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Indiscreet [DVD]
Indiscreet [DVD]
Dvd ~ Cary Grant
Offered by Griffston-Online
Price: £19.96

4.0 out of 5 stars Sugar coated old fashioned movie, but it works just fine., 3 Aug. 2015
This review is from: Indiscreet [DVD] (DVD)
Wonderful feel good movie from the latter part of Cary Grant's illustrous career. Paired here with Ingrid Bergman- she falls in love with him, but Grant is married and can't get a divorce. Does everything seem like it is?

Arguably a better first half than the second, though filled with sugarcoated moments, it's an old fashioned romance, but the dialogue keeps things going very nicely. Well shot and comedic in parts, especially the brilliant climax.

A very well done movie, with lovely costumes and just woo at Grant's dancing scene.

Bride of Chucky [1999] [DVD]
Bride of Chucky [1999] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jennifer Tilly
Offered by Jasuli
Price: £9.75

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1.0 out of 5 stars Remember when Chucky used to be scary?, 14 July 2015
This review is from: Bride of Chucky [1999] [DVD] (DVD)
Quite possibly the worst Child's Play in the franchise as Chucky becomes nothing but a de sensitized parody of himself. More a comedy than a horror, here Chucky finds an old flame or she finds him and together they go out on a killing rampage. The problem is there isn't much killings anyway and the whole movie feels like a Natural Born Killers for the doll age.

Ronny Yu directs and attempts to destory a franchise, he had a good go at the Friday13/Elm Street cross over a few years after this one. There are quite a few nods to horror icons of yesteryear but this is a desperate attempt at full on comedy with a boring story and useless characters. You're left with an empty feeling afterwards and thoughts of remembering when Chucky actually used to be scary. Dreadful from start to finish.

Dredd [DVD]
Dredd [DVD]
Dvd ~ Karl Urban
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.97

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brutallly hyper violence at its best., 14 July 2015
This review is from: Dredd [DVD] (DVD)
In 90 odd mintues Dredd makes a mockery of every end of the world superhero flick from the past 20 years. Ultra violent with no likable characters this movie harks back to the days of the original Robocop with its brutal unrelenting atmosphere. It's a movie that does justice to the 2000 AD character and just gets better and better as it goes on. The only minor quibble is that CGI is used for the head shots which don't always come off as they should be doing so in this age. But there's character developement, a story, ruthless characters and down and dirty violence the way it used to be for adults craving a world where PG and 12A didn't co exist with films that they wanted to watch and enjoy. True foreign cinema has not let up with the likes of THE RAID movies, but this is a rare treat from American cinema.

Elevator [DVD]
Elevator [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Getz
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £3.25

2.0 out of 5 stars No tension sinks this one to a lower level., 13 July 2015
This review is from: Elevator [DVD] (DVD)
Elevator is a great premise- a bunch of business heads stuck in an elevator, but one of them is there to get revenge on the director of the company and has a bomb that is abouyt to go off. Escape seems futile. The problem with Elevator is that it creates very little tension where it should be in abundence. Considering we have a fairly new cast and no stars here- the acting is good- but there's just no punchline. Most of the characters are obnoxious- there's a little girl trapped in there but shes such a spolit brat we care little for her. Revelations about each character come out that are too over the top and the script is weak. The cover claims that this is what Devil wanted to be. Whilst Devil is hardly a great movie it was far better than this one. Not a terrible effort by any means, but easily forgetable.

Snakes on a Plane [DVD]
Snakes on a Plane [DVD]
Dvd ~ Samuel L. Jackson
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.03

3.0 out of 5 stars Just keep telling yourself it's a homage to 70s disaster flicks., 8 July 2015
This review is from: Snakes on a Plane [DVD] (DVD)
Think a 70s plane disaster movie but with Samuel L Jackson in the middle of it swearing and you have Snakes on a Plane. In a nutshell this movie is daft but it is also entertaining. Some dark comedy moments and even some geniune tension. But the movie wins because of the characters- all cardboard cut out, but it feels and I hope this is intentional, an homage to the 1970s disaster flicks.

Plot is, is that there are snakes on a plane put there by some Hawaiian criminals who don't want a witness to testify once they get to LA. So it's up to Jackson to get the witness there safely. That means booking the whole of first class up and not letting screaming passengers pass. As for the snakes, some were actually real on set but the majority are CGI and sadly it looks it too. The script is really poor and let's face it if it were not for the presence of SLJ where would this film go? Silly but entertaining fluff all the same.

Dragnet [DVD]
Dragnet [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dan Aykroyd
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.00

2.0 out of 5 stars Draggedon!, 7 July 2015
This review is from: Dragnet [DVD] (DVD)
Dan Ackroyd and Tom Hanks star in this comedy about two detectives on the case of the PAGAN mystery's which involves Dabney Coleman's porn business. Essentially a homage to the 1950s cop shows, sometimes it works. However Dragnet is trying to be funny and off the wall all of the time and the jokes are incredibly flat. It's quite crude for a PG movie too- there is no way that child would want to watch with mother.

Ackroyd and Hanks are fine and there will be some famailar names that pop up. But Dragnet could have been so much better than the mess we end up getting. In the end the movie shot largely on location just becomes an historic fragment of LA in the late 80s.

American History X [DVD] [1999]
American History X [DVD] [1999]
Dvd ~ Edward Norton
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £4.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Edward Norton is outstanding in this must watch movie., 6 July 2015
Edward Norton plays a neo Nazi in small town, America but when he is sent to prison for murder his life changes. Re emerging as a changed character he is shocked to find out that his kid brother has followed his old ways and now he is in a battle to save him. American History X is a highly engrossing movie. Edward Furlong is outstanding - the first half we see him as a foul mouthed man full of hatred and the second half we actually warm to him. Edward Furlong does a decent job too and the long suffering mum played by Beverly D'Angelo probably most recognizable from her National Lampoon days plays this extraordinary well.

Watch out for Stacy Keach as the head white supermacist giving quite a nasty performance. Almost everything is perfect but there are a couple of flaws. The first being that the movie is too short. This type of film has over 2hrs written all over it, and the ease to which Norton's character changes seems to happen to quick.

There are some below par performances- from the history teacher and the cops in the cafe- but these end up being minor squibbles. This is indeed a great movie.

Beverly Hills Cop Trilogy: The Complete Line Up (3 Disc Box Set) [1984] [DVD]
Beverly Hills Cop Trilogy: The Complete Line Up (3 Disc Box Set) [1984] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Eddie Murphy
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Only the original is the classic movie, the others are so so., 5 July 2015
Longer reviews on individual releases:

The first one is a classic movie, one of the great Eddie Murphy movies- well located, well shot, funny, great characters and a great soundtrack.

The second film is more cynical, feels forced and is bloated- loses all of the magic and chemistry from the original.

The third movie is silly but still entertaining fluff, over the top and not a patch on the original, but never a dull moment.

Groundhog Day (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2002]
Groundhog Day (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Bill Murray
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Charming, funny, authentic- Murray at his best., 5 July 2015
Genuinely heartwarming and downright terrific film. Bill Murray plays a cynical weatherman/reporter who is assigned to go to a small town each year to cover the groundhog day- something he despises. He is backed up by producer played by Andie Macdowell and a cameraman. Wanting to leave town they can't as a blizzard sets in- and they must stay another night. But when Murray wakes up- it's the same day- and this repeats and repeats.

Cue hilarious moments, repeated scenes done over and Murray using this unique moment to try and find love. It's a charming feel good movie and very funny also. Murray and Macdowell are magnificent. A movie that is rewatchable- a bit like this plot.

The Cable Guy [DVD] [1996]
The Cable Guy [DVD] [1996]
Dvd ~ Jim Carrey
Offered by Champion Toys
Price: £3.09

3.0 out of 5 stars Stiller directs, Carrey goes wild and Broderick looks bug eyed., 4 July 2015
This review is from: The Cable Guy [DVD] [1996] (DVD)
The problem here is lack of plot and it's Jim Carrey being Jim Carrey- there is so much more to his game than this type of character. Plot goes like this: Matthew Broderick has just moved into his new place and his girlfriend has split up with him, and he has no..... cable. Enter Carrey, the mad cabe guy who not only installs cable but also interferes with Broderick's life, and wants to become his friend, 24/7. This is a very dark comedy that does work some of the time. Performances from all are good- but did Ben Stiller the director really need to rear his mug into this one?

Some good sequeneces, but also very primitive and predictable. Not a terrible way to spend 90 minutes, but not great either.

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