Out of nowhere, the Western seems to be enjoying its latest mini-resurgence. And while Seraphim Falls isnt quite as high profile as the recent 3:10 To...... more
Out of nowhere, the Western seems to be enjoying its latest mini-resurgence. And while Seraphim Falls isnt quite as high profile as the recent 3:10 To Yuma, its still a solidly made piece of cinema thats well worth spending some time with. It centres around the search for a man named Gideon, played by Pierce Brosnan, and the reasons for said search arent clear at the start of the film. But what is certain is that a small party is on his trail, led by Liam Neesons Morsman Carver, and that Carver is very determined to get his man. From this set up, Seraphim Falls slowly unfolds as an intelligent, ambiguous mish-mash of Western and thriller, and an intriguing one at that. Seraphim Falls, it should be said, isnt a ride without a few problems. The pacing isnt consistent, for instance, and the back end of the film doesnt make the most of the build up before it. But theres still plenty in its corner. Its two star actors are in excellent form, with both Brosnan and Neeson revelling in the complexity of their respective characters, while some sequences are genuinely exciting too. If Serphami Falls, though, fails to quite deliver what it hints its capable of, then it still leaves enough in place to enjoy. Refusing to dumb down its approach, its a grown-up, interesting movie, and one thats easily possible to warm to in spite of the aforementioned problems. Roll on more Westerns, say we --Jon Foster
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene...... more
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Following Dark Season, Russell T. Davies scripted this darkly inventive thriller series for Aunty Beeb back in 1993. Century Falls is a backwater village where the locals are most unfriendly and seemingly childless. When Tess arrives with her pregnant mother, the populace cast a suspicious eye on the new arrivals. However, they aren't the only newcomers. Twins, Ben and Carey Naismith have returned after their exile at the hands of the villagers. These two have much to show Tess, regarding the sinister happenings of Century Falls and its terrifying past... ...Century Falls
Advantages: My son loves it Disadvantages: The engines are a little small
...What is a busy book?
In our house we love busy books. I had never come across them until my grandma decided to take my children to the works to let them chose what they wanted to buy with the Christmas money. While we were looking around somehow my three year old son managed to notice this busy book which was located on the very top of the shelf. At first we thought it was just a standard...
Advantages: colourful, fun, value for money, figures Disadvantages: mat tears easily
...Thomas and Friends is a popular television show which follows a group of engines who live on the Island of Sodor. Thomas and Friends : My Busy Books...This activity book is part of a character book range produced by Phidal and based on the Railway Series of books by Rev. W. Awdry. The book features 12 pages and the ISBN is 978-2-7643-1800-3. This book is suitable for ch...
Advantages: Great value, hours of fun Disadvantages: Small pieces become lost easily
We have had huge success with busy books and so when I came across this set in Asda I decided to pick it up. Suggested retail is around £8 which I think is great value, but we were lucky enough to pick it up for £5 from Asda which is amazing for what you receive. Although this is called a busy book it isn?t a book as such, more like a fact book with a play set at the back. The toy...