Crossing Over, a review by Rich
Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones films) is on a quest for justice as an immigrations agent investigating the case of a missing illegal. In a cross-fire of crime and bureaucracy, fraud and murder, he must race against time to try to save a family from becoming collateral damage in the fight for the American dream. Critics rave, "Harrison Ford is terrific. An engrossing, thoroughly entertaining movie with great performances from a first-rate ensemble cast" (Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com). Co-starring Ashley Judd (Twisted), Ray Liotta (Smokin' Aces), Jim Sturgess (21), and Cliff Curtis (10,000 BC), Crossing Over will keep you riveted until the final mystery unfolds.
Average fare with Ford showing his age, and with his constant broodiness seen in several recent films not carrying it particularly well. What has happened to Liotta, did he get a welder to perform his plastic surgery?
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Special mention for Alice Eve's breasts, which were truly magnificent and often paraded, to actually be the highlight of the whole movie
For Americans some of the questions raised, and ironies and hipocracies shown surrounding immigration, will probably be more poignant than they were for me. But this storyline has been overdone in recent years, and typically better, and this just misses the mark in too many ways, it actually felt like a dot the dot formula for such a plot design.
Best to leave this one at the border
(From Riches Random Reviews on June 19th, 2009)
Parent Trap III, a review by addicted2dvd
Title: Parent Trap III
Director: Mollie Miller
Triplets, Megan, Jessie and Lisa Wyatt have all returned from their summer vacations to discover that their father Jeffrey is getting married to snob Cassie McGuire. When Cassie hires decorator Susan Ever to redecorate their home, the triplets believe Susan is the right woman for their father. The planning begins.
After enjoying that DVD set I bought recently with the first two movies in it. I was happy to find this one to watch online. I don't know what it is about these Parent Trap movies.... but I really been enjoying them! If this one was ever to make it onto DVD I would definitely add it to my collection. I liked that this one had (real) triplets in it. It also has the familiar faces of Barry Bostwick (Spin City) and Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement). I was also happy to see that the face that started it all... Hayley Mills... came back for this one as well.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Anything Goes on July 24th, 2010)
Tom's TV Finales marathon, a review by Tom
The rules of comedy are about to be broken in Andy Richter Controls The Universe, one of the funniest sitcoms in TV history. A bored writer of instruction manuals, Andy spends his office hours daydreaming about what his life could, should and ought to be. Starring in his outlandish fantasies are his unlucky-in-love boss Jessica (Paget Brewster), best buddy Keith (James Patrick Stuart), quirky pal Byron (Jonathan Slavin) and Andy's secret object of desire, Wendy the receptionist (Irene Molloy). Featuring the Emmy®-nominated series' 14 episode run – plus 5 that were never shown on network TV – this it cutting edge lunacy at its irreverent best, a mirth-quaking 10 on the Richter scale!
Andy Richter Controls the Universe
Season 1.19 Charity Begins D Block
Writer: Victor Fresco (Created By), Dave Jeser (Writer), Matt Silverstein (Writer)
Director: Andy Ackerman
Cast: Andy Richter (Andy Richter), Paget Brewster (Jessica Green), Irene Molloy (Wendy McKay), Jonathan Slavin (Byron Togler), James Patrick Stuart (Keith), Charlie Robinson (Warden), John Bliss (Mr. Pickering), Jim Beaver (Craig), John Eric Bentley (Doctor), Rex Lee (Asian Man), Lee Rutera (Skeeter), Walter Williamson (Silbert Danforth)
A great TV show which was cancelled much too soon. Sadly the last episode was just a run-of-the-mill episode and isn't even a season finale. It was good, but not as funny as other episodes of this series.
(From Tom's TV Finales marathon on January 26th, 2013)