Weekly DVD Picks – Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Another week, another round of DVDs. Nothing to write home about, though.

First, the genre releases:

Now, the non-genre releases:

Finally, the pick of the week. I’d have to go with the Laugh or I’ll Shoot! Collection. There’s something to be said for classic idiot humour.

5 replies on “Weekly DVD Picks – Tuesday, April 11, 2006”

  1. Jethro says:

    MI:2
    Mission:Impossible 2 was the most fun I’ve had in a movie thatre.

    Yeah, that’s saying a lot. It was a combination of things, not the least of which was that I turned my brain off when I walked in. I also had the perfect seat, the screen was huge and the sound system was fabulous. You know that really really dumb motorcycle scene where Tom Cruise and the other guy jump off their bikles and hit each other? Everyone in the theatre just went "WHOA!" It was pretty cool. Yeah, in real life they’d both die horribly, but still. John Woo knows how to do action. Plot, not so much, but action? Oh yeah.

    The first one pissed me off because they made Phelps the bad guy which is just. plain. wrong. True, the second one wasn’t so much a ‘team’ thing, but it was a John Woo movie and, as such, it is a fantastic action movie. I’d buy it if I didn’t already have a Good Enough version (5.1 sound and widescreen is all I demand).

    Now, as for Red Shoe Diaries.

    About… 11 years ago I was dating this girl who had a friend who raved about this new show, "The X-Files". Using my crazy computer skills I found other movies that one David Duchovny was in (this was pre-imdb) and came up with Red Shoe Diaries.

    So later that night myself, my girlfriend, her friend and about three other girls go to a video store and rent Red Shoe Diaries.

    The clerk gave me a weird smirky look which, at the time, I assumed was a Canadian thing.

    This movie is not very much above being softporn. So basically I walked into a video store with five girls who were barely out of being teenagers and rented softporn.

    There are only two reasons to watch this movie. The first is, of course, nudity. The second is that David Duchovny is such a terrible actor that at some points it’s hillarious.

  2. chad says:

    Red Shoe Diaries
    There’s a typo in the list: it’s Red Shoe Diaries, not Red Show Diaries.

    And if I recall correctly, Red Shoe Diaries (the series) is basically soft-core porn. So I’m assuming the movie is more of the same.

    • Jethro says:

      Re: Red Shoe Diaries

      And if I recall correctly, Red Shoe Diaries (the series) is basically soft-core porn. So I’m assuming the movie is more of the same.

      No, it’s less of the same.

      It’s just a bad movie, but it has this one Duchovny line that’s just so bad, it’s almost worth watching the movie for.

      But not quite.

      • chad says:

        Re: Red Shoe Diaries

        It’s just a bad movie, but it has this one Duchovny line that’s just so bad, it’s almost worth watching the movie for.

        But not quite.

        So what’s the line?

        • Jethro says:

          Re: Red Shoe Diaries

          So what’s the line?

          Spoilered:
          He’s engaged to this girl and he’s meeting her mom for the first time, and is left alone with the mom. The mom goes "Are you a good lover?" or something, and he goes, in classic unemotional stony Duchovny-style acting:

          "Why don’t you close the door and find out."

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