Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Can't forget movies.

Friday I stopped by the Hollywood Theater, figuring there'd be something I was interested in (the free admission I get as a volunteer also helped). I ended up watching the PISS Film Festival. (That's Portland International Short Short Film Festival, nothing to do with watersports.) None of the films were over 10 minutes in length. They ranged from okay (an animated film "25 Ways to Die" which was very derivative of Bill Plympton's work) to very good (a piece about clown bank robbers for BBC Scotland). Overall pretty good.

Saturday morning I finished the I, Claudius DVDs from the library, including the 60's (?) documentary about the 30's (?) movie version starring Charles Laughton & Merle Oberon that was abandoned when Oberon got into a car accident. Interviews with the director, Robert Graves, surviving cast members, etc. Very interesting. In the afternoon, I went back to the Hollywood & saw On Line, which was okay. It explored some of the issues with online journals & message boards but did it with something that would be a bit more visually interesting (i.e. video chat & sex). It was okay.

Sunday morning I watched a movie from Netflix, Slums of Beverly Hills.
I don't regret watching it, but I'm glad I didn't pay any more for it than I did.

Last night I watched the Adult Swim cartoons I'd taped Sunday night (specifically Big O, Aqua Teen Hunger Force (which was a new episode, and Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Also watched the first episode of Alias season 1 (from Netflix).
Forgot yesterday to mention the books bought & read over the weekend, not to mention movies seen.

Friday was payday, so I went to the comic book store & picked up the books that had accumulated over the past 2 weeks. Bought (and have since read) Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman et al, What's Michael?, v.8: Showtime by Makoto Kobayashi (manga about cats), and Understanding Gamers by John Kovalic (comics about people who play RPGs & other games). Bought(but didn't read) Human Target by Peter Milligan & Edvin Biukovic, Nodwick Chronicles III by Aaron Williams.

I also went by Bridgetown & looked at their sale books and picked up a couple Fading Suns & Unknown Armies books. And on Sunday I got the three 7th Sea books I ordered through my friend B's wholesale account.

Other books read since I last updated: Ranma 1/2, v.22 by Rumiko Takahashi, Fair Weather by Joe Matt, Hey, Wait... by Jason, and Stylish Vittles, bk.2: All the Way by Tyler Paige. All of these are checked out from the local library. I also read The Barefoot Serpent by Scott Morse. All of the books I finished this weekend were graphic novels.

Monday, September 29, 2003

And now for
    Everything Else
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • 12 Monkeys
  • TheAdventures of Buckaroo Banzai
  • Ali
  • Aliens Resurrection
  • American Beauty
  • The Anniversary Party
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Bat/Shock!
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Black Mask
  • Blade Runner
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
  • Carnival of Souls/Horror Hotel
  • Clerks
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Daredevil
  • The Dark Crystal
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Dogma
  • Drunken Master
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Excalibur
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • The Fifth Element
  • Fight Club
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • The Fisher King
  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, v.1
  • Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, v.2
  • Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, v.3
  • For a Few Dollars More
  • From Hell
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Gandhi
  • Ghost Dog: the Way of the Samurai
  • Ghost World
  • The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly
  • Gosford Park
  • Groundhog Day
  • Henry V
  • His Girl Friday
  • The House of Mirth
  • House on Haunted Hill/Last man on Earth
  • The Inspector General
  • Iron Monkey
  • Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
  • L.A. Confidential
  • Labyrinth
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • The Limey
  • Local Hero
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Special Edition
  • M*A*S*H
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • The Man With Two Brains
  • The Matrix
  • Men in Black
  • Monty Python & the Holy Grail
  • Moulin Rouge
  • The Mummy
  • The Mummy Returns
  • Muppets from Space
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • North by Northwest
  • Nosferatu/Phantom of the Opera
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Pi
  • Pink Floyd: The Wall
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Producers
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Rear Window
  • Ringu
  • Road to Perdition
  • Roxanne
  • The Royal Tennenbaums,
  • The Scorpion King
  • Shadow of the Vampire
  • Snatch
  • Spider-Man
  • Standing in the Shadows of Motown
  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
  • Starwoids
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • To Die For
  • True Stories
  • UHF
  • Unforgiven
  • The Usual Suspects
  • White Zombie/The Devil Bat
  • The Wicker Man
  • William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
  • The X-Files: Fight the Future
  • TheX-Men 1.5
  • Young Frankenstein
  • A Zed & Two Noughts

Well, that's not exactly everything. I've got one DVD each of Laurel & Hardy, Our Gang, & 3 Stooges shorts, but since I can't remember the titles, I haven't added them to the list yet.

Friday, September 26, 2003

Today it's
    TV Shows
  • Alice in Wonderland (TV movie)
  • Angel Season 1
  • Babylon 5: In The Beginning/The Gathering
  • Babylon 5 Season 1
  • The Best of 'Insomniac' Uncensored, v.1
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 4
  • Classic Commercials
  • Farscape Season 1
  • The Life of Python
  • The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe
  • M*A*S*H Season 1
  • Malcolm in the Middle Season 1
  • Monty Python Live!
  • MST3K: The Crawling Hand
  • The Osbournes Season 1
  • The Prionser, set 1
  • The Prisoner, set 2
  • Sports Night

I have to admit, the most recent entries on top thing just isn't working for the DVD listing part of this. I should probably find another place for that. But for now it'll have to do.

Last night I watched Live Nude Girls Unite from Netflix. If I went to strip clubs, I would now insist on going to unionized ones. Also watched episodes 11-12 of I, Claudius from the library. Gotta finish that up before Wednesday, when the set's due.

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Oh yeah, books.

Currently reading GURPS WWII: Weird War II edited by Ken Hite.

A book I ordered through work, Fantastic Four: Imaginauts by Mark Waid & Mike Wieringo, has arrived. I also acquired Tokyopop Sneaks, which is a sampler of manga titles published by, amazingly enough, Tokyopop. It came in as a freebie from Diamond. Somebody decided "This looks like a Philip book" & gave it to me.

More movies!
    Non-Japanese Animation

  • Batman: The Legend Begins (90's TV show)
  • Beauty & the Beast
  • Chicken Run
  • Clerks Uncensored
  • Creature Comforts (shorts from Aardman [the Wallace & Grommit folks])
  • Futurama Season 1
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Mulan
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Powerpuff Girls: Down & Dirty
  • Powerpuff Girls: The Mane Event
  • Powerpuff Girls: Meet the Beat-Alls
  • Powerpuff Girls: Powerpuff Bluff
  • The Powerpuff Girls Movie
  • Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends Season 1
  • Schoolhouse Rock!
  • Shrek
  • The Simpsons Season 1
  • South Park Season 1
  • Superman (Fleischer shorts from the 40's)
  • Superman: The Lost Episodes (more Fleischer shorts)
  • Toy Story/Toy Story 2
  • Waking Life
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  • Yellow Submarine

Test, test. Is this microphone on?

So here we go; I'm about to plunge into the world of weblogging/journaling. (Albeit because I think a regular movie night is a good idea, and this seems like the simplest way of letting my friends know what I own.)

So anyway, it seems like the simplest way of handling this would be to add movies by category rather than entering the entire list all at once. I think I'll start with something small.


  • Animatrix
  • Barefoot Gen
  • Castle in the Sky
  • Cowboy Bebop: the Movie
  • Inu Yasha TV Special
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Spirited Away

Well, that's enough to start.