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Galaxy Quest , a review by Dragonfire


Galaxy Quest

My Thoughts

I love this movie and was in the mood to see it again. 

I have seen some of the Star Trek tv shows and movies, so I know a little about the characters, but I don't know everything.  I have heard of the conventions that fans have.  I thought that aspect of the movie, with how ...obsessed some of the fans were, is very realistic.  It is clear to me, even with my limited Trek knowledge, that Galaxy Quest is intended to be a show like Star Trek, except the show never got turned into a series of movies.  The cast is all stuck being associated with these roles and some of them, like Alexander, hate that. 

The plot is like Three Amigos with the aliens believing that the episodes of the tv show are historical documents and the actors are a real crew of a space ship that has deal with all sort of bad aliens.  Even though the plot is similar to the earlier movie, there is enough different for the movie to be really fun and entertaining.  The story is developed enough to be interesting and entertaining.  So much that happens in really funny.   The characters really make the movie and the acting is wonderful.  I love Alan Rickman in his part of a classically trained actor who feels trapped by being associated with this role.  Tony Shalhoub is really good as Fred.  He is so calm when the others are freaking out, like after they have been transported onto the ship or after their first encounter with Seris when they are fleeing and the ship is in such bad shape..there's Fred all calm telling Jason that the ship can't take it.  There is just so much that I enjoy about this movie.

I loved this one when I first saw it and I still feel the same way.  It is really fun and entertaining and the cast is great in their roles.



I did post a review on Epinions a few years ago.

Galaxy Quest



(From Dragonfire88's Alphabet Marathon on July 20th, 2010)

Member's Reviews

Terminator 2, a review by Tom




Title: Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Year: 1991
Director: James Cameron
Rating: FSK-16
Length: 147 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: German: Dolby Digital Surround EX, German: DTS ES (Matrixed), English: Dolby Digital Surround EX, Commentary: Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles: Commentary, English, German, Turkish

Stars:
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Linda Hamilton
Edward Furlong
Robert Patrick
Earl Boen


Extras:
Booklet
Commentary
Featurettes
Interviews
Photo Gallery
Production Notes
Scene Access
THX certified
Trailers

My Thoughts:
A great follow up. Revolutionary in special effects, even though they seem a little dated now.
Though this time around I was bothered by the teenage John. He was annoying. Also the story-line, that he wants the Terminator to learn stupid stuff does not fit. Maybe this is because we can see a little more mature John in Sarah Connor Chronicles now.


Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on January 17th, 2009)

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Grey's Anatomy Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


Grey's Anatomy Marathon
Season 2:

Life gets even more intense for the doctors and interns of Seattle Grace Hospital in year two as Meredith and Derek's relationship goes from odd to downright insane with the arrival of Derek's wife, and Alex lets his Izzie obsession out of the bag.

Main Cast:
Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey
Sandra Oh as Dr. Cristina Yang
Katherine Heigl as Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens
Justin Chambers as Dr. Alex Karev
T. R. Knight as Dr. George O'Malley
Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey
James Pickens, Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber
Isaiah Washington as Dr. Preston Burke
Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Derek Shepherd
Kate Walsh as Dr. Angela Sheperd



1. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head


My Thoughts:
While this is a good episode... I was expecting more from the first episode of the season. The main case they had to work on was of the bartender at the bar across the street from the hospital. So they make a big deal out of it and how everyone there knows him and is worried for him. Unfortunately we never see much of this character in previous episodes so it is hard to care about him the way they expect us to. But I blame the fact that season 1 only had 9 episodes to work with.

My Rating:

2. Enough is Enough
Predictably, tension mounts between Meredith and Addison, which becomes odd when Meredith finds herself warming to the surgeon. While all the interns work to save an injured family, the truth is revealed as to why Addison and Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd divorced.

My Thoughts:
I enjoyed this one. A teen boy has the hard decision on whether or not to save his abusive father... and I must say I like the decision he came up with. Then there was the case where some guy got off on swallowing doll heads.

My Rating:

3. Make Me Lose Control
Cristina and Meredith wrestle with whether to tell Dr. Preston Burke that Cristina is carrying his child while Dr. Alex Karev and Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens start to catch each other's attention. Meredith's mother becomes a patient, with George put in charge of her care.

My Thoughts:
A very interesting...and enjoyable episode. Secrets are revealed...and new friendships starts to bloom. They have a patient that can not control her blushing so she has an operation to fix it even though there is some pretty big possible complications and side effects.

My Rating:

4. Deny Deny Deny
Cristina, unhappy with being on the sidelines, re-exhausts herself in an effort to prove she's worthy of being a doctor. To make matters worse, Cristina's mother comes to stay with her to help her recuperate. The arrival of Dr. Ellis Gray sends Seattle Grace spinning.

My Thoughts:
This is a fun episode. While Cristina makes for a very good doctor... she is not very good at being a patient. She just could not sit back and relax and heal. And I definitely got a kick out of Meredith's mother, who is patient with  alzheimer's, keeps getting out of her room reliving her days as a surgeon.

My Rating:

5. Bring the Rain
Derek and Meredith work to convince a devoutly religious man that his daughter needs a life-saving procedure while Meredith makes a shocking discovery about her mother's past and George and Alex find themselves trapped with a patient who needs emergency surgery.

My Thoughts:
Good episode. Dr. Grey and Dr. Sheperd must find a shaman before they can treat a patient. And 2 of the interns gets trapped in an elevator with a police officer that was shot in the chest...giving them no choice but to operate right there in the elevator. Jimmy... I thought of you while watching this episode... There was a guy in this episode in chronic pain but alergic to all pain medication... so what does he do? He watches porn 24/7. Supposedly the porn releases indorphans that makes the pain more managable. Could you imagine having a medical excuse meaning you had to pretty much always have porn on no matter where you were or who was around. Your vacations to your mother's house would really be interesting, huh? :P

My Rating:

(From Grey's Anatomy Marathon on September 6th, 2009)