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Driving Miss Daisy, a review by Eric

Driving Miss Daisy

Summary: Hoke Colburn sits in the front seat with his hands on the steering wheel, but the driver's seat is behind him. That's where Miss Daisy sits. She doesn't want a chauffeur and she won't give in. Neither will Hoke.

Alfred Uhry's moving Pulitzer Prize-winning play became 1989's Academy Award®-winning Best Picture. 'Driving Miss Daisy' tells of genteel but strong-willed Atlanta matron Daisy (Best Actress Oscar® winner Jessica Tandy) and her patient but equally determined chauffeur Hoke (Morgan Freeman). For two so different, they have a lot in common. And the bumpy road they travel leads to the friendship of a lifetime. From the film's nine Oscar® nominations, it drove off with two more awards: Best Adaption Screenplay (Uhry) and Makeup.

My Thoughts:   Very nice movie, no wonder it won the best picture Oscar in a time where they were still giving it to the best one and not to the most different or innovative....good or bad.  Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman both gave very good performances but that alone doesn't make the movie what it is.  There is more to it than just acting, the tone, the colors were there to make you feel the story.  The only down side is Dan Aykroyd as Tandy's son, I always found him to be an average actor and his performace in that movie didn't change my mind, in my opinion the man simply can't play any dramtic role, I don't find him credible, to me all his dramatic characters seem like caricatures.  Fortunately he doesn't have have a big part in the movie so it wasn't much of an annoyance.

The final scene where
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My Score:   or 9/10

(From Eric's DVD watching. on June 4th, 2008)

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My Little Bride, a review by Tom

    My Little Bride (2004/South Korea)
IMDb | Wikipedia

EDKO Films (Hong Kong)
Director:Ho-joon Kim
Writing:Sun-il Yu (Writer)
Length:116 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio:Korean: DTS ES 6.1 (Discrete), Korean: Dolby Digital 5.1, Cantonese: DTS 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:Chinese, English

Rae-won Kim as Park Sang-min
Geun-Young Moon as Seo Bo-eun
Sun-yeong Ahn as Teacher Kim
Bo-kyeong Kim as Ji-su
In-mun Kim as Bo-eun's grandfather

Boeun is an ordinary high school girl who worries about her study and gets a crush on baseball team ace at school. One day, her grandfather orders her and Samgmin to get married. Sangmin, who grew up with Boeun and now an university student, always makes fun of Boeun and treats her like a little sister. Although both of them object this marriage, their undercover marriage life begins and Boeun even starts dating the team ace. It seems everything goes smooth until Sangmin is assigned to Boeun's school as a pupil teacher...

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My Thoughts:
The cover doesn't help disclaim the notion that this is some sick movie. They chose to show her like she is supposed to be some little girl. But she is a 16 year old high school student and he is in his early 20s. Of course she is still too young to marry, but it is handled quite well here. They both are forced by their families into this marriage and they both are opposed to this idea. They never crossed the line in this movie of making it immoral.
The movie is worth a watch, even though it may not have any particular surprises


(From Tom's Random Reviews on October 21st, 2010)

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Tom's Buffy and Angel Marathon, a review by Tom

19. I Only Have Eyes For You (1998-04-28)
Writer: Joss Whedon (Created By), Marti Noxon (Writer)
Director: James Whitmore Jr.
Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers), Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris), Alyson Hannigan (Willow Rosenberg), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), David Boreanaz (Angel), Anthony Stewart Head (Giles), Meredith Salinger (Grace Newman), Christopher Gorham (James Stanley), John Hawkes (George), Miriam Flynn (Ms. Frank), Brian Reddy (Police Chief Bob), James Marsters (Spike), Juliet Landau (Drusilla), Armin Shimerman (Principal Snyder), Brian Poth (Fighting Boy), Sarah Bibb (Fighting Girl), James Lurie (Mr. Miller), Ryan Taszreak (Ben), Anna Coman-Hidy (50's Girl #1), Vanessa Bednar (50's Girl #2)

A good episode. I especially like the fact, that Angel and Buffy switch the (gender) role at the re-enactment at the end.


(From Tom's Buffy and Angel Marathon on February 15th, 2009)