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Something's Gotta Give, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: Something's Gotta Give
Year: 2003
Director: Nancy Meyers
Rating: PG-13
Length: 128 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Jack Nicholson
Diane Keaton
Keanu Reeves
Frances McDormand
Amanda Peet
Jon Favreau

Plot:
Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson) is a perennial playboy with a libido much younger than his years. During what was to have been a romantic weekend with his latest infatuation, Marin (Amanda Peet), at her mother's Hamptons beach house, Harry develops chest pains. He winds up being nursed by Marin's reluctant mother, Erica Barry (Diane Keaton), a successful, divorced New York playwright. In the process, Harry develops more heart pangs – the romantic kind – for Erica, an age-appropriate woman whom he finds beguiling. However, some habits die hard. When Harry hesitates, his charming thirty-something doctor (Keanu Reeves) steps in and starts to pursue Erica. And Harry, who has always had the world on a string, finds his life unraveling.

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Feature Trailers
Bonus Trailers
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Production Notes
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
Before this movie was sent to me I never even heard of it before. But as soon as I saw the trailer I couldn't wait to check it out as it looked really funny! When I went to watch it I was afraid that I hyped myself up too much for it. Luckily that wasn't the case... I enjoyed every minute of it. It has a lot of laugh out loud moments. I said in the last review that I didn't really think this type of movie really isn't Keanu Reeves strong point. But after seeing him in this movie I may have to rethink that stance as I thought he did great in this one. Though the entire cast was great here. This is one movie that I would highly recommend to any fan of Romantic Comedies.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs on August 1st, 2010)

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Born to Be Sold, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: Born to Be Sold
Year: 1981
Director: Burt Brinckerhoff
Rating: NR
Length: 97 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: N/A

Stars:
Lynda Carter
Harold Gould
Philip Sterling
Dean Stockwell
Sharon Farrell
Lloyd Haynes

Plot:
Lynda Carter is Kate Carlin, a caring social worker suddenly drawn into a horrid reality of underworld mayhem. Babies are bought from troubled teenagers and then are placed into the hands of unstable parents for a fee. As Kate investigates the businessman believed to be responsible, the band of villains working for him puts her life in danger. Threatened and manipulated, she jeopardizes her job desperately trying to crack the operation wide open.

Extras:
N/A

My Thoughts:
This movie is out of a boxset of old TV Movies that was recently given to me. A release called Life, Love and Romance. The first thing I noticed is that they didn't put too much time and effort into cleaning up the prints. I mean it wasn't terrible... but it was like watching a second generation VHS tape. The movie itself was pretty good. I definitely enjoyed it. And it was good to see Lynda Carter in another role. Though I must admit whenever I saw her character in trouble I half-heartedly expecting her to do her spin and turn into Wonder Woman.  :laugh:

The teen girl in this... the girl trying not to give up her baby... she looked familiar. The part is played by Donna Wilkes. Not a name that is very familiar to me. But Checking DVD Profiler I realized why she looked familiar to me. She was in an episode of The Incredible Hulk that I recently watched.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs on August 6th, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom


     Gantz: The Complete Series (2004/Japan)
IMDb | Wikipedia

MVM (United Kingdom)
Length:650 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:English


Plot:
He thought he was dead.
The last thing Kei remembers is the train running over his body. But now he is in a room filled with strangers, all resurrected by a strange, black sphere known only as the Gantz. Caught in a strange realm between life and death, Kei and the others must undertake brutal missions that the Gantz assigns.
Otherwise, none of them will live long enough to leave the room.


Gantz
1.01 It's the Beginning of a Brand New Day
Writer: Hiroya Oku (Original Material By), Masashi Sogo (Screenwriter)
Director: Ichiroh Itano
Cast: English Vocal Cast), Chris Ayres (Kei Kurono (voice)), Illich Guardiola (Masaru Kato (voice)), Shannon Emerick (Kei Kishimoto (voice)), Chris Patton (Joichiro NIshi (voice)), Paul Sidello (Young Kurono (voice)), Jessica Boone (Young Kato (voice)), Marcy Rae (Old Lady (voice)), Mike Kleinhenz (Suzuki (voice)), Jay Hickman (Inamori (voice)), Rob Mungle (Hatanaka (voice)), John Swasey (Yoshioka (voice)), Russell Freeman (Yamada (voice)), Emily Carter-Essex (Female Teacher (voice)), Mike MacRae (Nozaki (voice)), Monica Rial (Female Student (voice)), Blake Shepherd (Male Student (voice)), Ted Pfister (Salaryman (voice)), George Manley (Debt Collector (voice)), James Faulkner (Bum (voice)), Susan O. Koozin (Housewife (voice)), Jessica Boone (Ko-gal (voice)), Xero Reynolds (Station Attendant (voice)), Victor Carsrud (Station Announcer (voice)), Additional Voices), * Alyssa Anderson ( (voice)), * Jessica Boone ( (voice)), * Victor Carsrud ( (voice)), * Mike MacRae ( (voice)), * Xero Reynolds ( (voice)), * Monica Rial ( (voice)), * Blake Shepherd ( (voice)), * Spike Spencer ( (voice)), * Nikki Thomas ( (voice)), Japanese Vocal Cast), Daisuke Namikawa (Kei Kurono (voice)), Masashi Osato (Masaru Kato (voice)), Hitomi Nabatame (Joichiro Nishi (voice)), Takuro Kitagawa (Book Store Owner (voice)), Mie Sonozaki (Young Kurono (voice)), Mayumi Yamaguchi (Young Kato (voice)), Yasuko Hatori (Old Lady (voice)), Bin Sasaki (Suzuki (voice)), Susumu Chiba (Inamori (voice)), Hajime Iijima (Hatanaka (voice)), Kenichi Morozumi (Yoshioka (voice)), Koichi Nagano (Yamada (voice)), Hikari Yono (Female Teacher (voice)), Takehiro Murozono (Nozaki (voice)), Miharu Iijima (Female Student (voice))

Currently I am reading the manga series as it comes out in the US.
Of course I was interested to see the anime adaption. So far it looks good. I have heard that the first season is great, but the general opinion on the second season is not so good. I am curious to see the rest, so I will probably finish off this set before continuing with this marathon.

Rating:

(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on June 21st, 2011)