Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop now Shop now
Profile for Mr. C. Bunch > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Mr. C. Bunch
Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,974,313
Helpful Votes: 49

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Mr. C. Bunch (Kent, England)
(REAL NAME)   

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2
pixel
Meet The Fockers [DVD]
Meet The Fockers [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert De Niro
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £1.50

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vastly underrated light-hearted comedy, 28 May 2006
This review is from: Meet The Fockers [DVD] (DVD)
Firstly, I can't understand some of the harsh criticism of this film which is not intended to be a cinematic classic, no it is meant to be a light hearted family comedy. The plot development and serious acting qualities are put to one side to make a funny movie. On this basis it is an unbridled success. I laughed out loud at many points and thought De Niro and Stiller were fantastic, whoever played Stiller's father was great too! The clash of personalities between Stiller and De Niro was genius. De Niro can really turn his hand to any role he wants, a true legend of our time. Sure there were some lame parts, the ending became too mushy and some parts did feel a little laboured. I wouldn't go and buy this planning on watching it over and over but it's certainly a good piece of entertainment and I would definitely see it again. So lay off critics and enjoy it for what it is!


Mike Tyson: Nurture of the Beast (Polity celebrities series)
Mike Tyson: Nurture of the Beast (Polity celebrities series)
by Ernest Cashmore
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.99

12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Tyson parts are OK, 30 Mar. 2006
If you are interested in Tyson this book has something to offer, however you must be prepared for a completely blinkered view of the US from an Englishman. We are constantly subjected to one side of a story in an attempt to show the times in which Tyson had the greatest part of his career. Listen to this for example, 'There are few images in the popular imagination more terrifying to whites than that of a minatory black male.' Now in case you are wondering, no there are no statistics, research or other evidence to support this flawed and entirely racist remark. Or this, 'When a black man rapes a white woman, it reiterates a centuries-old fear about the propensities of black men and the vulnerability of white women.' Again, absolutely no supporting evidence. Or try this for size, 'Here was the surly black brute, dark, sinister and dangerous, a throwback to days when lynching or emasculation were the prescribed methods of taming bestial black males...'. Noone so far has considered Tyson bestial except for Cashmore. These are just some examples of the breathtaking racism and bias throughout this work. I bought it first time I saw it in a bookshop but I would certainly advise against buying it. Each section about Tyson is followed by a chapter on the US racial condition at the time which is loosely related to Tyson and allows a stage for Cashmore to present his often flawed racial arguments and opinions. The main problem with this book is Cashmore tries to be too clever, if he stuck to a book about Tyson it would have been good, if he had stuck to an analysis of racism in America then that too would have been good, this instead is a mishmash of nonsense wrapped around Tysons career and life. Don't buy this but take a look for a laugh at the nonsense someone who should know better has put together.


Sugar Rush: Music from the Channel 4 Series
Sugar Rush: Music from the Channel 4 Series
Offered by Bridge_Records
Price: £16.56

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!!, 14 Aug. 2005
While the other reviewer is entirely correct that some key tracks are missing do not allow this to stop you buying what is truly a brilliant album. It has 19 tracks on it already, so a couple of good songs are missing - big deal! The stuff they've packed into this album is amazing - most songs I hadn't heard of until watching the series and yet the mix is spot on. Some upbeat dance tracks, some emotional ballads and just enough pop / rock to bring it all together. This is really a top CD.


Linksys by Cisco WPC54G Wireless-G Notebook Adapter
Linksys by Cisco WPC54G Wireless-G Notebook Adapter

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing and so easy to set up!!!, 5 Jan. 2005
If you need to connect to the net wirelessly then look no further than this little device along with the broadband router and you just can't go wrong. I am useless with computers and yet I managed to set up the router in ten minutes and this with my notebook in literally five, insert a disk, insert the card, a few clicks and your done. The performance is fantastic and you'll not regret the purchase.


The Piano Player
The Piano Player
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £14.97

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maksim's music is simply magnificent!, 20 Sept. 2003
This review is from: The Piano Player (Audio CD)
This album is an absolute gem, unfortunately it probably won't get the recognition it deserves because it is more than classical music: it combines a host of styles to captivate anyone who listens. I cannot rate this cd more highly, there is only 1 track i don't love, all the rest are brilliant. Particular favourites are numbers 1, 2, 3, 8, and 11. Buy this now, now!!!


The Minotaur Takes A Cigarette Break
The Minotaur Takes A Cigarette Break
by Steven Sherrill
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Minotaur takes more than a fag break!!, 15 April 2003
Wacky, far-out and compulsive reading are only the beginning. Sherrill has skillfully moulded a fantasy, sci-fi, comedy adventure into an entertaining and unpredictable romp through 2 weeks of the Minotaurs life.
The Minotaur is a chef. He lives in a trailer park of misfits and fixes cars as a hobby. He has the head of a bull and the body of a man, as do most Minotaurs, yet somehow we are neither disturbed by this nor strangely are his colleagues and friends.
The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break is a well-told story of a creature who's composing parts both struggle to rule the whole and neither win. A thoroughly enjoyable read and recommended to anyone.


Steppenwolf (Essential Penguin)
Steppenwolf (Essential Penguin)
by Hermann Hesse
Edition: Paperback

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book i've ever read? - Quite possibly!!, 7 Sept. 2002
Harry is a pleasant kind of guy, he is polite and friendly, well-read and a lover of the arts. However he is at least in part controlled by a metaphorical wolf, hence Steppenwolf, who brings him a number of problems, limiting his enjoyment of anything and everything. It is because of this that Harry feels he would rather be dead than continue his unhappy existence. Through a sequence of encounters with other people, namely Hermine, Harry begins to realise some truths about life.
This is a beautiful, thought-provoking read and one that contains all the excitement and passion you could ever need or want. There was only 2 parts which were difficult to read but they were worth the effort themselves.


The Art Institute of Chicago: Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture
The Art Institute of Chicago: Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture
by Margherita Andreotti
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars a coffee table book to be proud of, 7 Sept. 2002
With it's large size images and the clear and concise description of each painting and a little about the artist this is more than just an artists book. Anyone with any interest whatsoever in art will find this both educational and thought provoking through the carefully chosen 20th century works of art. Although the focus is on paintings there are more than a few sculptures and pieces of art using rarer media. Each piece is given it's place in history as the book moves in an (almost) chronological order.


Principles of Economics
Principles of Economics
by Richard G. Lipsey
Edition: Paperback

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a little too deep for the introductory economics courses, 16 Dec. 2001
The books integration of diagrams, explanations and examples, sensibly separated from the main text makes this an easy to follow book which explains (often a little too deeply), the main principles of economics and has helped me enormously in my introductory economics course, however for those not studying pure economics it can be overwhelming both in detail and the length of the book - i speak as an accountancy student.
An excellent feature is the superb sub-categorising of the different sections which help the user to focus on the required parts and disgard those with less relevance to each particular course of study.


Contemporary Business Statistics with Microsoft Excel
Contemporary Business Statistics with Microsoft Excel
by Dennis J. Sweeney
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars use this book: pas your exams, 16 Dec. 2001
I used this book for my first year accountancy course and have just aced my midterm in business statistics - enough said.
You wanna pass buy this book - it's mix of examples, definitions and the integration of microsoft excel throughout make this the only choice for anyone studying for exams or for those with an interest in business statistics.


Page: 1 | 2