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Lord of Tears [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ David Schofield
Lord of Tears [DVD] DVD ~ David Schofield
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2.0 out of 5 stars Owl-man - 1 Acting - 0, 26 Jun 2014
The only thing horrific about this film is the lead actor. This is unquestionably the worst performance I've ever seen, in any medium. Just excruciating. Why was he cast? How does something like this happen? And it's not as if the cast as a whole is poor, in fact the quality of the support, (especially Lexy Hulme who was wonderfully warm and quirky and mesmerising) makes Douglas's performance all the more painful. The film's one-way chemistry was so cringe inducing I actually felt like writing to his co-star to apologise. The fact that he even struggles to portray an attraction to the genuinely endearing performance of a pretty girl, is even more damning.

But the massive problem… Read more
Phantoms by Dean Koontz
Phantoms by Dean Koontz
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Sisters Jenny and Lisa Paige, two sisters, return to Jenny's small hometown of Snowfield, California only to discover no one alive. The few bodies they find are either mutilated, or reveal some strange form of death. Something appears to be lingering in the darkness, on the end of all the telephones, and very quickly the truth begins to unfold. I don't really understand People slating Phantoms for being cliched and derivative, when there are far more glaring issues with it. I thought the plot was decent, it jumps right in, and rolls along nicely and the actual detail of it is written well with some nice evocative description. The problems come as soon as there's a requirement for tension,… Read more
Ubik (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Philip K. Dick
Ubik (S.F. MASTERWORKS) by Philip K. Dick
Although I'm familiar (as most people are) with the work of PKD through the various films that his short stories and novels have spawned, and others he has inspired, this was to my shame, my first ever PKD read. Ubik centres on a near future earth where telepathic and pre-cognitive abilities have become commonplace, and indeed dangerous to big business. As Dick wonderfully explains, in a form of natural evolutionary balance, an opposing force has developed alongside them, that of the "inertials": people born with an innate the ability to "block" specific types of psychic ability. When a business magnate hires the Prudence organisation (a company of such inertials) to secure his lunar… Read more