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Ghost Stories ~ Coldplay
Ghost Stories ~ Coldplay
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Not a bad album this, but if you like the Coldplay of old you could do worse than check out this band, who clearly take a lot of inspiration from the former, particularly X&Y and before, as this track illustrates, particularly towards the end. Consistent album too:

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The Wolf of Wall Street [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region F&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
7 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Mission impossible: take a film with a historically renowned director, great acting talent, beautiful women, fast cars, sex, excess, drugs, swearing and nudity and make it very, very, very boring...
Mission accomplished.

Honestly, you'd think it couldn't fail to be at least entertaining and, in part, there is the odd funny moment, but as a whole it felt like one of the longest pieces of 3hr cinema I can remember.

And that's saying something because, as you'd expect, Leonardo puts a lot of energy and skill into his performance. As usual he is larger than life and over the top, but, hey, it works.

Matthew McConaughey is, as seems to be norm these days, a… Read more
All Is Lost [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Robert Redford
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I'm a fan of this type of film and was looking forward to it, particularly to see Redford's performance. And, while I found plenty to admire, the main element of a tense film such as this way missing, leaving me feeling strangely detached for much of the running time.

The main reason for this is the understated performance from Redford and lack of back story surrounding him. The opening section suggests he has family, but there is no other reference to this or attempt made to give us a glimpse into his personality.

The total lack of dialogue or emotion he shows throughout the film shows strength perhaps, but it doesn't endear you to him - how can you relate to a guy… Read more