Parental Guidance, a review by addicted2dvd
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!
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)
The Man with the Golden Gun, a review by GSyren
(From Reviews and ramblings by Gunnar on August 30th, 2013)
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)