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The Shining, a review by addicted2dvd


     The Shining (1980/United States, United Kingdom)
IMDb |Wikipedia |Trailer |
Warner Home Video
Director:Stanley Kubrick
Writing:Stephen King (1947) (Original Material By), Stanley Kubrick (Screenwriter), Diane Johnson (Screenwriter)
Length:144 min.
Rating:R
Video:Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: PCM: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance
Shelley Duvall as Wendy Torrance
Danny Lloyd as Danny
Scatman Crothers as Hallorann
Barry Nelson as Ullman
Philip Stone as Grady

Plot:
From a script he co-adapted from the Stephen King novel, director Stanley Kubrick melds vivid performances, menacing settings, dreamlike tracking shots and shock after shock into a milestone of the macabre. In a signature role, Jack Nicholson ("Heeeere’s Johnny!") plays Jack Torrance, who’s come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel as off-season caretaker with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd). Torrance has never been there before – or has he? The answer lies in a ghostly time warp of madness and murder.

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Audio Commentary
  • Feature Trailers
  • Featurettes
  • Interviews


My Thoughts:
What to say about this movie? This film has the honor of being the first ever horror movie I seen. Since then I have become a complete horror fanatic. My all time favorite genre. This film is almost 35 years old now... and I must say it is just as good today as the day it first came out. It has a stellar cast... it has fantastic atmosphere... an outstanding creepy film. I can't think of any way this film could be better. While extremely long at 144 minutes... it doesn't seem like it while watching. This movie grabs your attention for the beginning and holds it to the very end... and seems to be over before you know it. If by some weird chance you never seen this film yet... it is one I cannot recommend any higher... is a must see!

My Rating:


(From What Movies I Been Watching on August 31st, 2014)

Member's Reviews

Heartburn, a review by KinkyCyborg


Heartburn



Title:Heartburn
Year: 1986
Director: Mike Nichols
Rating: R
Length: 109 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English

Stars:
Meryl Streep
Jack Nicholson
Jeff Daniels
Maureen Stapleton
Stockard Channing

Plot:
Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson are wonderful together in this wickedly funny look at modern romance based on Nora Ephron's acerbic best-selling novel and directed by Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Postcards From The Edge).

Streep plays Rachel, a successful food writer who puts love and motherhood ahead of her career. Nicholson plays Mark, a woman-chasing newspaper columnist who can't quite give up his old tricks. She lives in New York. He lives in Washington D.C. And if all those complications won't give a relationship Heartburn, nothing will!

Extras:
Scene Access
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:

This movie was a complete snooze fest through the first hour and only picked up slightly in the second half with some mildly humorous scenes that garnered a few smirks from me.

Meryl Streep had a few clever moments but mostly her character was a pathetic scatterbrain. And Jack Nicholson playing a womanizer?!?! No way!!  ::) Early role for Kevin Spacey as a thief.

I was expecting much more from leads the caliber of Streep and Nicholson but this was quite ho-hum.

KC

Rating:



(From KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010 on November 23rd, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's Glee Marathon, a review by Tom


Glee
Season 1.20 Theatricality
Writer: Ryan Murphy (Created By), Brad Falchuk (Created By), Ian Brennan (Created By), Ryan Murphy (Writer)
Director: Ryan Murphy
Cast: Dianna Agron (Quinn Fabray), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Jessalyn Gilsig (Terri Schuester), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), Jayma Mays (Emma Pillsbury), Kevin McHale (Arty Abrams), Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson), Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones), Mark Salling (Noah "Puck" Puckerman), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang), Idina Menzel (Shelby Corcoran), Iqbal Theba (Principal Figgins), Mike O'Malley (Burt Hummel), Romy Rosemont (Carole Hudson), Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez), Max Adler (Dave Karofsky), Josh Sussman (Jacob Ben Israel), James Earl (Azimio), Heather Morris (Brittany Pierce), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike Chang), Dijon Talton (Matt Rutherford), Ashley Fink (Lauren Zizes), Hayley Holmes (Liz Schneider)

I enjoyed this episode.

Burt the man:
I think I have to make it its own category. Burt (Kurt's father) again steals the show. The scene were he is dressing down Finn to defend his son is great.

Notable music:
In this episode they did Lady Gaga and Kiss songs.
I never saw the appeal of Lady Gaga. I never really got into her music. But since I saw some song of hers covered on Glee, I began to appreciate them more. Though I still haven't gone out to buy her music.
But I have to say, that I really love the cover of "Poker Face" in this episode. I enjoy it a lot more than the original song. It is sung here by Rachel and Shelby:


"Bad Romance" was also okay:


Rating:

(From Tom's Glee Marathon on September 18th, 2012)