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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #585 on: January 10, 2010, 02:15:09 PM »


Title: Roswell: Season Two
Year: 2000
Director:
Rating: NR
Length: 911 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Shiri Appleby
Jason Behr
Katherine Heigl
Majandra Delfino
Brendan Fehr
Colin Hanks
William Sadler

Plot:
After growing up in Roswell believing they were the only aliens on Earth, Max, Isabel and Michael are still struggling to accept Tess, another alien who claims to have originally arrived on the planet with them. Her revelation that she and Max are destined to be together and that Isabel and Michael are likewise destined continues to be painful for everyone involved, especially for their human friends Liz, Maria and Alex. Yet even as the group bands together to battle a new alien threat, the mysterious death of Alex leads Liz and Maria to suspect there's an even more deadly enemy among them--one with a secret agenda that could alter their lives forever.

Awards:
Saturn1999NominatedBest Network Television Series
Saturn2000NominatedBest Network Television Series
Saturn1999NominatedBest Television ActorJason Behr
Saturn2000NominatedBest Television ActorJason Behr
Saturn2000NominatedBest Television Supporting ActorBrendon Fehr
Saturn2000NominatedBest Television Supporting ActressKatherine Heigl
Teen Choice Awards2000NominatedTV - Choice ActorJason Behr
Teen Choice Awards2001NominatedTV - Choice ActorJason Behr
Teen Choice Awards2000NominatedTV - Choice ActressShiri Appleby
Teen Choice Awards2001NominatedTV - Choice ActressKatherine Heigl
Teen Choice Awards2000NominatedTV - Choice Breakout Show
Teen Choice Awards2000NominatedTV - Choice Drama
Teen Choice Awards2001NominatedTV - Choice Drama
Teen Choice Awards2000NominatedTV - Choice SidekickBrendan Fehr
Teen Choice Awards2001NominatedTV - Choice SidekickBrandan Fehr
Teen Choice Awards2002NominatedTV - Choice SidekickNick Wechsler


Extras:
Closed Captioned
Commentary
Featurettes
Scene Access

My Thoughts:
My resolution for this year is to work through my pile of unfinished season sets, which I had started to watch sometime in the last few years, but for one reason or another, I didn't finish it. This is one of those sets.
I am not sure why I stopped watching, but I enjoyed watching the rest of the season. Roswell was one of the first supernatural teen dramas in the wake of Buffy's success. Although it cannot compete with Buffy, I think it can easily compete with other such TV shows which came after it, like Smallville.
One of my favorite characters in this show was always Isabel (played by Katherine Heigl). She is the reason I always think of picking up Grey's Anatomy someday (even though I am not a fan of medical dramas). I have never seen an episode of it though. And as there are so many seasons now already, I am reluctant to start it now.
A guest appearence in this season (who I wouldn't have recognized if I had watched it years ago) was Jason Dohring (Logan from Veronica Mars).

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01Skin and Bones
02Ask Not
03Surprise
04Summer of '47
05The End of the World
06Harvest
07Wipeout!
08Meet the Dupes (Pt. 1)
09Max in the City (Pt. 2)
10A Roswell Christmas Carol
11To Serve and Protect
12We Are Family
13Disturbing Behavior (Pt. 1)
14How the Other Half Lives (Pt. 2)
15Viva Las Vegas
16Heart of Mine
17Cry Your Name
18It's Too Late and It's Too Bad
19Baby, It's You
20Off the Menu
21The Departure



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #586 on: January 13, 2010, 12:09:46 AM »


Title: Welcome to the N.H.K.!: Collection Part One
Year: 2006
Director:
Rating: NR
Length: 300 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Stereo, Japanese: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: English

Stars:


Plot:
Some people's lives get stuck in a rut and others go through a few rough patches. Sato's life, on the other hand, seems to be going to hell in a hand basket filled with cheap takeout dinners! Between dropping out of college, never going outside and living on a diet of internet porn, Sato's slowly turning into a human fungus. But what if it's not his fault? What if it's actually a dark and sinister conspiracy on the part of the television networks? And what if all those adorable images of cute anime girls are actually part of an insidious plan of brainwashing designed to turn viewers into jobless, social recluses? Can Sato overcome the horrible plot that has been hatched by the nefarious N-H-K? Will he fight for his future, get a job and even meet girls in order to counter this evil organization? The battle is on in Welcome to the N-H-K!

Extras:
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
It started of really strange and I was not sure if I would like it, but it got better and better. Originally I had planned to only watch this first volume now and the second volume much later. But now I am really curious how it will continue, so I probably will watch the second volume soon.

#EpisodeRating
01Welcome to the Project!
02Welcome to the Creator!
03Welcome to the Beautiful Girls!
04Welcome to the New World!
05Welcome to Counseling!
06Welcome to the Classroom!
07Welcome to the Moratorium!
08Welcome to Chinatown!
09Welcome to a Summer Day!
10Welcome to the Dark Side!
11Welcome to the Conspiracy!
12Welcome to the Off Meeting!
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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #587 on: January 16, 2010, 09:08:30 PM »


Title: Taxi: Season Four
Year: 1981
Director:
Rating: NR
Length: 581 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles:

Stars:
Judd Hirsch
Tony Danza
Marilu Henner
Danny DeVito
Christopher Lloyd

Plot:
Ready to roll once again with the friendly, fun-loving cabbies of the Emmy Award winning, hit sitcom Taxi? Well, then buckle up for hilarity because the gang of the Sunshine Cab Company are out to exceed the limits of comedy in this Fourth Season set! First, Jim (Christopher Llyod) might not be firing on all cylinders, but his amazing psychic abilities are....then, Elaine (Marilu Henner) blows a gasket when she catches Louie (Danny DeVito) spying on her in the garage bathroom....Tony (Tony Danza), meanwhile, appears back on the fast track to boxing fame...Bobby (Jeff Conaway) hits town with some big career news... Alex has outrageous run-ins with both his estranged father and his ex-wife....and Latka (Andy Kaufman) may actually marry Simka (Carol Kane) - If his suave alter-ego Vic Ferrari doesn't accidentally get in the way. It's 24 episodes of non-stop, high-octane hilarity in one three-disc, must-own collection!

Awards:
Golden Globe1980NominatedActor in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy SeriesJudd Hirsch
Golden Globe1981NominatedActor in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy SeriesJudd Hirsch
Golden Globe1982NominatedActor in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy SeriesJudd Hirsch
Golden Globe1980NominatedActor in a Supporting Role - Series, Mini-Series or Television MovieAndy Kaufman
Golden Globe1980NominatedActor in a Supporting Role - Series, Mini-Series or Television MovieDanny DeVito
Golden Globe1981NominatedActor in a Supporting Role - Series, Mini-Series or Television MovieDanny DeVito
Golden Globe1980NominatedActress in a Supporting Role - Series, Mini-Series or Television MovieMarilu Henner
Golden Globe1981NominatedActress in a Supporting Role - Series, Mini-Series or Television MovieMarilu Henner
Golden Globe1982NominatedActress in a Supporting Role - Series, Mini-Series or Television MovieCarol Kane
Golden Globe1982NominatedActress in a Supporting Role - Series, Mini-Series or Television MovieMarilu Henner
Golden Globe1980WonTelevision Series - Musical or Comedy
Golden Globe1981NominatedTelevision Series - Musical or Comedy
Golden Globe1982NominatedTelevision Series - Musical or Comedy
Golden Globe1983NominatedTelevision Series - Musical or Comedy


Extras:
Closed Captioned
Scene Access

My Thoughts:
I heard about this series often, but I became really interested to watch it, after I had seen the Jim Carrey movie "Man on the Moon" for the first time.
It's main star is Judd Hirsch, who I mainly know as Jeff Goldblum's father in Independence Day. But the man who carries this series, is Danny DeVito. This role made him famous, and that deservingly so.
Also Christopher Lloyd (Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the Future) is great as the ex-Junkie Jim.
The reason I first started watching this series was, because I was curious about Andy Kaufman's role in it. You can clearly see, that both he and the rest of the cast are not really happy to have his character there. He is just there because of the studio and because of the popularity of his character with the audience. I can imagine that this was the main inspiration of Ricky Gervais' character's sitcom role in the second series of "Extras".
To have Andy Kaufman do something different than his "Foreign Man" persona, they gave his character a split personality this season. This gave him the chance to be "Vic Ferrari" in a few episodes. Strangely this character fits more into the series than Latka.

Notable guest stars in this season:
A young Tom Hanks in a small role in a flashback scene.
Max Wright (Willy Tanner from ALF)
Rhea Perlman (Carla from Cheers, she plays Danny DeVito's character's girlfriend. She is his wife in real life)
Ted Danson
Carol Kane (as Latkas girlfriend/wife. For me she will always the be the toaster-swinging Ghost of Christmas Present in Bill Murrey's Scrooged)
Bubba Smith (Hightower from Police Academy)
Jeff Conaway (Babylon 5. He was a regular the previous seasons but left the cast now. He made a few guest appearances early in the season).

#EpisodeRating
01Jim The Psycic
02Vienna Waits
03Mr. Personalities
04Jim Joins The Network
05Louie's Fling
06Like Father, Like Son
07Louie's Mom Remarries
08Fledgling
09Of Mice and Tony
10Louie Goes Too Far
11I Wanna Be Around
12Bobby Doesn't Live Here Anymore
13Nina Loves Alex
14Tony's Lady
15Simka Returns
16Jim and the Kid
17Take My Ex-Wife, Please
18The Unkindest Cut
19Tony's Comeback
20Elegant Iggy
21The Wedding of Latka and Simka
22Cooking For Two
23The Road Not Taken (Part 1)
24The Road Not Taken (Part 2)



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #588 on: January 17, 2010, 08:06:27 PM »


Title: Welcome to the N.H.K.!: Collection Part Two
Year: 2006
Director:
Rating: NR
Length: 300 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Stereo, Japanese: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: English

Stars:


Plot:
Sato really thought he could do it... Ever since he figured out that his miserable excuse for a life was actually the fault of a ruthless television network set on reprogramming its viewers, Sato's been trying his hardest to create a real life for himself. Unfortunately, one of the biggest problems with evil programs is that they keep getting rerun over and over! Now, with his romantic relationships in a state of disaster, his game demo flopping and his economic situation hitting a new all-time low, a part time job selling products inside the virtual world of an online game may be Sato's only salvation. But can virtual success lead to real world happiness, or will even simulated social intercourse prove to be too much for Sato to handle? Life gets messy as the terms "tuning in" and "turning on" take on whole new meanings in the second and final collection of Welcome to the N-H-K!!

Awards:
Extras:
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
I also really enjoyed the second half of this series. I can really recommend this series. Although I have read the manga in the past (and also the novel), for some reason I didn't enjoy them very much. Because of this I do not remember much of them. On the one hand the storylines did feel really familiar, but on the other hand, it felt like watching something new. Maybe the material is better suited as an anime (as I thought when buying these DVD sets), or I just didn't like the style of the manga, but I really enjoyed watching this series and makes me want to give the manga another chance. So I probably will re-read it soon.

#EpisodeRating
13Welcome to Paradise!
14Welcome to Reality!
15Welcome to the Fantasy!
16Welcome to Game Over!
17Welcome to Happiness!
18Welcome to No Future!
19Welcome to the Blue Bird!
20Welcome to Winter Days!
21Welcome to the Reset!
22Welcome to God!
23Welcome to Misaki!
24Welcome to the N.H.K.!



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #589 on: January 25, 2010, 09:11:52 PM »


Title: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season Two
Year: 2008
Director:
Rating: NR
Length: 964 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.78
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish

Stars:
Leny Headey
Thomas Dekker
Summer Glau
Brian Austin Green

Plot:
The hunt is on in a season of powerful revelations, breathless pursuits and bravura effects. A mysterious 3-dot symbol (do UFOs provide a clue?), a girlfriend for John (is Cameron jealous?), a mysterious tech company ZeiraCorp (can it master the renegade software called Turk?) - Season 2's 5-disc action arsenal is locked, loaded, ready to amaze.

Extras:
Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Scene Access

My Thoughts:
This season started promising. Although not quite as great as the first season, I was enjoying it. But then I had the feeling that all involved were getting worn out making an action series and wanting to slow down. I have no problem with that, but I didn't really enjoy the storylines they were making then. For me it just didn't fit anymore. Added to that I didn't really like the Weaver/John Henry storyline. Her character just did not appeal to me, though the original idea involving her wasn't so bad. Also the Derek/Jessie was not that interesting. For my feeling Cameron had too few scenes. I also missed scenes with the group working together. Everyone had their own agenda.
The series picked up again towards the end, but never to the level of the first season. Contrary to the first season, which I already watched twice and could start watching again anytime, I think the urge to revisit the second season anytime soon will not be that great.
The last episode made me really worried. As it did go on they were opening up new threads one after another with the ending coming closer and closer. I was fearing that I will face a massive cliffhanger. But at the last minute with the last scene, it came all full circle for me and I think it was the perfect way to end the series. I am not sure if I would have liked a third season. I thought the last scene worked really great as a series finale.

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01Samson and Delilah
02Automatic for the People
03The Mousetrap
04Allison from Palmdale
05Goodbye to All That
06The Tower Is Tall But the Fall Is Short
07Brothers of Nablus
08Mr. Ferguson Is Ill Today
09Complications
10Strange Things Happen at the One-Two Point
11Self Made Man
12Alpine Fields
13Earthlings Welcome Here
14The Good Wound
15Desert Cantos
16Some Must Watch, While Some Must Sleep
17Ourselves Alone
18Today Is the Day - Part 1
19Today Is the Day - Part 2
20To the Lighthouse
21Adam Raised a Cain
22Born to Run



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #590 on: January 26, 2010, 05:46:57 AM »
When you said you started watching already I didn't imagine you actually finsihed already. :o


I am going to add your ratings to the other thread, assuming that that's o.k with you :D
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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #591 on: February 20, 2010, 07:32:52 PM »


Title: Jab We Met
Year: 2007
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Rating: FSK-0
Length: 145 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: German: Dolby Digital Surround, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Hindi: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: German

Stars:
Shahid Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
Tarun Arora
Dara Singh
Pawan Malhotra


Awards:
Filmfare Awards2008NominatedBest Actor AwardShahid Kapoor
Filmfare Awards2008WonBest Actress AwardKareena Kapoor
Filmfare Awards2008WonBest Dialogue AwardImtiaz Ali
Filmfare Awards2008NominatedBest Director AwardImtiaz Al
Filmfare Awards2008NominatedBest Movie Award
Filmfare Awards2008NominatedBest Music Director AwardPritam
IIFA Awards2008WonBest ActressKareena Kapoor


Extras:
Featurettes
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
This one surprised me. I liked it much better than expected. For one thing I never really liked Kareena Kapoor. But in this movie she was very likable.
Also this movie is finally again a romantic comedy similar to the classic "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" than most of the recent Bollywood movies that I have watched.

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« Reply #592 on: February 20, 2010, 07:34:16 PM »


Title: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Year: 2008
Director: Aditya Chopra
Rating: FSK-0
Length: 164 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Hindi: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: German

Stars:
Shahrukh Khan
Anushka Sharma
Vinay Pathak
Kajol
Bipasha Basu


Awards:
Filmfare Awards2009NominatedBest Actor AwardShahrukh Khan
Filmfare Awards2009NominatedBest Actress AwardAnushka Sharma
Filmfare Awards2009NominatedBest Director AwardAditya Chopra
Filmfare Awards2009WonBest Male Playback AwardSukhwinder Singh
Filmfare Awards2009NominatedBest Movie Award
Filmfare Awards2009NominatedBest Supporting Actor AwardVinay Pathak


Extras:
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Interviews
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
Another Shah Rukh Khan (star)/ Aditya Chopra (writer/producer/director) collaboration. Those mostly are above average Bollywood movies. This one is no exception. I really enjoyed it. Newcomer Anushka Sharma also was a joy as Taani.
Quiet and meek Surinder takes on the task of disguising himself as the hyper and fun Raj to cheer up his new wife after a tragedy.
Many scenes are reminiscent of superhero movies where Surinder and has alter ego Raj are concerned.

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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #593 on: February 27, 2010, 09:38:17 PM »


Title: Wonderfalls: The Complete Series
Year: 2004
Director:
Rating: NR
Length: 573 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles: English, Spanish


Plot:
Although a recent graduate of Brown University, Jaye Tyler decides to ignore her degree, live in a trailer and work at a tourist gift shop in Niagara Falls called Wonderfalls - much to the despair of her well-to-do family. But Jaye's aimless life takes a startling turn after a lion figurine begins talking to her. Her family calls it an "episode," but Jaye knows better. Fearing for her sanity, Jaye nevertheless starts doing exactly what an increasing number of inanimate objects tell her to do and is amazed when her outrageous actions begin changing people's lives in unexpected ways.

Extras:
Closed Captioned
Commentary
Featurettes
Music Videos
Scene Access

My Thoughts:
A really great series. Also one of the first series which got a DVD release even though it was cancelled early on its run (stupid FOX). I am not sure if I should be sad or happy that there is only this one season. At least this way we got one perfect short season with a concluded story arc (thankfully no cliffhanger :) ).
Jewel Staite (Kaylee from Firefly) has a recurring guest role (Heidi, Eric's wife).
As I am currenlty also watching "True Blood", I cannot help to notice the many similarities between those two series. In both we have a female protagonist who can hear things others can't (the one hears animal figures talk, the other can read minds), a gift which makes others think she is crazy. And both are wearing a yellow uniform at their jobs. Both have a bartender in love with her. And both have a black best friend who is in love with her brother, and there is also a gay character in the main cast in both series.

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01Wax Lion
02Pink Flamingos
03Karma Chameleon
04Wound-Up Penguin
05Crime Dog
06Muffin Buffalo
07Barrel Bear
08Lovesick Ass
09Safety Canary
10Lying Pig
11Cocktail Bunny
12Totem Mole
13Caged Bird



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #594 on: March 06, 2010, 10:19:59 PM »


Title: Sydney White
Year: 2008
Director: Joe Nussbaum
Rating: 12
Length: 103 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Amanda Bynes
Sara Paxton
Matt Long
Jack Carpenter
Jeremy Howard

Plot:
America's sweetheart Amanda Bynes stars in the fun comedy Sydney White. When tomboy Sydney (Bynes) is banished from the most popular sorrity on campus, she is taken in by seven socially challanged but endearing guys. With the help of her new friends, Sydney stands up for outcasts everywhere and takes on the reigning campus queen in a popularity showdown! But can she succeed and also win the heart of gorgeous frat guy Tyler Prince? You'll love this hilarious and sweet age-old story with a charming modern-day twist!

Awards:
Extras:
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My Thoughts:
After I have had watched "She's the Man" recently, I have stumbled across another Amanda Bynes movie: "Sydney White". As I had found it really cheap in a three movie set, I decided to buy it. The other two movies in this set I didn't really enjoy, but I liked this one. It's a fun modern version of "Snow White".
The dwarfs part in this movie is taken over by the "Seven Dorks", with a lot of familiar faces. Like Danny Strong (Jonathan from Buffy) and Samm Levine (Freak and Geeks). Another familiar TV actor in this movie is John Schneider (Jonathan Kent from Smallville, Dukes of Hazard) who plays Sydney's father.

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« Reply #595 on: March 07, 2010, 05:54:53 PM »


Title: What a Girl Wants
Year: 2003
Director: Dennie Gordon
Rating: FSK-0
Length: 101 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Stars:
Kelly Preston
Soleil McGhee
Colin Firth
Eileen Atkins
Jonathan Pryce

Plot:
Amanda Bynes (Big Fat Liar) and Colin Firth (Bridget Jones's Diary) star in this irresistibly funny comedy. Amanda stars as Daphne, an irrepressible American teen who impulsively jets over from the US to meet her aristocratic father for the first time. Determined to fit into her dad's world, Daphne stifles her vibrant personality to be the perfect daughter, plunging into a whirl of garden parties, fashion shows and more. Can good intentions and proper etiquette conquer all? Not if it means Daphne must also abandon who she really is. She's going to remain true to herself and she's going to do it with a courage and style every girl wants to see.

Awards:
Extras:
Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Interactive Game
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
As I recently watched and enjoyed two Amanda Bynes movies, I thought I revisit this one again. I haven't seen this one since I bought it about six years ago. I was a little bit disappointed then. I still think it could have been so much better. It is not the actors' fault though, but the weak screenplay. Amanda Bynes was very good here in my opinion. She saved this movie for me.

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« Reply #596 on: March 07, 2010, 08:18:43 PM »


Title: The Shop Around the Corner
Year: 1940
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Rating: NR
Length: 99 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Margaret Sullavan
James Stewart
Frank Morgan
Joseph Schildkraut
Sara Haden

Plot:
Tell bickering Budapest gift-shop workers Alfred and Klara that they love each other and they might call you crazy. No lovers can compare to the romantic, secret pen pals each knows only as Dear Friend.

What Alfred and Klara don't know, or course, is that they are each other's Dear Friend. In the third of their four luminous screen pairings, Margaret Sullivan and James Stewart star in this valentine to love wrapped in the ribbon of director Ernst Lubitsch's trademark touch: wit instead of buffoonery, sentiment instead of sentimentality, affection instead of attitude.

As enchanting as it was yesterday, The Shop Around the Corner was breezily updated to the electronic age when Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan clicked together in You've Got Mail. In any age, your patronage will be cheerfully rewarded.

Awards:
AFI1940Nominated100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000)
AFI1940Won100 Years... 100 Passions (2002)


Extras:
Closed Captioned
Featurettes
Production Notes
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
This movie was the inspiration for the remake "You've Got Mail". I enjoy both movies. I think this was the first movie that I ever saw James Stewart in (could be that I saw "It's a Wonderful Life" before this one though). He did a great job here. For anyone enjoying "You've Got Mail" I recommend checking this one out. You will find many familiar scenes here, which found their way into the remake. I can definately see Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan during the restaurant scene, so similar was it.

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« Reply #597 on: March 16, 2010, 11:31:08 PM »


Title: Veronica Mars: Season Three
Year: 2006
Director:
Rating: FSK-16
Length: 805 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Surround, French: Dolby Digital Surround, German: Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish: Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Stars:


Plot:
Hearst College, Juwel am Pazifik: eine Zitadelle der höheren Bildung - mitten in grünen Hügeln und unter sich sanft wiegenden Palmen gelegen. Doch weil sich das College in Neptune/California befindet und weil Veronica Mars dort ihr Studium aufnimmt, ist natürlich klar, dass es sich außerdem als düstere Unterwelt aus Lügen, Verrat, Geheimnissen un (natürlich auch) Mordkomplotten entpuppt. Veronica, Logan und weitere beliebte VM-Helden werden in der dritten Staffel von coolen Neuzugängen unterstützt - sie alle begegnen den mysteriösen Ereignissen mit stuabtrockenen Sarkasmus. Tatsächlich lernt die Studentin Veronica eine Menge dazu - den Kriminologie-Kurs ihres knackigen Professors besteht sie mit Eins, sie entlarct den Campus-Vergewaltiger, den sie schon in Staffel 2 jagte, und sie brilliert in einem Hauptseminar für Schnüffler, als sie zwei Mitglieder des Lehrkörpers plötzlich und unerwartet ihren Ruhestand im Jenseits antreten. Ein siedend heißes Pflaster für Erstsemestler!

Awards:
American Film Institute Awards2005WonTV Programs of the Year
Saturn2005WonBest Actress in a Television SeriesKristen Bell
Saturn2006NominatedBest Actress in a Television SeriesKristen Bell
Saturn2005NominatedBest Network Television Series
Saturn2006NominatedBest Network Television Series
Teen Choice Awards2005NominatedChoice TV Breakout Performance - FemaleKristen Bell
Teen Choice Awards2005NominatedChoice TV Breakout Show
Teen Choice Awards2006NominatedTV - Choice Actress: Drama/Action AdventureKristen Bell
Teen Choice Awards2006NominatedTV - Choice Parental UnitEnrico Colantoni
Teen Choice Awards2006NominatedTV - Choice SidekickPercy Daggs


Extras:
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Outtakes

My Thoughts:
Having read comments that the third season did disappoint a lot of people, I was pleasantly surprised that it was not the point with me. I enjoyed this season much more than season two. In season two they felt obligated to do another season-long mystery with Veronica in the center. For me it felt forced and uninteresting. In season three they instead decided to do two mysteries instead which spanned multiple episodes each. I especially liked the Dean's murder case.

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01Welcome Wagon
02My Big Fat Greek Rush Week
03Witchita Linebacker
04Charlie Don't Surf
05President Evil
06Hi, Infidelity
07Of Vice and Men
08Lord of the Pi's
09Spit & Eggs
10Show Me the Monkey
11Poughkeepsie, Tramps and Thieves
12There's Got to be a Morning After Pill
13Postgame Mortem
14Mars, Bars
15Papa's Cabin
16Un-American Graffiti
17Debasement Tapes
18I Know What You'll Do Next Summer
19Weevils Wobble But They Don't Go Down
20The Bitch Is Back



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Re: Tom's Random Reviews
« Reply #598 on: March 20, 2010, 04:35:15 PM »


Title: Bachna Ae Haseeno
Year: 2008
Director: Siddharth Anand
Rating: FSK-0
Length: 146 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Hindi: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: German

Stars:
Ranbir Kapoor
Bipasha Basu
Minissha Lamba
Deepika Padukone
Kunal Kapoor

Awards:
Filmfare Awards2009NominatedBest Supporting Actress AwardBipasha Basu


Extras:
Deleted Scenes
Poster
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
The cover almost put me off buying this movie. But the synopsis sounded like I might enjoy it. And I am glad that I have bought it. I liked this movie.
It is about a guy, who broke two girls their hearts in the past. Now that he gets his heart broken, he feels bad and visits these two girls years later to ask for forgiveness.
I especially enjoyed the first romance. Mahi is a very sweet and cute character (second to right on the cover). She dreams about meeting her true love like in her favorite movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (a movie I also have reviewed). A fact which Raj exploits.

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« Reply #599 on: March 20, 2010, 06:54:50 PM »


Title: Definitely, Maybe
Year: 2008
Director: Adam Brooks
Rating: 12
Length: 107 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Hungarian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: Arabic, Commentary, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese

Stars:
Ryan Reynolds
An Nguyen
Matthew Mason
Ricky Jay Derby
Sakina Jaffrey

Plot:
It's definitely never too late to go back... and maybe find a happy ending.

Ryan Reynolds stars as Will Hayes, a 30-something Manhattan dad in the midst of a divorce when his 10 year-old daughter, Maya (Abigail Breslin), starts to question him about his life before marriage.

Will relates his romantic ups and downs to her, from girl next-door Emily (Elizabeth Banks), to the best friend and confidante, April (Isla Fisher) and the free-spirited Summer (Rachel Weisz)... three romances... three broken hearts. Maya puts together the pieces of her dad's romantic puzzle, she begins to understand that love is not so simple or easy... and Will realises that it's never too late to get a second chance in love.

Awards:
Teen Choice Awards2008NominatedChoice Movie: Romantic Comedy


Extras:
Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
Not a laugh-out-loud comedy, but a charming movie. I liked the frame story with Ryan Reynold's character and his daughter (played by Abigail Breslin from "Little Miss Sunshine"). Also the ending was the one I was rooting for :)

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