Albatross

"Never argue with idiots"
This is NOT my day job
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Birthday: 29 Jan

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Dreaming, writing, writing dreams, parenting and scribbling random thoughts about films I've watched. I like to remember things my own way.

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,225 - Total Helpful Votes: 1572 of 2228
Pompeii <b>DVD</b> ~ Kit Harington
Pompeii DVD ~ Kit Harington
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A little known fact is that, two thousand years ago, everything was computer generated. In ancient Rome computer generated people lived in computer generated buildings in computer generated cities set against computer generated back-drops. Or at least they did until computer generated disasters befell them.

Or at least it seemed that way if you’ve just watched Pompeii. Wow, there’s a lot of CGI in that film. But then that’s the least if it’s faults. I could have lived with the amount of computer generated sets if it wasn’t for the fact that everything going on in front of it has been done to death a million times.

Someone else described it as ‘Titanic meets… Read more
Pusher [1999] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Zlatko Buric
Pusher [1999] [DVD] DVD ~ Zlatko Buric
2.0 out of 5 stars Danes do drugs, 15 Sep 2014
Apparently this gangster film was really huge in Europe. I’m not sure how ‘big’ it was here, in Britain, but, in my opinion, it’s no ‘Lock Stock.’

Firstly, it feels cheap. I know a lot of people who enjoyed it will call it ‘gritty,’ but Reservoir Dogs was ‘gritty’ and still felt stylish at the same time. ‘Pusher’ just feels like it was filmed with a video camera without anyone’s permission on each location.

It’s about a gangster, who seems to dabble in everything from drugs to armed robbery, trying to organise a drugs deal which – guess what – goes wrong and leaves him in debt to an even nastier gangster. Do we care? Not really.

I have no problem with… Read more
Killing Season <b>DVD</b> ~ Robert De Niro
Killing Season DVD ~ Robert De Niro
When I heard there was a film on DVD that starred both Robert DeNiro and John Travolta, I kind of wondered how I’d missed its theatrical release in the cinema. Well, now I’ve watched it, I can sort of see why.

It’s not bad. It’s just not that good. It has all the feel of a B-movie that has somehow landed itself a couple of A-list actors to star in it.

It starts in the nineties where Robert DeNiro was a U.S. military commander in Eastern Europe. During his service time he was responsible for the (illegal) deaths of a squad of war criminals. Only he didn’t kill John Travolta enough and now, several years later, he’s tracked DeNiro down to his idyllic mountain cabin… Read more

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