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The Langoliers, a review by KinkyCyborg


The Langoliers



Title:The Langoliers
Year: 1995
Director: Tom Holland
Rating: PG-13
Length: 180 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:

Stars:
Tom Holland
Mark Lindsay Chapman
Kate Maberly
Julie Arnold Lisnet
Bronson Pinchot

Plot:
Something bizarre has happened aboard flight #29...a nightmare so chilling, so frightening, so unrelenting it could only come from the mind of Stephen King. Now the master storyteller of our time gives terror a new name in THE LANGOLIERS. A jet leaves on a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Boston. But early in the flight, ten passengers awaken to a startling realization: All of the other passengers have vanished – and the ground below is only...ground. But once they manage to land the plane, the situation doesn't improve. No one is there...the air is still...the clocks have stopped...and a dread, evil presence bent on their destruction is headed straight for them. Based on the novella from the best-selling anthology Four Past Midnight, Patricia Wettig (City Slickers II), Bronson Pincho (Beverly Hills Cop), Dean Stockwell (The Player) and David Morse (The Getaway) stare into the jaws of oblivion in this nightmare from the mind of Stephen King.

Extras:
Scene Access
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:

Read the novella from Four Past Midnight and loved it so I was expecting this made for tv mini-series to fail miserably compared to the book.

Story of a flight the goes through a time rip which causes everyone who wasn't sleeping at the time to disappear. Those who slept through the phenomena are left puzzled and looking for answers. When the truth becomes apparent they must thrust aside their terror in order to find a way to stay alive.

The first two hours of this three hour movie was very good. Suspenseful and thrilling while developing the key characters along the way. Then the 'Langoliers' appear and I was completely disgusted.  :thumbdown: The book describes them as rolling black masses that just envelop everything in their path until there is nothing left. The movie portrays them as vicious, thrashing entities with rows of jagged teeth and a hunters instinct. These idiotic computer generated 'things' almost ruined the entire movie for me after a stellar start. I was so thankful when that segment was over.

A decent cast led by David Morse, all in turn tell their stories. Bronson Pinchot was great as the crazed Toomey. It was nice to see him in a different role than the fruits he usually plays. I immediately remembered the robotic ripping of the paper his character did in the book and he absolutely nailed the detachment that was described in King's story.

The movie finished up strong although I was almost expecting a dark turn that deviated from the book, not unlike the way The Mist ended but it didn't happen. Oh and King made his mandatory cameo in this one as well... during a hallucinogenic vision. Seems appropriate.  :laugh:

KC



Rating:

(From KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010 on January 8th, 2011)

Member's Reviews

Godsend, a review by Jimmy


MOVIE / DVD INFO:



Title: Godsend (2004)

Genre: Drama / Horror
Director: Nick Hamm
Rating: PG-13
Length: 1h42
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2:35.1
Audio: English
Subtitles: English and Spanish  

Stars:
Greg Kinnear
Rebecca Romijn
Robert De Niro
Cameron Bright
Merwin Mondesir

Plot:
Following the death of their eight-year-old son Adam, devastated parents Jessie (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos) and Paul (Greg Kinnear) are desperate to do anything to resurrect their beloved child. Befriended by a doctor on theiforefront of genetic research (Robert De Niro), they are offered a chance to reverse the rules of nature and clone their son. The experiment appears successful under the doctor’s watchful eye, and Adam grows into a healthy, happy, young boy...until his Eighth birthday. Then the night terrors and frightening flashbacks are only the beginning. Reaching the age at which the original Adam died, the new Adam begins to change, and a new sinister personality emerges.

My Thoughts:
A little bit predictable and not really scary, but it's Holywood horror so it's understandable that the horror is more psychological. The basic premisses is plausible since our memory is located in our brain and like everything we are it's a cellular mass, so the dual personality considering how it was done in the film is credible (in real life I doubt it would be, cloning of course it is but like the doctor do no way). 

All in all this is recommanded but I've seen better acting from Robert De Niro...

Rating :

(From Jimmy's - 2013 Ooctober Horror Marathon on October 20th, 2013)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom


     Elfen Lied (2004/Japan)
IMDb | Wikipedia

(United States)
Length:325 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:English


Plot:
In Elfen Lied innocence and evil collide in some very dark places. As the rooms in kohta's rented house fill with runaways and killer mutants - danger mounts outside. Whether it's from a renegade soldier or a mutant assassin - one wrong move could mean the difference between life and death!


Erufen Rito
1.01 Begegnung: Kaiko (2004-07-25)
Writer: Lynn Okamoto (Writer), Takawo Yoshioka (Screenwriter)
Director:
Cast: English Vocal Cast), Kira Vincent-Davis (Lucy/Nyu (voice)), Adam Conlon (Kohta (voice)), Nancy Novotny (Yuka (voice)), Jay Hickman (Kurama (voice)), Jason Douglas (Bandoh (voice)), Shelley Calene-Black (Shirakawa (voice)), Monica Rial (Kanae (voice)), George Manley (SAT Captain (voice)), Tiffany Grant (Kisaragi (voice)), Chris Ayres (Sharpshooter (voice)), Xero Reynolds (Man (voice)), Kelly Manison (Secretary (voice)), Christine Auten (Child Kohta (voice)), Marty Fleck (Narrator (voice)), Christine Auten (Additional Voice (voice)), Kelly Manison (Additional Voice (voice)), Brandon Peters (Additional Voice (voice)), Xero Reynolds (Additional Voice (voice)), John Swasey (Additional Voice (voice)), Kira Vincent-Davis (Additional Voice (voice)), Japanese Vocal Cast), Sanae Kobayashi (Nyu/Lucy (voice)), Chihiro Suzuki (Kohta (voice)), Mamiko Noto (Yuka (voice)), Osama Hosoi (Kurama (voice)), Johji Nakata (Bandoh (voice)), Hitomi Nabatame (Shirakawa/Child Kohta (voice)), Maria Yamamoto (Kisaragi/Kanae (voice)), Hajime Iijima (Sniper (voice)), Masakazu Kohara (SAT Captain (voice)), Naoki Kinoshita (Man (voice)), Yuhki Hata (Guard (voice)), Aska Tanii (Secretary (voice))

An anime series with a German title. Even the episode titles are in German. The first few minutes of the first episode are one of the most bloody scenes I ever saw in an animated series.
In my opinion this series is a must-see for any anime fan.

Rating:

(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on April 10th, 2011)