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Jonah Hex, a review by addicted2dvd


     Jonah Hex (2010/United States)
IMDb |Wikipedia |Trailer |
Warner Home Video
Director:Jimmy Hayward
Writing:Mark Neveldine [Neveldine] (Screenwriter), Brian Taylor [Taylor] (Screenwriter), William Farmer (Story By), Mark Neveldine [Neveldine] (Story By), Brian Taylor [Taylor] (Story By), John Albano (Original Material By), Tony Dezuniga (Original Material By)
Length:81 min.
Rating:Rated PG-13 : Intense Sequences of Violence and Action, Disturbing Images and Sexual Content
Video:Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Josh Brolin as Jonah Hex
John Malkovich as Quentin Turnbull
Megan Fox as Lilah
Michael Fassbender as Burke
Will Arnett as Lieutenant Grass
John Gallagher, Jr. as Lieutenant Evan

Plot:
Out of the pages of the legendary comic and graphic novels steps Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin), a scarred drifter and bounty hunter of last resort. Jonah's past catches up with him when the U.S. military offers to wipe out the warrants on his head if he hunts and stops dangerous terrorist Quentin Turnbull (John Malkovich).

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Digital Copy


My Thoughts:
Going into this one I was expecting pretty bad... because when I bought it sight unseen (never even seeing the trailer) I had several people tell me how bad it was and that they were sorry I wasted my money on it. So I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this film. It definitely could be better... but I found it to be above average. Maybe it was because my expectations were low... or maybe because I am not familiar with the source material as I never read the comics. But I found it was worth the time put in to watch it.

My Rating:


(From The Alphabet Marathon: Blu-ray Edition on July 28th, 2014)

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Mary Reilly, a review by Rich




Title: Mary Reilly

Movie Count:17 
TV Ep. Count:13 

Runtime:108
Certificate:R
Year:1996
Genres:Horror, Suspense/Thriller

Plot:The classic horror story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde gets a chilling new twist when seen through the eyes of Dr. Jekyll's devoted maid, MARY REILLY.
JULIA ROBERTS, JOHN MALKOVICH and the writer and director of DANGEROUS LIAISONS take terror to a new level as the immortal conflict between good and evil is played out in the soul of one man. Equally attracted to her kind employer, Dr.Jekyll, and his mysterious assistant, Mr. Hyde, Mary Reilly must confront her own dangerous desires if she is to survive humanity's greatest evil.

My Review:
Interesting viewpoint on the age old classic of Jekyll and Hyde, only the high calibre of the support cast (George Cole and Kathy Bates) dragged this from being too mundane. Why this would have a horror genre is beyond me, it is purely a drama with a couple of gruesome attachments.
The backdrops and direction give it an authentic feel, only spoilt by Roberts intermittent attempts at pulling off an Irish accent (it might even have been an attempt at cockney!). The introduction of romance in the story gave it a new twist, but strayed too far away from Stevensons original for my liking.
An okay film to pass the time, but not one to recommend as a purchase.
My Rating
Out of a Possible 5




(From Rich's October Horror Fest on October 12th, 2009)

Member's TV Reviews

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete First Season marathon, a review by Tom


06. Dungeon and Dragons (2008-02-18)
Writer: Josh Friedman (Created By), Ashley Edward Miller (Writer), Zack Stentz (Writer), James Cameron (Original Characters By), Gale Anne Hurd (Original Characters By)
Director: Jeffrey Hunt
Cast: Lena Headey (Sarah Connor), Thomas Dekker (John Connor), Summer Glau (Cameron), Richard T. Jones (Agent James Ellison), Jonathan Jackson (Kyle Reese), Edoardo Ballerini (Timms), Brendan Hines (Andy Goode), Peter Mensah (Perry), Andre Royo (Sumner), Jonathan Sadowski (Sayles), Matt McColm (Vick Chamberlain), Brian Austin Green (Derek Reese), Dean Winters (Charley Dixon)

Derek gets a little background story, which is good. The first few episodes they made it look like, that it was a regular thing to send resistance fighters back in time and now there a lot of them running around. But in this episode I get more the feeling, that the group we saw killed in the beginning of the series was maybe the only group which was sent back. Or maybe one of very few groups. I hope this is right. I don't like the idea, that they could introduce yet other people from the future whenever they feel like they need some for the story.

Rating:

(From Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete First Season marathon on January 21st, 2009)