Wednesday, April 28, 2010

DVD Thursday & a few Instant Watch

It was a slow week for DVD's coming in, I found a new function with my wii and Netflix that I could instantly watch movies, old TV shows and other things. So I became a little obsessed with those and forgot to return movies quickly like usual. Enjoy!

My dad picked this one up also and the boys just loved it, I had to rent it for them also. Tim Burton movies not always my favorite movies, but this one I actually sat down and watch a little bit. You just fall in love with the rag doll robot characters and want them to survive.

2009PG-1379 minutes

In a postapocalyptic world, a small community of rag-doll robots hides in fear from dangerous machines out to exterminate them. But when a brave newcomer named 9 (voiced by Elijah Wood) joins the group, he inspires them to stand up and fight for their survival. Shane Acker directs this visually stunning animated film co-produced by Tim Burton, which also features the voices of John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly and Martin Landau.

Ok if you have Netflix and own a wii, PS3 or Xbox you can get movies Instantly to your TV!!!! I didn't think I would like this feature but then I found so many things that I love and now I'm a tad bit addicted. I mean I haven't watch real TV in a week :). I know I've crazy, but what can I say I have an addictive personality. For those of you who have asked I don't sit and watch a movie or TV, it's usually on while, I'm cooking, data entry, blogging etc.

My Instant TV picks so far:

This was one of my FAVORITE movies when I was little! My dad actually still has it on VHS for me (if you don't know what a VHS is then man I feel old). I had the BIGGEST crush on David Bowie and this movie made it go into over drive. If you haven't seen it then you must see it or even better if you've seen it watch it again. Cole actually sat down and watched it.

1986PG101 minutes

In this Jim Henson-directed fantasy, teenage Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) embarks on a life-altering quest when she attempts to rescue her little brother, Toby (Toby Froud), from the clutches of treacherous Jareth the Goblin King (David Bowie), who lives in a castle surrounded by a giant labyrinth. With just 13 hours to plot a course through the dangerous maze, Sarah must grow up fast, learn her responsibilities and muster supreme courage.

We don't get the movie channels I'm already paying $70 a month for cable so no thank you! But a while back Dexter was on cable, I think it was during the writer strike, so I caught a few episodes and thought it was a good show. Yes a little morbid but I've always like shows that make you think and an eye for an eye in a round about way. I was so excited to see it on the Instant watch! A great show!

2006NR4 discs / 12 episodes

Playing a sympathetic serial killer might sound like a stretch, but former "Six Feet Under" star Michael C. Hall pulls it off in this macabre drama about a likable forensics expert who channels his violent tendencies into knocking off miscreants. Dexter Morgan (Hall) seems so harmless, in fact, that neither his girlfriend (Julie Benz) nor his cop sister (Jennifer Carpenter) suspect the true nature of his extracurricular activities.

After my post last week about Being Erica and mentioning it was like Quantum leap I almost DIED when I saw this on the list for instant watch!!! They have all the seasons a few episodes are only on DVD but most all of them were there so heck sign me up! It was so awesome to watch and catch up on things I missed.

Season 1 he's a boxer, a veterinarian, mafia-hit man, black chauffer, gawky teenager, private detective, sailor, secretary (yes a woman), blind concert pianist, DJ, rabbi and several others.

1989NR3 discs / 9 episodes

In this popular sci-fi series from the early 1990s, Scott Bakula stars as Sam Beckett, a physicist from the future who's figured out a way to travel back through time, fixing other people's mistakes in an attempt to return to the present. With the assistance of his wise-cracking friend Al (Dean Stockwell), Sam leaps into a new life in every episode and faces new challenges -- always hoping that someday he'll leap back home.

Yes I even watched season 2! I couldn't help myself it sucked me in!

In Season 2 Sam is a Retard man, a lawyer, a actor, a scientist, a young boy, a mom (yes another woman), himself when he was in high school, a FBI agent, American Indian, a coroner, pool player, trapeze artist, a kidnapper and a few more

1989NR6 discs / 22 episodes

Time is elastic in this gripping sci-fi series about Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula), a physicist who travels from one era to the next to correct past mistakes by taking over different identities. His only help is wisecracking sidekick Al (Dean Stockwell). This season, he visits 1960 to help newlyweds get on the right path, 1979 to inspire an actor playing Don Quixote, 1957 to defend an African American woman wrongly accused of a crime and much more.

Ok did I say I was addicted? Yes I even got threw season 3 ... lol.

In this season Sam is leaps into Viet Nam to save his brother, a Priest, a fashion photographer, Horror Novelist, a black medical student, a magician, a pregnant teenager (yes another girl), sidekick on a TV show, a chip-n-dale, piano player, a lead signer of a rock band (almost like kiss), bounty hunter, death row convicted man, wrestler and a few more.

1990NR6 discs / 22 episodes

Time-traveling scientist Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) and his mysterious sidekick, Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci (Dean Stockwell), who appears in hologram form, right more wrongs that could avert the course of history in the gripping third season of the popular sci-fi series. This year, Beckett winds up in his own brother's Navy SEAL squad; inhabits the body of a horror novelist; polices a beauty pageant; and more.


  1. We just saw the Tim Burton exhibit at MoMa in NYC. He is one weird dude.

  2. Labyrinth is one of my all time favs...........
    And Netflix + Wii is so totally cool!...When the streaming disc came, we spent the entire weekend watching

  3. I did that with JAG - watched I don't know how many years in a row.

  4. i love love love love dexter with a PASSION.. and maybe it might be bad to root for him... but i always do!!!

  5. I never watched Quantum Leap but I enjoyed Scott Bakula in Men of a Certain Age on TNT. I watched a season or two of Dexter and then I just couldn't do the blood anymore.
    Great show otherwise. Haven't seen the others, will have to check them out.

  6. Never watched any of these! Can you believe it!! I couldn't watch Dexter though... no bloody stuff here!


  8. I love the Quantum leap for sure.. And some of the other shows.. Have a great day.. Poser..

  9. OK girlie, you talked me into it, I am so starting to watch movies from tonight :)

  10. Love it thanks for doing that!! :) Makes me want to break out of my dexter

  11. I don't know if I've ever seen Quantum Leap! I didn't watch a lot of TV growing up and if I did it was PBS! (Yeah-I was a bit sheltered-LOL!)

  12. I don't have the pay channels either and saw Dexter when it was on cable, I, too fell in love with the show. Looks like I'm gonna have to get me a Wii and Netflix. :-)
    I was SO in love with Scott Bakula during Quantum Leap, I watched that show every week and still catch reruns on one of the channels on DirecTV when I can find it, he is SO cute!!

  13. Oh wow, I totally forgot about Quantum Leap until I saw this post! That show was one of my faves back in the day.


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