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The Rock [Blu-ray]
The Rock [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Sean Connery
Price: 11.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Michael Bay's Best Movie, 25 July 2014
This review is from: The Rock [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I've never been a big fan of Michael Bay's movies, but I decided to give The Rock a chance especially after hearing it's supposed to be his best movie, and I have to say after watching that I have to agree.

Unlike many of his later movies, The Rock is an entertaining action movie and while the acting is a little over the top at times Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery and Ed Harris still do a good enough to get the viewer hooked into the story.

1984 [DVD]
1984 [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Hurt
Offered by Quality Media Supplies Ltd.
Price: 13.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars Big Brother is watching you, 22 July 2014
This review is from: 1984 [DVD] (DVD)
Based on the classic novel by George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four looks at the possibility of a corrupt government party and what there action could result in. It follows every day man Winston Smith (played terrifically by John Hurt) who indulges in a dangerous affair which could result in the end of his very existence.

This adaptation is a dark and often disturbing look at corruption and what could happen if a government prevented people having the ability to think or feel. The performances are terrific particularly from John Hurt as Winston. Smith and Richard Burton in his final role as O'Brian, a mysterious man who maybe not be all what he seems.

Two Ronnies - Series 1 [DVD]
Two Ronnies - Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ronnie Barker
Price: 7.44

4.0 out of 5 stars It's hello from me, and it's hello from him!, 22 July 2014
This review is from: Two Ronnies - Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
Following their success on David Frost's sketch show The Frost Report, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett were given their very own TV Show 'The Two Ronnies' and there by ranking themselves among the great comedy duos like Morecambe and Wise and Laurel and Hardy.

The first series of The Two Ronnies isn't as sketch heavy as the later series, as it seemed that the BBC were trying out many different things to see what work for the first series. However the first series still features some great sketches and monologues including their first ever sketch 'The Slapping Party' where Corbett attempts to avoid being continuously slapped by a troubled Barker, Barker teaching 'How to Stop Saying Everything Twice', follow ups to the classic 'Class' sketch from The Frost Report featuring John Cleese entitled 'Class: Family Life and Life in the Workplace' and of course Ronnie Corbett's classic 'Armchair Monologues'. This series also features some of their many classic musical numbers including 'Gilbert and Sullivan' and 'The Short and Fat Minstrel Show' and their classic eight part serial 'Hampton Wick'.

Also featuring regular music guest Tina. Charles and New World.

Monty Python Live (Mostly) - One Down Five To Go [DVD] [2014] [NTSC]
Monty Python Live (Mostly) - One Down Five To Go [DVD] [2014] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Monty Python
Price: 9.50

3 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent but not memorable, 21 July 2014
When it was announced that the remaining members of Monty Python would be performing one last tour together, I was very skeptical about it, and was expecting a disaster of a show. Thankfully that ended up not being the case, though the performances are far from spectacular compared to the classic TV show and while the cast occasionally forgetting their lines can be funny, it can also be very frustrating as well.
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [Blu-ray + UV Copy]
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [Blu-ray + UV Copy]
Dvd ~ Gary Oldman
Price: 15.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I wish to speak to Caesar!, 19 July 2014
After the surprising success of reboot Rise of the Planet of Apes, this sequels had a lot to live up to to surpass it and thankfully it delivered with the special effects even better and Andy Serkis once again showing why he's the master of motion capture.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes also tops the action of the previous film and produces more great performances from the human characters. While James Franco was a standout of the first film, very few other human characters stood out, but thankfully with the likes of Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Keri Russell and Kodi Smit McPhee it provides the film with more developed human characters and thankfully the film features heroes and villains on both the human and apes sides.

One Foot in the Grave Complete Series 1 - 6 Plus Christmas Specials Box Set [DVD] [1990]
One Foot in the Grave Complete Series 1 - 6 Plus Christmas Specials Box Set [DVD] [1990]
Dvd ~ Richard Wilson
Price: 19.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars In the name of sanity, 15 July 2014
One Foot in the Grave remains one of the most popular British sitcoms of the 1990s and features some of the funniest moments on TV of the decade.

The first series starts with Victor Meldrew being made redundant and trying to figure out what to do with so much time on his hands. The first series is set in a completely different house to the other series and the change is explained in the first episode of the second series.

After the destruction of their old house, the second series sees Victor and Margaret settling into their new house and meeting their new neighbours Nick Swaney and Patrick and Pippa which of course does not go down smoothly. The second series is the first to feature an episode set in a single scene where Victor and Margaret unsuccessfully try to get to sleep.

The third series is where the show really took off, and features some of the funniest moments of its entire run. The Christmas Special 'The Man in the Long Black Coat' see the rivalry between Victor and Patrick reach fever pitch after their last two encounters and Victor discovers some very strange horse manure. However, this particular series is mainly remembered for 'The Beast in the Cage' where Victor, Margaret and Mrs Warboys are stuck in a traffic jam and Victor discovers a very insulting cassette tape.

The fourth series features even more classic moments including the classic 'Trial' episode which sees Victor at home alone waiting for a call for jury service, and also features the controversial 'Hearts of Darkness' episode which sees Victor stumble across an old people's home with abusive staff. The special One Foot in the Algarve sees Victor, Margaret and Mrs Warboys go on holiday to Portugal where chaos quickly ensues including a guest appearance with comedy legend Peter Cooke.

The fifth series may not be the strongest of the series but still features some great moments particularly in 'The Man Who Blew Away' features on the funniest moments of the show when Victor finds out what happened to his abandoned car which he hoped had been lost forever.

The last series bids a final farewell to Victor and features even more great moments including the underrated ' Threatening Weather' episode where Victor and Margaret are stuck in their house following a power cut and of course the final episode 'Things Aren't Simple Anymore' where Victor meets his unfortunate end.

The Book Thief [Blu-ray]
The Book Thief [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Geoffrey Rush
Price: 10.00

4.0 out of 5 stars From Death; I am haunted by humans, 12 July 2014
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This review is from: The Book Thief [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
The Book Thief is based on the popular novel and tells the story of a young girl in Germany during World War II who develops a love for books, grows close to her adoptive parents and develops a close friendship with a Jew they're hiding. The story is unique in how it is narrated by Death who follows the girl Liesel through her adventures.

While The Book Thief received mixed reviews from critics, it was well received by audiences and thankfully I have to agree with the audience. Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson are great in the roles of Liesel's adoptive parents, and newcomer Sophie Nelisse is spectacular as Liesel and proves to be one of the best child actors working today. The film is also shot beautifully with a deeply moving soundtrack and a very emotional tone.

Chariots of Fire [DVD] [1981]
Chariots of Fire [DVD] [1981]
Dvd ~ Ben Cross
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: 4.18

4.0 out of 5 stars An underrated forgotten movie, 12 July 2014
Chariots of Fire seems to have become one of several movies to have one Best Picture at the Academy Awards that has become forgotten over the years. While I agree that the Best Picture oscar should have gone to Raiders of the Lost Ark, I still find Chariots of Fire to be a very underrated movie with a great soundtrack and featuring some very good performances from its cast.

Casablanca Steelbook (Blu-ray + UV Copy) [1942] [Region Free]
Casablanca Steelbook (Blu-ray + UV Copy) [1942] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Humphrey Bogart
Price: 8.20

4.0 out of 5 stars An all time classic, 12 July 2014
While I've very rarely gone to watch many old films from the first half of the 20th century, I knew O had to at least give Casablanca a shot at some point especially when it is considered a classic. So I checked it out, and thankfully it was not a disappointment. Humphrey Bogart gives a terrific performance as Rick Blaine, the owner of a nightclub in Casablanca during World War II who is put in a big dilemma when he is asked to help Resistance leader Victor Laszlo leave the country, along with Victor's wife Ilsa who just happens to be Blaine's former lover. Ingrid Bergman also gives a great performance as Ilsa and the chemistry between her and Humphrey Bogart is outstanding.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) [Region Free]
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) [Region Free]
Dvd ~ James Franco
Price: 7.50

4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best reboots in history, 9 July 2014
In the months leading up to the release of The Planet of the Apes reboot, there seemed to be little anticipation to it; not surprising really, especially after the failure of Tim Burton's reimagining of the original. However, Rise of the Planet of the Apes was released to critical acclaim and was considered by many to be one of the best movies of 2011.

Unlike the previous films, the apes were created through the art of special effects and easily rank amongst the best CGI of animals. Unsurprisingly, Andy Serkis was chosen to perform the motion capture of the main ape Caesar who rallies of the apes together and like he did with Gollum and King Kong the results are spectacular. James Franco also gives a great performance as Caesar's owner, one of the few humans Caesar has come to trust.

Rise of The Planet of the Apes stands as a great start to a reboot that is defiantly in safe hands and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is sure to be just as successful.

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