Reviews written by bionicbob

The Internet Fanedit Database (IFDB) is a database of fanedits vetted by the Fanedit.org Academy. IFDB is intended to provide information about what edits have been made, and allow fans of fanediting a means to review edits that they have seen. Neither IFDB nor its parent site, Fanedit.org, host links or files for fanedits.

IFDB_logo_02 Older edits which pre-date Academy approval may not meet the same quality expectations as newer fanedits, but are grandfathered in as they are part of the fanediting history, and in addition to their own entertainment value, help provide context for the evolution of fanediting as an art and educational exercise.


Below are the types of fanedits we index on IFDb. Click on a category for a description of the edit type:

FanFix

With a FanFix, the editor is typically attempting clean-up or otherwise modify the original so as to make it a more enjoyable viewing experience. Quite often this entails adding and/or removing portions of the movie, reordering scenes and in general, addressing aspects of story and/or character that detract from the movie. In general terms, a FanFix tends to be an effort to polish the movie, often removing contrivances added by studios or filmmakers which interfere with the story. The goal here is not to invent a new movie or narrative, but to clean-up the existing one and hopefully make the movie more enjoyable. Examples of FanFixes are havok1977's Codename: Wolverine, gekko's Mission Impossible 2: Disavowed and The Phantom Editor's Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Edit.

FanMix

Where a FanFix attempts to clean-up a story, a FanMix fanedit instead modifies the story so drastically as to make it a new and unique movie experience. In these "new takes" entire sub-plots and characters can be removed, character motivations changed and new endings created. Famous instances of such new takes include Remixed by Jorge’s The Dark Knight, Jack Marshall’s Star Trek Phase II, and CBB’s Titanic – The Jack Edit.

Extended Edition

Extended Editions (EE) attempt to create the fullest version of a movie as possible using deleted scenes from commercial DVD’s. Similar to the concept of a Director’s cut, EEs look to present all possible material available as an integrated movie-going experience. If a studio releases an official version that incorporates the same material in similar fashion, it is our site policy to remove the fanedit from the site as it can be legally purchased from a retailer. Extended Editions can be include deleted scenes only available in TV versions, such is the case with EEs like Ridgeshark's Army of Darkness: Primitive Screwhead Edition or Tranzor's The Warriors: TV Composite.

Documentary/Review

This particular form of fanedit creates a movie that does exactly as the name implies, documents a particular topic (quite typically a movie) or provides a review of a movie. Both incorporate movie footage and voice-over work that speaks to the events happening on-screen. The intent of these particular edits is not to create a fictional story, but rather inform, illuminate, or otherwise make comment on or about a particular movie, or set of movies.

Shorts

This category takes a movie (or TV show) and turns it into a significantly shorter piece of work, either as a stand-alone short movie, or broken/restructured into a series of edits in either the fashion of episodic television, or old-fashioned movie serials. These edits may modify visual style, or restructure the flow of events, but it is a broad category which allows for a wide-range of freedom and reinterpretation.

Special Projects

Some fan-based projects do not seek to create new, untold or heavily modified versions of a film or show. Special Projects are fanedits in which faneditors infuse personal creative choices to modify the viewing experience, yet are not significantly different from the original. The main purpose of a Special Project is to make minor changes to a movie that don't affect the story or plot too much but change the atmosphere of the movie or create a unique viewing experience.

Preservation

These aren't fanedits per se, but a collection of works not available commercially. These may include behind-the-scenes specials, interviews, outtakes, music videos, guest spots, and more for a particular film. Preservation projects are a means of collecting and preserving as much promotional material as possible for a film that may otherwise be lost.
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bionicbob   August 29, 2017
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9.9
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Amazing!!! MusicEd has elevated a surprisingly fun summer flick into a deeper, richer and bolder viewing experience. In fact, I would go so far to say...

bionicbob   November 04, 2016
(Updated: November 04, 2016)
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8.8
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9.0
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10.0
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8.0
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Another stellar edit by TM2YC! I loved his previous Trek project and thus had high hopes for his newest Trek endeavour... and I was not disappointed! :)...

bionicbob   November 07, 2015
(Updated: November 07, 2015)
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9.8
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10.0
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WARNING! There are SPOILERS in this review!!! Michael Myers. In the films he is credited as "The Shape", but to me, he will always be the...

bionicbob   October 04, 2015
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9.1
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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9.0
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This was a fun edit. :) Agent 9 has recut Man of Steel using the original Donner's Superman The Movie as a template, and replacing the Hans...

bionicbob   September 01, 2015
(Updated: September 01, 2015)
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9.8
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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My favourite fan editor is BACK! And he does not disappoint!!! The original OHMSS seems to divide many Bond fans, some praise it, others seem to...

bionicbob   August 06, 2015
(Updated: August 06, 2015)
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5.9
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7.0
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8.0
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7.0
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6.0
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5.0

As many of the forum know, I a huge fan of all things Superman. Smallville in particular, even with all its ups and downs in quality over the years,...

bionicbob   July 24, 2015
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8.2
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8.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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Well, that was certainly different.... LOL! I give the editor big points for doing something bold and fresh with this material! Is this how I want...

bionicbob   May 10, 2015
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8.3
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8.0
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8.0
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7.0
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I have watched this edit and it a good Firstling debut. The first half is very minimalist compared to the original.... Krypton is essentially gone and some plot/character intros may...

bionicbob   January 01, 2015
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9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

TM2YC's Star Trek Reunion is the fan edit I have been most anticipating so far this year, and I am very happy to report the wait has been well worth...

FanFix
bionicbob   November 29, 2014
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9.3
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

This is a tough one for me to review, as I am not Daniel Craig as Bond fan. Though I remember loving Skyfall when first seeing it...

bionicbob   November 02, 2014
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8.4
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0
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Decided to have a double feature of giant monsters with Rangerkris' Pacific Rim and Godzilla. I am a big fan of the original release. It was...

bionicbob   November 02, 2014
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7.9
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10.0
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Decided to have a giant monster double feature with Rangerkris' Godzilla and Pacific Rim. My feelings about this edit fairly similar to the previous reviews.... a...

bionicbob   October 27, 2014
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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Sheer retro bliss! Loved every second of it. Amazing audio and fx work. The ending totally surprised me and made me smile ear...

bionicbob   October 10, 2014
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9.9
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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And so it ends..... SERENITY, in of itself, is a near perfect piece of entertainment. Thus, MusicEd has wisely made only one small cut (along with...

TV-to-Movie
bionicbob   October 07, 2014
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8.4
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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Confession time.... I have never watched a full episode of The Sopranos. I seen bits and pieces over the years, but I always seemed to miss it...

bionicbob   September 21, 2014
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8.2
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10.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0

I love Star Trek and I am always saying we need more Trek edits (who the heck wants more Star Wars--blah/meh---lol) on the site and now we got one! ...

bionicbob   September 20, 2014
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9.9
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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No power in the Verse can stop MusicEd now! The second chapter in Ed's Serenity Chronicles is another WINNER! It is by far the...

bionicbob   September 15, 2014
(Updated: September 15, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
8.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0

My personal impression of Nolan's final entry in the Dark Knight trilogy is that it is an excellent film, but a very bad Batman movie. After loving the first...

bionicbob   September 01, 2014
(Updated: September 01, 2014)
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9.1
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

This may be controversial, and please do not throw stones at me, but I actually prefer the Sci-Fi DUNE mini-series over the David Lynch version. I mean I have...

bionicbob   July 22, 2014
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9.9
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0

SHINY!!!! A wonderful, magical and emotional fan edit that will bring joy to long time Browncoats and entertain those who are unfamiliar with Joss Whedon's space western....

bionicbob   July 21, 2014
(Updated: July 21, 2014)
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8.4
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0

Ok, so this is a tricky one for me to review. I own the entire Bond Collection, some I have watched more than others, but Thunderball I...

bionicbob   July 10, 2014
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9.6
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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In Blackest Night, In Brightest Day, No bad plot, poor delivery or weak character development Shall escape Skyflix's sight! This is a fantastic firstling...

bionicbob   May 11, 2014
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9.1
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

Warning, this review will contain spoilers. This was a refreshing Superman fan edit. So many attempt to either combine SI and SII into a single epic...

bionicbob   May 02, 2014
(Updated: May 02, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
7.7
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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7.0
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7.0

WARNING! This review will contain SPOILERS!!!! One of my all time favorite Superman fan edits is ADM's SUPERMAN REDEEMED, merging SIII and SIV into a single...

bionicbob   April 28, 2014
(Updated: April 28, 2014)
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8.2
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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7.0
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8.0

Warning! There will be spoilers in this review. Another fan edit merging Superman I and II into a single epic adventure, and I have watched my...

bionicbob   April 20, 2014
(Updated: April 20, 2014)
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9.3
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

I enjoyed the original THOR THE DARK WORLD immensely. It was solid, if predictable, comic book formula fun. But I must admit, I enjoyed TM2YC's version...

FanMix
bionicbob   April 03, 2014
Overall rating 
 
9.7
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8.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

I don`t know why this fan edit does got get more love? One of Jorge's first fan edits, it is still one of my favorites. ...

bionicbob   April 03, 2014
Overall rating 
 
9.7
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0

You can never get enough Love, and this fan edit proves it. I have watched this fan edit many times over the years and given away countless...

bionicbob   March 07, 2014
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8.7
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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9.0
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This one brought back lots of great memories for me. This was my first "grown up" tv show I remember watching. Yes, it was a comedy, and many...

bionicbob   February 04, 2014
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8.3
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0

This is just a real joy to watch. I loved original online weekly release and now I love it even more having it on dvd to watch...

bionicbob   December 19, 2013
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8.3
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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The Resident Evil movies are pure guilty pleasures for me. They are park your brain at the door and just enjoy the ride action packed adventures. I mean,...

bionicbob   November 02, 2013
Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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10.0

WARNING!!! This review WILL contain SPOILERS!!!! First off, I am one of those few who actually LOVES the Director's Cut of DAREDEVIL. For me, while a...

bionicbob   October 21, 2013
Overall rating 
 
8.6
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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9.0

Moonraker is proof that sometimes too much of good thing is just.... well, too much. In essence, Moonraker is a remake of extremely successful THE SPY WHO...

bionicbob   October 20, 2013
(Updated: October 21, 2013)
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9.5
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0

This was pure action adventure bliss for me! LS has pulled off a remarkable feat in creative editing and storytelling, recrafting the original four Rambo features into...

bionicbob   October 14, 2013
(Updated: October 14, 2013)
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9.2
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9.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0

When asked when did U.S. television sci-fi storytelling grow-up, when did it the move beyond simple episodic tales and into bolder, grander, epic serialized novels for TV, what would you...

TV-to-Movie
bionicbob   October 14, 2013
Overall rating 
 
7.9
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8.0
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8.0
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7.0
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8.0
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8.0

I had the pleasure of watching the evolution of the fan edit over several months, and watching NewSpock grow as a storyteller and Fan Editor. The following is my review:...

bionicbob   July 22, 2013
(Updated: July 22, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
9.2
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0

And there came a day unlike any other... ...a day where Juice released his final chapter in his marvelously ambitious Avengers Trilogy! And what an epic final chapter...

bionicbob   July 18, 2013
Overall rating 
 
8.8
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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8.0
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9.0

This one of those rare fan edits I like to rewatch a couple of times a year. Not because it is brilliant masterpiece but just because...

bionicbob   July 08, 2013
Overall rating 
 
8.1
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8.0
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8.0
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0

Classic BSG is MY Star Wars. I love the original show with almost blind passion. So when the Ron Moore reboot was announced by...

bionicbob   June 23, 2013
Overall rating 
 
9.5
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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9.0
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10.0

ADigitalMan's Superman edits! I love them! All of them! I have been watching and rewatching them since their original release back in 2007. More polished, ambitious and...

bionicbob   June 20, 2013
Overall rating 
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0

The original FLIGHT was a movie I found to be pretty much instantly forgettable upon exiting the theatre, which really shocked me considering it's pedigree. Yes, Denzel Washington is...

bionicbob   June 18, 2013
Overall rating 
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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8.0

This is a very interesting experiment done by Frink. Taking the hilarious AUSTIN POWERS INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY, remove what some consider to be "potty" or too over...

bionicbob   June 04, 2013
Overall rating 
 
8.6
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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9.0

This review is based upon watching the .MP4. I love the Hyborian World of Robert E. Howard. I discovered the ACE paperbacks in the late 70s...

bionicbob   May 24, 2013
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8.2
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8.0
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8.0
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Based on Havok's introduction, it sounds like we have kindred love affair with Flash Gordon. I was 10 when I saw the original, there was only one other person...

FanMix
bionicbob   May 06, 2013
(Updated: May 06, 2013)
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8.6
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10.0
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10.0
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8.0
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9.0
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BOLD. That was the first word that came to mind after watching this Tarantino-style fan edit of The Empire Strikes Back. Bold to edit...

bionicbob   May 05, 2013
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9.3
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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A crackling, tightly paced crime noir tale! A part of me feels bad for poor Kim, as I enjoy her performance in the original (though definitely not...

bionicbob   May 03, 2013
Overall rating 
 
9.2
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10.0
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10.0
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9.0
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Q2 has done something I never thought possible, he made me like David Lynch! I have never really enjoyed Lynch's films, and while I watched...

bionicbob   May 02, 2013
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8.6
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9.0
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8.0
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8.0
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8.0
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Why did I not watch this one sooner? G1's Spidey was Spectacularly and Amazingly Entertaining! I can easily see why this edit won FEOTM. ...

bionicbob   May 01, 2013
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7.3
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8.0
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9.0
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7.0
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As many of my fellow forum members know, I LOVE SUPERMAN! LOVE HIM!!! After a certain bionic astronaut, he is my ultimate hero. And I...

FanMix
bionicbob   April 30, 2013
(Updated: May 01, 2013)
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8.6
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9.0
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This is beautiful. A beautiful, bold and lyrical experiment in artful storytelling. I will be honest, I did not quite grasp it all. But what did not...

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