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The Bridges Of Madison County [1995] [DVD]
The Bridges Of Madison County [1995] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Clint Eastwood
Price: 13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Tender and powerful, 22 Jun 2013
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Great performances. Great film.

Eastwood oozes charm and charisma as the globe trotting Robert. Streep drips sacrifice, regret and dilemma as the self-sacrificing Francesca.

Wonderfully bittersweet story of a married mother and free-spirited photographer who have a brief, intense affair.

Great supporting roles from Streep's grown up children, the outraged and indignant Michael (Victor Slezak) and sympathetic, unhappily married daughter Carolyn (Annie Corley).

If you like tear jerkers and moral dilemmas, this is for you.
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Sleepy Hollow [DVD]
Sleepy Hollow [DVD]
Dvd ~ Johnny Depp
Offered by FUNTIME MEDIA
Price: 3.33

5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky. Awesome. Walken!, 22 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Sleepy Hollow [DVD] (DVD)
A fabulous Tim Burton take on the classic legend, made all the better by Walken's presence!

Depp plays an amusing and determined Icabod Crane. Walken is terrific as the incredibly scary and threatening looking headless horseman Depp pursues. Lots of tension sprinkled with laughs, guts and gore.

Great buy for horror / sci fi / Depp / Walken fans.


The Machinist [DVD] [2004]
The Machinist [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Christian Bale
Offered by Jasuli
Price: 5.94

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible method acting, 22 Jun 2013
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This review is from: The Machinist [DVD] [2004] (DVD)
Dark and mesmerising, a must-watch.

Bale plays a man crippled with guilt induced insomnia and paranoia and gives one of the best acting performances of his career.
His dedication to his craft - losing 60lbs+ to 'get inside' this character - is both spectacular and awe inspiring. Don't want to give too much away for fear of spoiling it for those who haven't seen it - but the lengths he goes to at the end to get some sleep - and by doing so explaining the reason for his insomnia - is a great twist.

I you like brooding psychological thrillers you have to get your hands on this one! Superb.


A Streetcar Named Desire (2-Disc Special Edition) [1951] [DVD]
A Streetcar Named Desire (2-Disc Special Edition) [1951] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Vivien Leigh
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Price: 19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film, 22 Jun 2013
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This film oozes self deception and manipulation (Leigh), sexual magnetism and menace (Brando) and sisterly love and loyalty (Hunter). Karl Malden plays a good turn Leigh's sympathetic admirer who feels betrayed when he discovers her promiscuous reputation.

A must have if you enjoy gritty, no nonsense and thought provoking drama.


Mean Streets (Special Edition) [DVD]
Mean Streets (Special Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Harvey Keitel
Offered by WorldCinema
Price: 4.65

4.0 out of 5 stars Mean and gritty, 22 Jun 2013
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Really good film.

Gritty portrayal of low life gangsters in Little Italy. Kietel's brotherly patience with feral De Niro is superhuman - I would have kicked his ass within the first half hour! Having said that the interaction between the two close friends is great.

Loved the line 'you don't make up for your sins in church, you do it in the streets.You do it at home. The rest is BS and you know it"..... May be typical gangster fare but it kept me entertained.

Perfect for movie buffs, gangster / action / De Niro fans.


Falling In Love [1984] [DVD]
Falling In Love [1984] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert De Niro
Offered by Rare Dvds
Price: 21.14

3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, 22 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Falling In Love [1984] [DVD] (DVD)
Rating for good portrayal of characters

De Nitro and Streep play two people already married to someone else but find themselves attracted to each other; I liked the way they struggle with the guilt they feel.

If you like bittersweet movies you have that in this one.


NewNovelist Version 3 Second Edition (Windows 8/7/Vista)
NewNovelist Version 3 Second Edition (Windows 8/7/Vista)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product, 22 Jun 2013
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The rating is for ease of use and lots of useful facilities.

This has all you need to help you on your way to writing a novel - tips, tools, sections for plots, characters, objects, places - you can even change the colour of the borders for your own 'personal comfort'. I've been using this for 6 months and it's helped me to organise my novel in a way I never imagined -it 's also very enjoyable to use.

Recommended to anyone who wants to organise their work efficiently.


The Dead Zone [DVD]
The Dead Zone [DVD]
Dvd ~ Christopher Walken
Offered by WorldCinema
Price: 6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A personal timeless classic, 22 Jun 2013
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This review is from: The Dead Zone [DVD] (DVD)
Five stars for gripping horror / drama.

Based on the Stephen King novel, this film is one of my all time favourites. Christopher Walken gives a brilliantly moving portrayal of a man (Johnny Smith) who loses 5 years of his life to a coma and wakes in a specialist institute to discover he's gained psychic powers but lost his fiancée to another man.

I first saw this film in the eighties and Walken's acting skills blew me away; he gets so deep into the character's experiences that I feel what he was going through; the moment he discovers he's lost his girl, the fear, frustration and anger he feels about the power he's gained, the cruel media guy who calls him a freak which results in the death of his mum, the way his now married ex turns up, uses him and 'discards' him again (boy was I angry with her for treating him so mean), Walken's relationship with his screen parents which is incredibly moving and personal - I can't watch this film without my heart breaking for Johnny Smith.

Add to that sterling performances from the actors who play his parents, Tom Skerrit as the desperate sheriff trying to solve a speight of sex murders, Herbet Lom as his concerned, compassionate doctor and Martin Sheen as the dangerously ambitious wannabe senator - result - incredibly entertaining and heart wrenching film. I've watched it more times than I've had hot dinners. It never bores - and I always cry my heart out. IMO a must have for one's DVD collection.

Recommended to anyone who enjoys anything to do with the occult / a gripping story.


Dog Day Afternoon [DVD] [1975]
Dog Day Afternoon [DVD] [1975]
Dvd ~ Al Pacino
Price: 3.84

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing character study, 22 Jun 2013
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The five stars are for first rate acting and entertainment.

This film, based on an actual event, was in turn funny and intriguing; a bank robber who didn't really look as if he wanted to be there yet loved his rapid rise to 'celebrity' status!

Although he had a companion (John Cazale) helping him, Al Pacino stole this film by miles and became the focus all the way through. What I saw in Pacino's character was a man fighting with his conscience as the reality of the situation he was in began to take hold. There was a definite shred of decency and humanity in him which Cazale lacked. I loved the way he seem to deteriorate with the plan to rob the bank. Pure class from Pacino.

Highly recommended to anyone who appreciates classy acting.


Kramer vs. Kramer [DVD] [1979]
Kramer vs. Kramer [DVD] [1979]
Dvd ~ Dustin Hoffman
Offered by Quality Media Supplies Ltd.
Price: 4.13

5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwrenching, 22 Jun 2013
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What a fabulous film. Hoffman and Streep's performances were so convincing they were actually a real live couple fighting for their son. And the little boy was amazing. My heart ached for all of them. You'd have to have a heart of granite not to be moved by this one. Truly brilliant.


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