Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Netflixing at the Nicholson's

I subscribed to Netflix a couple of weeks ago. Like blogging, this is one of those things I put off much longer than I should have. So far I am really enjoying my subscription. It probably helps that, ever since having children, my movie watching days are minimal and usually restricted to G-rated material, so there's a whole world of unwatched movies to be seen.

Here's what I've watched so far with my review of the movie appears in parenthesis. (Keep in mind that this is a FAMILY subscription, so mot all of the choices were for me.)
  • The Devil Wears Prada (and apparently he makes movies too.)
  • Stranger Than Fiction (Unfortunately, not as interesting as fiction.)
  • Evan Almighty ("It's Gooood!")
  • The Bourne Ultimatum (Was this actually a different movie than Bourne Supremacy?)
  • Invincible (An OK movie, if you don't want to really relate to the characters)
  • Comedian (A very interesting view into the lives of stand-up comedians. Not as fun as you'd think.)

Upcoming movies in my Queue include:

  • The Simpsons Movie
  • We Are Marshall
  • Ocean's Twelve
  • Ocean's Thirteen (I told you I was behind in my move watching.)
  • King Kong
  • The Illusionist
  • The DaVinci Code
  • Walk The Line
  • Ray

If you have a good movie recommendation, please post a comment.


Rick said...


You didn't like STRANGER THAN FICTION? Loved that one. I found BIG KAHUNA on my Kevin Spacey kick. Netflix is good for that - get a bunch of flicks from someone you like and do a marathon weekend. Oh what fun.

Ferdlings said...

Dump Davinci Code and add Pan's Labyrinth and Zodiac. The Host is also a fun one if you like fun movies that are not that great. Magnolia and Fight Club are two must sees as well as Star Wars and Smokey and the Bandit.

Kyle said...

You mean you don't have DEATH BED: THE BED THAT EATS PEOPLE in your queue?
I must say, you're missing out on a true motion picture milestone!

Kyle said...

Oh! Don't forget to start writing your name on the DVDs with a sharpie so we can see if we get each other's DVDs.

George said...

Yes, The Big Kahuna is on my list...eventually. Thanks, Rick.

Paul, I feel like I must watch Davinci Code, because I enjoyed the book so much. I know everyone hated the movie, but I must learn some things for myself. I've see Fight Club many times...I loved it, but the first rule of Fight Club is that we can newver talk about Fight Club. On the other hand, I HATED Magnolia. I saw Star Wars and Smokey and the Bandit before having kids, but those are good recommendations to re-watch.

Kyle, I have not seen Death Bed. It sounds like a good one for the whole family. Thanks.

Ferdlings said...

HATED Magnolia? Hate is a strong word. You and my wife.... what is wrong with you people. I had it on one night and I said "Crap, ain't this the greatest movie" She said, "No... it's not" Punch, drink, cry.

Kyle said...

I wish I liked Magnolia enough to hate it.

Steve said...

I think you're safe with anything involving women and prisons. I saw one the other day that had women, prisons, and zombies. The perfect movie. I don't remember the name of it. Come to think of it, I woke up halfway through it when I fell asleep in front of the television. Could've been a dream. Never mind...Walk the Line was good.

Kyle said...

No No No No!
You're not gonna pull this crap, Steve!
What was the prison/Women/Zombie movie?!?
You don't do a brother like that!

Kyle said...

What about Shaun of the Dead. A great Brit made zombie cliche' film. Hilarious. The same guys did a cliche' cop film called Hot Fuzz. It's great too.
Say, that reminds me. I also saw a foreign film a couple years ago about the history of kitchen arrangement studies in Norway and Sweden. It's a good story called Kitchen Stories. I later saw a documentary on the History Channel about this sort of thing.
The movie isn't a documentary.