Tuesday, December 26, 2006

My Favorite DVDs and Films Scores

Here are two "Best Of" articles for the NY Daily News:

My favorite DVD releases of the year.

My favorite film soundtracks of the year.

Still to come are my personal lists of the best films of the year (I've still got to check out a few flicks like "The Good Shepherd" and "Little Children") and best CDs of the year (stil gotta spin some more CDs before I'm ready on that too).


priv8pete said...

Good to see you giving respect to Police Squad. My brother-in-law got it for me for Christmas and we sat in front of the TV rolling with laughter at all the idiotic jokes.

Frank Drebin: Can you beat him?
Boxer: I could knock him out blindfolded.
Frank Drebin: What if he's not blindfolded?

Michael in New York said...

You got it for Christmas? Did you tell him to or did he just know? That's probably your favorite gift under the tree since you got the Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred Shot Range Model Air Rifle!

priv8pete said...

I told him that's what I wanted, but it is great none-the-less.

Actually, my favorite "gift" was winning my Yahoo Fantasy Football league along with the $250 prize pool and plaque. Lame, I know, but that's what I was most excited about.

Here's a breakdown of my take:
Police Squad
Arrested Development Season 3
The Office Season 2
2 soccer movies

Corinne Bailey Rae (self titled)
James Hunter (People Gonna Talk)

The Tipping Point
How Soccer Explains the World
The Devil in the White City
Den of Thieves

Settlers of Catan expansions
kayak skirt
Dag & Red Jersey
dress clothes

I have to say that I'm enjoying the James Hunter album the most. Not only does it sound great and put me in a fantastic mood, but it makes me want to listen to Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, The Drifters, The Coasters, and a dozen other artists from the 50s and 60s.

Michael in New York said...

You put a skirt on a kayak? I hope it's a girl. And carcassone? You should read the book Labyrinth by Kate Mosse. It's often in the kids/young adult section but is really good and is set there.

priv8pete said...

I'm tempted to make a joke about my sexuality, but I won't stoop that low.

A kayak skirt is like a body suit except it only goes around your waist and then stretches over the opening in which you sit. This repels the water and allows you to roll the kayak upright if you flip. Without it the kayak fills up with water and sucks you downstream at a tremendous rate. After coming back bloody last year a skirt became a top priority!