11/05/2007

My DVD Library: Volume 2...

I wrote a post last month sharing some of my favorite DVDs. I also promised that it would be the first in a series. So, as promised, here's part two. Five more favorites from my collection...

1) That Thing You Do- This was the first DVD I ever bought. Written, directed, starring, and catered by Tom Hanks; it's the story of a band who makes it big (with an oscar nominated song that lost to a song from Evita) then struggles find its second single and eventually breaks up. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this film. If you've never seen it, do yourself a favor and go out and rent or buy it. Editor's Note: I also learned how to play the drums by practicing to the song.

2) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind- People ask me all the time, as a movie lover, what my favorite movie is. My answer is always, "Gosh, there are so many. Can you give me a genre?" But, if forced, I'd have to say that this is that movie. It's a creative masterpiece. It stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet as two estranged lovers, one of which has decided to erase her memories of the other. I love everything about this movie: the acting, the visuals... everything.

3) The Count of Monte Christo- This movie stars Dumbledore, Jesus, and the guy from Memento. Even to this day, Dr. Olshine gets on to me about seeing 4 times in the dollar theater the weekend before finals. If you don't know about the story, you should probably read more. Just kidding. Such great themes of grace, redemption, forgiveness, and sword fighting. All of which are in the Bible.

4) Cinderella Man- C'mon... When's the last time you saw a bad Russell Crowe movie? Proof of Life? Yeah right, like anyone saw that... This is the story of down and out boxer, Jim Braddock. Wonderfully acted by Crowe, Renee Zellweger, and Paul Giamatti. Do yourself a favor and see this one today!

5) Signs- The first time I saw this movie I had to go home to a big, empty house at night. I was scared to death that an alien was hiding in a closet, so I turned on all the lights and "forgot" to turn them off when I went to sleep. I was 20. This was, what I consider to be, M. Night Shyamalan's last great movie. I love how the ending ties up the whole movie. So great...

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