zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Highway)
I have an entire bookmarks folder dedicated to movies I should probably watch, if I ever get around to it.

I picked the movies randomly, via things like IMDB and Wikipedia, and there are some weird ones, like Highwaymen.

Also known as: The One Where A Poor Man's Ralph Fiennes Drives. A Lot. )

TL;DR Come for the cars, stay for Mr. Passion of the Christ swearing and driving stick.


May. 24th, 2010 07:51 pm
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Hello Ladies)




May. 21st, 2010 12:17 am
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Never love a Wild Thing)
Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper on their journal.
Explain in five sentences why you're using that wallpaper!
Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on!

Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred years too late. The canons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder. I'm an under-thirty victim of fate, arriving too late.
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (MST3K)
Foxfire: A Review )
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Highway)
Today I have two awesome Halloween movies for you to watch, the first being Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.
I saw this on TV years ago, and missed most of it as I was in New Orleans at the time. Just this year I've managed to find it online, and it's better than I remember. It goes through movies everyone has seen, and some you've never even heard of and it makes you want to watch them all. (With some exceptions. Audition comes to mind.) For a person who talks through movies no matter what, it was great to see some of my favorite horror scenes dissected by those who love them as much as I do.

Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments
- Part I (100-76)
- Part II (75-51)
- Part III (50-31)
- Part VI (30-11)
- Part V (10-1)

Next up is a movie I found through 100 Scariest Movie Moments. Basically after seeing them describe it, I couldn't not watch it. They said all the magic words: 80's, vampires, road movie, Bill Paxton.

The movie is Near Dark.

But before we get to that, let me explain my love affair with Bill Paxton. If he is in it, I will watch it.
Spy Kids, Titanic, I do not care. The man is a beast. He has been in a million movies, and not one of them has earned him the recognition that he deserves. He is a character actor. He is that guy who's name is mentioned twice, and who gets killed off in the goriest way imaginable, Near Dark being no exception. Aliens. Tombstone. Predator 2. Terminator. Bill Paxton is the heart and soul of grunge, so-bad-they're-good 80's movies. He's Kevin Bacon and Micheal Biehn, all rolled into one, glorious goofball package. Watch Twister again, sometime. Would it be the same without Bill Paxton swearing, driving fast, and yelling at tornadoes? I don't think so.

Okay. Now let's discuss Near Dark. It is a vampire western. It's a road movie. It's like From Dusk Till Dawn and John Carpenter's Vampires got together and had twins. One of which is The Forsaken. And the retro elder brother is Near Dark.

Okay, bad comparison, but it's true!

But best of all of that? The music is done by Tangerine Dream, the German geniuses who created the awesome music for Ridley Scott's Legend. They are the 80's electronica band.
So, seriously. If 100 Scariest Movie Moments doesn't convince you, then Tangerine Dream should. Watch it.

Watch Near Dark via zshare.

Happy Halloween!
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Hmm.)
Just got word that I lost my job at the school, due to budget cuts. They said if I ever did work/study, they'd try to hire me back.
At least now I don't have to juggle time between boredom at work and pissing time away between classes. Also, I'll probably get back into swimming.

In the meantime, I'm watching Generation Kill, a phenomenal HBO show about Recon Marines in Iraq during Operation Freedom. It's hardcore.

Generation Kill via watch-series.com
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Stage Dive)
So, last night I was up at about 3am and was flipping channels. I found HBO. They were playing this weird-ass looking movie with Paul Walker and something about a gun.

I kinda kept watching.

And it was awesome.

The film is called Running Scared and, rather than synopsize here, I direct you to the Wikipedia summary that I fucking wrote, bitches. Because this movie needed justice done.

Read 'em and weep, bitches.

Yes, it sucks, but trust me, it's way better than it was.

Also? If you like blood, violence, rampant crime, and some seriously scary shit, watch the damn movie.

Uh, no.

Jul. 22nd, 2009 01:44 am
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Viper)
Pandora.com just told me that I have reached my monthly free listening limit, and for 99 cents I can get more.

See, this? This is why I pirate.
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Let's Talk About Me)
All pertinent, I swear.

First off, I recently acquired the game Sims 3. That game is like a deadly sin. You know its wrong, BUT YOU JUST CANNOT STOP.
But really. God DAMN. That game.

Just. ERG.

Next, Drowning Pool concert tomorrow. Syked? Duh-HUR.

Today I tiled a wall. It was an adventure. More to come tomorrow, pre-concert.

And the big news. My grandfather is selling his truck. He may sell it to me. Or, okay, he may loan it to me after I sign a loan agreement, because I do not have four thousand dollars right this second. But I may be getting a truck.

Ask me how excited I am. Go ahead. I've got capslock.
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (MST3K)
I don't know why, but Youtube seems to have a plethora of old 80's animated movies in its repertoire. So, I watched Fire and Ice.

Eh. The animation's decent. If you have an hour and a half to kill (while you wait for Prince Caspian to load), give it a look. High fantasy, buff heros, scantily-clad damsels, mysterious anti-heroes, good vs. evil...

Fire and Ice, in 9 parts.
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (MST3K)
There comes a time when you just give up on trying to sleep. So, I watched Dangerous Minds.

Like Stand and Deliver, this is a movie about a teacher given a classroom of problem children and a unhelpful school and, against all odds, expects the world of them.

This time, though, instead of troublemaker Edward James Olmos teaching calculus, we have Michelle Pfeiffer playing a hard-ass ex-Marine who teaches Dylon.

The movies are terrifically similar, right down to the teachers tossing the curriculum out the window in favor of actually engaging and challenging their students.
I come from a very long line of teachers, so it always thrills me to see someone actually doing it right.

Everyone should see this film, as far as I'm concerned.

Luckily, I'm kind of awesome.

Dangerous Minds: Parts 1-9
Dangerous Minds: Part 10

Hey, if you're gonna be an insomniac, why not enjoy it?
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (MST3K)
Heavy Metal: Not Enough To It For A Full Review

Do you like cartoons?
Do you like 70's heavy metal?
Do you like naked women?

If you answered yes, then Heavy Metal is for you.

Written and filmed in the spirit of an 80's Animatrix, this movie is really a series of interconnected stories, all animated by different studios and with of varying degrees confusing imagery, gore, and... Okay, naked women.

It's fluff, plain and simple. But since I like 70's heavy metal and gore, I can forgive the utter lack of plot.

If you're curious, you can find the movie in 9 parts here. Watch it stoned, or something.
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Viper)
Doomsday: A Review )


Nov. 11th, 2008 06:53 pm
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (VICTORY)
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Stoned Smile)
Arrr! Scurvy!

And also?


This is not edited. They actually screwed that up.


Oh, boys.

Aug. 29th, 2008 11:13 pm
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Smirk)
Bones, The Man With the Bone.


Oh, yes.

And the only thing better than pirates, and the possible pirate treasure?

The Yellow-Eyed Demon digging for pirate treasure.

If Heaven is this fantastically geeky, I may invest some time orchestrating eventual entry.

... but that makes you wonder how much cooler Hell could be.

Something cooler than the Yellow-Eyed Demon, teamed up with Angel, digging for buried treasure? My mind, it cannot fathom.

zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (What is this fuckery?)
Because the CW website, a place to legitimately watch my episodes, does not welcome non US IP adresses.

Okay. I try to pirate less and love humanity and copyrights and all that bullshit, and what do I get? A smug slap in the face.

Ever get the feeling that the universe is trying to tell you that, well... You're a moron, and go back to what works, even if it means roasting in hell at a later date? Because thats the signal I'm getting here.

::shrug:: Okay then.

On a good note, however, I have caught up with the rest of the world in the respect of SPN. I now have to wait for next Thursday like everybody else.

... Heat of the moment... ::rocks out::


May. 1st, 2008 10:40 am
zfreelance: (<lj site="livejournal.com"  user="timepunching">) (Supernatural)
Foriegn upload sites, you rock my world. Ya'll don't worry about dubbing, you just sub it and post it.

I had another American get on my case for piracy the other day. I just looked at her and went, 'And? Your point?'

I am going to buy the seasons when I get back. I just want to be safely back in Zone 1 before I do it. And I do not wanna wait.


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