CAUTION!!! THESE TITLES ARE IN FULLSCREEN!
M. D. Borchardt | Santa Clara, CA United States | 07/14/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not making an opinion based on the films themselves, but I gave this one star because it's all of the movies are in fullscreen. I mean who needs fullscreen anymore? Anyways... If that doesn't bother you than by all means..."
Three thrills for the price of one!
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 04/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This NEW LINE Triple Feature contains three excellent pictures that were released in 2000 and '01.
In the fantasy FREQUENCY, a man is able to speak to his long dead father via ham radio. The Northern Lights create an atmospheric condition in October of 1969 and '99 that makes this possible.
By knowing minute details of Mets/Orioles World Series games that haven't been played yet (in the past), John Sullivan (Jim Caviezel) convinces his dad (Dennis Quaid) that he is indeed his six-year-old boy talking from the future. During a long ham chat John tells Frank how he can prevent dying in a work accident that's due to happen the next day (in 1969). This changes the course of history however-- with terrible personal consequences for both men.
In the story's jaw-dropping climax, the villain (Shawn Doyle) simultaneously attacks both men in 1969 and '99, while the ham transmits what's occurring.
15 MINUTES is an ultra-violent crime drama that stars Edward Burns as a fire marshall and Robert De Niro as a detective. De Niro's final scene is unforgettably gruesome. Here, two Eastern European thugs make a Super-8 movie of their several brutal slayings. Kelsey Grammer is the exploitative news journal TV show host who assists the killers for the sake of ratings. (Includes cameos by Charlize Theron and Kim Cattrell.)
THIRTEEN DAYS concerns the Cuban Missile Crisis as seen through the eyes of JFK's friend and assistant, Kenny O'Donnell (Kevin Costner). Bruce Greenwood is excellent as President Kennedy.
Although not well known, the supporting cast are all fine in their portrayals of the familiar characters central to this 1962 event: Adlai Stevenson, Bobby, Jackie, Bob McNamara, Max Taylor, LBJ, Ted Sorenson, Dean Acheson, Curtis LeMay, Pierre Salinger, Andre Gromyko, Dean Rusk and more.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(6.1) 15 Minutes (2001) - Robert De Niro/Edward Burns/Kelsey Grammer/Avery Brooks/Charlize Theron/Kim Cattrell/David Alan Grier/Roseanne
(7.3) Frequency (2000) - Dennis Quaid/Jim Caviezel/Shawn Doyle/Elizabeth Mitchell/Andre Braugher/Noah Emmerich
(7.3) Thirteen Days (2000) - Kevin Costner/Bruce Greenwood/Steven Culp/Len Cariou/Dylan Baker/Kevin Conway"