Archive for December, 2010

MY TOP 10 GAMBLING MOVIES

Posted in TOP 10 MOVIES with tags , , , , , on December 11, 2010 by Kaiderman

I got 5 bucks says you love this list. I also got 5 bucks says you may not like it. It’s not the smart way to gamble but I never lose any money so is that really a bad thing?

I really wanted to do a Top 5 Poker Movies list but there aren’t many out there and, of the ones that are out there, I don’t feel like watching them all. My apologies to Kenny Roger’s The Gambler… and his chicken establishment. They’re no KFC!

So, I’ve widened the field to include all forms of gambling. Here’s my Top 10 (in order):

10. SWINGERS.

Swingers only comes in at #10 because, technically, it is not a gambling movie. However, it does feature one of the greatest and most comical gambling scenes ever caught on film. It also taught me what Double Down meant and made the phrase “Vegas, Baby! VEGAS!” legendary. Continue reading

TOP 5 MOVIES: LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS

Posted in Top 5 with tags on December 9, 2010 by Kaiderman

————- OUR 150th POST —————

We don’t just like to cover the “greats” here on THE LIST. We also like to spend some time spotlighting the so-horribly-cheesy-that-they’re-awesome actors as well. Today’s spotlight covers the latter. That’s right, today we’re talking about the greatest Lou to come out of the 80’s, after Captain Lou Albano. He’s arguably the greatest Mexican American possibly Cherokee possibly South American possibly American Indian actor to grace the silver screen… the one and only LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS.

In all honestly, while LDP has somewhat faded into obscurity, or at least to realm of SyFy shows and straight-to-DVD movies, he really is a pretty good actor. Want proof? Well, then you’ve come to the right place. I present you with his Top 5 films (in order):

5. COURAGE UNDER FIRE.

Great movie but only comes in at #5 as I’m not sure this is what you would call a LDP vehicle. Still, was nice that as his career was on a bit of a downslide that someone gave him a role in a serious film. A role that he did a pretty good job with. Continue reading

MILFcast (aka: the Man, I Love Films podcast) – Episode 12

Posted in MILFcast with tags , , , , , , on December 7, 2010 by Kaiderman

For the 12th Episode of MILFcast, I am joined by my co-host Heather Roddy of Movie Mobsters and special guest Steve Johnston of  The Film Cynics Radio Show (and blog) to discuss the following:

– What we’ve been watching.

– We pick our favorite TNT movies or Films we’d never buy on DVD because they’re always on Cable..

– Movie News.

– We play a game of Kai’s Always Right and THE GAME!!!

You can find MILFcast on podOmatic by clicking here. You can also subscribe or download for free on iTunes. Please drop a comment or leave any feedback on the episode below or send me an e-mail at: kai_parker@yahoo.com

Here are the standings for THE GAME thus far (21 = Perfect Score):
1. Dylan Fields – 19 points
T-2. Rachel Thuro – 15 points
T-2. Jason Soto – 15 points
T-3. Mad Hatter – 13 points
T-3. Heather Roddy – 13 points
T-4. Andy Hart – 12 points
T-4. Nick Jobe – 12 points
T-4. Melody Quimbao – 12 points
5. Jessica Rogers – 11 points
6. Scott Knopf – 10 points
T-7. Whitney Borup – 9 points
T-7. Univarn – 9 points

NEW MUSIC for the podcast provided by Steve Bush of The Bill Shakespeares who can be found at http://thebillshakespeares.com

THE LIST TURNS 1!

Posted in Site News on December 5, 2010 by Kaiderman

Well, I’m not sure I thought it would ever happen but we officially turn 1 year old today. I would like to thank everyone who has tuned in to read my jibberish over the past 12 months. I’d also like to thank everyone who has supported not only myself but the blog and the podcast as well. This site is nothing without all of you.

It’s crazy because it took us nearly 3 months to cross 2,000 hits when we started and now we stand ready to cross the 70,000 mark. That’s quite a difference in just 9 months time. I cannot tell you how hard it is to maintain a family, a full time day job, a website and a podcast but when I know people care about what I have to say, it makes it well worth the effort.

I’ve been thinking about what to do for this post for months and I think it’s come down to this…

When I started this blog, it was just going to be a new list every week. I knew many would be film related but didn’t start making this an exclusively movie-centric site until my third post. Which happened to be our first FILMS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED TO SEE post. But what came before that? Well, it wasn’t pretty but if you’s like to read my first attempts at trying to illicit smiles from you, click the links before and check out THE LIST’s first offerings. Offerings that, until this point, I’m pretty sure only my Wife and Mother had read.

They’re embarrassing but I’ve always tried to be that guy who lays it all out there. So, enjoy:

POST #1

POST #2

Thanks again everybody!!!

IS IT JUST ME?

Posted in Is It Just Me? on December 3, 2010 by Kaiderman

Is it just me or does going to the movies suck?

Our buddy Dylan over at Blog Cabins recently said he likes these posts but feels that I put out topics where everyone just agrees with me. So, here’s something I felt might be a bit more polarizing.

This holiday weekend I came to the realization that, even though I’m a huge film fan, I HATE going to the movies. It happened twice. My wife and I had planned to do a movie on Thanksgiving and ultimately passed because the idea of getting dressed, paying a bunch of money and going to the theater to see a film, that will no doubt be a much better rental, did not excite us!

The next day, I was tasked with seeing the newest Harry Potter film for my recent appearance on The Film Cynics radio show. While I actually really enjoy the Harry Potter films, the 2 and a half hour length of the film seemed a real turn off. I stuck it out but was happy to return home after like the Flash on Amphetamines.

The fact of the matter is I own a 52″ Samsung 1080p HD television that is attached to Samsung’s latest Blu-Ray model which happens to be situated less than 5′ in front of the “Daddy” seat on my very comfortable couch. I can pause the film anytime I want to smoke. I can drink a glass of beer. I can watch in my jammy pants and frayed Spiderman T-shirt. What’s not to like?

Not to mention, the going rate for taking my wife and 2 kids to the movies (at last count) was around $80. That’s with people sharing popcorn and candy. For that price, I can get the Blu-Ray disc of the film with the enclosed DVD and digital copies, a six pack of beer and have enough money left over to buy 40 bags of microwavable popcorn.

On top of that, I realize now that there’s only 2 reasons to go to the movies: 3-D and movies I cannot wait to see like your Dark Knights and Inceptions. However, 3-D is coming to the home slowly but surely and it’s only a matter of time before films are available OnDemand the day they hit theaters. So, what’s the point in even going? It really is more of a pain than an enjoyment. So, basically, my name is Kai, I’m a film fan and I hate going to the movies.

Is it just me?

CINEMA CODE OF CONDUCT

Posted in Cameos for Other Sites, MEME with tags , , , on December 1, 2010 by Kaiderman

The “Cinema Code of Conduct” above was put together by Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo who are, as it’s been explained to me, essentially the Siskel and Ebert of the UK. It’s a great list that, friend of THE LIST, Winter Tyson (of Cinema Scream) thought it might be a bit incomplete. So, he’s enlisted a bunch of bloggers to tack on our own rule to go along with these. I’m going to cheat and add 2 though they are essentially the same. Here they are:

THE SPACE RULE.

Part 1: If the theater is sparse or even nearly empty, you must sit nowhere near me. In particular, you must not sit in front of me. While it may be bad manners, I have every intention of propping my feet up on the seat in front of me and you have no right to impede that. I also don’t want to hear you… or see you… or, worst of all, smell you!

Part 2 (for guys): A one seat gap must be maintained between 2 men seeing a film together. While this started as a homophobic thing, it no longer is. Men just really like having space and everyone wants the arm rest. If the theater is near capacity, this rule may need to be broken but you MUST maintain the gap as long as it is possible… or just bring a purse to throw in the empty seat and say your girlfriend is getting candy!

To see ALL of the bloggers contributing to this post, you need only CLICK HERE!!!