Samarees Sword

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 60% (402 of 668)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 9,937 - Total Helpful Votes: 402 of 668
Labor Day [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kate Winslet
Labor Day [DVD] DVD ~ Kate Winslet
5.0 out of 5 stars Winslet Day, 5 Aug 2014
Kate Winslet has become the unsurpassed poster girl for small town Americana ; quite an achievement for a Brit. Of course it all started with Titanic, the rebellious heiress falling in love with small town Jack. Since then she's managed to capture and haunt us with narratives emulating the underbelly of America. From the leafy green streets of middle class parental boredom in Little Children, to the plight and tragedy of stay at home mothers from the 1950's, in Revolutionary Road.
In Labor Day, It is familiar territory having Winslet personify the depressed, single mother of a profoundly introspective child. It echoes not only Revolutionary Road, but there are traces of the characters… Read more
Drinking Buddies [DVD] [2013] <b>DVD</b> ~ Olivia Wilde
Drinking Buddies [DVD] [2013] DVD ~ Olivia Wilde
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a creative title..., 13 July 2014
I should have used the title as a clue to its content- as that's about all that happens in this 'watching paint dry' film.

If I want to indulge in reality I'll read Proust, as he managed to make the ordinary,extraordinary and poetic- something this film completetly lacks...
'Can I watch 90 minutes of actors drinking beer, talking,arguing, oh and moving flats?' A colossal train wreck - dreadful!
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Bryan Cranston
Crystal Blue Persuasion...

A stroke of allegorical genius using the music of Gounods Faust as a background motif, while W.W. faces the Schwartz's for the final episode- undeniably the most addictive series I've ever had the pleasure to view. Although I am still grappling with the thought that Season 4 would have been a satisfying conclusion , as Season 5 seems to take the viewer on a 'what if' , darker journey- gripping to the last.

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