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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
25
comment Movie with character named Toed?
@poepje, strangely enough, no. All I can recall is his name (which I'm almost positive has an 'E' in it) and a general sense of his character (I'm not even sure about his physical appearance). Unlike most of the other movies and shows, I have little else to go on.
Jun
25
comment Movie with character named Toed?
No, it definitely has nothing to do with toes, that is why Google Images is not helpful because of all the animal results.
Jun
25
comment Movie with character named Toed?
I'm pretty sure it had an 'E', but that definitely looks like it. I'll have to watch the movie again to be sure, but I think you're correct. (I'll look around to see if there is an alternate spelling of the character's name.)
Jun
24
comment Movie with character named Toed?
Hehe, yes, I remember that. I liked that show; too bad it was cancelled. :-(
Jun
24
comment How did they animate Merida's curly hair in Brave?
I recall hearing something last week about how they had to overhaul their hair-simulation software for Brave because Merida’s hair is curly, unlike the hair of almost all of the other animated characters so far. Unfortunately I do not get Computer Graphics World anymore, but I’m certain that CGW will do an article on Brave (specifically about the hair simulation) in a month or two.
Jun
24
comment Tobasco ice-cream and air warriors in an (Anime?) animated movie?
I cannot seem to determine whether the ice-cream scene was in Warriors of the Wind, so it may be the case that we rented two movies and I am mixing them up. (I do recall sinking into the couch and falling asleep, so I probably woke up somewhere in the middle of the second one.) I’ll accept this because it was definitely one of them and I cannot find anything about the other one.
Jun
17
comment How historically accurate is the TV series Spartacus?
Don’t forget that it airs on the cable network STARZ, so it is allowed to have nudity, swearing, violence, drugs, etc. Like most shows on STARZ (and HBO and Showtime), because it is allowed to have them, it goes overboard and packs them in to the point of totally overshadowing the actual story and/or being unrealistic. (Boardwalk Empire was surprisingly decent, and I like Game of Thrones and Dexter because they have characters and stories that are good and keep the DLSV gimmicks to minimum-The Ricky Gervaise Show is great, but doesn’t count here.)
Jun
15
comment “Addicted to Sexahol”?
@oers, yes please. Then I can accept it.
Jun
14
comment “Addicted to Sexahol”?
Yup. That's the one. I knew it was Homer.
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
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
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.
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
comment Boy carves Initials onto turtle shell; years later, turtle is gigantic
It very well might be. A few things (e.g. Japanese/American movie, Carl Weathers) don’t quite fit, but the rest fits quite well, especially the end (even the initials ‘J+M’ seems familiar). I can’t find any useful pictures, but I think it’s safe to assume that this is it.
Apr
25
comment Identify this movie with an insect-like evil creature
From your description, I would have guess Joe’s Apartment, but from Morbus’ answer, that’s not even close.
Mar
14
comment Supernatural connected episodes
Yup, the show started out as an episodic and was so-so. It got to be really good and gained in popularity when it switched to a serial format. They’ve retained the monster-of-the-week aspect as a side to the big-bad-of-the-season format to keep things from getting too boring.