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The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike Book 2)
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike Book 2)
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!, 29 Sept. 2015
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Another fantastic book in the Cormoran Strike series. This one took me a while to get into but once you do it's another great mystery with many twists and turns, and as with the first book in the series, an unexpected yet satisfying ending. Robert Galbraith does a fantastic job bringing the characters to life, and making you care for them despite their flaws. I've already pre-ordered the 3rd book.

Chappie [Blu-ray]
Chappie [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Dev Patel
Price: £9.99

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun!, 23 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Chappie [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I watched Chappie in cinema with 2 mates and we all left with big smiles on our faces having thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Chappie is set in future Johannesburg when crime is out of control. Deon (Dev Patel) is a gifted engineer who designs robots that have helped the police force bring crime rates down. After designing a programme that will allow his robots to have AI, Deon tests this for the first time on one of the robots due for the scrap heap but his experiment doesn't go quite to plan when some gangsters (Die Antwoord) attack him and steal this robot, naming him Chappie. The film then follows Chappie's life - similar to human life Chappie starts off like a baby, and must be taught language, social skills, and ideas of right and wrong by 'mummy', 'daddy', 'America' (the gangsters), and 'maker' (Deon).

This film is bloody & violent, and filled with cursing beyond count. There is a lot of action, a decent storyline, and many laugh out loud moments.

Don't go into this film expecting the greatest, most poignant and original cinematic masterpiece you've ever experienced. But if you're up for a couple hours of pure fun, this is the film for you.

Kinps®Juice Power Bank for iPhone 5 5S 2200 mah External Rechargeable spare Backup extended Battery Charger pack Case Cover for Apple iPhone 5 5S
Kinps®Juice Power Bank for iPhone 5 5S 2200 mah External Rechargeable spare Backup extended Battery Charger pack Case Cover for Apple iPhone 5 5S
Offered by Kinpsbuy
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Product, 8 Feb. 2015
I've had this product for almost a year now and can only sing its praises. Fully charged, it will recharge your phone up to 4x over, very rapidly. It fits on the iPhone 5s very well, looks good, and your phone is still functional while charging. It is also incredibly easy to charge and uses the same charger as a normal iPhone. It has saved me on many multiple occasions, and it always attracts the interest of those I'm with when I take it out to recharge my phone. Highly recommended.

75cl Gallo Family Summer Red
75cl Gallo Family Summer Red
Offered by ndlwholesale
Price: £12.98

5.0 out of 5 stars My Favourite Red Wine, 8 Feb. 2015
This review is from: 75cl Gallo Family Summer Red
I attended a wine tasting today and despite trying 7 different varieties of wine (none of which were Gallo) I still wasn't able to find a wine I enjoyed more for non-dessert consumption than Gallo Summer Red. This is a wine for those with a sweet tooth, and who enjoy a fruity, warming red at a very reasonable price (you can find this in most common supermarkets for around £7). This has been my wine of choice for around 3 years now and I can't see that changing any time soon.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious White Dessert Wine, 8 Feb. 2015
I tried this lovely dessert wine at a wine tasting today. I've not had much experience with white desset wines previously but was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful sweet flavours in Torres Nectaria. The wine is a gorgeous deep yellow colour, and the flavours melt on your palate and make anyone with a sweet tooth very happy. My one criticism would be the smell of the wine, which for some reason was reminiscent of some cheaper whites I've had in the past. The taste completely makes up for this however. Unfortunately this item is currently unavailable on Amazon but can be found in the Vinopolis in London Bridge.

Rubis Chocolate Wine
Rubis Chocolate Wine
Offered by UK ONLINE
Price: £10.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Chocolate Wine, 8 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Rubis Chocolate Wine (Wine)
I tried Rubis Chocolate at a wine tasting today and fell in love. It has a gorgeously rich chocolately taste that doesn't overpower the wine all. I enjoyed this so much I bought a bottle straight away (at a cheaper price of £10.99). Previous reviews have suggested pouring the wine over ice-cream, this sounds like a wonderful idea and I can't wait to try it.

White Collar: Season 4 [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
White Collar: Season 4 [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by passionFlix UK
Price: £9.48

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Tv, 15 July 2014
I discovered White Collar several months ago on Netflix and finished the first three seasons in quick succession. I was eagerly awaiting the release of season 4 and 5 on either Netflix or iTunes, and last month the latter delivered.

As I watched both seasons back to back this review is for season 4 and 5 together. Both were fantastic seasons (as the previous three also were), with Matt Bomer and Tim Dekay delivering as always playing the parts of Neal Caffrey (convicted con-man turned CI) and Peter Burke (FBI agent responsible for catching Neal and now his handler) respectively. Willie Garson also deserves a mention as the ever-entertaining Mozzie (Neal's friend also with a keen interest in illegal activities), as does Bridget Regan as Neal's new love interest in season 5.

The reason both seasons received 4 stars from me instead of 5 is because, despite being enjoyable, slick and stylish TV, the show seems happily settled in the 'light entertainment' category, stopping it from ever becoming dark or serious enough to match the high quality and impact of certain other shows.

Season 5 ends on a cliffhanger, and season 6 has been confirmed as the final season. I look forward to watching it when it's released in the UK and hope for a satisfying conclusion to this show that's brought me hours of entertainment.

The Wolf of Wall Street [DVD] [2013]
The Wolf of Wall Street [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
Price: £4.59

16 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crazily energised, entertainingly immoral, full of fantastically bad taste!, 18 Jan. 2014

If you dislike films glamorising hedonism and debauchery, look away. Based on a memoir by former stockbroker Jordan Belfort - what makes this already ridiculous story even more so is the fact it actually happened.

Jordan Belfort (played fantastically by Leonardo DiCaprio) went from a nobody to a multi-millionaire by selling fraudulently inflated stocks in his self made brokerage firm Stratton-Oakmont. He used the money to fund his excessive lifestyle filled with prostitutes, drugs, fast cars, huge mansions, and general excess. This film is the story of how he made his fortunes through illegal activities, and how the law came to catch up with him.

Let me just say that this film is absolutely, undeniably fantastic. It is crazily energised, entertainingly immoral, full of fantastically bad taste and definitely one of the best films I have seen in a long, long time.

There has been a lot of talk about the morality of this film. Despite the protagonist's hedonistic lifestyle, overflowing with illegal activities, prostitutes and drugs (all the while having a wife and 2 kids at home), Belfort is definitely portrayed in an undeniable sympathetic and positive light. We see not only Belfort's ambition, intelligence & undeniable talents, but also his humanity, the fact he uses his power and unlimited money not just to fund his debaucherous life, but to help other people, to give them opportunities to change their life that no one else has. There is no moral comeuppance in this film, no real sense that Belfort ever really learns any lessons, or wishes to change his ways. In a way it's refreshingly morality free, and whether it is irresponsible to paint a criminal in this way is questionable. However, the Telegraph review on this film sums it up perfectly - 'Scorsese is treating the audience like adults, trusting that our moral sense will compensate for his character's lack of one'.

Touching on the acting a bit more, for me, this may be Leonardo DiCaprio's greatest role (which, considering his past CV, is saying a lot). The range of emotions demonstrated here, from a young man's first experience on Wall Street, to a motivational speaker in front of hundreds of employees, from acting high and almost-paralytic from the effects of too many Quaaludes, to screaming and shouting at his trophy wife Naomi (played by the positively stunning Margot Robbie), having a tantrum uncanny in resemblance to that of a toddler's, DiCaprio proves time and time again just why he's one of the biggest names in acting. Someone please give this guy an Oscar ASAP. Also, it was a nice touch to have the real Jordan Belfort make a cameo at the end of the film (he's the guy who introduces DiCaprio's Belfort for his motivational speaking seminar).

At 180 minutes this film is long, and towards the end when the energy, enthusiasm, fun and games is replaced with indictments, lawyers, court and prison you do start to feel the length and your attention wandering, but that is my only real criticism. Apart from that, this film near on perfect.

So, incase my review hasn't made it clear already, this is a fantastic film that is a must watch. Looking forward to reading the biography it was based upon now.

Man of Steel [DVD]
Man of Steel [DVD]
Dvd ~ Henry Cavill
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £3.77

1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Awful, 19 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Man of Steel [DVD] (DVD)
This is the first Superman film I have ever watched and it was awful. Not even the beautiful Henry Cavill could make up for how boring this is. After how fantastic the recent Batman films, and Marvel Superhero films have been this just lacks the energy, passion, excitement, basically every positive adjective that could be used to describe those films is missing here. I would have turned off after the first 20 minutes if I wasn't watching this with company. It doesn't improve.

Arrow - Season 1 [DVD] [2013]
Arrow - Season 1 [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Stephen Amell
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!, 19 Dec. 2013
Incredible TV show, think Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy in episode format instead! Takes a few episodes to really get going, but once it does it's brilliant! Great lead and supporting actors, fantastic action, and dangerously addictive!

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