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Iron Man, a review by Dragonfire

Lift off with high-speed, high-flying action in this Ultimate 2-disc Edition that takes you inside the suit of Marvel's invincible Super Hero for the ultimate 'Iron Man' experience!

After surviving an unexpected attack in enemy territory, jet-setting industrialist Tony Stark builds a high-tech suit of armor and vows to protect the world as 'Iron Man'. Straight from the pages of the legendary comic book, 'Iron Man' is a hero who is built - not born - to be unlike any other!

My Thoughts

I love this movie.  I've now watched it 3 times since I got the DVD.  It is just such a fun, entertaining superhero movie.  Robert Downey Jr. was great in the part.  The movie worked very well to set up how Tony became Iron Man and how that set off some changes in his personal life.  I'm already looking forward to seeing the next movie as well as the several other Marvel superhero movies that are scheduled over the next several years.


I posted a review on Epinions back in May after seeing the movie in the theater if anyone wants to take a look.
Iron Man

(From Dragonfire: What I've Been Watching on January 12th, 2009)

Member's Reviews

Total Recall (2012), a review by Dragonfire

Total Recall
Prepare for non-stop and pulse-pounding excitement in this "electrifying thrill ride" (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview). Colin Farrell stars as Douglas Quaid, a factory worker who visits Rekall, a revolutionary company that can turn his superspy fantasies into real memories. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, the line between fantasy and reality blur as Quaid becomes a man on the run and the fate of his world hangs in the balance. Co-starring Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and Bryan Cranston, TOTAL RECALL is bustling with mind-blowing action sequences and spectacular visual effects, the ultimate high-energy thrill-ride!

I first saw this one in the theater when it first came out last year.  I enjoyed the movie and thought it was good, though I know that some people didn't feel the same way.  The plot is similar to the first movie, though some things have been changed.  I didn't mind the changes.  The action scenes are done well and the plot is interesting.  The characters are basically the same from what I remember of the original, though at least one of them ends up with more to do.  The cast is good and handles their parts well.  The movie is worth checking out if people will give it a chance.

I did post a longer review on Epinions after seeing the movie in the theaters.

Total Recall

(From Marie's Random Movie Viewing on July 3rd, 2013)

Member's TV Reviews

NCIS Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd

NCIS: Season 2
N.C.I.S.: The Complete Second Season continues to thrill audiences with its surprising twists and character-driven stories in this incredible six-disc set. Led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), this squad of highly trained N.C.I.S. agents proves it is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to thwart espionage and terrorism around the world. Intense and fast-moving, all 23 episodes of N.C.I.S.: The Complete Second Season are filled with even more of the wit and humor that has become a signature of this smash-hit show's incomparable style.

The race is on as the N.C.I.S. team attempts to rescue a Navy captain's kidnapped wife and his blind 9-year-old daughter.

My Thoughts:
This is an excellent episode. One of my favorites. Not only does the little blind girl impress you. But the first time I watched this one I did not see this ending coming.

My Rating:

The N.C.I.S. team investigates the bizarre discovery of a dead woman wearing a wedding dress found in a subterranean prison cell made to resemble a 1950s bedroom.

My Thoughts:
A very good episode. Other then the main storyline... McGee gets teased for reading women's magazines... DiNozzo and Kate still going at it. Once again I didn't see the ending coming when I first watched this one. Which of course is always a good thing.

My Rating:

Gibbs and the N.C.I.S. team investigate a helicopter that's discovered sitting in the middle of a crop circle...with both pilots missing.

My Thoughts:
A good... but not great episode. I didn't care about the story or the characters as much this time around.

My Rating:

Ducky (David McCallum) links the rape and murder of a woman to a similar unsolved murder that has been haunting him for 10 years.

My Thoughts:
Another good episode. Ducky hides the connection between the recent rape/murder and the one 10 years earlier until he is sure he is right. In this one Tony must face some bad karma when he doesn't return a little extra change he got in a drive-thru.

My Rating:

(From NCIS Marathon on November 29th, 2009)