"Quantum of Solace" released Tuesday. I have the DVD 2 disc version.
A little hard to follow, from a movie plot point of view, but a good, thrilling journey through yet another James Bond chapter. Lots of action, explosions, and beautiful scenes. Incredibly brilliant in a standard dvd format, I can only wonder what the "blu-ray" version looks like...
The LFE in this film were totally unexpected, but appreciated by all parties. One thing, I would have like to have seen the movie a bit more closer to the "Dr Suess" version, but such is the movie business these days....
This one I'd give a 2 out of 5, a bit of a letdown, but still worth the rental, IMHO.
I too just watched Dragonheart on HD-DVD. Starship Troopers is definitely one of those "cult classics" not everyone appreciates and I have watched it too many times to count love it. Denice Richards also looks pretty good in the film. Both she and Dina Meyer are very easy on the eyes.
Father in law was in town for a visit. I was distractedly watching Rodan when he came down to the theater. He sat through the entire thing. Then, for reasons my wine dulled mind (at the time) can't recall, he started talking about global warming, etc. To which I asked "Have you seen 'The Day After Tomorrow'?"
Watched The Day the Earth Stood Still
Interesting, but hard to recommend. 2.5/5
Plot and delivery are unsatisfying.
Lots of things were on the verge of being great, but they were drowned by mistakes.
Lots of subwoofer.
The special features weren't thrilling either.
I assume that most people will watch this film because they must. The original was just that good, and there isn't much else out new this month.
EDIT: I just noticed that the 3 disk bluray set comes with the 1951 version as the 3rd disk.
A supervillain musical, of which, as we all know, there are far too few.
Written and released for free download during the 2008 writers' strike, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is a 42-minute musical romp that bears the distinctive stamp of Joss Whedon. Neil Patrick Harris plays the title character, who video-blogs about his twin goals to join the Evil League of Evil and to woo the fair Penny -- however, there is his arch-nemesis, the self-absorbed superhero Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion).
"Commentary! The Musical" - was fair.
I really like Felicia Day's singing voice. (01358/01435/01550, 02135, 02515)
The FBI warning at the beginning was great!
amazon.com rating: 4.5/5
My rating: 2.5+/5
EDIT: This darn DVD has been playing now for 4 hours. I'm enjoying it, but I can't raise the rating. Oh my goodness, I'm singing along...
Once upon a time, all the writers in the forest got very mad with the Forest Kings and declared a work-stoppage. The forest creatures were all sad; the mushrooms did not dance, the elderberries gave no juice for the festival wines, and the Teamsters were kinda pissed. (They were very polite about it, though.) During this work-stoppage, many writers tried to form partnerships for outside funding to create new work that circumvented the Forest King system.
Frustrated with the lack of movement on that front, I finally decided to do something very ambitious, very exciting, very mid-life-crisisy. Aided only by everyone I had worked with, was related to or had ever met, I single-handedly created this unique little epic. A supervillain musical, of which, as we all know, there are far too few.
The idea was to make it on the fly, on the cheap - but to make it. To turn out a really thrilling, professionalish piece of entertainment specifically for the internet. To show how much could be done with very little. To show the world there is another way. To give the public (and in particular you guys) something for all your support and patience. And to make a lot of silly jokes. Actually, that sentence probably should have come first.
Paramount's rule for Star Trek is basically "if you make any money from it, we want it all. But if you don't make any money, have a blast with our Star Trek characters."
Well, here's a bunch of people who took that to extreme, and well, what they ended up with is an episode a year since 2003, and they're surprisingly good, delivering a deja vous of TOS (the original series). They stole sound effects from everywhere, blue screened actors over old film, added their own CGI (including surprisingly good ship designs that were in the tech books of the 1970s), built their own bridge from original blueprints. D. C. Fontana may have written one of these episodes. Actors from the original series make appearances: Majal Roddenberry as the voice of the computer, and Walter Koenig, George Takei, Barbara Luna, Malachi Throne, William Windom, Mary Linda Rapelye.
EPISODE Pilot - "COME WHAT MAY"
EPISODE 1 - "IN HARM'S WAY"
EPISODE 2 - "TO SERVE ALL MY DAYS"
EPISODE 3 - "WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME"
EPISODE 4 - "BLOOD AND FIRE" Pt. 1
VIGNETTE 1 - "CENTER SEAT"
My rating: 3/5 (worth the effort, worth the price, even if you see only one)
It was a dog themed week for us! And a good one at that!
Watched "BOLT" first. Much better than expected, but have to question Mr. Bott giving his review a full 100 (with all due respect).
Last night we watched "Marley and Me". IMO this movie has earned all the attention its gotten and more. From laughing to crying it covered it all. This movie was bigger than just a "dog movie", covering some big as life topics that we all go through. My family has "lived" this script nearly to a T.
Jaden Smith plays the boy (character Jacob Benson), and is the son of Will Smith.
Yep.... I still like to blame Will Smith for the destruction of current cinema
Last night the wife and I watched "Australia" on Blu-ray. It was not what I was expecting..... I thought it was going to be much more serious, and they tried to make it more touchy-feely and I didn't care for that much. The wife loved it however.... I'll say 3/5
My wife and I kept thinking the movie was ending...... it seemed to be two or three "Stories" albeit with the same characters, pieced together...... Interesting though.....