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Man Trouble, a review by KinkyCyborg


Man Trouble



Title:Man Trouble
Year: 1992
Director: Bob Rafelson
Rating: PG-13
Length: 100 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Stars:
Jack Nicholson
Ellen Barkin
Harry Dean Stanton
Beverly D'Angelo
Michael McKean

Plot:
In this wild, romantic comedy with a decidedly offbeat sense of humor, JACK NICHOLSON stars as Harry, a wisecracking con-man who owns a guard dog agency. When Joan (ELLEN BARKIN), an opera singer, seeks his aid after her house is broken into, Harry inadvertently makes them the target of hit men – and puts them at the mercy of Harry's out-of-control canines. HARRY DEAN STANTON as a less-than-honorable businessman and BEVERLY D'ANGELO as Joan's eccentric sister also star.

Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers

My Thoughts:

Offbeat romantic comedy with Jack Nicholson that is pretty much a carbon copy of a half dozen other of his movies. Story of a mostly sleazy, womanizing individual who loses control of all the balls he has in the air which include women, lies, debts et al.

This time Ellen Barkin and her 'smile gone awry' plays the leading lady. You know you have stretched even the boundaries of fiction when you cast Ellen Barkin as an opera singer.  ::) While her voice was a wee bit softer in this early role of hers you still can't miss the huskiness of it which all but necessitated a voice over during the singing scenes.

Classic case of been there done that. Even for 1992 Nicholson sure does look old and tired.

KC

Rating:

(From KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2011 on April 17th, 2011)

Member's Reviews

Just Like Heaven, a review by Tom




Title: Just Like Heaven
Year: 2005
Director: Mark Waters
Rating: PG-13
Length: 95 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital Surround, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Reese Witherspoon
Mark Ruffalo
Donal Logue
Dina Waters
Ben Shenkman

Plot:
Reese Witherspoon stars in the spirited romantic comedy Just Like Heaven. When David (Mark Ruffalo) rents his new apartment, the last thing he wants is company. Then Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon) shows up, insisting the apartment is hers...until she disappears right before his eyes. He's convinced she's a spirit. She's convinced she's still alive. As they search for the truth of Elizabeth's past, their relationship changes from resentment to romance. Also starring Jon Heder, Just Like Heaven is a delightful film that critics declare is "one of the best romantic comedies to come along in years" (JP Sarni, Sirius Satellite Radio).

Extras:
Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Outtakes
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
A good romantic comedy, I enjoyed very much. Doesn't look Reese Witherspoon just great in it? :)
The worst thing about this release is that ugly DVD front cover.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on January 11th, 2009)

Member's TV Reviews

My PILOT Marathon, a review by Rich


BONES - SEASON ONE - PILOT



In the series premiere, Dr. Temperance Brennan (or "Bones" as she is often referred to as), a forensic anthropologist, is met with the task of uncovering the identity of a set of bones which have been deliberately hidden in a lake. However, after identifying the bones, imprisoning the murderer turns out to be a politically sticky business. Bones gets help from FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, who convinces his boss to let Bones be his partner, since she's an expert in her field.

I viewed this with high expectations having read a lot about the author. Sadly this is definetely not one of the best pilots I've ever seen, I didn't expect to see the main lead punching half the cast and being so 'angry'. I have been informed though this does not continue into the series. The episode was predictable and less dramatic than I anticipated, albeit the ending was good.
Acting was slightly stiff and David Boreanaz's quips didn't work for me, on initial assessment I would classify him/his character as a weakness.
However, despite the overall disappointment, and bearing in mind it was only the pilot episode, I will give the series a chance and watch a few more episodes in the future.
 :-\






(From My PILOT Marathon on May 16th, 2008)