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.

3 Comments

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.
http://www.supersizeme.com/

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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