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Resident Evil: Apocalypse, a review by Hal




Title: Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Year: 2004
Director: Alexander Witt
Rating: R
Length: 94 Min.
Video: Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: PCM: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Stars:
Milla Jovovich
Sienna Guillory
Oded Fehr
Thomas Kretschmann
Sophie Vavasseur

Plot:
After narrowly escaping the horrors of the underground Hive facility, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is quickly thrust back into a war raging above ground between the living and the Undead. It's a heart-pounding race against time as the group faces off against hordes of blood-thirsty zombies, stealthy Lickers, mutant canines and the most sinister foe yet.

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Feature Trailers
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Blu-Wizard

My Thoughts:
Not as good as the original.  I think what bothers me about this movie is that they've concentrated so much on the action that there's zero character development.  You don't get to know any of the characters well enough to develop any kind of connection.  The "bad" guy, other than Nemesis, keeps changing and there's little indication as to what their true motivation is.  The good guys get bitten and turn into bad guys, there really doesn't seem to be any way to overcome the forces that are behind the conspiracy, and in the end, when you think you've won, you actually haven't.  Obviously, they were setting up the sequel!  This barely gets a three rating for action and Nemesis.

Rating:

(From Hal's 2010 Horror Marathon Reviews on October 9th, 2010)

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The Pledge, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: The Pledge
Year: 2001
Director: Sean Penn
Rating: R
Length: 124 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles: English, French

Stars:
Patricia Clarkson
Beau Daniels
Benicio Del Toro
Dale Dickey
Wendy Morrow Donaldson
P. Adrien Dorval

Plot:Extras:
Scene Access
Feature Trailers
Production Notes
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
When I stumbled onto this movie in my profiler... a movie I forgot I had... I checked the trailer and it looked good so decided to watch this one next. While it is a good enough movie... I don't feel it was that great. Being just over 2hrs the movie felt a little drawn out. And the ending just wasn't satisfying to me. The ending was a bit dark... and a bit strange... but it just didn't feel right for the story that was told. Jack Nicholson did a good job in the movie... as did most everyone else. But for me at least... the ending brought this movie down quite a bit.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs on January 30th, 2011)

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My PILOT Marathon, a review by Rich


NUMBERS - SERIES ONE - PILOT



First aired: 1/23/2005   
To help capture a serial rapist-turned-killer, FBI Special Agent Don Eppes recruits his genius brother Charlie, who uses a mathematical equation to identify the killer's point of origin by working back from the crime scene locations.


A complete blind buy when I purchased this due primarily to Ridley Scott involvement, after watching the pilot episode, I have to say it was money well spent. The pilot immediately grabbed my interest, the characters appeared real and the interactions are plausible, the direction slick, and the pace perfect. The premise of using maths to solve serial crimes seems ridiculous, but the way with demonstrations and examples it is explained through the programme graphically illustrates that indeed there may be patterns within apparent random crime sprees.
All in all the perfect pilot which leaves you wanting more of the same. 




(From My PILOT Marathon on May 19th, 2008)