Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday's With Movies: 3/29/11

Tangled: It is obvious that I will watch this. I am a Disney fanatic, and I have a 4-year old. I actually received our copy of the movie from the Disney club last night, a whole day before it was released. Aren't I special?

Black Swan: OK, I love Natalie Portman and this film was nominated for an Oscar. I will be checking it out, despite the presence of ballet dancing. And, I don't know the whole story, but the movie apparently has some sort of twist or something (so I have heard). I am looking forward to it.

Fair Game: When I first saw the trailer for this I had no real intentions of seeing. But, I re-watched it and I also got a little more information on the film and it has grown on me, so I will check it out when I can.

All Good Things: I know nothing about this except it stars Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst, so it is in my queue. It is marked as a thriller - so I guess we will see what it is about.

Friday, March 25, 2011

30/50: King Arthur

I originally wanted to watch this film when it first came into the theater. At the time I had a bit of a Keira Knightley crush going on and was checking as many of her films as I could. But, I never got around to seeing it and I heard mixed reviews once it finally came out on DVD.

Anyway, King Arthur is not truly about Knightley, but it is a totally different way of telling the story of Arthur and the Knights of his round table. I, of course, am much more familiar with The Sword in the Stone and various forms that are about the same as that story - this one was completely different.

I have actually owned this movie for awhile and never once tossed it in until I forced myself to watch it with this list - and you know what, I didn't hate it. I may have actually enjoyed it.

Arthur (Clive Owen) leads a bunch of knights, including Lancelot (Ioan Gruffudd), to battle and protect land against the Woads - who are actually led by the "black" magician, Merlin (Stephene Dillane).

As the film opens, Arthur and his knights are on their final mission and will be allowed to go home after 15 years of fighting when they guide a bishop through Woad lands. However, once they arrive they are asked for one last mission to save a family, whose son just may one day be pope, from the attack of Saxons.

While at the castle of the family, Arthur knocks down a wall and realizes that the family has been killing people and leaving them to die in prisons. Found there is Guinevere (Knightley), who in this adaptation is a Woad.

In order to take down the Saxon army, the two sides - the Woads and Arthur's knights - come together and form their own army, which is still way smaller than the Saxon army.

I am not really sure why this was knocked so much, because I felt the acting was pretty good and the battle scenes - especially the one at the end - were amazing.

Also seeing this has reaffirmed my crush on Knightley, and I need her to stop making those wickedly boring period pieces. Get her in some odd comedy or a modern day action film.


29/50: Donnie Darko

I have heard many great things about this film. It sort of has become a cult classic among many people, but I never really got around to watching it - and I really had no true interest until I had heard it was so good that I had to at least give it a try.

Donnie Darko stars Jake Gyllenhaal as the titular character. Darko suffers from some sort of mental illness that I don't believe is ever truly said - though it is perceived and mentioned that he may have schizophrenia.

I do not hate Gyllenhaal as an actor, but he has never really jumped off of the screen for me like other actors have. However, in this film he was downright amazing. Probably his best acting performance to date that I have seen.

Anyway, Darko is being led around by what is thought to be a figment of his imagination - that he sees as a very odd and scary looking bunny named Frank. Darko wakes up at night - usually at midnight - and is told by Frank to do random things. During one of these sleepwalking excursions, Darko is able to escape death, which he is then led to believe that Frank saved his life and therefore should listen to whatever Frank tells him to do.

Darko also begins to lash out at school, mostly when it comes to the teachings of Jim Cunningham (Patrick Swayze) who has a sort of infomercial/cult like way to his preachings. He also falls in love with a new girl in school, Gretchen Ross (Jena Malone), who along with her mother has escaped a violent stepfather.

A lot of things begin to happen, and Frank tells Darko to do a lot of bad things - which somehow expose things that many people did not know. It all comes to fruition at the conclusion of the film when everything sort of comes together and is somewhat explained.

There are tons of well-known actors and actresses in this film, including Jake's sister Maggie playing his sister, Elizabeth. Noah Wyle portrays Ken Monnitoff, a science teacher that helps Donnie with the possibility of time travel.

Seth Rogen plays Ricky Danforth, a classmate of Donnie and also a bully, who doesn't appear to have much to do with the actual plot - but does. And finally, Drew Barrymore as Karen Pomeroy, Donnie's English teacher. Her inclusion in the film is still not really understood by me, nor is a few of the other things that go on in the film, but nevertheless I felt she did well in her role.

I did not watch the Director's Cut of the film, so I am not sure if more is explained in that version, but I don't think I totally grasped everything that was meant to be told in the film - and even without knowing that I really enjoyed it.

Like I said, great performance by Gyllenhaal (both of them actually) and I don't think I would have liked it as much if he didn't have a great performance. Also truly enjoyed Jena Malone and Wyle as well - who I am unsure why he doesn't get more film roles.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Who? What? Where? #17

Fletch hits double figures, but Jess remains in the lead. Fletch was able to correctly identify Kate Bosworth as Jill in 21.

The top of the board is getting a bit closer now. Good luck to everyone.

The concept is simple: each week I will place a photograph of a character within a film. It is up to you (the participant in the game) to tell me the following:

1) The name of the actor (or what the actor goes by in his acting profession).

2) The name of the character in the movie.

3) And, the name of the movie.

Each correct answer gets you a point - so if you get all three correct on a given week, you can get three points. I will keep a running chart each and every week. As of now, this will be played for bragging rights only - but we shall see what the future holds.

So here is week #16:

Jess - 15 points
Matt - 14 points
Fletch - 10 points
Mrs. Kano - 5 points
Nick - 4 points

28/50: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

I really have a hard time watching films that are older for the first time and actually liking them as much as a should. The quality just isn't there anymore and it really just feels old.

However, with One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, I really had issue with the fact that it was released in 1975.

R.P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) is a convict that is sent to a mental institution, despite the warden of the place believing that McMurphy is faking. While there, he befriends all of the other patients, and soon realizes that they are being treated unfairly.

He begins to teach them a few different things, like gambling and watching the World Series. He even breaks them out for a day on the lake fishing.

The main problem with the hospital is its staff, led by Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher). One of the worst villains in cinema history (even voted that by AFI). Her villainy is more mental than physical, but she is truly heinous. She treats the patients horribly - and won't let them enjoy anything.

A few other bright spots were spotting Christopher Lloyd as a patient named Taber. And, once the film ended, finding out that the person playing Martini was Danny DeVito. I honestly had no clue that he was in the film, and had to go back to see who he was. I was astonished.

Anyway, the ending was horrible - and not horrible as in I hated it, but just hard to take. I won't divulge too much in case someone hasn't seen it.

Either way, I loved the film. A great performance by Nicholson - even though he was supposed to be over the time, I don't think he felt over the top.


27/50: Megamind

This actually worked for me. It was something I hadn't really seen before. A good vs. evil that I hadn't seen, but it is possible it has been done before.

Megamind (Will Ferrell) and Metro Man (Brad Pitt) are from a different planet that is blown up and both are sent to Earth in order to save their lives. As their lives progress on Earth, Megamind turns into a huge villain while Metro Man becomes the superhero of Metropolis.

Megamind and his sidekick, Minion (David Cross), are always trying to take over Metropolis and Metro Man is always able to thwart their plans. It is so predictable that when Megamind captures Metro Man's girlfriend, Roxanne Ritchie (Tina Fey) - and local TV reporter - she knows everything that he is about to do before he even does it.

But, when Megamind blows up Metro Man and the city is suddenly without its superhero, the city is taken over by its villain.

Megamind, however, begins to feel different, despite having everything that he has always wanted. What point is it in being a villain without a hero to try and stop you?

So, he tries to create another superhero, and accidentally creates one in the form of Ritchie's cameraman, Hal Stewart (Jonah Hill).

I have to admit I was surprised. I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did and to be surprised by the plot so much. Still not as great as some of the other animation films as last year, but still totally worth the watch.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

26/50: Knight and Day

Last year a couple films came out that sort of had the same premise. An agent that runs into a run-of-the-mill woman, who somehow gets involved in their world.

I wanted to watch both to see which one I would like better, but I have to say I already think it is going to be Knight and Day.

Roy Miller (Tom Cruise) appears to be a rogue agent. He travels on a plane and does his best to keep everyone off of it - knowing what is on the plane - but somehow June Havens (Cameron Diaz) manages to make it on board. While in the bathroom, a bunch of agents jump out and attack Roy, who manages to kill everyone (including the pilots). When June comes out of the bathroom she is confronted with the airplane heading down and a bunch of dead passengers.

After the crash, Roy drugs June and she wakes up in her apartment - where Roy hopes to have left her for the last time. However, the other agents think that June may be teamed with June and capture her to question her.

This leads us on a trip around the world as Roy and June try to evade the other agents and track down Simon Feck (Paul Dano), who has created the Zephyr - a perpetual energy battery.

I have to admit, I really enjoyed this. This is the type of Cruise we need at almost all times - the crazy, off the wall actor. Also enjoyed Diaz in her role and without seeing the other film, I suspect I will have enjoyed her over Katherine Heigl.


25/50: Taxi Driver

Well, I am not really sure how to start this. This film was not really what I was expecting it was going to be - and I think that may have hurt my view of the film, but we shall see.

Taxi Driver stars Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle. A Vietnam veteran who has had a bit of a time adjusting to life back in the states. He spends most of his time watching movies and walking the streets, but soon decides that if he is up he might as well get paid for it - and applies to be a night time taxi driver.

At first Bickle seems to be a decent person, who just may have a bit of a problem sleeping. He begins to become infatuated with a worker for a Presidential campaign, Betsy (Cybill Shepherd). Not truly knowing how ta act around her he takes her to a pornography film - and sort of freaks her out in the process.

She begins to ignore all of his calls and he begins to snap.

After he is ignored by Betsy, he befriends a young prostitute named Iris (Jodie Foster). He does all he can to get her to go home - even giving her money to return, but her pimp, Sport (Harvey Keitel) and his fellow friends don't allow her to leave.

I was really glad that the end went the way that it did. I was worried that Bickle would have gone one way and I was really wondering why. But, when it went the way it did it helped me like it a little more.

However, the one thing that really threw me off of this film was the music. It was horrible and never fit the film for me. It got so annoying I almost turned it off. I have never felt that way about a score before.

Anyway, like I said, I didn't think this film was what I thought it was going to be, but it wasn't horrible.


Tuesday's With Movies: 3/22/11

The Tourist: I have said before that I am not a huge Angelina Jolie fan, and from what I have heard about this film it is not the greatest. Though, I do like Johnny Depp, so I will definitely be checking it out. Hopefully there is something in there that grabs my attention.

Yogi Bear: My son went to see this with his grandparents and he loved it. So, I will be getting it for him when I get a chance. My parents said it was pretty cute, so I am sure I will like it, either way he likes it - so that is what matters.

How Do You Know: Littered with actors that I enjoy, but heard horrible things about it. Doesn't matter because I like to make my own opinion. I will check it out when it arrives through Netflix.

Skyline: Not sure how to take this one. I may have to do some more research. I obviously love Donald Faison from Scrubs and I actually enjoy Eric Balfour as well. This may be one I wait on and eventually check out down the line.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Conspiracy Continues

OK. Like many American males I do most if not all of my reading on the throne. I have a handful of books lined up to read for when I go to my favorite seat in the house.

I had just finished a book and started reading Mike & Mike's Rules for Sports and Life. I had read Mike Greenberg's first book and loved it, and I enjoy the Mike & Mike radio show, so I figured I would like this as well. My wife even got me an autographed copy for my birthday.

Anyway, I am still only on the first chapter and was just about to finish up when I came across a final little anecdote from Mr. Greenberg himself. He has a little blurb called the "12 for 12", or the 12 things he would do if he were hired as the new MLB commissioner in 2012.

Well, what do I happen to come across? Something that looks awfully familiar.

If you recall I wrote a few year back that I have a bit of a conspiracy theory going on that someone is following me or has bugged my house or something. Because a lot of my ideas seem to come to fruition by someone else not long after I have thought of them.

Well, it happened again.

Heading back to 2008 I wrote this little number on the starting times of sporting events, especially important events. Well, Mr. Greenberg pretty much wrote word-for-word my thoughts on the subject for his No. 5 thing he would change in Major League Baseball.

Don't get me wrong, it's brilliant. Except - I was brilliant first. But, where is my credit.

That's it - I am not longer thinking. Let's see them get their ideas without me.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Desert Island - Movie Soundtrack

OK. So I saw this on a few of my fellow bloggers' sites and I thought it was such a fun idea that I had to give it a try. And man was it hard. In fact, if I did this again next week I could very well have a whole new list. But, after my initial pass these are the ones that I have chosen.

Castor at Anomalous Material has given a set of parameters. A plane goes down and you are on a deserted island. In this case, what 12 songs (and those songs must be included in a soundtrack) would you bring with you to listen to on a continuous loop.

So, I began thinking. And a lot of different things popped into my head. First was, find your favorite groups or singers and figure out which soundtracks they belong to. Second, what songs resonate with you thanks to their inclusion in a film.

Well, these are the 12 that I came up with.

1) The Tragically Hip - Ahead By A Century

-Found on the Jumper soundtrack, The Tragically Hip have been my favorite band since I was in high school. Living in a small town just south of Canada, these Canadian musicians really had an influence on my teenage years and have continued to be a part of my life ever since.

2) Guster - What You Wish For

-Found on the Life as a House soundtrack, Guster is another of my favorite bands. I was introduced to them by my then friend and no current wife. They have sort of become a staple in our household and we continue to see them whenever possible.

3) Our Lady Peace - Life

-Found on the Men With Brooms soundtrack, I came across Our Lady Peace (another Canadian band) a little later than my other two favorite bands, but have come to love them all about the same. I realized that I had actually been listening to them for awhile, but didn't know who they were - now one of my top three bands.

4) The Clarks - Let It Go

-Found on the Summer Catch soundtrack, I was born in Pittsburgh, but moved away when I was eight years old. I returned to my birth city for college and discovered a local band doing pretty well for itself - and I have been following them ever since.

5) Gene Wilder - Pure Imagination

-Found on the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory soundtrack, my all-time favorite movie and besides The Candy Man, probably the most iconic song in the film. I had to include at least one song from this amazing film.

6) Soggy Bottom Boys - Man of Constant Sorrow

-Found on O Brother, Where Art Though soundtrack, the song that became a sensation throughout the film actually became a pretty big sensation outside of the film as well. The funniest parts are Clooney and his gang singing the words of the Soggy Bottom Boys.

7) Kermit the Frog - Rainbow Connection

-Found on The Muppet Movie soundtrack, definitely brings me back to my childhood and love of the Muppets. My son has slowly gotten into these movies and has these songs in his iPod. Just a great song - probably the best by a frog.

8) Wailing Souls - Wild Wild Life

-Found on the Cool Runnings soundtrack, this song definitely reminds me of this great film. It truly fits the movie of the first Jamaican bobsled team to compete in the Olympics.

9) Frou Frou - Let Go

-Found on the Garden State soundtrack, a film that is truly known for its soundtrack this Frou Frou song has always stuck out to me and compliments the film very well.

10) Linkin Park - What I've Done

-Found on the Transformers soundtrack, when I first heard the song it really jumped out and me and although it is probably overplayed by now it still is a great song that really fit into the movie well.

11) Citizen Cope - Let the Drummer Kick

-Found on the Accepted soundtrack, one of the best films ever that my wife and I have to watch at least once a month. This song - besides the amazing You Think We Suck - is probably the song that resonates the most for me from the film.

12) The Wallflowers - Heroes

-Found on the Godzilla soundtrack, but I would technically be including it from The Replacements. The original song was used in the film, but for some reason they used another artist on the actual soundtrack.

Well, there is my 12-track deserted island CD. Like I said, if I made this list a month later it might be a little different - and I am sure I missed a ton of great songs that I will find late on, but for now, at this moment, this is my list.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Who? What? Where? #16

Well, Matt was able to keep pace with Jess after a sweep of last week's Who? What? Where? He correctly identified the person to the left as Danny DeVito in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest as Martini.

I chose this because after watching this film I never once thought or recognized Martini to be DeVito. Which is hard for me to do.

Anyway, good luck this week.

The concept is simple: each week I will place a photograph of a character within a film. It is up to you (the participant in the game) to tell me the following:

1) The name of the actor (or what the actor goes by in his acting profession).

2) The name of the character in the movie.

3) And, the name of the movie.

Each correct answer gets you a point - so if you get all three correct on a given week, you can get three points. I will keep a running chart each and every week. As of now, this will be played for bragging rights only - but we shall see what the future holds.

So here is week #16:

Jess - 15 points
Matt - 14 points
Fletch - 7 points
Mrs. Kano - 5 points
Nick - 4 points

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday's With Movies: 3/15/11

The Fighter: What's not to love? A sports movie that was nominated for an Oscar. That also happen to take home a pair of supporting actor Oscars from Christian Bale and Melissa Leo. And it also stars Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adams. I am in all the way. This is one I wish I was able to see in the theater, but wasn't able to get out and see it. Thankfully, I haven't heard any spoilers about the actual film, so I am pretty psyched to see it.

Hereafter: I am not 100% sure what this film is all about. During previews I got a whole What Dreams May Come feel, but according to the plotline this is a movie that follows three different people that have nothing to do with each other and somehow there stories will come together somewhere in the end. I really like films that can pull those off well, so I will definitely be giving this one a try.

The Switch: Haven't heard great things about this film, but I enjoy Jason Bateman and I can deal with Jennifer Aniston. Apparently, Bateman is best friends with Aniston, who decides to get a sperm donor for a child - by accident Bateman loses the 'donation' and is forced to donate his own. Sounds a bit far fetched, and doubt this will be great, but I will at least check it out.

Monday, March 14, 2011

24/50: Hurt Locker

This film hit the Oscar's pretty hard last year with director Kathryn Bigelow taking home Best Director.

Anyway, Hurt Locker takes place in Iraq and we follow a trio of bomb diffusers, that basically have to go out whenever something seems suspicious and try and take care of it.

William James (Jeremy Renner) takes over as the diffuser in the group after the former diffuser Matt Thompson (Guy Pearce) is killed. James does things a little differently than most, and is pretty much reckless in his tactics.

The rest of the crew is JT Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty). The film flows through their days left during this assignment - and how they just want to make it to the end without getting killed.

James, however, goes at things completely reckless. Not really listening to his crew and sometimes taking his vest off while dismantling a bomb. Sanborn and Eldridge begin to think that he has a death wish and could be what gets them killed.

The film was well shot and pretty entertaining, not as amazing as I thought it might be, but probably deserving of the accolades that it received a couple of years ago. Renner had an amazing performance and Mackie continues to impress me of late.


23/50: The Social Network

I remember when I graduated college in 2004 and my sister came home for the summer or a break or something and had this amazing Facebook website - the first time I had ever seen it. And, for some reason I was unable to join this prestigious site. I am not sure the reason, but it was either that my former college was not on Facebook or my college email was no longer functioning.

So, I was a bit peeved that my sister was on this glorious site that kept her in touch with high school and college friends. And, I was still only able to do so on the phone or AIM.

Needless to say, I was very happy when Facebook finally dropped the only college format and allowed everyone to join their site - and I have been a member and avid use ever since.

But, a movie about the creation of this site? How could that be interesting at all?

Well, apparently it was tons interesting, because not only was it nominated for an Oscar for best picture, but I absolutely loved it.

For one, I had no idea about the main reason behind this website and just how much legal drama went on with it. Just so we can stalk that one girl we saw at summer camp in 1995 and really have never talked to since.

The opening scene with Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) and Erica Albright (Rooney Mara) was breathtaking. I found myself literally doing all I could to follow this conversation between Ivy League geniuses.

From there I was hooked and then the actual computer stuff began, starting with LiveJournal, which my wife and I used to use back in the day - which was very nostalgic for us.

The way Facebook finally got truly going is great, and to see just how many people were involved and affected from it was amazing. The one thing I never knew, however, was that the Napster guy Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake) was so involved - even though he wasn't really. "Drop the The" is not really what made the site take off.

Another siting, Joseph Mazzello, of Jurassic Park fame has a bit part as Dustin Moskovitz, one of Zuckerberg's roommates.

I won't go into a bunch of the legal mumbo-jumbo because that is what the film is truly about, but the entire film is very entertaining and extremely smart. Nice to see how something we use everyday, and basically take for granted, came to be so big.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Who? What? Where? #15

Jess continues to pull away from the pack as she nailed down all three points this week correctly identifying the person to the right as Bill Hader's Bobby from Adventureland.

Congratulations, Jess. The rest of you need to step up your game to keep pace with her.

Good luck this week.

The concept is simple: each week I will place a photograph of a character within a film. It is up to you (the participant in the game) to tell me the following:

1) The name of the actor (or what the actor goes by in his acting profession).

2) The name of the character in the movie.

3) And, the name of the movie.

Each correct answer gets you a point - so if you get all three correct on a given week, you can get three points. I will keep a running chart each and every week. As of now, this will be played for bragging rights only - but we shall see what the future holds.

So here is week #15:

Jess - 15 points
Matt - 11 points
Fletch - 7 points
Mrs. Kano - 5 points
Nick - 4 points

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday's With Movies: 3/8/11

Morning Glory: I have to admit this probably doesn't appeal to too many people. But the mixture of Harrison Ford and (a cute - because sometimes I just don't see it) Rachel McAdams has me intrigued. Although I didn't love The Devil Wears Prada this looks a little bit like that film. So, I will check this out when it gets here.

Jackass 3: I have not watched a single one of these Jackass films. Some of what they do can be deemed as funny, but most of the time it is just downright disturbing. So, I will be skipping this one as well.

The Next Three Days: I have said before that I can take or leave Russell Crowe, but seeing as this film was filmed in my native Pittsburgh, I have to check it out. I am still not entirely sure what the film is about. I had not seen a single preview before it was released, and then it went out just as quick as it came in. Doesn't bode well, but I will be checking it out.

Exit Through The Gift Shop: I have heard so many great things about this documentary from so many different outlets - and that it was apparently robbed at the Oscar's. I have not watched too many documentaries, but those that I have watched really need to interest me. And, so far I have no interest in seeing this - even with its praise.

Inside Job: The documentary that 'robbed' Exit Through The Gift Shop of its Oscar. Narrated by Matt Damon about the current and ongoing economic downfall. Don't really need to see it seeing as I am living it. Anyway, same thing that I said above goes here - just no real interest here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Who? What? Where? #14

Even with the difficult picture Fletch swooped in and correctly identified the person to the left as Alyssa Milano, but struck out with the film and character.

Jess, however, correctly said it was Margo Masse from Fear and moves into first place of this crazy game.

Congratulations to the both of you.

The concept is simple: each week I will place a photograph of a character within a film. It is up to you (the participant in the game) to tell me the following:

1) The name of the actor (or what the actor goes by in his acting profession).

2) The name of the character in the movie.

3) And, the name of the movie.

Each correct answer gets you a point - so if you get all three correct on a given week, you can get three points. I will keep a running chart each and every week. As of now, this will be played for bragging rights only - but we shall see what the future holds.

So here is week #14:

Jess - 12 points
Matt - 11 points
Fletch - 7 points
Mrs. Kano - 5 points
Nick - 4 points

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tuesday's With Movies: 3/1/11

Faster: Looks like another hell-hath-no-fury type film. Tons of action, which I have been saying that Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson needs to be doing from here on out. I know he has a bit of a comedic bone, but honestly, he needs to stay away from the kid's films. This one looks somewhat decent and will have a ton of action. Will be checking it out.

127 Hours: Oscar nominated film which I have been wanting to check out. Heard Franco did a pretty bad job as an Oscar host, but I have to admit he has become a pretty decent actor over the years. Also looks to be a quick watch, only 90 minutes, which means a lot of good stuff must be packed into those 90 minutes.

Love & Other Drugs: Yes! I am sure this will be a pretty horrible film, but Anne Hathaway shows us the goodies again. LOL. So, yeah, I will be checking it out - hope it surprises me.

Burlesque: I am not a huge fan of musicals, but they have done a pretty good job as of late with Chicago and Moulin Rouge. I really enjoyed both of those. I have heard some pretty rough things about Burlesque, but I enjoy Aguilera (boy she has had a pretty rough going of late) and I also said I will check out any Kristen Bell film.

Bambi: Yet another film from Disney that has been out in many different releases on DVD - and I already own it. Yes, it is a great film, but seriously Disney - get some of these other films out on DVD first before you re-release some of these films for the fourth time.