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MX Player
MX Player

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Should work perfectly, 15 Dec 2012
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This review is from: MX Player (App)
I have used. Mx player on other devices and it works perfectly. The version on this app store barely works at all. So I side loaded Mx player from another source and to my surprise it works perfectly on my 2nd gen Kindle Fire. This is still the best video player around. Just not the version available here.
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The Last Seven [DVD]
The Last Seven [DVD]
Dvd ~ Danny Dyer
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: 4.61

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful!, 7 Sep 2010
This review is from: The Last Seven [DVD] (DVD)
For every decent British film, there's 2 or 3 bad ones usually starring Danny Dyer, the guy does have a few decent films in his back catalogue but this isn't one of em. This is hardly a starring vechicle for Dyer though as he has about 3 minutes screen time maximum. The film starts off resaonably recycling the London desertion scenes from 28 Days later, but quickly descends into tedium with some of the most atrocious perfomances I have seen a british film in a long time with the exception of one young female character, the rest of the cast would struggle in the local amateur dramatics club. In short British film at its worst.

Lost - Series 1 - Complete [Blu-ray]
Lost - Series 1 - Complete [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Josh Holloway
Offered by EagleDVD
Price: 12.26

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stick with it!, 28 May 2009
I started watching Lost a few years ago when it first aired on Channel 4, but after about 15 episodes I found myself quickly losing interest in it. It felt like the writers where just piling on question mark after question mark with no real clue as to how they would tie it all up and subsequently stopped watching it. After a Lost addicted work colleague kept urging me to go back it I decided I'd give it another try. I'm so glad I did as I am now totally converted. True the first season is a little slow in places but the subsequent seasons have proved extremely rewarding with fantastic twists, great characters and a brilliantly conceived plot. Along with 24 a truly groundbreaking series almost too good for TV! Only four stars for this one but as it just keeps getting better Five for the series qas a whole. A Must!

24: Season Seven DVD Collection [DVD]
24: Season Seven DVD Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kiefer Sutherland
Price: 10.00

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 24 Redeemed?, 21 May 2009
It was pretty much universally agreed that season 6 was a poor entry by critics, fans and even the makers of the show. So the question was could 24 recapture the magic of earlier seasons? Having just seen the season finale my answer would be.. yes to some extent. The move to Washington D.C was certainly a wise decision as this immediately gives this season a fresh look and allows for far more interaction between those in the corridors of power and Jack and Co rather than soaring mobile phone bills. One of the problems most evident last season was that its become difficult to the for the writers to come up with new scenarios that aren't just minor alterations to plotlines from previous seasons. It cannot be said this season totally avoids this but it definitely feels like the writers have made more effort to give things a fresher perspective.

The new additions to the cast are excellent special mention going to Agents Ross and Renee and the new female president Alison Taylor who is infinitely better than Wayne Palmer from last season who just seemed to speak more quietly and deeply to purvey the fact he was the world's most powerful man. Its not perfect but the first 12-13 episodes climax with a gripping conclusion to the first half. The second half doesn't quite live up to the standards of the first and definitely sags for 4-5 episodes in the last third. The finale it has to be said though is excellent if a little implausible (as always in 24) and puts the season in the top three along with seasons one and five. There seems to be a bit of a 'Star Trek' pattern evolving in 24 (Good season-Average Season) so lets hope they can break that curse for the finale next year as there is some good set-ups this season for Season 8. All in all 24 back on form!

The Lookout [DVD]
The Lookout [DVD]
Dvd ~ Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Price: 15.99

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Surprise, 29 April 2008
This review is from: The Lookout [DVD] (DVD)
This is an underseen little gem of a movie reminiscent of Memento and A Simple Plan and I would say any fan of either of those movies will find this well worth ninety or so minutes of their time. A very low key and unusual heist movie that builds to an engrossing climax this certainly deserves to be seen by more people. Joseph Gordon-Levitt looking uncannily like the late Heath Ledger in some scenes is definitely a star in the making. Glad I didn't miss this one!

The Bourne Ultimatum [DVD] [2007]
The Bourne Ultimatum [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Matt Damon
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 2.75

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I must be missing something?, 1 Mar 2008
As a big fan of the first movie, I looked forward to Supremacy and was ultimately dissappointed which is often the way with the second movie in a planned trilogy. So to Ultimatum, almost universally glowing reviews this can't fail right. Well it was an ok movie but despite all the explosive action pretty threadbare plotwise. It was established in the first movie that Bourne was an elite assassin for a shadowy section of the CIA so the concluision really didn't offer anything revalatory or interesting. The Borune Identity was a tight movie and I really didn't need to see two more movies that only resolved something that was pretty much known in the very first movie. Both sequels were ultimately pointless save a few interesting action sequences really cant see why everyone is so blown away by this one more of the same only progressively less interesting.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)
Offered by A5Technology
Price: 13.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game but room for improvement, 11 Feb 2008
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This is by far the best looking game I've played on any platform and looks set to become a great franchise. While being a very good game though apart from its visuals it didn't blow me away. The puzzles are a little unimaginative and the platform elements of the game are pretty simplistic requiring little skill or timing. The combat system also while good could do with being refined a little and the endless waves of baddies do become a little tiresome and it does become a bit repetitive. On the plus side though aside from the graphics the presentation of the game is flawless, very cinematic and the characters and story are very engaging. If naughty dog develop the gameplay a little in the next one then Drake can be considered the PS3's first blockbuster franchise to rival Tomb Raider.

Open Range [DVD] [2004]
Open Range [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Kevin Costner
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: 2.96

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Costner Redeemed, 9 Feb 2008
This review is from: Open Range [DVD] [2004] (DVD)
Old Kev has starred is some chaff over the years along with the odd belter but here takes second billing to Robert Duvall and the film is far better for it. Both performances are spot-on as is Annette Bening who I've never cared for much in this classy and authentic western. While certainly not action packed the film is highly enganging with some gorgeous cinematography and deft direction from Costner. In short a superbly crafted old fashioned western with great perfomances and a great story, Highly recommended.
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ATMT STORM 20GB MP3 Player - White
ATMT STORM 20GB MP3 Player - White

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who needs an ipod?, 8 Feb 2006
While I have to admit the ipod has the looks and some nice functionality it feels flimsy and easy to break. The ATMT Storm on the other hand has a more sturdy feel to it and while a little larger is certainly not unattarctive. Having used both the 2gb ipod nano and this I can confidently say that the difference in sound quality is neglible and this boasts a whopping 20gbs of space for £30 less than the ipod nano. This also boasts a mains charger so you are not reliant on your pc for recharging and both battery life and charge time are good. The only aspects where I think the ipod wins out are obviously looks and the fact that it is a little faster to navigate with Apple's click wheel. At just over £100 this is an absolute bargain I was hesitant about purchasing but gave it a whirl and I'm delighted with it.

Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 4.86

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coldplay's OK Computer, 14 Jan 2006
This review is from: X&Y (Audio CD)
Ignore the nay sayers pulling this album to pieces its certainly their best yet. It really irritates me when a band becomes hugely popular the way everyone seems to want to bash what they do. If Coldplay were a struggling band this album would be heralded as the eight wonder of the world. Ignore the negative criticism.

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