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Souled Out
Souled Out

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 30 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Souled Out (Audio CD)
What a disappointment, nothing like Human Elements for me. I was looking forward to more deep jazzy GLO-style drumnbass, however at least half of the 16 tracks have vocals on them, and I don't mean the odd bit here and there, but actual singing the whole way through. Now I don't mind the odd bit of vocal on a drum and bass track, but certainly not some cheesy bloke singing the whole way through which is the case in most of these. Gutted! I've deleted from my iPhone already.
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The Adjustment Bureau - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
The Adjustment Bureau - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
Dvd ~ Matt Damon
Price: £7.49

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely NOT "Bourne meets Inception".., 18 July 2011
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Definitely NOT "Bourne meets Inception".. What a misleading cover! This is basically a love story with Sci-fi surroundings. Whilst the concept of the movie is interesting, i.e. we all live in a world where our future is mapped out to a plan by a higher unknown authority, it's a totally wasted opportunity, they could have done so much more with a political thriller or some sort of storyline with a bit more zing and scope to add some action. Tell us more about the Adjustment Bureau for a start, that's the interesting bit. What action exists is delivered in the last 20 minutes in the form of a chase scene, and the rest of the film is pretty slow, plodding and at times just drags on. I think I'm more irritated with the movie cover building the film up to be something it absolutely isn't than the fact I thought it was just a mediocre film. I definitely regret buying the Blu-ray as I won't be watching it again.


Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
Logitech Illuminated Keyboard

5.0 out of 5 stars This really is the best keyboard I've used., 4 Sept. 2009
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This really is the best keyboard I've used. Forget the backlit keys for a minute, the design, the shape, the size, everything is great. The keys themselves look brilliant, they feel nice to touch, they have just the right amount of resistance when pressed and they are almost silent. The attention to detail is perfect, for example the little legs to raise the back of the keyboard have rubber pads of them, and the thin clear surround is a nice touch. Lastly I would say that the backlit are excellent, the light has an off and 3 on levels and works very well. This is my 4th illuminated keyboard so I've had experience of how other ones work, and this is by miles the best I've used. Also it's completely silent with no faint buzzing or humming that some others have suffered. I've just ordered a second one for upstairs.


The Operators: On the Streets with Britain's Most Secret Service (Pen & Sword Military Classics)
The Operators: On the Streets with Britain's Most Secret Service (Pen & Sword Military Classics)
by James Rennie
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars In Training with Britain's Most Secret Service, 31 Aug. 2009
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I agree with some of the other reviews here, in that this is an interesting read but was a bit disappointing in the end. The first two thirds of the book is purely a detailed account of the selection process for 14 Int., and whilst it's very interesting, it's not dissimilar to what other elite units go through (SAS, SBS). So, if you've read any other similar books then you may find this pretty repetitive. I was pretty surprised that the author only spent 12 months in the unit after all the time, training and investment in him. Also because of the short time he spent on actual operations, the book is very unbalanced and light on the actual operational side of things. A well written book and an interesting read, but may have been more suitably titled "The Operators: In Training with Britain's Most Secret Service".


The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy [Blu-ray]
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Elijah Wood
Offered by Assai-uk
Price: £10.75

42 of 60 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Where are the extended versions?, 15 Jun. 2009
I've got the extended version on DVD as have most of the reviewers here, and I totally agree that releasing only the standard version now is a bit cheeky. Both versions should be released at the same time giving us a choice on which we want to buy. The films are great, I'm not knocking them, just the undetermined wait for the extended BR versions.


Quantum of Solace [Blu-ray] [2008]
Quantum of Solace [Blu-ray] [2008]
Dvd ~ Daniel Craig
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £6.80

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of action, but.., 23 Mar. 2009
Just a few things to say about this as most of the other stuff has been covered by other reviewers. Firstly I found the storyline thin to say the least, any real plot substance was lacking (other than the obvious revenge theme), I appreciate this isn't War and Peace but... One of my biggest gripes was the removal of the standard opening scene where Bond turns and shoots into the camera, this is now at the end for some odd reason. So, instead of the familiarity of knowing you're sitting down to watch a Bond film when this opening scene plays, you now know you're just finished watching one. Why the change? Finally they really really need to sort out the theme music, please bring back John Barry as the last two "Bond Themes" really have been shockers, Casino Royale took the biscuit and this one is very nearly as bad. On the good side, the action sequences were great, but that was all the film seemed to be about, 1 after another. Other than that it's definitely worth a watch.


Corsair CMFUSBSRVR-16GB 16GB Survivor USB 2.0 Flash Drive
Corsair CMFUSBSRVR-16GB 16GB Survivor USB 2.0 Flash Drive

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but.., 20 Mar. 2009
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Very durable and resilient, but I managed to break mine out of carelessness so they are not indestructible. I leant my PC forward to unplug the power and forgot the Corsair was still in the bottom front USB slot.. I ended up with a L-shaped key, so that was the end of that with not very much difficulty.. My own fault obviously. Still annoying. Other than that the product is very good, and when in the case I'm sure you could drive a tank over it.


Loaded [DVD]
Loaded [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jesse Metcalfe
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £2.69

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job., 31 Aug. 2008
This review is from: Loaded [DVD] (DVD)
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Loaded stars Jesse Metcalfe (from Desperate Housewives) who plays a law student from a wealthy background who falls in with the wrong crowd after meeting a girl at a party. The party turns out to be given by Sebastian, an old college acquaintance whom he doesn't remember. He's befriended by Sebastian and his circle and then it's all parties, drink and drugs and a good time. However it's clear things are going to take a turn for the worse when he gets sucked into Sebastian's criminal life of drugs, guns and murder, and the tension mounts as you try and work out where things are going and what Sebastian's true motive is for befriending him. I won't go into things any further as that would ruin it.

I found it a very watchable film, and the good news is that even though this film has Vinnie Jones in it, he only has about 5 minutes of screentime. It's not that he isn't amusing to watch, but he comes across as very out of place in this film (mainly due to the dodgy beret style hat, and his cocky accent which seem more suitable for a tongue-in-cheek Guy Ritchie type movie than this).

All in all, whist the storyline is not the most original, the cast do well in their roles, particularly Corey Large who plays Sebastian, the film is well shot and keeps you interested for the duration.


Casino Royale (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [2006] [DVD]
Casino Royale (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [2006] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Daniel Craig
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £2.69

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to form, 17 Jan. 2007
Thank goodness, a Bond film that finally moves away from the recent ridiculous computer effects and OTT gadgets, I mean invisible cars and surfing on tidal waves... This is an excellent movie and one that sticks fairly closely to the storyline of the original book. Bond is portrayed as he should be, a hard and ruthless killer. There are obviously some additions and some updating to Fleming's story to make the film work for a modern audience (for example the original game was Baccarat), particularly as it was published in 1953 and isn't a long book, but this works well and comes together nicely as a film.

After the bad press Daniel Craig got before the release this should silence the critics nicely. Whilst not the stereo typical dark haired bond, Craig fits in well and he can act, playing the dark and broody Bond nicely. All in all an entertaining film whether you're a Bond fan or not. A couple of small criticisms; firstly too much product placement and particularly when this affects the script, for example the line about the Omega watch - in Fleming's original stories Bond actually wears a Rolex so this is even more badly out of place. Secondly and more importantly the most appallingly bad Bond title song to date, absolutely dreadful, it sounds like a cheap pop track (think Never Say Never Again), there was actually laughter in the cinema I was in when it came on - so get ready with the mute button.


To All New Arrivals
To All New Arrivals
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £5.65

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 14 Jan. 2007
This review is from: To All New Arrivals (Audio CD)
Like other reviewers here I was gutted when I listened to this the first (and only) time. This is a sad let down after some other great albums, the mood is more chillout than dance or club and is ruined by silly voices and baby sounds. On top of that, as someone else mentioned, it really is like having a charity advert rammed down your throat with depressing messages of death, poverty and world peace - whilst I'm not anti any of that, there's a time and place. This is not something you're likely to put on when your mates come round or listen to in bed. Shame really.


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