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8/10
No, that's the Shatner version
20 September 2019
Warning: Spoilers
This consists of interviews(some from when it was made, some from when this documentary was being put together, in 2001) with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage, and incomplete effects shots.

It's 29 minutes long. This is found on the second disc of the special edition DVD release of Predator. It spoils a lot of the film, and so will this review, so that I can go into more detail.

They talk about the origins of the concept. How the script was picked up. The similarity to The Wild Bunch and The Magnificent Seven. Ventura had to be told to be more subdued, at first. The big personalities on set. Arnie was who got Duke onto this, after they enjoyed working together in Commando(he also brought Winston on, due to their experience on The Terminator). Sonny could only work on it if there was a bodyguard - not for him, for everyone else, to protect them from him. Elpidia really understood her character, and had great instincts, never had to be corrected. They had to be taught how to be convincing as SEALs... except Jesse, who was one, and, well, he "wouldn't want to take these guys into combat". Competitive iron-pumping. Schwarzenegger bet The Body a bottle of champagne on who has the bigger arm. The jungle was intense. How they approached the FX. Black's mother didn't leave during the jokes about female genitalia, though she did when she realized his character was about to die. The flick remains beloved 15 years after, and Bill gets recognized on the street from his role in this. As the credits run, several of the people involved do their version of the line, "you're one ugly motherf'r".

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
I've announced my retirement a dozen times
19 September 2019
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage, and incomplete effects shots.

It's 13 minutes long. This is found on the double disc DVD of Men in Black II.

They(primarily Elfman himself) talk about Danny's score and his influences(chief among them Bernard Hermann). His process. Working with the orchestra. The difference between composer and orchestrator, which is clearly very important to him. Why Pete Anthony makes such a great conductor. How similar getting the timing right on the action scenes of the flick is to that of classic Looney Tunes. Leaving a hole(silence) for a joke, instead of playing to it. How hard the work is.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
Examples of foley
17 September 2019
Warning: Spoilers
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage, and incomplete effects shots.

It's 8 minutes long. This is found on the double disc DVD of Men in Black II. It spoils a lot of the film, and so will this review, so that I can go into more detail.

They talk about having to split up the tasks. First they have to determine what they have to get, by isolating every single thing that makes a sound. Including ones such as Jeebs' head being shot and the splatter of the parts landing. The reveal of the actual face of the alien that grabs Jay when he's on the ground, or, rather, when his mask lands. They have to become the character they do sound for, even for something as small as footsteps.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
Literally, it became a toilet bowl
16 September 2019
Warning: Spoilers
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage, and incomplete effects shots.

It's 9 minutes long. This is found on the double disc DVD of Men in Black II. It spoils a lot of the film, and so will this review, so that I can go into more detail.

They talk about the substantial extent of the job of the production designer. That it's funnier if the headquarters is full of corporations. The logic behind the various sets. Pondering if the people working in the shops and such in the terminal are extra-terrestrial, or just "normal-". Bo's very proud of the Worm Guys' bachelor pad. The guns getting increasingly large over the course of the film. Everyone gets the same stuff as each other, except Smith, the renegade, gets slightly cooler versions.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
The first generation who grew up in front of the TV
15 September 2019
This consists of an interview with Rick Baker, who has something compelling since it's his area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what he's working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage, and incomplete effects shots.

It's 10 minutes long. This is found on the double disc DVD of Men in Black II.

He talks about deciding as a child that he wanted to design creatures, due to the ones he saw on TV. These aliens not being cartoony. The process of making them. Bird ones. Not all use actors, so they can have as many arms or legs as they want. That more time and money mean better end result.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
This time, they're paying me a lot of money
13 September 2019
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage, and incomplete effects shots.

It's 6 minutes long. This is found on the double disc DVD of Men in Black II.

They talk about the titular rules. Shoot it low and wide, actors talk fast and flat. Don't try to be funny. The concept and the flavor of the comedy is very distinct. Dry. Ironic. Lee Jones' reaction shot is better than Smith's joke. Create absurd situations that fit within the story and just let them play.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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Full Throttle Jukebox (2003 Video)
8/10
Big Dr. Dre fan. He's not really a doctor
11 September 2019
This consists of interviews(with director McG and music supervisor John Houlihan) and clips from the movie. Both guys have something compelling to add within their area of expertise. There is a very clear love of what they're working on.

It's 36 and a half minutes long. This is found on the DVD of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

This is divided into 11 short segments, one for each song. First they talk about it. Then it plays the scenes, or, rather, the portions of them where the songs play. They discuss the various pieces of music, why the different ones were chosen, what effect they hoped to accomplish. It's very clear they put a lot of thought and effort into their picks. This also really highlights just how many, and how distinct, styles there are in the picture itself.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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Dream Duds (2003 Video)
8/10
It's all in the outfit
11 September 2019
This consists of clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage, and artwork. Every so often there'll be a name for a particular sequence or set. Through these, we're shown the dozens of clothes the trio wear throughout. It really gets across the wide variety found in the costumes, and increases your appreciation for all the time and effort was put into it.

It's 4 minutes long. This is found on the DVD of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
They're capable of anything! They can do anything!
11 September 2019
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage, and incomplete effects shots.

It's 9 minutes long. This is found on the DVD of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

They talk about the motocross scenes. Getting the best involved. Staging it as an underground event due to the number of people there and the expense if using studio. Getting as much hangtime, etc. as possible, making sure the jumps look as good as they possibly could. The stuntmen are male, with the body types that fit the three stars(which Lucy Liu calls scary). Training. Meeting the titular angels, doing autographs, and the like.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
You get to act like you know what you're doing
10 September 2019
Warning: Spoilers
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage, and incomplete effects shots.

It's 6 minutes long. This is found on the DVD of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. It spoils a lot of the film, and so will this review, so that I can go into more detail.

They talk about that the three do nearly all of their own stunts, and how it makes it more real. The choreography. Going away from the gravity-defying. Surviving what you couldn't in the real world. Going close to an R-rating before cutting back to get a PG-13. The sexual element to the battles between the exes.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
If there are aliens, they would feel most comfortable in New York
9 September 2019
Warning: Spoilers
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage, and incomplete effects shots.

It's 23 minutes long. This is found on the DVD of Men In Black. It spoils a lot of the film, and so will this review, so that I can go into more detail.

They talk about the difference between the script and the finished product. Jones knew talented people would be attracted to it, so signed on immediately. Sonnenfeld's wife suggested Smith. How it's like French Connection, except you're shaking down an alien, not a regular guy. Mikey could do a ton, and they could make an entire series centered on him. Although when he runs, he is CG. And they made sure he was horrifying right before being shot, so the audience wouldn't feel bad. Originally, the end had a long exposition dump... by the Edgar Bug. The bit where it roundhouse punches Will, would be debated every week for 8 months, before they settled on it. Since the organization was started in the 60's, the design of their headquarters is based on that. It was described as "an Ellis Island for space beings". The subplot of the extraterrestrials firing on Earth was hugely changed: originally, there were two warring factions, in conflicts over the Galaxy, and the giant cockroaches wanted this to keep going, so it didn't want them to be able to handle that diplomatically, hence the theft. Fortunately, there were only a few scenes that referenced this, so it was very easy to fix. Some was Frank, whose mouth was just reanimated. Other stuff was subtitled, made-up language conversation, so that was easy.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
Two bulldozers going at it
8 September 2019
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie and the game, behind-the-scenes footage also on both, and incomplete effects shots.

It's 9 minutes long. This is found on the 2 disc DVD of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

They talk about whether it will do the flick justice, and adding sequences that happened off-screen. How much it uses of it. T-X compared to the T850, and hand-to-hand combat between them, including all the work that it required to pull that off, the types of moves they use. The chance to explore different timelines.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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T3: Toys in Action (2003 Video)
8/10
Remember when he had the bazooka?
8 September 2019
This consists of an interview with Todd McFarlane where he talks about the craft(his enthusiasm is infectious. He imitates stuff from the film, making sound effects with his mouth, so in love with all this stuff), clips from the movie, promo photos, behind-the-scenes footage and shots of people molding and otherwise working on the creations.

It's 7 minutes long. This is found on the 2 disc DVD of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

They talk about picking the scenes that people will want toys of. The incredible level of detail. How useful stills are. The process.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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T3: Dressed to Kill (2003 Video)
8/10
I just turned around and told everyone "now we're making a Terminator movie"
8 September 2019
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage, and incomplete effects shots.

It's 2 minutes long. This is found on the 2 disc DVD of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

They talk about the first night Arnie was in full costume. He loves the strip bar scene. Danes talks about how her clothes went through a lot of stages of distress.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
Nobody's asking for great wealth. Just to be free from this terrible regime. They deserve to go home
4 September 2019
This consists of interviews with experts, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise, real life footage from Burma, and clips from the movie.

It's 10 and a half minutes long. This is found on the Rambo 4: Legends Never Die (John Rambo) DVD of the 2008 Rambo.

They talk about the 300.000 child soldiers. 1900 political prisoners. Spending a lot of money on weapons that are used on their own people. The military finding new ways to be cruel to the people. How challenging it is to get rice. Depicting what truly happens to the Karen. The authenticity of the film. How it can help spread awareness. The rebels using phrases like "live for something or die for nothing" as rallying cries.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
A flashpoint. A rallying cry
2 September 2019
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage, and incomplete effects shots.

It's 9 and a half minutes long. This is found on the Rambo 4: Legends Never Die (John Rambo) DVD of, you guessed it, the 2008 Rambo.

They talk about the premiere of the picture. Arnie celebrated the success. Julie Benz' mom loved the viewing. Fan reaction. There's an estimate that this lost 2 and a half million in box office, because underage kids would buy a ticket for Meet the Spartans and then sneak into this. Marsden gave a poster for this to troops. Watching this in Burma gives you 10 years in prison, and selling it puts you away for life, but it's so important that a number of them still risk it.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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The Weaponry of Rambo (2008 Video)
8/10
If you're not bringing any weapons, you're not changing anything
1 September 2019
Warning: Spoilers
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie and behind-the-scenes footage.

It's 14 and a half minutes long. This is found on the Rambo 4: Legends Never Die (John Rambo) DVD of, you guessed it, the 2008 Rambo. It spoils a lot of the film, and so will this review, so that I can go into more detail.

They talk about Kent Johnson being extremely detailed and thorough, earning him the nickname of Eager Beaver Overachiever(Eboa). He handled thousands of artefacts. They discuss several of the weapons themselves. Sly being careful to make sure no one gets hurt. The training they went through. The Tallboy left there for 60 years. Making the new knife, including literally burning through 11 pairs of gloves. The massive, 120 pound, mounted machine-gun, which tore the floor out of the jeep the first time..

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
Sean... needs friends
30 August 2019
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie and behind-the-scenes footage.

It's 10 minutes long. This is found on the Rambo 4: Legends Never Die (John Rambo) DVD of, you guessed it, the 2008 Rambo.

They talk about the editing on Rocky Balboa in this - amusingly, Sly starts out joking that he didn't use Sean Albertson, but did it all by himself. There would be 8 cameras running on dialogue scenes alone, so it led to an insane amount of raw footage. The secondary cutter Paul Harb would take over a lot of material which helped a lot. Stallone listens to everyone since they all have different ideas and you never know what will work the best until you see it. They went for a hard R rating and the studios supported them in that. The theatrical version is the Director's Cut, and they actually expected it would get an NC-17. They tried watching the full thing without music, and it was too real, genuinely not fun to watch.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
He did Aliens. I'm doing the new one
29 August 2019
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage, and incomplete effects shots.

It's 6 minutes long. This is found on the Rambo 4: Legends Never Die (John Rambo) DVD of, you guessed it, the 2008 Rambo.

They talk about Goldsmith's 3 signature scores for the titular character, and that since Brian Tyler is a student of his, he's the perfect choice to take over for the series. Why they can't use the Rambo theme for the scenes of atrocities committed against the Burmese people. They talk about the various pieces of music that he composed specifically for this.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
The camera's never steady, but it's not overly active either
26 August 2019
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage, and incomplete effects shots.

It's 19 and a half minutes long. This is found on the Rambo 4: Legends Never Die (John Rambo) DVD of, you guessed it, the 2008 Rambo.

They talk about that they weren't sure what the story was going to be about for the fourth entry, and Stallone did not want it to be just a standard caper, he wanted to make sure it would matter. Also, they actually talk about what sounds like the plot of the fifth one, turning that down for this one. They talk about the reasons for choosing Burma. It helped show that Sly was still a relevant filmmaker. The difficult environment to work in, with Stallone helpfully stating degrees both in Celsius and Fahrenheit. One of the actors actually was a freedom fighter, and he did it knowing he was risking his family being put in prison back home. Sylvester worked extremely hard, expected everyone else to, and rewrote the script daily. They wanted to show what was really going on in this part of the world few people were paying attention to.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
They've lived, fought and seen death together
23 August 2019
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage, and incomplete effects shots.

It's 6 minutes long. This is found on the Rambo Trilogy dvd of Rambo III.

They talk about how vast the production is. At its center, it's the story of him saving his comrade. Abandoned castles being used as Soviet forts. They shot it in the Middle East for the sake of authenticity. Trautman is in a sense a surrogate father for the titular lead.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
Most crime shows, there's a dead body at the beginning; ours is a missing person
23 August 2019
Warning: Spoilers
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage.

It's 10 minutes long. This is found on the season 1 DVD of Without A Trace. It spoils a lot of the season, and so will this review, so that I can go into more detail.

They talk about Jerry Bruckheimer telling them that even if you were channel hopping with the sound down, the show would be visually arresting. Spending a lot of time dressing extras. Giving each lead a distinct look that fits their personality. The disappearing toddler. The set design of the FBI office, and its lighting setup, and how they're able to do Steadicam shots without worrying about accidentally showing where the illusion ends. Research.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
Samantha gets to show her colors, because she's in an extreme situation
23 August 2019
Warning: Spoilers
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage.

It's 15 minutes long. This is found on the season 1 DVD of Without A Trace. It spoils a lot of the season, and so will this review, so that I can go into more detail.

They talk about how the show can develop the missing person of an episode, and the agents themselves. Casting the leads, with some fun stories. The violence done to some of the leads, personally. Spalding and Jack on the backseat of the car. Amber Tamblyn and her tremendous talent. The main stars' favorite eps. Inviting the audience to try to solve the mystery along with the show.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
You too can look like if a tank attained human form
22 August 2019
"Starring" Dr. Franco Columbo, this opens with about 4 minutes(and closes with another 45 seconds) of him retelling what he told Sly during production, paired with clips of the film, and for the rest of its duration, a series of exercises that are supposed to help you achieve the physique of the titular icon. I could not tell you if it gets results, as it's simply above my own level of workout. Honestly, I'm quite happy to just stay in good shape. But it does all seem like great advice. Keeping in mind you should respect what your body is capable of, when you start, and not continue if you injure yourself.

It's 14 and a half minutes long. This is found on the Uncut Blu-Ray of First Blood: Part II.

It consists entirely of different uses of dumbbells, and can be done at home as the only other thing required is a bench, or something that has the same properties as it.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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8/10
I thought the first one was difficult, but it was practically Alice In Wonderland compared to this place
21 August 2019
Warning: Spoilers
This consists of interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom have something compelling to add within their area of expertise(and there is a very clear love of what they're working on), clips from the movie, behind-the-scenes footage.

It's 7 and a half minutes long. This is found on the Uncut Blu-Ray of First Blood: Part II. It spoils a lot of the film, and so will this review, so that I can go into more detail.

They talk about being educational through entertainment. Rambo representing the entire fighting forces, a character who's bigger than life. Filming in the untamed nature of Mexico. The cameras and crew float along with the actors. The heat, the long hours, the mosquitos, the snakes, the scorpions(who don't have SAG cards), etc. Sly doing 8 hours of 4-hours-a-day training, archery, survivalist, etc. When destroying the command center, they could only do a single take.

I recommend this to any fan of the property. 8/10
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