by Michele Christopher

Why, yes. That is the same place he was at yesterday. He is still there. In Des Moines. At a Motel 6. Standstill. Something about gas leaking into the engine. A couple of hundred dollars (and two new FTTW writers) later, his car is fixed and he'll be ready to hit the road again bright and early. So tonight, the turtle is kind of stuck in Iowa. Oh well.

With the real LNT on hiatus, I'm just going to throw something out here for you. Lists. Because I like making lists.

Movies I Pretty Much Loathe, That Most People Like

Forrest Gump
Mullholand Drive
The Royal Tenembaums
Ghost World
Lost in Translation

Movies I Love That I Should Be Ashamed of Loving

Mean Girls
Bring it On
Princess Diaries
Tromeo and Juliet
kkfo9.jpgKiller Klowns From Outer Space

Awesome Movies About Mutant Insects/Animals

Food of the Gods
Night of the Lepus
Empire of the Ants
Parasite in 3-D (with Demi Moore!)
Starship Troopers
The Swarm
The Birds
Willard (the original)

Awesome Post-Apocalyptic Movies

Mad Max
Escape from New York
12 Monkeys
Road Warrior
Six String Samurai
Logan's Run
Dawn of the Dead
staypuft.jpgCity of Lost Children
Soylent Green
Red Dawn
Death Race 2000
A Boy and His Dog
Night of the Comet
Fist of the North Star
Planet of the Apes

Most Underrated Movie Bad Guys

Pyatt (Richard Bradford) in Legend of Billie Jean
Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (Gary Oldman) in Fifth Element
Jafar (Jonathan Freeman) in Aladdin
Megatron (Frank Welker) in Transformers, The Movie
Stay-Puft Marshmellow Man (himself) in Ghostbusters
Biff (Thomas F. Wilson) in Back to the Future
Coach Roy Turner (Vic Morrow) in Bad News Bears
Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) in Karate Kid
David Lo Pan (James Hong) in Big Trouble in Little China

And that's about as far as I can take this, though if you suggest other movie lists, I'll give them a whirl.

Tomorrow: Video game lists. I know, I know. You can't wait for Turtle to get to NY and get settled so we can get back to regular LNT. Yea, me too. Me too.



I'm completely with you on Forrest Gump, but I'll fight you on Lost In Translation... Anything with a sad Bill Murray and a Kevin Shields soundtrack cannot be bad...

Oh and Big Trouble... Hells yeah...


I'm with you on Signs. I used to like both Castaway and Forrest Gump but don't really give a damn about them anymore.

Haven't seen Mulholland Drive and while I liked Ghost World, I'm not sure if I love it. Royal Tenenbaums and Lost In Translation, though--I do indeed absolutely love them.

Don't be ashamed to love Mean Girls. I'm right there with you. Armageddon? Hey, it was entertaining, even if it was ridiculous. No shame there.

My friend Scott, whom I have much respect for, absolutely loves Bring It On and claims it to be great satire. I need to see it.

Tremors! Arachnophobia! Classics.


I'm with you on most of the don't likes, except Tenembaums and Ghost World.

Another great post-apocalyptic movie: Hell Comes to Frogtown.


couldn't read... distracted by evil clown...


titanic. i hated titanic.

i didn't like ghost world all that much either.

and as you may remember, i have a horrible soft spot for dirty dancing. therefore i can't say a peep about shitageddon.


I love Pollyanna. It's so cloyingly sweet, yet I just love it. I've watched it more times than I can count.


Dear Folk!
How you have met Christmas?
You have brought a smile to my face all year long. ... I never would have met such a fun, interesting group of people.
Mark Oem


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