Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies

The American Film Institute recently released a list of the Top Ten Science Fiction Movies of all time. Along with their list are some quick videos about the films from film stars such as James Earl Jones and Michael J. Fox. Here’s their list:

  1. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
  2. STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE
  3. E.T. – THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL
  4. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
  5. THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
  6. BLADE RUNNER
  7. ALIEN
  8. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY
  9. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
  10. BACK TO THE FUTURE

So, what do you think of their list? What would you have added? Personally, I would have at least had The Matrix in the top five (the sequels never happened..seriously).

Also, the list is a little on the dystopian side, don’t you think. I guess it’s not that hard to imagine a dark future.

Super Mario Cross Stitch

I told you all about his a while ago. At the beginning of this year I came across pattern for a cross stitch of “Mario Across the Ages” at the blog Sprite Stitch. As soon as I saw it, I sent an email to my Mom saying “isn’t this cool and do you have a project you’re working on right now, hint hint” knowing she likes to cross stitch and might either make it for me or teach me how to make it.

Well, she said she would make it for my birthday. Well, it took a bit more time and instead she gave it to me for Father’s Day. She even had it framed. The picture above is her finished work. I cropped out the frame so you could see more Mario. Isn’t that awesome! I’m going to hang this in my living room as soon as I get up the nerve to put a nail in the wall (I have a weird thing about putting holes in the wall).

Anyhow, I just wanted to share this with you and also say “Thanks Mom”. Admit it, you’re a bit jealous, aren’t you 🙂

Finally, if you’re a fan of old school Nintendo games, head on over and check out Sprite Stitch. It will make you want to send an email to your Mom. I’m going to head on over there now and see if there’s anything else she could make 🙂