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Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« on: January 27, 2011, 02:07:40 PM »
Weekend Movie Marathon
Unwatched DVDs
This weekend I feel the need to work on my Unwatched pile of DVDs as it is just plainly out of control with 586 movies alone! Of course some of these movies I have seen before... but just not sense getting the DVD. As you know... sometimes I like to have a little something to watch in between the movies as well. I felt like doing something like that today... so I picked a box set of classic cartoon shorts that was recently given to me...


The Ultimate Cartoon Collection
I will watch one cartoon short between each movie this weekend. The set includes shorts of...
- Woody Woodpecker
- Little Lulu
- Mighty Mouse
- Mutt and Jeff
- Baby Huey
- Betty Boop
- Raggedy Ann and Friends
- The Three Stooges

My Unwatched Movie Collection:
Below is the movies I can pick from for this weekend's marathon....

   1. 3000 Miles to Graceland
   2. Abomination: Evilmaker 2
   3. The Accused
   4. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
   5. The Adventures of Tartu
   6. Aerial Gunner
   7. Africa Screams
   8. Algiers
   9. Alone in the Dark
  10. The Amazing Transparent Man
  11. American Gangster
  12. American Psycho
  13. Anchor's Aweigh
  14. The Ape Man
  15. Apocalypse Rising
  16. Arizona Bound
  17. The Atomic Brain
  18. Attack of the Monsters
  19. Audition
  20. Audrey Rose
  21. Auto Focus
  22. The Aviator
  23. B.T.K.
  24. Bad Girls
  25. Bats: Human Harvest
  26. Battle of Blood Island
  27. Battleship Potemkin
  28. Beast from Haunted Cave
  29. Betrayal
  30. Beware
  31. Beyond Tomorrow
  32. Big City Blues
  33. The Big Lift
  34. Billy the Kid Returns
  35. The Birds
  36. Birth
  37. Black Beauty
  38. Black Brigade
  39. Black Hawk Down
  40. Black Ribbon
  41. Blackmail
  42. Bled
  43. Blood Alley
  44. Blood and Chocolate
  45. Blood Mania
  46. Blood of Dracula's Castle
  47. Blood on the Sun
  48. Blood Stained Bride
  49. Blood Tide
  50. Blunt: The Fourth Man
  51. Boiling Point
  52. Boots & Saddles
  53. The Borrowers
  54. Bowery at Midnight
  55. The Brain Machine
  56. Brain Twisters
  57. Brainiac
  58. Branded
  59. Breach
  60. Bride of the Gorilla
  61. A Bridge Too Far
  62. Bridget Jones's Diary
  63. Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason
  64. Bring Me the Vampire
  65. Brokeback Mountain
  66. Broken Strings
  67. The Brothers Grimm
  68. Bugsy
  69. Bulletproof Monk
  70. The Butterfly Effect
  71. The Butterfly Effect 2
  72. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  73. Capote
  74. Captain Kidd
  75. Carnivore
  76. Casino Royal
  77. Chain Reaction
  78. Champagne
  79. Changing Lanes
  80. Children of the Damned
  81. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
  82. A Christmas without Snow
  83. Chloe, Love is Calling You
  84. Chocolat
  85. Chronicals of Riddick
  86. Circus
  87. Circus of Fear
  88. City by the Sea
  89. Closer
  90. Coach
  91. Code Hunter
  92. Cold Creek Manor
  93. Cold Mountain
  94. Collateral
  95. Colorado
  96. Commandos
  97. Con Express
  98. Condemned to Live
  99. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
 100. Confidence
 101. Convoy
 102. Cinderella Man
 103. Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride
 104. Crash
 105. Creature Unknown
 106. The Creeper
 107. Creepers
 108. Cricked on Hearth
 109. Crimes at the Dark House
 110. The Crimes of Stephen Hawke
 111. The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course
 112. Crossroads
 113. Crypt of the Living Dead
 114. Curse of Pirate Death
 115. Curse of the Komodo
 116. Curse of the Headless Horseman
 117. The Cutting Edge
 118. Cyrano de Bergerac
 119. Dark Fury
 120. Dark Heritage
 121. Dark Light
 122. Dark Places
 123. Dark Reel
 124. The Darkness
 125. The Dawn Express
 126. The Dawn Riders
 127. Dead and Breakfast
 128. Deadly Drifter
 129. Death Bed
 130. Death By Dialogue
 131. Death Machine
 132. The Deep End
 133. Derailed
 134. Desert Heat
 135. The Desert Trail
 136. Destroy All Planets
 137. Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
 138. The Devil Bat
 139. Devil Monster
 140. The Devil Wears Prada
 141. The Devil's Curse
 142. The Devil's Daughter
 143. The Devil's Hand
 144. Devil's Partner
 145. Dinner with Friends
 146. Dirty Dancing
 147. Dogville
 148. Dolores Claibourne
 149. Dominique is Dead
 150. Don't Open Till Christmas
 151. Doom
 152. Double Jeopardy
 153. Double Team
 154. Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
 155. Dr. Phibes Rides Again
 156. Dr. T & The Women
 157. Dracula vs. Frankenstein
 158. Drawing Blood
 159. Driven
 160. Easy Virtue
 161. Edgar Allen Poe's Darkness
 162. Eegah
 163. Elizabethtown
 164. Embryo
 165. Enemy at the Gates
 166. Entrapment
 167. Eternal
 168. Eternal Evil
 169. An Everlasting Piece
 170. Evil Brain from Outer Space
 171. Executive Decision
 172. Fahrenheit 9/11
 173. Family Man
 174. Family Plot
 175. Farewell to Arms
 176. The Farmer's Wife
 177. Father's Little Dividend
 178. Fear of the Dark
 179. Fearless
 180. Feeling Minnesota
 181. Femme Fetale
 182. Feral
 183. The Fighting Seabees
 184. Fire Down Below
 185. A Fish Called Wanda
 186. Fist of Fear, Touch of Death
 187. Fist of the Vampire
 188. Five Corners
 189. Flesh Feast
 190. Fluke
 191. Flying Blind
 192. The Flying Dueces
 193. The Flying Leathernecks
 194. Foreigner
 195. Four in a Jeep
 196. Foxes
197. Freedom Writers
 198. Freejack
 199. Frenzy
 200. Frosty the Snowman
 201. Frosty Returns
 202. Full Frontal
 203. Funny Games
 204. Galaxis
 205. Get Carter
 206. The Ghost
 207. Ghost Town
 208. The Ghost Walks
 209. Girl in Room 20
 210. Glory
 211. Go Fish
 212. Good Night, And Good Luck
 213. God Told Me To
 214. Gosford Park
 215. Grand Canyon Trail
 216. The Great American Snuff Film
 217. The Great Rupert
 218. The Green Berets
 219. Gremlins 2: The New Batch
 220. Grimm Love
 221. The Guardian
 222. Gulliver's Travels
 223. Gung Ho
 224. Half Past Dead
 225. Hands of Steel
 226. Hangmen
 227. Hard Cash
 228. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
 229. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabar
 230. Hart's War
 231. The Head
 232. Heat
 233. Hell's Threshold
 234. Hi De Ho
 235. A History of Violence
 236. Home Made
 237. Homesteaders of Paradise Valley
 238. Hong Kong 1941
 239. Horror of the Zombies
 240. The Hotel New Hampshire
 241. House by the Cemetery
 242. Horrors of Spider Island
 243. House of Danger
 244. House of Flying Daggers
 245. House of Mystery
 246. House of Secrets
 247. How Aweful About Allen
 248. Hunk
 249. Hustling
 250. I Am Sam
 251. I Love You, Man
 252. I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer
 253. Ichi-1
 254. Ichi the Killer
 255. Identity Unknown
 256. If Tomorrow Comes
 257. Immortal
 258. In Harms Way
 259. In the Bedroom
 260. In the Kingdom of the Blind, the Man with One Eye is King
 261. Incubus
 262. Infinity
 263. The Innocent
 264. Insaniterium
 265. Inside Man
 266. Inspector General
 267. Into Thy Hands
 268. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Through the Ages
 269. The Island Monster
 270. The Island of Dr. Moreau
 271. Invisible Agent
 272. Invisible Man's Revenge
 273. It: Terror Beyond Space
 274. Jack and the Beanstalk
 275. Jack the Ripper
 276. The Jacket
 277. Jamaica Inn
 278. Jarhead
 279. Johnny Mnemonic
 280. The Jungle Book
 281. Juno and the Paycock
 282. Just Married
 283. Kennel Murder Case
 284. Kill Cruise
 285. King Kong: Deluxe Extended Edition
 286. King of Kong Island
 287. King of the Corner
 288. Kiss of the Dragon
 289. Knight Chills
 290. A Knight's Tale
 291. Knockaround Guys
 292. Kong Island
 293. Laser Mission
 294. Last Best Chance
 295. The Last Chance
 296. The Last Seduction
 297. The Last Unicorn
 298. Lawless Range
 299. Left Behind 2
 300. Legacy of Blood
 301. Legend of Big Foot
 302. The Legend of Zorro
 303. Legends of the Fall
 304. The Little Drummer Boy
 305. Lights of Old Santa Fe
 306. Little Lord Fauntleroy
 307. Little Man Tate
 308. The Little Princess
 309. Little Women: Jo's Story
 310. Little Women: Meg's Story
 311. The Littlest Angel
 312. The Lodger
 313. The Long Hair of Death
 314. Long John Silver Return to Treasure Island
 315. The Love God?
 316. Love Story
 317. Mad City
 318. Made
 319. The Madmen of Mandoras
 320. The Magic Sword
 321. Majestic
 322. Mama Dracula
 323. A Man Apart
 324. The Man Who Fell to Earth
 325. The Man Who Knew Too Much
 326. The Man with Two Lives
 327. Manhunter
 328. Maniacts
 329. The Manster
 330. Manxman
 331. The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes
 332. Marathon Man
 333. Marie Antoinette
 334. Marnie
 335. Mary Poppins
 336. Matrix
 337. Matrix Reloaded
 338. Matrix Revolutions
 339. Matrix Revisited
 340. Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring
 341. Men of Honor
 342. Midnight Phantom
 343. Midnight Shadow
 344. The Midnight Warning
 345. Minesweeper
 346. Mission Impossible
 347. Mission Impossible 2
 348. Mona Lisa Smile
 349. The Monster that Challenged the World
 350. Monsters Ball
 351. Mosquitoman
 352. The Mummy
 353. The Mummy's Curse
 354. The Mummy's Ghost
 355. The Mummy's Hand
 356. The Mummy's Tomb
 357. Murder at 1600
 358. Murder in the Red Barn
 359. The Murder Mansion
 360. The Murder of Crows
 361. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
 362. My Chauffeur
 363. My Tutor
 364. Mystery in Swing
 365. Nabonga
 366. National Treasure
 367. The Nativity
 368. The Navy Way
 369. Never Too Late
 370. The New Adventures of Heidi
 371. The Night that Evelyn Came Out of the Grave
 372. Night Fright
 373. Night of the Blood Beast
 374. The Night They Took Miss Beautiful
 375. Night Tide
 376. Nightmare in Wax
 377. Nim's Island
 378. Notting Hill
 379. Number Seventeen
 380. Nutcracker: An American Nightmare
 381. Ocean's Eleven
 382. Ocean's Twelve
 383. One Eyed Jack
 384. One of Our Aircraft is Missing
 385. Open Season
 386. Orange County
 387. The Order
 388. The Over the Hill Gang
 389. The Over the Hill Gang Rides Again
 390. Pajama Game
 391. Paparazzi
 392. Paradise Canyon
393. Passenger 57
 394. A Passanger to Bali
 395. Pathfinder
 396. Paul Robeson: Biography
 397. The Phandom Menace
 398. The Phantom Creeps
 399. The Phantom Express
 400. The Phantom of Soho
 401. The Pilgrimage Play
 402. The Pied Piper of Hamelin
 403. Pinocchio
 404. Pitch Black
 405. The Planet
 406. The Pledge
 407. The Pom Pom Girls
 408. Pony Trouble
 409. Portrait of a Showgirl
 410. Power, Passion and Murder
 411. The Pestige
 412. Primal Fear
 413. Prime Evil
 414. Prisoners of the Lost Universe
 415. Private Buckaroo
 416. Proof of Life
 417. Psycho
 418. Punch-Drunk Love
 419. Puppet Show
 420. Radio
 421. Rage of the Master
 422. Randy Rides Alone
 423. Rat Race
 424. Rattlers
 425. Ravenous
 426. Rear Window
 427. Reckless + Wild
 428. Red Surf
 429. The Reluctant Astronaut
 430. The Replacement Killers
 431. Replicant
 432. Red Planet
 433. Rest Stop: Dead Ahead
 434. Rest Stop: Don't Look Back
 435. Return of the Boogeyman
 436. Return of the Magnificent Seven
 437. Return to Me
 438. Rich and Strange
 439. Ricochet
 440. Riding in Cars with Boys
 441. The Ring
 442. Rise: Blood Hunter
 443. Road to Bali
 444. Rocky Mountain Rangers
 445. The Rogue Tavern
 446. Rollerball
 447. Romeo Must Die
 448. Romper Stomper
 449. Ronin
 450. The Rookie
 451. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
 452. The Ruins
 453. Rumble in Hong Kong
 454. Runaway Jury
 455. The Rundown
 456. Sabbath
 457. Sabotage
 458. The Sadist
 459. Sagebrush Trail
 460. Sands of Iwo Jima
 461. Santa Claus
 462. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
 463. Satan's Slave
 464. Savage Weekend
 465. Saw VI
 466. Scarecrow Gone Wild
 467. Scourge
 468. Screaming Ninja
 469. Scrooge
 470. The Sea Chase
 471. Secret Agent
 472. A Sensitive, Passionate Man
 473. Shadows
 474. Shallow Hal
 475. Shark Zone
 476. She Gods of Shark Reef
 477. The She-Beast
 478. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
 479. Shock
 480. The Shunned House
 481. Sickness House
 482. Silent Bloodnight
 483. Silver Spurs
 484. Sinners
 485. Sisters of Death
 486. Skin Game
 487. Slasher
 488. Slaughter
 489. Slave of the Cannibal God
 490. Sleep Disorder
 491. Snake Crane Secret
 492. The Snow Creature
 493. Snowbeast
 494. The Somnambulists
 495. Solaris
 496. The Son of Monte Cristo
 497. Song of Freedom
 498. Sound of Horror
 499. South Bronx Heroes
 500. Spare Parts
 501. Spitfire
 502. Spy Game
 503. The Squid and the Whale
 504. Stagecoach to Denver
 505. Stargate: Ultimate Edition
 506. Stealth
 507. A Strange Adventure
 508. The Stranger
 509. Strangers of the Evening
 510. Stanley
 511. Star Wars IV: A New Hope
 512. Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
 513. Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
 514. Sublime
 515. Sunday Sinners
 516. Super Hell
 517. Super Hell 2
 518. Syriana
 519. Tales of Frankenstein
 520. A Tattered Web
 521. Teenage Zombies
 522. Terrified
 523. Terror
 524. Terror Creatures from the Grave
 525. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
 526. They Are Among Us
 527. They Were Expendable
 528. The Third Man
 529. Thirty-Nine Steps
 530. This Darkness
 531. Timber Falls
 532. To Die, To Sleep
 533. The Toll Gate
 534. Tomboy
 535. Tombstone
 536. Topaz
 537. Torn Curtain
 538. Torture Ship
 539. Traffic
 540. Training Day
 541. The Transporter
 542. Trauma
 543. Trial and Error
 544. Trip with the Teacher
 545. Trouble Bound
 546. The Trouble with Harry
 547. Troy
 548. Trust the Man
 549. Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters
 550. Under the Tuscan Sun
 551. The Undertaker and His Pals
 552. Unsane
 553. V is for Vendetta
 554. Vampire's Night Orgy
 555. A Vampire's Tale
 556. The Van
 557. Vanity Fair
 558. Vertical Limit
 559. Vertigo
 560. View from the Top
 561. The Virgin of Juarez
 562. Voodoo Black Exorcist
 563. Vulture's Eye
 564. A Walking Nightmare
 565. War of the Worlds
 566. The Wasp Woman
 567. Watchmen
 568. Watchmen: Director's Cut
 569. Werewolf of Washington
 570. Web of the Spider
 571. Wedding Crashers
 572. Weekend Pass
 573. When Harry Met Sally...
 574. Whisper
 575. White Fang to the Rescue
 576. White Noise
 577. The White Gorilla
 578. White Pongo
 579. Who Am I?
 580. Who Shot Pat?
 581. The Wicker Man
 582. Wild Things 2
 583. Wings of an Eagle
 584. Winner Take All
 585. Woodland Haunting 2
 586. Zombie Honeymoon

As usual... please feel free to recommend movies for me to watch... whether it is a movie you enjoyed and would like to hear my thoughts on... or  movies you not seen but would like to see reviewed. I won't make a promise... but I will see about getting to them depending on time and mood.

There is some that I am saving for other occasions as well... for example... I would like to save any of the Romantic Comedies for the week of Valentine's Day.

I know today is Thursday... and I normally do my Weekend Marathons on Friday through Sunday... but been in the mood for movies lately... so I MIGHT get an early start and actually watch a movie or two today as well.
Pete

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 06:01:20 PM »

Title: Blood Tide
Year: 1982
Director: Richard Jefferies
Rating: R
Length: 83 Min.
Video: Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: N/A

Stars:
James Earl Jones
Jose Ferrer
Lila Kedrova
Mary Louise Weller
Martin Kove
Lydia Cornell

Plot:
A legendary sea monster is awakened from centuries of sleep on a Greek island by an American archaeologist (James Earl Jones). An island elder (Jose Ferrer) is aware of the legend of the beast, including its appetite for virgin sacrifices.

Extras:
Scene Access

My Thoughts:
This is one of the many movies in the Horror Classics: 100 Movie Pack set that I haven't gotten to watch yet. I decided to watch this one today mainly because I noticed that Lydia Cornell is in it. I really enjoyed her as the younger sister on Too Close for Comfort. Unfortunately she has a rather small part in the movie. Also unfortunately I had a hard time getting into this movie. I found it to be rather slow paced... and just didn't keep my interest.

The quality of this one left a bit to be desired as well. Of course that is something I expected coming from one of those cheap Mill Creek Entertainment boxsets like this one.  But it is watchable... basically VHS quality.

Oh well... at least I got the set cheap... plus 99 other movies that I will hopefully like more then this one.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011, 07:15:50 PM »
Cartoon Break

Show: Mighty Mouse
Mighty Mouse is an animated superhero mouse character created by the Terrytoons studio for 20th Century Fox.

Short: Wolf Wolf!
A flock of cute little lambs are playing in a meadow when a gang of shifty wolves decides to grab one for dinner.

My Thoughts:
This is the first time I watched a Mighty Mouse cartoon since I was a kid. Boy things were done much simpler back in those days. It isn't something that I could see making it now a day... but  it was fun for what it is... nostalgia. In this particular cartoon there was no talking in it other then a short narration at the beginning. The only sound there was during the majority of the short was a few sound effects and background music. Nothing more.
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011, 10:22:43 PM »
If you have the time try to watch Auto Focus I'm sure you will like it. The film is about Bob Crane that you probably know because of Hogan's Heroes.

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 10:32:42 PM »
I actually been meaning to get to that one since I got it... but for some reason it kept being put off.
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 04:33:36 PM »

Title: Paranormal Entity
Year: 2009
Director: Shane Van Dyke
Rating: NR
Length: 88 Min.
Video: Widescreen :1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles:

Stars:
Erin Marie Hogan
Fia Perera
Shane Van Dyke

Plot:
Twenty-three-year old Thomas Finley was arrested for the murders of his nineteen-year-old sister, Samantha, and fifty-two-year-old Edgar Lauren, professor and paranormal investigator. Police were called to the scene by Thomas Finley himself. He was found with his sister's body cradled in his arms.

Despite evidence against him, Thomas claimed that the victims were attacked by a demonic entity of unknown origin. Days later, he committed suicide.

At the request of those close to the Finley family, this video, found at the scene, is being released to the public for the first time as a testament to what really happened inside the Finley home. Decide the truth for yourself.

Extras:
Scene Access
Digital Copy

My Thoughts:
My brother gave me this DVD a couple weeks back. This is one of those movies that try to make it seem "real" by trying to play it off as real types found from someone's camcorder. Much like Blair Witch Project or St. Francisville Experiment. This one obviously a rip off of Paranormal Activity... so I went into it not expecting a whole lot. I must say though... I really enjoyed this one quite a bit. But I found where many people do not... I like this style of movie. The whole illusion of making you think you are watching some real lost tapes of unexplainable happenings... I just find it fun for some reason. I don't really feel right about comparing this one to Paranormal Activity... only because it has been a while since I watched it so I don't think I could do it fairly. As it has been almost a year since I watched it. But I do like where this one went... the urn of their father's ashes... the sister in the attic... footprints on the ceiling,, they had some decent ideas for the atmosphere of the movie. It is worth checking out if you like this style of movie.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 05:06:49 PM »
Cartoon Break

Show: The New Three Stooges
In 1965, veteran movie comics, The Three Stooges starred in their own half hour cartoon series, The New Three Stooges. There were 39 episodes, each containing 4 cartoons with the stooges supplying their own voices. The team also filmed live-action wraparounds to accompany the cartoons. A… More total of 40 were done. The live action sequences allowed fans to see the team perform some of their classic routines in full color.

Short: That Little Old Bomb Maker
This episode centers around The Three Stooges as bumbling soldiers during World War I.

My Thoughts:
Just like all the others in this DVD set... I haven't seen these cartoons since I was a kid. I always liked The Three Stooges... so always thought these toons were fun. Of course they don't hold up to today's standards... but I still enjoyed watching this blast from the past. While I liked what they did in the episode... I seen the ending of it coming a mile away! but... I guess that should be expected as this was geared to kids... many years ago. Even before I was born.
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 08:17:30 PM »

Title: Auto Focus: Special Edition
Year: 2002
Director: Paul Schrader
Rating: R
Length: 106 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, French

Stars:
Greg Kinnear
Willem Dafoe
Rita Wilson
Maria Bello
Ron Leibman
Bruce Solomon

Plot:
Academy Award® nominees GREG KINNEAR (As Good As It Gets) and WILLEM DAFOE (Shadow of the Vampire, Spider-Man) star in a provocative drama about the colorful life and mysterious death of legendary television actor Bob Crane.

Bob Crane (Kinnear) became well known as the star of the hit comedy series 'Hogan's Heroes'. With an abundance of fame, wealth andisuccess, Crane dove headfirst into theidarker, destructive side of theicelebrity lifestyle. He eventually teamed up withia video technician (Dafoe) who helped himito systematically document his copious sexploits with beautiful young women. But when the fast living and hard loving got out of control, the end result was a brutal murder that remains one of the most scandalous unsolved mysteries in Hollywood history.

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Feature Trailers
Bonus Trailers
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
DVD-ROM Content
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
I been wanting to check this movie out since I got it. I was never a huge fan of Hogan's Heroes... but I enjoyed it enough that I would watch it when I found it on TV. So I knew enough about it to know who Bob Crane was. But I didn't know till today about his exploits or the fact that he was murdered. I'm embarrassed to say that even till about half way into the movie I thought John Carpenter was THE John Carpenter (writer/Director of Halloween)... but then it became fairly clear it was not supposed to be him. I found this movie to be very interesting. But the whole time watching it I kept going back and forth on what rating I wanted to give this one... a 3.5 or 4. By the end of the movie it won me over a bit more. Definitely worth checking out if you never seen it. Though when I watch movies such as this one... I can't help but to wonder just how accurate it is to his actual life. But either way... it seems Bob Crane definitely walked on the wild side.

Greg Kinnear is another actor that I never cared much for in his past roles... but I must admit... he did a right good job in this one. And I always liked Willem Dafoe in the movies I seen him in... so he was a plus as Bob Crane's friend (John Carpenter).

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011, 09:16:44 PM »
It sure help you didn't know about his life after Hogan's Heroes, since knowing it means we know the end. The story itself is quite reliable contrary to what we watch usually, the script is based largelly on the Robert Graysmith's book who is the definitive one about the events and I think the son of Bob Crane was a consultant also on the film.

You are not the only one who think that the known John Carpenter is the one who killed Bob Crane, he even had to go to court about this against an american newspaper (not a real one, but the kind who made their headlines with bat-monster or Elvis sighting).

I thought of warning you first, but didn't do so to not reveal the story :whistle:

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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011, 09:24:27 PM »
That is ok Jimmy... I preferred the way it was handled!  :thumbup:

And it is odd... the longer I sit here and think of what I just watched the more I enjoyed it... so glad I went with the 4 star instead of the 3.5 :)
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2011, 01:02:31 PM »
Cartoon Break

Show: The New Three Stooges
In 1965, veteran movie comics, The Three Stooges starred in their own half hour cartoon series, The New Three Stooges. There were 39 episodes, each containing 4 cartoons with the stooges supplying their own voices. The team also filmed live-action wraparounds to accompany the cartoons. A… More total of 40 were done. The live action sequences allowed fans to see the team perform some of their classic routines in full color.

Short: To Kill a Clockingbird
The Stooges are clock repairmen attempting to service the town clock tower.

My Thoughts:
After the last one I felt like another of the Three Stooges short cartoons... while it wasn't bad... I liked the first one I watched more. While these are very simplistic... and you pretty much know what to expect going into them... this one really had no laughs in it at all where I did get at least a little chuckle out of the previous one.
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2011, 04:02:13 PM »

Title: Mission: Impossible
Year: 1996
Director: Brian De Palma
Rating: PG-13
Length: 110 Min.
Video: Widescreen 2.35:1, Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Stars:
Dale Dye
Marcel Iures
Ion Caramitru
Tom Cruise
Jon Voight
Emmanuelle Beart

Plot:
Tom Cruise ignites the screen in this runaway smash hit that "holds you on the edge of your seat before blasting you out of it" (Howard Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times). Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt, a secret agent framed for the deaths of his espionage team. Fleeing from government assassins, breaking into the CIA's most impenetrable vault, clinging to the roof of a speeding bullet train, Hunt races like a burning fuse to stay one step ahead of his pursuers...and draw one step closer to discovering the shocking truth.

Your mission should you decide to accept it: hang on for the "wildest ride of the year!" (Stephen Holden, The New York Times).

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
While I have seen this one before (when it was first released.. on VHS)... it has been so long that I went into this one without remembering anything at all about the story. It has also been many many years since I seen an episode of the TV series... so can't really comment on how well this movie portrayed the series. But taking this movie on it's own footing... it is a pretty cool action flick with some great scenes. It is one I definitely enjoyed.

Tom Cruise has always been hit or miss for me... only like half the stuff I have seen him in. But I liked him in this one. I thought Jon Voight was good in this one as well. Matter of fact... I pretty much enjoyed everyone in it. Though the DVD itself could have been better... the Audio/Video quality was fine on my 24in standard TV... but there wasn't any real extras to speak of... just the theatrical trailer.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2011, 04:51:55 PM »
Cartoon Break

Show: The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther is an heroic, moral cartoon cat with pink fur and the manners of an English aristocrat. He only becomes flustered or angry at obtuse or offensive humans who try to disrupt his existence, or at troublesome gadgets, rodents, or insects. In most of his cartoons, he stumbles into a difficult situation and stoically endeavors to make the best of it.

Short: Pink on the Cob
The Pink Panther opens a corn vending stand adjacent to his vast corn field, which is invaded by a tenacious pair of crows who begin devouring the panther's corn.

My Thoughts:
I decided to expand on what I watch... instead of just the DVD set from the opening post... I decided to watch a toon or two from the Pink Panther DVD I recently got as well. I chose this particular short because the back of the DVD has the original air dates for each short... and this one came out just 2 days before I was born. When I saw the date I figured why not?

Once again... this is a toon I haven't seen since I was a kid. And I must admit... it is better then I remembered. I actually got more of a laugh out of this then I had out of all of the previous toons I watched together.
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2011, 07:33:05 PM »

Title: M:i-2
Year: 2000
Director: John Woo
Rating: PG-13
Length: 123 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Tom Cruise
Dougray Scott
Thandie Newton
Ving Rhames
Richard Roxburgh
John Polson

Plot:
The world's greatest spy returns in the movie event of the year, M:I-2. Top action director John Woo brings his own brand of excitement to the mission that finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) partnering up with the beautiful Nyah Hall (Thandie Newton) to stop renegade agent Sean Ambrose (Dougray Scott) from releasing a new kind of terror on an unsuspecting world. But before the mission is complete, they'll traverse the globe and have to choose between everything they love and everything they believe in.

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Featurettes
Production Notes
Music Videos
Interviews
DVD-ROM Content
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
Going into this one I couldn't remember if I seen it before or not. There was enough scenes in it that looked familiar to make me believe I have. Though I am sure it hasn't been since it was originally released. I did enjoy this one... but not as much as I did the first one. I found I just didn't care about the story in this one as much as I did the first.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2011, 08:03:43 PM »
Cartoon Break

Show: The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther is an heroic, moral cartoon cat with pink fur and the manners of an English aristocrat. He only becomes flustered or angry at obtuse or offensive humans who try to disrupt his existence, or at troublesome gadgets, rodents, or insects. In most of his cartoons, he stumbles into a difficult situation and stoically endeavors to make the best of it.

Short: Extinct Pink
In a fast moving, keystone cops-like series of events, the Pink Panther, a caveman, a small dinosaur, and a large dinosaur fight over a bone with hilarious results.

My Thoughts:
After that last short... I felt like watching some more Pink Panther. I enjoyed watching this short as well. Though I did like the first one I watch a little more. This one wasn't far behind it though. I may have to keep The Pink Panther in mind... and get me some more shorts on DVD.
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