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It's Alive 2: It Lives Again (DVD) (1978)
It's Alive 2: It Lives Again (DVD) (1978)
Dvd ~ Frederic Forrest

5.0 out of 5 stars Good ghastly fun, 12 Mar. 2015
Sequel to the classic 1970s horror It's Alive, about the killer baby; a great cast - including Frederic Forrest and Kathleen Lloyd, music by Bernard Hermann (who did memorable scores for Psycho and Taxi Driver) and written and directed by Larry Cohen, who made the first film, this is a grisly B-movie treat.


I Was Looking for a Street
I Was Looking for a Street
by Charles Willeford
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best auto-biogs ever written, 10 Sept. 2014
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This is a wonderful memoir - a recollection of Willeford's life as hobo when he was just a teen in pre World War 2 America. He has a real knack of getting across a scene, a mood, with just a sentence, or a line of dialogue - absolute precision and brevity. It is knockout writing, and reminds you of what can be done with the language by a true master. Most writing is garbage - just words strong together... but someone like Willeford makes words pure poetry. A lovely, insightful book, full of memorable moments and funny stories and prose that just shines.


Octaman [DVD] [2012] [US Import]
Octaman [DVD] [2012] [US Import]
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: £6.31

1.0 out of 5 stars Mind crushingly boring, 10 Sept. 2014
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Garbage. God this was dull. It doesn't even make it in the so bad it's good stakes. I was expecting a little more given this was a 40th Anniversary Edition. Instead the DVD sleeve was badly printed on poxy paper; the picture of the print was good, but so what - this piece of crud hardly deserved any anniversary. The film involves Octaman lurking around in the weeds whilst scientists run this way and that. It is mind-numbingly dull. There can be some fun had seeing Octaman is in fact wearing a pair of green wellington boots. But not much. I'd give this a swerve.


The Washington Snipers [DVD]
The Washington Snipers [DVD]
Dvd ~ Isaiah Washington
Price: £5.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute stunner, 10 Sept. 2014
This review is from: The Washington Snipers [DVD] (DVD)
Don't be put off by the title or the DVD packaging... and don't buy expecting an action thriller. This is a moody, ominous film, originally titled 'Blue Caprice', after the car the killers use to go on their murder spree. It's based on a real life case from 2002, which makes it all the more powerful viewing. Isaiah Washington is outstanding in the lead role, and his speech about his plans for carnage in the USA, whilst eating an apple and pushing a shopping cart around a supermarket, is a highlight... a really tightly-wound, unusual film, that stays with you for days after, it is both an excellent examination of our notions of 'evil', as well as an accomplished piece of pure cinema. Shame on the distributors for making it look like an exploitation thriller, but hell, at least they got in on the shelves. Do watch: if you like thoughtful, unsettling cinema. Don't watch: if you want a predictable, slam-bang shoot 'em up.


He Who Dares [DVD]
He Who Dares [DVD]
Dvd ~ Simon Phillips
Offered by Rikdev Media
Price: £3.13

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Simon Phillips is a talentless berk, 10 Sept. 2014
This review is from: He Who Dares [DVD] (DVD)
Excruciatingly poor. Why do they bother making these low budget straight to video films. They're not entertaining anyone (apart from the cast and crew posting 5 star reviews here)... and they're not fooling anyone either (apart the brainless twerks who shove the vid in the shopping basket without thinking, after all, they're getting the DSS to foot the bill)... these aren't film makers, they're p*ss-takers, and they do more damage to the reputation of the British film industry than they'd care to admit, churning out these hollow, fake, useless and boring 'films'. Someone stop them.
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My Little Soldiers
My Little Soldiers
Price: £2.53

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great debut from Barden, 13 Mar. 2014
This is a terrific read - funny, moving, and at times a little sad. But mainly funny - the way Barden describes the catalogue of errors on his road to conceiving a child is by turns farcical, horrifying and downright hilarious... it would be easy to say this is 'lad lit' - but actually it is closer to David Nicholls and Nick Hornby than say your average jokey-blokey novel. It'd make a great film - I can see John Simm as Mike - and I can't wait for Barden's next comedy drama romp. (Incidentally, don't read this on the tube as you'll miss your stop)


This is Life
This is Life
by Dan Rhodes
Edition: Paperback

4 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Or-reebe-blah, 22 Mar. 2012
This review is from: This is Life (Paperback)
Is this the state of British fiction, where the dire Dan Rhodes peddles this twee sub-Amelie Parisian-based medre, and the cretins come out of the woodwork to declare him the finest comic writer of his generation? Child, please! Rhodes's writing is smug, rancid, superior, cloying, and sans humour; the literary equivalent of Stewart Lee. Give me Midnight in Paris any day of the week.
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Crazy
Crazy
by William Peter Blatty
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the 2 star review, 13 Dec. 2010
This review is from: Crazy (Hardcover)
2 stars for this? Now that's crazy. This book is a sheer delight, and it's as simply as that. A real life-affirming treat - wonderfully funny and compassionate. Don't miss it


Beyond The Rave [DVD]
Beyond The Rave [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jamie Dornan
Price: £19.99

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pitiful, pathetic disaster, 3 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Beyond The Rave [DVD] (DVD)
This is complete and utter s**t-water. It claims to be a Hammer Film. It is neither Hammer, nor actually a film. It's a bloody disgrace, and a dismal watch to boot. British cinema. Don't make me laugh


Up a Tree in the Park at Night with a Hedgehog
Up a Tree in the Park at Night with a Hedgehog
by Paul Robert Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pathetic title, pitiful book, 17 Mar. 2009
Unbelievable that this crud could get published. Then again, Vintage 'Originals' seem to have a knack for discovering witless authors who couldn't write their way out of a paper bag. About as bad as they come; and shame on whoever gave it the go-ahead. To the author - you need to get a grip, son. You haven't got a damn clue.


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