My Top 10 Movies Series

I was recently challenged to make a list of my Top 10 movies of all time. That wouldn’t be very exciting, as most of them would all likely belong to one series or two. So instead, I will do my Top 10 movie series.

So without further ado, here they are!

#10 Halloween

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I haven’t seen the most recent film, but all the others I more or less liked, except Zombie’s Halloween II.

I really like the story and the development of the characters through each movie. The mysterious and intriguing relationship between Sam and Michael is very interesting, as well as the moments when Michael shows he might just have a soul somewhere deep down.

#9 Austin Powers

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These movies get better the older I get, probably because I was too young to get half the jokes when they first came out. They do an amazing job spoofing the old James Bond films, and the goofy jokes, and wackiness of everything gets me every time.

#8 Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy

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I can watch this trilogy all the time. The third one took a while to grow on me, but the first two are still two of my favorite super-hero films of all time, and considering they are 20 years old now, and made in a time before technology for such films really got going, that’s a pretty amazing thing to say.

I love the stories, and most importantly, the character relationships. I find them very gripping, and the emotion behind each character is amazing.

#7 American Pie

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I already did a series ranked on these movies. I am only referring to the four main movies. I haven’t seen any of the spin-offs. What I like about these movies so much, besides the incredible humor, is that everyone probably knows someone similar to all the characters in the movies, and can relate to each and every one of them. Not to mention, despite it’s crude, adult humor, there are very emotional issues the characters go through, which are all things people in real life have to deal with, thus allowing us to relate even more.

They are very powerful movies, propelled forward by outrageous humor.

#6 Jason Bourne

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These are probably my favorite action movies of all time. I am excluding Legacy in this. I didn’t really like that one.

I really enjoy the story and characters. This, amplified by the non-stop gun fights, car chases, and assassins fighting each other in hand-to-hand combat, makes for a really thrilling experience.

#5 Rambo

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Speaking of amazing action films, these are five of the best. What makes these better than the Bourne movies is Rambo. I really like his character. He’s this traumatized victim, struggling to find his way in life. Naturally, he is a quiet, innocent man that doesn’t want any trouble. But when trouble knocks on his door, all hell breaks loose, and he turns into a relentless, unstoppable killing machine. I think 1-3 and 5 are some of the greatest films ever made. And 4 is really good too.

I also like that each one brings awareness to real world problems, and they don’t hold back, showing some rather graphic things from time to time.

#4 Star Wars

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With 9 movies and 2 spin-off movies, there is a lot to talk about with Star Wars. I like every single film made, and only one did I ever dislike until I saw it three times. I can go on for days talking about what I like, but the whole connecting themes through three trilogies, the characters and how they grow and change, and everything about the force are probably my favorite things about it.

I really enjoy Lucas’ world building, and the technology he’s come up with as well.

#3 Avengers

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Some of the best coordinated action can be found in these movies. The first two are two of my favorite movies of all time, the third isn’t quite there, but is still incredible, and the fourth…meh…I didn’t really like it all that much.

But thanks to the first three, I can always go back and watch some truly jaw-dropping action.

#2 Captain America

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The first one is wonderful, the second is mind-blowing and intense, the third is easily the greatest action film ever made and will likely always hold that title in my heart. Steve Rogers is annoyingly likeable and it’s fun to watch how everyone he works with grows to like him, despite his often narrow-minded, tunnel-visiony sense of justice.

#1 Rocky

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I absolutely love everything about these movies. The emotion in each character can not be found anywhere else. It’s incredible to watch all these down-and-out characters grow personally, as well their relationships with others. The music is just as emotional and does an amazing job enhancing everything that happens.

Not to mention the training montages and fights are always exciting.

I will keep it short, cuz I could probably rant about these movies for a good long while. so let’s just say, it’s like seeing these movies for the first time every time I watch them, which is often.

One of my first posts ranks this series.

 

So ranking these was really hard. Rocky is absolutely my favorite series, and Halloween definitely belongs in the 10 spot, but the others are kind of up in the air as to what rank they place. Truthfully Jason Bourne and Rambo should probably be higher, but I don’t know. All I know is that these series’ have brought mucho goodness in my life.

Could Nintendo and Sega Be Gearing Up For A Fierce New “War?”

I can’t believe it. We have finally reached a time where video game movies are great!

What, with Detective Pikachu last year, and Sonic this year, and the likelihood of more movies from these and other franchises, we could be gearing up for a new war, but on a bigger screen now; a war reminiscent of the classic clash of the SNES and Genesis, when gaming was incredible for both companies, and video game movies were despicable.

And yes, I am saying the Sonic movie is actually quite good. It has jokes for all ages, and is really quite funny at times. The characters are all likeable, Jim Carey brings his classic acting back, and there are a few nice, and very subtle nods to various Sonic games.

I personally could have done with some more action, but it’s not really an action movie, so I guess it’s not what they were going for.

I highly recommend seeing it whether you are a Sonic fan or not. It’s good ol’ family fun!

I am excited to see if Nintendo and Sega will really try to outdo each other. We’ll have to see what the supposed Mario movie in the works has to offer!

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The Trouble With Speed Bumps, and Lack of Parenting

You know, besides them being incredibly annoying and overused, some speed bumps have designated mph to go over them. If you do not meet this number, and are going over faster, your vehicle will bounce like it’s on a trampoline, and you’ll break your back in the process.

What I don’t get is why these speed restrictions are typically slower than the speed limits on the roads they are placed on.

Take a road marked 25 mph. That is a disgustingly slow speed limit to begin with (which most don’t obey anyway). But if it is a packed residential street, you’ll likely find its littered with speed bumps that are marked 15 mph.

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WHY?!?!?!?

They might as well drop the speed limit to 15 then because on the more obnoxious streets, there’s a bump every 50 feet or so, so you speed up just to slow down right away, over and over again.

I understand why they are there, to prevent people from flying by and all that, but what I don’t understand is why the bump speeds aren’t made to match the street mph. That way you can casually ride along at the posted speed, instead of constantly having to adjust.

The only conclusion I can come to is that the wussy, cry-baby residents complained real hard to the town.

But it’s not just any residents…oh no…there are two types of people stupid enough to pull this, and I despise them both.

The first, senior citizens, the really old ones. These people are slowing down, living in a world they can’t keep up with, and about the only thing they can do is pick up a phone and complain, determined to keep their hold on the world they think they own, being oldest and all.

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The worse of the two however, are over-protective parents who need to shield their kids from speeding cars.

Here’s an idea, teach your kids to stay the heck out of the road, instead of attempting to bend the world around them, so they don’t grow up to be entitled little shits who think everyone will do anything for them, and thus the kid will never contribute anything beneficial to society, for they’ll be too busy expecting everything to be done for them.

If your kid is too young to be taught this, then either keep them away from roads, or restrain them from going near one when outside. I promise, not playing or running into a road is a pretty easy concept to understand.

The roads around my house are 25-30 mph, and so many times annoying mothers shout at me to slow down. Why? Because their dumb kids are playing where? In the @^%&ing street. And it’s not like these kids don’t have back, front and side yards to play in. Plus, I’m doing the speed limit, so shut up bitch. If your kid’s too stupid to avoid getting hit by slow moving vehicles, that’s not my problem.

We do have moron teenagers who ride quads and dirt bikes at like 80 mph on our road. Does this make me want to call the town to add speed bumps? Heck no! It just makes me look forward to the inevitable moment when a car pulls out of somewhere and these little speedsters plow into them, decimating themselves and forcing their good-for-nothing parents to pay for all damage and suffering they cause to the people they hit.

Anyway, f^&k the world, man, that’s all I’m saying.

Laws for the Sake of Having Laws: Stopping At Railroad Crossings

This law is so entirely stupid and pointless. School buses, propane trucks, any vehicle with the potential to explode, or carry kids that aren’t yours are all required to stop at railroad crossings.

Why?

I mean, I get why, but come on. Half the tracks in the world, at least around where I live, aren’t even used, or they are only overnight, like once a month. What’s more, is they have the gates and the flashing red lights and all that.

I get that these vehicles are supposed to stop in case these precautions malfunction, but the likelihood of a train actually zooming by at their time of crossing is so unfathomably small, it’s not really worth making pointless laws over. Besides, half of these train tracks you can’t even see very far down, due to bends in the tracks or trees and other such foliage.

I write this not in the hopes that things explode or children massacred, but just because of the unbelievable amounts of traffic this causes.

There are several RR crossings near me that cross busy highways, combine that with rush hour traffic and a a dozen buses, and just as many flammable trucks, and you’ve got yourself an extra 30 minutes of traffic to sit in.

Some of these drivers are cool and just kind of stop for a second and move on, but others, most of the buses, stop and I guess they have to wait 10 seconds legally before rolling on. What an absurdly long time! Especially when there’s a copious amount of buses sitting in front of you.

And they say trains move so fast, if you see one when crossing, you will likely get hit, especially if you’re driving a slow moving bus or truck. So why in the heck would they sit there for 10 seconds!?!? If there’s nothing going on when you pull up, then haul it over the tracks. If they continued at regular speed, they would cross the track in a second or two. But now they have to stop, then slowly build up speed going over it, essentially tripling the time crossing the tracks.

If a train was going to meet you in that second of crossing at normal speed, the driver would likely see or hear the train and stop anyway. So why in the world do they have to stop at all????

To me, it’s more dangerous, it’s more frustrating for other drivers, and creates more dangers due to the massive amounts of traffic it causes.

I hate when we have laws for the sake of having laws, and this is a huge one, just as stupid as the requirement of coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, even when you can clearly see no one is coming.

F these stupid jokes of laws.