July's DVD Reviews
I keep finding interesting movies to recommend
or, conversely, to warn people away from, so I dug out my Netflix history,
and here's the rundown.
Six Feet Under: Season
4: Disc 3, 2004
Great show. It's amazing
how they're able to find and create drama without bringing aliens or terrorists
into every plot. I guess it helps that they kill someone at the beginning
of every episode.
Season 4: Disc 1, 2003
Hey, fuck you. The mom is
Another nostalgia trip.
Cheese. Skip it unless you like robots and Bernadette Peters as much
as I do.
Made by South Park's Parker and
Stone. Unfortunately, it really isn't terribly funny. Amateurs
at the time, I'll forgive them.
I usually like Terry Gilliam's
movies, but this just didn't work for more reasons than are required for
me to move on without discussing them.
Well-made bio-pic about the sculptress
who was Rodin's lover and probably better. It's also a good excuse
for the French to show a lot of nude lovelies posing for the artists and
Season 4: Disc 2, 2003
The fact that everyone on the
show talks twice as fast as on any other show means I don't use my FF button
as often either.
2: Disc 5, 2004
We all have guilty pleasures,
The Brian Setzer
Orchestra: Live In Japan, 2001
This guy fucking rocks!
He also puts on a really good show without relying on lasers and pyrotechnics.
See it to blow away your low standards of musicianship and performance.
(Also check out the dvd of the recent Stray Cats reunion tour.)
Give My Regards
to Broad Street, 1984
I like the look of movies made
during this time. Of course, it helps if they have some semblance
of a plot. This one fell way short as did the music.
Season 4: Disc 3, 2003
Of course, if I don't get a disc
of these in every few days, Dani starts craving it like a PMSing woman
I had never seen this one, but
I like Chris Elliot. Also, I think it's David Letterman's only bigscreen
appearance. Unfortunately, the movie is silly and never clever.
Obviously I was supposed to watch this stoned.
Jesus is Magic, 2005
I so want to fuck this woman!
Yes, I have a thing for any woman that could make me laugh, but she just
pushes me over the edge. This is a really funny movie/comedy concert.
This frequently shows up on everyone's
"best of" lists, but I had never gotten around to it. Finally did.
WORTH IT. End of story. Check it out.
2: Disc 6, 2004
I will admit to a crush on the
1: Disc 6, 2001
This show is simultaneously predictable
and not. The formula is to introduce plot twists, so I'm interested.
Oh, and I have a crush on Jennifer Garner, too. Are you sensing a
I can't think for the life of
me why I added this to my queue. Junk vintage sci-fi in which the
characters as so much dumber than the audience. I can imagine conversations
with the director on the set: "What's my motivation again?" Director:
"You ate a lot of paint as a child."
PICK(S) OF THE
Jesus is Magic and Boondock Saints.