Don't everyone thank me at once.

April 11th, 2014 @ 6:53 am
Friday Five: Superman

Truth, Justice, and the American Way

  1. Superman – The Movie — 1978
  2. Superman II — 1981
  3. Superman Returns — 2006

That’s it. Those are the only three that matter.

I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t include III or IV or 2013′s Man of Steel (which I never saw).

March 21st, 2014 @ 7:50 am
Friday Five: Favorite Animated Disney Movies

DumboMy five favorite (animated) Disney movies:

  1. Dumbo
  2. The Jungle Book
  3. Robin Hood
  4. The Rescuers
  5. Toy Story

So Money: An Oral History of Swingers

December 27th, 2013 @ 8:56 am
Friday Five: Raiders of the Lost Ark Tibetan Bar Showdowns I’d Like to See

Raiders / Marion

  1. Raylan Givens vs. Eric Taylor
  2. Homer Simpson vs. Ernest Hemingway
  3. Marion vs. Lois Lane
  4. Ron Burgandy vs. Richard Branson
  5. Hunter S. Thompson vs. Johnny Depp
December 11th, 2013 @ 6:42 am
Original BlasTech DL-44

A few years ago I wrote about how foolish it would be for me to spend $499.00 on a replica BlasTech DL-44. (I really did consider it.) I guess that means it would be really, really irresponsible to lay down $200,000.00 for the actual one. via kottke.org

November 15th, 2013 @ 6:32 am
Friday Five: Bull Durham Quotes

Bull DurhamFive of my favorite lines from the movie Bull Durham:

  • “I told him that a player on a streak has to respect the streak.” — Crash Davis
  • “I want to give him the heat and announce my presence with authority!” — Ebby Calvin LaLoosh
  • “In the show, everyone can hit heat.” — Crash Davis
  • “The world is made for people who aren’t cursed with self awareness.” — Annie Savoy
  • “Don’t try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they’re fascist. Throw some ground balls – it’s more democratic.” — Crash Davis

Walter White Calls Uncle Buck

Sharknado 2: SNOW SHARKS!

September 6th, 2013 @ 9:22 am
Friday Five: Favorite Harrison Ford Characters

What are you trying to do, scare me? You sound like my mother. We’ve known each other for a long time. I don’t believe in magic, a lot of superstitious hocus pocus. I’m going after a find of incredible historical significance, you’re talking about the boogie man. Besides, you know what a cautious fellow I am.”

Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones

  1. Indiana Jones
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
  2. Han Solo
    Star Wars
  3. Jack Ryan
    Patriot Games
  4. Tommy
    The Frisco Kid
  5. John Book
    Witness
June 28th, 2013 @ 8:04 am
Friday Five: Favorite Star Wars Characters

Star WarsI know it’s not exactly original, but if I had to rank my favorites, they’d be in this order:

  1. Luke Skywalker
  2. Han Solo
  3. Darth Vader
  4. C-3PO
  5. Chewbacca
December 7th, 2012 @ 10:04 am
Top Five Christmas Movies

Trading PlacesDoes it seem like I publish this list every year? Believe it or not, this is only the second time in twelve years! But last year’s rankings have changed dramatically, so it felt like I had to update the list.

  1. A Christmas Story
  2. Die Hard
  3. Love Actually
  4. Trading Places
  5. A Charlie Brown Christmas
October 29th, 2012 @ 8:23 am
All These Things That I’ve Done

I just finished a 10.0 mi run with a pace of 9'29"/mi with Nike+ Running. http://t.co/jqgxSbUu #nikeplus — David Vincent Gagne (@davidgagne) October 29, 2012 While all my friends and family on the East coast were hunkering down for Hurricane Sandy, I went on a ten mile run in painfully perfect weather. I am guessing […]

April 11th, 2012 @ 6:35 am
Caine’s Arcade

Oh, man. I love this kid.

March 13th, 2012 @ 6:54 am
A New Hope

Hey, hey, Hollywood. I’ve got an idea. Instead of re-releasing the craptacular and uninspiring Clash of the Titans in 3D, why not re-release Star Wars: Episode IV in its original format? (i.e. no walking Jabba, no Greedo shooting first) In fact you really should simply do this every five years or so. Get on that, […]

December 24th, 2011 @ 11:32 pm
Top Five Christmas Movies

A Christmas Story Die Hard Love Actually Tie: Christmas Vacation / It’s A Wonderful Life Tie: The Ref / Home for the Holidays

July 30th, 2010 @ 6:53 am
Friday Five: Badass NCOs

This week we have a reader-submitted “guest” Friday Five. Special thanks to @rogueplanet for this list of …

The Five Most Badass Noncommissioned Officers (Sergeants) Featured in a Movie:

5. Career Sergeant Zim (Clancy Brown) – Starship Troopers

4. Sergeant Oddball (Donald Sutherland) – Kelly’s Heroes

3. Staff Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger) – Platoon

2. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey) – Full Metal Jacket

1. Master Sergeant Gary Gordon (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Sergeant First Class Randy Shughart (Johnny Strong) – Black Hawk Down

April 9th, 2010 @ 7:43 am
Friday Five: Villains
  1. Darth Vader
  2. Lex Luthor
  3. The Joker
  4. Brainiac
  5. Montgomery Burns
March 28th, 2010 @ 12:57 am
Hot Tub Time Machine

I don’t even know where to begin here. This movie is awesome. This movie is seriously awesome. Go see it. Note: Awesomeness of movie not guaranteed for those born after 1975. But if you were born in ’73 — like me — you will laugh your ass off.

March 26th, 2010 @ 7:28 am
Friday Five: Bond Women Names
  1. Pussy Galore
  2. Holly Goodhead
  3. Penelope Smallbone
  4. Plenty O’Toole
  5. Xenia Onatopp
February 19th, 2010 @ 7:10 am
Friday Five: Awesome Spaceships
  1. Millennium Falcon
  2. Battlestar Galactica
  3. X-Wing Fighter
  4. USS Enterprise
  5. Gunstar