Tuesday, May 06, 2008

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



Here's what I didn't watch in April (or did I?):

The Office (US): Season 2 (2005-2006, 22 episodes)
Public Access (1993)
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
The Late Shift (1996) (R)
The Office (US): Season 3 (2006-2007, 23 episodes)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Scoop (2006)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Hercules in New York (1970)
The Terminator (1984) (R)
Fellini - Satyricon (1969)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988) (R)
On the Air (1992, 7 episodes)
RoboCop (1987) (R)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003) (R)
New York, New York (1977)
Death Proof (2007)
A Boy and His Dog (1975)
Hotel Room (1993, 3 episodes)
The Lady from Shanghai (1947) (R)
Shoot to Kill (1988) (R)
Vanishing Point (1971)
Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted (1990)
A Room with a View (1985)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
The Departed (2006) (R)
Gilda (1946)
300 (2007) (R)
Femme Fatale (2002)
Scrubs: Season 4 (2004-2005, 25 episodes)
Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages / Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (2005)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut (2001/2004)
Deathtrap (1982) (R)
Sleuth (2007)
Watership Down (1978)

Best: The American version of The Office slowly emerged as something different from the original, but nearly as good. Unsurprisingly, I liked There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men quite a bit. The Departed is still excellent. And I feel like mentioning The Bourne Ultimatum, simply because it was the most solidly entertaining action film I've seen in years. But I won't.

Worst: Brian De Palma's embarrassingly awful Femme Fatale and the Harold Pinter-written remake of Sleuth. Technically, I guess they were both better movies than Hercules in New York, but I found the latter far less annoying.

R = repeat

2 comments:

Uncle Sammy said...

R = Right on !!!

Goo said...

nice to see you're spending your time so wisely. i mean, it's not like you're mortal or anything. you've got all the time in the world.