Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fried Chicken? Fried Chicken.

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • Great All-Star Game. Everything you'd want in the Mid-Summer Classic. Here's the catch that made Carl Crawford MVP.
    • Funny article ranking the six most dysfunctional state governments. I had no idea about New York. Dueling legislative sessions?
    • With California mentioned, it reminds me of a conversation in which I participated today. Who's better between Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger? Stallone's best movies -- Rocky, First Blood -- are better than any of Arnold's, but Arnold has fewer really awful movies. I think I'd rather watch an Arnold movie, such as those below.
  • Random Hatred and/or Love:
    • Michael Steele doing what Michael Steele does best: embarassing himself and everyone around him by trying to act cool. Of all the jokes Obama told at the Press dinner, my favorite was the one where he acknowledged Steele with something like, "Michael Steele is in the house. Or as he'd put it, the heezy. Wassup."
  • Your List Sucks!: Top 5 Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies
    • 5. Total Recall -- Remember when Paul Verhoeven was cool for having made Robocop, but not yet a pariah for having made Showgirls?
    • 4. True Lies -- Maybe controversial to put this ahead of the #5 film, but in terms of action-comedies, it ranks closer to Die Hard than just about any other movie.
    • 3. Terminator 2 -- I've decided it's not as good as the first.
    • 2. The Terminator -- The story was so original and the special effects were strong for such a low budget. It's really a pretty remarkable piece of independent film-making.
    • 1. Predator -- I really, really love this movie. It starts out as a good jungle/hostage film but then the alien gets involved and you get the thrilling mano-a-mano hunt between the Predator and Arnold. I think it's one of the more underrated action films.


Steve said...

Did you mean top Arnold movies besides Kindergarden Cop?

Josh said...

That's where the conversation at work started yesterday. We argued over whether Kindergarten Cop was legitimately good or just an average movie that we have fond memories of, then it went from there.

Anonymous said...

I'd substitute The Running Man for Total Recall, and shift some things around in the order, but good list. Total Recall is still a close sixth for me. And even if Arnold has just as many bad movies as good ones, Stallone's got four or five clunkers per good movie, so yeah, no contest.