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Look, Up In The Sky!: The Amazing Story of Superman, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: Look, Up In The Sky!: The Amazing Story of Superman
Year: 2006
Director: Kevin Burns (1955)
Rating: NR
Length: 110 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles: French

Stars:
Kevin Spacey
Gerard Jones
Forrest J Ackerman
Elliot S! Maggin
Mark Hamill
Mark Waid

Plot:
From comic books to radio shows. From TV to blockbuster motion pictures.

For nearly seventy years, the Man of Steel has delighted generations of fans and helped define the meaning of the word "hero." This definitive telling of the Superman saga traces the character's humble beginnings all the way up to his emergence as the world's mightiest pop culture icon. Includes rare footage, outtakes and exclusive interviews. Also includes a behind-the-scenes look and a special sneak peek at Superman Returns. No matter if you're a movie fan or just a Superman fan - this is the adventure you've been waiting for!

Extras:
Scene Access
Bonus Trailers
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
Watched this today for Jackie Cooper's birthday. As I felt like something from Superman but watched and reviewed all the Superman movies more then once here already... so really didn't feel like one of the movies. Plus I haven't seen this documentary since it first came out. Jackie Cooper only had one brief interview in this... but there were also several clips of him from the movies.

This is a good documentary on the Superman mythology. Starting from the very beginning of when the two 16yr old boys had their original idea for him... bringing us to pretty much current times. Covering everything from comic books to radio to television to movies. While I did like it... I could almost say it covered too much as I did start to tire of it towards the end a little. But it is enjoyable. And it was good to see some of the actors as they are now... especially the ones from the older shows. Worth watching... but don't think it is something that can be watched all that often. Unlike how I am with the movies.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Addicted2DVD's September Birthday Marathon on September 15th, 2010)

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Nancy Drew, Reporter , a review by addicted2dvd


     Nancy Drew, Reporter (1932/United States)

Mill Creek Entertainment
Director:William Clemens
Writing:Kenneth Gamet (Screenwriter), Carolyn Keene (Original Material By)
Length:68 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles:None

Stars:
Bonita Granville as Nancy Drew
John Litel as Carson Drew
Frank Thomas, Jr. as Ted Nickerson
Dickie Jones as Killer Parkins
Mary Lee as Mary

Plot:
While participating in a contest at a local newspaper in which school children are asked to submit a news story, local attorney Carson Drew's daughter Nancy intercepts a real story assignment. She "covers" the inquest of the death of a woman who was poisoned. Nancy doesn't think the young woman accused of the crime is guilty and corrals her neighbor Ted into searching for a vital piece of evidence, and they stumble onto the identity of the real killer.

Extras:
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:
I got this movie as part of a classic movie boxset... Shirley Temple and Friends... which a good friend gave to me not too long ago. I have been a fan of Nancy Drew since the TV Series in the '70s starring Pamela Sue Martin as Nancy Drew. This is the first time I ever watched any of the old Bonita Granville movies. And I found that I really liked her in the role. I will have to look into getting more of these titles. The storyline is pretty good. And I got a kick out of the characters Killer Parkins and Mary. Who were two little kids (pre-teens) making Nancy's job harder. They were there for comedic relief. This boxset came from Mills Creek Entertainment... which from experience had been really hit and miss quality wise. While the quality wasn't what I would call great... it was more then watchable. But there was no extras what so ever of course.


My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Black & White on June 23rd, 2011)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom


     Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan (2005/Japan)
IMDb | Wikipedia

(United States)
Length:169 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:English


Plot:
Imagine a future where the secret to immortality has been discovered, causing women to stop aging by the time they turn twelve. Not quite right, is it? That's why the Big Man Upstairs sends Dokuro-chan, an angelic assassin, into the past to "deal" with the sicko who messed with nature. But she decides instead to move in with her target to keep him too occupied to find eternal life. The path of nonviolence leads to a fountain of blood, as she constantly kills him by accident, only to resurrect him with a magical chant moments later.

Bokusatsu tenshi Dokuro-chan
1.01 It's a Bludgeoning Angel! Dokuro-chan!
Writer: Masaki Okayu (Original Material By), Tsutomu Mizushima (Screenwriter)
Director: Tsutomu Mizushima
Cast: Saeko Chiba (Dokuro-chan (voice)), Reiko Takagi (Sakura Kusakabe (voice)), Rie Kugimiya (Sabato-chan (voice)), Ayako Kawasumi (Shizuki Minakami (voice)), Nobuo Tobita (Zansu (voice)), Masakazu Morita (Yamazaki Sensei (voice)), Makoto Yasumura (Miyamoto (voice)), Shinnosuke Tachibana (Matsunaga (voice)), Keijin Okuda (Sasaki (voice)), Kenichi Mochizuki (Hosaka (voice)), Atsushi Imaruoka (Umezawa (voice)), Nobuyuki Tanaka (Ludwick (voice))

A fun episode. Though I never got past watching the second episode. I have enjoyed the episodes, but it already showed that its a one-joke series. Dokuro-chan's habit to bloodily kill off the main character, just to revive him again.

Rating:

(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on March 30th, 2011)