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You & Your Stupid Mate [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
You & Your Stupid Mate [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not good at all..., 10 Jan. 2012
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Unfortunately, this film is crap. The only scenes that actually made me laugh were the brief moments in which immigrant Evo threw out some well placed one-liners. The acting is horrendous with not a single cast member turning in a worthy performance and the script is far too random, trying to string together a bunch of throw-away scenes in an attempt to lengthen the 84 minute runtime. The soundtrack is also pretty poor thanks to horrendously placed music which pretty much goes with the awful editing and general feel of the film. Disappointing and not even worth a rental. Skip it. 1.5/5


Dog Soldiers [DVD] [2002]
Dog Soldiers [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Sean Pertwee
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £2.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great British horror, 10 Jan. 2012
This review is from: Dog Soldiers [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
When Neil Marshall's debut feature Dog Soldiers hit the cinemas, it became a runaway success and that's because it is probably not only the best British werewolf film ever made, but one of the best British horrors of all time. Marshall manages to get a superb British cast together including Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd and Emma Cleasby as a group of soldiers on a 'training exercise' unwittingly become bait for a family of werewolves. With some good gore, some very funny and dry dialogue and a well paced plot, Dog Soldiers is highly recommended. 4.5/5
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Wild Country [DVD] [2005]
Wild Country [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Samantha Shields

3.0 out of 5 stars Poor effects let down an otherwise promising feature, 9 Jan. 2012
This review is from: Wild Country [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
Wild Country is a werewolf film set in the Scottish Highlands. The only feature length movie so far directed by Craig Strachan, it stars a heap of very unknown young Scottish actors/actresses, as well as Sweet Sixteen star Martin Compston and Torchwood's Peter Capaldi. The young cast are rather good and I am surprised that main actress Samantha Shields seems to have struggled to find work since. The build-up of the movie was enjoyable and the dialogue of the young Glaswegian kids (they play pure neds) is at times hilarious and very believable for the characters. Unfortunately, the film suffers massively from very very poor special effects, with the werewolves looking as though they have been made by the work experience intern. Still, if you can get past that, this Scottish horror shows some promise and is worth at least a rental. With better, believable werewolves, Wild Country would've been worth a recommendation, as it is, a low end rental for genre fans is sufficient. 2.5/5


S.W.A.T. [DVD] [2003] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
S.W.A.T. [DVD] [2003] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by susan50664
Price: £7.25

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good popcorn fodder, 8 Jan. 2012
S.W.A.T. is one of those big budget action films that is exactly what it says on the tin, nothing more, nothing less. Colin Farrell and Samuel L. Jackson are both fun as the lead S.W.A.T. team members and I still think Michelle Rodriguez is a good female action star, though this doesn't showcase that as well as other movies. LL Cool J kind of lets the main cast down a bit overall, but the assembled cast are certainly capable. The story is fun and although it takes a little while to get fully going, the action scenes in the second half are enjoyable and I did like the fact they seemed to spend some time in getting the team together in the first half, rather than rush straight to the action. As a popcorn flick, this is worth a look. 3/5


The Devil's Double [Blu-ray]
The Devil's Double [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Dominic Cooper
Price: £8.92

1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Underwhelming, 8 Jan. 2012
A couple of friends had told me that they really enjoyed this movie thanks to Dominic Cooper's performance but at times, I was wondering if they were watching the same film as me. Whilst he has a difficult task of essentially playing three characters (Uday Hussein, Latif Yahia, Latif Yahia pretending to be Uday Hussein), Cooper felt underwhelming at times and on occasion, even a little hammy. He isn't horrendous, but just a bit disappointing, as is Ludivine Sagnier, an actress I generally admire, who is also mediocre in her role of Sarrab. Thankfully, the supporting cast are very good, in particular Raad Rawi as Munem who helps bring the acting quality up a level. The film does a few things excellently, such as capturing the disturbing violence of Uday Hussein and his ridiculous excesses but it is missing a certain spark in the way Latif Yahia's story is told and characters could've been developed better. It's worth a rental or a cheap buy because of the things the film gets right, but I was left a bit disappointed. 3/5


Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story [DVD]
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ben Stiller
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.37

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Holds up to repeat viewings, 8 Jan. 2012
Viewing this for what may have been the 5th or 6th time, I was surprised just how well Dodgeball holds up on repeat viewings. Ben Stiller is excellent as White Goodman and Vince Vaughan perfect as Peter LaFleur but the rest of the cast also suit their roles very well and the cameos by David Hasselhoff and Chuck Norris still make me laugh out loud. OK, so the ending is obvious from the very start of the story, but getting there is a lot of fun with Rip Torn's Patches O'Houlihan brilliantly funny with the coaching style and his dialogue. I wasn't keen on the character of Steve the Pirate and found him to be a weak point, but it doesn't stop Dodgeball from being a very enjoyable comedy throughout. Recommended. 4/5


The Green Hornet [Blu-ray] [2011] [Region Free]
The Green Hornet [Blu-ray] [2011] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Seth Rogen
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £3.68

4.0 out of 5 stars Better than I expected, 8 Jan. 2012
I know a lot of people really dislike Seth Rogan, but personally, I've enjoyed him in pretty much everything I have seen, including The Green Hornet. He plays the egotistical Brett really well and is very good at playing lacksadaisacal characters in general (especially in Knocked Up). Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson and Christoph Waltz are all good in their respective parts and make for a reasonable supporting cast. The story isn't anything new, but the action scenes are fun, the effects with the car were all well done and I found myself laughing through the comedy aspects of the script. Recommended. 3.5/5


Something Borrowed [Blu-ray]
Something Borrowed [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Kate Hudson
Offered by Bee-Entertained
Price: £5.59

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ginnifer Goodwin outshines Kate Hudson, 7 Jan. 2012
Much more of a romantic drama than a romantic comedy in my opinion, Something Borrowed includes genre favourites Colin Eaglesfield and Kate Hudson in its cast. Although Hudson puts in a performance slightly above average for her rom-com roles she is outdone by Ginnifer Goodwin who is great as Rachel. The story is formulaic and it's fairly obvious from the outset what is going to happen and whilst it has a few slow moments, it is well written compared to other Hollywood movies in the genre, and well structured. The music tracks selected for the score range massively from nineties indie, through to a rather funny scene revolving around Salt N Pepa's Push It and generally are well suited for the scenes selected. The film won't win any awards but if you're a fan of any of the cast it is worth a look. 3/5


Zookeeper [Blu-ray] [2011] [Region Free]
Zookeeper [Blu-ray] [2011] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Kevin James
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.04

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enough chuckles for a rainy day, 7 Jan. 2012
Kevin James gets a bid of a bad rap at times, yet I find that although he isn't a particularly good actor, I still enjoy his output as something to pass the time if nothing more. In Zookeeper he teams up with regular Sandler director Frank Coraci and actress Rosario Dawson in what is a strictly by the numbers affair and despite generally poor reviews, a few big critics like Ebert have given it recommendations. It's true, there is nothing new here, and it does feel like a romantic version of Dr Dolittle in a zoo setting, but yet I still found myself enjoying it. The animal effects are reasonably good, the main cast are fine and the supporting live cast, including the likes of Joe Rogan and Ken Jeong is surprisingly good. Of course, the voice cast has some big names including Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stallone and Cher, and all do a capable job. There aren't many laugh out loud moments (though Bernard's first attempt at driving was hilarious), but there are enough chuckles for a rainy day. Rent it. 3/5


The Firm [DVD]
The Firm [DVD]
Dvd ~ Philip Davis
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.75

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cracking movie, 6 Jan. 2012
This review is from: The Firm [DVD] (DVD)
For those who don't know, in the UK a firm is a group of football 'fans' (I use that word lightly) who support a particular football team and fight with other firms to gain notoriety and 'respect'. Of course, the UK has long had a history with football hooliganism but it was at its height in the seventies and eighties, and this TV movie made for the BBC as part of "Screen Two" is one that is often held as the benchmark of hooliganism films along with ID. Whilst the punch-ups look a bit silly in this, the rest of the violence is quite extreme in the manner of how it is portrayed, with Gary Oldman insanely scary as Bex. The story, whilst short, is very well put together and shows how casual football violence is something that is taken part by not just the lower class, but also by people with highly regarded jobs and how it affects their lives and the people around them. The Firm doesn't hold anything back, packing a punch that takes you into the minds of the football hooligans portrayed, especially in the final scene where they talk about the fact they do it because they love the rush, whether for their club team, or following England. Recommended. 4/5


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