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Norwegian Ninja aka Kommandør Treholt & ninjatroppen [DVD] [2010]
Norwegian Ninja aka Kommandør Treholt & ninjatroppen [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Mads Ousdal

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Even at £2.99 this is a waste of money, 28 Nov 2011
I love all kinds of weird and wonderful films, both foreign and low budget. But this is easily one of the most disappointing, boring, dull films that I have ever seen. As another reviewer noted this is vaguely related to Dead Snow in that it is from the same producers. Whilst Dead Snow was nothing special, it was infinitely more entertaining that this. Low-fi Mighty Boosh style "special effect" are only good if they compliment a good story or decent humour. This has neither. Even worse is that what little action there is, is pathetic. It's not worth £2.99 of anyone's money, nor is it worth the 77 minutes of your life that its takes to watch it.


TERMINATOR - Series 2 - Figure T-800 Police Station Assault
TERMINATOR - Series 2 - Figure T-800 Police Station Assault

4.0 out of 5 stars Lack of articulation the only negative, 16 Nov 2011
This figure is great, and if you only want in the pose pictured then no problem. However, if you want him in any other pose then pretty much forget it. Like another reviewer said the legs are fixed, but more importantly there is a real lack of any meanginful articulation in his arms, especially the left one. I was hoping to be able to pose the figure either with both arms down by his side but raised up at the elbow in a right angle (like in the film), or even better would have been to be able to have one arm bent fully at the elbow so that he could rest one gun on his shoulder whislt aiming the other gun (again, like in the film). Don't get me wrong the figure itself has a great likeness, is sturdy and looks good, just a bit limited for my liking.


Alan Moore's The Courtyard (Color Edition)
Alan Moore's The Courtyard (Color Edition)
by Antony Johnston
Edition: Paperback

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short but so very sweet, 11 Oct 2010
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Yes this is a short graphic novel, but it is definitely worth it. Although I thought Jacen Burrows artwork was a bit disappinting in the Crossed series, here I really cannot fault it. Anyone with even a passing interest in HP Lovecraft should get a lot of enjoyment out of this story. Most of the references to the Cthulhu mythos are pretty obvious, but this is still a great little read. The last 4 pages or so were so good I had to immediately re-read them! Ignore the overly negative reviews of the self important little dullards, this is good stuff.


Conan Volume 7: Cimmeria (Conan (Dark Horse))
Conan Volume 7: Cimmeria (Conan (Dark Horse))
by Timothy Truman
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent!, 25 Mar 2010
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After (in my humble opinion) a slighty below par volume 6, volume 7 is magnificent. After Busiek and Nord stopped working on this brilliant Dark Horse series, I was worried that the quality would drop and I would stop following the series. However, it would seem that Timothy Truman et al have found their feet with this volume. Whilst Cary Nord's art will always be my favourite, the artwork here is excellent and much better than the uneven stuff in Hand of Nergal (vol6). Unlike volumes 1-6, this volume is not based on a Robert E Howard Conan chronicle, but based on a Robert E Howard poem about Cimmeria. However, the story is so well done and fits in so wonderfully with the series that it is one my favourite volumes so far. If you have been following this series don't stop now! The story is about Conan taking a break from his travels and returning to his homeland to escape the backstabbing teacherous ways of the "civilised" lands for a while. Needless to say it turns out to be not much of a holiday for Conan!


T-800 Pescadero Escape Figure - Terminator 2 - Neca
T-800 Pescadero Escape Figure - Terminator 2 - Neca

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best T-800 Arnie figure yet (until the minigun figure gets released!), 5 Aug 2009
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
Wow! This has got to be the best T-800 Arnie figure yet. It really does look just like Arnie! It has decent weight for a figure of this size. It doesn't come with a base but doesn't really need one as it stands very stably. The figure's head and upper body has extensive articulation. However, despite all this the figure only really displays well as shown in the picture, in my humble opinion. All in all, very detailed, very accurate and definitely recommended. I remember buying the NECA American Psycho figure and being a bit disappointed. Previously I much preferred McFarlane's Movie Maniac range, but I have to say that if NECA can keep this up then they'll quickly steal Mcfarlane's crown for affordable display figures. Later this month they're releasing the Arnie T-800 with minigun figure from the same range. I think it's called the Cyberdyne Showdown. It's pictured on the back of the packaging and it looks like it will be awesome if this figure is anything to go by.


Watchmen (2-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2009]
Watchmen (2-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Malin Åkerman
Offered by TwoRedSevens
Price: £15.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent, 4 Aug 2009
For me this is the best film released so far this year by a mile. I loved the graphic novel, and yes there are some amendments and ommissions in the film, but I could see and appreciate why they were made. If you haven't read the book then I can also appreciate how you might not be into this film as much. My one, and very minor gripe was the over use of Slow-Mo in ONE scene near the beginning. Jackie Earle Haley's perfomance as Rorschach is a particular highlight. I find some of the reveiwers 1 star reviews a bit harsh. This is not your typical super hero movie. Yes it is quite long, and it is very geeky and violent, but it is a very worthy adaptation of what is at the end of the day just a 'graphic novel'. Not for everyone, but it wipes the floor with the likes of Transformers 2, Terminator Salvation and GI Joe!


Aliens Omnibus Volume 2: v. 2
Aliens Omnibus Volume 2: v. 2
by Various
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a patch on volume 1, 19 Feb 2008
I felt compelled to write a brief review of this title. I previously read volume 1 of the Aliens Omnibus, and I was pleasantly surprised by it. I guess I wasn't expecting too much from it, but it got better the more I got into it. This second volume however was a big disappointment. For the most part the artwork is pretty mediocre, even compared to volume 1's adequate artwork. Secondly, the stories are paper thin and repetitive. I guess there are only so many storylines that you can run with in the Aliens universe. Sadly there are no great characters to latch on to. In the main it's just guys blasting randomly at wave after wave of badly rendered aliens. There are three stories in total. Two short ones and one long one. The first two are quite similar; go to the alien homeworld and see your plans to harvest royal jelly go badly wrong etc, and the third story is an 'epic' sapce marine affair which was the biggest disappoinment of the book. I hope the collection of stories in volume 3 turns out to be more in line with the collection of stories of volume 1.


The God Delusion
The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

9 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A serious and incredibley entertaining read. Hilarious!, 6 Dec 2007
This review is from: The God Delusion (Paperback)
This book is pure entertainment from start to finish. I found it to be inciteful, inspiring and laugh out loud funny. I would best describe myself as a deist (I think!) and it is so refreshing to hear someone, so eloquently, give religion a 'good kicking' that it so deserves.

Don't get me wrong, if you're religious then thats up to you. Everyone has a right to believe in whichever sky fairy that gets their juices flowing, they just need to stop projecting their beliefs on to everyone else.

I can understand the points made by other reviewers about the author's writing style. Yes he is a bit snide and sarcastic in places, but it isn't half done with an air of comedy genius and a touch of class.

If the world could be cured of it's skyfairy delusions, maybe we could move mankind forward instead of using religion as an excuse for carrying out totally unacceptable actions against each other. Supposed religous belief shouldn't be a get out of jail free card for homophobes, racists and extemists the world over.

If you're religous you'll hate this book. You'll find it rude, offensive and it may well make you realise that you could be deluded yourself! Everyone else will enjoy a serious, incitful and yet thoroughly hliarious reading experience.


Conan Volume 1: The Frost Giant's Daughter and Other Stories: Frost Giant's Daughter and Other Stories v. 1 (Conan (Dark Horse))
Conan Volume 1: The Frost Giant's Daughter and Other Stories: Frost Giant's Daughter and Other Stories v. 1 (Conan (Dark Horse))
by Dave Stewart
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First and best so far of the Busiek/Nord Conan series, 12 Nov 2007
I've read the first 4 volumes in this series and this is by far the best one. I found it an absolute joy from start to finish. Great character, great story and glorious artwork. This first volume is based on the original Robert E Howard stories "Nemedian Chronicles" and "The Frost Giant's Daughter". It is a decent size read for a graphic novel and is far superior to the awful/cheesy 70's Conan comics. Fact.


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