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Xbox 360 Console (20 GB Hard Drive)
Xbox 360 Console (20 GB Hard Drive)

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning piece of kit, 8 Mar. 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I firmly believe sonys place at the top of the console tree is about to end with this machine. I love the look of it next to my crystal xbox and you can tell Microsoft took more time and effort to make the design appealing.

The main advantage of xbox 360 is the games first and foremost this is what makes a console with gears of war and a sequel in the works. Also this year will see mass effect, bioshock ,halo 3, hells highway and grand theft auto 4.

I cant honestly see why someone will buy wii or ps3 over this, but people have different tastes. Design interface is more attractive and once the console is placed in a proper area ideally on a level platform which is stable out of reach and immune to vibrations with ventilation, then you shouldnt have a problem.

Unfortunately seeing as i have just bought the console and am not on xbox live yet i dont feel qualified to judge, but its clear that xbox live with its accessibility and games also the new iptv service being made available is setting a standard that sony are trying to emulate.

Plus Sony are losing out this time with less exclusives as they are also coming over to the 360. Games such as Virtua Fighter 5 and Assassins creed deserve a mention. The xbox 360 will succeed over xbox 1 because of a broader range of games that appeal to everyone off all ages. Also unlike the first xbox it is not trying to catch up in sales.

Excellent console that will succeed not just because of xbox live but also due to the overwhelming range of games that is its true strength. If anyone is considering buying this console is its main advantages over the Wii and ps3 at the moment are its games and online service.

X-Men 3: The Last Stand [2 Disc Edition] [DVD]
X-Men 3: The Last Stand [2 Disc Edition] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Hugh Jackman
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.72

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars xmen runs out of steam, 7 Mar. 2007
I liked the first two xmen movies, the trouble with this one is the confusion over the many different characters. At least in the first two films we could relate to the mutants but i found myself at odds with the characters.

Their are so many different mutants with special abilities that the viewer may find it hard to care what happens to any of them. Jackman, Berry and Patrick Stewart do their best with the material. Magneto leads a band of mutants that dont want the cure and the xmen strive to stop them.

I say xmen but now we have wolverine, rogue, beast,storm as well as many others. Some nice special effects especially with the bridge. This movies problem is it throws too many characters into the fray without giving their background or circumstances and as a result no one will care. For xmen fans only.

FIFA 07 (Xbox)
FIFA 07 (Xbox)

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best fifa so far, 7 Mar. 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: FIFA 07 (Xbox) (Video Game)
Very slick soccer game from EA sports, what works about it is the presentation and nice graphics. The xbox again shows it can hold its own with probably the best version on any console.

The pros over pro evolution are more licensed teams and players no more editing more stadiums, more options such as fifa lounge slightly better graphics and realistic movement on the players better commentary ably supported by Andy Gray, gameplay is very smooth.

Too many fouls it got to the point where i was scared to challenge anyone for fear of a red card. annoying soundtrack, easier to score than in pro evo. Xbox football fans will almost certainly enjoy this game especially
playing it with friends.

The Big Lebowski [DVD] [1998]
The Big Lebowski [DVD] [1998]
Dvd ~ Jeff Bridges
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £5.31

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars terrific comedy from the coen brothers, 7 Mar. 2007
Terrific moviemaking up their with raising arizona as the coen brothers
best work. The viewer is taken on a ride through the most barmy
and hilarious characters ever seen on film.
Who would have thought Jeff Bridges could have played a role like this,
the dude cares about little except his bowling with Donnie and Walter
superbly played by John Goodman.
The plot stems from the dude wanting his rug replaced, we are then
introduced to some eccentric people to say the least.
Hilarious cameo from Turturro as the Jesus and a wacky soundtrack that
seems to compliment the movie well. The way Bridges and Goodman
mess up the handover of the money to the kidnappers is hilarious, as
is everything else in this brilliant comedy.

Sexy Beast [DVD] [2001]
Sexy Beast [DVD] [2001]
Dvd ~ Ray Winstone
Offered by WorldCinema
Price: £4.35

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Do the job", 7 Mar. 2007
This review is from: Sexy Beast [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
An extremely well made british gangster movie with some excellent performances. Ben Kingsley is a million miles away from Ghandi thats for sure, also Ian Mcshane exhibits a chilling menace. I particularly liked the way he kept questioning Ray Winstone on Don Logans whereabouts, you got the feeling he knew he was lying. What can you say about Ben Kingsley in this film, he knew everyone hated him yet he didnt care. Talking to himself in the mirror inspired scene. Ray Winstone looks far more at home here than he did in the Departed a man looking to escape his gangster past.

Blackadder 4 - Blackadder Goes Forth - The Entire Historic Fourth Series [1989] [DVD]
Blackadder 4 - Blackadder Goes Forth - The Entire Historic Fourth Series [1989] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rowan Atkinson

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant comedy, 7 Mar. 2007
Agree with all previous reviews of Blackadder it is timeless comedy. This one though is my favourite, they dont make comedy like this any more. Stephen Fry,Atkinson, laurie are all superb. If people looked a bit deeper into it their seems to have been a message showing the futility of the first world war. And the final scenes were emotional and brilliantly done.

Silent Hill [DVD]
Silent Hill [DVD]
Dvd ~ Radha Mitchell
Price: £4.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars worthy effort at turning difficult material into a movie, 7 Mar. 2007
This review is from: Silent Hill [DVD] (DVD)
Silent hill comes close to recapturing some of the essence of the game. Christophe gans takes pride in his material and has taken an effort to reanact the town with its gloomy atmosphere. I especially liked the towns sirens and the creatures were very imaginitive, acting is okay but Sean Beans role was of little use really. The film also uses a strong female cast not sure what Gans reasoning is behind this but it seems to work.
Fans of the Silent Hill game will probably like it but other people may be put off. I think Gans understands this and tries to make it appeal to a wider audience. Special mention to the guy with the sword with a pyramid for a head, could have made more use of him.

Saw 3 (Extreme Edition) [2006] [DVD]
Saw 3 (Extreme Edition) [2006] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tobin Bell
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.70

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars saw series should come to an end, 7 Mar. 2007
Oh dear like everything in Hollywood once they make a good movie they have to stretch it to almost breaking point. The original saw was highly imaginitive, but now the deaths and gore are going over the top. Its sad in this day and age how hollywood takes delight in ever more excessive ways to mutilate the human body. Who gave Jigsaw the moral highground to sit in judgement on peoples lives let alone put them in traps with his freaky assistant. no more saw please.

Batman Begins - 1 Disc Edition [DVD] [2005]
Batman Begins - 1 Disc Edition [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Christian Bale
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.64

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bale is a great actor, 7 Mar. 2007
If their is one thing this film shows is that Bale is a class actor he just brings intensity to everything he does and this is one of the reasons this movie works so well. What i liked was the realism this superhero is not impossible, he does not have super powers, he does not fly he is an ordinary man.

An ordinary man with an agenda and looking for revenge.
Unlike previous Batman movies we get to see how he becomes gothams crimefighter. Also unlike previous Batman films this Batman was scary to criminals, no offence to Michael Keaton who is a good actor but he did not have the physique for the role.Whereas at least Bale has made the effort to bulk up after all batman is supposed to be a feared fighter. Gary Oldman role was very good very understated, he brought a quiet authority to the role of Gordon.

The rest of the cast were strong, Cillian murphy especially.
Unfortunately Katie Holmes seemed out of her depth. Overall a highly enjoyable superhero movie and the best batman so far in trying to capture the feel of the graphic novels.

Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (Xbox)
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (Xbox)
Price: £9.94

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars worthy expansion to the doom universe, 3 Mar. 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Resurrection continues shortly after the events of doom 3.

You are once again a marine, but with added weapons and new levels to explore.

The demon artifact which can slow time down is an awesome visual effect

when you use it, and i love the sentry bots this game lets you have more

use of them.

The grabber is useful for repelling attacks and saving bullets, later on

in the game the visual effects are striking.

On one level delta labs, the screen constantly warps in and out going

blood red in doing so.

This is an outstanding graphical effect, and if you loved doom 3 then

chances are you will enjoy this even more.

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