The “Culture Me!” Project 2013

So, I’ve seen a lot of people do projects of watching 100 movies a year, 50 movies a year, etc. I want to get in on this, but with my own twist. I’m going to do it for three forms of entertainment, not one.

DISCLAIMER: I left out books, because I have 20 books to read for school, classics. I left out plays and musicals, because they’re not big in Houston, so not many big theaters.

So, here’s my list!

25 Classic / Critically Acclaimed Movies

Singin’ in the Rain (1952) 9/10

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Chinatown (1974)

Amelie (2001)

The Green Mile (1999)

M (1931)

Vertigo (1958)

Citizen Kane (1941) 10/10

Rocky (1976)

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

The Graduate (1967) 9/10

The Chaser (2008)

Annie Hall (1977)

The Good, The Bad, and the Weird (2008)

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Blade Runner (1982)

Gran Torino (2008)

On the Waterfront (1954)

Raging Bull (1980)

I Saw The Devil (2011) 9/10

Casablanca (1942) 10/10

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

The Godfather (1972)  10/10

10 Classic / Critically Acclaimed Games

Ratchet & Clank (2002)

Shadow of the Colossus (2005)

Devil May Cry (2001) 9/10

Journey (2012)

Skyrim (2011)

Doom 3 (2004)

Ico (2001)

Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (2001)

The Walking Dead Series (2012)

Portal (2007)  10/10

25 Classic / Critically Acclaimed Albums

The Beach Boys, “Pet Sounds” 8/10

The Beatles, “Revolver” 10/10

Bob Dylan, “Highway 61 Revisited” 10/10

The Clash, “London Calling” 8/10

The Velvet Underground and Nico, “The Velvet Underground”

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Are You Experienced?”

The Eagles, “Hotel California”

Radiohead, “Kid A”

AC/DC, “Back in Black” 8/10

Pink Floyd, “The Wall”

The Notorious B.I.G., “Ready to Die”

Dr. Dre, “The Chronic” 8/10

A Tribe Called Quest, “The Low End Theory” 8/10

Joy Division, “Closer” 8/10

Elvis Costello, “My Aim is True” 10/10

Metallica, “Master of Puppets” 9/10

Nine Inch Nails, “The Downward Spiral” 10/10

Beastie Boys, “License to Ill” 8/10

Talking Heads, “Speaking in Tongues”

Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” 7/10

David Bowie, “Aladdin Sane”

My Bloody Valentine, “Loveless” 8/10

Weezer, “Weezer” 9/10

OutKast, “Stankonia” 8/10

Wish me luck!

I’ll need it…


Top 10 WORST Movies of 2012!

Top 10 Worse Movies of 2012

Keep in mind that I haven’t seen all of the movies this year, and it’s just my opinionz.

1. Paranormal Activity 4 – Oh dear lord, this is the most boring piece of crap ever released. Okay maybe not ever, but damn is it terrible.

2. Step Up Revolution – renamed: Generic Plot: the Movie. Also, there’s cool dancing. If I want to watch dancing, I’ll go on Youtube, or watch ABDC or something.

3. Lockout -A very very very generic action movie. I don’t remember a damn thing.

4. Act of Valor – again, a very generic action movie that does not properly honor the deaths of the soldiers that they are based on.

5. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter -the list goes on and on… It bores for most of it, aside from the cool action sequences that are sparse, there’s no saving this movie.

6. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – Nick Cage.

7. Dredd 3D – advertised as The Raid, and it definitely does not reach the amazing action quality that The Raid displays. Cool visuals yes, but the rest of the movie is bland.

8. The Man with the Iron Fists – A really good idea, but terribly acted and executed by  RZA. I love the man and the music, but it’s pretty bad. The action is MTV cut, so I didn’t understand anything.

9. Rock of Ages – A bland musical with bad acting from the lead actors. However, the people that weren’t in the movie a lot (Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, etc.) where the best. I love this genre, so that’s why it’s so low on the list.

10. The Amazing Spider-Man – again, bland, boring, and a lame plot. Emma Stone is good though.

My brain hurts.