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Aug 18, 2010

The State of the Cabins (8/18/10)

Gonna be a short one this week...

Things to Click On
* Kai and Heather each counted down their Top 5 Movie Props They Wish They Owned, then did a blog simulcast where they each presented the full ten. Kai's and Heather's. (Not much different aside from the comments.)

* On the heels of Andrew's two recent LAMBcast recordings, I checked out the latest episode of An Alan Smithee Podcast, which Andrew of The Stop Button co-hosts with Matt of Cinemachine (great blog name, by the way). This episode (#51) taught me more about Piranha - and its made-for-TV remake - than I ever wanted to know, having never seen a single Piranha flick. Good stuff. Head to either site for show links.

* Props to Jason of Invasion of the B Movies for an incredible idea. Rather than just put up links to his Greatest Hits in celebration of 5 years of his site, he's created a number of VH1ish Storytellers "episodes" in which he recounts a tale of how he came about seeing or writing about the movies in question. Nicely edited, too.

* I just saw Restrepo last night. I knew Daniel of Getafilm had written about it. I haven't even had a chance to read it yet, but I'm linking it anyway, since I know this is a perfect topic for him to write about, and I know it will be awesome and thoughtful and funny.

Movies watched for the first time (non-theatrically) since last week:
* None!!

I've been re-watching a variety of movies, though. Over the last couple weeks, I've been checking out the Karate Kid trilogy (as mentioned yesterday). Once I finish that, number 3 will be an entry here. Also took another ride with The Incredibles (gets better every time; Dash is quickly becoming one of my favorite all-time characters) and am currently partially through both Batman Begins and Moon. Yeah, I finish things...it just takes time sometimes.

Music I'm currently obsessed with:
* I don't want to say obsessed, but thanks to Karate Kid II, I've had some motherflippin' Peter Cetera in my head for the better part of a week. I not-so-proudly present to you...80s cheese:



Book I'm currently reading:
* Nuttin'. Catching up on some magazine reading/fantasy football (nerd alert!) analysis for a couple weeks. Still planning on hitting up Battle Royale next (don't worry, Nick!).


11 people have chosen wisely: on "The State of the Cabins (8/18/10)"

Andrew Wickliffe said...

Wait a second... What about the Next Karate Kid?!?!

Andrew Wickliffe said...

Wait a second... What about the Next Karate Kid?!?!

Fletch said...

I'm sure I have no idea what you're talking about.

Seriously, have you seen that? I've never even thought about it, really, but if it's appropriately terrible, I might have to reconsider.

Jess said...

Thanks for the 80s cheese. I was a little nostalgic. I've seen the second Karate Kid about 20 times.

Fletch said...

Jess - wow, 20? I'm sorry. It's ok, and has a few choice moments, but if I ever thought about watching it, I'd probably just watch number 1 again instead.

Kano said...

FANTASY FOOTBALL - YAHOO!!!!

Jason Soto said...

Thanks, Fletch, for the shout out. You know you are...

THE BEST! ARRRROUND!!!!!!
-Jason

Andrew Wickliffe said...

Sorry about the double post before... shockingly google isn't worried about making blogspots iPad friendly...

Next Karate Kid has to be terrible. I mean, it's just got to be... but no, I haven't seen it.

I did work at a video store when Hilary Swank won the second oscar though and we still couldn't get anyone to rent it

Daniel Getahun said...

Why thank you for your generous linkage - sight unseen, no less (there isn't much "funny" about my write-up, though!). Restrepo is the best doc I've seen so far this year (which means nothing as I feel like I've seen hardly any new releases in 2010), and politics aside, Americans really need to see this much more than, say, The Hurt Locker.

Meanwhile, you celebrate Peter Cetera but you don't like this?

Fletch said...

Kano - Loud noises!! Indeed, I'm slowly getting psyched for it, too. Still have a lot of research to do, though...

Jason - Nothing's ever gonna keep me down.

Andrew - I might just have to volunteer to watch The Next KK and report back to you. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it.

Poor Pat Morita - the true star of the Karate Kid series. Wasn't his name good enough to push a few copies out the door? (Don't answer that.)

Daniel - good point, I suppose Restrepo isn't exactly a laugh riot.

lol @ your nice pull. Like I said, had I seen The Neverending Story as a kid, I might be right there with you. And don't get me wrong, I'm no proponent of Peter Cetera music, but damned if that one doesn't sink its hooks into you...

Kaiderman said...

Thanks for the shot out Fletcher! We have a follow up I'm quite proud of planned for next month.
Oh, and my FFB draft is this weekend. I'm witcha!!!
GO PACKERS!!!