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Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« on: August 05, 2010, 03:28:54 PM »
Weekend Movie Marathon
Unwatched DVDs
What with all the movies I have received as gifts lately... my unwatched DVD collection is larger then it ever was. As of now I have 299 movies in my unwatched Collection. Of course a few of these movies I have seen before. Just never watched them since getting it on DVD. Those I have seen before will most likely be saved for a while... till I am in the mood to see the movie again.

So I feel I just have no choice but to try to get the list down some again this weekend. There is a few in particular that I hope to watch this weekend... depending on my mood at the time of course. As usual below I am listing the titles in my Unwatched pile. If you want to suggest/request one... please feel free. I won't promise... but I will try to get to it. Just please keep in mind I am still not watching horror... so no horror movie requests please.

My Unwatched DVDs:
   1.  Abomination: Evilmaker 2
   2. The Adventures of Tartu
   3. Aerial Gunner
   4. The Amazing Transparent Man
   5. The Ape Man
   6. Apocalypse Rising
   7. The Atomic Brain
   8. Attack of the Monsters
   9. Battle of Blood Island
  10. Battleship Potemkin
  11. Beast from Haunted Cave
  12. Betrayal
  13. The Big Lift
  14. Black Brigade
  15. Black Hawk Down
  16. Black Ribbon
  17. Blackmail
  18. Blood Alley
  19. Blood and Chocolate
  20. Blood Mania
  21. Blood of Dracula's Castle
  22. Blood on the Sun
  23. Blood Stained Bride
  24. Blood Tide
  25. Boiling Point
  26. Born to Be Sold
  27. Bowery at Midnight
  28. The Brain Machine
  29. Brain Twisters
  30. Brainiac
  31. Branded
  32. Bride of the Gorilla
  33. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  34. Caved In: Prehistoric Terror
  35. Chain Reaction
  36. Champagne
  37. Chloe, Love is Calling You
  38. Chocolat
  39. Chronicals of Riddick
  40. Circus of Fear
  41. Coach
  42. Commandos
  43. Condemned to Live
  44. Convoy
  45. Capote
  46. Catch Me if You Can
  47. Cinderella Man
  48. Coach Carter
  49. Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride
  50. Crash
  51. The Creeper
  52. Creepers
  53. Crimes at the Dark House
  54. The Crimes of Stephen Hawke
  55. Crossroads
  56. Crypt of the Living Dead
  57. Curse of Pirate Death
  58. Curse of the Komodo
  59. Curse of the Headless Horseman
  60. Cyrano de Bergerac
  61. Dark Fury
  62. Dark Light
  63. Dark Places
  64. The Darkness
  65. The Dawn Express
  66. Deadly Drifter
  67. Death By Dialogue
  68. Desert Heat
  69. Destroy All Planets
  70. Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
  71. The Devil Bat
  72. Devil Monster
  73. The Devil's Daughter
  74. The Devil's Hand
  75. Devil's Partner
  76. Dinocroc
  77. Don't Open Till Christmas
  78. Double Team
  79. Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
  80. Dr. Phibes Rides Again
  81. Dragon Fighter
  82. Drawing Blood
  83. Easy Virtue
  84. Edgar Allen Poe's Darkness
  85. Eegah
  86. Elizabethtown
  87. Embryo
  88. Evil Brain from Outer Space
  89. Farewell to Arms
  90. The Farmer's Wife
  91. Fear of the Dark
  92. Feral
  93. The Fighting Seabees
  94. Fist of Fear, Touch of Death
  95. Fist of the Vampire
  96. Flesh Feast
  97. Flying Blind
  98. The Flying Leathernecks
  99. Forces of Nature
 100. Foreigner
101. Four in a Jeep
 102. Foxes
 103. Full Frontal
 104. The Ghost Walks
 105. God Told Me To
 106. Good Will Hunting
 107. The Great American Snuff Film
 108. The Green Berets
 109. The Guardian
 110. Gung Ho
 111. Half Past Dead
 112. Hands of Steel
 113. Hangmen
 114. The Head
 115. Hell's Threshold
 116. Home Made
 117. Horror of the Zombies
 118. House by the Cemetery
 119. Horrors of Spider Island
 120. House of Danger
 121. House of Mystery
 122. House of Secrets
 123. How Aweful About Allen
 124. Hunk
 125. Hustling
 126. Identity Unknown
 127. If Tomorrow Comes
 128. Immortal
 129. In Harms Way
 130. Infinity
 131. The Innocent
 132. Into Thy Hands
 133. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Through the Ages
 134. The Island Monster
 135. Jack the Ripper
 136. Jamaica Inn
 137. Jarhead
 138. Juno and the Paycock
 139. Kennel Murder Case
 140. Kill Cruise
 141. King Kong: Deluxe Extended Edition
 142. Knight Chills
 143. A Knight's Tale
 144. Kong Island
 145. Ladder 49
 146. Laser Mission
 147. Last Best Chance
 148. The Last Chance
 149. Last Chance Harvey
 150. Left Behind 2
 151. Legacy of Blood
 152. Legend of Big Foot
 153. The Legend of Zorro
 154. The Lodger
 155. The Long Hair of Death
 156. The Madmen of Mandoras
 157. Majestic
 158. Mama Dracula
 159. The Man Who Knew Too Much
 160. The Man with Two Lives
 161. The Manster
 162. Manxman
 163. Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring
 164. Midnight Phantom
 165. Midnight Shadow
 166. The Midnight Warning
 167. Minesweeper
 168. Mosquitoman
 169. Murder in the Red Barn
 170. The Murder Mansion
 171. My Chauffeur
 172. My Tutor
 173. Mystic River
 174. Nabonga
 175. The Navy Way
 176. Never Too Late
 177. The Night that Evelyn Came Out of the Grave
 178. Night Fright
 179. Night of the Blood Beast
 180. The Night They Took Miss Beautiful
 181. Night Tide
 182. Nightmare in Wax
 183. Number Seventeen
 184. Nutcracker: An American Nightmare
 185. One Eyed Jack
 186. One of Our Aircraft is Missing
 187. Pajama Game
 188. Passenger 57
 189. A Passanger to Bali
 190. Pathfinder
 191. Payback
 192. The Phantom
 193. The Phantom Creeps
 194. The Phantom Express
 195. The Phantom of Soho
 196. Pitch Black
 197. The Pom Pom Girls
 198. Pony Trouble
 199. Portrait of a Showgirl
 200. Power, Passion and Murder
201. Primal Fear
 202. Prime Evil
 203. Prisoners of the Lost Universe
 204. Private Buckaroo
 205. The Promise of Love
 206. Pterodactyl
 207. Puppet Show
 208. Rage of the Master
 209. Rattlers
 210. Replicant
 211. Red Planet
 212. Red Water
 213. Remember the Titans
 214. Return of the Boogeyman
 215. Return of the Magnificent Seven
 216. Rich and Strange
 217. Ricochet
 218. The Ring
 219. Road to Bali
 220. The Rogue Tavern
 221. Sabbath
 222. Sabotage
 223. The Sadist
 224. Sands of Iwo Jima
 225. Satan's Slave
 226. Savage Weekend
 227. Saw VI
 228. Screaming Ninja
 229. The Sea Chase
 230. Secret Agent
 231. A Sensitive, Passionate Man
 232. Shark Zone
 233. She Gods of Shark Reef
 234. The She-Beast
 235. Sherlock Holmes
 236. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
 237. Shock
 238. The Shunned House
 239. Sickness House
 240. Silent Bloodnight
 241. Sinners
 242. Sisters of Death
 243. Skin Game
 244. Slasher
 245. Slave of the Cannibal God
 246. Sleep Disorder
 247. Snake Crane Secret
 248. The Snow Creature
 249. Snowbeast
 250. The Somnambulists
 251. Sound of Horror
 252. Spare Parts
 253. Speed 2: Cruise Control
 254. Spitfire
 255. A Strange Adventure
 256. The Stranger
 257. Strangers of the Evening
 258. Stanley
 259. Star Wars IV: A New Hope
 260. Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
 261. Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
 262. Super Hell
 263. Super Hell 2
 264. Tales of Frankenstein
 265. A Tattered Web
 266. Teenage Zombies
 267. Terrified
 268. Terror
 269. Terror Creatures from the Grave
 270. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
 271. They Were Expendable
 272. Thirty-Nine Steps
 273. This Darkness
 274. Tomboy
 275. Torture Ship
 276. Trauma
 277. Trip with the Teacher
 278. Tristan + Isolde: Widescreen
 279. Under the Tuscan Sun
 280. Unsane
 281. Vampire's Night Orgy
 282. A Vampire's Tale
 283. The Van
 284. Voodoo Black Exorcist
 285. Vulture's Eye
 286. A Walking Nightmare
 287. The Wasp Woman
 288. Watchmen
 289. Werewolf of Washington
 290. Web of the Spider
 291. Weekend Pass
 292. White Fang to the Rescue
 293. The White Gorilla
 294. White Pongo
 295. Who Am I?
 296. Who Shot Pat?
 297. Wings of an Eagle
 298. Winner Take All
 299. Woodland Haunting 2
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 07:03:41 PM »
My vote goes for :
Good Will Hunting
Catch Me If You Can



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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 07:20:03 PM »
Both of those looked pretty good by the trailers. :)
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 07:26:45 PM »
Both of those looked pretty good by the trailers. :)

Both are good, in my opinion :)



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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010, 08:40:02 PM »
Both of those looked pretty good by the trailers. :)

Both are good, in my opinion :)

Affirmative!  :thumbup:

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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2010, 12:45:34 PM »

Title: Sherlock Holmes
Year: 2009
Director: Guy Ritchie
Rating: PG-13
Length: 128 Min.
Video: Widescreen :1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Robert Downey, Jr.
Jude Law
Rachel McAdams
Mark Strong
Eddie Marsan
Robert Maillet

Plot:
The hangman did his job. Dr. Watson declared the condemned man dead...and yet Lord Blackwood has emerged from the tomb to assert his deadly will over 1890 London. Is he in league with the forces of hell itself? Is the whole Empire in peril? It's a mystery macabre – and only Sherlock Holmes can master it.

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law put memorable imprints on Holmes and Watson in this bold new reimagining that makes the legendary sleuth a daring man of action as well as a peerless man of intellect. Baffling clues, astonishing Holmesian deductions, nimble repartee, catch-your-breath scenes on one slam thing after another – director Guy Ritchie helms the excitement reintroducing the great detective to the world. Meet the new Sherlock Holmes !

Extras:
Scene Access
Bonus Trailers
Featurettes

My Thoughts:
When I first saw the trailer for this movie I was nothing more then disappointed. So much so that I didn't even have an urge to see the movie. The trailer made it look like they changed Sherlock Holmes into a pure action character. Thankfully that was not the case in the movie. They did a great job of balancing the action and the classic deductive reasoning of the classic Sherlock Holmes. I am so glad that this movie was given to me... as I don't think I would have bothered buying it... and I have to admit that I loved every minute of it!

Now here is where I expect to get flamed... I think they could have done a better job at casting Sherlock Holmes. To me Robert Downey, Jr. was only OK... passable in the role. Robert Downey, Jr. has always been hit or miss in my opinion... as I disliked him in just as many roles (if not more) then I actually liked him in. And while he did a fine job in the role... something just didn't seem quite right for some reason. Unlike his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man which I felt he was outstanding in. I loved the rest of the cast in their roles... but it just seemed like something was off on the main character of the movie. But that didn't take much away from my enjoyment of the movie... as I said... I still loved every minute of it.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
Pete

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2010, 02:13:42 PM »
Well, I think you're on RDJ, but each to his own! What I did praise this film for was being the only time I could recall where the relationship between Holmes and Watson was done properly. Jude Law as Watson is great because he is an active and important part of the double-act in every way, often the superior of the two, rather than just being a mere assistant.

But then the bloody BBC have to come along and ruin it!  ;) The pairing of Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson is arguably better in the new modern day set TV series. Other characters are better realised too, such as the modern equivalent of Le Strade.

It's difficult to judge whether those two are actually better than RDJ and Jude Law, because the movie dumbs down the mystery and their deductions in the name of entertainment. Again, that's something the new series does much better.



Here's a clip too. It starts abruptly, but really worth looking at about 1:50 in...


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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2010, 03:00:18 PM »
Oh I am sure I am in the minority when it comes to Robert Downey, Jr. I knew I would be while watching it. And I looked at past reviews... and seen every one of them praised him. So I knew as I typed it I would hear it about that!  And I am sure I still will as more people read my review.  :P
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2010, 06:12:51 PM »

Title: Born to Be Sold
Year: 1981
Director: Burt Brinckerhoff
Rating: NR
Length: 97 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: N/A

Stars:
Lynda Carter
Harold Gould
Philip Sterling
Dean Stockwell
Sharon Farrell
Lloyd Haynes

Plot:
Lynda Carter is Kate Carlin, a caring social worker suddenly drawn into a horrid reality of underworld mayhem. Babies are bought from troubled teenagers and then are placed into the hands of unstable parents for a fee. As Kate investigates the businessman believed to be responsible, the band of villains working for him puts her life in danger. Threatened and manipulated, she jeopardizes her job desperately trying to crack the operation wide open.

Extras:
N/A

My Thoughts:
This movie is out of a boxset of old TV Movies that was recently given to me. A release called Life, Love and Romance. The first thing I noticed is that they didn't put too much time and effort into cleaning up the prints. I mean it wasn't terrible... but it was like watching a second generation VHS tape. The movie itself was pretty good. I definitely enjoyed it. And it was good to see Lynda Carter in another role. Though I must admit whenever I saw her character in trouble I half-heartedly expecting her to do her spin and turn into Wonder Woman.  :laugh:

The teen girl in this... the girl trying not to give up her baby... she looked familiar. The part is played by Donna Wilkes. Not a name that is very familiar to me. But Checking DVD Profiler I realized why she looked familiar to me. She was in an episode of The Incredible Hulk that I recently watched.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
Pete

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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2010, 08:54:41 PM »

Title: Forces of Nature
Year: 1999
Director: Bronwen Hughes
Rating: PG-13
Length: 106 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Sandra Bullock
Ben Affleck
Maura Tierney
Steve Zahn
Blythe Danner
Ronny Cox

Plot:
It's only two days before his wedding when Ben's (Ben Affleck) plane skids out of control, leaving him stranded in New York with no way home to his nervous fiancee in Savannah. Against his better judgment, the reliable groom-to-be hitches a ride with free-spirited traveler Sarah (Sandra Bullock)-setting off the year's most riotous road trip. At first, these two opposites attract nothing but trouble in a sidesplitting series of comic mishaps and unnatural disasters. But an irresistible attraction and the forces of nature threaten to detour them forever in this sexy, whirlwind adventure Jeffrey Lyons (WNBC-TV) declared, "a fun, hip ride"- one you'll never forget.

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Production Notes

My Thoughts:
I went into this one expecting much of nothing... as I have heard this is one of Sandra Bullock's worst movies. I am actually sitting here kind of surprised by that. I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I wonder if some people don't care for it as much because it didn't end the way you would suspect in a romantic comedy. I personally liked that about it. Granted I liked Sandra Bullock's character the best... and I would have probably made the opposite decision... but I do like that it didn't go with the obvious ending. Not many romantic comedies do that. This one is not a laugh out loud funny movie... but it is definitely entertaining and lighthearted. Though going by the people I talked to at least... I am in the minority thinking so.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
Pete

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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2010, 11:54:29 PM »
Agreed that it's not the best of all possible movies, but I too liked it.
On the other hand that doesn't have to mean very much, I too liked "The Sweetest Thing", which is on several "Worst Film"-lists. :-[

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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2010, 12:48:12 AM »

Title: Catch Me If You Can: Widescreen
Year: 2002
Director: Steven Spielberg
Rating: PG-13
Length: 141 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: DTS: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Leonardo DiCaprio
Tom Hanks
Christopher Walken
Martin Sheen
Nathalie Baye
Amy Adams

Plot:
Inspired by the extraordinary true story of a brilliant young master of deception and the FBI agent hot on his trail, Catch Me If You Can stars Oscar®* nominee Leonardo DiCaprio and two-time Academy Award®** winner Tom Hanks in one of the year's most acclaimed hits!

From three-time Oscar®*** winning director Steven Spielberg, Catch Me If You Can follows Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. as he successfully passes himself off as a pilot, a lawyer and a doctor – all before his 21st birthday! Joel Siegel of Good Morning America declares, "Movies don't get much more fun than this!" while The Associated Press hails this incredible tale as "the most flat-out-fun movie of the year!"

*1993, Best Supporting Actor, What's Eating Gilbert Grape
**1994, Best Actor, Forrest Gump, 1993, Best Actor, Philadelphia
***1998, Best Director, Saving Private Ryan, 1993, Best Director Schindler's List, 1993, Best Picture, Schindler's List

Extras:
Scene Access
Featurettes
Gallery
Production Notes
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
Here we have another movie I enjoyed a lot. I liked all the characters... and the story was more then interesting. It surprises me that this is based on a true story.That kid definitely had some guts. I thought that both Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio did a fine job in this one. I also enjoyed Christopher Walken. If you ever find yourself looking for an entertaining true story... you could definitely do worse then this one. I would recommend checking it out.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
Pete

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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2010, 12:55:18 AM »
Is there an interview with the real Frank on your dvd? It's fascinating. His life was even crazier than depicted. They had to tone it down to make it work as a drama!

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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2010, 01:26:50 AM »
I haven't checked out any of the extras yet... but there is a feature listed called Frank Abagnale: Between Reality and Fiction... does that sound like it?
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2010, 01:38:12 AM »
Yeah that will be it. It tells you how he eventually designed most of the common anti fraud techniques, which is one heck of a turn around!