Miss Congeniality, a review by Dragonfire
Legs waxed. Lips glossed. Gun ready. FBI Agent Gracie Hart is going undercover as a hopeful eager to be the next Miss United States. But Gracie doesn't have a beauty-pageant bone in her body.
Sandra Bullock gets physical in 'Miss Congeniality', bringing her powerhouse talent for physical comedy to the role of an operative posing as a pageant contestant in order to ferret out a terrorist targeting the event. Michael Caine deliciously plays the frustrated consultant hired to turn the FBI's Dirty Harriet into a poised beauty. And Benjamin Bratt, Candice Bergen, William Shatner and Ernie Hudson also score points for hilarity in this box-office smash. From big laughs to sly quips, 'Miss' hits.
I love this movie and have watched it many times. This was actually one of the first DVDs I got. This type of comedy is what Sandra Bullock does best and it would be nice if she did it more often. How Gracie was trying to fit in at the pageant was really funny. Vic, the guy who was helping her act like a pageant contestant, was really funny. There was also a bit of action added in and the end of the pageant was hilarious. Unfortunately, the sequel wasn't that great.
(From Dragonfire: What I've Been Watching on December 29th, 2008)
Idaho Transfer, a review by Tom
MOVIE / DVD INFO:
Title: Idaho Transfer
Director: Peter Fonda
Length: 85 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Stereo
A secret scientific project sends a group of young Idaho college students 56 years into the future... to the year 2044. Their mission is unknown, but the pieces of the puzzle slowly fall into place when they find out that all of humanity has been wiped out by an environmental holocaust. In order to save the human race, a handful of youths from the past must permanently settle in the ecological nightmare of this future world. As a few of the students travel even further ahead in time, they are relieved to learn that humankind has recovered from the edge of extinction... or has it?
Filmed at the Craters of the Moon National Monument in Butte County, Idaho, this film is noted for its stunning location shots, haunting cinematography, and simple yet effective special effects.
Not my cup of tea. It is a little slow for my taste. Maybe it is a movie which gets better when you watch it a second time.
(From Tom's Time-Travel Movie Reviews on February 24th, 2008)
Tru Calling Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
Tru Calling Marathon
Image: With this little girl killed in an apartment fire... Tru anxiously waits to be asked for help.
Episode 2 - Putting Out Fires
As Tru tries to prevent the deaths of a fireman and a little girl killed in an apartment fire, she finds herself falling in love.
Benjamin Benitez as Gardez
Kristoffer Polaha as Mark Evans
Michael Trucco as Nick Kelly
Halie Zastre as Samantha
Jillian Fargey as Diane
Reece Thompson as Kevin
This is another episode I enjoyed.... pretty much just as much as I did the pilot episode. I am glad they separated Tru and he college professor early on into the series. I like her being single and open to a relationship better for some reason.
Bonus Features for this Episode:
- Deleted Scenes
(From Tru Calling Marathon on April 27th, 2010)