Saturday, December 4, 2010

Days 131-141: Catching Up

Sorry I haven't been updating the blog lately. I've been more swamped in work than usual. I'm going to play catch up right now in a very cheap way. Rather than contributing a thousand words per movie, I'm just going to give my "IMDb rating" on a scale of ten. It's the best I can do right now. Real blogging will resume tomorrow. Until then, enjoy this roundup, ask me in the comments why I feel the way I do, and we'll start some arguments down there. Sorry for the unscheduled break!

Little Miss Sunshine, 2006, #233, 9/10
Stalag 17, 1953, #214, 8/10
Hotel Rwanda, 2004, #114, 7/10
Reservoir Dogs, 1992, #63, 7/10
Pulp Fiction, 1994, #5, 7/10
Blade Runner, 1982, #110, 7/10
How to Train Your Dragon, 2010, #172, 7/10
Stand By Me, 1986, #158, 6/10
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 1964, #32, 8/10
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975, #9, 8/10
The Grapes of Wrath, 1940, #174, 8/10

So yes, this batch had some movies that I think are pretty overrated, and on a list where most people would say the worst film is Little Miss Sunshine, it's undoubtedly my favorite and the only one I've been compelled to watch multiple times. Go figure.

Back tomorrow with Ben-Hur; you'd better be prepared.


  1. I am elated beyond words to see that you don't absolutely love Pulp Fiction. Glad I'm not the only one.

  2. Waaaaaaay overrated. Take out Travolta and Samuel L. and it's not even interesting. Gimme Inglourious Basterds for QT any day.

  3. Little Miss Sunshine is better than both Blade Runner and Dr. Strangelove? We're fucking done, professionally.

  4. Looool at Nick's comment. It's brilliant.
    Haven't seen half of the movies, but I definetly would rate Pulp Fiction (9/10 at least) and One Flew Over (9/10), and i think also Blade Runner (8/10) and HTTYD (8/10) higher then you did. I agree that Stand By Me was nothing special, I have the same rated on it on imdb, and well I didn't really like Strangelove.

  5. As I said in an earlier post. Dr. Strangelove is WAY overrated. I grew up watching Stand By Me, though, and it was one of my favorite movies as a kid. Admittedly, I haven't seen it in probably 15 years, but 6/10?

  6. @ Nick - Man, I thought you'd have a bigger problem with the Tarantino stuff being rated lower, gotta say that's a curveball. An 8 is solid, I do like Strangelove a lot. Only about sixth among Kubrick films, but a lot. Blade Runner...I mean, it's good, Rutger Hauer and Harrison Ford are both iconic, but eh. Not one of my favorite sci-fi futuristic shitty world movies.

    @ Guntars - One Flew Over is great. I want to debunk the idea that an 8/10 is's very good haha.

    @ Jeff - I think it's people who loved Stand By Me as kids who voted it into the top 250. I liked it when I was 11 a hell of a lot more than I do now.