Men in Black II, a review by addicted2dvd
Weekend Movie Marathon
2/27 - 2/29
It is time for another Weekend Movie Marathon. I really didn't want to go with any specific theme this time. I am just going to watch what ever movie I am in the mood for when I am in the mood for it. The past couple weeks I didn't do to well on my marathons... hoping to do better this weekend. So this weekend I decided to watch...
Men in Black II
Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith are back in black as the scum-fighting super-agents Kay and Jay - regulators of all things alien on planet Earth. Their latest mission: to save the world from a total intergalactic disaster!
When a renegade Kylothian monster disguised as a lingerie model threatens the survival of the human race, the boys of the MIB get the call to step up and get busy. With their headquarters under siege and time running out, Agents Kay and Jay enlist the help of Frank the Pug and a posse of hard-living worms to help them kick some seriously sexy alien butt!
After watching the first one a couple weeks ago... I thought I would give this one another try. This is only my second time ever seeing this movie. This DVD was a given to my by my young daughter for my birthday back in May of '03. Unfortunately the one thing she didn't know at the time is that there is a difference between widescreen and full screen that actually matters. But what is a father to do? It is the first DVD she got me... I have to keep it. Though one day I really should get the widescreen version also to put beside it.
This is a fun movie.... much like the first one... it is really nothing more then pure mindless fun. But I don't think it is quite as good as the first. Almost... but the first one has a little on it I think. Definitely worth the hour and a half you put into it.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Weekend Movie Marathon: 2/27 - 2/29 on February 27th, 2009)
The Bourne Identity, a review by DJ Doena
Matt Damon ... Jason Bourne
Franka Potente ... Marie
Chris Cooper ... Conklin
Clive Owen ... The Professor
Brian Cox ... Ward Abbott
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Wombosi
Gabriel Mann ... Zorn
Julia Stiles ... Nicolette
Synopsis: When he wakes up on a fishing boat in the Mediterranean Sea, he has no idea who he his. He only knows that he had two bullets in his back and the address of a bank in Zurich in his hip. He learns in Zurich that his name is Jason Bourne but the scavenger hunt has just started und suddenly he's not only a hunter but also the hunted. His companion Marie and he drive halfway through Europe to learn the answer to the question: Who is Jason Bourne?
My Opinion: I really like this movie. The story is somewhat plausible, the hand-to-hand combats are awesome and Matt's German is actually understandable. And I love it when Franka Potente curses in German. I haven't seen this movie in a while and I noticed that you can actually follow the fights with your eyes. I never understood why more recent movies like the third part of this trilogy choreographs one hell of a fight but then chooses to not show it by using a "shake cam".
(From DJ Doena's movie watchings 2009 on September 28th, 2009)
Smallville Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
Season 2: Disc 6:
EPISODE 21: ACCELERATE
Years ago, a terrible accident took Lana's childhood friend Emily. But now a ghostly Emily resurfaces in Lana's life, and the secret to the little girl's renewed existence lies in the laboratories of Lionel Luthor.
This is one of my all time favorites! I can't for the life of me believe that the classic movie "House on Haunted Hill" actually put a scare into Lana! But the fact that it had ever so slight horror genre appeal to it made me love this episode as I love horror!
EPISODE 22: CALLING
The specialist hired to interpret the Smallville cave pictographs acquires astonishing powers and a new mission: kill Clark! Helen and Lana both have doubts about their relationship with the men in their lives.
We are really starting to get into the mythology arc of the show at this point. For me this episode is enjoyable... but not the best episode I ever seen.
EPISODE 23: EXODUS
Clark will go with Lana or without her. But he's leaving Smallville for keeps. The fledgling superhero turns his back on family, friends and destiny after his decision to destroy the spaceship brings unintended tragedy.
Great cliff-hanger episode. Enjoyed it... but hated to see Chloe get so jealous that she turns on Clark the way she did.
Season 2: Overall Thoughts:
This was a really good season. Started to do less of the Freak of the Week episodes and concentrated more on the origins of Clark. Not that I don't like the Freak of the Week episodes.. because I definitely do... I like both styles. It was awesome to see Christopher Reeve in an episode this season.
(From Smallville Marathon on August 3rd, 2007)