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FILM REVIEW – City Island

By Marty Mulrooney

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City Island is an independent American comedy-drama written and directed by Raymond De Felitta. Starring Andy García (Ocean’s 11), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) and Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island), the film is set on City Island, a quaint fishing community on the outskirts of New York City. Here we meet the Rizzos, a dysfunctional family whose members all have secrets to hide and lies to tell.  Anchor Bay Home Entertainment released City Island on DVD in the UK on the 28th March 2011.

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FILM REVIEW – Soul Men

By Marty Mulrooney

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Soul Men is a 2008 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac. Louis (Jackson) and Floyd (Mac) play two former backup soul singers who have not spoken to each other in over 20 years. When their former band member and lead singer Marcus Hooks (John Legend) dies, the pair reluctantly agree to travel across the country together to attend a reunion concert in honour of his death. Soul Men was recently released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK.

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DVD REVIEW – The Ricky Gervais Show (HBO, Channel 4)

By Stewart Sutherland 

What do you get when you take a comedian, an BAFTA Award-winning writer and an uneducated radio producer and put them in a small room with a set of microphones? The answer is the most downloaded podcast ever recorded. Over two hundred thousand people have tuned in to hear Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington gather for “pointless conversations” about everything from religion, travel, reproduction, charity and monkeys. After debuting on HBO and Channel 4 in 2010, the animated version of their first ground-breaking series, The Ricky Gervais Show, is now available on DVD.

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AMO COMPETITION – Win Soul Men on DVD!

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Hilarious R&B based comedy SOUL MEN, starring Samuel L Jackson and the late, great Bernie Mac in his final role, comes to DVD and Blu-Ray on 17th January, and to celebrate AMO has 3 copies on DVD to give away!

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FILM REVIEW – London River

By Marty Mulrooney

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London River is a British drama film directed by Franco-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb. It tells the story of a Christian woman and a Muslim man and their respective struggles as they search for their children after the 7/7 London bombings. The film premiered at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival in 2009 and has now been made available on DVD in the UK.

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DVD REVIEW – Robin Williams: Weapons Of Self Destruction

By Stewie Sutherland

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When I was a kid, I once found a record called Robin Williams: A Night At The Met. I had no idea that the Met was the New York Metropolitan Opera House, or know anything about cocaine, Ronald Reagan, or even a lot about alcohol – I did know that listening to Robin Williams say that beer commercials always showed “Manly men doing manly things! You’ve just killed a small animal – it’s time for a light beer!” sounded damned funny.

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