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Deliver Us from Evil: A New York City Cop Investigates the Supernatural
Deliver Us from Evil: A New York City Cop Investigates the Supernatural
by Ralph Sarchie
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.82

8 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I think I would prefer to live in a Haunted House than read any more of this nonsense - the ramblings of a Delusional NY cop, 15 July 2014
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When will I ever learn, I keep buying these alleged true stories from high profile ghost/demon hunters thinking there will be a spooky story in there. What do I end up reading well it is the bumbling rambles of a clearly delusional (if not insane) religious zealot who clearly does not realise we are not living in the middle ages any more.

I appreciate I am probably going to get books flying off my shelf, funny smells in the house and end up ultimately possessed for saying this but seriously this nonsense the Warrens and this Sarchie Guy churn out is really dangerous religious fundamentalist claptrap. And people are worried about Islamic fundamentalism and they let this loon on the streets of NY with a gun?

If there is a word of truth in this book I would be surprised. Oh and it is a terribly written book.
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Pacific Rim [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Pacific Rim [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Idris Elba
Price: £14.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A middle of the road mark for a middle of the road film. Del Toro can do better than that!!!, 15 July 2014
A rather pedestrian film considering it is Robots fighting monsters and the least Del Toro film he has made to date.

Can't fault the special effects and the 3D on a 50 inch Plasma is very good.

It was all just a little underwhelming and it really does drag after the first ten minutes with a mid section of cliches until the solid last 30 minutes.

A friday night rental - if that exists any more rather than one to buy.


All the Beautiful Sinners
All the Beautiful Sinners
by Stephen Graham Jones
Edition: Hardcover

1.0 out of 5 stars Unreadable in places, brilliant in other, 22 May 2014
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A kind of trippy version of Silence of the Lambs, but not sure what Jones's was getting at the writing is almost a stream of consciousness and in place very confusing. Then out of the blue comes a paragraph or chapter of sheer brilliance.

After plowing through 450 pages I found it too much and had to leave the book alone as it was nearly unreadable.


Tefal ActiFry Low Fat Fryer, 1.2 kg - Grey
Tefal ActiFry Low Fat Fryer, 1.2 kg - Grey
Price: £120.00

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear - Soggy rancid chips produced, 22 May 2014
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After spending £120 and and following the instructions to the letter I ended up with soggy foul tasting chips that no one was interested in eating.

McCains Home oven chips taste better than this!

What a complete waste of money.... Any one got any ideas? I have read on line to get them tasting good you have to fry them first in a Wok and then fry in the actifry.
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The Bridge: Series 1 & 2 [Blu-ray]
The Bridge: Series 1 & 2 [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Sofia Helin
Offered by Revival Books Ltd
Price: £49.50

33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding: 20 hours of TV Brilliance, 22 May 2014
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The problem with TV is that series often get compared to one another, i.e. is it as good as The Wire, Breaking Bad et al and this is not alway helpful when reviewing. I will just say it as it is The Bridge is a brilliant piece of entertainment with consistently excellent episodes across the two series, excellent acting and characterisations. The cinematography from the opening credits to the closing credits is uniformly exceptional with a strong soundtrack.

Some people do not like subtitles, but be patient and enjoy TV making of the highest standard.


Batman Begins / The Dark Knight - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + UV Copy) [2005] [Region Free]
Batman Begins / The Dark Knight - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + UV Copy) [2005] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Christian Bale
Offered by media vault
Price: £5.05

5.0 out of 5 stars This the Batman Blu Ray Collection you need, 23 April 2014
Don't bother with the third film as it stinks! These are two perfect Batman Films, don't let the third film ruin your memory of just how good they where.

It is a shame Nolan did not have the integrity to finish the series off properly after creating these two masterpieces.

An Essential Blu Ray Purchase, enjoy the ending of The Dark Knight and just imagine just how good the Third film should have been.


The Shining 'All work and no play' Mug
The Shining 'All work and no play' Mug
Offered by Cultzilla
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars What isn't there to like, 10 April 2014
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It is a Shining Mug and what makes it extra special is that when it get coffee stains down it the look is completely authentic.


The Necromancer's House
The Necromancer's House
by Christopher Buehlman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.75

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Maybe it is a start of a series., 10 April 2014
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My issue with this book is that we do not go into enough detail about the Necromancer's past, we know he was in Russia but it is never explained what happened (just hinted at). The novel does start well and is quite quirky but it then descends into a sort of adult Harry Potter Wizard fight and body swapping that just becomes uninteresting and dull.

Saying that it has a great cover! and if this is a start of a series it could develop well.


Don Jon [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Don Jon [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Price: £7.10

2 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It is by and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt = 1 star at best, 10 April 2014
Possibly one of the most smug and irritating actors to ever walk the planet. Just look at that cover.

Film is not up to much and JGL ruined the last Chris Nolan film with his hammy, smug performance.

Get him off the screen.
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Gravity [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Gravity [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ George Clooney
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £10.99

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No way this is should be a 3.5 average star rating on Amazon- It is one of the best out there, 7 Mar. 2014
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Just received my impressive steel tin version of Gravity 3D and whacked it straight in. Yep amazing picture and the best 3D I have seen since Tron Legacy and Avatar. I appreciate this film is a true cinematic experience and the best way of watching it is on the biggest 3D screen possible but there is plenty to enjoy for the home viewer as well.

I don't understand why people are saying the plot is thin or the script is weak...Some of the best literature and cinema takes a simple concept and use it as allegory. i.e. Bullock's Characters finding hope in adversity, the human spirit's ability to survive, is there even something akin to 2001 going on there? I don't need characters monologuing for hours on end like most modern blockbusters these days and it is good to see a nice taut script at work.

The effects are best out there, Bullock turns in a great performance (never thought I would type those words!!) and if you are not moved, shaken, traumatised, excited, and ultimately uplifted by this film than maybe you should not go to the cinema on your Night nurse cocktail.

Best Film of 2013 if not the decade and finally restored my faith in cinema after much disappointment in the last 2 years. Believe the critics, oscars and hype for once.
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