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Reviewer:
MovieMad13
 
Top 100 DVD Reviewer
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  1.  Raising the bar, for all television shows.

    Posted: 

    The Winchester brothers stray away from the Ghouls, Ghosts, and Supernatural alike to become cogs in the war between heaven and hell, with explosive consequences!!

    This fourth season of Supernatural really raises the bar for TV shows (especially in America at the moment). This is without a doubt a stand out TV programme of our time, and is definitely one to watch.

    If you are reading my review then i take it you obviously like supernatural already and this season really takes it up another notch to new heights and spectacles. The storyline is immense and the characters are just brilliant Cas' is Great, and is my favourite new character. Some of the episodes were written just brilliantly, which brings me onto the downfall of the season. The episodes which dealt with the story were great, yes, but the one off episodes are really slipping and letting the whole show down. This is why i am glad with the producers of Supernatural who said season 5 will be the last. They are running out of ideas for the one off episodes which aren't as good as the one off's in season's 1 or 2. I hope that season 5 concentrates just on the story and maybe just a few non-story related episodes (maybe just a Christmas one or a few special episodes).

    Overall though the story in season 4 and the incredible season finale, (which i know many people won't like because of how open it is) make up for the few lacking episodes. Great acting on Jared Padalecki's and Jensen Ackles' parts, and all others. Magnificent producing and directing, and really standout writing.

    5 stars overall for what maybe the best season yet. I hope you found this review helpful.

  2.  Raising the bar, for all television shows.

    Posted: 

    The Winchester brothers stray away from the Ghouls, Ghosts, and Supernatural alike to become cogs in the war between heaven and hell, with explosive consequences!!

    This fourth season of Supernatural really raises the bar for TV shows (especially in America at the moment). This is without a doubt a stand out TV programme of our time, and is definitely one to watch.

    If you are reading my review then i take it you obviously like supernatural already and this season really takes it up another notch to new heights and spectacles. The storyline is immense and the characters are just brilliant Cas' is Great, and is my favourite new character. Some of the episodes were written just brilliantly, which brings me onto the downfall of the season. The episodes which dealt with the story were great, yes, but the one off episodes are really slipping and letting the whole show down. This is why i am glad with the producers of Supernatural who said season 5 will be the last. They are running out of ideas for the one off episodes which aren't as good as the one off's in season's 1 or 2. I hope that season 5 concentrates just on the story and maybe just a few non-story related episodes (maybe just a Christmas one or a few special episodes).

    Overall though the story in season 4 and the incredible season finale, (which i know many people won't like because of how open it is) make up for the few lacking episodes. Great acting on Jared Padalecki's and Jensen Ackles' parts, and all others. Magnificent producing and directing, and really standout writing. I have no doubt that this will look great on BluRay just like Season 3 did.

    5 stars overall for what maybe the best season yet. I hope you found this review helpful.

  3.  Probably the Best British TV Series on Tele.

    Posted: 

    This is one of the best shows i have seen on TV, i highly recommend 'Being Human' to everyone. The show was on BBC3 after piloting on BBCiPlayer and after watching the pilot i wished they would pick it up as a series and they did.

    The show is brilliantly written and directed, and the acting is just the best on all parts. I don't know her name but the woman who plays the ghost was superb, and i loved her in Sugar Rush too. The series is set out really well and builds greatly and leads on to the second series in a very strange way. The first 3 episodes are a little slow but the you can tell that it is building to something big. The end of third episode steps the series up a greater pace then the 4th episode really steps it up yet again and the 5th episode shoots them all down, and ends with the biggest cliff hanger EVER! This follows on to the 6th and last episode which was a bit of a let down, nothing too big happened. The last episode though did stir things up for the second series and really looks like they will will make the show shine.

    Altogether i think that Being Human is one of the most overlooked shows on TV and would recommend it to everyone, Great Acting, Directing, and Writing. 5stars.

  4.  Probably the Best British TV Series on Tele.

    Posted: 

    This is one of the best shows i have seen on TV, i highly recommend 'Being Human' to everyone. The show was on BBC3 after piloting on BBCiPlayer and after watching the pilot i wished they would pick it up as a series and they did.

    The show is brilliantly written and directed, and the acting is just the best on all parts. I don't know her name but the woman who plays the ghost was superb, and i loved her in Sugar Rush too. The series is set out really well and builds greatly and leads on to the second series in a very strange way. The first 3 episodes are a little slow but the you can tell that it is building to something big. The end of third episode steps the series up a greater pace then the 4th episode really steps it up yet again and the 5th episode shoots them all down, and ends with the biggest cliff hanger EVER! This follows on to the 6th and last episode which was a bit of a let down, nothing too big happened. The last episode though did stir things up for the second series and really looks like they will will make the show shine.

    Altogether i think that Being Human is one of the most overlooked shows on TV and would recommend it to everyone, Great Acting, Directing, and Writing. 5stars.

  5.  One of the highest budget films ever!!

    Posted: 

    This film is amazing and is not the end to the series of movies as Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is being written now.
    Pirates of the Caribbean 3 is one of the highest budget films ever! and lets face it how could it not be after Pirates 2, which was only the 3rd film in Hollywood history to make over a billion £ profit. This puts the film at the top with such films as Titanic and more recently the dark knight.

    The film closes some of the story lines and opens up some new ones to carry on through the 4th film.
    The movie was certainly the funniest in the series and definitely pushes the development in the characters. It can get a bit confusing through the movie, but after the 1st time you watch it you shouldn't have any problems following the plot!
    The performances in the movie are great. Johnny Depp makes the film what it is, and is amazing as captain Jack Sparrow. He gives a knockout performance in these films, and should have got an award for best actor in them. The love story between Keira Knightley's character and Orlando Blooms character brings it's own elements to the storyline too, and is used to pace some of the action out.
    Kalipso is the best character by far. Naomi Harris is great in the film and plays the Kalipso with a lot of energy. She is a great actress and is one to watch. She has two great films behind her with this and 28 days later.
    All other parts in the film were acted out great too.

    The film is visually spectacular and has great cinematography a great story that can be enjoyed over and over again. The dialog is great, and is very enjoyable. The music is great and can become a little repetitive like the second film.
    The trailer for this film is great and if the you don't want to watch the film after seeing the it then i don't know whats wrong with you.

    The DVD product is great too. A lot of special Features that really allow you to see how Gore Verbinski went about directing the film. The only con about the film is that the fight scene at the end does go on for quite a long time and you could find the fight become a bit dry and dragged out. The picture quality is good too, but only good, not great.

    4.5 star DVD (acting/directing/producing)
    5 star product

    5 stars overall.

  6.  One of the highest budget films ever!!

    Posted: 

    This film is amazing and is not the end to the series of movies as Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is being written now.
    Pirates of the Caribbean 3 is one of the highest budget films ever! and lets face it how could it not be after Pirates 2, which was only the 3rd film in Hollywood history to make over a billion £ profit. This puts the film at the top with such films as Titanic and more recently the dark knight.

    The film closes some of the story lines and opens up some new ones to carry on through the 4th film.
    The movie was certainly the funniest in the series and definitely pushes the development in the characters. It can get a bit confusing through the movie, but after the 1st time you watch it you shouldn't have any problems following the plot!
    The performances in the movie are great. Johnny Depp makes the film what it is, and is amazing as captain Jack Sparrow. He gives a knockout performance in these films, and should have got an award for best actor in them. The love story between Keira Knightley's character and Orlando Blooms character brings it's own elements to the storyline too, and is used to pace some of the action out.
    Kalipso is the best character by far. Naomi Harris is great in the film and plays the Kalipso with a lot of energy. She is a great actress and is one to watch. She has two great films behind her with this and 28 days later.
    All other parts in the film were acted out great too.

    The film is visually spectacular and has great cinematography a great story that can be enjoyed over and over again. The dialog is great, and is very enjoyable. The music is great and can become a little repetitive like the second film.
    The trailer for this film is great and if the you don't want to watch the film after seeing the it then i don't know whats wrong with you.

    The DVD product is great too. A lot of special Features that really allow you to see how Gore Verbinski went about directing the film. The only con about the film is that the fight scene at the end does go on for quite a long time and you could find the fight become a bit dry and dragged out.

    4.5 star DVD (acting/directing/producing)
    5 star product

    5 stars overall.

  7.  Great Tarantino, Once again!

    Posted: 

    Kill Bill has to be one of my favourite Tarantino films with Jackie Brown. The film has a brilliant collaboration of music for the sound track, which lets face it isn't a surprise with the fact it's a Tarantino film. The film makes many references to the great films of the past.

    Kill Bill really has to be known as another Tarantino great. The film was written and directed beautifully by Tarantino. The iconic Yellow with a black stripe pattern has almost become as well know as the psycho shower scene, well not quite.
    The Kill Bill music is commonly recognised too, you'll have a hard time finding anyone who hasn't heard it. The music and yellow with black pattern is still used a lot in films and TV.A good example of this is the reference to Kill Bill in Transformers, when the yellow car changes.

    The character of The Bride was portrayed good through the film and Tarantino and Uma are a great duo. I'd love to see Uma and Tarantino work with each other again.

    The acting in the film was great on all parts. Uma Thurman was truly great and the role boosted her career enormously. Lucy Lui was great too, and played her role extremely well. She really showed off that she is growing as an actress and is with no doubt on the tracks to being a legend within the acting business. Vivica Fox was good in the small role she played, and she kicked ass! Darryl Hannah was good, but doesn't really do much untill volume 2. Her character was built up great through the first film, and it gives the fight scene in volume 2 a lot more depth and tension.

    Altogether, this film is a great film and will go down in history as a great by an innovative and stunning director. As the film lies at the moment though, I think it's overlooked due to the other great films Tarantino's made. I recommend this film to anyone who hasn't seen it and all Tarantino fan's. Even if the film isn't your type of film, you'll appreciate it for the great film it is.

    The only downer on this DVD is the lack of special features. Miramax released a 6 disc special edition in Honk Kong and a 2 disc edition in Germany. Why isn't there a special edition Kill Bill in Region B thats in English?

    4.5 star film
    3.5 star product (Only for the trailers and 5,6,7,8's performances)

    4 stars overall.

  8.  Great Tarantino, Once again!

    Posted: 

    Kill Bill has to be one of my favourite Tarantino films with Jackie Brown. The film has a brilliant collaboration of music for the sound track, which lets face it isn't a surprise with the fact it's a Tarantino film. The film makes many references to the great films of the past.

    Kill Bill really has to be known as another Tarantino great. The film was written and directed beautifully by Tarantino. The iconic Yellow with a black stripe pattern has almost become as well know as the psycho shower scene, well not quite.
    The Kill Bill music is commonly recognised too, you'll have a hard time finding anyone who hasn't heard it. The music and yellow with black pattern is still used a lot in films and TV.A good example of this is the reference to Kill Bill in Transformers, when the yellow car changes.

    The character of The Bride was portrayed good through the film and Tarantino and Uma are a great duo. I'd love to see Uma and Tarantino work with each other again.

    The acting in the film was great on all parts. Uma Thurman was truly great and the role boosted her career enormously. Lucy Lui was great too, and played her role extremely well. She really showed off that she is growing as an actress and is with no doubt on the tracks to being a legend within the acting business. Vivica Fox was good in the small role she played, and she kicked ass! Darryl Hannah was good, but doesn't really do much untill volume 2. Her character was built up great through the first film, and it gives the fight scene in volume 2 a lot more depth and tension.

    Altogether, this film is a great film and will go down in history as a great by an innovative and stunning director. As the film lies at the moment though, I think it's overlooked due to the other great films Tarantino's made. I recommend this film to anyone who hasn't seen it and all Tarantino fan's. Even if the film isn't your type of film, you'll appreciate it for the great film it is.

    The only downer on this DVD is the lack of special features. Miramax released a 6 disc special edition in Honk Kong and a 2 disc edition in Germany. Why isn't there a special edition Kill Bill in Region B thats in English?

    4.5 star film
    3.5 star product (Only for the trailers and 5,6,7,8's performances)

    4 stars overall.

  9.  Britain's version and then America's Version!

    Posted: 

    28 Days Later (British Version) *****
    The film is truly great, I think this has to be one of the best British films to come out of Modern Cinema. The concepts and story is great as is the directing. The acting was really good too bar Megan Burns, who was the daughter in the film. I think that her acting in the film was good in parts, where it counted but slacked a lot in some parts. At least she's having more success with being a singer though! Cillian Murphy was great in the film too, and if you've read any of my reviews then you know that I'm a Cillian Murphy fan. I thought he characterised the role great to fit himself and worked with the role very well. Naomi Harris had the standout performance though, i thought that she well very good in the film and had a great character to play, which would have been hard for others to pull off. I think that Naomi Harris is definitely an actor to watch because she is a great actor and is showing off her talent in other productions like Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3, and Poppy Shakespeare, which were all good. Christopher Eccleston wasn't great in the film either, but lets face it, he's not best known for his acting abilities.

    28 Days Later was a great film, or i think it was anyway. It had a great revenge scene and a good ending that was built up to greatly! The sound was great in the film too, Music fitted really well to the editing and made a great atmosphere building in the end of the film. The beginning of the film was great as well though. The scenes of empty London were great, really gave great tension to the film. This also made the backdrop of London feel a lot more real, making it differ to all the other zombie films out there, because if felt more realistic and gritty.

    28 Weeks Later (American Version) ****
    28 Weeks Later is a fantastic film. The film is set 28 weeks after the infection hit and the Americans are repopulating Britain. This film is bigger than the first, no doubt about it. A little bit better visually, and the scenes of empty London are brilliant and really creepy. The infected are also a lot more scary in this one, they seem smarter than what they were made out to be in the first. The film also has a kick ass soundtrack mainly responsible to Muse, who are brilliant!
    The film had a great opening and is my favourite part of the film.
    The rest of the film let the whole end product down though as it started to lack in pace and the American money, and producing came more visible.

    Robert Carlyle is great, he really shines in the beginning film and plays his character great. He also played the infected character well. Rose Bryan was good but wasn't great, but you can't really flaw her on anything. Imogen Poots (Tammy) was great and played her part brilliantly. She really suited the role. Mackintosh Muggleton (Andy) was terrible. Sorry but i thought his voice was annoying and the acting sometimes distracted you from the story because of how bad he was. Classic example of an average child actor who is in a role too big for him.
    The standout performance though was Catherine McCormack who is fantastic in this. And you really feel for her character. It was great to see her in another big screen film after Braveheart, (which was quite a while ago). All the other acting was great too and couldn't be flawed.

    The film altogether is very different from the first one, a lot more violent, and feels like a bigger budgeted film. The scenes of London bring the film together well and the whole atmosphere of the film is great and very creepy. It's a very different take on zombie movies.

    4 stars overall, 28 Days though is not good quality in HD and is like said below really obviously not 1080p!!

  10.  Britain's version and then America's Version!

    Posted: 

    28 Days Later (British Version) *****
    The film is truly great, I think this has to be one of the best British films to come out of Modern Cinema. Danny Boyle and Shane Meadows have to be the most exciting British directors today. This film is really good though. The concepts and story is great as is the directing. The acting was really good too bar Megan Burns, who was the daughter in the film. I think that her acting in the film was good in parts, where it counted but slacked a lot in some parts. At least she's having more success with being a singer though! Cillian Murphy was great in the film too, and if you've read any of my reviews then you know that I'm a Cillian Murphy fan. I thought he characterised the role great to fit himself and worked with the role very well. Naomi Harris had the standout performance though, i thought that she well very good in the film and had a great character to play, which would have been hard for others to pull off. I think that Naomi Harris is definitely an actor to watch because she is a great actor and is showing off her talent in other productions like Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3, and Poppy Shakespeare, which were all good. Christopher Eccleston wasn't great in the film either, but lets face it, he's not best known for his acting abilities.

    28 Days Later was a great film, or i think it was anyway. It had a great revenge scene and a good ending that was built up to greatly! The sound was great in the film too, Music fitted really well to the editing and made a great atmosphere building in the end of the film. The beginning of the film was great as well though. The scenes of empty London were great, really gave great tension to the film. This also made the backdrop of London feel a lot more real, making it differ to all the other zombie films out there, because if felt more realistic and gritty.

    28 Weeks Later (American Version) ****
    28 Weeks Later is a fantastic film. The film is set 28 weeks after the infection hit and the Americans are repopulating Britain. This film is bigger than the first, no doubt about it. A little bit better visually, and the scenes of empty London are brilliant and really creepy. The infected are also a lot more scary in this one, they seem smarter than what they were made out to be in the first. The film also has a kick ass soundtrack mainly responsible to Muse, who are brilliant!
    The film had a great opening and is my favourite part of the film.
    The rest of the film let the whole end product down though as it started to lack in pace and the American money, and producing came more visible.

    Robert Carlyle is great, he really shines in the beginning film and plays his character great. He also played the infected character well. Rose Bryan was good but wasn't great, but you can't really flaw her on anything. Imogen Poots (Tammy) was great and played her part brilliantly. She really suited the role. Mackintosh Muggleton (Andy) was terrible. Sorry but i thought his voice was annoying and the acting sometimes distracted you from the story because of how bad he was. Classic example of an average child actor who is in a role too big for him.
    The standout performance though was Catherine McCormack who is fantastic in this. And you really feel for her character. It was great to see her in another big screen film after Braveheart, (which was quite a while ago). All the other acting was great too and couldn't be flawed.

    The film altogether is very different from the first one, a lot more violent, and feels like a bigger budgeted film. The scenes of London bring the film together well and the whole atmosphere of the film is great and very creepy. It's a very different take on zombie movies.

    5 stars overall.