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    A stream of consciousness from the brain of B.K. DeLong

    07/19/2004

    My Trip Through Europe

    Filed under: B.K. DeLong @ 9:27:52 pm

    Well, sort of. Since I’m not travelling this week, (*pokes wife playfully*), I sat down to watch EuroTrip tonight. I give it a 9 out of 10 - yes it’s cheesy, yes it has gratuitous nudity, sex & swearing, and yes, it fits the mold of every road trip flick ever done but it was fun, hilarious & had some excellent cameos. My favorites were the two Snatch actors - Vinnie Jones & Rade Serbedzija. I’d watch it again now if I didn’t have to get some shut eye soon. Definitely should have watched it this weekend. It would have fit very well with the “stupid humor” movies I like to watch with my brother when we’re chilling out and having a boys weekend - but hey….I caught 7 movies this weekend and I still have movies to watch.

    07/18/2004

    An All-Movie Weekend

    Filed under: B.K. DeLong @ 8:25:57 pm

    Kirky and Will are in CA with the in-laws visiting my brother-in-law and his family - so I’m left home to work and watch the dogs. Alas. ;)

    But seriously, I’m taking the time to catch up on deep sleep & movies my wife wouldn’t want to see. This weekend my brother was visiting as he helped me run some ethernet cable. So I rented a bunch of movies and belo are my thoughts.

    • Club Dread - 6 out of 10 - It was a fun movie but not remotely as fun as Super Troopers was. I hope Broken Lizard’s next is much better.
    • Kill Bill, vol 1. - 7 out of 10 - Great flick. I loved the mix of Japanese Samurai movie crossed with Spaghetti Western. Definitely a Tarantino film. I’m looking forward to Vol. 2.
    • Once Upon a Time in Mexico - 8 out of 10 - Not quite what Desperado was but neat to see a new twist with the CIA/FBI interaction.
    • The Butterfly Effect - 8 out of 10 - A truly mind-blowing movie and interesting look at the power of chaos as well as how single events in ones childhood make a huge difference.
    • Timeline - 7 out of 10 - An entertaining but fairly predictable movie. Its themes have been covered thoroughly in other movies.
    • School of Rock - 9 out of 10 - Reminds me of Mr. Holland’s Opus with a twist. I love Jack Black and I’m a sucker for a movie about HS music programs which is why this movie gets a high rating for me.
    • The Rundown - 7 out of 10 - A great buddy-acton movie with The Rock and Seann William Scott.
    • Fahrenheit 911 - 8 out of 10 - Quite a bit of what I already new but it was nifty to see everything wrapped up into one film. Glad to see the strong relationship drawn between the Al-Sauds and Bushes - I wish I saw more of this widely in the news.
    • Out-foxed - 10 out of 10 - I really liked this film - a lot more than F911. Again, lots I already knew and I see Fox as a joke anyway, but the amount of people who used to work for Fox - especially those who weren’t anonymous - was powerful. I especially liked the piece of Jeremy Glick vs. Bill O’Reilly and it was just amazing to listen to what the Bush admin is doing and then to see Fox fall in-line. Horrible, disgusting, and an eyeopener.

    Throughout this week, I’ll watch movies I have stored on TiVo and “muse” about them. Fun.

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