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Red , a review by Tom


     Red (2010/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

entertainment one, Summit Entertainment (United Kingdom)
Director:Robert Schwentke
Writing:Warren Ellis (Original Material By), Cully Hamner (Original Material By), Jon Hoeber (Screenwriter), Erich Hoeber (Screenwriter)
Length:111 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.40
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:English, Trivia

Stars:
Bruce Willis as Frank Moses
Mary-Louise Parker as Sarah Ross
Heidi Von Palleske as Woman Neighbor
Jefferson Brown as Fred
Karl Urban as William Cooper

Plot:
Frank (Willis) is a former black-ops CIA agent living a quiet life alone... until the day a hit squad shows up to kill him. With his identity compromised, Frank reassembles his old team – Joe (Freeman), Marvin (Malkovich) and Victoria (Mirren) – and sets out to prove that they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Stand back and watch the bullets fly in this explosive action-comedy that critics call a rip-roaring good time.

Awards:
Nominated:
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (2009)  Best Actor (Brian Cox)
Golden Globe (2010)  Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

Extras:
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Interviews
  • Picture-in-picture
  • Scene Access


My Thoughts:
A fun action movie which I had already seen at the cinema and now enjoyed on Blu. Bruce Willis does what he does best: Playing an over-the-top action hero, coming out of retirement.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on June 26th, 2011)

Member's Reviews

It Could Happen to You, a review by Tom


     It Could Happen to You (1994/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

Columbia TriStar Home Video (Germany)
Director:Andrew Bergman
Writing:Jane Anderson (Writer)
Length:97 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish

Stars:
Ann Dowd as Carol
Kay Tong Lim as Sun
Nicolas Cage as Charlie Lang
Bridget Fonda as Yvonne Biasi
Rosie Perez as Muriel Lang

Plot:
Charlie and Muriel Lang have led simple lives - for most of their existance. That's until they win $4 million on the lottery! There is a problem, however. Prior to winning the lottery, Charlie had eaten at a cafe and hadn't been able to tip the waitress. He had promised her, jokingly, that if he won the lottery he'd give her half of it. This is why his wife, Muriel decides to leave him. She doesn't want the waitress to get a cent of their money. Infact she wants all $4 million for herself!

Extras:
  • Production Notes
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
I always enjoyed this fun little romantic comedy since I first saw it. As far as I remember it was the first Nicolas Cage movie that I had ever seen. I plays a great nice guy. Bridget Fonda is lovely in this movie.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on April 30th, 2011)

Member's TV Reviews

My PILOT Marathon, a review by Rich


Criminal Minds: The First Season

Extreme Aggressor
After a fourth woman goes missing in Seattle in a period of four months, the BAU is brought in to track down the abductor before he kidnaps again. Meanwhile, SSA Aaron Hotchner is asked to evaluate SSA Jason Gideon secretly to determine if he is really ready to work full-time again after returning from a six-month leave of absence.




Criminal Minds revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again.

Disappointing pilot episode, the coincidentalness of the plot and its solving was just too much to swallow, if it were really that easy the FBI would be catching serial killers every 5 minutes.
Similar in an inferior way to CSI, the 1st episode lacks the disturbing punch I have read follows in later episodes, where of course a different story is told each time. I didn't warm to the actor who plays the lead Gideon, and the remainder of the cast I felt were banal and wooden.
Will persevere with the series in due course based on so many highly praising reviews, but if based solely on the pilot it would have gathered dust.
If you want a more credible series in this vain, definately invest in my previously reviewed Cracker.
 :-\

(From My PILOT Marathon on September 13th, 2009)