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Inglourious Basterds Limited Edition [Blu-ray]
Inglourious Basterds Limited Edition [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Brad Pitt
Offered by moo V man
Price: £28.24

8 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 8 Dec. 2009
Inglorious Basterds is Tarantino's most enjoyable film in quite some time. The first hour is a gently paced build up for a pretty relentless assault in the second half of the film. Brad Pitt is excellent as Aldo Raine and Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa "The Jew Hunter" is a great adversary.
The film is split into five chapters, the first of which is one long opening scene which builds tension extremely well. Much of the film has subtitles but it's Tarantino's excellent use of different languages that adds to much of the tension. There are times when you know that some characters are unable to tell what others are saying because they don't speak the language. It adds to the suspense.
Part of what makes the film so much fun is that QT has decided to throw away much of the history of WW2 and recreate it his own way for fun, without being in any way disrespectful.
The blu-ray picture and sound are excellent and there are some great special features, including a very interesting "round the table" chat with Pitt and Tarantino.
Never has the phrase "Bon Giorno" been better used!
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Dec 12, 2009 7:29 PM GMT


Rambo [Blu-ray] [2008]
Rambo [Blu-ray] [2008]
Dvd ~ Sylvester Stallone
Price: £5.49

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Way better than I expected, 1 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Rambo [Blu-ray] [2008] (Blu-ray)
I've never been a huge fan of the Rambo franchise, although I am a big admirer of the first film. I didn't rush out to watch this installment either. I should have though because it's a great film. Stallone really knows how to make the viewers root for a character, and he has a great gift for timing the arrival of his hero. Whenever the good guys are in the mire, Rambo pops up out of nowhere to pop off the bad guys in weird and wonderful ways (and very violent and bloodthirsty ways they are too). The film doesn't outstay its welcome either, running in at about 90 minutes.
One of the best action films I've seen in recent times.


LEGO Batman: The Videogame (PS3)
LEGO Batman: The Videogame (PS3)
Offered by Bargain Games UK
Price: £19.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lego Batman, 15 Sept. 2009
This game is great fun. Although it's a kid's game it can easily be enjoyed by adults as well. It's easy to pick up and understand the controls and you can flip from one character to another if and when you choose.
All of the levels in the game are fun and all the best bad guys from the Batman comics are included too. Great graphics and sound make this an all round winner.
Loads of fun.


Role Models [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Role Models [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Kenny Marino
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £5.55

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, 28 May 2009
Role Models is a hilarious comedy. It's full of extremely witty dialogue, funny characters and moments of comical slapstick. The cast are all excellent. Paul Rudd plays the part of a brow-beaten everyman who has become cynical about just about everything (including sizes of coffee drinks served at the local coffee shop). Sean William Scott plays his usual character exactly as you would expect. The two youngsters that they are looking after are both equally adept at comedy, but the scene stealer is the woman who runs the child care company.
If you like comedies like Step Brothers, Superbad etc then this should be just your thing. The blu-ray picture is faultless and the sound was great too. There's also an absolute bundle of special features, including about 30 minutes of deleted scenes (some good, some not).
It's a top notch comedy full of easy laughs, but definitely a no-brainer.
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PopCo
PopCo
by Scarlett Thomas
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, 9 Mar. 2009
This review is from: PopCo (Paperback)
This is a gorgeous book to look at. The blue edges on the pages is a really nice touch. And the pages themselves contain a thoroughly engaging story. This is educational and entertaining in equal measures. If you like The End of Mr Y then this is worth checking out too, and vice versa.
A really good interesting read.


Takk...
Takk...

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very impressive, 30 Oct. 2008
This review is from: Takk... (Audio CD)
Sigur Ros are a band that I have admired in passing for a number of years. I liked everything I'd heard by them but didn't imagine for a minute I'd want a whole album of their stuff. But then I saw this in the sale and picked it up. Wow. What a great album. I particularly liked Hoppipola and Glosoli as they had that familiar sound to them that suggests I've heard them both on TV a number of times in things like the Olympics and such.
The fact that the lyrics are indiscipherable to me because they're in Icelandic should be annoying but it actually adds to the overall enjoyment of the music.
I'm most definitely a fan. This band can do no wrong in my eyes.


Apocalypto [Blu-ray]
Apocalypto [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Rudy Youngblood
Price: £6.99

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Apocalypto, 1 Sept. 2008
This review is from: Apocalypto [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
This is probably the best blu-ray disc I have purchased so far. I saw the film at the cinema and thought it was great. Then I waited for it to turn up on Sky Movies. And I kept waiting. Then a bunch of people recommended the blu-ray disc so I thought "what the hey" and bought it.
The picture quality is outstanding. As is the sound. But that wouldn't count for much if the film was no good. But this film is awesome. I normally can't stand subtitled films, but there isn't much of a need for them as there isn't all that much dialogue anyway. But the film is so good that within 5 minutes you'll have forgotten about the subtitles anyway.
Heart pounding stuff as Jaguar Paw is chased through the jungle by the savage bad guys in the second half of the film. Simply brilliant.
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Mar 24, 2009 11:05 PM GMT


Rockferry
Rockferry
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.17

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 23 Aug. 2008
This review is from: Rockferry (Audio CD)
I can't believe it took me so long to buy this album. People have been telling me it's great for ages. Thing is, somehow I managed to not hear any Duffy songs until about a month ago. Yeah, I know, where have I been?
Anyway, this is excellent. Warwick Avenue, Mercy, Rockferry they're all classic tracks that sound like you've known them for years.
Great voice, great music, great lyrics. Overall a very accessible album.


The Essential John Carpenter Film Music Collection
The Essential John Carpenter Film Music Collection

3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some classic theme tunes, 20 Aug. 2008
I really enjoyed this CD. There are four different tunes from the Halloween films which still send shivers down my spine when I hear them. I also really like the theme tune to The Fog, although the opening does sound a little dated, kind of like a Haunted House tune you'd hear at a fairground.
If you want to be critical then you can point at the fact a lot of it sounds like its Ross Geller on his electronic keyboard, but it does still sound exactly as I remember it from the movies, and that is what I want from a soundtrack CD.
A decent collection.


Devil May Care (James Bond)
Devil May Care (James Bond)
by Sebastian Faulks
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent effort, 28 Jun. 2008
Sebastian Faulks must have been under a fair bit of pressure when writing this because there are a heck of a lot of Bond fans out there and you cant please them all. And there in lies a great deal of expectation. It also means that Mr Faulks has his hands tied somewhat. He has to keep the Fleming fans happy, but also he would no doubt want to put his own personal stamp on matters, but God forbid if he overdoes it!
Well I think he got the balance about right here. It's definitely a Bond book, without too many of the cliches, but just enough that you shouldn't feel cheated. It's also a highly entertaining spy thriller (as it should be), although it's not quite in the Bourne league. But it is an entertaining read, and that's what I was after.
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