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Catherine Looser (Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom)

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Chalet Girl [DVD]
Chalet Girl [DVD]
Dvd ~ Felicity Jones
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Flawed but enjoyable., 3 Oct. 2012
This review is from: Chalet Girl [DVD] (DVD)
I'll start with the bad bits. As a comedy, it's not staggeringly hilarious and I've seen better romances. The plot is also very cliched and obvious, with most of the plot points easy to spot a mile away and some of the hero's behaviour is rather questionable.
On the plus side, the acting is all very good, Bill Bailey's in it, the heroine is very likeable and there's no denying that this is a film with a good heart.
Overall, despite its flaws, Chalet Girl is a sweet, cheerful, feel-good film, perfect for switching your brain off and snuggling down in front of. I wouldn't give it any points for originality or brilliance but it was an extremely pleasant way of passing the evening and I enjoyed it very much.

The Talisman Ring
The Talisman Ring
by Georgette Heyer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Heyer, 11 April 2005
This review is from: The Talisman Ring (Paperback)
I love Georgette Heyer's books, both for their witty humour and their believable, well thought out characters. The Talisman Ring has to be one of the best and certainly one of the funniest. The story is of a young man in search of the ring of the title, which he can use to clear his name and claim back his inheritance from his evil cousin Basil. In this he is aided by his French cousin Eustacie, who is engaged to his other cousin Tristram. Neither of them want the marriage and their two separate romances develop with that unique blend of charm and wit that Georgette Heyer does so well.
Add in a bumbling Excise man, a London dandy and a pack of smugglers and you have one of the best books written by an inimitable author.

The Iron Tree (Crowthistle Chronicles)
The Iron Tree (Crowthistle Chronicles)
by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!, 20 Feb. 2005
I've already read (and loved) Cecelia Dart Thornton's first trilogy, the Bitterbynde, and this new book is just as good. Her writing is so rich and beautifully detailed and the story makes you want to laugh and cry by turns.
I would strongly recommend both this book and the previous series and I can't wait until the Well of Tears comes out in November.

Top Gun [DVD] [1986]
Top Gun [DVD] [1986]
Dvd ~ Tom Cruise
Price: £2.99

6 of 41 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, 13 Oct. 2004
This review is from: Top Gun [DVD] [1986] (DVD)
Although I am sorely tempted, I won't say this is the worst film I have ever seen, since I have had to sit through some right drivel in my time.
However, it is without doubt the most pompous, pretentious and ridiculously 'God bless America' film it has ever been my misfortune to endure. The characters are two dimensional wooden caricatures; not a single one inspires you with the slightest amount of empathy, while the plot is thin and extremely shaky.
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Wonderful World of Brothers Grimm [VHS]
Wonderful World of Brothers Grimm [VHS]

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Naff but fun, 10 Oct. 2004
Even for an old film, the effects are particularly bad and unrealistic, especially in one sequence with a dragon in a cave. There are also some rather cheesy moments, such as when a woodcutter is dancing around the woods singing 'la la la la'. However, despite these drawbacks, it is an amusing and light hearted film with some very enjoyable and watchable scenes and is uplifting in its sweetness and humour.

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