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Fire On The Amazon, a review by Rich

Fire On The Amazon

Deep in the hot and steamy Amazon jungle, activist Alyssa Rothman (SANDRA BULLOCK) helps a brash photojournalist (CRAIG SHEFFER) investigate the assassination of a famous enviromentalist, at the risk of their own lives.

Disappointing low budget film, this fails for me in so many areas I found myself willing it to end.
It is so badly dated, feels like an early 70's film, with probably the worst audio I've witnessed on a dvd. It seems this is just a straight copy from VHS with no improvements made, the picture was poor and the production/menus cheap and nasty.
As for the film, the message is contrived and politically blatant, with the execution amateurish and direction levels non-existent. It is hard to believe this is Sandra Bullock, as her acting is weak. At best you may describe this as a docu-drama, at worst a school media studies exercise.
The only upside would be if you wanted to see Sandra naked, but in truth you don't see much and it is fleetingly uninteresting.
A real stinker to avoid.

**Sandra Bullock mini-marathon

(From Riches Random Reviews on August 22nd, 2009)

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Crash, a review by Rich

Avoiding the traffic in Canada!

David Cronenberg's controversial drama examines the relationship between sex and danger. Adman James Ballard (James Spader) becomes sexually aroused by car crashes after colliding with fellow driver Dr Helen Remington (Holly Hunter). Through Helen, who shares his arousal, James meets Vaughan (Elias Koteas), who enjoys staging and causing car crashes; James then introduces his wife, Catherine (Deborah Kara Unger), to Vaughan, and the two embark on a sexual relationship. Despite being held up by the BBFC for certification, the film remains uncut on video.

An old favourite, not least for the gorgeous Holly Hunter in a number of compromising positions  :P  Cronenberg paints a bleak picture in what at times could be described as soft porn, shocking at times but always thought provoking. Highly recommended 8/10

(From Around the World in 80 DVD's on March 11th, 2008)

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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete First Season marathon, a review by Tom

07. The Demon Hand (2008-02-25)
Writer: Josh Friedman (Created By), Toni Graphia (Writer), James Cameron (Original Characters By), Gale Anne Hurd (Original Characters By)
Director: Charles Beeson
Cast: Lena Headey (Sarah Connor), Thomas Dekker (John Connor), Summer Glau (Cameron), Richard T. Jones (Agent James Ellison), Mark Ivanir (Dmitri Shipkov), Angela Gots (Maria), Traber Burns (Chief of Staff), Brian Austin Green (Derek Reese), Bruce Davison (Dr. Peter Silberman), Mark Bloom (FBI Evidence Clerk), Ron Butler (Social Worker), Alex Veadov (Russian Man)

I like it when they are referencing events of the movies. I think Derek is a good addition to the cast.

But I don't think it was a good choice to have Cameron ballet dancing. Only because the actress is a ballet dancer doesn't mean you have to incorporate it into the story.


(From Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Complete First Season marathon on January 27th, 2009)