: What are you watching on DVD these days?
2007-10-24, 01:18 PM
Reign on Me - Great Great movie.
Kinda reminded me of Rainman and I am Sam but not as good as either but still good.
Transformers - Not as good as I thought - Actually kinda cheezy but man it gave my system a run for the money. Sound was amazing.
2007-10-24, 04:50 PM
Planet Terror. If you remember the B movies of the 60s - 70s this will bring back some memories. Love the effects that simulate the graininess and imperfections of the old drive-ins. As well as the corny plot and bad acting and bad effects. It was a fun evening reliving the old drive-in classic days.
2007-10-24, 07:41 PM
We decided now was a great time for us to continue on a little from where we had left off on X-Files -- for us that was Season 3 on dvd. I picked up Seasons 4 and 5 the other day .. priced at less than $20 a season ... a great time to view on via dvd in this series!! We're into Season 4 now, and it's great to see Fox and Dana doing their thing again!!
2007-10-25, 09:48 AM
Over the last 3 nights we went through the Back to the Future trilogy. It had been a year or so since I had popped them in: great flicks!
2007-10-26, 08:51 PM
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - An orphan "blessed" with an amazing nose kills for the perfect scent.
This may have turned into a good movie but my wife and I will never know because we gave up on it after half an hour of watching a guy sniffing things and, unfortunately, seeing a mis-cast Dustin Hoffman in a powdered wig.
With that out of the way, I flipped through the Rush in Rio concert DVD I picked up this week for only $12.99 at Best Buy. It's a decent concert DVD, but not nearly as well-produced (camera work, sound mix, editing, etc.) as Rush - R30.
2007-10-30, 12:28 PM
Watched "Zodiac" last night which wasn't too bad but it left you up in the air as to who was the real serial killer in this true story. The circumstantial evidence pointed to one very good suspect but unfortunately he died of a heart attack before the police could really interrogate him to any degree therefore you feel kind of disappointed at the end of the movie.
2007-10-31, 02:17 PM
American gangstar...saw it during the weekend, not bad at 2hrs 37mins long
2007-10-31, 08:50 PM
Disturbia - Under house arrest and bored, Kale begins observing his neighbours. One is a beautiful young woman with whom he falls in love, while another is...a killer? Is Kale going stir-crazy or is something sinister really going next door?
The movie's moments of creepiness mostly take a back-seat to teenage fluff until about the last fifteen minutes, when things get both more interesting and less believeable. Shia LaBeouf sticks reliably to his trademark "irritating-yet-likeable smart-ass" schtick, while Sarah Roemer is so very, very sweet. :D
2007-10-31, 09:03 PM
What am I watching in DVD these days? Nothing!
I watch nothing but Hi-Def (HDDVD, Bluray, MPEG2 encoded files at 1080i, 720p, and 1080p resolutions, HD satellite programming).
Haven't watched a regular DVD in over a year.
2007-10-31, 10:19 PM
Saw "Infamous" last night and I thought the English actor,Toby Jones, did an excellent job and looked more like the real Truman Capote than Philip Hoffman did in "Capote."
This is the third movie I've seen about the Clutter family murders and each one approaches the true crime story from a slightly different angle.
In "Infamous," Capote's circle of friends would tell him personal secrets after getting him to swear not to tell anyone and he would then promptly go tell each one of the group confidential tit-bits about people they knew.
Another English actor, Daniel Craig, (the new James Bond) played killer Perry Smith but to me, Robert Blake "In Cold Blood" more closely resembled the real Perry Smith.
The movie depicted how brutal a hanging can be as it took Dick Hickock, the other killer, approximately thirty minutes to die! (However,Smith and Hickock were pretty brutal themselves in the way they killed the Clutter family!)
2007-11-01, 02:21 AM
Talk to Me - Don Cheadle plays Petey Greene, an ex-con turned disc-jockey, who takes the airwaves in Washington DC by storm and then uses his newfound noteriety to quell the storm brewing in the streets after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. An excellent performance by Cheadle, maybe even better than his work in Hotel Rwanda, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.
2007-11-01, 08:41 AM
I have the HD DVD version of Talk to Me coming in the mail. Should be here soon. Can't wait to watch it.
2007-11-01, 09:19 AM
FS wanted to extort $44.99 for the HD version! No thanks! And I guess it's not a big enough title to be included in Roger's and Blockbuster's nascent HD rental offerings. So I endured the SD disc, which is quite dark. The 70s outfits should really pop in HD though!
2007-11-01, 09:27 AM
Ouch. I paid much less from a certain US online retailer.
It shippped Monday night so hopefully it will be here before the weekend.
2007-11-01, 09:37 AM
I mostly watch teen movies, such as "Not another Teen Movie, American Pie, and Scary Movie". The last "kid friendly" movie i watched was Shrek 2
2007-11-03, 08:03 AM
American gangstar.....drag a bit at times, and they could have reduced the movie time by half, instead of the 2hrs 37mins :rolleyes:
2007-11-03, 10:21 PM
The Good German - In Berlin to cover the 1945 Potsdam Conference, an American journalist finds himself caught up in a web of intrigue involving an old flame, a murdered soldier and the American effort to prosecute Nazis while recruiting their military scientists. When the final truth reveals itself, it is darker and more personal than he could have expected.
The movie captures the essence of a 1940s war drama quite nicely with its stylish cinematography, set and costume design and music. Unfortunately, the story behind the style is somewhat thin and lethargically-paced. "Spidey" Maguire's discordant role, however, was thankfully brief.
2007-11-03, 10:32 PM
The Good German IMHO was an awful movie. Bad acting, bad story, bad attempt to make a movie using a 1940 style of film making.
Spider-man was horrible beyond words.
2007-11-04, 12:53 AM
Watched the Collector's Edition of Misery tonight.
Quite a nice upgrade over 1990 release. The transfer is much improved and looks awesome upconverted. The 5.1 soundtrack, while definitely not to up current standards, does yeoman service especially in comparison to the previous release which only had a stereo track.
The movie itself holds up quite well and I had forgotten just how great Kathy Bates Oscar winning performance as Annie Wilkes is. Overshadowed by the showier character of Annie Wilkes but not to be overlooked is the solid work done by James Caan as writer Paul Sheldon.
Richard Farnsworth and Frances Sternhagen - watch for her in this month's The Mist - make lasting impressions with the little screen time their characters have as well.
Great picture which I am most glad to have revisited.
PS - the hobbling scene is still very powerful.
2007-11-04, 05:15 PM
1408 - scared the crap out of me watching it at 2am alone last night. Good movie!