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Derailed, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: Derailed
Year: 2002
Director: Bob Misiorowski
Rating: R
Length: 89 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: Spanish

Stars:
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Tomas Arana
Laura Elena Harring
Susan Gibney
Lucy Jenner
Jessica Bowman

Plot:
A train rockets across Eastern Europe. On board are agent Kristoff (internation action superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme) and Galina (Laura Elena Harring, John Q.), a beautiful high-tech thief. Holding the passengers hostage are a band of terrorists who have come to steal the bioweapon hidden on board. With the train out of control and on a collision course for danger, Kristoff becomes a one-man army taking on the terrorists and trying to save the ives of everyone on board.

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers
Featurettes
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
OK... I woke up this morning feeling a little down and missing my mother. It has been about 6 months since she passed away now. Because of this... this morning I felt like watching something I new she would have enjoyed watching. And one of her favorite movie genres was Martial Arts. So I went into her collection of movies (now mine)... and I picked this one. I picked it for two reasons. First because I never seen it before. And also because my mother absolutely loved Van Damme movies.

The first thing I noticed when I started this movie is that it was full framed.  I found this weird and looked at the case to see it says it has both. I knew it was only a single sided disc... so I thought I missed the selection. So I stopped it and restarted it. And it was hard to find... usually I see this either when I hit play or before the menu. But on this disc it is actually in the set-up menu. While this makes sense... I think it is actually the first time I seen it done this way.

The movie itself is OK... but definitely not one of his best I just didn't find the storyline all that interesting... and it seems pretty much like if you seen one Van Damme movie... you basically seen them all. I mean sure.. there is some exceptions of movies of his that I really enjoyed. But it seems a lot of his newer stuff has been sub-par lately. After watching this movie... I thought back to when my mother watched this one... and I now remember when I asked her what she thought of the movie... she kinda gave me a funny looking face and said "ehhhh, it was OK I guess". I wish I remembered that earlier... I would have picked something else I got from her collection.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From What Movies I Been Watching on April 17th, 2010)

Member's Reviews

Antichrist, a review by Silence_of_Lambs


Antichrist  





Summary:
A grieving couple (Willem Dafoe & Charlotte Gainsbourg) retreats to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

My Thoughts:
I bought this movie because I liked the idea for the story and was really curious what kind of movie that might be that you either love or hate.

I belong to the "Love it" side.
Watched it tonight and wouldn't dare to say that I entirely understood what von Trier is trying to say with this movie, but it's clear enough that exactly this was one of his intentions.
If you expect a movie to answer all questions it throws up, don't watch this one, in the end you'll find more open questions than answers.
And under no obligation watch this movie alone, you'll need some people to talk about it afterwards. It's disturbing, brutal, frightening and at the same time of an amazing beauty.
Probably the most important thing to say is that before watching this movie you should forget about everything you heard or read about it.

To be perfectly honest I don't know of many people that could handle this movie and I'm definitely not the one to tell if you would like it.
Watch it and you will find out, it's worth it.

Highly recommended, but for sure not easy to consume.

My Rating: (out of possible 5)


(From Michael's random reviews on April 27th, 2011)

Member's TV Reviews

"Stargate SG-1" Marathon, a review by DJ Doena


Disc 2

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Synopsis: After a world war that was implicitly caused by SG1's arrival on the planet, Daniel is stuck there. A religious leader has overcome his goverment and has the Stargate under his control. With the help of the soldiers of the old administration and some SG teams he tries to regain control over the situation.

My Opinion: This episode failed to give the feeling that you are in a post world war situation. This is mostly due to the fact that we didn't see much of the planet and what we saw was undamaged.

Avatar
Synopsis: Teal'c is testing a new machine that embeddes the consciousness into a virtual reality. But the program adapts itself and makes winning harder for Teal'c - until he wins no more. Unfortunately Teal'c can only leave after a having completed the scenario. Teal'c is trapped and he could very well die in real life.

My Opinion: Great episode. The First Person Shooter feeling was much better than in the movie Doom. I really liked the scenes when they showed the surveillance monitors in which Teal'c was seen as game character. The way Teal'c ran through the corridors also looked as if he was a player avatar and not a real person. But they should have given Daniel the god mode cheat. Wink

Affinity
Synopsis: Teal'c has moved into his first appartment outside the base. But he has problems to adapt to the lives of "normal" people. However, his neighbours like him, especially the good looking woman next door. But she has also problems of her own.

My Opinion: I also would like to have "T" as a neighbour. Wink If I hadn't read Erica Durance's (Lois Lane in Smallville) name in the intro, I am not sure I would have recognized her. I had the feeling she was much more natural here, in Smallville she seems to be much more factitious and - alarmingly - old. I liked the episode, yet I found it unrealistic that Daniel has gone alone.

Covenant
Synopsis: The industrialist Alec Colson discloses that alien exists in a press conference. He even presents a living Asgard. He got this information because his company has helped to build the F-302 and has analysed a part of the Asgard DNA. But there are forces outside the SGC who also have no interest that the truth comes out.

My Opinion: I liked this episode, too. Especially Carter's and Thor's attempts to cover it up with the help of the hologram technology. But the end felt a bit constructed with him having to leave Earth to avoid assassination.

(From "Stargate SG-1" Marathon on April 22nd, 2008)
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