This page contains my favorite items in categories like Movies, Music, Restaurants, etc (work in progress).

Quotes:

  • "There are two ways to argue with women… neither one helps"
  • "The most dangerous word in Atomic Physics is: Oops…"
  • Somebody was complaining about how hard Perl was to learn. Response: "If you have trouble coding in Perl, just let your cat walk on the keyboard for a while. Then you just have to debug it." (non-Perl coders won't get it)

Movies:

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  • February, 2005

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Big Lebowski (1998) 4.5/5

    2005-02-26 13:48
    * * * * +

    The Dude.

    0.3
  • September, 2005

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewSaw (2004) 5/5

    2005-09-19 12:42
    * * * * *

    Original, amazing thriller.

    0.3
  • April, 2006

  • Everything Is Illuminated (2005) 5/5

    2006-04-01 16:00
    * * * * *
    0.3
  • July, 2006

  • The Cooler (2003) 4/5

    2006-07-20 16:55
    * * * *
    0.3
  • House of Sand and Fog (2003) 4.5/5

    2006-07-20 16:56
    * * * * +
    0.3
  • Crash (2004/I) 4.5/5

    2006-07-20 16:57
    * * * * +
    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewEuroTrip (2004) 4/5

    2006-07-20 16:58
    * * * *

    Mi Scusi!

    0.3
  • August, 2006

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBrick (2005) 4.5/5

    2006-08-22 19:32
    * * * * +

    Dude. Watch this. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is my new favorite actor.

    0.3
  • January, 2007

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Departed (2006) 4.5/5

    2007-01-05 11:48
    * * * * +

    Great cast and acting, good plot. Oscar winner.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewKisses and Caroms (2006) 4.5/5

    2007-01-14 23:12
    * * * * +

    Funny as hell! It's Clerks but better.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Notebook (2004) 4.5/5

    2007-01-28 01:48
    * * * * +

    Great movie, quite touching and deep.

    0.3
  • February, 2007

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBorat (2006) 5/5

    2007-02-05 11:40
    * * * * *

    This movie has absolutely the funniest scene I've ever seen. Hands down.

    0.3
  • April, 2007

  • 300 (2006) 4/5

    2007-04-05 11:39
    * * * *
    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewCasino Royale (2006) 4.5/5

    2007-04-05 11:42
    * * * * +

    Probably the best James Bond movie I've seen.

    0.3
  • May, 2007

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewMan of the Year (2006) 4/5

    2007-05-07 23:56
    * * * *

    Not having great expectations, I actually liked this movie quite a lot. A comedian running for president? Very entertaining and politically thirst-quenching.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Fountain (2006) 5/5

    2007-05-18 12:50
    * * * * *

    Absolutely phenomenal movie. Hugh Jackman's performance is stunning. One of my most favorite movies of all time.

    0.3
  • Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) 4.5/5

    2007-05-30 13:06
    * * * * +
    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Pursuit of Happyness (2006) 4.5/5

    2007-05-31 21:15
    * * * * +

    Loved this movie, it makes you realize how many things we take for granted every day. Will Smith gives a powerful performance. It's based in San Francisco too.

    0.3
  • June, 2007

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewKnocked Up (2006) 4.5/5

    2007-06-30 16:28
    * * * * +

    Genuinely funny and smart film from the crew that was in "The 40 Year Old Virgin". Great laughs.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) 5/5

    2007-06-30 16:29
    * * * * *

    One of the funniest and my most favorite movies of all time. Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and Seth Rogen is the most hilarious crew in town. Love it and can watch every day.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewScoop (2006) 4.5/5

    2007-06-30 17:44
    * * * * +

    A great Woody Allen movie with an interesting plot, great acting, and humor. Plus it's got Scarlett Johansson!

    0.3
  • July, 2007

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewLive Free or Die Hard (2007) 2.5/5

    2007-07-07 11:46
    * * +

    Meh. Just another action movie with a large quantity of [lame and fake-looking] special effects. McClane needs to retire his ass and the Mac guy, oh come on, he's the supporting role?

    0.3
  • August, 2007

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Bourne Ultimatum (2007) 5/5

    2007-08-04 17:10
    * * * * *

    Loved it. Matt Damon is one of my favorites since this series came out. This is the perfect finale for the Bourne series. Go and watch it.

    0.3
  • October, 2007

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewEastern Promises (2007) 4.5/5

    2007-10-17 22:38
    * * * * +

    There's a new James Bond in town. This movie is massively entertaining, in a non-hollywood way. It's very sharp and brutal. Highly recommended.

    0.3
  • November, 2007

  • American Gangster (2007) 4/5

    2007-11-04 20:21
    * * * *
    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewTransformers (2007) 3.5/5

    2007-11-04 20:23
    * * * +

    Amazing CGI, really, best one I've seen so far, but other than that, this movie is regular Hollywood junk. The stars are mainly for the graphics.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewOcean's Thirteen (2007) 3/5

    2007-11-04 20:25
    * * *

    Entertaining but too drawn out, random, and lacking.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewOcean's Twelve (2004) 3.5/5

    2007-11-04 20:35
    * * * +

    Fits right in the middle of Ocean's 11 and Ocean's 13. Rating-wise.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewOcean's Eleven (2001) 5/5

    2007-11-04 20:36
    * * * * *

    Very entertaining. Classic.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewSaw II (2005) 3.5/5

    2007-11-04 20:37
    * * * +

    Not nearly as good as the first one, but still not too bad.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewSaw III (2006) 1/5

    2007-11-04 20:40
    *

    Garbage. Way to spoil a film.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewShooter (2007) 3/5

    2007-11-04 20:40
    * * *

    Good action, but cheesy at times and completely pointless to the end.

    0.3
  • December, 2007

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewEvan Almighty (2007) 0.5/5

    2007-12-03 23:39
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    Abysmal. Don't even think about watching this.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBeowulf (2007) 4/5

    2007-12-03 23:40
    * * * *

    Amazing animation. Average story.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewRescue Dawn (2006) 3.5/5

    2007-12-03 23:42
    * * * +

    Not bad but too long.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThis Is England (2006) 3.5/5

    2007-12-03 23:44
    * * * +

    Quite a nice British film about skinheads and racism.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewSuperbad (2007) 4.5/5

    2007-12-03 23:46
    * * * * +

    Instant classic! American Pie meets 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the review1408 (2007) 2.5/5

    2007-12-03 23:47
    * * +

    Scary but disappointing.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewIn the Land of Women (2007) 3.5/5

    2007-12-03 23:47
    * * * +

    Nothing special but a good way to kill a few hours.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewHot Fuzz (2007) 4/5

    2007-12-03 23:49
    * * * *

    Hilarious movie. Very fun to watch, especially towards the end.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBreach (2007) 4/5

    2007-12-03 23:50
    * * * *

    Great movie, brilliant performance by the Chris Cooper. Extra points for being based on a true story.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewFreedom Writers (2007) 4/5

    2007-12-03 23:52
    * * * *

    Surprisingly good movie about tough high school years in certain neighborhoods, racism, and persistence.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewShopgirl (2005) 4/5

    2007-12-03 23:54
    * * * *

    I don't know why but this is a great movie to watch on a lonely (insert day of the week here) night.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewCivic Duty (2006) 4.5/5

    2007-12-09 18:51
    * * * * +

    Civic Duty is excellent. I love the camera work, the controversy, the plot, and the ending. Brilliant!

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBalls of Fury (2007) 1/5

    2007-12-10 01:53
    *

    Waste of time

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewRush Hour 3 (2007) 2/5

    2007-12-10 22:38
    * *

    Pretty pathetic.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Ultimate Gift (2006) 4/5

    2007-12-12 00:25
    * * * *

    Great, touching movie. Little Abigail Breslin is what makes this movie so special and touching. I love her performance and I think she's got a LOT ahead of her.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Namesake (2006) 4/5

    2007-12-13 21:48
    * * * *

    Great movie that shows life lessons on so many levels. Even though it has a lot of Bengali references, traditions, and language, The Namesake is a pleasure to watch. I didn't want it to end.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewI Am Legend (2007) 3/5

    2007-12-16 02:12
    * * *

    Could have had a much better plot but for a movie with 1 main character and... well almost no one else, this is pretty good.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewNo Country for Old Men (2007) 2.5/5

    2007-12-26 23:29
    * * +

    Suspenseful, but lacking. All the southern accents didn't help the rating either.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewJuno (2007) 3/5

    2007-12-26 23:34
    * * *

    Predictable dialog that tries too hard to be smart but falls short of expectations. Nice work by Ellen Page though, she's going to be quite a star.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the review3:10 to Yuma (2007) 5/5

    2007-12-28 01:47
    * * * * *

    Absolutely amazing. I don't even like westerns, but this movie is a 10/10. Performances by Russell Crowe and Christian Bale are out of this world. A must-see.

    0.3
  • The Kite Runner (2007) 3.5/5

    2007-12-28 23:42
    * * * +
    0.3
  • January, 2008

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewCharlie Wilson's War (2007) 5/5

    2008-01-06 01:19
    * * * * *

    Brilliant freaking movie, showing the truth about CIA, the Soviets, and the war in Afghanistan in the 80s. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Tom Hanks are superb, as is Julia Roberts (I can't believe I'm saying it). I absolutely loved the dialog and the plot. Highly recommended.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewP.S. I Love You (2007) 5/5

    2008-01-07 00:45
    * * * * *

    Having no expectations going to see this movie, I was absolutely blown away by Hilary Swank (I usually don't like her) and Gerard Butler. The story and plot are great and the whole movie is very well put together. I guarantee, it will have you sobbing at least several times throughout the movie. Another must-see this year.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewNo Reservations (2007) 2.5/5

    2008-01-08 21:27
    * * +

    Nothing special. An OK chick flick.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Hunting Party (2007) 2.5/5

    2008-01-13 01:44
    * * +

    As someone said on imdb: "It Can Never Make Up Its Mind What Movie It Wants To Be". It's mildly entertaining but absolutely something one can live without seeing.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewMoving McAllister (2007) 1/5

    2008-01-20 11:21
    *

    If there's a movie worse than this in 2007, it's Evan Almighty. Extremely dumb. Only stars are for Milla Kunis.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the review2 Days in Paris (2007) 1.5/5

    2008-01-20 11:22
    * +

    Horrible. Just horrible.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewWedding Daze (2008) 1.5/5

    2008-01-20 11:25
    * +

    If you don't see this below average chick flick comedy, you are not going to miss anything at all. Only points are for Isla Fisher.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThere Will Be Blood (2007) 3.5/5

    2008-01-28 02:33
    * * * +

    Very good acting by all members of the cast, especially by Daniel Day-Lewis but the movie definitely needed more editing and less randomness. 158 minutes are unnecessary.

    0.3
  • February, 2008

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewFeast of Love (2007) 4/5

    2008-02-17 19:34
    * * * *

    Great, insightful, sad movie. Well put together, it puts life in perspective.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Good Night (2007) 3.5/5

    2008-02-28 22:50
    * * * +

    Quite a depressing movie, but worth the time.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewAtonement (2007) 2/5

    2008-02-28 22:54
    * *

    Barfalicious!

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewWeirdsville (2007) 0.5/5

    2008-02-28 23:01
    +

    What's the word I'm looking for? Ah, rubbish, that's the one. A bunch of pointless bullshit, that's what this movie is.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewJumper (2008) 3/5

    2008-02-29 00:16
    * * *

    Average script, but some good fun for what it is.

    0.3
  • March, 2008

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewVantage Point (2008) 3.5/5

    2008-03-03 01:54
    * * * +

    Quite an interesting action movie, gayed out by the last 5 minutes. Otherwise, I would have given it an 8. Why, oh why did the ending have to suck so much?

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewAwake (2007) 3.5/5

    2008-03-07 20:36
    * * * +

    A movie about being awake during a heart transplant surgery? Jessica Alba? I was about to throw it away but watched it anyway and it was a lot better than expected. In fact, it was suspenseful and had a few nice twists. 1h24min well spent.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewMr. Brooks (2007) 4.5/5

    2008-03-07 20:42
    * * * * +

    As somebody put it on imdb: "This movie was not what I expected, but in a good way. I saw that Kevin Costner was in it, and figured it would be a light-hearted drama. Then I read that it was suspense, and figured he was a good-guy spy or something. Not so. I don't want to spoil exactly what Mr. Brooks is (even though it's revealed in the early part of the movie), but let's just say he's not a good guy. He is cold, brilliant, methodical, and heartless. Definitely not the traits we normally expect from Kevin Costner. And yet, it's fascinating to watch. I found myself rooting for him, and then had to kick myself because his character is so despicable. Top notch acting from him. Dane Cook seems an odd casting choice for a suspense thriller, and yet he is believable in his role as a cowardly average joe trying to get the better of Mr. Brooks. This movie is surprisingly graphic and brutal in some scenes. Yet it is so engrossing that you will be hooked on every twist and turn (and there are some good ones). Not for the faint of heart, not your normal Costner flick, but a very good movie."

    0.3
  • Ghost World (2001) 2/5

    2008-03-13 22:06
    * *
    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewSleuth (2007) 3/5

    2008-03-16 17:24
    * * *

    Interesting and witty dialog between the only 2 actors in the whole movie, but it eventually gets too weird and dumb. It's worth watching just to see Michael Caine's house, however.

    0.3
  • April, 2008

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewFight Club (1999) 5/5

    2008-04-05 13:57
    * * * * *

    Unique and brilliant. Norton Pitt = killer combination. Classic.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewCloverfield (2008) 3.5/5

    2008-04-08 21:17
    * * * +

    Could be a lot better. Some things rubbed me the wrong way.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Bucket List (2007) 3.5/5

    2008-04-08 21:38
    * * * +

    Above mediocre but it still failed to capture me. Of course, the topic is tough and serious, but something is lacking.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Trap (Klopka) (2007) 4/5

    2008-04-12 13:52
    * * * *

    Great foreign movie about an ordinary man who is forced to choose between life and death of his own child.

    0.3
  • Sex and Death 101 (2007) 1.5/5

    2008-04-21 22:12
    * +
    0.3
  • May, 2008

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewIron Man (2008) 4.5/5

    2008-05-03 22:43
    * * * * +

    Excellent movie, very well put together Marvel Comic. Great ending and a surprise scene past the end credits, be sure to stay and see them!

    0.3
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) 3.5/5

    2008-05-10 20:24
    * * * +
    0.3
  • Street Kings (2008) 3.5/5

    2008-05-11 23:49
    * * * +
    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewSemi-Pro (2008) 3/5

    2008-05-19 00:40
    * * *

    Semi-crappy.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewWar, Inc. (2008) 2.5/5

    2008-05-19 00:41
    * * +

    A lame attempt at something witty.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the review27 Dresses (2008) 1.5/5

    2008-05-19 00:43
    * +

    Absolutely horrible. Needless to say, I didn't exactly opt in to see this one.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewWalk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) 3/5

    2008-05-19 00:44
    * * *

    Quite funny, though it should have been Will Ferrell playing Dewey, in my opinion. A little bit too much penis though.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewUnited 93 (2006) 4/5

    2008-05-19 01:44
    * * * *

    No comments.

    0.3
  • Resurrecting the Champ (2007) 3/5

    2008-05-19 01:44
    * * *
    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewHitman (2007) 2.5/5

    2008-05-19 01:45
    * * +

    Worst casting choice. Ever.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewLucky You (2007) 2.5/5

    2008-05-19 07:36
    * * +

    This is nothing more than a 1.5h game of poker. Don't waste your time.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Darjeeling Limited (2007) 3.5/5

    2008-05-19 07:37
    * * * +

    Original and humorous.

    0.3
  • June, 2008

  • Show the reviewHide the reviewIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) 2/5

    2008-06-01 21:28
    * *

    Indy should have retired after the third one.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewDefinitely, Maybe (2008) 3.5/5

    2008-06-08 15:15
    * * * +

    Not bad at all, a chick flick worth watching.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the review21 (2008) 2.5/5

    2008-06-20 00:11
    * * +

    The plot is quite cheesy and has holes, the acting is horrible. Breaking Vegas (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402075/) is a LOT better.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewBreaking Vegas (2004) (TV) 4/5

    2008-06-20 00:12
    * * * *

    Excellent. '21' compared to this is total crap.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewUntraceable (2008) 1.5/5

    2008-06-22 00:08
    * +

    Boring and unoriginal - that's it. Horrible ending too.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewRambo (2008) 2/5

    2008-06-24 22:33
    * *

    Wow, so much fake blood and overly fake gruesome scenes, an extreme amount of kills, and absolutely 0 plot - that's Rambo. I think it even has negative plot.

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Mist (2007) 4/5

    2008-06-25 23:37
    * * * *

    Overcome the cheesiness of the first alient scene, and the movie actually gets quite good. Love the ending!

    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewCharlie Bartlett (2007) 3/5

    2008-06-26 22:06
    * * *

    Nice teenage movie.

    0.3
  • Stop-Loss (2008) 2.5/5

    2008-06-27 01:07
    * * +
    0.3
  • July, 2008

  • Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007) (V) 3/5

    2008-07-05 22:21
    * * *
    0.3
  • Show the reviewHide the reviewThe Bank Job (2008) 3/5

    2008-07-05 22:25
    * * *

    Not bad but it didn't give me the satisfaction I had expected.

    0.3

TV Shows

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Entourage
  • Family Guy
  • Rescue Me
  • The Unit
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • American Dad
  • Californication
  • 24
  • Prison Break
  • South Park
  • Journeyman

Music

  • Trance/Goa
  • Drum and Bass
  • House
  • Chillout/Ambient
  • Flamenco
  • Some rock
  • Some hip-hop

Restaurants:

  • Limon (Outstanding South American food.)
  • Bubba Gump (Cajun shrimp, mmmmmm!)
  • Cattlemen's (steak, cheese wedges, bread)
  • Chick'N'Coop SF (awesome chicken, mashed potatoes, and coleslaw dinner for $6! Serve it yourself)
  • Mikuni's (great sushi)
  • Palomino on Folsom and Embarcadero (great Paella, excellent shrimp and pasta)
  • Birley's Sandwiches in SF financial district (awesome sandwiches)
  • Ichiraku (2nd and Geary, great affordable sushi, fun chefs)
  • Bursa Kebab (West Portal, really good kebab and, really, everything on the menu)

Things I own and recommend:

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  • bag321

    I really want is the future superbad or Juno, but it is not