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Groundhog Day (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2002] <b>DVD</b> ~ Bill Murray
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
What would you do if you had to live the same day over and over again? 'Groundhog Day' follows the story of Phil Connors - the cynical and egotistical weatherman for an american regional TV station who feels he's just on the verge of leaving it all behind for the big time except he's being forced to attend the annual groundhog day festival down in rural Punxsutawney (and for the fourth year in a row, for that matter). Little does he realise that this time around, strange forces are at work and that he will find himself replaying the same day over and over again - possibly until the end of time.
I have to say that Groundhog day is one of my favourite comedies - one of those feel-good… Read more
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I am in two minds about this book. I want to like it - as I am a great fan of Gaiman's previous writing - but there are just some things which do not feel right. It just sits there at three stars and stubbornly refuses to deserve four.
The premise (as always with Gaiman's books) is rich and exciting. Our hero, the mysteriously named Shadow, is drawn into a world in which the ancient gods still live on, battling against hope to survive in a world increasingly owned by the new gods of technological change. The battleground is, naturally in that shopfront of the new world - America - and the story naturally roams as freely through the geography of America as it does through the pantheon… Read more
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Elijah Wood
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Hands up anyone who has bought a DVD version of a film that they like, stuck it in the DVD player, gone to the special features menu and despaired to find only a manky old theatrical trailer (complete with cheesy voice-over), a cast list showing other films you might like to rent/buy, or maybe simply the option of watching the film with Slovakian subtitles? I live in fear of DVDs that list their special features as "Interactive Menus" and "Scene Access". So I can play the film OR choose a scene? Feel the excitement!
If those films represent the worst failings of DVD releases than the LOTR box sets represent everything that is good. To start with, the film is extended by in excess of 30… Read more

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Stardust by Neil Gaiman
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