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Jupiter Ascending [DVD] [2015]
Jupiter Ascending [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Mila Kunis
Price: £2.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Even excellent special effects can go one step too far ....., 26 Dec. 2015
Most reviewers have already analyzed this movie more than sufficiently,so I won't bother to do the same.
Just a remark or two.
First, that this is one of the most characteristic examples of the new genre of movies.
Pseudo sci-fi,fantasy and space opera,all in one .The full package .(To which I,incidentally,am drastically opposed)..
Second ,that even the -truly superb- special effects used prove to be detrimental,as they are invariably applied on a "huge overdose" basis.
Because they ultimately '"clog" the movie,making action scenes difficult to follow, which is rather annoying.
All in all a "watchable"movie.But just that.

The Imitation Game [DVD]
The Imitation Game [DVD]
Dvd ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
Price: £5.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A good movie-and a superb Cumberbatch,as usual., 6 Dec. 2015
This review is from: The Imitation Game [DVD] (DVD)
Just another suberb Cumberbatch performance ?
Just another suberb recreation of WWII era ?
No,it is more than that.It is a really good movie,quite worth watching.
All parameters of the movie-script,direction,sets,acting,etc-are good or even better.
Yet I do have on question mark.
Why is Keira Knightley being "pushed'so much by the movie industry ?
There is nothing really wrong in her,but there is nothing exceptional,either.
She is "unremarkable".Both as a woman and as an actress.
There are quite a few actressess I can think o0f,which are better in both fields.
So why her ?
Oh,well.I sppose that I most probably will never know the answer.
But the movie is very good.And quite touching.I did enjoy it .

Haywire [DVD]
Haywire [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gina Carano
Offered by Mayflower Stores
Price: £1.25

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good,but not great.Not by a longshot., 21 Nov. 2015
This review is from: Haywire [DVD] (DVD)
An uneven film.Although Sonenberg tries to combine a complex "spystory"with strong character profiles and a lot of action the result is debatable..
Easily watchable ,yet not "thrilling".To compare this movie with the "Jason Bourne" saga is inappropriate,to say the least.The differences are many,and marked.And all of them are in Bourne's favor.

Foxcatcher [DVD] [2015]
Foxcatcher [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Steve Carell
Price: £5.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An almost poetic film...., 17 Nov. 2015
This review is from: Foxcatcher [DVD] [2015] (DVD)
This is not a movie for the "public at large".It is substantial,purely character based,"underplayed"to the point that reminds one of British,not american style,and dark.Even depressive for some.
But in many respects it is nothing short of poetic.Almost a gem of its kind.I was truly touched by it.

Let It Ride - (Richard Dreyfuss, Richard Edson) - DVD Region 2 (IMPORT - UK FORMAT)
Let It Ride - (Richard Dreyfuss, Richard Edson) - DVD Region 2 (IMPORT - UK FORMAT)
Dvd ~ Richard Dreyfuss
Offered by AVALON
Price: £13.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem of its kind !, 17 Nov. 2015
This twenty-five year old movie is a "must"for all racing and comedy fans.You will enjoy it thoroughly from start to finish ! To this date no movie has even come close in this particular category.
The combination of story,acting,thrills and loughs is a non stop process.Plus you get to enjoy young Jennifer Tilly in one of her first big scrren roles.Just watching this very clever girl play the "deligthful bimbo" is a pleasure in itself !

John Wick [DVD] [2015]
John Wick [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Keanu Reeves
Price: £4.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A poor movie,at best....., 17 Nov. 2015
This review is from: John Wick [DVD] [2015] (DVD)
I am not easily thrilled.I am,however,easily impressed.Especially when I read enthousistic reviews about films such as this one,which they described as an "excellent movie",a"pleasure to watch",and,almost a masterpiece !
In my humble opinion the movie is mediocre at best,and lousy at worst.
The script is a joke.A professional assassin(retired)takes on the mighty Russian mob because they stole his car and killed his puppy ! What follows is nothing short of a carnage.Yet the only thing that makes this childish script look good is the direction of the movie.Not only does the director (?) miss every opportunity to create something passable,but even the choreography of the numerous "battle scenes" is really poor compared to the impressive similar scenes that are frequent nowadays in movies of similar content.Keanu Reeves'acting is worse than usual,which is really a a feat in itself.But to make things worse the director(?),Chad Stahelskio cannot even extract something notable by utilising the abilities of an ecellent actor, Willem Dafoe ,even partly.
This is not a good movie ,any way you look at it.I watced it to tthe end,of course,but it was a 'touch and go"thing.

Foyle's War - Series 8 [DVD]
Foyle's War - Series 8 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Kitchen
Price: £17.09

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a treat !!!, 21 Oct. 2015
This review is from: Foyle's War - Series 8 [DVD] (DVD)
I cannot think of even a single superlative term that would do justice to this series.
Superb,magnificent,stunning,impeccable,seem inadequate to describe it.
Not a single flaw,not even a minor mistake to be traced.
Plot,acting,directing are bordering perfection.But what indeed IS perfection itself is the atmosphere of the era.The sets,the costumes,the whole environment truly IS Britain during WW II.
What a treat !

The Mentalist - Season 5 [DVD]
The Mentalist - Season 5 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Simon Baker
Price: £11.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jayne v/s Lisbon.Talk about extreme opposites !!!, 25 July 2015
An excellent actor, Simon Baker,portraying a most unusually interesting crime investigator,Patrick Jane,is the main strength of this most enjoyable series.
As good as it is ,the series is not without shortcomings.The most pronounced one is the inclusion of one terribly miscast "actress"playing the part of one of the most boring characters in the annals of TV history.Robin Tunney,i.e. agent Teresa Lisbon,is the epitomy of error.She is not attractive,neither in face nor in body,she is a poor excuse of an actress,she does nothing at all of importance in the plot,she is of obvious low intellect and is less likeable than any of the show's characters-including "Red John".! You could replace her with any girl working in the cafeteria,or eliminate the character altogether,and the show would improvee markedly.
Why ,then,none of the producers can see the obvious ? Well....To answer that one would be required to have the "inside track"in the show's production.Which I ,unfortunately,don't.

Game of Thrones - Season 4 [DVD] [2015]
Game of Thrones - Season 4 [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Peter Dinklage
Price: £14.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo to the scriptwriters !, 12 Jun. 2015
As all superlatives have been exhaustively utilised to describe this magnificent series,I will not attempt to do the same.
I will merely say that although the whole production is nothing short of phenomenal,special merit should be allocated to the scriptwriters.
The dexterity with which they run five parallel stories without missing a step,without bungling once, and without using a single mediocre line,is without precedent.My sincerest compliments-and admiration-to all of them.
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The Newsroom - Season 1 [DVD] [2013]
The Newsroom - Season 1 [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Jeff Daniels
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A truly intelligent american T.V. series ! What a shock !, 28 April 2015
I viewed the first episode accidentally.I became an addict immediately.With very good reason,I believe.
I found it hard to believe that this is an american T.V. series.Because not a single one of the usual "trash"ingredients is there.Starting from the script.
It is intelligent and well written beyond belief.It deals with important issues,not with insignificant crap.It deals with news.Real news.Not info about the most well dressed actress ,who's marrying who,or a car chase on the highway.But situations that affect the people's lives.And the 'heroes'servr this purpose only.To tell it to the viewers as it is.Not as it would serve the purposes of their bosses,or as it would please their viewers.But as it is.There are no "paper characters"in the series.Just real,three dimensional ones,pictured vividly and in depth.The direction,the acting,the whole set up, is way above par.I still find it hard to believe that american T.V. produced a show so different than the endless stream of meaningless trivia sprinkled with canned laughter.that floods our T.V. screens ,year after year.Barring the outstanding series 'The Good wife" I can hardly think of another american show that is such apleasure to watch.
May it last long and prosper !
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