Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Something New

This will be something new for me, and hopefully we can all enjoy it. If you're not having fun, feel free to leave at any time, just don't forget to tip your waitress.

First up, we have a movie review.

Last night I watched Paul Newman out act mister Tom Cruise in The Color of Money. If you haven't seen it, it's the story of an aging man who takes a young pool player under his wing and teaches him the tricks of hustling. Pretty basic, but Newman (reviving his character Fast Eddie from The Hustler) brings something extra to it. When he himself gets hustled (by a young Forrest Whitaker) you really feel for him. I suppose Mr. Cruise does his job, by the end of the movie you really do want to punch him in the face, but he somehow seems an unnatural fit in the movie. This one's directed by Martin Scorsese, and it comes highly recommended, but only for Newman's performance. Need more info, check out www.imdb.com. Just type in the name and it will do the rest.

Book News

Part five in Stephen Kings Dark Tower series hits the shelves today. I haven't read any of them, but I am King fan through and through. This one's said to have some ties to other King books, and for die hard fans, it should be worth the $25 cover price. It's also sporting nifty artwork by horror master Bernie Wrightson.

More info can be found just about anywhere, specifically amazon.com.

DVD stuff

Tuesday is DVD day, and there's a few things landing today that are worth checking out.

Finding Nemo
The story of a father looking for his lost son turned out to be the box office hit of the year, and rightly so. With the exception of A Bug's Life, every Pixar/Disney movie has been phenomenal, and this one's well worth your money.

Friends, The Complete Fifth Season

If memory serves, Monica and Chandler get together in this season. I won't be buying it anytime soon, but I know it has legions of fans.

The Honeymooners-Classic 39 Episodes

All 39 episodes of the TV Series (not to be confused with the Gleason show shorts, or the "Lost" episodes) stand as one of the funniest shows ever, and ar well worth your dollar.

The Humphrey Bogart Collection

Included are Casablanca, The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not, The Maltese Falcon, and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Probably the best movie bundle your ever likely to see.

Avoid Like the Plague

The Anna Nicole Show, Season One
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

You can find more info at amazon.com and www.imdb.com. Prices vary from store to store, so shop wisely!

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