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Looper [Blu-ray]
Looper [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Price: 5.90

3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Every good actor is allowed one bad film, 7 July 2013
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Bruce Willis is a favourite of mine but this film is really weak - so weak that I just lost all interest (if I had any) before the end and shut it off to save myself any more misery.


Hell On Wheels - Season 1 [DVD]
Hell On Wheels - Season 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Anson Mount
Offered by Discs4all
Price: 11.33

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Vengence Movie with a twist, 7 July 2013
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Good acting and a good story line with quite a few interesting sub plots going on.

Hell on Wheels is the name of a camp in which a railroad construction squad live.

The story is based around the building of an east west train line by mainly ex-cons and freed black slaves. Many with their own story to tell. The principal Character is played by Anson Mount an ex Confederate Army Officer looking for the Yankee's that raped and murdered his wife and child. (a bit like Eastwood's "The Outlaw Jose Wales" but with a twist)

As expected there is also quite a bit of double dealing, backstabbing and treachery mixed in for good measure. In reality all the characters are baddies but some are much worse than others.

The most loathsome of the bad baddies is a character called the Swede (he is actually a Norwegian and can't understand why he is called the Swede). The Swede is a strange looking skinny beanpole of a person with a manipulative masochistic and yet sadistic psychopathic character to boot. He has the perfect appearance for the arch-baddie and makes one feel a little uncomfortable whenever he appears, yet he invokes a little pathos at the same time.
It is only towards the end of season two that the true motivation for his wickedness becomes apparent when he links up with the Indians. Like many bad baddies he appears very difficult to kill

Another principal character is the drunken priest - this I found to be the weak point of the series as his story has been repeated in so many films before.

This is an excellent series and I can't wait for season three to start


Flowers of War [Blu-ray]
Flowers of War [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Christian Bale
Offered by specialinterests
Price: 6.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected, 7 July 2013
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This review is from: Flowers of War [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
I was a bit reticent when I bought this but quickly fell into the story.
It covers the Japanese occupation of Nanking and a mixture of characters seeking refuge in a Christian Church/convent

A few twists and turns and a few moments of how did he do that? (when repairing the truck)

All in all a pretty good film covering Japanese brutality towards the Chinese


Black Gold [DVD + UV Copy] [2012]
Black Gold [DVD + UV Copy] [2012]
Dvd ~ Tahar Rahim
Price: 3.85

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A glossy take on Arab History, 7 July 2013
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I watched but could not get any empathy with the characters - the story line was predictable - and I ended up feeling "so what?"


Fire and Sword [DVD]
Fire and Sword [DVD]
Dvd ~ Izabella Scorupco
Offered by The Happy Zombie
Price: 2.95

0 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars suitable for childrens TV, 7 July 2013
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This review is from: Fire and Sword [DVD] (DVD)
I know that any eastern block films will not be a Hollywood block buster standard of production or acting but some of the characters depicted are barely worthy of a 5pm children's TV presentation
The story line is based upon Polish History but it has the realism of a fairy tale
To see a fat, lazy cowardly person repeatedly taking out the enemies best knights accidently just drags this "epic" into the domain of slap stick farce.
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Philips PerfectCare Expert GC9230/02 Steam Generator Iron - One Perfect temperature - 240g Pressurised Steam Boost
Philips PerfectCare Expert GC9230/02 Steam Generator Iron - One Perfect temperature - 240g Pressurised Steam Boost
Price: 234.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Leaked after 4 weeks - a standard iron from now on, 26 Jun 2013
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Wife found it a lot lighter and easier to use than the dreadful Tefal Steam Generator it replaced (had two both broke down just as the warranty expired.

It appears to handle the change in materials being ironed quite well so no need to sort the ironing into material types.

It is quite a bit smaller than the two Tefal steam generators it replaces which is a big plus

The real test with this type of iron is its longevity so we must wait and see - but so far so good -- BOTH TEFALS PACKED UP AFTER A FEW MONTHS of light to moderate use.

AFTER ONLY 4 WEEKS THE PHILIPS STARTED LEAKING (230 or 57 a week for an iron?) -- RETURNING TO AMAZON

WAITED IN 4 TIMES FOR PRE-ARRANGED COLLECTION OF THE FAULTY IRON -- 4 DAYS NO ONE ARRIVED IS DISGUSTING -- I had to take the package to the post office could not stand another day of this NON-SERVICE by YODEL non-delivery company

Now told I must wait another 10 - 15 working days to get my refund


Genghis: The Legend of the Ten [DVD] [2012]
Genghis: The Legend of the Ten [DVD] [2012]
Dvd ~ T. Altanshagai
Offered by videosanddvds
Price: 2.35

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Holliwood by a long way, 26 Jun 2013
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The acting is weak and so is the story line - it could have been so much more given the real true story


Withings Smart Body Analyzer - Black
Withings Smart Body Analyzer - Black
Price: 129.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No Manual, 26 Jun 2013
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Like many other reviews have said “the lack of a manual is very bad” – you really do need one to explain how to set it up. In my case I am not sure if I have a problem with its operation or not.

The heart rate and body fat are not working – maybe because I do not have an android phone to link it to and set it up?????? – A manual would have told me if I am doing something wrong or the scales are faulty

I did not realise there was no blue tooth link to a PC computer only to android phones

It looks very smart, but it does show foot prints on its shiny black finish
The scales appear accurate given I have nothing to compare it with only the repeatability of the readings.

Not much more I can say till I borrow a phone and check the scale settings????


Game of Thrones - Season 2 [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Game of Thrones - Season 2 [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Lena Headey
Price: 21.50

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Game of Thrones laid bare, 10 Mar 2013
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I loved Season 1, so I was far from happy that the release of Season 2 was delayed for about six months without explanation.

Having eventually received Season 2 I expected to be watching it all in one sitting. But no, season one will stand a marathon viewing but not Season two.

The plot is all over the place and I for most part felt the director was more interested in filming a bonkerthon than expanding or explaining the plot. Has every woman in this series got to get her hooters out and be ravaged?
If the director wants to make soft porn films then at least get some women with decent boobs. I have never seen such a weird selection of udders.

None the less the acting is good but Tyrion Lannister played by Peter Dinklage is the stuff of Oscars. It is too easy for a Dwarf to become a figure of fun but Dinklage is a giant in every scene in which he appears. This is a master class in acting in the way he uses his intellect to overcome his adversaries. Without doubt the star of the first two series.

As stated I am only half way through Season two I hope things become clearer in the final episodes

UPDATE:

Having now watched the final three episodes of season two the plot has become clear again
Nonetheless I did find some parts a bit disjointed
Overall not as good as season one but that will not stop me from keenly awaiting season three
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44 Inch Chest [Blu-ray] [2009]
44 Inch Chest [Blu-ray] [2009]
Dvd ~ Ray Winstone
Price: 5.25

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie, 1 Sep 2012
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I saw this on TV when abroad and made a note of its title to get the DVD as I just had to watch it again

Starring Ray Winstone (Colin Diamond - the Cuckold husband ) , Ian McShane (Meredith - a cold homosexual Intellectual), Tom Wilkinson (Archie who loves his mum and is a very loyal friend), John Hurt ( a odious, vicious and nasty ex jailbird with a yearning for the bad old days), Steven Dillane (Mal, a mad dog without conscience, hell bent on revenge) Joanne Whalley (The wife).

In a lot of the other reviews the reviewers seem to have missed what I saw. It's about a gang of ageing friends supporting a mate who has been jilted by his wife. The principal character Ray Winston "captures" his wife's younger lover and takes him to a deserted house where the gang decide what to do with him. From there on it has a shade of "Reservoir Dogs" about it, as it all takes place within one room with a few flash backs.

In my opinion the part where they are taunting the unfortunate "lover" about what he has done was hilarious - evil but so funny. The quips and interaction between the characters was superb, everyone giving stellar performances.
I can't claim to be a great John Hurt fan but here gave the best performance of his career, well worth an Oscar.
44 Inch Chest [Blu-ray] [2009]


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