Legion, a review by dfmorgan
Director: Scott Stewart
Cast: Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson
Overview: At a remote desert truck stop, the fate of mankind will be decided. The armies of evil are massing and the only thing standing in their way is the Archangel Michael (Paul Bettany, THE DA VINCI CODE). Fully armed and ready for battle, he is joined by a group of strangers who are about to become unwitting soldiers on the frontline of the Apocalypse. Their mission: protect a waitress and her sacred unborn child from the relentless, bloody siege of the demonic legion. With a cast that includes Dennis Quaid (G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA), Tyrese Gibson (TRANSFORMERS) and Lucas Black (JARHEAD), get ready for the ultimate fight between good and evil.
Watched: 28th. Aug 2010
My Thoughts: An OK film. Mildly enjoyable good versus evil fare. It has a couple of examples of the standard demonic possession move of running up the wall and along the ceiling if that takes your fancy.
My Rating: A little better than a so a
edited to correct Bettany
(From Dave's DVD/Blu-ray Reviews on August 29th, 2010)
Zorro's Black Whip, a review by Rogmeister
Zorro's Black Whip (1944) 12 chapters
Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet and Wallace Grissell
Cast: Linda Stirling, George J. Lewis, Lucien Littlefield, Francis McDonald, Hal Taliaferro, John Merton, John Hamilton
Despite the title, you won't find Zorro in this serial. You won't find him in it...and you won't ever hear his name mentioned in it. In this 12-chapter serial, you instead have a similar character who is known as The Black Whip. As the adventure begins, he is a masked man who is protecting the area against the badguys but he is killed before the end of the first chapter. His guise is then taken over by his sister (played by Linda Stirling) and the adventure continues from there. This was made by Republic who was probably the best at making top-notch exciting serials or cliffhangers. I have to admit I haven't yet reached the end of this serial (I'm about halfway through) but I've still made it through and I look forward to an exciting conclusion. Somehow, I expect the good guys to win...and so far, I've enjoyed what I've seen quite a bit.
This serial is now in the public domain and has been released by many companies. Mine is from The Serial Squadron, a small independent company. This is on 3 DVD-R discs and the quality is pretty nice. In recent years, they've fiddled around with some titles which has tarnished their reputation but this title remains one of their better ones.
(From DCO third annual November Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread on November 29th, 2009)
Angel Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
Angel: Season 5
19. Time Bomb
Original Air Date: 4/28/2004
Although Illyria rescues Gunn, Angel realizes she must be killed after her body begins a deadly physical breakdown which could unleash enough power to destroy the world.
I loved how this one began... I really got a kick out of how Illyria saved Gunn from the Hell Dimension. But over-all while a decent episode... it is not one I cared too much for.
(From Angel Marathon on March 24th, 2010)