A. C. Brooks

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Luther - Series 1 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Idris Elba
Luther - Series 1 [DVD] DVD ~ Idris Elba
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Note: The BBC has just commissioned two two-hour long specials as a continuation of this first series, to be aired in 2011. Happy days.

'Luther' was originally created as an answer to the solve-everything-without-fail genius detectives in the vein of Sherlock Holmes, whilst at the same time trying to portray a character so wound up in his profession that his own personal life and personality begin to fracture, a la Cracker.

In this sense, the show succeeds, and does so very well. John Luther is a man who is constantly redefining the boundaries between insanity and intelligence - whilst, more often than not, he deduces who the villain is, he often does so at the expense… Read more
The Yes Men Fix the World [DVD] [2008] <b>DVD</b> ~ Andy Bichlbaum
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Wow. I saw this documentary the other day, and was blown away by it. I can't recall a single instant where I wasn't trying to decide whether to laugh, cry or be shocked by what I was witnessing. I was really rooting for the two activists, Andy and Mike, but at the same time I was really taken aback by their audacity and determination in their attempts to unearth some of the most cruel deceptions and corporate swindles of recent times. And they do all this, most of the time, just by impersonating 'important' people.

Their aims are noble - to highlight the damage caused to the everyday people, the ones who are always made to suffer for the errors, lack of oversight and sheer… Read more
Ashes to Ashes Series 3 [DVD] [2010] <b>DVD</b> ~ Keeley Hawes
63 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Landmark television?, 22 May 2010
Now, obviously I cannot rate the DVD, as it has not yet been released. I will, however, try to give you an overview of the quality of the series itself. In one word, it has to be : amazing. Or 'mind-blowing' (ok, it's hyphenated).

Ashes to Ashes, being the spin-off from 'Life on Mars', had a lot to live up to. The standards set by LoM were nothing short of excellent; it was creative, intelligent and entertaining genre-bending television at its finest. A2A was expected to be the greyhound-out-of-the-trap successor, and initially it wasn't. The first series, whilst good TV in itself, found itself on bumpier ground than its predecessor, at least in my eyes. But as it developed, and… Read more