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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 [Blu-ray]
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Jennifer Lawrence
Price: £13.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well crafed adventure film and best in the trilogy, 23 Nov 2014
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is a science fiction adventure film. It is based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. It is the final instalment in the trilogy. Another part is scheduled for release next year to conclude the trilogy. Adding another part makes perfect sense, as it would not be possible to be rolled into one. The movie would be lengthened. There is a danger of condensing the story, that is not true to the words of the novel.

The third installment is by the best in the series. It is an incredible cinematic experience. It delivers a powerful and compelling storyline. The characterisation is much more developed. The special effects are stunning, without any point neglecting storyline. The rich futuristic settings blend in well. Well, what is it about? It is a great follow up from previous installment. Katniss, the herione of the piece and fellows Victor and Finnick have been rescued from a dangerous situation. District 13 is an underground rebel facility. She is reunited with family members. She is later introduced to the unit president. The president directly approaches her about the consequences of what her actions have resulted into. There have been an escalation in riots and strikes against the Capitol, a brutal regieme. She is also informed about an important mission. This mission involves becoming a mockingjay, a symbol of rebillion. She is taken to district 12 to see the devastation caused by a bombing campign launched by Capitol. The district is found in ruins. Peeta needs to be rescued. He is brainwashed by the regieme. A broadcast in a state television channel shows Peeta been brainwashed in an attempt to go against the rebels. She reluctantly accepts the mission. The Capitol bomb other districts causing bloodshed wars and total destruction. District 13 is under attack calling for immediate evacuation. An elite team is immediately dispatched for a dangerous mission in rescuing victors. Will the mission be a sucess? How will they take on the fight against the evil regime of Capitol led by ruthless dictator President Snow?

The ending is perfect, as it opens for an explosive and nail biting conclusion to the trilogy. The action scenes are limited in this installment, as it feels they have been reserved for the next insallment. The focus is drawing on certain characters and how they are affected by events.

The latest installment demonstrates intelligence and effective planning in film making. It is a well crafted science fiction adventure film. The Hunger Games draw similarities to George Orwell complex novel 1984. The concept is interesting to explore and well delivered. Can a totalitarian regieme be defeated? What are the consquences of rebelling aganst the regieme? This what makes the latest installment a thrilling and an interesting adventure film. I would recommend Mockingjay Part 1, if you like adventure films and enjoyed the previous installments. There is depth in storytelling and intelligent shown.


Hope to Die: (Alex Cross 22)
Hope to Die: (Alex Cross 22)
by James Patterson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Patterson nails this time, 17 Nov 2014
Patterson focus on quality. Focus on fewer characters. He can produce a gripping and quality thriller if he writes on his own. The Cross' s character is by far the best fictional character he has produced. Hope to Die is a nailing biting and an edge of the seat thriller. It picks up from previous novel. Cross family have been kidnapped by a cold blooded serial killer, who is placing demands and threats. The case takes a toll on Cross causing prompt action by his boss, who is deeply concerned. Knowing Cross, he will not give up in nailing the nutter. He will pursue old leads from former dectectives. The pace is unrelenting and flows at a rapid pace. The aspect of what makes a serial killer is touched upon, as we gain a background about the character. It is disturbing. It is by far Patterson's best thriller to date. If you are fan of tne author, I would recommend the latest novel.


Smash Hits 80s Annual
Smash Hits 80s Annual
Price: £8.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great album for anyone who loves 80s music, 16 Nov 2014
This review is from: Smash Hits 80s Annual (Audio CD)
Smash Hits is a big brand in music. Smash Hits 80s Annual offers a great selection of 80s tracks to listen and relieve the memories of the decade. It is a great 80s album and I would recommend for anyone who loves 80s music. In total there are 65 tracks. I love it and enjoying it.


Gone Girl [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2014]
Gone Girl [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2014]
Dvd ~ Ben Affleck
Price: £18.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inches from perfection, 16 Nov 2014
Gone Girl is a 2 hours and half mystery thriller. It is a lengthy movie which untypical for a thriller. It stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as a mismatched couple. The story starts when Amy goes all of a sudden missing. The finger of blame is directed at the Nick for the sudden disappearance.

We learn a great deal about each character. The media creates a strong bearing on the case as it influences public perception of each character. The police are involved. They are keeping a close tab on Nick.He is behaving suspiciously and seems to be witholding information. The smiling face in an appeal is stirring media attention and causing public outrage. Nick comes across a bitter and unlikeeable person.Amy show her true colours as a person. She comes across as manipulative and a bit of a recluse. It is a guessing game to find out who is the guilty person. The characterisation is excellent. The acting cannot be faulted, as Affleck and Pike get a strong feel for the characters and engage us to the characters. It is gripping and thrilling. I was glued to the screen, with nothing distracting me.

The build up to the movie is cleverly delivered. There is no moment of calmness. The pace flows at a staggering pace. It keeps you enthralled for long periods.

The main drawback is the ending. It ends so abruptly. There are a few unanswered questions. It is a real shame, as the build up is well delivered. Gone Girl is inches from perfection.


Moods
Moods
Price: £9.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and refreshing music to appreciate, 12 Nov 2014
This review is from: Moods (Audio CD)
Beautiful and refreshing music to listen. I love listening to the tracks featured in the album. In total, there are forty tracks. It is great album for soothing and relaxing music. It is different album to add in my collection. It is nice to listen to something different. The music conveys strong emotions for each track. I am really engaged to the album.


Samsung S6810 Galaxy Fame NFC SIM-Free Smartphone - White
Samsung S6810 Galaxy Fame NFC SIM-Free Smartphone - White
Offered by TUFFskinz
Price: £67.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for money, 9 Nov 2014
I do not require an expensive and sophisticated mobile phone. Latest Samsung Fame is ideal updated model. It functions very well. It has everything I require for everyday use in mobile phone like music, camera, address book, book, etc. It is great value for money. Why spend more than necessary? If you looking for a good mid range phone at a descent price, I would recommend this model.


Ouija [Blu-ray] [2014]
Ouija [Blu-ray] [2014]
Dvd ~ Olivia Cooke
Price: £18.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of best horror movies of 2014, 9 Nov 2014
This review is from: Ouija [Blu-ray] [2014] (Blu-ray)
I have been dissapointed with horror movies so far this year, as they lack the wow factor. I did not go with high expectations, as I felt it would be another below the average horror movie filled with the usual cliches. After watching it, I have to say it is a well crafted horror movie. It is a vast improvement from previous horror films and there is the wow factor. The movie demonstates originality. The plot involves a group of teenagers playing a deadly game.The game can bring frightening spirits to life. I am not going to comment on too much details about the plot, as it would act as a major spoiler. The movie contains plenty of jumpy and scary moments like strange noises and shadows that made me jump, with the background music flowing well to build up for a particular scene. The element of surprise is felt strongly. The dark and spooky atmosphere create a strong impact and used purposefully. The plot regarding the sinister events is well delivered and keeps you enthralled until the end as you never know what to expect. It is not too predictable and too obvious The subject matter raised is interesting. I would recommend Ouija if you like a good horror movie with thrills and scary moments. This definately is one of the best horror movies I have seen so far in 2014.


Us
Us
by David Nicholls
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.00

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicholls continues to blossom with the latest release, 5 Nov 2014
This review is from: Us (Hardcover)
I am a fan of David Nicholls. He is a tremdous author. The author continues to blossom. I enjoyed reading earlier pieces of the author including Starter for Ten and One day. Us continues to build on the romance theme.

The main focus is on a middle aged couple going through a crisis. One day Connie announces she wants to leave Douglas. Douglas is devastated by the news. A grand tour of Europe has been already booked. They decide to take the holiday depsite a change in circumstances. Through this journey, special moments are relieved of their lives as a couple from the very beginning. We learn a great deal about each characters. Can a Grand Tour change things? Will this be a tragic end of their journey?

The story kept me enthralled throughout, as I wanted to know what the outcome would be. It is beautifully and poignantly written piece of novel. The story flows very well. It is filled with sadness, joy and happiness. The characters are believable and engaging. The storytelling is wonderful. If you are fan of author previous novels and appreciate contemporary literature of the highest order, I would recommend Us. It is very well written and easy to follow. A full five stars.


Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom [Blu-ray]
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Idris Elba
Price: £14.05

5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging, touching, moving, powerful and compelling piece of film making about the great man, 1 Nov 2014
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is a very well delivered biographical film about Nelson Mandela. Historically, he will be remembered as a great man who touched many people hearts across the globe.The man maintained great dignity and upholded strong principles in pursuit of the long struggle to achieve freedom against the mounting brutality and cruetly that tarnished South African society. This is known as the apartheid. There are enduring qualities I strongly admire about the man.Sadly, he passed away last year. The whole world paid homage to a great man.

The movie chronicles the early life of Mandela. He stood up for the rights for of the people. He campaigned for equal rights of black people through the streets.The man served a long sentense in prison for 27 years, committing acts in overthrowing the government. The government divided the country through segregation. Some of, the scenes are distressing, distrubing and hollowing. It shows the scale of the problem affecting the nation at the time. Nation affected at an civil unrest during Mandela's imprisonment. Numerous campaigns launched calling for the release of Mandela, as the country was in turmoil. The movie depicts the injustice and bruality shown by the government and prison authorities.The movie provides an excellent potrayal of Mandela surfacing as a political activist and as a family man. The strain took a toll in family life. It cover the key aspects of the man life including the eventual release of the man buidling a better future. The man showed no remorse and intent on revenge. The country needed to be reunited desperately, as division of the country is broken down and to create harmony in society. Violences in the streets escalated, stirring global attention. Nelson Mandela continued to campaign for peace and being elected for government

The movie is beautifully filmed and storytelling is first class. The attention to details are superb, showing the exact locations. It feels so real and believable, as if we are recapturing the life of Mandela as unfolded in the film. I found the film engaging, moving and touching. Idris Elba and Noami Harris got a strong feel for the characters and plays the parts superbly. Fundamental questions are raised about equality, injustice and humanity facing the country. It is one of the best films about the great man, who leaves behind a powerful legacy and will be sadly missed. I was totally mesmerized by the film and felt tears flowing to my eyes. It deserves full marks, for delievering a powerful and compelling piece of film making. I would recommend the film if you express an interest in biographical film making.


The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug - Extended Edition [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2014] [Region Free]
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug - Extended Edition [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2014] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Martin Freeman
Price: £19.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantasy movie of the highest level, 30 Oct 2014
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is an epic fantasy adventure film. It is an adaption of Peter Tolkien fantasy masterpiece the hobbit series. The movie is a mammoth size, as it almost last for three hours. It requires immense patience and concentration to watch. It is a follow up from the previous installment. The first part set the tone. The second part raises the momentum of the film. There are flashbacks to previous events.

It is about Bilbo Baggins, a familar character. He starts to embark on a dangerous mission with fellow dwarfes to reclaim the lonely mountain from the dragon smaug, a sinister and mammoth size creature. There are many obstacles affecting their quest, as you are about to find out. Anything can lurk in their corner. The Gandalf the wizard is on a dangerous mission to discover sinister events. There is plenty of action, excitement and thrills featured throughout. The movie shows gruesome and fantasy violence scenes, as it is an epic battle to defeat evil. The scenes are graphical and full of bloodshed.The balance between action and depth in storyline and characters purposefully works well .The action scenes do not overhadow. The move is about a delivering a solid story.

A surreal world is recreated thanks to the amazing technology the 21st century has pioneered to promote film making to a whole new level and dimension. Peter Jackson and the crew have exploited the technology amazingly and stunningly for bringing to life a fantasy masterpiece enjoyed by millions who have read the book. New Zealand landscape is the ideal location for filming.There is no question that storyline is neglected at one point, as we learn a great deal about the key characters and groups featured.

If you enjoy a fantasy film of the highest levels in terms of depth, sophistication and characterisation, then latest installment is recommeded. It is a build of the anticipated release of the final installment. I am delighted to add the film in my growing blue ray collection.


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