A MUST BUY
I LOVED IT
I LIKED IT
NEED I SAY MORE
OCTOBER 20, 2001 - SATURDAY
STAR WARS: EPISODE 1
What can I say, this DVD was well worth the wait. Like most of you, I watched the Deleted Scenes first :) hee hee, then the Making Of's, then the Featurettes, then the Lucas Commentary and finally the movie itself.
Even though I went to see it 5 times in the theater I still find it lacks the magic of Empire or A New Hope. Funny thing is, that with each viewing, I like this movie more and more :) How weird is that?
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SEPTEMBER 14, 2001 - FRIDAY
V: The Mini Series - PART I
In the era of Star Wars popularity came Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers and the mini series V. This sure didn't age very well - LOL. After 20 years, I recognised 1 actor from Poltergeist and 1 who is in HBO's Oz. All others never became popular - oh wait, there was Robert Englund who played freddy Cruger in all the Nightmare on Elmstreet movies.
The funniest thing is how Independance Day totally ripped this story off. All the movies ships hovering over the major world buildings are identical to V.
I tried looking at it through eyes of a 14 year old like when I first saw it, but that didn't work. LOL. The acting is awful, the fx way below Star Wars, only when they rip their faces off to expose their reptilian true identity is it a little amusing. If you want nostalgia definetaly RENT - NOT buy.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2001 - MONDAY
An good action movie that I don't think made much box office. Sure the story is forula and very predictable but it manages to give you a great roller coaster ride and keep you on the edge of your seat.
The effects are reaaly good (ok some look fake - heh heh) and put our actors on top of 1,000 feet wintery cliffs. one thing I learned from watching this film...I will NEVER go rock climbing EVER - LOL.
SEPTEMBER 09, 2001 - SUNDAY
I've been wanting to watch this for some time but always put off buying it due to the high price ($39) Finally it was on sale and I snatched it up. Boy am I glad I did. this documentary is one of the funniest (and sometimes embarassing) I have ever seen.
Denise Crosby who played Tasha Yar on Star Trek: Next Generation is our host and thus was able to get her camera crew behind the scenes and interviews with most of all the Star Trek actors.
The main subject is the fandom of Star Trek and it's conventions but also on a handfull of fans who in my opinion belong on another planet - LOL. I mean it's one thing to be a fan of the show, but when you wear a starfleet uniform to go grocery shopping, you have a bit of a reality problem. My fave bite from the movie was when a fan asked in all seriousness..."what does it feel like to be beamed?" Toooo funny.
SEPTEMBER 08, 2001 - SATURDAY
Oh boy has this movie not aged very well - LOL. It is sooo bad but in a cheezy campy sort of way as opposed to stinking bad :).
The main story is like the Naked Now episode of Star Trek merged with disaster movies of the 1970's. In short, A terrorist tries to blow up a lab in europe that houses a US made virus. While trying to escape he crashes into the test tubes, gets contaminated and then escapes and hides aboard a train.
Everytime he walks by or touches someone the music would go ...chhh chhhh chhhh. like in friday the 13th, after 4-5 times you can't help but laugh at how bad this is. Plus the doctor on board (not to mention the little girl, a nun, a movie star, and an undercover priest LOL) and the other passengers keep moving the dead contaminated dead people around in plain clothes even after being told the virus is highly contagious.
If you want a good laugh, see what was taken seriously in the 70's, get a bunch of friends together and rent this movie - DO NOT BUY IT!!!! - LOL.
The sight of Martin Sheen's hair is worth the rental price alone.
NO WAY OUT
My friends had never seen this movie and I was happy they loved it. Released in 1987, it still holds strong today and even better then most modern thrillers. Plus one of my fave actors is in it...Gene hackman, along with kevin Costner and Sean Young (Blade Runner).
A great story about politics and murder and secret agents. With an amazing ending. Well worth watching.
SEPTEMBER 08, 2001 - SATURDAY
Welcome to the new DVD Diary Section
Well as most of you all know, I do compositing for commercials and movies, so it's no surprise my greatest love, after dioramas of course :), is watching movies. In theaters and then on DVD.
I think many of you have jumped the DVD bandwagon already and with Episode 1 coming out next month, a great excuse to finally get a player - hee hee.
Anyhow, when I started the site I had planed to have a DVD Reviews section, but soon found out how difficult it was to keep up. Especially with most of my time making dioramas and updating pics about them. So last month I decided to scrap the section. Well guess what? I changed my mind - LOL.
Actually my old reviews are part of this section. But mostly, this page will act as my journal. A place where those who are interested in DVD, can read what movies I watched during the week and my thoughts about them. And when I have extra time, maybe even add an indepth Review or 2 :)
So I hope you like the new look and just maybe even my views - LOL.
Oh if a link isn't clickable, I am still working on that section. I should have everything completed by next weekend. Happy Viewing.
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