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Bargain Bin Lookout- April 20th, 2008

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Best Buy

$4.99

The Bourne Identity I was one of those people who never saw this while it was in theatres during its initial run.  I’ve regretted it ever since, as its easily one of the more thrilling action movie startups in awhile.  It has what’s often considered one of the finest car chases ever put on film.

The Bourne Supremacy– While I had negative feelings toward this one until I saw it NOT in a theater full of rowdy teens, it has grown on me.  Paul Greengrass took over for Doug Liman, and this is where Bourne picked up it’s “shaky cam” tendencies.  If you set those aside, this is actually a very entertaining flick…which is ultimately paid off by The Bourne Ultimatum.

Also worth mentioning: The Minority Report

Circuit City

$6.99

SaharaThis one was a major dud when it was released, but it’s got some awesome beauty shots of the desert set up by director Breck Eisner.  There’s some decent action, and Matthew McConaughey and Steve Zahn have some very good chemistry as best friends…Highly underrated if you ask me…Rainn Wilson, AKA Dwight Schrute from The Office has a minor role.

Top GunOld school Bruckheimer…Tom Cruise as Maverick, Anthony Edwards, in pretty much his only movie role ever, plays Goose…If you’re into the military you’ll probably like it.  Lots of big names early on in their career show up too.

$8.99

Jumanji (Special Edition I think…)- Robin Williams leads the cast in bringing the picture book we all know about to life.  It’s actually not too bad…despite some iffy special effects (they’re good for the year this one came out, but imagine if it came out now….), it’s entertaining enough for kids and also probably of interest to those of us who read the book in grade school.

Stranger Than Fiction– Will Ferrell in a serious role….I went into this with the lowest of expectations, but was floored by how much I ended up enjoying it.  Maggie Gyllenhaal is a nice contrast to Ferrell, and there’s a lot of quirky, funny moments.  It’s gloomy at points, but it’s made up for by the performance of Ferrell.  Seriously…the guy can pull of the serious stuff too.

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Written by flutieman07

April 19, 2008 at 11:44 pm

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