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I'd like it noted that Best Buy has a big DVD sale this week. $4.99 per movie.

That's not the point of this post, however.

The point is that for $4.99, these aren't the greatest of films. On the list? Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Little Black Book, Saw, Van Wilder, and Hollow Man, to name a few.

That's not the point, either.

The point is that ALSO on the list is Crash.

That's right. Last year's Oscar winner for Best Picture is being sold for peanuts along side a whole list of crappy, B-movies, like Starship Troopers 2 (not even the original).

The point?

I was right in thinking Crash was a terrible movie. Yeah, it had a couple interesting insights on racism in American, but overall, it's no better than Men in Black (which also took a look at racism, if you'll remember, and is on sale for $4.99).



Feb. 22nd, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
Re: I like this theme thing better than the daisies
Alright. My responses first:
The Ferris-style "Do you have a list for Zoe" thing made me laugh really hard outloud for a good three minutes. Oh Zoe. The things you won't say.
And Lena + Mark Wahlberg would be like triple orgasmic delight!
Also, setting me up for a rant on blue M&Ms was mean and underhanded...I loved it!
I'm not a fan of Rory Gilmore really, but she's in Bride and Prejudice (which is awesome, by the way), and it did bump her up.
And the reason I added James Cromwell to the list was because he was on Sunday Morning Shootout talking about how he will always be a character actor and not a lead and that he likes it like that.

And now, your list (it sucks compared to yours):
1. The chance of Meredith actually dying tonight on "Grey's."
2. On a scale of gross inappropriateness, from a scale of 1 to 10 (whereas 1 is calling a current girlfriend/boyfriend by an ex's name, 5 is getting caught in a giggle loop at a funeral, and 10 is shagging a catering girl at the wake of your best friend on the same day you were supposed to be the best man at his wedding with his bride-to-be/widow is in the room), how grossly inappropriate was Izzie telling George that he made a mistake marrying Callie while Meredith is dying in the next room?
3. The chance of there being a confirmed gay character in Harry Potter (statistically someone must be).
4. The possibility that Snape will die in the end (as a martyr, of course): literary cliché or necessary evil?
5. Phil Collins - why is it that everyone makes fun of him, but I dare you to find a single person who won't bop his head along to "Sussudio," or feel something deep inside when listening to "Another Day in Paradise" or "Against All Odds"?
6. With the loss of trans fats, have we lost all good flavor too? (i.e. McDonald's fries)
7. Why is the dime so small?
8. Why is it that we are so attracted to controversial or banned books, music, movies, etc?
9. M&Ms: plain or peanut?
10. Ewan McGregor or Jonathan Rhys Meyers?
Feb. 23rd, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
Re: I like this theme thing better than the daisies
Oh my dear! Your list possibly covers more topics than mine does. More genres, if you will.

1. Even before it aired, I thought there was no chance. Besides the fact that she's the lead character, she voices the narration and she holds the threads together, her character has this quality that everyone responds to that you need with everyone else being so volatile. PLus, as you pointed out tonight, what's McDreamy without McMeredith?? A hunk of sad, sad surgeon, that's what!
2. Izzy overstepped there, way bigtime. I think she's terrified about loosing Meredith so she's picking a fight, kind of parallel to the way that Cristina hit up the dollar store, but there's really no excuse. She and George have both lost someone recently and just because George has someone new to support him while Izzy doesn't, doesn't mean she gets to poop on him.
3. First off, is the 1 in 10 is gay stat a worldwide stat, or an American one? Just wondering. I think the chances are pretty much zilch. I'm sure JKR knows that pervy people everywhere speculate on the gayness of her cast of characters, but I wonder if she intended people to come off that way, or if it's just they're all so intriguing and fit together in surprising and beautiful ways and we're all just responding to the awesomeness of her characters' 3-Dness? If there's only one, though, logistically it would be someone minor, like Seamus or Dean--but in my dreams... oh man, I couldn't pick only one! The cliched answer would be that Hermione's a big lesbian... but I don't like that. She's firmly boss-a-man-around to me. Not that some good Ginny stress relief is adverse to me.
4. Snape as a martyr. Hmm. What I keep thinking is, it's like Stranger Than Fiction. I'm assuming you saw it; if not, you won't get this next bit and you can ignore it. As in, JKR can do the thing that makes the most sense, or she can do the other thing and make everyone turning her pages happier. Personally, I think a big part of Harry's post-war healing will have to do with accepting that everyone has complicated reasons for everyrhing, tangled alliances, and mixed feelings about other people, and that sometimes people can only handle doing certain things so they can't always make the right choice. Do I think he's going to die? No, I don't. But it would be a cop out, not a cliche or necessary evil, in my book.
5. I don't mock him (though I must say that I hate the Tarzan song), but I only know "Another Day in Paradise" of the songs you listed... So I feel unprepared tot answer this question fully.
6. I hated McDonald's fries to begin with. BK's are better. So I don't care. I don't think having or not having trans fats is really going to affect me much anyway...
7. Because it's worth less than half of a quarter?
8. First off, we're pervs. Pervy voyeurs, really. Not only do we like the sorts of topics/words/opinions that banned things have/mean, we want to know what other people find offensive and bannable so that we can read it and giggle over it--we know we're going to enjoy it. I don't think there's a book on the banned book list for, say, K-12 that I disliked!
9. Peanut! But I really really fucking hate peanut butter M&Ms with a passion. Even though I love peanut butter in general. Crazy.
10. What an unfair question. Firstly, I haven't seen either of them recently, so I don't know how they look now. I'd take Ewan in Velvet Goldmine and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Titus. But I couldn't pick who's better. It's like asking whether you wanted to throttle Carl more after choosing The Sound of Music or The Boy Friend...

I'm not giving you a list of ten. I'm putting a big, for-everyone list of 10 on my LJ sometime soon. Watch out.

To leave you with a quote that'll make you laugh like the Ferris one (I hope), here's: "The real question is: How can I make love to her when she's *not* at fat camp?"
Feb. 23rd, 2007 05:19 am (UTC)
Re: I like this theme thing better than the daisies
So the "fat camp" quote didn't get me cracking up this time, but oh...the Carl thing did. God, I hated The Boy Friend so much, but Sound of Music was just absurd. (They really shouldn't have let me in the show...I'm so tone deaf my auditions was wretched. God, that was embarrassing.)

And I love all naughty things. And I agree with the "it sucks to not like the banned books" thing. You want so much to be all "yay!" and champion the good fight for rebellion and revolution, but damn. Some things just aren't good.

That's really all. My list was lacking, but I'm going to try to think of more (better) questions and possibly post them for the world at large.

Hope you're enjoying your TVness and have a lovely evening!

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