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2 out of 18 people found the following review useful:
Awful out of 4, 19 April 2008

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TV meteorologist Phil Connors, his producer Rita, and cameraman Larry from the fictional Pittsburgh television station WPBH-TV9 travel to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (which, in real life, as in the movie, holds a major celebration for Groundhog Day) to cover the annual festivities with Punxsutawney Phil. After the celebration concludes, a blizzard develops that Connors had predicted would miss them, closing the roads and shutting down long-distance phone service, forcing the team to return to Punxsutawney. Connors awakens the next morning, however, to find it is again February 2, and his day unfolds in exactly the same way. He is aware of the repetition, but everyone else seems to be living February 2 exactly the same way and for the first time. This recursion repeats the following morning as well, over and over again. For Connors, Groundhog Day begins each morning at 6:00 A.M., with his waking up to the same song, Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe", on his alarm clock radio, but with his memories of the "previous" day intact, trapped in a seemingly endless "time loop" to repeat the same day in the same small town.

This is the worst comedy ever to be made ever. This is a piece of garbage, repeated script, bad actors, horrible dialogue. Nothing to hold your interest. Avoid it.

Rated PG-13 for Profanity.

Awesomely Bad Scale: * * * * out of 4.

The Sting (1973)
* * *1/2 out of 4, 19 April 2008

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Johnny Hooker, a small time grifter, unknowingly steals from Doyle Lonnegan, a big time crime boss, when he pulls a standard street con. Lonnegan demands satisfaction for the insult. After his partner, Luther, is killed, Hooker flees, and seeks the help of Henry Gondorff, one of Luther's contacts, who is a master of the long con. Hooker wants to use Gondorff's expertise to take Lonnegan for an enormous sum of money to even the score, since he admits he "doesn't know enough about killing to kill him." They devise a complicated scheme and amass a talented group of other con artists who want their share of the reparations. The stakes are high in this game, and our heroes must not only deal with Lonnegan's murderous tendencies, but also other side players who want a piece of the action. To win, Hooker and Gondorff will need all their skills and a fair amount of confidence.

Probably the best crime movie ever made, this one beats out the awful Groundhog Day movie. Good premise and acting of the yesteryear.

Rated PG for Violence.

*1/2 out of 4, 19 April 2008

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The evil warlord General M. Bison and his troops have kidnapped Allied Nations relief workers along with three U.N soldiers that were assigned to protect them. M. Bison demands that the United Nations pay him ransom money in exchange for the hostages, where M. Bison has given the United Nations 3 days and he threatens to kill the hostages if the United Nations fails to pay the ransom. Learning his best friend, Carlos "Charlie" Blanka is one of the hostages, U.N military commanding officer Colonel William F. Guile leads his army of troops against M. Bison. But Guile isn't the only man after M. Bison. Guile sends low-life martial artists Ryu and Ken Masters to infiltrate M. Bilson's one-eyed arms dealer Victor Sagat and his masked Spanish cage fighter Vega and discover the location of M. Bison's jungle fortress. News journalist Chun-Li Zang and her crew, former boxer Balrog and former sumo-wrestler Edmond Honda are out to settle their scores with M. Bison. M. Bison's unwilling chief scientist Dr. Dhalsim is transforming Blanka into a genetic mutated super soldier, in M. Bison's goal for world domination. Joined by martial artists and fighters from around the world, Guile and his troops engage in combat as they set out to defeat the evil warlord and rescue the hostages from his jungle fortress, before the 72 hours up, as Guile and M. Bison faces off in the ultimate showdown.

This film is a pretty junky cheesefest. This film screams bad and cheese. It includes an alternate ending. Is that like the exploding shark ending from Jaws The Revenge? I hope not. But this film is bad.

Rated PG-13 for Graphic Violence and Profanity.

0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
* * * out of 4, 19 April 2008

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In the year 2274, after the world has been decimated by a holocaust, a new society is built and resides in a domed city. However, it is forbidden for humans to live beyond 30 and you are given two choices, either to go through a ritual called Carousel with the promise of being "renewed", or go on the run and risk being hunted down by an elite police force known as Sandmen. Logan 5 is just such a man, and when he and his partner Francis 7 find and kill a runner, Logan takes an ankh symbol which identifies a person as a runner. When the computers of the city find out that Logan is in possession of the amulet, they order him to go undercover and find Sanctuary, the place where all the runners go to live out the rest of their lives. To ensure this, the computer adds four years to the time crystal on his palm to make it appear that he is on the verge of turning 30. Logan then meets up with Jessica 6, a member of the underground group that helps runners escape to Sanctuary. Logan then begins to run, but in the process realizes that there is much to live for and that he is just entering the prime of his life.

Pretty good sci-fi film with good premise, but after a first half, it gets silly and throws laughable stuff at the audience, but regains at the last half.

Rated PG for Violence and Profanity.

0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
* * out of 4, 19 April 2008

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Maax is a twisted cult leader out to steal the thrown of King Zed, but when Zed banishes Maax, he sends one of his three witches to steal Zed's unborn son. Ripping him right out of his mother's womb with magic and placing it a cow's womb, she took him to die. But a brave hunter killed the witch and rescued the young boy. Naming him Dar, they find out at a young age that he possess the power to communicate with animals. But Maax sends his thugs called the horde to wipe out his peaceful village, thanks to a brave dog Dar survived again and makes plans on using his powers to kill Maax to avenge his people and his foster Father.

Pretty bad film, but it is worth for what it is. Good acting and script, but bad dialogue.

Rated PG for Violence.

1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
* * *1/2 out of 4, 17 April 2008

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Another planet, another time. 1000 years ago the mysterious Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos has began! The evil race of grotesque birdlike lizards the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw. Meanwhile the orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a race of the peace-loving wizards called the Mystics, embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal which gives the Skesis their power and restore the balance of the universe.

Creepy and odd Jim Henson film features actors of the yesteryear and the script is fantastic. The Frank Oz actor is so good at acting too. Good effects as well.

Rated PG for Violence.

Witchboard (1986)
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
* * * out of 4, 17 April 2008

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Gathered together for a party, Linda Brewster, (Tawny Kitaen) Jim Morar, (Todd Allen) Brandon Sinclair, (Stephen Nichols) Lloyd, (James W. Quinn) and Mike, (Kenny Rhodes) decide to have some fun by breaking out a Quija board. After they conjure up a spirit of a small boy through the game, they decide to call it a night and head home. As they soon start to feel that something is wrong, after a couple deaths and strange accidents they decide to call in psychic Sarah 'Zarabeth' Crawford, (Kathleen Wilhoite) to find out what's going on. Determining that the cause is due to them conjuring up an evil spirit of a child that is going around killing the group in mysterious accidents, they quickly laugh off the ludicrousness of the story until it soon becomes apparent that the story is real and targeting them in violent ways and are forced to fight it off before it claims more lives.

Well done horror film is much better then you would expect. With the right amount of thrills and chills and a clever script this film stands out in a genre littered with trash.

Rated R for Violence, Profanity and Nudity.

* * * * out of 4, 17 April 2008

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Kermit the Frog tries to run a Variety show in the Muppet Theater. Working against him are Statler and Waldorf, the two heckler's who always were in the same balcony and Scooter's uncle who owned the theater. Miss Piggy, who was boosted to super stardom from this show, wanted to be a star and would do anything to get that, including karate-chopping anyone who got in her way. Some of the often used skits included "Muppet News Flash," "Pigs in Space," "Veterinarian's Hospital" and "At the Dance.".

Pretty funny homage to Sesame Street, but more funnier. I loved this show when I was a kid.

Season 1: * * * * out of 4. Season 2: * * * * out of 4. Season 3: * * *1/2 out of 4. Season 4: * * * out of 4.

*1/2 out of 4, 17 April 2008

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Two old friends, Virginia White (Maria Elena Arpon) and Betty Turning (Lone Flemming) bump into each other and decide to spend the day together. Virginia's friend Roger (Cesar Burner) and Betty hit it off, which Virginia disapproves off and takes off for an abandoned town in the countryside. When she is found dead the next day, Betty and Roger return to the town where she was found and finds that it belonged to the Knights Templar, an old devil-worshiping cult from long ago. The police suspect that a local smuggler, Pedro Candal (Joseph Thelman) is the culprit instead of the Blind Dead Betty and Roger suspect. Enlisting Pedro and his girlfriend Maria (Maria Silva) to help them out, the four return to the town to discover that the dead are returning to life and try to hold off the attacks.

This movie has so many good gore, but it is terrible now because it is cut. The cut version is in most of the American releases. If you want the uncut version, go to Spain and buy the DVD to watch the uncut, or get the Blue Underground DVD.

Rated R.

Awesomely Bad Scale: * * * out of 4.

0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
* * out of 4, 17 April 2008

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Fake medium Madam Blanche (Barbara Harris) and her taxi driver boyfriend George (Bruce Dern) make a living by scamming people with her phoney powers. They are hired by an aging widow, Julia Rainbird, to find her nephew who was given away for adoption many years earlier following a family scandal. Meanwhile, an extremely clever couple, diamond merchant Arthur Adamson (William Devine) and his attractive girlfriend Fran (Karen Black), are behind a series of kidnappings of various VIPs in the San Francisco area. The two couples paths soon cross and chaos results in Hitchcock's last film.

A disappointing film from Alfred Hitchcock. After a terrific crime scene, the film drags into conclusion. But good acting anyway.

Rated PG for Violence and Profanity.


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