Change Your Image
Upload An Image
Crop And Save
Fat Actress (2005)
Fat Obnoxious Actress
I found the opening show hard to watch, not because of Kirstie's looks but her character. She whines and groans about her appearance and rolls around on the floor in misery, then later she's stuffing her face in her car while shouting racial comments that no one can hear but us.
The supporting cast seemed lost and served no real purpose and the laughs were few and far between. The only highlight of the show was the cameo appearances by John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston.
Unless there is a drastic improvement in the scripts, this will be a short-lived series as Alley is not able to carry the whole show on her own.
Airport 1975 (1974)
Oh, please help us!!
What more can be said of this disaster flick that hasn't already been said before. If it weren't for the "Airplane!" spoof series of films, the reviews here wouldn't be as bad (or numerous). It's fun to watch now because of all of the comedic references, but don't get me wrong, it's not a "good" film.
It is one long, drawn-out soap opera in-the-sky, complete with over the top performances by most of the well known cast. Karen Black steals the film (she can have it) as the panic-stricken stewardess who attempts to land the plane when "disaster" strikes.
Save your time and just watch Airplane! instead and there'll be tears of laughter instead of tears of boredom.
The North Avenue Irregulars (1979)
Dated Disney Fare
This is a case of how comedy movies don't always stand the test of time. I saw this when I was a child and thought it was hilarious but upon a recent viewing, there are only a few funny moments.
Cloris Leachman (with extra long fingernails) definitely steals the show. Also look for Alan Hale Jr. who played the Skipper on "Gilligan's Island" as well as an uncredited appearance by Joan Hackett.
The film is good family fun overall and while the pacing is good,the ending is predictable and holds no surprises but alas, this is representative of most Disney movies from the 60's and 70's.
Rates a 6/10
Tallullah Bankhead plays a religious zealot with a no-nonsense attitude in this mediocre film.
When her late son's former fiancée, Patricia (played by a young Stefanie Powers) comes to visit, Tallu...I mean Mrs. Trefoile ends up keeping her captive in her home in order to cleanse her soul and ultimately preserve the memory of her son.
This is a film made back when older actresses were making their way into thrillers playing various hag-type roles and it seems fitting that Tallulah should join the ranks. In what turned out to be her final leading role in a film, she puts in a no-holds barred performance here.
I noticed the on cover of the DVD they have added a french manicure to Stefanie's nails, which are rather short in the movie!!
Olivia in her prime
This is a great, although small collection of videos from the talented Aussie singer/actress that is sure to please long-time fans since they have never been available commercially until now. For me, the best part of the collection are the clips of Olivia during the photo shoot for her "Totally Hot" LP from 1978.
It's definitely worth the price just to see her in black spandex walking around town singing "Totally Hot" which I had never seen before...These were filmed long before MTV came along and changed the face of music.
There are only five videos in the set: "Physical," "A Little More Love," "Deeper Than the Night," "Heart Attack," and "Totally Hot".
Good "B" Film
This film is not as bad as the comments here indicate. Good premise and a few comedic touches enhance this time travel tale starring Cheryl Ladd (who, in my opinion is an very underrated actress) and Kris Kristofferson. I have to admit that although the (not so) special effects could have been better and the last line at the end should have been left out, it's still a memorable film that will entertain most time travel fans. Exterior scenes were filmed in Toronto although the setting is supposed to be Minneapolis.
I wasn't expecting much so maybe that's why I enjoyed it.
"Take a chance, Louise"
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Good Time Travel Flick
I have to say I was impressed with Ashton Kutcher in this movie. He was very good in the lead role and also had his hand in the production of the film...not bad for a twenty-something year old and a far cry better than that "Dude" movie!! I always liked time travel movies and this was no exception. Good visuals and acting as well as some clever plot twists enhance this story about a man who discovers he can going back in time and alter tragic events to try to help his childhood friends.
Though not a unique story, it holds up and keeps the audience entertained right to the end.
Speaking of the end, there are two versions on the DVD. I thought the theatrical version was the better of the two but maybe it just depends on which version you watch first.
Cabin Fever (2002)
Waste of Time
This films major liability is the completely illogical script which contains no suspense despite what should have been a claustrophobic setting. Add to this amateurish directing, mediocre acting and mindless, vulgar dialogue and then throw in plot holes the size of the universe and you have a poorly done horror film. It also has a lame ending ripped off from the classic "Night of The Living Dead" which is no surprise considering there is nothing original here anyway.
The films only asset is the young, up-and-coming cast which the producers must have thought would detract from the missing storyline.
Towards the end you realize nothing is done to explain the source of the infection, the relevance of the weird locals as well as the partying cop but by now we've completely lost interest.
Well, all we can do now is hope the sequels will be better.
Best Disaster Film Parody
This was a laugh-a-minute movie that has inspired countless other parodies like Scary Movie, etc. I first saw Airplane! at the theater and the audience laughed so much we kept missing the next few lines so when I saw it on video it was like a whole new experience. There is a lot happening in the background that you will catch on repeated viewings.
People who don't find this movie funny probably haven't seen the films it is poking fun at, like any of the Airport movies (especially Airport '75).
Leslie Nielson's career "took off" in a different direction and he is now more famous for his comedic performances than his past work as a dramatic actor. No one delivers lines in deadpan style better.
Escape from New York (1981)
Kurt Russell turns in a great, low-key performance in this terrific action film which looks better than ever on the latest DVD release.
It's a very dark film, visually but still holds up after all these years.
Ernest Borgnine plays one of his better roles as Cabbie and director John Carpenter is in top form here.
The effects are pretty good considering the budget and the time period and the story is up to par for a sci-fi flick. I looked forward to the sequel which was okay but not as good as the original despite the bigger budget. Maybe they will make an updated version since this film has attained cult status.
8 out of 10.