The Sunday Geekery is brought to you by the letter ‘D’ &Making Christmas Update

The Sunday Geekery is brought to you by the letter ‘D’ &Making Christmas Update

For years I have threatened to watch as many movies as I could from AFI’s top 100. Since the release of our favorite local film critic’s alphabet of all times greats I’ve decided to make it happen! For each letter, I will watch Mark Burger’s pick, an AFI pick, and my own pick.

Mark Burger’s D: Dazed and Confused

DazedandConfusedMaybe it was because I was born in 1976 and have no frame of reference for what it is like to be a teenager in the same year. Maybe it is because I find it exceptionally hard to watch hazing type rituals that I don’t understand. Maybe it is because I’ve never cared about drugs or doing them. Whatever it is, I don’t get it. When I saw this on Mark’s list, I thought I had missed a gem. Typically things labeled as “cult classics” are right in my wheelhouse. I did a little research and found comments like “hilarious”, “amazing” , “quotable”. hm. I’m just going to have to disagree with the cult masses and call this one what it was at the box office – bunk. I give Dazed and Confused my first full on F.

AFI’s D: Double Indemnity

DoubleIndemnityI cheated a little here – All the ‘D’ movies on the top 100 were heavy romances. Since I knew the odds were I wasn’t going to love them, I pulled this title from AFI’s top 100 thrillers. I’m so glad I did! I enjoyed this movie. I appreciate the delivery of the story. It comes from a time when movies didn’t work so hard to put in a twist you never saw coming. Right from the get-go, we know something bad has happened. We know there’s been a killing and we know who did it. From the fist interaction between the main characters, it is clear things are going to get ugly really quickly. It’s a dark story with a noir flare that is fun to watch 70 years later. I give this ‘D’ an A.

Suedre’s Pick: Deep Blue Sea

DeepBlueSeaThere’s no way a dumb shark movie wasn’t going to make it on my list. Deep Blue Sea has long been one of my favorites. Between LL Cool J’s character and the scene that Samuel L Jackson gets eaten in grand fashion is tons of poor decision making and super smart mega-sharks. I love shark movies that create a situation that eve the water doesn’t limit the sharks. In this movie, these sharks use everything at their disposal – including a helicopter – to mess these humans UP.

This one was a hard decision – a VERY close second: Dawn of the Dead (remake).

Wanna see the rest of the alphabet? A ~ B ~ C ~…..

Making Christmas

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Rebecca @ Making Rebecca Lynne ~ Kristy @ Quiet Play ~ M-R @ Quilt Matters ~ Soma @ Whims and Fancies ~ Fiona @ Celtic Thistle Stitches ~ Nat @ Made in Home ~ Erin @ Missy Mac Creations ~ Lucy @ Charm About You

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  1. I have only seen Deep Blue Sea…too funny. These should be and interesting follow! Better catch up on A-B-C…

    • It’s been fun so far! I’m such a child of the 80s that I dont know a ton of these films. They are all little surprises!

  2. I like old noir films and Double Indemnity is a good one. I haven’t seen the others though. I see you’re making progress on your Christmas list – good on you!!

    • I am! It’s a great day when you start marking stuff off the list isnt it? I totally laughed out loud when the fella pulled up to her house at the beginning of the movie and said something along the lines of How in the world to people pay for this much excess? How many years will it take to pay off what must be a 30K mortgage. hahahah, that house would be 1 million +! What a difference 70 years makes. 🙂

  3. I haven’t watched any of these…I guess I have nothing helpful to say. Haha HI!

    • lol, Hi back!! What would be your pick for the letter ‘D’?

  4. Loved Deep Blue Sea – haven’t even heard of the other ones. Lol

    • You’re not missing anything with Dazed and Confused for sure! I re-watched Deep Blue Sea last week to be sure it belonged on the list. I cant believe I forgot the sharks drug around the helicopter! What an excellent film moment. 🙂

  5. I also hate dazed and confused. I think its so stupid! I have to say that deep blue sea is one of my favs also!
    I watched sharknado this morning and I’m sad to say I didn’t really like it. Maybe it was just too campy for me. TWO art quilts!?!?! Wohoo!

    • Phew! I was afraid it would be as unpopular of a choice as my dislike for Casablanca. I can always count on you to be a kindred spirit! 🙂

      Yes – two. They are massive. I’m so very excited about both of them for completely different reasons. One is top secret for some time yet. It is KILLING me you know how I like to tell everything I know. . 😀


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