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The Crossing (Harry Bosch Series)
The Crossing (Harry Bosch Series)
by Michael Connelly
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Connelly nails it for me this time, 24 Jan. 2016
Connelly is a masterful crime writer. The attention to details of a crime and court scenes are so meticulously written. It feels so real. I questioned about Bosch's character in previous novel. Connelly adds a new dimension to Bosch. It work very well and well thought out. Credit to Connelly for moving the character in a different direction.. He is a retired cop,, working for half brother and defence attorney Mickey Haller as a private investigator. The two key characters work well together. There are different perspective to an investigation, which is interesting and fascinating to read. The plot is gripping and intense. I do not want give any details about the plot. Completely engrossing and a staggering pace of unveiling a series of events leading to a discovery. It shows Connelly knows his stuff. The Crossing shows why Connelly is the best crime fiction writer in the modern century. He knows how to surprise readers. I thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend if you like a quality crime fiction read.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens [Blu-ray + Bonus Disc] [2015]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens [Blu-ray + Bonus Disc] [2015]
Price: £15.99

3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A welcome return for Star Wars, 20 Dec. 2015
The Force Awakens is a welcome returns for Star Wars 32 year later, since final chapter in the original trilogy Return of the Jedi. The prequels are plain boring and bland. Force Awakens works well. It opens up a new chapter. There is a clear purpose. The continuation flows well, with plenty of twist and turns. It is engrossing, powerful and engaging piece of cinematic experience. The starts set the tone of the movie, without any delays. I was so excited to watch the movie. It meets my expectations and overwhelming hype it received. It delivers a powerful story. There is depth in the characters and storyline. I connected to the characters. There is a new threat facing the galaxy, since the death of previous Sith Lord Darth Vader. One of the most powerful villains of all time. It is based on the first order, with new villains ; masked figure and hot tempered Kylo Ren and young officer General Hux who can be described as ruthless and pure evil. A legions of troops build up, creating terror in the universe. New heroes emerge Rey, a village girl and Finn. a redeemed first order Stormtrooper. The original characters of Han Solo and Chewbecca are featured. Theerpio is a great character, as he adds humour. Dark secrets emerge affecting certain characters. I do not want to add any spoilers. The mission is to fight the evil republic, on the intention of ruling the galaxy and hungry for power. They are on search of a map and vigorously pursue the main heroes. Can peace and justice be restored against this new threat? Who will triumph? If you are a genuine fan of Star Wars, you will love new offering.. J Abraham delivers a fantastic job of brining Star Wars once again to the big screen and fulfil the strong legacy of Lucas. Beautifully cinema graphed and photographed. It re-invented to the 21st century. Stunning locations chosen and feel so surreal. Plenty of action and excitement balanced with a great storyline and not overshadowing too much. The most anticipated movie and a cult classic makes a welcome return to the cinema screen. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sequels are opened up in the forthcoming years. It flows very well from beginning to the end. Fantastic stuff. Thank you for bringing a cult classic to the cinema screen.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 [Blu-ray] [2015]
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 [Blu-ray] [2015]
Dvd ~ Jennifer Lawrence
Price: £14.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reaches a satisfactory conclusion, 4 Dec. 2015
The Hunger Games Mockingjay is the fourth and final instalment in the Hunger Games series. Our favourite heroine Katniss Everdeen and allies are on a mission to confront evil President Snow in a final and thrilling showdown, a dictatorial leader of Capitol. His brutal regimes are breaking a nation apart and led to full scale war. Snow becomes increasingly obsessed in destroying Everdeen. Will peace be restored in the plant? Will the Capitol regimes break apart?

The movie reaches a satisfactory conclusion. It filled with plenty twists and turns. This movie is enthralling. If you like a good science fiction film, I would recommend this movie. I enjoyed it. I do not want to add anymore details to the review.as it would act as a spoiler. A nice and simple review


Star Wars Rebels [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Star Wars Rebels [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Star Wars animation, 29 Nov. 2015
If you are a fan of Star Wars, I would recommend the Star Wars rebels. It is an excellent CGI animation by Disney. It follows a group of rebels against the evil empire and it forces. The story well before the original A New Hope. It features Darth Vader. The Empire started to build up and rule the galaxy. It about good rebels versus the evil republic. It contains plenty of action and excitement. How did it lead to next chapter? That what you will find out. It is fascinating and enjoyable. Truly Star Wars style, absence from the prequels. We gain an introuduction of some of the original characters including Chewbecca and Theerpio. How did the empire build up? Plenty of space travel and adventure. Love it. More than 3 hours worth of excitement and thrills. A great idea to release in animation. Love it and a great item for Star Warsfans.


Cinderella [Blu-ray]
Cinderella [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Lily James
Price: £15.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, enhanting and magical, 15 Nov. 2015
This review is from: Cinderella [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
The live action Cinderalla movie is a delight ro watch. Beautifully cinemagraphed, stunning special effects and enchanting settings. A classical fairytale about a beautiful young girl raised with the step mother and step sisters. Cinderall is treated appallingly, as she is expected to clean and deprived of enjoyment in her life. Meets a handsome princess and goes to a ball in a stunning outfit. Can her dreams come true? Disney delivers a fine live movie. It is a film for the whole family to enjoy. I loved it. The acting is great, storyline is easy to follow and magical. Well done Disney to keep us entertained for generations.


Spectre  [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2015]
Spectre [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2015]
Dvd ~ Daniel Craig
Price: £14.99

6 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring and weakest Bond movie I have seen, 31 Oct. 2015
Does Daniel Craig fourth outing as Ian Fleming James Bond character meet expectations? The opening scene shows Mexico City in a flamboyant carnival festival. A plan attack occurs prompting Bond chasing bad guys around a massive square in Mexico City, flooded with people in costumes. Another attack occurs elsewhere. The action scenes are typically shown in James Bond style featuring big car chases located in narrow streets and the background music flowing. There is a connection between the attacks. So I thought to myself, Spectre is looking promising and will head a thrilling direction. I was proved wrong later on. The middle parts of the film run out of steam. The momentum completely lost. I was literally bored for one and half hours watching Spectre. Nothing really happens and bland in many parts. Far too much emphasise on Bond trotting around the world without a purpose at times. Christopher Waltz burst too late in the scene as the main villain. Bond’s character is like an assassin filled with rage. Q character feels a bit confused at times, as he is gadget man. The Bond’s character lacks the charisma and spark as previous James Bond movies, as in the days of Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan. OO7 team on the verge of being closed down, as ordered by the home secretary to be replaced by another organisation. I could not see the point of adding this, as I knew it somehow would survive. It is far too predictable.

Although James Bond is an iconic British hero and for generations it has thrilled us, Spectre would not beat some espionage movies today like the latest Mission Impossible. It is miles better, as it heads a direction and plenty of suspense keeping you enthralled, without hardly a dull moment. There is an element of surprise. Spectre drags on for almost 2 and half hours of dribble and pointless side stories. I would give this a miss and look elsewhere. Any forthcoming release of Bond movie need some work on refinement.

Spectre is one of the boring and weakest Bond’s films I have seen of all time. I am being honest. Spectre is a victim of false expectations. Quality weighs greater importance than publicity. Film-makers need to get this message. I get annoyed when we see adverts of product showing Bond , when the movie matters the most. Spectre is a disappointment for me. Spectre may mark the end of Daniel Craig’s era as the secret agent. It needs to formula on the earlier days. More purpose and suspense needed. 2/5 is a fair reflection.
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You Are Dead (Roy Grace)
You Are Dead (Roy Grace)
by Peter James
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping and intriguing crime fiction, 18 Oct. 2015
I have been highly critical of previous novels of the author. You’re Dead shows the author regaining form, but still in tedious in details in certain parts. Overall, the novel is gripping and intriguing piece of crime fiction.

The plot is centred on a serial killer in Brighton. DS Grace, the central character is leading the investigation. A serial killer is on the loose targeting females of similar traits. The serial killer strikes again by creating mayhem and panic in the streets of Brighton. The murders are gruesome. Are there any connection with a murder 30 years ago? What are the motives of the killer? How close are police force putting the killer behind bars? The novel for most periods kept me gripped and intrigued. This lacked in previous novels. The build-up flows at a brisk pace. There is an elements of suspense, as you want to know who the killer is. The mysterious disappearance of Sandy haunts the senior detective. This is a side story. Does it reach a conclusion?

Peter James is an accomplished crime fiction writer. You’re Dead show signs that he can be good. An improvement from previous novels. If you like a good crime fiction, I would recommend the latest novel.


The Martian [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2015]
The Martian [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2015]
Dvd ~ Matt Damon
Price: £14.79

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good science fiction film, 17 Oct. 2015
Ridely Scott is a tremendous director. The film credits speak highly of the director. The science fiction theme is the standing point of the director.The Martian centred around the space theme, on an inspiring adventure to Mars, where life exists.

A crew embark on a mission to mars. A sudden storm swept across the planet, prompting the crew to abort the mission, leaving Botanist Whatney behind. Whatney is presumed dead. A media conference share the news. Amazingly, Whatney survive against all odds. He uses his skills as a botanist to survive in a planet where conditions are challenging to humanity. Unable to establish communication with NASA, he regular does video logo. Few NASA members view satellite photos, realizing Whatney survived. The key questions: How will NASA share this information? How will the astronaut survive? Complications can hinder rescue operations, as anything can go wrong. Will Whatney be successfully rescued?

The Martian is a portrayal of life in mars. There are no living souls. There is a huge stretch of barren land. Surviving is difficult due to the atmospheric pressure. It is an epic adventure of survival of one man in a lonely land. It is captiviating and full of tension. It is a well delivered science fiction film which I enjoyed.
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Everest [Blu-ray] [2015]
Everest [Blu-ray] [2015]
Dvd ~ Jake Gyllenhaal
Offered by Direct Entertainment Supplies
Price: £14.79

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dangers of climbing Mount Everest, 19 Sept. 2015
This review is from: Everest [Blu-ray] [2015] (Blu-ray)
Everest unfolds a true story about a 1996 expedition to Mount Everest at Nepal, Kathmandu. As you can imagine, Mount Everest is one of the most dangerous and feared mountains embracing the world. History reveal alarming facts about climbing the deadly mountain. In this movie, the actual scenes are recreated for relieving the terrifying and distressing moments of an expedition. Careful planning excuted, but it never turns smoothly, as you do not know what to expect from nature most mammoth attractions. The aftermath of climbing physically scarred climbers, as you are about to find out. It conveys a strong message about real dangers of climbing the mountain.

The scenery of Mount Everest is stunning and breath-taking. This show nature at its most beauty. There is an aerial view of the mountain. The camera work is professional and skilfully sketched. The journey many mountaineers dream of fulfilling is risky and incredibly dangerous. These mountaineers accomplished so much in climbing mountains. This speak volumes of their desire and fearless mind set. Mount Everest remains the most challenging of all quests. One should question whether is worth enduring the risks? The physical endurance and determination to achieve the dream is admirable, but it comes at a cost. The high altitude reduces oxygen levels significantly. It becomes difficult to breath. The treacherous conditions experienced led to enormous difficulties ascending and descending. Helicopter flying is massively risky. The air rapildy becomes thin, thereby making it difficult to maintain control of the vehicle as it skid and loses balance. A single sound may trigger an accumulation of snow travelling down at high speeds. Known geologically as an avalanche. The storms and huge gale wind add further dangers.

In terms of film-making, it recreates the scenes authentically and realistically. The mind shivers as you engage in the movie, as you are praying for their survival and their safety. The build up to the actual flows at a steady pace. The characters feel so real and you can connect them easily. The acting deserves strong praise, for relieving the actual climb and showing the physical demands you would experience in climbing the mammoth size mountain. There is a strong cast featured in the movie. Nature represents beauty, but can be risky for human beings. Who comes on top? The plot details will be kept minimal as possible in the review. Describing the journey would build a picture of what the film attempts to show. Does it always end in tragedy? It is a well thought out and delivered film. If anyone like a true adventure of film of climbing earth most wonderful attractions, then I would recommend.


Sinister 2 [Blu-ray] [2015]
Sinister 2 [Blu-ray] [2015]
Dvd ~ Shannyn Sossamon
Price: £13.00

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Critics got it wrong, as I liked it, 29 Aug. 2015
Sinister 2 is a 2015 American supernatural horror movie. It is a follow up to a hugely successful Sinister, the first instalment. It features a new cast and setting. The story is centred on a mother and his two son based in a rural and isolated farmhouse. The two sons encounter experience with ghostly children, who appear to be tormenting and brainwashing ideas into their heads. A footage shows some sickening and appalling killings taking place of families. These footage are quite distrusting which some viewers find. The farmhouse appears to be haunted by activities as you are about to find out. There are plenty of edge of seat moments. The suspense levels build up well. I am in disagreements with critics this time. It is a descent horror movie. I quite liked it.


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