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The Spiderwick Chronicles [Blu-ray] [2008]
The Spiderwick Chronicles [Blu-ray] [2008]
Dvd ~ Freddie Highmore

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Their World Is Closer Than You Think., 23 Mar. 2015
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Once upon a time, upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures. Unable to explain the strange disappearances and accidents that seem to be happening on a daily basis, the family blames it all on Jared. When he, Simon and Mallory investigate what's really going on, they uncover the fantastic truth of the Spiderwick estate and of the creatures that inhabit it.

Well directed with an interesting story that keeps you watching. Good acting all round, the CGI effects were well implemented too, with various characters and creatures popping up here and there to provide comedic relief and action pivitol plot development. The film was well paced and doesn't feel its been rushed. The other excellent transformations are when Mulgarath shape shifts at different points in the movie. The fight scene between the sister and the unseen goblins is pretty cool.

Overall a good solid fantasy/adventure/action film for all. Would recommend this to anyone who likes fantasy films. Enjoy!

Getaway [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Getaway [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Ethan Hawke
Price: £8.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Get in. Get out. Getaway!!!, 16 Mar. 2015
Getaway is the gritty, exciting action thriller from Warner Brothers in which former race car driver Brent Magna(Ethan Hawke) is pitted against the clock as he commandeers a custom Shelby Super Snake Mustang, taking it and its unwitting owner on a high-speed adventure at the command of a mysterious villain(John Voight) on a race against time to save the life of his kidnapped wife.

Nicely directed by Courtney Solomon. Simple easy story to follow, i thought the two leads were good and the villain kept it interesting with tasks he gave out. Selena Gomez was believeable, and had the expected attitude of someone her character's age without being annoying throughout the film. Ethan Hawke was good as usual in my opinion he brought a depth to his character. Decent action scenes with no CGI which gives it a more real feel to it and a change of scenery filmed in Sofia,Bulgaria rather than USA all the time. Dont go in taking the film too seriously otherwise you wont enjoy it.

Overall a decent action film. Grab some popcorn and put your feet up and enjoy it.

Would recommend this to Ethan Hawke fans and action fans.

Escape From New York [Blu-ray]
Escape From New York [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Kurt Russell
Price: £7.49

3.0 out of 5 stars 1997. New York City is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane., 5 Mar. 2015
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In 1997, when the US President (Donald Pleasence) crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber (Kurt Russel) is sent in for a rescue.

Well directed by John Carpenter, cool cencept, decent acting, Russell is able to say a lot with little dialogue, through his body language and facial expressions and a good supporting cast, some action scenes, decent CGI for an 80's film back then, decent costumes for a budget of 6 million dollars, with the budget being low carpenter manages to make it look good for its time and the music is good and suits the theme for the film.

Overall a good sci-fi/action film.

The Legend of Hercules [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + UV Copy]
The Legend of Hercules [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + UV Copy]
Dvd ~ Kellan Lutz
Offered by i want one of those
Price: £6.29

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Every man has a destiny!!, 28 Feb. 2015
In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires only one thing: the love of Hebe, Princess of Crete, who has been promised to his own brother. When Hercules learns of his greater purpose, he must choose: to flee with his true love or to fulfill his destiny and become the true hero of his time. The story behind one of the greatest myths is revealed in this action-packed epic - a tale of love, sacrifice and the strength of the human spirit.

Well directed, decent acting and with a good supporting cast. Kellan Lutz and Scott adkins give good solid performances in there roles, with good action scenes, simple storyline to follow, nice scenery, the costumes are nicely designed and decent CGI to keep you watching throughout.

Overall a good film and would watch again. Enjoy!

Welcome to the Jungle [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Welcome to the Jungle [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Megan Boone
Price: £6.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Unleash your inner BEAST!!, 19 Feb. 2015
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A company retreat on a tropical island goes terribly awry.

Well directed good acting with a decent supporting cast. JCVD is not the focus but I didn't feel deprived of his presence either. I feel that the movie is pretty solid, even though JCVD isn't really the main character he plays a some what important role in the film. His role isn't necessarily pivotal but I feel it's balanced enough in this film and gives a good performance.This was a decent movie, not overly hilarious but it makes you chuckle here and there. The humour did go to places I have never seen in other movies. I enjoyed this movie as it was a bit different to the usual movies i watch, those expecting action there is a bit near the end of the film. Don't go in watching this film and taking it seriously enjoy it for what it is.

Overall a decent film would recommend this.

Blood & Bone (Blu Ray)
Blood & Bone (Blu Ray)
Dvd ~ Michael Jai White
Offered by Wowudo
Price: £4.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars In A World Without Rules, He Makes His Own. It's time to knuckle up!, 4 Feb. 2015
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In Los Angeles, an ex-con (Micheal Jai White) takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

Well directed by Ben Ramsey, simple but yet interesting storyline, good acting by Michael Jai White, Eamonn Walker and with a decent supporting cast, Great fight cheography throughout gives realistic feel to the action scenes that are shot well. None of that shaky camera stuff where you can't tell what is going on. The story and action scenes keep you watching til the end.

Overall a good martial arts action film. Would recommend this to anyone who likes martial arts and Michael Jai White fans as my self. Enjoy

Lakeview Terrace [Blu-ray] [2009] [Region Free]
Lakeview Terrace [Blu-ray] [2009] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Samuel L. Jackson
Offered by Clearance Game Deals
Price: £9.70

3.0 out of 5 stars What could be safer than living next to a cop?, 26 Jan. 2015
In California, the Caucasian Chris Mattson and his African-American wife Lisa Mattson move to a house in a gated community. The racist and dysfunctional next-door neighbor is the abusive LAPD Officer Abel Turner who feels uncomfortable with the relationship of the newcomers and transforms their lives into Hell on Earth.

Well directed throughout by Neil Labute. Good solid acting and concept and a all round decent supporting cast, Samuel L. Jackson was really scary here, he played that bullying, obsessive character really well. Some nice scenery, it's well paced, good suspense,some action, the story is simple but it keeps you watching and keeping you guessing til the end.

Overall i enjoyed Lakeview Terrace, would recommend this to anyone. Enjoy

Salt [Blu-ray] [2010] [Region Free]
Salt [Blu-ray] [2010] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Angelina Jolie
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £3.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Who is Salt?, 11 Jan. 2015
As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?"

Well directed, good acting,good supporting cast, simple storyline with several plots and subplots and decent action to keep you watching throughout and keeping you guessing who salt really is. Jolie is good as the main lead in the film and good performances by Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Overall a good action/thriller. Sit back relax and enjoy.

The Expendables 3: Extended Edition [Blu-ray]
The Expendables 3: Extended Edition [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Sylvester Stallone
Price: £5.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New team. New attitude. New mission., 8 Jan. 2015
Barney Ross and his team are sent on another job but first he rescues a member of the team who's been in prison for 8 years. After doing that he heads off to do the job: get an arms dealer named Mins, but when Barney sees the man, he recognizes him as Stonebanks, another team member who went rogue whom Barney thought he took care of. He then mortally wounds one of Barney's men. Barney would then be approached by a man named Drummer who's with the CIA, who tells him, he wants Mins or Stonebanks. Barney decides to sever all ties with his men and recruits 4 young people to help him get Stonebanks. And they get him and are bringing him back when his people attack them and Barney gets away. Stonebanks calls him telling him, if he wants his people back come and get them. Barney's willing to go alone but his old team joins him.

Starring the Ultimate Action Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Kelsey Grammer, MMA star Ronda Rousey, welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz, and Glen Powell.

Well directed, good CGI, good solid action,good stunts and good acting and Antonio Banderas, giving a crazy, over the top performance. Mel Gibson, whilst more restrained, gives his all as the crazy bad guy, and although the majority of the visual effects are good, the stunt work in the third act of the film is quite impressive and even engaging.

Overall a good solid action film. Enjoy

Highly recommend this film.

Non-Stop [Blu-ray] [2014]
Non-Stop [Blu-ray] [2014]
Dvd ~ Liam Neeson
Price: £5.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Hijacking Was Just the Beginning, 7 Jan. 2015
The alcoholic and discredited air marshal Bill Marks is a former cop that still grieves the death of his eight year-old daughter that died of leukemia. Bill is assigned to a flight from New York to London and the passenger Jen Summers sits on his side in the first-class. When the plane is crossing the Atlantic Ocean, Bill receives text messages telling him that one passenger will die every twenty minutes unless the TSA air flight company transfers 150 million dollars to an offshore account. Bill contacts his superior that does not believe in his words. Further they discover that the bank account is in the name of Bill. Now Bill has to find the terrorist with the support of Jen and the flight attendant Nancy only and soon he finds a bomb on board. But the TSA representative believes that Bill is the terrorist. Will he succeed in saving the passengers lives?

Well directed throughout by Jaume Collet-Serra, Good strong performance by Neeson and a decent supporting cast.
This isn't a full on action movie, it's a mystery/thriller with some decent action scenes and keeps you watching and guessing who is the actual culprit behind it all.

Overall a good solid mystery/thriller/action film. Enjoy

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