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Danny Dyers Deadliest Men 2 [DVD]
Danny Dyers Deadliest Men 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Danny Dyer

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ground Breaking, 7 Jan 2011
Not since the first season of Danny Dyer's deadliest men has a piece of television been as important to the medium of episodic documentary making.

Only Dyer has the emotional depth capable of withstanding the torrent of emotions involved with the portrayal of these deadly men. Time and time again the viewer is compelled to believe Danny cannot get out of each seemingly impossible fix, such as negotiating the streets of Blackpool in the afternoon.

An incredible achievement from a man who has woven a rich tapestry of violence, audacity and a number of witty, well timed comical moments.

A must buy.
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The Fool Of The World And The Flying Ship [DVD] [1990]
The Fool Of The World And The Flying Ship [DVD] [1990]
Dvd ~ Narrated by David Suchet
Price: 12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite films, 17 Mar 2010
A beautifully told tale, based on a Russian folk story about a boy who needs to build a flying ship for the Tsar to (in essence) save his family. Cosgrove Hall (makers of wind in the willows) pulled out all the stops for this one, creating great looking characters and scenery, superb voice acting and an excellent score to boot. Recommended for children and adults (especially those who have not seen it in a while).

It didn't win an Emmy for nothing.

Metro Station [Australian Import]
Metro Station [Australian Import]

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Metro Station - More Guilty Pleasure, 27 Aug 2008
First of all, if you are a full on fan of metal or dance, you probably won't enjoy this. On the other hand, if you enjoy highly catchy songs with an electronica/rock edge to them then here you are.

Very similar to Panic at the Disco's first album, this Californian quartet have created a sound that will grab your attention straight away but not necessarily hold it for the long term.

Out of the 10 songs on the album, about 4 would be fillers, with tracks like 'True to me' and 'Tell me what to do' being forgettable. On the other hand, 'Shake it', 'Control' and 'California' are very much memorable, being very punchy and catchy.

Apart from the fillers, another thing that irks me is the fact that this band blatantly aim for 12-17 year old girls with songs such as 'Won't be Seventeen Forever' ("We can get away with this tonight") and 'Wish we were older'.

But this is probably simply because they themselves are young, which is a good thing, as they can only get better so hopefully their follow up will be as solid as this album.


Wincing The Night Away
Wincing The Night Away
Offered by trec002
Price: 12.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent 3rd album, 21 Jan 2007
This review is from: Wincing The Night Away (Audio CD)
I have been an avid listener of the Shins for the last year. A friend showed me 'new slang' so I went and bought 'Oh, inverted world'. I was not dissapointed by the first album effort of this American indie band. So I bought the second album, 'Chutes too narrow' and again enjoyed it thoughroughly.

Similarly, I was not dissapointed by the 3rd album. This album takes you on a journey which involves so much music skill and vocal/lyrical talent that you believe these guys have been given divine insparation. When the first song of the album, 'sleeping lessons', commences, it seems that the shins have taken a step down from their up beat acoustic guitar and simple precussion. But ths song has two different halfs and the shins we know and love kick in soon with some fast drum beats and strumming.

From the songs that follow, the main highlights would have to be 'Australia', 'Sea legs', 'Turn on me' and 'Split needles'. The other songs are also brilliant but these ones in particular stand out. I was suprised to find out that the song, 'Phantom limb' was the single. To which I believe this is one of the weakest songs on the album, compared to the others.

The lyrics are a definite highlight of the album for me as they constantly have one guessing as to what they mean, "It's like I'm pushed on the handle-bars, of a blind mans bike." But you know they must mean something so you continue to ponder.

I look forward to seeing these guys in england in the summer. Get this album whether you're a fan of the Shins or not, because this is great music.


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