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The Watcher [DVD] [2001]
The Watcher [DVD] [2001]
Dvd ~ James Spader
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Price: £10.23

1.0 out of 5 stars This movie has every cliche in the book. It ..., 15 Jun. 2015
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This review is from: The Watcher [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
This movie has every cliche in the book. It is a million cop/thriller films boiled down into one. Predictable plot, old-fashioned look and feel. A real turkey that couldn't be saved by the actors.


Universal Twin Cycle Carrier / Bike rack for Hatchbacks, saloons, 4x4 or estates
Universal Twin Cycle Carrier / Bike rack for Hatchbacks, saloons, 4x4 or estates
Offered by Motionperformance - Waxacar
Price: £28.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Completely crappy cycle non-carrier, 8 July 2014
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No instructions, the poorest manufacturing quality, totally unfit for purpose. Buy it at your peril.


Fat City (1972) (import)
Fat City (1972) (import)
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Price: £9.98

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive film about boxing, 2 April 2014
This review is from: Fat City (1972) (import) (DVD)
Forget Raging Bull, Rocky, or Cinderella Man, neither come close to this masterful study of the sweet science. We see the fight game for what it is for the vast number of would-be champions - hard, punishing, lonely and frustrating. I saw this years ago and it has left its mark on me.


Bad Timing [1980] [DVD]
Bad Timing [1980] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Art Garfunkel
Price: £10.25

5.0 out of 5 stars In my top 10., 2 April 2014
This review is from: Bad Timing [1980] [DVD] (DVD)
I have seen this film 2 or 3 times. The back to front structure is classic Roeg, the story unfolds slowly, but the shifting nature of the relationship is fascinating and makes one think about what we all want/need from a partner. The soundtrack is amazing and underpins the key moments in the film beautifully. I can hear Tom Waits 'Invitation to the blues' as I write.


Exemplary Damages
Exemplary Damages
by Dennis O'Driscoll
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Great underrated poet, 21 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Exemplary Damages (Paperback)
Contains arguably his best known poem, Missing God. Very moving, very witty. A must for all poetry fans. You will not be disappointed.


Another World - A Tribute to Bob Dylan
Another World - A Tribute to Bob Dylan
Price: £12.40

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5.0 out of 5 stars Heard 2 songs, both brill, 21 Mar. 2014
Two of these songs were featured on Sean Rowley's Joy of Music, they were both radically different but were terrific


Sacred Country
Sacred Country
by Rose Tremain
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I have read in many a year., 17 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Sacred Country (Paperback)
This book rattles along and is funny, moving and poignant in equal measure. I cracked through it just a few days. The themes make you question your own life and the choices you have made and those you have yet to consider. The cast of characters quickly come alive, I could see this book easily being turned into a film. A joy, a deep joy.


Blue Valentine [DVD]
Blue Valentine [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ryan Gosling
Price: £3.75

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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful film making, 28 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Blue Valentine [DVD] (DVD)
Saw this on my own at the weekend. It made me think about the courtship of my wife and were we are now some 25 years later. It's a heartbreaking movie where you have to fill in the gaps/make a few leaps, but ultimately this is a very untypical Hollywood film with no happy ending. both of the central stars' performances are stand-out with some great cameos also. The cutting together of happy, blissful times, with moments when the relationship is falling apart does jar, but it really is moving.


In A Bad Mood: Deluxe Expanded Edition
In A Bad Mood: Deluxe Expanded Edition
Price: £10.67

5.0 out of 5 stars strange pleasure, 21 Sept. 2012
I've seen Geraint many times with Mr Lowe, here he presents a collection of songs, different genres and produces a truly great record. A proper treat.


The Help
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Would make an Oscar rated movie, 13 Jan. 2011
This review is from: The Help (Paperback)
Read a couple of opening pages while my wife was reading the book. Hooked immediately. Starts slowly and ever so politely, but then over time turns into a genuinely exciting read. The plot gradually reveals, the characters are lovable and the racism from the 50s is truly appalling. God only knows what it must have been like to have been black in the American Deep South at that time.


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