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Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,561 - Total Helpful Votes: 117 of 127
Alpha House - Season 1 <b>Amazon Instant Video</b> ~ John Goodman
Alpha House - Season 1 Amazon Instant Video ~ John Goodman
Amazon has done well with 'Alpha House' - it is genuinely funny with an excellent ensemble cast and even better writing. The first episode is okay but this is to be expected as the cast attempts to a grip on the material and us viewers, especially in the UK, try and understand the unfamiliar setting but the series really gets better and better and by the fourth episode you will be committed to 'Alpha House' for as long as it lasts and then some.

There are some really good ideas here and the writing is spot on bringing out the absurdity of partisan politics and the effect lobbyists with huge payouts ultimately have on both government and the wider society through the… Read more
Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers [DVD] [Region 1]&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Christopher Plummer
This was one of the big mini-series of the 70's, glossy and a forerunner to 'Dallas' and 'Dynasty'. It was based on a major bestseller by Arthur Hailey, also the author of 'Airport', 'Wheels' and many other books on institutions and industries such as politics, banking, journalism, hotels, car manufacturing and network news.. Each novel examined a particular industry or institution, its environment, how it functioned and how it affected real society through the interaction of a fictional group of characters. Most of Hailey's best books were written in the 60's or the 70's so for anyone reading them in 2014 the stories and operational details are dated but, surprisingly, many of the… Read more
2 Guns: Second Shot Deluxe Edition by Eric Harburn
I have to say I liked the film better mainly because some of the requisite alterations to the story are better but also because Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg were just too good together. The graphic novel is okay but a story like this is better served by a two hour movie. If you like the movie, I would still get the graphic novel as one can then see how and why bringing a novel or comic book to film inevitably demands.