In honor of Embrace Your Inner Geek Day, we’ve got a graphic that measures your geeky movie cred. How much of a geek are you?
Today is Meteor Day, which sounds ominous, but is really just a day for celebrating the majesty of the meteor by searching the heavens for glowing steaks of light fffrooOOOOM SPPAAAAAaaaaacccee.
In honor of this historically important (not really) holiday, I’ve got five movies for you to watch involving meteors and CERTAIN DOOM. Read More
Apparently, today is the incredibly made-up holiday Repeat Day. Yeah, I don’t know, either. But it did get us talking about movies and shows we can watch over and over. So thanks for that, whoever is responsible for making up ridiculous holidays!
Here are a few things I can watch again and again and never get sick of. Read More
In honor of Hairstyle Appreciation Day (4/30), here are some popular Hollywood hairstyles, plus some fun facts about hair.
Earlier this week marked the fake holiday Encourage a Young Writer Day. And while the day is totally bogus, I do believe in the message. Also, I still used it as an excuse to go drinking.
Since one of the best ways I know to encourage writers is to inspire them with great writing, I’ve put together a list of 10 movies that I consider extremely well written. There are a lot to choose from, but these are my favorites. Read More
With all of the celebrity birthdays this week, we almost let National Dance Day pass us by! This weekend is the perfect time to celebrate. Show off those sweet dance moves at home, at the disco club or even at your favorite restaurant with live music. I’ve put together a list of my top 10 dance movies to get your body grooving. Read More
No, this isn’t a Huey Lewis and the News retrospective. That’s next week. This is a post on movies about time/time travel, in honor of Groundhog Day. Because Groundhog Day is pretty much a worthless holiday, the only thing that comes to mind when I think about it is the Bill Murray movie from way back in 1993.
So instead of movies about weather-prognosticating marmots, I present some of my favorite movies about time and time travel.
The inspiration for this list, as well as a pretty funny movie (because Bill Murray is a comic genius). Although it does get a bit depressing. Fun Groundhog Fact: they are also known as whistle-pigs and land-beavers. All of a sudden, groundhog doesn’t seem like that ridiculous of a name.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
I know I’ll be roundly mocked by the nerd community for saying this, but I’m stating for the record that this is my favorite Star Trek movie. Yes, the one with the whales.
The plot centers on a group of little people from another dimension who pop out of a “time hole” in a boy’s closet and bring him along on their journey through time/space. This will also be featured on a List of Movies that Sound Really Creepy When You Describe Them.
Run Lola Run
This one’s really about time rather than time travel. Germans make whacky films, gang.
Speaking of whacky films, 12 Monkeys is really weird, but enjoyable. Did you know it was directed by Terry Gilliam (of Monty Python)? It only took me 15 years to find that out. Thanks, internet!
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
“Be excellent to each other” is a philosophy even So-crates himself could get behind. Also, this history report is one of my favorite movie quotes ever: “Everything is different, but the same… things are more moderner than before… bigger, and yet smaller… it’s computers… San Dimas High School football rules!”
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Time travel AND robots!!!
There are a lot of reasons to watch this movie, which I find to be pretty underrated. But the most compelling reason is President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho. He is a great leader and a great man.
Army of Darkness
Why yes, I did just mention this in my Movies to Get Snowed In With post. I like the fact that Ash has a chemistry book in his car when he travels back in time, so he can make weapons with “alloys and compositions and things with… molecular structures.”