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Creed
Creed
Dvd
Price: £4.45

4.0 out of 5 stars A great new addition to the saga., 20 Jun. 2016
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This review is from: Creed (Amazon Video)
A good addition to the Rocky saga. This new chapter follows the son of Rocky's adverseray-turned-best-buddy Apollo Creed as he carves out his own name and identity as a boxer. Director Ryan Coogler knows his stuff and produces a great movie that both acknowledges the Rocky lineage and says something new. Michael B Jordan gives a great star making turn as Adonis Creed. And of course there's the man himself - Stallone - as Rocky Balboa, giving a touching and heartfelt performance that deserved the Oscar, dammit!

Overall a little bit long at two and a bit hours, but Coogler drives a good story and fills it with real emotion and a rousing final fight. But it's the final scene at Philadelphia's Museum of Art that really packs the punch.


The Desperate Journey (Kelpies: Classic Kelpies)
The Desperate Journey (Kelpies: Classic Kelpies)
by Kathleen Fidler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A good read, still stands up today, 12 May 2016
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We read this as a class book when I was at Primary School, about P6 I think so 1984/5 ish. It was a popular syllabus book in Scottish primary schools, as it describes three important parts of Scotland's social history: The Highland Clearances (a shameful practice where crofters were evicted and sometimes burned out of their homes by greedy landowners in search of bigger profits), Glasgow's industrial period (squalor and tenements filled with people displaced from their homes) and Emigration to Canada. When I was a kid, it was a captivating story: two central characters near my own age, a vivid description of Glasgow - my home town - as it was in another time, and finally a ripping adventure as the Murrays strive to make a new home in a new land.

I re-read it again last month and the best thing is the story itself holds up well. Kathleen Fidler has an economic touch to her prose; there's detail and imagery and the characters are well-described. The overall story itself is well-paced. After over 50 years since it was first published though, it does have its flaws. The characters don't have a lot of depth - which explains why some reviews attack the gender roles, but you need to remember it's set in the early 1800s. I don't think revisionism was on Fidler's agenda when she wrote it, nor should it be. Though Kate Murray - the mother - is written as a strong character, stubborn even. But the roles of the kids - Davie and Kirsty - are pretty stereotypical - though I'm saying that as an adult and parent now myself.

Overall though, it's a short, enjoyable book. And a welcome nostalgia trip for me.


UK POUND Note Money Novelty Erasers - Realistic £5 £10 £20 & £50 Notes - Set of 4
UK POUND Note Money Novelty Erasers - Realistic £5 £10 £20 & £50 Notes - Set of 4
Offered by Trivoz
Price: £1.49

2.0 out of 5 stars Average quality., 4 May 2016
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The quality was a bit poor. The transfers didn't lie straight on the rubber and the repro looked like home printer quality as the colours were off and blurry. As an eraser though they're fine. Just not very novelty.


100 Sheets A4 230gsm Photo paper: Very glossy white and waterproof photo paper, compatible with inkjet and photo printers by GO Inkjet
100 Sheets A4 230gsm Photo paper: Very glossy white and waterproof photo paper, compatible with inkjet and photo printers by GO Inkjet
Offered by PCUKNET
Price: £8.95

1.0 out of 5 stars Not designed for printers, 4 May 2016
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Paper is too thick for home printing. I tried ten times feeding even one sheet at a time and it jammed my printer (which is only three years old BTW). Not much use except as drawing paper for the kids.
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Bluetooth Headphones COULAX QY8 Wireless Headphones Stereo Bluetooth Headsets In-Ear Running Sweatproof Earbuds with APT-X/Mic for iPhone 7 Plus Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Android Phones-Black
Bluetooth Headphones COULAX QY8 Wireless Headphones Stereo Bluetooth Headsets In-Ear Running Sweatproof Earbuds with APT-X/Mic for iPhone 7 Plus Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Android Phones-Black
Offered by COULAX UK
Price: £40.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A good product, decent sound, 1 April 2016
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A very good product. Well built, good battery life and decent sound (I can't comment further as my own hearing is shot from years of playing guitar without earplugs)


Babymetal
Babymetal
Price: £5.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Different and outstanding, 1 April 2016
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Japanese metal sung by girls. It's both bonkers and genius.


Coppola, Francis Ford (Masters of cinema series)
Coppola, Francis Ford (Masters of cinema series)
by Stéphane Delorme
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.95

2.0 out of 5 stars A bit pompous, 1 April 2016
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Something of a faux intellectual's series of love letters to this director. No real insight to his process or motivations.


HIGH SLEEPER CALDER WHITE HIGH BED M227W
HIGH SLEEPER CALDER WHITE HIGH BED M227W
Offered by mrsflatpack
Price: £309.00

4.0 out of 5 stars good build, good finish, decent price, not so good on delivery and instructions, 1 April 2016
To address the three main issues others have posted: knowing when your delivery will arrive is poor, I asked mrsflatpack up front if they could be more specific and got a generic answer. Ours turned up within 7 days of ordering, and we got less than a days' notice of our one hour slot. This is pretty naff if you work full time.

The second is the instructions. I got halfway through at a good pace - 3 hours and I was 2/3 done. But then the instructions became very vague and repetitive, ie asking you to build a section that you'd already done. Almost all pieces were labelled, but the biggest issue was assembling one part that needed brackets put on it, then it appears later on without indicating the brackets attached. This makes it very confusing to know which way up or round the piece was to go. There were also steps missing as parts 'appeared' on later-stage diagrams with no previous instructions on where to put them.

The third was build time. I was going at a great pace, but because the instructions became vague and confusing, my estimate of 4 hours was blown. I stopped after 6 hours as it was the kids' bedtime. I need to add the wardrobe doors and back panels to finish it.

Build quality is good as is the finish.

Price is very good, I don't mind paying a delivery charge but I will say there is something of a postcode lottery for charges in Scotland that mrsflatpack use that I don't like.


Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Dvd

3.0 out of 5 stars A decent sequel, 7 Feb. 2016
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A decent sequel. It doesn't try to repeat the original, instead it grows the story. A bit long and unfocused in places. But enjoyable all the same.


Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
Dvd
Price: £0.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 25 Jan. 2016
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Very funny and very well-researched.


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