S. N. Denton

Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (51 of 62)


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Drillbit Taylor [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Owen Wilson
Drillbit Taylor [DVD] DVD ~ Owen Wilson
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable escapism, 9 April 2008
The only reason I saw `Drillbit Taylor' is because my friend has a bit of a thing for Owen Wilson, not expecting much but fulfilling my duties as a friend I begrudgingly went along. What I did not expect was to see a genuinely funny and enjoyable film. Ok, so the plots not overly intelligent, three newcomers to high school are being bullied, so they hire the services of a bodyguard: Drillbit Taylor (played by Owen Wilson). What we know, but the kids don't, is that Drillbit is actually unemployed and homeless and doesn't really know anything about being a bodyguard. This is where the majority of the comedy stems from; Drillbit's attempts to train the kids, in often bizarre ways frequently… Read more
The Wings Of The Dove [DVD] [1998] <b>DVD</b> ~ Helena Bonham Carter
The Wings Of The Dove [DVD] [1998] DVD ~ Helena Bonham Carter
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a truly beautiful film, 9 April 2008
Based on the novel by Henry James, `The Wings of the Dove' is a beautiful film both in terms of locations, story and acting.
Helena Bonham Carter plays Kate Croy, who after being taking on as a ward by her Aunt Maude, is forced to meet illicitly with her lower class lover Merton Densher (played by Linus Roache). When Kate discovers that her new friend Mille (played by Alison Elliot), a wealthy American heiress is terminally ill, she sets about enticing Merton to seduce Millie in order for Kate and Merton to be able to marry through the acquisition of her inheritance.
The cinematography of the film is simply stunning, especially the night scenes in Venice, the costumes too are… Read more
There Will Be Blood (2 disc Special Edition) [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Daniel Day-Lewis
32 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An American Classic, 20 Mar 2008
If you're looking for subtlety then you're not going to find it in P T Anderson's There Will Be Blood; from the grand scale locations to the larger than life characters, Anderson's film feels truly epic. Yet don't take this as a fault of the film, indeed it is the films epic quality that ensures its success. Loosely based on Upton Sinclair's novel Oil, There Will Be Blood tells the story of Daniel Plainview (played by Daniel Day-Lewis). After Plainview accidently discovers oil (and its monetary gains), he becomes set on sourcing further oil and thus gaining more wealth. After a tip off in which Plainview is told of oil rich land in California, his greed ultimately leads to a battle of… Read more

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Under The Skin [DVD] [2014] DVD ~ Scarlett Johanssen
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