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Crime in the Streets, a review by Antares


Crime in the Streets (1956) 60/100 - This is a film that's let down by many glaring weaknesses. First, it's suppose to showcase the gritty nature of slum life in post-war New York City, but the entire film is shot on a sound stage. It never once conveys the claustrophobic nature of tightly packed, slum dwellings. It's all too neat and quiet. You hear cars honking, but rarely does one pass by. Second, John Cassavetes is pretty unbelievable as an 18 year old teenager. Third, the ending is way too sappy to be believed, touting the ridiculous notion that love redeems Frankie's lost soul. James Whitmore, as usual, does his best with some pretty tired dialog. But his social worker, out to reform all the troubled waifs of the world, is a one note character. Sal Mineo, Mark Rydell, Virginia Gregg and in a surprising turn, Peter J. Votrian as the younger brother, all give good performances. I can't fault Don Siegel, he makes the best of what must have been a miniscule budget, as this was released by Allied Artists. You can tell that he will be a force to be reckoned with in the following decade.

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 November 21st, 2014)

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He's Just Not That Into You, a review by Tom




Title: He's Just Not That Into You
Year: 2009
Director: Ken Kwapis
Rating: 12
Length: 129 Min.
Video: Widescreen 2.35
Audio: English: Dolby Digital TrueHD, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Ben Affleck
Jennifer Anniston
Drew Barrymore
Scarlett Johansson
Justin Long
Jennifer Connelly

Plot:
Remember that really cute guy who said he'd call...and didn't? Maybe He's Just Not That into You. An all-star cast looks for love and finds laughs in this savvy, sexy, right-now romcom. Based on the runaway (like some guys you know) bestseller by Sex and the City series writers Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, He's Just Not That into You sparkles with zingy aha moments any survivor of the dating wars will recognize. See it with someone you'd like to love.

Awards:
BMI Film & TV Music Awards2009WonBMI Film Music AwardCliff Eidelman
Teen Choice Awards2009NominatedChoice Movie Actress - ComedyJennifer Aniston


Extras:
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Trailers

My Thoughts:
At the beginning of this movie I was really bored. I was tending to a bad rating. But after half an hour it picked up and in the end I enjoyed it somewhat.
This movie shows again, that having an all-star cast does not necessarily help to make the movie good. Even supporting roles are familiar faces.
I knew that Drew Barrymore had a rather small role, but even for that the role was really minor. She only pops up twice or so.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on December 27th, 2009)

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"Stargate SG-1" Marathon, a review by DJ Doena


Stargate: The Ark of Truth


Synopsis: The Ori themselves are most likely dead. But their followers continue to fight. Daniel is now "sure" that they will find the "Ark of Truth" in the Ori galaxy. The Ark was build by the Ancients and is capable to show the truth about the Ori to every human being. Thus the Odyssey under the command of Mitchell is going to the Ori galaxy.

My Opinion: On the one hand this movie was very exciting on the other hand several things annoyed me. In my opinion to the tenth season I said that they've re-used old ideas. Now they've done it again and they've even included a huge plot hole. It is most likely that the self-destruction code only works in combination with the Asgard computer core since the program was written in there. If the Odyssey would have been destroyed there would be nothing that could stop the Replicators. And the Replicator zombie was absurd.
And Teal'c has been shot for the uncountableth time since the loss of his symbiote. An extra would lay motionless in the grass yet he travels over the mountains with an energy staff wound directly on the spine.
And the Ori ships in Earth's solar system are graciously waiting with the attack until Daniel can convince them.


That's it. 66 days (February 28th - May 3rd) of Stargate SG-1 are done. I hope you enjoyed to read it a little as I enjoyed to watch it again.

The End.

(From "Stargate SG-1" Marathon on May 4th, 2008)