Gerry Valjean 24602

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (211 of 257)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,559 - Total Helpful Votes: 211 of 257
Carmen [The Restored Edition] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Placido Domingo
Carmen [The Restored Edition] [DVD] DVD ~ Placido Domingo
I recently watched ‘Carmen Jones’ which is the ‘musical' version of Carmen, adapted to a more modern / American setting. I found it first class entertainment and really enjoyed it.
So to this, an outdoor filming of the opera with authentic opera singing, which the musical obviously lacked in totality, though, I have to say I still enjoyed the former equally as much!
The Spanish set film version has wonderful scenery and singing for sure, the HD is lovely, the plot essentially is of course very similar to that of the musical version, except that, it’s the authentic version of course : teasing gypsy girl, infatuated soldier & equally infatuated Toreador, instead of: good… Read more
Chef [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jon Favreau
Chef [DVD] DVD ~ Jon Favreau
4.0 out of 5 stars Wholly Entertaining, 15 Sep 2014
This is such a nice film to watch. It definitely falls into the `Feel Good Factor' category.
It's sharp, witty and encompasses the sort of everyday life, feelings and folk that most of us are used to and can relate to?
As for the `Chef,' well, we are all now familiar with the `celebrity' status of this humble occupation, even if it has grown out of all proportion over the last decade. Frankly, so have many of their egos! Maybe great cooking really is an art form, though I still say that it all started with my Mum!
Talking of women, the film benefits from having some nice eye-candy, with Sofia Vergara and Scarlett Johansson putting in a shift.
I like Cuba and the Deep… Read more
Mud [DVD] [2013] <b>DVD</b> ~ Matthew McConaughey
Mud [DVD] [2013] DVD ~ Matthew McConaughey
Maybe this film is about more than a castaway ( Mud) who’s got just one shirt, one pair of blue jeans and one pair of cowboy boots… and needs a damn good shower, but there’s no doubt that he and the two boys ( Ellis & Neckbone) steal the centre stage. There is only a fleeting appearance from Reece Witherspoon.
The film is typical old Deep South countryside, complete with pesky – critters!
The film has an OK storyline and is reasonably entertaining as a watch.
If I was honest it was too overly –sentimental and slightly corny for me, though I still quite enjoyed it – ‘A Dallas Buyers Club’ it certainly is not.
This film made a big profit and so has done well financially,… Read more