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4.0 out of 5 stars Only one quibble, 13 May 2014
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The case is well made and fits nicely. The magnetic clasp works well and the viewing stand is a nice additional feature. The only flaw is that light from the camera flash bounces off the edges of the case cutout and into the lens so you'll get flash bleed if the phone is in the case. (Note that this is not the common flash bleed problem inherent to the phone itself - without the case my phone does not suffer from this after I applied the marker pen "fix".)


VicTsing Black Magnetic Charger Charging Adapter Converter for Sony Xperia Z1 L39H Z Ultra XL39h
VicTsing Black Magnetic Charger Charging Adapter Converter for Sony Xperia Z1 L39H Z Ultra XL39h
Offered by VICTECH
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 13 May 2014
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Perfect for what I need it for, which is overnight charging on a bedside table without the need to open up the waterproof flap. It also lets me charge my phone without removing it from its case, unlike the official DK32 magnetic charging dock. The magnet is strong enough for my needs but if you pick your phone up or move it around it will probably disengage. Not a problem for me but might be for some others.


American Psycho (Picador 40th Anniversary Edition) (Picador 10th Anniversary Editn)
American Psycho (Picador 40th Anniversary Edition) (Picador 10th Anniversary Editn)
Price: £3.59

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Kindle edition, 9 April 2012
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The book itself is excellent but I doubt if the Kindle edition was actually proof-read. There are quite a lot of minor typographical errors which are a distraction, as well as half a sentence in the "Killing Dog" chapter which has somehow ended up being transplanted into the wrong paragraph, destroying the flow completely. These errors are not present in my old Picador print edition.


Dean Spanley [DVD]
Dean Spanley [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jeremy Northam
Price: £3.87

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great performances, 28 Jun 2009
This review is from: Dean Spanley [DVD] (DVD)
A beautifully made film with an interesting premise and an excellent cast (especially Peter O'Toole) which is let down by the fact that nothing much actually happens in it. The later plot developments are telegraphed well ahead of time so there are no real surprises. The performances are what kept me interested, not the storyline.


The Illusionist [DVD]
The Illusionist [DVD]
Dvd ~ Edward Norton
Price: £3.20

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too obvious, 6 Jun 2009
This review is from: The Illusionist [DVD] (DVD)
This might have been OK if the plot twist hadn't been as plain as the balls on a dog. Also included is a patronising "this is how it happened" montage at the end for the hard of understanding.


Sunshine [DVD] [2007]
Sunshine [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Cillian Murphy
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.96

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Crispy Duck, 26 May 2009
This review is from: Sunshine [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
Sunshine started off as an interesting study of space crew psychology, coupled with some stunning special effects. However, as the film progressed the narrative devices got ever more ridiculous. The logic was flawed, the science bits were just silly and for a craft that is supposed to be flying into the face of the sun it really has far too many design flaws which are really only there to drive the plot (yes, I know it's science FICTION, but still...) After the first two-thirds of the film Danny Boyle tries to go all 2001 on us and attempts to ask questions about the nature of existence and the presence (or lack) of a god. Instead what we end up with is the remaining crew being hunted down by a deep-fried crispy nutbag with a superiority complex.


Lost Highway (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1997]
Lost Highway (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1997]
Dvd ~ Bill Pullman
Offered by WorldCinema
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars No escape, 17 May 2009
This is probably my favourite Lynch film. It has plenty of his usual directorial flourishes and also a killer soundtrack. Typical Lynchian imagery abounds and once you work out what the hell is going on you'll want to watch it again and again to explore all the nuances of Fred's never-ending attempt to escape from the truth.


Fantastic Four - Rise Of The Silver Surfer [2007] [DVD]
Fantastic Four - Rise Of The Silver Surfer [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ioan Gruffudd
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £2.98

1.0 out of 5 stars Dull, 6 May 2009
I quite enjoyed the first Fantastic Four film although it was nothing special. This sequel however is a bit of a steaming plop. There are too many 'comedy' moments (e.g. Reed Richards' disco dancing, Stan Lee's cringeworthy cameo) and not enough actual plot. Jessica Alba is again miscast as Sue Storm and her performance is wooden (as always). Disappointingly, Galactus remains off-camera throughout the film with only hints of his true form shown, no doubt to be fully revealed in another sub-standard installment of this series.


The Color Of Money [DVD] [1987]
The Color Of Money [DVD] [1987]
Dvd ~ Paul Newman
Price: £3.98

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable sequel, 5 May 2009
Best watched immediately after the superior 'The Hustler'. Newman and Cruise are both good in this (Cruise doing his signature 'arrogant & annoying' shtick). The plot is so-so but it's good to get another chapter from Fast Eddie Felson's life.


Flightplan [DVD] [2006]
Flightplan [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Jodie Foster
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £2.77

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Implausible, 30 April 2009
This review is from: Flightplan [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
A great performance from Jodie Foster isn't quite enough to elevate this average thriller.The plot build-up is nice and tense but when the truth is revealed it's just all so unbelievable.


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