"Straight Plan for the Gay Man" on Comedy Central -- that was a great concept at the time due to the popularity of the show it was parodying, "Queer Eye for the Striaght Guy". It was full of stereotypes but they were all in good fun.
I guess I also wish MST3K hadn't ended so abruptly in 1999. It was a ritual of mine to watch each new episode over the years. While I go to see Rifftrax sometimes, it's just not the same anymore.
Zelda is my favorite game series, yet the Wind Waker is very near the bottom of my list of Zelda games based on esteem. It's a good game and I enjoyed playing it, but it wasn't really the good time I had had up to that point with the series. The year it was released, I was actually a good bit more fond of Knights of the Old Republic. To have a new and original console Zelda game released in a year and it not be my top game in that year was an oddity.
Ah yes... now there's one I forgot about: The Ring. I did also enjoy that film. I enjoyed it better than the original Ringu.
Here's the first 10 I could think of from the pre-1970 black and white era:
- Night of the Hunter
- Arsenic and Old Lace
- It Happened One Night
- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
- The Fountainhead
- Meet John Doe
- Stalag 17
- The Ladykillers
- The Manchurian Candidate
To add to my list:
- The Children's Hour
- The Night of the Iguana
- Witness for the Prosecution
- The Killers
- On the Beach
- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
- Brief Encounter
- The Virgin Spring
Every Capra film I listed is timeless, as easy to get into now as it was then.
There are only a few tidbits from each film that seem to have been pop culture references from the time and are all but lost on viewers today. They are small segments and wistful enough not to drag down the films.
9 hours? .......
I think I hve some newfound respect for the guy. He's clearly crazy as a loon, but to be able to go on about it for 9 *expletive* hours...
It has to be about money. Lizard people would never motivate such stamina.
Yeah most of those really appeal to me. Particularly V/H/S, which I couldn't finish.
I do admit to liking Trick or Treat, but it really was more of a parody of horror for me than a real horror film. It was entertaining, but not really scary.
Looks like Saw was in 2004... so I will admit to liking that one. It was one of the few of its genre that actually had me on edge and a bit scared, and it had a nice mystery around it to keep me guessing. Most in that genre just disturb me, which isn't what I look for or enjoy watching.
The 2000s were just not a good decade for the kind of horror film I actually enjoy.
Why? Because all horror films I can think of since 2000 have been worse.