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I’ve watched (too) many movies and television shows. Unfortunately having OCD makes it a time-consuming addiction that is difficult to quit. I’m considering some day making a list of all of the movies and shows I’ve watched, but that would be more work than actually watching them.

In general, I don’t write reviews because I find it to be frustrating enough to watch them in the first place, let alone spend extra time to write about them. That said, I occasionally do write reviews for shows or movies that I either really love or really hate.

I watch television shows and movies of all genres and dates, but I am not fond of reality-shows because they cheapen the art and work.

These days, I find that most of the movies I watch tend to be in the summer when television becomes "light" because during the TV season, I just don't have the time, what with at least 10 hours per night on average.

Thankfully, when the VLC (VideoLan Client) video-player changed their speed setting so that it only affects the tempo instead of the pitch of the audio, it became possible for me to watch videos at high speed. Now I find it difficult to watch even things I like at less than 130%, let alone junk that I don't want to watch (depending on what it is, I have managed to successfully watch some things as fast as ~210% before it becomes unwatchable!)

I also manage my never-ending, ever-growing list by having things I don't care about running on TV or in the corner of the monitor while I work on other things.


Jun
14
answered Is “Breaking In” canceled or not?
Jun
14
comment Why the discrepancy between the sound levels of dialogue and music in older movies?
I remember seeing a television show years ago that explained how TV networks abuse dynamic range compression to make commercials much louder (and more obnoxious) than the actual shows, in order to forcibly grab viewers’ attentions. :-(
Jun
14
asked “Addicted to Sexahol”?
Jun
6
comment Tobasco ice-cream and air warriors in an (Anime?) animated movie?
Yes, I found that part amusing. When I read the part about the sword, I thought he meant it as a threat, but he may not have.
Jun
6
comment Tobasco ice-cream and air warriors in an (Anime?) animated movie?
Yes, the cold, barrenness definitely fits. It seems that the IMDB has merged the listings for all three versions into the same page for some reason. :roll: Also, the Wikipedia page for this says that Miyazaki suggested that people just forget the English version existed. Oops; I'm trying to remember it. :-D
Jun
6
comment Tobasco ice-cream and air warriors in an (Anime?) animated movie?
It's almost certainly it. +1 Two people eating something in a cave that turns out be surprisingly awful definitely fits. The cover definitely looks right (and familiar). I'm a little shocked at the cast listing that IMDB has for the English version; I suspect that it's not accurate (or that it's for a recent remake or something). Google didn't turn up anything about the ice-cream, so I'll try to find a copy to check it out. Oh, and I guess those were wings, not gully walls. :-)
Jun
6
revised Tobasco ice-cream and air warriors in an (Anime?) animated movie?
Added more details.
Jun
6
comment Tobasco ice-cream and air warriors in an (Anime?) animated movie?
Not bad, but no. Windaria is to cutesy and colorful. This one was a little blander in color and characters were not so tall and skinny with pert noses (i.e., Sailor-Moonesque). Plus, Windaria has a green valley and tree instead of wind, and the only thing I can find to Windaria having ice-cream is that is was in a freezer, not in a cave.
Jun
6
comment Tobasco ice-cream and air warriors in an (Anime?) animated movie?
@iandotkelly, thanks. I have about 0.003 artistic ability, but to be honest, it is actually a pretty good representation of what it looked like.
Jun
6
comment Tobasco ice-cream and air warriors in an (Anime?) animated movie?
@DForck42, Huh? I said we rented it from the video-store, not on television. And like the tag says, it was from the 80's.
Jun
6
asked Tobasco ice-cream and air warriors in an (Anime?) animated movie?
Jun
6
awarded  Enthusiast
Jun
4
awarded  Nice Question
May
30
awarded  Enlightened
May
30
awarded  Nice Answer
May
29
comment Boy carves Initials onto turtle shell; years later, turtle is gigantic
The Wikipedia page says it is an American/Japanese production. I saw it on television in Canada.
May
26
revised Why is Alan considered as a loser?
Added Evelyn.
May
26
awarded  Peer Pressure
May
26
revised Why doesn't Joey move back to the bigger apartment in Friends?
Fixed grammar.
May
26
answered Why is Alan considered as a loser?