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Thanks to Netflix and the DVD/VCR combo unit my husband gave me for Christmas in 2005 I've been on a DVD watching binge. Below I'll list the movies or TV series I've watched and my rating. If you haven't joined Netflix but have considered it, I highly recommend the service. DVDs are delivered to your door in a returnable postage paid envelope. And if Fargo has a shipping facility I'm sure most other towns around do, too. Most of the time the turn around for me to return a DVD and get the next one in my queue is 3 days, usually 2.
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Deadwood: Season 1 (2004) - I'm not sure why I enjoyed this series, but I do. I actually finished watching Season 1 February 9. None of the characters are particularly endearing or sympathetic to me, but I find myself fascinated by it. I'm hooked. I give it 4 stars.
Smallville: Season 1 (2001) - Like Deadwood, I finished Season 1 February 9. I'm kind of obsessive about starting series' from the beginning and while I'd heard good things about Smallville never took the time to watch until recently. I've been told by quite a few people that I remind them of Martha. I'm enjoying the show. It's interesting to see what someone's view of Clark's life was like before we met him in Superman. I give it 3-1/2 stars.
Battlestar Galactica: Miniseries (2003) - This was recommended to me on the BuffyAngelFirefly Yahoo Group I'm on. I have yet to be steered wrong by recommendations from this list (they got me addicted to Gilmore Girls after all) so I gave it a shot. I enjoyed this immensely and moved Season 1 to the top of my queue. I give it 4 stars.
Stargate SG-1: Season 1 (1997) - Another recommendation from BuffyAngelFirefly. I'm enjoying my glimpse into sci-fi shows I've missed over the years.
Batman Begins (2005) - I really enjoyed this movie. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn't this at all. I realize some things were changed, but overall I really enjoyed the movie. I give it 4 stars.
Samurai Champloo: Vol. 1 (2004) - This I rented on recommendation from someone on BuffyAngelFirefly. It's anime and I found myself intrigued enough to add more than the first disk to my queue though it'll be awhile until I get to it. I give it 3 stars.
Smallville Season 2 through Season 4 (2002-2004) - What can I say about Smallville? Like Gilmore Girls I'm sorry I didn't watch this series from the beginning. I'd heard some negative things about Season 4, but I was not unhappy with it. I give the series as a whole 4 stars.
Marion Bridge (2003) - an interesting movie. Slow paced and somewhat depressing, but it offered an interesting glimpse into family life and the struggles we all have to deal with ghosts and the past. I give the movie 3 stars.
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) - I enjoyed this movie, 4 stars.
Cold Mountain (2003) - I really wasn't impressed with this. I'd give it 2 stars as it left me feeling cold at the end.
The Cider House Rules (1999) - I enjoyed this one as well. I love Michael Caine and he was good in this role. I give it 3 stars.
The Red Violin (1999) - Thoroughly enjoyed this movie and watching the tale of the violin unfold. Even though many of the violin's stories were told in a foreign language you did not need to understand the language to get what was going on. The music was great, too. I give it 3 stars.
Chocolat (2000) - Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I loved the music, I loved the characters, they were all so intriguing. Being around my Catholic husband, some of the things in the movie were believable despite how "out there" they seemed. 5 stars.
Laws of Attraction (2004) - A cute movie. I love Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan so that made it easier to watch. I was in the mood for a romantic comedy so it worked and I gave it 4 stars.
Sweet Home Alabama (2002) - Another cute movie, even my DH got into it toward the end, pumping me with questions as to who was who. Don't we all dread having to go back home at some point in our lives? Maybe not the extent she did, but believable nonetheless that she'd want to get away from that life and spread her wings. I gave it 4 stars.
The Shipping News (2001) - an intriguing movie, depressing but well done and kept my interest despite the slower pace. I gave it 4 stars.
Maid In Manhattan (2002) - not a JLo fan, I was hesitant to watch this movie but found I enjoyed it despite my iffy feelings towards her. I love Ralph Fiennes so he made the movie for me. I gave it 4 stars.
Snow Falling On Cedars (1999) - I tried several times to watch this movie to no avail. I'm not sure why, because I love the era. No opinion.
The Prince and Me (2004) - a cute movie I got for Stephanie. Jennifer Stiles is endearing and made up for the plot leaning toward the unbelievable side of things. I give it 3 stars.
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) - a well done movie. A woman's journey about self discovery after her failed marriage. I moved to Fargo from Florida to start over, her move was a little more extreme but she made a home for herself in Tuscany. I give it 4 stars.
Fever Pitch (2005) - this was an HBO view, not a Netflix find, but I loved this movie. As a sports enthusiast I could totally relate to this movie, though my Packer obsession is not this bad *s*. A friend of mine had a part in the movie as an extra, too. I give it 4 stars.
The Wedding Date (2005) - another HBO view. I was not impressed. I like Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney, but there just wasn't enough plot in this movie to make it enjoyable. They never scratched the surface of what drove any of these characters. And the wedding continuing at the end? Crazy! I could see having it continue a few months down the road, but right away? I give it 3 stars because it didn't deserve 2, I did enjoy it but I just wanted more.
Mona Lisa Smile (PG-13/2003) - I really enjoyed this movie. I wasn't sure what to expect, hadn't heard much about it beyond my step-mother liked it. I'm not a big Julia Roberts fan, but thought she was suited for this role. An enjoyable glimpse into the life of a woman in the early fifties and how dangerous a woman with a brain was viewed as being at the time. I give it 4 stars.
Failure To Launch (PG-13/2006) - Stephanie and I went to see this on July 4th in lieu of fireworks. I enjoyed this movie. I'm a fan of Sex and the City so it was nice to see Sarah Jessica Parker. And Matthew McConaughey isn't too bad on the eyes either. Terry Bradshaw and Kathy Bates put in enjoyable performances, too. All and all, I give it 3-1/2 stars. It wasn't one I'd rush out to buy, but it was better than average.
The Fast and the Furious (PG-13/2001) - 4 stars - Vin Diesel is a guilty pleasure of mine and I really enjoyed this movie.
The First Wives Club (PG/1996) - 4 stars - I loved this movie. I'm not a big Goldie Hawn fan, but I enjoyed her in this role.
Gone In 60 Seconds (PG-13/2000) - 3 stars - Lots of familiar faces in this action movie.
XXX (PG-13/2002) - 4 stars - I enjoyed this one. It had me guessing and asking questions. Was never quite sure which side the woman was on.
Tomb Raider (PG-13/2001) - 3 stars - I'm not a big Jolie fan, but this was entertaining enough despite having to sit through watching her. I'll probably get the sequel.
The Terminal (PG-13/2004) - 4 stars - I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. My initial reaction upon hearing about it, was how exciting can a movie be about a guy stranded at an airport. But Hanks and the cast of supporting characters pulls it off well. I really enjoyed this movie.
Traffic (R/2000) - 3 stars. I found myself drifting a lot of the time, but did enjoy the performances by all involved. It just dragged for me.
The Limey (R/1999) - 3 stars. I must have picked this one based on a recommendation and I found myself enjoying the story. It didn't do much, though, plotwise.
The Underneath (R/1995) - 3 stars. This one was intriguing, a remake of Criss Cross. And I admit, I didn't see the double cross coming. I'll blame it on being sleepy! I enjoyed this one.
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