Blood Work, a review by addicted2dvd
FBI profiler Terry McCaleb almost always gets to the heart of a case. This time, that heart beats inside him. He's a cardiac patient who received a murder victim's heart. And the donor's sister asks him to make good on his second chance by finding the killer. That's just the first of many twists in a smart, gritty suspense thriller that's "vintage Eastwood: swift, surprising and very, very exciting" (Jim Svedja, KNX/CBS Radio).
Clint Eastwood produces, directs and stars in this edgy acclaimed mystery based on Michael Connelly's novel and scripted by Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential). With a superb cast brought to a hard boil playing characters to quicken your pulse and hold you spellbound, Blood Work works exceptionally well.
I felt like a good suspense/thriller... when I spotted this one in my list I knew it had to be the one to watch since the only thing I remember about it is that I enjoyed it the first time I seen it. I watched it once when I got the DVD back in 2003. It was one of the movies I got for $5.00 when the video store I worked for at the time closed down. I am glad I decided to watch it again. It is a very good movie. I thought Clint Eastwood was great in it. Jeff Daniels was pretty good as well. But what I really liked about this one is the story itself.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Anything Goes on June 19th, 2009)
Cat's Eye, a review by addicted2dvd
Drew Barrymore as Our Girl
James Woods as Morrison
Alan King as Dr. Donatti
Kenneth McMillan as Cressner
Robert Hays as Norris
Candy Clark as Sally Ann
A wandering supernatural feline's adventures provide the linking story for Stephen King's Cat's Eye, a dead on trilogy scripted by King and directed by Lewis Teague (Cujo, The Jewel of the Nile). First up: the staff at Quitters Inc. promises to help nicotine fiend Dick Morrison (James Woods) kick the habit. If not, someone in Morrison's household might get smoked... because QI is run by a very persuasive mob family. Next comes a cliffhanger. Or a ledgehanger. Either way, a luckless gambler (Robert Hays) is forced into a bet involving a stroll around the building – on the five inch ledge encircling the 30th floor. Finally, our wayfarer kitty rescues a schoolgirl (young Drew Barrymore) from a vile, doll-sized troll. Meowvelous!
My Thoughts:This is one of the first Anthology movies I ever seen... and one of my favorites. In my opinion a real horror classic! I loved how the cat in the beginning of the movie is shown running past other Stephen King greats... like.. seeing the cat getting scared by Cujo coming out from behind a fence and almost getting run over by Christine. At one point they also show a couple of the characters watching The Dead Zone on TV. This Anthology had 3 stories to it... and in this case I really enjoyed all 3 of them. I definitely recommend this one.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Addicted2DVD's Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon on October 14th, 2013)
"Due South" marathon, a review by Tom
2.06 The Mask (1996-01-18)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), Nancy Merritt Bell (Story By), Michael McKinley (Story By), Jeff King (Story By), Jeff King (Screenwriter)
Director: David Warry-Smith
Cast: Paul Gross (Constable Benton Fraser), David Marciano (Detective Ray Vecchio), Beau Starr (Lt. Harding Welsh), Daniel Kash (Detective Louis Gardino), Tony Craig (Detective Jack Huey), Catherine Bruhier (Elaine), Camilla Scott (Inspector Margaret Thatcher), Lee Purcell (Louise St. Laurent), Rodney A. Grant (Eric), Denise Virieux (Michelle Duchamps), Nathaniel Arcand (David Kitikmeot), Deborah Tennant (Daphne Kelly), Lindsay Merrithew (John Robinson), Chris Earle (Rental Clerk), Curtis Jonnie (Albert), Ellen Sylvester (Victoria), Tracy Bomberry (Patty), Nancy Bomberry (Sara), Sam Moses (Mr. Mustafi), Helen Richmond (Ms. Krezjapalov)
A boring episode with hardly any fun in it.
(From "Due South" marathon on August 12th, 2009)