Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Holy Holliday!

Can you believe that Rockies game? Holy cow! Now that was exciting! I'm not usually a big baseball fan but I always root for the home team and that was a great way to end that game! Now I haven't seen the highlights - I'm at work and had to follow the game on ESPN.com but I'm told there's a little controversy over whether or not Holliday actually touched the plate. I'll watch SportsCenter in the morning.

Anyway, on to the end of month festivities: Books & Movies! Once again, my reading was sparse.

27. The Golden Torc - Julian May This is the 2nd book in the Pliocene Exile series and it's very good. I've got two more to read after this one.

28. Mysteries of the Unexplained - Time/Life I love books like this and that's why this is the BOTM. Despite being published in 1982, it still had some great stories about ghosts, UFO's, disappearances, zombies, etc. Very entertaining reading.

However I stayed on par with my movie watching:

125. To Catch A Thief Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in a stylish thriller. This was a fun one.

126. Titanic I was working through the shutdown at work which meant I was the only one on my floor so I brought Jordyn's portable DVD player and some movies to keep me occupied. This was the first one - Collin had just bought the special edition for me with the alternate ending and all the special features. I can never get enough of this movie.

127. Because I Said So 2nd movie of the shutdown. Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore...I had heard bad things about this one but ended up really enjoying it.

128. The Patriot Movie #1 of Day 2 of the shutdown. I hadn't seen this movie since it came out and had forgotten how good it was. Jason Isaacs as the bad guy is too wonderful...he's got great bad guy eyes! And Adam Baldwin as the traitor...I was so disappointed in him! :)

129. Driving Lessons Movie #2 of Day 2. Third time I'd watched this one and I enjoyed it just as much.

130. Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire I was still in my HP obsession phase and decided that this one might be my favorite. At least until HP & OOP comes out on DVD.

131. Hot Fuzz Dad was bored and asked to watch this. Who am I to say no?

132. After The Thin Man I loved this movie. William Powell and Myrna Loy were too stinking cute! I love their expressions and the dialogue...and all the drinking! And Jimmy Stewart was so young and SO good looking!

133. Cellular We had had this one from Netflix for a while and finally got around to watching it. It ended up being very good - we were tense throughout and rooting for Chris Evans. Jason Statham as the bad guy helps too!

134. Transporter 2 After seeing Jason Statham in Cellular, Collin decided I needed to see this one with him as the good guy. It's a "suspension of belief" movie but a lot of fun and a lot of action. The crazy chick with the guns and great shoes was awesome.

135. 3:10 To Yuma My MOTM. Mom and I went to the theatre to see this remake with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale and loved it. Can you get any cooler than Christian Bale?

136. An American Haunting This one was disappointing. It didn't scare me at all and I figured out the secret at the very beginning.

137. Next of Kin Lord, the movies you watch because you like an actor. Adam Baldwin was the bad guy in the cheese-packed Patrick Swayze vehicle. It was so incredibly cheesy I would have turned it off if AB hadn't been in it. Liam Neeson as a hillbilly is some weird casting....

138. A Chorus Line I love Terrance Mann, I can't say it enough. I loved him as Rum Tum Tugger in Cats and as Javare in Les Miserables but as Larry, the stage manager in this movie, he's adorable!! I loved this one so much I plan on watching it again this weekend!

139. Unaccompanied Minors Jordyn talked us into watching this and we went in hesitant. She's steered us wrong before (Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties) but this one was great. Very cute, good dialogue, three of the Kids In The Hall (including Kevin McDonald of Tallest fame) playing the "guards in the hall," and a good message. We're actually going to buy this one.

140. Crank If not for the Christian Bale western, this movie would have been tops last month. This was a fun ride, watching Jason Statham try to stay alive. Dwight Yoakum was a surpise cast member but he was awesome and Amy Smart, never one of my faves, was entertaining.

141. Clue Madeline Kahn was a genius in anything she did and as Mrs White, she didn't fail. Her line "I hated her so much that flames...flames...from the side of my face...." has always been a staple of mine. Maybe the movie isn't great but I love the cast - Tim Curry and Michael McKean especially. And the end line "I'm going home and sleep with my wife" always make me smile.

Go Rockies!!!

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