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Moonstone Online DVD Rental

Usual BBC Standards

This is a good looking and well acted drama with the usual BBC standards in production. I would say that the storyline is a little dated but you have to expect that because of when it was written. If you find it a little slow at the start, stick with it as it picks up in the second half as the thriller elements kick in.

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Good family fun

Though not groundbreaking in any way, this is an easygoing and enjoyable animation with plenty of laughs for children (it makes no allowances for parents watching with their kids). It has a good message and bright animation.

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Not as good as the first film

The first film was a big budget enjoyable monster movie but this feels more like a straight to DVD sequel. The special effects are more workmanlike and the story is very thin. However, the actors try their best and it has some funny moments, also Jack Black's role is merely a cameo.

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More war than horror

Although I enjoyed the film, it was not quite the fun that was promised in the trailer. At least two thirds of the story is a war film, and quite effective one at that. Those waiting for the horror element may feel a bit shortchanged and when it occurs it's not the most original. I do like the mixing up of the genres and this still as its moments.

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Interesting tale

This was an interesting way of telling a true story, by including the people themselves it offers a grounding in reality to what occurred. The way they covered the different version of the story given by those that took part is cleverly done, allowing the viewer to decide which they believe, Probably not as gripping as "The Imposter" but well worth a look if you want something different than the usual guns and car chases involved with heist films.

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Hard to see who it's for

This film is far too slow for children and lacking on any great story line to keep adults interested. I thought the acting was fine, however, nobody is given great material to work with. There were pot holes that made no sense, I appreciate that I am talking about a Winnie The Pooh film but how can everybody see them when they are clearly a manifestation of Christopher Robin's mind.

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The Crucible Online DVD Rental

Thought provoking drama

I have managed to miss this film version so thought I would finally give it a go and I was not disappointed. As a drama, it can sometimes be a bit theatrical, especially in the scenes of hysteria amongst the girls but this a very slight criticism that kept me interested throughout. Daniel Day Lewis and Paul Scofield are great and the portrayal of how reasonable people react to hysteria is very well portrayed.

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Nice

This is a very simple story, girl gets left a dog and learns to love it, this is it really. The dog is actually very cute and Beattie Edmondson is very likeable as the lead. It's quite nice seeing alot of British TV actors and you will probably be on IMDB checking what else they have been in. This is your basic Sunday afternoon movie for all the family, just don't expect too much.

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Othello Online DVD Rental

Superbly acted adaption

I was deciding which version of Othello to watch and felt uncomfortable with the older film versions with blacked up actors. I chose this mainly because of Ian Mckellen and it was a good choice, he is great and the other actors are very good. Be aware that this is basically a filmed version from the stage but I did not short changed by this as the story keeps you gripped.

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Enjoyable romantic comedy

As a fan of Nick Hornby, I was looking forward to this adaption and it was enjoyable, if not one of the best adaptions from his works (see High Fidelity for that). All the actors play their parts very well, especially Chris O'Dowd whose character in someone else's hands could have been an unlikeable idiot. Don't watch if you are expecting a laugh a minute rom com, Hornby stories cover much more and are better for it.

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Enjoyable 'true' story

Not sure why all the negative comments about Michelle Williams' portrayal of Marilyn Monroe, I thought it showed all the different aspects of her character, insecure but still quite manipulative. Eddie Redmayne plays Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh is very good as Laurence Oliver. I think the whole story has to be taken with a pinch of salt, it is one person's view of what happened that cannot be verified by anybody else. I enjoyed it but mainly as an interesting look at film making at that time.

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Better than the first!

I actually preferred this to the original, which was far too long and lacked any suspense. Lets be honest, this is a basic action thriller which is seriously enhanced by the presence of Denzel Washington. The plot is very flimsy but it moves at a reasonable pace and the action scenes are effectively done.

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Generic but likeable

This may not offer any great surprises, reprising elements from Hunger Games and most other teen dystopian films. However, the leads are likeable and there is some enjoyable set pieces. I would quite look forward to the sequel they leave open for at the end.

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Good fun but may be scary for really young

Although not highly original, it is quite nice to get a family film with real scares and creepy moments, although this may be a bit scary for the younger viewers. It moves along at a good pace and has good use of old fashioned effects rather than constant CGI. Jack Black plays Jack Black but Cate Blanchett is great fun as his neighbour and sparring partner.

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interesting dramedy

I do disagree with the previous reviews for this film, it has an interesting premise and Charlize Theron is as watchable as ever. I know some people didn't like the ending but I thought it made sense and brought everything together.

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