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Movies & Books Part 22

Hi, I thought I'd do another update. I bought a few movies today: Stranger Than Fiction, Before Sunrise, and a documentary called Capturing The Friedmans.
The last movies I've seen were Clueless, Steel Magnolias, Father Of The Bride (the 1991 Steve Martin remake), Inception (great movie, one of my favorites of this year), The Kids Are All Right (awesome movie, definitely one of my favorites of this year), and Wayne's World.
I probably won't start reading any new books until January. A few of the books I'm going to try to start reading in the new year are By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham, The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, and My Booky Wook by Russell Brand.

Basic Instructions Comic Strip 2

Here is another funny Basic Instructions comic strip:

Basic Instructions

Funny YouTube Videos (Christmas Edition)


Here are a few really funny skits from "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" Christmas Special:

Christmas Movies and TV Episodes

I thought I would make a list of good Christmas-themed movies and TV episodes since Christmas is coming up soon:

  • It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
  • A Christmas Story (1983)
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
  • The Holiday (2006)
  • Last Holiday (2006)
  • Home Alone (1990)
  • The Santa Claus (1994)
  • Elf (2003)
  • Miracle On 34th Street (either 1947 original version or 1994 remake)
  • The Preacher's Wife (1996)
  • Scrooged (1988)
  • Die Hard (1988)
  • The Ref (1994)
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas TV special (1965)
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas TV special (1966)
  • The Simpsons-"Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire" episode (1989)
  • The Simpsons-"Marge Be Not Proud" episode (1995)
  • The Simpsons-"Miracle On Evergreen Terrace" episode (1997)
  • Seinfeld-"The Strike" episode (1997)
  • The Big Bang Theory-"The Bath Gift Item Hypothesis" episode (2008)
  • Family Guy-"A Very Special Family Guy Christmas" episode (2001)

Movies & Books Part 21

Hi. I thought I'd do another update. I went out of town a few days ago and I bought some DVDs (The Kids Are All Right, It's A Wonderful Life, The Holiday, and Some Like It Hot), Season 5 of The Simpsons, the soundtrack to the movie Moulin Rouge, and some Christmas presents for my family.

Three days ago, my sister and I went to see Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 in theatres and it was great. It was a little more intense than I thought it would be, but I'm really excited about Part 2 coming out next year. 

Other than Harry Potter, the last movies I saw were Angels In The Outfield (I hadn't seen it since I was a kid), The Preacher's Wife (another movie I hadn't seen since I was a kid), Toy Story, and A Knight's Tale. 

I finished reading Wishin' And Hopin': A Christmas Story by Wally Lamb a few weeks ago and just finished You Better Not Cry: Stories For Christmas by Augusten Burroughs today. They were both still really good. I'm probably going to wait until January to read some new books. 

Basic Instructions Comic Strip

 I can't believe I just found out about this comic last year. It's now one of my favorite comics, besides Calvin & Hobbes. Here is one of my favorite strips:

 Basic Instructions

My Favorite Movies

  • All About Eve (1950) Director-Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Actors-Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders
  • The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups) (1959) Director-Francois Truffaut, Actors-Jean-Pierre Leaud, Claire Maurier
  • The Sound Of Music (1965) Director-Robert Wise, Actors-Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer
  • The Godfather (1972) Director-Francis Ford Coppola, Actors-Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
  • Star Wars (1977) Director-George Lucas, Actors-Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher
  • Grease (1978) Director-Randal Kleiser, Actors-John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) Director-John Hughes, Actors-Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara
  • Stand By Me (1986) Director-Rob Reiner, Actors-Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell
  • Rain Man (1988) Director-Barry Levinson, Actors-Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992) Director-Quentin Tarantino, Actors-Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn
  • Wayne's World (1992) Director-Penelope Spheeris, Actors-Mike Myers, Dana Carvey
  • Forrest Gump (1994) Director-Robert Zemeckis, Actors-Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise
  • Pulp Fiction (1994) Director-Quentin Tarantino, Actors-John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis
  • The Ref (1994) Director-Ted Demme, Actors-Denis Leary, Kevin Spacey, Judy Davis
  • The Cure (1995) Director-Peter Horton, Actors-Brad Renfro, Joseph Mazzello
  • The Usual Suspects (1995) Director-Bryan Singer, Actors-Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollack
  • Happy Gilmore (1996) Director-Dennis Dugan, Actors-Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Carl Weathers
  • Trainspotting (1996) Director-Danny Boyle, Actors-Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller
  • Chasing Amy (1997) Director-Kevin Smith, Actors-Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Joey Lauren Adams
  • Good Will Hunting (1997) Director-Gus Van Sant, Actors-Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams
  • Lawn Dogs (1997) Director-John Duigan, Actors-Mischa Barton, Sam Rockwell
  • Life Is Beautiful (La Vita e Bella) (1997) Director-Roberto Benigni, Actors-Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini
  • Titanic (1997) Director-James Cameron, Actors-Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
  • SLC Punk (1998) Director-James Merendino, Actors-Matthew Lillard, Michael Goorjan
  • Fight Club (1999) Director-David Fincher, Actors-Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham-Carter
  • Ghost World (2001) Director-Terry Zwigoff, Actors-Thora Birch, Scarlett Johannson, Steve Buscemi
  • C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005) Director- Jean-Marc Vallee, Actors- Marc-Andre Grondin, Michel Cote, Danielle Proulx
  • Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Directors-Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Actors-Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Steve Carrell
  • The Dark Knight (2008) Director-Christopher Nolan, Actors-Christian Bale, Heath Ledger

My Favorite Books

The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger
The "Georgia Nicolson" series by Louise Rennison
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
The Outside Chance Of Maximillian Glick by Morley Torgov
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
Another Day In Paradise by Eddie Little
City Of Thieves by David Bennioff
I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle
Wishin' And Hopin': A Christmas Story by Wally Lamb
Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography Of Kurt Cobain by Charles R. Cross
Love Is A Mixtape by Rob Sheffield
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Silent Bob Speaks by Kevin Smith
The Chris Farley Show: A Biography In Three Acts by Tom Farley
Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
You Better Not Cry: Stories For Christmas by Augusten Burroughs
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (5th Anniversary Edition) by Steven Jay Schneider   
Any "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip collection by Bill Watterson

Movies & Books Part 20

Hi, I thought I'd write another update. The last movies I've seen are Be Kind Rewind, Planes Trains & Automobiles (great movie), American Splendor (It was okay. I wouldn't see it again, though), The Dark Knight (one of my favorite movies), The English Patient (pretty good, but I think I'll have to watch it again sometime to try to really understand all of it), A Few Good Men, and The American President (great movie).

Right now I'm reading Wishin' And Hopin': A Christmas Story by Wally Lamb. I read it after I got it for Christmas last year and it's one of my new favorite books. I just felt like reading it again since it's getting close to Christmas. After that, I'm probably going to read You Better Not Cry: Stories For Christmas by Augusten Burroughs. That was the first book by Augusten Burroughs that I'd read. I read it last year and it's another one of my new favorite books.  

Calvin & Hobbes comics

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