BrAin FrEeze

I definitely need to wear my ski mask if I'm still going to walk on my lunch break, because my hat was not enough on Monday. I can't believe how much the temperature has dipped. Anything that started to melt on Sunday froze into icy sheets, and I'm starting to wonder if Iceman's powers are out of control again, like the time he froze all of Central Park after getting boosted by Loki. Sorry, I am a huge geek with way too much stuff like that apparently permanently etched into the wrinkles of my brain. The brain is a funny thing, and I think the cold is getting to mine. Even the brain surgeons in Subway surprised me. Oh, it wasn't that the woman behind the counter asked me if I wanted my Subway Melt, from their Toasted menu, toasted; I'm used to that question by now. No, this time she put only the cheese in the sandwich before putting it in the toaster oven for 30 seconds, and then she added the meat. So the cheese, which really wasn't all that melted, was only melted into the bread. The town where I work needs a damn Quiznos already.

I digress into barely lucid stream-of-consciousness ramblings. It's best I dispense with the prose until my brain thaws out, and focus on a list instead. In my travels across the vast reaches of the internet, I came across a collection of 236 movies. I'm not sure how this list was compiled, and I'm sure there are infinite variations. It's not the first list I've tackled, nor the second, and I doubt it will be my last. Rather than position them as must see films, however, this particular exercise posits that if one has seen more than 85 films, one has no life. I need only glance back at that obscure comic book reference I made in the preceding paragraph to ascertain that, but I do love movies and this seems like a good way to thaw my thoughts:

An “X” indicates those movies I have seen.

(X) 1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) 2. Grease
(X) 3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
(X) 4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
(X) 5. Boondock Saints
(X) 6. Fight Club
(X) 7. Starsky & Hutch
(X) 8. The Neverending Story
(X) 9. Blazing Saddles
(X) 10.Airplane!

Total so far: 10 out of 10

(X) 11. The Princess Bride
(X) 12. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
(X) 13. Napoleon Dynamite
(X) 14. Labyrinth
(X) 15. Saw
(X) 16. Saw II
(X) 17. White Noise
(X) 18. White Oleander
(X) 19. Anger Management
(X) 20. 50 First Dates
( ) 21. The Princess Diaries
( ) 22. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Total so far: 20 out of 22

(X) 23. Scream
(X) 24. Scream 2
(X) 25. Scream 3
(X) 26. Scary Movie
(X) 27. Scary Movie 3
(X) 28. Scary Movie 4
(X) 29. American Pie
(X) 30. American Pie 2
(X) 31. American Wedding
( ) 32. American Pie Presents Band Camp

Total so far: 29 out of 32

(X) 33. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
(X) 34. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
(X) 35. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
(X) 36. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
(X) 37. Resident Evil
(X) 38. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
(X) 39. The Wedding Singer
( ) 40. Little Black Book
(X) 41. The Village
(X) 42. Lilo & Stitch

Total so far: 38 out of 42

(X) 43. Finding Nemo
(X) 44. Finding Neverland
(X) 45. Signs
( ) 46. The Grinch
(X) 47. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) 48. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
(X) 49. White Chicks
(X) 50. The Butterfly Effect
(X) 51. 13 Going on 30
(X) 52. I, Robot
(X) 53. Robots

Total so far: 47 out of 53

(X) 54. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) 55. Universal Soldier
(X) 56. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
(X) 57. Along Came Polly
(X) 58. Deep Impact
(X) 59. Kingpin
( ) 60. Never Been Kissed
(X) 61. Meet The Parents
(X) 62. Meet the Fockers
( ) 63. Eight Crazy Nights
(X) 64. Joe Dirt
(X) 65. King Kong

Total so far: 56 out of 65

( ) 66.A Cinderella Story
(X) 67.The Terminal
( ) 68.The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) 69.Passport to Paris
(X) 70.Dumb & Dumber
(X) 71.Dumber & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
(X) 72.Final Destination
(X) 73.Final Destination 2
(X) 74.Final Destination 3
(X) 75.Halloween
(X) 76.The Ring
(X) 77.The Ring 2
( ) 78.Surviving Christmas
( ) 79.Flubber

Total so far: 65 out of 79

(X) 80. Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(X) 81. Practical Magic
(X) 82. Chicago
(X) 83. Ghost Ship
(X) 84. From Hell
(X) 85. Hellboy
(X) 86. Secret Window
( ) 87. I Am Sam
(X) 88. The Whole Nine Yards
(X) 89. The Whole Ten Yards

Total so far: 74 out of 89

(X) 90. The Day After Tomorrow
(X) 91. Child's Play
(X) 92. Bride of Chucky
(X) 93.Seed of Chucky
(X) 94. 10 Things I Hate About You
(X) 95. Just Married
(X) 96. Gothika
(X) 97. A Nightmare on Elm Street
(X) 98. Sixteen Candles
( ) 99. Remember the Titans
( ) 100. Coach Carter
(X) 101. The Grudge
( ) 102. The Grudge 2
(X) 103. The Mask
( ) 104. Son of the Mask

Total so far: 85 out of 104

(X) 105. Bad Boys
(X) 106. Bad Boys 2
( ) 107. Joy Ride
(X) 108. Lucky Number Slevin
(X) 109. Ocean's Eleven
(X) 110. Ocean's Twelve
(X) 111. The Bourne Identity
(X) 112. The Bourne Supremacy
( ) 113. Lone Star
( ) 114. Bedazzled
(X) 115. Predator
(X) 116. Predator 2
(X) 117. The Fog
(X) 118. Ice Age
(X) 119. Ice Age: The Meltdown
( ) 120. Curious George

Total so far: 97 out of 120

(X) 121. Independence Day
( ) 122. Cujo
(X) 123. A Bronx Tale
(X) 124. Darkness Falls
( ) 125. Christine
(X) 126. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
( ) 127. Children of the Corn
(X) 128. My Boss's Daughter
( ) 129. Maid in Manhattan
(X) 130. War of the Worlds
(X) 131. Rush Hour
(X) 132. Rush Hour 2

Total so far: 105 out of 132

( ) 133. The Best Bet
( ) 134. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) 135. She's All That
( ) 136. Calendar Girls
(X) 137. Sideways
(X) 138. Mars Attacks!
(X) 139. Event Horizon
( ) 140. Ever After
(X) 141. The Wizard of Oz
(X) 142. Forrest Gump
(X) 143. Big Trouble in Little China
(X) 144. The Terminator
(X) 145. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
(X) 146. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Total so far: 114 out of 146

(X) 147. X-Men
(X) 148. X-2
(X) 149. X-Men: The Last Stand
(X) 150. Spider-Man
(X) 151. Spider-Man 2
(X) 152. Sky High
(X) 153. Jeepers Creepers
(X) 154. Jeepers Creepers II
(X) 155. Catch Me If You Can
(X) 156. The Little Mermaid
( ) 157. Freaky Friday
(X) 158. Reign of Fire
( ) 159. The Skulls
(X) 160. Cruel Intentions
( ) 161. Cruel Intentions 2
(X) 162. The Hot Chick
(X) 163. Shrek
(X) 164. Shrek 2

Total so far: 129 out of 164

( ) 165. Swimfan
(X) 166. Miracle on 34th Street
(X) 167. Old School
( ) 168. The Notebook
(X) 169. K-PAX
( ) 170. Krippendorf's Tribe
( ) 171. A Walk to Remember
( ) 172. Ice Castles
( ) 173. Boogeyman
(X) 174. The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Total so far: 133 out of 174

(X) 175. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(X) 176. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(X) 177. The Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(X) 178. Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) 179. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(X) 180. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Total so far: 139 out of 180

(X) 181. BASEketball
(X) 182. Hostel
(X) 183. Waiting for Guffman
(X) 184. House of 1000 Corpses
( ) 185. The Devil's Rejects
(X) 186. Elf
(X) 187. Highlander
(X) 188. The Mothman Prophecies
(X) 189. American History x
( ) 190. Thr3e

Total so Far: 147 out of 190

(X) 191. The Jacket
(X) 192. Kung Fu Hustle
(X) 193. Shaolin Soccer
(X) 194. Night Watch
(X) 195. Monsters, Inc.
(X) 196. Titanic
(X) 197. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(X) 198. Shaun of the Dead
( ) 199. Willard

Total so far: 155 out of 199

(X) 200. High Tension
(X) 201. Club Dread
(X) 202. Hulk
(X) 203. Dawn Of the Dead
(X) 204. Hook
(X) 205. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
(X) 206. 28 Days Later...
( ) 207. Orgazmo
( ) 208. Phantasm
( ) 209. Waterworld

Total so far: 162 out of 209

(X) 210. Kill Bill: Vol. 1
(X) 211. Kill Bill: Vol. 2
(X) 212. Mortal Kombat
( ) 213. Wolf Creek
(X) 214. Kingdom of Heaven
( ) 215. The Hills Have Eyes
( ) 216. The Day of the Woman (a.k.a. "I Spit on Your Grave")
( ) 217. Re-Animator
(X) 218. Army of Darkness

Total so far: 167 out of 218

(X) 219. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
(X) 220. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
(X) 221. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
(X) 222. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
(X) 223. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
(X) 224. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
( ) 225. The Ewok Adventure
( ) 226. Ewoks: The Battle For Endor

Total so far: 173 out of 226

(X) 227. The Matrix
(X) 228. The Matrix Reloaded
(X) 229. The Matrix Revolutions
(X) 230. The Animatrix
(X) 231. The Evil Dead
(X) 232. Evil Dead II
(X) 233. Team America: World Police
(X) 234. Red Dragon
(X) 235. The Silence of the Lambs
(X) 236. Hannibal

Grand Total: 183 out of 236

As high a number as 183 is, according to my Netflix records I've seen and rated 2,075 DVDs. Though that includes television series, it still indicates a much higher film count overall. Maybe my brain isn't as frozen as I thought; maybe it's just melting from staring at screens all the time...


Blogger b13 said...

American Pie Presents Band Camp was a bit funny.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is a must rent. I really liked what they did with this re imagining.

Flubber is funny. Robin Williams is always a hoot.

I Am Sam is a must see. Right up there with Mystic River.

Remember the Titans is good.

Joy ride is a good flick. Some of the alternate endings were better than the one they used.

Cujo, Christine, Children of the Corn... ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Add these NOW!

Freaky Friday was funny.

The Skulls is a decent flick.

The Devil's Rejects is AWESOME. I need to see this again.

Thr3e is in my instant que... maybe tomorrow night.

Willard, The Hills Have Eyes (both versions) good flicks.

The Day of the Woman (a.k.a. "I Spit on Your Grave") and Re-Animator are CLASSICS.

And... Wolf Creek was worth a rental. Looks like it's time for movie night. Come over and I'll order a pie or thr3e ;)

12/23/2008 1:43 AM  
Anonymous MCF said...

This is why my Netflix Queue rarely gets below 500; no matter how many movies I see, the focus is always on the ones I've surprisingly missed. Some of those are on my Queue already; others will be added when I make room. And I am ashamed that I've missed some of those King classics; I think I've seen more of his television miniseries than the theatrical adaptations.

Never enough hours in the day...

12/23/2008 9:23 AM  
Blogger Rey said...

hijack! MERRY CHRISTMAS! (early I know, but I won't be around)

12/23/2008 1:04 PM  
Blogger Lorna said...

For the most part, I think your misses were good choices---I think you could have exercised that good choicing a little more often, but you are a man with a mission. And B13 seems to have an influence on you.

12/23/2008 7:19 PM  
Blogger MCF said...

Oh, there are plenty of regrets on there Lorna, believe me. Joe Dirt? The Hot Chick? And some of the ones I haven't seen, I probably won't be adding to the Queue any time soon. I'm looking at you, Princess Diaries series...

12/23/2008 8:58 PM  
Blogger SwanShadow said...

I only got to 90. But that's largely because there's a lot of dreck on this list that I wouldn't watch unless strapped into a chair with forks holding my eyelids open (i.e., anything in Group 3; the entire Saw/Hostel genre).

12/24/2008 5:41 PM  
Blogger MCF said...

Goreporn like Hostel definitely isn't for everyone, but the Saw series has SUCH a good psychological backstory to it. I keep looking at it as an alternate Gotham where there's no Batman, and one of his villains has free reign.

12/24/2008 9:48 PM  
Blogger cube said...

I would definitely add Re-Animator, Cujo, Children of the Corn & Christine.

If you've already seen House of 1000 Corpses, then you can't miss Devil's Rejects as well.

Boogeyman is OK for a rental.

Not on the list, but one which I recommend simply because the ending is totally unexpected (I hate predictable endings) is Clive Barker's "The Midnight Meat Train".

12/25/2008 1:49 PM  
Blogger b13 said...

Just realized that I already had seen Thr3e... I also have a copy of Midnight Meat Train... I'll see that soon :)

12/26/2008 4:06 PM  

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