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15 Storeys High : Complete BBC Series 1 & 2 [DVD]
15 Storeys High : Complete BBC Series 1 & 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sean Lock
Price: 4.50

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Little known gem, 18 Nov 2013
I found this series on Netflix and thought it was superb compared to most of the current crop of comedy, maybe not an all-time classic but it puts pish like Not Going Out and Mrs Browns Boys in the shade. Understated but quirky, I thought the episode featuring the late, great Felix Dexter in particular was worth the price to buy the boxset.


The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups
The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups
by Jon E. Lewis
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly entertaining, 3 Oct 2013
As others have said, the subjects in question are given a failry short airing but it's a nice introduction to many of the topics, especially the more obscure ones. It's all entertaining enough as long as you don't take it too seriously, but the internet illuminati won't like the fact the author is happy to debunk where appropriate. If all you want is blinkered confirmation that every conspiracy you ever heard of is true, stick to trawling the web and don't let the facts spoil a good story. There are a handful of thought provoking items in there though, I guess it can't all be twaddle.


History of Trance Euphoria - Mixed by John 00 Fleming
History of Trance Euphoria - Mixed by John 00 Fleming
Price: 7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Always helpful..., 30 Sep 2013
...to see reviews by people who've never bought the album isn't it. If you think this is too dark, stick to Ronan Keating.

As an intro to real trance this is a decent compilation, but if you want your dance really cerebral, try his psy trance euphoria compilations. Some incredible mixing on those.


The Mammoth Book of Unexplained Phenomena: From bizarre biology to inexplicable astronomy (Mammoth Books)
The Mammoth Book of Unexplained Phenomena: From bizarre biology to inexplicable astronomy (Mammoth Books)
by Roy Bainton
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.81

5.0 out of 5 stars Good holiday reading, 27 Sep 2013
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Like Mr. Bainton I'm a bit of a romantic when it comes to the unexplained, I'm generally a sceptic but nevertheless enjoy reading and speculating about such things. The author's approach is nicely balanced between healthy scepticism and being open-minded and he isn't afraid to debunk where appropriate. Overall an entertaining read and very good value at nearly 600 pages.


Paranormal Activity [DVD]
Paranormal Activity [DVD]
Dvd ~ Katie Featherston
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: 2.96

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Drivel, 9 Aug 2013
This review is from: Paranormal Activity [DVD] (DVD)
Not scary, not spooky, not interesting in any way. Hard to believe after all the hype just how bad this was, and the later films are supposedly even worse! I'm tempted to watch them to see how that could even be possible.


The Haunted Realm: Ghosts, Witches and Other Strange Tales
The Haunted Realm: Ghosts, Witches and Other Strange Tales
by Simon Marsden
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 19 Dec 2012
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This was a real joy to read, just like Simon Marsden's other books. Nobody does this kind of book quite as well as he did - the eerie photography and prose really create an atmosphere and I found the introduction by Colin Wilson particularly thought-provoking. Highly recommended if you can get hold of a copy.


PhoneShop [DVD]
PhoneShop [DVD]
Dvd ~ Martin Trenaman
Offered by themediamerchants
Price: 5.75

5 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Instantly forgettable, 2 Aug 2011
This review is from: PhoneShop [DVD] (DVD)
This might have passed as a fairly inoffensive little series if it weren't for the excessive use of Ali G-style ebonics, which, like Ali himself, wears thin after about a minute and a half. If it has any redeeming features I've never managed to watch long enough to find them. Maybe I'll try it with subtitles and the sound off.
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Chessmaster: 10th Edition (PC)
Chessmaster: 10th Edition (PC)

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ChessMaster, 2 Aug 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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This is a solid game for the beginner or the more seasoned player wanting to improve their skills. There are various tutorials and a choice between a training mode, which allows you to take back moves and spend as much time as you like on each game, and a ranked mode, where take backs are not allowed and you have a time limit (which you can still vary to your own preference). The games you play in ranked mode are used to give you an Elo rating of your own.

I particularly liked the personalised nature of the opponents you can choose. Apart from different rankings, they can be tweaked to be more attacking/defensive or whatever you prefer. Overall, this is good value and definitely recommended.


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