R. J. Blower

"Dark Side of the Noir"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 63% (50 of 79)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 152,520 - Total Helpful Votes: 50 of 79
Aone BD-R Blu-ray 4x White Inkjet Printable Discs &hellip by Aone
I have bought several packs of these discs previously with very few problems. But the last batch yielded 9 coasters out of 10 and the one disc I was able to burn corrupted in a couple of days, losing the material recorded. A real shame.
Jack Reacher [Blu-ray] [Region Free] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise has made and will continue to make several good action movies, but the idea of casting him as Jack Reacher was controversial and I have to say misguided, because, well, it keeps coming back to the height thing, which is very obvious visually, and the viewer familiar with Lee Child's novels would have always found it difficult to get over that. Nevertheless, Jack Reacher is a solid action movie and holds the attention all the way through, if you are willing to suspend dis-belief on a few occasions.
British export Rosamund Pike is excellent as the hot-shot lawyer, and Robert Duvall as the wizened old sniper does not disappoint, but Werner Herzog as the sinister,… Read more
Night of the Eagle [DVD] [1962] <b>DVD</b> ~ Peter Wyngarde
Night of the Eagle [DVD] [1962] DVD ~ Peter Wyngarde
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The 1962 film Night of the Eagle is based on the Fritz Leiber story Conjure Wife (first published in 1943) and stands as an original and intriguing example of how cinema treated the occult during the fifties and sixties, and almost attains the level of the handful of classics of the genre at that time. Known by the better title of Burn, Witch, Burn in the US, the story is driven along nicely by Sidney Hayer's taut direction, right from the eerie opening titles. The performances from all involved are more than acceptable if a little overwrought sometimes, although the eponymous eagle demon suffers from the primitive special effects (at one point a guide wire can be seen, thanks to the crisp,… Read more