Paul Merton in China , a review by Rich
Paul Merton In China
Comedian Paul Merton ventures into the unknown as he embarks upon a six week tour of China. Paul¿s trip will take in the major cities of China, as well as the most breathtaking countryside and remote backwaters that this vast country as to offer.
4 part series originally shown on Channel 5, of interest to those who enjoy travelogues such as Palins adventures. Clearly by choosing comedian Merton as the presenter the producers had hoped to make this slightly more entertaining than other similar shows. However with what was clearly a punishing schedule, and Merton having 'stomach' trouble after tasting local cuisine such as donkey cock and sheeps testicles, he came across a lot of the time as grouchy and an ungrateful tourist.
There was also some restrictions on his access in China, and it was clear that he was minded by several government officials during his trip. I found his dry humour, which works well on his various TV appearances, just fell flat at times and was disappointed he was very unadventurous in various scenarios.
I don't want to totally lambaste the series, it was entertaining, but did not get near the quality or appeal of several similar genre exploits.
(From Riches Random Reviews on February 1st, 2009)
Metamorphosis, a review by Jimmy
Title : Metamorphosis (1990)
A university researcher is working to crack the human gene code in order to create a serum that would prevent aging. Pressured by the administration to publish his papers and produce some results or risk losing funding, the scientist decides to use himself as a guinea pig for the latest serum he's developed. Suffering no apparent side effects at first, the scientist eventually discovers that the serum has indeed altered him in a manner most unexpected.
Not a movie that I can call original, since it really looks like The Fly but that doesn't means that this isn't a good movie. From the beginning you know that it will turn bad for the scientist and it will turn bad... The first effect is a loss of memory and a really agressive comportement (I've experiment the same thing when I was drinking too much, the memory blackout not the hyper agressivity ), after he will age really fast and at the end he will became the most stupid thing I've ever seen in a science going bad movie
This last metamorphosis is ridicule, but I have not laugh like that since a long time. The movie is an italian production, but it was not dubbed in english something very rare and appreciated.
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a fucking dinosaur (it seems that we have some lizard DNA in our genes).
Not a great movie, but a very entertaining one...
(From Chilling Classics (50 Movie Pack) - films review on October 19th, 2008)
Angel Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
Angel: Season 4
Original Air Date: 3/26/2003
Angel and the gang set out to find out as much as they can about Cordelia's pregnancy and the identity of The Beast's master while Gwen Raiden (guest star Alexa Davalos) enlists Gunn's help to crash a black-tie affair and rescue a kidnapped girl.
Another good episode... though not quite as good as the "Evil Angel" episodes. What can I say... I like it when Angel goes all bad-ass in the episodes.
(From Angel Marathon on March 19th, 2010)