Spy Kids 2 - Island of Lost Dreams, a review by Rich
Spy Kids 2 - Island of Lost dreams
The coolest SPYkids anywhere are back for a huge new adventure! This time, Carmen and Juni are on a mission to recover a device that threatens the entire world! They enlist the skills of Mom and Dad (Carla Gugino and Antonio Banderas) - and even their SPY grandparents (Holland Taylor and Ricardo Montalban) - in a thrilling show of family teamwork! With even more cool gadgets, imaginative creatures and awesome special effects...it's nonstop high-tech adventure for everyone!
Rarely does a sequel meet expectations after a good first film, but the 2nd instalment of spy kids actually surpasses the original. With the most bizarre gadgets, imaginative scenarios - from a fantastic amusement park at the beginning, sword fight with skeletons, and to the mini zoos and morphed animals nearer the finale. The special effects are better portrayed on film than the 1st, and again it is spot the star as cameos regularly pop up in minor roles during the movie. The acting bearing in mind 3/4 of the time is being done by children is not too trashy.
Visually pleasing and entertaining.
**Carla Gugino mini-marathon
(From Riches Random Reviews on August 7th, 2009)
Armageddon: The Criterion Collection, a review by addicted2dvd
Bruce Willis as Harry S. Stamper
Billy Bob Thornton as Dan Truman
Ben Affleck as A.J. Frost
Liv Tyler as Grace Stamper
Will Patton as Chick
Steve Buscemi as Rockhound
Bruce Willis and an all-star cast of roughneck oil drillers blast off on a mission to save the planet in Michael Bay's doomsday space epic.
My Thoughts:This is a movie I have always liked quite a bit. But this is the first time I watched it since getting the upgrade to The Criterion Collection release. The only real difference in the releases is the extras. Which I watched some of... but not all. When it comes to the movie itself I have heard a couple things online about at... about half the people seem to hate it. Or as I have read a lot that people are enjoying it although it is awful heavy on US patriotism. And even though I never really thought about it before I can see their point about the patriotism. Lets face it... this is a movie you can't take too seriously. I mean this is little more then a leave your brain checked at the door pop-corn movie. You have some real characters in this movie. In my opinion it is just fun to watch... no more and no less. But I personally enjoyed every minute of it.
Out of a Possible 5
(From What Movies I Been Watching on May 13th, 2012)
Birthday Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
Smallville: Season 4
As Clark and Lois arrange a surprise 18th birthday party for Chloe, Lana receives a mysterious book that belonged to her French ancestor Isabel, who was burned as a witch in the 1600's. Through the book, Isabelle possesses Lana's body and she resurrects two other witches in the bodies of Chloe and Lois. The trio set about tracking down the Kryptonian Stones, spelling trouble for Jason, Lex and Clark.
Definitely not the best episode out there... but I enjoyed it. Of course the girls looked great in this one. But I never did care too much for the Isobel storyline in Smallville.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Birthday Marathon on May 25th, 2009)