Kiss Me, a review by Tom
Ruth Vega Fernandez as Mia
Liv Mjönes as Frida
Krister Henriksson as Lasse
Lena Endre as Elisabeth
Joakim Nätterqvist as Tim
This year's runaway hit at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Kiss Me is a stunningly rendered and honest love story about what happens when you follow your heart. When Mia and Frida's eyes meet for the first time at a party the attraction is instant. However, Mia is engaged to be married to a man she believes she loves so acting on anything seems out of the question. When subsequent circumstances throw the two women together, openly gay Frida finds it impossible to resist seducing Mia, and Mia finds it impossible to resist. Soon, Mia must choose between following her heart or fulfilling everyone else's expectations of her. A candid and beautiful film, Kiss Me is a classic lesbian movie in the making.
My Thoughts:Not really any surprises, but a really nice watch with a happy ending. I can recommend it and see myself watching it again.
(From Lesbian Movie Marathon on February 2nd, 2013)
The Birds, a review by Tom
Title: The Birds
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Length: 115 Min.
Video: Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Mono, German: Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
Nothing equals The Birds for sheer terror when Alfred Hitchcock unleashes his foul friends in one of his most shocking and memorable masterpieces. As beautiful blonde Melanie Daniels ('Tippi' Hedren) rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), she is inexplicably attacked by a seagull. Suddenly thousands of birds are flocking into town, preying on school-children and residents in a terrifying series of attacks. Soon Mitch and Melanie are fighting for their lives against a deadly force that can't be explained and can't be stopped in one of Hollywood's most horrific films of nature gone berserk.
Tippi Hedren's Screen Test
Universal News Reels
My Thoughts:I am not very much of a horror film fan. I know these bird attacks should be creepy and all, but it just isn't doing it for me. Also the bird sounds were just annoying. For me it sounded like cats cries.
Also I feel that the first half of the movie is disconnected with the second half of the movie. I know most people find it okay that there is no reason given why the birds attack. Usually I would agree, but having no reason given just makes it seem like Mel arriving on the island and playing her prank and then the bird attacks are two movie storylines just thrown together for the fun of it. I had expected that her bringing the two love birds is the cause that the other birds were going crazy.
(From Alfred Hitchcock Marathon on February 14th, 2010)
My PILOT Marathon, a review by Rich
Title: Sledge Hammer!: Season One
Plot:In the fall of 1986, an unsuspecting TV nation met a new kind of comedy hero who made Rambo look like Pee Wee Herman. David Rasche starred as the trigger-happy lawman whose hatred of criminal scum and yogurt eatin' creeps was matched only by his love of excessive force and a .44 Magnum. Over the next two seasons, this hilariously deranged lampoon of DIRTY HARRY and plenty of other targets became one of the most notorious series in television history and launched a rabid cult of fans that grows to this day. This is SLEDGE HAMMER!
The complete first season of SLEDGE HAMMER! is now newly re-mastered (including removal of the laugh track) and loaded with an arsenal of exclusive extras that features uncensored footage, all-new interviews with stars David Rasche, Harrison Page and Anne-Marie Martin, audio commentaries and more, all given the "Hammer" seal of approval by Series Creator & Executive Producer Alan Spencer.
1. Under the Gun (Pilot)
Great series that begins with this pilot as it meant to carry on, slapstick and stupid, Naked Gun meets Dirty Harry.
The pilot deals with the introduction of Sledge and the gorgeous Dori Doreau, and despite being over 20 years old it feels current in its style and laughter inducers. It takes the piss out of many cop shows, and in Sledge you get a comical hero that you have to love.
Belly laughed all the way through this opener, and it took me back to when we used to view this series on ITV late on Friday nights after the pub.
(From My PILOT Marathon on September 29th, 2009)