which I can't fault him for. The man could dance circles around the idiots you see on So You Think You Can Dance.

7.) 27 Dresses

I'll admit it. I like this one cause it's girly and has a fashion show of horrifying bridesmaid dresses. There is no other excuse.

8.) K-Pax

Kevin Spacey as an alien. Fantastic fiction or plain fact? Either way, I could watch this one over and over again - despite certain friends of mine who find the acting rather less than appealing. :-P

9.) Don't Mess with The Zohan

The first time I saw this film, I nearly pissed myself laughing. Sure it's slightly racist and insensitive - but that's how America runs, people. All movies have a bit of racism, sexism, or insensitivity. If it's comedy, get over it and laugh.

10.) Made of Honor

mmmm, Doctor Shepherd and Doctor Hunt. Just wish I were in the position of the girl they battled over. Gawddamn.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Flickr Pro Account

After two years I finally got a new Flickr Pro account, and therefore have access to all my photos again! Woo!


Monday, August 2, 2010

"Mac people"

I am done. I am done with this battle among my friends between Mac and PC. I am tired of the mac fanboys crying and whining because of the "Windows 7 was my idea" commercials. Windows has always had a task bar - they just changed the look of it to be icon based instead of little bars along the bottom. Get over it. The superiority complex these "friends" have developed is irritating, and quite frankly, I'm tired of it. I am tired of being treated as less of a person because I refuse to use Mac products. I do not, and will not defend PC except for on one point:

I would not have a job if not for Microsoft. Neither would thousands of programmers who make both desktop and web apps. The difference is, Mac users could set up a virtual XP machine to run Visual Studio, but PC users cannot as easily set up a VM of OSx - legally - to run a program like Aperture. Things like this are why people have begun to despise Macs. You can't program for the iPhone unless you use specific closed-source iPhone programming, and at that your app could be turned down because it doesn't meet Steve Jobs morals.

I guess the bottom line is simply this: I want is for my ultra Mac friends to quit shoving their religion down my throat. And don't pretend thats not exactly what it is.

I suppose the only way to escape this battle is to switch to Linux, and become one of the true open source elite.