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Heartbreakers [DVD] [2001]
Heartbreakers [DVD] [2001]
Dvd ~ Sigourney Weaver
Offered by FREETIME
Price: £2.61

5.0 out of 5 stars Surprised me, 1 Sep 2007
This review is from: Heartbreakers [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
This was a gem of a movie, built on what could have been a shaky premise: mother and daughter con-women finally outconned.

Jennifer Love Hewitt is impossibly sexy as the daughter, and Sigounrey Weaver sends herself up brilliantly. Anne Bancroft makes a lovely cameo as an older conwoman, and Ray Liotta is perfectly cast as the criminal link who won't take being conned and won't let the girls get away with it.

Lastly, Gene Hackman as the phlegmy dirty old man in the Rolls is positively disgusting, which is, I think, what he was trying to achieve.

A lovely, night-in film which is worth catching if you like romantic comedy and a bit of farce thrown in.

When Harry Met Sally [DVD] [1989]
When Harry Met Sally [DVD] [1989]
Dvd ~ Billy Crystal
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £2.90

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nora Ephron's script is superbly worked by Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, 1 Sep 2007
This film has not one weak moment: the script is flawless, the acting mesmeric and funny, the comedy apparent without having to strain.

Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan first meet when he has to drive her across country and they're both at college. There's a spark, but no flame, and they keep meeting every five years as their lives and careers progress. Will they kindle that flame?

It's a romcom, so we know the answer to that in the first frame, but it still makes for wonderful, real viewing.

What Women Want [DVD] [2001]
What Women Want [DVD] [2001]
Dvd ~ Mel Gibson
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.73

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just one for the girls..., 1 Sep 2007
This review is from: What Women Want [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
Nancy Meyers has brought us a deliciously wicked and unusual take on the differences between men and women. Giving male chauvinist Mel Gibson (a tour de force) the power to read women's thoughts is so simple and yet fraught with so many issues: and Helen Hunt, his new boss, is the perfect foil for his mind-reading, whereas Marisa Tomei works the other end of the spectrum as the girl who serves him coffee and (she hopes) more besides.

Everyone is superb on this film and the extras, especially the 'making of', show you that everyone respect Meyers (writer/director) and that the mood on set was great, which led to a great, funny, metrosexual movie.

Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits
Price: £5.05

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Writer/performer beyond compare in UK, 31 Aug 2007
This review is from: Greatest Hits (Audio CD)
He's not reached quite the heights post-2004, evidenced by the patchy nature of his output and coincidental with the fabled US$80m record deal, but Robbie, post-Take That and up to 36 months ago is a superb writer and performer.

If you haven't got round to working out what's so good about him, buy this and, if you like it, gravitate to the live DVD also on Amazon which shows you the effect RW has on others.

There are no bad songs on this Album and for that reason, and the fact I think he's a good bloke (I used to walk past his house every morning on my way to work and if he was up he was always friendly) makes this a five starrer. Well done, Robbie. Please get back together with Guy Chambers though because you are a weeny bit the worse without him....

The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [2007] [DVD] [2011]
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [2007] [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Beatles

63 of 63 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rip-off, 31 Aug 2007
This is NOT the eclectic film they made in 1967. It's a load of old tosh, like the other reviewers have said.

Steer clear!!!

The Beatles Anthology [DVD] [1995]
The Beatles Anthology [DVD] [1995]
Dvd ~ The Beatles
Price: £36.49

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably worth fifty stars if you're a real fan, 31 Aug 2007
This gives you pretty much everything you could possibly want about the Beatles. most of the music is in there somewhere or other, the footage is classic (of course) and the editing rather good.

You could almost just buy this and forget everything else if you were a real blue meanie....

The Beatles: Yellow Submarine [DVD] [1968]
The Beatles: Yellow Submarine [DVD] [1968]
Dvd ~ Paul McCartney
Offered by PurpleBix DVDs
Price: £15.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly mind-bending, 31 Aug 2007
Who are the blue meanies? Why is it only a northern song? Where did they get that artwork from? Was everyone stoned when they made this?

Great film, great music!!!

Help [DVD] [1965] [US Import] [NTSC]
Help [DVD] [1965] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ John Lennon
Offered by thebookcommunity
Price: £53.46

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite up to Hard Days Night, 31 Aug 2007
Basing the film around Ringo wasn't a bad idea, but the hamminess of the supporting cast is only salvaged by the sublime soundtrack.

The Alps sequences are amusing and nostalgic and it's interesting to note who can and can't act: Ringo is actually the best actor in my humble view (even better than John was taking parts in 'real' films)

However, the music is probably the real redeeming quality in this very patchy film which lacks much of the wit of their 1964 effort with Richard Lester.

It's sort of like Carry On but without the good acting, compensated for by a cracking set of songs.

Worth watching if you're a fan.

The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [1964] [DVD]
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [1964] [DVD]
Dvd ~ The Beatles
Offered by TwoRedSevens
Price: £24.99

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely nostalgic ride with the best soundtrack you could find, 31 Aug 2007
Richard Lester worked with the Beatles to produce a clever, touching, visually interesting, humourous and well-acted film that makes the most of the fantastic music and the Beatlemania and uses wonderful English character actors circa 1964 to bounce off the boys' Liverpudlian wit.

The film was obviously a showcase for the music and to introduce the boys' personalities. I like the extras: George Martin is such a great guy that you can't help but be entranced by anything he says, and I love seeing Brian Epstein footage because he was sneaky but extremely clever as a pop promoter.

A lovely, nostalgic ride back to when things seemed a touch simpler.

Moab Is My Washpot
Moab Is My Washpot
by Stephen Fry
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely funny, self-effacing British humour from the master, 30 Aug 2007
This review is from: Moab Is My Washpot (Paperback)
I read this years ago so am surprised to see it back again in so exalted a position on Amazon, although perhaps I shouldn't be surprised because Mr Fry is as good at writing as he is at making us laugh at General Melchett. The self-deprecation inherent in this easy read is lovely and the humour shines through, as does the acute embarrassment.

Buy it!

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