From Dusk Till Dawn, a review by addicted2dvd
Title: From Dusk Till Dawn
Movie Count: 65
TV Ep Count: 32
Other Count: 2
Time Started: 7:45am
It's nonstop thrills when George Clooney ('The Perfect Storm', 'Three Kings') and Quentin Tarantino ('Pulp Fiction') star as the Gecko brothers - two dangerous outlaws on a wild crime spree! After kidnapping a father (Harvey Keitel - 'U-571') and his two kids (including Juliette Lewis - 'Natural Born Killers'), the Geckos head south to a seedy Mexican bar to hide out in safety. But when they face the bar's truly notorious clientele, they're forced to team up with their hostages in order to make it out alive!
One of my favorites. I really like how the movie starts out more of an action-thriller then the horror movie it actually is. This is the first time I ever seen such an idea being used. I felt the cast was great... story was fun.. and another of the best bar fight scenes I have seen in a horror movie (between this one and Near Dark). I also enjoyed all 3 roles that Cheech Marin took on. Especially the role at the bar.
Out of a Possible 5
(From My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008 on October 19th, 2008)
Once Upon A Time In Mexico, a review by Rich
Once Upon A Time In Mexico
Leaping back into action, gun-slinging, guitar-toting hero "El Mariachi" is back in town in ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, as director Robert Rodriguez delivers the epic final chapter of his pulp Western trilogy. Starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Mickey Rourke, Eva Mendes, Enrique Iglesias and Willem Dafoe, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO is a full-frontal assault.
Banderas reprises his role and is excellent as the brooding and intense guitar playing hitman, but as with many films Depp steals the movie playing the psycho FBI agent delivering classic lines and generally exercising his acting craft at a level above all others in this flick. Being like the other Mariachi films there is little substance to the plot, but what you do get is a slickly directed and produced action film rich in set pieces, amusing one-liners and blood aplenty. Mendes, Iglesias and Hayek provide eye candy for both sexes, and they work well as support to the 2 leads.
With a script all over the place, it was difficult to ascertain where the film was heading, and despite being of lesser quality than the first 2 films this still remained watchable.
**Eva Mendes mini-marathon
(From Riches Random Reviews on August 5th, 2009)
Death Note anime/manga/movies comparison, a review by Tom
Season 1.11 Assault
A TV station which is taken hostage by Kira sends video tapes recorded by Kira. The tape prophecies a death of a news anchor on another channel. One of the policemen drives to the TV station to retrieve the tapes, but is killed by Kira in front of the station. The investigation team is surprised, as suddenly it seems Kira doesn't need to know the name of his victim anymore. Only the face. Light's father gets into the TV station unrecognized and retrieves the tapes. After studying the tapes, L is convinced that there is another Kira. The viewer is introduced to Misa, who is the other Kira and who made the deal with her death god to get the death god eyes to see the name of the victim.
This episode covers chapters 23-25 of the manga. Essentially it is the same, only the manga is a little more detailed.
The movie takes a little different route. They do away with having the investigation team to find out that it is an imposter Kira. The Kira in the tape says it out loud that he is another one. Light's father also gets to the TV station in a similar way.
(From Death Note anime/manga/movies comparison on April 19th, 2013)