Dragonheart, a review by DJ Doena
Dennis Quaid ... Bowen
David Thewlis ... King Einon
Pete Postlethwaite ... Gilbert of Glockenspur
Dina Meyer ... Kara
Jason Isaacs ... Lord Felton
Brian Thompson ... Brok
Synopsis: When the young prince Einon is dying, his mother persuades a dragon to give him half his heart. Although Einon has been taught about the old ways both by his mother and his sword teacher Bowen he becomes as ruthless as his father was. Bowen blames the dragon and becomes a dragon slayer. But then he meets Draco, the last of his kind. Then they take the fight to Einon because Draco has also a score to settle with him.
My Opinion: Sean Connery has done a marvellous job in voicing Draco (although the german voice of Mario Adorf isn't that bad either) and Dennis Quaid is a great knight of the old ways. I enjoyed it very much and often forgot that Draco is "just an animation". Funny thing is, this was the first time I ever saw David Thewlis and when he was cast as Remus Lupin in Harry Potter I was sceptical (because he was a bad guy here) but it worked very well (the fact that I don't like the third Harry Potter movie that much aside).
(From The "What I watch when I don't watch TV shows" thread on June 20th, 2008)
Zoom: Academy for Superheroes, a review by addicted2comics
Title: Zoom: Academy for Superheroes
Director: Peter Hewitt
Length: 88 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English, French
Buckle up and prepare for a ride that's out of this world! When Earth is threatened with imminent destruction, an out-of-shape, out-of-work and over-the-hill former superhero is called back into action to save the day.
That hero is Jack Sheppard a.k.a "Captain Zoom" (Tim Allen). The problem is he's lost all his powers. And now, it's up to General Larraby (Rip Torn) and Dr. Grant (Chevy Chase) to coax him into taking one more mission: train a ragtag bunch of kids with amazing superpowers of their own. With help from the brainy Marsha Holloway (Courteney Cox), they'll learn to work as a team and harness their powers to battle an evil menace who's determined to make one seriously huge mess of life as we know it.
Academy for Superheroes Guide for Kids
I am like, 3/4 sure I reviewed this before, but this is an awesome role for Tim Allen, at least I think so, and he showed it in a Making Of video.
"Cuz everyone wants these little lunatics....to be like ME!!"
There are a lot of laughs here (I've watched this a bunch of times, so its not quite laugh-out-loud anymore) and I loved the comic book-style opening/ending here. Nice touch, and perfect music too, though if you talk to my dad, the perfect music is "mute"!! The fact of having a little girl be so strong, it's just, well, adorable!!
Great family movie.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Doing the ABC's Movie Style!! on July 31st, 2010)
Angel Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
Angel: Season 2
5. Dear Boy
Original Air Date: 10/24/2000
Angel's continued restless nights takes him all the way back to 1860 London and his first encounter with Drusilla , but when he sees Darla in his waking life, Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn fear he has gone off the deep end and may revert to his evil ways.
Another excellent episode. It was fun seeing Angelus (through flashbacks) with Darla and Drusilla. This is a huge Darla episode... which was cool since I have become a fan of Julie Benz between this show and Dexter.
(From Angel Marathon on March 2nd, 2010)