K. O'Leary

Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (467 of 556)
Location: Milton Keynes, England



Top Reviewer Ranking: 41,656 - Total Helpful Votes: 467 of 556
Exorcist 2 - The Heretic [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Richard Burton
Exorcist 2 - The Heretic [DVD] DVD ~ Richard Burton
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I am always surprised reviewers fail to comment on the quality of the DVDs they're reporting on, particularly if it is notably poor, as in this case.

For a start, the disk takes you straight into the movie, skipping the menu. I tried to access the menu from the film, but just saw a message on my screen saying that "this operation is not permitted at this time" - I've seen this sometimes when the disk is still loading, or when trying to skip commercials, but never when the movie is playing. Could be just my Sony player I suppose, but it has never done it with other disks. The menu was accessible once the film had finished and the legal screens for the global markets had been… Read more
Bad Lieutenant [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Nicolas Cage
Bad Lieutenant [Blu-ray] Blu-ray ~ Nicolas Cage
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I thought this was a very unusual and entertaining film. Cage plays an extremely complex character, who appears to be revolting and cruel one moment, and chivalrous and sympathetic the next. It's very difficult to know how to feel about him until the film's conclusion. Herzog creates an atmosphere which is generally dark, but also sometimes light-hearted. It could just as easily be described as a black comedy as a thriller, and works on both counts. The viewer is treated to a nicely satisfying ending too, which is "feel good" with an unexpected twist. Although exotic, none of this becomes too wierd by straying into Cronenberg or Lynch territory.

Right from the off I was impressed… Read more
Cemetery Junction [Blu-ray] [2010] [Region Free] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Christian Cooke
11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
As another reviewer has already noted, the emphasis here appears to be on the drama rather than the comedy - there's even a fair bit of violence, and those expecting the usual Gervais and Merchant fare may be disappointed - although I think it more likely the film's mood may just be catching its detractors out. That's not to say the film is only mildly funny, far from it, there are are some truly hilarious and memorable moments, and plenty of laugh out loud lines. The guys have captured the feel of the seventies spot on too, for me it's one of the most accurate portrayals of the period - cars aren't just historically correct, they look brand new, and my word, Denby tea cups in the bosses… Read more