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Creepshow 2, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: Creepshow 2
Year: 1987
Director: Michael Gornick
Rating: R
Length: 89 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: N/A

Stars:
Domenick John
Tom Savini
George Kennedy
Philip Dore
Maltby Napoleon
Tyrone Tonto

Plot:
Join our old friend, the rotting Creep himself, as he introduces this horror anthology which presents gruesome looks at three tales of horror: a hit-and-run driver in "The Hitchhiker," a wooden Indian on the warpath in "Ol' Chief Wooden Head," and four friends whose vacation on a secluded lake turns into a nightmare in "The Raft."

Creepshow 2 is a deliciously wicked roller coaster ride that will plunge you into the heart of darkness and to the very brink of madness. Just when you thought it was safe to come back to the movies, along comes a fright-fest like Creepshow 2!

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers
Gallery
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
I decided to watch this one today for a few reasons. Probably most importantly because I felt like I was in the mood for a horror anthology. But also because it has been a while since I seen this one... and it is only an hour and a half... giving me the chance to watch more movies today.

Ol' Chief Wooden Head... This is the first one up. It is pretty good... though it's not my favorite short in this anthology. Matter of fact it is probably my least favorite. But don't think it isn't enjoyable... as I enjoyed all the shorts in this anthology. But one had to fall in last place... and this first one just happened to be the one that fell there.

Next up is The Raft... This one is my second favorite in the anthology. I liked the story... and the idea of girls in bathing suits (and less) is always a bonus. The thing in this one kinda reminds me of The Blob...  but in water. And it has 4 young people trapped on a raft. I liked how they ended this one. Not exactly as expected.

Finally we see The Hitchhiker... and they saved the best for last! I really enjoyed every minute of this one. It has a good atmosphere to it.  And I really liked the whole idea behind the story.

In two of the shorts they have a little homage to The Cisco Kid for some reason. In Ol' Chief Wooden Head one of the characters is watching an episode. and in The Raft 2 of the characters call each other Cisco and Poncho as nicknames. If there was anything in the 3rd short... then I missed it. I also enjoyed the little cartoon wrap-around story on this one.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From The Movies From Within My Lifetime on April 3rd, 2011)

Member's Reviews

Ponyo, a review by Critter


Ponyo



Anime Type: Movie

Year: 2008

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Plot: The story is loosely based on the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid", about Ponyo, a tiny fish-girl who dreams of being human. She is washed ashore and rescued by a boy, Sosuke, but despite their friendship she has to return to the oceans. Undeterred, Ponyo uses a spell to transform into a human girl, unaware of the dire consequences of the powerful magic.

My Thoughts:
While not quite having the same impact as some of Miyazaki’s previous work (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke), Ponyo was still a fantastic and fun little film that is worth a look for any Ghibli fans. The story of Ponyo is aimed at a younger audience than many of the previous films but the imagery in this one is so outstanding that it may even surpass some of the other films. This is one of the more beautiful anime films I have seen. The hand drawn animation was flawless and brought the ocean world and all its wonderful creatures to life, as well as some very convincing and exciting storm/ tsunami scenes. I watched this film with the English dubbed voices and thought it was quite good, I was looking forward to the English cast that involved actors I like such as Cate Blanchett and Tina Fey and I think they did the job well. I am however probably going to watch the Japanese version at some point. Overall this film was a wonderful visual feast brought together through the vivid imagination of one of the greatest animators of our time.

My Rating



(From Critter's Animated Film/Anime Marathon on January 12th, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete First Season marathon, a review by Tom


08. Vick's Chip (2008-03-03)
Writer: Josh Friedman (Created By), Daniel T. Thomsen (Writer), James Cameron (Original Characters By), Gale Anne Hurd (Original Characters By)
Director: J. Miller Tobin
Cast: Lena Headey (Sarah Connor), Thomas Dekker (John Connor), Summer Glau (Cameron), Richard T. Jones (Agent James Ellison), Garret Dillahunt (Cromartie), Kristina Apgar (Cheri Westin), Edoardo Ballerini (Timms), Karina Logue (Barbara Chamberlain), Andre Royo (Sumner), Jonathan Sadowski (Sayles), Matt McColm (Vick Chamberlain), Luis Chavez (Morris), Brian Austin Green (Derek Reese), Bruno Amato (Gym Coach), Joshua Wolf Coleman (Clerk), Allen Evangelista (Doug), Aki Kotabe (Kendo), Tony Raymond Wilde (Eric Carlson)

I think we can make a drinking game with Derek's line "That's what they do" (while looking at Cameron).
"She lied" - "That's what they do"
"He killed her" - "That's what they do"
Laugh

One of the things I didn't like about T2 is John's incredible hacking capabilites. And here they are doing it again. He was thrown eight years into the future, so he is new to current computers. And yet he can interface with a chip from the future and hack into the memory storage of the T-888 in a few minutes/hours, what even Cameron couldn't do.

Rating:

(From Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete First Season marathon on January 27th, 2009)
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