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Unplugged: Alice in Chains (1996)
The best of the Unplugged series
Out of the dozens of MTV unplugged performances there were two that stuck out in my mind as the best. The number two spot goes to Eric Clapton. An excellent show by the guitar marksman. But the number one in my opinion would be the Alice In Chains Unplugged. By far the best, this performance shows no matter how far down from the top you think you are, some of the best can come out it. Take Layne Staley for example, the period of time when he was seriously losing the battle against drugs (particulary heroin) he comes out of the dark and puts on a spectacular once in a lifetime performance. Just when you think Alice In Chains are gone and lost, April 1996 comes by. There's alot of humor in the performance as well as interactive comments with the crowd, particulary after messing up on the first take of 'Sludge Factory', an audience member yells "hey, quit f---in this up!" Even Layne's attempt at humor early in the show saying "Now we're going to break to, uh, an LL Cool Jay video, so" was kind of funny. Overall it was a great show. I have gotten the chance to see Jerry Cantrell in concert, but not with Alice In Chains. I've always wanted to though. Someday maybe. Is Alice In Chains done? Or do they have another chapter to write in their incredible history? All I know is, the 400 people in attendence to this concert sure were lucky. That's all I have to say about that.
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Top-line prison movie
For some just the name of this prison gives excitement. 'The Rock' as they call it was the most famous prison around in that time and still is today. This is my favorite Clint Eastwood movies and is in my top-20 of all time. It is kind of a thriller in a way. The constant chance of Morris (Eastwood) getting caught was an edge-of-your-seat kind of feeling. The fact that they actually filmed the movie on Alcatraz Island was amazing. Alot of movies have not been able to actually film in the places where they have actually taken place. If you haven't seen this one yet, I suggest you go and rent it. I got lucky enough to get it on tape a while back for 5 bucks.
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
I always liked Jim Varney
It was with this film that made me a big "Ernest" fan. I was so excited with the release of every Ernest movie. Jim Varney was a funny and talented person . This movie was actually a pretty funny one and I thought the best part of the movie was when they were making all of the traps (and the giant bus-assault vehicle) were great ending. It would be nice if they ever did come out with a behind the scenes kind of video of all of Jim Varney's movies. This was a great start to my favorite set of comedies.
Why take so long to make a 3rd?
This movie was good nonetheless, but why wait 13 years to make another one? After waiting for about 5 years for a third movie after seeing parts one and two, I was kind of disappointed that I would probably not see another one, but after a 13 year wait, I finally got my wish. This movie didn't have the plot-structure as the first one which would probably hint as to why it was no where near as successful. It was good to see Dundee (Hogan) in a different venue other then the played out scene of New York. It was also good to see Hogan in another theatre release, since he really hadn't appeared in one since he starred with Elijah Wood in 1996's Flipper. Another person I was happy to see again was Sue's character played by Hogan's real-life wife, Linda Kozlowski. Even after 13 years she is still a very beautiful and attractive woman. With the release of this, I wouldn't be surprised if Paul Hogan tried to stay in the spotlight again by releasing a sequel to another one his movies. Lightning Jack 2 or maybe even a Flipper 2. That would be entertaining. Nevertheless, Paul Hogan remains my favorite Aussie actor.
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
A good introduction to a great actor
I think Paul Hogan is not as highly recognized for being the talented actor he is. I remember when I first saw Crocodile Dundee back in 1986. I was 6 years old, and a movie about a man who caught and fought Crocs with his bare hands was every kid's hero. This movie remains in my top 20 favs of all-time. I wish they would release a special DVD with outtakes and deleted scenes or perhaps some commentary. It was a good start to a great set of movies.
The best trilogy of all-time
In my opinion I thought the Indiana Jones trilogy was among the best of all time. My favorite was "Temple Of Doom". It was kind of creepy, but also an exciting adventure flick. I bought the box set when it first came out on video. I hope Steven Spielberg releases a special edition DVD set soon. I want to see all of the extras!
Planet of the Apes (2001)
This movie was terrible
No offense to you Planet of the Apes fans, but I expected a little more out of this one. If your going to remake a movie, then you need to attempt to make it even better then the original. Mark Wahlberg is a very talented actor, but was not the best to play the character he played in the movie. I thought this one along with Ishtar was probably one of the most un-necessary movies in film history. I mean c'mon, that's like making a Problem Child 3!
Family Matters (1989)
One of my favorite TV shows
Family Matters was always one of my favorite TV shows. It was a good show to watch in the 9 years in was on the air. It was amazing to see these kids grow up on screen as the same with Full House. TGIF was a great night of television back then (Friday nights) and I always looked forward to watching. Urkel was a favorite of mine. I think I even had the Steve Urkel doll!
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
A great family movie
I was bored this past Saturday and decided that I would go and see this movie. I liked Toy Story and Toy Story 2, so I figured this was going to be a good movie. I was right, it was an excellent movie. Like most Disney movies, it was a great flick for children and adults alike. It was comedic at times like Toy Story, but overall I thought it was better. I would recommend this to anyone. Especially with children.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
The best alien film of all-time
My mom told me she took me to see ET in the theatres when I was 2. She said I enjoyed it so much that she went out and bought me an ET doll, which I carried around until I was 10. When ET first came out on video in I believe 1988? I was so excited! It's great to know that they will be releasing ET again in the theatres next spring with new footage. That's gonna be really cool. That will be my chance to take my 2 year old to see one of my all-time favorite movies.