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When "Lost" first aired on UK television I was simply blown away buy the thrills, characters and mysteries it delivered. Well now all that has changed. Every episode gets worse and worse, with nothing being revealed to help wet our appetites. The acting is really poor, particularly from the guy who plays Jack and the girl who plays Kate. They are all so two-dimensional and we really don't care what happens to them. Many thinly disguised messages pollute the screen, including religious ones that would make the most devote Catholic cringe (Jack, the "science man" being constantly confused and troubled, whilst Locke, the "faith man" is always calm and collected). If you haven't watched the show before, don't bother you won't like it. The people who watch it are the ones who have watched it from the start and are desperate to find out what the heck is going on. If you want an intelligent, well acted, character-driven show then watch something like 'Buffy' or 'Desperate Housewives'.
It's that time of year. Big Brother is long over so all other copy-cat
reality- turn your brain to mush- programs come crawling out of the
wood work to secure ITV1's finances for the next 200 years. This one is
probably the most watchable out of this seasons offerings (Celebraty
Love Island was a new low point in the history of television) but it's
still the same old-same old. Ten or so 'celebraties' (I use the term
VERY loosely) are dumped in the 'Austrailian Jungle' (most likely a set
behind Woolies in South London) and made to 'fend for themselves' when
they are put in 'dangerous situations' (with a team of First Aiders
stood by, of course). I have watched one or two of the episodes this
year and they failed to hold my interest. My advise, don't watch it.
You'll probably get addicted to it and it'll rule your life for 4 or 5
weeks until it finishes and you'll forget about it.
Watch "Life In The Undergrowth" instead.
I am a HUGE fan of the stage show and could not wait to see the film version, and so saw it as soon is it came out. I was NOT disappointed. Whilst it was quite different to the stage show, it didn't take anything away from it and i think it will encourage people to go and see it live. I loved the cast, especially Minnie Driver as Carlotta. The soundtrack is also amazing, not quite Original London Cast standard but good none the less. The sets were truly break-taking and the chandleir was better than the one in the stage show. The few added scenes worked well, with flash-forwards to 1919 every 20 minutes or so. So what else can I say? Great film, go and watch it now! 10/10.
I watched this when it aired on Channel 4 shortly after Christmas. I
was disgusted. As a huge fan of musical theatre I was appalled when my
favorite musical of all time 'Miss Saigon' just scrapped number 99 and
my least favorite musical 'Grease' won the top prize. I know that this
show was voted for by the British public, but something tells me that
most who voted were non-theatre goers who could only name 5 musicals.
In my opinion, the program should of been made based on awards,
popularity and budget. Then it could actually be called 'The 100
Greatest Musicals', not 'The 100 Greatest Musicals In The Opinion Of
All The People Who Voted'.
Don't bother Channel 4.
I have seen this film many times now and have only just decided to comment
on it. One thing I'd say would be not to go in expecting a thought-provoking
thriller. 'Thirteen Ghosts' is good fun to watch, with a fair share of gore
and scares. Although it does get a bit silly at times, it is generally an
entertaining film. For a teen horror flick the acting is pretty good, mostly
from the ghosts. Rah Digga does get a bit annoying, but since acting isn't
her speciality, we can let her off. (At least she isn't BAD, she does
provide a lot of the comedy). All in all I'd say 'Thirteen Ghosts' is a good
film to rent out on a Saturday night with a take-away and a pint of beer.
The annoying thing about 'Jaws 2' is that it is so close to being as good as the first. The thing that lets it down is the teenagers. They are to 'slasher'. It doesn't really work in a suspense thriller. The script is pretty good, and the story-line is good. It also isn't afraid to try something new. So, overall, i give it a 9/10.
Anyone who hasn't seen 'Jaws' needs to either see it NOW, or take some
medication. It is simply a masterpiece. No other movie is so scary yet so
enjoyable at the same time. I can't say enough good things about it. The
cast are amazing, the script is brilliant and tension just makes you want to
bite your fingernails off. All in all i give this movie a 10/10.
I am a big fan of the Scream series and after I'd seen the first 2 I was expecting this to be a let-down. I was actually pleasantly surprised! It's defiantly the funniest, not the scariest I'll admit, but also has a great script and a good twist at the end. Overall, I'll give Scream 3 8.5/10.
So, the story goes; Julie James (Jennifer Love Hewitt), Helen Shivers
(Sarah Michelle Gellar), Brian Cox (Ryan Phillipe) and Ray (Freddie
Prince Jr.) are driving along the road at night, just after leaving
high school. They run a man over and kill him....oops. So they do what
any sensible teenager would do.....dump his body in the sea. They take
an oath never to mention it again. A year goes by and they've all gone
their separate ways. That is, until Julie gets a mysterious note that
simply says, 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'. Someone knows what they
did. But who? Not before long a series of killings begin and Julie and
co have to work out who the killer is before it's too late...
It sounds lame I know. But I found it surprisingly entertaining. It's standard horror, with slightly above average acting. Sarah Michelle Gellar is by far the strongest in the cast, playing the washed out, faded beauty queen. Anne Hench is also very good, a complete contrast to her character in 'Volcano', which I first saw only about a week before seeing this. I'd recommend this film to anyone who likes 'Scream'.
I have just seen The Omen and I loved it very much. The plot was original and the death scenes where really good. It was enjoyable and spooky. I can't wait to see the sequels. Also, the acting was very good and the characters where interesting. I enjoyed this film very much.
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