Dark Ride, a review by addicted2dvd
Dark Ride: After Dark Horrorfest
Nearly a decade after two young girls are brutally murdered, the monstrous killer, Jonah, escapes from a mental institution and returns to his familiar killing ground, the theme park attraction "Dark Ride." His unfortunate victims this time are a group of college kids on a road trip that inevitably leads them to the Dark Ride where their night of youthful fun becomes a nightmare. The killer, who is mimicking the sets within the attraction, makes sure this is a "ride" audiences will never forget.
This one I enjoyed quite a bit... no... it wasn't the best horror movie I ever seen... but it is far from the worst too. of course after the initial action of the set-up scene things did slow down quite a bit until the group of college students made it to the Dark Ride. But once there... things picked up pretty quickly. This one had a twist ending... that looking back was pretty obvious... but I must be off my game tonight... as I didn't see it coming at all.
It is a decent DVD release... with a nice collection of extras.... but I didn't take the time to check any of them out this time around. Gotta save something for the next time I watch it... don't I?
Well... I think that brings my Weekend Movie Marathon to an end... Over-all it was a good marathon... I really enjoyed most of what I watched. Always a good thing!
(From Weekend Movie Marathon on September 3rd, 2007)
Goldmember, a review by Dragonfire
This was one of the last movies I watched in 2008.
He's found his mojo, baby, and now Austin Powers (Mike Myers, 'Shrek') strikes gold in his newest 24-karat shagadelic comedy-adventure!
The "sshhh!" hits the fan when Dr. Evil and Mini-Me escape from prison. Joining forces with the superfreaky Goldmember, they kidnap Austin's father, master spy Nigel Powers (Oscar® winner* Michael Caine), in a dastardly time-travel scheme to take over the world. Before you can say "Shake Your Booty," Austin cruises to 1975 and teams up with sexy Foxxy Cleopatra (Beyoncé Knowles, R&B group Destiny's Child) to stop Dr. Evil and Goldmember from their mischievous mayhem.
With Michael York, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Mindy Sterling and Verne J. Troyer.
*Michael Caine, 1999 Best Supporting Actor, 'The Cider House Rules'
I did really like the first two Austin Powers movies, but I didn't like this one as well. I still liked Austin and Dr. Evil fine..but I didn't like Goldmember at all. He bothered me more than Fat Bastard did in the second movie. I just can't stand the character. I did like that Austin's dad was added in. Foxxy Cleopatra was fine as a character, but I wasn't really impressed with Beyonce's acting. I guess I just don't get her appeal overall. Anyway, I did enjoy the movie overall even though I don't think it was as good as the first two. I did think there was an interesting development or two...and it would have been interesting to follow those things further.
(From Dragonfire: What I've Been Watching on January 2nd, 2009)
Tom's TV Finales marathon, a review by Tom
It's the cozy little Boston bar where everybody knows your name ... raise a glass to Cheers ™- the Emmy® Award-winning smash-hit television series that kept the laughs uncorked for 11 seasons. In Cheers™: The Final Season, it's finally last call, as the milestone comedy ends its historic run with Sam (Ted Danson) rebuilding the bar after Rebecca (Kirstie Alley) sets it on fire. Meanwhile, Norm (George Wendt) gets audited, Cliff (John Ratzenberger) gets promoted, and Lillith leaves Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) in order to live in a biosphere. And as Woody (Woody Harrelson) runs for city council and Carla (Rhea Perlman) sees her daughter get married, Sam invites Diane Chambers back to Boston, then pretends he's married to Rebecca! The uproarious sitcom goes out with a bang, with a 28-episode set. A toast to Cheers ™... and many happy returns!
Season 11.25 One For The Road (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
Writer: Glen Charles (Created By), Les Charles (Created By), James Burrows (Created By), Glen Charles (Writer), Les Charles (Writer)
Director: James Burrows
Cast: Ted Danson (Sam Malone), Kirstie Alley (Rebecca Howe), Rhea Perlman (Carla Tortelli), John Ratzenberger (Cliff Clavin), Woody Harrelson (Woody Boyd), Kelsey Grammer (Dr. Frasier Crane), George Wendt (Norm Peterson), Tim Cunningham (Tim), Steve Giannelli (Steve), Alan Koss (Alan), Shelley Long (Diane Chambers), Kim Alexis (Herself), Mike Ditka (Himself), Anthony Heald (Kevin), Jackie Swanson (Kelly Boyd), Paul Willson (Paul)
A great last episode. It brings a good closure to the series and its characters.
(From Tom's TV Finales marathon on April 13th, 2013)