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Prince Caspian, Step Brothers, Wanted, X-Files,

Posted Monday, December 1, 2008, at 11:48 AM

So another week has come and gone and I managed to review a bunch of flicks while enjoying Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I scored a copy of Sweeney Todd from Movie Gallery for only $3.99 and it was glorious!

The winner for the commenting this week is user brianhoag who is Brian Hoag. He has a 'really hard to figure out who it is' username. Shoot me an email when you read this and I'll get you your movie rental instructions.

Now, the reviews with Prince Caspian going first.

I watched this movie in theatres and was suprised with how much better it was than the first Narnia film. Not much has changed on DVD. I still like it better than the first, however I'm not quite sure this one is worth buying - better to rent and enjoy once, not over and over. Check out the original review at http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/14059...

Step Brothers

I watched this in theatres and managed to not review it for the Gazette. This is probably due to putting another review up instead. Either way - I remember loving the flick at that time and was thrilled to get to watch it again on DVD, especially with some extra unrated new footage. Of course, the extra unrated footage failed to impress as it usually does on films that add the extra unrated content, but surprisingly, the film failed to entertain me again. Originally, I would have praised the glorious antics of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly and how they make each scene a laugh out loud extravaganza. But, after watching it on DVD, my opinion changes ever so slightly. The laughs and jokes are still there, but they aren't quite as funny seeing them the second time - actually they fell quite flat for the most part. I think it's sort of like hearing a joke or watching something hilarious happen and then trying to explain it to someone who just looks at you like you are the dumbest person in the world. The jokes come across like that the second time. If you haven't seen this flick I highly recommend it as I loved it the first time. LOVED IT. The second time? Not so much, so if you've had the chance to watch it, you might want to stay away.


Another film that I watched in theatres. This is just a week full of things I've already seen. Not a bad thing especially when you've got a movie like Wanted. This is an excellent film and just as amazing on DVD as it was in theatres. I loved it then, love it now, and more than highly recommend it - this is my pick of the week/pick of the last month. I enjoyed this film immensely. Check out the original review at http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/14410... At the time of the original review, I asked a question at the end of the review. If you read the review and know what movie I am referencing, please post it in the comments to this blog - if anybody gets it right - they will be the automatic winner of the free movie rental next week.

X-Files I Want to Believe

I wanted to believe but I just couldn't find the time after watching the other three movies I wanted to believe more than this one. Quite frankly, all the big movie review sites, don't list a synopsis other than the story is being kept under wraps. So - I don't really have a synopsis to post, but never fear, as I can pretty much predict that this flick will be all about Agents Mulder and Scully on some sort of investigation that involves some mystery, some thrilling bits, and a lot of suspense. It may even bring in a bit of the supernatural. This movie did horrible at the box office, but X-Files fans should be pleased with the flick if you didn't already catch it in theatres.

That's it for this week. Come back next time for the DVD/Blu-Ray event of the year - THE DARK KNIGHT.

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I watched Step Brothers last night, and what can I say... it was hilarious... it's probably one of those movies that will get better every time you watch it... Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are just about the modern day Dan Akroyd and John Belushi... should they do a 'Blues Brothers' take off? Probably not.. but, either way... hilarious movie...

Wanted was pretty good, but I must say I rather enjoyed 'Shoot Em Up' more...

No more Chronicles of Narnia...

Didn't watch X Files...

-- Posted by ringobonham on Wed, Dec 3, 2008, at 5:59 AM
Cody Dame's response:
I did not like it with repeat viewings. Step Brothers was awesome the first time and got worse the second time for me.

I watched Prince Caspian last night, and it was very good, but I don't know if I want to own it. Don't own the first one, so it would probably be a waste.

I plan on watching Wanted & X-Files, but haven't done that yet.

As far as the movie you reference in your review of Wanted, I'm going to guess "Death Wish" with Charles Bronson. Just a guess, because it's been a while since I saw Death Wish & I haven't seen Wanted yet, but that's my final answer.

-- Posted by dlfiend4ever on Wed, Dec 3, 2008, at 4:04 PM
Cody Dame's response:
Not "Death Wish"

It's most definitely not like 'Death Wish' and anybody who thinks that... (all do respect) needs to watch 'Death Wish' again, and see what OTHER movies have ripped it off... I mean... the other movies that ultimately ripped off 'Death Wish' were 'The Brave One' (the chick version of 'Death Wish' with a brilliant Jodie Foster) and 'Death Sentence' (James Wan [Saw] directed it.. Kevin Bacon... pretty decent movie)... I think the movie is a 1972 flick which did star Charles Bronson however... I believe it's 'The Mechanic'...

-- Posted by ringobonham on Thu, Dec 4, 2008, at 9:06 AM
Cody Dame's response:
Not 'The Mechanic,' however I have not seen that film so it may be very similar - just not the one I was thinking of...

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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.