Mark Todd

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (18 of 23)
Location: Canada


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,309,784 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 23
Doctor Who - Colony in Space [DVD] [1971] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jon Pertwee
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quarries and corridors, 30 Jun 2012
First trip in the Tardis for the Doctor & Jo and it's to a BBC Quarry ! Obviously this story has suffered from lack of funds on set design, but that aside ( like so many Pertwee stories) this reflects the world of challenges and changes of the early 1970's. Nice to see the Master again and Roger Delgado is on form yet again. Pertwee is clearly enjoying himself away from the Unit 'family'. Three stars
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (2 Disc Special Ed&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Jack Nicholson
I read the book before I got to see the film, admittedly I found the book way funnier. However, after seeing the film, I cannot think of anyone else playing McMurphy. Jack Nicholson is fantastic, balancing madness, silliness, and the absurdity of the conditions (or lack of) for patients being held in institutions.

The fishing trip is a classic scene of 'community access' in the days when there was little or no community access for patients with mental health or special needs. Occupational therapy was painting pictures or pushing the laundry basket. He didn't know it, but McMurphy revolutionised day trips for the insane!

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K-Pax [DVD] [2002] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kevin Spacey
K-Pax [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Kevin Spacey
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One word " Fantastic", 9 Feb 2010
Sometimes a movie comes out that takes your breath away. This is such a movie, the cast are excellent, Bridges and Spacey scenes alone are worth the price. The visuals with light is mesmerising, Iain Softly the director did a wonderful job, especially with the lighting, casting and choice of composer for the music. Edward Shearmuir is a great composer. His music blends so well with the abstract of the story line, intensifies at the appropriate tense scenes and just does the job.

For the sceptics out there, keep you mind open, for the beleivers (Blue Jay) he fooled everybody!!!!!!

What we do in life, how we treat people and how we live our lives is the central theme for… Read more