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Terror Train, a review by addicted2dvd

     Terror Train: Collector's Edition (1980/United States)
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Shout! Factory
Director:Roger Spottiswoode
Writing:T.Y. Drake (Writer)
Length:97 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 5.1, English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 2-Channel Stereo

Ben Johnson as Carne
Jamie Lee Curtis as Alana
Hart Bochner as Doc
David Copperfield as Magician
Derek MacKinnon as Kenny Hampson
Sandee Currie as Mitchy

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My Thoughts:
This is one I somehow never seen before... or at least don't remember ever seeing before. It is not a terrible movie... but I definitely seen better. The storyline seemed to be a good idea but they could have followed through better. I found that I didn't care for most the characters as much as I should have and the basic plot I seen many times before. Granted this film is up over 30 years old so this one did it before many of the others. But that is just comes with the fact of not seeing it when it was first released. It is worth the time put in to watch it... but don't expect too much from it.

My Rating:

TV Eps: 27
Movies: 26

(From Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon on October 28th, 2014)

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Mystery Street, a review by Antares

Mystery Street (1950) 66/100 - A serviceable film that for some reason is considered a noir, but to me, was more of a crime procedural. I guess its because of the first half hour and John Alton's dark lighting, which for the first thirty minutes, makes this a pretty good film. But then morning arrives and the story kind of sputters, and Ricardo Montelban doesn't have the screen presence of a Robert Mitchum, Dana Andrews or Richard Widmark, and the whole effort is really kind of wasted. It's not a bad movie, but a few times, I found myself looking at the clock, wondering how much more before the climax and ending.

What the color coding means...

Teal = Masterpiece
Dark Green = Classic or someday will be
Lime Green = A good, entertaining film
Orange = Average
Red = Cinemuck
Brown = The color of crap, which this film is

(From Antares' Short Summations on August 11th, 2012)

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd

Season 5: Disc 4

Buffy finds out that she has seriously underestimated Glory after Giles returns from England and then the Watcher's Council arrives to review her Slayer skills.

My Thoughts:
I liked this episode a lot... first Buffy was all scared and worried about the Watcher's Council... then I just loved how she turned it all around on them and let them know how it would be whether they liked it or not. This episode was just a lot of fun.

After learning that she is the Key in human form, a distraught and disbelieving Dawn makes her way to the hospital's mental ward where she encounters Glory.

My Thoughts:
Another really good episode that keeps the season long arc moving forward.

Buffy is shocked to discover Spike is in love with her, a situation made dangerously worse by Drusilla's unexpected arrival back in Sunnydale.

My Thoughts:
Another fun episode... loved the reaction Xander gave to the news that Spike was in love with Buffy... I had to laugh myself when he started up! And it was great to see Drusilla again.

The gang encounters a powerful robot named April who is determined to find Warren, the man who built her to love only him.

My Thoughts:
Another episode that was made more for fun and laughs then anything else. And the way they went from something so fun to something so direly serious at the very end was the perfect way to go in my opinion.

Season 5: Disc 5

Buffy, Dawn and their friends find themselves dealing with the painful events surrounding Joyce's sudden and unexpected death.

My Thoughts:
Wow!... what to say about this one other then it is an extremely powerful episode. I am a person that has had to deal with death quite a bit in my life... and let me tell you... Joss Whedon did an awesome job at displaying how it feels to suddenly loose a loved one. He definitely hit it right on by my experiences at least.

Unable to accept her mother's death Dawn enlists Spike's help in gathering the ingredients needed to cast a spell to bring her mother back from the dead.

My Thoughts:
Another good episode. What kid wouldn't want to try to get their mother back... think it was a place the show had to go to from where it left off.

While Buffy travels to the desert on a quest to find the Primitive, the gang back home encounters a very realistic Buffybot who seems to be in love with Spike.

My Thoughts:
A good episode... a fun one mixed with bringing the season long arc further.Was hilarious when Xander and Anya thought Buffy was getting it on with Spike in the graveyard... and I have to say... I agree with Buffy in this story... they couldn't tell just by the way the Buffybot was talking and acting that it was a robot?... especially as shortly after they dealt with the other robot girl? That part was a little hard to buy.

Glory angrily leaves Tara in a mindless state after realizing she is not the Key, an act which pits her against all the powerful and dark magic Willow can summon.

My Thoughts:
The episodes are starting to really draw you in by now... as the season long arc is coming close to a closure.

Season 5: Disc 6

Glory finally realizes Dawn is the Key, and Buffy surprises her friends by telling them best option for staying alive is to leave Sunnydale.

My Thoughts:
Very good episode... lots of action to keep you glued to your seat.

Willow uses magic to try and rouse Buffy out of her catatonic state after Glory kidnaps, and then disappears with, Dawn.

My Thoughts:
This one is a good episode... but a bit on the weird side... though that is to be expected since it is what is going on in Buffy's mind after Glory captures Dawn.

Refusing to believe that killing Dawn is the only way to save the universe, Buffy prepares to do battle against Glory - and finally realizes the true meaning of "her gift."

My Thoughts:
Another great episode... with lots of action and a surprise ending.

Over all Season Thoughts:
This season has been much better then the last in my opinion. No more Initiative... and I didn't miss Riley at all once he left. Though... I do have to admit that Glory really isn't a favorite of mine of the "Big Bads"... but it she wasn't the worse either. This was definitely a season that kept my attention and didn't bore me one bit.

(From Buffy the Vampire Slayer Marathon on November 25th, 2007)