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The BFG [Blu-ray]
The BFG [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Mark Rylance
Price: £14.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delight to watch, 26 July 2016
This review is from: The BFG [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I was looking forward to watch BFG this summer. I have to say it is a delight to watch. Great family and an enjoyable movie. Based on a children novel by Roald Dhal, the movie narrattes a story about an orphan Sophie, who suddenly enters a new and dangerous world full of giants. The world is so surreal and magical. CGI effects are amazing The BFG comes across as a gentle,charming, harmless and soft giant. Sophie and BFG develop a great bonding between each other. There are mammoth size giants whose intent is to create harm and pose a danger for Sophie. The characterisation is well sketched, as we gain an insight about the two characters. The storyline is simple and easy to follow. It relieves the spirit of the classic novel. I throughly enjoyed it and would recommend for family viewing. Great stuff.


Eye In The Sky [Blu-ray] [2016]
Eye In The Sky [Blu-ray] [2016]
Dvd ~ Helen Mirren
Price: £14.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent and well written thriller, 18 April 2016
Eye in the Sky capture the scenes of war from aerial point of view. Drone technology can detect terrorist activity. Using sophisticated technology, images are enhanced and they can make calculations on the risk of killing civilians. The technology is so amazing and precise.

The movie provides an operational insight into how terrorists campaigns unfolding and the correct actions taken for eradicating the threat. The decisions to engage in missiles have military and politician repercussions. It.is a long process, following correct protocols to ensure consulting relevant ministers and district attorney authorise missions with absolutely certainty. The mission featured in the film, concerns a terrorist operating in Kenya. American and British authorities are working in alliance to save the day. Field agents are operating in Kenya to track down movements of the Islamic groups bring fear in the village.

It is an edge of seat thriller. Plenty of adrenaline pumping, as it keeps you glued to the screen and you want to know what the outcome is. There are emotional and disturbing moments reminding us viewers about the harsh realities of war. It is well directed and well written, The acting us superb from Helen Mirren as a Colonel and the late Alan Rickman as the general. The dialogues are intelligently written. It is a high octane thriller offering plenty of suspense.


The Jungle Book [Blu-ray] [2016]
The Jungle Book [Blu-ray] [2016]
Dvd ~ Scarlett Johansson
Price: £15.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Disney live action films, 17 April 2016
The Jungle Book 2016 is undoubtedly one of the best movies I have seen so far during 2016. One of the best Disney live action movies in recent times. It is based on Rudyard Kipling's novel. The 1967 version is an all -time Disney classic. 2016 new version does not disappoint me at all. I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end. It ticks all the boxes of what I expected.

The era of Super-heroes is exhausting viewers. This is a refreshing change. Jungle Book contains an excellent plot superbly narrated telling the story of Mogwli raised in the dangerous jungle world as a man cub. Raised as a family from a pack of wolfs. The bonding between Mogwi and the animals is incredible and engaging to watch. There is a danger lurking, as Shere Knan spoils the party by adding terror in the jungle and threatening to destroy Mogwii, as he openly despises man. The young lad stubbornly refuses to return at the man village by chosing to stand up for the villainous Tiger. He embarks on a journey of self discovery by meeting new animals.

The characters are well developed. Ben Kingsley is a tremendous actor, who plays the part of wise mentor Bagheera, a black panther. Bill Murray is superb as Baloo, a full of life and eccentric Black bear and Idris Elba superbly plays the part of Shere Khan, a ruthless and king of the Jungle Royal Bengal tiger Mogwli is a courageous young lad played by an upcoming and potential young actor.Neel Seeti. The casting is spot on, as these actors add depth to the characters and are closely reminiscent of the classic version.

The special effects are stunning, recreating the atmosphere of a jungle authentically. The climate and landscape of the jungles are visually stunning, to make you feel a part of the jungle. The droughts and raining weather can affect the way of living for animals. It connects you to the animal kingdom.The CGI effects of the animals are amazing. The animals are well sketched and brought to life for viewers.

The Jungle Book 2016 is a delight to watch. Thoroughly enjoyable and engaging to watch. Disney have done a great job of reinventing a classic to a modern audience. It works very well. I love it.


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition) [Blu-ray 3D]
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition) [Blu-ray 3D]
Dvd ~ Ben Affleck
Price: £26.34

13 of 33 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Tedious and incoherent, 25 Mar. 2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an epic super-hero film, based on a dual between Batman versus Superman. It is an incredibly long movie lasting almost 3 hours. I feel though CGI effect overpower the movie at times, extending the duration without no justification.

The quality of storyline matters the most. The movie lacks clarity and coherently. Batman and Superman are super-heroes demonstrating extraordinary powers and a point to prove. It needed to be much clearer. I feel the characters lack depth. Lex Luthor’s character, stand out the best showing the villainous side.

Tedious and bland in many parts, hence why so many members of the audience slept and fidgeting. It fails to engage audience. The negative reviews are justified. I feel the movie did not wow me enough. I found it in-coherent, lacking sparkling qualities and not enough depth. 3/5 is a fair reflection. It could have been much better.
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The Crossing (Harry Bosch Series)
The Crossing (Harry Bosch Series)
by Michael Connelly
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Connelly nails it for me this time, 24 Jan. 2016
Connelly is a masterful crime writer. The attention to details of a crime and court scenes are so meticulously written. It feels so real. I questioned about Bosch's character in previous novel. Connelly adds a new dimension to Bosch. It work very well and well thought out. Credit to Connelly for moving the character in a different direction.. He is a retired cop,, working for half brother and defence attorney Mickey Haller as a private investigator. The two key characters work well together. There are different perspective to an investigation, which is interesting and fascinating to read. The plot is gripping and intense. I do not want give any details about the plot. Completely engrossing and a staggering pace of unveiling a series of events leading to a discovery. It shows Connelly knows his stuff. The Crossing shows why Connelly is the best crime fiction writer in the modern century. He knows how to surprise readers. I thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend if you like a quality crime fiction read.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 [Blu-ray] [2015]
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 [Blu-ray] [2015]
Dvd ~ Jennifer Lawrence
Price: £9.99

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reaches a satisfactory conclusion, 4 Dec. 2015
The Hunger Games Mockingjay is the fourth and final instalment in the Hunger Games series. Our favourite heroine Katniss Everdeen and allies are on a mission to confront evil President Snow in a final and thrilling showdown, a dictatorial leader of Capitol. His brutal regimes are breaking a nation apart and led to full scale war. Snow becomes increasingly obsessed in destroying Everdeen. Will peace be restored in the plant? Will the Capitol regimes break apart?

The movie reaches a satisfactory conclusion. It filled with plenty twists and turns. This movie is enthralling. If you like a good science fiction film, I would recommend this movie. I enjoyed it. I do not want to add anymore details to the review.as it would act as a spoiler. A nice and simple review


Star Wars Rebels [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Star Wars Rebels [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Price: £11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Star Wars animation, 29 Nov. 2015
If you are a fan of Star Wars, I would recommend the Star Wars rebels. It is an excellent CGI animation by Disney. It follows a group of rebels against the evil empire and it forces. The story well before the original A New Hope. It features Darth Vader. The Empire started to build up and rule the galaxy. It about good rebels versus the evil republic. It contains plenty of action and excitement. How did it lead to next chapter? That what you will find out. It is fascinating and enjoyable. Truly Star Wars style, absence from the prequels. We gain an introuduction of some of the original characters including Chewbecca and Theerpio. How did the empire build up? Plenty of space travel and adventure. Love it. More than 3 hours worth of excitement and thrills. A great idea to release in animation. Love it and a great item for Star Warsfans.


Cinderella [Blu-ray]
Cinderella [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Lily James
Price: £8.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, enhanting and magical, 15 Nov. 2015
This review is from: Cinderella [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
The live action Cinderalla movie is a delight ro watch. Beautifully cinemagraphed, stunning special effects and enchanting settings. A classical fairytale about a beautiful young girl raised with the step mother and step sisters. Cinderall is treated appallingly, as she is expected to clean and deprived of enjoyment in her life. Meets a handsome princess and goes to a ball in a stunning outfit. Can her dreams come true? Disney delivers a fine live movie. It is a film for the whole family to enjoy. I loved it. The acting is great, storyline is easy to follow and magical. Well done Disney to keep us entertained for generations.


Spectre  [Blu-ray] [2015]
Spectre [Blu-ray] [2015]
Dvd ~ Daniel Craig
Price: £14.67

7 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring and weakest Bond movie I have seen, 31 Oct. 2015
This review is from: Spectre [Blu-ray] [2015] (Blu-ray)
Does Daniel Craig fourth outing as Ian Fleming James Bond character meet expectations? The opening scene shows Mexico City in a flamboyant carnival festival. A plan attack occurs prompting Bond chasing bad guys around a massive square in Mexico City, flooded with people in costumes. Another attack occurs elsewhere. The action scenes are typically shown in James Bond style featuring big car chases located in narrow streets and the background music flowing. There is a connection between the attacks. So I thought to myself, Spectre is looking promising and will head a thrilling direction. I was proved wrong later on. The middle parts of the film run out of steam. The momentum completely lost. I was literally bored for one and half hours watching Spectre. Nothing really happens and bland in many parts. Far too much emphasise on Bond trotting around the world without a purpose at times. Christopher Waltz burst too late in the scene as the main villain. Bond’s character is like an assassin filled with rage. Q character feels a bit confused at times, as he is gadget man. The Bond’s character lacks the charisma and spark as previous James Bond movies, as in the days of Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan. OO7 team on the verge of being closed down, as ordered by the home secretary to be replaced by another organisation. I could not see the point of adding this, as I knew it somehow would survive. It is far too predictable.

Although James Bond is an iconic British hero and for generations it has thrilled us, Spectre would not beat some espionage movies today like the latest Mission Impossible. It is miles better, as it heads a direction and plenty of suspense keeping you enthralled, without hardly a dull moment. There is an element of surprise. Spectre drags on for almost 2 and half hours of dribble and pointless side stories. I would give this a miss and look elsewhere. Any forthcoming release of Bond movie need some work on refinement.

Spectre is one of the boring and weakest Bond’s films I have seen of all time. I am being honest. Spectre is a victim of false expectations. Quality weighs greater importance than publicity. Film-makers need to get this message. I get annoyed when we see adverts of product showing Bond , when the movie matters the most. Spectre is a disappointment for me. Spectre may mark the end of Daniel Craig’s era as the secret agent. It needs to formula on the earlier days. More purpose and suspense needed. 2/5 is a fair reflection.
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You Are Dead (Roy Grace)
You Are Dead (Roy Grace)
by Peter James
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping and intriguing crime fiction, 18 Oct. 2015
I have been highly critical of previous novels of the author. You’re Dead shows the author regaining form, but still in tedious in details in certain parts. Overall, the novel is gripping and intriguing piece of crime fiction.

The plot is centred on a serial killer in Brighton. DS Grace, the central character is leading the investigation. A serial killer is on the loose targeting females of similar traits. The serial killer strikes again by creating mayhem and panic in the streets of Brighton. The murders are gruesome. Are there any connection with a murder 30 years ago? What are the motives of the killer? How close are police force putting the killer behind bars? The novel for most periods kept me gripped and intrigued. This lacked in previous novels. The build-up flows at a brisk pace. There is an elements of suspense, as you want to know who the killer is. The mysterious disappearance of Sandy haunts the senior detective. This is a side story. Does it reach a conclusion?

Peter James is an accomplished crime fiction writer. You’re Dead show signs that he can be good. An improvement from previous novels. If you like a good crime fiction, I would recommend the latest novel.


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