Since you are talking about movies that were recently released. I liked "Adaptation" good story and a good transfer. Also two oldies that were just released, "Omega Man" and "Soylent Green" I haven't seen them yet but I will be putting both in my collection regardless. I tend to like old movies, about one fourth of my collection is black and white.
Your response made me chuckle. Rating a movie is like buying speakers. We all have are own tastes. I thought Chris Cooper was awesome. The movie had me sitting on the edge of my seat. The way the movie progresses is nothing like what you would expect. I found it to be very entertaining. but thats just me. YMMV
Aside from Debbie does dallas which I believe isn't in widescreen but spreadeaglevision (tm) sounds like there are some good ones to look at.
Like I said I actually bought adaptation so I will take it off the shelf and give it another try now that I hear some of you liked it. I don't require a car chase every 5 minutes to keep my interest, but it did look like a sleeper at first try.
Heck I love some of the IMAX films, especially baraka, that one should make you think and if it doesn't you aren't getitng it. Winged migration will be on my list to buy.
We rented Basic last weekend... very interesting. Will probably try it again just to see if the extras can straighten out some of the kinks. I want to watch it again knowing the "truth" to see if I can catch any slip ups in the story line.
re: Adaptation... very interesting, but it made me realize that I may need a different screen or further adjustment. In the very dark scenes (of which there were plenty) I could not see hardly anything. I'm using a PG6xtra with a Dalight microperf 1.0 gain screen. I do have total light control, but it seems I really have to crank the contrast.
I know, I know, "the animated ones look good on any old crap" but I saw Finding Nemo this weekend and even though my setup is not perfect everyone really enjoyed it. We had a friend and her kids over for the first time and everyone was blown away.
Also watched "Reloaded" I thought that was pretty spectacular as well.
Still waiting for enough time to watch LOTR again and then TT.
Anyone seen the new Indiana Jones set?
I'll never pay to see a movie in the cinema unless they significantly slow DVD releases. My wife, who used to still insist on seeing them in the theater is even converted finally.
Remember when it used to be over a year before HBO got movies, then the VHS were even longer... Maybe I'm dating myself.
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