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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (Widescreen/Full Screen)
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (Widescreen/Full Screen)
DVD ~ Steven Seagal
Offered by thebookcommunity_ca
Prix : CDN$ 31.43
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Enjoyable Obligatory Sequel, May 15 2004
If Under Siege (US) is Die Hard on a boat, than Under Siege 2 (US2) is Die Hard on a big fancy train. US2 could also be accurately titled Under Siege Lite. A perfunctatory, though blessedly unpretentious, cashing on the success of its predecessor. The cast isn't nearly as star studded this time around and the whole production seems a bit flat. Siegal is even more blank-faced as usual as he methodically wittles away at the horde of bad guys. Siegal utilizes every possible way to kill a person in close quarters combat and then there's the inevitable explosion and the movie ends just like that.

Under Siege (Widescreen/Full Screen)
Under Siege (Widescreen/Full Screen)
DVD ~ Steven Seagal
Offered by helvic5
Prix : CDN$ 8.98
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Die Hard on a Battleship, May 15 2004
Steven Seagal's best movie and a superior action flick in its own right. Seagal's acting can generously be described as "understated". However, he is very convincing as a one man wrecking ball. The production value is excellent, as no expense was spared on the casting and action scenes. Busey and Jones eat up the screen in deliberately hammy performances and Erica Eleniak is hot. Definitely worth repeated viewing.

Cliffhanger (Special Edition) (Bilingual) [Import]
Cliffhanger (Special Edition) (Bilingual) [Import]
DVD ~ Sylvester Stallone
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Prix : CDN$ 5.66
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Stallone's Best Action in Years, May 15 2004
Best watched with minimal expectations. The action scenes are great. The movie is basically Die Hard in the mountains or Point Break with mountain climbing. The plot, however, doesn't make a bit of sense, so its just best to ignore it. Several obvious questions spring instantly to mind. Why are there so many henchmen in the 2nd plane? It's essentially a getaway vehicle. Why are they so well armed? All the agents are on the hijacked plan. Why do they carry cold weather clothing? They're on a plane. Enjoy the scenery.

Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Widescreen Edition)
Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Widescreen Edition)
DVD ~ Hayden Christensen
Offered by OMydeals
Prix : CDN$ 55.53
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 A Slight but Welcome Improvement Over Episode 1, May 13 2004
The lack of small children yelling "yippee" every five minutes is a welcome change. So is better, more confident, acting by Ewan MacGregor. Natalie Portman still can't act but she's at least easy on the eyes. Haydyn Christenson has added bitter and petulent to the sullen brattiness Jake Lloyd brought to the part of young Darth. Pathetic. Pretty boy pouty Padawan Skywalker wouldn't frighten a kitten. Hard to believe this twerp is going to grow up to terrorize the entire galaxy. Almost no effort is made to imbue any of the characters with the style and substance of the heroes from the first trilogy. Episode 1 wasn't just a singular bump in the road. The thrill is gone. George Lucas cannot direct or scriptwrite and his Jabba-sized ego won't let him turn either over to a more competent peer. Now we see the tremendous debt he owes Harrison Ford and his original group of special effects wizards. I'm almost looking forward to Episode 3 just to get it out of the way so we can all move on and forget about this "pretrilogy" ever having been made.

Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Widescreen Edition) [Import]
Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Widescreen Edition) [Import]
DVD ~ Ewan McGregor
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
Prix : CDN$ 57.40
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 Only Technically a Star Wars Movie, May 13 2004
If Episode 3 is as much of a dud as 1 & 2 have been, I will simply choose to ignore the existence of this "pretrilogy". Episode 1 is indifferently cast, poorly acted, incompetently scripted and directed. You can see Natalie Portman trying to be feisty and resourceful, like Princess Leia, and it it just ain't happening. Both she and Ewan MacGregor spend most of the movie just trying to keep up and even Liam Neeson, a veteran, talented actor, is obviously disconcerted by delivering his lines to a blue screen. Darth Vader as a sullen brat. We needed 2 and a half hours of this? Plotwise, Anakin's entire childhood could have and should have been less than 45 minutes of Episode 1. Poor Jake Lloyd. In the future, be easy on him folks, he was just a little boy and its not his fault George "discovered" him. Jar Jar should be euthanized.

Transporter (Widescreen)
Transporter (Widescreen)
DVD ~ Jason Statham
Offered by Round3CA
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Worth One Viewing & Only One, May 9 2004
Ce commentaire est de: Transporter (Widescreen) (DVD)
I made the mistake of watching this more than once. In the theater, on a huge screen in a dark room, the action scenes are incredible and the story reasonable enough. On repeated viewings, numerous mistakes in continuity, logic and possibility become obvious. For our hero to have accomplished a few of his feats, he would have been blessed with either x-ray vision or clairvoyancy. The movie takes great pains to repeatedly tell and show the viewer what an "I" dotting "T" crossing exacting professional our hero is. That Mr. Self Control spends the vast majority of the movie behaving with the self control of a ten year old with ADD seems incongruous. Also, word to the unwise, never establish yourself in an extremely dangerous business and deliberately place yourself in the position of having to trust extremely untrustworthy strangers who might not have your best interests at heart. Rule number three should really be: I always get to know what's in the package because, when I'm out there driving, its my butt on the line, not yours and, after all, it might be a bomb. Luc Besson's fingerprints are all over this movie. Its another one of his damsel in distress vehicles. Both the 5th Element and The Professional are along the same lines and are much better movies.

Men in Black II
Men in Black II
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 Least Necessary Movie Ever Made, May 9 2004
Ce commentaire est de: Men in Black II (DVD)
Ok, so its a tie with hundreds of other movies. An attempt to make a pile of dough out of a successful movie from five years earlier. The principles were willing and it beats thinking of any sort of original concept. The loud mouth dog and the obnoxious worms are kind of funny and deserve one star. Lara Flynn Boyle looks pale & emaciated and Smith and Jones look bored. Like they're just doing this for the rent money. Sad, considering both guys have proven themselves many times over as genuinely talented actors.

Men In Black (Collector's Series)
Men In Black (Collector's Series)
DVD ~ Tommy Lee Jones
Offered by marvelio-ca
Prix : CDN$ 26.31
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Entertaining 90's Blockbuster, May 9 2004
A hip black guy and a square white guy save the world. Sound familiar? A surprisingly successful blend of stereotypes, comedy, sci-fi, late 90's hipness, action, and CGI. Plenty of profanity, explosions, gross outs, sexual innuendo, and one liners for the whole family. (...) The film equivalent of junkfood.

Full Metal Jacket (Full Screen)
Full Metal Jacket (Full Screen)
DVD ~ Matthew Modine
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Prix : CDN$ 26.34
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Two Movies For The Price of One, May 8 2004
Ce commentaire est de: Full Metal Jacket (Full Screen) (DVD)
Of all of Kubricks later movies, FMJ is the most like a normal everyday movie. He doesn't seem nearly as obsessed with the fancy camerawork, eye widening sets, garish colors, lingering camerashots and classical music that are the hallmarks of 2001, A Clockwork Orange and other more artistic endeavors. FMJ is essentially two separate distinct movies connected by two characters (Joker & Cowboy). The first, and much more successful half, is Marine Corp basic training. Both D'Onofrio and Ermy give outstanding performances. Unfortunately, neither is in the second movie, which takes place entirely in Vietnam and mostly in combat. Here, the narrative sags as FMJ becomes just another Vietnam flick with swearing, dying grunts and a cool 60's soundtrack. 5 stars for the basic training movie and 3 for the combat movie.

2001: A Space Odyssey (Widescreen)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Widescreen)
DVD ~ Keir Dullea
Offered by Fulfillment Express CA
Prix : CDN$ 10.38
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Quintessential Kubrick, May 8 2004
2001 isn't "about" anything. This is a good thing. 2001 far transcends the ordinary limitations of typical plot driven narratives and takes the viewer into a world of wonder and possibility. Arguably Kubrick's most personal work. An early systhesis of every idea, emotion & understanding he was trying to convey through his art. 2001 is easily his most Kubrickian work. His usage of colors, shapes, styles, arrangements, textures, sounds and music is daring, unique and possibly brilliant. The plot is little more than a frame on which to hang his concepts. Few movies are so emotionally and intellectually challenging. Kubrick forces the viewer to keep up and offers niether simplistic explanations nor sealed and delivered conclusions. Its all food for thought and its a five star feast.

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