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Barbarella [DVD] [1968]
Barbarella [DVD] [1968]
Dvd ~ Jane Fonda
Price: £3.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I tried to fathom the reasons that had made this ..., 6 July 2014
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This review is from: Barbarella [DVD] [1968] (DVD)
I tried to fathom the reasons that had made this film apparently a 'cult classic', but failed. The plot is awful. The acting matches the plot. Even as an outright t & a movie, it falls short. The two stars are in fond memory of the totally absurd dialogue and Jane Fonda's legs (in that order). Now it's up to you to take a call.


Con Air - Extended Cut [DVD]
Con Air - Extended Cut [DVD]
Dvd ~ Nicolas Cage
Offered by Entertainment Direct
Price: £3.45

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Awfully mediocre, 2 July 2014
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This review is from: Con Air - Extended Cut [DVD] (DVD)
The only two things that would remain with you after the film is over would be Cage's terrible haircut and the unbelievably off-putting acting from Cusack. Malcovich is great, so are the assorted villains, but the film induces more groans than "wow"-s. And the action is also sub-par. Nah, there are better B-movies than this one.


Whiteout [DVD]
Whiteout [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kate Beckinsale
Offered by Rikdev Media
Price: £2.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Blood on snow!, 2 July 2014
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This review is from: Whiteout [DVD] (DVD)
The film was quite watchable, beginning with the (rather unnecessary, but with Kate Beckinsale in the film it was expected) mandatory shower-scene, followed by a few suspenseful moments, quick narrative, some solid photography, some hammy acting, and all coming against the backdrop of the breathtakingly beautiful-yet-horrific Antarctic landscape. Not Oscar-material by any means, nowhere close to the epic Graphic Novel, but watchable on its own.


Shaft [DVD] [2000]
Shaft [DVD] [2000]
Dvd ~ Samuel L. Jackson
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £2.68

4.0 out of 5 stars We need more such stuff, honestly., 1 July 2014
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This review is from: Shaft [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
These days the awards ceremonies and the associated media blitz have really got to our psyche, resulting in a serious shortage of B-movies made watchable by cool heroes, villains and gunshots. This film goes some way in addressing that malady, with Christian Bale acting suitably villanious, lots of associated heroes & villains doing their job (befitting the tone & tenor of the film) handsomly, and above all, Samuel L Jackson simply dominating each & every scene where he is allowed to be visible. Solid stuff. Recommended.


Jonah Hex [DVD] [2010]
Jonah Hex [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Megan Fox
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.46

3.0 out of 5 stars Too short, but perhaps a sequel?, 1 July 2014
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This review is from: Jonah Hex [DVD] [2010] (DVD)
Unlike the critics and the viewers who had found this film to be rather vapid as well as short of many other charms that are supposed to define a blockbuster, I found the film to be good enough for a boring evening. For such time-slots (which are numerous in many of our lives nowadays) I recommend this film, which is rich in depiction of Brolin's (disfigured) visage, wisecracks (supported by cracks of literally smoking guns), but should have had more display of Megan Fox' assets. Perhaps in the sequel...??


Shaft [DVD] [1971]
Shaft [DVD] [1971]
Dvd ~ Richard Roundtree
Offered by UclickWeDeliver
Price: £2.66

4.0 out of 5 stars Packs quite a punch!, 19 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: Shaft [DVD] [1971] (DVD)
Simultaneously sleek & gritty, tough & cheeky, this film sure lingers on the mind. And the music! You have to listen to it just once, and that's it. Recommended.


Ronin [DVD] [1998]
Ronin [DVD] [1998]
Dvd ~ Robert De Niro
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 19 May 2014
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This review is from: Ronin [DVD] [1998] (DVD)
If you haven't seen it, then you must rectify the situation. This is a brilliant film, with absolutely top notch acting, tight plot, and a slow-simmering heat spreading its veins through every scene & sequence, so that you practically flinch even when nothing happens, because you are expecting stuff to happen every moment. Just awesome film which is totally worthy of five star. Poor audio, with the background score being louder than the foreground, caused me to drop a star from this DVD, but as far as the film is concerned, WATCH IT!


Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor & Other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials [DVD]
Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor & Other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith
Price: £6.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Underwhelming, 25 April 2014
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I had been a little disappointed with the previous adventure that had straddled a lot of different time-lines and events, appearing almost too clever for itself and everybody else, except the fans off course. Unfortunately, this episode was even more 'downer', with its mellowed nature and attempts to tie everything up in a ball which really didn't explode (Lord, how I miss the Pandorica days!). I do hope that the next Doctor, who seems to have started on a wrong footing, elevates the series.
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The Hunger Games [DVD]
The Hunger Games [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jennifer Lawrence
Price: £3.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An epic of modern age, 23 April 2014
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This review is from: The Hunger Games [DVD] (DVD)
This film has acquired a cult following (even among those who haven't read the books), and once you 'watch it' you get to know the obvious reasons. It captures our dystopean fears perfectly, while showing us a 'way out' through our tough-yet-lovable protagonist. Jennifer Lawrence has really made the role hers in every sense, and she has been complimented by others to a great extent. The only reason behind dropping of a star is the slow start and somewhat excessive length. Otherwise, RECOMMENDED.


Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time [DVD]
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gemma Arterton
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.44

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A letdown, really!, 1 April 2014
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This film had the potential to be SUCH an entertainer, and see where it ended. It wastes practically every character, doesn't introduce adequate no. of one-liners, gives the protagonist one of the worst haircuts that have ever graced/disgraced Hollywood, and runs out of steam very quickly. Nevertheless, the banter keeps the film partially interesting, and hence 3 stars!


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