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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Limited Edition with Comic Booklet (Amazon.co.uk Exclusive) [Blu-ray] [2014]
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Limited Edition with Comic Booklet (Amazon.co.uk Exclusive) [Blu-ray] [2014]
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Cobweb-man, 13 Sept. 2014
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Treading water or sinking? Spider-man will eat himself soon. Or will it be a remake of him eating himself. I don't see what good this does anyone. Remaking parts of a story and throwing in bits of new and old characters, changing bits at whim. Do we really want to play spot the baddy? Oh and how have they remade that costume? Was't it this or that before? Spot the difference on a million dollar budget? Huh, money can be better spent. The comics got trapped in the re-boot syndrome and now the movies have. Same old Spidey If you want to entertain us take us somewhere new please. [Thankfully we have the Avengers and GOTG]


The Causal Angel (Jean le Flambeur Book 2)
The Causal Angel (Jean le Flambeur Book 2)
Price: £6.49

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Casual gobbledegeek, 11 Aug. 2014
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There is a difficulty with unfettered imagination - it produces formless and incoherent rambles - but it can also be easily subject to outside influences and unless scrutinised closely it is not actually imagination but devolves into reproduction of memory. If you like sub-Matrix meanderings with a side order of missing to make the reading experience then this is for you. Labyrinthine plotting, fractured states, incomplete characters, vague context, subjective irreality - if that interests you read on.


Annihilation (The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1)
Annihilation (The Southern Reach Trilogy, Book 1)
Price: £2.07

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars zone out, 19 Mar. 2014
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Reminiscent of many other works and hauntingly familiar. But I am not happy with this trend of stretching works out over multiple publications. It didn't catch my attention enough and the strangeness was not contrasted so I did find it tedious even though it was not a long book. I will stick and not pursue the other sections.


Chronicle: Extended Edition (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) [Region Free]
Chronicle: Extended Edition (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Michael B. Jordan
Price: £13.22

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Digital Schmidgital, 10 July 2012
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Beware of the Digital Copy sell on this product. There can be delays getting the foxdigitalcopy.com/uk/go site to respond. If you are an iTunes/Mac user then make sure you make a note of the new code fox digitalcopy supplies on it's website and insert that code into the redeem field in iTunes otherwise you may be asked to insert a Digital Copy DVD in your drive to complete the process of downloading the digital copy but of course there is only a BluRay disc in the pack...
Otherwise it's great!


Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II

0 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars non-prescription, 2 Jun. 2012
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you either slow down, drop out [or something], tune in and meld with this or you will acknowledge someone has actually managed to recreate to perfection waiting for the dentist whilst the receptionist scrapes her nails across a blackboard without using that scraping noise. If you like out-takes from Neil Young's studio, without any words, devoid of song structure, played back at a slow speed this is for you. Personally, I listen to it if I want to do something I hate, like cleaning and dusting.
You have to admire the fact that someone can take some old riffs, play them at Step One learning the chord speeds [oh where do I go next, Oh Up there!] and play them back really slow. I think my computer has been hacked and someone has rewired my 70's takes.
Really, Bill Frisell would be really proud.
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Fantastic Four Masterworks Vol. 5
Fantastic Four Masterworks Vol. 5
by Stan Lee
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous, 9 July 2011
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The recent Marvel films triggered a few "I don't remember that!" moments for me. Having sold my comics in the late 70's I thought this edition would help me check some of the classic story lines and plot twists. The CGI costs and the limited length of time for the drama to enfold cause the films to be created as 'complete' stories. These comics give you a sense of the cliff-hanging nature of the story lines [and how sexual politics have changed].
These comics can be quite startling in how they convey a story so deftly with a few panels and speech bubbles and even more startlingly consumed very, very quickly. Can you imagine having to wait a month for each instalment? The bumper sized annuals were eagerly anticipated as they lasted much longer and generally had some big event in them.

The only thing I couldn't get on with is the glossy paper used throughout the book. It would have been a good touch to retain the contrast between the glossy covers and pulp paper story pages so that each comic edition stood apart.

But these editions contain some of the most attractive characters, some of the biggest moments in FF history and throw in just about every baddie the FF came up against, including the biggest and also the lamest. I realise why the films have been entirely re-written - there is no way even today's audiences could take it all in. Excelsior!


Marcher
Marcher
by Chris Beckett
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 5/10 spelling - see me, 9 July 2011
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This review is from: Marcher (Mass Market Paperback)
Much of modern SF, despite it's Galaxy spanning outlook, futuristic technology, big bangs and 'raygoons' is pretty toneless, grey and single-voiced as far as characterisation goes. I'd just read a stretch of books where, despite it's Galaxy spanning etc., it was just one voice and one character - undifferentiated miasma. Chris Beckett rains on that parade of pap and leaves a clear, sparkling fresh outlook. Discrete and complex characters inhabit a detailed believable world which has a disconcerting familiarity. The story and set up is reminiscent of the High 'C's of classic SF - Cowper, Clarke, Cooper, Coney, Compton, and dare one say it, of Big John Brunner - but it is a modern world coloured richly by the writer's background.
HOWEVER the whole experience is destroyed by the lack of text editing - sentences nonsense ; guess the 'world' competitions; is that man extra letter; is hat a letter short? I gave up recording the copy blunders after about a hundred pages. HOW did this get to press? It's a shame.
Although it is an interesting read with some unique, funny and intense moments I recommend you wait to see if it is ever published again and the publisher puts "Special corrected proof edition" on the cover.


In The Labyrinth
In The Labyrinth

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Vibrations, 15 Sept. 2009
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This review is from: In The Labyrinth (Audio CD)
Josephine Oniyama has a voice. She has dabbled with quirks along the way but this EP, In The Labyrinth, marks a change to a more rounded and mature presence. She has a tight band working with her creating a mixture of feelings, but not just running along behind the voice, they contribute to a complex sound and a range of colours. She can be wistful, wicked and witty. She gives out some catchiness as well. It is difficult to categorise the music - it is of a pop character but there is a jazzy feel and a hint of the more musical rock artists creating for their own feeling, which we can enjoy just as much. This is a rare little gem of an artist developing and moving on, getting better all the time. Listen and spread the word!


Retribution Falls: Tales of the Ketty Jay (Tales of the Ketty Jay 1)
Retribution Falls: Tales of the Ketty Jay (Tales of the Ketty Jay 1)
by Chris Wooding
Edition: Paperback

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sky Opera, 15 Sept. 2009
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If you want to know what Joss Whedon was dreaming after Firefly was cancelled then pick up a copy of Retribution Falls. Chris Wooding seems to be able to channel good paced action, with interesting characters in unusual situations and circumstances with a slight twist that brings something new to the genre. If you can relate to the heritage left by Fritz Leiber and the little gems of Barry Hughart and don't mind the 'adult' view of Phillip Pullman in your fantasy-cum-science fiction then Retribution Falls will really make you happy.
I could go on. In fact Chris Wooding could have gone on and made an eight book marathon. But he didn't and he's made something complex but accessible and an enjoyable romp.


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