Tubing: True Blood

So I finished True Blood, in a manner of speaking.
  • S1: Boring.  Vampires are stupid. Vampire bill is the worst actor ever.
  • S2-3: Nailbiting suspense. Vampires are still stupid.
  • S4: Bloody stupid vampire-and-wicca-nonsense.
  • S5: Yeah, yeah, respect the autharitah, yadda yadda. Zzzzz…
  • S6: If you thought S4 was stoopid…
  • S7: OMG WHAT IS THIS CRAP?? I’m outta here!


What to watch: Season 1 – Season 3.

2014 – The year in film

Ok, that was a resounding success.  I know I originally said one movie every day, and while films all days turned out to be impossible, I still made my average. And most importantly, I’ve seen lots and lots of film, which was the motivation behind the whole thing.

So what did I learn?

The scores

First of all, I had expected this to be alot harder than it turned out to be.  I thought most movies would suck harder than a black hole, but I think I actually enjoyed most of it.  Let’s see if we can find some hard numbers:

71 4/6
68 3/6
36 5/6
28 2/6
27 8/10
24 6/6
21 1/6
8 1/10
6 5/8
5 6/10
5 5/10
5 3/5
5 7/10
5 3/7
4 0/6
4 2/3
3 6/8
3 3/6
2 1/2
2 7/12

..and so on. Maybe not too helpful.  Mebbe this…

Yes. Thats very interresting.


The Good

These are the films that got full score.  You should probably watch all of these.  Except there are a couple of kids’ movies, that were rated by my son.  I should probably cull those.  But I won’t:

Solaris (Andrej Tarkovsky)
The Conspiracy (Christopher MacBride)
And Everything Is Going Fine (Steven Soderbergh)
Night of the Living Dead (George Romero)
The Longest Day (Ken Annakin / Andrew Marton / Bernhard Wicki)
Indigénes (Rachid Bouchareb)
200 Motels (Frank Zappa)
Cul-de-sac (Roman Polanski)
Rise of the Guardians (Peter Ramsay)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam)
The Fisher King (Terry Gilliam)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (Terry Gilliam)
Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
Assault on Precinct 13 (John Carpenter)
The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy)
The Congress (Ari Folman)
The Time Traveler’s Wife (Robert Schwentke)
The Extended Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Peter Jackson)
Gray’s Anatomy (Steven Soderbergh)
Rio (Carlos Saldanha)
Revenge of the Pink Panther (Blake Edwars)
John dies at the end (Don Coscarelli)

My Neighbour Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki)

The Even Better

Eraserhead (David Lynch) (11/10)
Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero) (7/6)
Space Pirate Captain Harlock (Shinji Aramaki) (OVER NINE THOUSAND POINTS)

The Bad

Actually — let’s not wallow in misery.

Bad Idea Award 2014

Back in september I decided I’d see a bunch of unseen war movies in war-chronoligical order.  Don’t do this.  Please.  If you get the urge, just watch the ones on my short list.


The Future

Okay, so now what?  Am I going to stop watching movies?  NO! I’ve decided I’ll probably even blog them, just because.  

But I may talk about other things as well.

And I’ve decided for 2015 I’m going to try all the weird fruit I haven’t eaten.  And the weird fruit I have.  And the not so weird fruit.  Stay tuned.