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Death Proof, a review by addicted2dvd



Death Proof
'DIRECTOR QUENTIN TARANTINO DELIVERS' an adrenaline shot to the heart with 'Death Proof', a "tribute to balls-out pedal-to-the-metal car chases" (Pete Hammond, 'Maxim'). Featuring exhilarating high-speed action, jaw-dropping stunts, and some of the most quotable lines since 'Pulp Fiction', 'Death Proof' "goes faster, and funnier, than you thought possible...and then it goes further" (Ty Burr, 'Boston Globe'). Kurt Russell stars as a sociopathic stuntman whose taste for stalking sexy young ladies gets him into big trouble when he tangles with the wrong gang of badass babes. Their confrontation escalates into a hair-raising, 18-minute automotive duel with one of the girls strapped to the hood of a thundering Dodge Challenger that "earns a place of honor among the great movie car chases" (Scott Foundas, 'LA Weekly').

My Thoughts:
This is one of the movies a friend of mine gave me because she didn't like it. In this case I see where she is coming from. The style of the movie itself did not impress me. In my personal opinion the movie was pretty much a snore-fest till the ending.The only good parts in this movie was the car chase scenes. And unfortunately there was not enough of them to save the movie.

I was thrilled to see that Rose McGowan was in the movie (though she does not look good as a bleached blond) but her part in the movie was just so small even her appearance was not that much of a help. I do have to admit I did get a kick out of the very ending of it.  Unfortunately it takes more then just a good ending to make a good movie. I almost didn't make it to the end to see it.

(From Weekend Movie Marathon 1/18 - 1/20 on January 20th, 2008)

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Iron Man 3, a review by Dragonfire


Iron Man 3



I was wanting to see this movie for ages.  I really enjoyed the first two and The Avengers, so there was no way I wasn't going to see this one.  There are one or two small issues, but overall it is a good superhero movie that is worth checking out.

Tony Stark is struggling with nightmares and panic attacks after the events in New York - from The Avengers.  He rarely sleeps, spending most of his time in his workshop making new suits.  A terrorist calling himself the Mandarin is staging attacks that get Tony's attention.  He decides to try to deal with the Mandarin, which puts himself and Pepper in danger.

I saw this one in 3D because of the times when it was showing.  There were a few images that took advantage of the 3D, but it wasn't anything that special. 

This movie is picking up a while after the events of The Avengers, and there are references to things that happened.  Tony is struggling in a big way and basically has post traumatic stress.  He has panic attacks if he is away from the Iron Man suit for too long.  It is interesting to explore that since more superhero movies don't show the superheros having any issues over what they  have done or had to deal with.  Tony tries to deal with it all himself which does cause some tension with Pepper. 

I know that some people, who were fans of the comic books, were very unhappy with this movie because of things tied to the Mandarin.  While I'm far from an expert on the comic books, I do know enough to know that things have been changed for the Mandarin.  I think the character works overall.  There is one development that I think is interesting is what ticked off the comic book fans.  The story does even give a glimpse back to something in Tony's past.  The story is interesting.  This one is directed by Shane Black and he also worked on the screenplay.  This one is taking place near Christmas, so now I'll have another different sort of Christmas movie.

There is a good amount of action throughout the movie, including a big fight late in the movie.  There are a few cool new things with the suits, though we don't get as much seeing Tony working in his shop.  I always liked those scenes in the first two movies.  There are some humorous moments every so often like there were in the previous movies.  Violence does turn up, though I don't think the movie is too violent. 

Iron Man 3 is another well done, entertaining Iron Man movie.  People that have liked the previous movies should give this one a chance.



I did post a longer review on Epinions after seeing the movie in the theater.

Iron Man 3

(From Iron Man 3 on June 24th, 2013)

Member's TV Reviews

"Stargate SG-1" Marathon, a review by DJ Doena


Season 7


Disc 1

Fallen
Synopsis: SG-1 is still searching for the "Lost City" or - as Jonas translates it now - "City of the Lost", a city of the Ancients that wasn't fully completed. They try to find the city with the help of the Gate addresses Jack entered into the computer when he had the knowledge of the Ancients. But they find something different - someone, to be precise.

My Opinion: The attack on Anubis's ship was a nice homage to the battle above Yavin in Star Wars IV, including Jack's comment that his F-302 (it's obviously not eXperimental anymore) should have the call sign "Red Leader". Michael Shanks has re-joined the main cast and returns to his role as Dr. Daniel Jackson. And while I liked Jonas, Daniel is somehow better. Jack and Daniel know each other for over seven years and even in the end Jonas was still "the new guy". The chemistry between Jack and Daniel worked instantaneously again in terms of: they like each other but are totally different.

Homecoming
Synopsis: Daniel and Jonas are still aboard Anubis's ship which hovers now over the capitol of Kelowna. Anubis wants to have the Naqahdriah and the knowledge of how to create a stable reaction.

My Opinion: On one hand it's understandable that Jonas returns home. Daniel is back and all three countries on his home planet know about the Stargate now. It's a bit sad, though. But since Daniel and he had basically the same role within SG-1 it would be hard to acknowledge this fact in future scripts.

Fragile Balance
Synopsis: When Jack awakes one morning, he is a teenanger of fifteen years. No one believes that he is Colonel Jack O'Neill. After his DNA has been confirmed they try to find out what happened and how to reverse it.

My Opinion: This time I even looked on the clock. The first appearance of RDA was in the 31st minute of this 42 minute episode. On the other hand one has to get used to it since his screen time will drop considerably from the 8th season on.
But it was good to see that not all Asgard are good and perfect, that even they have black sheeps.

Orpheus
Synopsis: After T'ealc has been wounded on a mission, he begins to doubt himself. Since he has lost "Junior" and has begun to inject Tretonin he doesn't feel as a full-fledged Jaffa anymore. But then there's a new crisis arising, Bra'tac and Rya'c are prisoners in a work camp that one only leaves dead.

My Opinion: A very good episode to show that something has changed for Teal'c. A symbiote has been part of his body for about 90 years (Teal'c is approximately 104 years old at this time) and now this part is missing. I can imagine that this is hard to get used to. I also liked the scene where his son helped im through the crisis by letting Teal'c kill the other Jaffa with his bare hands.

(From "Stargate SG-1" Marathon on April 13th, 2008)