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New Alcatraz (2001)

 -  Action | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  21 May 2002 (USA)
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In the highest security prison for the world's deadliest criminals, a team digs up the remains of a violent ancient creature that isn't quite dead. The creature brutally kills almost everyone, leaving 2 former friends in a final conflict. Written by Anonymous

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Dean Cain's character is a scientist, and so is his wife, but at the end of his opening lecture, he comments that his wife scored higher on her GMATs than he. GMATs are the business school entrance exam, whereas a scientist must have taken the GREs. See more »

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Do you need planning permission in Antarctica?
14 November 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

If I was going to build a maximum-security prison I'd build it in Slough, that way the convicts would be safer inside the jail and not try to escape.

But does the American government ever listen to me? No they don't and shame on them! I've emailed George Bush at least a dozen times with my plans for a coal powered time machine and get NO response. If you're reading this George, when I've got it working I'm going back in time and punching a few extra holes in Al Gores cards! I know he'd listen!

But I digress. Anyway you shouldn't build a maximum-security prison in Antarctica because everybody knows there are snakes trapped under the ice there that are 100ft long. But the American government ignores common sense and does it anyway. When will they learn? I mean I saw the plan that they came up with in Deep Impact to stop the comet (which was laughable) and their attempt to capture the Predator in Predator 2 was weak at best, so who comes up with these ideas?

Anyway things go wrong, which I could have told them was going to happen, and a giant snake (surprise, surprise) starts eating people. Luckily Dean Cain shows up. At this point I was pretty sure that everyone was doomed, but plucky Dean and his wife manage to outsmart the snake and save everybody. Well, maybe not everybody. Actually it's just themselves, but the other people were criminals so they deserved death.

So my embiggened marking systems records Boa (as it is called in the UK) as having achieved 7 Gi-ants (which is a combination of two words giant and ants. Gi-ants. Clever eh?) which is a universally acknowledged as being good. The name is accurate and there are some reasonable costumes.


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