S. Green

Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (135 of 180)
Location: London, UK


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Going Back Home ~ Wilko Johnson
Going Back Home ~ Wilko Johnson
...because your foot will be tapping so hard you may aggravate your condition. Sadly never saw the Feelgoods in the Wilko era but have seen Wilko a few times live over the last 10 - 15 years playing small pub venues supported by the equally legendary Norman Watt-Roy on bass. Guys like them are what music is all about in that they do it for the sheer love even after the fame has passed.

Was a bit worried when I heard about this collaboration because I just couldn't picture Daltrey's voice working with the material - to me he has a rock voice, not an R&B one - but I was pleasantly surprised to hear it does.

I even thought before buying it, and hearing it, that it… Read more
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [DVD] [2013] <b>DVD</b> ~ Martin Freeman
70 of 97 people found the following review helpful
I've been an avid fan of Tolkien's books for about 45 years now. I was apprehensive when I first heard that Peter Jackson was making a film trilogy of the Ring books, but on the whole my fears proved groundless and I think he did a very creditable job with them. So much so that I have all the Director's cut DVDs and they stand up well to repeated viewing. Then I heard he was doing the Hobbit...

Well many others have already made the point here and elsewhere that they had grave doubts about him spinning it out over three films, and I had the same doubts. Unlike LoTR however this time my fears have proved well grounded. I didn't really enjoy the first part. I found it… Read more
Tropic Thunder - Single Disc [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ben Stiller
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad at all, 6 April 2014
The film is a bit of a curate's egg but on balance I'd say the good far outweighs the bad.

The storyline is interesting and the film is beautifully photographed and pleasant to look at. The direction is good too.

As for acting amongst the leads, well Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Danny McBride all play themselves as they always do, so you know what to expect there. They do a competent job of course, as they should do. Matthew McConaughey turns in a respectable and interesting performance as Stiller's agent. But it's Robert Downey Jr and Tom Cruise that take it to a different level. Without either of them the film would be a lot less pleasurable to watch… Read more

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