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The Cabin In The Woods [Blu-ray]
The Cabin In The Woods [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Chris Hemsworth
Price: 11.99

20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever satire on the current state of horror cinema, 22 Sep 2012
I found this movie interesting, intelligent and hilarious. For someone who has consumed a lot of horror the nods, winks and homages will not go to waste and this is complemented by a sharp, witty script that never fails to throw a lampshade on the oldest clichés.

Although this film did make me laugh, it wasn't quite as amusing as some of the one-star reviews here that seem to miss the point entirely, describing it as "silly", "predictable" or "hilarious". Oh dear. Maybe try not to take your horror cinema so seriously next time.
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Box Canvas Print of Paul Ross
Box Canvas Print of Paul Ross

39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars HE LIVES ETERNAL, 15 Sep 2009
This review is from: Box Canvas Print of Paul Ross
What I am about to write here has never been told to anyone before today.
In February of last year I was part of a low-profile police raid on a suspected terrorist cell meeting regularly in the New Forest. What we found that day had nothing in common with any terrorist organisation we had ever seen. We found their camp completely abandoned, as if some other-wordly force had informed them that we were coming. There was a strange insidious pall over the whole area and I felt irrationally terrified the whole time. The official report records signs of unusually low temperatures, recently disturbed earth and strange esoteric symbols carved into the trees. One stump in particular had been carved elaborately with the most horrific obscene imagery. It appeared to have been used as some sort of altar, possibly for human sacrifice. Since that day, many of my colleagues have struggled to comprehend what we saw in that clearing. I will never know what strange worships occurred there. What I do know is that only two pieces of evidence were recorded in the official report of what was recovered from that scene; a small man-shaped figurine carved from human bone, and the 20" box canvas I see advertised here.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (Nintendo DS)
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (Nintendo DS)
Offered by Bargain Games UK
Price: 24.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As Good As Ever, 15 July 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Almost exactly like FFTA. Which is what I was hoping for. The Law system is not as harsh as it was and some other small aspects have changed but the core of the gamneplay is as horribly addictive as ever. If you buy this prepare yourself for the "Just five more minutes" effect that has you ignoring that fact that it's three in the morning on a weeknight just so you can finish this next battle. It looks pretty sweet too, and stylus controls have been implemented (which apparently weren't there in import versions).

In Memoriam (PC/Mac)
In Memoriam (PC/Mac)
Offered by gameshop_fuerth
Price: 14.98

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In Memoriam, 2 May 2006
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: In Memoriam (PC/Mac) (Video Game)
I thought this game was excellent. Unique in concept and deeply atmospheric it contains moments of true gaming genius.

The challenges in the game can be roughly divided into two types There are mini-games in the style of simple arcadey one-screen games and more cerebral challenges requiring information from the net or lateral thinking. it is these challenges that are the most satisfying and it genuinely is a great feeling when you succeed in a tricky puzzle and get the next piece of the story.

Overall, a really great game if you like the ARG aspects, possibly not if you'd rather have a straight up puzzle/adventure type thing.

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