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January 12, 2022

2021 FILM IN REVIEW



A little bit baffled by Carol Kane when I could only recall her in three movies, the same amount of movies I’d seen featuring Jason Momoa. Turns out I’d forgotten her cameo in The Muppet Movie. Speaking of which, I honestly thought there were more Muppet movies in the 80s, but nope, 1984’s Muppets Take Manhattan is it until 1992’s Muppet Christmas Carol.

During the month of May I only watched animated films, an event I dubbed “Ani-May.” I don’t know if I’ll do it again this year. I’ve been watching the Disney animated “canon” at a rate of one a month and I’m tempted to power through some of it. Been doing the same with Studio Ghibli, which is nearly complete.

Best film I saw in 2021: Tokyo Godfathers

Best film I saw in 2021 that was released in 2021: Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Worst film I saw in 2021: No. 7 Cherry Lane

Films I saw in 2021 for the first time:

1. The Godfather: Part II
2. Monkeybone
3. UHF
4. American Factory
5. Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero
6. Fun & Fancy Free
7. Stolen Kisses
8. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
9. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
10. Los Lobos
11. The Cameraman
12. Pale Flower
13. Hollow Man
14. Dexter’s Laboratory: Ego Trip
15. Seven Songs About Thunder (short)
16. Tears Cannot Restore Her: Therefore, I Weep (short)
17. A Million Miles Away (short)
18. Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
19. The Little Things
20. Captain Marvel
21. The Naked Gun
22. The Outlaw
23. Earwig and the Witch
24. Melody Time
25. The Postman Always Rings Twice
26. They Live
27. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
28. To All The Boys Always and Forever
29. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
30. HyperNormalisation
31. Man of Steel
32. Mean Streets
33. The Tall Target
34. Judas and the Black Messiah
35. Hello, Dolly!
36. Grave of the Fireflies
37. One Week (short)
38. Top Secret!
39. The Black Hole
40. Seven Samurai
41. eXistenZ
42. Of Human Bondage
43. Pierrot le fou
44. Justice League (1997)
45. Zack Snyder’s Justice League
46. Buck and the Preacher
47. DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
48. Song of the South
49. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
50. The Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell of Fear
51. Godzilla vs. Kong
52. Holes
53. Mayor
54. The Prince of Tides
55. Django Unchained
56. Rocky
57. Nomadland
58. Yes-People (short)
59. Go West
60. Cinderella
61. Minari
62. Blood Simple
63. A Star is Born (1937)
64. Ocean Waves
65. Thunderball
66. Daisies
67. Iron Man 3
68. The Mitchells vs. the Machines
69. Frankenweenie
70. Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure
71. I Lost My Body
72. The Last Unicorn
73. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
74. Jetsons The Movie
75. Dead Leaves
76. The Addams Family (2019)
77. Fist of the North Star
78. Missing Link
79. The Adventures of Tintin
80. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
81. An American Tail
82. World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts (short)
83. The Gumby Movie
84. Princess Mononoke
85. K-ON! The Movie
86. You Only Live Twice
87. Mission: Impossible
88. Shadows
89. The Muppet Movie
90. Stand By Me
91. Indiscreet
92. Pink Flamingos
93. Gremlins
94. Patton
95. My Neighbors the Yamadas
96. Hulk
97. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
98. Dog Day Afternoon
99. Luca
100. The Terminator
101. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend
102. The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
103. Space Jam: A New Legacy
104. The Dark Knight Rises
105. The High Sign (short)
106. The Stranger
107. The Flying Deuces
108. American Movie
109. Spirited Away
110. Onward
111. Thief
112. Flight of the Navigator
113. Beetlejuice
114. The Suicide Squad
115. Major League
116. Annie (1982)
117. Sleeping Beauty
118. Howard the Duck
119. Popeye
120. Jules and Jim
121. The Cat Returns
122. Ace in the Hole
123. Clifford
124. Bugsy Malone
125. Freejack
126. Redline
127. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
128. No. 7 Cherry Lane
129. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
130. The Great Muppet Caper
131. Howl’s Moving Castle
132. The Road to El Dorado
133. The Evil Dead
134. The Spy Who Loved Me
135. They Came Together
136. Zodiac
137. Dirty Harry
138. The Sword in the Stone
139. Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields
140. Jennifer’s Body
141. The Many Saints of Newark
142. Camp Nowhere
143. Office Killer
144. Dune (2021)
145. Tales From Earthsea
146. Mr. Boogedy
147. The Wolf Man
148. Quai des Orfèvres
149. Le Plaisir
150. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
151. Nightmare Alley (1947)
152. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
153. Ponyo
154. South Park: Post Covid
155. A Face in the Crowd
156. Vivre Sa Vie
157. Detour
158. The Conversation
159. Strange Victory
160. Aquaman
161. Wakko’s Wish
162. Tokyo Godfathers
163. The Secret World of Arrietty
164. South Park: Post Covid: The Return of Covid
165. Black Narcissus

January 4, 2022

Couldn’t sleep last night and remembered they killed off the character “Momma” from the comic strip Momma and had other comic strip characters attending the funeral:

What? Is Jeffy from The Family Circus taller than Cathy??? What if the cat from Mutts starts eating the tiny Sergio Aragones mariachi band?

I wonder if Momma plays bridge in heaven with Maxine the cranky old lady from greeting cards…

December 27, 2021

 

Disney: Here’s an elaborate family tree featuring seven generations of Donald Duck’s relatives, as well as decades of detailed lore

Also Disney: Yeah, uhhhh, I…. guess Mickey Mouse has a sister…?


December 18, 2021


I’ve run ads on rubbercat.net/simpsons for years and only just recently met the minimum threshold to actually receive a payment. I was hoping to get an actual, physical check in the mail but apparently they stopped doing that some time ago, ah well. Anyway, I’m taking this opportunity to remove all the ads. So much of the web these days is covered in ads and other cruft, and I’m happy that I’ll no longer be contributing to that upleasantness. This website has always been a labor of love and it shall remain that way. If you’d like to help support my silly endeavors, I’ve started a Ko-fi page. Thank you for reading.

November 3, 2021

 

Was looking to buy an hdmi switch for my TV and it’s kinda astonishing how terrible electronics look. Starting to understand why Steve Jobs was considered a radical visionary for saying “I think things should look good, instead of bad”

October 18, 2021

See you space cowboy…

September 26, 2021

I wrote a bit about the Simpsons Season 1 DVD (likely the second DVD I ever owned, with Spaceballs being the first) which gave me an excuse to scan the booklet. God damn I love this episode description:

I suspect they might’ve been written by Matt Groening himself (he used to be a copywriter, he wrote the summaries of the Ullman shorts for the episode guide, he’s already writing the introduction for the set) but who knows, maybe that’s giving him too much credit. I feel like some guy at the DVD factory probably wouldn’t have the freedom to write so irreverently, though…

August 28, 2021

THINGS I’VE SEEN ON THE INTERNET LATELY

nobby's nuts

 

  • This Australian coin commemorating… Nobby’s Nuts? (↬ @punchhappiness)
  • I like this Oscars clip of the first time Best Animated Feature Film was a category… the concept of the animators having to make both winning/losing animations of their characters (will we ever see the animation of Jimmy Neutron winning?), Billy Crystal’s joke about a certain pair of producer brothers that’s only gotten better with age, Mike and Scully’s grimaces, the woman sitting next to Donkey just ecstatic over Shrek winning…
  • Some snobbish Hanna-Barbera expert declaring he shan’t be watching the cartoon Jellystone, not that he could anyway because he doesn’t even own a television (??? Then how is he watching all those classic cartoons???)
  • Simpsons conspiracy theories have been so prevalent that Reuters did a fact check of a TikTok video. Most of them I find funny but it always annoys me when I see “SIMPSONS PREDICTED EBOLA” in these things
  • Television Comics, the comic book about watching television

 

August 16, 2021

During the pandemic I’ve been making All Your Base memes on Twitter, which I’ve collected here.

July 17, 2021

Bruce Tinsley Watch

 

Fascinating look into the mind of Mallard Fillmore. This must be that compassionate conservatism I’ve heard so much about.

July 15, 2021

Mallard Fillmore Watch



7/11/2021

Mallard looking at the crime statistics and seeing a 55% increase in knock out games

July 6, 2021

An animated gif of Lego Kramer entering lego Jerry's apartment
Watched a bunch of Seinfeld recently, I hadn’t really seen much of it before… OK I knew “serenity now” was a Seinfeld thing, but I never knew the context until now and… what the hell. The catchphrase isn’t funny, the episode sucks, I get the impression people in the 90s were just like “well, I guess this is the thing we have to say now”

June 14, 2021

current streaming avatars

  • Disney+: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
  • HBO Max: Zorak
  • Netflix: Robot from Kimmy Schmidt
  • Paramount+: Smiling monster truck
  • Peacock: T-Rex
May 31, 2021
Happy that Zombies Ate My Neighbors is getting a rerelease on Switch… I never played it and know very little about it but I’ve always liked the “vibe” of this Zac Gorman comic:

May 15, 2021
biden stimulus letter

Stop gaslighting me you fucking freak!!!

May 13, 2021

 

From watching ABC News, you kinda get the impression Palestinians don’t exist, just their buildings

May 12, 2021


RIP to Yahoo Answers. I went back to my profile and found some questions, which I’d pretty much forgotten about, and I’ve archived them here. I’m dreading the day the executives discover My Yahoo!, the last Yahoo service I use.