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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows [DVD + UV Copy] [2012]
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows [DVD + UV Copy] [2012]
Dvd ~ Robert Downey Jr.
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £2.69

4 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Copy, paste and forget the secret ingredient. Still cool..., 10 Feb. 2012
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It seems that the writers managed to detect whatever people liked from the first movie, and literally repeated that hoping to please them again. The worst is that, reading other reviews, this cheap initiative worked fine for most of them. But there's something even more threatening than cloning your own movies. In the first movie, Holmes is confronted to apparent magical powers challenging his skills and reasoning (which is the most important thing in the plot), while in the second the plan is simply lowered to an evil strategy around warfare. You can even see Holmes and Watson holding a gun in the dvd cover and posters!

Let me go a bit further in guessing. This reminds me what happened with The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Daemons, the former with truth and depth, the latter with lies and lack of imagination. It makes me wander if somebody from outside the cinema industry has affected both Sherlock Holmes and Da Vinci Code sequels for evident reasons.

One more thing, the dialogues are twisted way too much, compared to the meaninful, short and hilarious punch lines succeeded in the first movie.

Now the good thing about A Game of Shadows is the adventure, the chemistry between the actors and that this version of sherlock Holmes is totally enjoyable and cool. I'll buy the dvd and watch it... the way Holmes would like us to watch it.


The Adjustment Bureau [DVD] [2011]
The Adjustment Bureau [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Matt Damon
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £2.83

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "A letter of love in NY", 6 Feb. 2012
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I'm happy to write about The Adjustment today. Even though there's a clear crisis going on deep in the cinema industry, we still get jewels for generations to come. And this is one. Why? In part because is written by Philip K. Dick, who also wrote Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report and died in 1982 (just to hold in mind). Simple, artistic, light hearted, clear, and hallelujah with no guns or murderers! With some ingredients resembling Dark City, I find the story very accessible and uplifting, with a nice and tight script (I love clever dialogues). The casting is great and they all look just right. The only downside is the ambiguous power the Bureau holds and Matt expressions in some short parts... that may have been directed better (Matt and Emily make a refined match though!). This is a love story with a kick in the glass of reality, with cool music and perfect pace. The deleted scenes are kind of worth deleting and the bonus parts are not that important except for Emily's hard work on becoming a dancer. I congratulate George Nolfi (big fan since Ocean's 12) for the screenplay and fully recommend this movie, definitely to watch and own.


Hot Fuzz [DVD]
Hot Fuzz [DVD]
Dvd ~ Simon Pegg
Offered by Todays Great Deal
Price: £1.36

3.0 out of 5 stars Surprised, 6 Feb. 2012
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This review is from: Hot Fuzz [DVD] (DVD)
The beginning and end are worth watching. Provocative violence didn't succeed in ridiculing action films though. The dvd has easily been lost way back of the shelf... nice try!


The Office: An American Workplace - Complete Season 4 [DVD]
The Office: An American Workplace - Complete Season 4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Steve Carell
Price: £9.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Same but different, 6 Feb. 2012
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I'm a big fun of Greg Daniels and many others behind the scenes. Thank you for bringing new funny situations and let the casting show off even more. Worth watching among all other episodes from season 2 onwards


The Office: An American Workplace - Season 5 [DVD]
The Office: An American Workplace - Season 5 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Steve Carell
Price: £8.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Still funny, 6 Feb. 2012
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New twists help the story continue like it will never stop! I like that! There is of course a pattern for this laugh-out-loud success, but this doesn't make the writers to continue exploring new ways for this embarrassing and hilarious comedy, so close to reality.
Thanks, congratulations and keep it up!


The Negotiator [1998] [DVD]
The Negotiator [1998] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Samuel L. Jackson
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £8.55

5.0 out of 5 stars Guts and Suspense, 6 Feb. 2012
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This review is from: The Negotiator [1998] [DVD] (DVD)
Grab onto something all along the film, its permanent tension unfolds in so many aspects that is difficult to sum it all in one review. By the way the casting is gorgeous. Only thing is some psychological unreal or contested theories of truth telling but besides that this master piece creates great suspense in apple-pie order.

The bonus features are ok but not required or even enjoyable... in my opinion. Enjoy the movie!


Cypher  (2 Disc Edition) [DVD] [2003]
Cypher (2 Disc Edition) [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Northam
Offered by westworld-
Price: £9.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stilish moves, clever twists, 6 Feb. 2012
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A cult movie, nuff said. The story unfolds gently and every part has a proper function of the whole. It's perhaps about how your life can turn into something else... and still be part of you. I liked the colour reminders of a film noir through modern perspectives (kind of a Minority Report set and feeling). The casting was strange yet workable, the music forgettable. But the more I watch it, the more I like it. A great indirect story about identity and modern society. Recommended!


The Men Who Stare At Goats [DVD] [2009]
The Men Who Stare At Goats [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ George Clooney
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £2.69

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great film, poor dvd sound, 6 Feb. 2012
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Every real story brought on big screen has a greater impact by knowing that some unbelievable scenes actually happened. Well, men staring at goats within a US military program pushes the frontier really far. And it happened indeed! The music, the rich characters and the script are wondrous. They are funny, credible and exploring aspects of us all. Fully recommended specially for those who "believe in magic" and try to apply spirituality in daily life.

The special features include cool documentaries showing all the real side of the story. Amazing!
One strange thing about the dvd is the quality of the soundtrack, over-compressed. Would this be corrected in a HD later version, or is it intentionally there...?


Spider-Man Special 2 Disc DVD Widescreen Edition2002
Spider-Man Special 2 Disc DVD Widescreen Edition2002
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £1.24

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Legacy of an American Culture, 4 Jan. 2012
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The casting : excellent
CGI : acceptable
Camera work : excellent
Soundtrack : very good
Plot : pure comics brought on wide screen. So for those who like it, it's great.
Script : simplistic yet effective

The film : An American and enjoyable entertainment... and the American flag does not appear !
Spiderman 2 is way better than the first, but to get there, you'll need to have a look at the whole trilogy.

The second dvd contains two sections, the comics and the film making, which is clear and clever. It looks that it could fit in the first dvd though.

It's a good work. I guess this realistic superhero got a fair version of adventure... till the next Spiderman version !


Quantum Activist: There Is a Revolution Going on [DVD] [2009] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Quantum Activist: There Is a Revolution Going on [DVD] [2009] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hinduism revisited, 4 Jan. 2012
I've instantly felt how the miracle of real change still remains hidden, even for a Hindu scientist. Unfortunately, this dvd turns around the same old beliefs... only to get the same outcome, the one that as a fact portraits human culture today.

In my opinion and for this context, I prefer a mind training course rather than a documentary. If you still want to "watch about reality", there is plenty of Art that figures in one shot more than a thousand words.

Congratulations for the realisation and for trying.
Not recommended.
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