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The OMG What Was I Thinking Weekend Movie Marathon
« on: November 09, 2012, 02:46:33 PM »
The OMG What Was I Thinking Weekend Movie Marathon

OK... Over the years a lot of friends have given me a lot of DVDs... and I have always said that I will watch what is sent me... at least once! But then my uhmmm... "Friends" started to find it funny to send me musicals... something I really do not like... and they know it! Which of course is why they find it funny! But a promise is a promise... and I have been putting many of these off for long enough... so to entertain some of my "friends" I decided to watch some musicals this weekend. I am sure many of you will get some laughs from my suffering.  :tease:

The titles listed below is what DVD Profiler has music or musical for in the genre... if any is wrong please let me know.

My Musicals Collection
Titles in Bold I never seen before.
- American Dreamz
- Amped
- Anchors Aweigh
- Beware
- Boots & Saddle
- Broken Strings
- Dirty Dancing
- The Doors
- Dreamgirls
- Earth Girls Are Easy (This is a musical?)
- Get Rich or Die Tryin'
- Hercules & Xena: The Battle for Mount Olympus
- Hi De Ho
- Hustle & Flow
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Lights of Old Santa Fe
- Mary Poppins
- A Mighty Wind
- Moulin Rouge!
- Mystery in Swing
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- The Pajama Game
- The Pied Piper of Hamelin
- Private Buckaroo
- Ray
- Road to Bali
- Rock & Roll Frankenstein
- Song of Freedom
- South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut  (This is a musical?)
- Trick or Treat
- Walk the Line
- The Wedding Singer
- The Wizard of Oz

I am sure it is no big surprise to many of you that I never seen most of them!

OMG...What am I thinking?
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Re: The OMG What Was I Thinking Weekend Movie Marathon
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 03:26:36 PM »
Your promise is to watch any DVD you are sent...

...you never promised to turn the volume up!  :whistle:

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Re: The OMG What Was I Thinking Weekend Movie Marathon
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 03:29:30 PM »
Very true! Thank You!  :devil:
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Re: The OMG What Was I Thinking Weekend Movie Marathon
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 03:50:08 PM »
Of course you don't want to miss the story line...that's what subtitles are for! :laugh:

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Re: The OMG What Was I Thinking Weekend Movie Marathon
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 04:06:14 PM »
 :laugh: Unfortunately I will be watching some of these with my brother... so I will have to suffer through them.  :weep: :P
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Re: The OMG What Was I Thinking Weekend Movie Marathon
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 05:16:29 PM »
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut  (This is a musical?)
Yes it is and more than many of the movies you have listed...

Even if Trick or Treat is about a rock musician coming back to life this is not really a musical (in the sense that nobody will start singing for no reasons) and I'm positive you'll like it even with the poor quality of the material available on dvd.

Skip Hustle & Flow, even me who like music can't stand that hiphop crap for more than 30 seconds...
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Re: The OMG What Was I Thinking Weekend Movie Marathon
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 05:17:06 PM »
My Musicals Collection
Titles in Bold I never seen before.
- American Dreamz
- The Doors
- Earth Girls Are Easy (This is a musical?)
- Get Rich or Die Tryin'
- Hustle & Flow
- Ray
- Walk the Line
- The Wedding Singer
- The Wizard of Oz

I wouldn't class any of these as musicals. Yes, they have some music in them but far from being a musical. I think these would be a great way to 'ease' into the marathon. Ray and The Doors the best of them.

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Re: The OMG What Was I Thinking Weekend Movie Marathon
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 06:47:21 PM »
Nice marathon title :laugh:
I have a collection.
It can be found here.
No need to check it often.
I update it only twice a year!


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Re: The OMG What Was I Thinking Weekend Movie Marathon
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2012, 06:59:34 PM »
- South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut  (This is a musical?)

Yes, a great one at that! I would like it if you review it. It is a relatively short movie.

From your other unwatched, I think you should see "Mary Poppins" (which you might enjoy) and "Moulin Rouge!" (if you want to torture yourself because this has a lot of singing).

There are a lot of titles which I never even heard of.



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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2012, 12:17:21 AM »
My Musicals Collection
Titles in Bold I never seen before.
- American Dreamz
- The Doors
- Earth Girls Are Easy (This is a musical?)
- Get Rich or Die Tryin'
- Hustle & Flow
- Ray
- Walk the Line
- The Wedding Singer
- The Wizard of Oz

I wouldn't class any of these as musicals. Yes, they have some music in them but far from being a musical. I think these would be a great way to 'ease' into the marathon. Ray and The Doors the best of them.

Fully agree.
I'd start with "American Dreamz" though.
A brilliant mock-up on all these casting shows. Easy to watch and quite amusing.

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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2012, 01:33:08 AM »
     Private Buckaroo (1942/United States)
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Mill Creek Entertainment
Director:Edward Cline
Writing:Edward James (Writer), Edmond A. Kelso [Edmond Kelso] (Writer), Paul Girard Smith (Story By)
Length:69 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles:None
Color/B&W:Black & White

Stars:
Andrews Sisters as Themselves
Dick Foran as Lon Prentice
Joe E. Lewis as Lancelot Pringle McBiff
Ernest Truex as Col. Elias Weatherford
Jennifer Holt as Joyce Mason
Shemp Howard as Sergeant 'Muggsy' Shavel

Plot:
This WWII musical comedy tells the story of a young inductee who has trouble fitting into the military lifestyle.

Extras:
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:
Since my brother is watching many of these with me this weekend I let him pick the first movie for us to watch. This was his pick. It is part of the Mills Creek boxset Combat Pack: 20 Movie Pack. Going into it I thought at least he picked one I never seen before. And then I noticed that Shemp Howard (The Three Stooges) is in it. Giving me some hope for some funny scenes. And that it did have... I caught myself laughing out loud on more then one occasion. It definitely had more music then what I would have liked. But knowing it has such a short running time helped me get through the music scenes without as much trouble. Plus the non-music scenes made for an enjoyable film. For being part of a Mills Creek set... it has surprisingly good quality... no complaints at all quality-wise. Over-all I enjoyed this one... I am surprised to say I can see myself watching this one again.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
Pete

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Re: The OMG What Was I Thinking Weekend Movie Marathon
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2012, 09:21:48 PM »
Doesn't go too well Pete :whistle:
Are you crawling on the floor traumatize by the last one you tried to watch :P

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Re: The OMG What Was I Thinking Weekend Movie Marathon
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2012, 01:49:07 AM »
 :laugh: Yeah.... I just couldn't seem to fit one in yet today. Though my brother and I are watching one right now as I type this. We are watching Mary Poppins now.
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2012, 04:08:15 AM »
     Mary Poppins: Gold Collection (1964/United States)
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Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Walt Disney Home Video
Director:Robert Stevenson
Writing:Bill Walsh (Screenwriter), Don Da Gradi (Screenwriter), P. L. Travers (Original Material By)
Length:139 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: Mono, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles:English
Color/B&W:Color

Stars:
Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins
Dick Van Dyke as Bert
David Tomlinson as Mr. Banks
Glynis Johns as Mrs. Banks
The DomesticsHermione Baddeley

Plot:
Winner of 5 Academy Awards®. including Best Actress (Julie Andrews), Best Song ("Chim Chim Cher-ee") and Best Visual Effects*, Disney's musical masterpiece Mary Poppins has formed an unbreakable bond with audiences of all generations!

In her star-making performance, Julie Andrews plays the lovable nanny who flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of a no-nonsense banker and his mischievious children. Hoping to bridge the gap between them, "practically perfect" Mary Poppins magically turns every chore into a game and every day into a whimsical adventure, including an unforgettable rooftop dance with a carefree chimney sweep named Bert (Dick Van Dyke).

Filled with spellbinding effects and many wondrous, endearing moments – how else could you possibly describe this timeless treat but "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".

*1964

Extras:
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  • Feature Trailers
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Featurettes
  • Interactive Games
  • Closed Captioned
  • Trivia Game


My Thoughts:
My brother and I just finished watching this one. I found it to be a pretty cute... and fun film. Though it is a bit overly heavy on the music. But I shouldn't be surprised what with the film being a little on the long side. For me the saving grace of this film had to be Dick Van Dyke... but I have been a fan of his for many years now. I can see how this film has become such a classic over the years... even if it won't be that special to me personally. Don't get me wrong... I did enjoy it and can see myself watching it again... but it isn't something I could watch very often. Through-out the beginning of the movie I was trying to figure out just what Mary Poppins is... a good witch?... a fairy god mother?... guardian angel?... what? Then I finally came to the conclusion that this movie took place in a world where magic is a very real thing. Or did I somehow miss some big reveal? Over-all I would say this is a fun classic musical that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
Pete

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Re: The OMG What Was I Thinking Weekend Movie Marathon
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2012, 09:32:11 AM »
Over-all I would say this is a fun classic musical that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime.

A sentence I never thought I would hear from you  :laugh: