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Sicario
Sicario
Dvd
Price: £0.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars all presented in a terrible light. Underlying it all are very unpleasant themes, 16 April 2016
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This review is from: Sicario (DVD)
This is a standard action thriller. Huge, taciturn chunky men with beards and bandanas use heavy guns to kill baddies at will. This time the baddies are Mexicans, all presented in a terrible light. Underlying it all are very unpleasant themes. The tough macho types are allowed to do what they want, ignoring rules and the law. The timid liberal types have to give in and agree this is the only way to get results. I bet it's one of Donald Trump's favourite films. The female lead is quite implausible, a frail woman shooting around with all the hunks, and her sidekick is a black guy to add some diversity presumably. All the powerful men seemed to be white. The violence is crude and cruel a lot of the time. The plot is weak too. Two car loads of Mexicans are shot to bits in cars in a traffic jam with no civilian casualties at all. The whole thing is pretty worrying as a portrayal of current cultural themes.


The Revenant [DVD] [2016]
The Revenant [DVD] [2016]
Dvd ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
Offered by Rikdev Media
Price: £9.95

13 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty in parts, but boring and empty plot., 23 Jan. 2016
This review is from: The Revenant [DVD] [2016] (DVD)
Gave up on this after 2 hours watching and was no longer bothered about the ending. Beautiful pictures of the landscape and forest, but after so many look up at the sun through the trees shots, even those got boring and predictable. Lots of gory violence too. Totally unrealistic and fatuous plot, with a bit of cod native American mystique thrown in. I must remember not to take any notice of the hype, and overblown critics praising this sort of stuff.


Triple Egg Sand Timer in Wooden Stand 1, 3, 5 Minutes by JHL
Triple Egg Sand Timer in Wooden Stand 1, 3, 5 Minutes by JHL
Offered by UK GIFT STORE ONLINE
Price: £11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A better design than my previous one!, 21 Dec. 2015
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This replaces the stainless steel, round structure with three tubes that I had before. That one got so dirty that I needed to clean between the tubes, but then the whole thing collapsed and wouldn't go back together again. This wooden block one is much more solid. The times seem accurate and it is stylish. It is was really well and simply packaged and delivered amazingly fast.


Traditional Solid Pine Spice Rack Country Farmhouse Cottage Chic Kitchen Display Shelves Freestanding or Wall Mounted 4 Shelf 58cm Wide - Holds up to 48 Jars
Traditional Solid Pine Spice Rack Country Farmhouse Cottage Chic Kitchen Display Shelves Freestanding or Wall Mounted 4 Shelf 58cm Wide - Holds up to 48 Jars
Offered by SilverAppleWood
Price: £60.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased with this, 21 Dec. 2015
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Very pleased with this. Simple design. Nice smooth wood which was easy to undercoat and then paint. True you could see tiny metal pinheads on the outer, side edges, but they disappeared under the paint, and you would have to look very carefully for them if you were not painting the item. Shelves just the right size to take Scharz spice bottles, and tubes of curry powder and pepper corns. There was a slight dent in the top cornice on delivery but I just pushed it out. The sellers might want to strengthen up the packaging in this vulnerable area.


Force Majeure DVD
Force Majeure DVD
Dvd ~ Johannes Kuhnke
Price: £5.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This felt like a thriller to me, 20 Dec. 2015
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This review is from: Force Majeure DVD (DVD)
This felt like a thriller to me, an insight into marriage and a family under stress, set in the ghostly, icy world of a ski resort. Stunning images of the snowy mountains, and real shafts of loss and danger.


Horwood SA97 3 - 4 - 5 min Triple Egg Timer, Transparent
Horwood SA97 3 - 4 - 5 min Triple Egg Timer, Transparent
Offered by Emporium Cookshop & Homewares
Price: £12.95

3.0 out of 5 stars This was fine for several years, 15 Dec. 2015
This was fine for several years, and great for timing my brews of tea. But then I decided to clean it, because it had got a bit mucky, especially on the steel surfaces amongst the glass tubes! So I slipped the tubes out, by carefully sliding the rubbers sideways and out. I got it beautifully clean and then attempted to reassemble it. Oh dear! I just couldn't get it to hold together anymore. Without the glass tubes the device is unstable and I couldn't get it to stay together. To sum up: Great until you want to clean it!


Slow West
Slow West
Dvd
Price: £0.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars How on earth does a film like this get reviewed and marketed so that I want ..., 10 Dec. 2015
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This review is from: Slow West (DVD)
How on earth does a film like this get reviewed and marketed so that I want to watch it? Is it essentially a dull, trivial film that is cleverly marketed for the 'art' film market as it has no wider appeal? I managed to watch it through so I guess I can't give it one star. It is a collection of western clichés strung together, an incoherent, nonsense plot, and some quite unpleasant violence.


Marshland (La Isla Minima) [DVD]
Marshland (La Isla Minima) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Raul Arevalo
Price: £11.70

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars There were gaping plot holes..., 17 Nov. 2015
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There are glorious aerial shots of the marshes as the film opens, and flocks of flamingos wheeling over them. What more could you want? Well a good convincing plot for one thing. It seemed to me there were gaping plot holes, and things thrown in for no reason. Just good enough to keep me watching, but nothing truly great.


Calvary [DVD] [2014]
Calvary [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Brendan Gleeson
Price: £5.00

2 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do you enjoy ghastly slow motion violence?, 16 Sept. 2014
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This review is from: Calvary [DVD] [2014] (DVD)
I can't believe this has earned so many five star reviews. It is dire. Poor clunking script, pantomime caricatures, and a ghastly piece of slow motion violence. And the ghastly slow motion violence is repeated so we can all enjoy it again. Ugh.


Hard Work: Life in Low-pay Britain
Hard Work: Life in Low-pay Britain
by Polly Toynbee
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A VERY IMPORTANT BOOK., 6 Aug. 2014
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A gripping and important read. Makes you fully appreciate all the hard working, low paid people who are so cheerful and helpful doing such low paid jobs.


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