Archive for July, 2011

KIlling Time with IMDb

Presumably you are reading this because you are bored. I have no illusions that I have any fans that will read my posts right when I post them. I imagine they see I post one, and then bide their time until they are at work before they crack it open to hopefully burn 15 minutes or so. I have no problem with my entertainment level being only slightly higher than sitting in a cubicle staring at numbers and charts. Like my blog, you probably have many other sites you visit while listlessly scanning the internet (your “go-to sites” if you will). Facebook, ESPN, Twitter, and Wikipedia are probably 4 of the most popular go-to sites for people. None of those sites can match the greatness that is IMDb for me. You can get almost anything movie and TV related at that site. I have personally ranked every full length movie1 that I’ve seen on it. I watch trailers, read reviews, talk on the forums for individual movies and actors/actresses/directors/writers, and get the vast majority of my movie news from there. Yet this is not the greatest boredom killer on that site for me. That accolade goes to a little thing called “Parents Guide.” Continue reading

How I Would Improve the Greatest Thing in the World (Not Sliced Bread)

I’ve been on Facebook for a long time. Not, Harvard student in 2004 long time, but a long enough time where I had to type thefacebook.com and actually be a college student with a college e-mail address to join. I’m not mentioning this as some really lame brag, but to illustrate how I’ve seen the site change (for better and worse) over the years. Continue reading

100 Reasons Why I Love Movies: Part 3

Part 3 of this Ken-Burnsian epic of me trying to show people just why I spent so much of my free time watching movies. Featuring (in no particular order) some stellar lines, moments, and subtleties that have stuck out to me as the cream of the crop (at least of the crop I can remember).

I only have three “rules” that I’m trying to follow with this list and they are there just to make it have more variety:
1. Try not to repeat a movie more than once.
2. Try to have two listings that aren’t individual scenes per post.
3. Try to include 1 guilty pleasure per post.

Fair warning: There are spoilers in my description paragraphs and the videos themselves but I will try to keep the bold titles spoiler free so you can easily skip one where you think I might spoil something.

Also, Nicolas Cage missed the cut this time…I’m as devastated as all of you.

In case you missed them: Part 1, Part 2

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