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Injustice: Gods Among Us (Kindle Tablet Edition)
Injustice: Gods Among Us (Kindle Tablet Edition)
Price: £0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars awesome game, 11 Dec. 2014
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It's an awesome game.


Exigent Circumstances
Exigent Circumstances
Dvd
Price: £2.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Steven King's Version outstrips this mockery, 17 Jun. 2014
For the first few episodes, Under the Dome seems to be doing the author of the massive tome, The Dome, justice, but then suddenly everyone has forgotten what 'evidence' and 'fair trial' mean, all the characters are twisted around, some made blatantly stupid, others just, not dead. Depth and richness disappeared and were replaced with dearth and paucity of quality.

I continued to watch it, but I had to force myself, cringing all the long way. If you've never read the book, you may well enjoy how Hollywood has turned a study of human behavior into a study of script-written stupidity.

The acting was quality in spite of the plot idiocy - that's why 3 stars and not 2.


Castle - Season 5
Castle - Season 5
Dvd
Price: £29.99

0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst Episode of the Series, 26 May 2014
This is by far the weakest episode of Castle, chronologically speaking. Was it a change of writers? Did someone get complacent with success? This was unrealistic on all fronts, particularly the character choices. So disappointing, as up till now I have found Castle a joy to watch, and because of this abysmal betrayal of the great characters do I find myself compelled to make a statement. SKIP THIS EPISODE if you don't want to lose respect for the series.
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Dreams of Awakening: Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep
Dreams of Awakening: Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep
by Charlie Morley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awaken to the World Within, and Understand the World Around You, 3 May 2014
Having had lucid dreams all my life, I wasn't sure that a book exploring them would be anything more than an entertaining diversion, an interesting foray into a world with which I was already familiar. How wrong I was. This book is inspirational, including all of us in the realms of possibilities regarding the world of dreams and all that can be achieved there. I had never even considered the idea of cultivating a lucid dream before this book. And not only is it written in a layman's style so that anyone of any age or station can readily comprehend the wealth of information in its pages, it is written by a man who is heartfelt, sincere and authentic. I have participated in several workshops with Charlie and his style of writing is as personable as his style of teaching. I was a huge Castaneda fan as a teen, and while without doubt I gained much from those works, Dreams of Awakening is geared to encourage everyone to feel empowered by their own potential, and to experience directly the result of that empowerment. Charlie conveyed the meaning of lucid living - either the precursor or the aftermath of lucid dreaming - in such a way that I immediately got it. Gratitude does not even begin to express what I feel after completing this book.
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Brother's War
Brother's War
Dvd
Price: £1.89

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Following In The Wake, 18 Mar. 2014
It cannot be easy to make a second season and aim for the impact to be greater than a phenomenal first season. If I did not know the first season so well, this first episode of season 2 might have received a better rating from me. As it is, episode 1, season 2, lacks the power and girth of the first season opener.

Scenes that should have been developed were abandoned to fall flat. It is well known that the historical Ragnar had more than one wife, or mother to his children, and the handling of this topic in this episode feels orchestrated.

The ending of the episode delivered the strongest punch, and yet, I am not clamoring for another episode as I assumed I would be, as I was when the first season was out in its entirety.

Here's hoping for an improved script and more enticing episodes to come.


Circumstance [DVD]
Circumstance [DVD]
Dvd ~ Nikohl Boosheri
Offered by fat_buddha
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars thoroughly enjoyable, 9 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Circumstance [DVD] (DVD)
Tehran, Iran
"Let no love fall victim to CIRCUMSTANCE"

I love learning about what I don't know. This film is all those things you want a film to be: topical, poignant, revealing, superbly acted, reality-suspending, great musical score (really, who could have known that guttural Arabic could sound so good when rapped?), artistic; script, directing and editing, all top-notch.

A film to recommend, watch, enjoy and maybe even be inspired by


Catch a Fire [DVD]
Catch a Fire [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tim Robbins
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.94

5.0 out of 5 stars A Way To Find Heart, 26 Feb. 2014
This review is from: Catch a Fire [DVD] (DVD)
Based on the true story of Patrick Chamusso, a man from Mozambique who moved to South Africa during Apartheid for better work prospects, decidedly unrebellious, intent on keeping his head down and caring for his family.

Wrongfully accused of terrorism by the minority white government, he then becomes what the ruling whites most feared: terrorists to their terrorist regime.

Moving, hopeful, inspiring. No message of revenge, the film ends with the end of Apartheid, with the return to South Africa of freed prisoners, and with Nelson Mandela's words urging forgiveness.

Perfect acting by adults and children alike. Phillip Noyce directing. Brilliant and unforgettable film. Screenplay by Shawn Slovo whose parents were leaders in the South African Communist Party.


Oblivion [DVD] [2013]
Oblivion [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Tom Cruise
Price: £4.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Panoptic Twist, 21 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Oblivion [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
Formulaic at times, and still…riveting.

It's not always a good thing, when you want to watch a film a second time in order to fully grasp its meaning.
But then again, it's not always a bad thing either.


The Kid With A Bike [DVD]
The Kid With A Bike [DVD]
Dvd ~ Thomas Doret
Price: £5.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreak, Compassion, Forgiveness, 13 Feb. 2014
This review is from: The Kid With A Bike [DVD] (DVD)
I have yet to see a French film without superb acting, script and direction.

Centered on the tragic heartbreak of a son unwanted by his father and the inspiring compassion and generosity of a woman asked for her care this film is also about forgiveness. Forgiveness asked, accepted and given by those wronged who sometimes also end up being wrongdoers.


Beginners [DVD]
Beginners [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ewan McGregor
Price: £3.75

5.0 out of 5 stars How can you know how to love, if you've never been taught?, 11 Feb. 2014
This review is from: Beginners [DVD] (DVD)
As the title, Beginners, suggests, this is a film about people who want to be happy, but do not know how.

Initially, I saw the first two frames and thought, 'Pretentious.' Aiming high for Arthaus. But I didn't give up so quickly. This is NOT a fast action film. It's the first film in a long time where two people meet and are not sticking their tongues down each other's throats in the first few seconds.

This film, through the flashbacks, keeps the bilateral story moving continuously forwards. Beginners is about relationships. Between parents and children, humans and dogs, men and men, women and men, husbands and wives. All within the context of three main characters played expertly by Ewan McGregor, Mélanie Laurent and Christopher Plummer. The dialogue is grounded, real and fresh. The content moving, the story and dynamic familiar in terms of the human condition.

The sadness was real. It was allowed. The happiness was real. It was felt.


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