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  1.  Finally X-Men is back


    After the first two X-Men movies they began to systematically kill the franchise with the extremely disappointing X-Men 3 and the average at best Wolverine.

    Not to worry though because the franchise has been saved with this thoroughly enjoyable prequel. Both McAvoy and Fassbender had the daunting tasks of following in the footsteps of the iconic Stewart and McKellen. Unfortunatley for McAvoy he falls a bit short. While he does an ok job of the role I just feel he concentrated too much on trying to be the Patrick Stewart Xavier rather than attempting to make the role his own. The same however, cannot be said of the excellent Fassbender. Similar to Heather Ledger's regeneration of The Joker, he has really grabbed the bull by the horns here and turned in a great performance based on the character Magneto rather than Ian McKellen's Magneto. Just like when someone says, The Joker, I picture Nicholson and Ledger, now when someone says Magneto I think McKellen and Fassbender.

    Excellent stuff, enjoy!!!!

  2.  TV at it's absolute best


    Wow what a show this is. One of the greatest of all time and that's not an exaggeration. I loved 24, I loved The Sopranos, and I loved The Wire. Deadwood stands easily along side these shows, and I'm an absolute freak for 24 so I don't say such a thing lightly. The worst thing I can say about Deadwood is that there is no season 4. I feel like I've been left with an itch I can't scratch and I hope (in vain I feel) for a movie to give all us fans some closure.

    Assembling some of the most truely despicable characters you're ever likely to come across the writers some how manage the impossible and you end up liking these guys and gals. Al Swearengen being the most obvious case in point. Ian McShane is absolutely magnificent but he's not alone in his performances, however I'd be here all night if I was to single everyone out.

    The violence is not frequent but when it occurs it's brutal. Wonderful script, wonderful acting, some laughs, some crys, this show has it all.

    This boxset is a snip at the price being offered. Go for it, you won't be disappointed.

    Let this not be the end, Deadwood has unfinished business.

  3.  Excellent thriller with a great ending


    In some parallel universe this movie is getting all the praise that was wasted on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (haven't seen the other two as I was so unimpressed with the first one). In some ways I like when a movie such as this isn't as popular is it ought to be because you feel like you're one of the privileged to be let in on some wonderful secret. While a bit slower than I was expecting, it manages to keep you captivated throughout and unlike the aforementioned Dragon movie this one has an ending that really packs a punch that for me is up there with any of the great hollywood endings you're ever likely to see. Don't expect lots of action, just expect a great movie.

  4.  How action movies should be made


    I think I have a major flaw when it comes to judging movies. I used to tell people this was a rubbish film based solely on the fact that Jason Bourne took a piggy back ride from a top floor balcony and shot someone straight between the eyes on his way down and still managed to walk away. I love a good action movie as much as the next guy but I still like to think that certain scenes while they may be far fetched, there is still a remote chance that its plausible however unlikely. For example, I know that John McClane jumping off the side of the Nakatomi plaza tied to a fire hose is completely absurd but it is still somehow believable when you watch it. My point being that notwithstanding this totally ridiculous moment this is an absolutely outstanding action movie that betters most Bond movies, with the obvious exceptions (I dont need to name them). Its an intelligent, brilliantly scripted, well-acted movie that gets better the more I see it. As good as the next two in the trilogy are, and they really are extremely good, they still havent quite managed to reach the standard of Identity. So heres me not concentrating on the one negative in an otherwise action classic. Brilliant

  5.  An absolute joy to behold


    One of the best-kept secrets of the past 20 years. Well maybe it's not so much a secret as it is forgotten. Criminally often referred to as "that fishing movie with Brad Pitt", this truly is a little gem. What can you say about the cinematography here; even the magnificent Unforgiven must have been a very distant second when the Oscar votes were counted. But it's not just the visuals that will live long in the memory; it's the acting, the relationships between the characters, and the whole heartbreaking story. And while Robert Redford's narration accounts for very little screen time, his voice is as memorable as anything else. This is so perfect it could be used as a therapeutic tool to sooth the soul. So here's a reminder for all who have forgotten, to go and rediscover this little masterpiece.

  6.  Shark follows family to the Bahamas


    The title of this review just about sums it up. This is so bad it doesn't even deserve a place in the "it's so bad it's good" category. Someone must have lost a bet because there can be no other explanation for this movie ever getting made. It's a testament to how good the original was that it was still worth it, even if it did spawn this absolute drivel. I bought this once on DVD as a present for someone. It was meant as a joke but I don't think they got it. Maybe in hindsight jokes can be taken too far. Avoid at all costs, just watch the first one again. We should really be allowed to vote zero stars.

  7.  A Hughely entertaining movie


    I've heard people say that The Town reminded them too much of Heat as if this was supposed to be a bad thing. I can think of no better compliment. My favourite movie of 2010 (and yes, I've seen Inception)

    R.I.P. Pete Postlethwaite - A truly great actor

  8.  As chilling as the title suggests


    Wow don't you just love when you discover such a wonderful surprise. Set in, well just think Deliverence, and you'll get the picture. This is a chilling movie made all the more chilling in the knowledge that I suspect these third world places do exist in America. If you haven't seen this you should know that it's an extemely slow paced film with little or no action. Don't worry though because whatever it may be lacking in, it is more than made up for in terms of suspense and tension. Of course you cannot comment on this movie without mentioning the wonderful performance of Jennifer Lawrence. She really does steal the show here, and her oscar nomination was a no brainer. Hope she wins it

  9.  Robert Downey was born to play this role


    When I saw the first Iron Man movie I thought it was ok, at best, and couldn't really figure out what all the fuss was about. Iron Man 2 however made me revise my opinion and I'm now a big fan of both movies. This is where the penny dropped for me. I finally get it and I firmly believe that without Robert Downey Jr as the lead these movies wouldn't have been half as successful or enjoyable. What we know about Mr Downey in real life allows us to 100% accept Tony Stark as this larger than life character and to just go with it. This is a Rock N' Roll movie, so just sit back and enjoy the ride. Great action, fun characters, hot chicks, and check out that race track scene, that alone is enough reason to buy this DVD. Great stuff, I'm converted

  10.  Decent Thriller spoiled by ridiculous ending


    Quite frankly I can't understand what all the fuss was about here. If this film had endend after 2 hours then maybe I could could see where all the 4/5 and 5/5 ratings were coming from (even then I still would only have given it a generous 3/5).
    But to be honest the last 20 minutes or so borders on the ridiculous.
    I don't want to give anything away here for those who haven't seen it, but the clue revealed to unravel a 40 year old mystery is so obvious that if Inspector Clouseau himself hadn't spotted it after a couple of weeks he'd be handing in his badge.
    Maybe I'm being too harsh but I think the officer who admits that he's "thought about [the case] every day for nearly 40 years" should get together with the fighter pilot out of Die Hard 4 and have drinks