Monday, February 27, 2006

Movie Mon. - Just Under the Wire

Well, I'm back in Stillwater, where I'll spend the night before Rebel Monkey and I hit the road again bright and early Tuesday for the drive back to Texas. I'll try to have a post up by the afternoon, but no promises. Not much in the way of new movie watching accomplished thanks to all the travelling, so you'll just have to settle for the latest batch of additions to my Netflix queue.

House of the Dead 2: Horror sequel which can’t help but be an improvement over the dreadful original, which was helmed by Uwe “Make him stop, make him stop!” Boll.

When a Stranger Calls: Recent remake of the “the phone call is coming from inside the house!” thriller. The original only spent the first 30 minutes on the babysitting angle and then jumped forward several years for the rest of the film; this one looks like the babysitting ordeal is the whole film. Don’t know if it can capture the pure creepiness of the original’s serial killer; his “Why haven’t you checked the children?” gave me the willies.

Kitchen Confidential: Season 1: A pretty funny little show that was yanked too quickly; glad that I’ll get a chance to see the unaired eps.

Feast: The last Project Greenlight film; this time, they decided to go for the horror angle.

Lucky You: Movie set during the World Championship of Poker starring Eric Bana, Robert Duvall, and Drew Barrymore; supposed to have quite a few famous poker player cameos as well.

Ask the Dust: Depression-Era romance starring Colin Farrell and Selma Hayek

The Hills Have Eyes: Remake of Wes Craven’s “crazy killer hillbilly” classic which has added a “radioactive mutant” twist to the tale.

The Sentinel: Political thriller starring Michael Douglas and Keifer Sutherland as two federal agents butting heads over the best way to protect the president.

Scary Movie 4: The Scary Movie series is quite hit or miss, but the trailers for this one show a bit more promise than the last two.

The Wild: Animated film about a group of zoo animals on the loose (shades of Madagascar), featuring the voices of Kiefer Sutherland and Eddie Izzard.

Silent Hill: Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles, a video-game based horror movie that actually looks cool. Time will tell if the trailers do the film justice.

Accepted: Justin Long (Warren Cheswick on Ed) stars in this comedy as a recent high school graduate who forges acceptance letters from a fictional college for a group of slackers who didn’t make the cut at regular schools.

In the Land of Women : Drama starring Adam Brody (Seth on The O.C. as a young man having to take care of his sickly, but spunky, grandmother (Olympia Dukakis)

Over the Hedge: Animated film based on the syndicated comic strip of the same name.

Nacho Libre: Comedy from the director of Napoleon Dynamite, starring Jack Black as an aspiring luchador, a masked Mexican wrestler.

Pathfinder: Period piece about a young Viking left behind following a raid and subsequently raised by the Native American survivors of the raid.

Brothers of the Head: Here’s a strange one for ya: conjoined twins, attached at the head, become a punk-rock sensation, but their relationship suffers due to jealousy over a girl and (the capper) a third head growing out of one of their shoulders.

Open Season: yet another animated film about sheltered animals out in the wild, this time a circus bear; this one is a bit iffy for me, as the two lead characters are voiced by Ashton Kutcher and Martin Lawrence, neither of whom is among my favorites.

Masters of Horror: John Carpenter TV DVD: Part of Showtime’s new horror anthology series, with each episode spotlighting a different horror director.

Masters of Horror: Stuart Gordon TV DVD: Ditto

Over There Season 1: The late, lamented FX series about soldiers in Iraq. I only caught the first half of the series, so I’m looking forward to getting caught up at some point.

She Spies: the first season: Tongue in cheek action-comedy about a group of “bad girls gone good”; over the top, but the few eps I saw highly amused me.


Redneck Diva said...

SheSpies ROCKS!! We don't get it anymore. *sigh* I liked it because it was stupid and totally far-fetched. My husband liked it because of the T&A. :)