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Foxcatcher [DVD] [2015]
Foxcatcher [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Steve Carell
Price: £6.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars weird and sort of wonderful, 4 Aug. 2015
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I think this is the weirdest film I have ever seen....(hang on maybe Birdman was weirder)...but it is good-weird in that not only can you not predict the plot but also the tone and genre of the movie keep shifting....even more of a head-fry is that it all really happened.

Hats off to Steve Carell: he can really act. His performance is Oscar worthy.


English as She is Spoke (Collins Library)
English as She is Spoke (Collins Library)
by Jos Da Fonseca
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars sweet little silly book, 30 Jun. 2015
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Not as funny as I would have hoped.... But it did make my father, who speaks fluent Portugese, laugh.


What the World Eats
What the World Eats
by Peter Menzel
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking, 30 Jun. 2015
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I have all the books of Peter Menzel. They are fascinating & informative testaments. My children and I read them together...and we all learn alot.


Star Wars Lego Triple Pack (Padawan Menace/The Empire Strikes out/The Yoda Chronicles) [DVD]
Star Wars Lego Triple Pack (Padawan Menace/The Empire Strikes out/The Yoda Chronicles) [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Scott
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 30 Jun. 2015
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How can you go wrong giving children this?


The Guilt Trip [DVD] [2012]
The Guilt Trip [DVD] [2012]
Dvd ~ Barbra Streisand
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £2.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, 30 Jun. 2015
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Oh my goodness. Streisand at her best and Rogen is great too, underplaying his normal stereotype. It is really very funny.


Extras - The Special [DVD]
Extras - The Special [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ricky Gervais
Price: £3.97

5.0 out of 5 stars truly funny, 30 Jun. 2015
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I laughed and I laughed. SUCH fun. And so clever!


Derek - Series 2 [DVD]
Derek - Series 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ricky Gervais
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £8.11

5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and touching, 30 Jun. 2015
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This is a 21st century example of what Christianity is all about. Maybe this sounds strange in the context of a comedy but Ricky Gervais gently demonstrates what CHARITY really is about: respect for the other inspite of his handicap, unkindness, weakness or un-sociability. This goes for the main character as well as the rest of assorted loosers and loomers around him, some of whom are really unpleasant specimins when we first meet them. Derek, because of his simplicity, makes us see the good in all of them. I was so touched by this series. And it is funny.


The Authors XI: A Season of English Cricket from Hackney to Hambledon
The Authors XI: A Season of English Cricket from Hackney to Hambledon
by Various
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.36

5.0 out of 5 stars A rollicking read., 30 Jun. 2015
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Utterly wonderful. I have given this to many appreciative amateur cricketers. Such a pleasure.


Red Star Over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union
Red Star Over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union
by David King
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.98

5.0 out of 5 stars David King is the greatest expert on Soviet imagery and iconography there is., 30 Jun. 2015
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I have all of David King's books. I recommend them all HIGHLY.

This is the extraordinarily stunning visual history of the Soviet PR advertising machine that sold brutal oppression to the masses. The iconography the Soviet made use of is first rate. I suppose it had to be to cloak the horror of the gulags, forced famines, random executions, paranoia and the Great Terror.

I suppose this book's moral is to beware of putting form above substance. Soviet Russia's iconography is the greatest example of spin-doctoring in history.


The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art
The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art
by David King
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.58

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5.0 out of 5 stars The horror, the horror...., 30 Jun. 2015
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David King is THE man to read for Soviet iconography and the brutal manipulation it spin-doctored. An absolutely chilling testament to the evils of Stalin and his predecessors.


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