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You've Got Mail, a review by Rogmeister

You've Got Mail 
Directed by Nora Ephron
Music by George Fenton
Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton, Dave Chappelle, Steve Zahn, Greg Kinnear, Dabney Coleman

This is basically a remake of the film The Shop Around The Corner in which two people who work together don't realize they are the same people each other is writing anonymous love letters to.  In this updated version, they are exchanging e-mails and don't work together but work at competing book stores.  Meg Ryan is at her cutest and perkiest in this film...I haven't seen her lately but I wonder if she's doing this kind of movie anymore...can a woman in her 40's (which she must surely be by now) still be that cute and perky?  Probably not.  I've always thought that Tom Hanks' character in this movie was actually something of a jerk but he has his good moments as well.  I like much of the supporting cast, especially Jean Stapleton and Greg Kinnear.

My DVD of this is obviously an older release...not only does it have Warner Brothers' ancient cardboard case but when you put the disc in, it doesn't go first to a menu screen but instead immediately starts the movie up.  I remember back when DVDs did that you always go to the menu first.  This disc has some decent extras including an audio commentary by Nora Ephron and producer Lauren Shuler Donner, a music-only track, a behind-the-scenes documentary, an HBO special (basically an interview with Ephron) and no less than 12 trailers (2 of this film with the others from other films).  If you like witty romantic comedies, you should get this title.  This film has since had a new special edition re-issue though I'm not sure enough has been added to get me to pick it up.  So I'll just enjoy this copy again...


(From DCO third annual November Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread on November 30th, 2009)

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Plunder Road, a review by Antares

Plunder Road (1957) 85/100 - Why aren't films as good as this one on DVD, instead of the crap they use to fill out Film Noir and Crime film boxsets? It's economical in dialog, and each character is 100% believable, no clich├ęd traits. You can actually see this kind of caper being planned and carried out. The story never lags and leads to a very satisfactory ending. A thoroughly enjoyable way to spend your time if you are into good heist films.

Teal = Masterpiece
Dark Green = Classic or someday will be
Lime Green = A good, entertaining film
Orange = Average
Red = Cinemuck
Brown = The color of crap, which this film is

(From Antares' Short Summations on December 1st, 2014)

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The IT Crowd: Version 3.0 - (mini) marathon, a review by Tom

Oh, thanks! I forgot to post my review  :bag:
I had it watched right after the fifth episode

06. Calendar Geeks (2008-12-26)
Writer: Graham Linehan (Writer)
Director: Graham Linehan
Cast: Chris O'Dowd (Roy), Richard Ayoade (Moss), Katherine Parkinson (Jen), Matt Berry (Douglas), Alexandra Weaver (Kimberly), Ty Glaser (Nadine), Ben Moor (Paul), Hazel Douglas (Joan), Hywel John (Dave), Jacob Edwards (Niall), Lewis Macleod (Charity Voice (voice))

My least favorite episode from the bunch. I think a lot has to do that Moss was missing a lot in this episode (I hadn't noticed his absence though like the other characters did :laugh:)


(From The IT Crowd: Version 3.0 - (mini) marathon on July 31st, 2009)