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Bolt, a review by addicted2dvd

Bolt tells the story a dog who plays a heroic dog in a hit TV show and has some trouble recognizing that he doesn't even have superpowers. This becomes something of a hindrance when he is accidentally shipped from Hollywood to New York City. From there he has to make his way home with the help of a manky old cat and an overweight hamster in a plastic ball.

John Travolta
Miley Cyrus
Malcolm McDowell
J.P. Manoux
Diedrich Bader

My Thoughts:
I decided to watch this one with my daughter, Brittany today.  We both enjoyed this one. It is very cute... and a fun storyline. Another one that I definitely plan on adding to my collection.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

(From Weekend Movie Marathon: On-Demand on September 26th, 2009)

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Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, a review by Tom

Title: Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Year: 1999
Director: George Lucas
Rating: FSK-6
Length: 130 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Surround EX , German: Dolby Digital Surround EX , Commentary: Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles: Commentary, English, German

Liam Neeson
Ewan McGregor
Natalie Portman
Jake Lloyd
Ian McDiarmid

Deleted Scenes
DVD-ROM Content
Multi Angle
Music Videos
Photo Gallery
Scene Access
Storyboard Comparisons
THX certified

My Thoughts:
I haven't seen this movie for a while and I had hoped, after seeing it now, I will have a better appreciation for it. Sadly I found it even worse than in the past.
There are so many things which have gone wrong here:
- bad acting by some
- very bad screenplay with a lot of plot holes
- a lot of things which do not fit with the original trilogy.

I can understand to some degree, why kids of today find it so good. Funny creatures (which only get on the nerve on those who have grown up with the original trilogy), fart jokes and so on.

Even such a bad movie has some good things. Qui-Gon Jinn was a quite interesting character. The fight with Darth Maul is nice to look at.

On a side-node: This 2001 DVD release has IMO a really bad picture quality. What difference a few years make. The 2004 edition of the original trilogy has a much better picture quality.


(From Tom's Star Wars marathon on December 12th, 2008)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's Random Star Trek Reviews, a review by Tom

Star Trek: The Next Generation
5.18 Cause and Effect
Writer: Brannon Braga (Writer)
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Cast: Patrick Stewart (Capt. Jean-Luc Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Cmdr. William Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lt. Worf), Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data), Michelle Forbes (Ro Laren), Patti Yasutake (Nurse Alyssa Ogawa), Kelsey Grammer (Captain Bateson)

This episode starts with the destruction of the Enterprise followed by the Opening credits. What follows is Star Trek meets Groundhog Day.
The crew relives the same few hours leading up to the destruction to the Enterprise again and again without remembering the previous loops. Only a feeling of deja vu follows the crew.
I always liked this episode. It has one of the shortest, but also one of the most effectful opening teasers in the entire run of the series. We also have a cameo by Kelsey Grammer as the Captain of the other ship (which was trapped in the loop for 90 years).


(From Tom's Random Star Trek Reviews on October 31st, 2011)