MJBarlow
Number of Movies: 5
Number of Winning Movies: 0
Average Rating Received: 4.87

Number of Movies Reviewed: 79
Number of Reviews Given that were Featured: 7
Average Rating Given: 4.86
 
Movies Released by MJBarlow
Lucky In Space! Trailer Sci-Fi
A trailer (obviously!) for the upcoming sequel to 'Lucky Starr!'. You don't need to have seen the previous film, but it helps. Part one is at http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/109483 Enjoy! EDIT: Can'... posted December 15, 2006
Lucky Starr! Chapter Four Sci-Fi
The final chapter of this cliff hanger serial. As always, many thanks to all those who have taken the time and trouble to rate the previous parts, especially those who have offered advice and construc... posted November 3, 2006
Lucky Starr! Chapter Three Sci-Fi
The latest chapter of this cliffhanger serial. Again, lots of thanks to everyone who gave advice and encouragement. This is the 'Plot Exposition' part, where our heroine finds out what is going on. D... posted October 11, 2006
Lucky Starr! Chapter Two Sci-Fi
The second part of my attempt at an old fashioned cliff-hanger serial. Lots of thanks to everyone who gave rave reviews for part one, especially those who offered constructive advice. Hope you enjoy it! posted October 4, 2006
Lucky Starr! Chapter One Sci-Fi
This is my first submission. I was attempting to recreate the style of those old serials like Flash Gordon and King of the Rocketmen. Part two will come when I have the time! In the meantime I welcome... posted September 26, 2006
 
Movies Reviewed by MJBarlow
The Bunny Show Perfect for Kids over 13 by dsbeach1978 Comedy
This is the first comedy movie I've seen on TMO that actually made me laugh. Very bad taste of course but that does not necarssaily make for a bad movie. Technically speaking this was excellent, with... reviewed January 16, 2007
How to Fight and Hide from Zombies by iconquistador227 Comedy
An enjoyably silly piece, with some good dialogue. It all fits together pretty well, with good VO's and subs. Nicely edited, with good use of music. If you have the time, please check out my SF seria... reviewed January 8, 2007
Adventures on Planet 7 by Tebbit Sci-Fi
An interesting first movie and one that shows considerable potential. Unlike a lot of films on this site it is not just a collection of scenes randomly spliced together, instead there is a clear story... reviewed January 8, 2007
StarFox by meosha12 Sci-Fi
Some interesting ideas in this sci-fi movie. The music was subtle and unobtrusive, yet contributed significantly to the atmosphere. There was some excellent and imaginative use of the freecam througho... reviewed December 26, 2006
THE BRAND NEW SVENGOOL SHOW by Tomrx3 Horror
A clever idea that worked well. Good use of sound and music. Some good dialogue. I liked the adverts, but it would have flowed a little better if there had been some way to break to and from them, so ... reviewed December 26, 2006
When They Came by Freddycoaster Sci-Fi
An excellent start. Good use of music and sets. Good editing. There was some excellent free-cam work, very impressive. I'm looking forward to the next part. If you have the time, please rate 'Lucky S... reviewed December 24, 2006
Midnight City - Urban Warrior II by JazzX Action
As this is simply a title sequence for a much longer film it seems foolish to try to examine the plot. Having said that the before-credits narration sets up the backstory well. What is immeadiatly not... reviewed December 24, 2006
Pianoman - Urban Warrior I by JazzX Romance
As a pre-credit sequence, this works very well. There is some wonderfull use of freecam in the opening sequence. The music fitted the scenes perfectly. On a personal level I did feel it was a bit over... reviewed December 24, 2006
Flappers from Galaxy 9 - Special Edition by JazzX Sci-Fi
An enjoyably daft little sci-fi piece with some good dialogue. The sound was simple but effective. There was some interesting editing. Whilst not a great movie it is much better than some of these re... reviewed December 24, 2006
Bankrobbers from Outer Space! by E-Z Sci-Fi
An enjoyably daft slice of sci-fi comedy. Good editing, good music, some great one-liners. Please watch (and rate) my SF serial 'Lucky Starr!' http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/109483 Thanks. reviewed December 15, 2006
SOS by Montoro Sci-Fi
A good SF movie with a strong plot, nice use of editing and some interesting ideas. reviewed December 15, 2006
Stomach incident by miri2 Horror
A very well made movie. Good use of music. Great editing. reviewed December 15, 2006
Luna Attack! by stuart5219 Sci-Fi
A good, simple story told well. Good use of music. Keep making Movies, there's a lot of promise here. Please watch (and rate!) my SF serial ' Lucky Starr!'. Part one is found at http://movies.lionhea... reviewed December 15, 2006
The Matrixy-thing by Scorp1on25 Action
Increadibly stupid. Much more entertaining than the real film! If you've got the time, please watch (and rate!) my SF serial 'Lucky Starr!' Thanks. http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/109483 reviewed December 15, 2006
The Remnant I - Reloaded by cooltrip71 Sci-Fi
A hugely impressive start to what has the potential to be a great sci fi series. This movie is operating on an epic scale. Excellent use of custom mods. Good freecam work and editing. Great music. A ... reviewed November 26, 2006
The Shell Trailer by mnkeeboy Sci-Fi
Very fast paced and exciting. My only concern is that it is a bit long for a trailer. You seem to have put so much into it, I wonder what could be possibly left for the full film! Please watch and ra... reviewed November 21, 2006
Terran Soul episode 1 by Dredrt Sci-Fi
A very impressive start. The opening scene sets up the situation nicely. There is a good atmosphere throughout. Dialogue is realistic. Excellent editing. Two problems; the spelling on the subtitles wa... reviewed November 21, 2006
Only You Can Save Mankind - Part 1 by caliber99 Sci-Fi
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A good start to this adaptation of a very good book. If you had the Stunts and Effects pack you might be able to show the gameplay rather than write about it, but the narrative does work well. A coupl...
reviewed November 21, 2006
The Doctor by morris101 Comedy
A very, very silly movie to accompany a very very silly record. Ican't help that feel that someone should be sueing someone else over this... Excellent use of custom mods. Good editing and tempo. Ove... reviewed November 15, 2006
WHO you know DOCTOR No1 Remnant by MoffTaka Sci-Fi
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As a life long Who fan I was interested in seeing a TMO version. I'm glad to say it worked out well. There was good use of music and sound effects. The custom mods were excellent. The story, whilst ra...
reviewed November 15, 2006
Time agents part I by schnagelkott Sci-Fi
Fast paced and energetic, this is a very enjoyable sci-fi film. Excellent use of both the S&E pack and custom mods. Good music too. The only thing I can think of about unsynchronized sound is if you ... reviewed November 14, 2006
Unicorn Brigade by TwinMoon13 Sci-Fi
A decent sci-fi piece. There are some good action sequences, and a strong, pounding soundtrack. The editing could have been a bit tighter, and there were a couple of shots (such as the dancing) that ... reviewed November 14, 2006
The Dangerous Adventures of Troublin by tylerwood Action
A very impressive movie. Please note that I did not say 'first movie'. That was quite deliberate as this movie is better than some I have seen from more experienced directors. Although slightly too lo... reviewed November 11, 2006
The Horse Lisper by egger3rd Sci-Fi
Utterly bizarre! A collection of weird sequances rather than a story, this felt rather like one of those animated bits from 'Monty Python'. Some funny moments, and a couple of interesting uses of free... reviewed November 11, 2006
Germ Part 1 by sheldybob Horror
An interesting start to what could become a good horror series. The early sequences set up the routine of the main characters life very well. The later scenes start to add the more unusual elements th... reviewed November 11, 2006
the goblin master by azza93 Horror
An intriguing start to what has the potential to be a very good horror story. The opening shots in the deserted, fog filled city were suitably eerie. Whilst the movie as a whole didn't have much drama... reviewed November 11, 2006
Screw Part 2 Trailer by micha83 Sci-Fi
It looks fantastic, and sounds wonderfull too!. Great use of mods and music. I can't wait for the full movie to be released! 'Lucky Starr!' is now complete at my studio. Any comments gratefully reci... reviewed November 11, 2006
Star Flaws 3The search for Klingo by turricantg Sci-Fi
A good exciting start to the story. Great use of music and sound effects. My only complaint was that it was too short! Still, I'll be bookmarking this studio and keeping an eye out for part two. If y... reviewed November 10, 2006
UFO Detective by turricantg Sci-Fi
An enjoyable first movie. The script was simple, and enlivened by some good lines. Good use of music and sound effects. All in all, a well made movie. If you've got a moment, please check out 'Lucky... reviewed November 10, 2006
Dreamtown3 by Rik_Vargard Action
An intriguing, disturbing movie with a great script. I was worried that it might not match the first two parts. In fact it surpasses them, answering many questions whilst leaving enough unknown to kee... reviewed November 3, 2006
Dreamtown2 by Rik_Vargard Action
Part two maintains the high standard set by part one, and raises more questions. As before, music, sound effects and VO's are all of an exceptionally high quality. The editing is also very accomplishe... reviewed November 3, 2006
Sentry by EttoreMuti Sci-Fi
A good story well told. The simple music suited the movie well. Great use of modds. Nice use of S&E. The free cam work was excellent, with lots of interesting angles and tracking shots. The subtitles,... reviewed October 28, 2006
Space Generation - The Next Encounter by DoubleMPee Sci-Fi
A very enjoyable second part. The recap at the start was usefull. A good storyline, with excellent use of music and sound effects. There was also some very nice use made of overlays, and some of the f... reviewed October 27, 2006
Cat Girl by ChickaDeeFilms Action
An enjoyable first part with good use of music and more emotional depth than is usual on TMO. I'll keep an eye out for part two. If you've got a moment, please check out 'Lucky Starr!' at my studio. Thanks. reviewed October 26, 2006
k7 - Quarantine -Trailer- by Rik_Vargard Action
The job of a trailer is to make you want to watch the main film. I'd say this works about 100%. Excellent music, superb editing, wonderfull use of mods. Hurry up and get S&E would you ;-). reviewed October 23, 2006
Dreamtown by Rik_Vargard Action
An intriguing concept coupled with superb editing makes this a top class movie. Good use of sound effects and music. The VO's were of a much higher quality than is usual for TMO. Although listed as a... reviewed October 23, 2006
Response - Copywrite infringement violation by tbirdt94 Sci-Fi
It would have been easy to get bitter about Lionheads actions in this matter. Instead, here we have a response that is not only mature, but also manages to be entertaining. I am indeed looking forward... reviewed October 18, 2006
SCREW Part 1 by micha83 Sci-Fi
An excellent, intriguing story told suberbly. It has a compelling narrative and interesting characters. It also looks superb, with excellent use made of custom mods. Even the standard scenes are a joy... reviewed October 15, 2006
Cliches In Time (Ep1) by tonyblews Sci-Fi
An interesting, enjoyable start. I look forward to the next part. I've been to Stoke. Your version is uncannily accurate. If you,ve got a moment, watch and rate my 'Lucky Starr!' series, thanks. reviewed October 13, 2006
Captain Comet and the Martian Iguana by Bronzewing Sci-Fi
Another wonderfully silly voyage into the realms of pulp sci-fi. I agree, the abscence of a suitable starship 1 prop is a misfortune (I'll need one for my productions). One question, where the devil i... reviewed October 11, 2006
Captain Comet Space Ace by Bronzewing Sci-Fi
Very funny. Clever use of the situations available. Good dialogue. I will be watching the sequals. Please have a look at the 'Lucky Starr!' series over at my studio. It is also inspired by those cli... reviewed October 11, 2006
The Naughty List by Pickleking Comedy
Silly, juvenile and in bad taste. Fortunatly, none of these factors stop it from being funny. Some very good ideas, good VO and excellent use of mods. During the jail sequence, there are a couple of ... reviewed October 11, 2006
Tactic 19 From Another Planet (part 3) by tbirdt94 Sci-Fi
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Great use of music and sound effects. Wonderfull VO. One thing, it does need an explanation as to why the undead policeman should suddenly attack the alien. Some of us may be able to guess, but other...
reviewed October 11, 2006
Trailer-Tactic 19 From Another Planet by tbirdt94 Sci-Fi
A superb trailer, fast and dramatic. 'Brisball Predicts' has a wonderfull VO. reviewed October 11, 2006
Tactic 19 From Another Planet (part 2) by tbirdt94 Sci-Fi
The plot sickens...I'm sorry, that should have read thickens. Part two manages to match the quality of the first part. Again, superb VO work enable this production to be both sublime and ridiculous. G... reviewed October 11, 2006
Hunters by Bartlin4321 Action
Looks superb, with some excellent tracking shots. Superb use of scenes from the S&E pack. Good use of music and sound effects. VO's were generally good (although the villain sounded a touch camp), how... reviewed October 7, 2006
Tactic 19 From Another Planet Part 1 by tbirdt94 Sci-Fi
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A superb VO is the icing on the cake for this well put together movie. I'll be keeping an eye out for the later parts.
reviewed October 7, 2006
Response - Copywrite infringement violation by tbirdt94 Sci-Fi
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Under the circumstances it would be easy to get upset. This is a clever and dignified response to Lionheads actions. It is also a well made movie.
reviewed October 7, 2006
The Manakin by HUEfilms Action
Considering that this was made without the S&E pack this has a very good battle sequence. I'm not sure about the historical accuracy (hand grenades in the ACW?) but it is no worse than many big budget... reviewed October 7, 2006
Nosferatu Eine Symphonie des Grauens by tbirdt94 Horror
Very dramatic and stylish. The fog filled scenes were wonderfully atmospheric. my only possible quibble is that, as a vampire, it seems odd that the woman would use a knife. Apart from that, excellent. reviewed October 5, 2006
GSOH 24 Special News by timorogowski Action
A clever parody of news reports. Good use of the S&E pack, especially the video camera overlay. As another reviewer pointed out, the change of camera angles for the newsreader was a good touch. reviewed October 5, 2006
The Ole West by HUEfilms Action
The use of B&W gives it a very authentic look. There is a very impressive fight sequence. The shooting of the woman is unexplained, which detracts from the plot somewhat, hence losing one star from ... reviewed October 5, 2006
Plan 9 From Outer Space (Part 3) by tbirdt94 Sci-Fi
Part three of this remake of one of the worst (real) movies of all time is just as enjoyable as the first two installments. I look forward to all the rest! 'Lucky Starr!' part two is now available fo... reviewed October 4, 2006
Plan 9 From Outer Space (Part 2) by tbirdt94 Sci-Fi
Despite the limits on an actors height and weight, 'Dave Stacy' makes a good Tor Johnson, who in turn makes a dreadful Detective Clay. Very enjoyable. reviewed October 4, 2006
Plan 9 From Outer Space Part 1 by tbirdt94 Sci-Fi
Manages to capture the sheer awfulness of the original without descending into crude parody. Superb VO. A joy to watch! 'Lucky Starr!' part two out now at my studio. reviewed October 4, 2006
Zombie by perun1nj Horror
A funny comedy/horror flick with some good lines. Well edited, with clever use of the stunts/effects pack. overall, very enjoyable. Please check out the first two parts of my 'Lucky Starr' serial, thanks! reviewed October 4, 2006
Plan 9 From Outer Space (part 1) by tbirdt94 Sci-Fi
A superb start. Follows the original very accuratly. The voice over is excellent, having the same sort of pretensious, portensious, "listen to me because this is important" style as in the original. ... reviewed September 30, 2006
Driver Man by lan14n Action
An enjoyably daft romp with some good ideas. The editing was excellent, especially the transformations, and the getting into the car sequence. Very immaginative. Good use of stock music too. Please r... reviewed September 28, 2006
The Royal Spy by TUNIT Action
Accurately caught the style and the atmosphere of Bond trailers.Some good use of stunts/effects. and a very nice free cam zoom at the end. Now if only Lionhead did a casino set... Please rate Lucky S... reviewed September 28, 2006
Bob the Galactic Ranger by haltor Sci-Fi
A simple but effective story, some great use of music and some great sequences make this a very enjoyable sci-fi flick. It captures the comic book style very well. Two quibbles: Bob's ship seems to ... reviewed September 28, 2006
Wheel of Time The Next Generation part1 by bflake6 Sci-Fi
An interesting and intriguing start to the series. The start was rather slow, but I suppose that was unavoidable as there needed to be enough time for the subs to tell the back story. When the main st... reviewed September 28, 2006
Area 51 Worlds End ( trailer ) by thunerdragon Sci-Fi
Very impressive. It does what a good trailer should. It makes the audience want too watch the main film. Please watch and rate 'Lucky Starr' at my studio. Thanks! reviewed September 27, 2006
Trailer-Plan 9 From Outer Space by tbirdt94 Sci-Fi
Magnificantly captures the sheer awfulness of the original. Please watch and rate 'Lucky Starr', thanks. reviewed September 27, 2006
The Last Girl in the Galaxy by noose2loose Sci-Fi
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An enjoyably daft romp that had me grinning throughout. Good use of effects and music. Some good one liners. Please take a look at my first movie 'Lucky Starr! Part One' at my studio, thanks.
reviewed September 27, 2006
First Contact by donkie737 Sci-Fi
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A dramatic and exciting start. Good music. Great us of special effects. I'm looking forward to part two! Please have a look at my first effort, 'Lucky Starr', at my studio. Thanks!
reviewed September 27, 2006
Disco Santa Fights Back by boothyboothy Comedy
An enjoyably daft if ultimately lightweight comedy flick. Some things made no sense (why did Santa take the girl to the graveyard? Her death was out of place, too). Other than that, funky! reviewed September 27, 2006
Number B by MrSmithee Action
Very impressive. Fast paced and dramatic. There's no real plot or characterization but that doesn't matter: this movie is an exercise in 'cool', everything else is secondary. Superb camera work makes ... reviewed September 27, 2006
Space Generation - The First Encounter by DoubleMPee Sci-Fi
A very enjoyable movie. The lack of VOs or subtitles does detract slightly, but the story is understandable without them (though it helps to read the description first). Apart from a hand-buzzer gag t... reviewed September 27, 2006
Space Tourism by BESTIOLE Sci-Fi
Funny and clever, with a green politics message that ISN'T rammed down your throat. Makes me wish I could speak french, but the subtitles did the job. reviewed September 26, 2006
Strangers by Anykeyz Sci-Fi
Superb editing and excellant use of sound (both effects and music)create a genuinely creepy atmosphere. Raises the question, was this really happening, or all in his head? reviewed September 26, 2006
The enemy within by Anykeyz Horror
As pointed out in other reviews, the twist at the end is somewhat predictable. Apart from that, this is an effective, atmospheric piece of movie making. reviewed September 26, 2006
Forbiden CIA documents by Anykeyz Sci-Fi
An excellent concept superbly realised. The shaky camera work in black and white, coupled with the scratchy soundtrack create a genuine sense of authenticity. The only possible flaws I can find are t... reviewed September 26, 2006
Stuck in TheMovies by Anykeyz Sci-Fi
A wonderfull concept told simply but effectively. The use of cuts during the funeral sequence is a particulaly effective way of conveying the repetitive nature of the main characters 'life'. Touching... reviewed September 26, 2006
Jimbob joins the police by nickmario Comedy
An enjoyably silly romp. Only one real criticism, there was a section in the middle without music that felt a bit dissasociated with the rest of the movie. It's a minor thing though, and does not ser... reviewed September 26, 2006
Clone Wars Part Two Trailer by GriffinJr Comedy
The purpose of a trailer is to make you want to see a movie. Mission accomplished! reviewed September 26, 2006
Clone Wars Part One by GriffinJr Comedy
An interesting part one. Makes me want to see what happens next. I'm confused over why Maria thought that an attack on Johnson will demonstrate her love for him, but apart from that everything worked well. reviewed September 26, 2006
The Xenu Story by GriffinJr Sci-Fi
Very entertaining. Great use of music. I laughed out loud at the Alien Ghosts comment when chasing the flying saucer! As has been pointed out, Scientologists belive that this really happened! Griffen... reviewed September 26, 2006
PACMAN FAN!! by makrim83 Comedy
A simple premise, executed very well indeed. Excellant use of sound effects and music. reviewed September 26, 2006
Retards ! 2 Even Dumber by Cake-k9 Comedy
An entertaining display of some of the bizzare scenes that The Movies can throw up. reviewed September 26, 2006