Mr. C. J. Joyce

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (51 of 59)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 522,588 - Total Helpful Votes: 51 of 59
The Fury <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Carrie Snodgress
The Fury Blu-ray ~ Carrie Snodgress
De Palma fires on all cylinders with The Fury!
What's it about:- Conspiracy thriller about kidnap of psychic youths by shadowy CIA to train as weapons and a fathers quest to rescue his son.
Pros:- I'd heard it said that if John Cassavettes thought a script was rubbish, then he would act wearing a grin throughout the movie, needless to say he grins a lot - but given the role he portrays its entirely fitting for the movie. Having Cassavettes gives the film some gravitas and class and is a perfect foil for Kirk Douglas.
The plot is quite secondary to the operatic intensity that De Palma wrings from the screenplay - utilizing split screen, slow motion and blood and gore effects… Read more
Unhinged [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Laurel Munson
Unhinged [DVD] DVD ~ Laurel Munson
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
For those of you that have recently watched the documentary "Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide DVD [2010" also available on amazon, you will probably be keen to actually see the films that made the notorious banned list. This is one of the movies that was previously banned during the 1980's and we can now watch it, to see what all the fuss was about.

In many ways, when compared to the modern horror movies like Saw and Hostel, Unhinged seems very tame stuff indeed and will probably disappoint the gore-hounds.

However, despite there not being wall to wall gore, there are some very intense scenes of violence especially towards the films disturbing conclusion. The… Read more
Casino Royale [DVD] [1967] [Region 1] [US Import] &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ David Niven
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
The idea of more than one actor playing the role of James Bond would have seemed very whacky when this film was made - as Sean Connery was seen my many to actually BE James Bond. However, when this movie came out during Sean Connery's final 60's Bond adventure going head to head with 'You Only Live Twice' it became apparent that even without Connery the Bond brand still had box office potential. Without 'Casino Royale', it is possible that the best Bond movie 'OHMSS' would not have been made. Today of course we have had seven actors playing the role of Bond and the character changes his face almost as regular as that other bastion of Britishness a certain TV Time Lord. Therefore Casino… Read more

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