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Logan [Blu-ray + Digital HD] [2017]
Logan [Blu-ray + Digital HD] [2017]
Price: £14.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One generation hands over to the next, 26 July 2017
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Pinter meets Steptoe and Son. Set in 2029, this is a moody exploration of the relationship between an aging, tired Logan and Professor X. In his 90s, Xavier is in hiding due to his failing mental capacity having led to a disaster and a subsequent wipe-out of mutants. A drama-heavy fin de siecle piece with great action scenes that reflects the end of the liberal era from post World War II to capitalism falling apart after the crash. Sad but with hope provided by a surly Dafne Keen as X-23 — an intense young actress who I hope gets the next generation's X-Men franchise as a female Wolverine.


High Pressure Brass Handheld Shower Head Water Saving Shower Head with Easy-cleaning Rubber Nozzles Single Function Chrome Fnished
High Pressure Brass Handheld Shower Head Water Saving Shower Head with Easy-cleaning Rubber Nozzles Single Function Chrome Fnished
Offered by ARTBATH
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Solid shower head, 26 July 2017
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Excellent replacement for one that broke. Feels fairly robust. And it fits.


Vintage Dragon Fengshui Bell Good Luck Bless Home Garden Hanging Windchime
Vintage Dragon Fengshui Bell Good Luck Bless Home Garden Hanging Windchime
Offered by Honearn
Price: £1.20

5.0 out of 5 stars Small but perfectly formed ..., 26 July 2017
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Proper metal, not plastic. Very pretty and great value.


Topdeal 6.5 Inch Outdoor Solar Powered Water Floating Pump Fountain, Garden Pond Fountain Set, Free Standing Garden 1.4W Solar Panel Kit Water Pump
Topdeal 6.5 Inch Outdoor Solar Powered Water Floating Pump Fountain, Garden Pond Fountain Set, Free Standing Garden 1.4W Solar Panel Kit Water Pump
Offered by Topdeal2016
Price: £12.79

1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work except weak dribble for a few minutes, 26 July 2017
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If you are lucky and it is an intensely sunny day at midsummer, you may get a ten-minute dribble from this lump of plastic. It is nowhere near the performance of the fountains in the featured photographs and I feel these are somewhat missold.


Reflect Garden Mirror - Acrylic Glass Low Distortion Blossoming Round Metal Frame Decorative Outdoor Mirror - 1ft 5in
Reflect Garden Mirror - Acrylic Glass Low Distortion Blossoming Round Metal Frame Decorative Outdoor Mirror - 1ft 5in

5.0 out of 5 stars Elegant and pretty garden mirror, 7 Jun. 2017
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Small, neat, looks fab. The acrylic mirror has no backing so be careful not to scratch it when putting it up. It's been in the wind and rain for a few weeks and is still looking great.


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3.0 out of 5 stars A nice basic top but the sizing is wrong, 19 April 2017
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A nice basic top but the sizing is wrong. I'm a 14-16 but the size 16 XL fits like a sausage skin. It works okay but it isn't the look promised by the illustrating photo. To achieve that look you'd need it 2 or 3 sizes up and, unfortunately, it stops at XL.


ZANZEA Women's Lace Crochet Long Sleeve Tops Hollow Out High Collar Casual Slim Shirt Blouse Black UK 16/EU 44/IT 46
ZANZEA Women's Lace Crochet Long Sleeve Tops Hollow Out High Collar Casual Slim Shirt Blouse Black UK 16/EU 44/IT 46
Offered by Quqe
Price: £23.38

5.0 out of 5 stars Liked it so much I bought three, 26 Mar. 2017
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I now own three of these. High necked blouses are popular at the moment so this is a good staple for your wardrobe. The hark-back to Victorian style carries an element of steampunk that I like but this is stretchy and much easier to wear than stiff Victorian blouses. Great with jeans under a leather jacket as well as more formally with a long skirt. Tough it up with worker boots. The size 16 is on the generous side, maybe moderately large ... or how a size 16 should actually fit.


Marvel's Doctor Strange [Blu-ray] [2016]
Marvel's Doctor Strange [Blu-ray] [2016]
Dvd ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
Price: £15.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular 3D Marvel fantasy as if Inception mated with a Mandelbrot set, 20 Mar. 2017
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A visual treat, possibly the best 3D blu-ray so far, barring Mad Max Fury Road, another spectacular rip-roaring ride. Visually, its starting point is Inception with all those bendy buildings looping over on themselves, crossed with a ton of eye-popping Mandelbrot sets, and total liberties taken with the laws of physics as they should be in a work of fantasy.

The spine of the story is the genesis of Doctor Strange, born out of the ashes of his old self, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon whose hands get smashed up when he crashes his Ferrari/Lamborghini/Mazerati ... look, it's a fast car, innit? How can he repair the damage and carry on working when he is the only surgeon in the world who could restore his broken hands to health?

Enter Katmandu, sensibly, an unspoilt city rarely used for movie locations. But the authorities agreed on this occasion and the place is one of the stars of the film. With the help of a spiritual guide, the Ancient One, Strange is soon tapping his power, astral planing and visiting other dimensions. He finally challenges the Big Bad which wants to destroy all other dimensions including Earth. He does this with a MASSIVE nick from Doctor Who's best ever episode, Heaven Sent; beautifully done but breath-taking in its cheek.

The Doctor Strange movie release was preceded by a bitter controversy surrounding the yellowface casting of one of its main characters: the Ancient One. Shaven-headed, doe-eyed Tilda Swinton is small, cold and brittle, and lends little to the role, laughably rendered part Celtic in this cinematic launch of the Marvel comic. As with Matt Damon in The Great Wall, the world is deformed even more radically than in the movie's inter-dimensional sequences in presenting white characters as saviours of East Asians. Puh-lease! All the West ever did was nick their tea industry, mass produce gargantuan quantities of opium in Bengal (also nicked) and force it on the Chinese population at the point of a gun, so all this heroic whitewashing just annoys. Hugely. Fake history. Sad. Please stop. It is baffling why the character couldn't have remained East Asian as he was in the comics.

The usually irritating Benedict Cumberbatch channels Hugh Laurie in House to give his best performance yet. You wait for one Benedict and then two come along at once. In this, the only movie I can think of starring two Benedicts, Benny Wong has scored himself another ace franchise that should keep him busy for a few years. Much more satisfying than his Marco Polo series which ran out of steam early on.

Can't wait for the next one.
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American Porn
American Porn
by Heathcote Williams
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Balancing passion and disgust on a razor's edge, 24 Feb. 2017
This review is from: American Porn (Paperback)
Seems like we are all stuck in a science-fiction writer's coma dream, so deeply weird have been events of the past year. The culmination was the installation by electoral college (as opposed to popular vote) of our Orange Overlord, Toddler Trump. Or is it Eric Cartman and his Asian Cartman counterpart, Kim Wrong-un?

How would Western culture respond?

Fast off the block was Heathcote Williams with his collection of poetry, American Porn. So far, only Williams, South Park's astonishingly good Series 20 with its toxic Memberberries, and gallows-humourist Frankie Boyle have delivered the satirical goods — with the US Saturday Night Live TV series scoring the odd home run with Alec Baldwin's chumping of Trump and Melissa McCarthy's epic savaging of Sean "Squealer" Spicer.

Heathcote is lighter on laughs but more intense on historical background, which anyone familiar with his stunning Royal Babylon will know. There's real substance in his writing, balancing passion and disgust on a razor's edge lest he stare into the abyss for too long. Like all great poets, he connects seemingly disparate events, building a fully three-dimensional picture of how we got here.

In the opening poem, The United States of Porn, Heathcote takes us from Ancient Rome to Amerigo Vespucci, pornographer to the mafia Medicis; from Chatsworth, California, which he nails as the "HQ of America's Pornocracy" industry, to the Nazis and tyrants who have always used sex to cement their power — modern America is little different.
"Goebbels believed pornography worked as an anaesthetic -
His enemies, ironically, could be softened by being stiffened "
Given the choice between food and orgasms, sex-mad lab rats will starve, and humans are diverted from existential threat.

His poem Happy Thanksgiving (as opposed to a Happy Ending) disdains the usual amnesiac festive platitudes for the horror of those first meetings between indigenous Native Americans and European immigrants. If only the natives had had the means to build a wall. "But this nation was created by Zombie cannibals". Williams then gives us gruesome vignettes of barbarism and treachery, not on the part of the natives, but of the pious, bible-bashing interlopers and their God-bovvering hypocrisy. "The Pilgrim Fathers belong not to history, But to a quasi-religious ideal," which is still running things, especially with the ascension of Trump.

In American Porn, Heathcote Williams maps out the background: all the roads leading to this sorry point. Trump is less cause than symptom: a fully-ripe buboe fully charged to explode all over the world.


Led Globe String Lights, 33ft/10m 100 LED Round Ball Indoor String Lights for Garden Party Christmas Wedding New Year Indoor Decoration, 8 Lighting Modes , Color Changing Berry Ball Lights IP65 Waterproof ,Multi Color
Led Globe String Lights, 33ft/10m 100 LED Round Ball Indoor String Lights for Garden Party Christmas Wedding New Year Indoor Decoration, 8 Lighting Modes , Color Changing Berry Ball Lights IP65 Waterproof ,Multi Color

5.0 out of 5 stars Modern lights look like an art installation., 21 Feb. 2017
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Originally intended as another string of Christmas lights, the cool quality of the colours look so elegant that we've left them strung around the bannisters in our white hallway. It really does have the effect of an art installation. Recommended.


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