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The Frozen Ground [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Nicolas Cage
The Frozen Ground [DVD] DVD ~ Nicolas Cage
3.0 out of 5 stars Tempting Thriller, 5 Jun 2014
'Frozen Ground' is a serial killer thriller that released in 2013 to mixed reviews and flopped at the box-office. It performed slightly better when released via the Video on demand front in the United States with the simultaneous theatrical showing. The film is based on the real life serial killer, Robert Hansen who between 1971 and 1983, murdered between 17 and 21 women near Anchorage, Alaska.

The plot shows a cop (Nicholas Cage) investigating numerous disappearances of females and attempting to apprehend a serial killer.

The movie has a sombre atmosphere and the connection to real life events makes the viewing interesting. Strong performances combined with tension… Read more
Prisoners [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Hugh Jackman
Prisoners [DVD] DVD ~ Hugh Jackman
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
'Prisoners' is a mystery thriller that released in 2013 to critical acclaim and box-office success.

The story focuses on the search of two abducted young girls and the hunt for the kidnapper.

The movie is an intense and dark viewing right from the start. As the story progresses, the tension and suspense are heightened proving to be powerful viewing. The character development is excellent, making it hard to figure out the kidnapper.The problem arises in the second half with the plot becoming stagnant with events going round in convoluted circles. Things do get back on track later, but by that point the running time feels too long. So, I was looking forward to the ending… Read more
Salamander: The Complete Season One [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Filip Peeters
3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
'Salamander' is twelve part Belgian spy-crime television series that was shown on BBC4 in the United Kingdom. The series has been a ratings success and a second season is in the works.

The story shows a Police Inspector Paul Gerardi (Filip Peeters) investigating the robbery of 66 safe deposit boxes at a private bank in Brussels. He then begins to unravel a political conspiracy.

The series is interesting and compelling as the story progresses. However, predictability and a slow pace sets in. There are gripping moments and twists but not riveting enough. As the ending neared, it felt like the makers ran out of a story and the ending was weak.

If compared with… Read more