Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Total Awesome Nerdiness

As Bert tells me every day, I am a nerd.

Specifically a checklist nerd.

I love checklists! I have checklists for everything. Packing, home inventory, wine inventory, medication, household chores, pet care, groceries, Internet websites, etc.

But now, I have taken my checklist nerdiness to new heights and have merged it with my movie geekiness. A simple math equation really.

(Yes I have math nerdiness too).

Checklist Nerdiness + Movie Geekiness = Total Awesome Awesomeness!

I am a huge movie lover as I've mentioned many times before. Ever since I took a film class in college, I just love dissecting films and giving them my own, very influential, *rating. Old new, black & white, color, it doesn't matter I will watch any movie.

So I decided that I cannot call myself a true movie lover unless I have seen the top 100 movies, and of course when I got that idea, my nerdy mind went directly to:


So, I'd like to invite everyone to join me in this journey so you too can reap the total awesomeness that is total awesome awesomeness! Yes, I have decided to share that very checklist with you.


I could easily have this checklist copyrighted and charge ridiculous amounts of money for it, but out of the kindness of my wee little heart, I'm giving it to you free of charge.

Because I like free.

AFI Top 100 Movie Checklist

Just click on the link to download. (It looks much cuter on my computer but for some reason the font wouldn't stay when I uploaded it.)

In 2007, AFI presented the top 100 movies of all time. (Which means any movies made after 2007 will not appear on the list.)

I decided to start at 100 and move my way on up to the number one movie. Right now I am on number 96, Pulp Fiction. (A movie that I LOVE! *4.5)

To help you in rating the movies, I will share with you my special rating system. (It is a very accurate movie rating system. *ahem*)


Scale 0.0 tot 5.0

0.0 - Worst. Movie. Ever: "I would rather die than watch this movie again."

0.5 - I really hated this movie: "I wouldn't wish this movie on my worst enemy."

1.0 - I hated this movie: "I wanted to poke my eyes out."

1.5 - I really didn't like this movie: "I just wasted 2 hours of my life on this?"

2.0 - I didn't like this movie: "I would never rent or buy this movie."

2.5 - This movie was just so-so: "Meh, I could take it or leave it."

3.0 - This movie was okay: "Definitely rental worthy but I wouldn't see it in theaters."

3.5 - I liked this movie: "Definitely theater worthy, I would go see this movie again."

4.0 - I really liked this movie: "I'm definitely buying this for my movie collection!"

4.5 - I loved this movie: "I totally connected with this movie, I could watch it again and again."

5.0 - Best. Movie. Ever: "I want to marry this movie and have it's babies."

So download the list, print it out and get to watching!

Do it for the children.


Nana said...

I can't participate because "The God's Must Be Crazy" isn't on the list. That is an insult to mankind. If ever there was a movie to watch it is that one. Sheesh.

Brian Miller said...

oh wow, quite the venture...i like pulp fiction as well..

Kristina P. said...

I am too busy watching classy shows like The Real Housewives of NYC to be able to watch all these movies.

Mike Minzes said...

For the children!!! Count me in!

ashley said...

I love your rating system. Are you going to share with us what movies get what rating? I think you should.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Omg you are too funny!

Synergy Girl said...

Hahaha...that is great. I DIG the rating system...!! Can't I just watch the ones that you have personally rated as "awesome awesomeness"??!!

African American Mom said...

Coming out of Lurkerville:

Poob! My husband would so love this list. He is a total movie buff. Thanks for the info!

Call Me Cate said...

Do it for the children? I'm not a parent so I shouldn't be judging but I'm pretty sure the children should NOT be watching Pulp Fiction.

Megan said...

LOL I'll check it out and see what I can do about joining you...although I don't watch movies nearly enough!

Hernandez Family said...

Pulp Fiction! That's where we heard the name Mia and now we have a child with that name. I just hope she doesn't grow up to be like the Mia from the movie though.

Shell said...

I love when AFI does all their countdowns. I'm a movie geek. Though, your rating system is a little complicated for me.

Julie said...

Thank you for the list, the check's in the mail :)

brokenteepee said...

So what is your Number 1 movie?

Sean said...

Interesting list, but is it really a movie you have to watch if it is a book that should be read as well, like Streetcar Named Desire and to Kill a Mockingbird?

KK said...

Since you asked so nicely :)

Mayhem and Moxie said...

"Do it for the children" totally had me laughing. I'll be anxious to read your posts as you progress through the list, Poob. Your commentary never disappoints. :)

And, girlfriend, why don't you have an iPhone yet? Please jump on the bandwagon and join the rest of the universe. You'll be glad you did!

yulz said...

thanks for the Checklist, now if I'm gonna be a Checklist Nerd in the future, I'll know whom to blame wahaha


Ya I M TRYING TO CATCH UP ON 24. Maybe one day I will do your list!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

LOL I love checklist they are awesome!!!

I was so thinking of doing once a week a review of movies since a new DVD comes every few days, thank you mailman since I never leave the house ... lol :)