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Parental Guidance, a review by addicted2dvd

     Parental Guidance (2012/United States)
IMDb |Wikipedia |Trailer |
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Andy Fickman
Writing:Lisa Addario (Writer), Joe Syracuse (Writer)
Length:105 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Billy Crystal as Artie Decker
Bette Midler as Diane Decker
Marisa Tomei as Alice Simmons
Tom Everett Scott as Phil Simmons
Bailee Madison as Harper Simmons

Old-school grandparents Artie (Billy Crystal) and Diane (Bette Midler) get more than they bargained for when they get stuck babysitting their type-A daughter's (Marisa Tomei) over-protected kids. But things go from hectic to hysterical when Artie realizes the kids are running the house with their newfangled technology, but he manages to outsmart them and achieve the impossible – bring the family closer together!

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My Thoughts:

I never heard of this film till I found a copy cheap at the pawn shop. I decided to get it on the strong cast it has. And I must say... I am happy I did. I had a lot of laughs watching this one. And there is even a few tear jerker moments in it. The entire cast did a wonderful job. They really made you care about the characters. The film tackles the trials and tribulations of being parents in a fun way. If you have not seen this one... I definitely recommend it. Well worth the time put in to watch it.


(From What Movies I Been Watching on September 30th, 2016)

Member's Reviews

The Man with the Golden Gun, a review by GSyren

TitleThe Man with the Golden Gun (Disc ID: 7654-3EAA-D664-374B)
DirectorGuy Hamilton
ActorsRoger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Hervé Villechaize
Produced1974 in United Kingdom
Runtime125 minutes
AudioEnglish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, German DTS 5.1, French DTS 5.1, Czech Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
SubtitlesDanish, English, French, German, Finnish, Commentary, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish, Czech
OverviewJames Bond has been marked for death, and he'll need all his lethal instincts and seductive charm to survive in this action-packed adventure! Roger Moore returns as Agent 007 and faces off in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with assassin Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee). Featuring a wild automobile chase though Bangkok and Bond's stunning confrontation with an entire martial-arts school. The Man with the Golden Gun delivers nonstop excitement!
My thoughtsThis is my next to last Bond on blu-ray from the Bond 50 box, and one of my least favorite Bond movies. While both Roger Moore and Christopher Lee are quite good, there are several reasons why I don’t particularly like this movie.

First of all, I never really liked Moore for Bond. I read most of the Bond books during Connery’s reign, and I just didn’t think Moore was the right person to play Bond. Secondly, the script had too many silly jokes. Clifton James as Sheriff J. W. Pepper was bad enough once, making him return here was adding insult to injury. Nick Nack was pretty silly, too. If it hadn’t been for Denise Richards in The World is Not Enough, I would have said that Britt Ekland was the worst Bond girl ever. Fortunately Maud Adams was very good, so we Swedes don’t have to be totally ashamed. To top it off, the filmmakers had to ruin a great car stunt - the 360 flip - by adding a silly sound effect.

The only Bond films I liked even less were Moonraker and Quantum of Solace. Moonraker because it was even sillier than TMWTGG, and QoS because it bored me to the point that I fell asleep. Maybe I need to rewatch that one, but I don’t think it will happen any time soon.

For all its faults, at least this movie wasn’t boring. But neither was it terribly memorable. The thought that lingered in my mind after watching it was ”Did Bond ever honor his promise of 20,000 baht to the little boy?”
My rating3 out of 5

(From Reviews and ramblings by Gunnar on August 30th, 2013)

Member's TV Reviews

My PILOT Marathon, a review by Rich

CSI: NY: The Complete First Season

The team finds three young women, all of whom appear to have been brutalized in the same way. With a possible serial killer on hand, the only witness they have is the one of the three who survived, but she can only communicate through blinking. Photographs found at one of the crime scenes lead the team to a couple that had sponsored one of the victims, the boyfriend who claims he hasn't spoken to her in weeks, and the owner of one of the buildings a photo was taken from.

The third edition of the "CSI" franchise sets up shop in the Big Apple, where taciturn Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) and his partner, Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), lead a crime-solving team. Like his counterparts in Las Vegas and Miami, Taylor knows that people may lie, but the evidence rarely does.

A vast improvement over the CSI Miami 1st episode, this felt slicker, and the major improvement was a convincing lead actor in Gary Sinise backed up by some good support cast.
The downside is what I found in the other pilot, the solving of the case was just too easy, quick use of lasers to re-fingerprint, and the killer confesses up with no pressure at all, in a Hollywood version of "it's a fair cop guv, you got me banged to rights". In fact I'd go as far as saying based on the 2 pilots of CSI viewed that the suspense and mystery is akin to a scooby doo cartoon. Neither have I warmed to the cast as I did with shows such as NCIS.
But as this is such a popular show with so many people, I am sure that it must develop and the characters become more interesting, so i will definately give the whole series a try in the near future.

(From My PILOT Marathon on September 27th, 2009)