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The Monster Squad, a review by RossRoy


The Monster Squad
 
Original Title: The Monster Squad
Year: 1987
Country: United States
Director: Fred Dekker
Rating: PG
Length: 82 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: English, Spanish

What they sayMy Thoughts
I actually liked this one! First time I've seen it (that I can remember). I found it quite reminiscent of The Goonies, which is good! I like that they stayed true to the original makeup design for all the monsters. The kids are great in this movie, they are believable, even the lead one. I also liked how they set the tone with the opening text scroll whihc ends with "They blew it." (speaking about Dr. Van Helsing messing up the banishment of Evil). All in all, that was quite an enjoyable, light hearted movie.

Rating:


(From RossRoy's Random Viewings on October 12th, 2008)

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Shadow of a Doubt, a review by Tom




Title: Shadow of a Doubt
Year: 1942
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Rating: PG
Length: 103 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Mono, German: Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish

Stars:
Teresa Wright
Joseph Cotten
Macdonald Carey
Henry Travers
Patricia Collinge

Plot:
When Uncle Charlie comes to visit his relatives in the sleepy town of Santa Rosa, the foundation is laid for one of his most engaging and suspenseful excursions. Joseph Cotton stars as the charming Uncle Charlie, a beguiling killer who travels from Philadelphia to California just one step ahead of the law.

But soon his unknowing niece and namesake, "Young Charlie" (Teresa Wright), begins to suspect her uncle of being the Merry Widow murderer, and a deadly game of cat-and-mouse begins. As his niece draws closer to the truth, the psychopathic killer has no choice but to plot the death of his favourite relative in one of Hitchcock's most riveting psychological thrillers.

Extras:
Featurettes
Photo Gallery
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
It was great performance of how Little Charlie gradually turns from admiring uncle Charlie to suspect him and then fearing him. The weak point in the cast was the little girl Ann.

Rating:

(From Alfred Hitchcock Marathon on May 31st, 2009)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


Lois & Clark
The New Adventures of Superman

Season 1:
Share the soaring adventure and romantic fun in this Deluxe 6-Disc DVD Set of 21 first-season episodes, including a Feature-Length Pilot and High-Flying Extras. As DAILY PLANET reporters CLARK KENT and LOIS LANE, Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher clash, cooperate and flirt while chasing the hottest stories in METROPOLIS. The hottest scoop of all is Lois's secret heartthrob, the superhero she doesn't know is Clark's alter ego.

Disc 1:

1. Pilot (9/12/93)
Mild-mannered Clark Kent arrives in Metropolis, becomes a reporter for the Daily Planet, and creates his secret Superman identity. His first challenge: stop Lex Luthor from sabotaging the Space Station.

My Thoughts:
This is a double length episode that started the series. I enjoyed every minute of this episode. It is a good introduction to the characters. I did find it strange that they had Lex Luthor with hair.... but that is ok... it didn't take away from the show for me. This season is the only one to have the character of Cat played by Tracy Scoggins.  I don't mind that she was in the only season... as Cat has always been my least favorite character of the series. I really enjoyed the scene where Martha Kent was making Clark's Superman outfit. Some of the costumes they came up for him was pretty funny... but there was actually one or two that I kinda liked. Of course not as much as the real costume... but cool for some newly made up superhero.  Another reason I really like this show... it focuses more on the lives of Lois and Clark... making Superman something Clark can do... not who he is.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5



2. Strange Visitor (From Another Planet) (9/26/93)
Superman discovers his roots. A phony warrant leads Clark to proof of his alien origin... and to a shadowy federal agent who wants Superman dead.

My Thoughts:
A very good episode to continue from the pilot movie. It had a great story. I really liked how they handled Clark finding out where he is from. It was only a short piece of the story... but it was done well. I did like the pilot movie a little better then this episode... but that could be because of the length. Where they had more time to tell the story then they did in this episode... which was maybe just ever so slightly rushed.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5



(From Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Marathon on July 13th, 2009)