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Mr. S. J. Travers "Simon Travers" (Plymouth, United Kingdom)
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Norton 360 21.0 - 3 Computers, 1 Year Subscription (PC) [2014 Edition]
Norton 360 21.0 - 3 Computers, 1 Year Subscription (PC) [2014 Edition]
Offered by Shopper's Saving
Price: £65.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 25 Nov. 2014
did what i needed it to do. Cheaper than buying a direct renewal from symantec.


Owzthat! The traditional Cricket game for all weathers - basic version
Owzthat! The traditional Cricket game for all weathers - basic version
Offered by notonlybowls
Price: £7.20

5.0 out of 5 stars Love this game, 14 April 2014
To demonstrate how much I love this game, I made a song about it, based around the bowling exploits of Duke Ellington of the New York Jazz Swingers. http://youtu.be/BFCenClHxCw


Practise Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ
Practise Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ
by Eugene Peterson
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Classic for 21st century., 21 Nov. 2011
The final volume of Spiritual Theology is one of the best. A thoroughly thoughtful, hopeful survey of church life that deserves the widest readership possible.


Release the Power of Jesus
Release the Power of Jesus
by Bill Johnson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Release the power of Jesus, 21 Nov. 2011
This is a very useful and encouraging book on the subject of seeing the supernatural happening in church. Challenging but sane. Loses one star only for slight repetition in later chapters.


Parenting Children
Parenting Children
by Lindsay Melluish
Edition: Paperback
Price: £1.99

4.0 out of 5 stars parenting children, 30 May 2011
This review is from: Parenting Children (Paperback)
Lots of helpful practical advice for new parents. Would recommend to a couple who are just starting out on having a family. However, if i had to pick one christian book on parenting it would be 'Parenting is your highest calling' and 8 other myths that trap us in guilt' by Lesley Leyland Fields.


Song of Songs
Song of Songs
Price: £15.27

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars song of songs, 30 May 2011
This review is from: Song of Songs (Audio CD)
This is a little gem of a cd. Discovered it after stumbling upon the Daniel-Lesur Cantique des Cantiques on Radio 3. All the tracks on this album are settings of the Song of Songs from the Bible. You get some modern stuff and some medieval too. I'm not an expert but i love it when you get tracks where through the harmonies a clear message like 'love stronger than death' breaks through. The singing is good quality and so it the production. Can't recommend highly enough.


The '59 Sound
The '59 Sound
Offered by Sent2u
Price: £5.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Gaslight Anthem Rock, 30 April 2009
This review is from: The '59 Sound (Audio CD)
The 59 sound is a great first album. Its in a similar field to the Hold Steady using Springsteen-ian lyrics put to Pixies style dynamic rock.
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The Matrix Revolutions [DVD] [2003]
The Matrix Revolutions [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Keanu Reeves|Carrie-Anne Moss|Laurence Fishburne
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £1.43

33 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hello, my name is Simon and I liked Matrix Revolutions, 15 Feb. 2004
I liked Matrix Revolutions. I can see why everyone points to all the flaws in it, and there are some, but I watched it twice at the cinema and liked it both times.
Of course, you have to love the spectacle of the thing and the special effects were innovative and cool, if not virtual-cinema-cant-see-the-joins-tastic.
But the film makes sense, you just have to work at it. The centre for me of this film is to do with quadratic equations. Sums that give a positive and negative answers and add up to 0. (some might say a fitting damnation of m.r.) But that's how the film works for me. Its about how neo and smith and the oracle and architect are equal balancing forces in quadratic equations, like the architect and the oracle explain.
See, the thing is that the people who don't understand the matrix haven't been listening. Everything that happens within Revolutions has its explanation in Reloaded or the original film. But... Revolutions is 'Unfortunately, nobody can be shown what the matrix is, you have to see it for yourself.' writ large. This makes the film v. annoying for some. It makes it a $300 million budgeted cult movie, but it does have its own internal logic.
And it does progress the ideas that the first 2 films explore. In the first 2 films, the key question seems to be do we have choice. In Revolutions, the answer is yes, of course you do, but are you prepared to pay the cost of choice. For evidence, look at Trinity in this film, she chooses again and again to do anything for neo and it costs her life. In this perspective, even the change of the oracle fits thematically.
These films force me to think. Yes, they are sci-fi fluff, but they ask serious questions about our lives too. And they are like no other film out there in their determination to make the audience do the donkey work, not spell out every last easy detail. Like I said, everything in Revolutions has its explanation in the Matrix or Reloaded but you are forced to pay attention, otherwise you end up being frustrated at how much the films suck because they refuse to do what films are meant to do, namely, be obvious.


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