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GalaxyQuest Review
01/06/2000. Trekkies, Trekkers and general sci-fi fanatics have always been an easy target at which to take potshots.

Gattaca
1/8/2010. region 2 DVD: pub: Sony Pictures C822 9280. 1 DVD 102 minute film with extras. Price: £ 3.00 (UK) if you know where to look). stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin, Jude Law and Loren Dean

Gerry Anderson: The Monochrome Years
01/12/2006. DVD Region 2: Network 79522315. time: 2600 minutes and extras. Price: £99.99 (UK).

Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence (Mark's Take)
02/11/2004. Mark checks out this popular Japanese anime flick and discovers the animation is never flat, but demonstrates varying degrees of dimensionality, frequently within the same frame.

Ghost Rider: Frank's take
01/03/2007. Over the years the emerging genre of big-budgeted comic book adaptations has had its share of mixed reaction, says Frank. Specifically, the Marvel Comics superhero flicks are received with ambivalent forethought. For every successful or critically acclaimed Stan Lee staple ranging from the immensely popular Spider Man movie series we have to endure the duds such as Daredevil and The Fantastic Four.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (Frank's take)
01/03/2012. Co-directors Mark Neveldine and Mark Taylor found their twisted niche overseeing the hyperactive octane Crank film series while unleashing an unstable balding one-man wrecking crew Jason Statham onto an adrenaline-powered audience. Granted the Crank franchise was perversely over-the-top in its bid for a cockeyed rush of outlandish thrills. Still, it satisfied its hormonal fanbase with imaginative and exaggerated gusto.

Ghost Town: Mark's take
01/11/2008. A dentist who died for seven minutes on the operating table finds that he now can see dead people. Half of Manhattan has favours they want of him and making matters worse, it is the dead half. Ricky Gervais, popular star of BBC TV's The Office, plays the man who doesn't like living people and now has also to deal with the dead. He is asked by a dead husband to break up his wife's relationship with a new fiancée. The first half has some very good writing, says our Mark, but the film loses its centre and wanders in its second half.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (Frank's take)
01/05/2009. There is one amazing thing that you can say about the flaccid featherweight fantasy Ghosts of Girlfriends Past in that it managed to do a handful of cinematic crimes in one sweep. First, says our film reviewer Frank, it destroyed whatever credibility legendary scriber Charles Dickens had in his cherished A Christmas Carol gimmickry of revisiting spirits to keep one's soul grounded. Secondly, it reminds us how weak-kneed mainstream Hollywood romance comedies continue to be strained in imagination and conception. Thirdly, it reinforces how much that bland box office boy-toy Matthew McConaughey has overstayed his welcome in these aforementioned fluffy fantasies.

Ghosts of Mars - who's scared now?
01/10/2001. In 2176 on the planet Mars police taking into custody an accused murderer face the title menace.

Gnomeo & Juliet (Frank's take)
01/03/2011. Now where can one go wrong in the cozy kid-friendly computer-animated romantic comedy Gnomeo & Juliet? Aside from the cutesy concept of bringing William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet to the munchkin-oriented masses for them to adore on their level this charming ditty offers a new perspective of appreciating one’s valued garden gnomes—and at the expense of The Bard’s classic tale of love and loss.

Godsend
01/06/2004. In Godsend, Frank finds a run-of-the-mill child-cloning thriller turned into a flaccid frightfest that is all clumsy thumbs, and no controllable finger to decisively point this devilish dud of a movie in the right creative direction.

Godzilla: Final Wars (Mark's Take)
01/02/2006. Familiar monsters are attacking major international cities. Toho again bids farewell to their Godzilla series. This final film offers a lot of sound and fury and weaves fourteen copyright Toho monsters into one plot, but the film offers nothing that is both new and of interest. The plot is a re-tread of that of Destroy All Monsters, muses Mark. There is a lot of action and some nostalgia, but it is one of the worst Godzilla plots in years.

Goodnight Sweetheart: The Complete Series 6
01/01/2007. DVD Region 2. pub: Revelation Films PAR61280. 2 DVDs 310 minutes 10 * 30 minute episodes with extras. Price: £19.99 (UK)) stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Elizabeth Carling, Emma Amos, Victor McGuire and Christopher Ettridge.

Goodnight Sweetheart: The Complete Series Five DVD
01/10/2006. DVD. Pub: Revelation Films PAR61279. 330 minutes. 2 discs 10 episodes plus extras. Price: £19.99 (UK))stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Elizabeth Carling, Emma Amos, Victor McGuire and Christopher Ettridge and others.

Goodnight Sweetheart: The Complete Series Four DVD
01/10/2006. DVD. Pub: Revelation Films PAR61256. 319 minutes. 2 discs 11 episodes plus extras. Price: £19.99 (UK). Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Elizabeth Carling, Emma Amos, Victor McGuire and Christopher Ettridge and others.

Goodnight Sweetheart: The Complete Series One
01/09/2005. DVD. Revelation PAR61253. Price: £15.99 (UK). 6 episodes plus extras. 230 minutes)stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Dervla Kirwan, Mitchelle Holmes, Victor McGuire, David Ryall and Christopher Ettridge and assorted others. Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gan.

Goodnight Sweetheart: The Complete Series Three DVD
01/02/2006. DVD. Pub: Revelation Films PAR61255. 340 minutes. 2 discs 11 episodes plus extras. Price: £19.99 (UK)). stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Derla Kirwan, Michelle Holmes, Victor McGuire and Christopher Ettridge and others.

Goodnight Sweetheart: The Complete Series Two
01/11/2005. DVD. Revelation PAR61254. Price: £19.99 (UK). 10 episodes plus extras. 230 minutes) stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Dervla Kirwan, Michelle Holmes, Victor McGuire and Christopher Ettridge and assorted others. Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gan and their writing clan.

Gothika (Frank's Take)
01/01/2004. Who says that an overwrought and absurd horror/suspense thriller blessed with a stellar cast cannot be appealing in its occasional lapses? Frank gets scary with his latest movie review.

Grand Tour: Disaster In Time (Geoff's take)
01/08/2006. Region 1 :DVD. Anchor Bay Entertainment DV12055. 99 minute film with no extras. Price: $ 9.98 (US) although I got mine for $ 6.99). Stars: Jeff Daniels, Ariana Richards, Emilia Crow, Jim Hayne, Marilyn Lightstone and George Murdock.

Grindhouse (Frank's take)
01/05/2007. The mere thought of a simmering collaboration between two of Hollywood's noted flashiest and furious filmmakers is mind-boggling, says Frank. Hence, the corrosive artistry of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez certainly doesn't disappoint as their warped worlds collide in the 3-hour thumping bloodbath Grindhouse. Enthralling and exhilarating in its explosive camp-driven excess, Grindhouse is a combustible concoction that shamelessly stimulates the senses.

Grindhouse (Mark's take)
01/05/2007. Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino set out to recreate the 1970s experience of seeing a bad double feature in fourth run theatre, says Mark. They respectively make sub-films Planet Terror And Death Proof. Planet Terror is a fairly accurate pastiche of an out-of-control grindhouse film. Death Proof is a frequently dull film with homages to road-rage flicks and non-1970s films. It is more a Tarantino film than a grindhouse one.

Gulliver's Travels: Frank's take
01/02/2011. Director Rob Letterman’s feeble fantasy Gulliver’s Travels is nothing more than a witless wasteland for Jack Black’s usual over-the-top oafish shtick where one may have permission to insert wherever the empty-headed chuckles apply.

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