Wednesday, May 13, 2009

999 Challenge: update 5.13.09

I still hope to sit down one day and write reviews for all the entries.
(* = finished - 4 star system)

1. 9 Western films:
1990 -1999

*Dances with Wolves -4 stars
*Quigley Down Under -3 stars
*Maverick -3 stars
*Unforgiven -4 stars
*Tombstone -4 stars
*The Quick and the Dead -4 stars
Bad Girls
*Last of the Mohicans -4 stars
Geronimo: An American Legend
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2. 9 Horror:
1990-1999

*Exorcist III -3 1/2 stars
*From Dusk Till Dawn -3 1/2 stars
Full Eclipse
House on Haunted Hill
*It -3 stars
*Shadowbuilder -3 stars
*Prophecy -4 stars
*Night of the Living Dead (Savini version) -3 stars
*Innocent Blood -3 stars
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3. 9 Comedies:
1990-1999

*Dogma -3 1/2 stars
*My Cousin Vinny -4 stars
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
*Bowfinger -3 stars
*Spy Who Shagged Me -3 1/2 stars
Addams Family
*Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey -2 stars
*The Mask -3 1/2 stars
The Big Lebowski
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4. 9 Sci Fi films:
1990-1999

*Soldier -3 1/2 stars
*Virtuosity -3 stars
Deep Blue Sea
*Predator 2-3 stars
*Robocop 2 -2 1/2 stars
*Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace -2 1/2 stars
*Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country-3 stars
Alien 3 (dir. cut)
*Lost World: Jurassic Park 2 -2 1/2 stars
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5. 9 Martial Arts:
1990-1999

Kickboxer 5
Full Contact
Once Upon a Time in China III
*Above the Law (Yuen Baio) -2 1/2 stars
*Fist of Legend -4 stars
*Police Story 2 -3 1/2 stars
*Rapid Fire -3 stars
*Showdown in Little Tokyo -3 stars
*High Voltage -3 stars
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6. 9 TV series on dvd (one episode each):
(unfortunately not strictly following the 1990-1999 theme as most of the shows i tend to buy the dvds of aren't in that time frame ;o)

Sapphire and Steel
The Tick
The Persuaders
Millenium
Dr. Who
Buffy
Star Maidens
I,Claudius
The Wild,Wild West
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7. 9 books:

*A FORTUNATE LIFE (Robert Vaughn's autobiography) -3 1/2 stars
*MY WORD IS MY BOND (Roger Moore's autobiog) -4 stars
*ERNIE (Ernest Borgnine's autobiog) -4 stars
WORST NIGHTMARES by Shane Briant
*UP TILL NOW by William Shatner (autobiog) -3 stars
*MY BORING-ASS LIFE by Kevin Smith -3 1/2 stars
VIDEODROME: Studies in the Horror Film by Tim Lucas
IN SPITE OF MYSELF (Christopher Plummer's autobiog) -3 1/2 stars
*HAMMER FILMS:A LIFE IN PICTURES by Wayne Kinsey (i know this is primarily a photo book,with little text,but i wanted a Hammer related item on the list since it was originally Hammer and Beyond's Holger Hasse's idea) -4 stars
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8. 9 albums/cds (again i want to try to listen to bands i haven't before-or at least paid little attention to-also between 1990 to 1999)
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9. 9 chapters of a comic strip- I'm not sure yet-still working out a theme.

That's all...Vokes...;o)
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

I wish everyone a truly happy Mother's Day today-every mom should appreciate their family and every family should do the same for her!

I never got to know my mom-my dad and her broke up when i was about 4,i think-so i don't even remember what she looked like (and my dad doesn't talk about her) and I haven't heard word one since these last 51 years.

This isn't meant to depress you so much as make you appreciate what you have-some of us wish we could hug our moms today.

...have a great day,Vokes Folks...;o)
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Friday, May 1, 2009

EAGLE review

My pal David Zuzelo-of the blog Tomb It May Concern- has done a cool review of my reprint volume of the early Eagle tales-check it out!