Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Unyielding Commissioning Picks On Dumb Nerds

Check that marquee again, son - From YPR, a list of ill-conceived musical double bills. They did leave out Bush / ...and you will know us by the trail of dead, but it's a pretty hilarious list. The R. Kelly one is easily my favorite. But I won't ruin it for you. Go see for yourself.

Flunking science class - This had to be hastily done. Newarama has their Top 5 Plausible Science Fiction Films. #1 is 2001: A Space Odyssey. That's an easy call and absolutely accurate. From there, the list decends in to an utter joke. #2: The Truman Show - they view it as plausible because Survivor and Big Brother exist. Um, those people signed up to be on television. You know how much the set alone would cost for The Truman Show? Let alone all the actors and everything else? Please. There's no way such a program stays on the air for 30 years. #3 Gattaca - OK, we'll give you that one. #4 Iron Man. Iron Man?!? Come on. #5 Jurassic Park. I'm willing to accept that the premise is inherently feasible, and maybe the book makes a more compelling argument, but the film is an overt exercise in fantasy. There is nothing about it even pretending to be realistic. So instead of just complaining and acting like a smartass here's my rebuttal:

A much better top 5:
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. Blade Runner
3. Children of Men
4. Gattaca
5. The Abyss

Just like the phrase itself - Over at Scene Stealers, Eric provides us with his Top Ten Movie Series that have jumped the shark. Aside from picking the wrong film of the series for his #1, it's pretty spot-on.

And since we seem kinda light today, here's something that someone reminded me you should see because reading is fundamental!

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