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End of Watch [DVD] [2012]
End of Watch [DVD] [2012]
Dvd ~ Jake Gyllenhaal
Price: 2.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Realistic but flawed plot., 1 Dec 2013
This review is from: End of Watch [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
For three years I worked as a producer on reality police TV series and spent more days and nights than I can count hanging out with police officers. End of Watch gets the tone and the way the police interact with each other absolutely bang on in a way that I've rarely seen in TV and film. The scenes between Gyllenhaal and Pena are electric and they are really well characterised with family / other halves etc (though Anna Kendrick is underused). Unfortunately the plot is just basic action film fodder which is a shame when you see how much effort they've clearly put into making the police officers themselves so realistic. The film also suggests that everything is being filmed by the characters themselves (which doesn't always make sense) but then intermittently abandons that technique when it becomes too difficult which feels a bit confusing to watch. Overall it's worth watching just for the cop banter though.
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Killing Floor: (Jack Reacher 1)
Killing Floor: (Jack Reacher 1)
by Lee Child
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.50

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nonsense, 10 Nov 2012
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I had really high hopes for this book having heard so many good things and with a film being made. Unfortunately it just fails to deliver. Reacher, like all the characters he meets, is completely one-dimensional, the writing is lazy and the plot (such as it is) is driven mostly by appalling coincidences (there is a passage in which Reacher is laid-up in a field spying on someone and a tramp just walks up to him and gives him vital information then walks away again). Other characters switch sides inexplicably and the ending is signposted miles in advance. Absolute bilge.


Contagion [DVD + UV Copy] [2012]
Contagion [DVD + UV Copy] [2012]
Dvd ~ Matt Damon
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Price: 3.80

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Contagi-NO, 28 Jun 2012
Saw this at the cinema and thought it was woeful. Terribly paced and bloated with unnecessary story strands and characters, about whom it is impossible to care. The same plodding, cold air afflicted his next film (Haywire) as well. Avoid.


Kidnapped
Kidnapped
by Colin Freeman
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.39

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 30 Oct 2011
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This review is from: Kidnapped (Paperback)
Colin Freeman's excellent account of his time as a hostage in Somalia is a gripping tale, cleverly interspersed with fragments of history and insight into a country about which comparatively little has been written and whose situation is poorly understood in the west. Accessible and reasonably short. Certainly recommended.


Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail and Why We Believe them Anyway
Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail and Why We Believe them Anyway
by Dan Gardner
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.59

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but dry, 30 Oct 2011
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I came to this book having read Dan Gardner's excellent previous one, Risk. The purpose of this one is to explain that the so called "experts" who occupy most of the space in mainstream media are very seldom right, despite their claims to be so. This is basically because the commentators attractive to news editors are the ones who can express neatly packaged certain, dogmatic, opinions because they don't deviate from their own overarching theory about their topic - and are therefore often wrong. The more considered experts, who are only willing to give much broader, qualified (i.e. boring) views are shunted to the sidelines. And, as other reviewers have said, while that point is both interesting and important, it can be summed up fairly quickly and isn't really all that surprising. So in the end, the book is left making that same point again and again in different ways with pages and pages of very dry examples. As a consequence its modest 268 pages feel like very heavy weather indeed and while the concept is fascinating, it just isn't fuel enough for a whole book. The subject is, if anything, more a footnote to the broader issue of the pre-packaging of news.
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Samsung Q330 13.3-inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, DVD Super Multi DL, Bluetooth 3.0, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium)
Samsung Q330 13.3-inch Laptop (Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz, 3 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, DVD Super Multi DL, Bluetooth 3.0, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium)

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb little machine, 31 Oct 2010
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Great little laptop. Fast and light with good battery life. Only niggles are the amount of bloatware which you have to remove and, because the optical drive forms part of the casing, you have to be careful not to pick up the laptop by that area while a disc is in. Otherwise all good. Recommended.


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