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The Raid [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Iko Uwais
The Raid [DVD] DVD ~ Iko Uwais
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Starts well, 30 Mar 2014
What starts out as quite an interesting premise becomes a rather repetitive martial arts flick by the end. The first half of the movie is quite engaging and offers a nice blend of tension and action (it is quite brutal in places) but the second half becomes a series of sequences in which people are simply smash each other in the face over and over and over again. The increasingly formulaic story arc and action set-pieces becomes somewhat disappointing; a better and more engaging execution of the same idea can be found in the recent "Dredd" movie, albeit without the martial artistry.
Welcome To The Punch [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ James McAvoy
Welcome To The Punch [DVD] DVD ~ James McAvoy
Quite enjoyable and pacy thriller, well shot with plenty of action for a British cop drama and some good performances. The plot is a little more predictable than the writers seem to believe but it is watchable all the same. The weakest part of this film is probably the dialogue which comes across as quite clunky and prone to cliche, a shame as some sharper lines would have complemented the stylish action sequences rather well. I don't think this compares to some more heavyweight films like "Heat" but it is a good effort all the same.
Merry Mixmas: Christmas Classics Remix (Digital Ve&hellip <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Merry-Mixmas-Christmas-Classics-Digital/dp/artist-redirect/B002Q20Z0K">Various artists</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
Very listenable jazz funk remixed versions of classic Xmas tunes which do not spoil the tone of the music. The Awayteam mixes are especially catchy.

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