Monday, April 4, 2011

Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest

Starring the voice talents of David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, and Anthony Head

Directed by Gary Russell

Release Date: June 30th, 2007

A fun, short adventure with the 10th Doctor (Tennant) and Martha Jones (Agyeman). I liked how by having an animated adventure, it allowed the creators to do more crazy locations and creatures for Doctor Who, such as the robotic parrot Squak, or having an Ice planet with a gigantic prison underneath the surface. The only real complaint is that for an animated adventure, I wished there had been a tad more action scenes. The writing for The Infinite Quest is up to standard with Doctor Who standards, but at times I wished there had been a thrilling chase in hte Ice prison or a sword battle with the Oil Pirates.

Rating: * * * * of 5

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Comic Relief: Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death

Starring Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Jonathan Pryce, Julia Sawahal and Joanna Lumley

Written by Stephen Moffet

Directed by John Henderson

Release Date: March 12th, 1999

Not exactly cannon beteen the events between the 8th Doctor and the 9th, but it's a fun little homage/spoof to the orginal 1963-1989 series of Doctor Who. Plus, there are a couple of interesting bits such as actors once considered to play THE DOCTOR, such as Atkinson or Grant, getting to play him in this Comic Relief video. If you're a big Doctor Who fan, you'll love The Curse of Fatal Death.

Rating: * * * * 1/2 of 5 (for Whovian fans)

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Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool's Day

Starring Thomas F. Wilson and Jay Baker

Directed by Fred Walton

Release Date: March 27, 1986

In the 1980's, it seemed as if all the major holidays had become titles for Horror films (though I'm still looking for that Easter Bunny Massacre bootleg on the internet), this film acknowledges the prankster's favorite holiday with morbid glee. This is a film that KNOWS it won't be as well remembered as Halloween or Friday the 13th, but is willing to go along and have a few 30 year old actors pretending to be college students stumble around an island mansion and get killed fo 90 minutes. If you don't mind a little campy fun in your horror movie, you'll enjoy April Fool's Day.

Rating: * * * of 5