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Goldfinger, a review by Tom




Title: Goldfinger
Year: 1964
Director: Guy Hamilton
Rating: FSK-16
Length: 105 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio: German: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish: Dolby Digital Mono, English: Dolby Digital Mono, Commentary: Dolby Digital Mono, Commentary: Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles: Danish, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Stars:
Sean Connery
Honor Blackman
Gert Frobe
Shirley Eaton
Tania Mallet

Extras:
Commentary
Featurettes
Photo Gallery
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
A great Bond. Probably one of the finest. "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die" is one of my favorite lines in the Bond franchise.
Q is becoming the gadget master that we know and love.
But I must admit, that the movie dragged a little towards the end for me.

Rating:

(From James Bond Marathon on February 14th, 2009)

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Gupt: The Hidden Truth, a review by Tom


     Gupt: The Hidden Truth (1997/India)
IMDb | Wikipedia

Eros International (United Kingdom)
Director:Rajiv Rai
Writing:Naeem Shah (Screenwriter), Rajiv Rai (Screenwriter), Shabbir Boxwalla (Screenwriter), Rajiv Rai (Story By)
Length:172 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.35
Audio:Hindi: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:English

Stars:
Bobby Deol as Saahil
Manisha Koirala as Sheetal
Kajol as Eesha
Prem Chopra
Raza Murad

Plot:
Saahil (Bobby Deol) is "framed" for the murder of his stepfather, the Governor. Witnesses testify that Saahil made an attempt on the Governor's life at his birthday party. Saahil's motive for killing the Governor is that he was forcing Saahil to marry Sheetal (Manisha Moirala), the daughter of wealthy businessman, while Saahil wanted to marry Eesha (Kajol), a childhood friend. Even Saahil's mom, who stoped him from attacking the Governor at the party, testifies against him in court. Saahil escapes from prison to find the real killer and clears himself. How will he go about finding the killer? Who is the real killer? Is it Eesha? Is it Sheetal? Or is it Saahil's mom? Everyone is a suspect!

Awards:
Won:
Filmfare Awards (1998)  Best Background Score Award (Viju Shah)
Filmfare Awards (1998)  Best Editing Award (Rajiv Rai)
Filmfare Awards (1998)  Best Villain Award (Kajol)
Nominated:
Filmfare Awards (1998)  Best Director Award (Rajiv Rai)
Filmfare Awards (1998)  Best Female Playback Award ("Mere Khwaabon Mein Tu": Alka Yagnik)
Filmfare Awards (1998)  Best Movie Award
Filmfare Awards (1998)  Best Music Director Award (Viju Shah)
Filmfare Awards (1998)  Best Supporting Actor Award (Om Puri)

Extras:
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Music Videos
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:
Not really a good movie, but it has its merits. It started out okay, dragged in the middle and I was reminded of a Bud Spencer type of movie. The ending was better again with a nice performance by Kajol (she is after all the reason that this one made it into my collection). I am not sure if it is a bad thing that I knew from the beginning who will turn out to be the real killer.
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The songs looked like they could be enjoyable, but sadly there weren't any subtitles for these.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on January 2nd, 2011)

Member's TV Reviews

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete Second Season marathon, a review by Achim


8. Mr. Ferguson Is Ill Today
John and Riley’s getaway to Mexico has unforeseen consequences that bring the entire group south of the border and Sarah face-to-face with Ellison.

My comments:
At first I was wondering why the writer made John do so many foolish things. He id it in earlier episodes and had since seemed to have learnt. Well, if he wasn't doing things like running away without telling anyone, there wouldn't be any exciting plots :laugh:

Matthias has pointed out before it's his favorite and I can at least confirm from my side that it's the best episode yet. I always enjoy the "bits and pieces" approach to tell a story, presenting us with segments, each following another person, that slightly overlap. This way important information can occasionally be left out only to be revealed later on. Kudos to the writer team to pulling it off very effectively :thumbup:

We also get great action by Thomas Dekker (especially the first half) and Garrett Dillahunt as Cromartie is very menacing here.

Only now, two or three episodes after the incident I realize that Ellison's role in all this must be bigger than we can imagine so far. Triggered by his question to Sarah about his role I noticed that  Skynet felt it was a good idea to actual model a Terminator after him. Well, or something. Looking forward to see more of him.



(From Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete Second Season marathon on February 7th, 2010)