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Cheaper by the Dozen, a review by snowcat


Cheaper by the Dozen – 2003
Director – Shawn Levy
Running Time – 98 minutes
Stars: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Tom Welling, Ashton Kutcher

To me having 12 children sounds like an insurance scam, long since are the times when people in the western world have needed big families to provide for them.

Cheaper by the Dozen follows Tom and Kate Baker (Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt) Tom grew up on a farm with a large family whilst Kate had a lonely childhood, the two meet in college and fall in love, shortly after they are married Kate finds she is pregnant, this child is followed by 11 more, including  two sets of twins.

So back to the present and 11 of the kids are still living at home, they all seem to be working together as a team except one small ginger boy who wears glasses, his appearance is different to the other kids and they have nicknamed him “Fed Ex” because “The Fed Ex man must have dropped him off” we shortly find out that Tom has been offered his dream job, whilst Kate's book has found a publisher. They move from there country house to a town where they don't seem to fit in. Upon arrival Kate finds she will be going on a book tour and will be leaving Tom alone with the kids, but will he be able to juggle his new job and 11 kids?

I was very surprised by this film, I watched the sequel in the cinema before I had seen this one, I didn't really enjoy it I found it boring and un-funny. But this was brilliant, a great family film with a few laughs added in, Ashton Kutcher seems to be mocking himself which was quite funny, and the interaction between the children is great. Cheaper by the Dozen is a film I will definitely watch again, and for those who haven't seen it id recommend it.

(From Emma's Film Reviews (snowcat) on November 20th, 2009)

Member's Reviews

Nosferatu, a review by addicted2comics



Title: Nosferatu: The First Vampire: Arrow Special Collector's Series
Year: 1998
Director: F. W. Murnau [F.W. Murnau]
Rating: NR
Length: 67 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:

Stars:
Max Schreck
Alexander Granach
Gustav von Wagenheim
G. H. Schell
Ruth Landshoff
John Gottowt

Plot:
F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu is an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. It recounts the eternal battle between good and evil, love and hate, innocence and death. A young man must combat the devil incarnate in the form of the sinister Count Orlock, better known as Nosferatu - The Undead, in order to save his soul and the woman he loves.

Nosferatu represents one of the first treatments of the Vampire on film and remains a classic in cinematic history. This updated version will both thrill and horrify new generations for years to come with an original soundtrack by Type O Negative. Murnau's Nosferatu can truly be called The First Vampire.

Extras:
Feature Trailers
Music Videos

My Thoughts:

Yes, I'm watching horror when my father can't! :P I had to do it!!

I've seen Nosferatu before. The movie was good, you're basic (and first, after the Dracula book) vampire story. Since it was shot silenmtly, I always had to rush when it came to reading, or paused it time after time, which got a little annoying. The background music was awesome in my opinion. (Keep on rockin', Type O Negative!!! :dance: ) The black and white and no sound didn't bother me, except for one thing - - - it seemed so peaceful with that nice horror-like music that I near fell asleep while it was going, and, keep in mind that opening intro included, the movie moved to end credits about an hour in.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Doing the ABC's Movie Style!! on July 23rd, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

Grey's Anatomy: Complete Fifth Season, a review by addicted2dvd


     Grey's Anatomy: Complete Fifth Season: More Moments (2008/United States)

Live for the moment. The hottest show on television burns even brighter in its explosive fifth season. Dive deeper into the lives and loves of Grey's Anatomy in this sensational seven-disc set!

Your favorite characters struggle and thrive as they enter uncharted territories of life. Discover what happens in the on-again, off-again world of Derek and Meredith, and witness the budding relationship between Cristina and Owen, Seattle Grace's newest doctor.

Experience every heart-stopping moment of prime time's sexiest, star-studded drama, complete with never-before-seen bonus features, including one extended episode available on DVD. It's a must-have for any Grey's Anatomy fan!

EPISODES:
1. Dream a Little Dream of Me (Part 1)
2. Dream a Little Dream of Me (Part 2)
3. Here Comes the Flood
4. Brave New World
5. There's No 'I' in Team
6. Life During Wartime
7. Rise Up
8. These Ties That Bind
9. In the Midnight Hour
10. All By Myself
11. Wish You Were Here
12. Sympathy for the Devil
13. Stairway to Heaven
14. Beat Your Heart Out
15. Before and After
16. An Honest Mistake
17. I Will Follow You Into the Dark
18. Stand By Me
19. Elevator Love Letter
20. Sweet Surrender
21. No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance)
22. What a Difference a Day Makes
23. Here's to Future Days
24. Now or Never

Stars:
Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey
Sandra Oh as Dr. Cristina Yang
Katherine Heigl as Dr. Isobel "Izzy" Stevens
Justin Chambers as Dr. Alex Karev
T. R. Knight as Dr. George O'Malley
Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens, Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber

Extras:
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Closed Captioned


My Thoughts:
I just finished watching season 5. An excellent season. Possibly my favorite season of the series so far. My favorite episodes in this set is the multi-part season finale. What a cliffhanger at the end. So much so that I couldn't wait to start season six!


My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Addicted2dvd's Random TV Series Watched on November 30th, 2011)