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Interstellar [DVD] [2014]
Interstellar [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Matthew McConaughey
Price: £6.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 20 Sept. 2015
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This review is from: Interstellar [DVD] [2014] (DVD)
An instant classic.

Jim Dunlop JD-83CN Trigger Capo Curved - Nickel
Jim Dunlop JD-83CN Trigger Capo Curved - Nickel
Price: £13.99

1.0 out of 5 stars A piece of junk, 20 Sept. 2015
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I bought this to use on my Martin guitar, as the Shubb I use tends to be too curved, and creates fret buzz. This has less curve, but only worked for a week before the tension went out of it. Now, once again, I have annoying fret buzz. A piece of junk.

The Endless River
The Endless River
Price: £8.00

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Final Cut, 29 Nov. 2014
This review is from: The Endless River (Audio CD)
Immeasurably dull and an exceptional cynical release from 2 1/2 former band members of Pink Floyd. The final song- Louder Than Words- is one of the weakest Floyd songs I've heard. A song that is more reminiscent of Foreigner than Pink Floyd.

Let's be honest, Dave Gilmour is an exceptional guitarist, no question, but he is not a songwriter. Pink Floyd's songwriter was, and will forever be, Roger Waters. Floyd's golden period was from 'Meddle' to 'The Wall'. if you want to hear a decent Floyd record that may have escaped you the first time round, then give 'The Final Cut' a go, or listen to Roger Water's solo record 'Amused To Death' . It is much better than anything that followed under Gilmour's reign.

'The Endless River' is a sad and depressing ending to one of the most influential bands of all time.

World Peace Is None Of Your Business
World Peace Is None Of Your Business
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: £10.51

7 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Memorable Tunes Is None of His Business, 31 July 2014
If you loved his last album, then you'll probably like this one. Lead track is very good, reminded me of his peak period in the mid 90s, but it all kind of goes downhill after that. A brief reprieve with the Smiths-like 'Mountjoy' towards the end, but the majority of this album is bereft of a decent melody. However, the production has managed to shy away from the tune-less chuggathon that was 'Years of Refusal', but the lack of new melodic structure within his music continues to be Morrissey's downfall.
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Hello Ladies - Season 1 + Movie [DVD] [2015]
Hello Ladies - Season 1 + Movie [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Stephen Merchant
Price: £10.99

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Merchant Touch, 16 Dec. 2013
Watching Merchant's recent stage show, and this TV Series, you start to realise exactly what Merchant brings to the table with shows such as; `The Office' and `Extras'. Merchant's natural ability to set up a running gag has been somewhat missing from Gervais' `Derek'.

`Hello Ladies' is basically about a British looser called Stuart Pritchard (played by Merchant), an unlucky in love, 30 something, living life in L.A., but when it comes to his desperate attempts to impress the ladies, it seems Stuart is his own worst enemy. Enlisting the help of his best friend; Wade - a fellow 30 something who happens to be going through an emotional separation from his wife - Stuart shows a complete lack of compassion or empathy towards his friend, as he continually forces Wade to go out on the town to "look for love" even though Wade would rather spend most of his time talking about his failed relationship. One of Stuart's main gripes is with Wade's friend; Kives - a wheelchair bound ladies man - who continually upstages Stuart and his desperate attempts to woo the ladies. This ongoing tension and jealousy between Kives and Stuart, allow for plenty of laughter.

Most of the humour, like with previous TV Shows that Merchant has been involved in, is derived from the awkward and difficult situations that Merchant manages to conjure up for his lead character. Humiliation and embarrassment is always just around the corner, and this is one the great things about Merchant's writing ability. He manages to provide warmth and likeability within the lead characters, and although Stuart is an arse, you can't help but feel for him and his tragic attempts at finding love.

A show filled with laughs, interesting characters, and plenty of potential. I really hope for a second season.
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The Last Stand [DVD] [2013]
The Last Stand [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
Price: £3.00

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Way Action Movies Used To Be..., 17 May 2013
This review is from: The Last Stand [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
One of the great things about 'The Last Stand' is that it reminded me of the action films of the the 80s. Just lots of guns, violence, and wonderfully choreographed action sequences. It is just something that has been missing from all the so-called action films of the last twenty years.

For once it seems the writer has actually gone to the bother of creating a plot, and allows the film to build tension via the script, rather than relying in a constant stream of poorly constructed CGI. It is a proper action film with real stunts. However, it seems this element of realistic action is somewhat lost on today's younger generation, who don't seem to mind Hollywood's current obsession with bad CGI and "over the top" special-effects.

The Last Stand is well paced and perfectly structured as it builds towards a terrific third act, where all hell breaks loose. I found it very enthralling, and it is all topped off [spoiler] with a highly creative car chase through a bunch of cornfields.

Arnie is Arnie, and that is all you need to know. Yes, he is a bit wrinklier than we last remember him, but he is still the same Arnie we all know and love... and when he's asked "Who the hell are you?!" by a particular nasty thug. The hairs literally stand up on the back of your neck when Arnie states "I'm the Sheriff!" before blowing him away with a particularly impressive hand cannon.

After the appalling `Die Hard 5' we finally we get a film that truly understands what is required to make a great action movie. Truly exciting and wonderfully entertaining.
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A Good Day to Die Hard [DVD]
A Good Day to Die Hard [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bruce Willis
Price: £3.00

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars STOP! OR MY DAD WILL SHOOT!, 15 May 2013
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This review is from: A Good Day to Die Hard [DVD] (DVD)
'Stop! Or My Dad Will Shoot!' (AKA: A Bad Day For Die Hard) is the sequel to the 1992 comedy flop 'Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot', starring Sylvester Stallone and Estelle Getty. Stallone has seemingly been replaced by a shop mannequin called Jai (???), whilst the Estelle Getty role is now being played by Bruce "where's the paycheck" Willis.

It seems for this film, John McClane has gone on holiday by mistake (Who knew?). Some reviewers might argue that he hasn't gone on holiday, in fact he's gone to help rescue his Son from a Russian jail (this was all established in the scene with Sucre from `Prison Break'). However, if this was true, then why does Bruce keep claiming that he's "on vacation"???

This problem, and the numerous others that seem to crop up in this movie, could be down to the fact that the films producers were swapping their brains for free bowls of custard on the day they selected the film's screenwriter: Skip Woods. Skip seems to have a good track record for writing appalling movies, such as; 'Swordfish', 'Hitman' 'Sabotage' and 'Wolverine', but, for whatever reason, it wasn't enough to put the producers off from hiring him. The same goes for the choice of director. Now, I'm not sure how far they were down the list when they finally got to John Moore ('Max Payne') but I imagine it was probably just one place up from Ed Wood and McG.

So, with their "Dream Team" in place, all the producers had to do was hire Ray Charles as their editor, and they were ready to go.

To put it bluntly, not only is'Die Hard 5' the worst 'Die Hard' movie to date, but it is quite possibly the worst movie Bruce Willis has ever made, and he made `North' and `Color of Night'! 'Die Hard 5' opens with lots of explosions and car chases which happen for no reason, other than simply "some guy" is escaping from prison with John McCLane's Son. At no point during the film do we know why this guy is being chased by the numerous helicopters and endless assassins that constantly spring up throughout the film. You might have thought that with all the writers, directors and producers on board, that one of them would have spotted that the film seemingly has no distinctive plot or motivation.

Note to the future producers of 'Die Hard 6/Old Habits Die Hard/Dead Hard'. Perhaps you wouldn't mind including a "plot" in the next movie? Because a film is far more entertaining if you bother putting in things such as; "story-line" and "characterisation". You see, CGI and explosions can only go so far, and they only go as far to entertain people with incredibly low attention spans and limited intellect. And to be honest, these people seem less bothered by "plot holes" than they are in mastering the art of watching CGI explosions whilst at the same time engaging with their mobile phones. These frivolous fair-weather fans are not the type of dedicated cinema obsessive who will be buying your endless silver-cased, collector's edition box-sets until the day the world ends, or the zombie apocalypse arrives. Whichever comes first.

Oh... and just one more thing..... He's not on vacation!
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Derek - Series 1 [DVD]
Derek - Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ricky Gervais
Offered by Telstar Entertainment
Price: £7.50

25 of 63 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I liked Karl Pilkington...., 18 April 2013
This review is from: Derek - Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
I'm really surprised of the amount of 5 star reviews for this show, but maybe that is down to the kind of fan-base that Ricky Gervais has managed to acquire nowadays.

'Derek' continues the decline that started with the rather enjoyable 'Extras'. Here we have the once hilarious Ricky Gervais delivering more of the same tired "mockumentary" style comedy which has now become his trade mark.

One of the most off putting things about this show (other than the constant use of Coldplay's music) is the over-sentimentality that permeates every episode. In fact the show can go a good five or ten minutes without any attempt at somekind of humour. It would seem that Ricky would prefer to give us a five minute musical montage of old people dancing, than trying to make his audience laugh. Perhaps Ricky thinks this over-sentimentality will raise 'Derek' above other sitcoms. Sadly, it doesn't.

Is it me, or has the character of Derek changed from the one in the pilot? I remember his character being more...amusing. The only redeeming performance is that of Karl Pilkington, who has been funnier than Ricky for quite a few years now.

Also, it seems that Stephen Merchant has jumped ship, and he may have taken all the best lines with him.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They Finally Reached Those Stars..., 18 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Bloodsports (Audio CD)
'Bloodsports' was an album that was a couple of years in the making, a concerted effort that was crafted with care and pin-point accuracy by its songwriter, Brett Anderson. However, this calculated approach seems to have paid off. If Brett's main aim was to create an album that could stand shoulder to shoulder with `Dogmanstar' and `Coming Up', then he has undoubtedly succeeded. It will probably take a month of listening before its true standing can be judged, but as far as I'm concerned `Bloodsports' matches those albums pound for pound.

Highlights are; `Snowblind', `Sabotage' 'For The Strangers', and the euphoric `Hit Me' who's opening bars remind me of `New Generation'. The second half of the album is just as carefully calculated, as we enter into the slower, more progressive side of Suede, filled with beautiful stunning ballads like 'Sometimes I Feel I'll Float Away' and 'Always'.

I must say that I couldn't review this album without acknowledging Richard Oakes' contribution. His guitar playing on `Head Music' was one of the riding highlights of an otherwise patchy album, but on `Bloodsports' he finally gets to show us his true swagger. There's the classic "brash guitar sound" that dominated `CU' but there is also a new level of sophistication to his playing, even elements of other influences, like The Cure, that creep into tracks like 'Barriers'. It all sits so wonderfully.

Brett is a great songwriter, and my hopes were high with this album. However, this calculated time-managed approach to album making has been more successful than I, or any Suede fan could ever have imagined.

Suede's music has never quite received the acknowledgement it deserves, and with this album you get the feeling there is an attempt that Brett is trying to cement Suede's legacy, and to be honest this couldn't be a better opening to their "second act", and musically, this is the greatest comeback I have ever heard. People who don't like Suede may ask "Who cares?" Well, Suede obviously does, and so do appreciators of great music...and in our minds, that is all that matters.
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Black Tie White Noise
Black Tie White Noise
Price: £9.24

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BLACK TIE, RIGHT NOISE, 28 Jun. 2012
This review is from: Black Tie White Noise (Audio CD)
To say this album is a work of genius, would be stretching things, but like all of Bowie's albums after his dreaded 80's period, experienced listeners will find his later music incredibly rewarding.

I'm a fan of Bowie's early 70's output, but as I have grown older, my tastes have matured, and I tend to find that it is Bowie's more recent output that draws me back, time and time again. `Black Tie White Noise' offers the listener something very different to anything Bowie has done previously, making it not an easy album to describe. The best way to judge it is probably track by track...

`The Wedding', 'You've Been Around', 'Jump They Say', 'Pallas Athena' and 'Miracle Goodnight' are the type of strong melodic songs that you have come to expect by Bowie, all laced together with some stunning synthetic arrangements. 'Jump They Say' literally explodes out the speakers in a hail of synthetic drum beats. Fantastic stuff! Also, if you have never heard Bowie's cover of Scott Walker's 'Nite Flights', then you are really missing out on one of the finest cover songs ever recorded. It remains, to this day, one of my all time favourite tracks.

The thing is, like with all Bowie's 90's output, it is full of hidden depths, and is more rewarding after multiple listens. Definitely something for the more experienced listener.

However, sad to say, that not every song on this album is pure gold, there are three tracks on here that I would happily throwaway, especially the cover of Cream's 'I Feel Free'. But all in all, if you are a big Bowie fan who's looking for a few tracks to put on a compilation, then there are some real gems worth discovering on this album.

P.S. also, check out the video to 'Jump They Say', it has barely dated.

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