Krrish, a review by dfmorgan
Director: Rakesh Roshan
Cast: Rekha, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra
Overview: A young boy called Krishna is born with magical powers, a legacy from his father, Rohit Mehra. Hidden from the prying eyes of the world by his grandmother Sonia Mehra, he grows up one with nature...faster than the wind, stronger than the mountains, purer than the rushing rivers. Into this sylvan, serene world, drops down a pretty girl - Priya - literally from the skies! Krishna is entranced by her, she's amazed at his unusual speed and strength. When she returns to Singapore, Krishna follows...
In Singapore, unknown to Krishna, Priya and her friend have hatched a plot to use Krishna's powers for personal gain. In Singapore, unknown to Krishna, Dr Siddhant Arya, whose dream of making a super specialized computer died 20 years ago with Rohit Mehra, is on the verge of a break through. Will Krishna nip Priya's plans to manipulate his powers?
Will Krishna foil Dr Arya's evil intentions to transform himself into a demi God?
Or will Krrish do for him?
Watched: 25th. Apr 2011
My Thoughts: I'm glad I waited until I had seen the earlier film Koi... Mil Gaya, as per Tom's advice, to me this was more enjoyable purely as a superhero film without attempting to copy an existing film.
My Rating: A very enjoyable 3+ +
(From Dave's DVD/Blu-ray Reviews on April 25th, 2011)
Star Trek, a review by addicted2dvd
Title: Star Trek
Director: J. J. Abrams
Length: 127 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Spanish: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
The future begins in J.J. Abrams' smash hit STAR TREK. When the Romulan Nero comes from the future to take revenge on the Federation, rivals Kirk and Spock must work together to stop him from destroying everything they know. On a thrilling journey filled with incredible action, the new recruits of the U.S.S. Enterprise will voyage through unimaginable danger in one of the biggest and most critically acclaimed movies of the year.
This is the second time I have watched this movie since I bought it last November. I definitely enjoyed it! It had a lot of great action. This movie did a wonderful job at revitalizing the dying franchise. I loved what they did with all the characters. I don't think you could ask for a better cast. I thought the effects were just stunning. Up to this point The Wrath of Khan has been my favorite Star Trek movie. This one is right up there with it. I don't think I could choose what is better between the two. I think that would depend on my mood. If I felt like something with the extra stunning effects or what. Story-wise... for me... it is pretty darn close.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Weekend Movie Marathon: The Final Frontier on August 15th, 2010)
Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom
Late-night TV news programs get turned on their ear in Lateline, the hilarious sitcom spoofing the stories, talent and upheaval behing the cameras. Based in Washington, D.C., Lateline follows news correspondent Al Freundlich (Al Franken of TV's "Saturday Night Live"), who works side-by-side with an entertaining gang of zany, ambitious and pretentious co-workers. This three-disc collection contains the entire Lateline series — including four never-before-seen episodes. In addition to its winning cast, this comedy series features such guest stars as G. Gordon Liddy, Kathie Lee Gifford, Buddy Hackett, Joan Lunden, Conan O'Brien, Rosemary Clooney, Allison Janney, Martin Sheen, Vanessa Williams... and many more. It's time for Lateline — tune in!
1.01 Pilot Episode
Writer: Al Franken (Created By), John Markus (Created By), Al Franken (Writer), John Markus (Writer)
Director: Andy Ackerman
Cast: Megyn Price (Gale Ingersoll), Miguel Ferrer (Vic Karp), Catherine Lloyd Burns (Mona), Ajay Naidu (Raji), Sanaa Lathan (Briana), Robert Foxworth (Pearce McKenzie), Al Franken (Al Freundlich), Natasha Pavlovich (Yelena), Zaid Farid (Darryl), Cal Bartlett (Tobacco Spokesman), Bob Glouberman (Prompter Techie), M. Joycelyn Elders (Herself), Candace J. Gingrich (Herself), G. Gordon Liddy (Himself), Ralph Nader (Himself), Laurin Sydney (Herself), Terry Murphy (Herself), Robert Prosky (Boone LeGarde), Dana Carvey (Sen. Crowl Pickens (uncredited))
A short-lived series I haven't watched in a long time. The pilot episode is a really great introduction to the series. The plot is nothing new, but I really liked the execution of it.
(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on June 5th, 2012)