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« Reply #1035 on: December 05, 2011, 11:02:34 PM »
Agree with you almost 100%. Uma Thurman is a favourite actress of mine and she was no good in this at all, but I really liked the inclusion of Alicia Silverstone's Batgirl and that arc. A high point in an otherwise below average film.

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« Reply #1036 on: December 05, 2011, 11:13:06 PM »
To a degree I like the inclusion of Batgirl.
What bothers me the most though is, how she found out about Batman and her non-reaction to this revelation.



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« Reply #1037 on: December 09, 2011, 12:22:30 AM »
     A Christmas Carol (2009/United States)
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Buena Vista Home Entertainment (United Kingdom)
Director:Robert Zemeckis
Writing:Robert Zemeckis (Screenwriter), Charles Dickens (Story By)
Length:96 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish: DTS 5.1, Icelandic: Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1, Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Stars:
Jim Carrey as Scrooge
Steve Valentine as Funerary Undertaker
Daryl Sabara as Undertaker's Apprentice
Tattered Carolers
* Sage Ryan
* Amber Gainey Meade

Plot:
From Walt Disney Pictures comes the magical retelling of Charles Dickens' beloved tale - Disney's A Christmas Carol, the high-flying, heartwarming adventure for the whole family, starring Jim Carrey. When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas. Complete with spirited bonus features, this exhilarating and touching Disney classic is destined to be part of your holiday tradition, adding sparkle and heart to all your Christmases yet to come.

Extras:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:
I saw this movie in the cinema in 3D. It has good use of the 3D. I think this was the first time that I saw a faithful adaption of Christmas Carol. Before this I only knew the story from the many allusions in other stories, like Scrooged.
Since then I saw the George C. Scott version, which I also enjoyed. And I have the Patrick Stewart version and the Alistair version in my unwatched pile.
As an extra on this Blu-ray, you can watch the movie with the motion capture performance instead of the animation. Amazing what the actors achieved here. Especially Jim Carrey. It may be his best performance yet.

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« Reply #1038 on: December 10, 2011, 05:01:26 PM »
     Scrooge (1951/United Kingdom)
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Dandelion Distribution, Feature Film Company (United Kingdom)
Director:Brian Desmond-Hurst
Writing:Charles Dickens (Original Material By), Noel Langley (Screenwriter)
Length:86 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 1
Subtitles:

Stars:
Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge
Kathleen Harrison as Mrs Dilber
Mervyn Johns as Bob Cratchit
Hermione Baddeley as Mrs Cratchit
Michael Hordern as Jacob Marley / Marley's Ghost

Plot:
Digitally remastered, Alastair Sim's SCROOGE is the all time favourite Christmas family film and a genuine classic of British Cinema.

SCROOGE is the definitive big screen adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, one of the world's best loved Christmas stories.

Extras:
  • Colourised Scenes
  • Production Notes
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:
This seems to be the most well-received movie adaption of Christmas Carol. I enjoyed it. A lot of Alastair Sim's performance of Scrooge reminded me of Jim Carrey's version. Those two movies are very much alike.

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« Reply #1039 on: December 18, 2011, 04:31:28 PM »
     TRON: Legacy (2010/United States)
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Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (United Kingdom)
Director:Joseph Kosinski
Writing:Edward Kitsis (Screenwriter), Adam Horowitz (Screenwriter), Edward Kitsis (Story By), Adam Horowitz (Story By), Brian Klugman (Story By), Lee Sternthal (Story By), Steven Lisberger (Original Characters By), Bonnie MacBird (Original Characters By)
Length:125 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.35
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish: DTS 5.1
Subtitles:Arabic, Danish, English, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish

Stars:
Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn/Clu
Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn
Olivia Wilde as Quorra
Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley/Tron
James Frain as Jarvis

Plot:
Disney presents a high-tech motion picture unlike anything you've ever seen. Immerse yourself in the digital world of TRON, as celebrated actor Jeff Bridges stars in a revolutionary visual effects adventure beyond imagination.

When Flynn, the world's greatest video game creator, sends out a secret signal from an amazing digital realm, his son discovers the clue and embarks on a personal journey to save his long-lost father. With the help of the fearless female warrior Quorra, father and son venture through an incredible cyber universe and wage the ultimate battle of good versus evil.

Bring home an unrivaled entertainment experience with TRON: Legacy in stunning Blu-ray High Definition – complete with never-before-seen bonus features that take you even deeper into the phenomenal world of TRON.

Awards:
Nominated:
Academy Award (2010)  Best Sound Editing (Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Addison Teague)
MTV Movie Awards (2011)  Best Breakout Star (Olivia Wilde)

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


My Thoughts:
Just what I expected: A fun CGI spectacle. The action was well done. I liked the effects. I hope they will not age as badly as the original Tron did.
I read that there is a sequel planned, which continues right after the finale of this one. I hope this because I am curious how it will continue.

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« Reply #1040 on: December 26, 2011, 09:33:53 PM »
     A Christmas Carol (1999/United States)
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Boulevard Entertainment (United Kingdom)
Director:David Jones
Writing:Peter Barnes (Screenwriter), Charles Dickens (Original Material By)
Length:94 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:English, French

Stars:
Patrick Stewart as Ebenezer Scrooge
Richard E. Grant as Bob Cratchit
Joel Grey as The Ghost of Christmas Past
Ian McNeice as Albert Fezziwig
Saskia Reeves as Mrs. Cratchit

Plot:
It is Christmas Eve 1843, and Ebenezer Scrooge (Patrick Stewart) has just buried his longtime friend and business partner, Jacob Marley. Understandably, Scrooge is in a melancholy mood as he returns to work. Seven years later, Scrooge's bad mood has become a perpetual state of mind. His loyal, but meek clerk, Bob Cratchit (Richard E. Grant), is the constant target of Scrooge's cruelty and bitterness. Scrooge's nephew, Fred Bowley, spreads Christmas cheer, but all his uncle can say is "Bah! Humbug!"

Scrooge finds himself alone in his office on Christmas Eve. He hears the rattling of chains and sees before him, the ghost of Jacob Marley. Marley warns Scrooge that the suffering he causes others, he will have to repay—even in death, and warns him that there's only one chance to escape that fate. He also informs Scrooge that three spirits will visit him and he is to obey them in order to redeem himself.

Awards:
Nominated:
Saturn (1999)  Best Single Television Presentation
Saturn (1999)  Best Television Actor (Patrick Stewart)

Extras:
  • Featurettes
  • Production Notes
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
At first I thought it a little strange to see Patrick Stewart as Scrooge. He seems a little young for the role. But he has ten years in a one-man Christmas Carol show under his belt and he did a good job. That he can do crumpy, I always believed. Look at his early interpretation of Captain Picard.
Compared to the other adaptions I have seen, Scrooge seemed a little restrained at the end when loosened up.

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« Reply #1041 on: December 30, 2011, 03:26:56 PM »
     Salt (2010/United States)
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Germany)
Director:Phillip Noyce
Writing:Kurt Wimmer (Writer)
Length:104 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Japanese: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, German: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Hindi: Dolby Digital 5.1, Turkish: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:Commentary, Dutch, English, German, Hindi, Japanese, Turkish

Stars:
Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt
Liev Schreiber as Ted Winter
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peabody
Daniel Olbrychski as Orlov
August Diehl as Mike Krause

Plot:
Evelyn Salt, eine bewährte und loyale CIA-Agentin, muss fliehen, als ein russischer Überläufer ihre Vorgesetzten davon überzeugt, dass sie eine Doppelagentin ist, die den amerikanischen Präsidenten töten soll. Bei der Hetzjagd auf sie setzt Salt all ihre Fähigkeiten als Geheimagentin ein, um nicht geschnappt zu werden. Das Geheimnis, das sie dabei enthüllt, könnte den Lauf der Weltgeschichte ändern.

Keine Geringere als Hollywood-Superstar und Oscar®-Preisträgerin Angelina Jolie spielt die Hauptrolle als CIA-Agentin auf der Flucht in diesem actionreichen Thriller, der einen bis zum Schluss in Atem hält!

Awards:
Nominated:
Academy Award (2010)  Best Sound Mixing (Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan, William Sarokin)
MTV Movie Awards (2010)  Biggest Badass Star (Angelina Jolie)
Teen Choice Awards (2010)  Choice Summer Movie
Teen Choice Awards (2010)  Choice Summer Movie Star: Female (Angelina Jolie)

Extras:
  • 3 Filmversionen
  • BD-Live
  • Commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Interviews
  • MovieIQ
  • Picture-in-picture
  • Scene Access
  • Wendecover


My Thoughts:
The first time that it happened to me that a Blu-ray didn't play on my player and I had to do a firmware update (haven't done one for over two years).
I really enjoyed this action movie. Even though it was rather predictable, but it had great action scenes and that is what counts for this kind of movie.
I watched the director's cut version.

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« Reply #1042 on: December 30, 2011, 03:42:09 PM »
The 266 movies I watched in 2011:

TitleMonthWatched onRating
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)11
My Wife is a Gangster (2001)11
Bin-Jip (2004)12
Lakshya (2004)12
Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997)12
The Blind Side (2009)13
Saving My Hubby (2002)13
The Host (2006)14
Idiocracy (2006)15
D.E.B.S. (2005)15
Nobody Knows (2004)16
Ludwig Thomas Lausbubengeschichten (1964)16
Back to the Future (1985)110
My Tutor Friend (2003)112
What's Your Raashee? (2009)114
Back to the Future: Part II (1989)118
Four Lions (2010)121
Whatever Works (2009)121
Wake up S!d (2009)122
Back to the Future: Part III (1990)123
The Proposal (2009)128
Leap Year (2010)129
I Hate Luv Storys (2010)129
Ishq Vishk (2003)23
(500) Days of Summer (2009)24
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)25
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)25
The Tournament (2009)25
Kites (2010)210
A Film With Me In It (2008)211
Knight and Day (2010)212
Elena Undone (2010)212
Zoom: Academy for Superheroes (2006)212
Room in Rome (2010)212
Outsourced (2006)216
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)217
Astro Boy (2009)218
Time Traveller (2010)219
My Wife Is 18 (2002)219
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)219
Hinokio (2005)222
My Boyfriend Is Type-B (2005)226
Star Trek (2009)227
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003)227
Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001)33
Return to Me (2000)34
Banlieue 13 (2004)35
Big Daddy (1999)35
Daredevil: Director's Cut (2003)36
Dhoom:2 (2006)36
Swing Girls (2004)36
Yes Boss (1997)36
Paa (2009)37
Waiting in the Dark (2006)312
The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)313
Kleines Arschloch (1997)313
Enchanted (2007)314
Shock Treatment (1981)315
Die Toten Hosen: Machmalauter - Live in Berlin! (2009)315
Marnie (1964)315
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)315
Returner (2002)316
3 Idiots (2009)316
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)317
Krrish (2006)317
Ghulam (1998)318
It's a Wonderful Afterlife (2010)318
The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)319
We Are Family (2010)319
Let Me In (2010)319
Bunty aur Babli (2005)320
Wasting Away (2007)322
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009)326
Babylon 5: The Gathering (1993)327
Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live & Die in Starlight (2002)327
Chalte Chalte (2003)327
Cannibal! The Musical (1993)328
Summer Wars (2009)43
Defenders of the Earth - The Story Begins... (1986)43
Pyaar Impossible! (2010)45
TimeQuest (2002)46
Anita & Me (2002)47
Moon (2009)48
Hot Fuzz (2007)49
Chance Pe Dance (2010)410
...ing (2003)410
Pyaar Impossible! (2010)410
Love Story 2050 (2008)413
Barsaat: A Sublime Love Story (2005)416
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)418
Jesus Christ Superstar (2000)421
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)422
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)423
3 Idiots (2009)423
The Expendables (2010)423
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)426
Dance of the Vampires (1967)428
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece (2001)429
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)429
Say Hello For Me (2007)430
The Cutting Edge (1992)430
It Could Happen to You (1994)430
Timecrimes (2007)430
Rocky Balboa (2006)51
Eurotrip (2004)51
Flowers in the Shadows (2008)51
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999)53
Liebe Mauer (2009)55
Wonder Woman (2009)56
Hinokio (2005)57
Good Will Hunting (1997)511
Dulha Mil Gaya (2010)513
Alvin and The Chipmunks (2007)514
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)514
À la folie... pas du tout (2002)514
Sister Act (1992)515
Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007)515
Juno (2007)515
Rang De Basanti (2006)516
Coyote Ugly (2000)517
Smiley Face (2007)519
Letters to Juliet (2010)520
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)521
I'm a Cyborg, but That's OK (2006)521
Flash Gordon (1980)522
Bring It On (2000)526
Easy A (2010)526
Rama Dama (1990)527
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)528
Shiri (1999)528
Hoodwinked! (2005)529
Batman (1966)529
Ella Enchanted (2004)529
La vita è bella (1997)62
TiMER (2009)62
Up in the Air (2009)62
The Secret of the Sword (1985)63
Flavor of Happiness (2008)64
Tangled (2010)66
High School Musical (2006)67
High School Musical 2 (2007)68
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)610
Tangled (2010)611
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)611
The Little Mermaid (1989)611
Tangled (2010)612
Bolt (2008)612
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000)612
Despicable Me (2010)612
Splash (1984)612
Stardust (2007)612
Beauty and the Beast (1991)613
Tangled (2010)613
Detroit Metal City (2008)618
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)618
Toy Story (1995)618
Toy Story 2 (1999)618
Tangled (2010)618
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)619
Marrying High School Girl (2004)619
Aladdin (1992)622
Bandslam (2009)624
RED (2010)626
The Princess Bride (1987)626
A Cinderella Story (2004)630
Another Cinderella Story (2008)73
She's on Duty (2005)74
Mädchenjahre einer Königin (1954)77
Train Man: Densha Otoko (2005)78
Not the Messiah - He's a Very Naughty Boy (2010)710
The Mask (1994)710
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)710
Reservoir Dogs (1992)710
Die Fantastischen Vier: Unplugged (2000)725
Mirageman (2007)725
A Marine Story (2010)725
Valentine's Day (2010)726
Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)727
The Mask (1994)730
Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)731
Forbidden Planet (1956)731
The Invisible Boy (1957)81
Shrek Forever After (2010)82
Super (2010)83
Æon Flux (2005)85
Superman: Doomsday (2007)86
Torn Curtain (1966)86
Jumper (2008)86
Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010)86
Super (2010)87
A Knight's Tale (2001)87
The Fantastic Four (2005)88
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)89
Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)811
Superman: The Movie (1978)812
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)813
Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009)813
Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)813
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)814
Superman II (1980)814
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)815
Superman III (1983)815
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006)817
Supergirl (1984)817
The Island (2005)819
Toy Story 3 (2010)820
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)820
Superman Returns (2006)820
Captain America (1990)824
Scorched (2002)826
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999)828
Chak De! India (2007)93
Banlieue 13 Ultimatum (2009)94
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)911
Wasting Away (2007)911
Next (2007)924
TRON (1982)924
Titanic (1943)925
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (2010)925
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)925
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)930
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)102
Gantz (2010)102
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)103
The Bourne Identity (2002)109
Office Space (1999)1015
My Rainy Day (2009)1015
Ditto (2000)1016
Azumi (2003)1016
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)1023
Just Go With It (2011)1029
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)1029
Whip It (2009)1030
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)1031
Transformers (2007)1031
Imagine Me and You (2005)1031
All-Star Superman (2011)119
Enthiran (2010)119
Guzaarish (2010)1112
Aladin (2009)1112
Tamara Drewe (2010)1116
Elf (2003)1118
Das merkwürdige Verhalten geschlechtsreifer Großstädter zur Paarungszeit (1998)1119
The Truman Show (1998)1119
Triangle (2009)1119
Jumper (2008)1119
Action Replayy (2010)1122
Batman (1989)1130
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)121
Batman Returns (1992)122
Batman Forever (1995)123
Batman & Robin (1997)125
Batman Begins (2005)127
A Christmas Carol (2009)128
The Dark Knight (2008)129
Scrooge (1951)1210
TRON: Legacy (2010)1217
John Carpenter's Starman (1984)1218
Going the Distance (2010)1218
The Wedding Song (2008)1219
Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)1220
The Lucky Ones (2008)1222
The Last Mimzy (2007)1224
Source Code (2011)1226
A Christmas Carol (1999)1226
Salt (2010)1230



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« Reply #1043 on: December 30, 2011, 04:01:06 PM »
Some stats:





Keep in mind, that I only started to keep track of the episode watch dates at the end of 2006 when I started with my CCViewer.
The few episode watched dates before that are because I had entered a few dates based on the watched dates of my Profiler profiles. I only did this for a couple of episodes.




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« Reply #1044 on: January 08, 2012, 03:27:11 PM »


I finally got to see this a couple of weeks ago, and after assessing it against all the other versions of this story, I have to place it near the bottom. It's all too neat and tidy of a telling. There's no real atmosphere to the setting. And of course, Stewart basically plays Picard, as he has done for almost his entire career. He's always come across to me as a one note type actor. I was watching I, Claudius and also Fall of Eagles and the man has no dimension at all.

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« Reply #1045 on: January 27, 2012, 11:00:55 PM »
     10 Promises to My Dog (2008/Japan)
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(Hong Kong)
Director:Katsuhide Motoki
Writing:Hare Kawaguchi (Screenwriter), Yoshimitsu Sawamoto (Screenwriter)
Length:117 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.35
Audio:Cantonese: Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:Chinese, English

Stars:
Rena Tanaka as Akari Saito
Ryo Kase as Susumu Hoshi
Mayuko Fukuda as Akari Saito - child
Chizuru Ikewaki as Yuko Inoue
Akira Fuse as Shinichi Hoshi

Plot:
Akari is a 14-year-old schoolgirl living in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. One day, a puppy wanders into her yard, a Golden Retriever with white paw markings. Akari names her "Socks". Akari's mother consents to her keeping the dog but only after she agrees to abide by "10 promises" from Socks herself. Akari enthusiastically assents and the two begin their journey to adulthood together. Akari finds herself having to overcome many changes and challenges. But at every juncture, Socks is there to provide unquestioning love and support.

Extras:


    My Thoughts:
    A nice movie which I enjoyed throughout, even though there aren't really any surprises. The ending is emotional and done well in my opinion.

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    « Reply #1046 on: March 11, 2012, 10:00:36 AM »
         Glee: Season One (2010/United States)
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    Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (United Kingdom)
    Director:
    Writing:
    Length:926 min.
    Video:Widescreen 1.78
    Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    Subtitles:Danish, English, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

    Stars:


    Plot:
    Join the club and bring home the fun with Glee Karaoke and Glee Jukebox – available only on DVD and Bl-ray! A talented group of high school misfits transforms into a performing sensation with the help of a dedicated teacher. Through laughter, tears, irreverent humor and unforgettable music, they learn to follow their hearts and chase their dreams.

    Awards:
    Won:
    American Film Institute Awards (2009)  TV Programs of the Year
    Golden Globe (2010)  Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Chris Colfer)
    Golden Globe (2010)  Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Jane Lynch)
    Golden Globe (2010)  Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
    Golden Globe (2009)  Television Series - Musical or Comedy
    Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)  Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series ("Dream On": Neil Patrick Harris)
    Primetime Emmy Awards (2011)  Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy Series - Actress ("The Substitute": Gwyneth Paltrow)
    Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)  Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series ("The Power of Madonna": Jane Lynch)
    Nominated:
    Golden Globe (2009)  Actor - Television Comedy or Musical Series (Matthew Morrison)
    Golden Globe (2009)  Actress - in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television (Jane Lynch)
    Golden Globe (2009)  Actress - Television Comedy or Musical Series (Lea Michelle)
    Golden Globe (2010)  Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical (Matthew Morrison)
    Golden Globe (2010)  Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical (Lea Michele)
    Golden Globe (2011)  Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical
    Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)  Outstanding Comedy Series
    Primetime Emmy Awards (2011)  Outstanding Comedy Series
    Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)  Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series ("Wheels": Mike O'Malley)
    Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)  Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series ("The Rhodes Not Taken": Kristin Chenoweth)
    Primetime Emmy Awards (2011)  Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy Series - Actress ("Never Been Kissed": Dot Jones)
    Primetime Emmy Awards (2011)  Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy Series - Actress ("Rumours": Kristin Chenoweth)
    Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)  Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series ("Mash Up": Matthew Morrison)
    Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)  Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series ("Sectionals": Lea Michele)
    Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)  Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series ("Laryngitis": Chris Colfer)
    Primetime Emmy Awards (2011)  Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Comedy Series - Actor ("Grilled Cheesus": Chris Colfer)
    Primetime Emmy Awards (2011)  Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Comedy Series - Actress ("Funeral": Jane Lynch)
    Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)  Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series ("Pilot - Director's Cut": Ryan Murphy, Brad Fulchuk, Ian Brennan)
    Teen Choice Awards (2009)  Choice TV Breakout Show
    Teen Choice Awards (2009)  Choice TV Breakout Star - Female (Lea Michele)
    Teen Choice Awards (2009)  Choice TV Breakout Star - Male (Cory Monteith)

    Extras:
    • Commentary
    • Featurettes


    My Thoughts:
    After the pilot I was not sure if this series will get above an okay series for me. As a matter of fact it took the whole first disc to convince me otherwise. But after the first few episodes I was hooked. I like how they integrate the music into the storylines. And I like the music choices for the most part.
    Also Jane Lynch is playing a great nemesis for the glee club as the coach of the chearleading team.
    I couldn't resist ordering the second season now, even though I usually wait until the price drops to about half of what it currently is.
    It's great that the Blu-ray has on each disc direct access to the songs (even with a play all feature).

    #EpisodeRating
    01Pilot
    02Showmance
    03Acafellas
    04Preggers
    05The Rodes Not Taken
    06Vitamin D
    07Throwdown
    08Mash-Up
    09Wheels
    10Ballad
    11Hairography
    12Mattress
    13Sectionals
    14Hell-O
    15The Power of Madonna
    16Home
    17Bad Reputation
    18Laryngitis
    19Dream On
    20Theatricality
    21Funk
    22Journey to Regionals



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    Re: Tom's Random Reviews
    « Reply #1047 on: April 02, 2012, 04:44:31 AM »
    A Knight's Tale (2001/United States)
    I just watch it tonight and find it ok, but really predictable. It would have been so much better without the choice of using modern music that made absolutly no sense to me... I don't know but that kind of break the mood for me :shrug:

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    Re: Tom's Random Reviews
    « Reply #1048 on: April 02, 2012, 07:22:30 PM »
    Yes it's predictable, but it had an easy charm that was very unexpected. It is weird how they use the music, but it gives it character.

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    Re: Tom's Random Reviews
    « Reply #1049 on: April 02, 2012, 07:49:01 PM »
    I have to say that I do love this movie and I do like the music, especially the We Will Rock You opening. :laugh: