Just thought I’d put up a quick note of the new movies I picked up this week…I may start doing this from time to time as I add to my already extensive collection. This weekend I picked up two that had come in while I was off on vacation, then one today that we rarely get into the store, so I figured it was worth grabbing when it showed up.
X-Files: Season 2: I’d never seen any of the X-Files until just a few months ago, when I picked up the Season 1 box set purely on the strength of what I’d heard people say about it. Have to say, I’m glad I did…one of the few downsides to my policy of not watching television is that I do occasionally miss out on a show really worth watching, and X-Files is definitely one of those. I got really sucked in to Season 1, and the show just keeps getting better. So far I’m 4 episodes into Season 2, and realizing that I’m going to have to wait until March for Season 3 is really starting to hurt.
His Girl Friday: This has been one of my favorite classic comedies for a long, long time. This adaptation of the play The Front Page with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell moves at a mile a minute, and is absolutely hilarious through and through — this is one comedy I’d recommend without reservations to anyone. Just make sure you can listen quickly, this is one of the fastest moving films I’ve ever seen.
Nosferatu: This is the one that I grabbed on a whim, as it doesn’t appear in the store very often — the original 1922 version of the classic horror film Nosferatu. This is almost a legendary adaptation of the Dracula story, and I’m currently really looking forward to the upcoming film Shadow of the Vampire, a highly fictional (but fascinating looking) account of the making of Nosferatu, starting John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe. If you haven’t seen previews for this one yet, track them down….
And that’s it for my post-vacaition binge…thank goodness I get paid on Tuesday, there’s another good batch coming in then!