As a big fan of "films noir," I've been subscribed to this thread for quite some time now. Been using it as a guide on what's new to DVD, and what I still need to rent, so I didn't really feel the need to chime in at all. But I just wanted to say what a cool and classy move it was on Rich's part...
Hey, old pals. Just thought I'd let you know about Tower Records, if'n you happen to have one nearby. I happen to have one within walking distance from my house, and I headed over this afternoon to take advantage of their amazingly priced $16.99 King Kong 2-discer.
Wandering through the back...
(My) Worst of 2005
2. The Pacifier
3. Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
4. Are We There Yet?
5. Dirty Love
6. The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D
7. Alone in the Dark
8. The Perfect Man
9. Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
10. Son of the Mask
2006 remakes I'm psyched for:
The Hills Have Eyes
The Wicker Man
2006 remakes I'm skeptical of:
The Pink Panther
When a Stranger Calls
Undecided as of yet:
2006 remakes I wouldn't see with your money and your...
Thanks, T. I should clarify, though.
I still dig the HTF a whole lot. Several of the regulars and administrators are great folks, and the site delivers a fantastic amount of DVD information and opinions. This particular thread is a perfect example; I check it out every weekend!
Comments like these are why I rarely visit this forum anymore.
The film made 1/4th of its production budget in three days of domestic release. Numerous interviews with cast & crew have stated that if the film broke $15m in its opening weekend, then Universal would be "thrilled." So $10+...
A few festival flicks that recently got release dates:
Twist of Faith - 7/1
Pretty Persuasion - 8/12
Green Street Hooligans (formerly Hooligans) - 9/16
MirrorMask - 9/30
The Ordeal - 10/21
Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic - early November
The Matador - 11/18
...and keep an eye out for...
You hear this kind of thing a lot from people who are working on horror remakes, but here's the main problem I have with it:
Is the new House of Wax more "sophisticated" than the original? Is The Amityville Horror? Hell, not even the remakes that I (and most people seem to) enjoy (Dawn of the...
I've always enjoyed The Fly 2. I think it's more of a traditional sci-fi horror flick than Cronenberg's film is, but I've always liked the sequel's aggressive nastiness. It's a pretty mean-spirited little movie. :)
Looking forward to getting both of these SEs.
You think Cinderella Man is a "minor" period piece? I gotta disagree right back. ;)
And I don't think the Holodeck Adventures come remotely close to the production design / art direction in Cinderella Man. (Though the TNG stuff is pretty darn impressive for what it is.)
Well, it's a period piece with a lot of sets and costumes. That's pretty expensive stuff right there. As are Crowe, Zellweger, Howard, Goldsman, etc.
Acutally, in this day and age, I think $88m is pretty reasonable for a movie like this!
And here you make another good point: just as a PG-13 is no guarantee of a worthless horror flick -- an R rating is never a sure indicator of a good horror movie. I walked into Amityville and Wax with relatively high hopes for each one, and both, while not awful movies, were definitely...
You might think it's just because we horror fans want blood, guts & gore. But that's simply not the (whole) case.
In order for a horror movie to achieve some true grimness and intensity, it needs to cross that "family-friendly" boundary. (Not always, of course, but usually.) How...
Yeah. I can't remember, but I'm pretty sure that happened because the FIRST thing I did with the DVD was click "Play" so I could check out the transfer. I then clicked "menu" on my remote and dug into the special features. So when I chose the commentary track and "play movie" it must have just...
Aha, good catch there, Colin.
I simply chose the commentary from the Extra Features menu and the DVD took me straight into the theatrical cut.
Only makes sense that you could turn on the Extended Cut and then flip the commentary track on via your remote's audio options.
Glad you liked the list. I did it mainly to keep my own head straight as I try to collect the paperbacks, but if you find it helpful ... cool!
And I'm buying the darn books a lot quicker than I can read 'em. Damn you eBay!
I'm particularly looking forward to the "Tales of..." anthologies...