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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a review by Danae Cassandra




Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Year of Release: 1964
Directed By: Larry Roemer
Starring: Burl Ives, Larry Mann, Billy Richards, Paul Soles, Stan Francis
Genre: Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Television

Overview:
Do you remember when... Rudolph visited the Island of Misfit Toys, and Santa asked Rudolph to guide his sleigh on Christmas Eve? Share the magic of this Original Christmas Classic told and sung by Burl Ives!

My Thoughts:
This was THE Christmas special when I was a kid. It was the one I searched for in the TV Guide, eagerly making sure I had control of the TV for that hour on that day. But all three generations of our family would gather round to watch. I haven't missed a year since the 70's, and this still holds up perfectly.  The blu-ray has beautiful color and clarity, and is well worth the upgrade for those who still have this on DVD.

Bechdel Test: Fail
Mako Mori Test: Fail

Overall: 5/5

(From Christmas 2016 on December 16th, 2016)

Member's Reviews

GoldenEye, a review by Tom




Title: GoldenEye
Year: 1995
Director: Martin Campbell
Rating: FSK-16
Length: 124 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: English, German, Spanish

Stars:
Pierce Brosnan
Sean Bean
Izabella Scorupco
Famke Janssen
Joe Don Baker


Extras:
Commentary
Featurettes
Music Videos
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
Pierce Brosnan is a good Bond. The movie started out really well with a great stunt. Also the opening theme is one of my favorite of the franchise (I know most Bond fans do not agree with me). But then the movie looses fast. It cannot keep up with what the first few minutes promised. But there are some highlights. I liked the chase with the tank. Judi Dench as the new M is a good choice. Samantha Bond's Moneypenny is far better than the one of the Dalton era and hits the spirit of Lois Maxwell's Moneypenny (especially her early appearences).
I didn't like the villains all that much here. Sean Bean as the renegade double-O agent is too much of a cliché. Famke Janssen as the henchwoman who always is on the verge of an orgasm is a bad joke. I liked Alan Cumming as the Russian computer wizz though.

Rating:

(From James Bond Marathon on May 18th, 2009)

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Pete's Pilots, a review by addicted2dvd



Dinotopia: the Series
Following in the thundering footsteps of the groundbreaking megaseries television event, Dinotopia, comes Dinotopia: The Series, the extraordinary odyssey of a 21st-century family stranded in an amazing prehistoric utopia. But beneath Dinotopia's surface, dangers brew. Through it all endures the boundless imagination, courage, and awesome wonder of a family lost in time—the last hope for the world on the verge of extinction.

Marooned
A family is marooned in Dinotopia as the lost paradise becomes threatened by unimagined dangers.

My Thoughts:
I blind bought this series back in April of 2005 when I saw it cheap and remembered that I did enjoy the miniseries. But for some reason I never bothered to watch a single episode till now. The pilot episode clocked in at 43 minutes. And I found myself getting a bit drowsy during the episode. As I found it a bit slow and... I don't want to say boring... but it did take an effort to get through it. I think it may have been better if it was only a half hour show. Hopefully the rest of the series will be a bit more entertaining then this episode.

My Rating:

(From Pete's Pilots on December 28th, 2009)