Having caught a few episodes of this show years ago, made me instantly want to check the whole series out when it came up on my review list.
Having just seen a show about the sinking of the famous German navel ship The Bismarck, which of course had a major focus on the British Royal Navy, made me suddenly more interested in this DVD that focused entirely on that arm of the English military force.
Over the years the word Bismarck is one I had heard often, but if push came to shove, I could only hazard a guess that it had something to do with a naval ship, but other than that, I’d be guessing wildly what it really meant to the history books.
It’s that time of year again, for the Best and Worst films of 2012 to be ranked! Like every year that I’ve done this, I only include films I saw on the big screen, as often that’s the best way to judge a film.
I went into 'The Hobbit' with very low expectations, and that was for many reasons. One, I just wasn't as excited about the whole thing as I was with the LOTR films. Second, there had been a lot of bad buzz around the films for so many reasons, especially with the 48FPS issue.
The best thing about documentaries is that it either is teaches you about something you didn’t already know, or concisely lays out a subject matter that you know about but in a way that still really perks your interest.
Sometimes with these DVD specials, they take such wide ranging and diverse episodes from various other TV series that yes they have a link in subject matter, but it can be argued that it’s tenuous at best.
When I first had the chance to check this series out, I thought it was going to delve into lots of Scottish history, from battles to political intrigue.
'Lincoln' can be summed up in one word, succinct. Well, except that it's not exactly brief. But what it does do is sums up everything clearly what non Americans know, or think we know, of Lincoln as a person and what he did for the history books.
What can I say, Ang Lee, or Al to his peps back in the hood, sure knows how to make a film look beautiful, and I wouldn't be surprised to see 'Life Of Pi' walk away with best Cinematography at the Oscars next year.
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