S. Moment

"the hooded claw"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (67 of 87)
Location: N. Yorks, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,674,662 - Total Helpful Votes: 67 of 87
MS6813 Digital Network Lan Cable Coax Telephone Li&hellip by Mastech
I've been playing with this for a couple of weeks now, getting to grips with its pros and cons, and I have to say that for the £29 I paid for it, this versatile tester is well worth the money. I have to take issue with one of the reviews that has been posted so far. I don't know exactly what the reviewer was expecting but he seems unduly surprised that he has to physically touch the cable he is following with the remote end of the tone tracer; I've used tone testers that cost well over £100 than this one and they essentially work in exactly the same way as this!

What you generally have to do with these things is strip some cable, clip your crocodile clips on a couple of wires… Read more
Sleuth [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Michael Caine
Sleuth [DVD] DVD ~ Michael Caine
13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 to Caine, 19 Mar 2008
The first time I watched this, I'm not embarrassed to say, I just didn't get it at all. Being a huge fan of the Anthony Shaffer/Joseph L. Mankiewicz version, all I noticed -- through my tears, and between sighs -- were Harold Pinter's drastic alterations and the frosty overall tone. "Surely there's enough misery in the world," I told my cat, "without necessitating the surgical removal of every ounce of pleasure from two hours of delightfully witty entertainment." The cat concurred: "CCTV and homoerotic overtones are no substitute for good, old-fashioned belly laughs. Meow!"

It was only when I watched it a second time that I realised there are more good things than bad on offer,… Read more
Stendhal Syndrome [1996] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Asia Argento
Stendhal Syndrome [1996] [DVD] DVD ~ Asia Argento
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I don't find myself saying this about most recent Dario Argento - where the holes in the plot only widen under scrutiny - but, though flawed, this film actually improves with repeated viewings. We'll have to wait and see how his conclusion to his "Three Mothers" trilogy turns out but, for the time being, this is easily his best work starring his daughter Asia. The previous "Trauma" was little short of an absolute mess in which, whatever good intentions he may have started out with, Dario struggled to tie his anorexic heroine to the ludicrous plot. With "The Stendhal Syndrome" he deals again with psychological illness, this time more successfully despite the somewhat trivial nature of the… Read more