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Nelson Mandela: 101 Greatest Life Lessons, Inspiration and Quotes From Nelson Mandela (Long Way To Freedom, Conversations with Myself, Spirituality)
Nelson Mandela: 101 Greatest Life Lessons, Inspiration and Quotes From Nelson Mandela (Long Way To Freedom, Conversations with Myself, Spirituality)

4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice read, 17 Mar. 2016
A nice read, if a little short! It has a few grammatical errors, but nothing that detracts from the importance of the message.


Removal
Removal
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Suspense for grown ups, 19 Dec. 2015
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A lot of people will NOT like this film because it's just not an "action" serial killer movie. But the concept and story is good. This is quite a dark film, which looks from the perspective of a schizophrenic (serial?) killer who justifies his actions through his work in house cleaning. If you're old enough to remember The Tales of the Unexpected of the the 70s/80s, then this would be the sort of story you can expect. I liked it, and I can imagine that someone who had lost their mind would certainly read or see signs or hear things in a similar fashion. Ok, this is not a 4-5 star film, and I can't imagine many gore fans will like this, but it's quite a thoughtful film with some glimmers of black comedy thrown in.


The Martian
The Martian
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5.0 out of 5 stars is there life on Mars? Not sure, but there are potatoes and poo according to this novel., 18 Dec. 2015
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Great book. Not seen the film yet. I hope it's as good, some decent LOL moments. But you do have to get over the first part of the book to really get into it.


AV Link Ground Loop Isolator
AV Link Ground Loop Isolator
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars No Buzz Magic, 18 Dec. 2015
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Plugged my laptop into this and this into my Amplifier, hey presto, clear sound without that horrible earth buzzing :-) What more can I say other than this to make sure I have enough characters in the review.


PILOT
PILOT
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breaking Inspector Morse Revenge Thriller, 18 Dec. 2015
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This whole series has been excellent to watch. I guess if you mix the formula of Breaking Band, Inspector Morse and some revenge, you sort of end up with this. It's slow paced but still moves along nicely. This is NOT a thrills a minute show, it is really a series about a set of pretty dysfunctional people. It's a shame they didn't take more time to investigate the complexities of some of the characters a little more than they did, more than stretch some of the dialogue to pad slightly, but the acting was excellent, and I certainly felt a lot of sympathy for the ministers wife who seemed the only person who had truly repented, her character was very touching by the end.

** WARNING - SPOILER ALERT **

Why oh Why do American shows CONSTANTLY need to portrait the final villain as English, or in this case, with an a English accent. It is becoming predictable. I knew who was going to end up being the main villain because they were the only person with an English Accent. This is a shame, because many decent American "thrillers with a twist" are ruined in this way. You get all the build up thinking, who has done it, and then a character pops up with an English accent and you think, "oh right, must be this person then". It's feels like the old "blackploitation" they had in America in the 80s where the poor black guy was nice, brave and friendly, but was bound to get killed. Come on, mix it up a bit America, it's becoming predictable.


Jen the Fredo
Jen the Fredo
Dvd
Price: £1.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Shame it's gone from us Prime Members, Prime Video nearly looked respectable with this on the list!, 17 Dec. 2015
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Great series, especially when you got them free with prime video. Now it's just back to watching the second rate tosh that would seriously not be worth watching if I didn't already have prime :-S


Red Riding Hood
Red Riding Hood
Dvd
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great younger teen "horror" film that can be enjoyed with the parents :-), 12 Dec. 2015
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Weird. But I liked this film. Sort of reminded me of Sleepy Hollow with Jonny Depp. Okay, the Sleepy Hollow story probably had more going for it, and certainly was a little more bloody at times! But all the same, I enjoyed this take of Red Riding hood, and I'm sure on a big screen it would be visually excellent. No over the top gore in this film, so the rating is bang on and maybe a nice "Christmas" horror film for Christmas Eve for a younger audience, 12-14 audience while still being enjoyable enough for us oldies!


Contagion
Contagion
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3.0 out of 5 stars God Bless America and all that sail in her., 8 Dec. 2015
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It's watchable and certainly an interesting take on an old story line, and if you need an easy to watch movie that is not taxing on the mind or the plot, then I would recommend it.

Okay, warning, this is just my own general complaining, so you can ignore and just take the first sentence and watch!

BUT this is just another unrealistic slant on how America, (in the Worlds hour of need du du du daaaaa), steps up to the plate and saves everyone!! Now this sort of film used to be fun to watch, but these "all American hero" formula movies, that caricature the stereotypes they see in other nations, and then over play their "total" control of things, is becoming less believable with news of each mass shooting, poor policing situation, dreadful health care and a lack of understanding of anything around the world they can't actually bomb. It's a shame, I have worked in the USA often, and they are nice and normal people, with normal lives and normal teeth.


The Heat
The Heat
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2.0 out of 5 stars Predictable with lots of colourful language to fill in the gaps., 25 Nov. 2015
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Formula stuff. Personally, I could not see the humour because of the thick fog of bad language. I guess the only "ironically" funny thing was when the policewomen brings down an unarmed black guy with a water mellon while he was running away, because I'm pretty sure in America they usually do this with a gun.


The Homesman
The Homesman
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a western with a little bit more in the way sophistication than of colt 45s, 21 Nov. 2015
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I love westerns. Normally in the mode of Clint Eastward and the like. This has the same feel as unforgiven without the out and out bloody violence, and with a credible passive (if somewhat lonely), hero in the female lead. The acting is superb by all concerned, and the "feel" of the movie seems authentic to the period without it going into fleets of fancy. It is a simple story, although it does take a bit to understand what is happening at the start of the film, it's a shame because being a little more obvious here would not ruin the film so STARTER HELPER/(SPOILER ALERT)? There are three women who came west to find husbands, but over a period of time, went a bit nuts and need taking back east. One has killed her children, one has lost her children to illness, and one has lost her marbles in general. Once you understand this, then the story from here is nicely paced and the backdrop scenery excellent. You are not going to get any scenes of total carnage here, but as a film that wants to tell a story, then it does that really really well.
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