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Not shure where to post this, but since this is a video forum I though it best to be here.

I rented 2 new DVD movies this past weekend. WHY DID I WASTE MY MONEY!!!

"Rage" and "Year One"

Rage had a lot of good people in it, but the first person interview format throughout the movie, although unique, was just too damn boring to keep my interest. I actually watched it for an hour before it got tossed.

Year One is Jack Black's latest stone age film. Now I haven't actually seen it myself because my kids told me not to waste my time. They said there were exactly 2 chuckles in the whole thing, and they will laugh at most anything.

So I need to know what new rental movies I should check out this weekend so my family doesn't kick me out into the cold after this poor showing.


I've seen all of these in the past few months:
"My Dinner with Andre" was a very interesting movie to me.  Not for everyone, though... low budget..
"Welcome to the Dollhouse" a little dark but very neat...
"Happiness"  just awesome.
"The Life Aquatic" I've seen this too many times now.. but you need to see it twice to appreciate.. same is true for most Wes Anderson movies.
"The Squid and the Whale"  Very different and interesting.
"Mulholland Drive"  I'm not sure what to say here.. It was basically like living in someone else's dream.
"Religulous"  Bill Maher.. being fairly unbiased in my opinion... awesome flick.
"Idiocracy" hilarious and accurately prophetic.
"To Live and Die in LA" cheezy but good
"The Good the Bad and The Ugly"  Really good everything... acting, cinematography, etc.

Most of these are 'not for everyone'... I like Terminator, True Lies, Die Hard, Bond flicks, and other 'normal' movies too. ;)  But I've got a friend with a big video catalog that's been helping me open my eyes to really good movie making.

Also, I've been watching "Dexter" the Showtime TV series with my wife on DVD.. that's been fun to watch.. I got a little tired of it at times but the season finale of last season was really good.

So the HT room has been getting some use.. ;)


Movies I've seen in the last year or so that I've enjoyed and would recommend (YMMV):

State of Play

The Soloist

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Slumdog Millionaire

Copying Beethoven

Terminator: Sarah Connor: Season 2


Cadillac Records

The Kite Runner

Reign Over Me

After the Wedding


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Road Home

God Grew Tired of Us

Music Within

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

How About You

The Lucky Ones

I've Loved You So Long

Across the Universe

The Beautiful Country

The World's Fastest Indian

The Tic Code

Two of Us

Black Sand Cable:
It's not a movie but it's dam good none the less. Sons Of Anarchy on FX is a great show. Tivo a few of them and spend two hours watching a few episodes one after another and it will be just like a movie!

As for normal movies. In the last few months I have seen:

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - Hated it. They started on the right path for the first 15 minutes and after that it just got stupid. Makes my worst list for 2009.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Any movie with Megan Fox is good enough for me! :drool:

Star Trek 2009: Awesome movie! I have seen it twice and will be buying it on Blu-Ray.

District 9: I was expecting so much but it wasn't there for me. Not a bad movie but I didn't think it was a great movie.

The Dark Knight - Great movie!

I have seen others but that's all I can think of at the moment.

The Battle of Algiers. A classic, and also current news given the pending decision on counter insurgency.


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