Daily Archives: December 14, 2009

Nine Miles Down – Movie Review

Nine Miles Down – Written & Directed by Anthony Waller & Everett De Roche.

This movie stars Highlander’s Adrian Paul as “Jack”, Kate Nauta as Jennie, Meredith Ostrom as Susan, and Amanda Douge as Kat.

Tagline: Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from Toxic Gases…

In the Sahara desert, a sandstorm batters a deserted drilling station. Thomas “Jack” Jackman (Paul) a security patrolman, battles through the high winds to find out why all contact with the station has been lost. Originally built for gas exploration, and then abandoned, the site had recently been taken over by a multi-national research team intent on drilling deeper into the earth’s crust than ever before.

Into the movie we find what happens when a team of scientists drills too deep down into the Earth and opens the Pandora box into Hell.

What ensues for Jack is a trip down the hallucinatory nightmare highway as he begins to think that demons are all around him, and the ever pretty Jennie is the devil herself  (Cut to the scene where she is in the kitchen wearing only a red apron).

Soon, the world which Jacks knows becomes a disturbing reality where he thinks that he is in hell and seeing demons, but in reality, the over-exposure of the toxic gases causes him to go insane.

The movie idea was good, but not unique, but still good to watch. Especially the scene where Jack thinks he is kissing his wife but is actually getting it on with a slab of meat 🙂


Sand Serpents – Movie Review

Sand Serpents – Written by Raul Inglis, and Directed by Jeff Renfroe.

This movie stars Jason Gedrick (Richard), Tamara Hope (Jan), Elias Toufexis (Private Andrews), Sebastian Knapp (Oscar), Michelle Asante (Susan), and Imran Khan as Amal. (Not to be confused with Cricket legend Imran Khan).

TaglineIf the Taliban doesn’t get them, then the worms sure will!

Richard (Gedrick) and a small group of Marines are stranded in the remote Afghan desert and they need to reach the evac point. But getting out of the desert proves more than difficult as they are confronted by Taliban forces, and at often times 60-foot long worms (strangely enough, the worms that plagued the town Perfection in the movie Tremors.)

For those who have not seen this movie, think Dune meets Tremors, and there you have it. Yet another SyFy doozie with no originality and familiar plot lines (think Aliens).

While it was predictable to say the least, there were some moments there; Like Private Andrews, whose performance reminded me alot of some of the characters Chris Penn plays; The brief touching moment between Richard & Jan, and who can dismiss the suspicious Amal, especially when he professed to be “not a terrorist”, but in the same token he was acting very strange when he was leading the troop through the mines to safety.

This was not the worst movie I have seen, I will say that it was, very predictable. One can only wonder that if a sequel is made if they will have Rambo rescue the hostages and wipe out the Sand Serpents 🙂


Merry Madagascar – Movie Review

Merry Madagascar – What happens when Santa’s sleigh is shot down with a coconut in Madagascar and he has amnesia?

If you answered that it falls to the Madagascar animals (Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria) to save Christmas, then you guessed right 🙂

This animated short is about the Madagascar creatures wanting to go back to New York for Christmas, but things get complicated when they meet the amnesic Santa Claus.

A lively 30 minute short film by Dreamworks, this stars Ben Stiller (Alex), Chris Rock (Marty), David Schwimmer (Melman), Jada Pinkett Smith (Gloria), and Cedric The Entertainer (Maurice).

This movie will defiantly appeal to the child in us all.


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