New Entry
Okay, I've given it a lot of thought, but my list of "Favorite Movies Of All-Time" needs revision. More specifically, a new entry. For the last 20 years or so, the top-two have been as thus:
  1. Casablanca
  2. Star Wars: The Empires Strikes Back
After that, the list positions of favorites movies hasn't been rigid. But, like a compass pointing north, that's been my answer to my favorite films ever for as long as I can recall.

Today, a revision:
  1. Casablanca
  2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  3. Star Wars: The Empires Strikes Back
I'm not kidding. Those of you who know me may be aghast at the import of this. I'm a little busy right now, but I plan to follow up with a review shortly.


Ex-minister essay
I stumbled upon this little P.O.V. essay from an ex-minister. He certainly touches upon a lot of things I can relate to.

Oh, and speaking of The Passion of the Christ, which is now the highest grossing rated-R movie of all time (heh), rumor has it that this week's episode of South Park features Kyle going to see the controversial flick. I can't wait.


Batman: The All-Star Actor Saga
Cinescape reports that two more renowned actors have joined the already formidable acting squad for Batman Begins: Rutger Hauer and Tom Wilkinson. What is it with this movie?
Gorey Death
Thanks to the anti-social Jaquandor who found a quiz to figure out Which horrible Edward Gorey death will you die?

My result, naturally:
You will sink in a mire. You like to think you're
normal, but deep down you really just want to
strip off your clothes and roll around in
chicken fat.

What horrible Edward Gorey Death will you die?
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Pulp Fiction: Deconstructing the Timeline
Instead of using my vast synaptic resources to create a utopian society, I've opted to settle one of the burning questions of our time: How much time passes during the events in the movie Pulp Fiction?

Well, the first step in this process is to establish a timeline sequesnce. Here is the chapter list as presented in the film:
Clearly, Tarantino jumps around. With very little effort from my supercharged cranial unit, we can get the chronological sequence:
You might be saying, "Whoa! How do you figure that?" Or, you might also be saying, "I can't believe I'm wasting my time reading this when there is PORN all over the internet!" Or, you might not be saying anything, but silently passing judgement on my obvious lack of social skills. In any event, I shall endeavor to explan.

In scene 2 (VINCENT VEGA & MARSELLUS WALLACE'S WIFE), after Vega and Jules have the conversation about mayonnaise and Royale with Cheese, they grab their guns out of the trunk and go up into the apartment building. When they reach the door to Brad's apartment, Jules asked Vega what time it is. Vega replies "7:22 AM". As this is the first chronologically in the movie, we can establish that the film begins, approximately, at 7 AM on Day One.

Chronologically, the next scene is 4 (JULES, VINCENT, JIMMIE & THE WOLF). This occurs immediately after scene 2. The entire sequence happens during the same morning, and concludes at Marcellus' bar. When Vince and Jules arrive (clad in Banana Slugs gear), the bartender says to Vince: "I hear you're taking Mia out tomorrow." From that we can say that the date and the drug OD sequence happen the following night (about 36 hours from that point), and concludes early the next morning.

The last sequence is scene 3 (THE GOLD WATCH). After Butch's fight, in the locker room, Marcellus is on the phone giving orders to find Butch. Mia and Vince are in the foreground. Mia thanks him for "last night", saying she had fun. Therefore, the fight night is the night after the OD night, 1 day later. Butch wakes up the next morning and goes to retrieve his watch, and the Zed incident ensues. After escaping Zed's pleasure factory and jumping on Zed's bike ("Grace"), Butch checks his father's watch. It says: 10:30. He immediately goes to pick up his chick and vamoose. That is chronologically the last scene of the film, ending at approximately 11 AM.

Therefore we can say that the film starts at @7 AM on Day One and ends at @ 11 AM on Day 4 for a duration of 76 hours, plus or minus a few minutes.

Of course, if you are really a rooster-prick, you can say 76 hours + about 35 years if you include the Christopher Walken's flashback. I'd advise not. Rooster-pricks are far too abudant these days.


That's Mr. Durden to you
Took Quizilla's "What movie do you belong in?" quiz, and lo and behold, this is what I got, and I am indeed proud:

Fight Club!

What movie Do you Belong in?(many different outcomes!)
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The list of all possible outcomes is here.
Batman: The Ultimate Cast
The new Batman movie in production continues to add to its already formidable cast with the addition of Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon:
    The cast includes Christian Bale as Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred, Katie Holmes as Rachel Dodson, Liam Neeson as Ducard, Ken Watanabe as ra's al Ghul, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Cillian Murphy as Jonathan Crane, and Larry Holden as D.A. Fisk.
Is it too early to get excited? Never!


Technological Advances
It's amazing, but this internet orgasmic simulator really does capture a realistic facsimile.