Sunday, July 15, 2018

wii u woes

Our Wii U gamepad no longer functions. For  while, it was workng, but only if it was near th Wii U itself. And now... completely kaput.
That's been the case for a while now. It's (at least) 100 dollars to have it sent to Nintendo to get repaired, and we don't have the extra cash to get that done. (And when we do get money, there are numerous other items that tke precedent.)

I just was reminded, though, of all the games we haaave on our Wii U that we can't play. Super Mario Maker, Captain Toad, Mario Kart 8... well, some day.

Saturday, July 07, 2018

that'll do

Had a dream last night that Key and Peele were in a third Babe movie.
In the dream, they were transporting Babe ...somewhere, and they had to travel by hot air balloon. There may have been a joke about pigs flying involved.

I don't remember much else from the dream, but now that I've thrown this idea out there, Hollywood, ya'll need to run with it.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

top 100 horror movies of all time

What? No Maximum Overdrive? Who made who, indeed.

Anyway. Remember when lists were a thing people did? Good times.

So. Here's a list of the top 100 horror movies - OF ALL TIME. (Oddly, no horror movies appear to be made after 2017. Guess real life is scary enough at that point.)
Also, this list was compiled by critics, so, you know, it's not necessarily ...accurate.

I'm bolding the ones I've seen.

Here's the list:
100. Willow Creek (2014)
99.   Split (2017)
98.   Santa Sangre (1989)
97.   The Others (2001)
96.   The Conjuring 2 (2016)
95.   Dressed to Kill (1984)
94.   Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2003)
93.   Save the Green Planet (2004)
92.   The House of the Devil (2009)
91.   We Are What We Are (2013)
90.   The Thing (1982)
89.   Paranormal Activity (2009)
88.   Backcountry (2015)
87.   Gremlins (1984)
86.   The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
85.   Spring (2015)
84.   Altered States (1980)
83.   A Field in England (2014)
82.   Ginger Snaps (2001)
81.   Slither (2006)
80.   The Omen (1976)
79.   The Descent (2006)
78.   Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh) (2015)
77.   Chronicle (2012)
76.   The Devil's Candy (2017)
75.   This Is The End (2013)
74.   Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut (2004)
73.   Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
72.   Poltergeist (1982)
71.   An American Werewolf in London (1981)
70.   Near Dark (1987)
69.   28 Days Later (2003)
68.   The Orphanage (2007)
67.   Bone Tomahawk (2015)
66.   Gerald's Game (2017)
65.   Cronos (1994)
64.   The Shining (1980)
63.   Misery (1990)
62.   The Dead Zone (1983)
61.   The Conjuring (2013)
60.   The Exorcist (1973)
59.   The Blair Witch Project (1999)
58.   Frankenweenie (2012)
57.   Let Me In (2010)
56.   The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
55.   Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
54.   The Wicker Man (1973)
53.   Don't Breathe (2016)
52.   We Are Still Here (2015)
51.   Phantom of the Opera (1925)
50.   Dawn of the Dead (1979)
49.   The Fly (1986)
48.   Eraserhead (1977)
47.   Suspiria (1977)
46.   What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
45.   It Comes at Night (2017)
44.   Dracula (1931)
43.   Zombieland (2009)
42.   Shaun of the Dead (2004)
41.   The Host (2007)
40.   A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
39.   Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016)
38.   Re-Animator (1985)
37.   Room 237
36.   The Love Witch (2016)
35.   Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre) (1979)
34.   Halloween (1978)
33.   Young Frankenstein (1974)
32.   The Loved Ones (2012)
31.   The Evil Dead (1981)
30.   Carrie (1976)
29.   Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
28.   Drag Me To Hell (2009)
27.   A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)
26.   The Innocents (1961)
25.   The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (1981)
24.   Don't Look Now (1973)
23.   The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
22.   The Birds (1963)
21.   Gojira (1956)
20.   The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
19.   Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
18.   The Witch (2016)
17.   Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
16.   Eyes Without a Face (1962)
15.   Night of the Living Dead (1968)
14.   Freaks (1932)
13.   Aliens (1986)
12.   Let the Right One In (2008)
11.   It Follows (2015)
10.   Frankenstein (1931)
9.     Rosemary's Baby (1968)
8.     The Babadook (2014)
7.     The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
6.     Repulsion (1965)
5.     King Kong (1933)
4.     Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) (1922)
3.     Psycho (1960)
2.     The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) (1920)
1.     Get Out (2017)

Hm. Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do. 

Sunday, July 01, 2018

twe eig te

2018 is half way over.

I had thought about making a post about ICE, and how, while it's great that the idea of abolishing it has started to gain momentum, I'd prefer that the idea of "prosecute ICE" would grab hold. I guess maybe one step at a time. But,  I shouldn't hold my breath. Heaven forbid that anyone with power actually face any consequences for their abuses.

Anyway, I guess I *did* make that post, since, really, that's all it was going to say. Heh.