Carriers, a review by Rich
Genres:Drama, Horror, Suspense/Thriller
Plot:Chris Pine (Star Trek) stars in this intense, gripping thriller about a deadly threat beyond anyone's worst nightmare. Determined to escape a lethal virus, four teens set out in search of an uncontaminated refuge, only to discover that they are far more dangerous to each other than the virus they are trying to survive. Carriers is a pulse-pounding journey into a world where laws and rules no longer apply, and no one can be trusted - not even your friends.
Lost opportunity for what started as an interesting apocalyptic movie, but fell away in to a low budgetted and weakly acted twenty-something human interest story.
It all becomes a bit over familiar, and the pointlessly intensive concentration of characterisation over the horror aspect of such a scenario that the group find themselves in is plainly ridiculous and becomes tedious.
Unimaginative, and near the bottom of the pile with regards to virus/end of world genre of movie.
(From Riches Random Reviews on January 9th, 2010)
Daylight, a review by addicted2dvd
Rob Cohen directs and Sylvester Stallone stars in this urban underwater disaster drama with big-bang special effects by Industrial Light & Magic.
An accidental explosion rips through a jammed commuter tunnel beneath the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey, sealing off both ends and trapping a diverse band of survivors inside. A disgraced former emergency medical services chief manages to reach them and then struggles through fire, noxious gases, explosions, collapsing walls, massive flooding and rats to lead them to daylight
Daylight co-stars Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Jay O. Sanders, Karen Young, Claire Bloom and Vanessa Bell Calloway. Director Cohen works again with Executive Producer Raffaella De Laurentis, with whom he made Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and Dragonheart.
This morning I felt like an action-packed disaster movie. And this is one that I always liked. Sure it has it's share of plot-holes, It is basically a leave your brain at the door pop-corn movie. But it is a good one that I enjoyed a lot. This is a Collector's Edition DVD with a nice selection of extras.
Out of A Possible 5:
(From What Movies I Been Watching on July 18th, 2009)
Charmed Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
Couldn't help myself... had to continue!
Charmed: Season 4
The Charmed ones, modern-day urban witches Phoebe (Alyssa Milano), Piper (Holly Marie Combs) and Paige (Rose McGowan), move into Season Four with deeper, darker and more deftly crafted stories. As Piper and Phoebe struggle with the loss of their older sister, they discover the existence of half-sister Paige Matthews. Possessing the power to orb as a half-Whitelighter, Paige joins the Halliwell sisters to recreate the magical triad that protects the innocent and vanquishes evil. But all may be lost as Cole's (Julian McMahon) demonic side takes over, and Leo (Brian Krause) must face his past if he is to help the sisters in a battle that could destroy them all.
With intriguing characters, amazing special effects and the perfect brew of suspense, drama, and humor, each exciting episode in this fascinating supernatural series casts a gripping spell.
1. Charmed Again
Phoebe and Piper grieve Prue's death and struggle with the demise of the Power of Three until they discover the existence of half-sister Paige, a Whitelighter.
With Shannen Doherty gone I originally thought that was the end of Charmed. But wow was I surprised to see them really pull it off. I was concerned when I first saw Paige... but at the same time I instantly liked her. It is almost a restart of the series... seeing one of "The Charmed Ones" first learning to use her powers.
2. Hell Hath No Fury
Paige steals the Book of Shadows for personal gain, while Piper's inability to deal with Prue's death makes her vulnerable to demon vigilantes.
This was a good episode... I really enjoyed it! Paige makes her first of many mistakes learning to be a witch... and Piper gets turned into a Fury. As I have said in previous post... I like when they get turned into something else. Always makes for a fun episode.
3. Enter The Demon
Paige creates havoc when she mixes potions that switches her body with Phoebe's and must battle evil that has opened a portal between two worlds.
Interesting and good episode... but a standard one. Paige makes another mistake. but fortunately the mistake that she makes helps them save the day. How convenient!
(From Charmed Marathon on June 26th, 2008)