Friday, May 07, 2010

A post about nothing

Here's what I'm listening to tonight. A big star from the 80s who I still like to hear now and then. First five in the list:
1. Sara
2. No Spoken Word
3. Wild Heart
4. Some Become Strangers
5. How Still My Love

The last couple of days at work were pretty rough, due mostly to a bone-headed management decision. Today was easy, however, got home today about 1:00. Took a long nap, ripped some CDs, paid some bills, ate supper, caught up the checkbook, now working on my second pipe.

Last night I noticed a movie on Sci-Fi with Bruce Campbell called My Name is Bruce. I tried to record it but they were running 3 1/2 minutes late so I missed the ending, therefore didn't watch any of it. Netflix to the rescue. This staggering their schedule so that shows never actually begin on the hour for which they are scheduled really annoys me. One of these days I'm going to tell them where to stick their satellite dish and watch nothing but DVDs from then on.

Anyway, it reminded me of another old movie called They Call Me Bruce? Anyone remember that one? I remember renting the videotape back in the 80s because my sister had seen it at the theater and said it was really stupid. I have learned that if my sister says a movie is stupid, I'm very likely to think it's very funny. I remember being quite amused at this one, so to Netflix I went. For lack of anything better to post, here's my current Netflix queue.

'Allo, 'Allo: The whole series. I'm currently on season 3 and have 13 more discs to go for the whole series. They showed this on KLRN a long time ago, but they never showed the whole series. I always preferred Maria over Yvette.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2: A hilarious movie.

The Great Dictator, To Be or Not to Be (original and remake): I don't remember where I read about these, or maybe I saw something about them on TV, but I added them all at the same time. The first with Charlie Chaplin, the second with Jack Benny and the third with Mel Brooks; all comedies.

Judgement at Nuremburg: Must have been added at the same time as the previous. I think I had just seen something about the Nazis that mentioned these movies.

Smilla's Sense of Snow: Don't remember why I added this one, but it looks like a decent movie.

Lidsville: The complete series, 3 discs. Just to see what it's like now that I'm not a kid, and also because I'm sure my own kids will like it.

The Lost Boys: Haven't seen it in a while, and it's still one of my favorite vampire movies. My son will probably totally dig it.

Danger Mouse: The whole series, 9 discs. This was a great show.

Ergo Proxy: The whole series, 7 discs. Anime. Saw some previews on another anime DVD I rented.

Black Lagoon: 4 discs. More anime, same as above.

Witch Hunter Robin: 6 discs. Yet more anime which I've heard good things about but never seen.

Dead Snow: A relatively new zombie movie that looks good.

She's the Man: I'm pretty sure I added this one for my wife, but I'll watch anything with Amanda Bynes.

Nosferatu the Vampyre: Another version of Nosteratu which is supposed to be pretty lame, but I want to see it for myself.

The Simpsons Movie: Never seen it.

Fire and Ice: Did you know this movie is finally on DVD? It had vanished from the video market for many years because of some kind of copyrighting conflict or something. Another great one from Ralph Bakshi.

Frazetta: Painting with Fire: A documentary about Frank Frazetta.

Mighty Mouse: the complete series, 3 discs. This is the remake from the 80s by Ralph Bakshi.

My Name is Bruce, They Call Me Bruce?: As mentioned above.

The Adventures of Pete & Pete: the whole series, 4 discs. I saw a few of these when we first got satellite TV and thought they were great. I'm getting them for myself and because I'm sure the kids will love them.


  1. Sounds like you're listening to Stevie Nicks.

    Interesting group of movies; I've seen some of them.
    Judgment at Nuremberg is good.
    The Frazetta documentary is really good; the guy had a lot of facets no one knows.

  2. I remember They Call Me Bruce?. I haven't seen it since it first came out, so I don't remember a lot from it, but I do remember laughing when I saw it.

    Let us know if it holds up after all these years.

  3. Just read that now Frazetta has passed away...Painting With Fire is a great documentary. The man had a daemonic energy that even under all his years blazed forth.