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Taking Lives, a review by addicted2dvd



Taking Lives
Your name...credit cards...life. It's the ultimate identity theft. An elusive serial killer has for 20 years assumed his victims identities. But now there's a breakthrough. And FBI profiler Illeana Scott is assigned to the case.

Angelina Jolie portrays Scott in an edgy cat-and-mouse thriller directed by D.J. Caruso and also starring Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland and Oliver Martinez. It's Scott's job to know what makes a killer tick. To anticipate his moves. To close off countermoves. But somehow this killer knows even more about Scott. "You'll be guessing all the way till the end, and you'll still be wrong," Greg Russell of WDWB-TV/Detroit says. It's that unpredictability which makes Taking Lives so very, very right for thriller fans.


My Thoughts:
This one was also a gift from a friend of mine. She gave it to me while cleaning out her DVD collection. I never even heard of this one before... but it has a couple good stars in it that I enjoy... Angelina Jolie... I really have not seen a lot with her... but what I have seen I enjoyed. And Keifer Sutherland... him I have liked every since I first saw him in The Lost Boys. Well I admit with these 2 actors in it my hopes were probably up a little high. I mean I was really enjoying the movie... but only until they put a twist into it about the last half an hour of the movie. I won't go into what the twist of the movie is... but I will say that I don't think it was handled right... it could have been a good twist... but after the twist the movie became slow and then if that is not enough... it didn't completely explain everything in the ending of the movie. As for the 2 actors I like... I thought Angelina Jolie did a great job as the star. Keifer Sutherland also did a really good job... but he was in a much smaller part. I would have liked to seen a little more of him in it. Over-all a good movie that I kinda felt let down by the ending. But unfortunately the ending is a very important part of any movie. I am sure I will give this one another chance... but not for a while.

(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs on November 18th, 2007)

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Masters of Horror: Family, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: Masters of Horror: Family
Movie Count:  7
TV Ep. Count:  2
Other Count:  1
Time Started:  4:30pm

Plot:
It's a beautiful day in suburbia where mild-mannered bachelor Harold Thompson (George Wendt of CHEERS) is happily at work in his basement building the perfect family. But when a young couple moves in nextdoor, Harold sets his sights on the sexy young wife (Meredith Monroe of DAWSON'S CREEK). In a sunshine world of picket fences and manicured lawns, is it ever possible to know what gruesome plans are percolating in the minds of your neighbors? Matt Keeslar (SCREAM 3, ROSE RED) co-stars in this grisly black comedy with a killer twist from Director John Landis (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, ANIMAL HOUSE) and Writer Brent Hanley (FRAILTY).

My Thoughts:
This is an episode of the Anthology Showtime Series Masters of Horror. This is one of the episodes I really enjoyed. It has a nice amount of gore in it... but also at the same time it has a lighthearted sense about it that borders on comedy. I think everyone in this one did a good job... I liked all the characters. Definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5


(From Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2009 on October 3rd, 2009)

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Smallville Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


Season 8: Disc 5

16. TURBULENCE
Jimmy, addled by painkillers, struggles with the recall of Doomsday's attack...and with the attraction Chloe seems to have for Davis. Tess, perhaps trying to smoke out the Red-Blue Blur, finds herself aloft in a distressrd private jet with Clark. Hero wanted!

My Thoughts:
This is a good episode. We have problems with Chloe and Jimmy... Clark thinks Tess knows his secret when she sets him up to save her and Jimmy sees Davis for the kind of person he really is.

My Rating:

17. HEX
The magician ZANTANNA makes wishes come true...but every wish has consequences. When Chloe wishes she can have an uncomplicated lide like Lois does, she becomes Lois. And Clark? He just wants to be normal.

My Thoughts:
This is a fair episode. Nothing really spectacular about it... but it is enjoyable. I see so many body switching shows that the Chloe as Lois thing didn't do much foir me. But I did like the Clark forgetting his superhero side. But I must say I did love the ending of the episode where they established Chloe in the Watchtower.

My Rating:

18. ETERNAL
The past: Not one, but two boys mysteriously emerge from the meteor shower. The present: Clark realizes the other boy is Davis...and Davis tells Chloe she is the only one who can keep his Doomsday alter ego from killing Clark.

My Thoughts:
This episode is all about the doomsday arc. It is a good episode... I enjoyed it. Though I do admit I am about ready for this arc to end. And that is getting close thankfully

My Rating:

19. STILETTO
Takes one to know one. Eager to get an interview with the mysterious and elusive Red-Blue Blur, Lois creates her own superhero identity as a means to lure him. Chloe ties to Davis/Doomsday grow more complicated.

My Thoughts:
This is a fun episode. I definitely liked Lois in that Stiletto outfit!

My Rating:

(From Smallville Marathon on January 23rd, 2010)