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11/20/2004


Here is the reason that an avid, avid, freakin' avid squared, movie fan should NOT have a Best Buy credit card.
Incidentally, I did cut up that card ... but I'll be damned if all I have to do is show them my driver's license and WHAM-FUCIN-O I get free movies!

My love of movies comes from my Dad forcing me to go see "Gung Ho" and every other movie that came out instead of encouraging sports.
To this day a conversation with my Dad goes like this.
"What movies have you seen lately?"
"All of them," Dad says.
"Wow," I say in complete wonder of his bank account and free time.

My favorite story about my Dad and movies is this.
I was visiting my Dad over Thanksgiving break during my excessive college years.
"What movie do you want to see tonight?" Dad asked.

"That 'Lord of the Rings' movie came out. How about that?" I suggest.

"Oh, that should be good. I have to work tonight," my step-mom says.

"Then we will wait to see it," says my Dad the knight.

"No, it's O.K. I really don't want to see it," she says.

"No, no. We'll all go see it together tomorrow," says Dad.

"Sounds good," she says and then leaves the room.

My Dad turns to me and winks. "Don't worry, we'll still see it."

Dad always envisioned himself as some sort of Scottish-blooded James Bond. Sneaking out to see the movie behind his wife's back was his way of playing the Michigan Middle-aged Roger Moore.

"But, Dad ...," I start to say, "... sounds good."

Just to make sure we pulled off the "perfect crime" we had to actually go see 'Joe Somebody' before we saw 'The Fellowship of the Ring'. After leaving the movie I had to take a vow of secrecy.

So, I likes movies. And like any good American I like to show off my worldly goods.
So, for your listing pleasure is "Brent's Ultimate DVD Collection In The Works!!!!!"

8 Mile - Granted, not a kickass way to kick off the list.

28 Days Later - After seeing this movie in the theater with Kyle I turned to a complete stranger and said "Oh, my fucking God! That was awesome!" He agreed by saying, "Fuck yes!"

About A Boy - I have to admit that Hugh Grant films are one of my guilty pleasures ... along with early Madonna songs.

Adaptation - Builds and builds and builds and then DELIVERS!

The 1st Season of the Ali G Show - If you haven't seen it then you are retarded. It's that simple.

Aliens - The only movie of the Alien trilogy that I own. The other ones are too slow and lacking in people absolutely blowing the absolute shit out of absolutely everything.

American Werewolf In London - Werewolves. Porn theaters. Puffy jackets. Humor.

Army of Darkness - To say this film isn't as good as the first two Evil Deads is like saying "Saved by the Bell just isn't as funny as The Three Stooges". Essential move nonetheless.

Auto Focus - An impulse buy that actually made for an enjoyable 7 hours. I ... I took a lot of smoke breaks.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - I used to tape these episodes religiously in college. Now with the wonders of modern money and electronics I own them all! Hahahahahaha!

Back to School - Kurt Vonnegut has a cameo.

Big Fish - I almost cried. Only one other movie on this list gets that honor ....

Billy Madison - The scene were he walks out of his tent carrying the keg over his head to a Styx song started my obsession with those robot-focused musical geniuses.

Blood Simple - First major Coen brothers release. Fun and creepy all at once.

Bottle Rocket - Dude, seriously, go buy Bottle Rocket.

The Bourne Identity - Matt Damon kicking serious ass and driving a Cooper Mini like a meth freak. Awesome! I mean, Matt Damon? With a shotgun? And he's cool the whole time?

Bowling for Columbine - Just go get it if you don't have it.

CB4 - Sweat of my balls says it alls.

Children of the Corn - OK, so every once in a while I buy a movie that I look back on with future self disgust.

Cobra - He throws GRENADES in a GROCERY STORE!

Curb Your Enthusiasm Seasons 1 & 2 - It's Seinfeld for people who like the word "fuck".

Dawn of the Dead (old) - Yes!

Dawn of the Dead (new) - Mikhi Phifer? OK. And Ving Rhames? Yes!

Death Race 2000 - The greatest movie ever made about cars and killing combined! "Days of Thunder With Uzis and Stuff" eat your heart out!

Donnie Darko - This movie ... it ... it ... it's really, really ... good.

Dude Where's My Car - Yes, "Dude Where's My Car." (The front of the DVDs box has been altered to say "Dude where's my ANAL?" Thanks to the convenience of a porn sticker.)

Duel - A guy fights a semi-truck. Sure he wins. But, c'mon! He fights a semi-truck!

Ed Wood - Morphine and angora. Perfect.

Elf - Awesome! What's your favorite color?

Escape From New York - He lands a glider on the World Trade Center ... IN THE FUTURE!

Evil Dead - Good. Until ....

Evil Dead 2 - So, so, so, fucking great!

Fahrenheit 9/11

Fight Club - I skipped class a bunch to watch this movie.

Firestarter - Drew Barrymore back when she was a cute alcoholic pre-teen with fire-tossing abilities.

Game of Death - Fast forward this movie until the final fight sequence and then you'll have a great movie.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - The ultimate guy movie. To achieve ultimate pumped up status in a short time I suggest starting at chapter 56 and turning the volume way up.

Goodfellas - It's Goodfellas. C'mon!

The Graduate - Funny AND sexy? And with bourbon? Nice.

High Fidelity - Don't let the love-less band dorks ruin this movie! Reclaim it as your own! Plus, it features my favorite song ... Beta Band's "Dry the Rain".

High Plains Drifter - "Fist Full of Dollars" starring a midget!

The Hills Have Eyes - Cannibal hillbillies? It's like being home.

How High - Yes. I own "How High". But Kyle owns "Van Wilder", so leave me alone.

The Iron Giant - Cartoon robots always rule.

Kamikaze Taxi - Ever heard of this movie? Nope. It's about coke and taxis and guns.

Kill Bill 1 & 2 (not pictured) - First there was "Pulp Fiction", then there was perfection.

King of Comedy - Robert DeNiro proves he can not be funny without being 17 times as creepy at the same time.

Mad Max - Back when Mel Gibson worshipped the lord of kicking ass hard!

The Magnificent Seven - The greatest western ever? No. But! Well, it's still good.

Malibu's Most Wanted - Me and R. Girl's movie-in-common.

The Manchurian Candidate (old) - Frank Sinatra CAN act. PLUS! A bunch of dudes get shot in the head.

Miller's Crossing - Danny Boy. That's all I'm saying.

Mr. Deeds - Billy Madison Light

The Natural - O.K. So I cried. What are you going to do about it? I mean, she stands up and he's reborn and then he finds out he has a kid and then he almost dies and then he's the greatest ever. Leave me alone you soulless fuck.

Night of the Living Dead - I own the George Romero trilogy!

Ocean's 11 (new) - As close to the epitome of cool as you can get without Dean Martin.

Once Upon a Time in the West - Charles "Same Birthday as Me" Bronson at his absolute best.

Rasing Arizona - He steals diapers under gunfire.

Robocop - ROBOCOP! ROBOCOP! ROBOCOP!

The Rock - Come on. You like "The Rock". You liked "The Rock" a lot.

Rollerball (old) - James Caan always wins! Well, except in "The Godfather".

The Royal Tenenbaums - Never stops making me amazed.

Rushmore - My all time favorite movie.

Sammauri Jack (Pilot Episode) - Cartoon version of every Clint Eastwood movie.

Saturday Night Live: Best of Tracy Morgan - THE most underrated SNL comic ever.

Saturday Night Live: Best of Will Ferrell Vol. 1 & 2 - To see these is to see the God of Humor.

Say Anything - Surprise after wonderful surprise!

School of Rock - Jack Black worshipping Zeppelin. Yes!

Scrooged - One day in the future, after we live through the Rapture and defeat the robotic hordes, there will be 24 hour marathons of "Scrooged" every Christmas.

Simpsons Gone Wild - 4 of the most awesome Simpson episodes. "Furious Geroge!" It has a fucking monkey knife fight!

Singles - A movie for the grungy grown-up in all of us.

Six Feet Under Seasons 1 & 2 - I am addicted to this show.

So I Married An Axe Murderer - Mike Myers before he became a total ass licker fuck nuts.

Spun - Meth and tits. Is there more? Um. Theres porn ... but that includes tits, so .... no.

Superman Cartoons (2 Discs) - The original old schooly Superman cartoons. Heaven on any lazy Sunday morning.

Stop Making Sense - Not pictured because I'm actually listening to it in the background as I type this. Don't like the Talking Heads? Jump off a cliff.

Tao of Steve - Watch it. Rewind it. Watch the fucker again.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - A movie I waited so long to come out when I was a kid that I absolutely have to own as an "adult".

Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks - Beauty.

Texas Chainsaw Masacare (old) - Gory.

Texas Chainsaw Masacare (new) - Gory with an Abercrombie wardrobe.

They Live - Roddy Piper at his alien-fighting best.

The Thing - Kurt Russell at HIS alien-fighting best.

Three Amigos - Humor for a slow Wednesday.

Tommy Boy - It's like "Black Sheep" except funny.

Top Secret - Sure, Val Kilmer isn't funny ... BUT, "Chocolat Mousse" is.

Touching the Void - "Let's climb that mountain." "O.K." "Dude, I'm leaving you for dead." "Damn."

True Grit - John Wayne and the seeds of feminism ... and guns ... and Dennis Hopper ... and RATTLE SNAKES!

Uptown Girls - Britney Murphy. Ever since her baby-fat days of "Clueless" you have to love her.

What About Bob? - Yeah. What about him anyways?

Young Frankenstein - My tummy is making a yummy noise thinking about this movie.


Those are all of my DVDs.
Did you notice the picture of me and R. Girl at the ocean enjoying the sunset ... and a smooch?







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