Category Archives: My DVD Library Mission

DVD Library Mission #12 – The Rum Diary

I’m slightly concerned with the more roles Johnny Depp takes, the more he’s making a bit of a parody of himself. This film is okay; I enjoyed the lion’s share of it but it has a frustrating, unsatisfactory ending and … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #11 – Half Nelson

Oh, Ryan Gosling. The human version of a duckling (or in this case, baby goose) that turned into a swan. Anyone who has seen the pictures of Gosling in his Mickey Mouse Club days knows he was an awkward looking … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #10 – Dredd

Maybe it works in my favour that it’s been so long since I saw the original Judge Dredd that I don’t really remember that much about it but after hearing some searingly harsh reviews on Dredd, I wasn’t expecting much. … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #9 – Gattaca

Gattaca wasn’t overly well-received when released; I think mainly because people were expecting an action-driven sci-fi epic. Instead, what they got was a slow-burning thriller pulsing with heart. Putting the mis-branding aside, it really is a very good, and massively … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #8 – Inception

When this film was released, it had everybody talking – critics and public alike, and the general consensus was that it rocked. I was less giving. I thought the film looked amazing and it was led strongly by Dicaprio (to … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #7 – Tombstone

I haven’t seen this film in probably about 15 years so I really had no memory of it. For some reason I had it in my mind as being fantastic…it really kind of isn’t. Don’t get me wrong – it’s … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #6 – The Bourne Ultimatum

Quite possible the best action thriller I’ve ever seen. WATCH IT. That is all.

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DVD Library Mission #5 – The Bourne Supremacy

Supremacy outdoes Identity. In every way. Go Greengrass. This film is quick, it’s clever and it’s action-packed from the get-go. If you’re in the mood for a smart action thriller, this is it. Matt Damon is fantastic as Jason Bourne. … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #4 – The Bourne Identity

Got it on blu, watched it on blu. Didn’t think it could get any better but it totally did. The Bourne Identity was not a film I loved on first viewing. To be honest, I watched it once it was … Continue reading

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DVD Library Mission #3 – The Hunger Games

As far as book to film adaptations go, I always get pissed off when people say “It’s not as good as the book.” The two mediums are so different in their power to affect readers/viewers that it will always be … Continue reading

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