Day 80: The Last Airbender (2010)


I watch a lot of films and television shows. A lot. I will be the first to admit that many of these would be considered of questionable quality at best. I have seen (and at least somewhat enjoyed) The Scorpion King (dude, it’s just like the WWE set in ancient Egypt), The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (uh, Nicholas Cage shoots magic missiles in NYC. Yeah, he probably rolled 20s), Full House (was anyone else upset that Kimmy Gibbler didn’t get her own spin-off series?), and any given reality show. Basically, the bar to entertain me is set pretty low. That being said, The Last Airbender fell way short of this extremely low standard—even from the director who brought me The Happening (*involuntarily shivers*).

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Day 72 (part 2): Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010 [part 4])


Ah, what Thanksgiving Day would be complete without trekking to the movie theater and watching a recently opened blockbuster? Like many others (and the Pilgrims before me), I celebrated the holiday by eating a lot of food and watching Harry Potter. Classic. So, my siblings and I ate our way through the turkey, homemade chicken and noodles, red cabbage, cheese potatoes, and corn pudding. We all passed on the scalloped oysters, though. It’s not my bag, baby. Then, as if we weren’t full enough, we partook of the pies. Oh the pies: pumpkin, strawberry-rhubarb, apple, and chocolate pecan. Did I mention all of this food was for about twelve people? Ridiculously delicious. After we were super stuffed, we sat around the house, mulling over if we had enough energy and motivation to actually make the drive to the theater in the next town. Turns out, we did.

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Day 70: Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)


OK, I’ll admit it– I love a good anachronism as much as the next person. Combine that with my strange fascination (slash fear) of dinosaurs, and you have an explanation as to how Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs ended up on my queue. As to how it ended up in position #1, well, I guess that can be attributed both to the fact that I am trying to watch (and review) a variety of shows for this site and because I have quirky taste in media.That leads me to this moment—the aftermath of finally completing the beloved Ice Age trilogy.

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Film Flashback: The Goonies (1985)


I love the 80s. No, I am not talking about the VH1 show—but mostly about 80s pop culture (which is, funny enough, what that show is about). The movies are so over the top, the music is catchy, and the hair is big. Some of the films I watched as a kid created this bizarre love of movies within me. I realize now that it was total escapism. Willow was not real–though I probably spent more time trying to find out more about Nockmaar than was considered healthy. The Ghostbusters were just a bunch of comedians, and didn’t really have knowledge about the supernatural. At this point, I question whether Corey did, in fact, have a License to Drive. But the films were fun, youthful, and (maybe I am projecting my inner child here) innocent.

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