Get Smart, a review by Dragonfire
Steve Carell is in CONTROL as Maxwell Smart, the novice agent often out of his depth but never out of options in this action comedy pitting him against the nuclear scheme of the evil spy group KAOS. Anne Hathaway partners with Max as ever-capable Agent 99. And director Peter Segal ('The Longest Yard') guides his stars (including Dwayne Johnson and Alan Arkin) through dangerous realm of molar radios, multifunction pocketknives, exploding dental floss and more. "'Get Smart' works as an action film and it's funny." (Richard Roaper, 'At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper').
I really enjoyed this movie. I saw it on opening day back in June and I still liked it just as much when I watched the DVD. It was a bit silly, but that fit in perfectly with what was going on. I saw a lot of the episodes on the tv show when it was on Nick at Nite or TVLand, and the movie had the same spirit as the tv show. I loved Steve Carell as Max. His version of the character was a little different, but still very much like the character from the tv show. I also thought that Anne Hathaway did great as Agent 99. This part was very different from everything else I've seen her in and I think it showed that she can do action and comedy very well.
The gag reel on the DVD were funny and I also enjoyed the featurette on the making of the movie.
The movie will probably be too silly for some people, but I loved it.
(From My November Alphabet Marathon on November 7th, 2008)
Let Me In, a review by addicted2dvd
Kodi Smit-McPhee as Owen
Chloë Grace Moretz as Abby
Richard Jenkins (1947) as The Father
Cara Buono as Owen's Mother
Elias Koteas as The Policeman
Sasha Barrese as Virginia
From Matt Reeves – the director of Cloverfield – comes the new vampire classic that critics are calling "chillingly real" (Scott Bowles, USA Today), "one of the best horror films of the year" (Cinematical) and "a haunting, touching and unforgettable thriller" (Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine). In bleak New Mexico, a lonely, bullied boy, Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee of The Road), forms a unique bond with his mysterious new neighbor, Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz of Kick-Ass), who moves from town to town with the man who appears to be her father (Oscar® Nominee Richard Jenkins of The Visitor). Trapped in the mind and body of a child, however, Abby is forced to hide a horrific secret of bloodthirsty survival. But in a world of tenderness and terror, how can you invite in the one friend who may unleash the ultimate nightmare?
Based on the Swedish novel, Let the Right One In, "Let Me In is a dark and violent love story, a beautiful piece of cinema and a respectful rendering of my novel for which I am grateful." (John Ajvide Lindqvist, author)
My Thoughts:OK. I have to say... I liked this one too. It is basically the same story. I would say I like them both about the same amount. The original is stronger in some areas where this remake is stronger in other areas. I think the original did better with conveying the storyline. But I think the remake just had better effects... and was more graphic which I liked. So when all is said and done... I am thrilled I have both of them in my collection now.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Weekend Movie Marathon: The Blu-ray Experience on July 13th, 2013)
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
11. Honeymoon in Metropolis (12/12/93)
Lois and Clark check into the honeymoon suite. No, it's not what you think. They're undercover, on the trail of a crooked Congressman and international arms dealer who threaten national security.
A good episode. I have seen better... but it has some funb scenes in it. I enjoyed the scenes of Lois and Clark undercover in the Honeymoon Suite of the hotel. Especially the phone call between Clark and his parents gave me a few chuckles.
Out of a Possible 5
12. All Shook Up (1/2/94)
When Superman zooms into outer space to destroy an asteroid hurtling toward Earth, he gets a jolt and amnesia. Can he regain his memory and try again before a fragment of the asteroid strikes our planet?
This is a great episode. One of my all-time favorites. If I am not mistaken this is actually a remake of an episode of Adventures of Superman with George Reeves. I remember there is at least a similar episode anyway.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Marathon on July 16th, 2009)