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Posted on Saturday, December 16th, 2006

Dave!I should be working, but I woke up feeling pretty terrible so I've decided to wash clothes and watch television instead.

But when I turned on the TV, I was assaulted by Michael Bolton singing When a Man Loves a Woman LIVE while some guy is ice skating to it. Not knowing what in the heck I've stumbled on to, I check the channel guide and find out that it's Michael Bolton: Tribute on Ice.

Rather than having to gouge my ears out, I change the channel only to find Fran Drescher hosting some kind of Hanukkah show, which is even more horrifying. Suddenly I was terrified that I'd turn the channel and run into The Clay Aiken Christmas Special or something equally shitty, so I decided to watch DVDs instead.

I have a stack of new DVDs waiting to be watched, but ultimately decided on watching the Back To The Future trilogy for the hundredth time...

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Sometimes there's no substitute for the classics!

I still think that the way they used the second movie to go back INTO the first movie is one of the more brilliant moments in motion picture history.

Right up there with "Rosebud" in Citizen Cane.

And, of course, that "Luke I am your father" thing from Star Wars.

Wah. Now I want to see the Star Wars trilogy again.


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Comments

  1. The Chad says:

    What about the ending to The Usual Suspects? Come on, that should be ranking up there too!

  2. Hilly says:

    I’ve got a nose for news so “The Usual Suspects” did nothing for me; I guessed the ending the very first scene with “Kaiser Soze” in it.

    I’ve reverted to “The Princess Bride” and “Pulp Fiction” a lot lately, even though I too have piles of DVD movies and TV shows to watch. Eh, whatevah!

  3. kazza says:

    BTTF II was on telly last night in oz as I noticed when a video finished.. I couldn’t help but watch it all.. :)

  4. Nez says:

    Hear! Hear! That Bolton thing was revolting.

  5. diane says:

    Hm…let’s see…you got stuck in an airport, had your face pierced with a giant needle, scrubbed your raw face with apricot and walnut shells, then proceeded to smack yourself in the balls with a giant bottle of shampoo.
    I simply can’t figure out why you might be feeling a little off today. ;)
    I’ve had a bug up my butt to watch the Star Wars trilogy lately myself. I figured it would pop up on cable somewhere, but only two weeks after installation my cable crapped out!! Wah!! Why don’t I have the trilogy on DVD??!

  6. ms. sizzle says:

    i almost happened on that michael bolton fiasco as well but stopped short (thank god!). then found out my friend is a closeted fan of his (eww!).

    you cannot go wrong with back to the future- good flick!

  7. Göran says:

    Wait, don´t start the Star Wars Trilogy just yet, I´m on my way. I just need to stack up on snacks.

  8. How odd is it that I was at Target today trying to buy Veronica Mars Season 2 for myself and when they were out I bought the entire Back to the Future trilogy?

    I’ve been curled up on the couch watching them ever since. I loved Michael J. Fox back in the day.

  9. Jippy says:

    Yeah ok but did you get your laundry done?

  10. Laurence says:

    Michael Bolton is a real nightmare for me !

    I did not know Clay Aiken. And I saw his official site. There, in this moment, I am requesting (praying?!) so much for not hearing him here. (I advise everybody against going on his site. My ears still do not recover from his “remake” of “without you” !)

    I understand the envy to watch classic movies. Back to the future is a very good choice. You give me the desire for watching classics with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, and Love Actually and all romantic comedy.

  11. Anthony says:

    Probably the best pic you’ve ever published. :)

  12. Sayuri says:

    I had an Indiana Jones moviefest the other day!! Brill!

  13. Belinda says:

    Yeah. For me it was “Blast From the Past” today, and I laughed at Christopher Walken every minute he was onscreen.

  14. yellojkt says:

    I just bought the Firefly series, but it’s a Santa present so don’t tell me so I can be surprised.

  15. nancycle says:

    Hm. Omar hasn’t seen that one yet (BTTF). I’m glad you mentioned it, I think he’ll like it. He says the Star Wars trilogy is good, but not when he’s doing something REALLY fun like playing XBox 360.

    Guess he’s lucky ~ I do the laundry.

    :-)

  16. Avitable says:

    I am of the firm opinion that the BTTF trilogy surpasses any other trilogy, even Star Wars.

  17. Kevin says:

    Ah Back to the Future! Great flick! One of the best.

  18. Karl says:

    Doesn’t get better than Back to the Future. I love love love that series. Gets better every time I watch it, too.

  19. Pauly D says:

    The script for the first BTTF is, in Hollywood, considered to be one of the best, well-written, well-crafted and well-structured screenplay ever.

    Ironically, a lot of people didn’t like BTTF2, but I also loved how they brought you right back into the first movie. Genius. Of course, Crispin Glover sued Universal and WON his court case because the producers used footage of him from the first movie in the second movie without paying him at all (and using a double to try and fool people that he was back for the second time).

    A little Monday morning 411 for you.

  20. Jeff says:

    “Assaulted by Michael Bolton” is a good way to put it. The way he oversings everything that comes out of his mouth is painful. Not every lyric has to be sung in emotional angst.

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