P. Morgan

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (83 of 94)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 26,275 - Total Helpful Votes: 83 of 94
Pompeii [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kit Harington
Pompeii [DVD] DVD ~ Kit Harington
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Mix 1 part 'Conan', 2 parts 'Spartacus' and 'Gladiator', and sift it through the destructive vision of someone like Roland Emmerich, and you have this latest offering from British director Paul W.S.Anderson in a nutshell. But please don't confuse this in any way with the jokey nature of his previous 'Three Musketeers' offering. Despite some ham acting, especially from a totally mis-cast Keifer Sutherland as a nasty Roman Senator, this is all taken very seriously indeed. The action is well-handled and plentiful, the meticulous sets are convincing and the special effects well above par, particularly in a final 30 minutes of hell let loose in the volcanic eruption. Obviously cast to cash in… Read more
Zombieland [DVD] [2010] <b>DVD</b> ~ Woody Harrelson
Zombieland [DVD] [2010] DVD ~ Woody Harrelson
This is a great little gorefest with a near-perfect blend of action and comedy. The 4 main players acquit themselves well and there's not a dull moment in the 84 minute running time. The cute but feisty Abigail Breslin and smoulderlingly sexy Emma Stone are wonderful as con-artist sisters who link up with geeky resourceful loner Jesse Eisenberg and hard-assed survivalist Woody Harrelson traversing a zombie-infested America. I found the decidedly tongue-in-cheek approach surprisingly endearing, but there's no shortage of full-on 'blood and guts' in the mix, and any fan of zombie flix should not let this little gem escape their attention.
Sucker Punch [Blu-ray] [2011] [US Import] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Emily Browning
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
To anybody having seen the cinema/DVD release only, I would thoroughly recommend this extended Blu-ray 2 disc edition. The first disc has the cinema version, the second the director's cut, containing over 17 extra minutes, that add up to a real fleshing out of the narrative. There are notable highlights here, including substantially expanded action sequences, particularly the fortress assault in pursuit of fire, which is on a par with the Orc scenes in 'Lord of the Rings' ( but with added machine guns!!) There's also an eye-popping burlesque/night club scene with Oscar Isaac and Carla Gugino performing the show stopping 'Love is the Drug'. Also on this disc is a full feature run-through… Read more