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The Killer That Stalked New York, a review by GSyren

TitleThe Killer That Stalked New York (043396-424661)
DirectorEarl McEvoy
ActorsEvelyn Keyes, Charles Korvin, William Bishop, Dorothy Malone, Lola Albright
Produced1950 in United States
Runtime76 minutes
AudioEnglish Dolby Digital Mono
OverviewSheila Bennet (Evelyn Keyes, Here Comes Mr Jordan) returns to New York from Cuba with $40,000 in stolen diamonds, as well as something even worse — a deadly case of smallpox. Being trailed by both a treasury agent (Barry Kelley, The Asphalt Jungle) and a public health doctor (William Bishop, Top Gun, 1955), Sheila continues on the run, spreading the disease around an unknowing town. While Sheila is unaware of the severity of her illness, she is also fearful of her conniving husband, Matt (Charles Korvin, Berlin Express), who is looking to take the diamonds for himself.
My thoughtsFor some reason, Hollywood often seems to create similarly themed movies at the same time. This movie was made about the same time as Elia Kazan's Panic in the Streets. That one was about the bubonic plague, this one is about smallpox. This one was made on a lower budget, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's inferior.

It's a dark film noir with solid acting for the most part. Among the uncredited performances I'd like to mention Walter Burke as the rather slimy bellhop, and Jim Backus (Gilligan's Island) as one of the smallpox victims.

I found this film quite exciting. We may have other diseases to worry about today, but the theme is as topical today as it was back then. Recommended.
My rating3,5 out of 5

(From Reviews and ramblings by Gunnar on November 21st, 2013)

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Return to Me, a review by addicted2dvd

Title: Return to Me
Year: 2000
Director: Bonnie Hunt
Rating: PG
Length: 116 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

David Duchovny
Minnie Driver
Carroll O'Connor
Robert Loggia
Bonnie Hunt
David Alan Grier

Who knew that when he ordered the special, he'd get the dish of his life? David Duchovny ("The 'X'-Files") and Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting) ignite sparks in this "warm-hearted winner" (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview) about a widower and a waitress who meet and fall in love. Featuring an incredible all-star cast, this hilarious romantic comedy delivers a lot of laughs, tears and joys that will make your spirits soar.

It took a lot of coaxing to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly...not with his date, but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). With unsolicited help from Grace's match-making Grandfather (Carroll O'Connor), Bob asks her out. And as their relationship blossoms, everything seems to be going great, until an unbelievable truth is that could easily break both of their hearts for good.

Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Music Videos
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
This one has some good cast in it... so I was looking forward to checking it out. But what I didn't realize until I was a good half way through the movie is that this is a movie I caught a very small part of years ago at a relative's house but never knew what it was. They had it on cable when I went and it drew me in pretty quick... but we left shortly after we got there... and I never found out what it was. So not only was this a good movie... it is one I been wanting to see for several years now.

I found this one to be a great story... very moving and fun at the same time. I like how they showed it as the heart being much more then a muscle that pumps blood. That there is something there... something special... something recognizable. This is one I definitely recommend... if you haven't seen this movie before... give it a chance.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

(From 14 Days of Romance Marathon on February 6th, 2011)

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Tru Calling Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd

Tru Calling Marathon
Season 1

Image: Tru at the hospital for her brother.

Episode 1 - Pilot
When her medical school internship falls through, Tru Davies takes a job at the city morgue where she has an extraordinary encounter with a dead woman.

Guest Stars:
Kristoffer Polaha as Mark Evans
Hudson Leick as Rebecca Morgan
Heath Freeman as Cameron
John Haymes Newton as Aaron McCann
Vincent Laresca as Marco
Callum Keith Rennie as Elliot Winters

My Thoughts:
A difference I forgot to mention was that they down-graded Cameron's part to just a friend she graduated with and had drinks afterward with. There is no mention of the game he is creating... and she does not call him for help. They change that to Davis as we are used to in the series. This is a good start to the series. I enjoyed it. Tru definitely have a good memory. There is no way I would have remembered some of the things she did from the rewind day. Like the numbers that came up in that lotto thing. With my luck I wouldn't of even remembered which card my brother needed to save him from the beating. I also liked how they made you think the main storyline was over... just to through you back into it moments later.

Bonus Features for this Episode:
- Commentary Track with Creator/Executive Producer Jon Harmon Feldman , Executive Producer Dawn Parouse, Actors Eliza Dushku & Shaun  Reaves
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentaty

My Rating:

(From Tru Calling Marathon on April 27th, 2010)