Friday, September 3, 2010
Home Video Update - July 2004
Eurotrip is still funny. And Scotty still doesn't know.
I'm still a little bitter about having wasted one hour and 21 minutes of my life watching The Big Bounce.
I liked 50 First Dates more than I let on. It's a cute, comfort-food kind of movie and Drew Barrymore was just adorable as the amnesiac.
Master and Commander doesn't hold up on repeated viewings but it's a good thriller once.
In case I wasn't clear, Cold Mountain is not a happily-ever-after kind of movie. I think I'm still a little depressed after seeing it - six years ago!
The Triplets of Belleville is a very stylish, animated movie in French. It doesn't need subtitles so much because it's almost like a silent movie - no dialog silent - with musical accompaniment.
If you work at Onvoy and have ever had a cube near me, you have heard me quote at least one line from Blazing Saddles every day for the past 12 years. Every day. Yeah, I have about five go-to lines that I use over and over, but I've spouted pretty much every line from that movie at some point. If you've never seen it, rent it now. If you have seen it, isn't it time to watch Blazing Saddles again? Now, excuse me while I whip this out.
Changing gears, Bad Santa or the DVD edition Badder Santa is a hugely funny black comedy. I'm partial to subversive comedy, so I liked this one a lot.
Mystic River is a laugh-riot compared to Cold Mountain, but it's still a sad movie.
Posted by Patrick at 10:33 PM