This marks over a year of having Netflix:
Last week I was thinking about posting an update to this, I kept toying with it, I knew it had been a long time. Then I was talking to Evan and I kept mentioning how much off of Netflix I had seen recently and he was like, “you having posted a Netflix list in a long time” (I’m really just paraphrasing that, but I’m sure it was something to that extent)and that got me thinking: just how long ago was the last one I posted…and I checked (while I was on the phone with Evan) and it was January 12th. The last movie I had commented on was Death Sentence with Kevin Bacon (directed by the guy that wrote and directed the first Saw movie) and I just couldn’t end with that.
Seeing that its seven months since the last one and that I’ve added TV shows to that list, I think that its definitely time to update (also, I’m not going to count each individual disc from a TV show season (like The Office–which very soon will get its on posting on the blog seeing how I’m now obsessed with it–has four discs for a season, like season two and three) I will only count the entire season and only when I have finished the entire season.
Also, like the last time, I’m going to post comments with each DVD (movie or TV shows), here is the list of movies we’ve seen off of Netflix so far from the most recent down to the farthest one:
104. The Tudors: Season 1- Amazing series from Showtime. Its filling the gap left behind by Rome from HBO. I highly recommend it.
103. The Office: Seasons 1, 2 and 3: I’m just going to lump all three of them up, I do want to post something about the show at a later time (we just finished up the third season tonight) but if you haven’t seen this show, its amazing. I don’t remember the last time laughing as hard as I have with anything. Great cast, I can’t wait to see the forth season (it comes out next Tuesday–I was beside myself when I figured out today that tomorrow is August 26th and not September 2nd because I thought, for some odd reason that it was (I was having one of those moron moments today…maybe I just had too much caffeine)and then I realized how bad it would have been if it was September 2nd because I would be going back to hell…I mean work…needless to say I love The Office. I wish I had joined this bandwagon a long time ago.
102. Meet the Spartans: I don’t know why I put this on the queue. It was entertaining. Not great. But I did laugh and have a good time with it. Better than Epic Movie. But…that’s not really saying much.
101. The Orphanage: I feel like I was lied too with this movie. I thought it was directed by Guellermo del Torro and it was only “presented” by him. He directed Pan’s Labyrinth, Hell Boy (1 & 2), Blade 2, Mimic. He’s known for some crazy movies. But at the end of the film I thought it was a pretty good movie and I would recommend it. Only if you want to be happy and sad.
100. Be Kind Rewind: I thought I’d be more annoyed with this movie, but I ended up enjoying it. I mean I’ll probably forget about it in a few months (sadly, I forgot I even saw it until I looked at the list and I saw it this month!) but funny and fun and it will make you laugh.
99. Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay- Great sequel. Funny as anything. Neil Patrick Harris is the man!
98. The Ruins- crap!
97. The Mist- a great Stephen King movie put to the screen. Messed up ending.
96. Drillbit Taylor- a not so funny addition to the Seth Rogen series of comedies. Seth Rogen isnâ€™t in this one, but he wrote it. Skip this one.
Continue for the rest of the movies Iâ€™ve seen up until January:
95. The Eye- crap!
94. Step Up 2: The Street- I liked it, I donâ€™t know why, I liked this one and the first one. But donâ€™t tell anyone. Theyâ€™re really silly little movies.
93. antage Point- I enjoyed this one. If you can get over the fact that they repeat whole sections of the movie from someone else point of view in order to figure out what the hell is going on , then your good to go for this movie. I thought it was really innovative and different.
92. Semi-Pro- Not one of Will Ferrelâ€™s better movies, I put it up there with Blades of Glory. It was funny but not great. Skip this one.
91. Hellboy- The only reason why I got this one was because the second one was coming out and I thought the trailer for it looked really good. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this movie. Another Guellermo del Torro movie, and it was pretty good. I think the second one is going to be much better, but thatâ€™ll have to wait until it comes out on DVD.
90. Awake- I always mistook this one for The Eye (also with Jessica Alba) and I also thought this was going to be a different film. It was very well made and it had me guessing throughout the hour and a half that I was watching it.
89. Jumper- I actually really enjoyed Jumper, I thought it was a great introductory into the world of Jumpers (people that can jump anywhere that they want to in the world). It wasnâ€™t the greatest of action movies, but its entertaining and Iâ€™d definitely see a sequel to it.
88. The Other Boleyn Girl- I thought the movie was ok. I think The Tudors (Showtime show) is doing a far better job entertaining me than this movie did.
87. Alvin and the Chipmunks- I liked this one. Nothing special, it entertained me. Brought me back to when I was a kid and was funny.
86. Untraceable- waste of time. Another one of those good ideas gone bad.
85. Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle- Loved it. Its now up there with Grandmaâ€™s Boy as one of the funniest movies Iâ€™ve ever seen.
84. The Golden Compass- New Line Cinema spent over one hundred and fifty million on this one trying to make it its next Lord of the Ring trilogy (there are three books in all for this series) and it was ok. It wasnâ€™t terrible. In fact, they build it up as if they were expecting to continue it. They introduce characters that disappear, probably to come back in the next film. But I felt that for an introductory movie it didnâ€™t have enough of a plot. It was confusing and it kind of just goes off into nowhere.
83. Bordertown- sounded like a good concept, here Iâ€™ll quote from Netflix: â€œNearly 400 women have been murdered in the border town of Juarez, Mexico, since 1993. Reporter Lauren Fredericks (Jennifer Lopez), assigned by her editor (Martin Sheen) to investigate, discovers cover-ups by the local authorities. With the help of colleague Alfonso (Antonio Banderas), she helps the only survivor find the courage to tell her story. Director Gregory Nava weaves a dramatic narrative against the backdrop of shocking true events.â€ But it was ok. Nothing special.
82. 27 Dresses- this one was for Melissa, I think I nodded on and off during it. It was funny. No rush. But Iâ€™m not a girlie movie personâ€¦accept for maybe those stupid Step Up movies. I donâ€™t know whyâ€¦(blush)
81. Kicking & Screaming- entertaining Will Ferrell movie for kids. I enjoyed it. I laughed. I still think his best movie was Anchorman.
80. Cloverfield- I liked this one. I wouldnâ€™t rush out to buy it, or tell you to rush to see it. I felt like it was what Godzilla should have been. I loved the trailers and commercials for it. It made it seem like a real event movie.
79. No Reservations- I fell asleep watching this one, not that it was bad, but Melissa said it ended up being a typical romantic dramadey.
78. Aliens vs Predator 2: Requiem: Utter horse shit. I canâ€™t believe the once amazing Alien franchise has dwindled down to this. It wasnâ€™t even properly advertised. Why would anyone want to see an Alien vs Predator movie on Christmas Day? An Alien movie needs to be seen during the summer. In my opinion the last good Alien movie was Aliens and that was back in 1985.
77. The Body- I remember hearing about this one a long long time ago, back in the late 90â€™s there was a very controversial script called â€œThe Sky is Fallingâ€ about some archeologist that think they have discovered the body of Christ and what that would do to the world if it really was him. Well, this movie turned out to be that script and it was garbage. Concept wise it is a great idea, but they didnâ€™t pull it off. And it looked as if they didnâ€™t have much of a budget so I can tell that they didnâ€™t pull off what they had wanted too.
76. Evan Almighty- I actually enjoyed this movie. I understood it wasnâ€™t aiming to be Bruce Almighty, but I liked it. I like the inclusion of animals. Plus, Iâ€™m a fan of Steve Carrell. But, alas, Iâ€™d wait till its on cable or something. No rush on this one.
75. P2- crap! I donâ€™t even know why I bothered with this one. But when your paying 18 bucks a month for three movies at a time sometimes you have to fill it up with crap.
74. Earth Girls Are Easy- this one was a very 80â€™s movie. Melissa wanted to re-live her younger years by watching this. Starring: Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum (they both also did The Fly together), a young Jim Carrey and a young Damon Waynes. Sadly, Melissa didnâ€™t remember the musical numbers during the movie and we stopped it about half an hour in. I donâ€™t recommend it unless you were really a fan of it and are looking to see a very 80â€™s movie. I can honestly see it being turned into a musical on Broadway like Enchanted!
73. Sweeney Todd- It was ok. I think I would have been happier if it didnâ€™t take the form of a musical. Not that I have anything against musicals, I just think that a dramatic version of this movie (like one of Phantom of the Opera) might bring more people to see a movie than a musical would. Dark, very Tim Burton-ish, since he obviously directed it, but it just ends. And I donâ€™t like that.
72. Blow- Amazing movie. Highly recommended. And hey, its Johnny Depp, savvy?
71. Farce of the Penguins- oh Christ, this one was really bad, it was a great concept. It really was, but it should have really been like half an hour at its full length not an hour and a half close to two hours worth of comedians speaking and improving while watching the same damn penguin fall or having farting some for when one falls down on the ground or something. Waste of time.
70. Southland Tales- Iâ€™m sure there are a lot of you that never heard of this movie. Iâ€™m sure many of you upon seeing that Dwayne â€œThe Rockâ€ Johnson was in it will be like, â€œoh thatâ€™s why he saw it. NO! Check out the cast of people that were in this film: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Justin Timberlake, Wallace Shawn, Miranda Richardson, Mandy Moore, Kevin Smith, John Larroquette, Jon Lovitz, Christopher Lambert, Cheri Oteri, Amy Poehler, Janeane Garofalo and a whole hell of a lot more people too. Directed by Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly. I think this film about a future not too far away not explained the way it should have been. This was supposed to have been the ultimate interactive experience across many different media types, or as Richard Kelly said: â€œIn addition to the feature film, an expanded version of Southland Tales will be presented as a six-part interactive experience with the prequel saga to be published as three separate 90-130 page graphic novels, each written by Kelly. The graphic novels will be released over a six month period early in 2007 leading up to the film’s release with the feature film comprised of the story’s final three chapters. In addition, the film’s official website will be one of the largest and most elaborate ever designed for a feature film. Richard Kelly describes the graphic novels as a “work in tandem with the website, creating a more epic multimedia experience for those interested in taking the plunge.” See, I didnâ€™t know thatâ€¦and Iâ€™m sure if I did, I probably would have been more keen on reading up and seeing what the hell was going onâ€¦I donâ€™t recommend watching it simply because I was confused as hell and it just didnâ€™t want to end.
69. Dan in Real Life- I really enjoy this movie, even at this point, back around the end of March when I sent this movie back to Netflix, I was a big fan of Steve Carrell, and now, with the viewings of the Office, Iâ€™m an even bigger fan of Steve Carrell. Heâ€™s a freaking genius. While not as crazy as The Office or many of his other movies, this one is a nice quiet romantic comedy that Iâ€™m sure will please a lot of people.
68. Enchanted-Eh, nice spoof by Disney on many of their own cartoon efforts. It was cute and funny but at the end of the day, not for me. I will say I bet they make this one into a play on Broadway.
67. Gone Baby Gone- the directorial debut of Ben Affleck, starring Affleckâ€™s brother Casey Affleck, with Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible III), Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris starring. Great movie. Loved it. Highly recommend it. I also recommend, along with a lot of people who saw this movie, that Ben Affleck leave the starring in movies and just direct (kind of like Ron Howard).
66. The Game Plan- Starring Dwayne â€œThe Rockâ€ Johnson in a Disney movie, it was cute, I wouldnâ€™t recommend it, I guess the only reason why I got it was because The Rock was in it, but I havenâ€™t even seen all of his movies. Iâ€™ve seen parts of Walking Tall, and Iâ€™ve never seen Doom (but who really has) and I think there may be another one in there missing. But Iâ€™d skip this one and watch The Run Down if you want to see The Rock and a good action movie.
65. 30 Days of Night-I hate to say it, this one had a lot of potential. Vampires take over a town thatâ€™s in Alaska that goes into darkness for 30 Days. These vamps are from Russia and speak only in Russian and completely take apart the people who are stuck in the town once itâ€™s dark. But the ending was such a waste. Donâ€™t waste your time.
64. Sicko- Loved this movie, actually itâ€™s a documentary, but,. I love pretty much anything that Michael Moore does (he directed Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11â€”all of which are documentaries, so donâ€™t be fooled). This movie made me so mad, in conversations Iâ€™ve often said Iâ€™d love to move to a different country because they have universal health care. If youâ€™re having problems with health care or your provider or if you know someone that has, watch this movie, I swear youâ€™ll be furious. And for good reason.
63. Ratatouille- Last years summer Pixar movie. I really enjoyed it. I heard that it was good but not un-par with the rest of the other Pixar movies. But I enjoyed it. It really stayed with the whole concepts of what Pixar and Disney together are about.
62. The Order- Starring Heath Ledger in this 2003 film, it was ok. Iâ€™m sure if it was a series it probably would have been a lot better. I didnâ€™t mind this movie, it wasnâ€™t what I was expecting either. I was looking more for an exorcist type of movie and I got something more out of Constantine . If you find this one on cable check it out. But please, donâ€™t go out of your way to see it.
61. The Longest Yard: The most amount of WWE superstars that werenâ€™t in the WWE while they were shooting this movie. Starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Burt Reynolds, this is a remake of another movie with the exact same plot with convicts forced to play football against the stronger prisoner guards. Some WWE alumni and current superstars consist of: Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kevin Nash, Goldberg and The Great Khali. It was entertaining. Not Sandlerâ€™s greatest movie, but not a bad movie either.
60. Little Miss Sunshine-sure as hell doesnâ€™t start out as a comedy, really, but I really enjoyed this surpriser (and yes I know thatâ€™s not a real word). I recommend this one. Great cast. Fun movie.
59. Saw IV- I really like the Saw series. As great of a movie as the first Saw was, Iâ€™m still a fan of the 2nd one for some reason. I wasnâ€™t expecting a lot. I usually try to steer clear from sequels that take less than a year to make and I was worried that theyâ€™d be pumping these out (which they have) but somehow they are doing a good job with it. Saw III saw what was probably the end of what they wanted to consider a trilogy, like how Spiderman 3 was supposed to be the end of the trilogy, they didnâ€™t realize that they would need to continue the series. But this one wasnâ€™t bad. It wasnâ€™t as good as 1,2 and 3 were. It was more confusing than anything else. If I explained to you why I was confused, it would give the ending away. Iâ€™m just looking forward to Saw V due out this October.
58. Wedding Daze- Wow, time did not allow this film to be remembered. I had to click on the name to see what it was about. I was wondering if I had sent it back before watching (which happens a lot based on the mood weâ€™re in when the movie comes in). This one starred Jason Biggs from American Pie and Isla Fischer from Wedding Crashers as well as Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat and Ali G)â€™s real life wife. I gave this one two stars, which means that I didnâ€™t like it. (one star means you hate it) but this movie was truly forgettable, which is why I guess I completely forgot about it. Skip this one all together. Nothing worth even looking at it for.
57. Good Luck Chuck-With Dane Cook and Jessica Alba (not my favorite of the Jessicaâ€™s, but sheâ€™s pretty too, so sheâ€™s ok), I gave this one four stars out of five and in hindsight I think I probably would only give it three out of five stars. It wasnâ€™t bad, it was funny and entertaining, but it is definitely a one time deal, watch it once and youâ€™ve seen it twice (your first time and your last time). Much better then Dane Cookâ€™s Employee of the Month, which had so much potential. (UPDATE: I just changed the stars to three stars on Netflix)
Here’s what else we’ve seen:
56. Death Sentence
55. The Heartbreak Kid
53. Shoot ‘Em Up
52. Resident Evil: Extinction
51. Rush Hour 3
50. The Weather Man
49. Open Season
48. Running with Scissors
47. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
46. The Messengers
44. The Simpsons Movie
43. Reign Over Me
42. The Decent
41. Blood and Chocolate
40. Blood Diamon
38. Epic Movie
37. Hot Rod
36. Reno 911!: Miami
35. An American Haunting
34. I Know Who Killed Me
32. Hostil Part II
31. License to Wed
29. Ocean’s 13
27. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
25. 28 Weeks Later
23. The Condemned
21. I think I Love My Wife
19. Wicker Park
17. Black Snake Moan
16. Perfect Stranger
15. Marie Antoinette
14. Blades of Glory
13. Deja Vu
12. The Hitcher
11. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
10. The Hills Have Eyes 2
8. Dead Silence
7. The Holiday
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