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Casino [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Casino [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Robert De Niro
Price: 7.00

4.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Scorsese film, 19 Aug 2014
While I am not a massive fan of Martin Scorsese's films, there are still some of his movies I enjoy including Taxi Driver and The Departed. However, my favourite is definitely Casino.

Casino is often seen as a copycat of Goodfellas, however I still think it's a great movie with terrific performances from Robert De Niro, Jo Pesci and Sharon Stone. It's beautifully directed and showed how he could make a great mob film not set in New York.


The Two Ronnies - Series 10 [DVD]
The Two Ronnies - Series 10 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ronnie Barker
Price: 8.43

4.0 out of 5 stars One of the strongest series of the show, 19 Aug 2014
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The tenth series of the classic sketch show may be seen as one of the weaker series due to lowering the number of episodes from 8 to 6, but it actually ranks as one of the strongest series of the entire show.

Like the third series, series 10 features singular shorts films instead of an episodic serial. The short films include the. Indiana Jones spoof 'Raiders of the Lost Urk', an Arabian Nights spoof entitled 'The Adventures of Archie' and the silent film 'Campers'.

There are also many classic sketches to enjoy including 'The Squash Match', 'The Taxidermist Sketch' and Ronnie Barker as 'The Vagabond Lover'.


American Gangster Extended Edition [2007] [DVD]
American Gangster Extended Edition [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Denzel Washington
Offered by Champion Toys
Price: 2.79

4.0 out of 5 stars One of Ridley Scott's most underrated movies, 17 Aug 2014
Ridley Scott's films may have not been the best over the last few years, but American Gangster defiantly stands as one of his best. Denzel Washington is terrific as the crime boss Frank Lucas who finds himself in multiple feuds with other crime bosses as well as with outcast cop Richie Roberts played by Russell Crowe in another great performance.

It's a shame that American Gangster is often forgotten when mention some of Ridley Scott's best films, though due to many disappointments over the years such as Robin Hood and Prometheus it's probably not a surprise either.


The Two Ronnies - Series 9 [DVD]
The Two Ronnies - Series 9 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ronnie Corbett
Price: 9.32

4.0 out of 5 stars In a packed programme tonight..., 17 Aug 2014
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The ninth series of The Two Ronnies may not be at the level of the series 5-7 but there is still plenty to enjoy here including what would end up being the final serial to feature Piggy Malone and Charlie Farley entitled 'Band of Slaves' where the duo attempt to solve the mystery of a disappearing female orchestra.

There are also still plenty of classic sketches in this series including the sketch where everyone is named after the place they were conceived (all on the way to Montecarlo), 'The Boring Accountant' where attempts to make his employee Barker smile and gets a big hand at the end, Barker and Corbett as 'The Yokel Idiots' and the classic 'Crossed Lines' sketch with Barker and Corbett seemingly calling each other.


Guardians of the Galaxy [Blu-ray]
Guardians of the Galaxy [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Chris Pratt
Price: 16.75

4.0 out of 5 stars A surprising hit, 16 Aug 2014
Like most people I was skeptical of this very little known comic book series being adapted into a movie as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe especially as the group of heroes includes a talking tree and raccoon. However, like most of the other superheroes film this year it turned out to be a great and entertaining film.

Guardians of the Galaxy manages to balance the humour and seriousness very well and the special effects are spectacular. The performances are also very good including Chris Pratt as Star Lord and Zoe Saldana as Gamora. However it's Bradley Cooper as the raccoon Rocket who steals the show.


The Man with the Golden Gun [Blu-ray] [1974]
The Man with the Golden Gun [Blu-ray] [1974]
Dvd ~ Roger Moore
Price: 7.40

3.0 out of 5 stars Moore's second Bond outing, 15 Aug 2014
Roger Moore's first outing as James Bond in Live and Let Die remains one of his best and is also one of the more underrated films of the franchise. However, his second outing in The Man With the Golden Gun remains one of the weakest of the entire franchise with too much comedy, some weak side villains and a couple of annoying side characters. Brit Ecklund is a decent Bond girl and Christopher Lee does a good job as the villain, but in the end the film fails to live up to most of the previous films.


Diamonds Are Forever [Blu-ray] [1971]
Diamonds Are Forever [Blu-ray] [1971]
Dvd ~ Sean Connery
Price: 9.93

3.0 out of 5 stars The Connery era ends with a whimper, 14 Aug 2014
After George Lesenbay left the James Bond franchise after just one movie, Sean Connery was persuaded back into the franchise in Diamonds Are Forever which would end up being his sixth and last Bond movie (not counting Never Say Never Again which is not officially part of the franchise).
Unfortunately, Diamonds Are Forever is easily Connery's worst Bond film mainly with the focus more on comedy slapstick rather than focusing on the serious tone of the previous films. Also while there is focus on the revenge story for Bond on enemy Blowfeld, it isn't as focused on as it should be and the villains rank amongst the silliest and uninteresting of the entire franchise.


The Two Ronnies - Series 8 [DVD]
The Two Ronnies - Series 8 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ronnie Barker
Price: 7.36

4.0 out of 5 stars The Worm That Turned, 14 Aug 2014
By the time the eighth series of The Two Ronnies was released, the show was at its peak and while this particular series may not be at the level of their last few series, it still features several classic sketches and monologues from the duo.

This series features such classics as The Handwritten Shopping List, The Swear Box Sketch, Inventions and the classic Mastermind sketch where Ronnie Corbett gives the answers to the questions before last. The series serial 'The Worm That Turned' sees England run by women and men (including Barker and Corbett) reduced to doing the housework and wearing dresses.


Doctor Who - The Complete BBC Series 2 Box Set [DVD]
Doctor Who - The Complete BBC Series 2 Box Set [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Tennant
Price: 15.53

4.0 out of 5 stars Another regeneration, 12 Aug 2014
To the surprise of many Christopher Eccleston left Doctor Who after only one series as the 9th Doctor; but thankfully his replacement ended up being David Tennant who has now become easily one of the best Doctors in the history of the show, with most fans placing him in the top three.
Billie Piper once again reprises her role as the Doctor's companion Rose Tyler who now must get use to the Doctor's change in appearance as the duo once again travel through time and space battling cybermen, daleks and many other horrific creatures.
While I consider the 2nd series to probably be the weakest since the shows return in 2005, there are still many great episodes to enjoy including The Girl in the Fireplace, The Rise of the Cybermen and Doomsday.


Divergent [Blu-ray] [2014]
Divergent [Blu-ray] [2014]
Dvd ~ Kate Winslet
Price: 12.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A very fun start to another franchise, 12 Aug 2014
Shailene Woodley has become one of the best young actresses in Hollywood is a short space of time and in Divergent she has already been given the lead in a movie franchise. True, it may not be on the level of Harry Potter but Divergent is still a very fun movie with a great performance from Woodley and great special effects.


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