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Mr. Deeds, a review by Tom




Title: Mr. Deeds
Year: 2002
Director: Steven Brill
Rating: FSK-6
Length: 93 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: Commentary, English, German, Turkish

Stars:
Adam Sandler
Winona Ryder
John Turturro
Allen Covert
Peter Gallagher

Extras:
Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Music Videos
Outtakes
Production Notes
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
Not as good as I remember it being. I remembered it as being a worthy remake of the original "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" movie, where my only real complaint was the stuff with that black foot. Now watching it directly after watching the original movie, it lost quite a bit.
But I still enjoyed it. It is a decent Adam Sandler style comedy remake (in parts more like a parody) of the original.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on January 6th, 2009)

Member's Reviews

Frozen, a review by addicted2dvd


     Frozen: Collector's Edition (2013/United States)
Wikipedia |IMDb |Trailer |
Walt Disney Home Entertainment, Buena Vista Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Writing:Jennifer Lee (Screenwriter), Hans Christian Andersen (Original Material By), Chris Buck (Story By), Jennifer Lee (Story By), Shane Morris (Story By)
Length:108 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 7.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Kristen Bell as Anna
Idina Menzel as Elsa
Jonathan Groff as Kristoff
Josh Gad as Olaf
Santino Fontana as Hans

Plot:
Walt Disney Animation Studios presents a chilly twist on one of the most humorous and heartwarming stories ever told. "Disney Animation's best since The Lion King" (William Bibbiani, CraveOnline) will melt your heart.

Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey — teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven — to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Bring home Frozen on Blu-ray High Definition — featuring a blizzard of never-before-seen bonus extras with gorgeous animation, memorable characters and unforgettable music. It's dazzling fun for the whole family!

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Music Videos
  • Digital Copy


My Thoughts:

A few people suggested I should watch this one and I must admit I enjoyed it quite a bit. I liked the story line and I liked the message this film has. One you don't see in many Disney films. That being the princesses don't need a prince to save them. This is a film I would like to add to my collection. Especially after finding out that one of the actresses I collect had a voice role in this one. That being Kristen Bell who I first discovered in the TV series Veronica Mars.

Rating:


(From July Movie Marathon: Musicals (Yes... You read right!) on July 20th, 2016)

Member's TV Reviews

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Marathon, a review by DJ Doena


Season 1


Disc 1

Welcome to the Hellmouth
Synopsis: Buffy and her mom have just moved to Sunnydale, California. She was thrown out of her old school in Los Angeles because she burned down the gym (it was full of Vampires). But she hopes that this part of her life lays behind her - how wrong she was. A very old Vampire - the Master - tries to free himself from the Hellmouth that is directly under the town. And she can't even keep it a secret that she is the Slayer. Everyone seems to know: The librarian Giles, her classmate Xander and even some mysterious guy in the dark alleys.

My Opinion: I've seen this pilot for the first time on DVD on November 22th, 2007. And I have watched it 10 times in the past 16 months. I know all the lines by heart by now. "It's dated?" - "It's carbon-dated!" I have to say I liked it that the whole gang knew from the beginning. It separates it from other superhero shows (*cough* Smallville *cough*). That makes for a great foundation of their friendship even though each and every one will have secrets of their own over the years.

Shortly before Buffy killed her first Vampire on the show she made a remark that rang a bell - I had heard a similar remark spoken in a similar tone elsewhere. ;)

Buffy: Now, we can do this the hard way, or ... well, actually, there's just the hard way.
Darla: That's fine with me.
Buffy: Are you sure? Now this is not gonna be pretty. We're talking violence, strong language, adult content ...

Jack O'Neill: Assuming - of course - you are the Tok'ra.
Cordesh: And if we're not?
Jack O'Neill: Well, I guess we all start shooting. There's blood, death, hard feelings. It'd suck.


The Harvest
Synopsis: She may have saved Willow and Xander, but she has lost trace of Jesse. But she won't give up that easily and she has help: Giles is her new Watcher and Willow is a computer nerd who can find anything as long as it's on the net. And she will need that help because the time of the Harvest is close and then the Master will rise if she can't prevent it. Unfortunately there's nothing they can do for Jesse: He's already worse than dead: A Vampire.

My Opinion: I know that life had to go on, but I found the end a little bit cheap. All these victims at the Bronze should have been in terror and should be screaming instead of simply getting slaughtered one by one. And then the aftermath where everyone chose to ignore what had happened. But I don't know a better solution either. And I loved how she outwitted Luke / the Vessel and then dusted him.

Witch
Synopsis: Buffy decides to try out for the cheerleading team. She has been a cheerleader back in LA and she wants to live a normal life here, too - as far as this is possible. But mysterious accidents seem to happen to the cheerleaders of this school and soon there's no doubt that witchcraft is behind it.

My Opinion: The story of that episode wasn't that interesting, but I liked certain aspects of it. For example Buffy singing "Macho Man" or her cheerleading tryouts. I also liked that they made their first magic potion with bio and chem class equipment (scalpel, test tube, ...).

Teacher's Pet
Synopsis: After their biology teacher had been found dead in a refrigerator, Buffy, Xander and Willow get a new substitute teacher - and she's hot. Xander and all other guys totally fall for her and she obviously likes it. But what kind of woman is she really when even a Vampire is scared by her?

My Opinion: This is one of these episodes with the obvious storylines. There's a new teacher when the old one was killed onscreen. You automatically know that she's somehow involved. She's insulted when someone calls an insect "ugly". You automatically know she's one, too. All the guys instantly fall for her? You automatically know pheromones or some other stuff is involved. Didn't like it very much.

(From "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Marathon on March 14th, 2009)