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Very Bad Things, a review by Rich




Title: Very Bad Things

Runtime:97
Certificate:18
Year:1998
Genres:Suspense/Thriller, Comedy

Plot:Laura Garrety (Cameron Diaz) wants the wedding of her dreams and Kyle Fisher (Jon Favreau) wants to marry the woman he loves. But before that, his buddies (Christian Slater, Daniel Stern, Jeremy Piven and Leland Orser) decide to throw him an unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas.
Kyle's last night of freedom involves booze, gambling, drugs and even a visit from a young stripper. When the stripper accidentally gets killed, the boys get led by Boyd into disposing of the '105 pound problem' in the desert instead of calling the police.
Thus begins a darkly comic homicidal trail, dropped like lethal breadcrumb by writer-director Peter Berg in this audacious, sure handed motion picture debut.

My Review:
Strange film, sort of a whacky black comedy with violence and emotions.
The set of guys who hit Vegas to have a drink and drug filled stag weekend include an impressive array of actors, and with Diaz playing the beautiful but ruthless bride to be you think this film can't go too wrong.
The humour though misses the mark for me, it is quite warped and probably not to my personal taste. Some great performances from Slater and Diaz in particular raise the film above the mundane, and the script is fairly sharp and in your face.
The ending was surprising and funny, and the whole film is a good description of when things go wrong, they keep going wrong!
My Rating
 :D



(From December Marathons - DISCUSSION AND REVIEW THREAD on December 7th, 2009)

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Supernova, a review by addicted2dvd


     Supernova (2005/United States)
Wikipedia |IMDb |
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Director:John Harrison
Writing:Steven H. Berman (Writer)
Length:172 min.
Rating:Rated NR : Violence, Profanity
Video:Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:None

Stars:
Luke Perry as Dr. Chris Richardson
Tia Carrere as Lisa Delgado
Peter Fonda as Dr. Austin Shepard
Clemency Burton-Hill as Ginny McKillop
Emma Samms as Laurie Stephenson
Jessica Brooks as Brooke Richardson

Plot:
An astrophysicist has made a cataclysmic discovery: The sun is set to explode, bringing about the end of civilization. As a team of fellow scientists race against time to stop his predictions of apocalypse from coming true, the world is already becoming a whirling inferno out of control.

Extras:
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:
Felt like a natural disaster movie this morning. This is in a 4 movie set (2 of which is about 3hrs long) that cost me about $5.00.... which means it is about $1.25 per movie. So at that price I really can't complain too much. Supernova is an almost 3hr TV movie that originally aired on the Hallmark Channel. Not that this is a bad movie... I did enjoy it for what it is. It is just that there was a lot of slow parts. Not surprising with a 3hr movie.... but there is plenty here that could have been taken out to make a more exciting story. I did like the one side storyline that they had going... where we learn earlier on one of the scientist's wife was brutally attacked... the attacker now in jail... but swearing to get revenge. This attacker escapes and comes after the wife and their daughter. The main storyline... while interesting... definitely could have been better. I think it could have had a better conclusion as well as shortened some. But it isn't bad for a lazy day of TV watching... just don't expect too much from it.


My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From What Movies I Been Watching on July 14th, 2012)

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"Due South" marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


We Are the Eggmen

Since starting season 2 I have found that I just didn't care for this series as much as I had. But I must admit... this episode I enjoyed. It felt like the episodes from season 1. I got a kick at the end of the episode with them throwing the eggs to get the bad guys. Was a fun episode.

My Rating:=

(From "Due South" marathon on January 24th, 2010)