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Doctor Who: The Movie, a review by Tom


    Doctor Who: The Movie (1996/United Kingdom)
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2 entertain Video (United Kingdom)
Director:Geoffrey Sax
Writing:Matthew Jacobs (Writer)
Length:86 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Music Only: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:English, Trivia
   

Stars:
Paul McGann as The Doctor
Eric Roberts as The Master (Bruce)
Daphne Ashbrook as Dr. Grace Holloway
Sylvester McCoy as The Doctor
Yee Jee Tso as Chang Lee

Plot:
The Doctor is returning home to gallifrey with the remains of his arch-nemesis, the Master. Forced off course, the TARDIS arrives in San Francisco on New Year's Eve 1999, where the Doctor is critically wounded in a gangland gun battle. At the local hospital, Dr Grace Holloway fights - and fails - to save his life.

Later, in the morgue, the Doctor wakes up a new man. But he is not the only one - the Master has also found himself a new body. As the clock counts down to the start of the new millennium, can the Doctor stop his oldest enemy destroying all life on Earth?

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 on 27th May 1996

Awards:
Won:
Saturn (1996)  Best Single Genre Television Presentation
Nominated:
Saturn (1996)  Best Genre Television Actor (Paul McGann)

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Commentary
  • Trailers
  • Photo Gallery
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • DVD-ROM Content
  • Interviews
  • Bonus Trailers


My Thoughts:
With this TV movie I am now concluding my classic Doctor Who watching. I have now seen all incarnations of the Doctor.
This movie was a pilot for a revival series which was not picked up. I have to say that I am glad about this, because the 2005 revival is much better. Except for a few nice scenes I found the movie rather boring. But it was nice to see that they have given the doctor better production values than in the old series.

The following is how I currently rank the doctors. Though you have to consider that I only saw a few episodes each for the classic doctors.

1) Eleventh (Matt Smith)
2) Ninth (Christopher Eccleston)
3) Tenth (David Tennant)
4) Third (Jon Pertwee)
5) Seventh (Sylvester McCoy)
6) Fourth (Tom Baker)
7) Second (Patrick Troughton)
8 ) Fifth (Peter Davison)
9) Sixth (Colin Baker)
10) First (William Hartnell)
11) Eighths (Paul McGann)

My favorite classic doctor is the third one (Jon Pertwee).

(From Tom's Time-Travel Movie Reviews on December 18th, 2013)

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My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (2010), a review by Tom


     My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (2010/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

Splendid Film (Germany)
Director:Daryn Tufts
Writing:Daryn Tufts (Writer), Daryn Tufts (Story By), Benji Smith (Story By)
Length:84 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.78
Audio:German: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:Dutch, German

Stars:
Christopher Gorham as Ethan
Chantel Flanders as Catie
Kelly Packard as Suzy
Carol Kane as Barbara
Alyssa Milano as Jesse

Plot:
Jesse meets Ethan, someone she could finally fall in love with, but then she meets Troy, and now she has a dilemma.

Extras:
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Scene Access
  • Wendecover


My Thoughts:
A rather typical romantic comedy (I expected nothing more), but I must admit that ending surprised me. It put the whole movie into a different light, something which I enjoy. For fans of Alyssa Milano I think it's safe to check this one out. It's also nice to see Michael Landes again. I am not sure if I saw him in anything since I first saw him as Jimmy Olsen in the first season of Lois & Clark (except in the short-lived series "Union Square"). Christopher Gorham was fitting as the love interest.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on September 25th, 2011)

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Pete's Pilots, a review by addicted2dvd



Diff'rent Strokes
"Whatchoo talkin' bout, Willis?"
When pint sized Gary Coleman uttered that phrase to his TV brother, played by Todd Bridges, audiences were hooked and a star was born. But the show's popularity was based on more then the rise of the diminutive, wisecracking Coleman. DIFF'RENT STROKES was a pop culture phenomenon that broke through cultural barriers as well.

The story of two African-American kids from Harlem who move to Park Avenue with a wealthy white widower (Conrad Bains) and his precocious teen daughter (Dana Plato) not only gave audiences lots to laugh about but gave them something to talk about. Along with their no-nonsense housekeeper (Charlotte Rae), this group was anything but average - but they reflected the changing face of the American family and brought issues of race asn class into households across the nation.

Finally available on DVD, this three-disc set collects all 24 episodes from the hilarious first season. Now you can experiance all the fun of DIFF'RENT STROKES again!


Movin' In
Wealthy widower Phillip Drummond welcomes his late housekeeper's young sons into his lavish penthouse and is surprised when he finds them trying to sneak back to Harlem.

My Thoughts:
This is a fun '70s/'80s sitcom. It is a series I would continue to collect if I could get the season sets cheap... but unfortunately they never went any further then season 2.  I like how this first season has the character of Mrs. Garrett as the housekeeper... before she left to be in the series spin-off The Facts of Life.

My Rating:

(From Pete's Pilots on December 28th, 2009)