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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360) by Ubisoft
5.0 out of 5 stars A major improvement, 19 April 2014
I loved AC II, liked Brotherhood, started to get bored by Revelations, hated AC III. AC V, with some of what started to make the AC series different in 3, has taken that a step further towards a pirate, open world adventure, and it's great.

It does run into the same issues as previous games in the series readily do, such as the character trying to jump up to unreachable platforms, or up and off course, when trying to maintain a steady pace in pursuit of something, or when fleeing, a certain number of tasks then start becoming very repetitive - rescuing pirates, or capturing ships. All those additional pursuits are very entertaining in the start, but do become a little plodding,… Read more
Tantrums & Tiaras [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Impo&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Elton John
I enjoyed this enormously in 1996, or whenever it was, but on it's own, now, I probably wouldn't be so inclined to give it 5 stars, however there is a more recent commentary on this DVD, with Elton John and David Furnish, notching it up a level in my estimation.
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
5.0 out of 5 stars Incomplete, 13 April 2014
I'm sure this was planned to be a larger composition, a collection of life and cancer related essays, subject to Christopher Hitchens surviving cancer. Much like Gustav Mahler's 10th syphony, with it's terminal flute playing to the last note written, as he died, making it a sad listen, the prose here ebs away, and disappears with Christopher Hitchen's eventual death, making this a sad read.

I would strongly recommend the collection of essays released in the year before he died - 'Arguably,' a collection of previously unreleased material, in book form anyway, all carefully chosen by Christopher Hitchens in his last months alive, I guess knowing that our only way of going forwards… Read more

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