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A Cliched Film That Doesnt Stand Out
Review of Dream House (DVD) by IzzyS

Advantages: Mildly spooky, good cast, intriguing/engrossing mid-way through,
Disadvantages: Unoriginal/cliches/script

- Story - A couple (Will and Libby Atenton) mistakenly believe they've landed themselves a wonderful house - however, they don't realise the sinister past it brings, as it turns out that people were killed there and the killer is still around. Wi ... Read review

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very good by danielclark691
I'll not rush! by LiveMusicLoverLyn

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28.11.2017 18:56
One Vulnerable Mans Battle Against Nature At Sea
Review of All is Lost (DVD) by IzzyS

Advantages: Haunting/gripping at times/claustrophobic/atmospheric, cinematography, plot concept,
Disadvantages: Constant motion may not suit all, lack of character background perhaps?

- Story - During a one man naval trip in the Indian Ocean, said man wakes up to discover his vessel has started to take on water following a collision. Even worse, without working access to his radio, he ends up sailing towards a violent storm - ... Read review

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VHH by mumsymary
very good by danielclark691

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28.11.2017 18:55
A Delightfully Charming Family Friendly Film
Review of Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium (DVD) by IzzyS

Advantages: Characters/cast, intriguing plot, decent visual effects, decent family viewing
Disadvantages: Perhaps a bit too bright for some, maybe?, death is a theme which might frighten/upset young kids

- Story - Mr. Magorium has owner his so called 'Wonder Emporium' for over 200 years and he's starting to feel his age, so he decides to hand it down to his rather awkward manager, one Molly Mahoney. However, when she takes over, it doesn't take l ... Read review

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very well covered by danielclark691
VH by Westy4

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28.11.2017 18:53
A Quirky, Amusing & Intriguing Film - Well Worth A Watch!
Review of The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed out of a Window and Disappeared (DVD) by IzzyS

Advantages: Intriguing plot, quirky, funny at times (mostly dark humour),
Disadvantages: Subtitles (mainly Swedish spoken but also other languages),

- Story - Allan Karlsson finds himself, having lived a long and interesting life, in a boring old nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he decides to escape via a window and finds himself setting out on a journey. - More Info., Thoughts & Op ... Read review

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very well covered by danielclark691
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28.11.2017 18:52
A Cliched Mildly Sinister Film
Review of An American Haunting by IzzyS

Advantages: Diverting, ok plot,
Disadvantages: Some cliches incl. over use of music, not enough shown

...mum finds and reads her an old letter dating from 1817, written by an old relative. It talks of an old dispute over land and mentions the writers husband was curs ... Read review

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28.11.2017 18:51
A Flawed But Not Awful Crime Film
Review of The Yards (DVD) by IzzyS

Advantages: Gritty/urban, cast, somewhat gripping & spooky,
Disadvantages: Mumbled dialogue, some disorientating camerawork, cliches

...time in prison for taking the fall for some friends, Leo hopes to get his life back on track. Once home, he takes a new job with his highly connected and influential uncle. But in the yards (the railway yards where the cit ... Read review

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28.11.2017 18:50
Another Sports & Redemption Based Drama
Review of Warrior (DVD) by IzzyS

Advantages: Gritty/urban/tense, ocassional intriguing moments, frenetic in parts,
Disadvantages: jerky camerawork, some cliches, somewhat predictable, plot/script

- Story - An alcoholic ex-boxer's son arrives home, where he becomes trained by his dad for a big competition in a mixed martial arts (MMA) tournament. This sets him on a dangerous path with his distant older brother. What happens? you'll have to ... Read review

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28.11.2017 18:49
An Alright Thriller - Nothing More, Nothing Less
Review of The Peacemaker (DVD) by IzzyS

Advantages: Reasonably entertaining, decent car chase scenes,
Disadvantages: Cliched aspects, Kidmans squealing, not overly tense/engrossing, SFX

...time? you'll have to watch the film to find out. - M ... Read review

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good! by 2mennycds

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28.11.2017 18:47
A Fairly Bland Financial Drama With Some Good Points
Review of Arbitrage (DVD) by IzzyS

Advantages: Relatively interesting character focussed drama, plot twists, Gere & Roth,
Disadvantages: A bit bland, main character not especially likeable,

- Story - A financial businessman and family man (Robert Miller) finds himself looking forward to taking over the families business. However, it turns out there are some secrets from his earlier career involving illegality which start to become k ... Read review

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28.11.2017 18:46
The Hammer fell
Review of Hammer House of Horror: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) by hogsflesh

Advantages: Great blu-ray, entertaining series
Disadvantages: Much too silly, episodes are generally padded

This set is a more than reasonable £27 on amazon at time of writing. Hammer were the best known horror producer in the UK in the 50s and 60s, but they made their last film in the mid-70s (barring whatever modern company is trading under their name). In 1 ... Read review

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Wonderful piece - some of the episodes sound really good and I'd certainly watch them. Hopefully you will still post the odd review now and again. by mikemelmak
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28.11.2017 17:49
A New Set of Eyes
Review of Churchill (2017) (DVD) by Secre

Advantages: Excellent film
Disadvantages: None

Churchill was a film that I watched on the entertainment system purely because there was little enough to watch. I surprised myself by actually really enjoying it and finding it to be a fascinating look into the life of the great man in the days before D- ... Read review

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Excellent Review by Angela150
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28.11.2017 15:00
Gru Is Back with His Long Lost Twin Brother.
Review of Despicable Me 3 (DVD) by kiss_me2070

Advantages: new characters including Gru's brother, funny, easy to follow
Disadvantages: less of the minions, not as good as the other two films

...instalment, fourth overall in the Despicable Me film series and the sequel to ... Read review

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Excellent review. Please rate some of my reviews if you get time as I have not reached the payment threshold yet. by Angela150
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28.11.2017 07:32
They Bite!
Review of Critters (DVD) by 16BitFlash

Advantages: Cast, Effects, Good fun
Disadvantages: Ending is a bit weak

Of all the many cinematic trends spawned in that fabulous decade we know as the 1980s, one of my favourites is the lesser discussed, to my knowledge it doesn’t even have a name as a sub-genre, slew of films involving a series of tiny monsters terrorising ... Read review

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good review by mumsymary

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27.11.2017 22:26
Aptly titled
Review of Hellraiser 3 - Hell On Earth (DVD) by 16BitFlash

Advantages: 'Hellraiser' by Motorhead plays over the end credits
Disadvantages: You've got to make it to the end credits to hear it

...spamming of sequels, Clive Barker’s Hellraiser is one of the saddest cases. Mainly because the concept it presented, whereby hideous creatures would emerge ... Read review

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Excellent review. Please rate some of my reviews if you get time as I have not reached the payment threshold yet. by Angela150
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27.11.2017 22:26
A Surprisingly Intriguing Film - Slow But Thoughtful
Review of Eye in the Sky (DVD) by IzzyS

Advantages: Tense/edgy/gripping, intriguing, interesting technology, thought provoking,
Disadvantages: Slow plot pace wont appeal to all (although it is necessary), ending doesnt answer all questions

- Story - An officer in the military finds herself in command of an operation embarking on capturing Kenyan terrorists but things go from bad to worse, when a girl enters the kill zone and in doing so, the possibility of an international dispute ... Read review

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Richada has said it all! by 2mennycds

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27.11.2017 21:56
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