Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I'm still here...

Yeah I haven't been around in awhile. I hate not being able to blog. Lately I've just been dealing with a lot of stuff. I was sick for awhile, my diet has made me irritable, and I've had some family issues that have been going on. All in all, not a good week or so for me. Good news is that during the time I have lost some weight. It's only a couple pounds but it's still something. Don't know whether to thank the diet or the sickness. Hmmm...

So here are a few random things I thought I'd bring up...

-I was just reading an article, which you too can read HERE about how Avatar may be the top "grossing" movie of all time but that doesn't mean it's the biggest movie of all time like they have been claiming. Back when Titanic surpassed Star Wars as the "biggest movie of all time" I would always argue the fact that just because it made more money doesn't exactly make it bigger. Because it all has to do with ticket prices! How much money do you think a movie ticket cost back in 1977? Not much I'll tell ya that. Plus because Avatar is also in 3D that bumps the price up to $13 a ticket! So obviously something like that is going to rake in more dough.

But that's not the point of the article. The point is that if rated by the number of actual tickets sold then Star Wars A New Hope comes in at number 2 and Avatar all the way down at number 26. HA! God I love it. Empire and Jedi are on there too :-) Ahhh it's things like this that make me happy.

- I rented the movie Moon starring Sam Rockwell the other day. If you want to see a great flick in the spirit of Twilight Zone and 2001 A Space Odyssey, then definitely check out this movie. The less you know going into the movie the more you'll enjoy it. Trust me. Sam Rockwell needs more work.

-I mentioned awhile back that I ordered some memory foam for my mattress in hopes it would help with my back and my sleeping. Well I can honestly tell you that I am really starting to notice a difference in my back, which is awesome. As for sleep, not so much. My sleeping habits are basically still the same I'm now just more comfortable as I toss and turn in the wee hours of the night. Oh well, I tried. Guess the only way I'm gonna be able to get a normal nights sleep is to get sleeping pills from a doctor. And I can tell ya right now there is no way in hell I'm doing that.

I've got more to say considering I have been gone for over a week but I shall save those for future blogs this week.

Adios!

3 comments:

phossil said...

I think AVATAR will win an Oscar for FX.

Seantaku said...

Oh most definitely. I don't doubt that for a second.

Em said...

interesting. i always thought when talking about the money movies make, they took into account money's value at the time. if they truly don't, that's pretty stupid.
also, you make a good point with the 3-D thing. even if they did take into account money's value, it doesn't seem fair that the only reason it's making this much is because it looks cool (story-line's pretty lame, gotta say) and so the tickets cost more. but hey, we all got suckered into it.

ps. yes i know i am late in responding, i am catching up on your blog ;)