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Legend of Korra: Book One: Air [DVD]
Legend of Korra: Book One: Air [DVD]
Dvd ~ Janet Varney
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: £5.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Korra is legendary!, 7 Jan. 2015
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I found the 'Legend of Korra' on xbox free trial knowing nothing about the series. I loved the design of the game instantly and couldn't stop playing however hard it is. (When you die you have to start from scratch....a bit annoying.) 8/10 review.

The animated sequences were obviously from a cartoon series so I decided to check it out. Boy am I glad I did!
I've never followed a cartoon series with such gorgeous art work, amazing fight sequences and witty dialogue.

The 4 seasons seem to break all the rules for a children's cartoon series, complex characters and plot, adult themes, love triangles, bisexuality, unpredictable story lines, oppression, politics, racism (okay, x-men covers racism, oppression and politics but not to this degree.)

Shame this series wasn't advertised well, otherwise I am sure there would have been more than four seasons made. But they are four fantastic seasons!


Froot / Happy [7" vinyl]
Froot / Happy [7" vinyl]
Offered by zoreno-uk
Price: £5.51

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 80's computer game electro-funk, 16 Dec. 2014
This review is from: Froot / Happy [7" vinyl] (Vinyl)
Im reviewing 'Froot', not 'Happy' because I'm not keen.

'Froot' really is very, very good! 80's computer game electro-funk!

A bit Electric Youth, a bit Lazerhawk.

More of this please Marina.


God Help the Girl [DVD]
God Help the Girl [DVD]
Dvd ~ Olly Alexander
Price: £9.75

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars God help the boy, 6 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: God Help the Girl [DVD] (DVD)
The character played by Emily browning is 'that' girl that you fell in love with. The girl that turned your world upside down and spat you out. An enigma, someone with whom trying to have a relationship with was always going to be a futile, heart breaking exercise. This film charts a moment, a summer when this person enters the life of a young man who falls for her beauty, talent, enigmatic persona, a summer filled with hope, promise and music. The musical interludes are fabulous, refreshing and hard to resist. I loved the music, not my usual fair but very well written and complementary to the story.

In my case the girl came back and we are married with children. Yes, I consider myself very lucky.


Under The Skin [DVD] [2014]
Under The Skin [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Scarlett Johanssen
Price: £5.00

26 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Johanssen's 'Taxi Driver', 19 July 2014
This review is from: Under The Skin [DVD] [2014] (DVD)
Quite often major hollywood actors have a presence that eclipses any character they are asked to play.
Marilyn Monroe could never escape it, although tried with some success in 'Bus Stop. 'Robert De Niro's career defining films were all about a character far more interesting than the actor, films such as 'Taxi Driver' and 'Raging Bull'.

Scarlett Johanssen hadn't had her career defining role, a film in which she could transform into something else, completely immersed and unreconisable from the actress Scarlett Johanssen. Not until 'Under the Skin', a film which polarized critics and audiences alike, refusing to conform to the movie making syllabus.

As Scarlett's alien eventually grows into 'her' skin and surroundings, humanity begins to take an effect on 'her' and we watch like a fly as 'her' story unfolds. Never do we see Scarlett Johanssen, the performance is so far removed that it is easy to see 'her' as an alien and not the actress.

What a fanastic piece of cinema. So understated, not concerned with plot (the destroyer of many a film), you have to see it before you die, it's that good.

Why is watching an alien drive a transit van so captivating? Well if that's all you get from it then i suggest you go and watch the next avengers movie, much easier, no brainer.
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Antiphon
Antiphon
Price: £9.61

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprise return to form, 14 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Antiphon (Audio CD)
'The Trials of Van Occupanther' was a modern day classic, an album that I fell in love with and an album that had a vision leaving you in no doubt that Midlake are a band that can be around for a long time.

'The Courage of Others' then was a shock to most fans of the band. Tim Smith led the band into a place that I tried very hard to follow but couldn't. As it turns out the rest of the band couldn't either.

When I heard that Tim decided to leave I thought that was it, a great band cut short when they could have been so much more.
So to my utter surprise and delight, 'Antiphon' completely turns things around for the band, with mesmorising, multi-layered songs that prove that the band are more than capable of life without Tim.

Van Occupanther would be hard to beat because it is simply one of the best records of the last 10-15 years but 'Antiphon' challenges, thats for sure. They still sound like Midlake but can be likened to Pink Floyd and other prog rock bands, no bad thing. Yes its different, did we want Midlake to change? Well its better than no Midlake and you just have to listen without prejudice, appreciate a band that are just as accomplished without Tim Smith.
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Salute
Salute
Price: £4.50

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars grown up but not offensive, 13 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: Salute (Audio CD)
What makes this a five star album is the fact that although it is more R'n'B it doesn't contain the all too popular pitfalls of music labelled as such. The 'Little Mixers' of which my 7 year old daughter is one, have not been forgotten, they do not try to alienate and attempt to lose their younger fan base with explicit themes and lyrics, the girls are simply trying to move forward and become more credible to a wider audience. They achieve this with great success, mixing up modern R'n'B with melody and harmonies that will entertain all who like good pop music.

For an x factor, put together girl band this is something of a revelation. If you liked the first or not give it a listen, most will not be disappointed.


Wreck-It Ralph [DVD]
Wreck-It Ralph [DVD]
Dvd ~ John C. Reilly
Price: £6.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The whole family can enjoy this film, 28 May 2013
This review is from: Wreck-It Ralph [DVD] (DVD)
Some kids films try to appeal to the adults by introducing jokes that only they will understand. This is a mistake, the parents and children feel numb to them. Wreck it Ralph relies on great characters and a charming, heart warming tale of friendship and loneliness. The concept is great and the possibilities are endless. Wreck it Ralph could be a very successful franchise.


Gone [DVD]
Gone [DVD]
Dvd ~ Amanda Seyfried
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: £3.97

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense without the gore, 11 Feb. 2013
This review is from: Gone [DVD] (DVD)
I agree with A.Murphy, it is hard to find films with suspense throughout so it was a real surprise to find this film to be full of suspense and second guessing. I didn't expect much but the film delivered, with good acting, interesting characters, no cliches and a genuinely good twist.

I recommend this to anyone who likes a suspense thriller about a serial killer without the usual modern day blood and guts.


DNA
DNA
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Pop has never been better, 10 Jan. 2013
This review is from: DNA (Audio CD)
I bought this album for my 6 year old daughter expecting it to be okay, with a couple of standout tracks and lots of filler.

How wrong was I! This album is full of singles, every track could be released as a single. Now that is pretty darn fantastic!

I always thought that the X Factor was awful, teaching kids that they don't need to study their craft, all they have to do is appear on a singing show and ta da! You're a star. However, Little Mix are great, my daughter absolutely loves them and can sing along to every song and gets quite cross if you try and skip even one track.

The girls can all sing and they sure do beat the infinitely awful Spice Girls. My wife and I are looking forward to taking the children to the Liverpool Echo Arena in February, should be good fun.


Mr. Popper's Penguins (DVD + Digital Copy)
Mr. Popper's Penguins (DVD + Digital Copy)
Dvd ~ Jim Carrey
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Mr Popper's - perfection!, 27 Nov. 2012
From the previews on offer for this film I had decided that this film should be avoided, thinking that even my children would find it hard going.

How wrong was I! This is Jim Carey at his best, funny, funny, heart warming funny. If you want to watch a film at christmas that offers family togetherness and laughs, then this is absolutely it!

The supporting cast are great, the children lovable, the personal assistant perfectly punctual with the pin point pronunciations, Angela Lansbury is a darling and the penguins adorable.

We all love this film in our house, well done Mr Popper, well done Mr Carey.


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