: What are you watching on DVD these days?
2006-01-28, 08:17 PM
Hitchcock is amazing. The movies in that collection are being released as single discs next month. An earlier collection of his works is also rumoured to be coming out this year.
Is Torn Curtain the Cold war movie?
2006-01-28, 08:41 PM
james99 ..... 'Yes'. 'Torn Curtain' starred Sean Connery (looking like an ever-dapper 'James Bond', with slick hair and accent), Paul Newman, and Julie Andrews (yuck!). We gave it a try, but soon tired of the acting and general "silliness" of the plot and all. From what reviews I've read, I guess it really was considered one of Hitchcock's "disasters".
2006-01-28, 10:59 PM
Broken Flowers - A middle-aged Don Juan (Bill Murray) receives an anonymous letter from a former fling informing him that she had his child almost twenty years earlier, so he sets off on a trip to uncover the writer's identity and to learn more about his son.
A very slow, very dull film with a story so minimalist it's practically non-existent. It makes Lost in Translation (which I enjoyed) feel like an action flick!
2006-01-28, 11:07 PM
I actaully like Torn Curtain. I enjoy most spy movies. Also enjoyed Broken Flowers. Kind of like Lost in Translation meets Sideways.
2006-01-29, 01:15 AM
Good suspense thriller delivered expertly by Wes Craven. Cillian Murphy again excels at playing the villian (after Scarecrow in Batman Begins), as well as plenty of screen time for Rachel McAdams, which in my book is a very good thing!
I enjoyed it and would recommend and my wife was on the edge of her seat the whole time!
2006-01-30, 09:54 AM
Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Popular high-school kid Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) decides to play hooky for the day with a couple of his friends.
I hadn't seen this lightweight but fun little film in years, and it turned out to be just as lightweight - and just as enjoyable - as I remembered.
2006-01-30, 10:49 AM
Just rented Two for the Money this past weekend.
It actually wasn't too bad. Al Pacino does what he does best, his delivery is immaculate. McConaughey did a really good job as well. I'm head over heels for Rene Russo, so I have nothing bad to say about her.
The film is based on a true story and they have an interview in the extras section with the real Brandon.
It's a good rental movie.
2006-01-30, 08:01 PM
Watch Red Eye, Flightplan and Two For the Money over the weekend.
Red Eye and FlightPlan both were short with plots you can drive a truck through but still enjoyable. Two For the Money was also good but not great.
2006-01-30, 08:30 PM
Broken Flowers - A very slow, very dull film with a story so minimalist it's practically non-existent. It makes Lost in Translation (which I enjoyed) feel like an action flick!
Thanks for that!! I was one of the few, I guess, that disliked 'Lost in Translation'. I thought maybe this one might be better - you saved me from making another (Murray) mistake!! :)
2006-01-30, 08:39 PM
You won't like it then. I guess Bill Murray is an acquired taste.
2006-01-30, 09:30 PM
johnp'in'bc, I actually had high hopes for Bill Murry after "Lost in Translation" but - subjectively speaking, of course - "The Life Aquatic" was a let-down and "Broken Flowers" is even worse. I agree with james99: You most likely wouldn't enjoy it.
2006-01-31, 04:06 PM
Thanks guys!! It definitely sounds like one for us to pass on.
2006-02-01, 12:48 PM
2006-02-01, 01:06 PM
Cinderella Man - This is one of those movies where you probably already have an idea about the ending. That there will be a final fight and that the good guy will win.
Since it was a true story, who won wasn't guaranteed.
2006-02-01, 01:14 PM
Hollywood hardly makes movies on the loser end of a fight. Anyhoo, if I offended anyone, I'm sorry. I removed my review.
2006-02-01, 04:06 PM
I doubt anybody was offended. I'm just saying that this movie was more about life than boxing. He could have went 15 rounds and lost and still had a movie made. His comeback and having a shot at the title were the real boxing part of the story.
2006-02-01, 04:57 PM
Hollywood hardly makes movies on the loser end of a fight.
Never seen Rocky? j/k :p
2006-02-05, 12:36 AM
Still Crazy - An enjoyable rock band reunion film with a more British flavour - and considerably less caricaturing and satire - than This is Spinal Tap (which, of course, remains #1).
2006-02-05, 04:44 AM
LOL...Still Crazy is one of my girlfriends favorite movies. I think it's a little different in execution than Spinal Tap. It's more of a story driven movie, rather than character. The songs in Still Crazy are also more serious...they are actually very good rock songs.
2006-02-05, 09:30 AM
Last night I watched 'Blue Hawaii'...
Perfect warm-me-up flick for a cold, wet night.