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Internet Movie Database
[JAWS: The Home Page] (My favorite movie!)
STAR WARS
Halloween
[CHiPs Online]
The Sci-Fi Channel
Sightings


My Top 10 Favorite TV Shows

  1. Queer As Folk
    • I absolutely love this show. If you haven't seen this show on Showtime before, it follows the lives of a group of friends, most of whom are gay. It touches on so many issues and subjects and is very well acted. I have all five seasons on DVD. It's totally awesome!
  2. South Park
    • This show is hilarious. Some people think it's offensive. If so, then it offends everybody since it makes fun of everybody. Granted, some of the recent shows haven't been the greatest, but there are some decent shows once in a while.
  3. "CHiPs"
    • I loved this show when I was a kid, and I still do. I've seen every episode and am pretty good at knowing what episode is which within the first minute of the show. Of course, other than Ponch and Jon riding around on the freeways together, this show was pretty well known for the spectacular car crashes where one car going out of control would cause about a dozen others to pileup. I've got the first two seasons on DVD.
  4. The X-Files
    • I didn't start watching this show until well after it had been on TV for a while. I've enjoyed it ever since.
  5. MacGyver
    • This was a very entertaining series that always left me wondering, "How'd he know how to do that?"
  6. Emergency!
    • This might be a dated show, but it's been very entertaining since I started watching it on TV Land and other networks that rerun the show. I do remember the alarm in the station from when I was a kid and the show was on the air, but that's all I remember. What I like is how they usually don't show the emergencies until the fire department arrives on the scene. I thought that was cool since it gave you a perspective of the people who actually respond to these situations and don't fully know what to expect until they get there.
  7. The Twilight Zone
    • Even though this series was on well before I was born, I love watching this show. My favorite episodes are ones where a moral is told at the end, such as in "He's Still Alive" where Rod Sterling says that through hatred and discrimination we are keeping Adolf Hitler alive.
  8. COPS
    • This show has been fun to watch. I think it gives us a good perspective of what law enforcement officials go through on their jobs.
  9. The Red Green Show
    • This show is hilarious. It pokes fun at do-it-yourself projects that we all try and take on at least once in our lives, relationships with our spouses, and other hilarious aspects of our lives.
  10. Keeping Up Appearances
    • This is my favorite British sitcom. Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet) reminds me so much of my mom. Everything has to be done her way and perfectly.


My Video Collection

My Top 10 Favorite Movies

  1. JAWS
    • PG, 1975
    • Versions that I have:
      • Uncut TV version from around 1988
      • Original ABC version with the "lost scenes"
      • 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition (Dolby Digital DVD)
      • 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition (DTS DVD)
      • 30th Anniversary 2-Disc DVD
    • This is my all-time favorite movie! In my opinion, it gets better each time I see it. The acting was awesome, and the effects for that time were great. If you want to see how much I like this movie, just click here. I actually had the opportunity in the summer of 2003 to see this movie on the big screen when CAPA showed it as part of their summer movies series at the Ohio Theater in Columbus, Ohio. Even though I know this movie by heart, I still jumped where Spielberg wanted the audience to, and that shark looks even more frightening on the big screen. This is one movie that you need to see at least once in a theater.

  2. JAWS 2
    • PG, 1978
    • Versions that I have:
      • ABC TV version with deleted scenes
      • Widescreen DVD
    • I would rank this movie right after the original. To me, it is a continuation of the original story. Besides, if one great white came in and terrorized the town, who is to say that there couldn't be another?

  3. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
    • PG, 1977/1980
    • Versions that I have:
      • ABC TV version (Special Edition with some added scenes from the original version)
      • 2-Disc Collector's Edition DVD
      • 3-Disc 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition DVD
    • I love this movie, especially the beautiful ending scenes. The only thing that I think has hurt the movie was all of the versions that have been released over the past 20+ years. Still, it's an awesome story.

  4. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
    • PG, 1982
    • Versions that I have:
      • 2-disc letterboxed DVD
    • This is one movie that still makes me cry at the end. While I didn't agree with Spielberg's decision to cut out the guns in the movie in the rerelease, seeing it on the big screen again was a fun experience.

  5. JURASSIC PARK
    • PG13, 1993
    • Versions that I have:
      • Special Edition DVD
    • It seems like you either love this movie or you hate it. I've heard people say that it was only an effects movie. While the story was greatly reduced for the movie, I think it still had a good storyline. Plus, getting to see those incredibly realistic dinosaurs was awesome.

  6. THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK
    • PG13, 1997
    • Versions that I have:
      • Special Edition DVD
    • This movie, to me, comes right after the original for basically the same reasons as Jaws and Jaws 2. They are basically one big story when combined together.

  7. STAR WARS
    • PG, 1977
    • Versions that I have:
      • 2-disc DVD (DVD boxed set of original trilogy)
    • Amazingly, I never saw this movie until 1994. Afterwards, I was wondering why I'd put off watching it for so long. I loved this movie, and soon afterwards, I watched the rest of the Trilogy as well.

  8. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
    • PG, 1980
    • Versions that I have:
      • 2-disc DVD (DVD boxed set of original trilogy)
    • This movie was right up there with the original.

  9. RETURN OF THE JEDI
    • PG, 1983
    • Versions that I have:
      • 2-disc DVD (DVD boxed set of original trilogy)
    • In my opinion, this part of the Trilogy seemed to drag in parts. Granted it was a great movie, but the part where Hans Solo was rescued from Jabba the Hutt seemed too long in parts. It was a good ending to the story though.

  10. THE SIXTH SENSE
    • PG13, 1999
    • Versions that I have:
      • 2-disc DVD
    • This is an awesome movie. I'm still entranced by it every time I watch it. It was very well written and acted.


My Top 10 Favorite Horror Movies

  1. HALLOWEEN
    • R, 1978
    • Versions that I have:
      • Original TV version (with added scenes)
      • Letterboxed 25th Anniversary 2-Disc DVD
    • This is, in my opinion, the best horror film ever made. It's a simple story, but it's told very effectively and doesn't rely on a lot of on-screen violence, using the atmosphere and tension to keep you on the edge of your seat.

  2. HALLOWEEN II
    • R, 1981
    • Versions that I have:
      • Letterboxed DVD
    • This movie is a definite continuation of the original, and, in my opinion, is almost as good. Some people complain that it has so much more violence in it and that it ruins the film. I disagree. I see it as Michael getting upset that his sister's gotten away from him, and nobody in his way is safe.

  3. THE EXORCIST
    • R, 1973
    • Versions that I have:
      • 25th Anniversary Edition DVD
      • 2000 Director's Cut DVD with added scenes
    • This movie scared me when I first saw it on TV as a kid. It still scares me to this day when I watch it late at night. I saw the rerelease in theaters, and I came out of the theater shaking.

  4. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
    • R, 2007/2009
    • Versions that I have:
      • 2007 Film Festival Cut DVD
      • Limited Collector's Edition DVD
    • This movie really freaked me out when I saw it in October 2009. I came out of the theater shaking so badly that it took me a few tries to be able to get the key in the ignition of my Jeep.

  5. POLTERGEIST
    • PG, 1982
    • Versions that I have:
      • DVD
    • While not exactly what a true poltergeist is, this is a highly entertaining movie.

  6. PSYCHO
    • R, 1960
    • Versions that I have:
      • Collector's Edition DVD
    • While the shocking ending is lost once you've seen this movie the first time and some people complain that the movie isn't scary by today's standards, I really like this movie. Again, it's a simple story with little violence on screen, resorting to suspense. Plus, we have the famous shower scene. I've seen the remake, and while I thought it was well done, it pales in comparison to the original.

  7. THE AMITYVILLE HORROR
    • R, 1979
    • Versions that I have:
      • Uncut TV version
      • Original DVD
      • 4-Disc Boxed Set DVD
    • This is probably the most famous ghost story ever told. Even though I doubt the story released to the public about the "experiences" of the Lutz family (see my page The Hoax in Amityville), I still consider this to be an entertaining movie, although I'd recommend reading one of the versions of the book first to help understand some of the scenes. My favorite part of the movie is the house, which I'm hoping to replicate when I build my dream home.

  8. HALLOWEEN: H20
    • R, 1998
    • Versions that I have:
      • Original full-length video
      • Letterboxed DVD
    • I feel this movie was a good way to end the Halloween series. While it wasn't really necessary, it cut out parts 3 through 6, which totally trashed the original storyline. Part 3 had a good storyline, but it fell short since it had nothing to do with the rest of the movies in the series. While I've always wished that the movies would have stopped after part 2 with Michael burning up in the hospital, I thought it was interesting how they said that his body had never been found and that Laurie didn't stick around to watch him completely burn. That, to me, made more sense than parts 3 through 6 combined and was the most intelligent of the sequels since part 2. I have seen Halloween: Resurrection, and I thought it was just awful. The way they brought Michael back was rediculous. To me, he is dead after the end of Halloween: H20.

  9. THE SHINING
    • R, 1980
    • Versions that I have:
      • DVD
    • This is a very good psychological thriller. While some people complain that it didn't stick close enough to the Stephen King novel, I thought it was great. My favorite scene was about two hours into the movie when Wendy discovers the "writing project" that Jack has been working on for so long. Then comes Jack Nicholson's awesome performance when he s-l-o-w-l-y chases Wendy back through the lounge and up the stairs. "I said, I'm not going to hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in. I'm going to bash them right the f--- in! Ha ha!" I've got that whole scene memorized. Isn't that a scary thought?

  10. THE OMEN
    • R, 1976
    • Versions that I have:
      • None at this time
    • This is an awesome movie, taking the words of the Bible about the end of the world and showing what it could possibly be like. It's a truly eerie movie.



Other Movies That I Have On Video/DVD

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (2-Disc Special Edition DVD)
  2. 2010: The Year We Make Contact (DVD)
  3. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  4. Airplane! (original DVD)
  5. Airplane II: The Sequel (DVD)
  6. Alligator (DVD)
  7. Amityville II: The Possession (4-Disc Boxed Set DVD)
  8. Amityville 3-D (4-Disc Boxed Set DVD)
  9. Amityville: The Evil Escapes (DVD)
  10. The Amityville Horror (2005 Remake, DVD)
  11. Born on the Fourth of July
  12. The Car (DVD)
  13. Carrie (Special Edition DVD)
  14. Christine (Special Edition DVD)
  15. A Christmas Story (2-disc DVD)
  16. Clerks (3-disc 10th Anniversary DVD)
  17. Clerks II (2-disc widescreen DVD)
  18. The Crow
  19. Cutting Moments (DVD)
  20. The Day After (DVD)
  21. Death Car on the Freeway (DVD)
  22. Disaster on the Coastliner (DVD)
  23. Duel (DVD)
  24. The Entity
  25. Fahrenheit 9/11 (DVD)
  26. Fear of Clowns (DVD)
  27. A Few Good Men (Special Edition DVD)
  28. The Fog (original, DVD)
  29. Free Willy
  30. Friday the 13th (DVD)
  31. Friday the 13th: Part 2 (DVD)
  32. Friday the 13th: Part 3 (DVD)
  33. Friday the 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter (DVD)
  34. The Fugitive (Special Edition DVD)
  35. Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive (DVD)
  36. Ghostbusters (DVD)
  37. Gremlins (Special Edition DVD)
  38. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (DVD)
  39. The Haunted (DVD)
  40. Home Alone (Family Fun Edition DVD)
  41. Hot Shots!
  42. Jaws 3
  43. Jaws: The Revenge
  44. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2-disc widescreen DVD)
  45. Kingdom of the Spiders (DVD)
  46. Kuffs
  47. Milk (DVD)
  48. Miracle on 34th Street (2-disc Special Edition DVD)
  49. Misery (DVD)
  50. Mrs. Doubtfire
  51. National Lampoon's Animal House
  52. National Lampoon's Vacation (DVD)
  53. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (DVD)
  54. The Net (DVD)
  55. Nine To Five (Special Edition DVD)
  56. Office Space (DVD)
  57. Orca (DVD)
  58. Piranha (20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD)
  59. The Polar Express (2-Disc Widescreen DVD)
  60. Prom Night (Widescreen Edition video)
  61. Psycho II (Widescreen DVD)
  62. Runaway! (1973) (DVD)
  63. Runaway Train (DVD)
  64. Scream
  65. The Shining (1997 ABC miniseries)
  66. Silent Night, Deadly Night (DVD)
  67. Silver Streak (DVD)
  68. Smokey and the Bandit (Special Edition DVD)
  69. Spaceballs
  70. Speed (2-disc DVD)
  71. Top Gun
  72. The Train (DVD)
  73. Twister (2-disc Special Edition DVD)


Kevin L. Wagner

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