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Freedom Writers, a review by Eric

Freedom Writers

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What a good movie.  This is the perfect example of what I was saying before.  I started watching it knowing absolutely nothing about it and I was fascinated all along, only to discover at the end that it's a true story.

Freedom Writers is the story of a new teacher who takes charge of a class of young black and latino people involved in gangs and violence.  Once she realize that the school doesn't really care about educating them because the directors think there's nothing to get from them, she decides to do something herself and takes on extra jobs to buy them books and take them on trips to museum and other places.

I really enjoyed Hilary Swank's performance in this movie.  We're use to seeing her in weird and special characters (Million Dollar Baby, The story of the necklace, The Gift, etc) but rarely in the role of a normal person.  She's very good in this movie and her performance alone was worth watching it.

I think everyone should see this movie.

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(From Eric's DVD watching. on October 5th, 2008)

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The Grudge, a review by addicted2dvd

Title: The Grudge
Movie Count: 51
TV Ep Count: 17
Time Started: 8:30am
Plot:My Thoughts:
This is only the second time watching this movie... and it has been so long since the first time I went into this one not really remembering much at all about the movie. Which is the main reason I watched this one... because I want to watch Part 2 next... and needed to remind myself of part 1. This is a pretty good ghost story... I would say above average in my opinion... though it could have been better. I did enjoy watching it again.

(From Month-Long Horror/Halloween Marathon on October 18th, 2007)

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Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom

     Undeclared: The Complete Series (2001/United States)
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Shout! Factory, Sony BMG Music Entertainment (United States)
Length:403 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

College life as seen through the eyes of Steven Karp, a freshman determined to reinvent himself at a new school. Faced with dilemmas as miserable as being "sexiled" to the rec room while roommates use the bedroom and as dire as confronting a girlfriend's jealous stalker-ex-boyfriend, Steven and his new friends tackle the challenges of higher education. Named one of Time magazine's top ten television shows of 2001 and praised for its "pitch perfect" casting, Undeclared is "one of the cum laude comedies of the new season . . . a sneaky funny hoot with endearingly offbeat characters." (Los Angeles Times)

Season 1.01 Prototype
Writer: Judd Apatow (Original Characters By), Judd Apatow (Writer)
Director: Jake Kasdan
Cast: Jay Baruchel (Steven Karp), Carla Gallo (Lizzie Exley), Charlie Hunnam (Lloyd Haythe), Monica Keena (Rachel Lindquist), Seth Rogen (Ron Garner), Timm Sharp (Marshall Nesbitt), Loudon Wainwright III (Hal Karp), Kevin Rankin (Lucien), Jarrett Grode (Perry), Simon Helberg (Jack), Jenna Fischer (Sorority Girl), Mandy Freund (Red-Headed Woman), Jennifer Shon (Pretty Girl), Tom Welling (Tom), Leroy Adams (Football Player), Alex Breckenridge (Prim and Proper Girl), Lizzy Caplan (Beautiful Girl), Jason Segel (Eric)

This series is made by the same people that made Freaks & Geeks. This time, instead of high school, it plays at a university. And it is not an hour drama, but half-hour comedy. Familiar faces from Freaks & Geeks so far are Seth Rogen and Jason Segel. Like Freaks & Geeks it only lasted one season.
I enjoyed this pilot episode.
There was a small cameo by Tom Welling. It must have been around the time he started his work on Smallville.


(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on November 13th, 2012)