August's DVD Reviews
Yes, I have actually watched this
movie more times than the new Star Wars trilogy, but Contact is possibly
the most under-rated film in history. This time I just watched it
for the commentaries. I had already seen all the extras, but when
something's in your Top 3 favorite movies of all time, then you play the
film nerd for a bit.
Season 4: Disc 4, 2003
God damnit, Loreli. Kiss
13: New Generation: Genesis, 1985
I saw most of this series when
I was in, I don't know, sixth grade or so. I re-watched the whole
series from the beginning and went straight on through. It's actually
a cool series, but then again, viewing things through the lens of nostalgia
is a peculiar variety of rose-coloreed glasses.
This wasn't as bad as I had anticipated.
I'm beginning to like Keanu. Obviously the Devil is at work here,
but it would be a conflict of interest to call in Jon Constantine as an
exorcist. (Incidentally, the performance by Peter Stormare as Satan
is possibly the funniest performance every captured on film.)
4: Disc 1, 2005
I don't like to watch myself on
video, but for this show I make an exception. I mean, I'm being portrayed
by someone else, so it's okay.
You ever see "The Island" with
Ewan and Scarlett? Well, this is the low-budget movie they ripped
off to make that load of crap.
Salome / The Forbidden, 1973
A couple short films the horror
novelist and sometime director made years and years ago. I loved
the first couple Hellraiser movies and most of Barker's early novels (not
sure where his talent went lately...), so I gave this a shot. Only
watch this on acid or use to treat insomnia.
Six Feet Under:
Season 4: Disc 4, 2004
The good thing about this show
is that it treats life as the depressing lead-up to our funerals that it
is. Then you eject the disc and your life doesn't seem quite as bad
as those characters have it most of the time.
14: New Generation: Hollow Victory, 1985
Oh, so that's how it ends.
I can die in peace now.
Cute French movie about a music
teacher. It's like Stand and Deliver with subtitles.
Wow, this was great. Film
noir juxtaposed into a high school setting. This shouldn't have worked,
but it does. Go watch it.
Season 4: Disc 6, 2003
The only bad thing about the end-of-the-season
discs are the cliffhangers. Because I have to put of with Dani going,
"when's the next one coming?" for the next few months until I cycle through
other things I want to see and start adding more of these to the queue.
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worth checking out. (Also, if you haven't seen Contact, then
your life is somewhat impoverished.)