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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, a review by addicted2comics

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

The Plot: Three orphans try to escape the evil Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) as he stops at nothing to steal their inheritance. Each orphan possesses a special skill. Violet is an inventor, Claus reads and memorizes everything, and Suny bites things.

My Thoughts: Right off the bat, it was a rather disappointing role for Jim carrey, they could have done more with his comedic talents in this movie. I loved the story of it all in all, especial the call-backs that keep being said about "The Littlest Elf". It was an ok movie, but I never really reaed  the books, so I'm not sure how well it stuck to the original material either. I give it a 3.5 out of 5.

(From Addicted2comics(:P)'s Official Review Thread!!! on February 23rd, 2010)

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...and God Created Woman, a review by Danae Cassandra

...and God Created Woman (Et Dieu... créa la femme)
Year of Release: 1956
Directed By: Roger Vadim
Starring: Brigitte Bardot, Curd Jurgens, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Christian Marquand
Genre: Drama, Romance

The astounding success of Roger Vadim's And God Created Woman revolutionized the foreign film market and turned Brigitte Bardot into an international star. Bardot stars as Juliett, an 18-year-old orphan whose unbridled appetite for pleasure shakes up all of St. Tropez: her sweet but naïve husband Michel (Jean-Louis Trintignant) endures beatings, insults, and mambo in his attempts to tame her wild ways. Criterion presents this milestone of cinematic naughtiness in a stunning new 16x9 Eastmancolor transfer, supervised by the late director.

My Thoughts:
This is the film that launched Bardot's career, the film that made her a sex symbol. She's gorgeous here, all lush yet innocent sexuality. She captivates on screen. She's also a pretty good actress - her Juliette comes off superficial and selfish, a pursuer of her own pleasures above everything, yet look deeper and you'll see it's her insecurity and search for happiness and love that make her this way. The supporting cast is equally pretty good, and St. Tropez is beautifully photographed. Tame by today's standards, this film caused quite the stir when it came out. It's still worth seeing today, even with the problematic, basically misogynistic, ending.

Bechdel Test: Fail

Overall: 3.5/5

(From Within My (Mom's) Lifetime Marathon on July 12th, 2015)

Member's TV Reviews

Tales from the Crypt Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd

Tales from the Crypt: Season 1

1. The Man Who Was Death
Niles Talbot moved from the country to the big city to get a job as an electrician but ended up as an executioner. His trouble begins when he's suddenly unemployed and decides to take the law into his own hands.

Guest Stars:
Bill Sadler
J.W. Smith
Roy Brocksmith
David Wohl

My Thoughts:
This is of course our first look at the Cryptkeeper so he isn't in any special get-up as he likes to do in many of the episodes.... while this first episode is good... it really didn't impress me as much as many of the other ones did. I just didn't find the story that interesting.  

My Rating:

(From Tales from the Crypt Marathon on December 21st, 2009)