Green Lantern, a review by Dragonfire
I'm not as familiar with Green Lantern, though I have learned a little about the character in the last few years. I did want to see the movie and I went on opening day.
I think the movie works well as an origin story for Hal/Green Lantern. It shows how Hal gets the ring and adjusts to his new powers. The plot is interesting and makes for an entertaining movie. I think one thing may have been a little rushed, but it still works overall.
I don't know if there are plans to do another movie, but there is a short scene setting up a second movie. I'd see another Green Lantern movie, especially dealing with the story it seems set up for.
There is a decent amount of action. There is some violence, though it isn't too extreme. There is a lot of CGI in the movie, but it is very well done. This is a movie that just wouldn't have worked that well without the CGI. The suits look good, with them looking different on different Lanterns. The suits are sort of alive, with some kind of shimmering green threads that get more noticeable when the Lanterns are using the rings. I did see the movie in 3D. That was done well, though nothing too outstanding. Not as much was done with the 3D as I had thought might have been.
The characters are interesting and the cast is really good. Sinestro really doesn't do a whole lot in the movie. I've seen some things say that he is acting as Hal's mentor in the movie, but he really wasn't. He wasn't at all happy about Hal being chosen by the ring and he wasn't shy about sharing those feelings. Hal is a bit cocky at times, but likable overall. I did really like Ryan Reynolds in the part.
Overall I really enjoyed the movie and I'm sure I'll add it to my movie collection once it is out.
I did get a review posted at Epinions if anyone wants to take a look.
(From Green Lantern on July 6th, 2011)
The Addams Family, a review by addicted2dvd
Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams
Raul Julia as Gomez Addams
Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester Addams
Dan Hedaya as Tully Alford
Elizabeth Wilson as Abigail Craven
Judith Malina as Granny
Looking for something CREEPY... SPOOKY... KOOKY... and altogether OOKY?
Come join The Addams Family for the most hilarious scarefest of this season or any other! When long-lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) reappears after twenty-five years in the Bermuda Triangle, Gomez (Raul Julia) and Morticia (Anjelica Huston) plan a celebration to wake the dead.
But Wednesday (Christina Ricci) barely has time to warm up her electric chair before Thing points out Fester's uncommonly "normal" behavior. Could this Fester be a fake, part of an evil scheme to raid the Addams fortune?
Based on Charles Addams' beloved cartoons and following the success of the hit TV series, The Addams Family is a visual funhouse, packed with plenty of treats, tricks and turns by director Barry Sonnenfeld.
My Thoughts:Decided to watch this one today because I felt like something lighthearted and silly... plus I haven't seen it in years, as I just got the disc yesterday. And this film definitely fits the bill as silly fun. A lot of films based on old TV Series tends to just disappoint. But I think this one did a good job. It does a decent job at staying true to the series. And just plain fun to watch. While the cast all seemed to do a pretty good job... for me the stand-outs were Christopher Lloyd as Fester and Christina Ricci as Wednesday. Anyway... think it is worth checking out if you liked the series.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Addicted2DVD's Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon on October 10th, 2013)
"Due South" marathon, a review by Tom
3.07 Seeing Is Believing (1997-10-12)
Writer: Paul Haggis (Created By), Michael Teversham (Writer)
Director: Steve DiMarco
Cast: Paul Gross (Constable Benton Fraser), Callum Keith Rennie (Stanley "Ray" Kowalski), Beau Starr (Lt. Harding Welsh), Camilla Scott (Inspector Margaret Thatcher), Tony Craig (Detective Jack Huey), Tom Melissis (Detective Dewey), Ramona Milano (Francesca Vecchio), Gordon Pinsent (Fraser Sr.), Polly Shannon (Judy Cates), Ross Hull (Keith Warren), Bruce Vavrina (Mike Bennet), Anne Marie Loder (Stella Kowalski), Yanna McIntosh (Candace Madison), Susan Coyne (Penny Morton), Sean Sullivan (Dennis Fagan), Mif (Johnny Maigot), Dolores Ettienne (Elderly Woman)
A really great episode. Ray, Lt. Welsh and Inspector Thatcher all witness the same crime, but their statements do not match. Now it is Fraser's job to get to the truth. This episode features a lot of great banter between the characters while they are trying to convince each other of each other's views. And Francesca is trying to get Lt. Welsh to buy a Cappucino machine for the station during all of this.
(From "Due South" marathon on January 2nd, 2010)