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Friday, February 24, 2006


There are a few good pictures in the theaters right now but I find that this time of year is a great time to hit the rental stores (or Netflix if you have it) and see some of the countless great movies that have already come and gone from the theaters. We just watched The Sixth Sense and Shawshank Redemption again. What great scripts! So what suggestions do you have for me to check out next time I go to the video rental store?

All Things Possible!


  • At 8:20 AM, February 24, 2006 , Blogger Tom said...

    Hi Chris,
    Some movies that I liked are older like Get Real about a student who comes to terms about who he is and its about coming out. may not be for you but well and tatefully done with some great messages .Circle of friends was great set in Ireland Mini Driver Chris O'Donnell, Pitch Black good sci fi, Chronicals of riddik I like Vin Diesel can you tell,The Fifth Element, Blazing saddles, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and an oldie from Woody allen 1966 Whats Up Tiger Lilly silly movie buts lots of laughs he takes a bad Japanese movie and dubs in his own script. I am showing my age here. haha. I love movies I have a hundred or so DVDs in all catagories. The Harry Potter movie Goblet of Fire is coming out next week perhaps someone will get it for my birthday. I don;t know why I love the Harry Potter Stories since they a written for children but I love fantasy like the hobbit Lord of the rings .
    If I knew the types of movies you like perhaps I could suggest a few more but I do know you have a passion for movies so you have probably seen the same movies as I. I watch a lot of Turner Classic movies I love the old movies a lot of effort was put into some of them and the acting was so dramatic not always very real as in todays movies but nonetheless well done. I also recommend George of the Jungle 2 haha I know suck up!!hahaha I also enjoyed the first one with brendon Fraser who I also find a very good actor . Love the movie School Ties he did. Well I have gone on here. Hope to hear about some great movies on this weeks topic Love your web sight as always your friend in the Poconos Tom

  • At 11:26 AM, February 24, 2006 , Blogger Tom said...

    Hi Chris, I had to make another quick post about a movie I just watched on showtime Called the Reckoning. John bettany and Willem DaFoe set in the dark ages a troupe of actors stage a play about a real murder that happens in this village. Its a mystery that is excellent if you like period pieces. Hope you get to see it . Tom

  • At 2:20 PM, February 24, 2006 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Hi Chris,

    I too love the Shawshank Redemption and watch it every time it comes on tv.

    Other great movies I recommend are "The Quiet American" (with Brendan Fraser), "Flashback" (I think there are several with this title, I mean the one with Kiefer Sutherland, Dennis Hopper), "Plots with a View", "The 13th Warrior", "The Last Samurai" , "The Abyss", "Dead Poets Society", "The Dish", "Love Actually", "Something's Gotta Give", "Calender Girls" and the "Legend of Zorro" (you'll love the horse!). There, that should keep you busy for a while. :)

    I'm looking forward to seeing you on CSI:Miami, although we probably have to wait until next year to see it here. CSI:Miami is actually my favourite of the three CSI shows, David Caruso is the best! Though I also love Gary Sinise.

    Both "George of the Jungle" movies were on telly here recently, I "made" my mom watch yours and she enjoyed it a lot (my DVD is in English only so she had to wait for it to come on tv). I finally watched the first one with Brendan and enjoyed it too, but I do think yours is better. But then, I am biased. :)

    Have a great weekend everyone.


  • At 9:44 PM, February 26, 2006 , Anonymous Christopher said...

    Hey Tom and Ute!!

    Thanks for the great input. Tom, I'm going to look into The Reckoning. Sounds like my kind of intrigue.

    Ute!! Great to hear from you again. Thanks for forcing your mom to watch my movie. Tell her I really appreciate her patronage. I really liked Quiet American as well. That guy can act, can't he? I also loved Calander Girls ( I watched that one with my mom!) and I'll take your advice and check out Love Actually as I missed that one in the theaters.

    Thanks for the ideas!

    Anyone else?

    All Things Possible!

  • At 5:32 AM, February 27, 2006 , Anonymous said...'s been a while. Here's a few movies that you might be interested in, Labyrinth (a older B movie with Bowie) i like the music trac alone, Green Mile and DarkCrystal, another old movie from my younger days. In newer movies I really like Ladies in Lavendar, I didn't hear it much advertised on the tube but it was a good movie.

    I've been 'flying by the seat of my pants' these past few months, prolly like everyone else. Still going to school with a semister left, loving the kiddie winks every minute, I also taking care of my father who is a PTSD patient (post traumatic stress disorder) I also believe he may have a little Alzheimer's (sp) if anyone has any advise on the last part let me know. The VA only sees him like 3 times a year and that's all and the last time they said nothing was wrong and I think it's just a lie to get to the next patient.

    Hope all is well with everyone, please feel free to email me at my address if you have any advise on Alzheimer's patients.

    Thanks, Natira

  • At 4:13 PM, February 27, 2006 , Anonymous Nisha said...

    Hi Chris,

    Some of my favorites have already been listed. I agree with Tom and his list of fantasy films. I love the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings films, but I do have to admit I enjoyed the books much more. There just isn't enough time in a film to capture all the special moments your imagination creates with the books.

    As for good rentals, I recommend: "Die Hard", "The Fifth Element", "How to Murder Your Wife", "Psycho", "The Shining", JOTJ2, "Spirited Away", "Singing in the Rain", Casablanca", "The Godfather", and "Raiders of the Lost Ark".

    I just heard from a friend that "Sorted Lives" is a funny film and is worth checking out.

    I am anxious like Ute to see you on CSI Miami. I am excited to hear that you are making another TV appearnace. Do you know when your next film debut will be? Cheers! Here's looking at you Kid.

  • At 12:42 PM, February 28, 2006 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Hi again!

    Yes, Brendan Frasier is great and he's just awesome in "The Quiet American". Let me know, Chris, how you like "Love Actually".

    I too saw "Ladies in Lavender" a little while ago and loved it. All the actors are great and the guy who plays the pianist - Daniel Bruehl - is German actually. Another great movie I forgot to mention before is "Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai" with the fabulous Forest Whitaker.

    And I too love the "Die Hard" movies, even though nobody except Superman would be able to survive all this, especially in part III. ;)

    All the best,


  • At 7:05 PM, February 28, 2006 , Anonymous The Shower of Power said...

    Great to hear from you all!! Welcome back Natira! I don't have any insight into Alzheimers but maybe someone else out there has some insight? Tom, have you had to deal with this in taking care of your dad?

    Thanks Nisha! Funny you should mention Sordid Lives, a friend of mine just went to a stage version of the same name here in LA. I guess I'll have to check it out.

    And Ute, did you know that Brenden was at one time considered to play Superman? Just think, in that case the Quiet American could have been the Die Hardest (Hmm, did that make sense?)

    Hope y'all have a great rest of the week. On a very happy note, I was just released from Jury Duty. Whoo Hoo!!

    All Things Possible!

  • At 1:17 PM, March 01, 2006 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Hey Chris,

    yeah, that makes sense in a weired sort of way. I had not idea that Brendan was up for Superman once. Somehow this is giving me the crazy idea of the Super brothers Chris and Brendan Kent going up against the Kosmik Kiwi, who would be played by Kieren, of course. ;)
    That would be something to see!

    Have a great day or night, whatever applies where you are!


  • At 5:40 PM, March 01, 2006 , Blogger Tom said...

    Hi Chris, Yes I do know a bit about Alzheimers, I have already written to Natira at her email address telling her what I know about it , My Dad also is starting it and he is going down hill fast these days he has just given up.
    anyway I liked the movie with Brendan where he is in a fallout shelter for years and comes out in modern day . I forget the name of it. I cant see him as superman though you Chris maybe but I think you would be a good Swashbuckler Or Robin hood as the new Earl Flynn....Welcome to SHERWOOD! Tally HO pip pip tut tut and all that rot! haha You would be great! Well I am biased hahah tom

  • At 8:56 PM, March 01, 2006 , Anonymous MBP said...

    Hi Chris, I just saw Tom's posting, and am so glad he was able to write to Natira. I think they missed the boat not casting you as Superman, but your fans know that the Super role for you will come. Meanwhile, I agree with Tom, that you would be great in those roles he mentioned. And, of course, we are all biased! But, here's a thought....following Ute's note, how about Chris and Brendan in a GOTJ sequel where you two are long lost brothers. Now that would be quite a script to write! MBP

  • At 8:33 AM, March 04, 2006 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My Goodness, so much to discuss.

    MOVIES - My recent favorites are, "Chocolat" and, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Of course, John Depp could stand there and recite the phone book and I would drool. I thought I was the only person in the world that liked, "Labyrinth". Thanks, Natira! Oldies: "Princess Bride", "True Romance" and, "Bagdad Cafe". Nothing could ever surpass, "Dr. Strangelove" as my all-time-numero-uno. "Bagdad Cafe'" was a come-back film for Jack Palance, who, had drifted off into obscurity in his post chariat days. A film that I don't think anybody saw was the extremely funny, campy, "Lust in the Dust", A John Waters film starring the late, great Divine. Look for an aged Tab Hunter.

    ALZHEIMERS - My aunt recently passed after a seven year bout with this debilatating desease. Thank heavens there are now nursing homes that specialize in Alzheimers patients. She got wonderful care. The saddest part of this disease is that you lose the loved-one long before their physical self dies. Good luck and prayers, Tom and Ute.

    As for you Chris, did you ever figure out how the ventriloquist made the writing board talk?
    TTFN - Mimi

  • At 1:02 PM, March 04, 2006 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Hi everyone,

    I just saw on that Chris's episode of "CSI Miami" is scheduled for 20 March.

    Have a good weekend.


  • At 11:46 PM, March 05, 2006 , Anonymous Christopher said...

    ...and the Oscar for fastest research on the internet goes to... UTE!!

    Bravo Ute, thanks for letting us know when my CSI episode will air. I just checked and sure enough, it seems to be slated for March 20th. Check your local listings.

    Thanks MPB and Tom for the creative casting thoughts! Also, thanks so much Mimi for the movie ideas. I need to put Dr. Strangelove on my list. I have heard so much about it forever and really need to check it out.

    Hey Dave, how is Beauty and the Beast coming?

  • At 3:04 AM, March 06, 2006 , Anonymous Jaschenka said...

    Hey all!

    @Ute: somehow I'm not at all surprised that you are the first to come up with this news! *hugs you*

    What great movie tips everyone, thanks for sharing! Funny to see there's quite a bit of fantasy-fans out there. LOTR is still on top of my all-time favourites list, and the forementioned Labyrinth is indeed a 'must see' if only for its score! Other fantasy favourites of mine are 'Willow' and 'Legend' (with a very young Tom Cruise), 'Dragonheart' -funny enough on Dutch telly tonight-, 'Pirates of the Carribean' and the Harry Potter movies. 'the Brothers Grimm' has an interesting view on fairytales, and Shrek I & II are always good for watching with (or without) the kids. And as soon as 'Narnia' is released over here it will be added to my DVD collection for sure.

    The recent Pride & Prejudice I thought was a wonderful remake, and for more drooling-over-costumes 'Room with a View', 'Dangerous Liasions' and 'Elizabeth' are good ones (the last one not to be confused with 'Elisabethtown' -which I also liked. :) )

    @Mimi: I also enjoyed 'Chocolat' very much, and 'Don Juan de Marcos', and the less known Depp movie 'Blow'.

    'Hidalgo' for anyone who likes horses and adventure, 'Master and Commander' for anyone who likes ships and adventure. 'The Island' for a combination of sci-fi action and suspense.
    'The House of Sand and Fog' might be a good one to watch with your mom again, Chris!
    Other than that I like musicals, both the golden oldies and more recent ones like 'Moulin Rouge'.

    Happy movie-watching everyone. Be Inspired!


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