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Bayonetta (PS3)
Bayonetta (PS3)
Offered by Game Dealz
Price: 10.18

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost too much, 7 Feb 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Bayonetta (PS3) (Video Game)
This is, frankly, hilarious. You already know the score; cartoon sexy witch in glasses torturing angels to death with her hair. So much takes place onscreen at once that it's easy to get completely distracted, but this is fantastic. Come on, I just killed a giant King Kong style angel beast with a bazooka that looked like a trombone. If you can dig why that's amazing, this is the game.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
Offered by Game Dealz
Price: 7.80

1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as they've told you..., 23 Jan 2010
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
I've been looking forward to playing this for a long time! didn't really live up to expectations. Graphically, it's astonishing, don't get me wrong; one of the most visually impressive games I've ever seen. However, the gameplay and controls don't seem to have evolved since the original Tomb Raider, to which this is inevitably going to get compared. The same jumps, the same dodgy camera...I've probably become too used to a more fluid system (Batman: Arkham Asylum shows exactly how this should be done) but I found the game irritating and, at times, actively unfair to the player. Enemy AI triggers are annoying (early on there's a sequence which quickly becomes impossible unless you take down some guards in exactly the 'correct' sequence; MGS was ten years back, people).

Overall, it's impressive technically and I will persevere with it...just don't assume that it's the holy grail of gaming, as some reviews suggest!
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Inland Empire [DVD] [2007]
Inland Empire [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Laura Dern
Price: 14.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Somethin's wrong...bad wrong..., 28 May 2009
This review is from: Inland Empire [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
Astonishing and disturbing. Lynch's greatest work abandons linear narrative and lets the audience explore themes of violence, obsession and identity. Quite apart from that, I find this movie fun. Simply fun, in the way that watching someone else's dreams would be. Lynch makes the everyday world seem haunted, with phantoms (or should that be 'Phantoms'?) around every corner. Unmissable, unless you'd rather miss it.

Doctor Who : Ghost Light [DVD] [1989]
Doctor Who : Ghost Light [DVD] [1989]
Dvd ~ Sylvester McCoy
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: 7.45

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's another world..., 8 Jan 2009
So totally different to the rest of the show (and to the modern version, though 'Blink' seems to contain a few sly references) that it's almost impossible to compare. And, of course, utterly unlike anything else on TV at the time. Believe me, back then I didn't want this to start making sense...

An Enemy at Green Knowe
An Enemy at Green Knowe
by L.M. Boston
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.00

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Other Side of the Coin..., 5 May 2008
I've loved all Lucy Boston's books since childhood, but somehow, this one has remained with me. It's especially interesting as, in many ways, it represents a kind of antithesis of 'The Children of Green Knowe'. That was a story of love and friendship linking scattered lives over the years, with a tiny element of malevolence. Here, a darker story shows the house under siege by a truly disturbing opponent. The characters that we've come to know so well must fight for their survival against forces which genuinely disturbed me as an eight year old reader.

If the other books have a dream like quality, this incredible novel shows us the nightmare. Be warned, there's a clutching *thing* that will haunt the imagination of an adult readers, when children might not spot the horrific implications...

by Grant Morrison
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Slaves of Mickey Eye! MORE! I DEMAND IT!, 19 Sep 2006
This review is from: Seaguy (Paperback)
Not unlike a Saturday morning cartoon in hell. As someone once said. There really isn't anything like this. Whilst there's no outright gore, some of the images leave one distinctly nauseous; something about the brightness, the taste of xoo, the talking fish...this is the comics world gone wrong, not unlike the way that Un Chien Andalou is the movie world gone wrong.

Or is that horribly pretentious? Ah, who cares. Buy it and DC might one day publish the sequel.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Two Disc Edition) [DVD]
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Two Disc Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gwyneth Paltrow
Offered by WorldCinema
Price: 9.99

23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Missing the point?, 29 May 2005
Bottom line - if, like me, you love Flash Gordon, King of the Rocket Men (incidentally, when's that going to get a release?) and Undersea Kingdom, you're going to enjoy this. And no, there's little character development or complex scripting. The reason being: it's a film about big robots and spaceships. Simple as that folks, if you don't get your jollies at the sight of a plane with flapping wings, this just isn't going to work for you. Me, I used to watch Manhunt of Mystery Island in the school holidays and this took me right back there again.
This is the anti-Star Wars (no faux-emotional undertones or god-awful 70s mysticism). It's what adventure films used to be like. If I want serious stuff, I'll watch Das Boot or Brazil. If I want to see Jude Law blow things up whilst Angelina struts about in an RAF fetish outfit and eye-patch, I think this is where I'll be.
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Phantasm [1979] [DVD]
Phantasm [1979] [DVD]
Dvd ~ A. Michael Baldwin
Offered by Films and Figures
Price: 18.50

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't fear, Michael, 28 April 2005
This review is from: Phantasm [1979] [DVD] (DVD)
Genius. Absolute genius. I'd tell you to try and spot all the subsequent films that have taken inspiration (or just stolen bits) from Phantasm, but that would distract you from one of the all time great horror movies. Filled with subtle hints and intimations of what *really* might be going on beneath the thunderstorms, gravestones and BOYYYYYYYYYY lines from the great Mr Scrimm.

Dan Leno And The Limehouse Golem
Dan Leno And The Limehouse Golem
by Peter Ackroyd
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well, here we are again, 24 Jan 2004
I won't waste words; it doesn't get much better then this. However, as one reviewer above has noted, please don't expect a mystery in the traditional format. Not to be condescending, but I rather suspect that the intended mystery is (as in all Ackroyd's fiction) the mystery of London itself. Endlessly interlocking patterns of history and revelations aren't really what this is all about!

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