Day 92: Jonah Hex (2010): or, Jonah “Fricking” Hex, Because I’m Not British


I swear I am not a film snob. I swear it. I don’t only watch hip, independent films. I won’t pretend a movie is better if it comes with subtitles. I don’t subscribe to the notion that a film’s quality is inversely proportional to its budget. And I promise I won’t feign adoration towards a flick just because everyone else raves about it. While I do enjoy some of these films, I am equally prone to loving a blockbuster. Heck, sometimes I seek out “bad” movies because they are entertaining (either on purpose or inadvertently). This is why I put Jonah Hex on my queue. It looked like a good bad movie—complete with explosions, gun fights, and a Western/super hero theme. I mean, it sounds watchable, right? Wrong.

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Day 91: Red (2010)


I always wonder how music programs “randomize” their shuffle setting. I ask this because I have spent the last hour arguing with grooveshark.com. Apparently, the site really, really, really wants me to listen to “Down Under” by Men at Work. Just to nip a few questions in the bud: yes, I did put that song on my queue of my own free will; yes, it was because I saw the song featured in an episode of Scrubs and have had it stuck in my head ever since; and no, I have nothing against listening to this song in moderation (moderation!!!). Grooveshark thinks otherwise. Typically I set my playlist on shuffle to enjoy all of my quirky music from “The Safety Dance” to “Jolene” and from the Glee soundtrack to William Elliott Whitmore (and anything in between or too eccentric to fall into a genre) in a random order. This way, it is like a little surprise each time a song comes on. However, the site believes my day would be better off if I listened to “Down Under” multiple times. I click “skip” only to have the song “randomly” play every third time. So bizarre. And here I was, all ready to write a brilliant review of Red, but I have a Men at Work song stuck in my head. Sigh.

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