Change Your Image
Upload An Image
Crop And Save
Take a Letter Mr. Jones (1981)
Not horrible, not brilliant, nice easy viewing
I tend to disagree with both reviewers here, it's definitely not hilarious, nor is it utter rubbish, Agreed it has an abysmal theme tune, but this was made in the 80s, most shows of the time do. It has a few laughs, but it's one of those shows that's pleasant enough to watch and has a few nice ideas, don't panic buy it, but if you see if for a few Pounds get it, it's OK viewing 6/10 John Inman fans will indeed enjoy this show, he does seem a little under used here, but for me the funny moments come from a crazy Myriam Margolyes who adds quite a lot to this show as crazy Italian Housekeeper to Rula Lenska. Maybe a second series would have been good, be interesting to know how it did when it was originally transmitted.
Grow Your Own (2007)
Sublime, no more needs saying
Sometimes you just know after 5 minutes of watching a film whether it's going to be good or not. I bought it on the strength of John Henshaw being in it, he seems to do no wrong. In truth if i gave this film a 10 star rating it would not do enough justice for it. Ridiculously fabulous film that relies on story, acting, cranked up with a fair amount of emotional turmoil. Please see this film, it's a very undervalued classic. Im hyper critical of films, but this is perfection. When it comes to action/horror I generally think US films cannot be beaten, when it comes to a drama, i think its one area the Brits are way out ahead, there is a realism about this film that is quite unnerving. The humour very subtle and well placed. It's given me such a good feeling after watching it.
I find it hard to believe that after all these years the producers and writers managed to capture the 'Morseness' in this series, when compared to all the similar shows Lewis just seems to have so much class. This particular episode really got the series of with a bang. A superb cast which included Juliet Stephenson and Zoe Telford act out what was a very clever and engaging tale of murder. It kept me interested from start to finish and wasn't too clever for its own good, it was simple enough for us mortals to follow and understand. What an ending though, i bet a lot of budget went on Juliet Stephenson's last scene. I hope the series continues in the same way. WOW!!
The Walking Dead (2010)
I have to be honest i was stunned at just how much i enjoyed this, been a while since i can say i'm impatient for part 2 of anything. I have only seen episode 1 but after that alone i feel this is worthy of a 10/10, it has an originality which in a TV series is quite a nice change. Big big fan of Andrew Lincoln, quite a surprise to hear him with an American accent but i think he pulls it off well enough. True enough there were a few leaky points, like why was he left untouched in an unlocked hospital room but who cares. The scene when he walks out of the hospital past all the dead bodies and empty streets, wow, what a piece of brilliance. The effects were great, wouldn't recommend anyone having a kebab while watching it though :-) Can't wait for part 2, hope it keeps up it the same fashion.
Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab (1974)
I'm sticking up for it, I love it
This film always seems to get to much criticism, especially when compared to the 1945 version. Personally though I love it, I love the fact that they captured some of the claustrophobic feeling which you get very much in the book but not in any of the other versions. It has such a British feel to it, even though it's set in such an elaborate setting. I'm halfway through watching the Optimum DVD release and its amazing to see how vivid the colours are in it, the sets are amazing. Yes the acting is a little wobbly in parts, Elkie Sommer is very good but maybe someone else would have been better, I'm half expecting her to say to the Doctor 'Hello How are your doings?' (Carry on behind was done about the same time) Oliver Reed is very masculine in the role, again something i feel no other version had. The closing scene is very well done, understated and quite chilling. I'm glad this finally had a quality DVD release. Flawed but excellent whodunit.
Very satisfying indeed!!!
Yes there are bound to be the usual people that don't like it because Joan Hickson isn't in it and Miss M shouldn't be in it, but, she is here and i'm glad she is. Julia Mackenzie i think is making a wonderful Jane Marple and here she is wonderful, she is getting better with every outing. This is one of Christie's darker novels, I loved her work when she explored black magic and the occult. Fantastic casting, minor parts for class acts like Linda Baron and Nicholas Parsons. Tom Ward, Sarah Alexander, Jonathan Cake are fantastic, but i was so impressed at how good JJ Feild and Pauline Collins were. Heaps better then the ITV version from a few years ago. Seems that there is a lot of effort and money into making these films a visual treat. This is one of the best!!!
Mrs. Brown's Boys (2011)
Well i love it
I have to say i find this absolutely wonderful, i loved it. I'm so delighted to hear a second series has been deservedly commissioned. It's crude, it's not PC, what a breath of fresh air, Irish humour has always been something i've loved, this does not alter that in any way. The Matriarch Mrs Brown is stunningly portrayed, and the one liners are side splitting. How novel for a comedy to keep the outtakes in the transmission, it's great to see how much the cast seem to enjoy making it. I love the talks she has with her daughter Cathy, the actress who plays her always makes me smile and laugh for i feel she is laughing for real at many of the gags. I hope this wonderful show goes from strength to strength. 'It's a man in a dress you know, ' haha
Very scary, one of the best sci fi horrors.
I very nearly allowed myself to be put off this movie by all the negative press and reviews which it received. I took a chance and bought the Blu Ray of it, wow, I was expecting a movie similar to Event Horizon or Sunshine, what i got was something way more impressive. I found myself with that scared sunken in the stomach feeling that i've not had for many a year, and certainly not had with recent horror films. What a very clever idea, strong acting, gorgeous effects, very novel to have such a mix of a cast. I find it very frustrating when i expect a lot from a film and don't get it, here the reverse has happened. I think most people would enjoy this. Think Dr Who Ark in Space meets Silent Hill, perhaps that's an idea of the mix. 9.5/10.00
And Then There Were None (1945)
I find it incredible how a film made 65 years ago can stand up so well, I think with every watch it gets better and better. It was very professionally made, beautifully acted and seems to avoid the brashness and showyness that the later versions were guilty of. I love the fact that every character is so charismatic, perhaps the character of the Russian was dubious casting, but The Judge and Doctor are fabulous in it, Huston and Fitzgerald showing what wonderful actors they both are. June Duprez was very beautiful, quite surprised to read that she retired rather early in her career. I'm unlike most reviewers, I actually love the 70's Oliver Reed/Elke Sommer version. Maybe this is the quintessential version though. Maybe this film is due a proper remake, who knows.
Are You Being Served? (1972)
When Britain did make the best sitcoms!!!
I'm now 30 years of age and grew up watching Allo Allo, 2.4 Children, Only Fools and Horses, One foot in the Grave etc, all of which I have wonderful nostalgic feelings for. I've always felt Brits make the funniest sitcoms, maybe i have an inbuilt British humour. Only in the last 2 years i bought series one of this to see what all the fuss was about, without any shadow of a doubt this is the funniest sitcom ever, no matter what mood i'm in i can put one of these on and laugh out loud, to the people who moan that the jokes were repeated i'd like to remind them of how many years this ran for and just how successful it was and still is. The movie was horrible, why did they make it!! However the sitcom all the way through was hilarious, Mollie and John i think made the series but all the cast were wonderful, especially young Mr Grace. There was an innocence about the series hidden deep amongst all the double entendres. High points for me were from the episodes Camping in, Oh what a tangled web and Friends and Neighbours. Maybe the show dipped a bit at series 9, but series 10 was a class act.