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« Reply #1020 on: November 12, 2011, 03:14:17 PM »
     Guzaarish (2010/India)
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Director:Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Writing:Bhavanu Iyer (Screenwriter), Vibhu Puri (Screenwriter), Sanjay Leela Bhansall (Screenwriter)
Length:121 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio:German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Hindi: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:German

Stars:
Hrithik Roshan as Ethan Mascarenhas
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Sofia D'Souza
Shernaz Patel as Devyani Dutta
Aditya Roy Kapur as Omar Siddique
Nafisa Ali as Isabel Mascarenhas

Plot:
A paralyzed Magician-turned-Radio Jockey files a Petition in Court seeking permission to end his life.

Awards:
Nominated:
Filmfare Awards (2011)  Best Actor (Hrithik Roshan)
Filmfare Awards (2011)  Best Actress (Aishwarya Rai)
Filmfare Awards (2011)  Best Director (Sanjay Leela Bhansali)
Filmfare Awards (2011)  Best Playback Singer - Female ("Udi": Sunidhi Chauhan)

Extras:
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Music Videos
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
Hrithik Roshan did a great job playing a paralized man. Usually he is a very physical actor. The story is very emotional with his wish to seek to get euthanasia approved from the court.
This movie is directed by the same man as "Black", another great movie.

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« Reply #1021 on: November 12, 2011, 08:31:59 PM »
     Aladin (2009/India)
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Eros International (United Kingdom)
Director:Sujoy Ghosh
Writing:Ritesh Shah (Story By), Sujoy Ghosh (Story By), Sujoy Ghosh (Screenwriter)
Length:130 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio:Hindi: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:English

Stars:
Boman Irani as Narrator (voice)
Amitabh Bachchan as Genius
Sanjay Dutt as Ringmaster
Riteish Deshmukh as Aladin
Jacqueline Fernandez as Jasmine

Plot:
Aladin Chatterjee (Riteish Deshmukh) lives in Khwaish city, an orphan who is bullied by Kasim (Sahil Khan) and his gang members since his childhood. But his life changes when Jasmine (Jacqueline Fernandez) gives him a magic lamp and he lets loose the genie Genius (Amitabh Bachchan). Desperate to grant him three wishes and to seek the end of his contract with the magic lamp, the rock-star Genius makes Aladin's life difficult until the real threat looms on the horizon - the ex-genie, Ringmaster (Sanjay Dutt). Aladin, Jasmine and Genius work together to defeat Ring Master.

Extras:
  • Featurettes
  • Music Videos
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
I enjoyed it more than I expected. I bought this when I saw that Amitabh Bachcan is playing the Genie.
The movie is about a boy named Aladin, who was growing up being teased about his name. But one day he really finds a lamb with a Genie. The special effects were surprisingly well done. I expected them to be cheaper.

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« Reply #1022 on: November 12, 2011, 11:08:54 PM »
Tom - if you enjoyed Guzaarish you will like The Sea Inside which deals with the same topic.

It is based on a true story and I believe it won the Academy Award for best foreign film.

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« Reply #1023 on: November 13, 2011, 02:30:19 PM »
Thanks Kathy, I will probably order it the next time.
Have you seen "Guzaarish"?



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« Reply #1024 on: November 13, 2011, 05:10:03 PM »
I haven't seen Guzaarish yet but I am going to buy it.

Since I am caring for a quadreplegic, these issues are particularly poignant.

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« Reply #1025 on: November 16, 2011, 11:00:21 PM »
     Tamara Drewe (2010/United Kingdom)
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Momentum Pictures (United Kingdom)
Director:Stephen Frears
Writing:Posy Simmonds (Original Material By), Moira Buffini (Screenwriter)
Length:111 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:English

Stars:
Gemma Arterton as Tamara Drewe
Roger Allam as Nicholas Hardiment
Bill Camp as Glen McCreavy
Dominic Cooper as Ben Sergeant
Luke Evans as Andy Cobb

Plot:
Once the ugly duckling of the rural Dorset village of Ewedown, Tamara Drewe returns as a glamorous high flying journalist, ruffling feathers, rekindling old passions and shaking up the sleepy village with hilarious and heart-warming consequenses.

Directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen), starring a host of great British talent including Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper, Roger Allam and Tamsin Greig and based on Posey Simmond's much loved graphic novel, The Daily Mail calls Tamara Drewe "a treat of a film that will delight and excite".

Extras:
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Featurettes
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
What a boring movie. I just couldn't stay focused on it. I popped it in, after I just couldn't make up my mind what to watch and I crabbed the first thing on my unwatched pile which wasn't a series.
The main problem probably was, that I expected a different kind of movie.

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« Reply #1026 on: November 30, 2011, 10:42:39 PM »
     Batman (1989/United States)
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Warner Home Video (United Kingdom)
Director:Tim Burton
Writing:Bob Kane (Original Characters By), Sam Hamm (Screenwriter), Warren Skaaren (Screenwriter), Sam Hamm (Story By)
Length:126 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, German: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Italian: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Catalonian: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 1, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:Catalonian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Stars:
Michael Keaton as Batman/Bruce Wayne
Jack Nicholson as Joker/Jack Napier
Kim Basinger as Vicki Vale
Robert Wuhl as Alexander Knox
Pat Hingle as Commissioner Gordon

Plot:
Gotham City: dark, dangerous, 'protected' only by a mostly corrupt police department. Despite the best efforts of D.A. Harvey Dent and police commissioner Jim Gordon, the city becomes increasingly unsafe...until a Dark Knight arises. We all know criminals are a superstitious, cowardly lot...so his disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. He becomes a bat. Enter Vicky Vale, a prize-winning photo journalist who wants to uncover the secret of the mysterious "bat-man". And enter Jack Napier, one-time enforcer for Boss Grissom, horribly disfigured after a firefight in a chemical factory...who, devoid of the last vestiges of sanity, seizes control of Gotham's underworld as the psychotic, unpredictable Clown Prince of Crime...the Joker. Gotham's only hope, it seems, lies in this dark, brooding vigilante. And just how does billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne fit into all of this?

Awards:
Won:
Academy Award (1989)  Best Art Direction (Anton Furst (Art Direction); Peter Young (Set Decoration))
ASCAP Awards (1990)  Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures ("Partyman": Prince)
BMI Film & TV Music Awards (1990)  BMI Film Music Award (Danny Elfman)
Saturn (1990)  President's Award
Nominated:
AFI (1989)  100 Years... 100 Movies (1998)
AFI (1989)  100 Years... 100 Thrills (2001)
AFI (1989)  100 Years... 25 Scores (2005) ("Composer": Danny Elfman)
BAFTA (1989)  Achievement In Special Visual Effects (Derek Meddings, John Evans)
BAFTA (1989)  Actor In A Supporting Role (Jack Nicholson)
BAFTA (1989)  Costume Design (Bob Ringwood)
BAFTA (1989)  Make-Up Artist (Paul Engelen, Nick Dudman)
BAFTA (1989)  Production Design (Anton Furst)
BAFTA (1989)  Sound (Don Sharpe, Tony Dawe, Bill Rowe)
Golden Globe (1989)  Actor in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy (Jack Nicholson)
Grammy Awards (1990)  Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television (Danny Elfman)
Grammy Awards (1990)  Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television ("Partyman": Prince)
Hugo Award (1990)  Dramatic Presentation
Saturn (1990)  Best Actor (Jack Nicholson)
Saturn (1990)  Best Costumes (Bob Ringwood)
Saturn (1990)  Best Fantasy Film
Saturn (1990)  Best Makeup (Paul Engelen, Lynda Armstrong, Nick Dudman)
Saturn (1990)  Best Supporting Actress (Kim Basinger)
Young Artist Awards (1990)  Best Family Motion Picture – Musical or Fantasy

Extras:
  • Commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Music Videos
  • Photo Gallery
  • Scene Access
  • Storyboard Comparisons
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
Growing up, Tim Burton's Batman had shown me for the first time the more serious Batman. Before this I only knew the 60s Batman (which I loved to watch).
Michael Keaton doesn't seem like the obvious choice to play Batman, but he did a great job. Though I still think he doesn't have the physique to really be believable as a tough Batman. But he got the mannerism down.
Jack Nicholson as the Joker was for a long time the definitive Joker until Heath Ledger came along. But I think we should not forget Nicholson's portrayal of him.
I still can't believe how fast Alfred decided to "rat" Bruce Wayne's secret out to Vicki Vale.
This disc is part of the Blu-ray collection of the first four films. It is a double-dip for me. I owned it previously on DVD. I hesitated for awhile, because I was not sure if it was worth it. But I got the set for £9.99 which made the choice easy. Also my old set was a bare bones release. In this Blu-ray set, all four movies have a lot of bonus material.

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« Reply #1027 on: December 01, 2011, 04:40:38 AM »
Michael Keaton doesn't seem like the obvious choice to play Batman, but he did a great job.
I believe this was so a problem to fans at first, seeing how Keaton came off Mr. Mom and Beetlejuice :laugh:

Had Buton made this later we maybe had Johnny Depp as Batman :hysterical:


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This disc is part of the Blu-ray collection of the first four films. It is a double-dip for me. I owned it previously on DVD. I hesitated for awhile, because I was not sure if it was worth it. But I got the set for £9.99 which made the choice easy. Also my old set was a bare bones release. In this Blu-ray set, all four movies have a lot of bonus material.
£9.99 seems a great price for to good films with lots of bonus features? Is the set region free? Is that deal still available?

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« Reply #1028 on: December 01, 2011, 09:08:13 AM »
The set is still available on amazon.co.uk, but the price varies. Currently it is £15. £9.99 was the lowest I ever saw it. I think it was a Black Friday offer.
According to Amazon, Profiler and Profiler contribution notes, this set is region free. The cover doesn't say anything.



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« Reply #1029 on: December 01, 2011, 05:34:39 PM »
The set is still available on amazon.co.uk, but the price varies. Currently it is £15. £9.99 was the lowest I ever saw it. I think it was a Black Friday offer.
According to Amazon, Profiler and Profiler contribution notes, this set is region free. The cover doesn't say anything.
Thanks. Even at £15 this is a sweet deal. I'll put it on my Amazon Wishlist and see if the price goes own again...

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« Reply #1030 on: December 01, 2011, 09:47:15 PM »
Current cheapest price is 14.95 at www.zavvi.co.uk. I use them a lot and every week they have a Mega-Monday 24hr sale where prices like this are not unusual. They and Play have really ramped up the offers in the run up to Christmas, with Daily Deals. It's worth subscribing to the newsletters on both.

I just got the X-Men Quadrilogy (Blu) from Zavvi for 9.99.

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« Reply #1031 on: December 03, 2011, 12:32:28 AM »
     Batman Returns (1992/United States)
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Director:Tim Burton
Writing:Bob Kane (Original Characters By), Daniel Waters (Screenwriter), Daniel Waters (Story By), Sam Hamm (Story By)
Length:126 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Catalonian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 1, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:Catalonian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Stars:
Michael Keaton as Batman/Bruce Wayne
Danny DeVito as Penguin
Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman/Selina
Christopher Walken as Max Shreck
Michael Gough as Alfred

Plot:
Gotham City faces two monstrous criminal menaces: the bizarre, sinister Penguin (Danny De Vito) and the slinky, mysterious Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer). Can Batman (Michael Keaton) battle two formidable foes at once? Especially when one wants to be mayor and the other is romantically attracted to Bruce Wayne? Like the ground breaking 1989 original, Batman Returns is directed by the wizardly Tim Burton. And like the first blockbuster, it's a dazzling adventure that leaves you breathless.

Awards:
Won:
BMI Film & TV Music Awards (1993)  BMI Film Music Award (Danny Elfman)
Saturn (1992)  Best Makeup (Stan Winston, Ve Neill)
Nominated:
Academy Award (1992)  Best Makeup (Ve Neill, Ronnie Specter, Stan Winston)
Academy Award (1992)  Best Visual Effects (Michael Fink, Craig Barron, John Bruno, Dennis Skotak)
BAFTA (1992)  Achievement In Special Effects (Michael Fink, John Bruno, Craig Barron, Dennis Skotak)
BAFTA (1992)  Make Up (Ve Neill, Stan Winston)
Golden Raspberry Awards (1992)  Worst Supporting Actor (Danny DeVito)
Hugo Award (1993)  Dramatic Presentation
MTV Movie Awards (1993)  Best Kiss (Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Keaton)
MTV Movie Awards (1993)  Best Villain (Danny DeVito)
MTV Movie Awards (1993)  Most Desirable Female (Michelle Pfeiffer)
Saturn (1992)  Best Costumes (Bob Ringwood, Mary Vogt, Vin Burnham)
Saturn (1992)  Best Director (Tim Burton)
Saturn (1992)  Best Fantasy Film
Saturn (1992)  Best Supporting Actor (Danny DeVito)

Extras:
  • Commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Music Videos
  • Photo Gallery
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
Batman Returns is a good movie, but I don't like it as much as the first one. Burton's style was there way too much. Danny DeVito was good, but I think that the focus is way too much on Penguin instead of Batman. I also really enjoyed Catwoman.
This movie feels too much like a Tim Burton movie instead like a Batman movie.

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« Reply #1032 on: December 03, 2011, 03:31:38 PM »
     Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001/United States)
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Paramount Home Entertainment (United Kingdom)
Director:Simon West
Writing:Partrick Massett (Screenwriter), John Zinman (Screenwriter), Sara B. Cooper (Story By), Mike Werb (Story By), Michael Colleary (Story By)
Length:96 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:Commentary, English

Stars:
Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft
Jon Voight as Lord Croft
Iain Glen as Powell
Noah Taylor as Bryce
Daniel Craig as Alex

Plot:
LARA CROFT, the world's most famous video-game heroine bursts onto the big screen in "... the most stylish and entertaining action-adventure movie in years!"*

Exploring lost empires, finding priceless treasures, punishing villians in mortal combat... it's all in a day's work for adventurer Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie). But a secret from her father's (Jon Voight) past is about to lead Lara to her greatest challenge: The Triangle of Light, a legendary artifact with the power to alter space and time. Lara must find the Triangle before it falls into the clutches of the Illuminati, a secret society bent on world domination. To stop the Illuminati, Lara will have to survive a cross-continental chase filled with unimaginable danger. But for the Tomb Raider, danger is the name of the game.

With eye-popping action and electrifying thrills, "Jolie doesn't just impersonate computer game heroine Lara - she 'IS' Lara"**

*Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV, **Neil Roberts, The Sun

Awards:
Won:
ASCAP Awards (2002)  Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures ("Get Ur Freak On": Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott, Tim Mosley)
BMI Film & TV Music Awards (2002)  BMI Film Music Award (Graeme Revell)
Nominated:
Golden Raspberry Awards (2001)  Worst Actress (Angelina Jolie)
MTV Movie Awards (2002)  Best Female Performance (Angelina Jolie)
MTV Movie Awards (2002)  Best Fight (Angelina Jolie vs. the robot)
Saturn (2001)  Best Actress (Angelina Jolie)
Saturn (2001)  Best DVD Special Edition Release
Saturn (2001)  Best Science Fiction Film
Taurus Award (2002)  Best Overall Stunt by a Woman (Eunice Huthart)
Teen Choice Awards (2001)  Film - Choice Actress (Angelina Jolie)
Teen Choice Awards (2001)  Film - Choice Drama/Action Adventure

Extras:
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • DVD-ROM Content
  • Featurettes
  • Interactive Game
  • Music Videos
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:
I only ever played the first Tomb Raider came for a few minutes. Never saw the others. I think they captured the video game world fairly well. Lara Croft seems like she just jumped out of a video game. If you want an over-the-top brainless action movie, this one isn't so bad. I enjoyed it.

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« Reply #1033 on: December 03, 2011, 05:57:43 PM »
     Batman Forever (1995/United States)
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Warner Home Video (United Kingdom)
Director:Joel Schumacher
Writing:Bob Kane (Original Characters By), Lee Batchler (Story By), Janet Scott Batchler (Story By), Lee Batchler (Screenwriter), Janet Scott Batchler (Screenwriter), Akiva Goldsman (Screenwriter)
Length:122 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.85
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Catalonian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:Catalonian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Other, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Stars:
Val Kilmer as Batman/Bruce Wayne
Tommy Lee Jones as Harvey Two-Face/Harvey Dent
Jim Carrey as Riddler/Edward Nygma
Nicole Kidman as Dr. Chase Meridian
Chris O'Donnell as Robin/Dick Grayson

Plot:
Riddle me this, riddle me that, you'll find adventure on the wings of a bat! Brace for excitement as Val Kilmer (Batman), Tommy Lee Jones (Two-Face), Jim Carrey (the Riddler), Nicole Kidman (Dr. Chase Meridian) and Chris O'Donnell (Robin) star in the third formidable film in the Warner Bros.' Batman Series. Joel Schumacher directs and Tim Burton co-produces this thrill-ride of a movie that thunders along on Batmobile, Batwing, Batboat, Batsub and bold heroics. Hang on!

Awards:
Won:
ASCAP Awards (1996)  Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures ("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me": Adam Clayton, The Edge, Bono, Larry Mullen, Jr.)
ASCAP Awards (1996)  Top Box Office Films (Elliot Goldenthal)
BMI Film & TV Music Awards (1996)  Most Performed Song from a Film ("Kiss From a Rose": Seal)
MTV Movie Awards (1996)  Best Song From A Movie ("Kiss From a Rose": Seal)
Nominated:
Academy Award (1995)  Best Cinematography (Stephen Goldblatt)
Academy Award (1995)  Best Sound (Donald O. Mitchell, Frank A. Montaño, Michael Herbick, Petur Hliddal)
Academy Award (1995)  Best Sound Effects Editing (John Leveque, Bruce Stambler)
American Society of Cinematographers Awards (1996)  Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases (Stephen Goldblatt)
Golden Globe (1995)  Original Song ("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me": Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen (Music); Bono (Lyrics))
Golden Raspberry Awards (1995)  Worst "Original" Song ("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me": Bono, Bono (Lyrics))
Grammy Awards (1996)  Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television (Elliot Goldenthal (For "Batman Forever"))
MTV Movie Awards (1996)  Best Song From A Movie ("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me": Bono)
MTV Movie Awards (1996)  Best Villain (Jim Carrey)
MTV Movie Awards (1996)  Best Villain (Tommy Lee Jones)
MTV Movie Awards (1996)  Most Desirable Female (Nicole Kidman)
MTV Movie Awards (1996)  Most Desirable Male (Val Kilmer)
Saturn (1995)  Best Costumes (Bob Ringwood, Ingrid Ferrin)
Saturn (1995)  Best Fantasy Film
Saturn (1995)  Best Makeup (Rick Baker, Ve Neill, Yolanda Toussieng)
Saturn (1995)  Best Special Effects (John Dykstra, Thomas L. Fisher, Andrew Adamson, Eric Durst)

Extras:
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Music Videos
  • Photo Gallery
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
I know that I am not in the majority here, but I like this movie. It is not as good as the first one, but it is more fun. It's my favorite of the old Batman movies. It is a good balance between dark and serious and campy fun. Refreshing after the second movie which took itself too seriously.
Although I don't like Val Kilmer's Bruce Wayne. But he did a good job as Batman.

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« Reply #1034 on: December 05, 2011, 10:56:35 PM »
     Batman & Robin (1997/United States)
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Warner Home Video (United Kingdom)
Director:Joel Schumacher
Writing:Bob Kane (Original Characters By), Akiva Goldsman (Writer)
Length:125 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Catalonian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:Catalonian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Stars:
Jeep Swenson as Bane
Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze/Dr. Victor Fries
George Clooney as Batman/Bruce Wayne
Chris O'Donnell as Robin/Dick Grayson
Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley

Plot:
Chills And Thrills:Will Gotham City Be Put On Ice? George Clooney Is Batman As The Dark Night Battles His Greatest Threat Yet:Cold-Hearted Mr.Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) And Venomous Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman). Batman Has More Than Gotham City To Protect:The Youthful Eagerness Of Crimefighting Comrades Robin (Chris O'Donnell) And Batgirl (Alicia Silverstone) Puts Them Frequently In Harms Way. New Very Special Effects Include A Wild Sky-Surfing Sequence And Freeze's Outrageous Ice-Blasting Arsenal. It's State-Of-The-Art Excitement From Our Batamily To Yours!.

Awards:
Won:
ASCAP Awards (1998)  Top Box Office Films (Elliot Goldenthal)
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (1998)  Favorite Actress - Sci-Fi (Uma Thurman)
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (1998)  Favorite Supporting Actor - Sci-Fi (Chris O'Donnell)
Golden Raspberry Awards (1997)  Worst Supporting Actress (Alicia Silverstone)
Nominated:
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (1998)  Favorite Supporting Actor - Sci-Fi (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (1998)  Favorite Supporting Actress - Sci-Fi (Alicia Silverstone)
Golden Raspberry Awards (1997)  Worst Director (Joel Schumacher)
Golden Raspberry Awards (1997)  Worst Picture
Golden Raspberry Awards (1997)  Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property
Golden Raspberry Awards (1997)  Worst Remake or Sequel
Golden Raspberry Awards (1997)  Worst Screen Couple (George Clooney & Chris O'Donnell)
Golden Raspberry Awards (1997)  Worst Screenplay (Akiva Goldsman)
Golden Raspberry Awards (1997)  Worst Song ("The End is The Beginning is The End": Billy Corgan)
Golden Raspberry Awards (1997)  Worst Supporting Actor (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Golden Raspberry Awards (1997)  Worst Supporting Actor (Chris O'Donnell)
Golden Raspberry Awards (1997)  Worst Supporting Actress (Uma Thurman)
Saturn (1997)  Best Costumes (Ingrid Ferrin, Robert Turturice)
Saturn (1997)  Best Fantasy Film
Saturn (1997)  Best Makeup (Ve Neill, Jeff Dawn)

Extras:
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Music Videos
  • Photo Gallery
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
I treaded watching it, but I had to finish off my new Batman boxset. If you do not consider this movie part of the previous Batman movies, but as a movie version of the old Batman series from the 60s, you may find some enjoyment in it.
The acting is bad, especially by Uma Thurman. George Clooney is an okay Batman, but all the brooding is gone from Bruce Wayne. This is not a Dark Knight.
The use of Batgirl feels forced in. Nothing against Alicia Silverstone, but she didn't fit here.
There are also some little things which bother me. Like why is the new Batmobile with an open driver's seat, when Batman would have been killed in all the previous movies, if it were for the protected drivers seat? Further proof that it takes the old TV series as a guideline.


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