LOVEFILM LOVE MY REVIEWS

Hi

well its, been a while, you look great….urm…..yeah sorry about before….oh you got someone elses blog to read.

 

they are good spellers and use grammer….sure their vaery nice.

IMSORRYIMSORRYISAIDIWANTEDOTHERFONTSTAKEMEBACKPLEQAS!

 

Or for those who dont know I have another blog, its sweary and full of vitriol. its where I been for the last few months because this is the nice blog, and that one. no, really its not good. I mean it, not becuase its full of bitter wries and dead glass in the ego and not really that amusing.

 

so as a medium and becuase this is my professional blog I am putting up some of my reviews from when I was a lead reviewer for LOVEFILM

 

this meant that I stakced up a lot of reviews, they got rated highly for their style by the rest of the love film public and in reurn they sent me to previews of even mroe films.

 

they are written on the fly and I cant be bothered to clean them up. but I must admit I think they may be brusque but they do get ot the point quickly

 

enjoy;

 

Evil Dead 2 – Dead by Dawn on DVD (1987)

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Starring: Bruce Campbell,  Sarah Berry,  Dan Hicks
Director: Sam Raimi
Certificate: Certificate: 15
Watch now: Unavailable
This film rates with ‘An american werewolf in london’ as one of the best horror comedies of all time. For those under 30, you dont need to have seen the first film to enjoy this flick, in fact in many ways you will enjoy it more treating the frist film more as a curio or ‘alternative cut’

the pulpy story and mighty chinned hero Bruce Campbell find himself in a barren set of woods, not unlike croydon and plauges by evil spirits that go any where from the air, to the lamps to the dead and even his own hand.

the effects are starling and imaginative, and frankly even now after many viewings there is a certain anxiety that htis the gut when the mayhem hits its hights.

a horror film must

Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 72% from 11,074 members
 

a cult classic , 01/02/2010

  • Clue to Watch Now (1985)
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    Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Martin Mull
    Director: Jonathan Lynn
    Certificate: Certificate: PG (TBC)
    Watch now: Unavailable
    Run time: 92 minutes
    using Cleudo as the template, it brings a great satirical murder mystery with some fab camp acting by Tim Curry amongst others.

    full of classic little moments as well and the DVD contains the multiple endings from each of the different releases.

    well worth seeing

    now repeat after me ; I am .Your singing Telegram!’

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 70% from 147 members

 

  • Roast Of Denis Leary on DVD (2003)
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    Starring: Denis Leary,  Jeff Garlin,  Sonya Rose Atkinson
    Director: John Fortenberry
    Certificate: Certificate: 18
    Roasts arnt really something we’re used to , but this one is held by an assortment of also rans from the Leary Fame family tree. amusing and a good inversion fo the this is your life style programme you occassionally catch. a worthwhile curio for Leary fans all over

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 56% from 59 members

 

  • Doctor Who – Survival on DVD (1989)
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    Starring: Sylvester McCoy,  Sophie Aldred,  Anthony Ainley
    Director: Alan Wareing
    Certificate: Certificate: PG
    the last episode of Classic Who, its more worthwhile to see the documentaries about it

    while Im a sucker for any story invovling the Master this one builds really well both him and Ace’s backstory does come to life somehwhat , building in many ways a prot-rose out of her befiore the end of the run

    But the 2nd disc really shines in how who was going where and when, tyhe uideas at the time and the interviews are quite gripping, not just for whovians but also in the case of how television works

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 69% from 896 members

 

  • Flight Of The Living Dead on DVD (2007)
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    Starring: David Chisum,  Kristen Kerr,  Sarah Laine
    Director: Scott Thomas
    Certificate: Certificate: 18
    Does move beyond its silly premise fast to give some geniune chills.

    DO YOU LIKE PLANES< DO YOU LIKE ZOMBIES< THEN THIS IS THE FILM TO WATDCH.

    it is quite entertaining in its own way with some crafty lines and better then the day of the dead remake

    Your rating: 3 stars out of 5 51% from 2,358 members

 
Fork Series , 28/01/2010

  • Two Ronnies – Series 4 (2 discs) on DVD (1975)
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    Starring: Ronnie Barker,  Ronnie Corbett
    Certificate: Certificate: PG
    a great mash of monologue and sketches. the phantom raspberry blower a great laugh in the vein of Barker’s collection fo Saucy postcards. good fun and was great for the new year blues

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 81% from 133 members

 

  • Day of the Dead on DVD (1985)
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    Starring: Joseph Pilato,  Terence Alexander,  Lori Cardille
    Director: George A. Romero
    Certificate: Certificate: 18
    Watch now: With package
    A great concept with the military and mad scientists and just simple human nature being the appetitte for destruction more then any zombie need.

    the relatinships are realistic but bad acting takes some of the more paddedd scenes and makes them far longer.

    but the effects are paced quite well throughout the film and BUB is fascinating to behold.

    Your rating: 3 stars out of 5 67% from 6,850 members

 
classic scares! , 22/02/2010

  • Drag Me to Hell on DVD (2009)
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    Starring: Alison Lohman,  Justin Long,  Lorna Raver
    Director: Sam Raimi
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    Watch now: £2.49
    A great premises a moral sotry and a real EC feel to the whole thing, raimi tones are abundant without going hilarious, although the fear fuelled hysteria of it is classic.

    while not an innovative horror film it shows that classic horror can stil chill when done really really well

    Your rating: 4 stars out of 5 59% from 28,615 members

 

  • Blue In The Face on DVD (1995)
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    Starring: Michael J. Fox,  Jim Jarmusch,  Harvey Keitel
    Director: Wayne Wang,  Paul Auster
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    A great companion to Smoke , but of the two this is more a linear story, While the same cool style the first one is more a series of humourous vignettes whereas this follows the leads to a far greater extent.

    really worth checking out

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 63% from 998 members

 

  • Lesbian Vampire Killers on DVD (2009)
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    Starring: Paul McGann,  James Corden,  Mathew Horne
    Director: Phil Claydon
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    I still felt conned.

    It’s not funny, the best bit is the opening montage

    it goes down hill, sorry abseils without a rope very soon after.

    I understand the script was written to appeal to teenage boys, btu frankly that ruse would have worked when I was a teenage boy, which was preinternet and the closest we could get was the T and A comedies and a copy of Sam Fox’s strip poker on a ZX Spectrum.

    so its not sexy either.

    I honestly dont know what was going on,

    Not funny

    not saucy

    not scary

    just

    NOT!

    Your rating: 0.5 stars out of 5 56% from 15,439 members

 

  • Zombieland on DVD (2009)
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    Starring: Woody Harrelson,  Jesse Eisenberg,  Amber Heard
    Director: Ruben Fleischer
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    Watch now: Unavailable
    Great set up in the lines of Max Brooks world War Z.

    The buddy movie the characters become rounded outside of their cyphers and the situations contain some genuine scares.

    The mid sextion twist admittedly detracts a bit, but is great to be a part of.

    I hear rumours of a sequel and will line up for it now!

    Your rating: 4 stars out of 5 76% from 33,885 members

 

  • Batman on DVD (1989)
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    Starring: Michael Keaton,  Jack Nicholson,  Kim Basinger
    Director: Tim Burton
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    Watch now: Unavailable
    I was 12 whne this came out and it was the frist 12 in teh country

    a massive big deal and a real Bat phenomenon,

    Keaton plays it both against type and fantastically and while the film was responsible for a lot of bad habits in superhero moviemaking becoming cannon, the gothic-punk style was classic 90’s in many ways

    if you can get past the poor prince tunes elfman’s scores a blinder

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 71% from 14,035 members

 
greatb start , 28/01/2010

  • Santa’s Slay on DVD (2005)
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    Starring: Bill Goldberg,  Douglas Smith,  Emilie de Ravin
    Director: David Steiman
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    Watch now: £2.49
    The opening ten minutes alone is cameo central but the film does build and get funnier and funnier, very gruesome though and not quite hitting the higs of Jack Frost; the mutant kilelr snowman.

    worth checking out in the season

    Your rating: 4 stars out of 5 52% from 327 members

 
made christmas , 28/01/2010

  • Irish Christmas on DVD
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    Certificate: Certificate: Ex
    with inlaws and the usual drama’s this made the pre dinner morning quite enjoyable and relaxed. great to see almost an old christmas special with soemthing for the whole family.

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 35% from 18 members

 

  • Irish Lighthouses on DVD
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    Certificate: Certificate: Ex
    DO YOU LIKE IRISH

    DO YOU LIKE LIGHTHOUSES

    THEN YOU WILL LOVE THIS.

    ORDER KNOW AND GET SCOTTISH HOSTELS AND WELSH POTHOLES ABSOLUTELY FREE!

    Your rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 60% from 16 members

 

  • Doctor Who – Earthshock on DVD (1982)
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    Starring: Peter Davison
    Director: Peter Grimwade
    Certificate: Certificate: PG
    Bringing back the Cybermen in such a smart and sharp way, to admit the history of the character and also to streamline the cast.

    It’s relatively taut for the times and brings some great changes to the story format.
    It raises the stakes and makes the Dr far more vulnerable then he has been before.

    Your rating: 4 stars out of 5 70% from 2,342 members

 

  • Child’s Play 3 on DVD (1991)
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    Starring: Perrey Reeves,  Jeremy Sylvers,  Justin Whalin
    Director: Jack Bender
    Certificate: Certificate: 18
    while the first film is played straight and more a ghost sotry, and the 2nd seems to retread the 1st too much, by this point the absudirty of chucky is embraced and the film is much stronger for it, some fantastic fantasy sections and a great twist early on as Andy now become the hero and not some screaming kid that irritates in horror films.

    I hear a reboot it planned, I hope they use this as the template as the first ones are too serious and the last two a bit too pulpy for horror

    Your rating: 4 stars out of 5 56% from 3,771 members

 
Army of Goodness , 28/01/2010

  • Army of Darkness – The Evil Dead 3 on DVD (1993)
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    Starring: Bruce Campbell,  Embeth Davidtz,  Marcus Gilbert
    Director: Sam Raimi
    Certificate: Certificate: TBC
    A massive cinema experience and a great deal of fun. while a lot mroe grpahic then the Spider-Man series iw oudl feel comfortable watching it with older kids.
    the raimi school or horror and comedy.

    its worth seeing the different endings and the extras are quite good too as raimi makes a great racounter

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 64% from 1,931 member

 

 

 
Good gaffe , 28/01/2010

 

  • Equilibrium on DVD (2002)
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    Starring: Christian Bale,  Emily Watson,  Angus Macfadyen
    Director: Kurt Wimmer
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    The sotry is nothing great, and the Pastiche or everything from Orwell to Huxley is blatent but the gun kata and the fight scenes are fantastic and well paced.

    Bale plays cold and stoic very well and there are some admittedly strong twists mid flick,.

    a great evening with the lads post football in this flick.

    Your rating: 4 stars out of 5 65% from 24,962 members

 
Rusty and painful , 23/02/2010

 

  • An Irish Christmas on DVD
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    Starring: Roma Downey
    Certificate: Certificate: Ex
    I got this last year for the family to watch over crimbo dinner. I ordered a number of irish christmas dvd’s this year to ensure we had something. the otehr one was Irish christmas which is the same dvd. it is pleasant and nanna loves it, but be aware you may get the same film twice

    Your rating: 4 stars out of 5 52% from 12 members

 
an 80’s flashback , 28/01/2010

 

  • Video Nasties – The Definitive Guide (3 discs) on DVD (2010)
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    Certificate: Certificate: 18
    ..not sure how keen you are on the other two.

    The documentary was well thought out and really went though the history of the video nasty in a way that made it a dramatic narrative.

    Being a bit too young ( ‘do you have a video?’
    YES WE GOT A BLOODY VIDEO…but it was about 1987 when the big deal had come and gone,and I was 11/12)

    it was interesting to see Mary Whitehouse claim she could judge films without seeing them.

    the otehr two discs though, I watched both and it is really the racounters that add more then the trailers themselves. although there are nice moments of grindhouse I get the feeling the trailers are literally the best bit of most of them.

    so for film students and historians really, but its a bit BBC4 for teh casual viewer.

    Your rating: 3 stars out of 5 71% from 260 members

 

  • Dr Terrors House Of Horrors on DVD (1965)
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    Starring: Peter Cushing,  Ursula Howells,  Max Adrian
    Director: Freddie Francis
    Certificate: Certificate: PG
    sharp, pulpish the bookended themes are classic and the ending genuinely unnerving.

    However I could not find the commentary extra on the dvd, maybe it was late But the trailers for other features are classic

    I await an Amicus boxed set with baited breath

    Your rating: 4 stars out of 5 66% from 1,267 member

 

  • Psycho 2 (1983)
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    Starring: Anthony Perkins,  Vera Miles,  Meg Tilly
    Director: Richard Franklin
    Certificate: Certificate: 18
    following on from the taut thriller, it is the best way to experince the mystery in some ways as like many i knew the ending of Psycho way before seeing the film.

    while not a great movie and sceams 80’s b feature.

    it is an interesting conceit and plays the plagued Norman in a more symapthetic light then the original in some ways.

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 64% from 684 members

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  • Ed Byrne – Different Class on DVD (2009)
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    Starring: Ed Byrne
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    the first half is a relaxed gag centric ride through byrne’s mind, amiable enough and still quite the post 30 grunge puppy of the 90;s right down to his chouice of sartorial ensemble.

    but on its own its a good show in the veins of many comedy centrla HBO one night stands.

    the 2nd half takes more of a journey and a straight narrative showcasing his story telling abilities about his wedding.

    an enjoyable approachable show that manages to cover quirks without being wacky, and the commentary with Jimmy carr makes for some etxra mileage of entertainement too.

    Your rating: 4 stars out of 5 71% from 1,015 member

 

  • Henry Rollins – Talking From The Box/ Go… (2001)
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    Starring: Henry Rollins
    Director: Henry Rollins
    Certificate: Certificate: TBC
    Seen as a counter culture racounter and cultish at best by many, this spoken word collection really shines in the current climate of real whimsical self indulgence. dedicated and determined Rollins really puts every sense of honesty and intergrity into this peices that is rarely seen by many. worth checking out to know stand up is not just about jokes but is still about being really really funny

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 62% from 17 members

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  • The Commitments on DVD (1991)
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    Starring: Andrew Strong,  Robert Arkins,  Michael Aherne
    Director: Alan Parker
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    Enjoyable, Funny. I watched it with me mum!

    maybe a bit grim before lunch but nife soapy sort of style worth getting through and enjoying a bit of a rainy day.

    songs good, acting fine

    look tis three stars, what do you expect, bloody oscars!

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 72% from 11,420 members

 

  • The Last Starfighter (1984)
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    Starring: Kay E. Kuter,  Dan Mason,  Lance Guest
    Director: Nick Castle
    Certificate: Certificate: PG
    Watch now: Unavailable
    Yes 80’s star wars rip off manages to swerve the shmaltz and keep it all in check.

    I started it with the fear the special effects would be far less then I remembered, but the beta-unit thing works ok and to watch 80’s CGI space battles has its own charms.

    go on, your hung over in the new year anyway. its the right sort of saturday afternoon treat.

    well recomended

    Your rating: 3 stars out of 5 70% from 1,746 member

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for locals only , 23/02/2010

 

  • Traditional Irish Dancing
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    Starring: Sharon Carroll,  Conor O’Donnell
    Certificate: Certificate: Ex
    the main thing to remember is this is in no way a perfformance DVD this is a how to guide with lessons ably illusrated. in many ways a good change from the usual exercise dvd’s but not one for the spectator

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 55% from 6 members

    Not available for rental

 

  • Roy Chubby Brown – The Helmet Rides Again on DVD (1991)
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    Starring: Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown
    Certificate: Certificate: 18
    when he tours you around his upbringing.

    I am sentimental and can be easily swayed by uinverted snobbery, but then the show starts, one memeorable gag about F^^y Farts and that was it.

    Your rating: 2 stars out of 5 66% from 1,134 member

 

  • Edward Scissorhands on DVD (1991)
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    Starring: Johnny Depp,  Winona Ryder,  Dianne Wiest
    Director: Tim Burton
    Certificate: Certificate: PG
    Go on, your in your very alte 20’s stick this on with a glass of Bailey’s a sandman comic and a faint trace of tori amos playing in the background, you’ll love it.

    1st appearance of EMO

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 74% from 28,230 members

 

  • Ghoulies / Ghoulies 2 on DVD (1985)
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    Starring: Peter Liapis,  Lisa Pelikan,  Jack Nance
    Director: Luca Bercovici,  Albert Band
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    The first film has its moments and some great scenes the creatures are pretty cool, but they have a lot of sloooow pacing as the main guy becomes and evilite capey cape blokey.
    the 2nd one manages to get more funn and gags, really amps up the sillyness of the ghoulies. and have more of the tales from teh crypt vibe to it. and the twist is very funny too!

    Your rating: 4 stars out of 5 51% from 641 members

 
WHAT! , 27/01/2010

  • She Demons on DVD
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    Starring: Isabelle Stephen,  Jan Pivon,  Melantha Blackthorne
    Director: Sv Bell
    Certificate: Certificate: 18
    I don;t remember putting it on my list, but even fastforwarding still lost time in my life.

    my word its so cheap it doesnt even have scene select.

    or charm

    or even the purient interests can be better entertained with confessions of a bus nurse or whatever they were called.

    Im off to watch ISHTAR!

    Your rating: 0.5 stars out of 5 22% from 157 members

 
a lovely gem , 28/01/2010

  • The Two Ronnies – Series 5 (2 discs) on DVD (1976)
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    Starring: Ronnie Corbett,  Ronnie Barker
    Certificate: Certificate: PG
    The writing the skills of the Two Ronnies was often the target for alternative criticism, and this set being a bit more contemporary proves hwo wrong that criticism is.

    A great place to start and really shows the ronnies at the top fo their form

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 82% from 68 members

 
sTUNNING PULP , 23/02/2010

  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow on DVD (2004)
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    Starring: Jude Law,  Gwyneth Paltrow,  Angelina Jolie
    Director: Kerry Conran
    Certificate: Certificate: PG
    Watch now: Unavailable
    Set in the retro futurisism world of metropolis you half suspect Doc Savage or Lamont Cranstone were going to appear and bale the Sky Captain out.

    funny droll and visdually stunning, althouhg a bit weak in places it fills the rainy sunday the way the old matinnees filled ther cheap nickle and dime cinemas in the era that inspired it

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 49% from 39,991 members

 
My Mum liked it , 04/02/2010

 
keep it simple , 24/01/2011

  • Resident Evil – Afterlife on DVD (2010)
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    Starring: Milla Jovovich,  Wentworth Miller,  Ali Larter
    Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    ‘Like’ is probably too strong a term, but it covers ground with pace and has nice set peices.

    Milla suffers from the Blade syndrome of being unkillable so no threat feels valid in the franchise. In the opening sequence they spend time taking her special abiities away leaving her an invincible killing machine with amazing co ordination as oppossed to an invincible killing machine with a smile.

    Watching Wesker was one star, some retro nods to the game another , and the half was for clearing house after the third film.

    Your rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 62% from 18,471 members

 

  • Robert Newman: History Of Oil – Live (2 discs) on DVD (2007)
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    Starring: Robert Newman
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    For those who are looking for the relaxed style of the dependence day tour this will disappoint.
    a crafted stage piece and it seemed disjointed until I realised it was a tv series collected and compiled.

    it covers a lot of ground and knowing it series explains some of the repetitions, but an enjoyable piece and has the lyrical qualities thats one of his fortes.

    Your rating: 4 stars out of 5 74% from 319 members

 

  • Tapeheads to Watch Now (1989)
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    Starring: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic,  Tim Robbins,  John Cusack
    Director: Bill Fishman
    Certificate: Certificate: 15 (TBC)
    Watch now: Unavailable
    Run time: 88 minutes
    A chance to see both John Cusak in his wilderness years with Tim Robbins in an amusing comedy much along the lines of U.H.F.

    too aspiring music video makers parodying the then nascent MTV generation and making it a great way to see how both video was changing both telly and cinema at the time.

    worthwhile curio of anyones time

    Your rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 46% from 6 members

 

  • Alan Davies – Lafter Hours on DVD
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    Starring: Alan Davies
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    Filmed in an adhoc style and with no money really, this is aninteresting switch as a rookie Davies deals with a working men’s bar which does not seem to be his clientele in anyway

    his amieableness stuff and manner seems to come across well and one for the Johnathan creek enthusiasts who will be shocked by hsi short haired ways

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 41% from 157 members

 
an awkward moment , 07/10/2010

  • Bill Hicks – One Night Stand on DVD (1991)
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    Starring: Bill Hicks
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    Well, yes its material better performed on other releases, and yes its a square peg round hole of a set stuck in the One night stands of Rita Rudner , Gary Shandling and numerous others who’s ambition was to be the next Jo pescopo but….

    the front and back end show his mallebabilty for slapstick that gets lost in the vitriol of his later releases.

    the skill of pushing an audience that have no notion of the Hick acolytes who frankly have undermined a lot of his world view with Gauloise and slogan shirts.

    and is a great primer in how to do a set,
    not a show, a set.

    and its a great set for its cadance and pacing allowing a stream of consciousness to flow through his work.

    yes for afficiando’s but a worthwhile trove.

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 69% from 5,063 members

 
Good Humoured Fun , 28/01/2010

  • The Hebrew Hammer to Watch Now (2003)
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    Starring: Adam Goldberg,  Andy Dick,  Mario Van Peebles
    Director: Jonathan Kesselman
    Certificate: Certificate: 15 (TBC)
    Watch now: £2.49
    Run time: 82 minutes
    I don’t klnow if superhero is really the right way to look at this one as it’s more an Austin Powers meet 70’s Street Jewsploitation feature. but it’s held well by the lead and a curio in our more portentious hero times. well worth checking out and shows how one man can go from creepy flatmate to superhero with a Ninja star of David at heart

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 57% from 4 members

 

  • Leprechaun 4 – In Space on DVD (1996)
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    Starring: Warwick Davis,  Brent Jasmer
    Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    Watch now: £2.49
    really enjouyable, the production values are surprisngly high.

    Warwick Davies excudes fear and charm in equal measure and the pulp action turns from the rest of the cast including a reprisal from Herr Gruber and his little tank make the whole thing slick pulpy fun.

    Well worth a late night post pub slot.

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 51% from 271 members

 

  • Hellraiser 3 – Hell On Earth on DVD (1992)
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    Starring: Terry Farrell,  Paula Marshall,  Kevin Bernhardt
    Director: Anthony Hickox
    Certificate: Certificate: 18
    Watch now: £2.49
    Written and directed by barker’s Protege.
    this sadly expands the mythology while undermining it in one fell swoop.

    The origin of Pin head works well, and the notion of hell on earth to create his own realm is daunting and raises the stakes from the little house in London we first saw, but the techno-cenobites are quite limited and dated the minute they hit the screen.

    still entertaining and if you get the chance Run the title sequence of Hellraiser four and then watch Event Horizon, being the logical continuation of the franchise.

    Your rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 58% from 4,432 members

 

  • Zombies Of War on DVD (2006)
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    Starring: Jon Osbeck,  Joe Lorenzo,  Daniel Alan Kiely
    Director: Peter John Ross,  John Whitney
    Certificate: Certificate: 18
    I been binging my brains on zombies like a lot of people recently. I thought this was some 80’s medusa home entertainment flick I missed at the time. I was wrong.
    a reasonable premise and decent pace marred by really low production values, right down to the filming and mates all clubbing in.

    rent ’30 days of night’ the acting is equally sparse but it does have production values.

    I give one star for the dvd cover and another for the chutzpah to corrall enough mates to make it.

    Your rating: 2 stars out of 5 30% from 429 members

 

  • Roy Chubby Brown – Jingle B*@!cks (1994)
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    Starring: Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown
    Certificate: Certificate: 18
    I have oput every stand up on Lovefilm on my request list. this is still the most charmless, and the most charmless of his dvd’s, and I have seen poor jokes amongst most of them, but thie is not even a dim bloke,
    in this one he came across quite quite mean if anything

    Your rating: 0.5 stars out of 5 65% from 1,264 member

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  • The Magdalene Sisters on DVD (2002)
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    Starring: Geraldine McEwan,  Nora-Jane Noone,  Anne-Marie Duff
    Director: Peter Mullan
    Certificate: Certificate: 18
    Mullan’s movies have often had elements of Pathos and grit arouind them, but this feature and its basis in the reality of the Magdalene hostels really grips, the perfromances and the arc has you really hoping for the the girls and in many ways should be seen as required viewing at the ‘A’ level bracket.

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 69% from 11,185 members

 
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  • Grindhouse Trailer Classics Vol.2 on DVD (2008)
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    Certificate: Certificate: 18
    Proving that the trailers are the best bits this collection is a great slive of b-movie life.

    sadly it doesnt have the review bit of the first dvd and frankly would be overpriced to buy

    but a great rental, with maybe ideas for more.

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 57% from 301 members

 

  • Bobby Davro – The Backside Of Bobby Davro on DVD (1995)
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    Starring: Bobby Davro
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    I understand this is an ‘early gig’ for him.

    this was poor, the opening salvo or of racial stereotypes and chip willy gags put me off.

    but don’t worry he’ll be gormless and come across as smug to the women as well!

    I got as far as his richard Meldrew impersonation.

    it reminided me of the office christmas special, you know , the bit where ricky Gervais dressess up as Austin Powers thinking that would make it funny.

    I was really dissapointed.

    Your rating: 0.5 stars out of 5 45% from 10 members

 

  • My Name Is Bruce – Feature on DVD (2007)
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    Starring: Adam Boyd,  Bruce Campbell,  Mike Estes
    Director: Bruce Campbell
    Certificate: Certificate: 15
    As the mighty chin has become the badge pin symbol of cult icon, this , his first feature really does play to his strengths and weaknessess.

    in many ways a humourous companion peice to his biography, the films failings would mainly be down to budgetary constraints and the lack of exposition in it for a newcomer to the Bruce Campbell Ouvery, yeah thats a word, I wrote it

    entertaining rather then enthralling its accomplished rather then academy award winning

    but do you really want to watch an art movie on friday night , it will be french, and long, and black and white.

    Your rating: 5 stars out of 5 54% from 422 members

 

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