A Year in the Life of L. Matthew Sutton

Wednesday, December 25, 2002; 9:14 a.m.

I just wanted to take the time to wish everybody a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Don't forget the reason we celebrate Christmas: the birth of Jesus Christ, the true messiah and savior.

Anyway, I'm outta here to go celebrate. Your song of the update is "Christmas In Hollis" by Run-D.M.C., and I am OUTTA HERE!

Sunday, December 22, 2002; 4:38 p.m.

Yesterday was my dad's 51st birthday, so yay for him.

Anyway, my dad's side of the family got together at my grandma's house for our annual Christmas get-together. Three toddlers (two of whom are twins) kept everybody busy, so they were fun. And by the way, walking around the property in cold weather is NOT GOOD without a jacket. Trust me.

Anyway, I don't have much else to add. This update's song is "Fly Like An Eagle" by The Steve Miller Band, and I'm out of here.

Wedesday, December 18, 2002; 5:43 p.m.

Wow, what a month can do.

Me and dad went to see Star Trek: Nemesis this past Saturday, and it was good. The ending was sad (because Data dies), but the humorous first half-hour made up for the sadness. :)

Check out the DVD collection, since I've made some additions over the last few months.

Anyway, the song is "Fly Me To The Moon" by Frank Sinatra, and the closing is BYE-BYE!

Monday, November 18, 2002; 3:00 p.m.

Hey there, everybody! The site had its first birthday a few weeks ago, so YAY ME.

This past Saturday, I attended the wedding of Josh Hinton and my good friend Jenny Thompson. The ceremony was beautiful, and the reception was a lot of fun. I want to wish the Hintons all the best.

This update's song is the song that Josh and Jenny had their first dance to: Rod Stewart's "Have I Told You Lately." See ya later, drive safely, and be sure to tip your waitress. Bye.

Thursday, October 31, 2002; 9:14 p.m.

I hope everybody's having a happy Halloween. I handed out some candy in 50-degree weather with my uncle, and other than being cold, it was fun. :)

The song is Run-D.M.C.'s "Run's House," in honor of the late great Jam Master Jay. See ya next time, and happy Halloween.

Saturday, October 19, 2002; 8:45 p.m.


Me and Dad went to see The Ring last night in Bardstown. If you want to see an awesome horror movie, go see this one because it's one sweet, scary movie. Please, go see this movie now if you really wanna be scared.

The song for the update is "Someday We'll Know" by The New Radicals.

Thanks for reading, and good night. Before you die, you see the ring.

Friday, October 4, 2002; 11:50 p.m.


Went to the movies today, and saw the new Ed Norton/Anthony Hopkins flick Red Dragon. SEE THIS MOVIE SEE IT NOW SEE IT OFTEN I MEAN IT

In short, I liked it. :)

The song is "She Is Beautiful" by Andrew W.K. and I'm gone for now.

Tuesday, September 16, 2002; 12:00 a.m.

So anyway, I went to the movies this past Saturday and saw Swimfan. It had its moments, but you'd probably be better off renting Fatal Attraction, because Swimfan is the exact same movie, except with a crappy ending and stupid characters. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

The song is the Coldcut Remix of Eric B. and Rakim's 1987 rap tune "Paid In Full." Bye-bye.

Monday, September 10, 2002; 2:41 p.m.


A few new additions to my DVD collection over the last month: National Lampoon's Van Wilder, The Time Machine, The Return of the Living Dead, and the WWF's Hollywood Hulk Hogan: Hulk Still Rules. I also picked up two books since the last update: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, and American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis.

This past Saturday, me and my good ol' dad went to the movies. He saw XXX, while I saw Spider-Man for the THIRD time. Why? Beats me. Methinks I made a mistake seeing it again, but oh well.

Not much else to add, other than the song, which is Derringer's "Real American." See ya later...

Sunday, August 11, 2002; 12:23 a.m.

Hi there! Welcome back!

Me and dad went to see the new Mel Gibson flick Signs. The majority of the film was enjoyable, but the ending was a major disappointment. M. Night Shyamalan's known for his crazy twist endings (see: The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable), but this was just lacking in that area. I was, however, very much impressed by the acting, especially Rory Culkin and Abigail Breslin (who play Mel's kids in the film).

Anyway, there's not much else to add. The song is "Two Princes" by the Spin Doctors, and the closing is "bye-bye."

Sunday, August 4, 2002; 10:29 p.m.

An update! Hotchie motchie!

Me, my dad, and grandma went to Frankfort today, and we had a good time. I did a little browsing at Wal-Mart, and they picked up some food at White Castle. Personally, I hate White Castle. But whatever floats their boat.

Two new additions to the DVD list - the unrated version of American Psycho (which I bought in Danville last week), and the newly-released Resident Evil. Two fine movies, and two fine DVDs.

This update's song is the theme to Resident Evil, which was composed for the film by Marilyn Manson. I'm outta here, so behave yourselves until next time. :)

Thursday, July 4, 2002; 11:25 p.m.


Went to Walter Hood's to see some fireworks and celebrate the birthday of America.

So yesterday, me and my parents saw Men In Black 2. It wasn't as good as the first, but it was good nonetheless. Plus it had teaser trailers for Die Another Day (the new James Bond film) and Terminator 3. I'll definately be seeing T3, that's for sure.

Anyway, I'm gonna get out of here. Because it's America's birthday, our Song Of The Update is "Living In America" by James Brown. Hey, it fits.


Tuesday, June 25, 2002; 10:50 p.m.


Two cool things happened. One, I'm learning how to drive! Two, me and Dad went to see Tom Cruise's new flick Minority Report. Two-word review: IT ROCKS. More than two-word review: The movie was one of the best I've seen this year, no lie. Tom Cruise was on his "A game," as was the rest of the cast. It's far from a let-down.

This update's song is kind of fitting, as it is "Minority" by Green Day.

Bye bye.

Sunday, June 16, 2002; 12:45 p.m.

So I actually got to see Scooby-Doo last night, and ran into my old high school principal in the process. I went in thinking the movie was gonna suck, but it turned out to be really funny. And the villian (if you want it to be spoiled, highlight here: Scrappy-Doo) was just so absurd, I couldn't help but laugh my head off at it. However, it's more themed toward the hardcore Scooby fans, so most casual fans probably wouldn't like it.

Anyway, I just wanted to share my opinions on that. The NASCAR race is getting ready to start, so I'd better run along now. The song is the theme song to WWE Raw, "Across The Nation" by Union Underground. I'm outta here for now...

Saturday, June 15, 2002; 11:09 a.m.

Wanna know something that really sucks? Getting to the movie theater about one minute before the movie you want to see starts, and finding a line that starts at the ticket booth, loops around the lobby, and goes out the door next to the ticket booth. Yeah, that happened last night...

So instead of seeing a movie, I went to Wal-Mart and picked up a new DVD. I was torn between the Tombstone director's cut and The Others, but I picked Star Wars: Episode 1. I still plan on picking up those other two DVDs sometime soon, trust me.

So anyway, that's all I've got for now. Song: a cover of O-Town's "All Or Nothing" by punk band Fake ID. Closing: buh-bye.

Thursday, June 6, 2002; 9:30 p.m.


Okay, me and a couple of us from the church went to Bardstown and saw Spider-Man. I saw it a second time, so you can refer back to my May 7 update if you want my opinion on it. I still say it was a really good movie. :)

Our "Song of the Update" is the hit single from the Spider-Man soundtrack, "Hero" by Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott. That's all for now...

Saturday, June 1, 2002; 12:55 p.m.

Hey, another update!

Went to Bardstown and saw Undercover Brother last night. The movie wasn't as funny as I was hoping for, but the scenes with Dave Chappelle and Neil Patrick Harris (anybody remember Doogie Howser, M.D.?) were classic. The folks saw the new flick The Sum of All Fears, and they said it was really good.

The song of the update is "I Did It" by the Dave Matthews Band, and the update is over.

Wednesday, May 29, 2002; 11:40 p.m. - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

So I turned 20 years old today.

Went to Lexington to celebrate, and picked up some DVD's: three wrestling DVDs, and the DVDs for Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and the short-lived Clerks cartoon. After the trip to Lexington, I went to my grandmother's house for supper, then came home to watch my DVDs.

Anyway, I just wanted to post that IT'S MY FREAKING BIRTHDAY! Yay me! The song is "If I Only Had A Brain" by MC 900-Foot Jesus, and I'm outta here to do some more partying!

Sunday, May 26, 2002; 7:59 p.m.

Wow! Three updates in three days! Witness history in the making!

Well, today was New Hope Baptist Church's 200th anniversary celebration, so I went down there. My grandfather was the pastor there in the 60's, so I felt obligated. Anyway, it was a good time to go and catch up with some people that I haven't seen in a while. You understand, I used to frequent New Hope a lot, but this is only the second time I've been there since August 2000.

Anyway, like I said, it was good times indeed. Speaking of good times, this update's song is "Life's Been Good" by Joe Walsh of the Eagles. Thanks for reading, and I'm outta here.

Saturday, May 25, 2002; 4:02 p.m.

Today was Willisburg's Memorial Day festival, and I am so sunburned, it hurts. I spent most of the day hanging out with my mom at her booth, but I did walk around some. It wasn't much, but I did have a good time today. I almost got to play basketball with Willisburg's local Elvis impersonator, but the basketball games were all over when we got there. I did hang out with him for a little while, and he thinks I could be a good Old Elvis. :)

Not much else to report today, so I'll close by giving you my "song of the update," which is "The Promised Land" by Elvis Presley. Thanks for reading, and I'll see you later.

Friday, May 24, 2002; 11:47 p.m.

Tonight was Washington County High School's graduation, which was a really nice ceremony. I was in attendance, as a bunch of my close friends were walking across the stage. Congratulations to the entire class.

Wow, it's hard to think that it's been two years since I graduated from high school. So much has happened, it boggles the mind. My relationship with my girlfriend ends, I spend three semesters in college (during which time, I have more than a few wacky misadventures), I drop out of school and move back home, and by golly, my life has just been silly. Silly, I say! Just silly!

Anyway, I'm gonna close up this post for today. Thanks for reading. I should have another update sometime tomorrow so stay tuned.

This update's song is dedicated to the Class of 2002, and it's "It's A Great Day To Be Alive" by Travis Tritt. Congratulations, once again, to all the graduating seniors, and God bless ya.

Sunday, May 12, 2002; 5:00 p.m.

Happy Mother's Day, everybody! Me and some of my dad's family got together for a little while today to celebrate, and I hope that you had a good Mother's Day, too.

Me, Mo, Willy, and Justin went to see The New Guy last night. It really wasn't as good as the previews made it out to be, but there were a lot of funny moments. However, it's your typical "geek becomes big man on campus" movie. The cameos from Vanilla Ice and Tony Hawk got a good chuckle out of me, though.

I also picked up the DVD for Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey last night, and I still think it's the better of the two Bill & Ted movies.

The song is "Broken" by 12 Stones, and the closing is "bye bye" by me. :)

Tuesday, May 7, 2002; 11:15 p.m.

Me and Mo saw Spider-Man Saturday night, and it was just so great. If you haven't seen it yet, SHAME ON YOU! SEE IT NOW! :) In fact, forget about that Episode 2 nonsense, and see Spidey.

Mo came down today, and we copied a bunch of sounds from the Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back DVD to put on a CD for him. Yes, the movie is really profane, and yes, you have to see four other movies to get a lot of the jokes in it, but it's a really funny movie.

Song of the Update is Eminem's new single, "Without Me." (Watch the music video whenever it's on MTV!) That's all I got, so I'm outta here.

Saturday, April 27, 2002; 1:00 a.m.

Me and Mo went to Campbellsville to see Jason X late last night, after us and Will went to Lexington Wednesday to see Changing Lanes, which stars Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson. Changing Lanes was really great, better than I expected. Do yourself a favor and see it now.

Since I'm a fan of the Friday The 13th series, here's my review of Jason X, which I posted on some online forums I visit...

To be blunt, I thought it was pretty cool. It's like Alien with a 300-pound guy with a knife instead of an acid-bleeding monster. Many of the kills got "oohs" and "ahhs" from the crowd, but the two definitive "holy crap" moments involved some liquid nitrogen, and the second involved a giant screw. See it, and you'll know what I mean. The crowd was really digging the movie, and they were really into the homage of the past sequels (including a direct reference to a scene in Friday The 13th, Part 7: The New Blood).

A little comment about the end of the movie: They could have done a LOT better with the way Jason was "killed." It's just kinda there. There's a big bang and poof! It's just over. The acting wasn't the best, but definately an improvement of past Friday The 13th movies. It could be worse: they could have put the casts of parts 5 and 8 together. Many of the one-liners and jokes (though really corny) were very well-received, and some of them were downright funny. The effects were also really impressive, and the film was really enjoyable. It really surpassed my expectations.

Don't take my word for it, though. If you're at all interested in Jason X, go see it. But don't go in thinking it'll be the savior of all horror movies. It isn't. It's just a quirky little popcorn flick. The movie will be more enjoyable if you're a fan of the series, but if you liked the Alien movies, I think you'll like it too. I, for one, wasn't disappointed.

That's my review for Jason X. Tonight's Song of the Update is a little ditty by Alice Cooper called "He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)." The song happens to be the theme song for Friday The 13th, Part 6: Jason Lives. Thanks for reading.

Monday, April 22, 2002; 12:00 a.m.

Just got done watching the WWF's "Backlash" pay-per-view, and the one and only Hulk Hogan is the new WWF World Champion.

Me, Mo, and Will went to Campbellsville late Saturday night to see The Scorpion King. For some reason, the main actress (Kelly Hu) stays half-naked for almost the entire movie. I'm not complaining, but scantily-clad women can actually get boring after a while.

Over the next few weeks, there's gonna be a few good movies coming out that I'm really looking forward to. You may be asking, "What are they?" Or you may not be asking. Whatever. Anyway, I'm specifically looking forward to Jason X (to be released on April 26), and Spiderman (May 3). Forget that stupid Episode 2 crap.

Song of the Update is Hulk Hogan's current theme song, "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" by Jimi Hendrix. I'm outta here until next time.

Sunday, April 14, 2002; 6:27 p.m.

Hey, another update!

Me and dad went to Danville yesterday to get some lumber for our back room. I picked up the DVD of Clerks, Kevin Smith's first movie. Even though it's really profane, it's really funny. And the great thing is, Kevin Smith's movies only got better.

Anyway, the Song of the Update is "One Time" by Earthsuit. I'm outta here for now.

Thursday, April 11, 2002; 11:01 p.m.

Hey, everybody!

Me and my buddy Mo went to Bardstown and hung out for a while, then went to see National Lampoon's Van Wilder, and it was pretty good. There were some really disgusting parts, but it didn't suck! I'm actually looking forward to April 26 and May 3, when Jason X and Spider-Man come out.

I picked up the DVD's for Thirteen Ghosts and the "Book of the Dead" special edition of The Evil Dead. Very good stuff, and the "Book of the Dead" is AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!

Not much else to say tonight. The Song Of The Update is Rah Digga's rap tune "Mirror Mirror," which appeared over the credits of Thirteen Ghosts. See y'all sometime soon...

Thursday, March 28, 2002; 6:45 p.m.

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Anyway, enough of my phat l33t skillz. I promised comments on the Joy Ride DVD and Wrestlemania X-8. Both were good. :)

I can't think of anything else to type, other than my Song of the Update, which is "Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult. See ya later, y'all.

Sunday, March 17, 2002; 5:15 p.m.

Updatery! Huzzah!

Yesterday, me, Mo, Will, and Justin saw Resident Evil last night. It was your standard run-of-the-mill zombie movie, and if you don't have any knowledge about the games, you probably won't understand most of the movie. And compared to the games, the movie is a big letdown. But I really liked it, despite its flaws.

Before the movie, we went to Wal-Mart, where I was gonna try to pick up the new Joy Ride DVD. Much to my dismay, they didn't have it. I'm gonna try to pick it up sometime soon, though, so I should have my opinions of it up sometime in the future.

Later tonight is WrestleMania X-8, headlined by a match between Hulk Hogan and The Rock, and Chris Jericho defending his World Title against Triple H. I'll try to have my opinions of the show soon. The Song of the Update is "Whenever, Wherever" by Shakira, and that's all for today.

Sunday, March 10, 2002; 11:15 a.m.

I'm back with another update! Rejoice!

Yesterday was a busy day. Me and Dad went to see The Time Machine, the movie based on the book by H.G. Wells. It's wasn't as great as I'd hoped, but I thought it was cool because I love time travel movies. If you go see this flick, I recommend reading the book as well. However, the movie wasn't really all that great, even though it was directed by H.G. Wells's great-grandson.

I also picked up the DVD for Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, the final film in Kevin Smith's "View Askewniverse." Even though it's full of profanity, as well as marijuana and sex jokes, it's really funny. The thing is, you kinda have to see Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma (the other four chapters in the View Askewniverse) to get most of the jokes in the movie.

Another addition was made to my CD collection yesterday, as I got the self-titled debut album by Tenacious D. There's a few good songs and comedy bits on the album, but it wasn't as good as I'd hoped. I shouldn't complain, as I won it in a contest and thus didn't pay for it. :)

My little bro, Gary D., left here about an hour ago. His mom was in Louisville last night, and he needed a place to stay for the night. (Before you ask, Gary is NOT my little brother, I just call him that. He's a toddler that my sister babysits.)

The song of the update? It's "That's All" by Genesis. Coincidentally, that's all for this update. Please, check out the links at the top of the page while you're at it. Anyway, I'm out. See ya.

Saturday, February 23, 2002; 9:15 p.m.

Me and Dad went to see John Q. today, and it was unbelieveably AWESOME. Denzel Washington is superb, as usual. Drop what you're doing, go to your movie theater, and see it! If you've already seen it, see it again! And while you're at it, be a pal and buy me stuff at the link above. You'll be my best friend forever if you do. Honest. I wouldn't lie to you, would I?

Song for the update: "Big Shot" by Billy Joel. That being said, I'm outta here. Catch ya next time.

Wednesday, February 20, 2002; 11:45 p.m.

Just a little update to inform everybody of the format change on the page. I moved the links up to the top of the page, because I felt they weren't getting any love at the bottom.

Nothing else of mention today, besides the Song of the Update, which is "Movies" by Alien Ant Farm. See ya.

Tuesday, February 19, 2002; 1:30 a.m.

Hey, another post! Yay!

Sunday was the WWF's No Way Out pay-per-view, which featured the return of the New World Order, Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall (formerly "Razor Ramon"), and Kevin Nash (formerly "Diesel"). I missed seeing those three. A darn fine show it was, which me and Mo got together to watch. Thirty well-spent dollars right there.

Yesterday, I picked up two new CD's - "Karaoke Superstars" by Superchick and "The Fundamental Elements of Southtown" by P.O.D. Two great CD's by two great bands. Go pick 'em up sometime, I dare ya.

Anyway, I'm outta here for now. The song of the update is the classic 80's song "Take On Me" by A-Ha, and I am gone!

Sunday, February 10, 2002; 8:37 p.m.

Holy stupid. I haven't updated in almost a month. I said in my last update that "I may have an update on Saturday or Sunday," and it was a month. What a liar I turned out to be.

I had a pretty full weekend this past week. Dad had a few days off, so me and him hung out. We hung around Danville on Thursday, and on Friday, we went to Bardstown to see Arnold Schwarzenegger's new film Collateral Damage. Not one of Arnold's best, but a good film nonetheless. It's not like any of his movies can be as good as Terminator 2 or anything. Yesterday, we went back to Danville, where I picked up some WWF DVD's.

Anyway, I'm sorry for not having an update until now. I just haven't been up to much. While you're here, feel free to check out the links on the bottom of the page. They're there for your use, so use them, darn you! And don't forget to send me your suggestions for the Horror Movie Survival Guide.

The song of the update is "In The Jailhouse Now," performed by The Soggy Bottom Boys on the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack. I'm hoping I'll have another update sometime, so I'll be back.

Friday, January 11, 2002; 11:30 a.m.

Don't have a whole lot to update today, except there's a new part of the site, and that's the "Horror Movie Survival Guide." If you ever get stuck in a horror movie, that'll help you out. And if you have any suggestions for that, you can get ahold of me with the methods I described in my previous post.

Another updated part of the site is the start page. The "warning" is featured with the FBI warnings on the Fight Club DVD.

Me and Mo competed in a "backyard wrestling" match in my grandmother's barn yesterday, and I am still sore from it. That's something I really don't need to be doing on a regular basis.

Today's song of the update is Fiona Apple's "Across The Universe," which is a cover of an old Beatles song. It was also featured in the awesome film Pleasantville. Not much else to say for now. I may have an update on Saturday or Sunday, so check back then. See ya.

Sunday, January 6, 2002; 11:45 p.m.

Hey, fellas. Got a little news for everyone: I'm not gonna be at CU this semester for personal reasons. For all my buddies reading the site from CU, you can contact me via e-mail or AOL Instant Messenger.

Me, Mo, and Willy went to see Ali last night in Bardstown. It's an incredible movie, and I'll say right now that Will Smith deserves Best Actor at the Oscars. Mario Van Peebles is also should get at least a Best Supporting Actor nomination, as his portrayal of Malcolm X was really, really good.

Just added to the site: a list of the DVD's I own. I just thought I'd add it as an archive, and if and when I return to CU, all my "clients" for my unofficial rental service can use it for their own reference. You can go to it by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

Also added to the site: a picture from the concert a bunch of of us attended at the 328 Performance Hall in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 18. The concert was one stop on Five Iron Frenzy's "Electric Youth Tour," which also included Ace Troubleshooter, John Reuben, and Relient K. The trip included the concert, and a stop at a Steak-and-Shake in Antioch, Tennessee, where me, Kenny, and Linne bussed tables, made milkshakes, and grilled burgers because the employees were having a busy night. FIF's part of the concert actually was reviewed in this month's edition of CCM Magazine. A cool thing about the concert was running into Priscilla Hamilton, a friend of mine from high school. I totally wasn't expecting to see anybody but the crew I went with.

Tonight's song of the update is .38 Special's classic "Hold On Loosely." That's all for now, and I'm outta here. Peace, y'all.

Tuesday, January 1, 2002; 11:50 p.m.

Happy New Year, everybody!

Me, Willy, and Mo (the homeboys from the hometown) got together for New Year's, and went to Fayette Mall in Lexington today, where I picked up volumes one and two of "The Best Of Backyard Wrestling" video series.

Some cool news: A phone call home revealed that Willy's an uncle, as his sister Amy gave birth to a New Year's baby.

The song of the update is "Photograph" by Def Leppard, I'm outta here like I stole something!