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The Stepfather [DVD] [2010]
The Stepfather [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Jon Tenney
Offered by Jasuli
Price: £7.99

1.0 out of 5 stars The original is excellent: this is not, 20 Sept. 2014
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I got this because Sela ward was in it. Unfortunately she has little to do and the film is an anodyne failure. Get the original.


The Badge [DVD] [2002] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
The Badge [DVD] [2002] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Billy Bob Thornton
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £6.63

4.0 out of 5 stars Good southern gothic drama, 20 Sept. 2014
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This was better than I expected and BBT was pretty good as the lead. However, I got it for Sela Ward and she is barely in it despite being on the cover. And the plot would have progressed unaffected had a her character not been in it! I suspected that Ward was not going to be in it much when the opening credits listed her at the end with an 'and...': always a sign that a name actor is not going to have much screen time though usually it does mean they will contribute to the plot in some key way.


Double Jeopardy [DVD]
Double Jeopardy [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bruce Boxleitner
Offered by Amazin' Movie Store
Price: £19.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Okay for a time passer, 20 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Double Jeopardy [DVD] (DVD)
I got this because Sela Ward is in it. It remains watchable but failed by a rushed, weak ending: so rushed it is as if they had minutes to get it in the can before the parking ran out! And the evocative finale does not work because the husband was such a scoundrel. So yes I enjoyed it until the end.


Journalism
Journalism
by Joe Sacco
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for the piece about the India India does not want you to know about, 20 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Journalism (Hardcover)
If you are new to sacco then the excellent Palestine and Safe Area... are where you should be rather than here. This compilation is okay and better then Notes from.... The best piece is about the India India does not want you to know about: the abomination that is the caste system. Sacco presents a ghastly picture of life at the wrong end.


Between a Heart and a Rock Place: A Memoir
Between a Heart and a Rock Place: A Memoir
by Pat Benatar
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good read, 20 Sept. 2014
While this does run out of steam towards the end it is a good read. I never knew there was so much to Pat Benatar and her career particularly in the late seventies and eighties. Shame ger career pretty much ended with Wide awake... Shame there is not more about the songs on the albums: and her only European gets a blink and it is gone mention. A list of concerts would have been good. Better than the other autobios I have read: see my important reviews.


1939 Battle of Westerplatte [DVD]
1939 Battle of Westerplatte [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michal Zebrowski
Price: £3.75

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent film about the heroes of Westerplatte, 16 Aug. 2014
Gdansk - don't call it Danzig; it's not called Danzig - is where the twentieth century meets the twentieth century. In 1980 the shipyard began the strike that would culminate in the collapse of communism; an event the West has encapsulated in the collapse of the Berlin Wall so those poor Germans could be one country again. In 1939 Westerplatte became the place to go if you want to see the first bullet holes of World War Two. And the heroism of its defenders probably deserved a better film than this... but it is not the bad film you may have hear it is. Actually, you are more likely to have hear this is an anti-Polish film which is why its release was delayed past Westerplatte's 70th anniversary. I do not agree with these sentiments. It is not anti-Polish to suggest the heroes of Westerplatte were all too human when faced with a battle they could not win and could only end with their surrender or death. If the film has faults they are the amdram quality of some of the battle scenes; the scenes that seem to be there to pad out the running time; and the disjointed film at times due to flaws in the script. The leads are all good: the cameos could have done with more screen time and better screen time. It is also unfortunate that more is not made of the defence the defenders out up: for example, when the network of tunnels whose effective use meant the Germans think they were fighting a larger force than they actually were. Now how about a film about the heroic defenders of the Gdansk post office: where post men battle the German war machine.
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The Lost Skeleton Returns Again [DVD]
The Lost Skeleton Returns Again [DVD]
Dvd ~ Fay Masterson
Price: £5.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not as good as Blamire's others, 16 Aug. 2014
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I did not enjoy this as much as the other Blamire films I have reviewed. It is a good little film but perhaps not as packed with good stuff as the others: and suffers a bit from being a sequal. But if you liked at least two of the others then you will like this. And really Blamire should be better known...


The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra [DVD]
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra [DVD]
Dvd ~ Fay Masterton
Offered by FREETIME
Price: £5.23

4.0 out of 5 stars Another good film from Blamire, 16 Aug. 2014
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Another good film from Blamire. I may have not enjoyed it as much as spooky night or forehead but that may be because I saw it third. It is though well done and another great combo of script and performance. There is a lot going on here: Blamire clearly puts a lot of work into something which is just supposed to be a zany comedy.


Trail of the Screaming Forehead (Director's Cut) [DVD]
Trail of the Screaming Forehead (Director's Cut) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Fay Masterson
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Another must see from Blamire, 16 Aug. 2014
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I really liked Blamire's dark house romp so it is surprising it was so long before i bought his other three films. But I did. I watched this first and really enjoyed it. The combination of the script and performances is excellent. I particularly enjoyed Fay Masterson and really she should be better known. And yes Blamire should too...


Lost Girl: The Complete First Season [DVD]
Lost Girl: The Complete First Season [DVD]
Dvd ~ Anna Silk
Price: £8.42

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Buffy lite: not for me, 16 Aug. 2014
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I gave up on this before the end of the box set. This is just Buffy lite and not terribly interesting. The characters do not attract empathy and do not work well with each other. Anna Silk is just not good enough as the leas but the leaden scripts do not help.


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