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Hellraiser - Inferno [DVD]
Hellraiser - Inferno [DVD]
Dvd ~ Craig Sheffer
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £11.76

3.0 out of 5 stars Not A Bad Film, 14 May 2013
This review is from: Hellraiser - Inferno [DVD] (DVD)
Hellraiser: Inferno is the fifth instalment in the Hellraiser series. It was directed by Scott Derrickson who has gone on to direct 'The Exorcism Of Emily Rose' and last years 'Sinister'.

Lets go through the plot first: Joseph Thorne (Craig Sheffer) is a detective at the Denver Police Department in Colorado. Thorne is corrupt, a man who abuses his power and will do anything to get what he wants. He cheats on his wife with a hooker in the beginning of the film and is seen sniffing cocaine.

After investigating a murder scene with his partner Tony (Nicolas Turturro), he finds the Lament Configuration - people familiar with the Hellraiser series will know that this is the dreadful box that unleashes hell on whoever opens it. After sleeping with a hooker, Thorne opens the box - and this is where the story begins.

One of the impressive things about the film is that, compared to its predecessors, it has very little gore. The film goes for the more psychological side of horror, along the lines of films like 'Jacob's Ladder' and 'Angel Heart', and does a pretty good job. One of the best things about this film is Craig Sheffer's performance - it's sad that this great actor doesn't get more work. The character of Joseph Thorne is well written by Scott Derrickson, and Sheffer brings the unique character to life.

The film is held back by its direct-to-video budget. The script is too ambitious for its budget. Another thing that doesn't help the film is that it's a Hellraiser movie. The 5th Hellraiser movie. Being tied to a franchise that's previous instalments have a different tone and more in-your-face, blood & gore horror approach, it feels that the film is held back from stretching its legs and being its own film.

One of the better Hellraiser films, a good directional debut from Scott Derrickson and a solid performance from Craig Sheffer. It might not be up there with films like Angel Heart and Jacob's Ladder, but with a bigger budget, who knows what it could have been.

Doghouse [DVD] [2009]
Doghouse [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Danny Dyer
Offered by Jasuli
Price: £4.75

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun film, 8 July 2012
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This review is from: Doghouse [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
I found this film a very fun and entertaining film. Yes, its not as good as 'Shaun of the Dead' and takes a lot from 'Shaun of the Dead', but with a great cast (Danny Dyer, Noel Clarke, Stephen Graham) and a funny story (men-eating women zombies!) it makes it a fun film to watch.


Basement [DVD] [2010]
Basement [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Danny Dyer
Offered by Springwood Media
Price: £8.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible film, 8 July 2012
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This review is from: Basement [DVD] [2010] (DVD)

This has to be one of the most depressing films I've ever seen. Terrible script, terribly shot, and a terrible set.

The story is simple: A group of friends find a metal hatch in the middle of the forest and decide to explore. Once down there the metal hatch closes, locking them in. Soon they discover that they are not alone down there.

It sounds like rather intriguing, and I think it could be a good film, but due to a bad script and a storyline that goes from simple to a jumbled mess, the film fails to entertain.

I think one of the problems with Basement is that it doesn't know where it stands. It starts off as a Horror, then ends as a Science Fiction. And having the enemies as ninjas doesn't help either!

Jimi Mistry's character does make the film less boring with his sarcastic attitude, which brings quite a comic relief to it. Danny Dyer's character is all over the place due to the terrible plot.

I would recommend avoiding it.

Straight Up: My Autobiography
Straight Up: My Autobiography
by Danny Dyer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 1 July 2012
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Finished reading it a couple of days ago. Excellent book by an excellent actor. Recommended for any Danny Dyer fan.

Deviation [DVD]
Deviation [DVD]
Dvd ~ Danny Dyer
Price: £15.82

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as bad as what other reviewers and critics say, 1 July 2012
This review is from: Deviation [DVD] (DVD)
I've read quite a lot of negative reviews on this film but I thought I'd give it a watch since Danny Dyer is in it - and I've got to say I am quite surprised with some of the negative reviews it has got.

First off, the acting isn't as bad as what people make out it is. Danny Dyer plays the part of Frankie very well, and Anna Walton is good too. Throughout the film you are hoping that Amber (Anne Walton) will get away.

Although its not GREAT, it is still worth a watch.
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Masters Of Doom: How two guys created an empire and transformed pop culture
Masters Of Doom: How two guys created an empire and transformed pop culture
by David Kushner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Great insight into the gaming industry, 24 April 2012
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Great book for any gamer. A great insight into id Software and the making of some iconic games (D00M, QUAKE). Recommended for any gamer or anyone interested in the gaming industry.

Silent Hill Downpour (Xbox 360)
Silent Hill Downpour (Xbox 360)
Offered by 666 Media
Price: £14.95

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Silent Hill is back on the right path, 24 April 2012
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Silent Hill was a pinnacle in the survival horror genre, and, in my opinion, the gaming world. It showed that you could tell a fascinating and intriguing story in video games. Another great thing about Silent Hill was the characters. Unlike Resident Evil, you took control of normal, everyday people in horrific situations. But Silent Hill has never been about scares or making gamers jump; it's about the psychological aspect of it.

Developed by Vatra Games, the eighth installment in the series puts players in the shoes of Murphy Pendleton, a convict who, after his prison transport bus crashes, finds himself in Silent Hill. I'm not going to go into detail about the story as I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but that's the basic plot.

The game really nails the atmosphere. With creepy ambient music and a great soundtrack from Daniel Licht (new composer of the series). One of the dissapointments of the game, and I have to point it out, is the monster design. The monsters aren't really scary. Unlike the creepy nurses and Pyramid Head from previous games, the monsters in Downpour don't really give any sense of terror or anxiety. I do praise Vatra for not using Pyramid Head again like in Homecoming, and using completely new monsters, but the monsters aren't really scary at all.

The Otherworld in Downpour will raise anxiety while playing the game (accompanied with some great ambient music). Most time in the Otherworld you will spend being chased by some sort light that wants to suck Murphy in, which keeps your heart pounding as you try to escape from it.

Vatra Games have shown that they know the recipe for a great Silent Hill game. Downpour is a warm welcome back to the series and stays true to the series' previous entries. Hopefully Vatra will make the next Silent Hill game and with better monster design and another great story, a true classic.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds [Deluxe]
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds [Deluxe]
Price: £11.83

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!, 22 Oct 2011
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Noel Gallagher is, in my opinion, the best songwriter in the music industry. Oasis where a fantastic band but what I love about this album is that Noel is now fully on the driving seat. He can put all of his creativity into his albums because he's solo and can is fully in charge.

My only problem with this album is that the the B-Sides were not included. Alone on the Rope is an amazing song and deserves to be on this album.

I can't wait for the next album!

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