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The Tudors (2007)
I just wanted to comment first on the I don't wanna watch people-it's so wrong with that time period. Did any of you live back then? The people who did Elizabeth I were superb in their writing and the scoring and the dress, etc... And I always have a thoery- whether something is " highly fictionalized" which you never know- we weren't there,were we? I would rather have entertainment like Lester dying in Elizabeth's arms- I call that "gonna get an Emmy" and he did, and she died and she did.
Although Catherine of Aragon has not died or left the show- which I am sure will have another season, God knows how many? She will get an award. Her acting is wonderful.
I am so anxious to see 'little bess' as she grows up. I think we have been blessed this past year First we had Elizabeth I, then the Queen, and now the Tudors- the six wives of Henry VIII.
The only negative thing I can say is that the first 5 shows were great- but Henry is turning into a real prick. How dare he tell his older sister what to do, and to break his wives heart like he did. He will have to do something pretty great to get back into my good graces.\ C>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Red Eye (2005)
I think that "Cillian Murphy" did a very good job of being the evil person in this movie- but I couldn't help but think that how wonderful- "Gale Harold" would have been in that role. Cillian seems to even have some of the same mannerisms that Gale has, I noticed.
At any rate it was a good movie- and I am always scared about airplane movies, there is always "something" that is going to happen on these kinds of movies that is going to be frightening before they reach the ground.
The only problem is that perhaps "Gale Harold" might not have been able to be so rough as "Cillian Murphy" was slamming Lisa around.
Also- having worked in 4 hotels myself I know that Lisa would have been able to get around what this man wanted. As well, any changes that were made would have been in the computer system if they made a room, a "down room". No one touched a computer- it doesn't just happen- poof! You move one room to another.
Also, they would have made the boat near the hotel "Leave" the area from around the hotel all together. For that matter, if they were trying to harm anyone they could have gotten "very" close by using the hotel staff, such as the housekeepers- what the "terrorist" type people did just was silly- it would have blown more than half the hotel away.
Why is it that people don't use a pay phone if they can't get a "signal" on their cell phone in a movie- does that add to the excitement or do they just not know how to use a pay phone.
Last but not least-when that pen got stuck then pulled out- blood would have shot completely across the plane, and there would have been lots more blood after that as the wound got worse.
The "whiney" customers were a hoot at how they were handled. I have heard so many complaints in my hotel years- you would not believe what people complain about.
All in all this was good movie if some of the special effects had been better.
Lisa did do the right thing in the end by the fire alarm and alerting everyone.
Villains on the plane
I have read thru several letters-that ya'll have written and here is what I think about the Arabs. Yes, I am almost positive they were staring at Jodie from across the way- because I remember what one of them was wearing. 2nd-I think they were trying to take attention "off of" the Arabs- so the audience wouldn't think that it was them being Arab that caused the little girl to disappear- you know- naturally THEY did it type stuff.
As for the wimpy stewardess, I agree. The other one was much more butch and could have probably beat up Jodie. But as for the plan with the kid-I am sure the Marshal and the stewardess got together because- the stewardess could make sure the little girls name was not on the list of passengers, and she could be a back up for the Marshal-since stewardess know planes a lot better than Marshals.
And something that really plagued me- and the other people I went with said I was nuts- WHY didn't the Marshal show I.D. ? Even if it was fake? Hell, anyone could have had a gun and said they were a marshal. It is upsetting to me, because I have watched lots of movies, even the ones with Tommy Lee Jones and their badge is exposed around their neck, or under their lapel, and they have I.D. I thought that was a poor slip in the movie. It would have made the villain look more credible and you would never have suspected him till later on.
Jodie Foster was excellent in the movie- I was like- " go girl"- when she was pulling wires out and making the masks drop down and stuff- I guess she was pretty mad by that point. I also think however that if she DID know the engineering of the plane- she could have forced the pilot to land somewhere by messing around with the wiring,etc..
I also thought it have been much better if they had re-written it somehow that Jodie would had almost walked up to the casket and then the audience didn't see WHO was in it.But that would have left out her husband. And/or the villain could have hidden the girl in the casket on the plane and put an air hole in it, and that would have been the LAST place to check.
It was a good movie though. It put faith back in me- seeing as I was disappointed that Jodie didn't do Hannibal- but that was excellent with Julianne Moore.
About "Trivia" and how stupid this movie idea is
I have a comment to make about the "Trivia" section about "Alfie." Where the resident of England was shooting on a video camera-footage outside his window when they made the movie there. And the director said the guy should be sued.
Well- did anyone think that maybe the director should be sued, or the people who "dug up" this classic movie and pretended it was never made. Did anyone ask "Burt Bacharach" if they could use his theme song or rather rip it off?
I get so disgruntled year after year now- of the yuppie stuff from Hollywood- remake this, remake that- I imagine it is only to target someone who is younger than 30 and won't remember that Michael Caine was in the movie in 1966. Everything they say about the 1966 Alfie on TV is so mean. And that really upsets me to no end. Today I saw a behind the scenes look at "Alfie" the ripoff.
If anyone need suing- it is "all" the Hollywood people who think they can REMAKE classics of any kind. And to even have someone else sing the theme song, how sacrilegious is the world now?
If I were Michael Caine-the original actor, Dionne Warwicke-the original theme singer, and of course the brilliant-song writer Burt Bacharach- I would be very angry right about now. From being slapped in the face by the film makers for recognizing the PAST as nothing. I even heard a generation "X" actor on behind the scenes who said that Michael Caines character was too harsh. Well, excuse me- did anyone bother to realize that is the reason you remake a film, because it is supposed to be close to the original? Duh.
This same kind of stupid craze came out with Planet of the Apes.They said- " Oh this has nothing to do with the Charleton Heston film". Yeh,sure. Give credit where credit is due. Don't slam the past, at least recognize it and give it stature.
I sit and wonder-God only knows what they will remake and mess up next. I could go on and on- this past 2 years has been nothing but ripoff remake. "Willard,Bourne Identity,Alfie,Freaky Friday ( for the 3rd damn time!).
Can't someone make a movie that is not a remake? Hollywood should leave our generation alone and in tact with the movies and make up something new!
This Alfie was a waste of time. I was not born last night, all these movies will appeal to the people who have no idea that there was an original.The young people. And in the end that only makes money,money,money. I think it is defacing something wonderful by reaching back and grabbing hit movies from the past.
I fight back by not going to see these remakes, because I know they will be garbage. Every one I have seen or heard about has been that way. Let's get real - They sliced up the Exorcist a hundred different ways. Give me another break.
Unless you were 12,13,14 years old and sitting in the theater seeing- The Exorcist,Jaws,Towering Inferno, Poseiden Adventure,or any of the other great ORIGINAL movies of the 1970's and 1960's-then keep your self in the 2004 seat and make up something NEW!!!!!
Pet Sematary (1989)
Some things that weren't quite right
I guess this may have " spoilers"? As I guess computer people call it?
But I can't figure out why Missy Dandridge if she was the housekeeper or she just did the laundry, she had to take it home and bring it back- that being such a big house. I am quite sure in that basement where she did herself in-there was a washer and dryer?
Also- when Gage went toward the road- what kinda parent would turn their back on their kid and let him walk to the road, knowing the trucks came by so fast all the time? And if you look, Dale Midkiff had plenty of time to run and grab him before he went into the road-maybe he was just a slow runner is all.
He is a good actor, not to mention gorgeous. He is the highlight of the film.
I like it when he goes to hunt Gage and he finds his wife's shoe and the house is all dead like a Cemetery. And he walks up to the shoe and touches it and everything goes back to normal. Quite cool. Very neat.
Plus- I have a bit of a problem with the fact that he needed a pic and shovel to bury Elly's cat, and took his kid and wife and used nothing at all when he climbed the hill? Did he just put rocks on top and not bury them or what? A lot of screwups in this movie.
I liked the ghost, Victor. I think it was neat. However-having been a psychic for almost 30 years I can tell you that ghosts or spirits do not come back and chat with you- as well as come back like they died. They are whole and not injured. I know, I have seen several spirits.
But I continue to rent the movie, not just to look only at Dale Midkiff, hoping to see something extra in that bathtub scene. The rat, I could have done without. But cats, will be cats.
I think it is a cute movie. A helluva a lot better than Pet Semetary II. That was just silly. Most sequels are. Except for the Godfather ones.
I think they should have just made one Pet Semetary.
And why the hell did Stephen King call it "Semetary"- I thought maybe it was like "Septic?" I don't know. I would be scared to talk to him if I saw him, since he bought a home down here in Florida- not 40 or 50 miles from our town. I guess now he will probably start writing about people getting killed or dying in Florida (other than the old people I mean).
I like Pet Semetary.