Saturday, March 01, 2008

The Year of Definitely Not Watching Any DVDs: February, 2008



Veronica Mars: Season 3 (2006-2007, 20 episodes), Human Nature (2001) (R), Last Action Hero (1993), Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), Marie Antoinette (2006) (R), Superman: The Movie (1978) (R), Phantom of the Opera (1943), Pulse (2006), Colour Me Kubrick: A True...ish Story (2005), The Good Thief (2002), Fleischer Studios' Superman (1941-1942, 9 episodes), Stranger Than Fiction (2006), Deepwater (2005), Superman and the Mole-Men (1951), The Mindscape of Alan Moore (2003), Extras: Series 1 (2005, 6 episodes) (R), Extras: Series 2 (2006, 6 episodes) (R), Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale (2007), Batman (1989) (R), Roman (2006), The Big Lebowski (1998) (R), The Batman/Superman Movie (1998), True Romance (1993) (R), Sling Blade (1996) (R), Withnail & I (1987) (R), Lung fu fong wan / City on Fire (1987) (R), Being There (1979) (R), Planet Terror (2007), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) (R), Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002), Bringing Out the Dead (1999) (R), Jawbreaker (1999), Freddy Got Fingered (2001), Scrubs: Season 3 (TV) (2003-2004) (R), Revolver (2005), Carnivàle: Season 1 (2003, 12 episodes), Carnivàle: Season 2 (2005, 12 episodes), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) (R), Sicko (2007), Per un pugno di dollari / A Fistful of Dollars (1964), Flirting with Disaster (1996), Beetlejuice (1988) (R), House! (2000), The Twilight Zone, Episodes 1-11 (2002), Batman Begins (2005) (R), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Harold and Maude (1971) (R), Skin Deep (1989) (R), Highlander (1986) (R), Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996), Badlands (1973), The Seven Year Itch (1955), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), Complicity (2000), A Cock and Bull Story (2005), Superman: The Animated Series: Season 1, Episodes 4-13 (1996-1997)

R = repeat

Unlike in January, when almost every single thing I watched was worth watching, there were a few duds this time. I count at least six films that sucked ass. Most of the rest I'd rank somewhere between pretty good and very good. If I had to pick one single favorite among this bunch it might be the prematurely cancelled TV series Carnivàle, which was flawed but compelling. But I might also pick Veronica Mars so YMMV.

What did you watch?

11 comments:

Moocko said...

How was Colour Me Kubrick: A True...ish Story?

Koala Mentala said...

Good question, Señor! It was kind of amusing, at least if you like John Malkovich, but quickly grew repetitive. Slight. Okay...ish.

Koala Mentala said...

But you forgot to answer my question which is very bad form.

Uncle Sammy said...

Fuck Yeah!!

Moocko said...

Well, the other day I saw THERE WILL BE BLOOD in cinema (I watched the first 50 minutes of it like 2 weeks ago, but realized the movie was worth more than a crappy avi-file), and it's at least in my TOP 15-list of greatest movies ever. Since Kubrick is mentioned, I can say PT Anderson is now definitely in that man's leauge. I can't stop thinking about it.

There will be UNCLE said...

That is somehow interesting.

Koala Mentala said...

You've hyped it too much. Even if it's excellent, everyone will be disappointed. And then they will come at you with long, sharp knives.

Matthew said...

Was Veronica Mars season 3 good? I have 1 and 2 but I'm waiting for 3 to be on sale. Mistake?

Koala Mentala said...

Season 3 is probably the least satisfying one as a whole, because it consists of two story arcs, followed by a bunch of standalone episodes. But there's a lot of Logan and zero Duncan Kane, which is a plus in my book.

Wow, I'm a total fan girl.

spidercrazy said...

I just watched No Country for Old Men. Brilliant film. The ending left me confused, but in a good way. I think.

Mookster said...

NCFOM: I didn't think the ending was confusing, but I totally adored it, and had to rewatch it immediately after my first viewing.

Last Friday, there were some "???"-sounds (in Swedish they sound like: "jaha?") when I saw it for the second time in cinema. But I guess it's good that it makes some people think.