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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, a review by DJ Doena

May, 1st

William Shatner    ...    Admiral James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy   ...    Captain Spock
DeForest Kelley   ...    Dr. McCoy
James Doohan   ...    Scotty
Walter Koenig   ...    Pavel Chekov
George Takei   ...    Hikaru Sulu
Nichelle Nichols   ...    Cmdr. Uhura
Bibi Besch   ...    Dr. Carol Marcus
Merritt Butrick   ...    Dr. David Marcus
Kirstie Alley    ...    Lt. Saavik
Ricardo Montalban   ...    Khan
Judson Earney Scott    ...    Joachim Weiss

Synopsis: The Enterprise has become a teaching ship and Captain Spock is in command. When Admiral Kirk is on inspection and takes the ship for "a tour around the block" they get a disturbing call from Dr. Marcus. Someone is trying to get his hands on the "Genesis" project, a secret research project to create life on lifeless planets. But this Genesis device could also be used as a terrible weapon. And Kirk's enemy is no other than the genetically enhanced Khan. He tried to kill Kirk and take his ship fifteen years ago.

My Opinion: Still a great movie. I really liked how they used the fact that space is three-dimensional, a fact that even especially Sci-Fi shows forget too often. I also liked how Khan used quotes from Moby Dick, but replaced some of the places with astronomical locations. Technically he couldn't have this knowledge, he was in stasis and shortly after his defrosting he was banned to Zeti Alpha 5. He also couldn't know that the Klingons have a proverb: "Revenge is a dish best served cold". But I am willing to overlook that because Montalban was awesome when he said it. ;)
And I loved those close combat scenes, it reminded me of the old battles between sailing ships.

(From DJ Doena's movie watchings 2009 on May 1st, 2009)

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The Mummy Returns, a review by Dragonfire

The Mummy Returns
An ancient legacy of terror is unleashed when the accursed mummy Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) is resurrected – along with a force even more powerful: the Scorpion King (The Rock). Now, as the fate of all mankind hangs in the balance, Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and his wife, Evie (Rachel Weisz), embark on a daring, desperate race to save their son – and the world – from unspeakable evil. The Mummy Returns is supercharged with pulse-pounding action and spectacular special effects that'll blow you away.

I first saw this movie in the theater on opening day for it - this was actually the first movie I went to see on opening day.  I really like Rick and Evie, so I was happy to see them in another movie.  I like Jonathan too and I loved some of his interactions with Alex.  The movie is another fun, adventure type movie and it connects well to the first movie.  I've seen that some people have said that it contradicted the first movie when Evie was the reincarnation of Anuk-sun-amon.  The first movie never said she was...Imohtep was just going to scarfice Evie for the ritual to bring back Anuk-sun-amon - I may have spelled that wrong, sorry - and then her spirit would take over Evie's body.  I still really enjoy this movie when I watch it. 

This was another of my first reviews at Epinions that I went back and updated later.

The Mummy Returns

(From Marie's Random Movie Viewing on July 15th, 2013)

Member's TV Reviews

Grey's Anatomy Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd

16. It's the End of the World
Meredith wakes up feeling as though it's going to be a bad day – and she's right. Seattle Grace must contend with a highly explosive situation.

My Thoughts:
This is part one of an outstanding two part episode. Definitely one of my favorites of the 2 seasons I have seen of this show so far. It is a very powerful and emotional episode.

My Rating:

17. As We Know it
A dangerous situation escalates despite the hospital's "code black" and the local bomb squad's determined efforts. Meredith must team up with the bomb squad while Derek performs an intense surgery under excruciating conditions.

My Thoughts:
This is second part is just as powerful and emotional as the first. It really was a great continuation of the storyline. The paramedic that had her hand in the patient holding the unexploded missile looked very familiar to me... but I was really drawing a blank. Then I felt like a total idiot when I looked in DVDP to discover it was Christina Ricci that I didn't recognize! How is that even possible? Sit there watching her for 2 episodes and never realizing who it was. Unbelievable!

My Rating:

18. Yesterday
A visitor from the past, Dr. Mark Sloan (Eric Dane), stirs up Derek and Addison's lives, while Meredith explores her family's dirty laundry and Cristina's secret makes its way to Burke.

My Thoughts:
This is a good episode with some interesting cases...including a woman that has spontaneous orgasms and a teen boy with bony tumors in his skull making him look somewhat disfigured. As he put it he looked like he had the face of a lion. And then the doctor that Addison cheated on Derek shows up in the hospital.

My Rating:

19. What Have I Done to Deserve This?
Dr. Sloan's appearance has Derek and Addison experiencing some tension while Meredith and George wrestle with the morning after consequences – Denny also returns, causing a rift in Izzie and Alex's relationship.

My Thoughts:
Pretty much a standard filler episode case wise... but there is advancements in the drama of their personal lives. It is good to see Denny back... as I always liked that storyline.

My Rating:

20. Band-Aid Covers the Bullet Hole
Izzie bails on Alex in favor of Denny as Meredith attempts to deal with the fallout from sleeping with George and Bailey attempts to circumvent maternity leave.

My Thoughts:
This one is more or less just a continuation of the last episode. So it is a pretty standard episode with nothing big happening in the hospital... and is putting the storyline more to the private lives of the patients.

My Rating:

(From Grey's Anatomy Marathon on September 8th, 2009)