Archive for April, 2010

Good Movies Set in Los Angeles

Friday, April 23, 2010 at 9:47 am

These good movies set in Los Angeles feature the various sights and sounds of the city, from the upscale Beverly Hills area to the less desirable parts. This is being posted while I’m in L.A. attending the TCM Classic Film Festival, so it seemed like perfect timing. If you’ve never had an opportunity to visit [...]

Good Fish Out of Water Movies

Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 9:02 am

I’ve always been a fan of good fish out of water movies, but this list seems especially timely since I’m currently in Los Angeles enjoying the TCM Classic Film Festival. As a native Texan making his first visit to Hollywood, I’d say that qualifies me for fish-out-of-water status. And while things are a little different [...]

Good Roadtrip Movies

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 9:21 am

I’m currently on the road between Texas and Los Angeles, so this list of good roadtrip movies is in honor of that fact. While I’m headed to the first annual TCM Classic Film Festival, other roadtrippers have different reasons and destinations in mind. Some enjoy exploring new parts of the landscape, while others like to [...]

Good Casino Movies

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 6:41 am

This list of good casino movies is written in honor of my trip to Los Angeles to take part in the first annual Turner Classic Movies Film Festival. I’m trekking all the way from Texas in my friend’s extended cab pick-up truck (no, not everyone in Texas drives a truck), and we’ll be staying at [...]

Good Running Movies

Monday, April 19, 2010 at 7:44 pm

This list of good running movies is presented just in time for the Boston Marathon, which is always held the third Monday in April. Started in 1897, it’s the world’s oldest annual marathon, and over 20,000 participants gather each year. Of course, not all of us can run in a marathon, which is why God [...]

Good 420 Movies

Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 11:29 am

These good 420 movies are well-suited for those who celebrate April 20th as a day to smoke a little reefer. Of course, if you do celebrate 4/20, then there’s a strong chance that you’re getting wasted the rest of the year, too. In case you’re wondering, you can thank a group of 1971 California high [...]

TCM Classic Film Festival – Join Us There!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 6:07 pm

The first annual TCM Classic Film Festival is being held from April 22nd through 25th in Los Angeles, and yours truly will be venturing across out great nation to attend. My pal Randy and I will load into his pick-up, make the trek from Texas to Hollyweird, and stop for some steak in Amarillo along [...]

Hollywood’s Bizarre Casting Decisions

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Hollywood’s bizarre casting decisions seem to know no bounds. And in addition to the bonehead ideas of studio executives, there are also those actors and actresses who’ve passed on roles of a lifetime. While these possibilities never materialized in our world, they did occur in some alternate universe where up is down and down is [...]

11 Good Movies for Tax Day

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 3:44 pm

If dealing with the IRS has you at your wit’s end, these 11 good movies for Tax Day will serve as the perfect balm to sooth your weary soul. After you’ve mailed your check and tax return to those government bloodsuckers, be sure to swing by your local video store or log onto your Netflix [...]

AFI Top Gangster Movies

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 8:18 am

These 10 AFI top gangster movies are the all-time best of the genre according to the voters from the American Film Institute. The results were announced in 2008, and none other than Quentin Tarantino announced the selections. For the purposes of their list, the AFI referred to a gangster film as one featuring criminals in [...]