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Assassination, a review by KinkyCyborg




Title:Assassination
Year: 1987
Director: Peter Hunt
Rating: PG-13
Length: 88 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Charles Bronson
Jill Ireland
Stephen Elliott
Jan Gan Boyd
Randy Brooks

Plot:
Hard-hitting action, cross-country adventure...and a government conspiracy that goes all the way to the top! In this pulse-pounding political thriller, action superstar Charles Bronson is at his rugged best as a man on a mission to protect the First Lady from ruthless assassins who'll stop at nothing to kill her!

When veteran Secret Service Agent Jay Killian (Bronson) is assigned to protect the president's pampered and difficult wife (Jill Ireland), he knows she will be a handful. But what he doesn't know is that assassins are out to kill her! Not only must Killian use his lethal experience to shield the First Lady from danger...he must also do it while tracing her would-be murderer to the highest office in the land!

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:

I searched long and hard for this movie and finally caved in, buying it brand new from Deep Discount.

One of my favorite Bronson movies, it has been quite a few years since the last time I watched it and it seems to have lost some of it's appeal. I'm not sure why... perhaps because it seems a bit dated now. Bronson is still a marvel to watch though... the ultimate tough guy. I used to be such a fan of all those Golan-Globus, Canon films of the 80's.  :thumbup:

I never got why many of the lead actors from that era insisted on co-starring with their no-talent girlfriends. Bronson and Jill Ireland did quite a few together and of course Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke who couldn't act her way out of a wet paper bag.  ::) I'm sure the directors had to fake a lot of smiles during the filming of those movies.  ;D <-- fake

KC

Rating:

(From KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010 on October 17th, 2010)

Member's Reviews

Galaxy of Terror , a review by Dragonfire


Galaxy of Terror



The mind's innermost fears become reality for the crew members of the Quest when they land on the barren planet Morganthus hoping to find the missing crew members of the starship Remus — only to discover something deadly waiting for them. Each member of the rescuing team must come face to face with their darkest fears or perish. The cast onboard the Quest includes Edward Albert (The House Where Evil Dwells), Erin Moran (Happy Days), Ray Walston (My Favorite Martian), Robert Englund (A Nightmare On Elm Street series), Zalman King (Blue Sunshine) and Sig Haig (House Of 1,000 Corpses).

The film also had its share of new and emerging talent behind the camera, including James Cameron (The Terminator, Aliens, Avatar), who did the production design, and Bill Paxton, who worked as a set decorator before later collaborating with Cameron in front of the camera as an actor.

My Thoughts

I got interested in checking out some some of the Roger Corman movies after Jimmy started posting about them - so I can officially blame him for every Corman movie I guy instead of Jon..though Jon is still blamed for all other DVD/Blu-ray purchases...just because. :D

Anyway, I picked this one up a month or so ago when I found it on sale at Amazon.  I ended up waiting to watch it for this marathon, though I wasn't specifically waiting.

The plot is interesting, though it would have been nice if a few things had been developed a little more.  A little more backstory for some of the characters would have helped..especially since there is some sort of problem between Baelon and Cabren that is never explained.  Things are moving really fast for the first 15 minutes or so before slowing down a bit. 

The different monsters are interesting and suitably icky.  The deaths are more original, especially what happens to the one woman that is not just attacked by a giant worm or maggot..but raped.  That is ...well...way twisted.  That was really the only thing that shocked me about the movie.  Not that the other deaths were fun and pleasant, because they weren't..but hers was just more twisted.

The movie was made with a small budget.  The sets are decent and sort of futuristic looking.  Some of them end up being uses again for Forbidden World.  I noticed a few shots that look like they use matte paintings.  The lighting is darker for most scenes, but that works to help build the creepy atmosphere for what is going on.  The monsters are well done considering the budget. 

The cast is mostly fine in their parts, with some of them having a little more than others to do.  There is barely any development for any of the characters. 

The extras, especially the new documentary on the making of the movie, are interesting and definitely worth watching.

This movie is not going to appeal to a lot of people, but it is entertaining, in a twisted way.



I did get a review posted on Epinions.

Galaxy of Terror



(From Dragonfire's 2010 Horror Marathon on October 2nd, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

Charmed Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


Disc 6:
"Love Hurts"
Original Airdate: May 19, 1999
Returning to San Francisco, Leo (Brian Krause) asks the Halliwell sisters to protect an innocent woman who is being stalked by a demonic auditor. Piper finally learns that her beau, Leo, is a White Lighter. Because of this, Piper must say goodbye to her love.

My Thoughts:
This was a really good episode. Now all the sisters know about Leo as they fight to save his life. The sisters use a spell to switch powers so Piper can try to save Leo with his own healing power. As Phoebe said... it was a supernatural "Freaky Friday".

"Déja Vu All Over Again"
Original Airdate: May 26, 1999
Fighting for their lives, the Charmed Ones combat time sorcerer Tempus Fugit (guest star David Carradine) who has created a terrifying time loop. It is a race against the clock as the sisters try to find a way out of their terrifying recurring fates.

My Thoughts:
A great way to end the season. A ""Groundhog Day" type of episode as Tempus aides a demon to try to get rid of The Charmed Ones. Even though it was pretty obvious to have Phoebe see through the time loop with her psychic powers... but how else could they really of done it? It was the most obvious way... but at the same time the best way in my opinion.

Overall Season 1 Thoughts:
A great beginning to what I have always felt was an awesome series. I know many people that do not care for this show at all... and many who stopped at season 3... then there has been many that stopped at season 5 or 6.  I on the other had loved this series clear to the end. But fear I am one of the few. So if you haven't seen this series I would suggest checking out an episode or two before going out of your way to buy it. Unfortunately the first season (as well as the next 6 seasons) has no extras (other then promo trailers) what so ever. This was always a sad thing for me... but at least they tried to make up for it in the 8th (and final) season.


(From Charmed Marathon on February 28th, 2008)