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Deliver Us From Evil [Blu-ray] [2014]
Deliver Us From Evil [Blu-ray] [2014]
Dvd ~ Scott Derrickson
Price: £13.00

4.0 out of 5 stars An edge of the seat horror thriller, 1 Mar. 2015
The movie received mixed reviews. I disagree with the negative reviews. I did not find the movie dreadful at all. It is an intelligence piece of horror thriller. There are big scary moments. There are edge of the seat moments. The build up is well delivered. The initial hour builts a vivid picture of the events unfolding. The last hour it picks up momemtum as it start to get creepy and scary.

What is it about? The movie is based on real life events of Ralph Sarchie, a New York cop. He was invesigating a case linked supposely to supernatural events. What clues does he stumbled on to solve the case? The opening scene shows a group of Us marine in Iraq being pocessed by a spirit. These strange events occur in New York. Ralph worked in partnership with a priest to solve this mysterious case. What caused these inexplicable events? Does this mystery become solved? It touches upon the theme of exorcism. This is related to spirits and demons. How does the case psychologically affect Ralph, as he was involved in the case? The scenes are dark, hollowing and distrubing.

Overall, it is a good horror movie that kept me enthralled. In any horror movie, building up a picture is important to gain an understanding of the subject matter raised. Deliver us from Evil as it is atmopheric and not filled with annoying cliches associated with horror movies. It contains sickening and violences scenss which some viewers may find distrubing. I would reommend the movie if you are a fan of classical horror films like Exorcism.


Indian Summers [DVD]
Indian Summers [DVD]
Dvd ~ Julie Walters
Price: £15.77

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Confusing, disjointed and too many characters, 27 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Indian Summers [DVD] (DVD)
On initial impression, Indian Summers sounded a promising drama. It is based on the British Indian raj period. After watching a few episodes, I struggled to engage with the drama. It is immensely slow paced. I feel there are too many characters. I could not understand the relevance of few characters. It feels so confused and disjointed in many parts. It lacks clarity for me as a drama. I feel the characters did not blend well in with the British raj period. The potroyal of the main characters feel so unreal and inaccurate. It is filled with too many cliches characterising the period. To elaborate, owning a big mansions and lavish lifestyles. Historical accuracy is questionable on whether what happens reflect the period . It needed to be more simplified and less characters. It has been labelled the new drama Downtown Abbey. I disagree with that as it is miles better and easy to follow. If you are looking for quality period dramas, look elsewhere and this is the weakest I have seen. I had high hopes for the drama. It is disappointing, as it fail to meet my expectations. I asked a few of my friends about what they think of the drama and they share the same views as me. It needs serious big improvements in all departments of what is expected of a high quality drama. I do not see the point the series running for forthcoming future as it will be a wasted investment, unless it changes.


The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [Blu-ray + UV Copy]
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [Blu-ray + UV Copy]
Price: £17.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and feel good movie, 27 Feb. 2015
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a British comedy drama film based in India. It is about a group of pensioners settling in India, who reside in the Exotic hotel tailored to their needs. The films features a strong cast including Bill Nighty, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton and a newcomer Richard Gere. It is interesting and hilarious to observe how these pensioners adapt to Indian way of life. The charming and hot tempered owner played by Dev Patel runs and manages the hotel. He is aiming to expand the empire. Does he achieve the dream? The bonding he shares with the other characters is great. It is touching and hilarious at the same time. The hotel is different from conventonal hotels, The film is filled with humour, drama and Bollywood magic. The characters are great and well developed. I love the majestic setting of India. It is lovely to admire and to appreciate the country. It is a great follow up from the first inststallment. It is richly entertaining with hardly a dull moment. I was engrossed to the film. If you like a great feel good movie, I would truly recommend The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I throughly enjoyed it. This shows British film making of the highest quality


The Theory Of Everything [Blu-ray] [2015]
The Theory Of Everything [Blu-ray] [2015]
Dvd ~ Eddie Redmayne
Price: £13.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving, powerful and engaging piece of film-making, 14 Feb. 2015
The Theory of Everything is a romantic biographical drama film. The film is based around Stephen Hawkings, a renowned theorist physicist. His contribution to the field has received widespread praise. I really admire the work of the person. Many of the theories are fascinating and interesting.

The films tells the moving story of how the journey begins in Cambridge University. Stephen meets a fellow student Jane Wilde, whilst attending a party. Chemistry sparkled between the two. Stephen was a bright student, who excelled in his studies and was eager to share what he came up within physics field. There were question marks raised about his work from academics initially. One day Stephen collapsed on the floor. He was immediately admitted to hospital. Sadly, he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease and had two years to live. The devastating news was informed to Stephen. This is one of most pivotal and emotional moment of the film. How did he react to the news? Stephen never gave up on life. He married Jane Wilde, started a family and continued his work as physicist. His condition gradually deteriorated, to the point where he would lose his voice completely. He was confined in wheelchair, where he can still communicate through a computerised system. He attended events to share his findings. There are the enduring qualities I strongly admire about the man. The film show the key moments of Stephen's life.

The film making is off the highest quality showing happy and emotional moments. Brilliantly delivered and acted. It deserves strong praise for a delivering a powerful piece of film making and showing the sheer determination and endurance of one man despite his physical difficulties. To me, it conveys a strong message of not giving up on life. I found the film engaging. Full five marks. If you express an interest in biographical films, here is one to add to your list.


American Sniper [Blu-ray] [2014] [Region Free]
American Sniper [Blu-ray] [2014] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Bradley Cooper
Price: £17.75

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars American Sniper review, 7 Feb. 2015
American Sniper is a biographical war drama film. It is based on a true story. It is about the most lethal sniper in US military history known as Chris Kyle who tradically died past year. The lad hailed from Texas. He was a patriotic soldier who was highly dedicated and passionate to fight for his country. The film takes a journey about the life of Kyle as a kid, soldier and a family man. It builds a great picture of Kyle life. He fought in four wars and spent a long time away from his family. This took a toil on his family life. Emotionally, he was affected as he lost close colleagues who got killed in violent engagements with enemies in the streets of Iraq. Some of the scenes are distressing, hollowing and distrubing to watch. War can affects indviduals in different ways as the film conveys. Client Eastwood shows his credentials as a top director. It is different from many war films. It takes a deep look of the psychological effects of war on a soldier who fought in highly dangerous operations. There are no cheesy action and excitement. It is a serious piece of film making. If you are into biographical piece of film making, then I would recommend the film. It reminds about the harsh realities serviceman face. Well delivered and well acted.


The Imitation Game [Blu-ray]
The Imitation Game [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
Price: £13.00

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant film, 6 Feb. 2015
The Imitation Game is a historical thriller film. It is definitely one of the best British films of the year. I liked it very much.

It tells the story of British mathematician Alan Turing. He contributed significantly in solving the Enigma Code during Second World War. Breaking the code proved vital as it would discover the miltary secrets of the Nazis and help to defeat the enemy in crucial engagements. Many lives were at stake. How could a task be achieved with the technology available? Tuning was reruited to work under the guidance of a commander for breaking the code as a part of a team. Britain was on the brink of war against Germany. We learn a great deal about Turing. He came as across as a loner and difficult person to work with. He was a genius and a homo sexual. He managed to convince Winston Churchhill for funding a manchine that would achieve the task. The film takes a journey of Turing school days. What inspired the lad interest in codes? He was a victim of bullying. Turing character is interesting and intriguing. Character development is excellent.

There is a deep meaning conveyed in the film. The subject matter of homo sexuality is delicate. In those days, it was illegal to be a homo sexual. If this scandal broke out, how did it change Turing's life? Depsite the fact he was homo sexual, he still maintained a relationship with Joan Clarke. They became close together. The issue of trust and intergrity needs to be questioned.

The Imitaion Game is a well crafted historical fllm documenting the life of a genius. Being a genius can expose darkness and complexity, as you are about to find out. It is not all about achieving success and being awarded for it. The film is about a scandal overshadowing a person life and price you pay for it. The film flows very well from the beggining to the end. It is engaging and compeling piece of historical film. It is very well acted and shows the quality and depths in acting of the British film industry. It recreates an important chapter in history on how it acutally unfolded. I was fully engaged to the film. If you are interested in historical films of the highest order, I would recommend The Imiation Game.


Now That's What I Call Power Ballads
Now That's What I Call Power Ballads
Price: £9.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This what I call great music, 4 Feb. 2015
This what I call great music in the words of Now. Ballad is great music for listening to. The album features a total of 56 tracks, offering a varied and great selection. The music spans decades. There are great artists and bands featured in the album. Who springs to mind? Poison, Queen, Foreigner, Phil Collins, T pau, Toto, Boston, Journey, Survivor, Robbie Williams and heaps more. Does that keep you interested? Then this album for you. There is plenty of 80s stuff, some 90s and noughties stuff. A great album to listen in the car or have in the background. I certainly like the album. A great music


The Missing and the Dead (Logan McRae, Book 9)
The Missing and the Dead (Logan McRae, Book 9)
by Stuart MacBride
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Macbride delivers a quality crime fiction, 31 Jan. 2015
MacBride is a fantastic crime fiction writer. Winning an award is truly justified. The novel tick every boxes of what I expect of a quality crime fiction. The plot is gripping and thrilling. It is based around notoriously dangerous criminals roaming around the street of Aberdeen including drug dealers and paedophiles. The attention to details of police procedures and processes are richly insightful and well used in context of the plot. The characterisation is excellent. Logan is a comical character. He is vocal and argues with the senior peers. He now has been given responsibilities to take charge of a department. How does he cope? There are questions raised about man management skills. Can he prove a point? He is a well developed and engaging character. Macbride latest novel is gritty and dark piece of novel.. This is what a call crime fiction of the highest order. I would truly recommend the novel if you are fan of crime fiction. Macbride is ranked highly in the field.


The Chase Board Game
The Chase Board Game
Offered by Smart Games Online
Price: £18.51

5.0 out of 5 stars Love it and enjoying playing the game, 30 Jan. 2015
This review is from: The Chase Board Game (Toy)
The Chase is a fantastic quiz show. I enjoy the quiz show immensely. I love the sarcastic comments by quiz geniuses the chasers. Now you can play the game at the comfort at your own with the family or a social gathering. It recreates the quiz environment. The game includes a timer. 3 packs of questions, money tokens, playing pieces and an instruction guide. It is an easy to set up. The game is fun, enjoyable and challenging. The question are not easy at. It is hard beating the quiz geniuses who include the dark destroyer, the governor, beast and sinhaman. Have you got what it takes the chasers? I love playing the game. I am glad to include it my selection of great quiz games. Great fun and enjoyment.


200 Cupcakes: Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook
200 Cupcakes: Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook
by Joanna Farrow
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent cupcake receipe book, 10 Jan. 2015
Making cupcakes is creative, fun and enjoyable. This book offers 200 receipes to try out at the comfort of your home. These include everyday cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, adults cup cakes, children cup cakes, special ocasions and savory. There is a variety of receipes to try out. The instructions are step by step, clearly and concisely written with the picture showing the final product. It is an excellent cup cake receipe book with plenty of ideas. I love it. A full five stars.


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