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The Raw Files: 1998
The Raw Files: 1998
Price: £4.79

4.0 out of 5 stars Great nostalgia, 9 April 2015
As a 17yr old in 1998 I used to watch raw every week and this book was a great nostalgia trip. It had me laughing out loud with the jokey sarcastic wit of the writers, as well as had me remembering things for the first time in many years.
If you weren't a fan then this will probably do nothing for you,however if you remember raw from this time then it is definitely worth a look


The Thing (2011) [Blu-ray]
The Thing (2011) [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Price: £7.00

3.0 out of 5 stars An OK remake. Missing the heart of the 80's version, 7 April 2015
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This film is ok, I find it to be nothing special, and although it is marketed as a ‘prelude’ to the classic (and much much better) John Carpenter/Kurt Russell movie it is in any real analysis just an inferior remake.
The advancement of CGI means that the monster and the transformations it causes can be done in a grotesque and photo realistic way, but the lack of characters that I cared about, or build up of real tension mean that the film really just descends into being a series of set pieces where the crew try to escape the monster.
Overall this is not a patch on the 1980’s ‘The Thing’ and whilst it is entertaining enough for younger people who do not know about that film I hope that the best thing it does is point them in the right direction to see a real body horror classic.


High Speed (Category 2) 1.2 Meter Gold Plated HDMI to HDMI cable with 3D, Ethernet and Audio Return Channel
High Speed (Category 2) 1.2 Meter Gold Plated HDMI to HDMI cable with 3D, Ethernet and Audio Return Channel
Offered by Betron Limited ( VAT Registered)
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good value, good quality cable, 27 Mar. 2015
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This HDMI cable quality seems to be about as good as more expensive models that i have looked at. The connectors fit tightly into their ports and the cable feels robust enough to withstand use.
The picture quality is fantastic when attached to my Blu-Ray player so all in all i would definately recommend this.


Slim Fitted Standing Case for Fire HD 7 (4th Generation), Pink
Slim Fitted Standing Case for Fire HD 7 (4th Generation), Pink
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful case, 25 Mar. 2015
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Exactly as advertised. Fits precisely to the 4th Generation Kindle Fire and adds a good level of protection during day to day usage. It also means that i can now place this Kindle in a bag if i ever want to and the screen will not become scratched and damaged by other items.


Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail Refill Bags, 3 Pack
Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail Refill Bags, 3 Pack
Offered by Wholesale UK
Price: £26.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Useful and practical, 18 Mar. 2015
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We have used the Munchkin nappy disposal bin since our son was born 14 months ago and it has been very useful. These bags are tough enough to withstand the weight of about 20 nappies without fear of them breaking. The clip top is usefull as there are no problems tying them up when ended and they are easy to fit and replace in the actual bin body.
These have been hard to find recently from our usual suppliers and amazon was the only place i could get them at a competitive price.


Fables Vol. 9: Sons of Empire (Fables (Graphic Novels))
Fables Vol. 9: Sons of Empire (Fables (Graphic Novels))
Price: £8.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Sustained excellence, 10 Mar. 2015
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This story really expands upon the 2 main plotlines of the series so far. Bigby and his father have to sort out some of their differences for the sake of family, and in the homelands the empire plots to crush fabletown and the whole 'real' world to end the rebellion and complete their conquest.
Amongst all of this there are hints at other potential future directions for the story, as well as a magnificent readers Q & A section where questions are illustrated in line with the rest of the comic.
This is another brilliant TP of one of my all time favourite comic books.


The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch Book 3)
The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch Book 3)
Price: £1.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Great detective fiction, 4 Mar. 2015
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This is the best book of the series so far in my view. The central mystery is tied tightly to character development for Harry Bosch and everyone around him.
The fallout from the Dollmaker case that was referenced in previous books is at the middle of this novel and it is tense, surprising and has a very strong central mystery. I cared a lot more about Harry due to more details about his past and a greater insight to him as a man. Supporting characters are also fleshed out surprisingly well, with a return for Sylvia bringing some nice structure and a counterpoint to Harry the loner that the first books focussed on.
Overall I would say that this is a must read for Crime lit lovers, and I am enthused to take on the next book in the series.


The Black Ice (Harry Bosch Book 2)
The Black Ice (Harry Bosch Book 2)
Price: £1.49

4.0 out of 5 stars More Noir detective fiction, 2 Mar. 2015
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This is the second Harry Bosch thriller and quickly picks up on the themes from the 1st, Harry is still a loner with an almost religious obsession with getting the job of homicide detective done. The rest of the department see him causing trouble with his questions and digging so he has to go out on his own and use his wits to find the truth.
All of the classic noir elements are there, seedy dive bars, seedy motels, cigarettes, bourbon, a dame in distress, and the chief not cutting any slack from behind his desk.
I enjoyed this book but felt the impact a little less than the 1st, the mystery however is handled well and did keep me guessing until the last part of the book.


Fury - Limited Edition Booklet (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) [Blu-ray]
Fury - Limited Edition Booklet (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Brad Pitt
Offered by Supertainment
Price: £22.18

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good modern war film, 27 Feb. 2015
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I found this portrayal of a day in the life of a WW2 American tank crew to be very good.
The positives were;
Acting, all of the 5 tank crew were acted superbly, and I have to say that Shia Lebouf was actually very good, I was happy to watch these men interact and definitely bought into the fact that they had served together through tough times.
Action, the action scenes were amazing, from a 3 on 1 tank battle, through clearing Germans from the woods up until the final act every action scene was weighty and dramatic, and for the first time I felt the terror of being what is in essence an armoured target for heavy weapons.
The Direction, I thought that David Ayers showed a good deal of vision and control in directing this film and it stands up with his best work End of Watch
The only negatives I had were around the fact that it was hard to believe the emotional journey that Logan Lermans character is meant to have taken in this film. If the scope had been extended a little to a week or a month then it would have been more palatable but as it is it led to the one moment near the end when I was pulled from the movie to think ‘What? Why would you do that?’

Overall I recommend this to all fans of war films, I found it to be both a powerful and moving piece about the horror war causes normal people.


Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Matt Lanter
Price: £11.12

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Competent but missing a little spark, 24 Feb. 2015
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As a motion picture telling of the new 52 origins of the current Justice League line up I felt that this was a competent job, some of the characters were handled well, I liked Cyborg, and the back and forth between Batman and the Green Lantern, the story is an origin for Aquaman, and in places it felt seriously compressed, but as a whole it did the job required of it.
The animation and action scenes were nice to watch, but not the most involving or impactful ever seen. The voice cast was also good, but there were no standout performances that defined each character.
I feel that this was a step back from the previous feature Assault on Arkham, but is definitely worth having for fans of the DCAU.


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