My sleep cycle was already screwy since before my vacation week started, and having the Academy Awards run past midnight last night didn’t help matters any.  Then my boyfriend called me from work at 8:00 this morning, which I specifically requested to make sure I wouldn’t waste my last free day for a while.  Then I fell back asleep until 9:00, and then fell back asleep AGAIN until 10:30.  So I already started the day off on the wrong foot.

I didn’t get some major things done today that I could have accomplished, like calling/chatting with more people to try to solve my website problems, doing laundry, or even getting dressed or leaving the apartment AT ALL.

Instead I did a few smaller (and sometimes sadder) things.  I’ve been reading about and listening to Harris Wittels, and thinking about what a damned shame it is to be dead at the age of 30.  I watched the latest episode of The Jinx, which is an awesome and engaging show that generates great water-cooler conversation (or in my case, a text chat with D. about what kind of a killer would send a note to the police afterwards).  But still, you know, watching the show was another reason to think about death.  And then this afternoon I heard back from my mother’s accountants about all of the forms and information I need to gather so they can file her taxes for the last time.

So … yeah.  There’s been a lot of death talk today.

Okay, but I said the day wasn’t ALL bad, right?  Well, today I discovered the existence of the Tex Avery Gifs Tumblr.

Droopy and SpikeAnd OMG that did my psyche a world of good on a day I needed some cheering up!

Plus, my boyfriend is on his way home now, which means he’s bringing home some half-and half, he’s making dinner, and having him around will help to pull me out of my mood (and out of my head) for a while.

After I finished watching as many of the “Worst Picture of 2014″ Razzie nominees as I could (ETA:  Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas isn’t out on DVD and my copy of Left Behind hasn’t arrived yet), I browsed through the other categories.  I saw that Tammy had been nominated for worst actress for Melissa McCarthy and worst supporting actress for Susan Sarandon.  I’d seen the trailer for this movie on TV, and it had looked absolutely awful.  Guess what?  I was right. Tammy poster (more…)

I was scanning through this year’s Razzie categories when I got to the Best Supporting Actor nominees.  I saw the listing for Kiefer Sutherland in Pompeii, and thought … Wait a minute.  I rented that movie when it came out!  And Kiefer Sutherland was … OMG I just remembered that Kiefer Sutherland was the most INSANE part of that movie!

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Hoo-Boy, I thought to myself.  Another Adam Sandler movie this year, huh?  Wasn’t it bad enough that I sat through Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2 last year, after spending my life until that point avoiding Adam Sandler movies like the plague?  Then again, this was going to be a film with Drew Barrymore, and several people told me that The Wedding Singer was bearable, or at least less terrible than his other movies.  But then I saw the trailer for Blended, and I thought Oh, NO WAY is this going to be good.

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for decades, in many different incarnations — TV shows, movies, video games, toys, and comic books.  So this leads us to the question of why someone thought it would be a good idea to remake Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles AGAIN in 2014.

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My experience with the Transformers is limited, indeed.  Years ago I saw the first Michael Bay Transformers movie in the theater with my Geek Patrol friends, and it was a fun but ultimately dizzying experience.  And basically … that’s it.  I never saw another Transformers movie, never watched the TV show, never played with the toys.  I figured that I would still be able to watch this movie and get the hang of what was going on, and I was proved correct.

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My experiences with Hercules go way back, including the times that he was played by Steve Reeves, Reg Park, Alan Steel, Mickey Hargitay, and Kevin Sorbo.  So any modern version of Hercules is going to have echoes of the original myths as well as the interpretations that have come before.   For better or for worse.

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