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Hello Kitty Bows Bath Towel, Multi
Hello Kitty Bows Bath Towel, Multi

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars WARNING: design on product does not match image, 2 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Hello Kitty Bows Bath Towel, Multi
Caution to buyers, I ordered this item only to find that the design on the towel that I was given is not the same as the image on the item description. Instead of receiving a black towel with the Hello Kitty face, I got a (salmon) pink coloured towel with Hello Kitty sitting down holding a heart shape. The quality of the towel is still good and delivered in good condition but the design is not at all what I expected.


Never Gone [CD + DVD]
Never Gone [CD + DVD]
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: £5.99

1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a disappointing comeback, but a comeback nevertheless, 14 July 2005
This review is from: Never Gone [CD + DVD] (Audio CD)
It's bad news for anyone who wasn't impressed with BSB's 1st single, "Incomplete", for it is easily one of the few better songs on the album. "Crawling Back To You" is an inevitable single that ain't half bad, "Poster Girl" is fairly good but slightly spoilt by the cheesy 'la-la-la-las', "My Beautiful Woman" is the most original, being a jazzy and funky tune, and "Song For The Unloved" is a showcase of impressive group vocals alongside great lyrics. However "Lose It All" sounds scarily like Mcfly and the title track is a bland ballad, which does sadly represent the album well. The general theme of the music is notably the longevity or absence of a loving relationship with their favourite words being 'let go' and 'forever' - is this a hint that we couldn't live without the Backstreet Boys and that they are here to stay? With only 4 out of 14 songs being upbeat, BSB are in danger of turning into an American Westlife. The accompanying DVD has some good extras such as the making-of the "Incomplete" video and a bonus track: "Last Night You Saved My Life" but the album is basically a tamer and instantly dismissible version of "Now or Never" by Nick Carter and was hardly worth the wait.


Wimbledon [VHS]
Wimbledon [VHS]
VHS
Offered by funkybunnie
Price: £2.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite worthy of the show courts, more like Court 2, 14 July 2005
This review is from: Wimbledon [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Simply using the Wimbledon tennis courts as a backdrop for another romantic comedy. However, tennis fans should make the most of it for it's probably the closest they'll ever see to a British player winning the tournament. Enjoyable while it lasted but easily forgettable.


Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow [VHS]
Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow [VHS]
VHS
Offered by dyerwilliams
Price: £4.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars a total blur, 14 July 2005
This may have signified a milestone in CGI animation of some sort but however good the visual effects can be, they do not hide the fact that the movie has very little substance. The story seems so absurd and simple that it could be taken from a children's comic or cartoon, the romance is unconvincing, the jokes are more embarrassing than funny and the action has lost its thrill when the surroundings look oddly fake at times. The only thing this has going for it is the stellar cast and the occasional heightened suspense, all else is tame. A movie that is tolerable but not great.


The Grudge [VHS]
The Grudge [VHS]
VHS
Offered by funkybunnie
Price: £2.91

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars outrageously scary - beware!, 14 July 2005
This review is from: The Grudge [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Do not watch this unless you want to be scared out of your mind. It may not occur to you at first, but the spirit of the grudge will haunt you forever and curse the life ahead of you. For every little thing will creep you out, for fear of some "thing" creeping about. An admirably powerful horror movie, though a part of you may wish it weren't so.


Ray [VHS] [2004]
Ray [VHS] [2004]
VHS
Offered by rdowns33
Price: £16.94

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a life-long masterpiece, 14 July 2005
This review is from: Ray [VHS] [2004] (VHS Tape)
Ray Charles had an extraordinary life, very worthy of a biographical film such as this.
We follow his incredible journey from a blind boy just looking to find his way in life, to a musician joining his first band, then to becoming a music artist of his on right, gradually developing into a worldwide superstar. We are first introduced to Ray as a grown man, a blind pianist in search of some work; he is quick to be discriminated against but shows a self-respecting stubbornness which gets him by. He astounds people with his musical talent and is welcomed into a classical ensemble, he moves on to a soul and RnB group, continuing to earn money but little respect.
Ray finally breaks free of the restraints of being in the group and seeks out a record deal. All the while bringing up flashbacks of his youth, revealing guilt at the loss of his sister, courage at dealing with his blindness and the inspiration given by his mother. With this small but significant contract under his belt, he is able to entertain crowds at bars and clubs with his piano and singing as well as release a couple of successful hits.
He finds love and subsequently the joy of marriage. He also catches the eye of a larger record label, leading him to a bigger and better deal where he is in full control. But it is here when he is drawn into the world of cheating on the road as his pregnant wife stays home. Plus the drugs that he took before to ease the solitude begin to take toll. He is at a temporary high in the company of women and drugs and his career proceeds to flourish. He even has the nerve to rebel against the laws of a state, resulting in banishment.
It is at this time, when he is in theory on top of the world that he has in reality dug a hole for himself that he must clamber out of. Then follows a tough drug recovery and a psychological shift that will change his perspective on life and lead him on the road to stardom.
A riveting, wonderful story that is well acted and portrayed. A rollercoaster of emotions outlining Ray Charles' remarkable life.


I, Robot (Vhs)
I, Robot (Vhs)
VHS
Offered by dyerwilliams
Price: £4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars pure action-comedy with little room for much else, 14 July 2005
This review is from: I, Robot (Vhs) (VHS Tape)
Set in the year 2035, when there exists around 1 robot to every 5 people, the robots are faster, stronger and easily more intelligent than the average human being - does this not spell danger for mankind? And yet only one man, Chicago Detective Del Spooner (Will Smith) can see this imminent threat. Aided by robot psychologist Dr Susan Calvin and by the "unique" Sonny, Spooner leads a one man, one woman and one bot crusade against the robot revolution. Funny and action-packed with great special effects, missing only a solid relationship of any kind and lacking in depth.


Before Sunset [DVD] [2004]
Before Sunset [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Ethan Hawke
Offered by Macheath Productions
Price: £5.70

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars shining in natural beauty, 14 July 2005
This review is from: Before Sunset [DVD] [2004] (DVD)
Without trying very hard, this film has class. Set in real time, with a story told practically by word of mouth, it is surprisingly compelling, entertaining and original. Following the reunion of 2 long lost lovers, this fiction-like romance struggles to survive in the painful reality. Through in depth conversation we learn of these two characters and obligingly gain a liking for them. They are adorable, believable and down-to-earth like the film itself. With only the slightly dissatisfying ambiguous ending to fault, this film is excellent on all accounts, a wonderful script, great acting, beautiful scenery and a perfect presentation.


The Punisher [VHS]
The Punisher [VHS]
VHS

5.0 out of 5 stars You should be punished for even considering not seeing this, 2 Mar. 2005
This review is from: The Punisher [VHS] (VHS Tape)
This isn't your average gang vs. ex-cop film, in fact it may be the best one I've ever seen. Special agent Frank Castle had every intention of starting a normal life, but with his final undercover assignment came the death of Bobby Saint, son of the town's gang lord and let's just say there were repercussions, MASSIVE repercussions.
Apart from Castle's miraculously quick healing, the film is refreshingly believable plus "un-Hollywood-like", with the minor exception of the end. It is original for being distinctly grey: there is no good and bad, just humans fighting their emotions. Not only do the cast (Tom Jane and John Tavolta included) put in an outstanding performance but at no point does the film get consumed in mindless action, it tells its story with purpose and clarity. It is tragic, very moving, classy, action-packed, clever, surprisingly comedic, thrilling, horrific and slightly gory. Basically, everything packed into one, it just doesn't get any better than this.


Shark Tale [VHS]
Shark Tale [VHS]
VHS
Offered by dyerwilliams
Price: £7.98

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars tell tale..., 28 Feb. 2005
This review is from: Shark Tale [VHS] (VHS Tape)
There's no avoiding the comparison between this and it's fellow fishy blockbuster, "Finding Nemo". However, it really isn't worthy of comparison: the humorous bits aren't as funny and the sentimental parts aren't as touching. The only area where Shark Tale may have the upper hand is the attention to detail seen in the animation, from the surreal city landscapes with their witty brand names to the uncanny resemblance of the fish to their celebrity counterparts. The plot is predictable yet unrealistic at the same time. Consisting of childish "roll-your-eyes" jokes and quotes from classic films, Shark Tale is a little confused, as if trying too hard to please both the children and their parents. The result is a film that isn't particularly enjoyable by any age-group. Watchable, but not fantastic


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