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The Social Network, a review by Antares


The Social Network (2010) 3/5 - A Disclaimer before I start: I don't own a cel phone, nor a laptop or Ipad. I shut down my Facebook account last year because I got sick and tired of "friends" sending me endless invitations to Yoville, Farmville and Mafia wars. I decided that my real life was much more entertaining than wasting my time posting un-important bullshit on a wall.

Unless you are into the latest trend in computer technology, then this film is a snooze-fest. I kept looking at the timer on my DVD player every 10 or so minutes, and couldn't believe how uninteresting this film was. Yes, I will agree that at times Aaron Sorkin wrote some great exchanges between the characters, but my wife and myself both felt the same thing at the end of this film... that this was acclaimed by many because they felt a need to validate their existence and lifestyle perpetuated in the Facebook community. My sister is heavily addicted to her Facebook page and when I closed my account last year, and she noticed it, she sent me an e-mail first to see if anything had happened to me. She couldn't understand how I could close my account. But the ironic part of this story is this... she sent an e-mail instead of just picking up the phone and calling me. Have we become so afraid of personal contact that we use social networks as not only a crutch, but like a guardian angel? Do people now "hide" behind their social wall at Facebook, afraid of personal interaction?

(From Antares' Short Summations on April 15th, 2011)

Member's Reviews

The Curse of Lizzie Borden, a review by Jimmy


MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: The Curse of Lizzie Borden
Year: 2006
Director: Ford Austin
Rating: Unrated
Length: 1h22
Video:  Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:  English Stereo
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Randal Malone - Josiah Moody
Danielle De Luca - Cassy
Jed Rowen - Professor Blaisdale
Kerry Lynne Feirman - Emma
Monte Hunter - Eli
Plot:
Nestled within a quiet California town, a museum dedicated to the legend of Lizzie Borden has been opened. Cassy, a beautiful college student is drawn to the museum, taking a summer job as a tour guide.

Cassy is quickly propelled into a mystery of the folklore surrounding the legend of Lizzie Borden. It began to consume her every waking moment. She begins dressing, acting and talking as if she were Lizzie Borden. And there are the dreams. Dreams of blood and death !

One by one her friends are found murdered and her boyfriend Andrew begins to fear the worst. Cassy may be next !

Is some madman killing off all their friends ? Has the ghost of Lizzie Borden come back for a bloody rampage ?

Will Cassy and Andrew be able to stop the killer or will they fall victim to the same fate that Lizzie's parents did so many years ago ?

Untill the final bloody axe falls, no one is safe from the CURSE OF LIZZIE BORDEN.
Extras:
Theatrical Trailer (the movie is a direct to video  :hmmmm:)

My Thoughts:
Sometimes I like to give a chance to a new director that I knew absolutly nothing about and try one of his movie. The results are not always the same : I've found some great one (Penetration Angst and The Roost), a lot of so-so (Left in Darkness, It waits and Zombiegeddon), some really bad (Camp blood, Die you zombie bastard and I'll always know what you did last summer) and the movie that are just stupid (The Bagman). This movie is one of those, but in wich category does it fit?

Imagine the worst film that you've ever seen, Painfull memory isn't it? Now just think that this movie is worst. A red fish in a bowl is more entertainning. I heard you say "it can't be that bad... you overeacting", ok let discuss this masterpiece.

Look at this actor and imagine that he is the star of this movie, can we say charisma? But that's not all with the cast one of the actress get this with her credit : "And introducing...", this is not her first movie this is her third one :slaphead:. One last thing with the credit : two actors are guest stars, what is that? Melrose Place... Wow! Just see the credit and it's already wrong. The "special" effect are bad, just some exemples : Everytime that someone is kill someone pitch a lot of fake blood on the victim (imagine that all the murder are done with an axe and all the blood came from behind the killer not the victim after an axe whack), they use sausage when a girl is whack on the belly (ok it's a small budget, but why the zoom in?), one of the girl is decapitated but this is not the same hair colour and every effects are like that. The killer is suppose to be a secret (they try to hide is head), but because the camera guy is untalented the framing is bad and we can see her (anyway without this it's not that hard to guess, after 5 minutes I've already found that). They use the same image (the parent muder's) over and over, why is it necessary? She killed her parents we got it the first time. I think the best thing of the movie is in the beginning when one of the actor run from this movie, he is in a summer class and he learn that he doesn't have to be there and he get out for the rest of the movie (I'm certain that he has read the script the day before and he has decide to not do the film  :laugh:).

Usually I try to find something positive with each movie, but I can't with this one. It is not even so bad that it's good, no it's just a mediocre movie. To quote one of the actor line in the film : "This is a waste of my fucking day". This movie could've been better with an audio commentary by the director telling "I'm sorry" during all the film.

Trust Mr. Smiley on this.

Rating : 0/5



(From My review - unseen and unwatched january marathon on January 19th, 2008)

Member's TV Reviews

Pete's Pilots, a review by addicted2dvd



Alien Nation
As newcomers - fugitive slaves from the planet Tencton - Detective George Francisco and his family face prejudice and intolerance as they struggle to assimilate life on their adopted planet. Together with his human partner, hard-edged Detective Matt Sikes, George walks the beat in Slagtown, Los Angeles, a Newcomer slum teeming with vice and corruption. More than just another cop show or science fiction show, "Alien Nation" utilizes a unique and exciting blend of action, suspense, humor, and social drama to explore the sociology of what it means to be an outsider striving to fit in.

Alien Nation Pilot Movie
As resentment toward the Tenctonese Newcomers builds, Matt Sikes and George Francisco investigate a string of murders that appears to be the work of a giant, insect-like creature.

My Thoughts:
This is a good TV adaptation of the movie. The characters are all likable... and the story is good. If memory serves me they honor all the rules established in the movie. Worth checking out if you liked the movie.

My Rating:

(From Pete's Pilots on October 29th, 2009)