The Sandlot 2, a review by addicted2dvd
Max Lloyd-Jones as David Durango
James Willson as Johnnie Smalls
Samantha Burton as Hayley Goodfairer
Brett Kelly as Mac
Cole Evan Weiss as Saul
Neilen Benvegnu as Tarqell
From the director of The Sandlot comes this fun-filled sequel that proves the power of teamwork and celebrates the magic of friendship.
Ten years after the original story, the local dirt field is now "home" to a new group of neighborhood kids who get together to share laughs, show off...and play ball! But the gang faces their toughest challenge as they try to retrieve an irreplaceable model rocket that lands in Mr. Mertle's (James Earl Jones) backyard behind left field—a forbidden territory guarded by a legendary, growling, slobbering beast known as "The Great Fear."
My Thoughts:I started this movie last night... finished it very early this morning since I couldn't sleep. I went into this one knowing I never seen it before... but after enjoying the first one I went into it with somewhat high expectations. I know that is something you should never do... but I couldn't help it. It turned out to not be quite as good as the first one... but I still enjoyed it. The first movie takes place in 1962... this one ten years later in 1972. While there was still neighborhood kids playing baseball in the sandlot... there wasn't as much emphasis on baseball in this one. Matter of fact... baseball really was a rather small part of it this time around. Other then that though... it pretty much followed the storyline of the first one. Almost scene for scene! This time around one of the kid's father worked for NASA and designed the first space shuttle and one of the kids took the model of it out and launched it at the sandlot. The model of the space shuttle lands in the yard with the huge dog... and the kids must get it back before the father gets back from his business trip. Basically if you seen the first one you also seen this one. Just replace the baseball with the model of the space shuttle and the rest is basically the same. I have mixed feelings about this. I would have liked to of seen a more original storyline... but at the same time I can't deny that I enjoyed it all the same.
Out of a Possible 5
(From What Movies I Been Watching on January 27th, 2012)
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2, a review by Jimmy
MOVIE / DVD INFO:
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Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2
Genre: Slasher movie
Director: Lee Harry (Street Soldiers)
James Newman (The Cool and the Crazy)
Elizabeth Kaitan (Vice Academy Part 3)
Jean Miller (Speak of the Devil)
Frank Novak (Carnosaur)
In Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2, Ricky (Eric Freeman) follows in the familly tradition of Christmas carnage. Psycho Santa is back ... to deck the halls with chunk of bodies !
My Thoughts:I has already review the original one last Christmas, so you can read it in one of my previous review topic. This is the second entry in the « Silent Night » series, there 5 movies in this series but I've never seen the last three.
Maybe you have heard about this one, many peoples hate it because of the heavy use of footage of the original (more than 40 minutes). But those so-call critics miss the point, the producer wanted to re-edit the first one because of all the contreversy that it have. But the director had decided to make a new movie and since the budget was low (250 000$), he have done the best he can.
This one is about Ricky (the younger brother of Billy, the killer of the original) who are in a psychiatric institution where he is interviewed by a doctor. That's the first part of the movie and that's where the stock footage are use, some of his memory is illogic (he remember the night of his parents murder even if he was 1 or 2 years old), but that's not the end of the world. The real films start with his life remembering and this part is good. In a scene, that I consider great, he is at a theatre with his girlfriend and guess what movie they are watching? Silent night part one, it's illogic but it's a good reference. The best he kill an annoying guy who talk and do stupid jokes while the movie play, honestly everyone would like to do that sometimes at movie theatre. The principal actor really over-act, but in a good way (he didn't got a lot of acting job after that).
Sadly the movie is OOP and I don't think that it will be re-release anytime soon. But, I have add what I consider one of the best moment of the film at the end of my review for your enjoyment (if you want to see a stuntman almost get kill wait untill the 5 minutes mark).
(From The little known movie review depot on February 8th, 2008)
My PILOT Marathon, a review by Rich
THE SHIELD - SEASON ONE - PILOT
Detective Vic Mackey leads an aggressive Anti-Gang unit called the Strike Team. They are ramping up their control in the Farmington district, while Captain David Aceveda is working to eliminate corruption in the precinct. Aceveda and Detective Terry Crowley team-up to bring down the Strike Team. Meanwhile, detectives, Dutch Wagenbach and Claudette Wyms, investigate a murder wherein a young girl was kidnapped by the victim's addict husband.
This episode introduces Detective Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis), old-style hardline cop with the most unorthodox crime fighting practices. This pilot illustrates how graphic, violent and gritty the series would probably become.
With the multiple cases happening across the pilot, a snitch on Mackey in his strike team, the murder of a young mother & trading of her missing 8 year-old daughter, drug busts, hookers, barbaric interviews, office politics, and pranks on Dutch, you can't fault this for entertainment.
The ending - superb, shan't spoil it for anyone, but I never saw it coming.
Cast deliver strong performaces, realistic feel, POV camera angles and a powerful script delivers a pilot that will force me to return and watch the full series.
(From My PILOT Marathon on May 13th, 2008)