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Puss in Boots, a review by GSyren

TitlePuss in Boots (5-051368-237053)
DirectorChris Miller
VoicesAntonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris
Produced2011 in United States
Runtime90 minutes
AudioEnglish Dolby TrueHD 7.1, Audio Descriptive Dolby Digital 5.1
OverviewYou loved him in Shrek... now see where the one-and-only swashbuckling feline found his fame – and a very big pair of boots – in the "hilariously funny" (Associated Press) animated epic!  Lover, fighter and outlaw Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas) is off on the adventure of his nine lives as he teams up with Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) and Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) for the ultimate showdown with the notorious Jack and Jill (Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris).  Here's the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend – Puss In Boots!
My thoughtsI liked the Shrek films, so I was intrigued by Puss in Boots, but I wasn't sure the character was strong enough to carry its own movie. Well, now that I could get it cheap I thought I should at least give it a chance, and I'm glad I did. While I didn't like it quite as much as I liked the Shrek films, I found it pleasant enough. Antonio Banderas does a mean Puss, and Salma Hayek rocks as Kitty Softpaws. I definitely did not like Humpty Dumpty. No refection on Zach Galifianakis. I just find Humpty Dumpty too silly as a concept.

Still, the movie is very entertaining, leaning more towards adventure than comedy, which makes it different from the Shrek films. And that's not a bad thing.

The BD looks and sounds great. The extras are mostly kiddie oriented. This would have earned a strong 4 stars if it hadn't been for Humpty Dumpty.
My rating

(From Reviews and ramblings by Gunnar on February 18th, 2014)

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Eyes of a Stranger, a review by addicted2dvd

Title: Eyes of a Stranger: Twisted Terror Collection
Year: 1981
Director: Ken Wiederhorn
Rating: R
Length: 85 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: Mono, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Lauren Tewes
Jennifer Jason Leigh
John DiSanti
Peter DuPré
Gwen Lewis
Kitty Lunn

A lovely blind and deaf teen reaches for a plate she just set aside. It's gone. She reaches again...and it's back in its original place. Someone is playing a cruel game with her. That someone is the serial killer terrorizing Miami in this shocker from the production company behind the original Friday the 13th.

Making memorable movie debuts are Jennifer Jason Leigh (Single White Female, Dolores Claiborne) as that impaired but not helpless girl, and Lauren Tewes (The Love Boat) as her TV newscaster sister whose investigation inadvertently leads the killer (John DiSanti) to her home – and a final sequence that will leave you breathless. Eye this Stranger – and experience face-to-face fear as few films deliver.


My Thoughts:
This is what I would call more of a light horror... it played out more like a suspense/thriller... but also had a bit of blood in it as well. Another thing I noticed is this movie (which was made in 1981) has a real TV Movie feel to it... if it wasn't for the gore and the several scenes of nudity I would have guessed that this one was a TV Movie. There is a couple familiar faces in it as well... Of course Jennifer Jason Lee... but also Lauren Tewes who was part of the main cast of The Love Boat. It is a good movie... well above average. Unfortunately the  DVD itself has absolutely no extras what so ever.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5

Movie Count: 68
TV Ep. Count: 35
Other Count: 8 I Made It! (10/15)

(From Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010 on October 19th, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

Angel Marathon, a review by DJ Doena

Disc 2

Synopsis: Cordelia wants out of the grabage can which she has to call her apartment. Doyle, who has financial problems, makes a deal with Angel: Doyle organizes a new apartment for Cordelia and Angel helps him with his problems. But the apartment Doyle found is not really uninhabited.

My Opinion: Cordelia doesn't change at all - at least not yet. But it was cool to see how she talked the ghost out of her apartment.

Sense & Sensitivity
Synopsis: After Angel helped the cop Kate Lochley to bust a gangster, his attorney forces a senistivity training on the entrie police station. But the trainer has a very special teaching technique.

My Opinion: Angel on an emotional trip and he wants to express his feelings! Hard-ass cops who cry and hug each other. Liked it.

The Bachelor Party
Synopsis: As it comes out, Doyle is married. But his marriage failed because Doyle coulnd't handle being half-demon. Now his wife wants the divorce to marry another man - who is also a demon. But this one has special plans for his bachelor party.

My Opinion: This entire episode was meant to let Cordelia find out that Doyle is a half-demon - only that she didn't. They managed to avoid it somehow. But that aside, it was interesting to see "culturally integrated" demons.

I Will Remember You
Synopsis: The second part of the "Buffy" (4x08)/"Angel" crossovers. After Angel helped Buffy in Sunnydale without revealing himself, Buffy comes to L.A. to confront him. But then something happens which neither expected: Angel becomes human again - and that opens a can of possebillities for both.

My Opinion: Since I've watched all episodes of "Buffy" I could anticipate what would happen. But it was nonetheless nice to see Buffy again even when it didn't last long.

(From Angel Marathon on February 13th, 2008)
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