Published at: Jan. 19, 2006, 6:13 a.m. CST by staff
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with my buddy Rav. Task-master Knowles gave us the assignment to give a rundown of the films that stand out to us playing the Sundance Film Festival this year. The Fest starts tonight, so keep an eye out for the first word on many of the picks below. Neither Rav or myself are going to be at Sundance this year, however, so we're depending on you guys going to let us know what's a hit and what's a miss.
Between Rav and myself, we've seen about 4 or 5 of the below films. On those rare occasions we let ya' know what we thought. We got a lot of movies to look at, so let's get down to it, shall we? I'll look like this and Rav will be...
Dir: Nick Cassavetes
QUINT: Nick "NOTEBOOK" Cassevetes' new flick starring Emile Hirsch (from THE GIRL NEXT DOOR) and Justin Timberlake. Word on the street is that Timberlake steals the show. Between this and SOUTHLAND TALES, we may be seeing Timberlake emerge as a real, honest to God actor. Hirsch plays a drug dealer (based on a true to life person) who gets caught up in a kidnapping plot. Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone also pop up in the cast.
Rav: To be honest I'm not really the biggest fan of Nick Cassavette's, I've heard some good things about the notebook, but John Q left that bad aftertaste in my mouth that made me just totally steer clear of it. Nonetheless I've rewatched the trailer to this film up to an unhealthy level, it looks really good. Emile and Bruce look to give top-notch performances in it, but remember it also stars boy band bastard who put his dick in britney spears #24 and Paul Verehoeven/Joe Eszterhas vagina woman. Enter, but tread slowly.
Art School Confidential
Dir: Terry Zwigoff
QUINT: This film is a must see. Don't read about it. Don't watch the trailer if you haven't already... Just know that it's Terry Zwigoff directing a Daniel Clowes script, the two masterminds behind GHOST WORLD. You know the tone. That's all you need. See at all costs. Oh, and Rav can kiss my butt, the BAD SANTA hating bastard...
RAV: No more of that billy bob thornton jokey fat kid studio'y crap, Terry Zwigoff is back with Dan Clowes and doing what he does best.
DIr: FabiÃ¡n Bielinsky
RAV: Did any of you watch that John C. Reily movie Criminal last year and notice a really fucking great movie in that mediocre mess? Well somewhere in that muck was FabiÃ¡n Bielinsky's original film Nine Queens which was easily one the best films of 2000. Bielinsky won a contest like project greenlight in which he was able to make queens on a low budget, this is his first film post-ninequeens. He's back with Ricardo Darin who is very much one of my favorite actors working today in the world, even though the only movie ive seen him in is Queens, he's just a fucking god in it. I want to watch this movie right friggin now, i'm jealous of every one of you with a ticket. I've got a copy of the movie, but without english subtitles, right now i'm kicking myself for cheating in spanish in seventh grade. Stay in school kids.
Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That!
Dir: Nathanial Hornblower
QUINT: This is a doc filmed by 50 different people. At one of their shows, The Beastie Boys handed out 50 DV cameras to the audience and this film is the result, compiled from footage of all 50 cameras. Cool, eh?
Bob Log III's Electric Fence Story (Short)
Dir: Tinka Stock, Sebastien Wolf
QUINT: "Bob Log III encounters big difficulties in the Black Forest while trying to knock over sleeping cows." 2 minute short film with that subject line is more than worth the time to view. Screens with a film called FOOT FIRST WAY.
RAV: I think he means the foot fist way, but i'm too lazy to check these things.
QUINT: Yes, I made a mistake. Does it feel good to point out someone else's mistake? Mr. Perfect. See, this is why we can't go to nice places...
Dir: Clive Gordon
RAV: Peter Mullan is the fucking bomb, even if he's just acting in it. He's the worth the price of a dvd alone.
Come Early Morning
Dir: Joey Lauren Adams
RAV: You know this sounds like it could be cheesy, lame, and an all around waste of time, actor-directed movies tend to be that way a lot of the time. I'm rooting for this one though, I love Joey Lauren Adams and I think she may have a special hometown piece here playing in the dramatic competition.
The Darwin Awards
Dir: Finn Taylor
RAV: I don't know what to make of this movie, it's based off a website full of urban legends where people kill themselves in really stupid ways called darwinawards.com. They've opened up a part of the site this week devoted to the movie and the different stories they used to make the movie, god this sounds wacky, I can't wait to see this damn thing. http://movie.darwinawards.com/ This is the headline right now: "Picture Joseph Fiennes in wet leather, and Winona's character trying to get him out of it. A pink JATO rocket car. Metallica Misadventure! Finn Taylor's movie is good!" err this is one im reading every review i can find for.
QUINT: Sounds hilarious and look at this cast: "Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder, David Arquette, Juliette Lewis, Metallica, Wilmer Valderrama." I'm in.
Dir: Neil Marshall
QUINT: Saw this horror flick from the director of DOG SOLDIERS at Butt-Numb-A-Thon in December and can vouche for it. It's one of the most intense theater experiences you'll have. Women in a cave run into some nasty creatures. Dark, tense and inventively shot.
Dir: Gaspar Noe, Richard Prince, Sam Taylor-Wood, Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Marco Brambilla and Larry Clark
QUINT: Think high class, arty porn. All 7 directors shoot a little story having to do with erotica. Bring the handiwipes and be sure to sit in the back row to avoid any chance of getting the back of your head messy.
RAV Don't know what to make of this, could be geniune fuck-gold 4000, but I thought I'd point out that one of their director's Larry Clark is premiering his new feature at Slamdance tonight, try and check it out at slamdance.org.
Don't Come Knocking
Dir: Wim Wenders
QUINT: Rav and I saw this flick and while it isn't super amazing, it's really nice to see Jessica Lange doing her thing again. The story is about an aging Western star (Sam Shepard) who runs away from the set and tries to reconnect with his roots. If nothing else is playing against it, give it a shot...
RAV: It's a very well-made, well-acted movie directed beautifully by Wim Wenders with stylistic production design by Nathan Amondson. Unfortunately it's actor-written script holds it back in the realm of mediocrity and you have to endure Gabriel Mann singing a lot, and he really should never sing again.
Dir: Jason Matzner
RAV: Okay I've got a huge crush on Kelli Garner (Thumbsucker), so I may be just recommending this because anything with her on-screen for more than 10 minutes will make it in my DVD player. Nonetheless it looks like this film has lots of potential for being a festival sleeper hit this year, can't wait to hear your thoughts.
Dir: Bent Hamer
QUINT: Based off a book by Charles Bukowski about a low-life that kind of meanders through life boozing it up, womanizing, gambling... you know, all the fun stuff. Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei and Fisher Stevens round out the ca... Fisher Stevens?!? No shit? Huh... Great cast!
RAV: This movie is totally fucking bizarre and has a pace from hell, but I love it.
First Date (Short)
Dir: Gary Huggins
QUINT: You'll notice a trend in the short films I pick... one, they're really short. None of this 40 minute short film bullshit. Actually, at 20 minutes this short is as long as I'll allow... The other trend in these picks is that I almost always pick 'em by their short description. Here's the description for FIRST DATE: "A volatile ex-con will stop at nothing to keep a date with the underage boy he met online." If taken for serious, it could be incredibly disturbing. If played with humor, it could still be incredibly disturbing, but in a hilarious way. Lots of ways for this one to work. Screens in Shorts Program VI.
Dir: Edouard Salier
QUINT: Another short playing in Shorts Program V. 10 minutes with this description: "The Empire unveils everything but sees nothing, and its enemies idealize everything but tolerate nothing. For some, the earthly orgasm of virtual whores, while for others, the eternal orgasm of 70 heavenly virgins." If that doesn't call out for 10 minutes of my time, I don't know what does.
The Foot Fist Way
Dir: Jody Hill
RAV: Okay firstly I'll let the description speak for itself: "After he attacks the man who slept with his wife, a tae kwon do instructor goes on a downward spiral that ultimately causes him to escape his feelings by going on a pilgrimage with his buddy and two of his students to see his hero, Chuck "The Truck" Wallace."
I'm quite convinced that this is going to be my favorite movie of the year. I'd fondle a monkey to watch it right now.
Friends With Money
Dir: Nicole Holofcener
RAV: I love love love love LOVE Walking and Talking and Lovely and Amazing. Anything Nicole Holofcener does I'm there for, unfortunately its the opening night film which always seems to never live up to the hype year after year at sundance.
Fumi And The Bad Luck Foot (Short)
Dir: David Chai
QUINT: 7 Minute Animated short with this description: "The story of Fumi and her extremely unlucky foot, which instigates a shotgun barrage, a wild moose attack, and infant electrocution." Oh hell yeah. And this was in his bio on the Sundance website: "Accused of crimes he didn't commit, David Chai fled to the wilderness to escape prosecution from the law, where he lives in peaceful animation with grizzly bears and raccoons. He hopes one day to clear his name so he can return to society and sit next to Scarlett Johansson at the Academy Awards. " My kind of guy. Hope his movie is as fun as it sounds. Plays in the Animation Spotlight Program.
The Giant Buddhas
Dir: Christian Frei
QUINT: Documentary about the destruction of two giant stone Buddhas in Afghanistan by the Taliban who had issued a decree that all non-Islamic statues in the city be destroyed. These Buddha statues had been there, carved into a cliff wall, for over 1600 years. I think this is an interesting subject matter to follow in a documentary and I hope to hear some word on it from the fest.
Dir: Julien Temple
RAV: Looks like a typical music doc, but it's from the director of Earth Girls are Easy... bleh. I'm sure we'll see it at SXSW this year as they tend to take every music doco from sundance every year.
A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints
Dir: Dito Montiel
QUINT: A coming of age tale set in the mid-'80s era Queens. Semi-autobiographical. It's supposed to be incredible and one of the films playing the fest that I'm really jonesing to see. It also has one of the best casts of any film at the fest: Robert Downey Jr., Shia La Boeuf, Rosario Dawson and Chass Palminteri.
RAV: Robert Downey Jr. is hands down the most interesting actor working today.
Dir: Ryan Fleck
RAV: I'm really gunning for this one, Ryan Gosling can give one of those performances that just nearly saves a movie.
The Hawk Is Dying
Dir: Julian Goldberger
QUINT: Two words: Paul Giamatti.
RAV: Many words: Paul Giamatti, Michelle Williams, Michael Pitt, and Jeffrey Levy-Hinte/Mary Jane Skalski (Mysterious Skin) producing. With all this talent behind the film, Julian Goldberger'd have to work really damn hard to fuck it up.
Dir: Neil Burger
QUINT: Paul Giamatti again! The more Giamatti the better, I says. A tale about stage magicians in 1900 Vienna with Giamatti and Edward Norton (not to mention Jessica Biel and Rufus Sewell). Hrmm... THE PRESTIGE is going to cover similar territory, but you can't go wrong with this cast and cinematography by Dick Pope.
Dir: Julian Jarrold
QUINT: Another Sundance flick that Rav and I have both seen. I'm convinced I could make SERENITY a much more enjoyable movie for myself if I spent some time and cut in scenes of this film. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays a big drag queen in the film and is really damn great in it.
The flick is kind of a serious TOMMY BOY, where a young man's father dies and he has to step up to save the factory. Instead of brake pads, our main character has to sell men's shoes. It's not until he meets Lola, Ejiofor's drag queen character, that he sees the market for durable transvestite and drag queen footwear. So the uptight British shoe factory gets a kick in the pants when they decide to make flashy sexy boots.
Nick Frost is also in the movie. He doesn't have a big part, but it's good to see ol' Ed show his face again!
Little Miss Sunshine
Dir: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
RAV: Great cast, I'm really expecting something good here. Steve Carrell, Greg Kinnear, and Toni Collette
QUINT: Two words: Steve Carell.
A Little Trip To Heaven
Dir: Baltasar Kormakur
RAV: I originally picked this film, just so i could make fun of Peter Coyote in A Walk to Remember and a few of his recent direct-to-video parts. Quint even left me a veiled message consisting of "????????????" Undoubtedly suggesting I cut this for space, but god damn do I feel like I may have stumbled onto something really good here. I think this could very well be one of the surprise hits of the festival this year. You can check the trailer out at: This Site! Every actor there seems to be giving bizarrely unique performances, I love Forest Whitaker's accent and the way he seems to be playing his role. Peter Coyote looks like a sleazy private detective out of a seventies italian crime film. Add in Julia Stiles and i think this is going to add up to something good, even though I have no idea what exactly it may be. It's always good to have no detailed expectations.
QUINT: Okay, I just watched the trailer, too and I like. That accent Whitaker is sporting is crazy nuts!
Lucky Number Slevin
Dir: Paul McGuigan
QUINT: This one is about to burst with the good word out there on it. Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman and Lucy Liu star in this film noir throwback. If I was going to Sundance this year, I wouldn't be missing this one.
RAV: It's got a great cast and a big budget, but i'm not convinced about this one. Paul McGuigan can be seriously hit or miss and I'm predicting a miss here.
Momma's Boy (short)
Dir: John Bryant
QUINT: This subject of this short didn't really jump out at me, that of a man bringing his fiancee home for Thanksgiving... mayhem ensues, however the filmmaker is John Bryant, a local boy and you know I gotta support Austin filmmakers! If that premise goes super dark or at least Griswald Family-esque then it could be a fun little piece. Showing in the Shorts Program IV!
Dir: Roger Ingraham
QUINT: This is a lowbudget horror movie playing in the Midnight circuit. I have no idea why it's called MOONSHINE because the trailer calls it a modern day vampire tale with no homemade booze to be seen. It's really low budget and obviously DV, but the photography looks really nice and professional. I'd see this flick if I was at the Fest.
Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Dir: Jonathan Demme
QUINT: Jonathan Demme documentary on Neil Young. I don't need to know anymore than that.
The Night Listener
Dir: Patrick Stettner
QUINT: A new serious indie starring Robing Williams, this time directed by BUSINESS OF STRANGERS director Patrick Stettner. Williams plays a radio host whose life is going into the pits. He begins a communication with one of his listeners, which apparently sparks off the journey of the film. Aside from Williams, the film also features Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, Rory Culkin and Joe Morton.
Dir: Toa Fraser
QUINT: Our entry from the wonderful country of New Zealand about an older lady whose husband has died as she reflects on her life and decides to enjoy her remaining years as best she can. Ruby Dee plays the lead and with her real life husband, Ossie Davis, having recently died I'm sure her performance in this exposes much of her own soul. I'm really curious about this one, so if you head to Sundance and catch it, drop me a review.
RAV: Hooray new zealand!
Off The Black
Dir: James Ponsoldt
QUINT: This flick is another one with an interesting cast, featuring Nick Nolte, Sally Kirkland, Timothy Hutton and Trevor Morgan. The flick is about an alcoholic High School Umpire whose life is a complete disaster.
One Last Dance
Dr: Max Makowski
RAV: A movie about an assassin who is hired to enact revenge on a man that kidnapped an important guys son starring Harvey Keitel. I'm always up for a good revenge movie, this one sounds like it fits the bill.
Dir: Mia Goldman
QUINT: Produced by Lasse Hallstrom, this flick has a feeling similar to that of A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, at least in the description. It's about a couple who live a quiet, calm life that is disturbed when an act of random violence hits them at home. The effects of this violence sends ripples throughout their lives. Robin Tunney, joel Edgerton, Cybill Shepherd (!!!), Shirley Knight and Elliot Gould star.
Our Second Date (Short)
Dir: Jennifer McCoy, Kevin McCoy
QUINT: This film... is one that exists to play with movie tricks, such as miniatures and the difference editing can make on a series of images projected at 24 a second. Interesting premise.
The Pity Card (Short)
Dir: Bob Odenkirk
QUINT: Directed by Bob Odenkirk of Mr. Show fame with this description: "Is the best place for a first date really the Holocaust Museum?" I am dying to see this one! Playing in Shorts Program I.
Dir: John Hillcoat
RAV: I've got a DVD of this pre-ordered already for february, it can't come soon enough. It's got a great cast (Guy Pearce, Tom Budge, Emily Watson, Ray Winstone, David Wenham, and John Hurt) and it's written by Nick Cave. Check out the trailer at ColumbiaFilms.com Come on man, western's rule.
Puccini For Beginners
Dir: Maria Maggenti
RAV: I never really was a crazy fan of gretchen mol, but after the notorious betty page she's sort of playing on a whole different level now. Also Indigent always seems to have a great showing at Sundance every year.
Dir: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
RAV: The Zellner bros. are like Austin short film royalty, its amazing with the amount of time's they shown films at slamdance, sundance, and sxsw, that every year they turn out well and are received well, but bizarrely no studio has offered them a multi-million dollar deal to sell out. It's only a matter of time.
Right At Your Door
Dir: Chris Gorak
QUINT: A small film starring Mary McCormack and Rory Cochrane about a man who hears on the radio that a bomb has been detonated. More announcements follow of even more explosions and the possibility of toxic gas sweeping across the LA Basin. The man decides to seal up the house, despite his wife being out at work. An interesting premise. I want to hear about this one, too.
Robin's Big Date (Short)
Dir: James Duffy
QUINT: Here is the description: "Can the Boy Wonder tell the girl of his dreams how he feels about her? Not if The Bat-man has anything to say about it." Here is the cast: "Sam Rockwell, Justin Long, Callie Thorne, Josh Hamilton." I want to see it... Now. And Rav might just be able to make that happen...
QUINT: Another entry in the Midnight series, this one a straight up horror film that has a girl waiting for a ride from her boyfriend. A stranger pulls up in her boyfriend's car and claims to be a friend of his sent to pick her up. The film is supposed to turn the conventions of the slasher films on its head. I'm really looking forward to this indie.
The Science of Sleep
Dir: Michel Gondry
QUINT: I really wanna see this. Michel Gondry and Gael Garcia Bernal. Rav'll tell you more about it below, but you really shouldn't need any more than that if you're going to be at Sundance. If you're going to the fest and haven't bought a ticket for this already, I'm ashamed of you. Easily in my top 2 or 3 most anticipated flicks playing Sundance.
RAV: Well if you haven't bought your ticket for this one I think you're up fucked river by now. I predict many hours freezing in the cold in your future in a never-ending standby ticket line. I don't know what to make of this project, but damn if i'm not excited. It's Gondry's first complete Gondry-movie in a way, it's going to be interesting to see how this turns out with his home-team crew and his own script.
The Secret Life Of Words
Dir: Isabel Coixe
QUINT: This is a love story between a young nurse who is caring for a man who was temporarily blinded and burned while working on an oil rig. The beautiful Sarah Polley plays the nurse and Tim Robbins plays the burn victim. The cast also includes Julie Christie, who I'm glad to see popping up more and more frequently in films.
Dir: Laurie Collyer
RAV: Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a recently released convict coming home in this dramatic competition entry. This is another one of those that you should keep your eyes on.
Small Town Gay Bar
Dir: Malcolm Ingram
RAV: A kevin smith produced documentary about gay bars? Uhh yeah, I'm there. Another one I predict will be at SXSW in march.
Dir: Jeremy Passmore, Hal Haberman
RAV: Okay I have to give special props on this one to Burnie Burns from Redvsblue.com for pointing out the trailer to this first at www.specialthemovie.com. From The Big Lebowski's performance artist/landlord to Fight Club's injured bar guy this looks to be a character actor's gem with plenty of room for michael rapaport to shine. I would probably donate a kidney for this movie to screen in Austin next week.
QUINT: I wanna see it, too. And Burnie can suck a nut for taking home the purse at last Monday's Poker night. Thanks for pancakes, though!
Dir: Bob(cat) Goldthwait
QUINT: No joke. Bobcat Goldthwait's directorial outing, which is supposed to be a perverse tale about a young woman who drops some incredibly graphic details about a past sexual encounter to her fiancee that sends their worlds spinning. Very curious about this one.
Dir: Hilary Brougher
QUINT: This one seems to be about a court case involving a young girl accused of killing her baby. The young girl is played by cutie Amber Tamblyn and her lawyer is played by Tilda Swinton. Could be a really great character study/court drama, could be crap. We'll hopefully get some word on which side it falls on before Sundance is over.
Thank You For Smoking
Dir: Jason Reitman
QUINT: I'm seeing this one in a couple weeks at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. I'll let you know my thoughts then... Here's Rav's!
RAV: I've rewatched this trailer 32 times, fuck you quint that you are seeing it in a few weeks!, grrrrr @ Roger Durling! take his ticket away or something please! If you havent seen the trailer yet check it out at Apple.com.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated
Dir: Kirby Dick
QUINT: A down and dirty look at the MPAA and the ratings system with interviews with John Waters, Kevin Smith and Darren Aronofsky, among others. This is also in my top 2 or 3 most anticipated films playing the fest. You lucky Sundancers have to let me know what you think.
Tis Autumn --The Search For Jackie Paris
Dir: Raymond De Felitta
RAV: I don't know about that paul reiser movie he just did, but god damnit Two Family House was a fucking great movie. Perhaps this could be something too.
The Trials Of Darryle Hunt
Dir: Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg
QUINT: Another documentary, this one about the man who spent 20 years in prison for a rape/murder he did not commit, despite DNA evidence that proved him innocent. I'm sure this is a scathing look at racism in our court system. If it's anywhere near as involving as the PARADISE LOST series of docs, then this could very well be one of my favorites of the fest.
An Unreasonable Man
Dir: Henriette Mantel, Stephen Skrovan
QUINT: A documentary about controversial politician Ralph Nader. It's a long one at 155 minutes, but it's got to be damned interesting. God, it better be at that length...
Dir: Sabina Guzzanti
QUINT: This looks really odd, described as a "ferociously funny documentary." It's about a failed show on Italian Public Television (RAI), which featured comedy sketches that often took big jabs on politicians, both local and of the world. Sounds like it could be really damn fun.
Who Killed The Electric Car?
Dir: Chris Paine
RAV: With gas prices as high as they are in this day and age, I can't think of a more relevant topic for a documentary.
Who Needs Sleep?
Dir: Lisa Leeman, Haskell Wexler
QUINT: A documentary that is spurred from the death of an Assistant Cameraman who fell asleep at the wheel after a 19 hour day on the set of a film. He crashed and died. Cinematographer Haskell Wexler directs this documentary which probes into the Hollywood system using behind the scenes footage from major film sets. This is another very interesting looking project.
Wild Tigers I Have Known
Dir: Cam Archer
QUINT: Weird ass sounding movie produced by Gus Van Sant and Scott Rudin about a lonely boy with a crush... perhaps a crush on some slightly older boys. The trailer on the official site gives the film a feel similar to A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, strangely enough, although it may just be the choice of music. Rudin and Van Sant's involvement in this makes me curious about the film.
The World According To Sesame Street
Dir: Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Linda Hawkins Costigan
QUINT: This doco follows 3 producers of Sesame Street as they take the show to Bangladesh, Kosovo and South Africa where they have to localize it for each area, integrating new puppets and indigenous songs. I grew up on Sesame Street, so this was an easy highlight for me. Not sure how great it's going to be, but I know I'd be seeing it if I were at Sundance.
Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner
Dir: Freida Lee Mock
QUINT: A doco that follows Tony Kushner, who wrote ANGELS IN AMERICA and was one of the writers on Spielberg's MUNICH. This guy is fascinating and I'm sure the documentary is likewise interesting. The doc shines light on the man and exposes some of his lesser known plays. Sounds great to me. Let me know how it is, you Sundance peoples.
Wristcutters: A Love Story
Dir: Goran Dukic
RAV: I love afterlife movies, on uncommon days I'll list Defending Your Life in my top ten fav's of all time. This one seems to be a bit darker, quirkier, and crazier than most others. Normally in afterlife movies people that commit suicide are either damned or have to work in the afterlife helping others as their punishment, it's really a nice alternative to have a film with them traveling in some sort of lost souls limbo. I'm really excited about seeing this one. Also it's got a great cast, Shannyn Sossamon, Patrick Fugit, Leslie Bibb and Tom Waits star.
QUINT: I love DEFENDING YOUR LIFE, too. You're not alone, my friend...
Dir: Gela Babluani
RAV: THis is suppossed to be an old school noir thriller in black and white, it could be the absolute fucking bomb or pretentious shiite.
And that's that. I'm sure there are some quality titles we overlooked. The real test of these films' worth will start tonight when audiences start sending in their reactions. Can't wait! Thanks for sticking with this long, long list.