Tiptoes, a review by Rich
A drama about prejudice and the bonds of family, Tiptoes centers around Steven (Matthew McConaughey), a firefighter whose artist girlfriend Carol (Kate Beckinsale) has recently find out she is pregnant. When Steven reacts with unexpected dismay, Carol is rightfully perplexed, that is until she learns that the rest of Steven's family are dwarves, including Steven's twin brother Rolfe (Gary Oldman).
Disappointing film that falls oddly between comedy and slush. This made me think of a Jerry Springer episode gone wrong, a strange film and I am not quite sure if I should walk away with a meaningful message or moral story onboard? McConaughey is particularly bad in this role, Oldman is clever but unconvincing, and the real star is Peter Dinklage, playing a French Marxist free spirit he is very funny. Cliche'd and overripe, this movie just doesn't hang together properly.
(From November Alphabet Marathon - Discussion/Review Thread on December 1st, 2008)
The Expendables, a review by Tom
Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross
Jason Statham as Lee Christmas
Jet Li as Yin Yang
Dolph Lundgren as Gunner Jensen
Eric Roberts as James Munroe
In this uncut version of the smash hit blockbuster, SYLVESTER STALLONE stars as Barney Ross, leader of The Expendables, a tight-knit team of skilled combat vets turned mercenaries. Hired by a powerful cover operator, the team jets off to a small South American country to overthrow a turhless dictator.
Once there, they find themselves cuaght in a deadly web of deceit and betrayal. Using every weapon at their disposal, they set out to save the innocent and punish the guilty in this blistering action-packed thriller.
My Thoughts:Except for the short scene with Stallone, Willis and Schwarzenegger, which had some fun stabs at the actors' careers, I found this movie rather boring. I was expecting more from it.
(From Tom's Random Reviews on April 24th, 2011)
"Due South" marathon, a review by Rick
Heavan and Earth
I liked this episode. I like the guess star (Jonathan Banks). Used to enjoy him in Wiseguy. I didn't mind the Johnny Smith part of the story. It worked out well I thought.
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I did want to see the FBI guy catch a bit more crap at the end. I thought they kinda dropped that too fast
(From "Due South" marathon on July 28th, 2009)