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Inception (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2010]
Inception (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £3.69

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly Enjoyed This Masterpiece., 16 Aug. 2010
I'm not usually one for giving a 10 out of 10 mark, but having seen Inception three times, i can definitely say it deserves full marks. Having read the reviews on here, i've decided i'm not going to write a synopsis since almost every other review has at least a simple summary.

Many are a saying Inception was just boring; the characters didn't mesh well; it had so much potential; too much going on; too long; how can it be 3'd best film ever, yada yada yada. I don't agree with any in the slightest. If you found it boring, then you didn't grasp the whole concept of the movie and the ideas it brought up.

I first saw the trailer back in early July, was immediately intrigued but went on holiday for 2 weeks. As i came back i learned it had been on the Twitter trending topics the whole time i was away, so i decided indefinitely that it was time i went and saw it myself. Having read an extremely short synopsis saying 'The film follows a man who steals, not material objects, but ideas and dreams', i didn't know what to expect. But it was more then i had ever imagined it to be.

Not once did i look at my watch whilst in the screening. And if i did, it was because i was checking how much longer was left as i didn't want it to end. The story i personally think is simple. It doesn't take a genius to work it out. But its the intelligence within it that's released from the the characters that make it what it is. Graphics are brilliant, especially with buildings exploding here and there in slow motion. Not over the top but without a doubt satisfying.

I do have a soft spot for Ellen Page. Since i saw her in 'Hard Candy', i've been intrigued in the work she chooses. She was beyond perfect for the role of Ariadne; an innocent, dedicated student who definitely helps the audience out with questions that needed answering. Leonardo DiCaprio, perfection in all it's glory. Perfect choice for Dom. The cast as a whole was well put together. They each make their role their own. I wouldn't have chosen any better in all honesty.

But i can write as much as i want trying to persuade you to give this movie a chance regardless of some mindless people's reviews. But the decision does ultimately lie on your shoulders. Whether or not you think you may enjoy this movie, i would give it a go in any case. You may be pleasantly surprised.

I adored the soundtrack to this movie. All orchestrated. Pure brilliance. The impact it made on each scene was astounding. I highly, highly, highly recommend you listen to it whether you decide to watch the movie or not.

I don't think i can create a review that sums up it's impact it had on me. I could sit here and write all day how brilliant i thought it was and talk about every minute detail that engrossed me, but then i would be here all week. How do i bring this to a end though... An eventful, non-stop, intelligent, incredible, jaw-droppingly, engrossing film, with an ending that will leave you pulling your hair out and wanting more. This is how i'd describe it. I do hope that they leave it at one Inception though. Making a second one would ruin it entirely for me. It's always a tragic mistake.

I must also add that it took me three viewings to finally suss out all the characters names! Complicated in that aspect.

Whip It [DVD]
Whip It [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ellen Page
Price: £3.90

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, Girl Power Movie., 16 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Whip It [DVD] (DVD)
I only happened to catch this film at an Ellen Page special movie night at a local art's program centre.
Definitely one of my favourite films of all time now.
I mean, Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, Marcia Gay Harden and Zoe Bell all in one film? Its like an explosion of talent which created this memorable masterpeice.
Drew Barrymore deserves a standing ovation for her directorial debut, and i'm praying she keeps going.

I certainly have a soft spot for Ellen Page. Since i saw her in 'Hard Candy' and 'Juno', i've been intrigued in the work she chooses, and her role as Bliss was just perfect. A total indie rock chick by day, who works at the goofy but classic 'Oink Joint' and wears a piggy apron. But by night she transforms into roller derby sensation Babe Ruthless, surrounded by the equally amazing 'Hurl Scout' team.
It portrays the average mother/daughter conflict that most go through well. Both have different ideas regarding Bliss' future; Her mom wanting her to compete in Pagaents while Bliss wants to get out of Bodeen, Texas and get herself a life. Differences which in the end reunites them together.

The soundtrack is fab, fab, fab. Such a mixture; from Dolly Parton to Kings of Leon to Jens Lekman. And each suited the scene so well.

I don't think this film has an age or sex limit. I think everyone can enjoy it and get something different out of it. It also makes you feel DAMN good! Had me smiling and laughing the whole way through.
It's a full on, rockin, girl power film that all will love.

Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page? I applaude you both for a magnificent film which i without a doubt will be purchasing.

Sex and the City 2 (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2010]
Sex and the City 2 (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Sarah Jessica Parker
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.92

7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll love it., 5 Jun. 2010
I went in with very low expectations for this movie what with all the negative reviews and press, but i actually really enjoyed it!
Yes, the storyline is pretty predictable and there is no real shocker, but i'm not an intense movie critic so i thought it was fabulous. The music is brilliant as always, as is the outfits and shoes!
There a LOADS of hilarious gags, Samantha in particular but they all have their fair share. The whole cinema was laughing constantly at the crazy things the girls get up to.
I recommend this movie just because its worth seeing. Lots of lovely colours, outfits, music and hilarious moments.
Must look out for Liza Minelli singing Single Ladies (just incredible!), and very funny moments with Charlottes nanny Erin!

Just go and have a laugh. Don't take it too seriously and have fun!

Glee: The Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers
Glee: The Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.67

28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Brilliant, 18 May 2010
I've been a fan of the series since it was shown on E4 back in January and i have every single CD and the DVD.
I love it because it makes me feel great. I haven't seen a show that delivers every single week with just incredible music covers. It has me singing along every week!
This is one of very few CD's that i have, where i actually listen to every single track - it normally doesn't happen, but the Glee CD's have got such wonderful music.

This CD has everything a Glee fan would want, and more.
Chris Colfer outdoes himself in 'A House Is Not A Home' & 'Rose's Turn' and the brilliant Kristin Chenoweth sings some major music to the tune of 'Home' and 'A House Is Not A Home/Once Less Bell To Answer'. Olivia Newton-Joh makes a comeback with a new version of 'Physical' with Sue Sylvesters Jane Lynch. 'Bad Romance' has to be my favourite though, its just Lady GaGa fabulous! I also enjoyed Leah Micheles & Idina Menzels rendition of 'I Dreamed A Dream'.

At the moment, there is no tracklist up, but this is what you'll get on the CD:

1. Hello Goodbye
2. Gives You Hell
3. Hello
4. House Is Not A Home, A
5. One Less Bell To Answer/A House Is Not A Home
6. Beautiful
7. Home
8. Physical
9. Total Eclipse Of The Heart
10. Lady Is A Tramp
11. One
12. Rose's Turn
13. Dream On
14. Safety Dance
15. I Dreamed A Dream
16. Loser
17. Give Up The Funk
18. Beth
19. Poker Face
20. Bad Romance

If you enjoyed the previous CD's, then this is definitely one to have in your collection since the last ones had 17 tracks while this one has 20! It won't disappoint and well worth your money! :)

Mannequin [1987] [DVD]
Mannequin [1987] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Andrew McCarthy
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £3.97

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Brilliant, 16 Feb. 2010
This review is from: Mannequin [1987] [DVD] (DVD)
Adore this movie. Saw it once on telly, and fell in love with it.
Kim Catrall is fantastic in her role, as is Andrew McCarthy.
Many reviews already sell the plot, so won't mention here again.
Such a feel good 80's movie with funky music that'll have you singing for days. Recommend for all ages. Be silly not to buy at that price! Enjoy :)

Now And Then [DVD] [1996]
Now And Then [DVD] [1996]
Dvd ~ Christina Ricci
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Brilliance, 16 Feb. 2010
This review is from: Now And Then [DVD] [1996] (DVD)
Only discovered this little gem a few weeks ago, and decided to buy since i've always been a fan of Christina Ricci and Thora Birch.
Was exceedingly happy i did buy though, since i haven't stopped watching since. Really enjoyable.
Other reviews talk about the plot, so i won't mention here.
Really loved the music too with a load of classics in there, and they got the era spot on.
Definitely recommened having this in your collection for a girly night whenever. You'll not be sorry, and for that price it'd be stupid not too! :)

The House Bunny [DVD] [2009]
The House Bunny [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Rumer Willis
Price: £3.88

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Actually rather enjoyable!, 16 Feb. 2010
This review is from: The House Bunny [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
I'll admit it. I watched this for the first time and thought what a load of rubbish. But i re-watched it about 6 months later, and its a lot funnier than when i originally watched it. So i'd give it a go, because you may hate it or you may love it, and in my case i hated it and now love it!!
All the reviews give a basic plot to the movie, so i won't mention it again.
I thought the plot was basic, but enjoyable enough, and the characters were well cast. I actually found the character 'Carrie Mae' such a hoot. She made me laugh SO much, i was in stiches. Shes so butch!
Anna Faris was brilliant as the typical 'air head' character she normally plays, and comes out with brilliant quotes. And i really like Emma Stone as Natalie. Shes great. Saw her in Zombieland and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. A dark horse this girl is, with a great talent for acting and i hope to see her in more things.

At first i would have rated 3 stars, but now 5. I do recommend it, its a good girly movie for a night in, and i think if your not to zealous about details than you'll like it. Give it a chance ;)

Fragments [DVD] [2008]
Fragments [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Kate Beckinsale
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £4.67

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant., 16 Feb. 2010
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Fragments [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
Always been a huge Dakota fan, so bought this movie without a thought. But boy is it good. Many well known actors/actresses, and greatly cast.
All the other reviews explain the basic plot so won't mention here.
All i can say is spend the money, and see your thoughts. I was pleasently surprised, and i hope you'll be too.

The Secret Life of Bees [DVD] [2008]
The Secret Life of Bees [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Dakota Fanning
Price: £2.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Brilliance, 8 Jan. 2010
Ok, So i've always been a Dakota Fanning fan, and tend to watch whatever movies shes in as shes a fantastic actress. I bought this movie without having seen or heard of it before, and i can honestly say i watched it 4 times the day i recieved it. I never do this! And each time i watched it, i got something different from it.
Its full of happiness, sadness, and it really captures the problems that were going on through the period of time.
The choice of cast were perfect; Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys. Need i say more? I also thought the lady who played 'May Boatwright' was fantastic. Shes probably the least mentioned in reviews as shes less known, but she played a difficult, emotional role, and she deserves huge credit for it, same with Dakota too.
The choice of music also stood out for me too - I wouldn't say its all well known, which really completes it for me. It was tracks i've never heard before so it completely set the scene, and had me mesmorized.

The movie is just about a girl growing up in South Carolina with her awful dad, on a peach farm. Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson) is her carer, and they have a real connection. When things go wrong at home they run away to a honey farm which may have a connection to her mother, whom she killed as a child. The story goes through difficult times, but justice prevailing almost always. They stay on the farm, and discover people who touch their hearts and change their lives in ways they could never imagine.

Don't think twice when deciding whether to buy or not. Whether you know any of the cast or not, the story is so brilliant and i recommend for all ages. Its just such a beautiful, touching movie, and the cast is spot on. There is no fault in this movie whatsoever. Just get it - you won't regret :).

Exspect EX882 - In Ear Earphone - Black
Exspect EX882 - In Ear Earphone - Black

75 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 19 Oct. 2009
Don't be put off by the fact theres no picture.
I didn't buy these off amazon, but from HMV, but they are so good i felt like writing s review.
They don't come out AT ALL. I had similar ones before, and i always needed to push back inside.
The earphones are so comfortable that sometimes i actually forget im wearing any - seriously. The sound is brilliant.
For the price, you cannot get any better. Highly recommend!!!

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