Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I have to say, I've never been a big fan of Roger Ebert. He's never done anything to me personally, but I'm enough of a nerd that if I don't agree with someone's opinion of a film, I have it in me to loathe them. I'm just that petty, it's true. However since his battle with thyroid cancer, he's starting to grow on me. I guess when someone is faced with their own mortality, they either get all gloom and doomy or they lighten up. 'Ol Rog seems to have opted for the latter and based on what I'm about to post and a couple of other things he's said and done recently, he's achieved the near impossible and become one of the rare people in the world who've gone from my shit list to my "Eh, They're OK, I Guess" list.

What prompted this unforeseen change? His response to an unwieldy reader question in a column entitled Answer Man

Q. Yo dude, u missed out on "Disaster Movie," a hardcore laugh-ur-@zz-off movie! Y U not review this movie!? It was funny as #ell! Prolly the funniest movie of the summer! U never review these, wat up wit dat?
S.J. Stanczak, Chicago

A. Hey, bro, I wuz buzier than $#i+, @d they never shoed it b4 hand. I peeped in the IMDb and saw it zoomed to #1 as the low$ie$t flic of all time, wit @ lame-@zz UZer Rating of 1.3. U liked it? Wat up wit dat?

I doff my chapeau to you, snarky movie watching man.

On a related note, I will be starting up my October Horror Movie Thingamabob soon (aren't you excited? I am!), so if anyone has any film recommendations, I'll be glad to take them under advisement. I may or may not disregard them once I take them under advisement, but that's the risk you take with me.

For a refresher, These here are the ones I did last October.

Let the countdown to October Horror Movie Thingamabob 2008 begin!

Sunday, September 07, 2008


I got the lazies lately, and a tad of the busies and a little ennui (but not too much, I'm cool). And some other stuff I don't want to get into. I really don't have the energy to post anything other than a video. Feh.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


Jerry Reed, a singer who became a good ol' boy actor in car chase movies like "Smokey and the Bandit," has died of complications from emphysema at 71.

His longtime booking agent, Carrie Moore-Reed, no relation to the star, said Reed died early Monday.

"He's one of the greatest entertainers in the world. That's the way I feel about him," Moore-Reed said.

Reed was a gifted guitarist who later became a songwriter, singer and actor.

As a singer in the 1970s and early 1980s, he had a string of hits that included "Amos Moses," "When You're Hot, You're Hot," "East Bound and Down" and "The Bird."

In the mid-1970s, he began acting in movies such as "Smokey and the Bandit" with Burt Reynolds, usually as a good ol' boy. But he was an ornery heavy in "Gator," directed by Reynolds, and a hateful coach in 1998's "The Waterboy," starring Adam Sandler...