Recent Topics

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
September 22, 2018, 07:29:52 AM

Login with username, password and session length

Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 110734
  • Total Topics: 4415
  • Online Today: 25
  • Online Ever: 163
  • (March 25, 2008, 12:28:17 AM)
Users Online
Users: 0
Guests: 20
Total: 20

Member's Reviews

The Living Daylights, a review by Tom




Title: The Living Daylights
Year: 1987
Director: John Glen
Rating: FSK-12
Length: 125 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: German: Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish: Dolby Digital Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: English, German, Spanish

Stars:Extras:
Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Music Videos
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
I really looked forward seeing this Bond movie again. When I remember correctly, this was one of the first Bond movies which I had seen. I started relatively late watching Bond movies. The first that I saw in the theater was "Tomorrow Never Dies".

Probably I am the only one here who thinks that, but in my opinion, "The Living Daylights" is one of the best James Bond movies of all. Probably my favourite. Also Timothy Dalton is my favourite James Bond actor.
I like his more serious (compared to Moore) and less chauvinistic (compared to Connery) Bond.
Also Timothy Dalton had in my opinion just the right age to play a believable Bond here.

I particulary like that there is only one Bond girl (not counting the girl from the pre-opening titles sequence), and that the romantic storyline is present throughout the movie.

Even though the new Moneypenny is inferior to Lois Maxwell's Moneypenny, I like that the character seems to have more involved in the operation of MI6 than being the secretary to M.

Rating:

(From James Bond Marathon on May 4th, 2009)

Member's Reviews

Love Me Tender, a review by GSyren


Love me tender (7-340112-705220)
United States 1956 | Released 2013-10-23 on Bluray from Fox-Paramount Home Entertainment
90 minutes | Aspect ratio 2.35:1 | Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, Spanish Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, German DTS 5.1, Italian DTS-HD Master Audio Mono, Polish Dolby Digital Mono, Commentary Dolby Digital Mono
Directed by Robert Webb and starring Elvis Presley, Richard Egan, Debra Paget, Robert Middleton, William Campbell

Moviegoers were introduced to Elvis Presley in this film set during the dying hours of the Civil War. Elvis sings four songs, including the title song. The year is 1865, and the three Confederate Reno brothers don't know the war has ended. They manage to steal a Union Army payroll, and head for home with the money. While Vance (Richard Egan) can think only of the love of his life, Cathy (Debra Paget), it turns out that the brothers have been reported dead, and Cathy has married their youngest brother Clint (Elvis Presley). Vance accepts this until he learns that Cathy still loves him. To complicate things, the U.S. Army knows of the brothers' theft and is hunting them down.

My thoughts about Love me tender:
Love Me Tender was a blind buy for me. I did not know what to expect, but I did not expect this. Love Me Tender feels a bit like it's suffering from split personality. On the one hand it's a fairly good B-movie western. On the other hand it is an Elvis movie. Or perhaps I should say "an Elvis movie wannabe". Anyway, the two does not mix very well. Elvis' routines seem very anachronistic in an 1865 setting.

Love Me Tender is the one and only Elvis movie where Elvis does not receive top billing. And it is probably also the only Elvis movie where Elvis was an afterthought. And that explains the duality of the movie.

There are no real big names in the cast, but many competent actors like Richard Egan, Debra Paget and Neville Brand. And in uncredited small roles actors like L. Q. Jones and Dick Sargent.

If you're expecting a "regular" Elvis movie, then you probably will be disappointed. If you watch it as just another B-movie western, you'll be OK if you can disregard the rather uncalled for musical numbers. I had no problems with that, so I thought it was fine enough.
I rate this title


(From Reviews and ramblings by Gunnar on March 21st, 2015)

Member's TV Reviews

NCIS Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


NCIS: Season 4: Disc 2

5. DEAD AND UNBURIED
A missing Marine's body is found in a vacant home after he was deployed to Iraq but never showed up for duty.

My Thoughts:
This is a good episode. I liked the story quite a bit. Thought it was hilarious both McGee and Tony just stood there watching/ttaping the catfight. And I have to say I liked how Abbey saw art in that one picture McGee took that looked like a corpse sitting there in front of a TV like he just sat there and watched TV till he died.

My Rating:

6. WITCH HUNT
On Halloween night a Marine is attacked in his home and his daughter is kidnapped. Meanwhile, McGee and Tony are rendered speechless by Abby's Halloween costume.

My Thoughts:
Anyone that knows me... knows I loved this episode. I love anything to do with Halloween and Horror. Not only does this one have a good story... it has some pretty cool costumes. I especially loved our Goth forensic scientist Abbey dressed up as Marylin Monroe.

My Rating:

7. SANDBLAST
An explosion on a military golf course kills a Marine colonel and the NCIS team must work with the Army Criminal Investigative Unit to find the killer. Romance is in the air for both Gibbs and Tony.

My Thoughts:
This episode has a really good story. I really felt for the teent that was there when the colonel got caught in that explosion... and the effect it had on him. I thought it was a good scene between the teen and Tony.

My Rating:

8. ONCE A HERO
A former decorated Marine falls to his death at a hotel in Washington, D.C. The NCIS team works to clear the veteran's name after they discover suspicious activity surrounding his death.

My Thoughts:
I really felt this one was more of an average episode. I mean it was enjoyable... but nothing special about it. Felt more like a filler story to me then anything else.

My Rating:

(From NCIS Marathon on December 22nd, 2009)