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Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Year: 2000
Director: Phil Roman
Rating: NR
Length: 51 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, French: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Elmo Shropshire
Michelle Lee
Alex Doduk
Susan Blu
Jim Staahl
Kathleen Barr

Plot:
The Song You Love - Is Now an Outrageously Funny Movie!

Based on the hit song that became a worldwide holiday phenomenon, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer is a wild and wacky escapade that will knock you off your feet!

When his beloved Grandma appears to be missing on Christmas Eve, young Jake Spankenheimer goes on the mis-adventure of a lifetime to try and prove that Santa Claus is indeed real. With his spirit, smarts and determination, Jake must outmaneuver his greedy and curvaceous Cousin Mel (Michele Lee) and the all-powerful businessman Austin Bucks to the disbelief of his doting parents, rebellious sister and goofy Grandpa. All the while, it is up to Jake to save Sants from his fretful fate in this colorful Christmas mystery. This is one hilarious high-flying adventure that will bring joy to the world and laughs for the entire family. Narrated by Elmo Shropshire (A.K.A. "Dr. Elmo").

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers
Gallery
Production Notes
Interactive Games
Closed Captioned
Song Selections

My Thoughts:
Last year Brittany gave me this DVD out of her collection because she didn't care for it. So I went into this one not expecting much. And it is a good thing. While there is a decent base story... they didn't do so well with it. It really should have been much better. But as it is... it is barely an average show... if that.  I never been much on music as most of you already know... and even I knew some of the songs in this cartoon was out of place. Anyway... I wasn't too impressed with this one... but what can you expect from an animated movie based on a silly song?

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Addicted2DVD's 25 Days of Christmas Marathon: 2010 on December 2nd, 2010)

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Amityville II : The Possession, a review by KinkyCyborg


Amityville II : The Possession



Title:Amityville II: The Possession
Year: 1982
Director: Damiano Damiani
Rating: R
Length: 105 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
James Olson
Burt Young
Rutanya Alda
Jack Magner
Andrew Prine

Plot:
Before the residence at 112 Ocean Avenue became infamous in The Amityville Horror, its supernatural legacy of terror had already begun. Inspired by a true story, this chilling prequel is a bloodcurdling, special effects-laden encounter with all-powerful, all-consuming evil.

Although the Montellis are not exactly the "perfect family," at least they've found the perfect home. And even though a liquid that looks like blood gushes from the kitchen faucet and every window has been nailed shut, it still qualifies as their dream house – until all hell breaks loose! A local priest tries to rid the house of unclean spirits, but what he doesn't yet suspect is that teenage son Sonny Montelli has been possessed, body and soul, by a murderous demon bent on total destruction.

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:

First of many prequels, sequels and remakes that would follow the '79 original. This doesn't stray too far from the possession/exorcism formula that was bench marked with The Exorcist. This just rehashes the true events of the DeFeo murders, combined with a possession of the eldest son who then mimics those murders with his own family. Of course the friendly neighborhood priest feels obligated to exorcise the demon out of the young man.

So all in all there was nothing too terribly original here but there were a few scenes that were genuinely creepy. The table cloth flying off the dining room table to land covering the crucifix was neatly done and likely a highlight for the film makers of this early 80's production. The make-up of the possessed teenager was also nicely done.

Was surprised to see Burt Young in this as horror movies are rare for him although I wasn't surprised to see him playing an abusive husband and father. Was he really ever meant to play any other role?

More than adequate for a horror fix, just don't expect to have your socks knocked off.

KC

Rating:

(From KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2011 on March 29th, 2011)

Member's TV Reviews

Angel Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


Angel: Season 4

2. Ground State
Original Air Date: 10/13/2002
When Wesley advises Angel to visit Dinza, a dark "goddess of the lost" who has valuable information on how to find Cordelia, he learns that a certain mystical antiquity called the axis can locate souls across dimensions. Angel, Fred and Gunn break into an auction house to retrieve the object only to discover that an electrifying cat burglar has the same intentions.

Guest Stars:
Stephanie Romanov
Alexa Davalos
Rena Owen
Tom Irwin

My Thoughts:
Another excellent episode. I really enjoyed this Gwen character. And if I am not mistaken... we will get to see more of her later in the season. Or maybe next season... I can't remember, but I do believe we see her again. The story is well done... and I like how they gave a back story to Gwen.

My Rating:

(From Angel Marathon on March 16th, 2010)