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WrestleMania III (1987)
You Actually Need a Review?
What are you sitting here reading these reviews for? GET THE TAPE! WM3 was THE moment in WWF history that can never be forgotten. Andre/Hogan is still the biggest match of all time, despite sucking like very few matches could possibly do. Does it matter that the match is bad? No. It's still mark-out moment number 1 for all wrestling fans.
Steamboat/Savage, regarded as the greatest wrestling match of all time until Steamboat/Flair in 1989, is still unbelievable to this day. Intense psychology and crowd interaction make for the WWF's first 5-star PPV classic.
Sure the rest of the matches weren't very good, but who cares? It's Wrestlemania 3!
This was wrestling at its peak. Nothing has come close since. Hulkamania was at its best and it was the Golden Age of Sports Entertainment. See the show, relive the excitement, and understand exactly why Andre/Hogan is the biggest match - ever.
Under the Umbrella Tree (1986)
Finally, IMDb has an entry for the greatest show of all time.
I adored this show and loved it like none other. It is my all time favorite TV show and I can only hope that one day, some TV station will rerun it. What a great show!
This Movie Is Highly Overrated
I watched this in my film class and expected something great. After all, it was ranked so highly and everyone spoke high praise.
After watching it, I was disgusted that a movie like this could be so acclaimed. "You can't fight in here, this is the war room!" and other lines have often been regarded as funny...no, they aren't funny. If they are supposed to be funny, they come at points in the movie where you just don't care anymore.
Maybe it's my age and I'm too young too appreciate this or maybe this movie just doesn't hold up well.
Kubrick disappoints me often and I cannot recommend this garbage to anyone because it's completely unfunny, uninteresting, and unentertaining.
Smith tries, but it's just not there...
Maybe if they'd trimmed the first hour of the film out, it would have been okay. I found the whole Malcom X thing to be a complete bore. I respect the religion and what Malcom X tried to do, but I just didn't think it tied in with Ali's life. Perhaps that's because the whole thing jumped around with no explanation at all as to what was happening. There probably is a very interesting connection and relationship between Ali and X, too bad the director couldn't do any justice to it. Will Smith doesn't do a bad Ali, and he's actually making sure that he's not in the Sly Stallone boxing shape because Ali was never a body builder, but some of the lines Smith delievers would come off better if it was Ali delivering them.
Maybe the movie is worth seeing if you have the time or just want to see a new direction for Will Smith. If not, turn on ESPN Classic and watch the real Ali - it's much better.
Married with Children (1987)
Hands Down - The Funniest Show Ever
Over the years, there have been some funny shows, but only a few extremely funny shows. I Love Lucy and Sandford and Son are two shows that come to mind. However, in 1987, another show was added to that list when FOX premiered "Married...With Children."
The show which was more true to life than any other sitcom at the time, has made its mark in television history. Granted that a lot of things on the show were continuities and some of that stuff was plan far-fetched, it showed that in a real family, not everything has a picture perfect ending, ala Cosby Show or Full House.
One great attribute of this classic was that it's plot was continuously funny, never succumbing to that emotional stuff found on other shows. You laughed throughout the whole half hour the show was on.
Al Bundy is an American hero, scoring four touchdowns in a single game and winning Polk High it's last city championship. He was a brilliant character, with lines that should be framed because of their genius.
All-in-all this was the funniest television show to ever come on the air - hands down ~!
WWE Monday Night RAW (1993)
Not the Show That Is On These Days
Obviously, people who have reviewed before are failing to recall that WWF Monday Night RAW is not the same show that is being aired today. That show is RAW IS WAR which is eventually what WWF Monday Night RAW became. The show mentioned in this entry was what originated in Manhatten back in 1993. It was aired in the same location until around September of that year. It featured such drama like Hulk Hogan returning and reuniting with Brutust "The Barber" Beefcake, Marty Jannetty coming from the crowd dressed in Street Clothes and challenging and beating Shawn Michaels for the IC Title, Sid Vicious powerbombing Shawn Michaels three times until Diesel ran in for the save and the Two Dudes With Attitudes were reunited, Shawn Michaels recieving an inziguri kick from Owen Hart and falling victim to the dreaded "post-concussion syndrome," and one of the final moments that the original RAW will be remembered for is when the late Brian Pillman pulled a gun on Steve Austin at his house in the single most recognized moment of violence in WWF history.
The show remained in this format, broadcasting in small venues and concentrating on WRESTLING from about 1993 - 1995. In 1996 the show went to larger venues and decided it'd start getting rougher and care less about wrestling and by 1997 the concept of wrestling was completely gone.
I hope I've helped shed some light onto what this show really was...a MUCH better version of the show we see today and how WWF should have stayed.
Heart of Fire (1997)
A Lifetime Movie of the Week Not Just For Women
I saw this movie this afternoon on Lifetime as part of their TV movies. I am a 14 year old male who should not even think about watching this channel but I walked in on my mom watching this and I sat down to see how it was. I found myself more interested in this than she was. And rightfully so.
What I found in this movie was Mr. TV Movie Patrick Duffy playing a very courageous firefighter who risks his life to help a little girl who has been in an extremely bad accident and is in a very bad situation. As soon as Duffy sees the girl an extreme drama unfolds and makes for one heck of a movie.
* * * *
D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)
A Great End To A Great Disney Sports Series
This Disney film made me much happier than D2 did. I really enjoyed the way it was much more true to the first film than D2 was. This movie used examples from the first film ("He's been the captain since they played in District 5," the announcer utters during the first game.) This time, the team is shy one member (Jesse) but it really seems no different. I do still wonder what happened to all those people who played in the first movie and were never heard from again. Oh well.
In this film, it's almost a rehash of the first film. A team who cannot get it together, get a washed up hockey player who they hate to coach them and they love him...your basic family fun, Disney flick.
All in all this was a great movie, but hopefully Disney realizes that we've had enough.
*** out of ****
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
A Decent Sequel But The Worst Of The Three
This movie, while not being BAD, is nowhere near the original movie. One reason and probably the main reason is that it really ignores the first movie. Sure, at the end of the original, Gordon is heading to the minors and at the beginning of this one, he is hurt in the minors...and sure they've still got players from the original movie, but it's strange that they're missing half the first team and that the guys are suddenly a lot older.
Also, it's unrealistic that just because someone wins a pee-wee championship, he is asked to coach at the Junior Goodwill Games. And also, why do the Ducks play so pitiful in comparison to their new counterparts.
But still, this movie is full of hockey fun, and through it all, it's worth the time spent watching it. Watch for cameos of nearly every sportsman imaginable.
**1/2 out of ****
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
A Good Disney Film
This movie, while not being Oscar material, is not by any means a bad film. However, this film, is extremely well done. The script was shaky at times, but the cast seemed to fit very well, and the music (mostly Queen songs) were very well used.
The plot is a simple one...bad hockey team, overworking lawyer/ex-hockey player. The lawyer/hockey player gets a DUI, must coach hockey team. I'll try not to spoil the film's plot, though it is a basic one, with your predictable, yet heart-warming feeling.
Be on the lookout for future Dawson's Creek star Joshua Jackson in his second, and most notable role (excluding playing Pacy) playing the leader, Charlie Conway.
*** out of ****
One of the Best Movies EVER
This was the movie that started one of the best series of sports movies ever. However, this movie is not strictly a boxing movie. It's more about heart, determination, and it's even got a good love story packed beneath it all.
When I was little, this movie was one of my favorites. I remember faking sick, skipping school, renting this movie on the way home from my mom checking me out, and then going home and watching it. But this is not the kind of movie that you get sick of. It's always fresh and there's never a dull moment.
The newer cover of the movie (the older one had Rocky holding Adrian close on it) has a repleca of Rocky after his match with Apollo Creed certainly gives the impression that you'll pop this in and watch 2 hours of boxing. But you pop this in and I ensure you that is not all you will find. In fact, the only real boxing is in the opening and closing scenes.
Overall, this movie was well-worthy of it's Academy Award nominations and wins.
* * * * out of * * * *
Road Trip (2000)
As Good As American Pie
AMERICAN PIE was one of the summer's biggest hits last year, mixing raunchy teen comedy with a hilarious script and up and coming young stars. Without worrying about Oscar Nominations and thumbs up from all major movie critics, they served it to us and won big time.
This summer, ROAD TRIP, featuring Tom Green and Sean W. Scott (from American Pie) among a handful of other rising faces, proves to do the same. It's obvious the director, producer, and so forth were not worried about obtaining an Oscar when they did this, but more worried about their audience just kicking back and having fun. And boy, if you don't have fun and enjoy this film, then you are a stuck-up, nerd.
Not since DUMB AND DUMBER has a movie come along that was really pretty bad, but was so funny that you forgot how bad it was. ROAD TRIP is probably the best film to come out since AMERICAN PIE and should be treated as being as good, cause it is.
Overall this movie is the best summer movie you can see...**** out of ****
Earthly Possessions (1999)
An Enjoyable Film
All right, so the film will never win an Oscar for Best Picture and the performances weren't amazing but still they were good and the movie was pretty decent for a made for TV HBO movie.
Susan Sarandon plays a lady who's leaving her husband and ends up being held hostage by Stephen Dorff. At first it is a simple, "move and I'll shoot" relationship but when Sarandon plays with his head he ends up opening up to her and they both find a slight attraction in the other.
What comes about is a tremendous love story and truly a fine picture.
Runaway Bride (1999)
Fantastic Summer Movie
When the movie first came out, I was reluctant to see it. I mean, at the time I was 13 years old and to top it off, I'm a male. Things like this aren't supposed to appeal to me.
However, when a friend and I decided to go see Blair Witch Project, we weren't allowed to buy a ticket, so instead we saw three movies that day that weren't rated R. We finished our day with this movie.
I may not have looked like the most heterosexual young man, entering a movie like this with one of my friends, but by the conclusion, I didn't care. It was one of the finest movies I had seen in many months.
The plot maybe simple - a woman who's scared to get married so she runs away every time she almost does - but the acting, the direction, and such is nothing short of spectacular. Julia Roberts gives such a wonderful performance that we forget she was ever a hooker with her counterpart Richard Gere, who also shines brightly.
This movie probably won't win an Oscar and more than likely won't be nominated for anything, but it's one of the funnest and sweetest movies you'll ever see. Hugely recommended.
Scream 3 (2000)
Not th most frightening, but certainly wonderful
Back in 1996, the original SCREAM wowed fans with it's opening Drew Barrymore sequence and then it's amazing cast and storyline. In 1997, a sequel was made, but fell short of catching the excitement of the first. Now, Wes Craven and new screen writer, Ehren Kruger are back for the final chapter.
I'm not going to waste my time giving plot stuff, cause I'm positive you've heard the plot mentioned more times than you care too. But for you to know, Sidney plays a very big roll, but stays secluded from the movie for more than half. And also look for a special cameo from a former cast member in the movie's most wonderful thing.
This movie is not as scary as the first, but the second cannot hold a candle to Scr3am. However, the tongue in cheek humor is terrific and will certainly make for a terrific experience in the movie theater.
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
The Best Portrayal Of Teenage Life Ever
This 1955 classic starring James Dean is the greatest portrayal of teenage life to ever hit the big screen.
First off, I hope everyone realizes how great of an actor James Dean truly was. They say that only the good die young...after viewing this movie, you will see that this statement couldn't be more true.
Dean is Jim Stark, a rebellious youth who has been in just a little TOO much trouble. Finally, he moves to a new town, hoping to start a new life, but falls right back in to a rut. What follows is an exciting, dramatic movie including a legendary scene on the stair case. It is followed by one of the saddest endings, which turns out to be a heart-warming moment...'he gets cold.'
I am a 13 year old kid who is facing serious problems at school and this movie helped put things in perspective. While I might not be up to racing cars off cliffs, I certainly have a lot of things that car racing can represent.
Thank you WB and thank you James Dean. You will always be remembered for this wonderful masterpiece of film.
Batman: The Movie (1966)
Holy Mashed Taters! This Show Kicked Butt!
I am 13 years old. I remember being 4 and everyday at I guess 4:00 central time I used to turn it on the family channel. I had a blanket around my neck and my fists pumped. It was time for Batman!
This show is extremely corny. But hey, it's all in fun. The show wasn't meant to be taken seriously. Batman is not serious. He is a fun loving super hero.
In my 8th Grade Band class we are learning to score to the Batman from 1989. Well, after playing that, me and a friend of mine got out all our Batman knowledge and the Dark Knight lives again. All hail Batman! POW! BAM!
I am probably one of three Americans who did not view the entire AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY, but I had seen enough to know what I was getting myself in to when I saw this sequel. Pure fun.
While this movie will never win an Oscar (TM) For BEST PICTURE or anything else for that matter, it will go down as the funniest freckin movie ever made.
I have seen a lot of funny movies. I have seen THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, I have seen THE WATERBOY, and so many other pictures, but this one surpasses them all.
9.5 out of 10
Cruel Intentions (1999)
Wicked, Twisted, and Wonderful
Wow! That is all you can say about this movie. Ryan Phillipe and SMG are perfect together.
I never saw "Dangerous Liaisons" or whatever it was called, cause I was taking my first steps when the two original movies came out.
However, when I saw the previews for "Cruel Intentions" I knew I wanted to see this. I saw it with my uncle and then one time with my best friend. Each time it was great. Also, each time, the end left me sad, yet happy.
The movie has only one flaw: The word choice.
Some of the words seem made up. If only they could have fixed this, the movie would have received four stars by me.
Rating: ***1/2 stars