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Hyperdrive - Series 1 & 2 Box Set [DVD]
Hyperdrive - Series 1 & 2 Box Set [DVD]
Dvd ~ Nick Frost
Price: 5.80

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!, 7 Aug 2008
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I couldn't agree more with Max (review #2). I adore Red Dwarf and although comparisons are inevitable, Hyperdrive has a much classier feel and is far easier on the eye. In fact, so good does Hyperdrive look, it's only the comedic element that tells you this isn't a serious stab at a British sci-fi show... the make up used for the various 'aliens' encountered by the crew really is top-notch.

The cast also excell, particularly Nick Frost, who's delivery style tickles me no-end.

Take of your Red Dwarf blinkers and give this a go. You'll love it!


The Low Down [DVD]
The Low Down [DVD]
Dvd ~ Aidan Gillen
Price: 4.88

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical, 3 Nov 2007
This review is from: The Low Down [DVD] (DVD)
There are some films that disprove the theory about plot being integral; Withnail and I, Lost in Translation, Waking Life to name but a few, and The Low Down is another great example of this.

There's no need for me to describe this film - you can read the synopsis for that. The performances are great and are, essentially, all that matters. Aiden Gillen is wonderful in the lead role, capturing the slight awkwardness, hints of OCD and insecurity of his character brilliantly. But the best performace in this film comes from Kate Ashfield who plays the dreamy Ruby. Be warned, though, if you're as sloppy a male as I am, you will fall head-over-heels in love with this character. I cannot begin to dscribe how utterly scrumptious she is in this film.


World Snooker Championship 2007 (PS2)
World Snooker Championship 2007 (PS2)

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars PS2 Version negleted, 16 Jan 2007
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
I love this series and have bought every single one. 2007s version, on the ps2 at least, is very negleted. Graphically, I don't think it's quite up to par with 2005. The balls are dull, having lost their sheen and light reflections for some reason, animation is jerky and the version I had (for about an hour) had a bug that meant sound bites - such as the crowd's 'oohs' and 'ahh's' when you miss a ball - become caught in a loop that won't stop. Gameplay is also down in quality. In the 2005 version, delicate spins and stun shots were available, meaning that with a little work and thought, the player could get the cue ball to virtually any position he required (as long as the shot would be feasbale in real life, of course). In the 2007 edition, this is not quite the case. I tried to play a perfectly playable soft screw, but no matter what I did with power, ball spin or cue elevation, I couldn't get the cue ball where I wanted.

This game is buggy, negleted, graphically inferior to 2005, and saddest of all, a huge dissapointment. If you have 2005 (and don't mind playing an out of date game) then stick with it.


Smoke [DVD] [1996]
Smoke [DVD] [1996]
Dvd ~ Harvey Keitel
Offered by RX dvds **worldwide delivery available**
Price: 14.97

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you only watch one more film, make it this one!, 8 Sep 2006
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This review is from: Smoke [DVD] [1996] (DVD)
I'm going to find it very difficult to express in words how much this film means to me; not because of any deep, personal involvment, but simply becasue it is so utterly watchable. This is one of those offbeat, quirky little films that simply blows you away, without you knowing why or how exactly. Keitel and Hurt's performances are wonderfully subtle and underplayed, and I found it was the little, irrelevant things that fasinated me so - such as the way Hurt's character draws his little Dutch cigars through his lips before lighting it, and the fact that Auggie (Keitel's character), despite being a cigar connoisseur, smokes simple filter cigarettes.

This film won't appeal to all, but if you like your American films to come with a little less 'Crash, Bang, Whallop!' and a bit more intelligence, then you just have to buy this dvd.


Moleskine Pocket - Ruled Notebook
Moleskine Pocket - Ruled Notebook
Price: 7.49

12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worship its Beauty!, 10 Aug 2006
Tombrocken said in his review: "If you've seen Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, this is the notebook used in the film (but this is black instead of brown)."

No, it isn't! Another myth I'm afraid. The book/dairy used in the film is nothing more than a prop, and has no connection with Moleskine notebooks or the makers Modo & Modo, whatsoever. Apart from the one in the film being brown, it's also slightly bigger and sofbacked ... not even close to being like the ones here.

These are wonderful products, however, beautifully made and securley binded. Their size - or more precisely thier height to width ratio - is pretty much perfect. I refer to the pocket size here, which is the only type I use. Buy one and you'll be hooked!


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