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Singin' in the Rain, a review by Tom

Title: Singin' in the Rain
Year: 1952
Director: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Writing: Adolph Green (Original Material By), Betty Comden (Original Material By), Adolph Green (Screenwriter), Betty Comden (Screenwriter)
Rating: G
Length: 103 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 1, English: Dolby Digital 1, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Gene Kelly as Don Lockwood
Donald O'Connor as Cosmo Brown
Debbie Reynolds as Kathy Selden
Jean Hagen as Lina Lamont
Millard Mitchell as R.F. Simpson

Plot:Singin' in the Rain marks its 50th anniversary in this Deluxe Edition providing a downpour of celebratory Special Features that salute not just this all-time favorite but also the musical legacy of its producer, songwriter Arthur Freed.

Academy Award1952NominatedBest Music, Musical PictureLennie Hayton
Academy Award1952NominatedBest Supporting ActressJean Hagen
AFI1952Won100 Years of Musicals (2006)
AFI1952Won100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000)
AFI1952Won100 Years... 100 Movies (1998)
AFI1952Won100 Years... 100 Movies (2007)
AFI1952Won100 Years... 100 Passions (2002)
AFI1952Won100 Years... 100 Songs (2004)"Song": Good Morning
AFI1952Won100 Years... 100 Songs (2004)"Song": Make 'Em Laugh
AFI1952Won100 Years... 100 Songs (2004)"Song": Singin' in the Rain
BAFTA1952NominatedFilm And British Film
Directors Guild of America1953NominatedOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesStanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Golden Globe1952WonActor in a Leading Role - Musical or ComedyDonald O'Connor
Golden Globe1952NominatedPicture - Musical or ComedyArthur Freed
Writers Guild of America Awards1953WonBest Written American MusicalBetty Comden, Adolph Green

Closed Captioned
Deleted Scenes
Photo Gallery
Production Notes
Scene Access
Scoring Session Music Cues

My Thoughts:
A great classic musical. Also a fun story about the difficulties of the transition from silent movies to talkies. Like in Moulin Rouge, all the songs are not original to this movie, but are taken from older musicals. I enjoyed all of these, except maybe the one towards the end, which is too much of a showstopper and it just doesn't fit with the rest of the movie. I guess this is on purpose as the characters themselves planned this one for their talkie which is set in the past but has this modern number in it.


(From Tom's Random Reviews on August 9th, 2010)

Member's Reviews

Hot Tub Time Machine, a review by addicted2dvd

     Hot Tub Time Machine: Unrated (2010/United States)
IMDb |Wikipedia |Trailer |
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Steve Pink
Writing:Josh Heald (Screenwriter), Sean Anders (Screenwriter), John Morris (Screenwriter), Josh Heald (Story By)
Length:101 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, Spanish

John Cusack as Adam
Clark Duke as Jacob
Craig Robinson as Nick
Rob Corddry as Lou
Sebastian Stan as Blaine

Get ready to kick some serious past with the wildly inappropriate UNRATED version of HOT TUB TIME MACHINE. The outrageous laughs bubble up when four friends share a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, only to wake up with nasty hangovers in 1986! Now, nice-guy Adam (John Cusack), party animal Lou (Rob Corddry), married man Nick (Craig Robinson) and mega-nerd Jacob (Clark Duke) relive a wild night of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll!

  • Scene Access
  • Feature Trailers
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Theatrical Version and Unrated Version

My Thoughts:

I found I liked this one more then I was expecting. There is definitely a few good laughs in this film... though in my opinion there is a few spots that go too far. Mostly I am not a fan of the gross out humor. Though I imagine some of these scenes would be a bit shorter in the theatrical version... as I watched the unrated version. But over-all a fun movie and now want to check out the second one.


(From The Alphabet Marathon: Blu-ray Edition on January 18th, 2016)

Member's TV Reviews

Veronica Mars Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd

Veronica Mars
Season 3 Disc 5

17. Debasement Tapes
An ex-rock star living off nostalgia and his deceased partner's talent arrives at Hearst -- but his backing tapes don't. Mac's romantic relationships become almost as tangled as Veronica's.

My Thoughts:
A good episode... as I liked the mystery.... but not one of my favorites. What with my dislike of music and this being about a rock star really is wasted on me.

My Rating:

18. I Know What You'll Do Next Summer
Veronica's new case involves a fellow student, a Ugandan who authored a memoir about his heart-rending experiences as a child soldier. Everybody's making summer plans, from internships to jobs to surfing.

My Thoughts:
An interesting episode. The mystery wasn't that hot in my opiniion. But I liked that this episode started telling us what is happening in the future for some of our favorite characters.

My Rating:

19. Weevils Wobble
A bum knee and a bum rap. Weevil injures his knee on the job, then is fingered as the mastermind of a campus fraud ring. Luckily, he knows this smart blonde who just got her PI license.

My Thoughts:
This is an awesome episode. I enjoyed every minute of it. From beginning to end Weevil proves to be the same old Weevil from beginning to end.

My Rating:

20. The Bitch is Back
When someone starts circulating a compromising video of Veronica, she gets mad, she gets even and she gets a harrowing blast from the past.

My Thoughts:
Another excellent epsiode! Personally I would have liked to seen some more of the video that was talked about... but that is neither here nor there. But I enjoyed everything about this episode. Well everything except the ending for Keith Mars... while it is the ending that had to be for the episode... it is not the ending I would have preferred to see.

My Rating:

Season 3 Disc 5 Thoughts:
What a great ending to an awsome series! I am so sorry that this series ended after only 3 seasons. Just like all the discs beforfe it... the 5th disc has no extras what so ever but there is a 6th disc with all the bonus material... see that info below.

Veronica Mars
Season 3 Disc 6

Bonus Material:
Season 4 Presentation - This is the idea they had for the fourth season. It is a jump into the future... and Veronica Mars is an agent in the FBI. It is not the length of a full episode... it is only about 12 minutes long. But I really enjoyed where they were planning to go... I would have loved to of seen it!

Pitching Season 4 - 18 minute featurette about the hopeful 4th season. I only watched a portion of this tonight.

Going Under Cover with Rob Thomas - a 9 part featurette for the third season. Once again... only watched a portion tonight.

Webisode Gallery - pretty self explanitory... there is 5 different web features here.

Additional Scenes with Introduction by Show Creator Rob Thomas - several deleted scenes for season 3. Some of which I wish stayed in the show... some I can see why they were cut.

Gag Reel - One of my all time favorite DVD extras... I just think it is a lot of fun seeing the actors goof off or messing up their lines. This one lasts 7 minutes.

Not bad collection of extras... but I would have liked to have seen a bit more... maybe a few cast commentaries or something. I must say my favorite of the extras has to be the Season 4 Presentation followed by the Gag Reel.

(From Veronica Mars Marathon on April 20th, 2010)