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Fast & Furious 6, a review by Dragonfire

Fast & Furious 6

After not being interested in these movies when they first came out, I've ended up seeing and enjoying most of them - I still have see the second and third movies.  Yes they are dumb action movies, but they are entertaining.  I don't watch them expecting strong plots, though the way all the movies are tied together and how the continuity is continued is rather impressive, especially considering some movies can't manage to keep one thing straight for one movie.

This movie picks up after Fast Five with Dom, Brian, and their crew retired and enjoying the good life.  DSS Agent Hobbs turns up wanting Dom's help in going after Owen Shaw, a man who is pulling off elaborate crimes using a crew of fast drivers.  Dom gets involved because Letty, who he thought was dead, is part of Shaw's team.  Brian and the rest of the team get together again while Mia stays home with baby Jack.

The plot isn't overly complicated, but it ends up working for the movie and it is entertaining.  It does tie up lose ends from previous movies while also stetting up another sequel with the short scene at the beginning of the credits.  A new potential bad guy is introduced and I think that villain has the potential to be awesome.  There is a lot of action throughout the movie.  It is usually cool looking, but a lot of it is very, very unbelievable.  One development sees like it is supposed to be a surprise, but figured it out long before the reveal in the movie.  It seemed very obvious to me, but evidently it surprised a lot of the people in the theater judging by the gasps of surprise.

The characters are mostly likable even though some of them aren't that developed.  Several of them say and do things that are funny.  Letty being back is ok, and there is an explanation for what happened with her.  I just don't like her as much, possibly because of how Michelle Rodrigruiez plays the part.  She is in a perpetual bad mood and has the expression to match.  I just find the other characters more likable.

Fast & Furious 6 does have some issues with believability and predictability, but it is still an entertaining action movie.  People that have liked the previous movies will probably find something to like about this one.

I did get a longer review posted on Epinions after seeing the movie in the theater.

Fast & Furious 6

(From Fast & Furious 6 on June 24th, 2013)

Member's Reviews

The Witches of Eastwick, a review by Dragonfire

The Witches of Eastwick

Only two casting choices exist to play the Devil: Old Scratch himself...and Jack Nicholson. The Witches of Eastwick took the better actor and this slyest, sexiest supernatural comedy thriller ever earned New York† and Los Angeles†† Film Critics Best Actor Awards for the two-time Oscar® winner.†††

Three modern-day "witches" (Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer) yearn for Mr. Right in a New England town. Is the arrival of wealthy and irresistible Daryl Van Horne (Nicholson) a coincidence — or the women's unconscious sorcery at work? Based on John Updike's bestseller, The Witches of Eastwick is a star-bright otherworldly delight.

† ForWitches of Eastwick, Ironweed and Broadcast News.
†† ForThe Witches of Eastwick and Ironweed; co-winner with Steve Martin.
††† Best Actor (1975) for One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and Best Supporting Actor (1983) for Terms of Endearment.

My Thoughts

I know this one really isn’t horror, but I like watching it every year around Halloween.  I think it is a very interesting and entertaining movie.

The movie is fun and entertaining with a decent amount of supernatural stuff going on.  The plot is a bit more complicated than it seems at first.  I’ve never read the book that the movie is based on, so I have no idea how much has been changed for the movie.  There is some comedy in the movie, though it is more black comedy and a bit twisted at times.  That works well for the movie, though that type of humor won’t appeal to some viewers.  I do think there is a little bit of mystery to what is going on, which helps to keep things interesting.  Some disturbing things happen at times and one part involves a lot of snakes which completely freaks me out since I’m terrified of snakes.  The characters are interesting and I think the cast does a really good job with their parts.   
This is a good movie that is worth watching, though it won’t appeal to some people.

I did get a review posted on Epinions a few years ago.

Witches of Eastwick

(From Dragonfire's Halloween/Horror Marathon 2009 on October 23rd, 2009)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom

     The Muppet Show: Season One (1976/United Kingdom)
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Buena Vista Home Entertainment (United States)
Length:604 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 1
Subtitles:English, Trivia

It's time to raise the curtain on The Muppet Show! Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, the Swedish Chef and more, in the first season of this groundbreaking twist on the classic variety show. Contains all 24 episodes, which have been completely restored and remastered. The Bonus features also include something you were never meant to see: Jim Henson's original "pitch reel" that propelled the Muppets' blend of original songs, sketch comedy and guest stars into a primetime hit for all ages! Come discover for yourself the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational pleasures of The Muppet Show: Season One!

The Muppet Show
1.01 Episode 1.1
Writer: Jack Burns (Writer), Jim Henson (Writer), Jerry Juhl (Writer)
Director: Peter Harris
Cast: Juliet Prowse (Special Guest Star (uncredited)), Frank Oz (Muppet Performer (voice)), Richard Hunt (Muppet Performer (voice)), Dave Goelz (Muppet Performer (voice)), Eren Ozker (Muppet Performer (voice)), John Lovelady (Muppet Performer (voice)), Jim Henson (Muppet Performer (voice))

I always enjoyed the Muppet Show. Early episodes have the problem, that there still had no so famous guest stars. But enjoyable nonetheless.


(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on June 10th, 2012)