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Rudderless, a review by Antares

Rudderless (2014) 82/100 - A couple of weeks ago, before we watched Boyhood, my wife and I watched some of the obligatory preview trailers that come with every disc. One of the trailers was for William H. Macy's directorial debut film, Rudderless. I happened to blurt out that it looked interesting and my wife agreed. Tonight, she came home with a copy and to be honest, I couldn't remember the film or the trailer. I instantly went to the web to refresh my memory and was surprised at what I found. On both Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic it had received paltry scores, so I was a bit reluctant to sit through it. As I was watching it, I was reminded of the Coen Brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis, another film which had music play an important part of the narrative. While I had high expectations for that film, it left me somewhat cold in its delivery and in the end, I found it underwhelming at best. This film, which I had gone into with a substantial amount of trepidation, completely grabbed me... go figure. I think the difference can be attributed to having a main character that you can actually enjoying being with, as opposed to an annoying pain in the ass. Another feature of this film that really shines are the songs written for the band. They are well constructed, soul searching songs that would do any songwriter of merit proud. I honestly believe that the soundtrack will eventually be more popular than the film.

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 February 13th, 2015)

Member's Reviews

Terminator 2, a review by Dragonfire

Skynet, the 21st century computer waging a losing war on humans sends a second terminator back in time to destroy the leader of the human resistance while he is still a boy. His mother is the only one who knows of the existence of the Terminators, human-like robots that exist only to kill and are nearly indestructible, and Sarah, the boy's mother is currently in a state mental hospital because of her 'delusions'. A second protector is sent back to the past by the Human resistance to protect John Connor, their future leader, at all costs.

My Thoughts

I saw this one when it was first released in the theater - I actually won tickets to an early screening from a local radio station. Anyway, I enjoyed the movie then and I still like it.  It has been a while since I last saw it, so I had forgotten a few small things.  For a while I was thinking that I had forgotten whole scenes and sequences, then I remembered that my DVD had 16 or 17 extra minutes added back into the movie.  Some of those minutes did help to add some explanations while others didn't seem as...important.  I liked that Arnold's Terminator had been reprogrammed to protect John.  The new Terminator..T-1000 I think was really cool, especially the whole liquid metal shape changing thing.  Of course that made him harder to kill..but it was still cool.  The action scenes were done well and helped to keep things interesting.  I remember being surprised by how...buff Sarah was in this movie.  It was almost like she was trying to give Arnold some competition in the muscle department.  lol

I watched 2 short extras on the making of the movie..the first one had lots of interesting stuff on how the effects were done.  It was talked about how the liquid metal thing built on what had been done in The Abyss.  There are more extras that can only be accessed through the DVD-ROM, which I haven't checked out yet.  I do really like the movie.  It is a very well done action movie.


I've started working on a longer review to post at Epinions, but it isn't done yet.

(From Dragonfire: What I've Been Watching on January 15th, 2009)

Member's TV Reviews

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Season 3
Wedding planning puts a strain on any couple. Lois and Clark aren't just any couple. Besides coping with caterers and orange blossoms, they must battle mad scientists, LEX LUTHOR, revived World War II Nazis and other diabolical foes. Which means Lois and Clark face one tough (and action-packed!) trip to the altar.

'The Daily Planet's' ace reporters team for exciting adventure and winning romance in 22 episodes that blew fans and critics away. "'Lois & Clark' has shown renewed superstrength in its third breaking one of the oldest rules in the SUPERMAN canon: Superman has not merely revealed to LOIS LANE his secret identity as CLARK KENT, but he's also become engaged to her! Messing with the Superman myth is one thing; doing it so well is a shock" (Ken Tucker, 'Entertainment Weekly'). Prepare to be shocked...and thrilled!

Clark's marriage proposal dosen't get quite the response he hoped for. Lois is glad, sad...and mad!

My Thoughts:
No a bad episode... was pretty good. But I did find myself expecting a little more from the first episode of a season. Not much for this new head of Intergang. She is basically a smart ditz. She has the smarts to do what she wants... but rather use her being hot (if you like the plastic barbie doll type... I do not.) body to help her take advantage of everything.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

Great body - he'll take it! a deranged millionaire thinks his head would look great on Superman's physique.

My Thoughts:
This has never been a favorite episode of mine. OK at best... but nothing special about it.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

Save the relationship or save the girl? When their romance endangers Lois, heartbroken Clark breaks up with her.

My Thoughts:
This one is a bit better then the previous one. But yet again it didn't do much for me. And I have to say... I do not care for Lois with short hair.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

Lover, come back. Lois uses an old beau to respark the flame with Clark. But the beau is using Lois, too.

My Thoughts:
Another episode that while not bad... I really couldn't get into. It just felt like this episode served little purpose other then being space filler. This finishes off the first disc... and I wasn't thrilled with any on this disc. But now that I think about it... I do thing that maybe season 3 was my least favorite season of the series.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

(From Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Marathon on July 27th, 2009)