R. J. Lister

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,484 - Total Helpful Votes: 2114 of 3127
The Rover [DVD] [2014] <b>DVD</b> ~ Guy Pearce
The Rover [DVD] [2014] DVD ~ Guy Pearce
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Arriving late to the post-crash malaise, David Mich˘d's follow-up to his masterful Animal Kingdom is absurdly bleak. Grim to the point of parody. At least The Road - the Aussie-directed adaptation which this post-"collapse" road movie often resembles - had a beating sentimental heart inside it. The Rover's is less of a heartbeat and more of a posthumous twitch.

Guy Pearce is Eric, a steely-eyed loner who stops for a mope, only to witness his beloved car being stolen by a roaming group of ne'er-do-wells, among whom is Henry (Scoot McNairy). Eric vows to chase Henry down. As fate would have it, Eric stumbles upon Rey (Robert Pattinson), Henry's brother. Rey knows where Henry can be… Read more
Deer Hunter [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Robert De Niro
Deer Hunter [Blu-ray] Blu-ray ~ Robert De Niro
Which actor has the best filmography in the world? Robert De Niro? Al Pacino? Perhaps - but Rocky & Bullwinkle and Gigli would say otherwise. No, the award goes to John Cazale, who before his early death featured in five great American movies, starting with The Godfather and ending with this flawed anti-war gem, directed by Michael Cimino. Cimino famously brought the roof down on the American Wave of the 1970s with his colossal western Heaven's Gate. The reason he was given that sort of clout and that sort of cash was because of The Deer Hunter, which nabbed Best Picture in 1979.

It's a story of friendships and broken friendships in industrial Pennsylvania. Two best buddies, Mike… Read more
Earth to Echo [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Teo Halm
Earth to Echo [DVD] DVD ~ Teo Halm
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
There's no getting away from it. The spectres of E.T. and Super 8, and a host of small town boys-and-bicycles adventure stories in-between, hang over this spirited but frustratingly flawed family movie. It's about a trio of young teenage friends whose home town is about to be bulldozed to make way for a freeway. On their last night together they investigate some strange signals picked up on their smartphones, which lead them to a tiny alien named Echo. It takes a plucky female recruit, Emma (Ella Wahlestedt), to work out that Echo is attempting to build a gigantic spaceship to take him home. However, there are government officials fussing about and they have other ideas. Sound… Read more