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GoldenEye, a review by Tom

Title: GoldenEye
Year: 1995
Director: Martin Campbell
Rating: FSK-16
Length: 124 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: English, German, Spanish

Pierce Brosnan
Sean Bean
Izabella Scorupco
Famke Janssen
Joe Don Baker

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(From James Bond Marathon on May 18th, 2009)

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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, a review by Tom

Title: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Year: 1989
Director: William Shatner
Rating: FSK-12
Length: 102 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles: Arabic, Bulgarian, Commentary, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish

William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelley
James Doohan
Walter Koenig

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My Thoughts:
The worst of the original Star Trek movies. This time with the captain itself in the director's chair. Stupid story with plot holes through which you can fly the Enterprise. Traveling to the center of the universe, which nobody has ever done in a matter of hours (thousands of light years)? Passing a barrier without any problems whatsoever which is said to be impossible? Flying up 60 levels on ship which has about 14 or so? Star Fleet commissions a new ship which is already falling apart? They must have really bad quality control.
Horse-crazy Shatner also just to integrate horses into the plot. Putting a stupid horn on the head does not make a horse an alien creature.
The only thing which saves the movie a little are some of the scenes between Kirk, Spock and McCoy. The other characters are sadly reduced to laughing stock material (maybe this is the reason the other actors often talk ill about Shatner).


(From Tom's Star Trek Movies Marathon on February 2nd, 2009)

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Smallville Marathon #2, a review by DJ Doena

Disc 2

Synopsis: Lana has a secret admirer who sends her poems but Clark is overprotective and assumes he is a stalker. Clark and Ross finally find the young man who is held captive in the basement of the house of by his parents. But when they release him, he transforms and not even Clark is able to stop him.

My Opinion: Lana's grudge with Clark didn't even last one episode. ;) I find it always interesting how people manage to hold helicopters on the ground just because they are strong enough - yet they aren't anchored to the ground in any way. It's one of the riddles about superpowers I probably never solve. ;D I liked it, though and it was nice to see Richard Moll (Bull in Night Court) again although it was only a small role.

Synopsis: Two students die of old age in short succession and that can't be a coincedence. Someone seems to suck the life out of them to stay young. But the Kent family has yet another problem: They need some additional money and there's a person who could help: Martha's father. But Jonathan and he have a long, bad history that Clark tries to mend.

My Opinion: A standard FotW episode where the bad gal died a bit too fast in my opinion. But I liked to see that even the Kents can't solve all their family issues, it makes them more normal.

Synopsis: A woman comes to town who claims to be Clark's real mother. She also claims that he is a half-brother of Lex's. Meanwhile Lana tries to find out whether a certain man is her biological father. It is also revealed, how the Kents managed to get adoption papers for Clark.

My Opinion: A "family" episode that I liked a lot. It is interesting to see how the "average television family" has changed over the decades, from the "perfect" housewife, the husband and the two children to what we've seen in recent years (the families in ER, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 24, ... and Smallville). I never noticed before that Chloe's mother has been mentioned that early in the show, although her fate hasn't been revealed yet.

Synopsis: Ryan calls from the Summerholt Institute where he is held as research object. Clark rescues him but that nearly lands him in prision for kidnapping. Ryan's ability to read minds is based on a brain tumor that will kill him. Clark and Lex try to prevent that.

My Opinion: A very emotional episode and a very sad one. I find it interesting how they made the comic Warrior Angel a forebode of things to come. Funny thing to say about a fantasy series but it makes it more realistic that Clark isn't able to save everyone, especially when there's nothing that he can do personally.

(From Smallville Marathon #2 on May 24th, 2008)