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Clerks, a review by DJ Doena


View Askew is the production company of Kevin Smith and the "View Askewniverse" is the movie universe that comprises of all the Jay and Silent Bob movies.

Clerks



Brian O'Halloran    ...    Dante Hicks
Jeff Anderson   ...    Randal Graves
Marilyn Ghigliotti   ...    Veronica Loughran
Lisa Spoonhauer   ...    Caitlin Bree
Jason Mewes   ...    Jay
Kevin Smith   ...    Silent Bob

Clerks tells the story of Dante and Randal who work in two close-by stores, a small convienent store and a video store. They don't work much but instead they talk about sex, movies and former girlfriends.

Clerks was the first movie of Kevin Smith and was shot in black'n'white.

My Opinion:
This movie is just too funny. How do you get such ideas? If you like Smith's humour in general you will love this flick.

(From "View Askewniverse"-Mini-Marathon on February 3rd, 2008)

Member's Reviews

Madhouse, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: Madhouse
Movie Count: 74
TV Ep Count: 38
Other  Count: 2
Time Started: 7am
Plot:
Masters Of macabre Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Robert Quarry give performances to die for in this "diverting little chiller" ('Boxoffice')! When horror star Paul Toombes' fiancee is brutally killed, he loses more than his job... he loses his mind. But twelve years later, when he returns to TV -- only to discover a fresh batch of corpses -- Paul finally begins to understand that melodrama can be murder on your career!

My Thoughts:
Since Jimmy, a friend on one of the boards I posts these to, requested a review for this movie I thought it was about time for me to watch it. Being a Vincent Price movie alone is a good indicator that you will want to check the movie out at least once. This one I would say is a good movie... but not one of the best Vincent Price movies I have ever seen. I am glad I added it to my collection though. In this movie they show clips of what they say is clips from old Dr. Death movies... in reality they used clips from old Vincent Price movies, including "The Pit and the Pendulum", "Tales of Terror", "Scream and Scream Again" and "The Raven". Unfortunately for me.... there is several scenes with spiders. I hate spiders... I have arachnophobia pretty bad... so even the sight of spiders do tend to bother me at times.


My Rating
Out of a Possible 5


(From My Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2008 on October 23rd, 2008)

Member's TV Reviews

My PILOT Marathon, a review by Rich




Title: Fat Friends: Series One

Certificate:15
Year:2000


Plot:Series 1 of ITV1's BAFTA nominated comedy drama Fat Friends has finally arrived on DVD.

Meet Betty, Kelly, Lauren, Alan, Val, Jamie, Aysha and Joan. They are all shapes and sizes and come from all walks of life but there's something which unites them all - a constant struggle with their weight. Every week, the group meets up at 'Superslimmers' for the all-important weigh-in. Will it be euphoria at the loss of a couple of pounds - or desperation when the scales reveal that elusive target weight is slipping further away?

Written by Kay Mellor (Girls' Night, Playing the Field, Band of Gold) and starring Alison Steadman (Abigail's Party, Shirley Valentine), Gaynor Faye (Coronation Street), Josie Lawrence (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and Janet Dibley (Eastenders).

1 Love Me Slender


My Review:
Family friendly comedy, focussing on the current fascination of dieting and fat clubs, with the obvious jokes associated with such.
Some good laugh out loud moments, but generally not enough to inspire immediate further viewing of the series nor anything but an average rating.
Interesting to see Ruth Jones and James Corden (writers and stars of Gavin & Stacey) in early roles. plus Alison Steadman who plays Gavins mum.
 :-\



(From My PILOT Marathon on September 28th, 2009)