• Daltry Calhoun
Like you need an explanation for this one: Johnny Knoxville
! He's so damn gorgeous in this movie. AND it's actually a really good movie. Johnny's
more than just a pretty face...nice chest...big hands...
A fun horror movie. What's creepier than getting stranded in the subway with a demented, bloodthirsty freak?
• The 40-Year-Old Virgin
I LOVE Steve Carell
. Always thought he was just the cutest thing. Totally fun movie. Stars two other favorites: Paul Rudd
and Catherine Keener
. I also found myself strangely drawn to co-star Seth Rogan
. Not sure why. I think it was a combination of his character's personality and curly hair.
• Dance Hits
When I spotted this DVD at Fry's Electronics
to get it. Some of my favorite 80's songs was on it:
• Afrika Bambaataa & UB40
• Judy Cheeks
(big club hit)
• Inner City
- Good Life
(LOVE that song)
• Robbie Nevil
- C'est La Vie
• Sly Fox
- Let's Go All the Way
• Soul II Soul
- Back to Life
I'd never seen the video for 90% of the songs, and for some (i.e. Sly Fox
) I wish it'd stayed that way. LOL! OMG, that video s-u-c-k-s! The song is SO much cooler.
And even though I either wasn't a fan of or just didn't like the other songs, the videos were still hilarious to watch. I was dying! There was a tie for worst video: Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby
vs. Lillo Thomas'
(who?) Sexy Girl
. Both worth the price of the DVD, just for the tears of laughter. I highly recommend buying it. If you grew up in the 80's, it's a guaranteed fun time! Just $2.55
) at Half.com
! A helluva lot cheaper than what I paid. Figures.
• Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection Volume 2
I can't bring myself to shell out nearly $50 for the Looney Tunes
box sets just yet, so in the meantime I opted to buy this 2-disc collection of the ones I KNOW I like. Comprised of a lot of the older episodes done by Beany & Cecil's Bob Clampett
, I was always a big fan of the episodes with caricatures of the movie stars of the 40's and 50's (Clark Gable
, Henry Fonda
, Judy Garland
, Groucho Marx
, etc.). There are also plenty of those episodes I love where they bring book titles and characters to life. Gotta love it when The Invisible Man
, Dr. Jekyll/Hyde
, The Mummy
step out of their prospective books, looking vicious and menacing...then start doing the Conga. LOL! It's great!
And, one of my all-time favorite episodes, I Love to Singa
, with the adorable little owl (AKA "Owl Jolson
) who rebels against his stuffy parents and longs to sing that Swing!
• Transporter 2
. 2005Comments: Jason Statham
looking hot as ever. Enjoyed the movie for the great action and fight scenes. Not as good as the original, but a fun ride all the same.
• Lords of Dogtown
(Unrated). 2005Comments: Johnny Knoxville
(yes, again!) has a role in this movie, making it a must-own. Also, the movie looks great. Haven't got around to sitting down and watching it yet, but I already have a feeling I'm gonna enjoy it. Even if I don't, Knoxville
is a good consolation prize.
. 2005Comments: Adam Baldwin
is in this, and he is looking sooo good, I had to buy it. Loved him ever since I first saw him in My Bodyguard
and The Chocolate War
(is it EVER coming out on DVD?!). Since I don't really dig the stuff that passes for Sci-Fi these days, whether or not I'm gonna like this movie is a coin toss.
• Summer of Sam
I've been wanting to buy this movie for ages, so when I ran across a copy at the local used book store, I had to pick it up. I already know I am gonna LOVE this movie. I've seen the trailers and love the cast AND most importantly, Spike Lee
seems to have done what others haven't: Recaptured a period of time (the 70's) successfully. Saving this one for when I have time to sit and really enjoy it.
My friend Nathan bought this DVD for me, since I can never seem to find it anywhere around here. I've been wanting this movie for so long and had just caught the lackluster sequel on cable the day before he gave this to me. How's that
And no, unfortunately the cover doesn't look like the original poster art (shown
: always loved that poster), but I wanted to use the image so I did.
• The Horror of Party Beach/The Curse of the Living Corpse
Another movie Nathan picked up for me on a recent venture to a local Horror convention. Though it's not officially
slated to be released until March 28th, they were selling copies early. Yaye me!
• Wedding Crashers
Everyone keeps telling me how hilarious this movie is, but I dunno. I got it because I LOVE me some Vince Vaughn
. I have to admit that I am a little disappointed that he seems to be doing more "raunchy" comedy stuff in lieu of dramatic roles (which he is SOOO great at: Return to Paradise
, The Locusts
, etc.). That may be why I am hesitant about whether I'll actually find this funny or not. Oh well, Vince
is one of my "must-own" guys (in addition to Johnny
I've been wanting this movie for a long time. I sold my VHS years ago, with the goal of replacing it with the DVD, but just never seemed to get around to it. Found a used copy on sale recently, so I finally picked up a copy.
• MST3K: The Amazing Colossal Man
Now this and the last 4 movie titles are all DVD-Rs that my friend Nathan made for me. He's the greatest. BTW, I designed the covers for this DVD-R and the Revenge of the Stepford Wives
DVD-R. I couldn't find any cover art I liked, so I got resourceful and created my own. Just think what I could do if I was getting paid! *sigh*
• Final Exam
I have the paperback book for this movie, which is one of my favorite 80's slashers. I hate to say why I love it so much, since I might be spoiling the climax for some of you who might want to see it someday (good luck finding it!). Let's just say I like movies that don't always tie together with a neat little bow.
• Little Darlings
One of my all-time favorite movies, I bought the laserdisc for this movie AGES ago, in hopes that someday I would actually own a laserdisc player (no such luck so far). However, Nathan DOES own one and he made me a copy on DVD-R! I've already watched it three times since I got it. Love it.
• Revenge of the Stepford Wives
This made-for-TV sequel to the 1975 Stepford Wives
has always been a favorite. I relish the fact that we get to see "Mrs. Roper
" (AKA Audra Lindley
) get homicidal! Sharon Gless
and Julie Kavner
make a likeable team of undercover reporters, and it doesn't hurt that Don Johnson
is in it, dressed as a cop (shades of Miami Vice
?), looking all cute and squinty-eyed.
• Avenging Force
. 1986Comments: Michael Dudikoff
is just as juicy as can be. I thought he was so cute the first time I saw him in Bachelor Party
. I haven't had time to watch this yet, but it's always appealed to me. Either way, Michael's
in it, so it's all good.