What was the last DVD that you watched that you would recommend?

  • silverfox

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    Aug 01, 2009 8:45 PM GMT
    I am looking for suggestions for my big Saturday night activity tonight (MY CHOICE DAMMIT!) icon_smile.gif

    I have a wide range of taste in films but have a special place in my heart for indies and documentaries.

    What have you seen and why did you like it?

    Thanks guys!

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    Aug 01, 2009 9:06 PM GMT
    For laugh value: "UP"
    For belly laugh value: "Hangover"
    For WTF?-value: Anything by Quentin Tarentino...especially "Death Proof"
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    Aug 01, 2009 9:09 PM GMT
    Lol, I was just having the very same discussion with a colleague yesterday.

    We voted for Bridges of Madison County.

    I know you'll agree.
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    Aug 01, 2009 9:11 PM GMT
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    I only popped this movie in to listen to the commentary. But this is a very good movie nonetheless. The ending is predictable but the story unfolds nicely and if for some reason you don't figure out the ending before hand, then the last few minutes of this movie will blow you away.

    ... Mickey Rouke, dressed up in 1950's fashion, is quite handsome in this movie
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    Aug 01, 2009 9:15 PM GMT
    Documentary: Michael Moore's "Sicko", about the health care industry.
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    Aug 01, 2009 9:16 PM GMT
    You seriously use the words "documentary" and "Michael Moore" in the same sentence??icon_rolleyes.gif
  • creature

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    Aug 01, 2009 9:32 PM GMT
    I second Death Proof.

    I saw the Grindhouse double-feature when it was out in theaters. Both Death Proof and Planet Terror were great, and the fake trailers before each movie were fantastic. Some thought Death Proof was the lesser of both films, but if you have the patience to appreciate the type of grindhouse film Tarantino was trying to replicate, you'll love it too.

    The soundtrack is awesome. I downloaded the songs as soon as I got home from the theater.

    Unfortunately the fake trailers are not available on the DVD, but they are on YouTube. I won't post the link or embed the video since they contain nudity (female).
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    Aug 01, 2009 9:35 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite saidYou seriously use the words "documentary" and "Michael Moore" in the same sentence??icon_rolleyes.gif



    Try watching it. There's a possibility you might learn something.
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    Aug 01, 2009 9:44 PM GMT
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    StudlyScrewRite saidYou seriously use the words "documentary" and "Michael Moore" in the same sentence??icon_rolleyes.gif



    Try watching it. There's a possibility you might learn something.


    Seen it. Learned he really hates America and makes crap up to prove his 'point'
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    Aug 01, 2009 9:50 PM GMT
    I'm sure, of course, you approached the movie with an open mind.

  • silverfox

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    Aug 01, 2009 10:12 PM GMT
    26mileman saidLol, I was just having the very same discussion with a colleague yesterday.

    We voted for Bridges of Madison County.

    I know you'll agree.


    OMG I love that movie I want to see it again.
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    Aug 01, 2009 10:18 PM GMT
    I just finished the Tales of the City trilogy and I love it as much as ever. Vertigo is next.
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    Aug 01, 2009 10:25 PM GMT
    creature saidI second Death Proof.

    I saw the Grindhouse double-feature when it was out in theaters. Both Death Proof and Planet Terror were great, and the fake trailers before each movie were fantastic. Some thought Death Proof was the lesser of both films, but if you have the patience to appreciate the type of grindhouse film Tarantino was trying to replicate, you'll love it too.

    The soundtrack is awesome. I downloaded the songs as soon as I got home from the theater.

    Unfortunately the fake trailers are not available on the DVD, but they are on YouTube. I won't post the link of embed the video since they contain nudity (female).


    Yeah, unnecessarily aggressive was Death Proof. I love Tarantino, but Planet Terror with the fine ass Freddy Rodriguez was the better of the two. Freddy put on some muscle for the film, and his ass in those jeans...damn.
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    Aug 01, 2009 11:01 PM GMT
    Recommend the following - The Wrestler, The House Bunny, Role Models, Zach and Miri, any of last year's best picture nominations pretty decent, plus Changeling and Gran Torino - also watch frequently Knocked Up, I Heart Huckabees, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Mumford, About a Boy, Tombstone, Braveheart, and if you want an independent foreign film, check out Jeux d'enfants. French Comedy/Romance - creative, visual, and funny.
  • mustangd

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    Aug 02, 2009 3:05 AM GMT
    sometimes what's on the tv isn't bad, tonite tcm has been showing henry fonda films, "the grapes of wrath".......
    john steinbeck authored and directed by john ford, yes, its ancient, but, it still can provoke a reaction nearly 70 years after release.

    young henry fonda was a rebel in his day, and easy to watch on film. i believe he's in movies all night long.
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:07 AM GMT
    I picked up the movie "Bug" with Ashley Judd and Harry Connick, Jr. in the $5 DVD bin and man was it excellent. Intense, intense. Highly recommend.
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:09 AM GMT
    silverfox1 saidI am looking for suggestions for my big Saturday night activity tonight (MY CHOICE DAMMIT!) icon_smile.gif

    I have a wide range of taste in films but have a special place in my heart for indies and documentaries.

    What have you seen and why did you like it?

    Thanks guys!

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    I can think of a really great documentary you might want to watch, but then I'd be accused of selling my stuff. icon_lol.gif
  • InsatiableBlo...

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    Aug 02, 2009 3:10 AM GMT
    I recommend the other Grindhouse movie (not death proof), but Planet Terror.

    If you like exploding zombies, girls with guns for legs, and cheezey fun dialogue go for it!

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  • jlly_rnchr

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    Aug 02, 2009 3:17 AM GMT
    saguaroman saidRecommend the following - The Wrestler, The House Bunny, Role Models, Zach and Miri, any of last year's best picture nominations pretty decent, plus Changeling and Gran Torino - also watch frequently Knocked Up, I Heart Huckabees, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Mumford, About a Boy, Tombstone, Braveheart, and if you want an independent foreign film, check out Jeux d'enfants. French Comedy/Romance - creative, visual, and funny.


    I Heart Huckabees is a great pick!

    I just recently watched Confessions of a Shopaholic, and I don't care if it was a flamboyant choice, Isla Fisher is hysterical. I love her.
  • silverfox

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    Aug 02, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    NOTE FROM THE OP"

    These are great suggestions.....mileman, yo_mamali ("Angel Heart" never heard of it but sounds interesting), saguaroman what an interesting list, Tales of the City trilogy....have to see that again, The "Death Proof: guys......



    I added a slew to my netflix queue.....even "The Bug"!

    Thanks and keep the suggestions coming....
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:49 AM GMT
    I saw The Royal Tenenbaums which was good.

    The Wonder Woman animated movie was good also. They had been trying to get a script together for a live action movie and I kept thinking that should have been it except longer since it's only about an hour and fifteen minutes.
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    Aug 02, 2009 3:56 AM GMT
    Here in Lewisville, TX we're on Internet 2. I have a 20M/5M internet connection and a butt load of channels.

    I can't remember the last time we played a DVD. It's been at least a year, and maybe more.

    We do use our DVR, and we have about 1600 titles on demand. On demand is 1080i, so it's better quality than DVD.

    Right now, we're watching SAW IV.
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    Aug 02, 2009 4:06 AM GMT
    Madagascar 2

    You just have to love king Julien.
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Aug 02, 2009 4:12 AM GMT
    Curious Case of Benjamin Button (kinda long, but an awesome movie!!!)
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    Aug 02, 2009 4:12 AM GMT
    just watched the dvds of Tracy Ullman's show "Tracy Takes On" . . . she's a hoot and has talent to burn . . .