Timer , a review by Tom
Emma Caulfield as oona o'leary
Scott Holroyd as brian
Kali Rocha as matchmaker patty
Katherine Von Till as local news anchor
Ho-Kwan Tse as scientist
What if a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate? Heartbreak is a thing of the past thanks to a bio-technological wrist implant called the TiMER which tells you how long you have to wait for true love. But Oona (EMMA CAULFIELD) faces the rare dilemma of a blank TiMER. Her soul mate - whoever and wherever he is - hasn’t had a TiMER implanted. Staring down the barrel of thirty, Oona breaks her own rules and falls for Mickey (JOHN PATRICK AMEDORI), a charming and inappropriately young supermarket clerk. One problem: Mickey is destined to meet his true love in four months. Jac Schaeffer’s smart and delightful romantic comedy asks the question... would you want to know?
My Thoughts:This movie came to my attention because it stars Emma Caulfield (Anya from Buffy). This was a nice romantic comedy. The concept with the timer was an interesting twist. Emma Caulfield was very fitting in this role. Interesting tidpit: Kali Rocha, who played Anya's demon friend Halfrek on Buffy, is the employee at the TiMER shop.
(From Tom's Random Reviews on June 2nd, 2011)
Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum, a review by Tom
Title: Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum
Director: Patrick Alessandrin
Length: 101 Min.
Video: Widescreen 2.35
Audio: French: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
D13-U DISTRICT 13 ULTIMATUM
Three years after bringing order to the District, Damien and Leito return on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is now controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.
This second instalment offers a heady mix of gang violence and breathtaking chase sequences, bigger and better than before. Raffaelli and Belle re-team to run, flip, jump, tumble, twist, punch, kick and head-butt their way to saving the slum from destruction.
My Thoughts:This movie is very similar to its predecessor. I remembered it having more action, but even that is similar to the first movie. If you are bothered by a sequel rehashing the first movie, then you maybe won't like it that much. But if you enjoyed the first one and are not bothered by it, then you probably also will enjoy the second one.
(From Tom's Random Reviews on November 22nd, 2009)
Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom
Kosuke Fujishima's unforgettable story of every hapless college boy's dream comes to life! Keiichi Morisato is an engineering student, top driver of his campus racing club, and not very lucky with the ladies. While calling for take-out food one evening, a wrong number puts him in contact with the "Goddess Hotline." One misplaced wish later, Keiichi find himself blessed with Belldandy, the perfect girlfriend and a goddess in every sense of the word. Unfortunately, she doesn't have any idea how to act in the human world, and her presence quickly gets Keiichi kicked out of the dorms. Fortunately for Keiichi, his troubles have just begin!
1.01 Kimi wa Megami-sama? (2005-01-06)
Writer: Kosuke Fujishima (Original Material By), Hiroaki Goda (Screenwriter)
Director: Hiroaki Goda
Cast: Japanese Voice Cast), Kikuko Inoue (Belldandy (voice)), Masami Kikuchi (Keiichi Morisato (voice)), Issei Futamata (Ohtaki (voice)), Kiyoyuki Yanada (Tamiya (voice)), Mamiko Noto (Sayoko Mishima (voice)), Kan Tanaka (Professor Kokuta (voice)), Koichi Sakaguchi (Clerk (voice)), Noriko Shitaya (Hijiri (voice)), Wataru Hatano (Male student (voice)), Takafumi Kawakami (Auto Club Member (voice)), Sayaka Narita (Tennis Club Member (voice)), Rie Kanda (Tennis Club Member (voice)), Hikaru Ikeda (TV Narrator (voice)), Yumi Tohma (Narrator (voice)), Aya Hisakawa (Narrator (voice)), English Voice Cast), Eileen Stevens (Belldandy (voice)), Drew Aaron (Keiichi Morisato (voice)), Scottie Ray (Ohtaki (voice)), Marc Thompson (Tamiya (voice)), Karen Nell (Sayoko Mishima (voice)), Dan Green (Professor Kokuta (voice)), Michele Omedlin (Hijiri (voice)), Kevin T. Collins (Auto Club Member (voice))
Compared to the older OVA series, this one takes it rather slow. Which isn't a bad thing, because they have more time to develop the characters. This episode spends all the time to introduce Keiichi. Belldandy's first appearance is in the last scene. The last scene is what the OVA series began with.
I have also reviewed this series here.
(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on March 25th, 2011)