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National Treasure, a review by RossRoy


National Treasure
 
Original Title: National Treasure
Year: 2004
Country: United States
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Rating: PG
Length: 131 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: French, Spanish, Trivia

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After the day I just had, I needed something light and easy that might manage to keep me awake (I had a rough day at work). National Treasure fits the bill. You can't get much easier to follow than this, there's some decent action, although it didn't manage to really keep me awake, I did doze off at some point. But just to show how easy it is to follow, I didn't even have to rewind to actually know what was going on! Basically a nice fun little trip.



(From RossRoy's Random Viewings on April 23rd, 2008)

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Wyatt Earp, a review by Rogmeister



Wyatt Earp
Directed by Lawrence Kasdan
Music by James Newton Howard

Interestingly, this movie and another movie about Wyatt Earp called Tombstone both hit the big screen within a year or so of each other...maybe they both came out the same year...I'm not real sure.  But becasue they were released so quickly together, many people compared them together which may be an unfortunate thing.  I've yet to see the other film so I won't do that.  Unlike Tombstone, which I assume concentrates on one part of Wyatt Earp's career, this film (which was originally planned to be a TV mini-series and later turned into a feature film when director Kasdan came aboard.  Perhaps the span was too great for one film...it certainly is a long one, beginning when WSyatt was a teenager and ending a bit after the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (with a tacked-on finale with Wyatt in his later years following the Alaskan Gold Rush.  This film stars Kevin Costner as Wyatt with a terrific performance by Dennis Quaid as Doc Holiday who lost a lot of weight t play the ill doctor who was suffering from tuberculosis.  There's a lot of familiar names in this film from Isabella Rosselini (as Big-Nose Kate) to Tom Skerritt.  It's got some great photography and a great score and I can't complain about the direction.  But I do think the film is a bit long and includes perhaps too much.  Among the extras, in fact, are even more scenes that didn't make the final cut...here they call them "lifted" rather than deleted scenes for some reason.  There are also some other extras including a documentary and TV special.  My one gripe about the DVD is they divide the movie over 2 discs...at one point you have to take Disc 1 out and put in Disc 2 to continue watching the film.  But while I do think the film includes too wide a sweep, I must say I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would since I had read a few not-so-great reviews of this film.  This isn't the best Wyatt Earp film around but I did enjoy it.

(From Roger's Ongoing Westerns Marathon on December 20th, 2009)

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My PILOT Marathon, a review by Rich


CUTTING IT - SERIES ONE - PILOT





CHICK SERIES!
But saying that it was ok, but not really much to grab a fella unless you are into bitching between hairdressers.



(From My PILOT Marathon on June 3rd, 2008)