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Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Stars in Movies
« on: February 24, 2011, 02:12:15 PM »
Weekend Movie Marathon
TV Stars in Movies
Just like everyone here... I love to watch movies. But the one thing I love even more then the movies is TV Series. I can go on and on... watching my favorite TV shows non-stop. So this weekend I am going into DVD Profiler and going to the hundreds of TV series that I collect... seeing what movies the stars has appeared in.

This gives me a huge selection of movies I could choose from (including movies I never seen before) while at the same time giving me what I think is an entertaining theme for this marathon. To give you an idea of just how huge of a list that I have to choose from... here is only a PARTIAL list of what I could watch. For the below list I just went through the stars of the TV Series that started with either a number (i.e. 21 Jump Street) or the letter A (i.e. American Gothic), B (i.e. Buffy the Vampire Slayer) or C (i.e. Charmed)... and I got the below huge list of movies.

The Titles in Italic I have not yet watched.
1.   10.5 (miniseries)
2.   10.5: Apocolypse (Miniseries)
3.   13 Going on 30
4.   24: Redemption
5.   30 Days of Night
6.   5ive Days to Midnight (miniseries)
7.   The Accused
8.   Air Force One
9.   Alien Resurrection
10.   Alien vs. Predator: Requiem (If Arrives in Time)
11.   The Alphabet Killer
12.   American Pie
13.   American Pie 2
14.   The Amityville Horror (1979)
15.   The Amityville Horror (2005)
16.   Analyze This
17.   Angel Heart
18.   Army of Darkness
19.   Astronaut's Wife
20.   Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
21.   Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
22.   Austin Powers: Goldmember
23.   Back to the Future
24.   Back to the Future II
25.   Back to the Future III
26.   The Bat (1959)
27.   Bats
28.   Batman: Gotham Knight
29.   Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
30.   Beetlejuice
31.   Believe
32.   Beneath the Planet of the Apes
33.   Beverly Hills Cop 2
34.   The Birds
35.   Blade Trinity
36.   Bloody Birthday
37.   Blue Streak
38.   Boiling Point
39.   Bone Eater
40.   Bones
41.   Boogeyman
42.   The Boy in the Plastic Bubble
43.   Breach
44.   Brotherhood of Blood
45.   The Butterfly Effect
46.   The Butterfly Effect 2
47.   Campfire Tales
48.   Can't Hardly Wait
49.   Carrie (2002 Miniseries)
50.   Cast Away
51.   Catch Me if You Can
52.   Category 7: End of the World (miniseries)
53.   Cause for Alarm
54.   The Cell
55.   Changing Lanes
56.   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
57.   Children of the Night
58.   Chocolat
59.   The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
60.   The Chronicles of Riddick
61.   City Slickers
62.   Clean Slate
63.   Cold Mountain
64.   Coach of the Year
65.   Commando
66.   Con Air
67.   Tim Burton's COrpse Bride
68.   Crazy Eights
69.   Cry_Wolf
70.   Cube
71.   Cutthroat Island
72.   Daredevil
73.   Darkness Falls
74.   Dark City
75.   Darkwolf
76.   Date Movie
77.   Dawn of the Dead (2004)
78.   Day of the Dead 2: Contagium
79.   Dead and Breakfast
80.   Dead Like Me: Life After Death
81.   Death Proof
82.   Deep Impact
83.   Derailed (2005)
84.   The Descent
85.   Disturbing Behavior
86.   Doctor Strange
87.   Don Juan DeMarco
88.   Dr. Doolittle 2
89.   Dr. Giggles
90.   Dragonfly
91.   Earth Girls are Easy
92.   EDtv
93.   Edward Scissorhands
94.   Elektra
95.   Elf
96.   Embrace of the Vampire
97.   Embryo
98.   Enemy of the State
99.   Erin Brockovich
100.   Evil Remains
101.   Fantastic 4
102.   Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
103.   Final Destination 2
104.   Final Destination 3
105.   Fire Down Below
106.   Flatliners
107.   The Fly
108.   Freaky Friday (1976)
109.   The Frighteners
110.   From Hell
111.   The Green Berets
112.   Green Lantern: First Flight
113.   The Green Mile
114.   Growing Up Brady
115.   The Guardian (1990)
116.   The Grudge
117.   The Grudge 2
118.   Grumpier Old Men
119.   Halloween Resurrection
120.   Hancock
121.   Hanging Up
122.   The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
123.   History of Violence
124.   The Hollow
125.   The Hotel New Hampshire
126.   House
127.   House of the Dead II
128.   House of Wax (1953)
129.   House of Wax
130.   House on Haunted Hill (1999)
131.   I Know What You Did Last Summer
132.   I'm with Lucy
133.   Identity
134.   Idle Hands
135.   Imagine Me & You
136.   In Harm's Way
137.   Independence Day
138.   The Island of Dr. Moreau
139.   Jarhead
140.   Jason Goes to Hell
141.   Jaws
142.   Johnny Mnemonic
143.   Junior
144.   Justice League: The New Frontier
145.   Knockaround Guys
146.   Lonesome Dove (miniseries)
147.   The Long Kiss Goodnight
148.   The Lost Boys
149.   Lost Souls
150.   The Lost World: Jurassic Park
151.   The Love God?
152.   Mad City
153.   The Majestic
154.   Man on the Moon
155.   The Man Who Knew Too Much
156.   Manhunter
157.   Masters of the Universe
158.   Matrix Reloaded
159.   Matrix Revolution
160.   Meet Joe Black
161.   Memento
162.   Men of Honor
163.   The Meteor Man
164.   Misery
165.   Mirrors
166.   A Murder of Crows
167.   My Bloody Valentine (1981)
168.   National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
169.   National Lampoon's European Vacation
170.   The Negotiator
171.   Never Been Kissed
172.   The Night Flyer
173.   The Night Strangler
174.   The Night they Took Miss Beauty
175.   Nightbreed
176.   Nightmare at Bittercreek
177.   Nightmare on Elm Street
178.   Not Another Teen Movie
179.   Oceans Eleven
180.   One Hour Photo
181.   Pearl Harbor
182.   Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
183.   Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
184.   Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
185.   Planet Terror
186.   Pleasantville
187.   Premonition
188.   Private Benjamin
189.   Prom Night III: The Last Kiss
190.   Prom Night IV: Deliver Us from Evil
191.   The Proposal
192.   Pulse (2006)
193.   Pulse 2
194.   Punch-Drunk Love
195.   Rambo: First Blood Part 2
196.   Rat Race
197.   Ray
198.   Ready to Rumble
199.   Red Dragon
200.   The Return
201.   Return to Horror High
202.   Return to Me
203.   Return to the Batcave
204.   Ricochet
205.   The Ring Two
206.   The Road to Perdition
207.   Robocop
208.   The Rock
209.   Romeo Must Die
210.   Stephen King's Rose Red
211.   S.W.A.T.
212.   Saving Private Ryan
213.   Saw
214.   Saw II
215.   Saw III
216.   Saw IV
217.   Saw V
218.   Scream
219.   Scream 2
220.   Secret Window
221.   See Jane Date
222.   Serenity
223.   Shadow Puppets
224.   The Shakiest Gun in the West
225.   Shallow Hal
226.   Shriek if You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th
227.   Stephen King's Sleepwalkers
228.   Sleepy Hallow
229.   Small Soldiers
230.   Species
231.   Species II
232.   Stephen King's The Stand
233.   Starship Troopers
234.   Sudden Impact
235.   Superman: Doomsday
236.   Superman: The Movie
237.   Superman Returns
238.   Swearing Allegiance
239.   Taking Lives
240.   Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
241.   Teen Wolf Too
242.   They
243.   A Time to Kill
244.   Titanic
245.   The Tommyknockers
246.   Traffic
247.   Transylvania 6-5000
248.   Twilight
249.   Twilight Zone: The Movie
250.   Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me
251.   Unholy
252.   Valentine
253.   Vampire Clane
254.   John Carpenter's Vampires
255.   Vanilla Sky
256.   The Vanishing
257.   View from the Top
258.   Volcano
259.   Voodoo Moon
260.   War of the Robots
261.   The War of the Worlds (1953)
262.   WarGames
263.   Warlock
264.   Watchmen
265.   We were Soldiers
266.   Webs
267.   The wedding Crashers
268.   The Werewolf of Washington
269.   What a Woman Wants
270.   Wild Wild West
271.   Wolf
272.   Wonder Woman
273.   X-Files: Fight the Future
274.   X-Files: I Want to Believe
275.   X2: Xmen Unite
276.   You've Got Mail
277.   Young Frankenstein
278.   Young Guns

As I said... That is only from TV Series cast for shows that start with Numbers or Letters A-C. Now imagine how many more there could be! What with the many that I never seen before... I am letting even cameos of TV Stars count even though I will be wanting them to have more substantial roles.

At the bottom of each review I will have a little table to tell you what TV star(s) are in the movie and where I know them from. For Example...

Movie: Shriek if You Know What I did Last Friday the 13th

TV Series Cast:
Actor:
Series:
Role:
Danny Strong
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Jonathan
Julie Benz
Angel
Darla

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Darla

Dexter
Rita
Majandra Delfino
Roswell
Maria
Rose Marie
The Dick Van Dyke Show
Sally

I haven't decided yet... But I may watch a movie or two today... getting an early start on my weekend marathon. As always... If you see a title in the above list you are curios about and want to see a review for... or a movie you enjoyed you would like me to watch feel free to request it. I can't promise I will get to it as there is a small list of movies I do want to get to this weekend. But I will try to get to it/them before the weekend is over.
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Stars in Movies
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 05:15:25 PM »
I'd like it if you get around to watch (some of) these:
Alien vs. Predator: Requiem
Butterfly Effect
Derailed
History of Violence
Manhunter
Matrix sequels
Vanilla Sky

Incidentally these are all from your unwtched pile ;)

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Stars in Movies
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 05:28:55 PM »
Achim...

on your picks...

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem I am hoping this one arrives in time to do for this weekend. It is on the way... so I am hoping it will make it by Saturday.

Matrix sequels I was kinda hoping to watch the first one again before seeing the sequels. Will have to see if there is any TV cast in the first one. But just to be safe it goes in the order of...

Matrix
Matrix Reloaded
Matrix Revolution

...Right?

Vanilla Sky I bought this one right around release date. Went to post on a site that I got it (not here)... and before I got to post that I picked it up someone posted in the thread about it... the end of the movie... without a spoiler tag! I was so aggravated! I just put it up and figured I would watch it once I forgotten what I read. But guess what... years later and it still keeps popping in my memory! This is one of the reasons I have such a huge pet peeve about people not using spoiler tags.

I had a similar thing happen with the classic movie Soylent Green... that one was spoiled for me before I could even buy it! There is always someone watching an old movie for the first time people! So I strongly believe that spoiler tags are important...No matter how old the movie is!

Sorry for the rant... but to this day I still get peeved about the movies that were spoiled for me!
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Stars in Movies
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 06:56:29 PM »
I had a similar thing happen with the classic movie Soylent Green... that one was spoiled for me before I could even buy it! There is always someone watching an old movie for the first time people! So I strongly believe that spoiler tags are important...No matter how old the movie is!

Problem with Soylent Green is that even if you haven't gotten it spoiled, it is referenced so often in other media that want it or not, it's gonna get spoiled one way or another.

That being said, I'm in the same boat as you. I know what is Soylent Green ... without having yet seen the movie.  :thumbdown:

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Stars in Movies
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011, 07:11:00 PM »
Matrix sequels I was kinda hoping to watch the first one again before seeing the sequels. Will have to see if there is any TV cast in the first one. But just to be safe it goes in the order of...

Matrix
Matrix Reloaded
Matrix Revolution

...Right?

Wrong. The correct order is:

"Matrix"

This is because they never made any sequels. I can only assume that if they did ever make sequels to The Matrix, they would be so mind-numbingly bloody awful I would wipe their existence from my memory in an effort to protect my sanity. Thank goodness I've never had to do that!

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Stars in Movies
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011, 07:33:59 PM »
I had a similar thing happen with the classic movie Soylent Green... that one was spoiled for me before I could even buy it! There is always someone watching an old movie for the first time people! So I strongly believe that spoiler tags are important...No matter how old the movie is!

Problem with Soylent Green is that even if you haven't gotten it spoiled, it is referenced so often in other media that want it or not, it's gonna get spoiled one way or another.

That being said, I'm in the same boat as you. I know what is Soylent Green ... without having yet seen the movie.  :thumbdown:

It has been a while now... so can't be completely sure how Soylent Green got spoiled for me. But that one may have been an episode of a TV Series or something. Still really pissed me off though!  :thumbdown:
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Stars in Movies
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 07:46:40 PM »

Title: Quarantine
Year: 2008
Director: John Erick Dowdle
Rating: R
Length: 89 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Jennifer Carpenter
Steve Harris
Jay Hernandez
Johnathon Schaech
Columbus Short
Andrew Fiscella

Plot:
When a news team decides to trail a brave fire-fighting team, they never suspect that the first call for help they respond to that night may be their last. Now they’re trapped in an apartment complex sealed off by the government. With no way of escape, they find themselves surrounded by frightened residents who are infected with a deadly mutant virus. What happens next is only known because of the footage they left behind.

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Bonus Trailers
Featurettes
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
I originally went into this movie thinking I never seen it before. But I actually have seen it before. The scary part is it wasn't even a year ago (May 2010) and I didn't remember seeing this one!?!? This movie is in the style of movies such as The Blair Witch Project and St. Francisville Experiment... which is a sub-genre that some are calling "Found Footage". So if you do not like that style of movie then this one is definitely not for you. I personally enjoy that style of movie. I wouldn't say it is the best of this type that I have seen... but I did enjoy it. First of all I did like that they had Jennifer Carpenter in this movie. Since first seeing her on Dexter I have become a fan of her's. I liked the base storyline. I liked how they had fun with Jennifer Carpenter's character's interaction with the firemen before things got serious. And there were a couple good jump scenes. At the same time I felt some of the scenes were too dark and the camera a little too shaky... though I guess these things needed to be to make it look as realistic as possible. It just made it a bit on the hard side to watch.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


TV Series Cast:
Actor:
Series:
Role:
Jennifer Carpenter
Dexter
Debra Morgan
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Stars in Movies
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2011, 08:57:53 PM »
Alien vs. Predator: Requiem I am hoping this one arrives in time to do for this weekend. It is on the way... so I am hoping it will make it by Saturday.

It actually arrived today!  :o

I definitely wasn't expecting this one so fast!  :thumbup: I will have to give this Amazon Marketplace seller a good rating. :)
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Stars in Movies
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2011, 01:59:10 AM »
Matrix
Matrix Reloaded
Matrix Revolution

...Right?
Right.
While I agree with Jon, that the sequels are rather terrible, I guess you'll have to see them at least once. The third one is the worst, so there is nothing to look forward to while watching the second :laugh: The special effects look good, so at least it's pretty to look at at times.


As for spoilers, well, as I wrote in another thread just yesterday, a truly good film is never about the end alone and can be enjoyed even with knowledge of the ending. However, there obviously is an added element to the whole thing, if you get to experience the end as intended. I agree that crucial elements of films are never o.k. To openly discuss, as there will always be people who haven't seen the film.

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Stars in Movies
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2011, 03:25:02 AM »
You should definitely watch A History of Violence.  Though it isn't exactly family friendly.

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Stars in Movies
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2011, 05:30:23 PM »

Title: The Butterfly Effect: Infinifilm
Year: 2004
Director: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber
Rating: R
Length: 120 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: DTS ES: 6.1 (Discrete), English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Ashton Kutcher
Melora Walters
Amy Smart
Elden Henson
William Lee Scott
John Patrick Amedori

Plot:
A young man struggling to get over disturbing memories from his childhood discovers that he is able to travel back in time and alter events in his past. However, every change he makes transforms his life and that of those around him, often to unexpected and disastrous consequences.

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Feature Trailers
Bonus Trailers
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Gallery
Interactive Games
DVD-ROM Content
Closed Captioned
Theatrical & Director's Cut, Fact Track

My Thoughts:
I have never been much of an Ashton Kutcher fan. He is usually pretty hit and miss for me... usually more misses then hits. But I thought the plot of this movie sounded interesting... so was looking forward to giving this one a try. When I saw that the DVD had both the Theatrical Cut as well as the Director's Cut... I decided to go for the director's cut. If someone out there that seen both versions... please let me know if the Theatrical cut is any better and I will watch it the next time. But over all I am glad I watched this one today. I found the movie to be worth watching.... but not what I would call outstanding. I liked the basic storyline... and I like how it ended. I even enjoyed Ashton Kutcher in this one. Well about as much as I could... I wouldn't say he was great in the role... but definitely better then some of the stuff I have seen him in. I really liked how they handled the time travel in this one. It wasn't hard to understand at all... possibly even a little too simplified. This movie is definitely worth checking out. And I am even looking forward to checking out part 2. Who knows I may even enjoy it more without Ashton Kutcher in it this time.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


TV Series Cast:
Actor:
Series:
Role:
Ashton Kutcher
That '70s Show
Michael Kelso
Callum Keith Rennie
Battlestar Galactica
Leoben Conoy
Lorena Gail
Battlestar Galactica
Elosha
Nathaniel DeVeaux
Painkiller Jane
Joe Waterman
Kevin Durand
Dark Angel
Joshua
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Stars in Movies
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2011, 01:56:45 AM »
If someone out there that seen both versions... please let me know if the Theatrical cut is any better and I will watch it the next time.
There is two reviews here on the site.

I believe we briefly discussed the two different endings (which is the main difference between the two cuts) somewhere, but it was not following Tom's review, as I thought. I think I preferred the Theatrical, but others liked the Director's Cut more.

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Stars in Movies
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2011, 02:13:09 AM »

Title: The Butterfly Effect 2
Year: 2006
Director: John R. Leonetti
Rating: R
Length: 92 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Stars:
Eric Lively
Erica Durance
Dustin Milligan
Gina Holden
David Lewis
Andrew Airlie

Plot:
It's nonstop suspense and action in this powerful sequel to the megahit, The Butterfly Effect.

After a tragic accident claims the life of his girlfriend (Erica Durance, TV's Smallville), Nick (Eric Lively, American Pie) discovers that he has the paranormal power to change the past and save her. But when he keeps going back to alter other events, he soon realizes that his actions have dire consequences for the present...and their future.

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Feature Trailers
Bonus Trailers
Featurettes
DVD-ROM Content
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
After watching part one earlier today... thought I would give part 2 a try. Especially after finding out that Erica Durance is in it. It is a good story... but I don't know. For some reason it didn't impress me as quite a much as the first one. I really didn't care for the business angle that was added to this one as much. But it is ok... worth watching for what it is. I am even considering giving part 3 a chance.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


TV Series Cast:
Actor:
Series:
Role:
Erica Durance
Smallville
Lois Lane
Gina Holden
Blood Ties
Coreen Fennel
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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Stars in Movies
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2011, 04:28:53 AM »
If someone out there that seen both versions... please let me know if the Theatrical cut is any better and I will watch it the next time.
There is two reviews here on the site.

I believe we briefly discussed the two different endings (which is the main difference between the two cuts) somewhere, but it was not following Tom's review, as I thought. I think I preferred the Theatrical, but others liked the Director's Cut more.

From what I remember, I liked the theatrical more too.  The Director's cut ending just went too far for me.

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Re: Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Stars in Movies
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2011, 07:51:44 AM »
From what I remember, I liked the theatrical more too.  The Director's cut ending just went too far for me.
I usually forget which is which.

The one I don't like is...
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