June 27, 2004

Manic DVD Party !

Thanks to a really nasty case of dehydration (following an intensive end to a work project), I was able to watch more DVDs than a human being should in one weekend. (Of course, between Netflix and the library, it's a wonder I get anything done...)

Anyway, here goes:

Doctor Who:The Two Doctors - I wasn't a big fan when this story was first shown in America, but watching the DVD, I actually enjoyed it. Patrick Troughton and Colin Baker have a great chemistry, and although it's no Talons of Weng-Chiang, this is probably Robert Holmes' last gasp of greatness.

61* - I have never really liked Billy Crystal, except for Analyze This, and so I wasn't sure how to take this baseball movie he directed. Needless to say, it's an instant classic, focusing on the 1961 Yankees. This is one of those guy movies that women can enjoy. (Gee, is that patronizing or what?)

A Man For All Seasons - this would be the last film that I would expect would be an influence on Kevin Smith, but in two hours, it deals with so many issues of religion vs. the state...and shows why Leo McKown was the best number 2 on The Prisoner.

These are all really cool, and if the new releases at Blockbuster are all checked out...you have alternates!

1 comment:

Brian said...

A Man for All Seasons is a great movie; I haven't seen it in years, but I remember being forced to watch in in high school English and really getting into it - despite my best efforts.

As for the Two Doctors, I remember not caring for it when it first aired here, but that was also something like 15 years ago. I'm willing to accept that things might have changed. It's no "The Five Doctors", though . . .