Last Man on Earth, a review by addicted2dvd
Vincent Price Birthday Double Feature
Today, May 27th, is Vincent Price's birthday. He would have been 97 today. Vincent Price happens to be one of my favorite classic horror actors. So I thought I would celebrate the day by having a double feature of his movies. So today I watched...
Last Man on Earth
Set in a nightmare world populated with Vampire-like creatures,Scientist Robert Morgan (Vincent Price) is the only man immune to a plague that has turned the entire population of earth into vampires. Robert, in his effort to stay alive, becomes a monster slayer that terrifies the vampire communiity. A dark and intriguing Italian film that mixes science fiction with horror and was later remade as "The Omega Man" with Charleton Heston in the Vincent Price role.
This is one of my favorite of his movies I have seen so far. And the first of any of the versions of Omega Man I ever seen. Matter of fact I still haven't seen Omega Man. I have seen I Am Legend... which was good for what it was. But I believe that I prefer this version personally. The quality of the audio/video on this release is decent... but could have been much better. There is some dust and scratches visible on the film.
(From Vincent Price Birthday Double Feature on May 27th, 2008)
Coyote Ugly, a review by Tom
Piper Perabo as Violet Sanford
Adam Garcia as Kevin O'Donnell
John Goodman as Bill
Maria Bello as Lil
Izabella Miko as Cammie
Mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer serves up a sexy comedy starring Piper Perabo and an unbeatable cast. Moving to New York to chase her dream of becoming a famous songwriter, Violet Sanford (Perabo) finds herself desperate and broke. The shy, innocent Violet ironically lands a job as a barmaid at the hottest nightclub in town! It's one wild adventure for a small-town girl with big city dreams.
My Thoughts:I bought this because of Piper Perabo. But I never really had the urge to watch it because I was expecting a kind of movie that I wouldn't really enjoy. But I was positively surprised. I really enjoyed the movie in all the scenes which are set outside the bar. A nice, even though unoriginal, story about a singer-songwriter wanting to make it big in the city with a nice romance thrown in. I am glad that this movie was not all about the bar "Coyote Ugly" as I had feared.
(From Tom's Random Reviews on May 17th, 2011)
Pete's Pilots, a review by addicted2dvd
Highway to Heaven
Jonathan Smith isn't your average helpful handyman. He's an angel with a mission from God, or "the Boss" as he likes to call him. Accompanied by ex-cop Mark Gordon, whose troubled life Jonathan once helped turn around, he travels the world, guiding the lost and suffering back toward the HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN.
Whether helping a young boxer pressured to throw a fight or a veteran's Eurasian daughter feel welcome in America, Jonathan finds a way to bring a little grace and love into the lives of those he touches. And when necessary, he helps things along with a little angel power.
Starring Michael Landon and Victor French, all 24 uplifting episodes from the first season of this family favorite are now available on DVD for the first time.
Highway to Heaven (Part 1)
Working as the new handyman at a retirement home, Jonathon brings pep and vigor into the dreary lives of its residents. However, a nurse's brother, Mark Gordon, doesn't trust the newcomer.
Highway to Heaven (Part 2)
With the retirement home on the verge of ruin, Jonathon reveals his true identity to Mark. It will take some heavenly high jinks to save the day.
Another show that I used to always enjoy back in the day. A kind series... and this show is my favorite work of Micheal Landon's. Yes I always preferred this over Little House on the Prairie. The 2 part pilot is a very good introduction to the 2 main characters of the series. Not only is this a warm and touching drama... it also offers some laughs. One of my favorite scenes in the pilot is where Jonathon (the angel) sees Mark (his soon to be friend) getting beat up in the alley behind the bar. When he runs over to help.... he gets a right cross. Of course it don't effect him... he just looks at the guy and smiles. So then he is hit with a left cross. And to this his reaction is to pick the guy up into the air... look him in the face and say "I turned the other cheek"... and then throws him far across the alley. So yes... this series does have some fun in it as well. Unfortunately I only have the first season at this point... but I would love to get some more season sets of this show.
(From Pete's Pilots on February 5th, 2010)