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Indiana Jones and the Deal of the Week

Posted Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at 12:07 PM

Hello all.

Since I never get comments on this blog, I'm assuming that most of you agree with my reviews. That may be a bold prediction as I'm sure at least half of you don't agree, so we'll be starting a new contest in the coming weeks based on the comments that I get on each blog posting. This will be quite the contest with prizes involved so it will pay you to come back and start a dialogue with everyone via the comments about the newest movies that have come out. But don't search too hard this time, there are no prizes yet. Just start practicing your skills of commenting!

Oh, by the way, Movie Gallery has the new Indiana Jones DVD priced at $16.99! I dare you to find it cheaper than that! Don't wait long, it will be sold out soon. Also, tell 'em Cody sent you, since they don't know I'm advertising this for them.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

So, I reviewed it when it was in theatres and you can find that review by clicking the following link - http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/14071....

My opinion is the same on DVD and now that it is actually out I'm going to go buy it - it's a keeper.

War, INC.

I got it and was completely dedicated to watching it, however, I never found the time to do it...thus, all I can offer is a description.

Recreating his role as a hitman, John Cusack gives a hilarious performance in War, Inc ., a political satire set in Turaqistan, a Country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former U.S. Vice President (Dan Aykroyd). In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn nation offers, the corporation's CEO hires Hauser (Cusack) to kill a Middle Eastern oil minister.

Now, struggling with his own growing demons, the assassin must pose as the corporation's Trade Show Producer in order to pull off this latest hit, while maintaining his cover by organizing the high-profile wedding of Yonica Babyyeah (Hilary Duff), an outrageous Central Asian pop star, and keeping a sexy left-wing reporter (Marisa Tomei) in check.

Last, is Veggietales Movie: Pirates who Don't do Anything

I watched this flick in theatres as my wife and I enjoy the Veggietales series of DVD's and we really liked the last Veggietales flick, Jonah. However, they really took out the 'GOD' aspect of the whole Veggie Universe, or at very least watered it down so much that the movie didn't quite have the whole Christian and we're proud of it vibe that Jonah and the DVD flicks have. So, I was a little confused by that - is Veggietales trying to cross the Christian market and appeal to a wider audience? Why? They have such a great following and market base, there's really no reason to abandon them for different shores. Either way, that kind of irked me and made the movie less enjoyable, however the overall plot was decent. In general, I would have liked to see more classic Veggietales, rather than the new direction Veggietales, but what's done is done and your kids will probably enjoy this harmless flick that does still manage to squeak a bit of morals in at the end.

That's it for this week - and remember, the contest in comments is coming soon!

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I watched War inc. I have to say I really couldn't get into it... even though I like John Cusack. The worth while bits were getting to see Joan Cusack in that crazy role she does so well and Hilary Duff stumbling over her lines and making a complete fool of herself. Can't say I loved it, Cody.

-- Posted by BlueFire on Tue, Oct 14, 2008, at 9:24 PM
Cody Dame's response:
Well, I didn't even get as far as watching it. I just posted the description since I couldn't find time to watch it, so I don't even know if I could love it, but I doubt it. It just seems 'flimsy.' Thanks for the comments. The contest starts next week!

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Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.