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The Blues Brothers, a review by addicted2dvd


     The Blues Brothers (1980/United States)

(United States)
Director:John Landis
Writing:Dan Aykroyd (Writer), John Landis (Writer)
Length:148 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: DTS: 5.1, French: DTS: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Tom Erhart as Prison Guard
Gerald Walling [Gerald Walling, S.J.] as Prison Guard
John Belushi as Joliet Jake
Walter Levine as Prison Guard
Frank Oz as Corrections Officer

Plot:Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Feature Trailers
  • Featurettes
  • BD-Live
  • D-BOX
  • Extended and Theatrical Versions, pocket BLU


My Thoughts:

I remember watching this one back in the '80s... and enjoying it well enough. But I haven't watched it since until now. It is still a decently fun film. though my memory of it was better then it actually was. The film definitely has an '80s feel to it. So it is probably a little dated... but I still found it worth the time put in to watch it. I both the 2 disc blu-ray box set with this and the sequel Blues Brothers 2000. I don't ever remember seeing the sequel but it has my curiosity piqued as it has John Goodman in it.

Rating:


(From What Movies I Been Watching on March 23rd, 2018)

Member's Reviews

The Polar Express, a review by Danae Cassandra




The Polar Express

When a young boy doubts the existence of Santa Claus, a train arrives at his house to take him on a magical journey to the North Pole, to show him the true meaning of the season, and that believing is seeing.

A personal favorite, and just about my favorite modern (post 1980) Yuletide film (the other being Tokyo Godfathers). This is a film that really puts me in the Yuletide spirit. 

The animation falls into two categories: absolutely stunning visuals and somewhat off-looking people.  I expect the people problem is because of the limits of early mocap, and I find that each year I watch the film I notice less and less that the people don't move right.  The environment, however, is brilliantly realized and absolutely magnificent.  When we saw this at the IMAX in 3D, the sequences where the train goes downhill on the tracks are fabulous.

I also really enjoy the characters, especially the girl in the group.  She's refreshingly different from most female characters in American animation, breaking stereotypes and being the leader of the group that she is.  But all of the main child characters are portrayed rather realistically, which I like. 

While there's probably too much music for Pete, I can't think of anyone else I couldn't recommend this film to. 

Overall: 3.5/5

(From Yuletide 2011 on December 24th, 2011)

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Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom


     Otto's Ottifanten (1997/Germany)
IMDb | Wikipedia

(Germany)
Length:370 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:German: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:


Ottifanten


Ottifanten are cartoon characters created by Otto Waalkes, a famous German comedian. This series is based on them and first aired in the nineties. I had watched some of the episodes when it first aired. I enjoyed them. The best humor comes from the baby, whose thoughts are voiced by Otto Waalkes himself.

Rating:

(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on June 21st, 2012)