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Merrell Moab Gore-Tex®, Men's Trekking and Hiking Shoes, J24439, Grey (Gran), 9 UK
Merrell Moab Gore-Tex®, Men's Trekking and Hiking Shoes, J24439, Grey (Gran), 9 UK

5.0 out of 5 stars These shoes are just great, I take UK 8 or 8, 19 Aug. 2014
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These shoes are just great, I take UK 8 or 8.5, but knowing Merrel I ordered 9 and they fit perfectly. The shoes are comfortable and like walking on air, no breaking in just start walking.They are expensive initially, but if they are like my previous Merrels I will keep them for at least 5years so that works out fairly economical. I also like the substantial heel which for me being a bit short is good.Delivery was next day , so no complaints, all round an excellent buy.

Doc Martin - The Edge - Feature Length Special (Exclusive to [DVD]
Doc Martin - The Edge - Feature Length Special (Exclusive to [DVD]
Dvd ~ Martin Clunes
Price: £4.00

17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars what's up doc?, 21 Oct. 2008
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Sorry to let the side down, but I was very disappointed in this movie.

Obviously, there is a different writer, and what works so well in the series - lots of little plots all feeding into each other, just did not work so well in a feature film. I hate to admit I was frequently bored, and my husband fell asleep? It just was not funny enough and the guns, explosives, con men and unmedicated bi polar loony looked a bit ridiculous at times. Martin Clunes was a gem as usual and I quite liked the stuffy man from the medical board but all else was well, 'nuff said.
Please give us back the series, poor Caroline Catz looked ill at ease and deserves another crack at getting a decent ending for us all.

Pride & Prejudice - 2005 [DVD]
Pride & Prejudice - 2005 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Keira Knightley
Price: £3.00

4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh, sparkling, 'Pride and Prejudice', 12 Feb. 2006
'Pride and Prejudice' is probably Jane Austen's best-known novel, and a young British director has breathed fresh life into the well loved story of the snobbish, socially awkward Mr Darcy's love for the lively, intelligent Lizzie Bennett and whose family fill him with horror. And Jane Austen gives us many glimpses of how they do this, from Lydia's elopement, Mr Collins' embarrassing behaviour, amd Mrs Bennett's endless twittering.
The film is enchanting because is fresh and invigorating, and so well cast. The lovers are attractive without being soppy, the bit part players liven up the proceedings with beautiful acting, and every frame is impeccably presented. You just revel in the beauty of it all, from well-staged dances, to enchanting countryside shots, and beautiful interiors.
What more can one say? You almost want to see it again, to enjoy the beautiful experience and witty dialogue all over.

Troy (2-Disc Widescreen Edition) [DVD] [2004]
Troy (2-Disc Widescreen Edition) [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Brad Pitt
Price: £0.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars troy boys, 19 Nov. 2005
Troy, like a lot of historical movies with many action sequences, rewards a second viewing. We all know Wolfgang Petersen, like many movie-makers before him, took many liberties with Homer's Iliad but I am happy for myths like this to succumb to the hollywood treatment.
Interestingly, Petersen opts to give us the siege of Troy through Achilles' eyes rather than the classical Helen/Paris scenario, as it opens up the prospects for this big action movie. Achilles was the Rambo of the ancient world, but while Rambo goes on for ever, Achilles, alas, proved to be just mortal in the end. If you view Achilles in that light, you feel less inclined to criticise Pitt for his performance. He was a fighting machine who disliked the squabbling Greeks as much as he did the Trojans, but in the end he had to settle for the lesser of two evils in deciding where his loyalties lay. The pace of the movie, which sustains two romances, gives Pitt little opportunity to do much else other than fight, whilst Eric Bana as Hector at least has more to philosophise over in the shape of his brother Paris' problems, as well as defending Troy itself.
Petersen cleverly presents the opulence and decadence of Troy as opposed to the spartan Greeks and their ambitious plans to topple it. Helen of Troy was no more than a pawn, an excuse to invade Troy, and though Bloom works hard as the cowardly womaniser Paris, he comes over as the spoilt useless younger brother of the more commanding Hector. Diane Kruger, too, has little to do except look gorgeous, and fails to grasp that the invasion is only superficially about herself.
The beautiful photography and endless beauty of the calm Mediterranean contrasts sharply with the terrible unfolding violence, and we are treated to endless shots of the body beautiful, Mr Pitt himself who disrobes more regularly than the ladies. Not that I'm complaining!
The finale, when the invaders leave the safety of the Trojan horse and the city falls, is magnificently filmed, and one is left wondering: even if this never happened, it surely is one of the most entertaining stories ever told. It might not be perfect, perhaps the characters could have been fleshed out a little more, but one can't sit in a movie all day long, and in the end film-makers have to learn the art of compression probably more than any other media.

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