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Red, a review by Dragonfire


I know I'm behind on posting about this one..and the other movies I've been watching.  I'm going to try to get caught up ...or at least not as far behind.  :laugh:

Red

This one is based on a comic book series that only lasted for a few issues...3 or 6 I think.  I haven't read the comic books, so I don't know what has been changed for the movie.  It follows Frank, a retired CIA agent and shows how he is dealing with life now that he is retired.  Things get interesting once it is clear that someone is trying to kill him. 

The action starts fairly early in Red and keeps popping up throughout the movie.  There are explosions and several shoot outs.  The action is a bit over the top and not believable, but it still manages to work for the movie.  And some of the action scenes are just cool.  A bit of humor does turn up throughout the movie and it blends in well with what is going on. 

The characters are interesting, though they aren't the most developed.  The cast does really well with their parts.  Frank isn't that different from other parts that Bruce Willis has played, but I still enjoyed the character.  I loved Helen Mirren as Victoria, a former MI6 agent who is deadly with a gun. 

Red is entertaining, though I can see it not appealing to some people.

I did get a longer review posted on Epinions after seeing it in the theater.

Red

(From Red on December 2nd, 2010)

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12 Angry Men, a review by Antares


12 Angry Men





Year: 1957
Film Studio: United Artists
Genre: Drama, Classic
Length: 96 Min.

Director
Sidney Lumet (1924)

Writing
Reginald Rose (1920)...Story
Reginald Rose (1920)...Screenplay

Producer
Henry Fonda (1905)
George Justin (1916)
Reginald Rose (1920)

Cinematographer
Boris Kaufman (1906)

Music
Kenyon Hopkins (1912)...Composer

Stars
Martin Balsam (1919) as Juror #1
John Fiedler (1925) as Juror #2
Lee J. Cobb (1911) as Juror #3
E. G. Marshall (1914) as Juror #4
Jack Klugman (1922) as Juror #5
Edward Binns (1916) as Juror #6
Jack Warden (1920) as Juror #7
Henry Fonda (1905) as Juror #8

Review12 Angry Men12 Angry MenRatings Criterion
- The pinnacle of film perfection and excellence.
- Not quite an immortal film, yet a masterpiece in its own right.
- Historically important film, considered a classic.
- Borderline viewable.
- A gangrenous and festering pustule in the chronicles of celluloid.

(From 12 Angry Men (1957) on March 14th, 2010)

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Angel Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


Angel: Season 5

8. Destiny
Original Air Date: 11/19/2003
Spike opens up a package that makes him corporeal again, turns the firm's employees into bloody-eyed monsters, and pits him against Angel in a race to drink out of the Cup of Perpetual Torment.

Guest Stars:
Sarah Thompson
Juliet Landau
Michael Halsey
Justin Connor
Mark Kelly

My Thoughts:
This one was right good.... Spike is solid once again. And I loved the fight between Spike. I love it when I go back to the show after year... and forget some of the finer points. This episode actually caught me by surprise who was behind it all! And some flash backs as well! :thumbup:

My Rating:

(From Angel Marathon on March 22nd, 2010)