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Old 01-26-2007, 11:25 AM   #41
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DW and I watched the Fellini classic "Nights of Cabiria".
I was deeply touched (I'm a real crybaby sometimes!) It was really a great, great film.
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Re: what dvds have you rented lately?
Old 01-26-2007, 07:42 PM   #42
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I liked Heart and Souls, but never saw the other three.

It sounds like you might enjoy some of the movies we've reviewed at our website.... (and bonus: Almost all of them we rented through Netflix)

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Old 01-31-2007, 05:03 AM   #43
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Re: what dvds have you rented lately?

I was in the mood for some light comedy and asked the young woman and young man behind the counter for a recommendation. They mentioned a couple of titles, one of them being "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle". That was one of the silliest but also one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. If you are very orthodox/conservative in your outlook and lifestyle or easily take offense at stereotypes (and this movie makes fun of everyone!), you might not enjoy it. I think the target audience is probably those in their late teens or twenties. But I'm over 50 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Neil Patrick Henry and Chris Meloni had great bit parts in the movie.

"Office Space", which I had mentioned in a prior post, is another really funny one. Anyone who has ever worked in an office can relate to it. Highly recommend it.
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I don't rent them any more. The last one that I checked out from th local library was The Great Raid
Me too mick. DW got us both hooked up with the area library system on line its free. We watch stuff like "24" and that dopey "Lost". FOR FREE and we watch the whole season in one week :P

Not to mention the books we order, nords?....



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Not to mention the books we order, nords?....
Waiting on another half-dozen from Amazon.com as we speak...
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:41 AM   #46
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Bump on this thread....somebody suggested Huff and rented the first season...looks like it only lasted 2 on Showtime....it is really good to start but gets kinda cheesy by the end of the first season...the kid is pretty funny as is the lawyer and mom...I didnt watch it much when it was on tv, but Heroes on dvd is also good...
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Transformers was funny

Marie Antoinette - lavish but eminently forgettable
Borat - painful
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The Wire, seasons 1-3. Really outstanding writing and acting. But makes it almost impossible to tolerate regular TV cop shows afterwards.
The Wire is absolutely the best crime drama ever - too bad no one watches it.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:10 PM   #49
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The Wire is absolutely the best crime drama ever - too bad no one watches it.
We have a similar program, broadcast only in Texas, called "The Whar"...
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We just watched "The Lake House" with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. I was pleasantly surprised.

Currently in the Netflix queue are "Smallville" season two and "The Flash". I'm going to have to have words with DH about why "The Frisco Kid" which I added to the queue back in... June? July?... hasn't come yet.
"The Frisco Kid" - at one point we were thinking of incorporating and "Go Faster Horsey" was high on the list as a name. Gene Wilder and/or Mel Brooks - doesn't get much better. Really enjoyed "Life Stinks" and "Blazing Saddles" - see it before it's pulled as being too too racist for our delicate sensibilities.
Vanishing Point has a special spot in my heart - saw it several times on the mess deck when going to or coming off watch - first several times missed the beginning, which made seeing the beginning a real shocker. Bear in mind i hadn't been in a car for some months... Great music. Later saw it in a Drive-in in Santa Fe - leaving was very interesting with lots of dust and gravel getting thrown in the air.
I've no shame: "Choose Me" - sensual. chick flick? maybe. tough - i dig it.
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Mr Brooks. We really enjoyed the film except for the cop-out ending. Added Fido to my queue also. It looks like an interesting twist on zombie flicks.

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The movie I never get sick of is "What about Bob " . I always find it amusing .Maybe that's a seperate thread the movie you never get sick of.
Are you my clone? "Dr. Marvin, Dr. Leo Marvin!" I own a grainy worn out tape of it. Used to watch it whenever I had a really bad day at mega-corp. It's the only movie I watched more than a few times. Definitely theraputic. "Faye, is this corn hand-shucked?"
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The Valet---a funny French comedy

First season of The Closer (excellent TV police show)

Reign On Me (horrible, serious Adam Sandler/Don Cheadle movie about a guy who lost in his family in 9-11 and his post-traumatic stress. Only good parts were The Who song and that Sandler looked like a young Bob Dylan!)

A Mighty Heart (with Angelina Jolie, about Daniel Pearl, the journalist who was killed in Pakistan, more about his widow). Good acting, brave woman, but I think I want to lay low with the terrorism theme for a while).

I've been waiting several months to get Dexter from Netflix, and there's been quite a wait for it!
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First season of The Closer (excellent TV police show)
Yeah, rented that one, too and the Wire is good (although I liked the first 2 seasons the best)...season 4 is coming out soon...I have never heard of Dexter...I will have to look for it...of course, the final episodes of the Sopranos comes out this week (even though everyone knows what happens)
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Maddy, I heard that the Wire is excellent. Dexter is supposed to be terrific as well, but it's not for everyone---it's kind of dark humor along with the police work---Dexter is a serial killer who kills other serial killers (that's my understanding of it---there's a series of books that it's based on).
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