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Fight Club [Blu-ray] [1999]
Fight Club [Blu-ray] [1999]
Dvd ~ Edward Norton
Price: 7.79

4.0 out of 5 stars One of the last great films of the 1990s, 27 July 2014
David Fincher's dark comedy drama Fight Club is unique film about the formation on an underground fight club staring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt and stands as one of Fincher's best movies to date.

Fight Club is a beautifully shot film using some spectacular camera shots and editing and featuring great performances from Norton as the unnamed everyday man and Brad Pitt soap salesman Tyler as well as Helena Bonham Parter as the mysterious woman who becomes between them. Some of the violence is hard to watch, but the acting is spot on and stands as of the best films of the end of the 20th century along side The Matrix.

The Two Ronnies: Series 3 [DVD]
The Two Ronnies: Series 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ronnie Barker
Price: 8.48

4.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best sketches of this series include Shouting in the Library, 27 July 2014
The third series of The Two Ronnies sees the show go in a lightly different direction, focusing more and more on sketches as well as having the musical guests and serials introduced in the first two series. True, it may still not be on par to some of their later series, but the third series was the first to take the show in the right direction.

Some of the best sketches of this series include Shouting in the Library, Booking a Holiday to Grublia and Hanging from the Window. This series also features Ronnie Barker's 'How to...' monologues in which he talks the audience through how to carry out certain tasks such as building a shed, taking care of the sick etc, and once again Ronnie Corbett gives more of his monologues from his comfy chair. Also while the last two series focused on a single serial running throughout the individual series, this series focuses on episodic serials including Star Trek, Colditz and The Regiment.

So still while not one of the best series of The Two Ronnies it definitely showed that the programme was definitely going in the right direction.

Two Ronnies - Series 2 [DVD]
Two Ronnies - Series 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ronnie Barker
Price: 6.65

4.0 out of 5 stars Here we are again, 26 July 2014
This review is from: Two Ronnies - Series 2 [DVD] (DVD)
The seconds series of the popular sketch show The Two Ronnies starring Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett follows the similar format of the first series, except while the first series opening sketches were always Party sketches, the first sketch of each episode in second series would change every week from a wedding sketch, to a party sketch and pet shop sketch etc.

Trends the second series took from the first series includes the usual use of monologues from Barker and Corbett, the musical numbers and a movie serial, this time introducing private eyes Piggy Malone and Charlie Farley in 'Done to. Death' which would be their first of many appearances throughout the show.

The second series is definitely a step up from the first series and shows that Barker and Corbett were destined to greater things with the show in the future.

Doctor Who - The Complete BBC Series 1 Box Set [2005] [DVD]
Doctor Who - The Complete BBC Series 1 Box Set [2005] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Billie Piper
Price: 16.22

4.0 out of 5 stars I am The Doctor, 25 July 2014
After a nearly 10 year absence, Doctor Who made its long awaited return to TV screens with Christopher Eccleston in the role of the 9th Doctor and Billie Piper as his companion Rose Tyler. Together they travel through time and space attempting to solve the mystery of the phrase 'Bad Wolf'.

While David Tenant and Matt Smith are considered the more popular Doctors since the shows return, Eccleston still gives a great performance as The Doctor, managing to balance the humour and seriousness of the character very well,and while Billie Piper as Rose Tyler continues to divide audiences, she works very well with Eccleston which would only later be topped by her chemistry with Tenant.

Stand out episodes of this season includes the two parter 'The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances' which sees The Doctor and Rose traveling back to 1941 in London during World War II and confronting many creepy gas masked children, and also makes the first appearance of the popular Captain Jack Harkness played by John Barrowman.

The Rock [Blu-ray]
The Rock [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Sean Connery
Price: 5.80

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

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: 6.61

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

2 of 8 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

2 of 3 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: 18.11

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.

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