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An assortment of recent (Q3 2008) Blu-ray, HD-DVD and DVD reviews

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Now that we're in the 3rd quarter of the year, time for a new thread...

Two most recent movies on disc for me were Fool's Gold with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, along with Drillbit Taylor with Owen Wilson.

Fool's Gold was a'ight, though I only gave it 2 stars at Amazon.com (because you can't give movies there half stars). I'd have rounded up, but I didn't want to have the rating for the movie moving into more positive territory because of me (assuming some fanboyz come along and rate it 'best ever' or something like, I figure it'll take more positive reviews to move the needle so to say). Fool's Gold isn't a horrible movie, and really isn't that bad at all, but it is just so formulaic (treasure hunters don't care that much for each other except when hunting treasure... the star treasure hunters are the only ones brilliant enough to figure out where the treasure is... etc.) and has been done so many times before that it becomes a case of why bother.

If you want to drool over McConaughey or Hudson, go for it. Better to rent it than waste the $$ on buying it though.

Drillbit Taylor is the story of a group of geeky school kids that are being mercilessly bullied in their freshman year of high school. They hire a body guard in the form of Owen Wilson's homeless character Drillbit Taylor. The movie has it's moments, but they are too few and far between really. It's also yet another movie from Apatow and company and unfortunately they seem to be thinking they can live off the glory of earlier, perhaps somewhat over-rated works.

Rent it if you feel inclined to see it. If you missed it completely you wouldn't be missing that much.
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:lol: The Stones played a teen club (Big Reggie's Danceland) at the amusement park in Excelsior, Minnesota, on the shores of beautiful Lake Minnetonka, during their first tour of the states. This was before they broke big in the states and a bit over a year before I moved to Minnesota. A couple of my friends attended (Excelsior kids attended the high school that I went to) the concert and, from what they said they were some of the 100 or so that showed up. It would be interesting to compare pictures taken during that tour to the frames from the video. I may have to look for it just for the laugh. :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones_1st_American_Tour_1964 http://www.lakeminnetonka.com/13historydanceland3.html
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