Franco

"Frank The Tank"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (365 of 474)
Location: England
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 43,054 - Total Helpful Votes: 365 of 474
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360) by Bethesda
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
What's D.G.A.S.S? Don't Give A S*** Syndrome. Skyrim is the third Bethesda game I have played along with Elders Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Fallout 3, and beyond a revamped graphics engine which allows you to look around and doesn't time freeze the rest of the world whilst engaging in conversation with an NPC, there is very little different at its core from both its predecessors in the Elder Scrolls franchise and other Bethesda RPG's cousins, such as the Fallout series. Sure, the graphics this time around are quite nice to look at, with vast, varied, grand open tundras to roam, along with unique creepy caves and disparate looking towns, though filled with generic guard dialogue in each town… Read more
To Build a Castle: My Life as a Dissenter by Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovskii
To Build a Castle: My Life as a Dissenter by Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovskii
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is a fascinating autobiographical account of one man's struggle against the Soviet authorities of the mide-to-late 60's and 70's, when the Soviet Union was at the height of its power and influence over Russia and Eastern Europe.

Written in an entertaining and informative narrative, Bukovsky provides personal insight into the operations of the Soviet machine, the compliance and apathy of the general populace which helped the Soviets to aggrandize their power over the people they governed, and his own personal struggle, ruminations, and even regrets during the intermittent imprisonment totaling 12 years of his life. However, it is not all bleak. Amidst the suffering and… Read more
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Double Play (Blu-ray +&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Tom Hardy
8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Incomprehensible Guff, 22 Nov 2012
I saw 'Tinker, Tailor, Solder, ZzZzZzZzZzzZzzzzZz' at the cinema on the back of strong critical reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Expecting to see a subtle spy thriller, I was instead treated to two hours of unadulterated tedium presented through an impenetrable narrative. The film crawls along at a snails pace and goes to such lengths to keep you in the dark, it is as if the makers deliberately set out with the sole intention of ostracizing the audience while boring them to death, or at least, to sleep. After about one hour into this travesty of a film, there were plenty of grunts, groans, and sighs echoing from around the cinema. One of the people I went with did actually fall asleep! I… Read more