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Tomorrow Never Dies [Blu-ray] [1997]
Tomorrow Never Dies [Blu-ray] [1997]
Dvd ~ Pierce Brosnan
Offered by rsdvd
Price: 9.66

4.0 out of 5 stars Great action, but an over the top plot, 31 Aug 2014
After the terrific Goldeneye, hopes were high for Pierce Brosnan's second outing as James Bond and while his performance may be a little bit of a step down from Goldeneye, Brosnan is still very strong in the role and Michelle Yeoh is equally good as the main Bond girl who is certainly one of the toughest Bond girls of the franchise.
However, Teri Hatcher is pretty forgettable as the secondary Bond girl and Jonathan Pryce is a little over the top as the main villain and the films plot is a little over the top as well.


The Two Ronnies : The Complete BBC Christmas Specials [DVD]
The Two Ronnies : The Complete BBC Christmas Specials [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ronnie Barker
Price: 5.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A Happy Christmas from me and a Happy New Year from him, 31 Aug 2014
While Christmas specials tend not to be as good as the actual series in most cases, the Christmas Specials for The Two Ronnies still feature several classic sketches and monologues.

The first special entitled 'The Old Fashioned Christmas Mystery' is completely different from every other episode of The Two Ronnies as it is treated as an episode of a sitcom rather than a sketch show. However, it works tremendously and manages to blend sitcom and sketch monologues together very well and also features the popular characters of Piggy Malone and Charlie Farley.

The other specials remain as sketch specials from 1982, 1984 and 1987 with the 1984 special probably being the standout of the three. However there's still plenty to enjoy from each including Barker and Corbett as Chaz and Dave, The Tree, Deafness in the Trenches, A Game of Trails and The Ballad of Snivelling and Grudge.


Licence to Kill [Blu-ray] [1989]
Licence to Kill [Blu-ray] [1989]
Dvd ~ Timothy Dalton
Price: 9.93

4.0 out of 5 stars Annoying Bond girl aside, definitely a step up from the previous film, 30 Aug 2014
Licence to Kill was what would end up being Timothy Dalton's final outing as Bond as legal issues with the franchise prevented the series from continuing for another 6 six years.

Licence to Kill is definitely a step up from the decent but forgettable The Living Daylights within stronger villains, better action sequences and a very personal storyline. On the downside, the film is possibly a little too violent for a James Bond film and while Talisa Soto does a good job in the role of the secondary Bond girl Lupe Lamora, Carey Lowell is pretty forgettable and at times annoying as the central Bond girl Pam Bouvier.


The Living Daylights [Blu-ray] [1987]
The Living Daylights [Blu-ray] [1987]
Dvd ~ Timothy Dalton
Price: 9.28

3.0 out of 5 stars A very underrated Bond in Dalton in a decent but a forgettable movie, 27 Aug 2014
After Roger Moore stepped down as James Bond the role was taken on by Timothy Dalton who unfortunately only had a run as 007 for two films, the first being The Living Daylights. Unfortunately despite Dalton doing a very good job in the role of Bond, The Living Daylights suffers from a lack of interesting villains and supporting characters. The action scenes are also pretty forgettable though the film does feature one of the best theme songs of the franchise.


A View to a Kill [Blu-ray] [1985]
A View to a Kill [Blu-ray] [1985]
Dvd ~ Roger Moore
Price: 9.70

2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing end to Moore's run as Bond, 26 Aug 2014
By the time A View To a Kill came out, many felt it was time for Roger Moore to step down in the role of James Bond, something which Roger Moore agrees with as he reluctantly agreed to participate in his last two Bond films Octopussy and A View to a Kill. Moore was starting to get too old for the role and the action scenes involving stuntmen are plainly obvious. Christopher Walken does a good job as the villain but is far from being one of the best of the series. The only real highlight of this movie is the theme song, which stands as one of the best of the entire franchise.


Octopussy [Blu-ray] [1983]
Octopussy [Blu-ray] [1983]
Dvd ~ Roger Moore
Price: 10.96

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3.0 out of 5 stars Too comedic for a Bond film, 24 Aug 2014
Following the highly underrated For Your Eyes Only, Roger Moore highly considered leaving the James Bond franchise due to his age. However, the studio persuaded him to return for two more movies, the first being Octopussy. It would have been better if he had stuck with his original plan, as even though not the worst of the Bond movies, is definitely one of the silliest and most over the top of the franchise.

Octopussy starts off well with a great pre credit sequence which includes Bond flying a jet plane, but for the most part the film goes down hill from there. The villains of the film are some of the weakest of the series and the image of Bond as a clown is cringeworthy. While it's good to have comedy in small doses in these particular films, it's best in small doses, but unfortunately Octopussy goes way over the line with it especially in the final act.


Spectacular Now [DVD] [2013] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Spectacular Now [DVD] [2013] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Miles Teller
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: 8.95

4.0 out of 5 stars A very touching film, 24 Aug 2014
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I've very rarely watched many independent films; but as a fan of Shailene Woodley I decided to check it out and I'm glad I did as The Spectacular Now is a very touching film with two great performances from its lead actors in Woodley and Miles Teller.


The Two Ronnies - Series 12 [DVD] [1985]
The Two Ronnies - Series 12 [DVD] [1985]
Dvd ~ Ronnie Corbett
Price: 14.75

4.0 out of 5 stars It's goodnight from me...and it's goodnight from him, 23 Aug 2014
The twelfth series of the popular sketch show 'The Two Ronnies' brought the show to a close and while it may not be one of the best series in the show's history there is is plenty to enjoy in this final series including more of Ronnie Corbett's armchair monologues and Barkers spokesperson monologues including Saying Everything Twice and Indian Cookery.

Classic sketches in the final series including 'A Robot in the Pub' where Ronnie Corbett introduces the barmaid to his new robotic friend, 'Mutiny on the Crunchie' with Barker as Captain Bligh and Corbett as Fletcher Christian as they attempt to come up with a name for the famous mutiny and 'Name Droppers' where everything Barker says reminds Corbett of one of his friends.

This last series also sees the final music and film sketches including 'Little Big Shot', 'Alice in Winter Wonderland' 'It Came from Outer Hedon' and 'The Search of the Sorcerer's Tomb'.

Also featuring musical guest stars Phil Collins and Barbara Dickson.


The Two Ronnies - Series 11 [DVD] [1985]
The Two Ronnies - Series 11 [DVD] [1985]
Dvd ~ Ronnie Barker
Price: 8.16

4.0 out of 5 stars Two Peas from different sized pods, 21 Aug 2014
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Some might consider the eleventh series in this classic sketch show to be the weakest in the shows history due to it featuring only five episodes. However this series still features plenty of classic ketches and monologues to enjoy including The Computer Clinic, The Two Burglars, Ronnie Barker's Robert Louis Stevenson monologues and his classic the Grand High Wizard of the Golden Rivet monologue. There are also plenty more classic serials including Sunshine Boulevard, Caribbean Nights and Tinker Tailor Smiley Doyle.


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.


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