Lazaros K.

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The Butler [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Forest Whitaker
The Butler [DVD] DVD ~ Forest Whitaker
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This could have been a great film.One for the annals of cinematography.It has all the ingredients required to keep the viewer riveted in his seat.The oppression of the blacks(sorry,but I do not use the -ludicrous-"politically correct" term african-american,any more than I use the term Caucasian,especially since I heard it used on TV to describe a Nigerian and a Brasilian footballer !!!) in the States,political activism,the White House over several presidents,and a superb cast.Forest Whitaker's performance as the butler,Cecil Gaines,is outstanding,and,surprisingly so,Oprah is good.There is also a small army of stars playing minor parts,and all of them,with the exception of the totally… Read more
Pacific Rim [DVD + UV Copy] [2013] <b>DVD</b> ~ Idris Elba
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
What can one say about this movie ? That there is no plot whatsoever,other than the most basic "invasion from another dimension"one ? That the "acting" varies from elementary to non-existant ? That the very script which narrates how humanity,when invaded by huge monsters from another dimension,coming in one by one at lenghty intervals,instead of "nuking" them out of existence,manufactures huge mechanical monsters of its own to engage them in pugilistic(!) confrontations ?
Well,all of the above are irrelevant.Because this is not really a movie.This is a Japanese sci-fi monster cartoon made into a movie.Even the name of the monsters is Japanese ! And the name of the mechanical champions… Read more
Deception Point by Dan Brown
Deception Point by Dan Brown
I must firstly apologise to the author of the previous review,mr.Max Barbosa,because what prompted me to write a review about this book was the title he chose for his own !
I am ,however,quite serious about this one.
I hold mr.Brown's "literary achievements" in very,very,low esteem.The reasons are explained extensively in my review of "The Da Vinci code" and "Angels and demons",which I posted on May 4,2013.
This is his second book,and was a total flop when first published,in 2001,as was the first(Digital Fortress-1998).
Yet it is readable,to a point,beause there is only one highly improbable element in the plot.The drilling (from bottom up) in the… Read more