Robin Hood (2010), a review by Halo2
I went to see Robin Hood this past Saturday. If you go to expecting a classic tale of Robin Hood and his band of merry men living in Sherwood Forest, robbing the rich and giving to the poor, you will be disappointed. This story takes place before that period.
I enjoyed the movie. Good action scenes and good chemistry between Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett.
While I found the part about his father writting the Magna Carta and his presenting it to the King a bit outside of the lore of Robin Hood, it did fit well within the storyline.
Overall, the movie had the feel of a prequel. As if Ridley Scott is setting the groundwork for a sequel in the next year or two to complete, or perhaps, advance the storyline.
I'd rate this film at 3½ Stars.
(From Robin Hood (2010) on May 20th, 2010)
Octopussy, a review by Tom
Director: John Glen
Length: 125 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.45
Audio: German: Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish: Dolby Digital Surround, English: Dolby Digital Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: English, German, Spanish
My Thoughts:I rather enjoyed the first half hour of this movie, but for some reason I lost interest in it after that.
And what was the point of introducing the assistant for Moneypenny? Did the producer want to introduce a possible replacement?
I must say, that I liked the first M better. I have just read, that Lois Maxwell lobbied for Moneypenny to be the new M after the retirement of Moore as Bond. I think that would have been a fun idea.
And amazing with what lines the Bond movies get away with:
"What's this?" - "This is my Octopussy"
(From James Bond Marathon on April 25th, 2009)
Miracles Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
5. The Bone Scatterer
A teenager's nightmares seem to lead to the deaths of those around him, prompting Paul to pay him a visit. Upon his arrival, Paul is concerned about the behavior of the boy's controlling father and tries to figure out the disturbing truths about this family before more lives are lost.
While watching this one I kept thinking I know this teen from somewhere. About half way through the episode I remembered where I knew him from. Christopher Marquette is one of the main stars of the TV Series Joan of Arcadia which lasted for 2 years. Another series I enjoy but haven't watched in a while. It is a good story. Very entertaining. Though I did find it somewhat predictable. Even though it went in the direction I thought it would... that didn't take away from the story.
(From Miracles Marathon on December 30th, 2009)