Mini-Netflix DVD Reviews

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Now that I joined Netflix, I get 3 movies at a time. Here are the rentals that I watched and a quick blurb about them, along with my thumbs up (see it now!), thumbs sideways (eh - up to you) and thumbs down (you have better things to do) rating system:

Super Size Me - Lives up to the hype, very disturbing look at what happened when someone ate three McDonalds meals every day. Thumbs up.

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - I read the book and played the video game on my commodore 64 when I was a teenager. I simply had to rent this because the geek inside of me ordered it. I give it a thumbs sideways, it had a few neat scenes. Otherwise, if you hate sci-fi, stay away.

The Incredibles - Very cool, not sure if it is really worth renting, but I wanted to see it before it came out on cable. Thumbs sideways.

Lords of Dogtown - Early pioneers of skateboarding in California and really was a cool movie if you were a skaterat, like me. Might not be as interesting for your girlfriend who wants to watch "The Notebook" for the 20th time. Thumbs sideways.

Murderball - An example of how the name of the movie simply killed it. People won't watch this movie because it sounds like a 1970s horror movie. Excellent documentary about Wheelchair Rugby, one of the best movies I have watched all year. Thumbs way up.

Constantine - Dude, you are like posessed by demons. No way. I'm having another cigarette. That's the movie, basically. Thumbs down - and I like bad movies, too.

Grizzly Man - very interesting documentary about a off-kilter environmentalist who took his fascination with bears to dangerous consequences. A history of his life, along with the reason why bears are "wild animals" and not "furry fun beasts".

40 Year Old Virgin - I thought this was going to be Wedding Crashers funny, but it wasn't. It was good, not great. Not too many laugh-out-loud moments and one-too-many "this seems familiar" moments. Worth catching more on cable, in my opinion.


I haven't said much in a while, so here's what I think...
The Incredibles was a super movie, great animation or whatever it's called, great plot (interesting for kids and adults), and really colorful and bright which just added to the movie.

Supersize me - I hate Michael Moore and would rather poke my eye out then spend 5 cents to rent his movie/watch it on cable.

Hitchhikers - I agree with you, although I've never read the book/played the game, the movie had its moments and was interesting, but overall it was just okay.

Constantine - I've only seen a part of it, and couldn't agree with you more.

Grizzly man- He got what he deserved. Worth watching if you want to see a closeted beastility type / homosexual / crazed human go nuts and then become one with the bears.

40 year old virgin - I liked it. I'd recommend it.

The others I didn't see.

I guess we pretty much agree (except I really loved the incredibles and you didn't).

Supersize me was written, directed and starred Morgan Spurlock as the human guinea pig to try eating McDonalds for 30 days straight.

Okay. So you pointed out I was wrong about Supersize me... so I'll just say that I won't watch it b/c a double cheeseburger, fries and large strawberry shake sounds great to me!

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