J. W. Berry

Helpful votes received on reviews: 58% (129 of 224)
Location: Manchester, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,449,134 - Total Helpful Votes: 129 of 224
House of Tolerance [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Hafsia Herzi
House of Tolerance [DVD] DVD ~ Hafsia Herzi
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I caught this on sky arts channel late at night, but I couldn't recommend it. There is pretty much no plot, just a series of disconnected things that happen. If the film had a point to make, I missed it. Mostly, I found it weird and sometimes very disturbing. Some things just don't add up. One women gets horribly disfigured, and it doesn't seem to get a reaction from the other girls. Even the victim herself seems strangely resigned about the whole thing. And then, towards the end, the filmakers play modern music over scenes, which really jarred. Who thought it would be a good idea to play the Moody Blues 'Nights in White Satin' during a film set in France in the 1880's? It's one of those… Read more
AA Great Britain Road Atlas 2015 Hardback by AA Publishing
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 21 July 2014
A very nice road atlas. Printed on quality, glossy paper with a paper dust jacket. I originally purchased the AA spiral bound edition in the same scale as this edition (the one with the black background cover). But, I found it difficult for my eyes to make the jump across the spiral's gap between the pages, and match up correctly with the road on the page opposite. So, I ordered this hardback edition to deal with that problem. The map fits on the page in exactly the same way as the spiral bound, and because it's a hardback, the heavy pages aren't flopping about. I'd recommend it, especially over the spiral bound versions of the AA road maps.
Star Trek Into Darkness [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Chris Pine
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Underwhelmed, 25 May 2014
I really wanted to like this film, but by the end I was left disappointed. Lots of action, but not a lot else. Poor Benedict Cumberbatch's acting talents were never given any chance to shine. His character had little to do except fire weapons and hit people. But, I could say that about nearly all the actors. There's pretty much no plot or depth. We just go from action scene to action scene, then the credits role. At the end I was left thinking, 'Is that it?'. And yes, it was. The relationship that's supposed to be going on between Spock and Uhura still seems unlikely, and what we got here was the two of them having an ongoing falling out between the action scenes. A falling out that seemed… Read more