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Casio Men's Watch Edifice Bem-506L-7Avef
Casio Men's Watch Edifice Bem-506L-7Avef
Price: £96.30

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very classy watch, 12 Feb 2014
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For the price I was very impressed a the this watch, as was my family and friends who all noticed it. Not too big, not too brash. Just very elegant and perfect for formal occasions as well as day to day wear.


Nokia Lumia 820 Black Soft Tpu Rubber Gel Skin Case Cover Plus Screen Protector & Cleaning Cloth
Nokia Lumia 820 Black Soft Tpu Rubber Gel Skin Case Cover Plus Screen Protector & Cleaning Cloth
Offered by bestcases4u
Price: £3.75

3.0 out of 5 stars Alright, 12 Feb 2014
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Ordered as a cheap replacement for an earlier case that had cracked after a drop. Seems okay but as rubber covers the buttons it is difficult to locate/ press the desired button without repeated attempts. Probably wouldn't buy again


CamRepublic® Antique Brown Leather Camera Case Bag for Fujifilm FUJI Finepix X-M1 XM1
CamRepublic® Antique Brown Leather Camera Case Bag for Fujifilm FUJI Finepix X-M1 XM1
Offered by CamRepublic
Price: £16.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ideal accessory!, 20 Oct 2013
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Far cheaper and from what I can tell far better case than the official Fuji one.

Arrived very speedily and have barely taken it off the camera since I got it. Screws into the tripod mount securely and the top half of the case can be removed so you can take photos easily while the strap is attached.

Would have been nice if the colour of the leather more closely matched the colour of the camera, but that is only a minor quibble.

Very pleased.

The good:
- Great value
- Can separate to allow photos while base and strap attached
- Build quality is impressive given the price
- Screws securely into the tripod mount of the camera (and allows for a tripod to be attached to the case)

The bad:
- The colour doesn't match the tan colour of the camera body
- Case has to be removed to take out the battery/ SD card
- Would prefer a more snug fit for the camera - as the tripod mount is to one side of the base the other side of the camera isn't held as tight to the case

The ugly:
- The black buttons that attach the two halves of the case are prone to scratching, revealing the metal beneath


Pentax 50mm f/1.8 SMC DA Lens
Pentax 50mm f/1.8 SMC DA Lens
Price: £112.07

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great lens, much cheaper elsewhere though!, 20 Oct 2013
First and foremost this lens can be had for £120 elsewhere on the web - and from proper camera shops too.

The lens itself is good value albeit you get what you pay for - it has a plastic body and lens mount so won't stand a lot of bumps.

But it is SHARP, and produces a substantial improvement on image quality over a standard kit lens or budget tele-zoom. It produces nice bokeh and is an ideal portrait lens. It may not have the build quality of the Limited primes, but optically its very good.

The good:
- Its much cheaper (on other sites) than other 50mm primes for the K mount
- Its VERY sharp (even wide open) and produces great portrait shots. Ideal for low-light photography too.
- Nice bokeh

The bad:
- Don't expect too much from the build quality. Its plastic, so treat it with care
- Would be nice if it came with a lens hood

The ugly:
- Prone to chromatic aberrations in high contrast scenes


Hot Fuzz (2 Disc Special Edition) [2007] [DVD]
Hot Fuzz (2 Disc Special Edition) [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Simon Pegg
Price: £3.37

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius., 11 July 2007
A superb follow up to Shaun of the Dead. Simon Pegg excels in the 'straight guy' role as Nicholas Angel, just a shame he wrote himself a role where he couldn't show off his own comic skills. This is more than made up for by Nick Frost and the ensemble cast who are all brilliant in their supporting roles, particularly Timothy Dalton and Jim Broadbent.

The script is superb (as you'd expect from Pegg and Edgar Wright), the direction spot on and the gags, though a little less obvious than in Shaun, are still right on.

The extras on the DVD make this such a must for fans. Commentary tracks, gag reel, deleted scenes, making of documentaries, trivia-o-meter (esential to spot all the various homages and bits you miss), pod casts, galleries... the list goes on and on!

Need i say more? This film is brilliant!!!

And yet some people find the need to rate this 1 star??!!?? Tut tut, where has your funny bone gone?


Casino Royale (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [2006] [DVD]
Casino Royale (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [2006] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Daniel Craig
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.29

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 19 Mar 2007
What really surprises me about this film is how much hostility it still generates from 'die-hard' Bond fans (ie blokes who still live with their mothers, carry handbags and have comb-over hair cuts) who either didn't want Craig to be the new bond ('Coz he has blond hair, don't you know!') and/ or weren't keen on the re-imagining of the Bond franchise.

Surely this film answers the critics! Yes it plods a bit in places, and there is some truly cringeworthy dialogue between Vesper and JB near the end - but the pros heavily outway the nit-picking cons here.

To some extent i can understand the comparisons between Casino Royale and the 'Bourne' franchise, but i can certainly see why the producers went with it. Bond needs to be relevant in the 21st century. Sheer escapisim involving spies and terrorists and fanastical gadgets set in a modern context just doesn't cut it anymore. Die Another Day proved that! Its all very well people wanting a suave, sophisticated chap to do his killing before breakfast and his women straight after - but Bond, more than ever, needs to be a part of the real world.

Daniel Craig is the first Bond actor to really look like he has the capability of killing someone (IMHO), and for a newly installed double-0 this is what you're after. Plenty of time to grow into the role of a lady-killer later. For those who miss the one-liners, the conversation between Bond and Lynd on the plane to Montenegro is fried-gold - and i particularly enjoyed Bond's reaction to being asked whether he wants his vodka-martini shaken or stirred.

The action-sequences in the film are superb, and - for someone who enjoys a game of Texas Hold 'Em once in a while - the casino/ poker scenes were highly enjoyable. For anyone who really thinks Bond should be playing Baccarat instead of poker (as he does in the book) - clearly they have no idea how modern casinos work, either that or they have seriously misjudged the capabilities of the viewing audience in grasping what is, by comparison, a far more difficult game to follow on screen.

And as for Bond driving a Mondeo... get over it folks, he drives it for all of about 8 seconds of screen time, slightly more than the Range Rover he so delicately parks in the very next scene!

A great film, worthy of a great franchise...


Sony Ericsson W700i - Sim Free Handset
Sony Ericsson W700i - Sim Free Handset

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very very good., 15 Jan 2007
Have to agree with Mark, this is an excellent phone.

Got a 1GB memory card for it so i can listen to most of my MP3s - making my MP3 player rather redundant! Camera is great too, all in all this is definitely the best phone i've ever had.

1 star is lost however as my first handset had a problem with the speaker as i could barely hear the person i was talking to - even at highest volume. The new handset is much better - though it is still relatively quiet, but i believe this is a common problem with Sony Ericssons!


Samsung X660 - Orange-  Pay As You Go  mobile Phone
Samsung X660 - Orange- Pay As You Go mobile Phone

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish, 14 Nov 2006
Don't buy this phone, its dreadful!

Problems i had during the time i used it:

1. Very short battery life, about 30 mins talk time at most!

2. Poor reception - compounded by the fact that it never seemed to ring out even when full signal was showing.

3. MP3 ringtones only sample 5 seconds of song.

4. Camera is awful

5. Movies only last 20 seconds at most.

The trouble with this phone is it has all the features of decent phone, but none of them are any ggod. The result is a bottom-range phone masquerading as a top-range one with a mid-range price banding. I'll keep it in case my SE w700 packs in, but otherwise i'd recommend you avoid it


Shaun Of The Dead
Shaun Of The Dead

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We're coming to get you Barbara!, 25 July 2006
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This review is from: Shaun Of The Dead (Audio CD)
Absolutley loved the film, so i had to buy the album too!

From start to finish this is a gem, a great accompaniment to the best Britsh comedy this century. For zombie buffs there are the samples from George Romero's 'Dead' trilogy, as well as legendary tracks like Queen's 'Dont Stop Me Now', 'Ghost Town' by The Specials and 'White Lines' by Grandmaster Flash. Also watch out for newer tunes by Ash and a hidden track at the end set to 'The Gonk'.

What makes this album great though are the various dialogue samples from the film, which suitably captures the atmosphere of the film's highs and lows.

Oh and you've got to love Cheggers in the bonus track!


Over the Hills and Far Away: The Music of Sharpe [SOUNDTRACK]
Over the Hills and Far Away: The Music of Sharpe [SOUNDTRACK]
Offered by Giant Entertainment
Price: £6.77

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 22 Jun 2006
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Thought i'd ignore the bad reviews and judge it on its own merits - sadly i must concur that this is not the album i'd hoped it would be. Even John Tams' 'Over the Hills...' rendition is ruined by unnecessary drum beats and bass guitar. WHAT?! Do yourself a favour, don't waste your money on this - one for the die-hard fans only!


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