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Top 10 Comic Book Based Movies of All Time

I’m not your typical movie watcher. I pride myself on the ability to look at the commercials and previews of movies and judge whether or not they will be worth watching. Most of the time my answer is the same – “that’s going to be terrible”. Admittedly my picks are perfect, but the odds are with me considering the plethora of terrible movies being released on a regular basis.

I had the misfortune to watch one of those terrible movies on Saturday. It was X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The movie was sitting on our DVR for the past year or so and I finally worked up the motivation to give it a shot. It was one of those movies that I knew would be bad, but I like comics and it’s free so I figured I would give it a shot. I wish I hadn’t. What a frustrating movie. The thing that frustrated me most of all was the gratuitous use of other Marvel Universe characters who had no need to be in the movie. Gambit, Cyclops, Professor X, Emma Frost all made cameos for no good reason. Worse than that, they completely bastardized Deadpool, one of the more interesting characters in the setting, destroying much of his future big screen credibility with movie executives.

After getting stuck watching this steaming pile of film droppings I started thinking about films that did it right. Over the last few years we’re had more movies than ever based on comic books that exceeded our wildest expectations. I decided to put together my completely non-comprehensive list of the best 10 movies based on a comic book. Enjoy. Read the rest of this entry

The 56 best/worst analogies written by high school students

The 56 best/worst analogies written by high school students.

I have absolute got to share this.

My favorites are 5, 12, 27, 42 and 50. But absolute #1 favorite is 49:

She was as unhappy as when someone puts your cake out in the rain, and all the sweet green icing flows down and then you lose the recipe, and on top of that you can’t sing worth a damn.

Harry Potter: The End of an Era

Today’s article represents a momentary departure from my normal content. Last night I saw the last of the Harry Potter movies and want to put my thoughts on paper before they are irretrievably lost in the sands of time. I will warn you now that there are some mild spoilers in this article if you haven’t seen the last few movies.

I’m really not much of a movie watcher anymore. Everyone once in a while my men’s group will check out a movie, which is how I ended up seeing Thor and the Book of Eli. Before that I think my last movie was Avatar. That being said, this week has been movie week in the Oakes household. My brother and I decided that we would see the last movie last night. I had missed the last two movies in the series so I decided to try and watch the last 3 movies this week to get myself back in the swing of things. Read the rest of this entry

Savage Chickens

I have to admit, I’m really growing to like Doug Savage’s work. Corny yet meaningful, just like me 🙂

 

The Tourist and the Fisherman

The Tourist and the Fisherman.

Absolutely love this.

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