28 Days Later, a review by snowcat
28 Days Later - 2002
Director - Danny Boyle
Running Time - 113 minutes
Stars - Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Noah Huntley, Christopher Eccleston
When I think of zombie films, I don't really think of Britain, I think of American or Spanish films. 28 Days Later is set in London, and surprisingly enough the Zombie idea fits really well.
28 days later is a zombie film, and much like most zombie films it starts with a few people getting infected, who go on to infect a mass amount of people.
The story starts in a lab, where some activists have broken in to free some “test subject” monkey's whilst inside a scientist, (who those of you who have children or have catched CBBC in Britain will know as Uncle Max) so the scientist tells the activists that the monkey's have been infected with rage, and not to release them, of course the are released by the activists and one is promptly bitten.
Fast forward 28 days and bicycle courier Jim (Cillian Murphy) wakes up in hospital after being knocked off his bicycle. Waking up suddenly Jim runs out of the hospital completely confused when he is rescued by Selena (Naomie Harris) and Mark (Noah Huntley) upon discovering the truth they decide to seek out Jims parents, upon arriving at the house they find his parents have killed themselves thinking there son was dead. Of course all manor of problems happen at the house including a zombie attack.
28 Days Later surprised me, not one for English horror films I'm used to seeing English films that are comedies or dramas, 28 Days Later surprised me in that it was more sophisticated then your general zombie film, it had a good story and some strong actors, not the B movie I imagined it would be.
28 Days later was enjoyable, but I doubt ill go out of my way to watch it again, I also own the sequel, 28 weeks later, but I think that's enough Zombie films for today.
(From Emma's Film Reviews (snowcat) on November 2nd, 2009)
Star Trek: Insurrection, a review by addicted2dvd
Title: Star Trek: Insurrection
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Length: 103 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Engage! Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his Next Generation™ crew are back and so is the excitement and fun in this "polished film that shines like a crown jewel in the Star Trek™ firmament" (George Powell, San Francisco Examiner).
From the beginning of the Federation, the Prime Directive was clear: no Starfleet expedition may interfere with the natural development of other civilizations. But now Picard is confronted with orders that undermine that decree. If he obeys, 600 peaceful residents of Ba´ku will be forcibly removed from their remarkable world, all for the reportedly greater good of millions who will benefit from Ba´ku´s Fountain of Youth-like powers. If he disobeys, he will risk his Starship, his career, his life. But for Picard, there´s really only one choice. He must rebel against Starfleet ... and lead the insurrection to preserve Paradise.
This one felt like a double length episode more then a movie to me for some reason. I'm not saying that is a bad thing... as I did like this one. That being said there was some things that didn't work in this one. That mostly being the comedy they tried to add. I especially had to shake my head at Data becoming a flotation device. I did like that they went back to the series on some things. Like the Riker/Troi relationship or Geordie wanting to see normally. And that right there could be why it felt more like a double length episode to me instead of the theatrical movie that it is.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Weekend Movie Marathon: The Final Frontier on August 15th, 2010)
Tom's Glee Marathon, a review by Tom
Season 1.06 Vitamin D
Writer: Ryan Murphy (Created By), Brad Falchuk (Created By), Ian Brennan (Created By), Ryan Murphy (Writer)
Director: Elodie Keene
Cast: Dianna Agron (Quinn Fabray), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Jessalyn Gilsig (Terri Schuester), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), Jayma Mays (Emma Pillsbury), Kevin McHale (Arty Abrams), Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson), Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones), Mark Salling (Noah "Puck" Puckerman), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang), Patrick Gallagher (Ken Tanaka), Iqbal Theba (Principal Figgins), Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez), Heather Morris (Brittany Pierce), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike Chang), Dijon Talton (Matt Rutherford), Kent Avenido (Howard Bamboo), Joe Hursley (Joe)
A good episode. Sue is becoming quite the adversary for the glee club.
This is the first time that they are doing so-called Mash-Ups: Taking two songs and mixing them and make one new song. Here there are doing it in form of a competition between the girls and the guys of the glee club. Each have to do one mash-up song. Though I enjoyed the one the girls did ("Walking on Sunshine/Halo"), I enjoyed the boys' song more ("It's My Life/Confessions").
(From Tom's Glee Marathon on August 16th, 2012)