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Dream House (+ UV Digital Copy) [DVD] [2011]
Dream House (+ UV Digital Copy) [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Daniel Craig
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £7.98

3.0 out of 5 stars Workmanlike perhaps, but a decent enough 95 minutes of your time...., 30 Mar. 2015
No way near as bad as some people would have you think. The three leads
are all very watchable, it's shot lovingly, and there is some
interesting ideas ( even if they don't all work out, and it loses its
way at the end). Most of the films problems came from studio
interference, so much so the director tried to disown the film, and
Craig and Weisz refused to promote it. The one or two disjointed scenes, and the very melodramatic ending, all point towards the studios heavy handedness. That being said, there's enough of the original directors vision here to enjoy, and Craig does pretty well in most scenes he's in.
Not great by any means, but very watchable.

Number Of The Beast TP
Number Of The Beast TP
by Karl Story
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Great premise, but poor execution...., 5 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: Number Of The Beast TP (Paperback)
A very so-so effort. If you are unfamiliar with the Wildstorm Universe a lot of the exposition will go straight over your head ( I am familiar with it and am still a little non-plussed). The main premise of the book is very promising, and the characters, although just typical archetypes ( the magician, the superman, the mechanical man, shrinking character etc) are actually quite interesting. After a decent start, by the midway point the story loses its way and starts to get both too silly and too clever for its own good.
Would I recommend? Not particularly. The art is consistently good throughout, and it's a brisk read, but on balance for completists only.

The Last Days of Animal Man
The Last Days of Animal Man
by Gerry Conway
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars just a different 'Animal'...., 30 July 2011
Have to disagree with the previous review. Comics have always been built on interpretation and creative freedom. Grant Morrisons run was excellent, and highly recommended, but was very much a product of its late 80's, early 90's time.
This collection is just a nice, well written, well drawn, out of continuity self contained story.
Gerry Conway is a legendary writer who has been in the world of tv writing for many years, and this is his first comic work for a long time (I think!). It is a little 'old fashioned' only in that Buddy is happily married, happy at work,and San Diego loves him. Whats wrong with that?
I had as much enjoyment reading this as the Morrison issues, and would happily recommend both.

Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War v.1
Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War v.1
by Geoff Johns
Edition: Paperback

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Smell of Fear..., 24 Mar. 2010
Outstanding collection. This is how 'widescreen' comics should be done. Well written, detailed yet grandiose art, strong characters, and genuine cliffhangers at the end of each chapter.
And just to make you aware this is a war, characters die in a matter of fact way.
Highly recommended.

Driver: Parallel Lines (PS2)
Driver: Parallel Lines (PS2)
Offered by media-4-u
Price: £12.99

3.0 out of 5 stars This will Driver you crazy...., 19 Mar. 2010
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
I really wanted to like this.It has its moments. I like the fact the game is set in 2 time era's; I like the plot;I like the cut-scenes; decent music. Unfortunately, the terrible, glitchy gameplay just destroys any good will you have. Many times you will fail a mission not through bad play, but because of some random glitch; often missions are semi-ridiculous, because of the sheer number of cars on the road.

The game just stops being fun, and it became a chore to finish. The missions are very boring overall, very samey, and although its an open world, you can'd do anything. No buildings to enter, people to interact with. You just drive and do your missions.

I completed it with a huge sigh of relief, and will not be going back any time soon. Start at your own peril!

DC Direct - Watchmen The Movie Bust Rorschach
DC Direct - Watchmen The Movie Bust Rorschach

5.0 out of 5 stars Who watched the Watchmen statues...., 17 Feb. 2010
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This is a fantastic sculpt, based on Rorschach from the film Watchmen (as opposed to his comic version). Limited in numbers, with the exact number on the base, this is a fantastic piece. Great level of detail, very heavy and solid, and truly impressive on display.

If you are a fan, well worth buying

Offered by media-4-u
Price: £4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars You should be gunning for this..., 6 Feb. 2010
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: GUN (PS2) (Video Game)
This game was indeed a bit of a surprise. I love Grand Theft Auto games, and tend to buy the clones to keep me going; Gun looked like one, so I bought it. It does have quite a few similarities to GTA,but is definitely its own animal.

As has been said, the game is a little short. The main story mission is very engaging, but you wish it it had taken longer to flesh out. You will enjoy what there is though. The side missions are a bit repetitive, but I ended up doing them all to get the 100%. Visually, the game is very good, the voice work is actually also very good, and the music gives the game a nice atmospheric western feel.

I would recommend this game, as it is definitely worth playing, but I would hope to see Gun 2 one day, on the PS3, as a much larger and expansive game.

Bully Official Strategy Guide (Official Strategy Guides (Bradygames))
Bully Official Strategy Guide (Official Strategy Guides (Bradygames))
by BradyGames
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable to get 100% completion..., 24 Mar. 2009
This is a fantastic guide, and well worth the money if you want to achieve 100% completion, and find various hidden extras and secrets. Well laid out, lots of pictures, maps, and info.
I used this, a LOT!

If you love the game, get this.

Canis Canem Edit - Bully (PS2)
Canis Canem Edit - Bully (PS2)

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not GTA Lite, GTA right!!, 24 Mar. 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Canis Canem Edit, or Bully, is a fantastic game. Although the missions are relatively easy, the amount of missions, their scope and variety still make it a lot of fun. I was engrossed in this game, and played all the main missions, side missions, extras etc, of which there are plenty.
The world of Bullworth and the surrounding area is well thought out, and the attention to detail is stunning; you enjoy just walking around...
The game also does a good job of fleshing out the characters, unusual for most games, and you know the personalities of them; it also has excellent voice work and a great soundtrack.
Pretty near to game perfection in my eyes, and for the price its at now, are you nuts!! go buy...NOW!

Semi-Pro [DVD]
Semi-Pro [DVD]
Dvd ~ Will Ferrell
Price: £2.69

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars You may love this sexy......., 18 July 2008
This review is from: Semi-Pro [DVD] (DVD)
This film is funnier than I thought it would be, but is not quite one of Ferrells best. I really enjoyed the 70's vibe, which they captured perfectly, and loved Ferrell and the cast mugging for all they were worth. Yes the plot is formulaic, sometimes stupid, and Maura Tierney is criminally under-used,but the film has a lot of heart, laughs at itself, is feel-good, and has enough laugh out loud moments to justify a night in watching it.
The theme tune is fantastic, too........!!

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