Musings From Us Entries For DVD, Videos & Movies

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of DVD, Videos & Movies that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Review: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is one of my more favorite films. With Sean Connery as Allan Quatermain in it why wouldn’t it be. It also stars Naseeruddin Shah as Captain Nemo, Peta Wilson as Mina Harker, Tony Curran as Rodney Skinner (An Invisible Man), Stuart Townsend as Dorian Gray, Shane West as Tom Sawyer and Jason Flemyng as Dr. Henry Jekyll. To be honest I don’t remember seeing any of the other actors till I saw LXG, but then I actually had to look up the names, all except Connery, for this review. I know I have seen this film at least half a dozen times or more and is definitely one of the films I am always re-watching.

Review: The Karate Kid 1984

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The Karate Kid staring Ralph Macchio and Noriyuki Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi. It is one hell of a film and I am glad to hear that they have cast Jackie Chan as the next instructor for The Karate Kid. Pats performance in all of the Katate Kid films is just fantastic. He portrays a war hero from WWII who won the Medal Of Honor for fighting for the United States against Germany. That is just a bit of his back story. Much much more is explained about him past in successful films, but since this review is about the one film, I will leave here only what is known from the first film.

Review: Prince Of Persia Movie

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Jake Gyllenhaal from the prince of persia posterJust watched this film and it was great seeing the game that I originally saw played on the Apple II. I could have swore there was a Commodore64 version but couldn’t find a reference to it but that was over 20 years ago, but I did play the game before. It was a fun game then and from what I have seen of my son playing some of the newer versions, it is still a fun game. But this review is about the movie and not the game, just giving a pit of insight is all.

Any way, the film is great. It has Destan being played Jake Gyllenhaal who was the real lead of The Day After Tomorrow in my opinion as he was the one stuck in NY City. This is a film about how the prince came to be and his humble origins. You see he was not born a prince but was made a prince by the king of Persia just for standing up and doing what was right. The king saw it and after finding out that he was an orphan the king adopted him as his own. That is how he came to be a prince of Persia and as he had no royal blood, a safe son as he would not have designs on the throne.

Review: Sahara – Film based on Clive Cussler book

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This film has the talents of Mtthew McConaughey as Dirk Pitt with Steve Zahn and Penelope Cruz backing him up in this wild adventure in search of a sunken confederate ship that is actually covered by sand in a dry riverbed up the Niger River. The film is based on a Clive Cussler novel of the same name.

The film opens up with a view of what could only be Dirk’s cabin on a NUMA ship that is recovering the stone sarcophagus of a dead king off the coast of Nigeria. This film is full of intrigue and excitement and with it falling short of Cussler’s expectations the book mut be fantastic. I do hope another director and producer can talk him into letting them do a film the way that Cussler would like to see it done. That would be one hell of a film just the works that I have read from him.

Review: Fruits Basket

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Fruits BasketEveryone loves a good story, one that will keep you interested and wanting more and more as you go along. Fruits Basket or Furutsu Basuketto or just Furuba in Japan is such a story. The life stories taught in this show are amazing as well as what is in the manga. Even though the animated series didn’t cover the entire manga it still ends well and really does make you feel all warm inside when the last episode ends. Almost all of the episodes do stand on their own so watching them out of order is not going to get someone too confused but you really do want to watch them from the very beginning. Once you do watch them then get a hold of the manga so you can see how the whole story ends.