100. Happy now? (if someone else is saying it)
99. Word to the wise
98. Above and beyond
97. On pins and needles
96. Keep your chin up
95. Son of a gun
94. As good as done
93. When God closes a door, he opens a window
92. May lightning strike me
91. Lose your marbles
90. Crafty as a fox
89. Says you!
88. To the ends of the Earth
87. Wine and dine
86. Twenty three skidoo
85. Shooting fish in a barrel
84. Bob's your uncle
83. Where did I go wrong?
82. Hit the ro
100. Happy now? (if I'm saying it)
99. Call the shots
98. Rome wasn't built in a day
97. On the fence
96. Cream of the crop
95. Up and running
94. A shot in the dark
93. Steal my thunder
92. Not playing with a full deck
91. Without batting an eye
90. Come hell or high water
89. Game, set, match
88. Method to his/her madness
87. Keys to the kingdom
86. Chip off the old block
85. Can't cut the mustard
84. Bite your tongue
83. Take it with a grain of salt
It's nearly October, so here's some good ones you may not have heard of Many have comedy, sci-fi, thriller mixed in there but they all qualify
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
A Bucket of Blood
The Company of Wolves
The Curse of the Werewolf
Fiend Without a Face
In the Mouth of Madness
John Dies at the End
Did my top 25 on another site earlier today and figured I might as well extend it for here If I did this tomorrow it would probably be slightly different but whatever...
1. After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985)
2. The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)
3. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
4. Heathers (Michael Lehmann, 1988)
5. Batman (Tim Burton, 1989)
6. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)
7. Used Cars (Robert Zemeckis, 1980)
8. Dick Tracy (
I love collecting these sort of media items and of course discussing the items themselves. Do you have any of the same titles, and which ones interest you the most? Really, I'd be interested in hearing any general thoughts.
An arrow indicates that the films are sold in a set to explain what seems like an alphabetizing error.
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
28 Days Later... (2002)
Alien: Covenant (2017)
All right, so I don't seriously think anyone is gonna sift through the hundreds of movies on this list, but I was backing it all up from the IMDb list I add to anyway and since I've done blog entries like this before, I figured why not....
The TV series that I own on DVD/Blu-ray are already listed in a separate entry: https://fotpforums.com/blogs/entry/815-my-tv-series-collection/
22 Jump Street (2014)
The 300 Spartans (1962)
I started off the year by finally getting my driver's license after many years of just having a learner's.
Film enthusiast that I am, I unfortunately didn't watch as many movies in general as I usually do, but I did reach the milestone of seeing more films than ever theatrically.
Commemorating one of two of them...
I went to the amusement park, which was fun considering I hadn't been in a while. I went on many rides varyi
98. Rawhead Rex
96. The Toxic Avenger
94. Night of the Demons
93. Time Bandits
92. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
90. Peggy Sue Got Married
89. Enemy Mine
88. Near Dark
87. The Dead Zone
86. The Dark Crystal
85. The Last Starfighter
83. Robot Jox
Doctor Strange and Mr. Fantastic (these are somewhat old and you can't take them out of the box without cutting it open, so I won't be doing so)
The Shadow (debated getting the regular version or the Lamont Cranston/Alec Baldwin one that turns into the Shadow, landed on the former). Again, not gonna open it.
Batman (1989) blast shield (action figure included) and Batwing, still boxed.
Movie-based Dick Tracy toys that I ha
I was making this list for another site since I want to keep track from now on, and as I've done before I thought I might as well post it here too This list is constructed just from memory really, so there may be a couple of mistakes, and they are ordered by U.S./Canadian release dates rather than the order that I saw them (which would be pretty much impossible to recall).
1996 (birth year):
Half of you rascals probably don't even remember this format but here it is Again, just backing this up elsewhere and figured I might as well add it here. This is all the stuff I haven't yet bothered to replace on DVD or Blu-ray, so there's a lot of kids' movies and mediocre action films/comedies here...
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The 6th Day (2000)
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters - Meet the Monsters
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters - Monsters' N
Some of these are better known than others, and two specifically have a lot of martyrdom attached to them due to being cancelled so early on, but ultimately I think still deserve a lot of acclaim.
10. Garfunkel and Oates
This one was more quietly removed and I don't think it really garnered much of a fanbase, but it's an amusing if somewhat uneven show with some very offbeat, non-generic comedy.
Favorite episode: Maturity
9. Clerks: The
I did this for another website and I figured I'd back it up here. A minimum of people will probably care but eh, it's already done. If a series is italicised, that means it's an ongoing series that I simply own every released season of thus far, and unless otherwise indicated, these are all DVD.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
Ash vs. Evil Dead (1 on DVD, 2 on iTunes)
Batman: The Animated Series
Birds of Prey
This is one of my favourite sub-genres in science fiction (though not every film here counts as sci-fi), so I'm also gonna add an "honourable mention" list as they very end just so the primary one isn't ridiculously long. Also, I won't count more than one film from the same series.
Most/all of these films take some artistic license with the real people they're based on, but I will set some limits. I'm not going to count anything here like Amadeus or Quills (both great movies) that are less biopics and more just fiction loosely based on real historical figures.
And yeah, I'm a whore for Warren Beatty.
20. Schindler's List
19. Quiz Show
18. Catch Me If You Can
17. Raging Bull
15. The Soci
Most of these range from improbable to ridiculous... I could probably fill this list with Sly alone!
- Jerry Savage (Rebel)
- Johnny Kovak (F.I.S.T)
- Deke DaSilva (Nighthawks)
- Robert Hatch (Victory)
- Lincoln Hawk (Over the Top)
- Raymond Tango (Tango & Cash)
- John Spartan (Demolition Man)
- Ray Quick (The Specialist)
- Robert Rath (Assassins)
Seagal has some doozies as well...
Not gonna lie - it was a stretch to get all the way to fifteen...
15. Cujo (1983)
14. Bats (1999)
13. Anaconda (1997)
12. Orca (1977)
11. Willard (1971)
10. Monkey Shines (1988)
9. Congo (1995)
8. The Birds (1963)
7. Deep Blue Sea (1999)
6. Piranha (1978)
5. The Grey (2012)
4. Phase IV (1974)
3. Alligator (1980)
2. Arachnophobia (1990)
1. Lake P
I hadn't gone to one of these since I was about 15, so when I heard they were putting on one for ten days in my local city (with better rides than I was used to as well, my previous city didn't really get the full treatment), I was pretty excited. I had it in my head that I was gonna try all the badass shit that I was too much of a pussy to go on as a kid, and...I sorta did.
The first thing I tried was one of two rollercoasters that were there, and this line took fucking forever. As
I'd specifically avoided naming animated TV series in my other blog entries, so here's me making up for it. I'm counting any kind of animation here - traditional, CGI, stop-motion, whatever. Also counting everything from cartoons with a child target audience to super raunchy, adults-only cartoons, and I'm counting every genre.
20. Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (2000-2007)
19. Clerks: The Animated Series (2000-2001)
18. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-1996)
For every Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avatar, there's a space opera flick that didn't receive a fraction of the attention of those films. Some of these are inspired by those films, other are blatants knock-offs. Some of these are good, some bad, some inbetween - but all are entertaining!
- I'm not counting anything like Dune or John Carter (both films that I like) that in spite of being flops are such notorious flops that they're still pretty well known
I'm not naming any villains who were kind of bland or generic (Walter Donovan, Malekith) but weren't really a major presence in their respective films or villains that are simply too funny for me to hate (Mr. Freeze). All the ones listed are poorly acted, poorly written characters who definitely drag the films they're in down.
Walker (Stuart Wilson) - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
Dr. Claw (Rupert Everett) - Inspector Gadget
The films that I picked for this list all either have less than an average rating of 6.0 on IMDb or less than 50% on Rotten Tomatoes, and in many cases, both. Personally though, I'd rate all of them at least a solid 7 and many of them even higher for various reasons. I'm not gonna game anything like slasher series (unless it's a reviled entry I happen to like), Transformers or Batman v Superman which are all fairly popular really despite being disliked by critics and would have a significant amo
I have a longer, more detailed list in the works but it's taking a while to put together and I wanna do another one so I made this in the meanwhile. Again, live-action series only.
20. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2001)
19. The Goldbergs (2013-present)
18. The King of Queens (1998-2007)
17. Eastbound & Down (2009-2013)
16. Black-ish (2014-present)
15. Corner Gas (2004-2009)
14. The Office [U.S.] (2005-2013)
13. My Name is Earl (2005-2009)