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Man of Steel, a review by GSyren


TitleMan of Steel (5-051892-140324)
DirectorZack Snyder
ActorsHenry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane
Produced2013 in United States
Runtime143 minutes
AudioEnglish DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 5.1, Audio Descriptive Dolby Digital 5.1
SubtitlesDanish, English, French, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Icelandic
OverviewA young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
My thoughtsMan of SteelBatman vs. Superman. So, while it had some quite good parts, I found the movie not very satisfying. Cavill rocks, though.
My rating


(From Reviews and ramblings by Gunnar on January 5th, 2014)

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The Contract, a review by KinkyCyborg


The Contract



Title:The Contract
Year: 2007
Director: Bruce Beresford
Rating: R
Length: 96 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: DTS: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Stars:
Morgan Freeman (1937)
John Cusack
Jamie Anderson
Alice Krige
Megan Dodds

Plot:
While on a hiking trip to reconnect with his son, Ray Keene (John Cusack) stumbles into a nightmare scenario of paid assassins and ex-military guns-for-hire. Frank Cardin (Morgan Freeman) is attempting to fulfill a contract to assassinate a high profile businessman when things go awry and he ends up in the custody of the U.S. Marshalls. After an ill-fated attempt by his compatriots to free him Frank, finds himself in the custody of ex-lawman Ray and his son (Jamie Anderson). As they try to make their way back to civilization they are relentlessly pursued by Frank's friends who are intent on freeing their leader in order to collect on the contract. But one may be more foe than friend.

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers
Featurettes
Gallery

My Thoughts:

An ex-cop and his son, while on a hiking trip deep in the woods, apprehend an assassin following a botched rescue attempt from Federal Marshals by his fellow mercenaries. Compelled to do the right thing, he attempts to bring the fugitive to the authorities while trying to preserve the life of his son and his own from the deadly pursuers.

I can't say I've ever watched a Morgan Freeman movie that I disliked and this is no exception. Freeman is stellar as the wily old hitman whom despite having no compunction about killing has moments of conscience towards his erstwhile captors. As strong as his desire to gain his freedom is he hopes to do so without harm coming to a decent man, played by John Cusack, and his bright teenage boy.

Fast paced and suspenseful without an overkill of action, this manages to keep the viewer interested by cat and mouse strategy between the hunters and the hunted. Throw in a betrayal or two to raise the stakes and you have the makings of a very good movie.

Loved it!  :D

KC


Rating:

(From KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010 on November 22nd, 2010)

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Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom


     The Outer Limits: Season One (1995/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

(United Kingdom)
Length:939 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish: Dolby Digital 1, German: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:English, German, Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish


Plot:
The complete first season of THE OUTER LIMITS, the critically acclaimed and most original science fiction series, is finally available on DVD! Like the classic 1960s series of the same name, this modern adaptation is an imaginative exploration of humanity greatest hopes and darkest fears and includes special guest appearances by Alyssa Milano, Ryan Reynolds, Rae Dawn Chong, Beau Bridges and Robert Partrick. Winner of the Cable Ace Award for best Dramatic Series, this Emmy-nominated show deals with the consequences of such controversial and thought-provoking topics as genetic manipulation, alien visitation and life after death.

The Outer Limits
1.01 Sandkings
Writer: George R. R. Martin (Original Material By), Melinda M. Snodgrass (Screenwriter)
Director: Stuart Gillard
Cast: Kevin Conway (The Control Voice (voice)), Beau Bridges (Dr. Simon Kress), Helen Shaver (Cathy Kress), Dylan Bridges (Josh Kress), Kim Coates (Dave Stockley), Lloyd Bridges (Colonel Kress), Patricia Harras (Debbie), Nathaniel DeVeaux (Security Captain), Deryl Hayes (Policeman), Mark Saunders (Lab Assistant), J. B. Bivens (Mover), David Cameron (Technician #1)

I had seen a few of the early episodes of this series when it originally aired. But I never followed it. One episode which still stays in mind is the one with Wil Wheaton, where
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This first episode is good but not something which I found overly fresh (even at the time).

Rating:


(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on June 22nd, 2012)