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5.0 out of 5 stars Different to their older stuff, but brilliant., 16 April 2011
This review is from: Cocoon (MP3 Download)
I love this album! I don't think there's a single song on here that I disliked. It's certainly different to Here, Here & Here and Something Real - most of the songs are softer. But as always, their lyrics and beautiful and the songs are fun. My favourite song off this album is probably Breakdown. But it's difficult to pick because they're all good.

Harry Potter And The  Deathly Hallows Part 1 [DVD]
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Daniel Radcliffe
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £6.49

88 of 107 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 5 Jan. 2011
I'm a huge fan of the Harry Potter series, and while I've always liked the films, they never usually lived up to the books. Then I saw Deathly Hallows Part 1. This is easily the best film of the series so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing the second part in July.

From the very first scene, this film sticks almost word-for-word to the book. There are a few changes; for instance, Hedwig's death is handled differently than in the book and Kreacher's tale is skimmed over a little. But, apart from that, it's very difficult to pick out any major plot changes. The writing is better than it has been on the previous films, particularly towards the end. The Godric's Hollow scenes are both moving and terrifying (possibly a little too scary for under 12s?), and the claustrophobic, desperate mood of the book is conveyed really well while the trio are travelling around the country in search of Voldemort's horcruxes. All three of the main actors seem to have pulled their acting skills out of nowhere in this film. Emma Watson is particularly good in the first scene when she erases her parents' memories, and also at the end when she is tortured by Bellatrix Lestrange at Malfoy Manor. The scene where Harry and Hermione dance to 'O Children' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is one of the saddest and most well-acted scenes in the film.

Visually, this film is easily the most beautiful. It's wonderfully shot and directed, and you can see that they seized the opportunities provided by the 'road movie' nature of the story. There are amazing dark scenes, but there are also gorgeous, colourful parts. The chase through the woods is very well filmed. There is also an animated element in this film; The Tale of the Three Brothers, where the trio first hear about the Deathly Hallows, is narrated by Hermione and is very beautiful - animated to look like drawings on parchment.

Alexandre Desplat composed the score for this one, and as usual, his music is beyond awesome.

Definite highlights: Scabior the snatcher, the scene after Malfoy Manor, when Hermione and Harry are talking after getting attacked in Godric's Hollow and the animated Tale of the Three Brothers.

Bad bits: the huge build-up to Dobby's death. They gave him unnecessary amounts of screen time.
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Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Digital Camera - Black (10MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Digital Camera - Black (10MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, 18 Oct. 2010
I've had this camera since Christmas, and it's been very good. It's my first proper camera, and it's been with me on a trip across the US. I've taken a lot of beautiful pictures. The automatic shooting mode is fine, and the panorama feature is really good. The macro and super macro on this camera is exceptional, probably it's best feature. It would be good if it had some more art modes, and I haven't yet figured out how to take good long exposure photos with this camera, but apart from that it's lovely.

Video shooting is a little different. While the videos are generally fairly good quality (as good as you could expect from this sort of camera), you can hear the zoom and focus very loudly in the playback, which does make every video you film sound like some kind of stalker film.

All in all, this is a good camera. Durability was a major factor when I bought it, since I'm fairly clumsy, and this has survived an entire year with me without a case, being bumped around in my handbag. It's been a brilliant first camera, and I would recommend it to anyone not looking primarily for a video camera.

Looking For Alaska
Looking For Alaska
by John Green
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars This book saved my life., 5 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Looking For Alaska (Paperback)
This is definitely worth reading. I read it all in one sitting and laughed and cried along with the characters. They're not all likeable or perfect, but that is what makes this book so startlingly relatable. That, and the awesomely hilarious parts and the very, very sad (but beautiful) ending, made this one of my all-time favourite books. A brilliant introduction to Nerdfighteria. DFTBA!

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