Thursday, December 22, 2005


Tales From Netflix are DVD reviews, where I tell you where you should put a disc in your Netflix rental queue - placing it at the top, burying it at the bottom, or not even bothering in the first place.


Charming and quirky enough, with a solid ensemble cast. Find out what it's like to always be the guy getting dumped for someone cool.
Put BAXTER in the MIDDLE of your QUEUE


This French sci-fi/horror film is straight out of the pages of comic books, or at least in spirit. It's also like Buffy The Vampire Slayer if it were conceived by Grant Morrison, but done by the people who make Power Rangers. It's unique.
I'd say you could put MALLORY at the BOTTOM of your QUEUE, if you can take a little cheese with your movies

I'd hoped the Broken Lizard involvement with the Dukes would still surprisingly kick my ass in the funny bone, but alas, it is just an overall entertaining film, nothing special. Which by the sum of it's parts, it should've been.
Go ahead and put the DUKES in the MIDDLE of your QUEUE

Sometimes hilarious, but generally just funny, Steve Carell nails the role (no pun intended). (Side note: I worked at an electronics store as a stock guy, which is the setup for Carell's character, so I can tell you the characters, and situations from the film are spot on in that regard...)
Put VIRGIN at the TOP of your QUEUE

Wow, this sure didn't do anything to convince me that Michael Bay is anything other than all flash, and 100% bad movies! It pisses away the fertile subject matter, and hodge podges together a goofy-ass, stupid, meandering mess of a movie. Yeesh!
Put THE ISLAND at the BOTTOM of your QUEUE if you dare!


From the creator of THE CUBE (the amazingly original quasy-sci-fi-indy from a few years back), comes another original offering. This time the protaganists find themselves transported to an existance of, well, nothing...
Put NOTHING in the MIDDLE of your QUEUE


From Broken Lizard, the writing/producing/directing/acting group that brought us such comedic gems as Super Troopers and Club Dread, only it's their first unreleased film from almost a decade back. CRUISER is a somewhat charming look at college love life, and the male ego, through the not-yet-honed lense of the crazy Broken Lizard group. It would stand on it's own as an okay romantic comedy, dude style, but it's also a little fun to see these guys in their earlier years...
Put CRUISER in the MIDDLE of your QUEUE


It's a zombie flick, but only one that could come from Japan. This new spin on the genre has teenage girls turn into zombies the world over, and deals with the need for their disposal, and it's impact on society. Only Japan could give us such a reflective perspective on the moral impact of zombies. It's also very goofy, with send-ups to horror/zombie movies along the way.
Put STACY at the BOTTOM of your QUEUE

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