Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave, a review by addicted2dvd
Month-Long Horror/Halloween Marathon
It is that time a year once again... my favorite time of year... Halloween is right around the corner... and my annual horror/Halloween marathon is here! I have 2 goals for this month-long marathon. First is to watch at least 1 horror movie, horror TV Series Episode or Halloween episode of any TV Series per day for all 31 days of October. The second goal is to beat my record of horror movies I watched within one month. My record stands at 63 (from 2 years ago)... so I must watch at least 64 movies this October. OK... on to the good stuff!
Title: Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave
Movie Count: 1
TV Ep Count: 0
Time Started: 4am
A college student finds a canister in his uncle's attic that contains a drug more potent than Ecstasy. When word of the drug, nicknamed "Z" for its Zombie-like hallucinogenic effects, reaches unscrupulous college drug dealer Skeet, he hatches a plan to sell the drug to ravers attending the ultimate rave party. But when the drug's side effects start to kick in, the ultimate rave turns into the ultimate grave as party goers drop to their death...then rise again to feed!
This is the fifth movie in the Return of the Living Dead series... and unfortunately it shows it. Even though I did enjoy this movie... it is just not up to par with the other 4. I was nervous when I bought the 4th one (Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis) but ended up enjoy that one very much.... so that ended up giving me a little false hope that it would continue to be so. But unfortunately for me... this is the movie where the series ultimately went down hill. I did enjoy it enough where if there ends up being another one I will give it a chance... but I won't be expecting much from it. The only extras on this disc is a collection of trailers.
(From Month-Long Horror/Halloween Marathon on October 1st, 2007)
Armageddon, a review by addicted2dvd
Weekend Movie Marathon
This weekend I will be leaving my comfort zone way behind as I decided to take a trip into Outer Space. This is something that I like now and then... but not something I ever attempted a marathon of since I do tend to tire of the subject matter after a little while. In this marathon I will be watching movies that takes place in Outer Space. I am counting things that take place up there for about half the film and more. I will also be adding in a couple chapters of an old Movie Serial in between each movie. This time I have chosen the serial "Radar Men from the Moon" I thought it would go nicely with the subject matter of this marathon... with an added bonus that I have never seen it before. So this weekend I decided to watch...
From the blockbuster-making team who produced and directed 'The Rock' comes the biggest movie of 1998 - 'Armageddon'! Starring the explosive talents of Bruce Willis ('Die Hard'), Academy Award winners Ben Affleck ('Good Will Hunting') and Billy Bob Thornton ('Sling Blade'), Liv Tyler ('Inventing the Abbots'), Steve Buscemi ('Con Air') and Will Patton ('Inventing the Abbots'), 'Armageddon' is a meteor storm of action-adventure moviemaking that has you on the edge of your seat forgetting to breathe!
When NASA's executive director, Dan Truman (Thornton), realizes the Earth has 18 days before it's obliterated by a meteor the size of Texas, he has only one option - land a ragtag team of roughneck oil drillers on the asteroid and drop a nuclear warhead into its core. Spectacular special effects, laugh-out-loud humor, great characters, riveting storytelling and heartfelt emotion make 'Armageddon' an exhilarating thrill ride you'll want to experience like there's no tomorrow.
Ok I figured this one takes place in space there about half the movie so I would include it. This is a movie I have always enjoyed. I have heard a couple things online about this movie... about half the people seem to hate it. Or as I have been reading a lot lately is 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.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Outer Space on December 26th, 2008)
Grey's Anatomy Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
Grey's Anatomy Marathon
They are doctors, lovers and friends. Join the staff of Seattle Grace Hospital as they learn there are no easy cures for life's challenges and that each choice comes in shades of grey.
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
Isaiah Washington as Dr. Preston Burke
Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Derek Shepherd
Kate Walsh as Dr. Angela Sheperd
Sara Ramirez as Dr. Callie Torres
Eric Dane as Dr. Mark Sloan
1. Time Has Come Today
Izzie faces life after Denny with the help of Meredith and Cristina. George and Derek are quarantined together after operating on a dangerously contagious patient. Alex searches for the mother of an abandoned infant, while Richard's wife makes an appointment with him in order to deliver an ultimatum. The interns reminisce about the first time they met.
This is a great episode. I enjoyed every minute of it. It starts up right where season 2 left off. Izzie is a wreck. Meredith is trying to figure out what happened that night means. George has to figure out if he loves callie. And along with all of this a plegue threat. I also liked all the flashbacks that showed how they all first met... even before the pilot episode of the series.
2. I Am A Tree
Three unique patients have unforeseen effects on the interns. Cristina has an awkward first meeting with Burke's family. A pair of panties on the lost-and-found board leads to trouble for George and Callie. Derek makes an important decision on his future, but Meredith is having trouble making a decision of her own.
Another good episode. I was really interested in the medical care in this episode where the teen boy got impaled on a tree branch. Unfortunately they didn't spend too much time on the case. Instead they opted to stick with the doctor's personal lives. Which I normally don't care for... but I am really into the stories right now.
3. Sometimes A Fantasy
Meredith finds that juggling two suitors is not as easy as she thought. Izzie heads to Seattle Grace to ask for a second chance. Cristina takes action when she thinks that Burke has given up. George is having second thoughts about his relationship with Callie, and Alex treats a young girl who believes that she is a superhero.
Another good episode. I really liked the case of the little girl who don't have the ability to feel pain. So what does she think? she is some kind of superhero and keeps it to herself. Except to show off a little for other kids. Ending up being seriously hurt internally without realizing it. Izzie is scared of the idea of asking for another chance.
4. What I Am
Izzie gets a visit and surprise gift from Denny's father. Meredith faces an emergency appendectomy and has a heart-to-heart talk with Addison while under the influence of morphine. Mark Sloan joins the Seattle Grace staff, and Derek is not happy about it. Burke is cleared to return to work but is hiding a potentially disastrous secret. Meredith finally makes her choice between Derek and Finn, her dog's veterinarian
Another good episode... though this one for the most part is all personal life. Though they do touch on a couple decent medical cases... not only Meredith with appendicitis... but also a man that actually thought it would be a good idea to light a cigarette in the hospital room... while wearing his oxygen. Smart man... huh? The ending on this one has me a little up in the air... not sure if I like it or not.
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The whole idea of Denny leaving Izzy over $8million just somehow don't feel right... like it really don't fit in with what this series is... if that makes any sense to you.
(From Grey's Anatomy Marathon on September 12th, 2009)