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My Top 60 Soundtracks(Part 4)

August 21, 2009

Another day, another installment of my countdown…

30. Threesome
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– This really feels like its ranked for too high considering the quality of some of the albums that came before it on my list, but for some reason, it really feels right being in the Top 30. Weird, just like the movie.
Fave tracks: “Bizarre Love Triangle” – New order, “Dancing Barefoot” – U2 & “That Was The Day” – The The

29. Fast Time At Ridgemont High
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– Iconic movie, if somewhat dated… the soundtrack really only works for die-hard fans of the movie in my opinion. Which works just fine for me.
Fave Tracks: “Somebody’s Baby” – Jackson Browne, “Love Rules” – Don Henley & “fast Times at Ridgemont High” – Sammy Hagar.

28. Armageddon
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-Sure, the movie is an over the top Popcorn extravaganza like only Jerry Bruckheimer can give us…but it works. And Bruce Willis save the world.
Fave tracks: All the Aerosmith tracks (yes including “I dont wanna miss a thing”, solely because it gave them their only #1), and most of the others too (cop out i know!)

27. Forrest Gump
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– Can’t say I’m a Tom Hanks fan, but the man makes AMAZING movies. This 2 disc set has an endless array of out and out classics.
Fave Tracks: pick one – Elvis, Wilson Pickett, Joan Baez, Creedance, Beach Boys, The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Randy Newman, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fleetwood Mac….(see neither can I)

26. Velvet Goldmine
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– throw in some Glam Rock, add a touch of modern Rock and you get one kick @ss selection.
Fave Tracks: “20th Century Boy” – Placebo, “We Are The Boys” – Pulp & “Diamond Meadows” – T.Rex

25. Almost Famous
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– Great selection of classics here…and is makes the list on the strength of that alone. I cannot tell a lie here… I havent seen this movie in its entirety. It would probably list higher if I did.
Fave Tracks: “Simple Man” – Lynyrd Skynyrd, “One Way Out” Allman Brothers, “Tiny Dancer” – Elton John

24. Dead man Walking
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– Anyone who ever doubts the mad skills of Sean Penn needs to see this movie. It was the soundtrack that made me realize how much of a genius Eddie Vedder is (although I still HATE Pearl Jam…weird)
Fave Tracks: “The Face of Love” – Eddie Vedder & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, “Dead Man Walkin’ – Bruce Springsteen, “In Your Mind” – Johnny Cash.

23. The Dark Knight
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– The only out and out Score on my countdown (Gladiator & Lord Of The Rings just missed the cut). Superb and effective. Got robbed of an Oscar. (Or as a friend of mine would say, “I Still can’t believe Dark Knight didnt win Best Film”)
Fave Tracks: “Why So Serious” – by composers Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard chills!

22. Tank Girl
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– this movie came about during a very poignant time in my life, but while the movie has since been forgotten, the soundtrack will always have special memories for me.
Fave Tracks: “Aurora” – Veruca Salt, “Army of Me” – Bjork, “Roads”- Portishead & “Shove” – L7

21. Stranger Than Fiction
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– This for me is Will Ferrel’s finest performance as an actor (even though Anchorman was the shiz), and the movie is perfectly compliments by a phenomenal soundtrack.
Fave Tracks: “The Book I Write” – Spoon, “That’s Entertainment” – The Jam & “Gone Missing” – Maximo Park

Top 20 soon! Stay Tuned!

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Today’s DVD Arrivals

August 13, 2009

hey dvd fans

Here’s today’s arrivals…maybe you find something you also want to add to your collection….

Commando: Definitive Edition
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What a mission to find a special edition of this…in fact…the only place i could find it was an Australian vendor. But i LOVE these definitive editions, and since the only version South Africa has is the cr@ppy VHS transfer that is essentially the cut version of the movie…this was well worth it. Great Arnie action, and a very young Alyssa Milano. Classic.

Last Action Hero
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You know…this is such an underated movie. Although, to be honest, I was disappointed with it like most people when I saw it at the cinema, but have since learned to love it. A ton of inside jokes. Give it another chance. Arnie for life.

Daylight
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I could spend all day watching Stallone movies. This is a sleeper hit in my eyes, a throwback to the disaster movies of the 70s…but the guy who steals the show is Viggo Mortensen.

WWE No Way Out 2006 & SummerSlam 2007
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Passion. Obsession.

Ali G, Innit
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Replacement DVD, featuring the early genius of Sacha Baron Cohen. The man is a god.

Minority Report: Definitive Edition
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Had mixed feelings about this originally, but found the Definitive Edition in a tin for dirt cheap, so thought I’d give it another bash. Plus I’m rediscovering my appreciation for Tom Cruise.

Josie and The Pussycats
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Anyone who doesn’t consider this movie brilliantly clever has either a) not seen it or b) is the good looking one in the family – (dont worry, you won’t get my insult). Back door lover.

Gran Torino
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Ok ok, I actually got this one on the weekend, but havent watched it yet. Clint Eastwood is the last of the movie icons in my opinion. I would follow him off a cliff he said i’d be ok. Each film he does is another edition to a legacy that is unparalleled.

and Finally….

Land Of The Lost: Complete collections Edition
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All three seasons of the classic TV show (which was ultimately bastardized by Will Ferrell)….Cult members only. Yes, that is a lunch box

Ok, that’s it…I gotta go work on a proper piece of writing for my next blog now.