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Mrs Brown's Boys - Series 1 [DVD] [2011]
Mrs Brown's Boys - Series 1 [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Brendan O'Carroll
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Price: £2.72

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs Brown's First series, 4 Jan. 2013
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It's the first series of the best comedy show ever to be broadcasted, Mrs Brown's Boys, and it could not have started any better than this. The first six episodes of the show, featuring lots of laughs and great introductions to the characters, such as Agnes Brown herself, the Dublin mother well known, for multiple reasons, her 6 children, including Mark, Rory, Cathy and Dermot, and other family and friends, all of which are played by brilliant actors who give really good performances in each and every episode. I really enjoyed the first series of Mrs Brown, and it features wonderful characters, and plenty of laughs which have us crying.

Episodes of the first series:

The Mammy
Mammy's Secret
Mammy's Merchandise
Mammy Rides Again
Mammy of the Groom
Mammy's Miracle

There is also lots of extras included, also delivering lots of laughs

An overall great start to an brilliant, hilarious comedy.


Merlin: Series 5 - Volume 2 [DVD]
Merlin: Series 5 - Volume 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Colin Morgan
Price: £9.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The 5th and final series of Merlin, 9 Dec. 2012
This is an episode-by-episode review.

Episode 7: A Lesson in Vengeance
This episode was shaped by the cliffhanger at the end of the preceding episode; Qwen has been enchanted under Morgana's influence, so Qwen is Morgana's ''Puppet Queen'', which is similar to the storyline of Series 4, Episode 6, ''A Servant of Two Masters'', where Morgana takes control of a member of Camelot in the hope of killing Arthur. In this episode, Morgana hatches a plan along with her puppet Queen to kill Arthur, and, of cores it is up to Merlin to prevent them from succeeding. The episode is very well paced, it is not at all rushed and not at all slow, it has elements of humour, involving the return of Old Merlin, again, lots of darkness, and the episode is all wrapped up well without being to predictable. Overall, a great and memorable episode. (9/10)

Episode 8: The Hollow Queen
A good episode in which a druid boy, Diagal, comes to Camelot in seek of Merlin's help in aiding his sick sister, Merlin agrees and sets out on his journey with Diagal. This all turns out to be a trap set by Morgana. Meanwhile, back in Camelot, Arthur notices Merlin's absence but there are 2 things that stop him from sending out a search party: The arrival of the fearsome Lord Sarrum and Gwen (who is still Morgana's Puppet Queen). This episode continues to have good pacing and humour, this time involving Arthur wearing Qwen's night dress. I'm not too keen on the character Lord Sarrum (even though John Shrapnel acting was good). Not a lot of noteworthy events in the episode either. But this is still a very good episode. It also delivered the explanation of events that happened in-between the fourth series and this series. Looks as if the ''Puppet Queen'' era will finally be summed up next week, which is good as the plot has been going on throughout 2 whole episodes now. This is not a bad episode at all, but this ''evil Gwen'' plot is annoyingly dragging on a now. (7/10)

Episode 9: With All My Heart
It was in-between the preceding episode and this episode that series 5 was confirmed to be Merlin's last series, and we are now all skeptical of what the final few episodes will be like, and this episode is great. It is the final episode of the Puppet Queen arc which has been going on throughout over 2 episodes, and concludes the arc with one of the shows funniest episodes. It is not too funny at all, and features darkness and serious moments as well. Yet again, the actors are giving great performances and it has Old Merlin in 2 separate appearances - once as a male and once pretending to be a female. And an ending which makes us think about what the finale of the series will be like. Overall, a great episode that ends the ''Puppet Queen'' era really well. I am pleased that the Gwen arc is finally over, but the question now is - Now the era is over, what will the final few episodes by like? (9/10)

Episode 10: The Kindness of Strangers
With the ''Puppet Queen' arc finally done and dusted, we move on to the final stretch of this series. Whist this episode is finally out of the era which has been going on since the end of episode 6, this episode is not as good as preceding episodes, but still sort of good and enjoyable. It is a Merlin-Centric episode, which pushes Arthur and Qwen to one side, without showing to less of the characters. The episode features the return of Alitor of the Catha (Gary Lewis from series 4's ''The Secret Shearer''). Once again, all the actors are giving great performances, from Colin Morgan in particular. However, this episode is somewhat pointless, and Series 5 would make scene without this episode well without this episode, it is a superfluous, unnecessary tale that has no development at all. It is only the final 5ish minuets that have anything really noteworthy. (6/10)

Episode 11: The Drawing of the Dark
A great episode that shapes that is mainly centred around Mordred. The episode beings with the Knights of the Round Table, Arthur and Merlin in the woods. Mordred sees someone running away and chases after them, he soon discovers that she is Kara, an old friend of his. He lets her escape and says that he will see her later. Unfortunately for them, Merlin saw Mordred let her escape and now has more reason not to trust him. This episode, again, has great acting, this time it is mainly from Alexander Valhos who delivers the best performance (his character was originally by Asa Butterfield, so at first I was sceptical of whether Valhos would be as good as Butterfield or not, and this episode shows that he is as good). This episode has a brilliant balance of darkness, humour and emotional scenes and it is entertaining from the start to the very shocking end. The episode does have a poor pace and a very slow build up, but it was worth the build up to see the end that makes our jaws drop. Let the final commence! (9/10)

Episode 12: The Diamond of the Day Part 1
This episode is not as good as I was expecting it to be, nevertheless, it is still good. I was not too disappointed with this episode. It is a very dark, entertaining build up to the last episode. There are some extremely powerful moments within this episode. There are also a few scenes where Merlin sees and talks to the spirit of his father Balinor, which is a very powerful scene and the highlight of the episode for me. The episode also takes the battle to take place out of Camelot, which avoids repeats of previous series. However, most of the episode is wasted with Merlin trying to regain his powers after having his magic drained by a creature by Morgana – bad move, there could have been much better ways to spend the episode. I would have liked to have seen a more exiting Emrys/Morgana confrontation as well, but we do not get much of one. Overall, a good build which ended on a note which sets up Part 2 well. So glad that we don't have to wait a whole weak until Part 2, that would be unbearable – allthough, waiting only days will be unbearable anyway. (7/10)

Episode 13: The Diamond of the Day Part 2
*Spoilers in my review of this episode. This is it, the after 5 amazing series, we have made it to Merlin's final episode. Well, I was expecting this to be the best-ever episode of Merlin. I really did think it would top the entire show. And, oh no, it was quite a big let down. In terms of quality, it just goes down hill all the way. The showdown between Arthur and Mordred comes to pass, but it was so rushed. Then came the breathtaking magic reveal, where Merlin finally told Arthur the truth, it was alright, but it could have been better. Merlin faces his destiny, but whist using the ageing spell, which was disappointing. It would have been better if Merlin had defeated the Saxons as himself, not as old Emrys / Dragoon. The acting from Colin Morgan and Bradley James was amazing, but the reveal scene was very disappointing. The episode had a terrible pace, and wasted a lot of time with scenes where Arthur was trying to get over the fact that Merlin never told him about his magic after all the years that they have known each other for. Then came the biggest disappointment of all, the showdown between Merlin and Morgana - It was awful. Ever since the third series I had very, very high expectations for this scene, I was expecting a huge magic battle between the two sorcerers, but no, Merlin simply kills her with Excalibur. Morgana has been in the show since the very first episode of the whole show, she is one of the main cast and she had the most poor and rushed death. However, it is not all bad, as when Excalibur came into the show back in the first series, who would have believed that that would have been the weapon that killed Morgana. But still, it was very disappointing and it could have been done so much better. Arthur's emotional death came to pass. Arthur is another one of the incredible main cast who has been in the show since the very beginning, and his death scene could also have been much better. That does not mean there are no good points though. Like I said, the acting was absolutely phenomenal, all the cast have been great throughout, and they ended the show with cracking performances. Arthur romance with Gwen and bromance with Merlin is stronger than it ever has been in the show. Another horrific let down followed though - The show ended in modern times! So overall, extremely disappointed, it does make you wish that some of the pointless episodes in this series (''Another's Sorrow'', the Puppet Queen arc, ''The Kindness of Strangers'') were cut, so the show could have been tied up better. The episode is just not moving or powerful enough, and almost none of the scenes we have been craving are good enough. But still, I enjoyed the episode at times, and it ended the show in a half decent way. (6/10)

53/70


Merlin Series 5: Volume 1 [DVD]
Merlin Series 5: Volume 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Colin Morgan
Offered by PCGuys.eu
Price: £6.00

4.0 out of 5 stars The 5th and final series of Merlin, 9 Dec. 2012
This is an episode-by-episode review.

Episode 1: Arthur's Bane - Part 1
Not a fantastic start to the series, but still fairly good nevertheless. Three years on from the events of Series 4's end, Arthur has never felt stronger and more at piece with Merlin and Gwen by his side, and his Knights of the Round Table. It was fantastic to see the round table, and it shows just how much Camelot has changed over the years. This episode is very slow at times. And there is another character this series called ''Sefa'', and I was very annoyed how she was another traitor in Camelot, this is getting old now; in Series 3, Morgana was the traitor, in Series 4 it was Agraviane, and now it is her, I was really annoyed at that. The episode had a nice cliffhanger which involved the return of Mordred, falling nicely into the following episode. (7/10)

Episode 2: Arthur's Bane - Part 2
Following a decent build up, the resolution delivers nothing original. We have a nice surprise involving Mordred, which gets us thinking about what the future of Series 5 may hold, and we also have a relation to the events that tock place at the end of Series 4, and events that happened in-between series 4 and 5. However, this episode does not really go anywhere; at the end of the day, there is nothing new in this episode. The ending scene of the episode is one that has happened so many times before, the show is just not moving on. Katie McGrath is not a bad actor, she is outstanding as all the cast are, but she does not play ''evil'' brilliantly, and returned to her over acting pantomime performance this episode. Despite being flawed, this is still a decent episode that is enjoyable at times. (6/10)

Episode 3: The Death-Song of Uther Pendragon
I looked forward to this episode ever since I found out Anthony Head would be returning as a guest star (Anthony Head was a huge cast member in the first 3 series and had a shock ending in the 3rd episode of series 4 - ''The Wicked Day''). In this episode, Arthur is given a chance to speak to the dead, and he seeks the chance to speak to the person he misses above all others, his father, Uther Pendragon (who is Anthony Head's character). But little does Arthur realise that he does something that realises Uther's spirit so he can be a poltergeist and undo all of Arthur's changes to Camelot that he disagrees with. This is an amazing episode with lots of darkness, scenes that make us 'jump out of our seat', good pacing and slight elements humour that involves friendly banter between Arthur and Merlin. (10/10)

Episode 4: Another's Sorrow
This episode is one of the episodes that was an attempt to be a fantastic thrilling filler, and was actually a let down. How many times has this plot happened now: Morgana has yet another attempt on taking Arthur's life and claiming Camelot's throne for herself, and Merlin saves the day. This episode has very predictable events, which make the episode a lot less enjoyable. We see the return of Mithian (Series 4's ''The Hunters Heart''), but she was not a fantastic character. The episode is very predictable, and it is yet another one where Merlin saves Arthur from Morgana, and Morgana is defeated but not killed off. Despite this, it is an okay episode, the episode has a slight spice of humour, and the ending of the episode which states that Morgana is not yet Merlin equal, but she is still very powerful is quite chilling. It was also good to see a truce between Arthur and Odin, as the two have been huge enemies since the second series, but other than that, this was a failed filler which came to no development at all. (5/10)

Episode 5: The Disir
A fantastic episode, which is in my opinion, is not as quite as good as episode 3 again, but it is still a huge improvement on the preceding episode. This is mainly centred around Arthur's views on magic. The episode featured great acting, especially from the three guest stars as The Disir, along with Sarah Parish, I think these actors are the best Guest Stars that Merlin has had. Unlike preceding episodes, this episode has a lot focused on Mordred. All in all, the episodes storyline is Merlin trying to stop awful events from coming to pass, but all he does is make sure that they do come to pass. This is a bit too similar to an episode from the third series, ''The Crystal Cave''. But this is still a great, well paced episode that has a chilling ending, which makes us think about the future of this series. (9/10)

Episode 6: The Dark Tower
An amazing episode which is as good as, or maybe even better than episode 3. This episode is even darker than the opening 2-Parters to the third and forth series. This episode is mainly centred around Gwen, who spends most of this episode locked in The Dark Tower by Morgana, there is also a bigger part for the Knights of the Round Table. The acting was phenomenal, especially from Angle Coulby's, her acting in this episode is absolutely brilliant, her golden episode. The episode has unpredictable events that lead to very unexpected events and a great cliffhanger shaping the next episode. After the series' best episode, can it continue on such a high note? (10/10)

47/60 - So far, I have very much enjoyed Series 5, but I must admit, I am not enjoying this series quite as much as I have previous series. But this show is still a pleasure to watch.

The adventure continues...
''A Lesson in Vengeance''


Quantum of Solace (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2008]
Quantum of Solace (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Daniel Craig
Offered by Bridge_Records
Price: £2.47

3.0 out of 5 stars Bond?, 25 Oct. 2012
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After the franchise reboot, Casino Royale, being so finatualy successful, it was only a matter of time before a sequel was made. Quantum of Solace is a first for Bond movies – the first time a Bond film continues exactly from where its predecessor ended. Unfortunately, although the storyline of Casino is continued upon, the quality is not. Casino Royale was a really good film, Quantum I would say is mediocre or good at best.

It has some of the same flaws as Casino Royale. Again, the gunbarrel is not at the start of the film. A minor flaw, but most irritating. Casino got away with it as it reboot 007 himself back to a time before he held his 007 status, the gunbarral was nicely done as Bond’s first kill. However, there is no excuse for not having the gunbarral back to its usual place, and it wasn’t. Q and Moneypenny, again, both failed to make an appearance. That can still be partly excused because it is still the reboot of the franchise, but there is still no reason as to why they could not have been reintroduced into the franchise in this film.

What cannot be excused is the fact that after brilliant women and villains such as Le Chiffre and Vesper Lynd, we get absolutely dreadful ones like Dominic Green and Camille. My biggest flaw is awful camera work, it’s pathetic, fast paced where the camera shakes a lot. This is not for Bond films. ‘Another Way to Die’ is one of absolute worst Bond themes ever. Quantum of Solace was simply not ‘Bond’ enough. This was just more of a simple action movie rather than a pure Bond movie.

However, that does not mean that there are no good points. Anget Fields was the other Bond girl in the movie, and is a better character than Camille. A fantastic reference to the 1964 Bond film, Goldfinger, was also in the film. We see Fields drowned in oil, lying on the bed in the same way Jill Masterson was. Acting was also good, especially from Bond himself, Daniel Craig, who clearly continued to give a stunning performance.

So overall, a bland and flat film that is obviously flawed with multiple issues throughout, yet the film still did not fail to deliver and still enjoyable and watchable. I most certainly enjoyed the film occasionally.


Merlin Complete BBC Series 5 [DVD]
Merlin Complete BBC Series 5 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Colin Morgan
Price: £14.00

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The 5th and final series of Merlin, 16 Oct. 2012
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This 5-Disc DVD boxed set had all 13 episodes of Merlin's fifth series and extras. This is an episode-by-episode review.

Episode 1: Arthur's Bane - Part 1
Not a fantastic start to the series, but still fairly good nevertheless. Three years on from the events of Series 4's end, Arthur has never felt stronger and more at piece with Merlin and Gwen by his side, and his Knights of the Round Table. It was fantastic to see the round table, and it shows just how much Camelot has changed over the years. This episode is very slow at times. And there is another character this series called ''Sefa'', and I was very annoyed how she was another traitor in Camelot, this is getting old now; in Series 3, Morgana was the traitor, in Series 4 it was Agraviane, and now it is her, I was really annoyed at that. The episode had a nice cliffhanger which involved the return of Mordred, falling nicely into the following episode. (7/10)

Episode 2: Arthur's Bane - Part 2
Following a decent build up, the resolution delivers nothing original. We have a nice surprise involving Mordred, which gets us thinking about what the future of Series 5 may hold, and we also have a relation to the events that tock place at the end of Series 4, and events that happened in-between series 4 and 5. However, this episode does not really go anywhere; at the end of the day, there is nothing new in this episode. The ending scene of the episode is one that has happened so many times before, the show is just not moving on. Katie McGrath is not a bad actor, she is outstanding as all the cast are, but she does not play ''evil'' brilliantly, and returned to her over acting pantomime performance this episode. Despite being flawed, this is still a decent episode that is enjoyable at times. (6/10)

Episode 3: The Death-Song of Uther Pendragon
I looked forward to this episode ever since I found out Anthony Head would be returning as a guest star (Anthony Head was a huge cast member in the first 3 series and had a shock ending in the 3rd episode of series 4 - ''The Wicked Day''). In this episode, Arthur is given a chance to speak to the dead, and he seeks the chance to speak to the person he misses above all others, his father, Uther Pendragon (who is Anthony Head's character). But little does Arthur realise that he does something that realises Uther's spirit so he can be a poltergeist and undo all of Arthur's changes to Camelot that he disagrees with. This is an amazing episode with lots of darkness, scenes that make us 'jump out of our seat', good pacing and slight elements humour that involves friendly banter between Arthur and Merlin. (10/10)

Episode 4: Another's Sorrow
This episode is one of the episodes that was an attempt to be a fantastic thrilling filler, and was actually a let down. How many times has this plot happened now: Morgana has yet another attempt on taking Arthur's life and claiming Camelot's throne for herself, and Merlin saves the day. This episode has very predictable events, which make the episode a lot less enjoyable. We see the return of Mithian (Series 4's ''The Hunters Heart''), but she was not a fantastic character. The episode is very predictable, and it is yet another one where Merlin saves Arthur from Morgana, and Morgana is defeated but not killed off. Despite this, it is an okay episode, the episode has a slight spice of humour, and the ending of the episode which states that Morgana is not yet Merlin equal, but she is still very powerful is quite chilling. It was also good to see a truce between Arthur and Odin, as the two have been huge enemies since the second series, but other than that, this was a failed filler which came to no development at all. (5/10)

Episode 5: The Disir
A fantastic episode, which is in my opinion, is not as quite as good as episode 3 again, but it is still a huge improvement on the preceding episode. This is mainly centred around Arthur's views on magic. The episode featured great acting, especially from the three guest stars as The Disir, along with Sarah Parish, I think these actors are the best Guest Stars that Merlin has had. Unlike preceding episodes, this episode has a lot focused on Mordred. All in all, the episodes storyline is Merlin trying to stop awful events from coming to pass, but all he does is make sure that they do come to pass. This is a bit too similar to an episode from the third series, ''The Crystal Cave''. But this is still a great, well paced episode that has a chilling ending, which makes us think about the future of this series. (9/10)

Episode 6: The Dark Tower
An amazing episode which is as good as, or maybe even better than episode 3. This episode is even darker than the opening 2-Parters to the third and forth series. This episode is mainly centred around Gwen, who spends most of this episode locked in The Dark Tower by Morgana, there is also a bigger part for the Knights of the Round Table. The acting was phenomenal, especially from Angle Coulby's, her acting in this episode is absolutely brilliant, her golden episode. The episode has unpredictable events that lead to very unexpected events and a great cliffhanger shaping the next episode. After the series' best episode, can it continue on such a high note? (10/10)

Episode 7: A Lesson in Vengeance
This episode was shaped by the cliffhanger at the end of the preceding episode; Qwen has been enchanted under Morgana's influence, so Qwen is Morgana's ''Puppet Queen'', which is similar to the storyline of Series 4, Episode 6, ''A Servant of Two Masters'', where Morgana takes control of a member of Camelot in the hope of killing Arthur. In this episode, Morgana hatches a plan along with her puppet Queen to kill Arthur, and, of cores it is up to Merlin to prevent them from succeeding. The episode is very well paced, it is not at all rushed and not at all slow, it has elements of humour, involving the return of Old Merlin, again, lots of darkness, and the episode is all wrapped up well without being to predictable. Overall, a great and memorable episode. (9/10)

Episode 8: The Hollow Queen
A good episode in which a druid boy, Diagal, comes to Camelot in seek of Merlin's help in aiding his sick sister, Merlin agrees and sets out on his journey with Diagal. This all turns out to be a trap set by Morgana. Meanwhile, back in Camelot, Arthur notices Merlin's absence but there are 2 things that stop him from sending out a search party: The arrival of the fearsome Lord Sarrum and Gwen (who is still Morgana's Puppet Queen). This episode continues to have good pacing and humour, this time involving Arthur wearing Qwen's night dress. I'm not too keen on the character Lord Sarrum (even though John Shrapnel acting was good). Not a lot of noteworthy events in the episode either. But this is still a very good episode. It also delivered the explanation of events that happened in-between the fourth series and this series. Looks as if the ''Puppet Queen'' era will finally be summed up next week, which is good as the plot has been going on throughout 2 whole episodes now. This is not a bad episode at all, but this ''evil Gwen'' plot is annoyingly dragging on a now. (7/10)

Episode 9: With All My Heart
It was in-between the preceding episode and this episode that series 5 was confirmed to be Merlin's last series, and we are now all skeptical of what the final few episodes will be like, and this episode is great. It is the final episode of the Puppet Queen arc which has been going on throughout over 2 episodes, and concludes the arc with one of the shows funniest episodes. It is not too funny at all, and features darkness and serious moments as well. Yet again, the actors are giving great performances and it has Old Merlin in 2 separate appearances - once as a male and once pretending to be a female. And an ending which makes us think about what the finale of the series will be like. Overall, a great episode that ends the ''Puppet Queen'' era really well. I am pleased that the Gwen arc is finally over, but the question now is - Now the era is over, what will the final few episodes by like? (9/10)

Episode 10: The Kindness of Strangers
With the ''Puppet Queen' arc finally done and dusted, we move on to the final stretch of this series. Whist this episode is finally out of the era which has been going on since the end of episode 6, this episode is not as good as preceding episodes, but still sort of good and enjoyable. It is a Merlin-Centric episode, which pushes Arthur and Qwen to one side, without showing to less of the characters. The episode features the return of Alitor of the Catha (Gary Lewis from series 4's ''The Secret Shearer''). Once again, all the actors are giving great performances, from Colin Morgan in particular. However, this episode is somewhat pointless, and Series 5 would make scene without this episode well without this episode, it is a superfluous, unnecessary tale that has no development at all. It is only the final 5ish minuets that have anything really noteworthy. (6/10)

Episode 11: The Drawing of the Dark
A great episode that shapes that is mainly centred around Mordred. The episode beings with the Knights of the Round Table, Arthur and Merlin in the woods. Mordred sees someone running away and chases after them, he soon discovers that she is Kara, an old friend of his. He lets her escape and says that he will see her later. Unfortunately for them, Merlin saw Mordred let her escape and now has more reason not to trust him. This episode, again, has great acting, this time it is mainly from Alexander Valhos who delivers the best performance (his character was originally by Asa Butterfield, so at first I was sceptical of whether Valhos would be as good as Butterfield or not, and this episode shows that he is as good). This episode has a brilliant balance of darkness, humour and emotional scenes and it is entertaining from the start to the very shocking end. The episode does have a poor pace and a very slow build up, but it was worth the build up to see the end that makes our jaws drop. Let the final commence! (9/10)

Episode 12: The Diamond of the Day Part 1
This episode is not as good as I was expecting it to be, nevertheless, it is still good. I was not too disappointed with this episode. It is a very dark, entertaining build up to the last episode. There are some extremely powerful moments within this episode. There are also a few scenes where Merlin sees and talks to the spirit of his father Balinor, which is a very powerful scene and the highlight of the episode for me. The episode also takes the battle to take place out of Camelot, which avoids repeats of previous series. However, most of the episode is wasted with Merlin trying to regain his powers after having his magic drained by a creature by Morgana – bad move, there could have been much better ways to spend the episode. I would have liked to have seen a more exiting Emrys/Morgana confrontation as well, but we do not get much of one. Overall, a good build which ended on a note which sets up Part 2 well. So glad that we don't have to wait a whole weak until Part 2, that would be unbearable – allthough, waiting only days will be unbearable anyway. (7/10)

Episode 13: The Diamond of the Day Part 2
*Spoilers in my review of this episode. This is it, the after 5 amazing series, we have made it to Merlin's final episode. Well, I was expecting this to be the best-ever episode of Merlin. I really did think it would top the entire show. And, oh no, it was quite a big let down. In terms of quality, it just goes down hill all the way. The showdown between Arthur and Mordred comes to pass, but it was so rushed. Then came the breathtaking magic reveal, where Merlin finally told Arthur the truth, it was alright, but it could have been better. Merlin faces his destiny, but whist using the ageing spell, which was disappointing. It would have been better if Merlin had defeated the Saxons as himself, not as old Emrys / Dragoon. The acting from Colin Morgan and Bradley James was amazing, but the reveal scene was very disappointing. The episode had a terrible pace, and wasted a lot of time with scenes where Arthur was trying to get over the fact that Merlin never told him about his magic after all the years that they have known each other for. Then came the biggest disappointment of all, the showdown between Merlin and Morgana - It was awful. Ever since the third series I had very, very high expectations for this scene, I was expecting a huge magic battle between the two sorcerers, but no, Merlin simply kills her with Excalibur. Morgana has been in the show since the very first episode of the whole show, she is one of the main cast and she had the most poor and rushed death. However, it is not all bad, as when Excalibur came into the show back in the first series, who would have believed that that would have been the weapon that killed Morgana. But still, it was very disappointing and it could have been done so much better. Arthur's emotional death came to pass. Arthur is another one of the incredible main cast who has been in the show since the very beginning, and his death scene could also have been much better. That does not mean there are no good points though. Like I said, the acting was absolutely phenomenal, all the cast have been great throughout, and they ended the show with cracking performances. Arthur romance with Gwen and bromance with Merlin is stronger than it ever has been in the show. Another horrific let down followed though - The show ended in modern times! So overall, extremely disappointed, it does make you wish that some of the pointless episodes in this series (''Another's Sorrow'', the Puppet Queen arc, ''The Kindness of Strangers'') were cut, so the show could have been tied up better. The episode is just not moving or powerful enough, and almost none of the scenes we have been craving are good enough. But still, I enjoyed the episode at times, and it ended the show in a half decent way. (6/10)

100/130 - Overall and all in all, I am quite disappointed with this series. I think it is overrated. Many claimed this to be the greatest series ever, but I do not agree with that. It's the weakest series in my opinion, the build up is more dull, slow and tiresome, the characters have less chemistry, Arthur's bromance with Merlin and romance with Gwen has, on the whole, not been as strong, and the show is missing much of it's charm, it has simply not been as good and enjoyable. So this series really does not live up to the heights of the previous four exceptional series, and does not continue the outstanding quality. But the series is still good, and I have enjoyed it at times and there are moments of greatness within. A good series of an absolutely amazing show.
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James Bond - 22 Film Collection [Blu-ray] [1962]
James Bond - 22 Film Collection [Blu-ray] [1962]
Dvd ~ Sean Connery

5.0 out of 5 stars The most amazing movie series is now 50 years old, 24 Jun. 2012
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James Bond 007, the most amazing movie series, has now reached it's golden anniversary. 50 years of absolutely amazing movies. The series is second to none. And there is no better way the celebrate Bond's gold anniversary than the first complete Blu Ray box set. All the movies together on Blu Ray for the very first time. I Cannot wait for it to arrive!

It includes:

All 22 of the James Bond movies from Dr. No right up to Quantum of Solace on Blu Ray for the first time.
A disc holder reserved for the upcoming 23rd movie, Skyfall.
Over 120 hours of extras, including audio commentaries from cast and crew, behind-the-scenes interviews and so much more.
All new bonus disc.

Further more, all the films except Quantum of Solace are region free.

What better way to celebrate Bond 50's than with the first ever complete Blu Ray boxed set!

*Update: 24th September 2012.

Receive my copy of the boxed set today (it's release date). It could not be any better.

Inside the box set are two hardcover books, hosing the discs of this boxed set.

Book 1 (1962-1981):

Dr. No to For Your Eyes Only

Book 2 (1983-2012):

Octopussy to Quantum of Solace
Space reserved for Skyfall
Bonus Disc

The books are very sturdy and keep the discs very well protected.

And as for the franchise itself - words can hardly describe how incredible; it is absolutely amazing, and features fantastic woman and villians, and a cast and crew that made this series what it is today. 50 years on, it remains brilliant, and this set could not have been any better. The picture and sound quality is absolutely amazing, it looks fantastic, and it makes the films even better. The books in the set are very study and protective, they protect the discs inside from any damage. There is also phenomenal amount of extras, which are absolutely brilliant and as good as the films themselves. This is the third edition of the films I have collected, the Special Editions and Single Disc Ultimate Editions begin the others, and by the very best versions of the films i own. I cannot praise this fantastic boxed set enough, and I could not be more pleased with it. It is absolutely amazing, truly the ultimate bond collection and the best box set I own.


The Outsiders (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
The Outsiders (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Patrick Swayze
Price: £7.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars ''When I stepped out into the bright sunlight..........'', 20 Jun. 2012
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The Outsiders is truly brilliant and empowering movie, with plenty of brilliant characters and a really good plot which is reflected on the novel by S.E Hinton. It is set in 1966 in Tulsa, and in the town, teenagers are either a ''Greaser'' or a ''Soc''. The audience are engaged to be supporting the Greasers. The Greasers and the Socs live on opposite sides of the town to each other, and vary rarely have anything to do with each other, but when they do have encounters, things turn ugly. The Soc are a lot more rich and wealthy that the Greaser's, and they have a good life ahead of them, a good home and a good future. The Greasers are the outsiders, who only have each other to support them through life, and they all have a dream that someday they well belong, that one day, they will be respected and accepted.

The best feature of the film for me is the characters of the Greasers. The main character who we stick with throughout the entire film is Ponyboy Cirtis (C. Thomas Howell). He lost his parents when he was very young, so he and two older brothers live together in a bungalow. His oldest brother, Darrell, is very big and powerful, and despite how much love he has for his brothers, he can be very firm with them. Pony's other brother, Soda-Pop, is middle child of the three brothers, and wants nothing more than to live a peaceful and happy life with his two brothers and other greasers. The other main character behind Ponyboy's is his best friend, Johnny Cade, who is very fearful and restless, and is always looking over his shoulder, and he fears the Socs the most. Pony also has a love interest, Cherry Valance. My favourite character in the film is Dallas ''Dally'' Winston, and I think he has the most interesting characteristics; he is known by his friends and his enemies as being very tough and aggressive. But he is also very noble and thinks a lot of his friends, and he appears to have somewhat of a soft side. Other characters involve the fun loving clown of the film, Two-Bit Matthews, and Steve Randle, also shearing the dream of belong like all the Greasers do.

The film is really well paced, and tells a really good tale. It really engages the audience, and leaves us very quite, as it is so powerful. I was skeptical of how the film would unfold, and what it would deliver, and what atmosphere the ending would leave, which made this film even more enjoyable, as I was unsure what was going to happen. And though the film is not entirely flawless, I felt it could have had a slightly stronger ended; so I was slightly disappointed by the last 10-15 minuets of the film. But nevertheless, this is a really good movie and it is very enjoyable and entertaining.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 [DVD] [2011]
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Daniel Radcliffe
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £5.30

5.0 out of 5 stars The magical adventure comes to an end, 19 Jun. 2012
Harry Potter, one heck of a franchise written by the incredible J.K. Rowling's, who's first book was released in 1997. She then went on to write six more books, which were later made into eight cracking films. And it all ended here, after over a decade of magic. But it was a beautiful and very satisfying conclusion to the series.

Following the first part of the film, which despite being a good, entertaining film at times, was quite disappointing, it had about two hours of build up, which was dull, boring, very tiresome and for most part, really unnecessary that dragged the story out to much. I was worried that this film would be just a week, and that such a brilliant series which has been incredibly successful worldwide would have a poor ending. And I could not have been more wrong. It seams to be quite common that the film franchises and TV series have week endings which spoil the series, but that is not the case here.

When compared the first film of the franchise, it it clear to see just how much the series has changed. From a family fun film, to an epic, action packed film. This has the final battle between the good and evil forces of the series, which is a lot bigger than ever done before. There have been a few battle scenes in some of the previous films, ''The Goblet of Fire'' and ''The Order of the Phoenix'' for example, but they were nothing quite like this. It has us on the edge of out seats throughout the film, and was very action packed. Another good point is that the film is not completely centered around battle scenes and fighting, there is much more to the film than that. It started off with the three friends breaking into Gringotts, and the whole film is not just all the good fighting all the bad, there were much more scenes that adventurous battle scenes. There were a lot of emotional tearful moments as well, which were really well done, and there was also occasional funny moment too, but not too many of them. With so much going on in this film, I was amazed at how brilliantly paced the film was, and not one scene in this film was too rushed and over to quickly, neither was it too slow and tiresome. There were some very powerful scenes in this film, which delivered a lot of emotion, and they had a really good effect on the movie. There were also little things that made the film so good as well, such as the CGI, it was really well done and very convincing, which made the film more enjoyable. The music and soundtracks used were also very effective, and made the scenes in this movie more powerful and moving. The cinematography was also really well done in this film. And the acting, oh the acting. The thing about this franchise which cannot get enough praise is the acting, from ALL the cast who started in the franchise. All the cast were great throughout the whole franchise, but in this film, it stood out in particular. I cannot give the cast enough praise and credit for there outstanding performances.

What I also loved about this film is that every character brought to us by Rowling had at least one scene that was centred around them. The characters are all brilliantly written, and all have really different characteristics, a lot of credit must go to Rowling for creating this wonderful characters. Each one had a moment to shine in this movie. Professor Mcgonagall had her moment to show the viewers and fans of the series such as myself what she was capable of, when she was fighting Snape, and protecting Hogwarts. Luna Lovegood, one of the most interesting and well written characters in the franchise, who has the brilliant attitude, ''who cares what everyone else thinks of me''. She also had here moments in this film as well. Neville Longbottom, the character who is forgetful and often mistreated and underestimated by others, had a few scenes that were mainly centered around him. Ron's mother Molly had her moment and showed us what power she had in her, who would have believed what she was capable of back in ''The Chamber of Secrets'' when she first came into the franchise. Draco Malfoy, another character who has changed and developed a lot since the first film, had a lot centered around him and we really saw just how much his character had changed, and whose side he really is on. And of course, Harry, Ron and Hermione had a lot of scenes which were centered around them and there six year long friendship. We also saw the huge development in the relationships, Harry and Ginny, and Ron and Hermione. Even deceased characters had scenes in this film, very moving and powerful scenes.

There were a few things in the film which could have been done a little better. I felt the film could have been ever so slightly more like the book. I would have liked to have seen the sorting hat burst into flames like it was done in the book. The ''Nineteen Years Later'' scene, the last scene of the entire series, was a wonderful, satisfying way to end the series, but I thought it could have been done a little better, and could have had a bit more to it. But I still loved this scene, and it was great way to end the franchise, it was great to Harry and Ginny together, and who would have believed back in the first film that Ron and Hermione would be together. So I do have a few bad points, but barley let the film down at all, just minor complaints which could have been avoided. It barley has any negative points what so ever, as the film is absolutely amazing.

Coming to the point, this is an absolutely amazing film that concluded one of the greatest and most successful franchises of all time. Over 10 years of Harry Potter, and the 7th book and the 8th film are now over, but was absolutely brilliant and was a really magical and wonderful franchise. And this was truly a fantastic finale that brought an end to the franchise in a wonderful way. Rowling, the cast and crew, and everyone involved in the series made it such as pleasure to watch.


Harry Potter - Films 1-7 Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Harry Potter - Films 1-7 Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Daniel Radcliffe

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1.0 out of 5 stars Pathetic!, 16 Jun. 2012
*This review has nothing to do with the Harry Potter movies, they are brilliant!

It is pathetic to have released a boxed set of Years 1 - 7 Part 1, containing the first seven Harry Potter movies from The Philosophers Stone to The Deathly Hallows - Part 1, when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, the final Harry Potter film was just a few months away. There is literally no good thing about this boxed set, other than the films themselves, it was pointless and pathetic to have released this set. I can understand the release of ''Years 1-6'', but a set containing 6 and half films is awful. Now there is a great boxed set, ''Harry Potter The Complete 8 Film Collection'', which I would definitely recommend because it has all 8 Harry Potter movies (Years 1 - 7 Part 2), and it will never go out of date, because there will be no more Harry Potter movies.


The Karate Kid [2010] [DVD]
The Karate Kid [2010] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jaden Smith
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.79

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a patch on the original, 3 Jun. 2012
This review is from: The Karate Kid [2010] [DVD] (DVD)
The original ''Karate Kid'' is a truly classic, brilliant film. The Karate Kid tells the story of a boy who moves to a completely different neighbourhood, who is bullied by Karate fighters, but is saved and trained by a old, wise maintenance man, Mr Miyagi, to fight the bullies in a tournament. Almost three decades later, a remake was made, and it is no way near as fantastic as the original, and was incredibly flat and dull all in all.

Starting with the positives of the film, the acting was fantastic, and all the cast deserve credit even if the film was not so great. The film kept the story no too similar, but not too different to the original, and that is perhaps the films best point. It kept the basic storyline the same - an underdog who rises up to beat the odds. However, it does not teach Karate, it teaches Kung Fu, and instead of moving to California, it moves to China.

Instead of Daniel LaRusso, there is Dre Parker (Played by Jaden Smith), who is a much younger character than Daniel, and despite Smith's acting, he is not as good a character as Ralph Machio's Daniel.
Instead of Mr. Miyagi, there is Mr. Han, who I feel was a huge step down from the original character. Mr Miyagi was wise, funny and extreamy skilled, and could defeat multiple oppenents in matter of seconds. Mr Han on the other hand, is a lot less friendly and funny than Miyagi, and he is a lot less skilled than Miyagi, and is not way near as good a character than him.

The film is a lot more violent, unnecessary than the original, and it is generally less enjoyable than the first. I would have liked to have seen a fight between Mr Han and Master Lee, but it was deleted, which made the film worse. I give this film some credit, but is overall a poor remake of fantastic movie.


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