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The Zombie Diaries [2006] [DVD]
The Zombie Diaries [2006] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Russell Jones
Offered by Disc-uk
Price: £8.88

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A shoddy excuse for a film, 20 Jan. 2013
This is the worst zombie film I've seen and one of the worst films period. The ideas have some merit but the execution is abysmal, from the terrible script and acting to the amateur camera work and editing. Don't waste your time.


Cards and Crafts for Christmas
Cards and Crafts for Christmas

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent Christmas resources, 9 Aug. 2012
This is a fantastic publication if you're looking for themed ideas for Christmas cards, gifts and decorations. There are 10 feature-packed sections, each dedicated to a different style, so there's loads of choice to pick from. The easy-to-follow step-by-step photos make it very accessible too, even for relative newcomers to crafting. I picked this up for last Christmas but there are still ideas here I would love to try out this Christmas. I can't wait for the 2012 edition of Cards and Crafts for Christmas to arrive, so I can try out the new ideas too!


Tusk
Tusk
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £5.02

1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 4 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Tusk (Audio CD)
Though the songs themselves are classics and well worth hearing the appalling audio quality is a travesty that turns them unlistenable.
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Winter Pays for Summer
Winter Pays for Summer
Price: £15.33

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best radio-friendly rock album of 2005 so far., 7 May 2005
This review is from: Winter Pays for Summer (Audio CD)
Whether you're already a fan of Glen Phillips and his previous band Toad the Wet Sprocket, or you simply enjoy good radio-friendly intelligent rock, Winter Pays for Summer is an album you really shouldn't miss. The album is a huge step forward from Glen's previous LP, Abulum, in terms of both songwriting and production. With a full band backing him up and the talents of master producer John Fields at hand, WPFS paints a rich, lush and enjoyable soundscape that really brings Glen's talent to the fore.
There's not a bad song on here but highlights include the beautifully haunting 'Released' and ' Half Life', plus the rocking should-be singles 'Cleareyed', 'Easier' and 'Finally Fading'. Lyrically, Glen is on fine form. How can you argue with 'There's nothing too special 'bout getting hurt - getting over it, that takes the work' (Duck and Cover). In terms of tone, this is an album about being happy with your place in the world, and with music this good to enjoy we really have got a lot to be thankful for.


Abulum
Abulum

5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-achingly beautiful, 17 Sept. 2001
This review is from: Abulum (Audio CD)
Toad the Wet Sprocket produced some fantastic albums in their decade of life, but with his debut solo album Glen Phillips sheds some of the weight of the full band for something more fragile and more intimate. There are some excellent Toad moments like the broody It Takes Time to the whimsical Careless and Drive By, but it's moments like Back on My Feet which lets Glen stretch his vocal talents. At times he sounds as soulful as Marvin Gaye, which, when coupled Glen's typically feminist lyrics, makes for a truly beautiful abulum.


Paper Scissors Stone
Paper Scissors Stone
Offered by The Music Warehouse
Price: £5.75

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected, 16 Aug. 2001
This review is from: Paper Scissors Stone (Audio CD)
I must admit that I only bought this album because I'd bought the others. I hadn't heard the single and reviews were complimentary if not glowing. However I was rather pleased that I'd bothered as Paper Scissors Stone is rather more accomplished than you might expect.
Sure it's got the singles in the form of Stone by Stone and Immediate Circle, but it's tunes like What It Is and Imaginary Friend which come as rather a surpirse. What It Is in particular sounds as much like Bjork as it does Catatonia and it adds a much more rounded feel to the album than we've seen in past efforts. Sure, there are still tracks that don't really shine like Village Idiots and the closer Arabian Derby, but for the most part they're not doing bad at all.


PS: A Toad Retrospective [US Import]
PS: A Toad Retrospective [US Import]
Offered by thebookcommunity
Price: £20.41

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth tracking down, 16 Aug. 2001
Although I picked up the Fall Down single when it was out in the UK, Toad have always been rather hard to get hold of in the UK. That's my excuse anyway for taking so long to track down PS. However, if you listen to this album I'm sure you'll agree that Toad are one of the best melodic rock bands that America has produced and it's a shame that they never received the exposure that they truly deserved.
There are a few tracks from their other albums which I might have expected to see on here, such as Fly From Heaven from 'Dulcinea' but it's such a good collection it's hard to have any complaints. In fact the only thing wrong with this album is that it puts a full stop on one of the most consistent and heart-wrenching bands of recent years.


Sputnik Sweetheart (Panther)
Sputnik Sweetheart (Panther)
by Haruki Murakami
Edition: Paperback

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little more Western but still just as fine., 15 May 2001
Like most of Murakami's novels, Sputnik Sweetheart treats its subjects with a remarkable degree of tenderness and affection that readers can help but empathise with. As a young female novelist in love with an older woman, Sumire is wistfully portrayed, whilst the older Mui seems alluring but distant.
Unlike most of his other novels, Sputnik Sweetheart mainly plays out in Europe and shows increasing evidence of a Western influence. As Murakami has been living in America for some time this is hardly surprising.
There's also a strong relation to David Lynch, with themes of multiple personas and hair-changing experiences which may be familiar from Lost Highway and Twin Peaks. Nonetheless, Sweetheart remains a distinctly original and moving novel.


Shadow of Memories
Shadow of Memories

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling for a while, 11 April 2001
This review is from: Shadow of Memories (Video Game)
Shadow of Memories is undoubtedly a clever game. The level of thought and imagination which has gone in to managing the plot twists and paradoxes which the time travel storyline throws up are impressive and the end result is a game which is both gripping and infuriating.
However, the prologue is tremendously dull and there are time when your available options are extremely limited. All the action takes place in the same basic location, albeit throughout different time frames, which can also be quite restrictive.
This is one game that you won't get any prizes for completing - expect to get through the first run with few hitches. The real problem is trying to get a good ending, as this takes all manner of tiny touches here and there that you could easily miss.
After getting three of the endings in about three evenings I actually had to put the game aside so that I couldn't finish it off completely. It's a great game but it's just not going to keep your interest for a long time. There's a huge sense of achievement when you fit in an extra piece of the puzzle but this can be cancelled out by running through a whole chapter unable to change a thing.
Shadow of Memories is an intelligent and well presented game, but it's joys are short-lived. Shadow of Memories 2 though, that could be worth looking out for...


Hey, Joe
Hey, Joe
by Ben Neihart
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good read but weak in places, 15 Nov. 2000
This review is from: Hey, Joe (Paperback)
Hey Joe is a very interesting and entertaining book that kept me glued to it until it was finished. The pace of the book is impressive, skipping along in no time and the fact that it encompasses a single evening really helps.
The problems come with a plot that somehow connects with the central character, though the two appear to have very little in common. Joe is very well characterised as a young gay boy, completely at ease with who he is. Somehow his confidence is also his weakness as his character seems fully based upon this self-assuredness and changes little throughout. Nevertheless Hey Joe is still entertaining and deals well with the young loves of a gay boy, but at the same time it all seems a bit dream like and inconsequential, as if Joe made it all up whilst daydreaming on his bed.


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