The Hollow, a review by addicted2dvd
Restless spirits stir this Hollow's Eve, beckoning Ian Cranston (Kevin Zegers, Dawn of the Dead), the last blood relative of Ichabod Crane, back to Sleepy Hollow. Thundering hooves unleash a wave of bone-chilling screams as the ghost of the Headless Horseman rides again! Ian must try to save the town and his girlfriend, Karen (Karley Cuoco, "8 Simple Rules") and determine wheather the sword-wielding stalker is their clownish classmate, Brody (Nick Carter, Backstreet Boys) in costume, or the dark rider himself. If it's truly the Headless Horseman...how do you kill what's already dead?
I am watching this one for Kaley Cuoco who I know from the series Charmed (Billie) and The Big Bang Theory (Penny). I originally bought this movie (about 3 yrs. ago) because of her being in it. That and because I always like the story of Sleepy Hollow. Nick Carter played a real jerk in the movie... and he did a better then I expected job. Not a great actor... but not terrible either. I think Kaley Cuoco did a fine job as well. I have mixed feelings about the pumpkin head on the Headless Horseman... it was some pretty cool graphics for sure... but there just seemed to be something slightly off about it. The movie itself is no more then a fun... leave your brain at the door.. popcorn movie. One that I really like a lot. Probably a little more then I should. The DVD itself is fine quality wise.... just nothing really offered in the line of extras. This is now the 4th time I watched this movie since I bought it.
Out of a Possible 5
Movie Count: 84
TV Ep. Count: 47 I Made It! (10/20)
Other Count: 8 I Made It! (10/15)
(From Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010 on October 23rd, 2010)
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, a review by Tom
Title: Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
Director: Liam Lynch
Length: 94 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Surround EX , English: DTS ES (Matrixed) , English: Dolby Digital Surround , Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo , Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Witness the birth of Tenacious D, the greatest - and craziest - rock band ever "in a movie destined to become the most hilarious musical epic since 'This Is Spinal Tap'" (Pete Hammond, 'Maxim'). Featuring many A-list movie and rock star cameos, this laugh-a-minute riot is sure to have you begging for an encore.
On a fateful day in Venice Beach, JB (Jack Black) and KG (Kyle Gass) meet and realize they are destined to make history by combining their musical genius. But when overnight success eludes them, they set out to find the legendary "Pick of Destiny" - a special guitar pick believed to possess magical powers that can make any open mike wannabe a rock legend. Their epic quest, which includes run-ins with the law, sorority hotties and Sasquatch, will make you "laugh till it hurts and then you'll laugh some more" (Guy Farriss, KXTV-TV, ABC).
My Thoughts:As a Tenacious D. fan this movie is enjoyable. But sadly not as good as the HBO series on which their first album was based on. As a result, their second album, which is the soundtrack to this movie, is overall not as good as their first album. There are only a few good songs on it.
But that may be, because the first album was more of a comedic album in concept, and the second is "just" a soundtrack which take the songs out of context without a overall theme.
(From Tom's Random Reviews on November 10th, 2008)
Samantha Who?: The Complete Second and Final Season, a review by addicted2dvd
Christina Applegate as Samantha Newly
Jean Smart as Regina Newly
Jennifer Esposito as Andrea Belladonna
Kevin Dunn as Howard
Melissa McCarthy as Dena
Barry Watson as Todd
Tim Russ as Frank
Cybill Shepherd as Paula Drake
My Thoughts:This completes this series. It isn't a bad series.. I did enjoy it. But at the same time I am not surprised it got canceled as quickly as it did. There is far better sitcoms out there. The finale does a fairly good job at closing the series out... but at the same time it does set up a 3rd season... in case it got one. The way they put the episodes on the discs is a bit confusing. Instead of running the episodes as they aired... 1 through 20... they for some reason pulled 3 episodes out of the middle of the season. Numbered the rest 1 through 17... and then put the three they pulled under it's own menu option entitled "More Sam." No idea why they did this.... makes no sense to me what so ever. There is some decent (though all very short) extras added to the set as well.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Addicted2dvd's Random TV Series Watched on June 20th, 2012)