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Trees, a review by Jimmy




Title : Trees (2000)

Overview
Life is peaceful in the small town of Hazelville until a man-eating Great White Pine makes the Memorial Day campers into a holiday feast. With an ingenious scheme, forest ranger Mark Cody, botanist Max Cooper and Squint the lumberjack turn the buffet table around on the killer tree.

My Impression
This one is a parody of Jaws, but with a killer tree in place of a killer shark... Of course the idea is stupid, but no more than a killer elevator or a killer laundry folding machine. Evidently the movie isn't scary at all and no one had stopped to go in thw woods because of him. It was a good parody, not a great one with a lot of laugh but respectfull of the original material.

Not something that I would have paid for, but since it was in a 50 movies pack it's ok.

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(From Jimmy's 2009 Horror Marathon on October 12th, 2009)

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Dial M for Murder, a review by Jon


Dial M for Murder (1954)
4 out of 5






(From Alfred Hitchcock Marathon on July 30th, 2009)

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Babylon 5: Marathon, a review by DJ Doena


Disc 5

Legacies

Synopsis: The body of a dead Minbari warrior is presented on Babylon 5 as a sign of respect towards the warrior. But the body is stolen and the Star Rider clan of his blames the humans for the loss. Meanwhile a young girl is found who has teep abilitiies. Whila Talia Winters wants her to enter the Psi Corps, Susan Ivanova tries anything to keep her away from that organisation.

My opinion: Funniest moment was when somone remined Garibaldi that the Pak'Ma'Ra are carrion eathers. ;) We also learn that the Narn are the only people that have no teeps. And we get another look into the Minbari culture and tradition. For the first time we see Delenn use her power as member of the Grey Council. And I liked the ending where Talia and Susan - who where opponents over the teep business - apologized to each other.
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Quote of the episode:
Neroon (to Sinclair): "You speak like a Minbari"

A Voice in the Wilderness Part 1

Synopsis: The planet Epsilon 3 around which Babylon 5 is orbiting devolps a series of quakes. A survey team which tries to land is being attacked when the planet is supposed to be uninhabited. Meanwhile riots have broken out on the Mars colonies and Garibaldi tries to communicate with a previous lover.

My opinion: At last we learn something about the planet below Babylon 5 except it being a nice wallpaper. We see that there's a huge machinery down below the planet's surface but like most two-parters the first one is only the prelude to the second part.

Quote of the episode:
Draal: "The third principle of sentient life is the capacity for self-sacrifice. The conscious ability to override evolution and self-preservation for a cause, a friend, a loved one."

A Voice in the Wilderness Part 2

Synopsis: Earth heavy cruiser Hyperion arrives at Babylon 5 to protect anything of interest that may be found on Epsilon 3. But another ship arrives, too; claiming the planet belongs to them and that they will take it by force, if necessary. And the dying man from the Great Machine tells Draal and Delenn, that someone must take his place in order to prevent the planet's destruction.

My opinion: Loved it. Sinclair is willing to risk everything to protect the station and the people living there. He is truly a man who understands the third principle of sentient life. And to see the sparkle of excitement in Londos eyes to really do something again - marvelous. It was also interesting to see that there are (and have always been?) tensions between the Earthers and the Marsians.
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Babylon Squared

Synopsis: Babylon 4 is back! After Bablon 1 to 3 were destroyed during constructions, Babylon 4 got lost 24 hours after going operational. Babylon 4 was trapped in a time distortion field and it seems to fall back into it. It's decided to evactuate the station before it disappears again. Meanwhile Delenn is summoned back to the Grey Council to take back her place there which means she has to leave Babylon 5.

My opninion: I alsways like time travel episodes even though this time it wasn't really a time travel. But I loved the hints about Sinclairs future. And I like the fact that Delenn left the Grey Counsil because of the calling of her heart and her expressed opinion about the humans (even if it came from a human script writer ;))
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Quote of the episode:
Zathras: "The One leads us. The One tells us to go. We go. We live for the One. We would die for the One."

(From Babylon 5: Marathon on August 5th, 2007)