The Mummy, a review by GSyren
(From Reviews and ramblings by Gunnar on July 21st, 2013)
Lady Vengeance, a review by Antares
Lady Vengeance (2005) 92/100 - I have to admit that I almost turned this film off after the scene with the dog, but I decided to plod on, and I'm glad I did. For the first hour or so, I couldn't make heads or tails of this film, but by the time of the big payoff scene with the families, it all came together wonderfully. It's a very imaginative film which at times had me thinking of Amélie meets Lady Snowblood. Park uses a lot of creative images to keep his story moving forward, and although the exposition in the first hour can be a bit daunting, he ties in all the loose threads in one of the most disturbing scenes of parental agony and unbridled retribution I've ever seen in a film. This is only my second Chan-wook Park film, the first being the magnificent Oldboy. This is slightly better and it makes me want to seek out his other films. He has a distinct style and his screenwriting talents are creative and most definitely original. For me, this and Oldboy are the kind of films that Quentin Tarantino wishes he had the talent to make. Hard edged, quirky, violent, without being gratuitous. On the cover of the DVD, it mentions that Lady Vengeance is the best revenge film since Kill Bill...not too lofty of a goal in my mind, and to be honest, when I read that, it kind of made me hesitant to watch it.
What the color coding means...
Teal = Masterpiece
Dark Green = Classic or someday will be
Lime Green = A good, entertaining film
Orange = Average
Red = Cinemuck
Brown = The color of crap, which this film is
(From Antares' Short Summations on April 24th, 2013)
Pete's Pilots, a review by addicted2dvd
A three-hour tour? No way! Not when you have all 36 Season-One episodes of 'Gilligan's Island' plus a cargo of DVD extras that include the originally unaired pilot.
The S.S. Minnow first sailed into living rooms on September 26, 1964, and from there steered into legend. Certainly much credit for the show's three-year run and amazing afterlife goes to the remarkable cast whose characters managed to endure life on the island while never losing their comic timing. Bravo to Bob Denver, Alan Hale, Jim Backus, Natalie Schaefer, Tina Louise, Russel Johnson and Dawn Wells. It's a joy to be stranded with them time and again - here on Gilligan's Isle.
Two on a Raft
The shipwrecked castaways awaken to find themselves marooned on an uncharted island, so Gilligan and Skipper set out on a flimsy raft to find civilization.
A silly but fun show. That one short sentence pretty much describes it. Sure some of it is ridiculous. I have to admit... I enjoyed it more when I was a kid then I do now. But I still get in the mood to watch it sometimes. And Brittany really enjoyed it as well. I kinda like how the pilot episode introduces you to all the characters... with the news on the radio listing them and what they do where they talk about them being lost at sea. And the shark attack was pretty fun as well. The first season (of 3) is the only season that is in Black and White. I own the first two seasons... and I do plan on eventually getting season 3 if for no other reason to complete the series... but I would like to see the episodes again anyway... as I am sure would Britt.
(From Pete's Pilots on January 26th, 2010)