Tagged: Patrick Swayze

VIDEO: Donnie Darko (2001)

In what could be considered a counterpoint to Mr. Mendo’s own review, Cheapus takes a look at Donnie Darko, which he happily admits has its fair share of problems (EXPLAIN YOURSELF EVERY ONCE AND A WHILE, WHY DON’T YOU), but he believes the film still has much about it to recommend.

VIDEO: Donnie Darko (2001)

“Mr. Mendo is back to take on yet another overrated indie film: Donnie Darko, the needlessly obtuse story of a schizophrenic boy, the 6-foot rabbit that visits him in the night, and the jet engine that falls on him. Also, there’s some stuff in here about time travel and the end of the world. And Patrick Swayze is a child molesting motivational speaker. This synopsis makes more sense than the movie.”

Amazing Stories “Life on Death Row” (part 2 of 2)

“You might notice that the plot, about a convicted killer on death row with the power to heal people, is strikingly similar to the premise of Stephen King’s serial novel The Green Mile. I haven’t read the books, but the episode is very different from the movie based on them. For one thing, it’s 25 minutes long. For another, it stars Patrick Swayze.”

Amazing Stories “Life on Death Row” (part 1 of 2)

“You might notice that the plot, about a convicted killer on death row with the power to heal people, is strikingly similar to the premise of Stephen King’s serial novel The Green Mile. I haven’t read the books, but the episode is very different from the movie based on them. For one thing, it’s 25 minutes long. For another, it stars Patrick Swayze.”