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    This film is like an insight into the bloodthirsty Viking legacy itself; a history lesson turned into fantastic colour, in a brilliant Kirk Douglas production. With an all-star cast of the 50's, this film does not disappoint. If you are familiar with Douglas' Spartacus, prepared to be dazzled ten times more. The horns bellow and the Vikings charge on the English King's castle; to a truely spectacular resolution. For a fiver, it is essential to experience the Vikings!

  2.  Believe the hype...!


    I doubted this film would live up to it's oscar-success like Slumdog Millionaire last year, which I was thoroughly disappointed with. However, the Hurt Locker, is absolutely fantastic. From start to finish, it is tense, enthralling, and is such a different style of war film. I expected to see anti-war propaganda but the story is much more deeper and you see it is an exploration of feelings rather than the War itself. The action is exhilarating, it isn't too long like most war films, and a special appearance of Ralph Fiennes also makes it worthy of a watch. For this price, you've got to experience the Hurt Locker!

  3.  This is England meets Trainspotting


    You can say what you like about independent low-budget brit-flicks, but this gritty drama ticks all boxes for a film-fanatic. It has its share of humour, violence, drugs, crime, family relationships and even a look into race relations in modern Britain on the street. The story is compelling and it builds up to a well-paced ending, which means you leave satisfied because of a good, cheap, but by no means, a bad film at all. It loses a star for being slightly overpriced.

  4.  Muse hit infinity


    I have been looking forward to the release of this for some time, and I wasn't disappointed. The only word that can describe this album is spellbinding. Matt Bellamy combines his incredible voice with the distorted bass, techo sounds and even a fantastic orchestra in their new and further improved sound. The best hit on the album, "Uprising" kicks off the album in style whilst "United states of Eurasia" is equally as good. I felt that I wouldn't enjoy the three part ending orchestral piece, but it is a splendid mix of sounds and well worth a listen for old and new Muse fans!

  5.  A simple claustrophobic thriller


    Hitchock is at his best with dazzling cinematography and an intriguing performance by James Stewart as the bored, wheelchair-bound photographer spying on his neighbours. Through the excellent subjective shots, seen through Stewart's nosey camera, a wife appears to be murdered across the courtyard around everyday people. But the photographer has to take out his own investigation which ends up in one of the best climaxes in Hitchock's collection. Ever wondered what happens behind closed curtains in American suburbia?

  6.  Not for the adrenaline junkies


    I heard so much about this film that I had to watch it. Of course, this film isn't going to be as enjoyable as it was when it was first released, but for film fanatics, this is an absolute must to experience the excellence of Orson Welles in his directing and acting debut. With the best kept secret in film history, "Rosebud" introduced one of the best motifs ever to be repeated. Stay with this film and it is an interesting and thrilling story about Citizen Foster Kane, a symbol of a man who wanted nothing but power.

  7.  A breath of fresh air in the war genre


    I bought this due to my Grandad's raving reviews on it and I wasn't disappointed at all. First of all the price is so cheap it's worth a watch anyway. The film takes a fresh approach following a "German" spy in the fantastic Sutherland, but when he is on the run he finds love on Storm Island. The action is really exciting whilst it has its own chilling moments and induces the fear of loneliness on the island. Really worth a purchase.

  8.  Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Love this film!


    Never has a black comedy been so frightening in it's own right with this Cold War farce. Kubrick started it off as a serious drama but it ended up as a comedy because he found Mutual Assured Distruction (MAD) so silly! Made at the time when the madness going on, this is brave film making and he doesn't hold back. Peter Sellers is absolutely fantastic as 3 completely different characters, he was even cast to do 4! But Slim Pickens was hired to play his other penned role, Major King Kong who infamously takes to the role as the western bomber who rides a nuclear bomb to the ground. A nuclear apocalypse easily set off somehow by a deranged American Captain Ripper, a person who has so much hatred towards the Soviets for limiting his sperm count, and the salvation to the code lies in the coin tank of a Coca Cola Machine! If you don't understand what the Cold War was about, it wouldn't be suited to you, but this is black comedy at it's best.

  9.  Spielberg's suspenseful breakthrough


    Stay away from the water with this bargain blockbuster DVD. 30 years on and this movie never feels old. It seems silly that one shark terrorising a small holiday island would make such a good summer blockbuster. However, Spielberg's super camera techniques, the infamous, startling score from John Williams and the braveness that was even letting a small child be eaten. The showdown with the shark is one of the best moments in film history and this film at the time scared people from entering the sea for years, and still does... 30 years on.

  10.  State control v. Free will


    A Clockwork Orange is even more relevant as ever today. When it was banned years ago for it's shocking violent and rape scenes, it was typical Kubrick who wouldn't hold back on his powerful film-making. Although there is more shocking things about now, the message is clear. Malcolm McDowell is masterful as young Alex DeLarge, but is he as innocent as he makes out? And does he deserve to be given the chance to reform? Kubrick questions the Ludavico reforming technique and whether criminals should be given the chance. A riveting, startling film questioning morales, the violence is met with Beethoven's 9th symphony, raping a woman calmly "singin' in the rain", say goodbye to the Director's manual, Stanley writes his own rules in this cult classic.