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Flash of Genius, a review by Rich


Flash of Genius



The Kearns were a typical 1960s Detroit family, trying to live their version of the American Dream. Local university professor Bob married teacher Phyllis and, by their mid-30s, had six kids who brought them a hectic but satisfying Midwestern existence. When Bob invents a device that would eventually be used by every car in the world, the Kearns think they have struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed after the auto giants who embraced Bob's creation unceremoniously shunned the man who invented it. Ignored, threatened and then buried in years of litigation, Bob is haunted by what was done to his family and their future. He becomes a man obsessed with justice and the conviction that his life's work--or for that matter, anyone's work--be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. And while paying the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity, this everyday David will try the unthinkable: to bring Goliath to his knees.

A film regarding an inventors fight to prove he had created the worlds first intermittent windscreen wiper does not sound the most exciting idea, and so it proved. Clearly the film is concerned more with the fight Bob had with Ford to prove his patents were valid, and the effect such a lengthy legal battle had on both himself and his family.
Greg Kinnear comes out of the film with credit, at times he holds together a tired script and ponderous pacing. This is not the worst film you can invest in, but I would best describe it as a good made for TV film.
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(From Riches Random Reviews on March 12th, 2009)

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The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, a review by Tom




Title: Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Year: 2007
Director: Tim Story
Rating: FSK-12
Length: 92 Min.
Video: Widescreen 2.35
Audio: German: DTS HD HR, English: DTS HD HR, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: German

Stars:
Ioan Gruffudd
Jessica Alba
Chris Evans
Michael Chiklis
Julian McMahon

Extras:
Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Interviews
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
Fantastic Four were never one of my favorite superheroes. When the first movie came out, I never thought, that it would work. I always thought of the Fantastic Four as totally ridiculous and unrealistic (even for a comic). Four close people, who all get different powers in the same accident.
But surprisingly, I enjoyed the first movie. It was a good popcorn movie. I was a little disappointed with the second outing. The script was not as entertaining. And the acting was poor. Especially by Mr. Fantastic and Jessica Alba. Also for a engaged couple, there is surprisingly little chemistry. You know, there is something wrong, when there is more chemistry between Jessica Alba and Chris Evans (who plays her brother in the movie), than between her and the guy who is supposed to play her fiancé.
On the other hand, I thought the Silver Surfer was cool. He should have been used more.
And what was up with Cole, um Professor Chaos, ah no, Dr. Doom? Why did the General invite him? What did he provide for the effort of obtaining the board? Why did the General fall for him? "What you can help? OK. What you want to see the board? OK."
But can you take a movie serious, when Brian Posehn plays a wedding minister :laugh:

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on January 9th, 2009)

Member's TV Reviews

Grey's Anatomy: Season Four, a review by addicted2dvd


     Grey's Anatomy: Season Four: Expanded (2007/United States)

Enter a world of change in the irresistible and unforgettable fourth season of one of television's most acclaimed dramas.

Love, lies and family ties are revealed as the surgeons of Seattle Grace discover that their choices have major unintended consequences. And coupled with the arrival of some very eager new interns, life at the hospital sizzles with more emotion, excitement and heartbreak than ever before.

Get an extra dose of Grey's Anatomy in this comprehensive 5-disc DVD box set complete with never-before-seen extended episodes and exclusive bonus features that take you inside the world of your favorite doctors. From the very first minute you'll be hooked on TV's most talked-about show.

Episodes:
1. A Change Is Gonna Come
2. Love/Addiction
3. Let The Truth Sting
4. The Heart Of The Matter
5. Haunt You Every Day
6. Kung Fu Fighting
7. Physical Attraction...Chemical Reaction
8. Forever Young
9. Crash Into Me (Part 1 of 2)
10. Crash Into Me (Part 2 of 2)
11. Lay Your Hands On Me
12. Where The Wild Things Are
13. Piece Of My Heart
14. The Becoming
15. Losing My Mind
16. Freedom (Part 1 of 2)
17. Freedom (Part 2 of 2)

Stars:
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

Extras:
  • Audio Commentary
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Outtakes/Bloopers


My Thoughts:
Yesterday evening I completed the fourth season (and started season 5). This season is shorter by several episode. This is do to the writers strike in 2007.  Nothing to do with the quality of the show. It is still one of my favorite medical dramas. Four seasons in... and I am still just as hooked on re-watching the series as I was on Thanksgiving Day when I started season one. I am just sad I only have up to season 6 to re-watch.


My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Addicted2dvd's Random TV Series Watched on November 29th, 2011)