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Shooter, a review by DJ Doena


June, 7th


Mark Wahlberg    ...    Bob Lee Swagger
Michael Peña   ...    Nick Memphis
Danny Glover   ...    Colonel Isaac Johnson
Kate Mara   ...    Sarah Fenn
Elias Koteas   ...    Jack Payne
Rhona Mitra   ...    Alourdes Galindo

Synopsis: Bob Lee Swagger was an Army Rangers sharpshooter but during a mission in Ethiopia his spotter gets killed and he has to escape without any backup since this mission was an illegal operation. Three years later he has retired and lives in the Rocky Mountains until his government needs his help again. Someone wants to shoot the president from over a mile away and they need his expertise to find the killer. But suddenly Bob Lee finds himself being the suspected killer and is hunted by every law enforcement department the US has to offer.

My Opinion: It's a very interesting thriller with nice references to the JFK murder. Mark Wahlberg might not be the best actor but I think he plays roles where his character is of a simple nature (like his role here or in Four Brothers) very well and believable. I also liked how they managed to show many different landscapes in which a sniper has to work in (steppe, a city, forest, snow, ...) without making it unrealistic.

(From DJ Doena's movie watchings 2009 on June 18th, 2009)

Member's Reviews

Batman Forever, a review by Tom


     Batman Forever (1995/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

Warner Home Video (United Kingdom)
Director:Joel Schumacher
Writing:Bob Kane (Original Characters By), Lee Batchler (Story By), Janet Scott Batchler (Story By), Lee Batchler (Screenwriter), Janet Scott Batchler (Screenwriter), Akiva Goldsman (Screenwriter)
Length:122 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.85
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Catalonian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:Catalonian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Other, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Stars:
Val Kilmer as Batman/Bruce Wayne
Tommy Lee Jones as Harvey Two-Face/Harvey Dent
Jim Carrey as Riddler/Edward Nygma
Nicole Kidman as Dr. Chase Meridian
Chris O'Donnell as Robin/Dick Grayson

Plot:
Riddle me this, riddle me that, you'll find adventure on the wings of a bat! Brace for excitement as Val Kilmer (Batman), Tommy Lee Jones (Two-Face), Jim Carrey (the Riddler), Nicole Kidman (Dr. Chase Meridian) and Chris O'Donnell (Robin) star in the third formidable film in the Warner Bros.' Batman Series. Joel Schumacher directs and Tim Burton co-produces this thrill-ride of a movie that thunders along on Batmobile, Batwing, Batboat, Batsub and bold heroics. Hang on!

Awards:
Won:
ASCAP Awards (1996)  Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures ("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me": Adam Clayton, The Edge, Bono, Larry Mullen, Jr.)
ASCAP Awards (1996)  Top Box Office Films (Elliot Goldenthal)
BMI Film & TV Music Awards (1996)  Most Performed Song from a Film ("Kiss From a Rose": Seal)
MTV Movie Awards (1996)  Best Song From A Movie ("Kiss From a Rose": Seal)
Nominated:
Academy Award (1995)  Best Cinematography (Stephen Goldblatt)
Academy Award (1995)  Best Sound (Donald O. Mitchell, Frank A. Montaño, Michael Herbick, Petur Hliddal)
Academy Award (1995)  Best Sound Effects Editing (John Leveque, Bruce Stambler)
American Society of Cinematographers Awards (1996)  Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases (Stephen Goldblatt)
Golden Globe (1995)  Original Song ("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me": Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen (Music); Bono (Lyrics))
Golden Raspberry Awards (1995)  Worst "Original" Song ("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me": Bono, Bono (Lyrics))
Grammy Awards (1996)  Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television (Elliot Goldenthal (For "Batman Forever"))
MTV Movie Awards (1996)  Best Song From A Movie ("Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me": Bono)
MTV Movie Awards (1996)  Best Villain (Jim Carrey)
MTV Movie Awards (1996)  Best Villain (Tommy Lee Jones)
MTV Movie Awards (1996)  Most Desirable Female (Nicole Kidman)
MTV Movie Awards (1996)  Most Desirable Male (Val Kilmer)
Saturn (1995)  Best Costumes (Bob Ringwood, Ingrid Ferrin)
Saturn (1995)  Best Fantasy Film
Saturn (1995)  Best Makeup (Rick Baker, Ve Neill, Yolanda Toussieng)
Saturn (1995)  Best Special Effects (John Dykstra, Thomas L. Fisher, Andrew Adamson, Eric Durst)

Extras:
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Music Videos
  • Photo Gallery
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
I know that I am not in the majority here, but I like this movie. It is not as good as the first one, but it is more fun. It's my favorite of the old Batman movies. It is a good balance between dark and serious and campy fun. Refreshing after the second movie which took itself too seriously.
Although I don't like Val Kilmer's Bruce Wayne. But he did a good job as Batman.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on December 3rd, 2011)

Member's TV Reviews

Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Show Reunion Movies, a review by addicted2dvd



The Incredible Hulk Returns
The Incredible Hulk is back...But is he any match for the Mighty Thor?
It's been two years since his last transformation, and Dr. David Banner (Bill Bixby) has developed a new Gamma Transponder that he hopes will cure him of his inner monster forever. But when a former colleague unearths the frozen tomb of an ancient Norse warrior king, the Mighty Thor (Eric Allan Kramer) is unleashed upon 20th Century society. Can the Hulk (Lou Ferrigno) end the rampage of this mead-crazed barbarian, or will the two raging beasts become allies to save both the Transponder and the woman Banner loves?

Six years after their hit series ended, Bixby, Ferrigno and Jack Colvin (as nosy reporter Jack McGee) returned for this top-rated television movie. Tim Thomerson, Charles Napier, Lee Purcell and Steve Levitt co-star in this action-packed fan favorite that Stomp Tokyo calls "quite possibly the best thing to come out of the series!"


My Thoughts:
Another show I always enjoyed in my younger years. This one was a great reunion movie. In it The Incredible Hulk teams up with The Mighty Thor. This made it twice the fun for me... as I used to watch the Thor cartoons when I was a kid as well. This reunion movie always felt like it should have also served as a pilot for a series for The Mighty Thor! I know I would have loved it as they made both the characters likable as well as interesting... I think it could have been a lot of fun!

NOTE: Jimmy... this is just another recycled review... no need to add it to the list. :)

Well... this brings another Weekend Movie Marathon to an end. Another marathon that I really enjoyed every minute of. As usual... would love to hear comments/opinions on any/all of the above.. whether you agree with me or not... we may not agree... but I would always respect other people's opinion!


(From Weekend Movie Marathon: TV Show Reunion Movies on June 15th, 2008)