Mad Max, a review by addicted2dvd
Mel Gibson as Max
Joanne Samuel as Jessie
Hugh Keays-Byrne as Toecutter
Steve Bisley as Jim Goose
Tim Burns as Johnny the Boy
Roger Ward as Fifi
In the ravaged near future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face of a police force bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer: Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson). And when the bikers brutalize Max's best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him with only one thing left in the world to live for – revenge!
My Thoughts:I just finished this one. I originally wasn't sure if I seen this one before or not. Turns out I haven't. I was confusing this one with "The Road Warrior." The first thing I noticed is how young Mel Gibson was here... I didn't even recognize him at first. Though I shouldn't be surprised... this was made 35 years ago!
I have to say... I enjoyed every second of this film! Excellent from start to finish! It is filled with action and high speed car chases... what more can you ask? I now sit here and wonder how I managed to miss this one for all these years! If by chance you never seen this film... I couldn't recommend it any higher!
(From The Alphabet Marathon: Blu-ray Edition on July 14th, 2014)
Waiting... (2005), a review by samuelrichardscott
Waiting... (2005) R2 United Kingdom
Always remember the first rule of eating out: Never mess with the people who handle your food!
Ryan Reynolds (Van Wilder), Anna Faris (The Scary Movie Trilogy) and Justin Long (Dodgeball) star as the young employees of Shenanigan's Restaurant and collectively stave off boredom and adulthood with their antics.
Whilst some comedies never quite cross the line, this one steps right over it as the band of mischievous waiters, waitresses and cooks how the guests just how extraordinary the service at this restaurant can be.
I recently watched the comedy Just Friends starring Anna Faris and Ryan Reynolds so decided to check this one out which focuses on the pair waiting on tables in a restaurant, the difficult customers in the restaurant and the crazy mix of staff. The strongest cast member here for me was Luis Guzman as a chef. Always funny with his scenes. In fact, most of the cast fit their roles very well apart from Andy Milonakis and Max Kasch as Nick and T-Dog whom I cringed at everytime they were on screen. The comedic parts were funny, and I enjoyed the different array of characters bar the aforementioned Nick and T-Dog and I think I have to ultimately give this film a recommendation. 3.5/5
(From Never Ending Movie Marathon (short reviews) on August 30th, 2011)
Veronica Mars Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
Season 1: Disc 5Episode 17: Kanes and Abel's
Why would Abel Koontz confess to a murder Veronica believes he didn't commit? Perhaps for a huge payoff to his daughter. Someone's trying to make sure the school valedictorian doesn't win the Kane Scholarship.
This was a good episode... not so much for the weekly mystery.... more so for how far we got on the season long mystery. I didn't find the weekly mystery all that entertaining this time.
Episode 18: Weapons of Class Destruction
Bomb scare: A new student is under suspicion when bomb threats lead to school evacuations. Bombshell: Veronica and Wallace cope with unexpected news from their parents.
This one was a really good episode... it touched on the season long mystery a little... but was mainly about the single episode mystery. Trying to find out who is sending bomb threats to the school... Veronica gets herself into the middle of things as always. One thing I really enjoyed was seeing a familiar face guest starring in this episode... it had Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Randy on Home Improvement) on this episode.
Episode 19: Hot Dogs
Veronica Mars: pet detective. Her search for a missing terrier leads to darker secrets. Aaron confronts his daughter's batterer and Weevil is arrested after breaking into Lilly's room.
This was another good episode... I enjoyed both the single episode mystery as well as the side story with Logan's sister (Allyson Hannigan)... shall we say having boyfriend problems... and I just love the way the boyfriend problems was handled! :-)
Episode 20: M.A.D.
Blackmailing the blackmailer. Veronica plots to stop a friend's vengeful ex-boyfriend from posting a salacious video. The Kanes offer a $50,000 reward to get their runaway son back home.
This was a good episode... not the greatest... but good. Towards the end I would have liked to see the girl make the other decision... but what can you do? I did like how it all finally ended up though.
(From Veronica Mars Marathon on August 26th, 2007)