Friday, January 19, 2007

First books, Now Movies

Here is our Netflix Rental History for the past four or so months (and in reverse order). What are you watching?

Currently at home:

Word Wars
Documentary @ Scrabble...halfway through and it's fabulous--a good companion to Wordplay & Akeelah

Born into Brothels
Documentary @ the daughters of Indian prostitutes. I think filmed in part by the girls...?Haven't watched it yet.

The Chorus
French Mr Holland's Opus/Stand & Deliver. Maybe cheesey, maybe great...we'll see.

Who Killed the Electric Car?
Incredibly disturbing documentary about the EV-1 and California's repealed zero-emissions policy.

Strangers with Candy
I really wanted to like it.

Nashville
See this.

Nacho Libre
Watched ten minutes and sent it back.

Undeclared: The Complete Series: Discs 1 & 2
Very funny show.


A Prairie Home Companion
See Nashville above.

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
Whatever.

Da Ali G Show: Season 1
I cringed and had to leave the room. I laughed my head off. Hated it. Loved it. Can't wait to see Borat. Don't want to see Borat.

An Inconvenient Truth
Everyone should watch this. See here.

Jeeves and Wooster: Season 1: Discs 1 & 2
Fantastic use of language in this BBC comedy based on PG Wodehouse. Hugh Laurie (House) and Stephen Fry are fabulous. Over the course of 10 years, we've watched these again and again.

Akeelah and the Bee
Love it. Made me want to spell better.

Northern Exposure: Season 1: Disc 1
Not as good as I remembered, only watched one disc.

Quiz Show
Good film. In queue for "Dinner & Movie" discussion night

Mrs. Henderson Presents
Enjoyed it.

The Facts of Life: The Complete First and Second Seasons: Disc 1
Better than I remember it.

The Apostle
Duvall is as good as it gets.

Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series: Discs 1 through 6
THIS IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST TV SHOW EVER MADE. YOU MUST WATCH THIS. IT IS FUNNY AND SAD AND TRUE AND EXACTLY AS AWFUL AND WONDERFUL AS HIGH SCHOOL IS. IN THE LAST EPISODE I CRIED LIKE A BABY, NOT ONLY BECAUSE IT WAS A TOUCHING EPISODE, BUT BECAUSE I KNEW THOSE CHARACTERS THAT I LOVED WERE GONE FOREVER. However, many of the same actors are in undeclared which has the same creator, though it is straight comedy.

Tender Mercies
Again, Duvall.

Brokeback Mountain
Fine.

Transamerica
Fine

Capote
Very Good. But after these three films Netflix would only recommend gay & lesbian films to us.

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 5: Complete Series: Discs 1 & 2
Larry David is awful and wonderful. Such a funny, funny show. Love Larry David as a character but would not want to have dinner with him.

King Kong
Fine.

Bottle Rocket
Great.

The Looney Tunes Golden Collection
Great for kids and parents.

My Life in Pink
Wondeful.

The Squid and the Whale
Very good.

The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold
The original was delightfully cheesey. This one simply sucked. But what did I expect?

4 comments:

Hope said...

Arrested Development Season 1- we got in on the action a little late and hadn't seen these episodes before. They are phenomenal!
Little Miss Sunshine- super
Curious george- Kinda lame, but people weren't kidding, the Jack Johnson music is the best part of the show.

jeremy said...

bill from freaks and geeks makes paul from wonder years look like some really bad soaring hawk skit. i heart bill.

emdunbar said...

Hopi, AR is so funny. I love Tobias.

Jeremy, I rented Freaks & Geeks because you blogged about it, so thank you. I could watch Bill making a grilled cheese sandwich and watching tv all day long. I could cry just thinking abou it.

jeremy said...

yep, that scene with the sandwiches and television is one of my favorite tv moments ever.