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The Revenant, a review by Tom


     The Revenant (2011/United Kingdom)
IMDb | Wikipedia

Universal Pictures (United Kingdom)
Director:Kerry Prior
Writing:Kerry Prior (Writer)
Length:118 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.35
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, German: DTS 5.1
Subtitles:Dutch, English, French, German

Stars:
David Anders as Bart Gregory
Chris Wylde as Joey Luebner
Louise Griffiths as Janet
Jacy King as Mathilda
Eric Payne as Baily

Plot:
Dead soldier Bart Gregory has two problems: 1) he's a zombie and 2) he needs blood - lots of blood - or he'll "die" all over again. Turning to his best buddy Joey for support, the two hatch a plan to guarantee supply and create a win-win situation. Convinced that no one will miss the drug dealers and killers of their corrupt city, the friends become "The Vigilante Gun Slingers", turning the scum of the streets into snacks for Bart... Both belly-bustin' and blood-thirsty, The Revenant is a fantastic action-packed horror comedy with a difference!

Extras:
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:
The first movie I have seen is "The Revenant". This one is really funny. It stars David Anders, whom I know from "Heroes". His character has died and he awakens. He looks like a zombie but he still has his full mind. His behaviour is more like a vampire. His best friend helps him getting human blood, which he needs.

Rating:

(From FantasyFilmFest 2011 on September 8th, 2011)

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Billy the Kid versus Dracula, a review by Antares


Billy the Kid versus Dracula (1966) 28/100 - OK, so first, a little backstory. For the last ten days I've been dealing with a severely pinched nerve in my upper back, which doesn't really let me sleep at night. TCM is showcasing horror films on Thursday nights all this month, and given the choice between Infomercials, Moonshiners, Botox bitches or bad B-movie horror schlock, I'll take the schlock. It's amazing that they wasted what little money they spent on this 'film', because the acting was horrid, even John Carradine, who played Dracula as if he had his hand out waiting for the miniscule paycheck he would receive for being the lone 'star' of this movie. I'm definitely being overly generous with my rating, but it passed the time I was unable to sleep, so it gets a few points for that.

What the color coding means...

Teal = Masterpiece
Dark Green = Classic or someday will be
Lime Green = A good, entertaining film
Orange = Average
Red = Cinemuck
Brown = The color of crap, which this film is


(From Antares' Short Summations on October 12th, 2013)

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Marathon, a review by DJ Doena


Season 4


Disc 1

The Way of the Warrior
Synopsis: A rather large fleet of klingon ships under the command of General Martok arrives at the station and their true intentions remain unclear. But then they start to search ships that try to leave the bajoran sector to look for changelings. Sisko needs a Klingon to shed some light into this: Lt. Cmdr. Worf, son of Mogh. But when the fleet departs for an attack on Cardassia (that is infiltrated by Founders - or so do the Klingons believe), Worf has to make a choice: To stay with Starfleet or to rejoin his people.

My Opinion: Hawk is back! ;) This was a great start to the season. Worf and Martok are great additions to the show and I like how fluent the concept of good and bad guys is. Except for Babylon 5 in other shows of that time the good guys remain good and the bad guys remain the bad guys. There's rarely a grey area. Yes, the Klingons have been the bad guys once, but since the start of TNG they basically belonged to the good guys and that didn't change - until now. It also often happened that a race was portrayed in a certain way and there were only a few exceptions to that general portrayal. Only Humans had been shown in all variations of grey. That is also due to the fact that TNG has shown a certain race rarely twice (except for the Klingons). DS9 with it's "port of call" concept has broken with that and has shown all kinds of Bajorans, Klingons, Cardassians and will continue to do so.

The Visitor
Synopsis: An accident happens aboard the Defiant and Sisko gets vaporized and his son is shocked. But a few months later Ben Sisko reappears in Jake's quarters and disappears again. Then a year later it happens again. Ben is caught in some kind of subspace bubble and Jake (who was involved in the original accident) is his anchor to this world. While his life goes on, he spends his time either with writing or studying subspace mechanics and after fifty years, Jake has figured out how to save his father.

My Opinion: In general, I liked this episode and (again) the relationship between Jake and his father. The story is very emotional and very well told. What bugs me is the fact that the Dominion war didn't seem to have happened in that timeline. Firstly this contradicts the things we have learned so far about the Dominion infiltration of the AQ (e.g. in The Adversary) and secondly because that would mean that Sisko's survival would lead to the greatest war in the history of the AQ with its millions of deaths.

Hippocratic Oath
Synopsis: O'Brien and Bashir detect a crash-landed ship along a trading route in the GQ. But when they approach the planet they get shot down and have to face a group of Jem'Hadar. But these are not regular Jem'Hadar, these one want to be free and for this they need to free themselves from the Ketracel-white drug. Bashir doesn't believe this is possible due to his experiences with the Jem'Hadar infant in the previous year.

My Opinion: For the first time since the start of their friendship a rift has been created between Miles and Julian. Although it was sad to see, their behaviour was very fitting to each character. Miles has fought in the cardassian border wars and seen what an ruthless enemy is capable of and Julian is still a very enthusiastic doctor who values life above all else. But I am glad that their friendship will survive things like that.
And now we've seen Jem'Hadar who can think and act outside their genetically programmed pattern. Again a race has been shown more than one-dimensional and it will happen again.

(From Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Marathon on November 2nd, 2008)