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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #525 on: September 13, 2013, 04:00:39 PM »
     Friday the 13th (1980/United States)
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Paramount Home Entertainment
Director:Sean S. Cunningham
Writing:Victor Miller (Writer)
Length:95 min.
Rating:R
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Betsy Palmer as Mrs. Voorhees
Adrienne King as Alice
Jeannine Taylor as Marcie
Robbi Morgan as Annie
Kevin Bacon as Jack
Harry Crosby as Bill

Plot:
Terror and suspense abound in this 24-hour nightmare of blood. Camp Crystal Lake has been been shuttered for over 20 years due to several vicious and unsolved murders. The camp's new owner and several young counselors are readying the property for re-opening despite warnings of a "death curse" by local residents. The curse proves true on Friday the 13th as one by one each of the counselors is stalked by a violent killer.This film is widely acclaimed for its horrifying and creative murder sequences.

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My Thoughts:
What with today being Friday the 13th... how could I not watch some of these films? This is, of course, the one that started it all. Definitely a classic when it comes to horror. I feel it is a good movie... definitely worth watching... but I have seen better. I really liked the character of Alice in this one. For some reason I keep forgetting there is a young Kevin Bacon in this movie until I watch it again. Though I must say... really liked his death scene. This film definitely has some nostalgia value for me. It is hard to believe I was only 11 years old when this one was made. Where has the years gone? Of course with this film being so old, the special effects can be done more realistically today... but there is something about the way they were done back then that I really like. Doing such things with make-up effects instead of CGI, in my opinion, has a better feel to it. Sometimes the old fashion way is still the better way to go. There is some interesting kills in this film... though I do think some of the more creative kills comes later in the franchise.


This disc is part of the set: Friday the 13th: From Crystal Lake to Manhattan which contains the first 8 films from the franchise. This set seems to be out of print now... but you can get used copies from Amazon Marketplace for as low as $14.90 or new copies starting at $88.99 at this time.

This set also comes with a bonus disc with special features for all the films included. This is a nice set... though I haven't been keeping up with the newer releases to know if there is anything better out there for the franchise.

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #526 on: September 13, 2013, 05:24:19 PM »
     Friday the 13th - Part 2 (1981/United States)
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Paramount Home Entertainment
Director:Steve Miner
Writing:Ron Kurz (Writer), Victor Miller (Original Characters By)
Length:87 min.
Rating:R
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Amy Steel as Ginny
John Furey as Paul
Adrienne King as Alice
Kirsten Baker as Terri
Stu Charno as Ted
Warrington Gillette as Jason

Plot:
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to camp... here's even more heart-pounding terror.

Five years after the horrible blood bath at Camp Crystal Lake, all that remains is the legend of Jason Voorhees and his demented mother, who had murdered seven camp counselors. At the nearby summer camp, the new counselors are unconcerned about the warnings to stay away from the infamous site. Carefree, the young people roam the area, not sensing the ominous lurking presence. One by one, they are attacked and brutally slaughtered. Suspense and screams abound in this compelling thriller.

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My Thoughts:
The second movie in the series is a good one. This one Jason doesn't have his infamous hockey mask yet. Instead it is a burlap sack. I enjoyed this one just as much as the first... if not a hair better. Once again... some good kill effects here. I especially liked how the guy in the wheelchair was taken out. I also liked how this one ended. Definitely worth the time put in to watch it.

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #527 on: September 13, 2013, 10:41:18 PM »
     Twilight (2008/United States)
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Summit Entertainment
Director:Catherine Hardwicke
Writing:Melissa Rosenberg (Screenwriter), Stephenie Meyer (Original Material By)
Length:122 min.
Rating:Rated PG-13 : Some Violence and a Scene of Sensuality
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan
Sarah Clarke as Renée
Matt Bushell as Phil
Billy Burke as Charlie Swan
Gil Birmingham as Billy Black
Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black

Plot:
Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) doesn’t expect much when she moves to the small town of Forks, Washington, until she meets the mysterious and handsome Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson)—a boy who’s hiding a dark secret: he’s a vampire. As their worlds and hearts collide, Edward must battle the bloodlust raging inside him as well as a coterie of undead that would make Bella their prey. Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling sensation by Stephenie Meyer, Twilight adds a dangerous twist to the classic story of star-crossed lovers.

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My Thoughts:
This is a film that was given to me back when it originally came out... was a birthday present. I have watched it before.... but didn't think much of it. Since part 2 was recently given to me I decided to give this one another chance and remind myself of what happened before watching part 2. After watching it this time I will say it is a watchable film. Really nothing more then average. I can accept the whole teen-angst thing... I can also handle the whole romance thing. But being the huge vampire fan... I can't handle is their take on the vampire lore. While I can appreciate that there is a lot of versions of the vampire myth... this one more then stretches it to it's limits. There is certain aspects of vampires that shouldn't be messed with. I have mixed feelings on the whole baseball game during the thunderstorm... part of me found it to be entertaining... but another part of me just found it to be silly. At least the end of the baseball game brought in a little of a horror aspect into the film. This storyline is what really kept my interest. Makes the film bearable for me.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #528 on: September 13, 2013, 10:56:12 PM »
     Twilight (2008/United States)
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Summit Entertainment
Director:Catherine Hardwicke
Writing:Melissa Rosenberg (Screenwriter), Stephenie Meyer (Original Material By)
Length:122 min.
Rating:Rated PG-13 : Some Violence and a Scene of Sensuality
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, Spanish
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You should have watched Casablanca instead.
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #529 on: September 13, 2013, 11:09:43 PM »
 :laugh: The reason I watched it was because I was recently given part 2... and wanted to refresh my memory before watching it. Now after this one I am not in the mood for part 2 anymore.  :laugh:

I will probably force myself through it anyway. :P
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #530 on: September 13, 2013, 11:47:08 PM »
The reason I watched it was because I was recently given part 2... and wanted to refresh my memory before watching it.
But to really refresh your memory you needed to watch Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse too :whistle:

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #531 on: September 13, 2013, 11:56:21 PM »
I only have the first 2 :P
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #532 on: September 14, 2013, 01:21:05 AM »
     The Twilight Saga: New Moon: Two-Disc Deluxe Edition (2009/United States)
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Summit Entertainment
Director:Chris Weitz
Writing:Melissa Rosenberg (Screenwriter), Stephenie Meyer (Original Material By)
Length:131 min.
Rating:Rated PG-13 : Some Violence and Action
Video:Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan
Christina Jastrzembska as Gran/Bella
Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen
Billy Burke as Charlie Swan
Anna Kendrick as Jessica
Michael Welch as Mike

Plot:
In the second chapter of Stephanie Meyer's best-selling Twilight series, the romance between mortal Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) grows more intense as ancient secrets threaten to destroy them. When Edward leaves in an effort to keep Bella safe, she tests fate in increasingly reckless ways in order to glimpse her love once more. But when she's saved from the brink by her friend, Jacob Black (Taylor Loutner), Bella will uncover mysteries of the supernatural world that will put her in more peril than ever before.

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My Thoughts:
OK... even though I really wasn't in the mood to watch this one today... I promised the person that gave it to me a review.... so decided to go ahead and get it done. I originally thought I never seen this film before... but too many parts seemed really familiar to me. So I am thinking I must have caught it before at some point... just forgot it. This one focuses more on the werewolves then the vampires for the first half of the movie... creating a love triangle for Bella. I tell you one thing.. watching this one movie... I seen enough shirtless guys to last a lifetime... had to wonder if some of those guys even owned a shirt. I say turnabout is fair play... how about one with almost constant shirtless girls! LOL.

I must say... and I am not surprised... but I didn't care too much for this one either. I actually prefer the first one to this one. But that could be because I like vampires so much. I found myself struggling to finish this one. Though it did have some decent scenes. I do like the continuation of the bad vampires still after Bella. And of course I did like the vampires vs. Werewolves scenes. Just wish there was more of them.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #533 on: September 14, 2013, 07:01:02 PM »
     Her Desperate Choice (1996/United States)
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Fisher Klingenstein Films, TGG Direct
Director:Michael Scott
Writing:Vivienne Radkoff (Original Material By)
Length:92 min.
Rating:NR
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:None

Stars:
Faith Ford as Jody Murdock
Kyle Secor as Jim Rossi
Hanna Hall as Samantha
Nigel Bennett as Raskin
Lynne Cormack as Grace
Mimi Kuzak as Dr. Baskin

Plot:
Despite allegations of sexual abuse against her ex-husband, Jody (Faith Ford) has lost a custody battle for Samantha (Hanna Hall) and faces a choice of turning her daughter over to him, or taking flight and risking kidnapping charges. Pursued by both the FBI and a private detective, Jody and Samantha become hunted animals, fleeing from town to town with the help of an Underground Railroad set up to help women and children escape from abuse.

Extras:
  • No Extras What So Ever


My Thoughts:
This is a TV Movie that originally aired on Lifetime. It is a true story. I found it to be a very interesting story... and a powerful drama. The storyline easily kept my interest through-out the entire film. I felt the ending was a real bummer. But when it comes to true stories you can't always have a happy ending. This film stars Faith Ford... who I am familiar with from the series Hope & Faith (where she actually played Hope instead of Faith). Another familiar face was Nigel Bennett who played LaCroix on Forever Knight. I feel comfortable recommending this one to anyone that likes a good drama/true story. But keep in mind it is a TV movie and I know some don't care for those.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #534 on: September 15, 2013, 01:26:15 AM »
    The Ugly Truth (2009/United States)
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Director:Robert Luketic
Writing:Nicole Eastman (Story By), Nicole Eastman (Screenwriter), Karen McCullah Lutz (Screenwriter), Kirsten Smith (Screenwriter)
Length:96 min.
Rating:Rated R : Sexual Content and Language
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, French

Stars:
Katherine Heigl as Abby
Gerard Butler as Mike
Bree Turner as Joy
Eric Winter as Colin
Nick Searcy as Stuart
Jesse D. Goins as Cliff

Plot:
Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler star in this wildly funny battle of the sexes from director Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde). Abby (Heigl), a successful morning show producer, is looking for a lot in a man. Mike (Butler), her obnoxious TV star, knows men only want one thing. Determined to prove that she's not romantically challenged, Abby takes Mike's advice during a promising new romance, but the unexpected results will stun everyone.

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  • Outtakes/Bloopers
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My Thoughts:
This is actually my third time watching this film. I first seen this one on On-Demand. I enjoyed it so much that when I saw it available at the library I borrowed it. Now I am watching my own copy that I got through a trade recently. Not surprising that I enjoy this one as much as I do... as I been a fan of Katherine Heigl for some time now. Every since first seeing her on the series Roswell. This one is a little more raunchy compared to most romantic comedies I have seen. But it is a lot of fun to watch. Has several laughs in it. Worth the time put in to watch it.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #535 on: September 15, 2013, 04:43:19 PM »
     Change of Heart (1998/United States)
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Fisher Klingenstein Films, TGG Direct
Director:Arvin Brown
Writing:Aaron Mendelsohn (Writer)
Length:91 min.
Rating:NR
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:None

Stars:
Jean Smart as Elaine Marshall
John Terry as Dr. Jim Marshall
Gretchen Corbett as Gail Stern
Phillip Geoffrey Hough as Jesse Marshall
Shawna Waldron as Sarah Marshall
Dorian Harewood as Dr. Lewis Franklin

Plot:
Beneath Jim Marshall's (John Terry) veneer as the all-American father and husband lies a long suppressed desire that is about to ruin his idyllic family. When Elaine Marshall (Jean Smart) catches her husband and his lover in a hotel room, her anger quickly turns to shock as she discovers that Jim's paramour is a young man. What ensues is painful soul-searching for Jim, Elaine, and their family.

Extras:
  • No Extras What So Ever


My Thoughts:
This is the final move out of the 3 movie set I had to watch. Unfortunately it is also my least favorite out of the three. Not that it was a bad movie. I did still enjoy it. Just that I liked the other two a little more. But this one is still worth the time put in to watch it. Another TV movie (all in this set are)... so keep that in mind if you don't normally like TV Movies. There was no cast members in this one that I was all that familiar with. So that could be part of the reason I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the others in this set. Having familiar faces from series I watch has always been a plus for me with TV Movies.

Of the three movies in this set I liked from favorite to least favorite... The Truth About Jane (Favorite)... Her Desperate Choice...and then Change of Heart (Least Favorite).

My Rating:
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #536 on: September 18, 2013, 05:21:54 AM »
I saw most of The Ugly Truth on tv like a month or 2 ago.  I couldn't stand it.  I didn't like either of the characters...they were both jerks.  I don't like Heigel that much either...there is just something about her that irritates me.

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #537 on: September 21, 2013, 02:46:59 PM »
     Me, Myself & Irene: Special Edition (2000/United States)
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Director:Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Writing:Peter Farrelly (Writer), Mike Cerrone (Writer), Bobby Farrelly (Writer)
Length:116 min.
Rating:Rated R : Sexual Content, Crude Humor, Strong Language and Some Violence
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, French: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Stars:
Jim Carrey as Charlie/Hank
Renée Zellweger as Irene
Anthony Anderson as Jamaal
Mongo Brownlee as Lee Harvey
Jerod Mixon as Shonté Jr.
Chris Cooper as Lieutenant Gerke

Plot:
Jim Carrey delivers a hysterical performance in this "fall-down, flat-out, irresistibly deranged movie" (Rolling Stone). Rhode Island state trooper Charlie Baileygates (Jim Carrey) proves that nice guys finish first after marrying the prettiest gal in town. But when she leaves him for another man, Charlie develops a split personality and his outrageous opposite, Hank, is born! Hank's got a filthy mouth, a bad attitude and a short fuse. When Charlie falls crazy in love with the beautiful but wanted Irene, he must wage war — with himself — for the confused Irene's affections.

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  • Gallery
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  • THX


My Thoughts:
I know that there isn't a lot of people that agree with me... but I always liked Jim Carrey. But in the case of this movie... he didn't impress me all that much. Sure it had it's moments... there was a scene or two where I found myself laughing... but for the most part I just found myself waiting for it to be over. This isn't one that you should go out of your way to find.

My Rating:
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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #538 on: November 08, 2013, 03:29:24 PM »
     The Lost Valentine (2011/United States)
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Hallmark Home Entertainment
Director:Darnell Martin
Writing: Maryann Ridini Spencer (teleplay), Barton Taney (teleplay)
Length:97 min.
Rating:NR
Video:Widescreen :1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English

Stars:
Jennifer Love Hewitt as Susan Allison
Betty White as Caroline Thomas
Sean Faris as Lucas Thomas
Billy Magnussen as Neil Thomas
Meghann Fahy as Young Caroline
Nadia Dajani as Julie Oliver

Plot:
On Valentine's Day, 1944, Navy Lt. Neil Thomas bids Caroline, his pregnant young wife, farewell from Union Station for service in WWII. Before their sone is born, Neil's fighter plane goes down in the Pacific and he's declared missing in action.

Caroline is devastated. But love never dies, and for the next 65 years Caroline (Betty White) returns to Union Station on the anniversary of her husband's departure to salute his memory.

When local TV report Susan Allison (Jennifer Love Hewitt) receives an assignment to cover the love story, she's introduced to Neil and Caroline's grandson. The two are quickly attracted to one another and start to work on the story. Lucas encourages his initially reluctant grandmother to cooperate, while Susan uses her resources to investigate Neil's disappearance. Together the young couple uncovers two love stories - one that has stood the test of time and a new one just beginning.

Extras:
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  • Production Notes
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My Thoughts:
This is a TV Movie that I borrowed from the library. I got this one mainly because I am such a big fan of Jennifer Love Hewitt... and the fact that Betty White is in this as well is just a bonus for me. I have liked her in most everything I have seen her in. I wasn't sure what I would think of her in this one as it isn't a comedy... and comedy is what Betty White is known for. But I found she is very capable of pulling off drama as well. This really is a sweet story. It gives closure to one love story at the same time of starting another. It is a good watch...would like to add it to my collection at some point.

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Re: What Movies I Been Watching
« Reply #539 on: November 08, 2013, 06:57:20 PM »
     Evil Dead (2013/United States)
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Director:Fede Alvarez
Writing:Fede Alvarez (Screenwriter), Rodo Sayagues (Screenwriter), Sam Raimi (Original Material By)
Length:91 min.
Rating:Rated R : Strong Bloody Violence and Gore, some Sexual Content and Language
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Jane Levy as Mia
Shiloh Fernandez as David
Lou Taylor Pucci as Eric
Jessica Lucas as Olivia
Elizabeth Blackmore as Natalie
Phoenix Connolly as Teenager

Plot:
A secluded cabin. An ancient curse. An unrelenting evil. The original producers reunite to present a genuinely terrifying re-imagining of their original horror masterpiece. Five young friends have found the mysterious and fiercely powerful Book of the Dead. Unable to resist its temptation, they release a violent demon on a bloodthirsty quest to possess them all. Who will be left to fight for their survival and defeat this unearthly force of murderous carnage?

Extras:
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My Thoughts:
Being a big fan of the original film I was curious about this remake. While I found it to be pretty good... I much prefer the original. While this one had some cool looking visuals it lacked the charm of the original. And I found I really didn't care about the characters in this version as I did the other. But this one has it's moments. So I am not sorry I watched it... can even see it making it into my collection at some point. But I won't be in any hurry to do so.

My Rating:
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