3 Godfathers, a review by KinkyCyborg
Director: John Ford
Length: 106 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Mono, French: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Harry Carey, Jr.
Fugitive bank robbers Robert (John Wayne), William (Harry Carey Jr.) and Pedro (Pedro Armendariz) stand at a desert grave. Caring for the newborn infant of the woman they just buried will ruin any chance of escape. But they won't go back on their promise to her. They won't abandon little Robert William Pedro.
Director John Ford's Western retelling of the Biblical Three Wise Men tale remains a scenic and thematic masterpiece. Ford adds color to his feature-film palette, capturing stunning vistas via cinematographer Winton Hoch, who would win two of his three Academy Awards® for Ford films. Again, populist-minded Ford asserts that even men of dissolute character can follow that inner star of Bethlehem to their own redemption.
Watching this brought back some memories as I had sat down and watched this with my father years ago as a young boy. My dad is still a huge John Wayne fan and I've been fortunate enough to replace most of his old VHS tapes with dvds for his collection.
This movie was done in 1948, before Wayne became 'The Duke' and really came into his own. While he was the headliner of this movie, his acting was almost tentative, lacking the confidence and swagger he would acquire later when he knew he was the bonafide western movie star. That would happen in '56 when he did The Searchers which would cement his legacy.
It was a good movie watching it the second time around although the take on the story of the three wise men didn't quite fit as much John Ford would have liked you think it did.
Nowhere close to being one of my favorite John Wayne movies but still solid.
(From KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010 on June 19th, 2010)
The Dunwich Horror, a review by addicted2dvd
The Dunwich Horror
Single white warlock seeks beautiful blond babe to join him at the altar...the sacrificial altar! When the son of Satan (Dean Stockwell) seduces a wide-eyed college student (Sandra Dee), it's a match made in hell in this "exceptional, truly engrossing film of the supernatural" (Los Angeles Times) where the romance is hot...and the terror bone-chilling! Young Wilbur Whateley (Stockwell) has haunting eyes and an impish grin. No wonder, since his father was the devil and his mother was insane! So when Wilbur decides to start a family, he lures a cute coed (Dee) to the mountains for a weekend of demonic rites 'and' wrongs! Now all hell is about to break loose, as their passion awakes an ancient evil determined to destroy all humanity in this sinister scare-fest of satanic seduction!
I blind bought this movie during the horror sale last Halloween... but I never got around to watching it until now. While the story is pretty good... I didn't care much for the style what with the colored tinting on the film in many scenes. And I feel it really didn't age all that well. As I said... it was a good story... but a weird one. And I couldn't believe that was Dean Stockwell... he looks totally different!
Out of a Possible 5
(From Weekend Movie Marathon: 5/15 - 5/17 on May 15th, 2009)
Grey's Anatomy Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
Season 4 Disc 2:
5. Haunt You Every Day
It's Halloween at Seattle Grace and the day is chock-full of surprises for the doctors. Alex has a surprise visit from a former patient; Meredith thinks her mother's ashes are haunting her; Cristina is snubbed by a top surgeon; and everyone is shocked when Callie reveals George and Izzie's relationship to the public.
Woohoo! A Grey's Anatomy Halloween episode! And I loved every minute of it! The medical stories were great... the personal stories were wonderfully done. It really seemed like the episode flew by as I was glued to the screen the entire time.
6. Kung Fu Fighting
With his marriage once again falling apart, Chief Webber invites the male surgeons out on a "gentleman's evening." Meanwhile, Cristina and Izzie compete for the same surgeries, mainly to impress the doctor performing them; Meredith treats the survivor of a skydiving accident; and two finalists competing in a promotional competition are treated by the doctors.
This is a good episode... though not a good as the previous one. The medical stories were interesting if not somewhat silly. The stories on their personal lives did continue... but wasn't as in your face as they usually are. Which was good. I like the story with George and Izzie... and once again Alex is the jerk wee have grown to know the past 3 and a half years.
7. Physical Attraction...Chemical Reaction
George and Izzie's relationship is tested, as is Derek and Meredith's when Derek wants more than a physical relationship with her. Meanwhile, Mark falls for a surgeon and Callie's position as Chief Resident is put on the line when she gives too many duties to Bailey.
An ok episode... didn't care much for where the personal lives storylines are going at this point. And the medical storylines were only ok. They even dropped one of the medical storylines and never got back to it to know where it ended up.
8. Forever Young
The ER is thrown into a state of chaos following a school bus accident. Meanwhile, Bailey treats her high school crush; Derek goes on a date; and Thatcher comes to Seattle Grace in search of Meredith.
This is a good episode. I really liked the medical story in this one. Though I didn't care much for the private lives storyline this time. Izzie and George really need to get their stuff together.
(From Grey's Anatomy Marathon on February 6th, 2010)