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Time Traveller, a review by Tom


     Time Traveller (2010/Japan)
IMDb | Wikipedia

Panorama Corporation (Hong Kong)
Director:Masaaki Taniguchi
Writing:Tomoe Kanno (Screenwriter)
Length:122 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio:Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:Chinese, English

Stars:
Riisa Naka as Akari
Akinobu Nakao as Ryota
Narumi Yasuda as Kazuko
Masanobu Katsumura as Goro
Kanji Ishimaru as Kazuo

Plot:
Japan, 2010. High-spirited student Hasegawa Akari (Naka Riisa) finds she's succeeded in getting into Shotoku University's pharmacy department where her mother, Yoshiyama Kazuko (Yasuda Narumi), is a professor. Kazuko has a reputation for being mildly eccentric from her hobby of collecting coins from 1972; but her real secret is a liquid she's developed that can make its drinker travel back through time. When an old friend, delivery man Goro (Katsumura Masanobu), gives her some old photos he's found, her memories of her first love, junior high school classmate Fukamachi Kazuo, are re-restrengthened and she determines more than ever to travel back to find him. When Kazuko is suddenly hospitalised by a car accident, Akari offers to go in her place and give Kazuo a message. However, by mistake Akari ends up not at Setagaya Junior High in April 1972 but at Shotoku University's science lab in February 1974. Trying to track Kazuo down, Akari ends up staying with scifi geek-cum-amateur filmmaker Mizorogi Ryota (Nakao Akiyoshi), who believes her story that she's from the future. But Kazuo proves difficult to track down, for reasons Akari is gradually to discover.

Extras:
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:
This is kind of a sequel to the original "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" novel. Like the great anime was. Only this time it's the daughter of the girl from the novel who makes a time jump, not the niece. Also there is only one time jump, when she travels back to 1974. This movie is more like a sequel than the anime was. The anime was more like a spin-off.
I enjoyed this movie, although not as much as I did the anime. Fun fact though is, that the same person who voiced the main character in the anime also stars in this live-action movie as the girl travelling through time.

Rating:

(From Tom's Time-Travel Movie Reviews on February 20th, 2011)

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Confessions of a Driving Instructor, a review by Jimmy


MOVIE / DVD INFO:

                         

Title: Confessions of a Driving Instructor (1976)

Genre: Comedy
Director: Norman Cohen (Till Death Us Do Part)         
Rating: 18
Length: 1h25
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: English and Dutch

Stars:
Robin Askwith (Confessions of a Window Cleaner)
Anthony Booth (Confessions of a Window Cleaner)
Sheila White (Confessions of a Window Cleaner)
Doris Hare (Another Time, Another Place)   
Bill Maynard (Confessions of a Window Cleaner)

Plot:
Our virile adventurer Timothy Lea (Robin Askwith) is back with a vengeance in this exhilarating farce based around the rivalry between driving instruction schools.

My Thoughts:
This is the second movie in the Confessions of ... boxset. No need of a big introduction here. Like in the previous one Robin Askwith and Antony Booth did a good job again. But why did they change the actress portraying Timmy mother's, I enjoyed the other actress (Dandy Nichols) more.

I haven't enjoy this one as much as the first one. Too much slapstick comedy for my taste. The side story between Lea and Mary (Lynda Bellingham) is not really interesting contrary to the one in the first film. By moment it almost looks like a Benny Hill sketch (not that I wasn't find him funny, but I'm not 12 years old anymore). The rugby game at the end is funny, but that's not enough to save the movie.

comparatively to Window Cleaner, I can't really recommand it. Not that it is awfully bad, but this one have lost all the good thing of the first one.
   
Rating :  Hmmmm !


(From The little known movie review depot on March 7th, 2008)

Member's TV Reviews

Smallville Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


Season 3: Disc 6:

20. Talisman
When a Kiwatche Indian steals a mythic knife from the caves, he is bestowed with superpowers similar to Clark's, causing the young man to believe he is the legendary Naman, "the man who fell from the stars."

My Thoughts:
This was a pretty good episode. But nothing really stands out in if for me.

21. Forsaken (Part 1)
Clark decides to tell Lana his secret so they can finally be together. Meanwhile, an errant FBI agent kidnaps and tortures Pete to try and force him to reveal Clark's secret.

My Thoughts:
If I am not mistaking.. this is the last we see of Pete... at least I don't remember him coming back... even for a single episode. Though I would like to see him come back even if for only 1 episode. I think it would be cool to see some sort of follow up on him. Really good episode.

22. Covenant (Part 2)
Things come to a head in Smallville when Kara, a beautiful girl with superpowers, who claims to be from Krypton, comes to entice Clark to fulfill his destiny.

My Thoughts:
This was an excellent episode... even with the "fake" Kara. I still remember the first time I saw this one... was so outraged that they would kill off Chloe!  All the cliffhangers for this season was really good!

Over-All Season 3 Thoughts:
Over-all I would say this season was a really good one... even if a little unbalanced with a handful of episodes that could have been better. In my opinion the series is still going strong at th end of the 3rd season!


(From Smallville Marathon on August 7th, 2007)
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