Derek Draven

Top Reviewer Ranking: 58
Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (445 of 539)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 58 - Total Helpful Votes: 445 of 539
War Eternal ~ Arch Enemy
War Eternal ~ Arch Enemy
5.0 out of 5 stars Arch Enemy strikes back!, June 10 2014
'War Eternal' sees Arch Enemy going through a number of changes, perhaps most notably the absence of Angela Gossow as the band's death-puking front-woman. As Gossow settles into her new role as Arch Enemy's manager, her shoes are filled by Canuck death metal vocalist Alissa White-Gluz of The Agonist. It's hard to tell the two singers apart, given the nature of death metal vocals (this isn't like comparing Tarja Turunen to Floor Jansen, after all), but Gluz is every bit as powerful and capable as her iconic predecessor, while bringing enough subtle difference to her own performance to stand on her own. The album also introduces Nick Cordle on guitar, who replaced Michael's brother… Read more
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Bilingual) [Blu-ray + &hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Hugh Jackman
14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
The first X-Men film served as the launchpad for a slew of high quality comic book adaptations from both Marvel and DC Comics. It took the source material and adapted it for a real-world feel, while sporting some wise casting decisions, the greatest of which is Hugh Jackman's portrayal of fan favourite Wolverine, a role he has kept for close to 15 years now. No small feat! Its first sequel is frequently lauded as the best in the series, while the third entry X-Men: The Last Stand is considered its stumbling moment. The latest addition to the franchise takes its cues from arguably the most popular X-Men comic book story arc ever printed: the Days of Future Past, and it single-handedly… Read more
Godzilla (Bilingual) [Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital HD U&hellip
9 of 16 people found the following review helpful
For over half a century, Godzilla has stood as the most iconic monster in cinematic history. Known throughout the world for his ferocity, unstoppable power and signature roar, the King Kaiju has starred in a seemingly endless string of Japanese sequels which have seen him go up against equally memorable monster foes, human military forces and malevolent aliens. He has even been possessed by the angry spirits of the dead to rampage across Japan unabated.

The West took a stab at their own version of Godzilla in 1998 with Roland Emmerich's ill-received movie of the same name, starring Matthew Broderick. Audiences loathed the campy humour, poor acting performances, and the sharp… Read more