Sky High, a review by addicted2dvd
Title: Sky High: Widescreen
Director: Mike Mitchell
Length: 99 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles: English, French
A super adventure of heroic proportions, this crowd-pleasing hit from Walt Disney Pictures stars Hollywood favorites Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston! The son of legendary heroes Commander (Russell) and Jetstream (Preston), young Will Stronghold carries huge expectations as he enters a high-tech high school known for molding the heroes of tomorrow. With no apparent superpowers of his own, however, Will seems destined to grow up a mere sidekick. But as he discovers his true strengths, he'll also learn that it takes loyalty and teamwork to truly become a hero!
I picked this one because today (July 24th) is Lynda Carter's 59th birthday. And she has a somewhat small (a few scenes) part in this movie. I enjoyed this one. It is a pure fun show. Definitely not one you want to think too much about. But fun for leave your brain at the door pop-corn type movie. my favorite line in the movie goes to Lynda Carter when as the principle she is punishing the villains and says... "There's nothing more I can do... I'm not Wonder Woman." I know... a bit cheesy and definitely obvious... but I liked it.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Anything Goes on July 24th, 2010)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, a review by addicted2dvd
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley
Emma Watson as Hermione Granger
Richard Griffiths as Uncle Vernon
Fiona Shaw as Aunt Petunia
Harry Melling as Dudley Dursley
Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts, spiders talk, letters scold and Harry's own unsettling ability to speak to snakes turns his friends against him. From dueling clubs to rogue Bludgers, it's a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Herione's magical abilities and courage in this spellbinding adaptation of J.K. Rowling's second book. Get ready to be amused and petrified as Harry Potter shows he's more than a wizard, he's a hero!
My Thoughts:Year 2 at Hogwarts. It is a good continuation to the series. While far from pros... our heroes are getting more control over their powers. But at this point they are still relying a bit more on luck then anything else. I must say... I got a kick out of Dobby at the beginning of the film. This film is even longer then the first at almost 3 hours. Even so... like the first it still went by quickly. Definitely worth the time to check it out.
Out of a Possible 5
(From What Movies I Been Watching on August 2nd, 2013)
Xena: Warrior Princess Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
Season 2: Disc 3
9. A Solstice Carol
Xena and Gabrielle try to bring the warmth of the holiday season to a cold-hearted king who has outlawed the winter-solstice celebration.
I remembered that this series managed to do a Christmas episode. But I forgot how they did till I finally made it to the episode. While it was a bit contrived of course... it was a lot of fun. I actually enjoyed it more then I remembered.
10. The Xena Scrolls
In 1940, a determined archaeologist and a visitor to her excavation site stumble upon the "Xena Scrolls," ancient manuscripts that chronicle the Warrior Princess's adventures.
I wasn't sure I would... but I actually liked the way they did this episode. It is a clips episode with a twist that it happens long after Xena and the gang are dead. We see their desendants finding the scrolls talking about their adventures. Definitely more entertaining then I was expecting.
11. Here She Comes Miss Amphipolis
Disguising herself as a contestant, Xena enters the Miss Known World beauty pageant to flush out whoever is trying to sabotage the event.
This one I really didn't care much for. While it had it's moments... I found it to be Way too silly and too much bad singing. Definitely not my type of episode.
12. Destiny (Part 1)
After being critically injured in a fight, Xena lets her mind flash back to the time that Julius Caesar taught her a valuable lesson about destiny.
I didn't think I would come across any more... as I thought I seen most of this series. But this is another episode I have never seen before. Thinking about it with there being 6 seasons (134 episodes) there could actually be a lot that I have missed. This episode I enjoyed quite a lot. More then I was expecting to by reading the plot. It is a pretty powerful episode ending with a hell of a cliffhanger. One so good that I can't help but to start the next disc right away.
(From Xena: Warrior Princess Marathon on January 18th, 2010)