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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Ten on Tuesday: Musing on Movies

"10 on Tuesday" has a meme today which is just no fun ("10 Things that Remind you of your Mom") so we're gonna do a meme today from "Musing on Movies" which also does a Tuesday meme-day.

Favorite Sci-Fi Movies:

. Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV)
2. Serenity
3. Gattaca
4. Blade Runner
5. The Matrix
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Sci-Fi Movies I Hated:

1. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (Episode I)
2. Event Horizon
3. Starship Troopers
4. Planet of the Apes (2001)

Discuss :P

Tags: Movies



Blogger Katja said...

Gattaca..... zzzzzzzzzzz
Sorry, I fell asleep :) I just get enormous flashbacks about jet-lag every time I think about that movie *hehhee*
But I really liked it, when I actually was capable of staying awake more than 2 minutes...

I can not participate on this one; maybe next Tuesday you make a list about your 10 favourite Finnish candies ???

May 09, 2006 12:53 PM  
Blogger Katja said...

And the ice-hockey game starts in 3 minutes....

May 09, 2006 12:56 PM  
Blogger Istanbultaye said...

go finland!

as far as sci-fi movies go...

I actually like RotJ better than ANH or ESB. Though ESB has the absolute best music in the asteroid field (Go John Williams!) It's hard for me to pick a 'best sci-fi movie of all time' or anything. STIV and VI are both incredibly good, and the 'first' trilogy of star wars movies would probably end up being my top five. Titan AE is pretty cool in spite of being an animated film as well as FF: The Spirits within. StarGate was nice, the first matrix movie (i thought the next 2 pretty much sucked personally). Of course Serenity is good too. OH YES! The Day The Earth Stood Still! I actually really like that movie in spite of it's... *ahem* 'special' effects. Let's see... oh yes, we can't forget to mention Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, a true... umm... classic? or something :D

May 09, 2006 3:36 PM  
Blogger Mark A. said...

If we're adding "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" I'd like to thrown in "Killer Klowns From Outer Space." True classic.

I'm really torn about "Blade Runner." If I hadn't read PKD's book then I'd probably agree, but I'm still so pissed about all the changes that I can't judge properly.

It's become a little cliché to mention "Matrix," but damn that movie was brilliant. If the Bros. had edited two and three better they would have filmed the greatest trilogy ever. The whole Galaga portion of three really kills it for me.

And the kid in me must add "Back to the Future." Flame me all you want, I ain't takin' it back.

May 09, 2006 4:53 PM  
Blogger Istanbultaye said...

Yeah, the filmography (or whatever you call it) of the matrix was just stunning, not even talking about the special effects. Just the scenes, the framing, just an incredibly filmed movie imo.

May 09, 2006 5:04 PM  
Blogger Anniina said...


Yeah, I know what you mean - Hollywood keeps ripping, tearing, and shredding Philip K. Dick willy-nilly. The most obnoxious and outright "theft" is "The Truman Show" which is clear to anyone who's read "Time Out of Joint" that it was ripped from that, but was never credited anywhere....

I thought of adding "Back to the Future" too, because it is a hell of a good movie, and fun.

Shame about the "Matrix" sequels - and they had the makings of the best trilogy every, as you point out.

And Mophia, yeah, John Williams is the ultimate, even though at times he becomes predictable. But there is just something epic about his compositions, isn't there.

Hey Katja, when I come to Finland this summer, you and me watch "Serenity" together - you're so totally gonna love it.

May 09, 2006 6:18 PM  
Blogger Katja said...

YOU ARE COMING TO FINLAND ???? This summer ??? When ???? I want answers ! HETI !!!!!!!! *hyppii nelivuotiaan tavoin* Eikä me mitään leffoja katota, jos tänne tuut.

btw the hockey-game yesterday ended 3-3, which means that next Friday night it is Finland vs. USA...

May 10, 2006 12:04 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Mom wants me to come for Midsummer... so who knows. Depends on the cost of course.

I'm in show Friday night, playing my least favorite bitch, but I'll be hoping Finland kicks some Ass :P

May 10, 2006 12:48 AM  
Blogger Katja said...

But Midsummer is only like 4 weeks from now ! Please come !!! We can do all the Midsummer spell's together ! Think about all the Oltermanni that waits you here. Fazer's chocolate, salmiakki, hernekeitto.. Please, please, please !!!

And now more professional approach to this; Midsommer is high season (even in Finland), so the flight tickets are going to be expensive :(

And at the Olympics we won USA 4-3 (and won silver medal; Sweden (of course) won the golden one). The game starts at 8 pm Finnish time, so you won't be at your show. Just keep your fingers crossed on Friday afternoon, no matter what you are doing :)

May 10, 2006 1:12 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Okay, well gonna try on airline miles... and that means Friday 1pm have to start keeping fingers crossed.

Yeah midsummer spells sounds good - wonder if my mom could get summer house for that week, we could go hang there and dance naked in the moonlight while we collect flowers... hmmm....

May 10, 2006 2:25 AM  
Blogger Istanbultaye said...

dancing naked in the moonlight... *looks for sign up sheet*

May 10, 2006 9:29 PM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Men aren't allowed in on the Midsummer spells. Only maidens. We're a matriarchal society, after all.

May 10, 2006 11:43 PM  
Blogger Istanbultaye said...

errm... uh... well, i do live close to Neenah, which has this hospital called Theda-Clark, which... umm... is the capital of the world for performing certain types of surgeries from what I understand...

May 11, 2006 1:13 AM  
Blogger Katja said...

Sorry, I could not find these in English:

So it is going to be a busy night for us, if we do all these spells :)

Midsummer rocks !

May 11, 2006 1:26 AM  

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