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Transformers, a review by addicted2dvd



Transformers


My Thoughts:
I saw this movie when it first came out on DVD. My sister-in-law brought over her copy for us to watch. And I enjoyed every minute of it. But I held off on buying a couple till I could get the 2-Disc version at a decent price. I finally picked it up yesterday for about $15. I popped it in first thing this morning. And I still enjoyed it a lot. It had a lot of great action, cool special effects... and a handful of laughs to top it off.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5



(From What Movies I Been Watching on September 4th, 2009)

Member's Reviews

Lethal Weapon 3, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: Lethal Weapon 3
Year: 1992
Director: Richard Donner
Rating: R
Length: 118 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1, Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs
Danny Glover as Roger Murtaugh
Joe Pesci as Leo Getz
Rene Russo as Lorna Cole
Stuart Wilson (1946) as Jack Travis

Plot:
OK, OK, OK. They're back in their most successful, most explosive, most hilarious smash hit yet. They come, they see, they kick butt in a caper that has LA police detectives Riggs (Gibson) and Murtaugh (Glover) ripping into a vicious crime ring dealing guns to the streets.

Joe Pesci returns as shady ex-mob accountant Leo Getz, and Rene Russo ads a lethal kick as Internal Affairs investigator Lorna Cole, like Riggs a born risktaker. Risks are everywhere: a high-rise explodes into dust, a housing tract goes up like matchsticks, Riggs takes an 80-foot plunge on a motorcycle. Lethal Weapon 3 isn't just more of everything. It's the most!

Extras:
Scene Access
Trailers
Production Notes
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
Woke up this morning... figured what the heck... may as well continue with the Lethal Weapon movies. What can I say... it been years since I seen any of these! I like how with every movie they add a new main cast member.  Rene Russo was a good addition to the cast. I think she makes for a good love interest for Riggs. I have to say... the whole comparing scars scene was pretty fun. Of course they have Joe Pesci back as Leo Getz... who is as annoying (but funny) as ever. And I had to laugh at the beginning of the movie... the armor car chase where Murtaugh gets a ride with that female drive that then develops a thing for him. It really added some laughs to an action packed scene. Oh and the scene where Riggs takes a bite out of an onion like it was an apple. I don't know how he could do that. Yuck! I hate onions! But what got me was he bit into it without any expression on his face. Maybe it wasn't a real onion. And I must mention because it is easily missed... there is another good laugh at the very end of this movie... after all the end credits. So be sure to wait and see the final scene!

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Weekend Movie Marathon: 2/19 - 2/21 on February 21st, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete Second Season marathon, a review by goodguy


2x05 Goodbye to All That
Synopsis: Derek leads John on his first mission in defense of a military school cadet with a vital future role in the Resistance.
My Rating:

That was a rather average episode with some good bits inbetween.

I liked the T1-nod. I really loved the macho scene of Derek and John loading up the truck with weapons and gear, changing first to a sudden shot of Cameron in the foreground, turning her head to look at John and John then looking at Sarah, who is watching from afar. Several shots establishing all three POVs and showing John between those two women. Great stuff.

I won't say anything on how easy Derek and John got into the military school, it just isn't worth it. Some of the scenes there worked pretty well, but overall it was far too simplistic bordering on cheesy. Likewise the scenes with Sarah and the kidnapped kid were hit and miss. The initial video game turning real as they get chased by the Triple-8 certainly was fun.

The Wizard of Oz must be the most used reference in US movies and TV shows. Still, they managed to pick some interesting parts as VO when Derek and John defeat the T-888. I remember complaining about the Sarah VO's in my initial S1 review, but upon rewatching I've gotten rather fond of them, to the point were I actually was starting to miss them in S2.

I also really loved the final scene between Derek and John: We all die for you. It's not about upsetting John as Achim suspects, but about encouraging John to become the man and leader who is worth that kind of sacrifice.

The slowly advancing story of Weaver and Ellison seems to confirm what could be already picked up from the coda of 2x02: Weaver seems to be interested in keeping the power plant operational. BTW, is there any way to make the scene with the plant manager in the alley any worse? Well, I suppose there is, but that was a new low after the men's room scene in 2x01.


(From Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete Second Season marathon on February 3rd, 2010)