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DVDLaser

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
5/5
it is well made, well timed and funny as all get out. There is some very smart, creative filmmaking involved as well in the way the stories are told.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
2
5/5
One of the all-time great romantic films stars Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan as two slightly antagonistic clerks working in the same store who do not realize they have been corresponding with one another and are in love.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
3
3/5
The first couple of times we saw My Darling Clementine on the late show we watched the beginning, fell asleep in the middle, woke up at the end, and thought we had sat through one of the best films we had ever seen. Then we finally forced ourselves to sta
Posted Jun 14, 2007
4
4/5
Phantoms (1998)
A dandy Halloween feature with a good needle-in-the-butt jump every five minutes or so
Posted Jun 14, 2007
5
1/5
it is a lousy movie and Hepburn's performance, after some strikingly enigmatic opening moments, is embarrassingly bad.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
6
5/5
The film's color scheme is like a makeup counter display, and the narrative has the same sort of spirit, with dabs of humor that gloss over or disrupt the heroine's grief.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
7
2/5
This installment lacks the cujones of Bob Clark's brilliantly hysterical original, but it tries to mix the same formula of sexually-oriented practical jokes and life-imperiling revenge.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
8
3/5
The Gate (1987)
It is not a great horror film, but you never get the urge to turn it off, either.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
9
2/5
There are sufficient action scenes, however, to keep small persons attentive, and enough plot (the valley where the creatures live runs out of water and they argue over rationing while searching for a new source) to hold the action together.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
10
5/5
the narrative seems delicate but precise, and it is difficult to say why the story and the images are so captivating, except that the film’s modulation of revelation, beauty and anticipation is exquisite.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
11
5/5
The film's engaging use of Greek mythology, entertaining supporting performances (the star, Todd Armstrong, is a bit bland), and outstanding model work (A six-headed Hydra! Seven fencing skeletons!) make it an ideal collector's classic.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
12
3/5
James Belushi is great in The Principal, whether he is giving a speech, throwing out a one-liner, or just raising an eyebrow.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
13
4/5
Dark Passage (1947)
The plot has some admirable twists and turns and Agnes Moorehead, as the villainess, has three wonderfully showy scenes.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
14
4/5
Sheena (1984)
Except for a poorly madeup horse who is supposed to be a trained zebra, everyone in the cast gives believable performances and the action is logical and well paced.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
15
2/5
The identity of the murderer is a contrived surprise, and the editing is a little too cute for its own good.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
16
3/5
The engaging dramatic biography celebrates Bruce Lee's spirit using a rough outline of his career as a narrative guide.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
17
4/5
The documentary film covers familiar ground, but it is a story most people never get tired of hearing
Posted Jun 14, 2007
18
4/5
The episode ends with rousing heroism, as the hero climbs aboard a burning ship to alter its course and save the endangered fleet.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
19
3/5
As Fifties monster movies go, the 1957 production isn't bad. There are a couple of good shock cuts, a special attention paid to idiosyncratic supporting players, and the usual mix of romance, military efficiency and doomed teenagers.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
20
3/5
Rent-A-Cop (1988)
Minnelli's portrayal of a hooker is poorly written and difficult to accept, but everything else in the plot flows comfortably.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
21
4/5
Le Boucher (1971)
In multiple viewings, Chabrol's technique becomes more and more gripping, as every camera angle and every movement within the frame or of the frame appears to comment somehow on the characters, their environment, or on the unrefined core of the human psyc
Posted Jun 14, 2007
22
3/5
the film is too artistic for its own good while claiming to recreate events and characters faithfully. Once the premise is established, however, the narrative achieves the "true crime" tone it is reaching for and the film becomes much more satisfying, esp
Posted Jun 14, 2007
23
2/5
The eco-hero who strikes fear in the heart of every polluting industrialist and sighs of pity in the heart of every fashion designer, Steven Seagal, takes his act to the backwoods of Kentucky
Posted Jun 14, 2007
24
4/5
a bared teeth comedy about the gossiping and back biting that goes on among the wives of the band members.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
25
4/5
the film improves with multiple screenings, as a viewer becomes less concerned about the outcome of each engagement, and more interested in the passion that is driving it.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
26
3/5
Spike Lee's film is filled with promising ideas and moments of technical virtuosity.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
27
4/5
There are marvelous performances by several British character actors, especially Denholm Elliott and Ian Bannen, and feelings of nerve-racking paranoia are evoked as a reporter, played by Gabriel Byrne, uncovers unexpected motives while investigating a Ca
Posted Jun 14, 2007
28
3/5
Cold Turkey (1971)
at its best it is amusingly frantic and uses the cast in a number of effective characterizations
Posted Jun 14, 2007
29
4/5
Subspecies (1991)
The special effects are great, the atmosphere is super, and the drama is intelligent. There is also plenty of gore.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
30
3/5
Mogambo (1953)
the film's travelogue footage is the only thing that seems to save it from pointlessness.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
31
3/5
as the 1995 film veers away from the romance, into definable (and dated) political issues, it loses some of its magic.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
32
4/5
A lofty but transfixing allegory, the film remains captivating because its central plot device is so different from most movies, then or now.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
33
3/5
Based upon a potboiling bestseller novel, Frankenheimer brings an artistic sense to the film, but he can only take it so far.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
34
2/5
if one is not disgusted enough to stop watching, one is left wishing that the movie would show more than it does
Posted Jun 14, 2007
35
4/5
Approached as a caper film or a revenge-and-murder thriller, the movie is unsatisfying, but seen as a love story in which criminal activities are used to provide tension and an atmosphere of isolation, it is brilliantly unnerving
Posted Jun 14, 2007
36
3/5
a competently produced family feature
Posted Jun 14, 2007
37
3/5
The Big One (1998)
when he's retelling his experiences in front of an audience his sense of timing is impeccable and he is quite funny
Posted Jun 14, 2007
38
1/5
the whole movie rests on the interaction of the two characters and the appeal of the stars who embody them
Posted Jun 14, 2007
39
2/5
the film flows less smoothly than its predecessors
Posted Jun 14, 2007
40
3/5
there are some inspired twists at the end
Posted Jun 14, 2007
41
5/5
What is exceptional about the film is its comprehensive structure.
Posted Jul 21, 2006
42
4/5
the film combines humor, historical trivia, and the thrill of baseball to create a fully entertaining, fictional tale
Posted Jul 21, 2006
43
3/5
The feature culminates in an elaborate automobile race.
Posted Jul 21, 2006
44
1/5
The film's whole narrative structure begins to disintegrate on the second viewing, if it hasn't already done so on the first.
Posted Jul 21, 2006
45
1/5
The film is rescued by a strong third act, but getting there is torture.
Posted Jul 21, 2006
46
1/5
Gator (1976)
the film's pace is deadly slow and aimless
Posted Jul 21, 2006
47
3/5
the characters are reasonably interesting and the plot has sufficient drama to entertain
Posted Jul 21, 2006
48
3/5
a fairly satisfying murder thriller, with a particularly memorable, well-acted climax
Posted Jul 21, 2006
49
2/5
Blow Out (1981)
the filmmakers seem more concerned with their art or their in-jokes than with satisfying an audience
Posted Jul 21, 2006
50
5/5
Dersu Uzala (1975)
a gorgeous looking and highly affecting adventure
Posted Jul 21, 2006