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FILMS on DVD Reviewed Part 3 
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THIS WEEK'S FILMS ON DVD REVIEWED




Avengers : Infinity War
UK certificate 12
144 mins

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Genre : Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Contents Advisory : Moderate Violence/Threat

Directed by : Anthony Russo/Joe Russo

Starring : Robert Downey Jr./Chris Hemsworth/Mark Ruffalo

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As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

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Awesome action all the way with outstanding special and visual effects..
Even the guardians of the galaxy are in on the act.
Those that like rip roaring action will like this..
Highly Recommended

8.5/10







Beast Of Burden
UK certificate 15
89 mins

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Genre : Action/Crime/Drama/Thriller

Contents Advisory : Strong Language/Violence

Directed by : Jesper Ganslandt

Starring : Daniel Radcliffe/Grace Gummer/Pablo Schreiber

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Sean Haggerty only has an hour to deliver his illegal cargo. An hour to reassure a drug cartel, a hitman, and the DEA that nothing is wrong. An hour to make sure his wife survives. And he must do it all from the cockpit of his Cessna.

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A mediocre movie with a simplistic storyline and so so acting.
Most of the film is from the cockpit of a Cessna airplane and pretty boring it is.
The trailer is the best part

3/10



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Shock and Awe
UK certificate 15
87 mins

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Genre : Biography/Drama/History/Thriller

Contents Advisory : Strong Language

Directed by : Rob Reiner

Starring : Woody Harrelson/James Marsden/Rob Reiner

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A group of journalists covering former President George W. Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the President's claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

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A neat and riveting storyline about the events that led up to the US going to war in Iraq.
Well acted and entertaining and complimented by good cinematography.
One for those that like Investigative journalism at its best.
Worth a watch

7/10








The Krays : Dead Man Walking

UK certificate 18
83 mins

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Genre : Action/Crime

Contents Advisory : Sexual Violence/Very Strong Language

Directed by : Richard John Taylor

Starring : Rita Simons/Josh Myers/Christopher Ellison

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Inspired by true events, the shocking story of London's most feared and notorious brothers Reggie and Ronnie Kray as they break Frank 'The Mad Axeman' Mitchell from Dartmoor Prison in December 1966.

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Sadly some ham acting and bad East End accents makes for a less than average movie.
Sure there are scenes that are stomach churning but all in all one for late night insomiacs,

4.5/10



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Deadpool 2
UK certificate 15
113 mins

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Genre : Action/Adventure/Comedy/Sci-Fi

Contents Advisory : Sex References/Strong Bloody Violence/Very Strong Language

Directed by : David Leitch

Starring : Ryan Reynolds/Josh Brolin/Morena Baccarin

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Foul-mouthed wise cracking mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.

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Wow what a fun film this is, loads of action and wise cracking one liners, in this the second in the Deadpool franchise. It is better than the first building on a good foundation. The visual effects are awesome as is the cinematography and musical score. Performances brought out the best in the storyline and the action sequences.
High Recommended

8.5/10







Downrange

UK certificate 18
90 mins

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Genre : Action/Horror/Thriller

Contents Advisory : Gore/Injury Detail/Strong Bloody Violence

Directed by : Ryûhei Kitamura

Starring : Kelly Connaire/Stephanie Pearson/Rod Hernandez

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Stranded at the side of the road after a tire blowout, a group of friends become targets for an enigmatic sniper.

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A very strong bloody outing in this action horror movie with ok performances and storyline.
Did its job as it kept me entertained.

6/10



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Solo: A Star Wars Story
UK certificate 12
135 mins

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Genre : Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Contents Advisory: Moderate Violence

Directed by : Ron Howard

Starring : Alden Ehrenreich/Woody Harrelson/Emilia Clarke

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Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.

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I was somewhat disappointed with the storyline in that it was predictable.
What I liked about some of the star wars franchise was to expect the unexpected.
Still solid enough I guess even though Disney was involved.
The special and visual effects were ok as were the performances, so worth a watch.

7/10







Gotti
UK certificate 15
105 mins

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Genre : Biography/Crime/Drama

Contents Advisory : Language/Strong Bloody Violence

Directed by : Kevin Connolly

Starring : John Travolta/Spencer Rocco Lofranco/Kelly Preston

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John Gotti rises to the top of the New York underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy, multiple trials and a prison sentence.

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Another Godfather type film but not as good as the original. True Travolta puts in a good performance as Gotti and the storyline is solid enough.
One for crime fans ....

6.5/10



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Fahrenheit 451
UK certificate 15
96 mins

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Genre : Drama/Sci-Fi/Thriller

Contents Advisory : Strong Language/Suicide Scene/Violence

Directed by : Ramin Bahrani

Starring : Michael B. Jordan/Aaron Davis/Sofia Boutella

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In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young woman...and begins to rebel against society.

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This film is a modern adaption of the Ray Bradbury book of the same name and not a particularly good one. It is just a pity that the book's themes are only loosely adhered to.
Did it entertain ? well to a point but, the 1966 version is much better and is still available on DVD.
One I think for Sci-Fi addicts....

5/10







Iceman
UK certificate 15
93 mins

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Genre : Adventure/Drama

Contents Advisory : Sex/Sexual Violence/Strong Violence

Directed by : Felix Randau

Starring : Jürgen Vogel/André Hennicke/Susanne Wuest

Special Note : Ancient Rhaetian language is spoken, no sub-titles(not needed)

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The Ötztal Alps, more than 5300 years ago. A Neolithic clan has settled near a creek. It is their leader Kelab's responsibility to be the keeper of the group's holy shrine Tineka. While Kelab is hunting, the settlement is attacked. The members of the tribe are brutally murdered, amongst them Kelab's wife and son, only one newborn survives and Tineka is gone. Blinded by pain and fury, Kelab is out for one thing alone - vengeance.

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A dramatized story of what might have been of the life and times of the famous mummy found in the Alps..
The lack of sub-titles did not distract as the storyline was well put together.
The cinematography was good to...
If you want to watch something different then you could check this out.

6.5/10



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Android Cop
UK certificate 15
85 mins

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Genre : Action/Sci-Fi

Contents Advisory : Gore/Infrequent Strong Violence

Directed by : Mark Atkins

Starring : Michael Jai White/Kadeem Hardison/Randy Wayne

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In the year 2045, a Los Angeles Police Department detective and his new android partner enter the Zone, a forbidden section of the city plagued with an unknown disease. There, they discover the source of the illness and attempt to stop it using the android's advanced technology and weaponry.

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Oh dear a poor man's Robocop with average storyline and convoluted plot.
The Visual effects are ok for a low budget movie as is the performances.
One I think for Sci-fi addicts late night show..

4/10







The Captain aka Der Hauptmann
UK certificate 15
115 mins

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Genre : Drama/History/War

Contents Advisory : Strong Violence/Threat

Directed by : Robert Schwentke

Starring : Max Hubacher/Milan Peschel/Frederick Lau

Special Note : A German language film with English sub-titles.

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The Captain follows Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), a German army deserter who stumbles across an abandoned Nazi captain's uniform during the last, desperate weeks of the Third Reich. Newly emboldened by the allure of a suit that he stole only to stay warm, Willi discovers that many Germans will follow the leader, whosoever that happens to be. A parade of fresh atrocities follow in the self-declared captain's wake, and serve as a profound reminder of the consequences of social conformity and untrammeled political power.

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An entertaining film of a mans descent into moral corruption...
The performances were good as was the cinematography.
The sub-titles did not distact and the special effects were fine.
Not for everyone but those that like historical drama may like this

7/10



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