Albatross

"Never argue with idiots"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (1,530 of 2,174)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,235 - Total Helpful Votes: 1530 of 2174
Divergent <b>DVD</b> ~ Kate Winslet
Divergent DVD ~ Kate Winslet
Some girl in a dystopian future decides to buck the system when she discovers she’s *vaguely* special and, in doing so, finds love while helping to bring down the corrupt regime of the time. Sound familiar? It is. Whoever wrote ‘Divergent’ obviously has read The Hunger Games and changed a few things here and there.

But is it any good? The answer to that question really does depend on whether you liked The Hunger Games or not. If you did, you’ll love this. If you didn’t, this one isn’t for you. It basically follows all the same rules. Instead of kids fighting it out for food, ala Hunger Games, you have kids who are split into five (supposedly radically) different factions… Read more
The Wolf of Wall Street <b>DVD</b> ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
The Wolf of Wall Street DVD ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
Poor ol’ Leo, what does he have to do to get his Oscar? Here he teams up (yet again) with Martin Scorsese to play the real life (well, Hollywood adapted) tale of Jordan xcxcxcxc – a New York stock broker of dubious morales – who lives life in the fast lane (and swears a lot).

If you like Leo and/or Scorsese then this is for you. It’s an exercise in excess. From its excessive foul language to its excessive nudity and even its excessive (three hour) run-time – everything here is over the top. And it’s pretty good.

Scorsese does what he has been doing best lately, i.e. getting a good performance out of Leo and piles on his trademark monologues and tracking shots,… Read more
Muppets Most Wanted <b>DVD</b> ~ Ricky Gervais
Muppets Most Wanted DVD ~ Ricky Gervais
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
‘The Muppets Most Wanted’ is the sequel to the Muppets film of 2011. Or rather it’s about the seventh sequel to the original Muppets film of the seventies, but people seem to have sort of forgotten about all the Muppets’ big screen antics prior to 2011. To be fair, it kind of follows its direct predecessor more than the ‘old school’ films, only it’s not quite as good.

As a fan of the Muppets I was always going to enjoy the film overall. It’s just there didn’t seem to be as many jokes packed in and, amazingly, not enough of the Muppets themselves. Just because I’m also a fan of Ricky Gervais, doesn’t mean he can outshine our cloth heroes in their own movies. I’d prefer a… Read more

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