Ian Sharp

 
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Happy-Go-Lucky [DVD] [2008] <b>DVD</b> ~ Sally Hawkins
Happy-Go-Lucky [DVD] [2008] DVD ~ Sally Hawkins
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How will you react?, 8 Jan 2013
Happy Go Lucky has as its main theme a question - why does the simple idea of being happy seem so odd in today's society? The central character, Poppy, is a relentlessly happy person. The happiness seems genuine, not just a persona hiding a core of sadness. The film is loosely plotted and is mostly about her interactions with other people and their efforts to change her outlook. Her sister wants her to have a similar life to her own, for example, and can't see how she can be happy without it. However, Poppy won't be changed, and her stubborn refusal to accept what others see as reality and her chirpy disposition can make her character very infuriating at times. Fortunately, there are… Read more
Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks [1985] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Colin Baker
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
SPOILER ALERT

The Doctor and Peri arrive on Necros, a funerary planet, where the dead are held in suspended animation. He is there to pay respects to a friend but the whole thing is a trap. The planet has been infiltrated by Davros who is secretly using the bodies as spare parts to build a new army of Daleks and selling the remains to other planets as a form of concentrated protein for consumption. This is a somewhat grisly but quite entertaining premise really. In fact, some of the scenes verge on the unpleasant: something which spoilt much of the CB era for many fans. The main story revolves around different factions on Necros trying to rid themselves of Davros, and the… Read more
Star Trek [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Chris Pine
Star Trek [DVD] DVD ~ Chris Pine
4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lazy reboot, 3 Jan 2012
SPOILER ALERT

Many years after the time of Star Trek an aging Spock attempts to prevent the destruction of Romulus by converting an imminent supernova into a black hole using the mysterious 'Red Matter'. He fails in this task and his ship is sucked into the black hole along with a Romulan mining vessel, emerging back in time on the day of Kirks birth. The Romulans are a bit annoyed about the whole affair and set about destroying anything connected with the Federation, including the ship captained by Kirk's father. They then hang around for 25 years waiting for Spock (who entered the black hole behind them) to emerge so they can take revenge on him by destroying the planet Vulcan,… Read more