June 1, 2020

Mr. Biscuits’ ADVENTURES IN THE BUDGET BIN: Caffeine Quest Edition

For Mr. Biscuits, it’s the thrill of the hunt...digging for discounts wherever they may be. Sure, you could order from Amazon or spend your hard-earned kibbles on something already used, but what’s the fun in that? So if you’re a movie collector on a tight budget, let Mr. Biscuits’ show you some of his latest bargains.  

My wife - who's working from home - sent me out for her daily coffee. Then I made a game-time decision to make a few quick stops on the way back, so the whipped cream on her white-chocolate mocha was melted by the time she got it. I guess I shoulda done my bargain hunting first. But worry-not, kitties...she'll forgive me someday.

CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON LEGACY COLLECTION (Blu-ray) – Creature from the Black Lagoon scared the bejeezus out of me when I was younger. But before you laugh, it scared the bejeezus out of John Carpenter, too, so fuck you. The first movie is still a lot of throwback fun and the two sequels each have their moments. This set has all three, including 3-D versions of the first two films. ($10.00 at Big Lots, which is actually kinda pricey for them).

CARRIE (Blu-ray) – Sure, we never needed even one remake of Carrie, let-alone two. This is the 2013 version starring Chloe Grace Moretz, who might be a bit too pretty for the role. I haven’t seen it yet, so maybe she’ll change my mind. But even if she doesn’t, three bucks is a cheap way to find out. My horror-loving daughter and I plan on watching this and the original back-to-back to do some comparing (somehow, I suspect Sissy Spacek’s legacy is safe). ($3.00 at Big Lots).

DEN OF THIEVES (Blu-ray) – Gerard Butler may not be what anyone would mistake for a great actor, but his action movies are a lot of big dumb fun (hell, I even enjoyed Geostorm). Den of Thieves doesn’t exactly stimulate the intellect, but I’m a sucker for a good heist flick and this one delivers a lot of undemanding fun...and gunplay. I must also say co-star Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is a better actor than he is a rapper. ($5.99 at Fred Meyer...a chain of Kroger-owned stores in my neck of the woods).

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