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The Darling Buds of May by H. E. Bates
The Darling Buds of May by H. E. Bates
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfick, perfick!, 7 May 2003
The Larkin family are the most likeable people that you're likely to find within a book! Pop and Ma Larkin live in a glorious idyllic village somewhere in southern England during the 1950s, with their six children, the extravagantly named Montgomery, Zinnia, Petunia, Victoria, Primrose and Mariette, and have blissfully little contact with the outside world where one has to pay taxes. A quiet, unassuming tax inspector called Cedric Charlton makes his way to their house to ask Pop to fill in his tax returns, something which he has probably never done before in his life. Charley is instantly given enormous amounts of food and drink and wakes up the next morning wearing Mariette's pyjamas(!)… Read more
Dante's Peak [VHS] [1997] <b>VHS</b> ~ Pierce Brosnan
Dante's Peak [VHS] [1997] VHS ~ Pierce Brosnan
17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Dante's Peak is, first, last and foremost, a disaster movie, and consequently it has been comparatively forgotten. But it is a very good disaster movie, one that, whilst containing all the key cliches and stereotyped disaster-flick elements, still manages to be inventive, exciting and visually amazing.
Pierce Brosnan (!!) plays a volcanologist sent to monitor seismic activity on a long-dormant volcano in the Cascade mountains (Mount St Helens, anyone?). Then scary things start to happen (I won't say what they are) and he becomes convinced that the volcano is going to erupt. Of course, nobody believes him, especially not his colleagues, who seem more interested in drinking cups and cups… Read more
A View to a Kill [VHS] [1985] <b>VHS</b> ~ Roger Moore
A View to a Kill [VHS] [1985] VHS ~ Roger Moore
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite good really..., 6 May 2003
A View To A Kill is the film that gets slated by everybody, even Bond fans, but to be fair I'd say it's actually quite all right. Although Roger Moore appears to be tiring of the role of 007 in some of the scenes, he still carries the film's humour excellently and the arched eyebrow is still there. Christopher Walken as Max Zorin is an great villain and more plausible than most. Grace Jones (May Day) is a perfect sidekick, although the costume department really went way over the top with some of her clothes. The fault that everyone finds is that Tanya Roberts screams far too much, and I think I'd agree with that! But the film, although not what you would call the peak of Bond's cinematic… Read more