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Rio, a review by Dragonfire

I went to see the animated movie Rio recently. 

This is another one that is showing in 3D in some theaters.  I didn't see the 3D version and really don't think I missed anything.  The movie does look really good, full of bright, vibrant colors.  The bright colors really work for the movie.  At times, the birds do look more like they are covered in fur instead of feathers.  I'm not sure if that is realistic for birds or not.

The plot is entertaining and fairly simple, though it is still entertaining.  Much of what happens is predictable, and that could disappoint some people.  There are a few surprises that turn up without the movie being suspenseful.  A few things that happen might bother or upset younger viewers, but the movie is a good choice for families overall.  There is decent humor in the movie that doesn't resort to a lot of gross stuff.  Some of the humor is a bit silly, but it works for the movie.  There are a few songs without them over taking everything that is going on.  The songs are alright, though they really aren't memorable. 

Overall, I really enjoyed Rio and think it is worth watching for people who like animated movies. 

I did get a review posted on Epinions.


(From Rio on May 16th, 2011)

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Casino Royale, a review by Rich

Casino Royale

This swinging spoof of Ian Fleming's spy hero concerns an aging James Bond (David Niven), reluctantly dragged out of retirement to face down the evil crime clique called SMERSH. In order to confound the enemy, the Secret Service sends five other agents, also under the name "Bond," and all six converge on the titular casino. Woody Allen, as the retiring superspy's nephew, causes havoc, while a flood of famous faces (and directors) revel in the silliness. And there's a great Burt Bacharach score to boot.

Take a dash of a poor Austin Powers, some carry-on, a large helping of pink panther, and the names from an Ian Fleming novel, and you get this disappointing effort. It is a shame Niven did not secure decent films throughout his career, he ended up typecast as the aristocrat British gentleman, and this is a perfect example of that curse.
A chaotic disjointed affair, perhaps because of the various writers and directors involved, and a pretty shameless waste of acting talent. To classify this spoof as a James Bond movie suitable for our marathon is like comparing an apple with an orange, besides the title and character names there is no resemblence to Flemings books and the now familiar Bond movie formula.

(From Riches Random Reviews on February 19th, 2009)

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Beverly Hills 90210: The Pilot Episode, a review by addicted2dvd

     Beverly Hills 90210: The Pilot Episode (1990/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

The Walsh Family moves from Minnesota to Beverly Hills where twins Brandon (Jason Priestley) and Brenda (Shannon Doherty) enroll in West Beverly Hills High. Each member of this solid, all-American Midwest family is challenged by the excitement, romance and glamour of Beverly Hills.

Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Gabrielle Carteris as Andrea Zuckerman
Brian Austin Green as David Silver

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My Thoughts:
This is a series I never watched before. But figured it lasted 10 years... there must be something good about it. I went into this one curious but with low expectations. Plus I was looking forward to seeing Shannen Doherty in an early role. Who I became a fan of from watching her in Charmed. I was kinda surprised... I could barely recognize her... took me a few minutes to realize it was her. The show is better then I was expecting and I can see myself collecting the series. But it isn't one I would be super-anxious to complete. Just a good, solid series. Of course this is going only by the pilot episode... my opinion could easily change... either way... with a few more episodes.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

(From Addicted2dvd's Random TV Series Watched on May 26th, 2011)