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Hide and Seek, a review by addicted2dvd

Weekend Movie Marathon
Unwatched DVDs
What with Christmas being next week I thought I better get my Unwatched shelf cleared off some... as there is no room left for any new DVDs I may get. So this weekend I watched...

Hide and Seek
'Robert De Niro' and 'Dakota Fanning' send pulses racing in this "genuine scare-fest" ('The Calgary Sun') that delivers terrifying twists and a shocking surprise ending.

At their new home in upstate New York, newly widowed psychologist David Callaway (De Niro) tries desperately to help his traumatized daughter Emily (Fanning) deal with her mother's death. But before lone, both David and Emily are being terrorized by someone - or 'something' - named Charlie: a "friend" who may or may not be imaginary but is definitely the stuff nightmares are made of! Ready or not... "you'll be jumping out of your seat!" (Richard Roeper)

My Thoughts:
According to some reviews and sites I read this movie seems not to be very popular. I, myself enjoyed it. Granted it is not the best suspense thriller I ever seen.. and the ending was fairly predictable... but it did keep my interest through-out the whole movie. On this DVD you can watch the movie with any of several alternate endings. I chose to watch it this time with the theatrical release ending... but I didn't watch any of the other endings as of yet because I would rather be able to watch it on the movie the next few times I watch the movie... this way I can have a somewhat new experience each time I watch it. Anyway... good movie... but not the best the genre has to offer... so a Thanks to my friend that sent this one to me... will definitely be getting watched again!

(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs on December 21st, 2007)

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The Station Agent, a review by Kathy


Winner of 2003 Sundance Film Festival awards, 'The Station Agent' stars Emmy Award winner Patricia Clarkson (TV's 'Six Feet Under', 'Far From Heaven'), Peter Dinklage ('Elf') and Bobby Cannavale (TV's '24', 'Third Watch') in a comedy about friendship that will have you smiling long after the final credits. Fin McBride (Dinklage), a loner with a passion for trains, inherits an abandoned train station in the middle of nowhere - a place that suits him just fine because all he wants is to be alone. But that is not to be. Soon after moving in, he discovers his isolated depot is more like Grand Central Station. There's Olivia (Clarkson), a distracted and troubled artist, and Joe (Cannavale), a friendly Cuban with an insatiable hunger for conversation. With absolutely nothing in common, they find their isolated lives coming together in a friendship none of them could foresee.

My thoughts:

I really enjoyed this movie. I hadn't heard anything about it before getting it so it was a very pleasant surprise. The 3 main actor's are terrific; they are funny, touching and a pleasure to watch. The supporting cast was just as strong and included Michelle Williams, Paul Benjamin, Richard Kine to name a few.

The writer/director is Tom McCarthy; I looked him up on DVDP to see if he had directed anything else I owned but he hadn't. He was listed as a Supervising Sound Editor on several of my DVDs. I plan on keeping an eye on him because I really enjoy what he brought to this film.

(From The Station Agent on May 29th, 2008)

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Angel Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd

Angel: Season 4

15. Orpheus
Original Air Date: 3/19/2003
While in their drug-induced comas, Angelus and Faith (guest star Eliza Dushku) experience flashbacks of Angel's good deeds over the centuries; Fred calls in Willow, the only person ever able to restore Angel's soul and asks her to help them do it again.

Guest Stars:
Alyson Hannigan
Eliza Dushku

My Thoughts:
Woohoo... now we have Willow in an episode! She was always one of my favorites on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She made a good vampire too in the alternate universe. With Willow here... this is obviously the last of the Angelus storyline. My favorite storyline for the entire series. I really liked everything about this episode... but I especially enjoyed the Angelus/Faith flashbacks.

My Rating:

(From Angel Marathon on March 18th, 2010)