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Death, Drugs, and Muscle
Death, Drugs, and Muscle
by Nathan Jendrick
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.83

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth picking up, 23 Jun 2010
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I'm not one for true crime books - I've worked in law enforcement for over twenty years now, and quite honestly I have enough of reality. That said, I really enjoyed this book. I knew of Greg through my interest in bodybuilding and his ramblings in MD Magazine. The book's a surprise. This is a very open, honest and at times very moving piece of writing. Greg certainly has a sensitive side which he's not afraid to air in these pages. Who would have guessed? It's esentially the story of how he became involved in dealing steroids and the many tribulations of his personal life, including some really tragic events. I like the book. I like the Greg Valentino we see in it's pages. It's a little morality tale in its way- but not necessarily the conventional morality some people would be used to.


Bigger, Stronger, Faster [DVD] [2008]
Bigger, Stronger, Faster [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Christopher Bell

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking and at times moving, 1 May 2010
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A great documentary, showing, if you needed to be shown, the hypocracy behind much of the American dream and the US government stance on performance enhancing drugs. What makes this film really work is the personal layer involving Bell, his two brothers and his mum and dad. This is a film that really deserves to be more widely seen and contains more real evidence for the effects of steroid use than all the congressional hearings on the subject put together.


Fanboys [DVD] [2009] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Fanboys [DVD] [2009] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Dan Fogler
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: 2.12

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun for us geeks, 1 April 2010
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This is very much in the same vein as 'Big Bang Theory' and 'Free Enterprise' - it's a film by the geeks, for the geeks. That said, if you're one of us, you'll probably love this film. Lots and lots of Star Wars in-jokes and a few cameos by some of the stars to boot. Has some real laugh out loud moments and personally, I really enjoyed it.

The commentary track is possibly even funnier than the film itself. I loved the revelation from one of the cast that when they had their first baby they sold all their Star Wars stuff - and ever since he's been gradually buying it all back....

Highly recomended for those sci-fi geeks out there ****
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Star Wars Prequel Trilogy [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Star Wars Prequel Trilogy [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Hayden Christensen

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One very good reason to get this over the region 2 version, 28 Mar 2010
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Ok- this is the same as the region 2 box set BUT - for all of us who have been really annoyed by the packaging of the region 2 version (where the box set is like the box for a pack of cards. You have to keep opening the top of the box and it gets very tatty, very quickly), the region 1 box set allows the dvds to slide out the case in the conventional manner with no damage to the box or the dvd cases. A vast improvement.

As for the films themselves- like most Star Wars fans I was initially disapointed -but perhaps unlike most, I've now grown to really like them. They work as a trilogy very well I think and Ewan McGregor in particular, is superb throughout. Give them another chance...
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Classic Fantastic
Classic Fantastic
Offered by Hausmusik
Price: 14.25

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's been a long wait- but worth it, 2 Mar 2010
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This review is from: Classic Fantastic (Audio CD)
FLC are back and - it's a great record. There are some nice up-beat tracks here with some cool funky horns and a catchy chorus or two. There's a definate 70's vibe going on here. Stand out tracks at a first listen are 'We, the Three' (great verse from Frank), 'Classic Fantastic' and 'She Sings At The Sun'. This album has a little more variety than the last couple and frankly, that's what the boys needed. I like it very much and would hope that it will bring in a few new fans to the FLC fold. I'd love to see them do 'We The Three' live.


The Baker [DVD]
The Baker [DVD]
Dvd ~ Damian Lewis

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great fun little film, 24 Jan 2010
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This is a wonderful vehicle for Damian Lewis. I'm sure I'm not alone in wishing he'd do more tv and film. It feels quite strange here seeing and hearing him speak with an English accent! The script is fun, the characters engaging and the cast are all first rate. It's a very British little film but certainly no worse for that. It's funny, the romantic element is convincing and it's very nicely filmed. It's not deep and meaningful- it's not meant to be - but it is a very pleasant way to pass and hour and a half.


Life Season 2 [DVD]
Life Season 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Damian Lewis
Price: 8.25

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show - very sorry if season two is the end, 11 Jan 2010
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This review is from: Life Season 2 [DVD] (DVD)
Life is a fantastic show. Damian Lewis' wonderful performance ensures that it transcends the usual cop-show routine and becomes something truly unique. Charlie Crews is a refreshing different cop and very cool in his own way. The scripts are of consistently high standard with witty dialogue and interesting characters. The new captain is a great addition to the show and his unexpected, yet ultimately convincing relationship with Dani is one of the shows little joys. I assume that the writers only found out that they wouldn't be renewed for a third season part way through producing season two as certain plot lines are seemingly abandoned (Charlies relationship with his wife for instance) as the writers concentrate on wrapping up the main story threads. It's a lovely show though with a satisfying finale. One of the best US shows of the last couple of years and well worth watching.
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Strontium Dog RPG
Strontium Dog RPG
by Lawrence Whitaker
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 24.97

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent effort but a little disapointing, 7 Jan 2010
This review is from: Strontium Dog RPG (Hardcover)
This is another setting that seems well suited to the Traveller rules system. Whilst some of the minor glitches in the Judge Dredd rules seem to have been ironed out (Mongoose have remembered that skills start at level 0 for instance), there is something a little disappointing about this book. With such a stunning selection of Strontium Dog artwork to choose from this book seems awfully light on illustrations (especially compared to the Dredd book). It's a shame, because a few more well chosen pictures would have really helped to set the tone of the setting. As it is it seems rather empty and sterile. A few bits of Traveller tech are referred to but then not detailed, which is a bit of a pain and seems a little lazy. Yes, I can look them up in the Traveller books but it would be so much handier to have them here and would not have increased the page count by very much. It's a good effort and a very welcome addition to the Mongoose Traveller range, but as so often with Mongoose, it could be better.


Sony DCCNWC1C - Car Connecting Cable For Alpha & NWZS MP3
Sony DCCNWC1C - Car Connecting Cable For Alpha & NWZS MP3
Offered by K.K. Electronics
Price: 17.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great item - solves volume problem and charges at same time, 21 Sep 2009
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A very well made Sony item. The best thing about it is as well as charging my Walkman it has a socket in the charger which connects to the AUX socket in my car stereo - there's a signal booster in the unit which means that my Walkman will now play at the same volume as my car radio. Previously when connecting from the Walkman earphone socket direct to the AUX socket I always had to turn the stereo up in order to get the correct volume - and then turn the volume back down again if I wanted to listen to the radio. If you've had this issue then this item will sort it out!


"Doctor Who": Hornets' Nest: Stuff of Nightmares v. 1 (BBC Audio)
"Doctor Who": Hornets' Nest: Stuff of Nightmares v. 1 (BBC Audio)
by Paul Magrs
Edition: Audio CD
Price: 8.16

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Suprisingly good!, 2 Sep 2009
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I was pleasantly suprised at how much I enjoyed this tale. I enjoyed both Tom Baker's and Richard Franklin's performances and found the story engaging. It had a suitably gothic feel to it that recalled Tom Baker's glory days of 75-76. Contrary to what other reviewers have said, I thought that Tom Baker's performance was nicely under-played where one might have expected him to go over the top. This is the first Dr Who spin off I've really enjoyed since the late Ian Marter's entertaining 'Harry Sullivan's War' book.


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