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B.Monkey
B.Monkey
DVD ~ Asia Argento
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4.0 out of 5 stars A moving little film from the director of Il Postino, June 23 2004
This review is from: B.Monkey (DVD)
This is actually a quite wonderful little film.
Asia Argento is radiant as a thief who chances to meet (and enchant) a nerdish, but goodhearted, teacher who completely falls head over heels in love with her (who wouldn't?). In an effort to change lifestyles and settle down, she can't quite get rid of her past and this puts a strain on her newfound boyfriend and her new existence.
All the leads are sensational (Rupert Everett a particular scene stealer) and the film is moving all the way.
Rumours are that a large portion was left on the cutting room floor and it took the film three years to get released, but it doesn't show easily. Highly recommended.

Dario Argento's Phantom of the Opera (Widescreen/Full Screen) [Import]
Dario Argento's Phantom of the Opera (Widescreen/Full Screen) [Import]
DVD ~ Julian Sands
Price: CDN$ 11.26
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2.0 out of 5 stars Dario Argento's worst effort, June 23 2004
This is easily Dario Argento's worst movie. It's got very little of his signature traits (most notably the cinematography), Ronnie Taylor's assistance (from Opera) doesn't help a lot either. It's biggest asset is easily Ennio Morricone's awesome musical score.
What we do get however, is some over the top gore (well served, of course) but for this movie it simply doesn't apply. It seems also that handling romantic situations isn't Argento's cup of tea. The love story between Christine and the Phantom gets more ridiculous as the movie progresses. The brothel scene is a bit hard to take. And finally, the humour misses big time.
That said, a bad Argento film is not a total bore at all. Julian Sands is good as the phantom and is not to blame for the movie being unsuccessful, the music is wonderful and we at least get a very original take on this often filmed classic.

New York Ripper (Widescreen)
New York Ripper (Widescreen)
DVD ~ Jack Hedley
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1.0 out of 5 stars Donald Duck on a killing spree!, June 23 2004
This review is from: New York Ripper (Widescreen) (DVD)
I simply cannot understand why Lucio Fulci has many devoted fans. So far I've seen The house by the cemetary, Manhattan baby, Zombie, City of the living dead and this one. What's good about this director? Seriously?
Commenting on this film only; It's horribly acted, plain disgusting, cheap looking, badly photographed. In fact everything about this film spells: AMATEUR.
And all of the above mentioned films by Fulci are about as good as this one.
Best of all; the scary killer makes noises like a duck when he's slaying. PLEASE!
Some of my friends keep telling me to view "Don't torture a duckling" before I brand Fulci perminantly, so I will. I hope it's better than these films.

Twitch of the Death Nerve (Widescreen)
Twitch of the Death Nerve (Widescreen)
DVD ~ Claudine Auger
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
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1.0 out of 5 stars Bottom of the barrel, June 23 2004
This early slasher flick didn't interest me at all. I found it way too confusing, horribly acted, clumsily edited, terribly written and so on and so on...
I like most of Bava's films, but this one is the bottom of the barrel.
My advice, check out any other Bava movie. ANY.

Girl Who Knew Too Much
Girl Who Knew Too Much
DVD ~ Letícia Román
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stylish, athmospheric and suspenseful, June 23 2004
This review is from: Girl Who Knew Too Much (DVD)
This early giallo is high on style and athmosphere and one can easily see how Bava influenced Dario Argento. I myself am much more of an Argento fan then Bava but this little thriller is actually one of Bava's better outings.
The story is good and keeps you guessing until the very end and the finale is quite suspenseful.

Memoirs of An Invisible Man
Memoirs of An Invisible Man
DVD ~ Chevy Chase
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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent all the way, June 23 2004
This review is from: Memoirs of An Invisible Man (DVD)
This comedy directed by horror maestro John Carpenter is actually pretty decent. The special effects still look amazing.
The plot is thin, but who cares? It's well acted (it would be better if you're a fan of Chevy Chase) and hilarious in some places. Slows a bit down in the second half but picks up for a good finale.

Sniper 2 (Bilingual)
Sniper 2 (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Tom Berenger
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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent sequel, March 16 2004
This review is from: Sniper 2 (Bilingual) (DVD)
This is a pretty decent sequel to the first rate original. After all, this is a made for TV movie.
Tom Berenger owns the part of Thomas Beckett and is outstanding as the weary old sniper. This time he is sent on a dangerous mission to the Balkans and accompanying him is a death row inmate.
The plot is OK, the supporting actors are fine, plenty of action; the verdict: pretty decent flick.

The Big Chill (Bilingual)
The Big Chill (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Tom Berenger
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5.0 out of 5 stars Irresistable, March 16 2004
This review is from: The Big Chill (Bilingual) (DVD)
One of my all time favourites.
I'm assuming you know what the film is about. The cast is first rate, Tom Berenger and William Hurt particular highlights and the throwback to 1960's nostalgia is irresistable.
One complaint on the DVD though! Why not release those scenes depicting the characters way back when and finally getting to see Costner? According to Kasdan himself, that would be damaging because his character, Alex, should remain faceless so the audience can imagine him anyway they want. Guess what, we all know it's Costner who played him so we already are imagining him as Alex everytime he is mentioned.

Rustler S Rhapsody
Rustler S Rhapsody
VHS
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tom Berenger and Jim Carter=Hilarious, March 16 2004
This review is from: Rustler S Rhapsody (VHS Tape)
At times, this movie is absolutely hilarious. This is the funniest spoof on westerns I have seen. Tom Berenger's Rex O'Herlihan is right on the money, with his guitar and hourse, of course. Jim Carter has a hilarious part early on (you remember him, right? That guy from Top Secret, Deja Vu (or, did I already tell you that?)).
Anyway, this movie is worth catching.

Body Language
Body Language
VHS
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1.0 out of 5 stars The pits, March 16 2004
This review is from: Body Language (VHS Tape)
I'm a huge Tom Berenger fan but I simply can't say anything good about this film. The plot is horrible, the acting unconvincing (even Berenger), the dialouge laughable and the ending, well, sour to say the least. The pits.

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