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Local Lion Unisex Outdoor Sports Hiking Daypack Cycling Backpack Bag, Green
Local Lion Unisex Outdoor Sports Hiking Daypack Cycling Backpack Bag, Green
Offered by SinoEshow

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great and versatile back pack, 16 May 2016
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Length:: 3:12 Mins

Please Note I received this in exchange for a review.
I got one in green and just wanted to say it is extremely useful. It has a main compartment that is separated with a waterproof liner. The outside part is also divided and both are double zipped with ergonomic handles that make it easy to open and indeed close.

The two side pockets are elasticiated so are great for water bottles etc. There is a small waterproof compartment on the bottom and a little pouch on the very back which are very nice additions. It is very lightweight and has a mesh back that stops you getting all sweaty when wearing. It also has a chest and a waist strap to ensure stability whilst wearing. It is not a bag for laptops as it is tapered in design, but is still capacious enough for a day’s hiking, biking or any other activity.

It is not that reflective so that should be borne in mind if you are in need of such. I have also made a short video (if it uploads) which tells you in better detail what this nice rucksack has to offer.


Rapesco pvda410l Presentation Folder A4 Blue
Rapesco pvda410l Presentation Folder A4 Blue

3.0 out of 5 stars It is an OK product but please note the price, 15 May 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Right this is a good product for what it is, that is a plastic display folder with 20 pockets. However, the internal pockets are flimsy and some of my documents slid out so I had to put a paper clip on top which was not what I expected. My rating is for the product but please read on.

I noticed the current ‘cost’ of this is somewhat optimistic (which we are not supposed to mention ‘cost’ – so I will refer to ‘value’ instead). A friend told me I could get a similar product in Poundland and so I checked and yes she was complexly right. So look up the ‘value’ above and see if a trip to Poundland might not be a better choice; please note that other pound shops are available. Also I can not find out where this is made it just says Rapesco UK. Anyway I have used it but I do not think I will be using the ‘buy again’ feature at any point in the future – unless the ‘value’ listing above is a typo.


A War
A War
Dvd
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning and Compelling Danish Film on the war in Afghanistan., 15 May 2016
This review is from: A War (Amazon Video)
Pilou Asbæk of ‘A Hijacking’ fame plays Claus Michael Pedersen a Commander of the Danish forces in Afghanistan. The men have to do the usual patrols and face constant threats from Afghan rebels and IED’s. Then on another patrol he and his men come under heavy and sustained fire and in the fog of battle he makes a fateful decision that will have huge future ramifications.

We also have the story of his wife back home and the daily trials of trying to bring up three kids and hold a normal life together with their father away for months overseas and only having a satellite phone to stay connected.

This is a very intense film that captures the utter fear of war and the awful situations that modern warfare can land people up in. It shows this from all sides. The acting is just superb and the direction from Tobias Lindholm (‘The Hunt’) is very accomplished. They do have wobbly cam a few time but not the full on shaky cam that so many people dislike, but I can live with that. The translation of the sub titles is wrong in a couple of places but generally quite good. This is a film that had me on the edge of my seat, the time flew by and as such I can agree with all the plaudits and easily recommend this as a great one to see.


Lost In Karastan [DVD]
Lost In Karastan [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matthew MacFadyen
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Unusual Brit Social Comedy of a sort., 13 May 2016
This review is from: Lost In Karastan [DVD] (DVD)
Mathew Macfadyen, star of ‘Riper Street and one of my favourite actors, stars as Emil Forrester an award winning film director who has hit a big creative block. With no stimulation and a dwindling bank balance, he is reaching the end of his tether. Then he gets an offer to attend the first ever international film festival in the newly established Democratic Republic of Karastan. A former Soviet state which is rife in the corruption and ineptitude one would expect.

Well once he gets there he sees the nightmare of poverty that exists but is taken by the charms of his chaperone. Then the President asks to meet him and offers him the chance to make a massive film about Krastan’s national hero – and despite his misgivings, he accepts.

Now I enjoyed this, but it still has a few issues. The main one is in its ambition; and that is I found it hard to get what it was trying to be. It started off firmly as comedy and got a few laughs, then it goes into social commentary and then we have the story of a man who keeps making bad decisions who still relies on his own reasoning powers. The three main aspects just do not seem to mesh very well. That said the time did pass quite well and it did have some charm. The acting was all up to muster too. If you are still curious then consider the rental or streaming option as it is still worth a punt.


Next To Her [DVD]
Next To Her [DVD]
Dvd ~ Asaf Korman
Offered by fat_buddha
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Israeli film of the unusual bond between two sisters., 12 May 2016
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This review is from: Next To Her [DVD] (DVD)
This is a film about Chelli who is looking after her mentally challenged sister both are in her in their twenties. Chelli works as a security guard at a local school and so has to leave Gabby alone which is not a god idea. Their mother has remarried and seems to want to wash her hands of her past life and indeed the woes that it brought.

Then Chelli meets a supply teacher called Zohar and her life seems to improve but the bond that she has with her younger sister and the intimacy they share is going to be a problem for all going forward.

Now this is an extremely well made and acted film. There are scenes that some will find upsetting and there are themes that are somewhat dark. However, this is a very compelling and convincing portrayal of a very unusual situation. Filmed in Hebrew and running to 89 minutes; this is a film that trades on the twists so you may want to consider streaming or renting as an option. A film for people who like World Cinema for all the many shades of ‘different’ that it can bring.


Nexcare Coldhot Cold/Hot Comfort Pack
Nexcare Coldhot Cold/Hot Comfort Pack
Price: £10.04

5.0 out of 5 stars Really does the job, 11 May 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a great piece of kit to have in the house as you never know when it will come in handy. It is in two parts; the gel part is removed from the sling part and you either stick it in the freezer to get it cold or bing it in a microwave if you want a hot compress. Alternatively you can just place it in boiling water until it is at a temperature that works for you.

Then you use the strap to apply it to the affected area. It has a Velcro fastener that works really well too. I have been using it for a knee and elbow injury for over a week and a half now. Both need to be hot though and I don’t have a microwave so I have been boiling water and putting it in as a bowl for four or five minutes and then applying. The first time it was too hot so I had to let it cool a bit. It has really helped and saved me some money on the heat creams that I had been getting through rather rapidly.

It will also come in handy for future issues like muscle ache and the like. The real beauty of it is you can re use and it is two products in one. It is not something that you would say you love because you will associate it with pain and discomfort, but once it starts working then you will be really glad you had one in the first place.


What We Have [DVD]
What We Have [DVD]
Dvd ~ Alex Ozerov
Offered by Gayfilmlover
Price: £10.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A French Canadian Story of lust, loss and acting, 9 May 2016
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This review is from: What We Have [DVD] (DVD)
Maurice (Maxime Desmons) has relocated from Paris to a small North Canadian town. He is running away from a past that he can not face and decides to get a job acting as that is his profession. The pay though is basic so he advertises to tutor in French. His advert is answered by the mother of Alan – a withdrawn but talented teenager.

Maurice seems to alienate all around him despite his abilities but Alan finds him to be inspirational. Meanwhile Maurice is trying to fit in at the theatre but even as his acting is excellent the disaffected youth whom he is tutoring starts to get to him through the boy’s overt needs.

Now this is a really well made and intentioned film. Alex Ozerov as Alan is superb (actually from Russia originally) and the story line is original and engaging, some of the back story is told in flashback and that is done with real style too. This is a film that is gay themed but would be easily for a wider audience as the themes are universal and I have to see I appreciated this very much indeed.


Foregoer 25l Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack Portable Travel Daypack - Black
Foregoer 25l Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack Portable Travel Daypack - Black
Offered by Brandworl.U.Store
Price: £23.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really useful back pack, 9 May 2016
This is a 25L back pack that is made of nylon so is waterproof and it can be folded up to make it so small you can fit it in your other bag (9 inches by 7.5 inches). This is ideal for when you are going to need a rucksack but don’t want to have an empty one swinging round your back all day. Or to have as an emergency one in case you suddenly need to cart something around.
** Please note – Received free in exchange for a review**
The build quality is really good with all the stitching in place and the zips are of a good quality. It has two side pockets that have elasticiated tops but otherwise are open. They are handy for water bottles or a small brolly etc. Inside the main compartment there is also a little pouch that is equivalent to the size of a passport so is handy for keeping certain things separate. There are no dividers inside the main compartment but that is of necessity because of the design. The back of it is not padded so you will feel things that are hard – so please bear that in mind.

It is also extremely light but sturdy enough to take a heavy load. The front pocket does not have a rain guard – unlike the main compartment but that too is down to the design and how it folds up. I have been using it daily for just over two weeks now and have had no issues with it at all. The straps are adjustable enough for most body frames too but I would think twice if you are on the ‘big side’ as the straps are pretty close together at the top. All in all a very nice and versatile back pack that I aim to get much future use out of.


Four Moons [DVD]
Four Moons [DVD]
Dvd ~ Antonio Velázquez
Offered by Gayfilmlover
Price: £10.09

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Simply Superb film of love and acceptance from Mexico, 8 May 2016
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This review is from: Four Moons [DVD] (DVD)
The synopsis is that we have four stories that are told in a linear narrative of four very separate and very different relationships. We have two old friends who had lost contact and get reunited and it is more than friendship that is rekindled. A young boy who falls for his cousin and he knows it is wrong for him to act on his impulses but the attraction is too strong.

There is also the story of an ageing and married poet who falls for a rent boy at the local sauna and the very real story of a couple who have been together where one feels it has gone very stale and does something about it. The link to the four tales are all about love and acceptance and are all about gay relationships.

To say anymore runs the risk of revealing the plot(s). However, there is so much crammed in here and not a single frame is wasted. It is at times painful, moving, touching and even funny. I was glued to the screen after a few minutes. It is 110 minutes long but feels much shorter and is in Spanish with the odd English thrown in and the sub titles are very good. This is from director Sergio Tovar Velarde and I tried t get hold of some of his other work and sadly not available in the UK. He made this in 2014 and has not made one since. I sincerely hope he does very soon – this is simply a fantastic film that I can only commend.


You & I [DVD]
You & I [DVD]
Dvd ~ George Taylor
Price: £11.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sort of gay road trip with a fair bit of nudity, 6 May 2016
This review is from: You & I [DVD] (DVD)
The synopsis of this short indie film is that Jonas, who is German and straight, has invited his British and gay mate Philip for a camping trip. This is ostensibly so Jonas can carry out a photography project. They head off in an old VW camper and Phil sort of finds any excuse to get his kit off.

Then they run into Boris who is a friend of Jonas’ and he tags along. At first the chemistry of all three is thrown out by the new arrival but then Phil and Boris start to get along a bit too well and all bets are off.

Now as I said this is a fairly short film at 79 minutes and a lot of that time not very much happens, but that may be the point. It could be seen as a slow build up I suppose but it does not translate very well. There is some chemistry but it takes a while to rear its head. And despite a lot of nude bits being shown there is no real bedroom action either. In German and English too with good sub titles; this is a film for those who like their stories to be fairly simple and take their time getting there. I am still in two minds as to whether I really liked it so am giving the benefit of the doubt. However, this is one of those films I would not want to watch twice – so maybe try a rental option.


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