Friday, October 29, 2004

Movies and DVDs

For some reason, we haven’t been to the movies in quite a while. We have two giant, state-of-the-art theaters nearby but also I have a 42-inch plasma-HDTV in my living room. It’s not that we rent a lot of movies—in fact, we were discussing the fact that we have rented very few of late—it’s that we actually buy more movies and TV programs on DVD than rent. We have the “Seinfeld” set coming at the end of November and am likely to soon buy Season 14 of “Law and Order” and Second 2 of “SCTV.” The Half Wits skits on “SCTV” are worth the price alone. Just imagine Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, John Candy, Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara all on the set together. Sheer brilliance.

Also, on Election Day, Season 3 of “The West Wing” comes out. I’ll probably wait til the next time we are at Costco to buy that. “Posse Comitatus,” the “WW” season-ender of season 3 is one of the finest hour-long TV drama episodes I’ve seen. “Two Cathedrals,” the season ender of season 2 isn’t half bad either.

After watching a segment of last week’s “Inside the Actor’s Studio” in which William H Macy was guest, I’m anxious to rent “State and Main” and/or “Magnolia.” I had “recorded” “State and Main,” but when my DVR got full, I had the choice to delete old episodes of “Law and Order” or “State and Main.” Guess who won?