How many movies can one man watch in one month?
Who hasn't had the fantasy: "I'm going to stay home and watch movies all day. I'm going to catch up on the classics, see all those movies that I never had time to see, hell... I'll maybe I'll even watch a couple of those romantic comedies that my wife is always trying to make me enjoy... just because I CAN. I have Netflix streaming and I have access to a million movies 24 hours a day. WHY CAN'T I JUST STAY HOME AND WATCH MOVIES?"
Verbatim, right? Now you're all, "Get out of my head, My Damn Channel!"
Too late. We're just gonna dig in deeper because Mark Malkoff lived out your Netflix streaming movie watching fantasy and filmed it for us.
For "Netflix Challenge," Mark wanted to see exactly how many movies he could watch for $7.99 per month. Turns out, it's 252.
Before you say, "252? Well that sounds easy as sh*t
," think about this: Mark gained 6 pounds by barely moving all month. When he did move, he still had to watch movies on his iPhone and iPad. He started doing bad Jack Nicholson impressions.
Of course, the good parts of this whole thing are that both Andrew McCarthy and Jason London decided to provide him with live commentary of the movies St. Elmo's Fire
and Dazed and Confused
Make sure you watch the video
to see how Mark took movie suggestions from people on Twitter, Facebook -- even Mashable commenters. Watch it to see Andrew McCarthy cart Mark around in a red wagon. And watch it to see how Mark got through all of these movies (yes, he even devoted an entire day to Razzie winners):
#1. The Graduate
#3. Bonnie and Clyde
#4. A Clockwork Orange
#5. Paper Moon
#6. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
#7. Harold and Maude
#8. Marathon Man
#9. Being John Malkovich
#10. Reservoir Dogs
#14. Girl, Interrupted
#15. The Grifters
#16. Sliding Doors
#17. Reality Bites
#18. Office Space
#19. The Big Lebowski
#21. Dumb and Dumber
#23. The Producers
#24. This is Spinal Tap
#26. Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop
#27. Client 9: Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer
#28. Rolling Stones: Stones in Exile
#29. Page One: Inside the New York Times
#30. Waiting for Superman
#31. American: The Bill Hicks Story
#32. Classic Albums: U2: The Joshua Tree
#33. The Way We Get By
#34. I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
#35. St. Elmo’s Fire
#36. Dirty Dancing
#37. The Lost Boys
#38. Dream a Little Dream
#39. License to Drive
#40. Girls Just Want to Have Fun
#42. Weird Science
#43. Duck Soup
#44. A Night in Casablanca
#45. Love Happy
#46. Steamboat Bill, Jr.
#48. The Navigator
#49. Seven Chances
#50. Sherlock Jr.
#51. Go West
#52. Our Hospitality
#56. The Hustler
#57. The Longest Yard (original)
#58. The Cutting Edge
#60. Fever Pitch (original)
#61. The Terminator
#62. Die Hard 2
#63. Lethal Weapon
#64. 13 Assassins
#65. Enter the Dragon
#66. The Expendables
#68. Dirty Harry
#69. Donnie Darko
#70. Tiny Furniture
#71. Wet Hot American Summer
#72. World’s Greatest Dad
#73. Punch-Drunk Love
#74. Broken Flowers
#75. Anvil! The Story of Anvil
#76. Winter’s Bone
#78. An American Werewolf in London
#79. Paranormal Activity 2
#80. Creature from the Black Lagoon
#81. Saw: The Final Chapter
#82. House on Haunted Hill
#85. Scream 2
#86. Being Elmo
#88. Dazed and Confused
#89. Bill Cunningham New York
#90. This Film is Not Yet Rated
#91. Dear Zachary
#92. Man on a Wire
#93. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
#94. Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story
#97. Battlefield Earth
#99. Cop and a Half
#100. Indecent Proposal
#101. The Last Airbender
#102. Rocky 4
#103. Spy Kids
#104. Cheaper by the Dozen
#105. Fred: The Movie
#106. Dr. Dolittle
#107. Dark Crystal
#108. Babe: Pig in the City
#111. True Grit (original)
#112. True Grit (remake)
#113. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
#114. Dead Man
#116. Two Mules for Sister Sara
#117. The Warrior’s Way
#118. High School Musical
#119. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
#120. Sense and Sensibility
#121. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
#122. Iron Man 2
#123. The Phantom
#124. Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo
#125. Planet of the Apes
#126. They Live
#129. Starship Troopers
#131. The Final Countdown
#133. Little Shop of Horrors (original)
#136. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
#137. Love Me Tender
#139. Bikini Beach
#140. There’s No Business Like Show Business
#141. Troll 2
#142. Cool as Ice
#143. Birdemic: Shock and Terror
#144. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
#145. Titanic 2
#147. Best Worst Movie
#148. Shark Attack 3: Megalondon
#149. The Thing with Two Heads
#150. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
#152. Exit Through the Gift Shop
#154. Good Will Hunting
#156. Malice in Wonderland
#157. 21 Grams
#158. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
#160. Edward Scissorhands
#161. Top Gun
#162. Time Bandits
#163. The Red Balloon
#164. The Wiz
#165. The Karate Kid#
#166. Swimming with Sharks
#167. The People vs. George Lucas
#169. Return of the Pink Panther
#171. The Landlord
#172. One Bright Shinning Moment
#173. The Paper Chase
#174. Reel injun
#175. Tales from the Script
#177. Dail M for Murder
#178. The Lady Vanishes
#179. The Manxman
#180. Young and Innocent
#181. Number 17
#182. The Man Who Knew Too Much
#183. The Stranger
#184. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
#185. The Seven Year Itch
#186. The King and Four Queens
#187. The Lady Eve
#188. How to Steal a Million
#190. Father’s Little Dividend
#191. The Raven
#193. Smoke Signals
#194. Passion of the Christ
#195. Whale Rider
#196. The Lincoln Lawyers
#197. 8 ½
#198. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
#199. The Outsider
#202. The Trip
#203. Gosford Park
#204. Groundhog Day
#205. Me and Orson Welles
#206. The Double
#207. Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows
#208. WWE’s Rivalries: Michaels vs Hart
#209. The Rise & Fall of WCW
#210. The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History
#211. The Epic Journey of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
#212. Bobby Heenan
#213. Ricky Steamboat: Life Story of the Dragon
#214. Card Subjec to to Change
#215. The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story
#217. The Man Who Wasn’t There
#218. The Gold Rush
#219. Bad Company
#221. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
#222. Bob Dylan: Never Ending Tour Diaries
#223. Biggie & Tupac
#224. Ginger Baker in Africa
#226. Heavy Metal in Baghdad
#227. Kurt Cobain: About a Son
#228. The Art of 16 Bars
#229. The Invisible Man
#230. The Wolf Man
#231. The Mummy’s Curse
#232. Something to Cheer About
#233. The Invention of Dr. Nakamats
#234. She Done Him Wrong
#235. Laurel & Hardy: Flying Deuces
#236. The Battleship of Potemkin
#237. The Hornets Nest
#238. So This is New York
#240. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
#241. Dance with Me Henry
#242. Nothing Sacred
#243. Pulling John
#244. food Matters
#245. Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven
#246. I Need That Record
#247. Road to the Big Leagues
#248. To Live and Ride in LA
#249. Almost Elvis
#250. Dog Day Afternoon
#251. Into the Abyss
#252. Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade
For Mark's "Netflix Challenge" diary, visit his blog at MarkMalkoff.com.
Posted in Maria
, Wainy Days
with tags Wainy Days
, David Wain
, Ken Marino
, Lizzy Caplan
, Ken Marino
, Jorma Taccone
, Party Down
, Party Down Starz
, Childrens Hospital
, Childrens Hospital Adult Swim
, Lizzy Caplan True Blood
, Lizzy Caplan Mean Girls
, Lizzy Caplan Party Down
, Jorma Lonely Island
, Lonely Island
, Steven Weber
, Thomas Lennon
, Tom Lennon
, Reno 911 Lieutenant Dangle
, Derek Jeter
, Yankees fans
on 1/3/2012 10:00:52 AM by Maria
The New Year just started, but the latest season of Wainy Days
is almost over! Next Monday, January 9, 2012, is the Season Finale!
I know, right?!
Here's a quick recap to get you all caught up:
- *David went on a date with Kelly (Erinn Hayes)-- a theater critic for the New York Times(!), but she had a thing for David's next-door neighbor, a TV star named "Chez," played by Ken Marino
- *David met Arielle (Lizzy Caplan), who was reading a book called "Rosewood Junction" that David pretended to know all about.
- *At the suggestion of a co-worker at the sweatshop (Jorma Taccone), David tries to find "Rosewood Junction" as a book-on-tape so he'll know all about it before his date with Arielle! The nice old lady who runs the bookstore has an interesting relationship with her landlord (Steven Weber)
- *David got his book-on-tape, but he needs Zandy's Walkman to listen to it, and she left her Walkman (seriously?!) at her ex-boyfriend's (Thomas Lennon), who happens to be a BIG Derek Jeter fan...
- *David goes on his date with Arielle, but she wants to talk about more than just "Rosewood Junction!" Go figure.
Which brings us to this week's episode
, in which everyone meets again... at a dramatic reading of TV dialogue by Ken Marino.
You're caught up now. Don't say you don't know what's going on because it would be a lie. Next thing you know you'll be saying that you know what "Rosewood Junction" is about:
Nice try, guys. Nice try.
As you’ve no doubt already been told by your desktop widget and/or angry landlord, today is the 5th of the month. That’s right: 5/5, aka Cinco de Mayo
. It’s the one night of year your nightly routine of putting on a Lucha Libre mask, drinking an entire bottle of tequila, and watching telenovelas for 18 straight hours can actually be considered a progressive nod toward multiculturalism, so live it up! So don't be afraid to strap on the sombrero and drunkenly fumble your way through an all-bongo version of “Oye Como Va.” And don’t worry if your girlfriend flees the room in tears, that just means that you’re awesome!
And no My Damn Channel show is more telenovela-y than current head writer on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
, A.D. Miles’s
awesome “Horrible People,”
starring Mather Zickel, Kristen Schaal, Jo Lo Truglio
, and a ton of other way cool people. So get yourself a nice cool glass of horchata, pour it out, grab a beer instead, and watch the first episode here
Posted in My Damn Channel
with tags My Damn Channel
, Big Fat Brain
, The Landlord
, Harry Shearer
, Don Was
, David Wain
, Wainy Days
, Wasmopolitan Cavalcade of Recorded Music
, Jill Sobule
, San Francisco
, Elizabeth Banks
, Troy Hitch
, Matt Bledsoe
, Funny or Die
, Dick Cheney
, Scooter Libby
on 6/29/2010 2:29:48 AM by Rob Barnett
Good things come in 3's.
3 years ago, a small band of true believers were readying the launch of My Damn Channel: 7/31/07.
Here are the inaugural videos from the first 3 artists we signed.
David Wain came in with the world's fastest pitch for Wainy Days: (paraphrasing) "I want to make out with the hottest women in the world and every date goes horribly wrong."
His first episode (a 3-parter) co-stars Elizabeth Banks as Shelly:
David Wain as David Wain, Elizabeth Banks as Shelly.
Harry Shearer was the first hero we signed. He sat in prosthetic makeup for over 4 hours to become Dick Cheney, singing sexy for Scooter Libby:
Harry Shearer as Dick Cheney.
We wanted music to marry comedy in our company from Day One. We turned to another brother and one of the best musicians and producers on the planet, Don Was.
Don's "Wasmopolitan Cavalcade of Recorded Music" is an earful of the best music you can't get anywhere else.
His first My Damn Channel production starred one of the smartest singer/songwriters we know, Jill Sobule:
Don Was, Rob Barnett, Jill Sobule, Warren Chao at the My Damn Channel west coast launch party, 2007.
Here's a rare, bonus video from the archives. Day one back on 7/31/07 also starred Big Fat Brain, the geniuses behind You Suck at Photoshop, and the web designers of all things DAMN. One of our only spoof vids looked 20 years into the FUTURE and poked our pals at Funny or Die, who had launched a few months earlier:
Matt Bledsoe, Troy Hitch
Posted in Harry Shearer
, My Damn Channel
, Waterboardin' USA
on 11/16/2007 12:09:00 PM by Rob Barnett
The twins turn three weeks old today. We rocked them both back to sleep this morning, and thoughts bounced between the joy and honor of caring for these perfect little souls...and the angst of knowing they were born into a world led by a war-hungry demagogue. The Joy Killer.
Bush is hellbent on the notion that he can protect us like the father by talking tough. He never got past the anger of 9/11 to enter into any other stages of the grief. "Blow them all to hell" is a reaction that crept into pop culture long ago, but it's the wrong drama to turn into a reality show. "Dead or Alive" was a pathetic joke...and Osama's still laughing.
If you've read the news, then you've seen stories unfolding since Abu Ghraib about our government's decision to torture human souls in the name of freedom. Now, the secret ship of state is leaking like a sieve and the waterboarding scandal is front page news. My Damn Channel's Harry Shearer decided to do what any enlightened rebel would do in this situation.......he's singing about it.
Imagine what the world would be like if more of our heroes could carry a tune.
On day 101 of 'My Damn Channel Invades Earth' - we're releasing Harry Shearer's "Waterboardin', USA" to radio stations and video screens across America.
Harry was just nominated for Funniest Web Video in the upcoming TV Guide Online Video Awards vs. Will Ferrell's "The Landlord" and SNL's "Dick in a Box."
My Damn Channel also got the nod for Best Comedy Web Site, but we're up against Comedy Central, Funny or Die, and SuperDeluxe. We're gonna BEG for your VOTE just to see if our wizeass little web site can topple the big money favorites. Please help us get up on that TV stage + make some trouble!!!!
What would an awards show be without a nod to God. Let's endeth with a morning prayer: Dear God, please bless our new babies and please be good to Harry Shearer for he giveth us The Simpsons, Spinal Tap, Le Show, and weekly new web videos like "Waterboardin', USA." Amen.
Posted in My Damn Channel
on 11/7/2007 3:24:00 PM by Rob Barnett
As the sun rises, My Damn Channel celebrates our 100th birth-day. We're still in diapers but not full of shit. We're having too much fun learning how to walk and talk.
We moved into a new office in NY this week. We spent the past year ramping up and launching from a tiny, 15-foot space gifted by an angelic co-con named Cathy. Our new place has enough space for the 7 of us ... we've even got our own toilet. In truth, it's pritty pritty cool. My office window stares directly into irony: facing the Viacom skyscraper where I spent over 11 years at MTV + VH1.
Our LA team is still bunkering together in close quarters but a latenight television pal is threatening to buy a cool new place near the beach and be our NEW "Landlord."
Great phone call from a HipHop icon yesterday looking for his own "My Damn Channel." If this deal closes as fast as it seems to be moving, it'll be because of the first two minutes of that call.....and because of the two F bombs that he dropped.
I asked why this man wanted to move to webworld with such a solid track record in music, film, and television.
"FREEDOM - Freedom - Freedom - Freedom," was his first response.
He'd grown tired of taking too many meetings and said he was always filled with too many good new ideas to wade through months of red tape to get every new project off the ground.
Second F Bomb: FAST.
He wants to start his own My Damn Channel now. He has a new television deal in the spring and I asked if he wanted to wait to let all the heat hit at once. The response was "let's go NOW."
The entire call went just like that. Total agreement - no need to wait. No lengthy lawyers dancing either.
It was the same way when we first pitched David Wain. That meeting took ten minutes for David to get to "yes."
Don Was happened in seconds. Harry Shearer and I wanted to do this (without realizing it) from the day we met. Kimmel brought Milonakis. This father/son team are brothers in arms and the newest Milonakis music video in our pipeline is going to blow up insane.
We launch our newest "My Damn Channel" this Friday. The announcement breaks tomorrow.
Bonus F bomb for all the souls on strike this morning: FIGHT.