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Love, Honour And Obey [DVD] [2000]
Love, Honour And Obey [DVD] [2000]
Dvd ~ Sadie Frost
Price: £3.15

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good film, great cast, lots of humour, 1 Mar. 2006
this is a good film for 3 reasons,
1) its simplicity, there are no dramatic twists or moments in the film where you have to ask yourself "what the hell's going on?!" this does however make the film somewhat predictable, it has lost a star for this reason however.
2) excellent british cast. ray winstone, jude law, johnny lee miller, kathy burke, rhys ifans, etc. all are brilliant and the roles played by the operation good guys crew are fabulous. very well acted by all involved.
3) this film is so funny!! it works on the level that it never takes itself too seriously as a gangster film and this allows for some humourous slapstick comedy! i wouldn't call it a spoof though (to say it does to gangster films what 'scary movie' done to horror films is a bit wide of the mark) as it comes across as too avantgarde for that.
overall this is a class bit of film-making and although some people may not find it very rewarding in terms of the plot, it has enough laugh out loud moments to keep even the harshest of critics entertained for 90 mins.

Revolver [DVD]
Revolver [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jason Statham
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.26

5 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible!!!, 2 Feb. 2006
This review is from: Revolver [DVD] (DVD)
If i could give this no stars i would.
im not a hugely critical person in terms of films as i always think that there's something in nearly every film that is likely to strike a cord with someone. however, with this movie there just isn't. it is quite possibly the worst film ive ever seen and in all honesty, please dont waste 2 hours of ur life on this dribble.
the critics gave this film a right pasting and deservedly so, its a film your not likely to understand and there's nothing to motivate you to want to understand it as u dont feel any sort of emphathy with the characters.
avoid like the plague

Napoleon Dynamite [DVD]
Napoleon Dynamite [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jon Heder
Price: £3.95

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Must see twice to love it!, 22 Dec. 2005
This review is from: Napoleon Dynamite [DVD] (DVD)
this is a 'must see twice' film for sure. first time u watch it u might be left feelin let down but the more u watch it the more it grows on u before u find yourself lovin it. the best bit about this film is the subtlety of the humour, something americans are not reknowned for, and it comes across as more of an english style film with its dry quality and comedy u actually have to search for.
the chracters are brilliant as is the acting (heder is brilliant as N.D). this film may not suit all tastes and american pie- stereotypical teen comedy fans- need not bother with this! N.D is an acquired taste but if you're going to acquire a new taste, then definately make it this one!!!

Old School [DVD] [2003]
Old School [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Luke Wilson
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.12

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome, but watch it more than once to appreciate!, 20 Sept. 2005
This review is from: Old School [DVD] [2003] (DVD)
ive noticed that this film's reviews so far seem to waiver from one extreme to the other (from very good to very, very bad) but in an attempt to clear this up i would encourage people to watch this film more than once and try to watch it with friends if you can. Its a proper lads film and i think lads will appreciate it the most, and despite it being quite slapstick its comedy is far more adult and a lot more subtle than the american pie, road trip movies which U.S audiences have become so accustomed to.
After a few watches i loved this film so much, its a classic! your my boy blue, frank the tank ('honey do ya think kfc's still open?!'), the swearing band at the wedding and of course- the fat guy falling through the manhole! theres too many classic moments here and its definately ferrells best performance to date, it also launched vince vaughn in a big way as he's hardly been off the screen since! its a feel good movie too and every guy who's nearing 30 will appreciate this movie as livin the dream, again!!!
watch it (maybe twice) and u'll love it i promise!!!

You Gotta Go There to Come Back
You Gotta Go There to Come Back

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars new direction but done with style, 15 April 2005
This phonics installment takes them in a completely different direction from their last 3 rock based albums. with a slower tempo and more acoustic feel, it would not even be far-fetched to call this a 'blues' record.
Yet despite initial reservations and granted it took me a while to warm to this album, i definately like it now.
Ive never thought the phonics have been able to match the standard they set themselves with 'word gets around' (their debut album) and this is by no means in that league, but then again its probably the first album they've released post WGA that doesn't really try to be. madame helga is a more traditional offering from the phonics but other than that tunes such as 'maybe tommorrow' epitimise the record. This is definately Kelly Jones' most personal ambum to date, but it works well on tunes such as 'rainbows and pots of gold'.
I will admit this may not be to everyone's taste but for those fans who have already embraced the phonics, im confident they'll like it. If anything 'you've gotta go there to come back' has proved to many critics that they definately have far more diversity in their pallet than many have given them credit for.

Word Gets Around
Word Gets Around
Price: £3.90

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb! Simple as that!, 12 Jan. 2005
This review is from: Word Gets Around (Audio CD)
When i purchased this album it took me about a year before i got round to listening to it. I simply put them down as another band on the post-britpop bandwagon that would simply sound like everybody else. All i can do now is apologise as i realised after finally giving it the time of day that this album is simply, a cut above the rest in terms of what was being released then and now.
Every track is phenominal, kelly jones' voice so distinctive yet brilliant, and the whole album contains a power and aggression that neither of their next 3 albums was able to match. I will always and forever put this album in my top 3 of all time just on the basis that there really is not a bad song on it.
There are so many reviews out there that blow smoke up average bands releasing mediocore albums but please do not even dare to class this as one of them considering i'm probably the most sceptical person on the planet in terms of music.
All i will you leave you with is how the hell this album didn't make the phonics the biggest rock band on the planet will forever remain a mystery to me!

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