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Spider-Man 2, a review by addicted2dvd


     Spider-Man 2 (2004/United States)
IMDb |Wikipedia |Trailer |
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Director:Sam Raimi
Writing:Stan Lee (1922) (Original Characters By), Steve Ditko (Original Characters By), Alfred Gough (Story By), Miles Millar (Story By), Michael Chabon (Story By), Alvin Sargent (Screenwriter)
Length:136 min.
Rating:Rated PG-13 : Stylized Action Violence
Video:Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles:English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Commentary

Stars:
Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man/Peter Parker
Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson
James Franco as Harry Osborn
Alfred Molina as Doc Ock/Dr. Otto Octavius
Rosemary Harris as May Parker
J. K. Simmons [J.K. Simmons] as J. Jonah Jameson

Plot:
Two years have passed since the mild-mannered Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) walked away from his longtime love Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) and decided to take the road to responsibility as Spider-Man. Peter must face new challenges as he struggles to cope with "the gift and the curse" of his powers while balancing his dual identities as the elusive superhero Spider-Man and life as a college student. The relationships Peter holds most dear are now in danger of unraveling as he clashes with the powerful, multi-tentacled villain Doctor Octopus aka "Doc Ock" (Alfred Molina).

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Audio Commentary
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Featurettes
  • Outtakes/Bloopers
  • Digital Copy


My Thoughts:
Even though I still enjoyed this movie very much... I never cared for it as much as the first one.... almost... but not as much. I don't like the whole storyline of Peter Parker loosing his ability for a while. I don't like that so many people got to see Spider-Man without his mask on... which is something that I hate about all the Spider-Man movies. The only person that I can accept seeing him without his mask is Mary Jane. To me that felt right. But Doc Ock, Harry and the train full of people shouldn't have happened. Well maybe Harry as it was really needed for the storyline. But that is it. Even though they never said it in the movie... you also get the feeling that Aunt May also knows about Peter being Spider-Man. I did however really enjoy seeing him go up against Doc Ock. I thought they did a good job with him.

My Rating:


(From Monday Mini-Thon: Blu-Day on April 7th, 2014)

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Les quatre cents coups , a review by Antares


Les quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows) (1959) 3.5/5 - This was an interesting film, on the one hand there wasn't much to the plot, but on the other hand, what there was, was captivating enough to hold my attention. But that being said, I felt like I was invited to a sumptuous buffet, but I only was served an appetizer. I just expected more from a film that many consider a bonafide classic. I will say that my favorite moment in the film is when Antoine and Rene are at the puppet show and Truiffaut stays transfixed on the younger children who are watching the show. The expressions on these children's faces is priceless and juxtaposes the difference from their innocence to Antoine and Rene's evolving delinquency. I thought it was the best part of the film. I would recommend this film to others, but with a little less of the hype that I've heard about it.


Hey Jon, how's it going with Gene Kelly? I've already finished two from my list, you need to kick it up a notch.

(From Antares' Short Summations on April 7th, 2011)

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Tom's Random Reviews, a review by Tom




Title: South Park: Season Twelve
Year: 2008
Director:
Rating: FSK-16
Length: 310 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: German: Dolby Digital Stereo, English: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: Dutch, English, German

Plot:
All fourteen uncensored episodes from South Park's twelfth season are now available in this exclusive three-disc set. In this colection, South Park follows the new president-elect from is acceptance speech to his first official duty as Commander in Chief. The boys keep busy helping a pop princess who's down on her luck, negotiating a truce for striking Canadians, and preventing giant rodents from destroying the world. For them, it's all part of growing up in South Park!


Extras:
Commentary
Featurettes
Scene Access

My Thoughts:
I always felt that South Park got better and better with each season. But this season is a bit of a let-down. Seems like they are running out of steam a little bit.
My favorites in this season are the episode were Wendy challenges Cartman to a fight and he tries to get out of it, and the two-parter "Pandemic", which is a great Cloverfield parody with giant guinea pigs attacking. I think they did a great job with the hand-held camera "footage".
The episode "Elementary School Musical" makes me a little bit curious to watch the "High School Musical" movies, to see if they are really that bad :laugh:

#EpisodeRating
01Tonsil Trouble
02Britney's New Look
03Major Boobage
04Canada On Strike
05Eek, a Penis!
06Over Logging
07Super Fun Time
08The China Problem
09Breast Cancer Show Ever
10Pandemic
11Pandemic 2: The Startling
12About Last Night...
13Elementary School Musical
14The Ungroundable


(From Tom's Random Reviews on January 4th, 2010)