Valerie J.

Just me, being me
Top Reviewer Ranking: 741
Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (851 of 1,018)
Location: West Yorks, UK
In My Own Words:
Thank you for checking my profile. I am English and live in West Yorkshire. I seem to spend my life either studying creative writing and literature, or blogging. So if you are interested in my Amazon reviews, you might like to check my blog (shown under Web Page). Thanks x

Science - environment, genetics, volcanoes, weather, animals, plants, the universe. Enjoy great movies, including classics. Read books like those written by John Grisham, Wilbur Smith, Michael Crichton, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde, etc.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 741 - Total Helpful Votes: 851 of 1018
Winter's Bone [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jennifer Lawrence
Winter's Bone [DVD] DVD ~ Jennifer Lawrence
4.0 out of 5 stars GRIM BUT GREAT, 26 July 2014
It's winter in The Ozarks of Missouri. The only person left to run the household is 17 year old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence). There's no money and they are running out of food. Her father has disappeared on them, her mother is withdrawn and uncommunicative, and her young brother and sister are not old enough to fend for themselves. There are animals to feed, wood to chop, and life couldn't get much tougher. Except it could. Ree's father had, unknown to the family, put up their small farm as bond after being arrested for 'cooking' drugs and now the authorities are about to throw the Dolly family out into the dirt. Ree needs to find her father but when she begins to ask around the… Read more
The Other Woman [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Cameron Diaz
The Other Woman [DVD] DVD ~ Cameron Diaz
Carly Whitten (Cameron Diaz), a successful lawyer, is shocked when it comes to light that the man she has been dating, the one she thought was 'the one', is married. His wife, Kate King (Leslie Mann) a scatter-brained and neurotic sort of woman-child is also shocked at the discovery that her husband, Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is a cheating sort of guy. It gets even worse when both women find out that there is a third woman on Mark's 'to do' list. Amber (Kate Upton) is young, voluptuous, and academically challenged in an appealing kind of way. Mark needs to be taught a lesson and Hell hath no fury like three women scorned.

Cameron Diaz is naturally funny and in The Other… Read more
Joe [DVD] [2013] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] <b>DVD</b> ~ Nicolas Cage
Ex con, Joe Ransom (Nicolas Cage), has done time in the past because of his quick temper and all he wants now is a quiet life alone, with his dog, running his company which kills trees for a living, and watching TV in the evening. If people will just leave him in peace then he might never do time again. He hires black guys to do his work and they're a good team, getting along well with each other, sassing each other as they poison the trees so a lumber company can legally come and chop them down to clear the area for construction. Then one day a fifteen year old white boy, Gary Jones (Tye Sheridan), turns up asking for work for himself and his father (Gary Poulter). Joe, a kind man at… Read more