The Dark Knight Rises, a review by Tom
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon
Tom Hardy as Bane
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Blake
Anne Hathaway as Selina
Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.
My Thoughts:For me this movie is a bit of a let down. Too many stupid plot contrivances. Like why is Gordon sending all police officers down to the sewers? Doesn't he even consider in the slightest that it could be a trap?
Also it feels a lot like rehashing Batman Begins, having Bruce again locked up in a prison where he has to escape from. When I first saw it, I saw it coming very early on, who the main bad guy will turn out to be.
This movie could have been easily told in a shorter runtime. Anne Hathaway as Catwoman is great though. And I liked the ending, even though I guessed it coming.
(From Tom's Random Reviews on December 23rd, 2012)
Green Street 2: Stand Your Ground, a review by Rich
Green Street 2: Stand Your Ground
When the top players of the Green Street Elite are imprisoned following a deadly battle with their archenemies Milwall, every day becomes a fight for survival. On the inside, rival firms and prison guards will stop at nothing to make their lives a living hell, leaving the lads with no choice but to stand their ground and fight... So when the opportunity of early release arises, the boys will stop at nothing to beat Milwall to the punch.
This is quite possibly the worst film I have seen for some years. The original was dumb, but enjoyable with a certain element of reality and a decent cast. This supposed sequel doesn't have a single redeeming feature, the violence is pointless and unbelievable, amateurish choreography and B grade casting. The script is ridiculous and totally implausible, with a supposed shortass female prison guard the evil leader of all the wrongdoings. How did this ever get past the scripting stage, and more amazingly who ever agreed to fund it?
Shocking waste of time and money
(From Riches Random Reviews on May 17th, 2009)
Tom's Buffy and Angel Marathon, a review by Tom
Currently I am lending my Buffy and Angel seasons to two collegues who have never seen these shows. And all the talk I have with them now about these episodes makes me want to revisit the series again. I will watch my season sets as I am getting them back.
Title: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season One
Length: 515 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Surround , French: Dolby Digital Surround , Commentary: Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles: Dutch, English, French
Season One brings Buffy into contact with her Watcher, Giles (Head), as well as the support gang who will help her in her quest to combat evil Willow (Hannigan), Xander (Brendon), Cordelia (Carpenter) and the love of her life, Angel (Boreanaz).
(From Tom's Buffy and Angel Marathon on November 22nd, 2008)