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The Wolf of Wall Street [DVD] [2013]
The Wolf of Wall Street [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
Price: 9.99

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 6 Jun 2014
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As many have already alluded, what could have been an entertaining yet poignant depiction of the owes of Finance-Land descended quickly into a self indulgent excuse for a flesh-fest - perhaps MS just took the easy way out - it's a pity as I was looking forward to this one. Character development is shallow, the plot uninteresting, save your money.


12 Years a Slave [DVD] [2013]
12 Years a Slave [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Chiwetel Ejiofor
Price: 9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, 20 May 2014
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A fine film - its plaudits were fairly predictable especially on the basis of the subject matter but - fair enough - it's well done. Blends well the themes of brutality, hope / hopelessness, humanity and a legalistic version of religion. The viewer sees that events are occurring in a land - in a mentality - where there is an inherent blindness to the hideousness of slavery.

So why not 5 stars? No spoilers here, suffice to say that I found the ending a little truncated as was the lead in to that ending.

The certificate of 15 I would also say is good in that it will include more viewers but - beware - it isn't for the faint hearted.
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Captain Phillips [DVD] [2013]
Captain Phillips [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Tom Hanks
Price: 6.30

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hanks superb - but really??? *spoiler alert, 23 Mar 2014
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Tom Hanks gives a spectacular performance - he is credible, has this superb talent of not overacting even in the most pressured portrayals such as this one. He is truly excellent and deserves his plaudits for such a convincing performance.

However - the film builds slowly to its conclusion - too slow for me - some will say that this is just how incidents such as this one play out and that the skills of negotiation require tact, delicacy and a whole heap of strategic know how.

I get that - really I do - but I and my friends who watched this tonight all felt mystified as to how 4 Somali pirates could manage to totally have the upper hand for so long. Apart for the ship's large crew, the coming and going and coming and going - and going - of the USA reconnaissance and rescue seemed almost unbelievable. Helicopters, warships, parachuted troops all involved and yet - somewhat bizarrely - 4 uneducated pirates held sway for so long ......


Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist

1.0 out of 5 stars Occult nonsense, 15 Mar 2014
This review is from: Zeitgeist (DVD)
Proclaiming themselves wise they became fools. The agenda behind this movie is so blatant that only the spiritually starving would allow themselves to consume its message. Some of the movie the producer has since renounced so it is as fragile as the mind of those behind it. Save your money.


Rapture [DVD] [1991] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Rapture [DVD] [1991] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Mimi Rogers
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: 2.77

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS, 14 Feb 2014
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So the premise starts well enough - a young, lovely woman lives a dreary life - she is disillusioned with her mundane existence and wants to push the boundaries to find some excitement. She turns to sex - the scenes are not graphic though there is brief semi-nudity.

For Christians expecting something in the vein of Left Behind - leave this dvd behind. She meets apparent Christians, gets into the idea of the return of Christ - but from thereon it's just plain weird and WELL OFF biblical and accepted, prophetic premises. She goes into complete imbalance, seems to be around false church prophetic figures and - well - this has nothing to do with the abundant life of Christ.


The Paradise [DVD]
The Paradise [DVD]
Dvd ~ Joanna Vanderham
Offered by themediamerchants
Price: 6.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 14 Oct 2013
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This review is from: The Paradise [DVD] (DVD)
This is really a very high quality, beautifully produced series. The characters are endearing, well acted, gell excellently; interest is maintained throughout; the plot is warm, varied and believable. Unlike many viewers who I would imagine also like Downton, I have really enjoyed the Paradise. It's fun, thought provoking, deliciously shot. I've already ordered Series 2.


Whiteout [DVD]
Whiteout [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kate Beckinsale
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: 2.74

2.0 out of 5 stars Drivel, 6 Oct 2013
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This review is from: Whiteout [DVD] (DVD)
It's hard to down a movie with the lovely Kate Beckinsale - but - oh dear - I admit I gave up on this one; static script, a lack of powerful characters rendering even Kate as a fairly disinterested participant. Perhaps it really was cold on set and they wanted to get it all over as quickly as possible.... Let me know if I should have persevered.


Paul [DVD]
Paul [DVD]
Dvd ~ Simon Pegg
Offered by Champion Toys
Price: 2.89

0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Anti Christian Rubbish, 22 Sep 2013
This review is from: Paul [DVD] (DVD)
Since the no-stars option is unavailable, it gets one.

The blatant, clumsy treatment that this potentially fun movie gets is a real waste. Even taking into account a comic context, the anti Christian message is so bizarrely 'in your face', only a brainless viewer might be persuaded by it.

Fortunately for the producers, the freedom to make a rather pathetic film is granted in our lenient culture, an opportunity crassly taken.

Don't bother. You're far too savvy to be taken in by this dross.
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Oblivion [DVD] [2013]
Oblivion [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Tom Cruise
Offered by Champion Toys
Price: 4.89

1 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear oh dear, 29 Aug 2013
This review is from: Oblivion [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
Disappointed and have to admit I gave up. The original premise seemed worth a watch but Cruise ( who I do usually enjoy) seems on auto pilot, and there's just a lack of credible bite to the story. Kind of surprised really because Cruise usually adds a dynamism to his roles so I don't know what happened here.

As for the rather blatant occult references near the end (yawn) - ok - yep the all seeing eye, pyramid etc etc.

Not for me but hope you enjoy it if you see it.
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Emporio Armani Men's Watch AR2041
Emporio Armani Men's Watch AR2041

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Stunning, 26 Aug 2013
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An exceptional watch - elegant, a unique shade to the face, bold roman numerals and those classic Armani, arrowed hands. It's a beautiful watch. Thre strap is a touch fiddly to get used to ( it isn't the classic buckle) but, once you've found your way of securing the strap, it looks magnificent on your wrist.


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