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Hearthstone
Hearthstone
Price: £0.00

13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Crashes too often, 21 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Hearthstone (App)
This is a fun card game along the lines of magic the gathering. I have it on my PC and Mac devices but unfortunately the Kindle version is too buggy and crashes often. Unless you have the latest high end kindle, you'll probably have issues running this game.


Magic 2014
Magic 2014
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars probably the best kindle game up to now, 25 July 2013
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Much faster than I expected and very well designed. After the first few missions I decided to buy the whole pack. Definitely recommended.


Osmos HD
Osmos HD
Price: £1.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and challenging, 3 Feb. 2013
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This is a little gem of a game. Absorb and grow or be absorbed and perish. The music is very nice as well. Well worth the money.


Five Centimetres Per Second [DVD] [2007]
Five Centimetres Per Second [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Kenji Mizuhashi
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars 5cm per second, 10 May 2011
"5 cm per second. The speed at which cherry blossom petals fall."
It looks like Makoto Shinkai has directed another little minimalist masterpiece. Bearing a distant resemblance to underground coming-of-age classics such as My Life as a Dog, 5 cm interweaves three short stories seen from the viewpoints of different characters. Each story revolves around a specific time period in the protagonist's life: his last days at primary school, graduating from high school, his early life as an adult.

Through the prism of an early sakura-blossom romance, the film primarily explores the themes of distance and loneliness, though it does so in a gentle way that is akin to recollecting your most beautiful sunrise memory rather than resorting to being dark and gloomy.

The music blends in very well with the movie, enhancing the emotional experiences conveyed, while passing almost unnoticed - as should happen in the best soundtracks. The animation is top notch and the quality of the drawings is just mesmerizing. You may often get the urge to pause the movie just to explore the richness of the tapestry.

If you can find it, it's well worth a watch - but be warned! See it in the original Japanese dialogue with English subtitles, not the cheesy English dub.

9/10


Imperia Italian Twelve Hole Ravioli Mould Tray and Rolling Pin
Imperia Italian Twelve Hole Ravioli Mould Tray and Rolling Pin
Price: £16.08

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money, 29 Jan. 2011
I bought this as a gift for my partner hoping that we wouldn't have to keep making ravioli by hand all the time. What a disappointment! The ravioli became stuck and wouldn't drop off. Save your money and buy something else instead.


Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II (PC DVD)
Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II (PC DVD)
Offered by TastyMate
Price: £54.99

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not work under Vista 64, 5 Jan. 2010
After multiple installations of the game and a thorough surveying of the net to find a solution to this problem, I gave up. EA suggest running it in XP/SP2 compatibility mode but it doesn't work.


Babylon 5 - Legend Of The Rangers [DVD]
Babylon 5 - Legend Of The Rangers [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dylan Neal
Offered by movielovers786
Price: £10.88

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars If you loved the series avoid this..., 9 Nov. 2005
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A lukewarm plot, below average dialogue and defrosted old quotes from the (otherwise magnificent) series makes this film one that I would gladly have missed had someone warned me. The Tae-Bo weapon systems in particular will give you a few good laughs but, ultimately, even the presence of G'Kar doesn't save this.


Grave of the Fireflies [DVD]
Grave of the Fireflies [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tsutomu Tatsumi

30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most powerful anti-war movies ever made, 3 Sept. 2004
This review is from: Grave of the Fireflies [DVD] (DVD)
This is obligatory viewing for anyone who thinks that cartoons are only for children. Based on a real story, the movie could easily have been shot as a standard feature with real actors but the animations add an extra dimension and depth to the feelings that seep through the movie that would be impossible to capture on a camera. It would be like reading the lyrics to a song without listening to the music.

This is the story of the two Japanese children during the period of the Tokyo air raids when the allies were on the counter-offensive and the hardships they face. But there's so much more than that in the film. It is a testament to the horrors of war, to human insanity, fanaticism, cynicism, compassion, hope, spirituality. The last 20 minutes of the film deliver such an emotional punch that it is nearly impossible to hold back the tears. Once the film is finished, go back and watch the first 5 minutes of the introduction again since it is there that the story essentially concludes.

The internet movie database rates this film 8.3/10 putting it in the top #200 films of all time. I gave it a 10/10.


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