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Don Mayer
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My Netflix topic, as well as the pull list and what comics are you reading topic, got me thinking. Because of the eclectic group of people on this site, I thought it would be fun to compare notes on the latest DVD (or Blu Ray) you watched and share what you thought. I want to build my Netflix Queue!

So last night my fiance and I ended up watching A Night at the Museum. I had not seen it, though I loved it. We were putting away Christmas decorations, and we didn't finish because I had to sit down and start watching. I only had a couple of problems with the "villians" at the end, though I loved them up to that point. That could have just come from my love of the specific actors though.

I just thought it was a fun movie and something I will probably be buying when the price comes down. The 2 year old was totally engaged. But through the whole movie he kept calling the T-Rex Cecil since Ben Stiller was looking for that character when the rex had disappeared.

Ok, your turn!

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We watched TROPIC THUNDER on Blu from Netflix.  Hadn't seen it because of a busy summer schedule, so this was the first time for both of us.  Although I thought there were some funny moments and it was a generally well constructed, acted, and directed film, I didn't think it was the gut buster a lot of people thought it was.  I've laughed harder and more consistently at recent Judd Apatow outings like SUPERBAD and FORGETTING SARAH MARSHAL than I did at and with TROPIC THUNDER (not Apatow, so maybe there's something there!).  Not a bad film, just not as laugh out loud funny as I thought it would be based on other Stiller projects like ZOOLANDER and DODGEBALL.

In the queue and ready to be shipped...LITTLE MANHATTAN, a film a ton of people have recommended to me, and GREY GARDENS, a doc from 1975 about relatives of Jackie O who have fallen on hard times yet refuse to believe it. 

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The second disc in the final season of Dead Zone. I was surprised to find out how much I am enjoying this series. There are some very solid episodes in the series.
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We must be on the same wavelength or something, Matt -- I rented Tropic Thunder and watched it for the first time over the weekend.  In the "different strokes" category, though, my wife and I laughed and laughed while watching it.  We turned on sub-titles to catch all of Downey's lines, and I think that helped make it even funnier than it would have been had we caught it at the theater on the big screen.

We rented this because we had some friends babysit and we were planning on dinner and a movie, but we couldn't find anything on current run in the theaters that looked like it would be worth our money without being a downer.  We were looking for something funny, and this filled the bill nicely.  Good rental, IMO.

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Marathon Man starring Dustin Hoffman.  One of my favorites.  As the years go by this seems to be one of the lost films of Mr. Hoffman's.  Little Big man is another one of his that seems to be forgotten.
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Rambo, while sitting on the floor as my daughter was at Guides.  Yes, the movie is violent and the plot is thin, but dammit, that's how i like my Rambo movies..as far as i know, Mike Zeck and I are two of the few who liked this movie.

Tonight's movie selection will be Strange Brew

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I stayed up late to watch Jumper, followed by the first three episodes of BSG Season 4.
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Ah, Strange Brew...

"My brother and I used to say that drownin' in beer was like heaven, eh?  Now he's not here, and I got two soakers...this isn't heaven!  This sucks!"

Last disc in my DVD player: Purple Rain.

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"I gotta take a leak so bad, I can taste it!"
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The Evil of Frankenstein by Hammer Studios.  Last movie in my 8-Movie set of Hammer films, it was excellent.  Horror Icons: The Hammer Collection is next with 4 more films.
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Rambo, while sitting on the floor as my daughter was at Guides.  Yes, the movie is violent and the plot is thin, but dammit, that's how i like my Rambo movies..as far as i know, Mike Zeck and I are two of the few who liked this movie.

 

This was good, much better than Rambo III and a good sequel to the original First Blood.

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It was HANCOCK, and as I've just posted on that thread as regards my reaction to the movie, I'll just add...meh. And quite possibly feh. 
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I bought Indiana Jones: The Adventure Collection today from a sale and watched Raiders of the Lost Ark. It's a great movie that entertains me as much as it did when I was a kid. Tomorrow, Temple of Doom.
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I have been catching up on Oscar hopefuls for the past week or two:

WALL-E
The Visitor
Man On Wire

Non-Oscar contender Pineapple Express will be on its way shortly -- although I guess it is possible that the theme song by Huey Lewis and the News could be nominated! 

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Thoughts on THE VISITOR, Brendan?  I very much want to see that one.
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Over the weekend my 8 year-old step-son picked up my copy of Buckaroo Banzai and asked if we could watch it.  I think he was a little bored during parts of it, but he really liked Dr. Lizardo.  
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Last movie I viewed from a disc was Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  First time I've seen the deleted scene.
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The Visitor is one of the best character studies I have ever seen. Richard Jenkins' performance is masterful, and the whole film is beautiful. If Jenkins does not get an Oscar nomination for Best Actor, it's only because not enough people have seen it. Definitely worth your time.

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That's what I've heard from all corners, so it's good to hear it from you as well.  Into the Netflix queue it goes!
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For me too. Just moved it to my #1 spot.
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BURN AFTER READING.

Strains to find its way and never does. Burn after viewing.

Another strong performance by George Clooney, though. I never would have thought ten years ago that he'd be one of my favorite actors today, but he is. And Tilda Swinton in mere minutes can out-act just about anybody.

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Last year's HULK movie.
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 Michael Penn wrote:

BURN AFTER READING.

Strains to find its way and never does. Burn after viewing.

Interesting.  I've heard from people who hate this movie and love this movie.  Doesn't seem to be much of a middle ground.  It being a Coen project is enough to get me to check it out no matter what anyone says.

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I'd have the same reaction too, Matt.
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Saw BURN AFTER READING on the big screen during its initial release in theaters -- I enjoyed it, but it is one seriously "whacked" movie.  Like most Coen brothers movies, this one includes the seemingly-obligatory "shock value violence" scene.  Good performance by Clooney.  My wife and I were both more than a little disturbed at how much Frances McDormand resembled my mother-in-law.

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