4-26-05 (10:53)
  • was at the co-op yesterday and saw some women outside protesting. they had signs that said something like "women are people, treat us as equals." naturally i was sympathetic with that idea so i picked up one of their flyers. on it they outlined the injustices of the major vitamin/supplement makers. centrum and one-a-day both have vitamins that are supposedly formulated especially for women. the flyer went on to decry this injustice because it assumes that "womyn somehow have special needs." the picketers felt that this assumption was at the very core of all gender problems and that the fight must be brought to every corner of this great debate.
  • today i'm going to buy some new shorts and probably a new pair of shoes. it's very rare that i buy clothes.
  • looking forward to the kings game tonight.
  • noticed today that the prodigy remix of method man's "release yo' self" seems to use elements of ennio morricone's "the showdown."
  • updated movies list.x
  • oh, just kidding about that co-op protest thing.

  • 4-25-05 (23:02)

  • lately i've been thinking about how an event's full impact isn't ever known, and can't be judged until, at least, death. to use a prosaic sports analogy - the injury of a star quarterback might seem awful, but that might end up being a good thing if another, better, quarterback takes over and does an even better job. this happened to the rams with green and warner, but i think it happens in the rest of life as well. of course, it also works the other way. classically, there are stories about people running into large sums of money. it seems great at first, but later on it haunts the recipient. this is one reason why i'm not a big fan of regret.

  • 4-25-05 (16:57)

  • worked on my master movies list today. input all the grades for 2002. also added a column for films i saw in the theater and did that by memory, did that for 2001/2000, as well. 28% of the movies i watched in 2001 were watched in the theater. i have a pretty clear memory of where i saw most of the films and under what conditions i saw them. it's odd that i can remember that, but i have trouble remembering a film's plot or the names of actors/directors. i also remember parts of my life relative to what films i was watching. on 4/23/02, for example, i watched waking life. i remember watching it on my computer after melanie and i had gotten into a fight. that was almost exactly three years ago. we were on good terms again by the time we went to the theater on g street to watch storytelling, that was on 5/1/02.
  • on 12.28.02 i saw monster's ball with my sister. she was visiting that week. we both thought it sucked and we made fun of it. i also introduced her to david fincher that week by showing her se7en and fight club.
  • also noticed that i missed two movies on the list for 2003. added those.
  • none of the films i watched before 2002 have grades because i didn't go to a grade system until that point. other than that the spreadsheet listing of movies i've seen should have all the grades next to the year of release. average grade for films i graded between 2002 and the end of 2004 is 2.8, which is a B-...pretty much what i expected it to be. added another tab at the end of the spreadsheet which has all the films alphabetized.

  • 4-24-05 (21:27)

  • went to sacramento today. took the train over there and met up with john. we played some basketball, some video games, watched tv and a movie. it was a good, laid back time.
  • i need to get another pair of shorts. i'm also in the market for some socks and maybe another pair of shoes. might do that on tuesday.

  • 4-23-05 (14:42)

  • depressing
  • updated movies list.
  • saw an advanced showing of 'a lot like love' the other day.
  • kings playoff tickets went on sale today. i easily could have gotten a couple, but my finances aren't so great so i thought better of it. i still might end up going because of my ticket hookup.
  • "dear mr. bush, there are over 100 words for shit and only 1 for music. fuck you, out hud" that's the title of track 9 on the new out hud album. i also like "dad, there's a little phrase called too much information." which is the best track on their first album.
  • sorry to hear that the niners picked up smith instead of rogers. not that i really know much about either, but i like it when a team picks a home town guy.
  • also, the lions got a steal picking up williams when they did. i think he's going to be a star. there might be brighter ones who went earlier in the draft, but i think that (barring injury) he's a lock to be an impact receiver for the next 10 years. but what do i know?
  • got a half day at work today. also got tuesday off. this last week my boss took off three days because of some medical business he had to take care of, as a result he told me i should take a half day today and not come in on tuesday. that's a major difference between him and 98% of the other bosses in the world. that said, i still think that jon was my favorite boss.
  • the new four tet and prefuse 73 are pretty good, but not as good as their earlier works. same goes for the new autechre, which in its first two days sold a whopping 0 copies in the tower chain. i bought one yesterday so maybe that'll get the ball rolling.

  • 4-21-05 (00:16)

  • got about two hours of sleep last night. as a result today was very long. that said, i still got a lot done at work and watched a movie afterwards.
  • working on a search engine for the site. all this stuff (perl, cgi scripts, etc.) is new to me so it might take a while.

  • 4-18-05 (13:49)

  • there's nothing i hate more than working with computers. they just piss me off so much sometimes. i just wasted an hour trying to coax excel into understanding different formulas i was trying to work up. i also hate that it'll understand a formula that comes above a certain cell, but it won't apply that formula to the cells above it unless i manually cut and past the function. it's like when you have word adding bullet points or numbers to a list of items. by pressing enter it'll automatically figure out that you want it to continue applying the numbers to the next item...excel does the same thing with functions, only i can't get it to work on my movies list because that file has the recent stuff above the the older stuff, which is unusual. nothing's ever easy with these fucking things. also, apparently excel has a limit on how many functions you can "nest" in a single cell. that's no good because my grading system has 15 grades (A - F, and +/- for each).
  • i've looked online for suggestions, but it everything i've found so far has been very rudimentary and has required inputting a number instead of a letter grade. i'd like to keep the grade on the list spreadsheet consistent with the grades on the movies reviewed page, rather than having to input a number, which might be confusing for some.
  • latest design.

  • 4-18-05 (00:38)

  • rose o'donnell is in a hallmark made for tv movie. she plays a retard. wow.
  • i feel like playing basketball. took a mid-afternoon nap which means i'm not tired right now.
  • dennis hopper is such a sellout. fuck that guy.
  • semi-new page design. two (one and two) slightly different permutations. i've also added another column to my movies listed file. i hope to have all the grades alongside the films at some point in the future. that'll take a couple hours though.

  • 4-17-05 (21:24)

  • updated recommendations.
  • updated movies list.

  • 4-17-05 (16:39)

  • it's been a long, strange, eventful week. johnny and crew visiting, baseball with meryl, picnic day, lots of work, lots of movies, the beginning of a new webpage, and probably more.
  • yesterday i left work early to meet up with john, his girlfriend and his brother. we did the picnic day stuff, ate in and out and then played soccer. i haven't played soccer in years, but it was fun.
  • hanging out with meryl on tuesday was the first time in a long time that i've hung out with a girl other than melanie. for that reason alone this week was different.
  • watched a fairly uninteresting documentary in the theater today.
  • woke up very tired this morning - maybe because of all the walking and running yesterday and maybe because of the benadryl i took last night. i don't like drugs.
  • going to the driving range on tuesday, after work.
  • been listening to a lot of del tha funky homosapien, specifically his deltron 3030 album.

  • 4-15-05 (23:31)

  • kristen chenoweth seems the definition of bimbo.
  • letterman just asked her if she'd like to play "will it float" which was a great dig, but i don't think she got it at all.
  • millersmovies.com in its nascent stages.
  • tell me what you think. i don't really like any of them, but my webpage (and photoshop) talents are limited.
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  • the first one is too plain and the other two are just a matter of loading time and b&w vs/ color preference.
  • i'd also like to incorporate a search function which would allow a person to find all the reviews i've written for a particular movie. again, that's probably beyond my abilities at this stage.

  • 4-13-05 (00:25)

  • went to the a's game tonight. they lost. it was a fairly good game nonetheless.

  • 4-11-05 (23:11)

  • one of the more amazing moments in the masters was when tiger hit a shot onto the green which caused dimarco's ball to roll down a hill, off the green. dimarco was just a little less lucky than tiger. also consider the shot on 16 for tiger and the shot for dimarco on 18. tough day.
  • updated movies list.
  • lost half the movies in my netflix queue today. not sure how that happened, but it's very unfortunate.
  • charles barkley is on jay leno right now. leno is an idiot, but barkley is a pretty good guy. i've always enjoyed his candid personality. apparently he's written a book on race relations in america. he acknowledges, though, that many of the problems today stem from economic disparities.
  • updated recommendations. three film recommendations. two noir and one documentary about rich kids.

  • 4-11-05 (01:01)

  • the masters was pretty good. i felt that tiger was playing to not lose through most of the day, but that was just my opinion. at any rate, it made for a good match.
  • johnny, luke, vern, steve and steve's girlfriend (whose name i don't know how to spell, but it sounds like si) stopped in davis on their way back from skiing. i visited them at in and out for about half an hour.
  • was thinking today about registering www.mymoviereviews.com or www.chrismillersmoviereviews.com.

  • 4-10-05 (12:00)

  • updated movies list.
  • kings game on in 30 minutes.
  • going to an a's game on tuesday.
  • hope to watch a lot of movies this weekend.
  • got the new lyrics born album yesterday, eager to listen to that.

  • 4-6-05 (23:20)

  • updated movies list. updated 8 movies today. finally caught up.
  • jane fonda is on letterman right now and i find myself actually respecting her a bit. she's been in the public eye quite a bit lately, probably because she's pimping some book she wrote. but i also saw here in a documentary today which was made before her book tour started so it's just a matter of simple synchronicity. i guess being raised by henry fonda would make a person pretty good. she actually looks more like her dad than peter does. henry fonda was fucking cool.
  • saw a bit of the simple life today. i'm not a violent person. i've never really slugged a person before, but if i ever saw paris hilton or paris hilton #2 i really think i'd put a dent in their faces.
  • i just saw william hung on a commercial for a certain search engine. wow.
  • speaking of commercials....during the super bowl i remarked that the overweight guy in the "no" commercial with david spade is a good actor. he's also in a car rental commercial and (i think) in that commercial where he's interviewing for a job. the boss' name is mr. dumass and the guy keeps calling him mr. dumb ass. anyway, i'd give him a shot if i were a comedy director.
  • it sounds like i watch a lot of tv.
  • thanks to the white stripes and the strokes we've got a new trend in rock on our hands. bloc party, franz ferdinand, bravery, dogs die in hot cars, etc. have all tried to ride the coattails. i guess it's better than the rapcore trend we had in the 90s.
  • the woman who plays ray romano's wife on everybody loves raymond is on jay leno right now. she's complaining about jury duty and talking about buying cheap shoes for $60. she said she's going to fire her stylist because she's been buying $800 shoes this whole time.
  • new beck album isn't that good.
  • unpleasant. i've seen far worse album covers than that, though.
  • moby's on conan right now. moby sucks.

  • 4-6-05 (00:19)

  • been pretty bad about updating my movies list lately.
  • for those interested in warner dvd releases.
  • "[JoeG] Great work on such SE DVDs as TRUE ROMANCE and Errol Flynn's ROBIN HOOD. Keep it going! Anyway....digitalbits.com reported awhile back you all was working on a SE DVD of 2001. Any truth or any other Kubrick title?

  • [WarnerHomeVideo] SE of 2001 is targeted for 2006, with other Kubrick SEs."
  • kings have been playing well lately.
  • i was suprised that the ncaa championship game turned out to be pretty close in the second half, but i wasn't surprised by the outcome. i don't like nc.
  • i'm very tired

  • 4-4-05 (19:22)

  • on jeopardy tonight they had a category about movie directors. they named three films and you had to name the director. i didn't get a clean sweep this time which was disappointing. i didn't know that penny marshall directed a league of their own. i did get nora ephron, brian depalma (surprisingly, no one got that one), terry gilliam and someone else who i can't remember right now.
  • then the final jeopardy question was in the category "presidents and the movies." the answer was something like "this president was the first to screen a film at the white house when he watched a birth of a nation." birth of a nation came out in 1914 so it was woodrow wilson.
  • awesome site. they have audio of ken jennings' loss which is pretty cool. they also have stats for each episode and something called the coryat score which gauges a person's score without daily doubles and final jeopardy. it gives a better idea of how good a player is.
  • it's halftime of the national championship game. looks pretty clear that unc will win. another clunker of a championship game. i'm sure illinois will make a run, but i think sean may is too consistent to allow unc to have any kind of sustained scoring drought. oh well.

  • 4-4-05 (00:36)

  • updated movies list.
  • apparently the last pope was the best person to ever live. that, according to all the reports i've heard so far. i think he's the bud selig of popes. he and bud selig were both the heads during huge controversies in their respective areas. selig with steroids and john paul with that whole touching little boys thing.

  • 4-1-05 (18:27)
    mitch hedberg died last night. i don't think it was an april fool's joke. pretty lame. he was a funny guy. he made a lot of common sense observations that, of course, were quite funny. he also had a christopher walkenesque delivery style. recommendable.