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Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby camper » Thu May 26, 2005 9:55 am

I have given up reading as it gives me bad ideas. Since knowledge can be dangerous I have subscribed to Netflicks and have taken up something much more relaxing: watching graphic violence and gratuitous sex on the little screen. Since I know that most of you read all the time I do not expect much support but what the heck... I'll ask anyway. Can anyone suggests a good movie I should next order from Netflicks? Just wathced Sideways and have an appointment tomorrow with out patient surgeon to repair a hernia. Spanglish is coming next. After that I need some input.
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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby mmichaelson » Thu May 26, 2005 10:37 am

Napoleon Dynamite.
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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby mmichaelson » Thu May 26, 2005 10:38 am

Also, if you like odd sci-fi movies - Equilibrium with Christian Bale (the new batman).

Or PunchDrunk Love
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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby treebeau » Thu May 26, 2005 12:37 pm

Camper,

Veto "Napoleon Dynamite."

It has some humorous moments, but is just too bizarre. Unless you watch it with a roomful of people, who will laugh over various things, it will leave you thinking "Why am I watching this?"

My opinion, of course.

I've considered Netflix because they have things you just can't find in video rental stores. Specialty things. If you like Opera, do a browse to see what they have. NONE of that is in regular video stores.

And keep us informed. I like to know what others find interesting to watch.

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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu May 26, 2005 12:54 pm

I enjoyed "National Treasure".

Are you sure you wouldn't like book recommendations?
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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby Angie Parkes » Thu May 26, 2005 12:59 pm

I generally prefer to see my gratuitous sex and violence in print, but my husband likes watching movies and DVDs and sometimes tells me about them.

He brought home the recent Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino that I really enjoyed, but then, I'm a Shakespeare nut, too. Rob liked Spanglish and Sideways, but watched Kinsey the other night and found it very moving. He found Hotel Rwanda an extremely worthwhile movie, but deeply disturbing. Team America was one of the funniest movies he'd seen in a long time, but incredibly gross. Apart from MoV, I haven't watched any of them.

Let us know what you see and what you've liked.
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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby camper » Thu May 26, 2005 2:21 pm

Saxy, I saw Dynamite at my sisters house and had it been im my house I'd have turned it off after the first five minutes (in *my* house it *my* remote and don't you forget it). It was so dumb... it was so goofy... but ROLFLMAO! I loved it! It makes me suspect that people who write and direct this stuff must have been chewing pink sugar cubes with me in the back of a van circa 60 something.

My neighbor's daughter who teaches grammer school says all the staff has seen the movie six times just so the learn the right way to say, "idiot"!
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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby Shapley » Thu May 26, 2005 2:28 pm

camper,

I'm not into gratuitous sex and violence, but if you want a good movie to watch, try Secondhand Lions.

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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby mmichaelson » Thu May 26, 2005 2:30 pm

I agree Shap - great movie. Whenever Sahara comes out on DVD - it's a great action movie. Very "Indiana Jones" for a new age!

Glad you like ND. It's interested in a different way!
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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby camper » Thu May 26, 2005 4:26 pm

ooops
Wife logged on got Terminal for our third... I'll keep you posted
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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby rwcrooks » Thu May 26, 2005 4:32 pm

Shap,

You beat me to it. Second Hand Lions is a great movie.

Also check out the Fritz Lang movie Metropolis. Try to get the more recent tinted one with 'modern' music.
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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby Shapley » Thu May 26, 2005 4:57 pm

RichC,

Yes, I recommend that movie to anyone wanting a good film to watch. Great family entertainment, as well.

Saxy, I have Sahara on Video. Bogart is great. Did I pull this shenanigan once...? :roll: It's still a great movie.

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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby trombonepirate » Thu May 26, 2005 4:58 pm

I'd suggest "A Little Bit of Soul" if they've got it. It's a satire/comedy with a bit of a Faust twist and a very bizarre plot. If you get it though, be sure and watch it to the end. I hafta admit the beginning is a little slow and it's tempting to turn it off, but the ending totally makes up for it.
Also, if you like off-beat try "Mystery Men". It's a great spoof on Super Hero movies.
Someone suggested a Fritz Lang film. I have to agree that Fritz Lang movies are a lot of fun. I particularly like "M" with Peter Lorre.
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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby bacchus » Thu May 26, 2005 8:58 pm

Big Fish is great!
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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby analog » Thu May 26, 2005 11:03 pm

Amen to Secondhand Lions.
See also:
Tender Mercies
The Apostle
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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby FlyingSorcery » Fri May 27, 2005 1:06 am

Has anyone seen Finding Neverland? My girls put that one in the queue on Netflix, but they are also lining up some sappy romance movies. Don't know what's worse - sappy gratuitous romance or a musical (oops, wrong thread :o )

We are also working our way through some PBS series. The Midsomer Murders are good and so is Sharpe and Cadfael.

If you like quirky, my husband really enjoys The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai.
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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby rwcrooks » Fri May 27, 2005 8:09 am

Hey,

Isn't this a musical forum? Why hasn't anyone recommended Drumline?
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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby NateBrei » Fri May 27, 2005 8:12 am

A haunting (not scaring haunting but more "in the back of your mind, stick with you a long time" haunting) movie that my wife & I liked was "The Notebook". It's a really well done story starring James Garner & Gena Rowlands.

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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby mmichaelson » Fri May 27, 2005 9:04 am

Nate - have you read the book? It's excellent!
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Re: Does anyone DVD anymore?

Postby treebeau » Fri May 27, 2005 9:43 am

Just had this exchange with Saxy:

treebeau: The Notebook.
treebeau: Nicholas Sparks book?
saxy buff: yeah
treebeau: about the man who rekindles his romance with his Alzheimer's afflicted wife?
saxy buff: yeah
treebeau: never heard of it.
saxy buff: never heard or it?

Hee hee, she knows me pretty well now.

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