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Around the World in Eighty Days [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Around the World in Eighty Days [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £3.78

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful cartoon - please re-issue!, 9 Jun. 2013
This is a great animated series, absolutely fantastic. It's funny, engaging, well made and warm-hearted. I loved it when I saw it on TV as a child, and I still remember some of the lines. I would very much like to purchase it for my son, but Amazon says it 'doesn't know when or if this item will be available'. What a shame! I do hope it will become available sometime soon.


Spooks Complete BBC Series 8 [DVD]
Spooks Complete BBC Series 8 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Peter Firth
Offered by Quality Media Supplies Ltd.
Price: £15.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good series with a very bad ending..., 14 Jan. 2011
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Love the Spooks, have watched with hubby all the episodes since the gritty 'home-made' series 1 and have to say that the quality is constantly high. I have one big grievance with the writers and producers though - why on earth did you kill off Ros, my all time favorite Spook?! Hermione Norris has composed over the latest few series the coolest woman I have ever seen on the small or big screen, and I will miss her outstanding performance very much - regardless of anything Harry, Lucas or Ruth will do...
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How To Never Look Fat Again: Over 1000 Ways to Dress Thinner - Without Dieting
How To Never Look Fat Again: Over 1000 Ways to Dress Thinner - Without Dieting
by Charla Krupp
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good advice, 26 Sept. 2010
This book is full of invaluable tips and advice. I found it very helpful, even though lacking a bit of nuance at times. For instance, Ms Krupp says 'never' to turtlenecks for those who don't have a swan neck, but in my opinion thin dark colored turtlenecks work quite well if you have a nice jawline...


Something New [DVD]
Something New [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sanaa Lathan
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £14.97

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific!, 26 Sept. 2010
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This review is from: Something New [DVD] (DVD)
How many films do you know that combine very sharp social observation with a sweet romantic storyline? This is one of those rarities. And the Mentalist, absolutely adorable!


Driving Aphrodite [DVD] [2010]
Driving Aphrodite [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Nia Vardalos
Offered by Digizoneuk
Price: £12.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gem of a rom com, 17 Mar. 2010
I saw this film on a plane, and watched it again on the return flight, so much I loved it. It is one of the best rom coms I've ever seen: great chemistry between the lead actors, a bunch of excellent supporting actors, hilarious from beginning to the end and truly heart-warming. The cherry on the pie: you will witness a spectacular transformation of a taciturn and rather ugly bloke at the beginning of the film into an really sexy hunk in its second half. It is quite a treat, such metamorphosis being typically reserved for female characters...


Curse of the Spellmans (Spellman Mysteries 2)
Curse of the Spellmans (Spellman Mysteries 2)
by Lisa Lutz
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs good editing, 4 Jan. 2010
The first book was a hit, hilarious and fresh, so perhaps my expectations from the second instalment were a bit too high... Not that it is bad, but one just gets the impression that the author (or her publisher) were too much in a hurry to send it to print... It certainly could have done with more editing, as it is full of inconsistencies and silly errors (e.g., a character's name switches back and forth between Charles and Christopher, chronology is messed up, etc.). The cover designer should have read the book before drawing a well-groomed model-shaped dog-owning lady wearing kitten heels and riding a bicycle. Or was he trying to picture everything Izzy Spellman is NOT?

As far as the main characters are concerned, I agree with the previous reviews that Izzy is too frozen in her anti-conformist persona. The 'parental unit', however, has got better and funnier and, overall, it is still a very enjoyable and entertaining read, and an original voice worth following.
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The Round Tower [DVD]
The Round Tower [DVD]
Dvd ~ Emilia Fox
Price: £4.00

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent drama, 4 Jan. 2010
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This review is from: The Round Tower [DVD] (DVD)
A good story, good actors and good pace: slow enough to build and develop characters but not too slow. In short, a thoroughly enjoyable film (unless you are a hardcore action movie fan... but then you would probably not be reading this review).


The Secret Life of Bees [DVD] [2008]
The Secret Life of Bees [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Dakota Fanning
Offered by Todays Great Deal
Price: £2.98

20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful but ... too smooth, 12 Sept. 2009
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I may have liked the film much better had I not read Monk Kidd's book first - but then again, I may have never bought it, either.

It's a visually beautiful film with a good cast, sharp period detail and a touching story. However, the director has made a strange choice to turn an intimate, a bit rough on the edges, and very honest story told by a teenage girl into a smooth and PC epic tale delivered in the third person. Lily's journey from denial to acceptance of what happened to her mother and her own role in it is central in the book, but becomes more of a pretext in the film to raise a number of IIMPORTANT AND SERIOUS SUBJECTS : racial discrimination - check, civil rights - check, feminism - check, spirituality - check, growing up - check. And, given the high stature of the enterprise, the delicious love story between Lily and Zach (a smart and utterly charming black boy she befriends at the sisters' house) that contributed greatly to the magic of the book, did not make it into the Big Themes list. There's a timid beginning of something, which is then swiftly ripped in the bud, before anything "naughty" would have a chance to happen. Worse, this non-story is wrapped up in an entirely implausible scene, in which a noble, precautiously wise and appropriately stiff Zach plants a chaste kiss on even stiffer Lily's lips and tells her, "Remember our story". Which she promises to do, with an irritatingly saintly look and a Mona Lisa smile on her face...

Please. Why on earth would two cute sexually awakened and mutually attracted 14-year-olds, admittedly free of racial prejudice, ever want to voluntarily discontinue their romance? I suppose, the director's answer is: because the political climate of the time was not yet ripe for such affairs. And that, precisely, is my problem with this film.
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The Spellman Files (Spellman Mysteries 1)
The Spellman Files (Spellman Mysteries 1)
by Lisa Lutz
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars seriously funny, 27 July 2009
If you expect this book to be a passionate romance or a thrilling detectie story, you may be disappointed, since it is rather average in both those categories. The book is, however, uncommonly funny in the description of its characters, its observations and storytelling, all of which makes it a very enjoyable read.


The Darcys and the Bingleys (Pride & Prejudice Continues)
The Darcys and the Bingleys (Pride & Prejudice Continues)
by Marsha Altman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Was it "really hard" to mind the vocabulary?, 22 Jun. 2009
The book started with good promise, but became boring very quickly... The only good thing about it is Elisabeth Bennet whom the author managed to portray as the lively and witty young woman she is supposed to be (even though often unfashionably and un-Austenably nosy), a seemingly easy task no other P&P pre- or sequel I've read has managed to pull off... But why does she - and all the other characters, for that matter - have to speak modern American English?! If researching Regency English was too much work, a more neutral language could have been used, to spare us the uncomfortable anachronisms on every page...


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