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Blended [DVD] [2014]
Blended [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Adam Sandler
Price: £4.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Sandler and Barrymore are back in so so movie that has some good comedic moments but not much else., 24 May 2015
This review is from: Blended [DVD] [2014] (DVD)
Barrymore and Sandler again reunite in a movie where inch by inch and minute by minute they come together and just realise that they are going to be together for the rest of their lives. Plenty of social commentary here, so think two regular joes having to bring up a family and think good parenting skills etc etc. But the movie comes nauesating at the stereotypes which are thrown on any black actor in the movie. There is simply something crass about seeing good old white all Americans enjoying the comfort of beauty of 5 star hotels and treatments all to the pleasure of singing black Africans. Didn't this tradition get tired by the 1940s?

Despite this we're looking at a comedy and there are some good moments throughout the film. Barrymore has always been a doll to look at however Sandler in this movie has nothing going for him. He's serious throughout and it takes something for him to crack a smile. A wholesome father perhaps, but it's highly questionable that a couple like this would ever hit it off.

Kids will love it and there is enough coming of age moments held within. For adults we've seen it all before, but the movie for what it is has been well made, has some charm in it and there are a ton of similar movies that wouldn't be able to hold a candle to this one.

Stephen King's Thinner [DVD]
Stephen King's Thinner [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert John Burke

2.0 out of 5 stars Another disappointing effort from Tom Holland, 24 May 2015
This review is from: Stephen King's Thinner [DVD] (DVD)
Plays out more like a bad 90s TV movie than anything else. Thinner is about a 20 kilo man who after accidently running over and killing a gypsy woman is cursed by another gypsy. His curse is that he will get thinner. Great. However he won't stop. The judges and friends that acquitted him all get curses of their own to deal with, complete with fatal consequences.

Thinner is badly acted and takes an age to get going. Filler would have been more appropriate. The make up on lead actor Robert John Burke is horrendous, you can tell at the beginning he's a thin man who is fat! Check out the latex half way through the movie hanging from his ear!

The actual plot is interesting and would have worked superbly as a 25 min segment on a Twilight Zone or Tales from the Crypt type series. But a 90 min film? The climax wants to shock us but instead of doing so, it wants to go on and go and saturates the ending to a numbness. So no it isnt' shocking at all. Watch out for Stephen King who makes a cameo as the nervy shopkeeper serving the gypsies.

Cold In July [DVD]
Cold In July [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael C. Hall
Price: £4.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Great performances but the movie plays its cards too early., 24 May 2015
This review is from: Cold In July [DVD] (DVD)
Cold In July was supposed to be 2014's thinking man's movie about the dark seediness that goes around American backwaters- be it the hitmen, a killer or the bent police. But the movie suffers from too many layers. It wants to be a complex, dark cool movie and it never really pulls it off. Michael C Hall plays a loving father who shoots dead an intruder in his house. The problem is he is now being pursuited by the dead guys father. Throw it into the mix that the intruder isn't who he appears to be and we have an interesting story. The acting is so so from Hall. But the film is elevated with superb performances from Don Johnson and Sam Shephard. Without giving too much of the plot away, the family tension that is hinted to us evaporates and you start wondering why we even need Hall's character in the movie. He ends up being like the unwanted guest who is now in the way, fatal for a movie that wanted to suggest to us that he was the main character.

Director Jim Mickle obviously has a soft spot for the 80s, and Cold In July is a success of sorts. It is an enjoyable movie but is easily forgotten, which in the end is what it comes down to. Certainly good entertainment, but doesn't reach the heights that it wants to get to.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa [DVD]
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa [DVD]
Dvd ~ Johnny Knoxville
Price: £3.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Candid camera works well on this one, 15 May 2015
The Jackass team probably give us their best effort thus far in Bad Grandpa. Jonny Knoxville in a 3hr make up job plays an 86 year old loud mouthed, foul mouthed old man that spits and spews his way through the movie with his grandson. Movie works as we get some kind of Candid Camera view. There are only 3 or 4 'actors' in the movie and each shocking scene is played out with unsuspecting members of the public. And every scene gets worse and cringeworthy than the next. It is crude and it is brash- but you'd have to be dead as a nail not to let go a few times and find this downright funny.

Sometimes it doesn't work as well, and yes it is toilet humour, but there are far worse movies out there attempting the same thing. The little kid is quite a confident bright star played by Jackson Nicoll- he steals the pagenant scene. There will be times where you will question how much of it is faked- but then you'll realise, especially in the outtakes during end credits that what you watched was very real. A switch your brain off movie- don't expect much and you should enjoy this 90 minute movie for what it is.

The Phantom Of The Opera [DVD]
The Phantom Of The Opera [DVD]
Dvd ~ Lon Chaney
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £3.69

4.0 out of 5 stars Chaney's tour de force. Classic silent horror, 15 May 2015
One of the great silent horror classics and possibly Lon Chaney's tour de force. The Phantom of the Opera is filled with some stunning 'pure' horror scenes that still have the power to frighten and surprise almost 100 years later.

Chaney has some make up on obviously, but his stare and his eyes is all him, a wonderful craftsman. An essential purchase. Be careful as to which version/print you pick up. Generally got for the most expensive you see, you won't be disappointed.

American Gangster Extended Edition [2007] [DVD]
American Gangster Extended Edition [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Denzel Washington
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.61

4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping gangster movie, Washington shines!, 12 May 2015
Slow burning but intelligent and gripping thriller based loosely on a true story. Denzel Washington is outstanding as a drug baron who gets too greedy for his own good. Russell Crowe stars as a cop who is intent on nailing him, however every cop around him seelmingly works for the gangster.

Very refreshing to see Washington in a bad guy role, he suits it so well. Josh Brolin stars as the bent cop and is as good as ever.
A very solid piece of moviemaking, with excellent sets.

The Wedding Singer [DVD] [1998]
The Wedding Singer [DVD] [1998]
Dvd ~ Adam Sandler
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £4.88

4.0 out of 5 stars Irresistable to any romantic who remembers the 80s., 9 May 2015
Fans of 80s movies and music will find The Wedding Singer pretty much irresistable. It's like a drug fuelled with good feelings as Adam Sandler plays a talented wedding singer and Drew Barrymore pouts her smile and eyes as the waitress as his shows. They are both due to get married to polar opposites but slowly find themselves being drawn to each other.

Yes it's romantic predictable pap- but it's of the highest order regarding this genre. Loads of references to the 80s, though not much humour- but if you grew up in these times you'll love this movie.

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete Story of Friday 13th [DVD]
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete Story of Friday 13th [DVD]
Dvd ~ Melyssa Ade
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A F13 fan's wet dream, 7 May 2015
7 hours of pure Jason- if you're a fan you can't go wrong and this is a great accompanent to all the movies. Every movie is covered here all 12 films and the TV show. It is true that the book is more expansive and sometimes seeing people being interviewed is a bit repetitive. For the Friday the 13th hardcore fan this is essential to have, but you'll know most of the stories already and you'll get fun out of seeing your actors and actresses interviewed. There are still a few actors who done well who didn't turn up for the interviews and it does leave a gaping hole. But hey were talking 7 hours here, you can't complain. This was a huge undertalking and they done a good job- for F13 fans only.

Rats: Night of Terror [DVD] [1984] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Rats: Night of Terror [DVD] [1984] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: £4.03

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2.0 out of 5 stars Z grade movie but fun all the same, 7 May 2015
Rats is actually so bad it's good. Were talking about Italian trash B movie horror. Our story takes place in the future the world is a desolate place with no hope. But there is a biker gang who like to wear 80s clothes and have 80s gadgets who stumble upon a bar to live in. Except this bar is full of killer rats.

Even though the movie is dubbed, the acting is still awful- the set up is awful. But it's so bad it is funny- beers and friends will only enchance that- no correction beer and friends are a must when viewing this movie. There are some interesting gore moments, and virtually everyone is unlikable which includes a group leader who is very trigger happy.

It's a 2 star movie and that's being generous- however it is an essential purchase because it is hilarious and stupid and if you're in that mood you'll get something out of this.

A Million Ways to Die in the West [DVD]
A Million Ways to Die in the West [DVD]
Dvd ~ Liam Neeson
Price: £5.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Toilet trash humour but hard not to find funny, 7 May 2015
Brutally funny and very un PC movie. Seth Mcfarlane stars as a wimp cowboy out in the Wild West in the 1880s but with an attitude of a man in the present day. He gets himself into mishaps including forming a relationship with Charlize Theron who just happens to be the bad guys wife played by Liam Neeson.

Theron, in the movie looks like a dead ringer for a young Sharon Stone, and Neeson is perfect as the bad guy in this tongue in cheek role instead of trying to be the good cop in serious movies.

McFarlane is OK but in truth the role could have been played by any other actor. It's the script that counts, and yes for the most part it is toilet humour, but it's hard not too just crack up at some of the scenes. Expect brutal deaths, with the ice scene being the creme de la creme.

Susan Silverman stars as a whore who refuses to have pre martial sex with her nerdy boyfriend.

Some jokes do hit the wall but most are funny- the movie isn't afraid to step into yikes cringeworthy territory and the constant swearing and xenophobic references may put a 2010s crowd off the movie.

Watch out for a terrific cameo by Christopher Lloyd and a sweet reference to Back to the Future 3.

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