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Gorillas In The Mist, a review by KinkyCyborg

Gorillas In The Mist

Title:Gorillas in the Mist
Year: 1988
Director: Michael Apted
Rating: PG-13
Length: 129 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English

Sigourney Weaver
Bryan Brown
Julie Harris
John Omirah Miluwi
Iain Cuthbertson

Based on the true story of young anthropologist Dian Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) who travels to the African mountains to study the rare gorillas. In this incredible paradise which she describes as being "as close to God as you can get," her interest in the gorillas turns to passion and finally obsession. Not even her lover, photographer Bob Campbell (Bryan Brown), can tear her away—or stop her from risking her life to protect the gorillas from poachers and animal traders. Desperate to save her "family" from extinction, Fossey searches for justice, but in the end settles for revenge.

You may applaud what she does. Or you may condemn it. But you will never forget the passion that turned her into a legend.

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My Thoughts:

Love this movie! Seen in before probably close to 10 years ago now and it still fascinating to watch the story of Dian Fossey and her beloved gorillas.

Sigourney Weaver was the perfect choice to play this driven, tenacious and eccentric woman who went to extreme lengths to first study and then protect these endangered primates. Weaver has always pulled off roles as tough as nails women and near the end when she is starting to lose her grip, being ferociously protective of her gorillas her acting is brilliant.

Bryan Brown, a favorite of mine and one of the most underrated actors out there gave a great performance as well as the National Geographic photographer who falls in love with her but eventually has to leave her behind as he knows that he will always be second fiddle to her obsession.

Fossey's murder still remains a mystery but there was certainly no shortage of suspects including the poachers whom she tried her best to eradicate, the government who tired of her running off the tourists and some speculate even the men who worked for her may have killed her as they feared both her and her wild actions that could have rained trouble down on them all. Her actions defied all and angered many people but her sacrifice saved the species.  :bow:



(From KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010 on November 29th, 2010)

Member's Reviews

Triangle, a review by addicted2dvd

     Triangle (2009/Australia)

First Look Home Entertainment
Director:Christopher Smith
Writing:Christopher Smith (Writer)
Length:99 min.
Rating:Rated R : Violence and Language
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, Spanish

Melissa George as Jess
Joshua McIvor as Tommy
Jack Taylor as Jack
Michael Dorman as Greg
Henry Nixon as Downey
Rachael Carpani as Sally

From horror writer and director Christopher Smith (Severance and Creep) comes a unique concept psychological thriller that turns the genre on it's head. When Jess (Melissa George, "Grey's Anatomy") sets sail on a yacht with a group of friends, she cannot shake the feeling that there is something wrong. Her suspicions are realized when the yacht hits a storm in the Bermuda Triangle and the group is forced to board a passing ocean liner to get to safety. The ship appears deserted, but Jess is convinced she’s been on board before. They soon realize they are not alone. Someone is intent on hunting them down, one by one.

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My Thoughts:
This is a movie that I been wanting to check out for a while now... since reading a few good reviews for it. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Though it does get a little on the weird side... even to the point of slightly confusing so it is one that you definitely want to pay attention to through-out the entire film. While the entire cast did well... I really liked Melissa George in this one. Not only is it an interesting story... but it has a good atmosphere as well. Definitely one I would suggest giving a chance if you never seen it.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

(From What Movies I Been Watching on May 12th, 2012)

Member's TV Reviews

Grey's Anatomy Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd

Grey's Anatomy Marathon
Season 1:

Meet Meredith Grey, a brilliant first-year surgical intern at Seattle Grace Hospital. Together with her fellow residents in training, Meredith navigates her way through the daily traumas and social landmines of life inside the hospital and out in the real world. Grey's Anatomy is a smart and witty look at young people struggling to be doctors and doctors struggling to stay human.

Main Cast:
Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey
Sandra Oh as Dr. Cristina Yang
Katherine Heigl as Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens
Justin Chambers as Dr. Alex Karev
T. R. Knight as Dr. George O'Malley
Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens, Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber
Isaiah Washington as Dr. Preston Burke
Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Derek Shepherd

1. A Hard Day's Night
Meredith Grey reports for her first day as an intern at Seattle Grace Hospital, only to find that her new boss is Dr. Derek Shepherd, the man she had a one-night stand with the previous evening. As they meet the hospital staff and patients, Meredith and her fellow interns slowly begin to realize exactly what they are up against. They may have been students yesterday, but today they are doctors facing a world where on the job training can be a matter of life and death.

My Thoughts:
This is a good opening to the series. It introduces all the characters nicely. Most all the interns (well except one) is really likable. And what a way to meet your boss! On a plus side... This is a good way to curb my craving to see horror... without watching anything in the horror genre! There is a decent amount of blood in a medical drama.  :P

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2. The First Cut Is The Deepest
The surgical staff tries to be optimistic as a young woman clings to life after a brutal attack. Meredith puts her career on the line to save a newborn baby in the hospital nursery. New assignments teach the interns that it takes more than just medical knowledge to be good at their jobs.

My Thoughts:
This is a great episode! I enjoyed this one more then I did the pilot episode! The main case in this episode really makes you feel for that rape victim while at the same time cheer for her for how she got back at him!
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3. Winning A Battle, Losing The War
A no-holds-barred bicycle race brings an assortment of injuries into the hospital, causing the interns to compete for the most severe cases. A flirtatious patient sends George into a panic, and the competition heats up between Derek and Burke over the chief of surgery position.

My Thoughts:
Another episode I enjoyed a lot. That bicycle race was nuts! Though I wouldn't be surprised if such races really do occur as people are nuts! The on main racer that was a patient looked so familiar to me but just couldn't place him. Checking the credits after the episode it turns out it was Callum Blue (Mason on Dead Like Me). And I must admit that I got a kick out of George's reaction to a VIP patient (a gay man) hitting on him.

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4. No Man's Land
Cristina's encounter with a former nurse, now a patient at Seattle Grace, becomes an unexpected learning experience. Derek and Meredith treat a construction worker who has miraculously survived an injury but is now faced with tough decisions about his future. A patient recognizes Izzie from a lingerie ad, which makes her the subject of hospital gossip.

My Thoughts:
Another very enjoyable episode. George has a bit of a problem adjusting to having 2 women as a roommate (they walk around in their underwear... come in the bathroom while he is showering... is expected to pick up tampons from the store)... seems like minor inconvenience to me! And how in the world is the first one a problem at all?!?!?!? The main patient in this episode was amazing... a construction worked falls down the stairs with a nail gun and ends up with 7 nails in his skull... and not only is he still alive when he arrives at the hospital... but he is talking and seems to be in good humor. In this episode we get to see Izzie (Katherine Heigl) in her underwear in more then one occasion. I definitely am enjoying this series!  :drooling:

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5. Shake Your Groove Thing
An exhausted Meredith thinks she may have made a mistake during surgery, which could jeopardize her career. Izzie's plan to throw a party for her new boyfriend goes completely awry, and Alex deals with a patient who is addicted to painkillers.

My Thoughts:
A decent episode... though not quite as good as the previous ones. This episode show a lot on the trials and tribulations of being a doctor. It covers everything from the fear of making a mistake to the fact that the interns has no life of their own outside the hospital. The episode has interesting cases... and longer story lines are advanced... just that the episode seem slightly on the blah side.

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(From Grey's Anatomy Marathon on September 2nd, 2009)