M. Dowden

Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2011 2012
Top Reviewer Ranking: 14
Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (12,705 of 13,571)
Location: London, UK
In My Own Words:
Since a child I have always loved reading, a past time that has thankfully stayed with me. With television, cinema and computer games it is nice to know that you still can't beat a good book.

Amongst music, films and theatre I also have an interest in history - predominantly social history. My first love has always been in books, with a keen interest in 19th Century literature. I also have a predilection for gothic and sensation novels,… Read more

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 14 - Total Helpful Votes: 12705 of 13571
John Carter [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Taylor Kitsch
John Carter [DVD] DVD ~ Taylor Kitsch
4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to Barsoom, 27 Aug 2014
I never saw this when it came out at the cinema but I know that it received a very mixed bag when it came to reviews, and also that it was considered as a box office flop as it didn’t bring in the expected takings that had been estimated. So saying, though, when this was released on DVD,etc this did quite well. I don’t know how long it is since I last read the John Carter novels but I will admit that I quite enjoyed this.

This has some great special effects as now we have the use of CGI, which this film does rely on quite a bit as you have monsters and large scale scenes that are required for this. The story is based upon Burroughs’ ‘A Princess of Mars’ the first of the five… Read more
The Yellow Dog: Inspector Maigret #5 by Georges Simenon
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read, 27 Aug 2014
Set in Concarneau a coastal town in Brittany, Maigret is called in to investigate a shooting. From this original crime it looks like the whole town could be in a state of siege as more attacks occur.

Maigret is in Rennes on secondment when he is called to investigate a shooting in Concarneau, so off he goes, taking an Inspector Leroy with him. Originally he is called in to investigate a shooting of a prominent and popular citizen, but shortly after his arrival Maigret knows that this won’t be the end of matters, as two bottles of alcohol have been poisoned at the cafe of the Admiral Hotel. Keeping his cards close to his chest Maigret is soon delving much deeper than just the… Read more
One Last Time <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Last-Time/dp/artist-redirect/B00MX5NAVG">Ariana Grande</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
One Last Time Ariana Grande MP3 Download
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoying This, 27 Aug 2014
I am really enjoying this track and find it very catchy, something that you can listen to at any time. Ariana Grande is starting to make a splash in this country, and listening to this you can quite see why. This is clean and clear Pop, not your Bubblegum Pop and surely will appeal to a quite broad age range. From the album ‘My Everything’ this is sure to be a hit. This is ideal to put on your iPod or similar device to listen to whilst you are out and about.