Friday, January 18, 2008

20 Years of Movies

At Disney's Hollywood Studios one of the classic attractions is The Great Movie Ride. It takes the guests through areas filled with audio-animatronics of classic movie scenes. At the end of the ride, a short 4 minute montage of movies scenes is played for the riders. This video has inspired me to make my own version with scenes and lines from my favorite movies. So over the past week I have created what I call 20 Years of Movies.

Friday, January 11, 2008

1/12 Rankings and Performers

Now that a week of shows has finally finished I am gonna bring back my power rankings and performers of the week. It is going to get difficult when shows start running out of episodes again because of the strike.

Here's what I got to watch this week.

American Gladiators x2
Desperate Housewives
Family Guy
Cashmere Mafia
American Gladiators
One Tree Hill x2
Cashmere Mafia
My Name Is Earl
30 Rock
Grey's Anatomy
Big Shots
Friday Night Lights
Las Vegas

Weekly Performers

1. Danny McCoy- Las Vegas
2. Tim Riggins- Friday Night Lights
3. Mike Cannon- Las Vegas
4. Jack Donaghy- 30 Rock
5. Tracy Jordan- 30 Rock
6. James Lucas Scott- One Tree Hill
7. Mark Sloan- Grey's Anatomy
8. Samantha Marquez- Las Vegas
9. Earl Hickey- My Name Is Earl
10. Derek Shephard- Grey's Anatomy

Power Rankings

1. Heroes
2. Lost
3. Las Vegas
4. The Office
5. 30 Rock
6. Friday Night Lights
7. 24
8. Curb Your Enthusiasm
9. Grey's Anatomy
10. Chuck
11. Journeyman
12. House
13. Entourage
14. Family Guy
15. American Idol
16. My Name Is Earl
17. Dirty, Sexy, Money
18. Cane
19. American Gladiators
20. Scrubs

Sunday, January 6, 2008

American Gladiators

I'm so glad primetime tv is back in action. I got started on Friday with the return of Friday Night Lights and Las Vegas. For all of the great critical reviews FNL gets I am surprised at how much the writing is similar to Las Vegas. And by that I mean, not good. The situation with the neighbor football team sharing facilities with the Panthers mad ridiculous situations that would never occur.

On to the main event. American Gladiators is back. I love the new gladiators and some of the new events, but what I could do without is the tremendous amount of lame talking between, Hulk, Leila and the contestants. The only good commentary during the show are the weird comments by the gladiators. The eliminator would be so much fun to do. It continues tomorrow night so we'll see if it gets better or worse.

Favorite Male Gladiators after first episode

1. Justice (right)
2. Titan
3. Wolf
4. Mayhem
5. Militia
6. Toa

Favorite Female Gladiators

1. Crush (right)
2. Fury
3. Siren
4. Venom
5. Stealth
6. Hellga

Friday, January 4, 2008

Walk Hard

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a complete spoof on music biopics, specifically Walk the Line and Ray. John C. Reilly does a tremendous job at taking on the persona of many great musicians, while making me laugh every step of the way. My favorite aspect of this film was how the characters so blatantly mentioned ages and names. For example when Dewey is talking to the Beatles he refers to all of them by full names "What did you think, George Harrison of the Beatles?" Or when Dewey is setting out on his movie career and mentions that he is 14 years old three or four times.

Also, after recently watching I'm Not There and No Direction Home, the 15 minute section where Dewey personifies Bod Dylan was so much funnier because these other two films were in my mind.

On a side note, I love seeing actors from The Office in other movies. For example, Pam (Jenna Fisher) plays the leading lady in Walk Hard, while Andy (Ed Helms) and Darryl (Craig Robinson) have small but funny parts.