Thursday, May 06, 2004


Yesterday's Answers

Only 8 for Austin. Amy figured out the other two:

Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Francois Truffaut - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Daniel Baldwin, Chelsea Field - Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
Jean Claude Van Damme, Bruce McGill, Ron Silver, Mia Sara - Time Cop
Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer - Fabulous Baker Boys
Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid, Stanley Tucci, Larry Miller - Undercover Blues (a guilty pleasure of mine)
Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub, Minnie Driver, Liev Schreiber - Big Night
Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Babe Ruth, Teresa Wright - Pride of the Yankees
Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Andre Braugher - Glory
Sam J. Jones, Max Von Sydow, Timothy Dalton, Topol - Flash Gordon
Mike Myers, John Lithgow, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy - Shrek

Before I dredge up 10 more, I have to make my weekly comment on 24. I recall saying to Austin earlier this year that I considered the Tony Almeida character to be the moral centre of the show. Little did I know he'd be the biggest jellyfish, as he's on the verge of removing any chance of CTU catching up to Saunders. Almeida, in all fairness, is doing what probably any of us would do if a spouse or child was in mortal danger. Namely, doing whatever he's asked to do in order to protect them.

Too bad his job says he can't act that way.

When the bad guys kidnapped Jack's wife and daughter in season 1, he did everything he could to foil the bad guys while keeping his family alive. However, I had no doubt that Jack would do whatever was necessary for his family. Tony is doing NOTHING to foil the bad guys and I don't get why he just didn't tell Jack what had happened. Nonetheless, everyone figured it out at the end and we should get one humdinger of an episode next week as Jack gives chase to track down Tony and Saunders' daughter. Some other loose ends are closing, too, as Sherry's treachery reaches new lows.

Man, do I dislike Chloe, though. Last week, she found out that Adam's sister had been infected with the virus. So this week, she needs to talk Adam, who is on the phone with her sister. After hovering over him for a minute, she barges in as follows:

Chloe: "Adam, I really need to talk to you"
Adam: "Give me a minute"
Chloe: "No, I need to talk to you now"
Adam: "I'm on the phone with my sister"

Wait for it.............

Chloe: "The one who's gonna die?"

If I'm Adam, I bust her in the mouth right there.

Anyways, good ep all around.

Here's today's movie list. Happy thinking:

Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Ian Holm
Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan
Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Xander Berkeley
Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Daniel London, Monica Potter
Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya
Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher, Cliff Robertson
Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Hume Cronyn, Josef Sommer
Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Dabney Coleman, John Wood
Billy Crystal, Gregory Hines, Jimmy Smits, Joe Pantoliano
William Petersen, John Pankow, Darlanne Fluegel, Willem Dafoe

The last 5 should be a little challenging. The first 5, not so much.