Ian Armer

Ian Armer, July 2012
Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,951
Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (1,913 of 2,470)
Location: Lancashire, United Kingdom
Birthday: 26 Mar
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,951 - Total Helpful Votes: 1913 of 2470
Noah [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Russell Crowe
Noah [Blu-ray] Blu-ray ~ Russell Crowe
16 of 25 people found the following review helpful
A cinematic Midrash that confuses the audience expecting God knows what. It's visionary, serious, brilliant, flawed, brilliantly flawed and way smarter than the average movie-goer who snaffles down popcorn and texts during a movie. Ignore the haters, NOAH is a very, very intriguing and clever film. It requires WORK on behalf of the viewer. I've not stopped thinking about this movie, or its message, since seeing it theatrically and look forward to joining in the theological debate on Blu-ray.
Spartacus - Original Poster Series [Blu-ray] [1960&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Kirk Douglas
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Like many others I hesitated in buying the SPARTACUS Blu-ray due to the countless negative comments regarding the picture quality. So, without any fuss, let me spell it out - the Blu-ray is miles better than the grainy DVD, but - compared to something like CLEOPATRA - it's not the best Blu-ray out there. It's certainly worth upgrading for, however, and you will notice a vast improvement. Being reasonably cheap makes this a better alternative than the pretty naff DVD - but if you have a special edition DVD of SPARTACUS then keep it for the extras as this Blu-ray is rather lacking in that department. Swings and roundabouts.
Dom Hemingway [DVD] [2013] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jude Law
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Dom Hemingway is a depressing experience. If, like myself, you were suckered in by the brilliant trailer (give those guys an award) you might be alarmed to discover that not only is Dom Hemingway nowhere near as good as the trailer, it's also a relentlessly juvenile, rambling and painfully misogynistic experience. It's also immensely boring and fails - even at a basic level - of telling a decent story. Structure is out of the window and scenes trot by, failing to serve or propel the story forward. The film is borderline incoherent and is actually embarrassing to watch.

It's all from the (apparently adolescent) mind of Richard Shepard, who has hammered out a cliché spewing… Read more