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Monster's Ball [DVD] [2002]
Monster's Ball [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Halle Berry|Billy Bob Thornton|Heath Ledger|Sean Combs
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Slow depressing movie, 28 May 2014
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Brilliant performances from all the actors - Halle Berry won an award or two. Billy Bob Thornton turns in a fantastic performance as the Prison Guard. Heath Ledger is Thornton's son (he also works with his prison guard father). Dead now, of course, Heath Ledger was a great actor.

Sean Combs plays the convict on Death row. Peter Boyle is a revelation; he died shortly after the release of this movie. Monster's Ball is a sad, depressing, serious movie. Real life stuff. I enjoy watching it once a year on a dark, dreary, gloomy winters day.

8/10


500ml AirPro Mini Compact Air Dehumidifier for Home, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom, Caravan etc
500ml AirPro Mini Compact Air Dehumidifier for Home, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom, Caravan etc
Offered by express trading
Price: 31.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It works, 28 May 2014
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It works but it is not very effective. In my small bedroom - 10 by 10 - it extracts half a mug of water in 24 hours. I have not noticed much of a difference to be quite honest. I then placed this dehumidifier into the bathroom. The bedroom is now home to a much bigger version - 4 times the price and 4 times the size. It is the 2 litre version.

The larger dehumidifier makes a difference; this 500ml AirPro Mini Air dehumidifier makes a small difference.

ADVANTAGES - Small
- Quiet. You may leave it on all night long
- Cheap affordable price
4/10

Conclusion - save your pennies and go for the 2 litre version. This 500ml is not worth the price


Disturbia [DVD]
Disturbia [DVD]
Dvd ~ Shia LaBeouf
Offered by gowingsstoreltd
Price: 3.11

4.0 out of 5 stars Silly enjoyable movie, 28 May 2014
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Shia LaBeouf is everywhere these days. He is a talented actor, there is no doubt about that. This entertaining movie is fun and silly, however towards the end it goes down a dark road and tries to become an edge of your seat thriller.

The car crash scene at the beginning of this gem of a movie is astonishing - its worth the price of the dvd alone. The movie story revolves around the fact that Shia is confined to his house for committing a crime. He pulls out his binoculars .....and the fun begins.

I've seen it a few times in recent years, and it definitely has a permanent place on dvd library shelf.

7.5/10


Black & Decker DV9610N Cyclonic Action Dustbuster - 9.6 Volt
Black & Decker DV9610N Cyclonic Action Dustbuster - 9.6 Volt

2.0 out of 5 stars Busted, 28 May 2014
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DISADVANTAGES - The battery lasts for 10 or 11 minutes when it is fully charged.
- It is not cheap. E.G. you can buy a cheap, plastic hoover for the same price
- The 9.6 volt does not provide much suction. If you are cleaning out you car than you will not have much success
- Poor at cleaning carpets and rugs. Much more suitable for laminate or wooden floors

ADVANTAGES-
-It works well for a small flat or studio apartment
- It works well on laminate floors but not so well on carpets
- Its easy to pick up and switch on, and use for 10 minutes
- Brilliant at sucking up minor mess like breadcrumbs or bird seeds from the budgies cage
-Great for cleaning small spaces if you cannot be bothered pulling out a hoover.
- Easy to empty

OVERALL - As the lady said "I could suck up more with a straw"
2.5 out of 5


End of Watch [DVD] [2012]
End of Watch [DVD] [2012]
Dvd ~ Jake Gyllenhaal
Price: 5.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Go against the tide, 2 April 2014
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This review is from: End of Watch [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
Don't believe the hype. 'End of Watch' is a very average (Buddy cop) movie with a new slant on an old formula.
That new slant is hand held camera work (copied from Blair Witch Project).
Its absurd to think that viewers are expected to believe that cops carry semi-professional camcorders in one hand and a gun in the other hand.

I laughed when the Mexican gangsters went to shoot a rival gang (black gangsters), and one of the Mexicans was recording the entire shoot out on a hand held camcorder. I'm still laughing. Nobody was injured during the machine gun shoot out; I'm still laughing. Then the Mexicans drove off with the camcorder still recording the entire incident.

The film begins with the technique/ idea that the entire movie is being filmed by the characters themselves.
At the beginning everything is hand held e.g. the main actor Jake Gyllenhall attaches a pocket camcorder on his chest, and he attaches a similar tiny camcorder on his partners chest.
Therefore we get a Blair Witch Project scenario- Shakey, bad quality images recorded on cheap camcorders in a POV (point of view) fashion.
This movie is badly made and the script is average, and it is a bit confusing to watch.
2/10


Car Window Suction Cup Mount Tripod Holder for Camera
Car Window Suction Cup Mount Tripod Holder for Camera
Offered by Hielec(Ship from China)
Price: 2.94

5.0 out of 5 stars It works well - no problems, 2 April 2014
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Having used this for 3 months I can safely inform you that this product is cheap, big and brilliant. It fits well onto the car front wind screen and it has not fallen off once. It is big; it does feature many swivel devices which means you can attach the device at any awkward angle and still point the camera in the direction you want it to point/record.

10/10


The Death And Life Of Bobby Z [DVD] [2007]
The Death And Life Of Bobby Z [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ John Herzfeld
Offered by Champion Toys
Price: 4.09

1.0 out of 5 stars My IQ has decreased within 90 minutes, 2 April 2014
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I felt brain-dead after watching this dumb movie. It is badly directed and the acting is average. Paul Walker puts in a fine performance however the rest of the cast are sub-standard. Taking the blame off the actors, there is nothing the actors can work with because the script (written by primary school kids?) is shockingly bad.

I cant be bothered writing anything else about this movie.
2/10


Shame [DVD]
Shame [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Fassbender
Price: 5.00

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Shame on me for watching this movie, 1 April 2013
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I thought Hunger was an amazing movie. Well done to the director (McQueen) for that masterpiece. However shame on me. Yes, Shame on me for watching this car crash of a movie. My fiancé abandoned 'Shame' after thirty minutes, and she went to the bedroom to read a book. I struggled to make it to the end of this pretentious nonsense.

The story is paper thin. It revolves around Brandon (M.Fassbender) and his dull empty life. He has nothing in his life apart from a well paid job and an addiction to porn. Soon into the movie we are introduced to Brandon's sister who turns up at his swanky appartment, and she ends up living with him.

I could not understand what sort of a relationship Brandon had with his sister. At one point Brandon's sister is standing naked in front of Brandon in his bathroom having a converstion. In another scene Brandon's sister walks into his bathroom and discovers Brandon masturbating. Indeed. What conclusion can I come up with here regarding their relationship in earlier years. Was it an incestous relationship? Oh, who cares ?

Regarding brandon's porn addiction, what is the movie viewer supposed to feel? Empathy, remorse? I feel nothing for Brandon's shallow character. I watched porn every day before I met my fiancé. I was single and I watched porn. I enjoyed it. Did i need help? No. Did I need treatment for my porn addiction? No. Did i require medication for my porn habit? No. I drink beer every day. Lets make a movie about my beer addiction.

Watching this movie is like sitting in a window seat on a small aircraft next to a drunken obnoxious man on a two-hour flight. It's a dreadful bore.


Charlie Casanova [DVD]
Charlie Casanova [DVD]
Dvd ~ Emmett Scanlan
Price: 12.11

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This Casanova lacks Charm, 1 April 2013
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This low budget Irish movie from Terry McMahon is like being sat on a long flight in a cramped aircraft next to an obnoxious person who has had too much booze from the drinks trolley. It is rude, crass, dull and above all it is boring. To be quite honest this movie is unbearable.

The story, if you can actually call it a story, revolves around the main character (Charlie Casanova played by E. Scanlon) and his three best mates. They attend a weekend work-related conference with their wives. It soon emerges that Casanova is a psycopath/sociopath, and things kick off. That is the crux of the movie and I learned this when I read it off the back of the dvd box. I could not make out what was going on in this train crash of a movie.

Nothing much happens in this movie. I found it a struggle to understand what the actors were saying, and thats funny because I was born and raised in the East of Ireland. There is no character development therefore its almost impossible to have any compassion for any of the characters. The film making technique is interesting; it is a MTV style jump cut editing style.

Overall this movie is a long, drawn out bore, and to be quite honest with you i am surprised I watched it to the end.

1/10


My Own Private Idaho [1991] River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves DVD
My Own Private Idaho [1991] River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves DVD

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cheap, low-budget movie, 6 Nov 2012
This is brave movie making. Gus Van Sant took a giant risk with this masterpiece about rent boys. The two stars (Reeves,Phoenix) took a major gamble as starring as said Rent boys. The risks paid off. 'My Own Private Idaho' is a great little off-beat movie.

I watched it 20 years ago (loved it), and i watched the dvd version again recently, and even after all those years this movie still mesmerises me. One aspect of 'My Own Private Idaho" that I thought was interesting was its use of Shakespeare's Henry IV (I think, but i could be wrong), with Keanu Reeves taking the role of the dissolute Prince Hal, who at the end of the film rejects his prostitute friends to emerge like 'the sun, as if from behind clouds' in order to properly inherit his father's kingdom. Reeves cruel rejection obviously destroys the character played by River Phoenix.

Outstanding film! River Phoenix was an extra-ordinary actor. Having watched the campsite scene again in My Own Private Idaho, I noticed Phoenix's body-language, and his improvisation acting skills and intonation, and i realised that he (Phoenix) was one of the greatest actors in the history of motion pictures. And there are certain scenes in Running On Empty in which he steps completely outside the box (to use a contemporary cliche).

Gus Van Sant is supposed to have fallen in love with him. Don't know if that's true or not, but in Van Sants book (available on this site) one character falls in love with another character who plays a rent Boy in a movie.

My Own Private idaho is an odd little gem.


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