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The Temporal Void: The Void trilogy: Book Two
The Temporal Void: The Void trilogy: Book Two
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another great chapter, 19 Nov 2014
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This is the second of the 'void' trilogy and, if possible, is even better than the first.

It's a huge story full of memorable characters from past books and more new ones. The scope is huge, the storytelling is truly imaginative. Can't wait to read part 3


Escape Plan
Escape Plan
Dvd
Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin., 6 Nov 2014
This review is from: Escape Plan (Amazon Instant Video)
If you are the type of person who would put this film on then you are the type to enjoy it. It does exactly what it says on the tin. It is enjoyable knock about fun - completely illogical and silly, and slightly too long. However, with two veterans of the genre together you can't really go wrong. Sly is the straight man, Arnie is the funny wise-ass side-kick.


The Woody Allen Collection [DVD] (1971)
The Woody Allen Collection [DVD] (1971)
Dvd ~ Woody Allen
Offered by filmrollen
Price: £32.27

5.0 out of 5 stars Great box set of a brilliant filmmaker, 4 Jun 2014
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Not much to say about Woody Allen, you either love him or... you know. This boxset features 20 of his films around perhaps his most potent period.

There are two films to a case but no extras (apart from trailers) which is a pity but, for the price you pay, you shouldn't expect much more.

Of the films my favourites are Annie Hall, Purple Rose of Cairo and Crimes & Misdemeanors although there is not a dud present.


Aliens V Predator: The Great Film Franchises
Aliens V Predator: The Great Film Franchises

1.0 out of 5 stars Don't know what they're talking about., 19 April 2014
I must admit I gave up on this book after the first page. I was hoping for something fun and informative yet the writer obviously doesn't know much about films.

The first entry is about Predator (not they greatest of franchises but we'll let that slide) which according to the author was Arnold Schwarzenegger' s first film and the franchise that brought him fame, not The Terminator which was made 3 years earlier, or Conan which was made before that!

If the author can't even get this right what hope is there for the rest of the book.

A waste of time, money and effort.


SILENT MOVIES: Films, Stars and Directors that Shaped the Film Industry.
SILENT MOVIES: Films, Stars and Directors that Shaped the Film Industry.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A skip across history - no more., 3 Nov 2013
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I was really hoping for something good here. I have an affection for silent films but there does seem to be a shortage of Kindle books about the period sold at a reasonable price. Could this be the one I was looking for?

Sadly no.

This is not a detailed analysis or history of the first 35 years of cinema's history. It is a pebble skipping across the surface.

We are told, for example, that The Lost World was 'one of the only silent films to feature Product placement' but are not told what it was and what, if any, impact it had. Why was it not used elsewhere?

Apparently Birth of a Nation was condemned 'by many Americans' but offers no detailed reason. under the Directors section there is no mention of Fritz Lang making Metroplis!!!!

These are a few examples of a book, written by an enthusiast but not a scholar and because of this I cannot recommend it.


100 Nights in the Dark: A Collection of Contemporary Film Reviews and Essays
100 Nights in the Dark: A Collection of Contemporary Film Reviews and Essays
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dull Movies, what's the point, 6 Feb 2013
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I bought this book because I love the cinema and I love movies, I get excited with anticipation at the mere thought of reading a good article or essay on film. There are many great movies out there and there are a lot of great insightful, writing on movies that are not so great. Revelations on why a certain film worked and others didn't, psychoanalytical deconstructions, readings on sociopolitical aspects, and many more. And of course, certain films are just fun to relive through the medium of pen and paper.

This book has none of these. There is no overarching thread to hold the reviews together, no theme used to approach the films other than straightforward reviews. And as reviews they are fine, however there is one element which is glaring and very disappointing - the movies chosen are just so dull!

We start with Rocky and Bullwinkle (which apparently is great American cinema), we move to such classics as 'Analyse This', Babe: Pig in the City, Dead Man on Campus and many more. Oh so many more. The period covered did produce some very interesting films but they don't seem to be included here. It is as if Joe Barlow just goes to the cinema every now and then and writes about them.

If this is the case, kudos for taking the time to write up his thoughts but he needs to develop better taste, as what is revealed here is a distinct lack.

Sorry but to some up I must use one word: Dull.


Déjà Vu (The Saskia Brandt Series Book One)
Déjà Vu (The Saskia Brandt Series Book One)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Cracking Thriller, 1 Sep 2011
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This is one of those 'exactly what it says on the tin' kind of books. It's not high art, I'm afraid it's not the most memorable of books. What is is a a cracking read which ticks every box.

Recommended.


Thoughts on The Promise and Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Thoughts on The Promise and Darkness On The Edge Of Town

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it's the boss, 23 Oct 2010
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Ok, so there are no startling revelations, it is just two short essays, nothing more.

But lets put this in perspective - it' Bruce Springsteen AND IT'S FREE!

Download it, enjoy it for what it is and wait for the Promise to come out!


King Of The Blues Guitar (US Release)
King Of The Blues Guitar (US Release)
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Album, Terrible Sound, 9 Aug 2010
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I agree with many of the other reviewers - you can't beat this king for music. Except when the sound quality is this bad. The Guitar is great if a little flat but it really falls down on vocals. Sometimes they so like they were recorded underwater. It's a pity.


Move
Move

4.0 out of 5 stars How come no one knows about this albm, 18 Mar 2010
This review is from: Move (Audio CD)
I bought this album when i first came out based on one review in a blues mag. They waxed lyrical about it so much I thought I would spend my money.

What I got was a real treat. The music is great, Lucky's voice is deep and perfectly suits the material. The guitar is prominent without ever being overbaring and the songs are excellent. Blues with a really funky edge.

A suprising highlight is the cover of Prince's Purple Rain - I was never the biggest fan of that song but here it sounds great and suits Lucky's unique tones.

I am so amazed people haven't been shouting out loud abot it. A great buy.


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