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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, a review by addicted2dvd

Movie Marathon
11/6 - 11/9
I decided to add an extra day to my normal Weekend Movie Marathon so that I could slip in a few extra movies. This time around there is not a theme to my marathon... just me watching a movie for whatever mood hits at the time.

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

My Thoughts:
This is a movie that was recommended to me because I am a fan of Jodie Foster. It is a movie she did when she was only 14 years old. I think I may have went into this one expecting a little more then what I got. Even though I really did enjoy this movie... I was expecting a little bit more from it. It was paced slower then what I normally prefer... but that is not a bad thing as it definitely worked for this story. It seemed that the ending was something that bothered me a little. I don't want to say the ending was rushed... because I don't think that is the case. More like it ended a bit abruptly. It left a lot open... so much so that I wish there was a second part to the story. All that being said... it is definitely a good movie. One that I am thinking I will enjoy even more so when I watch it again since I will know what to expect pace-wise and how it ends.

My Rating:
Out of a possible 5

(From Movie Marathon 11/6 - 11/9 on November 6th, 2008)

Member's Reviews

Star Trek: Generations, a review by DJ Doena

Star Trek: Generations

Patrick Stewart ... Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Commander William T. Riker
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Commander Data
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lt. / Lt. Commander Worf
Gates McFadden ... Commander / Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Commander Deanna Troi
Malcolm McDowell ... Dr. Tolian Soran
James Doohan ... Capt. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Walter Koenig ... Commander Pavel Chekov
William Shatner ... Captain James T. Kirk, retired
Alan Ruck ... Capt. John Harriman
Jacqueline Kim ... Ensign Demora Sulu

2293. Retired Captain Kirk is invited to the ship's christening of the Enterprise-B. But then the ships gets an emergency call from two refugee vessels and the Enterprise comes to aid. But on that mission Kirk dies. 2371. The Enterprise-D under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard gets an emergency from the Armagosa observatory. They find only a few survivors but they can't conclude their investigation because the Armagosa sun collapses. And the Enterprise has to prevent that such thing happens again.

My opinion:
I don't know. Personally I don't think it is a good idea to bring these two crews together (i.e. it was only Kirk) with the help of a time distortion element. It felt constructed. And Captain Harriman's incompetence was just a vessel for letting Kirk being the hero for one last time. I also didn't like what was going on aboard the new Enterprise. Picard's reaction to the death of his nephew - it wasn't just like him, somehow it didn't felt right. Additionally I hate Data's emotion chip. The scenes with him were ridiculous and in the movies to come we becomes more and more a figure of fun.
The movie went up from the moment when Picard and Kirk met in the Nexus. But it also set another standard for a TNG movie. Picard fights every enemy with his own bare hands in the great finale and he kills them all - directly or indirectly.

(From Weekend Star Trek Marathon on February 10th, 2008)

Member's TV Reviews

Twilight Zone, a review by addicted2dvd

Season 2: Disc 2

43. Nick of Time (11/18/60)
A superstitous newlywed (William Shatner) becomes obsessed by a penny fortune-telling machine. But are his pennies revealing his future - or determining it?

My Thoughts:
This is a good episode I have seen a few different times. It is one that was on one of the volume DVDs I owned. Surprisingly there was no extras attached to this episode.

44. The Lateness of the Hour (12/2/60)
Dr. Loren enjoys the faultless robot services he has invented. His daughter (Inger Stevens), however, feels imprisoned by them - and soon learns how right she is!

My Thoughts:
This is another one that I had on one of the volume DVDs. Is a good episode... but unfortunately the quality of this episode wasn't as good as any of the previous episodes. It wasn't really bad... but there was some interference. The extras that came with this episode are... Original Production Slate and Twilight Zone Radio Drama starring Jane Seymour and James Keach.

45. The Trouble with Templeton (12/9/60)
Booth Templeton (Brian Aherne) is an aging actor who longs for the old days when his wife was alive. Miraculously, he is given a sobering glimpse of the past he holds so dear.

My Thoughts:
And yet another one I watched on one of the volume discs I had. It is a good episode... I definitely enjoyed it... but it is far from a favorite for me. The transfer was right good on this one... I didn't see or hear a single problem. The extras attached to this one include an interview with Buzz Kulik and an Isolated Music track.

46. A Most Unusual Camera (12/16/60)
Two thieves (Fred Clark and Jean Carson) discover that a camera they have stolen takes pictures of the future - a gold mine in greedy hands. But not every photo develops as might be expected.

My Thoughts:
This one I have never seen before. And was a really good episode... I enjoyed every minute of it. The quality was great... no audio or video problems what so ever. Unfortunately there wasn't much at all for extras attached to this episode... only the Isolated Score.

47. Night of the Meek (12/23/60)
Christmas in the Twilight Zone. Art Carney is a forlorn department store Santa who takes to drinking - only to find himself experiencing the nicest Christmas ever!

My Thoughts:
This is a good episode. A Twilight Zone Christmas episode. I have seen this one a number of times and enjoyed it each time. I think Art Carney did a great job as the department store Santa. The only extra attached to this episode is the Original Production Slate... which is just showing them use the clapper board for the first time when making the episode... nothing special but nice that they added.

48. Dust  (1/6/61)
A man is about to be hanged for drunkenly running over a little girl in a decaying town. But when the girl's anguished father (Vladimir Sokoloff) flings "magic dust" into the air, a change comes over the squalid village.

My Thoughts:
And another episode I have never seen. This was a very good episode... set back in the old west. I really enjoyed watching this one. I even liked the fact that it never did really explain what happen. You just had to take it for what it seemed. The only extras with this episode was an interview with Douglas Heyes... and the Isolated Score.

My Thoughts On Season 2: Disc 2:
This was a good disc... enjoyed the whole disc... even though I have seen most of the episodes on this one... there was still a couple new ones to me... and that is always a good thing.

Episodes I seen for the First time on this set include:

   1. Judgment Night (Episode 10)
   2. And When The Sky Was Opened (Episode 11)
   3. What You Need (Episode 12)
   4. I Shot an Arrow into the Air (Episode 15)
   5. The Hitch-Hiker (Episode 16)
   6. The Purple Testiment (Episode 19)
   7. Elegy (Episode 20)
   8. Mirror Image (Episode 21)
   9. A World of Difference (Episode 23)
  10. Long Live Walter Jameson (Episode 24)
  11. People Are Alike All Over (Episode 25)
  12. Execution (Episode 26)
  13. The Big Tall Wish (Episode 27)
  14. A Nice Place to Visit (Episode 28)
  15. Nightmare as a Child (Episode 29)
  16. The Chaser (Episode 31)
  17. Mr. Bevis (Episode 33)
  18. The Mighty Casey (Episode 35)
  19. A World of his Own (Episode 36)
  20. The Man in the Bottle (Episode 38)
  21. A Thing About Machines (Episode 40)
  22. The Howling Man (Episode 41)
  23. A Most Unusual Camera (Episode 46)
  24. Dust (Episode 48)

(From Twilight Zone on February 5th, 2008)