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Ender's Game [Blu-ray]
Ender's Game [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Asa Butterfield
Price: 7.20

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars outstandingly good, 9 April 2014
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This review is from: Ender's Game [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Cgi brilliantly good,the story is ingenious. Instead of an
alien invasion film ,you have a teen recruits ,training
To defeat a possible new invasion and lead the fight to them
Ender the child /teen genius is trained to lead his classmates
Through a series of simulation battles, not realizing that their graduation
Simulation is a successful one ,and an attack on the enemy destroys the
Enemy planet,the trainees find they have been duped by their leaders
And the simulation was for real and the trainees won the war,while the
Military leaders celebrate the trainees are horrified that they caused the genocide
Of an entire species .that may have not been a threat. The moral of this story that
The war was wrong,and the effects on those who did the fighting is traumatic
Especially when they realized the consequences of their actions, enders saved the
Last of the species and departs for pastures new and after being promoted to admiral.

The idea of a cadet leading others into battle is not original in fiction
these days,jj Abraham's
Did it with Kirk,in the 2009 star trek reboot it ,didn't work then,
And it's not plausible now. That's the only daft part. The idea
That adults military conned or duped the teens is a sinister one
And cleverly done, but they were desperate and you could see
They bitterly regretted their decisions and the end results .not
only they masterminded the destruction of a species but they
Traumatized the recruits.
The inclusion of a Maori(Ben Kingsley) is good also
Because they are never represented on the big screen.
Underrated in the states which is a shame Because it is
Very good,I expect they didn't like the genocide bit.......

The Alamo [DVD]
The Alamo [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dennis Quaid
Price: 3.80

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars out standing, 9 April 2014
This review is from: The Alamo [DVD] (DVD)
Historically accurate and thoroughly entertaining
Far better than John Wayne's. The acting is good
Your have to feel for the Mexicans on both sides
Since Texas's wasn't part of the USA at that time

The Alamo [DVD] [1960]
The Alamo [DVD] [1960]
Dvd ~ John Wayne
Offered by rsdvd
Price: 4.85

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars overlong, 9 April 2014
This review is from: The Alamo [DVD] [1960] (DVD)
Famously panned after is release, it's not historically accurate if your
Looking for a history lesson then you will be disappointed , black Jack
Movies who financed the film was headed by Wayne himself. The
Battle scene near the end was not fought in the day but at night or I should
Say at around 5am,but the film producers didn't want a night action .the
Defenders of the mission station weren't all American but also Texan, European
Mexican,(although Texas was in Mexico) ,there is no firm proof that David
Crockett died heroically at the Alamo, or in fact died there at all. Jim
Bowtie was incapacitated as in the film and Travis was shot in the head if
You love John Wayne films then this is ok. I don't know why it was a flop
Because it's quite good,

Two Mules For Sister Sara [DVD]
Two Mules For Sister Sara [DVD]
Dvd ~ Clint Eastwood

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars clint rides again, 8 April 2014
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Clint saves a damsel in distress and ends up saving a nun
so he thinks,only to discover that she's neither but a rebel
Sympathiser on the run.

But he is roped into the rebellion against his better judgement
It has its quirky moments as Clint ,to curb his rough ways in front
Of a nun ,his face says it all when he discovers he's made a fool
Of .......

Flood [2007] [DVD]
Flood [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert Carlyle
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 2.73

5.0 out of 5 stars based on fictiona story, but came very very close to fact, 6 April 2014
This review is from: Flood [2007] [DVD] (DVD)
Tv series over 2 nights,tells of a super flood across north Scotland
And then south east of England and London, whilst the met office
Scotch story's of Imminent disaster.the government trays to limit
The destruction about to over take London .As COBRA trays to deal with
The flood heading toward London and close the Thames barriers. Thing is
Although this series was made year's ago this very nearly happened
In Jan 2014 except most of the uk was effected ..........

Poseidon Adventure -DVD - John Putch with Adam Baldwin and Rutger Hauer
Poseidon Adventure -DVD - John Putch with Adam Baldwin and Rutger Hauer
Dvd ~ Adam Baldwin Rutger Hauer Steve Guttenberg Bryan Brown C Thomas Howell Peter Weller Alex Kingston Alexa Hamilton Clive Mantle Sylvia Syms
Offered by Retro_Foundation
Price: 14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars tv mini series, 6 April 2014
Ss Poseidon sets sail with terrorist gang on board, the cia aware of
a plot some where.
And lose track of the terrorists, they put a sea Marshall on the ship
The Marshall discover the plot but is out of time.the terrorists
Assault .the bridge , and the bombs detonate below sea
level the rest is similar to the Poseidon story the ship
Capsized and the survivors try to escape In a twist the
Rescue is led by special forces rescue team led by a mi6
Officer ashore. The mini series is set over 3 nights starring
Peter Weller.(robo cop)Adam Baldwin(firefly)
Rutger (blade runner) Steve Guttenberg(police
The series is obviously an attempt to cash in on
The Poseidon remake .this doesn't make it bad In fact
It's quite good

Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Triple Play [Blu-ray + DVD + UV Copy] [2013]
Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Triple Play [Blu-ray + DVD + UV Copy] [2013]
Dvd ~ Jennifer Lawrence
Price: 12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars president snow strikes back, 6 April 2014
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It's all ways uncomfortable when kids fight,as they did in the
First film,I felt uncomfortable with that one,that doesn't mean
I felt that hunger games was bad, it wasn't.In the 2nd film
Pres snow feeling cheated with the out come of katliss and
Peetas victory,changes the rules to reassert his authority.the
New contestants include past game survivors angered at being
Recalled for the new special game quarter quell .any disobedience
Is ruthlessly put down by his quasi police force,military. The more adult
Theme meant that it wasn't simply a kill quest like the other one but
An attempt to beat the system by working as a team and escaping
The's well written and well acted, and well worth seeing

Hostile Waters [DVD] [1997] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Hostile Waters [DVD] [1997] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Martin Sheen
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: 9.17

5.0 out of 5 stars based on true events, 5 April 2014
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At the middle of the cold war submarines play cat and
Mouse under the water, on this important week in time
Both Reagan and Gorbachev arrange for a meet in Iceland.for
Peace deal.unknown to them 2 submarine have collided
(Normal occurrence) with the Russian sub crippled a fire
From the missile room engulfs the boat, and the captain has to take
Drastic steps to save his boat while the Pentagon fears he may be
Taking things into his own hands and attack the usa. In any event
The Russian crew bravely saves the ship while help
arrives from russian subs,the captain can't save the boat and it
Sinks.the crew return to Russia and the captain is tried and kicked
Out of the navy.........
This is region 1 dvd, but it does play on region 2 players it was first
Seen on bb1 several years ago starring Martin sheen,as the yank sub captain
And rutger hauler as the Soviet captain a very good drama
Well acted and believe able

I, Claudius & Claudius the God
I, Claudius & Claudius the God
by Robert Graves
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars read this as a companion to the tv series, 4 April 2014
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Told from the view of Claudius the fourth emperor of Rome born
With a lame leg,and grew up with a stutter and twitch he was treated
With contempt by his mother and grandmother ,although his siblings
And in-laws ,friends thought enough of him to advise him to exaggerate
More of his ailments so he would not be considered a threat to the more
Devious members of his clan. He was definitely on the sidelines
During Tiberius reign ,but took the brunt of Caligula s insanity
During his . In the series Claudius was astute enough to play
Along with Caligula s bouts of insanity not only saving him
Self but also countless others,after Caligula assassination
The praetorian guard elevated him to emperor ,to save himself
From certain assassination from the Senate if he refuses the guards
Protection he succumbs to pressure to become emperor.
He became the only emperor to subdue Britain(Julius Caesar
Was not an emperor) and this campaign gave him more
Credence with the Senate .unfortunately his marriage
To messalina was nearly his undoing. In the book/series
She and lover tried to commit a coup until the emperor s staff
Managed to put it down.devastated when he was tricked
Into signing her death warrant ,he later marrys Caligula
Younger sister,and adopts her son nero in favour of his own
Son to be next emperor,Claudius already thought that his son
Would be assassinated after his own demise. Claudius had
Already gathered that he would be murdered by Nero and
His wife and could or would not do any thing to prevent
It. Perhaps he thought that with Nero on the throne
The Senate would depose the emperor Nero revert to republic
And then Claudius s natural son would be safe........

Blake's 7 - Series 1 [DVD] [1978]
Blake's 7 - Series 1 [DVD] [1978]
Dvd ~ Gareth Thomas
Price: 15.98

5.0 out of 5 stars alternative federation, 3 April 2014
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Although some sceptics see Blake's 7,as a BBC take off as
a star wars type of genre ,they wouldnt

Be far wrong, the bbc could never hope to pay for the
effects available in the states also had to
Do with model space kits and dodgy effects, that out
of the way the series is very good you had
The rebel rog Blake, a brainwashed x freedom fighter
. Up against servalan and travis both equivalent
Of emperor Palpatine, servalan,and travis a cross
between a Borg and psycho, the black clad fed
troopers were quite cool(notice the Derry boots they wears,
look it up ) some time over the seasons
The federation, went to war with invaders from
another galaxy ,rumours were that the original
Premise was that the invaders were meant to be the
daleks but discounted during this
Time both Blake,Jenna and gan left the show and
the federation won the war
And renamed the empire but For reasons.
Unknown to them selves the bbc cancelled the show , not
before bringing back blake in the last episode.
In this episode most of the crew were killed off in an
ambushed by the Fed, empire with one possible
Survivor..rumours are circling the net that the series will be
launched in the next couple of years or sooner

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