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Attack Force, a review by GSyren

Confession time! I like watching Steven Seagal movies. Even when they're bad there's something satisfying in seeing Seagal beat up bad guys. So I bought this 6 pack, and these movies are not very good. But there is one that really stands out, so...

TitleAttack Force (Disc ID: C249-A028-80F6-3179)
DirectorMichael Keusch
ActorsSteven Seagal, Lisa Lovbrand, David Kennedy, Matthew Chambers, Danny Webb
Produced2006 in United States
Runtime90 minutes
AudioEnglish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1,
SubtitlesArabic, English, French, Italian, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch
OverviewSteven Seagal (Shadow Man, Black Dawn) is back in this high-octane, action thriller! When Marshall L Lawson (Seagal) loses his strike-team in a cold-blooded and seemingly random attack, he takes it upon himself to investigate the suspicious circumstances of the brutal killings. Resolute in his pursuit, Marshall engages in merciless battle with a drug dealer operation that appears to be secretly funded by a rogue arm of the military.
My thoughtsanything like Seagal. So the result is that some scenes have Seagal's own voice and some scenes have him speaking in a totally different voice, making this a truly bizarre experience. And the aliens are now humans, addicts of some new and dangerous drug, but the still blink the wrong way around. It's a little like Plan 9 From Outer Space where Bela Lugosi is replaced by Ed Wood's wife's chiropractor holding a cape in front of his face. And the storyline in this movie makes even less sense than the one in Plan 9.
My rating

(From Reviews and ramblings by Gunnar on January 12th, 2014)

Member's Reviews

Psycho , a review by Dragonfire


Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of the macabre stars Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose "old dark house" and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening. No one knows that better than Janet Leigh, the film's ill-fated heroine who is victimized in the now-notorious "shower scene." Vera Miles, Martin Balsam, John Gavin and John McIntire co-star in Hitchcock's most compelling and terrifying film. Screenplay by Joseph Stefano.

My Thoughts

I had heard a bit about this one before I finally saw it, but I had managed to avoid finding out about the ending.  I'm very glad..I would have been irked if the ending had been spoiled.  I was really shocked the first time I saw the movie - it wasn't that long ago really...sometime within the last 10 years, though I can't remember for sure.  Even knowing the ending, I still enjoy this one when I watch it and it still has the power to creep me out in a few scenes.  The music is a big reason why I think.  It works wonderfully well with what is going on and helps add to the creepy atmosphere.

Things are a little slow at first while the set up happens.  At first it seems like the movie is just going to be about Marion and what she did in an attempt to help her boyfriend Sam.  That was interesting, but things really get going once Marion ends up at the Bates Motel.  That setting is suitably creepy with the imposing house sitting on the hill over looking the hotel.  The setting really helps add to the creepy feeling of the movie.  The movie being in black and white helps the creepy factor as well.  There is a good amount of suspense and tension to what is going on.  The shower scene is very well done - it is such an iconic scene that it has been recreated many times.  The version of the scene in High Anxiety is done really well, though it is twisted a bit.  Anyway, the plot is shocking, especially considering when the movie was made.  I think it has held up well and is still worth seeing.

The characters of Marion and Norman are interesting and help to make the movie more entertaining.  Norman is a wonderfully complicated, messed up character and he is extremely interesting.  He is a very memorable character and Anthony Perkins is great in the part. 

I still really enjoy this movie.  It holds up really well and is still worth watching.

I did post a review on Epinions a few years ago.


(From Alfred Hitchcock Marathon on August 1st, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

Home Improvement: The Complete Third Season, a review by addicted2dvd

     Home Improvement: The Complete Third Season (1993/United States)

Tim Allen as Tim Taylor
Patricia Richardson as Jill Taylor
Zachery Ty Bryan as Brad Taylor
Taran Noah Smith as Mark Taylor
Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Randy Taylor
Richard Karn as Al Borland
Earl Hindman as Wilson
Debbe Dunning as Heidi

  • Scene Access
  • Featurettes
  • Outtakes/Bloopers
  • Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
Another season of one of my favorite sitcoms watched. This is the season that Debbe Dunning joins the cast as the new Tool Time, Heidi. Which is one thing I was thrilled to see... as I always liked her better then Pamela Anderson from the first two seasons. This is yet another season filled with very good episodes chock-full of laugh out loud moments. I enjoyed every moment of it... and can't wait till I get the chance to add the next season to my collection.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

(From Addicted2dvd's Random TV Series Watched on June 13th, 2012)