P.S., a review by KinkyCyborg
Director: Dylan Kidd
Length: 89 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Paul Rudd (1969)
Laura Linney and Topher Grace shine in this bittersweet tale of love lost, and how far we will go to get a second chance. When divorced, thirty-something Columbia University admission's officer Louise Harrington meets one of the school's young applicants; she is floored by his uncanny resemblance to her deceased high school sweetheart. And as the similarities continue to reveal themselves, Harrington is haunted by the notion that he may be her love reincarnated. Faced with what she sees as a last opportunity, Harrington struggles with a past she clings to, and the future that stands before her.
A nearly 40 year old woman, lonely and lost in her work encounters a young artist who looks, sounds and acts like her high school sweetheart who died in a car accident 20 years before. This leads to a mismatched love affair that is brilliantly played and exciting to watch.
All I can say is WOW! Laura Linney knocked my socks off! I thought her totally incapable of a role like this as she mostly plays ultra serious, often fiercely miserable characters. Here she has achieved a complete unbridled sexual awakening and for the first time on film, for me at least, came across as a hot sexual creature. She shows us intense passion and vulnerability as she envelopes herself in this young man played by Topher Grace who was surprisingly up to the challenge of Linney's performance. Anyone who has ever had a tidal wave of lust, longing and obsession wash over them can't help but feel something for this movie.
Great supporting roles for the trio of Gabriel Byrne, Paul Rudd and Marcia Gay Harden who was fun as a saucy trollop.
The ending leaves you with a gigantic unanswered question that I believe was intentional so as to let the viewer create their own fanciful conclusion.
(From KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2011 on March 7th, 2011)
Hatchet, a review by addicted2dvd
Hatchet: Unrated Director's Cut
Get ready for one of the most talked-about, red-blooded American horror movies of the past 20 years: When a group of New Orleans tourists take a haunted swamp tour, they slam face-first into the local legend of deformed madman Victor Crowley. What follows is a psycho spree of seat-jumping scares, eye-popping nudity, skull-splitting mayhem and beyond. 'Joel David Moore' (DODGEBALL), 'Deon Richmond' (SCREAM 3), 'Tamara Feldman' and 'Mercedes McNab' ('BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER') star - along with horror icons 'Kane 'Jason' Hodder', 'Robert 'Freddy Krueger' Englund' and 'Tony 'Candyman' Todd' - in this screamingly funny carnage classic that Ain't It Cool News hails as "so indescribably awesome that you just cannot conceive."
I blind bought this one when I found it at Walmart for only $9. It is a decent movie... but not the best horror I ever seen. You can't take it too seriously.Unfortunately the horror icons only had single scene parts (besides Kane Hodder who played Victor Crowely). But it was cool to see Mercedes McNab (Harmony on Buffy) through-out the movie. She kinda played a dumb blonde in this one as well. But at least this time we got to see her flashing for a video at Mardi Gras! Sorry... perv in me coming out again. Anyway.... enjoyable but don't expect to much... is heavy on gore but light on scares.
(From Weekend Movie Marathon: 5/9 - 5/11 on May 9th, 2008)
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete Second Season marathon, a review by goodguy
2x15 Deset Cantos
Synopsis: The Connors investigate the company town connected to the destroyed factory and find something startling. Weaver searches for a survivor of the explosion.
Quote from: Josh Friedman about this episode:
If you enjoy watching Weaver slaughter thirty people in one episode you’re obligated to go to their funeral in the next.
While I can understand that from both a conceptual and ethical viewpoint, this episode was a bit of a let down after the previous strong run. I would go as far as saying it is the weakest episode of the season.
I liked that Sarah had to face the wife of the guy she shot at the warehouse, but the girl with the obnoxious boyfriend was merly a plot point, not very engaging. Too much X-Files stuff, dead cows and all. The basement confrontation of our unhappy terrorists with the "sleepwalking" townspeople was a nice note, but felt forced all the same.
It is good that Sarah's hunch was proven right, but on first viewing I was a bit worried about the drone thing. Without spoiling anything, let me just say that the worry was unwarranted. The guy Weaver sent to investigate is dead and at least one person and a piece of technology from the warehouse is still around.
A slightly above average episode that clarified a few things and set some plot points in motion, but was rather unsatisfying as far as the characters were concerned.
(From Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete Second Season marathon on February 19th, 2010)