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The Corrs - MTV Unplugged
The Corrs - MTV Unplugged
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Price: £3.47

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't sure whether to buy this one ? ....Glad i did, 2 July 2007
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As my review is titled I wasn't sure whether I needed this live recording of the Corrs, considering I had most of the tracks already on other albums.

However after watching a DVD of the Corrs that my friend had, I really enjoyed their cover of "old town" so decided to buy this album.
Now it is easily my fave Corrs cd! The fact it is live adds so much to the music, if you listen hard on Toss the Feathers you can her Andrea taking sharp intakes of breath between penny whistling!

For all the people who think the Corrs are light weight pop stars, listen to this cd and realise they are talented musicians who can play live and have great flexibility.

Altogether it's a great mix of Corrs track and covers which sound good in there own right! Deff the Corrs - MTV Unplugged is worth having!


The Boys and Girl From County Clare [DVD]
The Boys and Girl From County Clare [DVD]
Dvd ~ Colm Meaney
Price: £4.00

51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Boys And Girl From County Clare, 2 July 2007
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As a fan of the Corrs I bought this film out of curiosity to view how Andrea Corr would act, but surprisingly I got a good funny movie.

Jimmy (played by Colm Meaney) comes over from swinging (the film is set in the 60's) Liverpool to win the Irish ceilidh band contest, while his brother Johnjoe (played by Bernard Hill) comes from county Clare to reclaim the Ceilidh band title. Anne (Andrea Corr) is Johnjoe's star fiddler, but kept firmly under thumb by her embittered mother Maise (Charlotte Bradley). Trouble ensues, as estranged brother Jimmy attendance rakes up the past, whilst much Irish music is played!

Andrea Corr acts with sincerity and charm. Bernard Hill is charismatic as bachelor Johnjoe. Also Shaun Evans should be commended for keep love struck Teddy genuine and grounded. Boys and Girl from County Clare might not be that innovative but it is a delightful film that is entertaining to watch and worth giving ago. It might just surprise you !


As Time Goes By - Series 4 [DVD]
As Time Goes By - Series 4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Judi Dench
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Price: £4.09

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As Time Goes By Series 4, 13 Jun. 2007
Series 4

Sandy joins the household a clever move on writer's part giving Judith someone to talk to. Most of this series centres on firstly getting rid of Gwen Flack and then Jean and Lionel's wedding. The contrast between Lionel's wedding arrangements and Jean's full blown battle plans is hilarious. The only episode Im not that fond of is the one with Eric in, it's not a bad episode I just think its placing in the series jars a little bit, being straight after the wedding. And would have done better in a later series, but that's just my opinion. The final episode is a bitter sweet, although funny you realise what a hash the Americans have made of Lionel's script. I read some where this storyline was taken form Bob Larby's own experiences of dealing with American television? Anyhow it's a great four series.

Ok so Jean and Lionel have got married ...where can there story go now? Well it's true they have pretty much come all the way in relationship terms, but there is Judy and Alistair to follow and Sandy.


As Time Goes By - Series 3 [DVD]
As Time Goes By - Series 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Geoffrey Palmer
Offered by Todays Great Deal
Price: £1.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As Time Goes By : Series 3, 13 Jun. 2007
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Series 3

Series three is crammed full of goodies. To begin, Lionel and Jean are having a weekend away in Paris, a lovely constructed episode, plus with the added absurdity of seeing Lionel deal with the French. Next is Rocky's marriage to Madge (mischievously played by the late great Joan Sims). Due to Rocky's marriage Lionel suggests that he and Jean start living together. Which is far from straight forward, this story line provides more back ground story on both leads and helps you warm to Lionel (as his behaviour at Rocky's wedding can make you irritated with him). Also in this series Lionel begins writing the mini series and Jean opens the second "type 4 you" branch introducing the characters of Mike Barbosa ( American television executive , a running joke in the program is that on one really understands what Mike's job title means, and I don't think its ever mention what Mike does exactly only that Lionel needs to impress him), Sally Curtis ( the scarily perfect manger of "Type for you" second branch) and the funniest of all Gwen Flack ( the replacement sectary for Lionel, who can't stop talking) There is a storyline in the end episode which is not followed up about Rocky's not living for much more than a year. Bob Larby or Colin Bostock-Smith decided or was told to keep Frank Middlemass character in evidently, Im not complaining Rocky's is a good character. But the inconstancy in the writing is a shame.


As Time Goes By - Series 2 [DVD]
As Time Goes By - Series 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Judi Dench
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.49

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You must remeber this ..., 6 Jun. 2007
Series 2

Starts with shooting the front cover of "my life in Kenya" some of the storylines to do with Lionel's book could be boring if gone into too deeply, however the writers keep the balance by (in episode 2) going back to Lionel and Jean's relationship, and hinting at maybe the beginnings of Judy's and Alistair's relationship ? In series two we meet four characters that bring so much to future series. Firstly Lionel's jovial father Rocky (charming played by Frank Middlemass), the impervious Mrs. Bale (Janet Henfrey), twittering Penny Jean's sister in law (Moyra Fraser ) and Penny's hen pecked husband Stephen (Paul Chapman). Watch out episode 5: Misunderstandings, where Jean and Lionel spend a weekend at Penny's and Stephens.


As Time Goes By - Series 1 [DVD]
As Time Goes By - Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Judi Dench
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £4.50

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Telly !, 6 Jun. 2007
First of all, Im not who As Time Goes By is aimed at. Im twenty years old and have been a fan since I was 11 years old, when I stumbled over an episode from series seven. Over the next few weeks i tuned in and was extremely disappointed when at the end of that series they said another series would follow, NEXT YEAR!

Since then I have been a fan, (I was too young to enjoy the first few series as I would have just started primary school when they first aired) as soon as the box set was released I snapped them up.

I was quite unfamiliar with the beginning of the Jean and Lionel story, how they got back into contact after 38 years parted.

Series 1

Sets up allot of the back story to the couple, and some of Judy's history which gets left behind in later series. Philip Bretherton (Alistair) is funny from the word go, especially good at the party (which also has a lovely bit of interplay between jean and Lionel surrounded by what they call "children") and when trying to seducing Jean in Norwich. The series ends nicely with Alistair fancying Jean and Judy making eyes at Lionel, to solve the situation Jean results to a little matchmaking of her own.

Worth every penny!


As Time Goes By - Complete Series 1-4 [DVD]
As Time Goes By - Complete Series 1-4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Judi Dench
Price: £11.99

56 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As time goes by....Guide, 4 Jun. 2007
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First of all, Im not who As Time Goes By is aimed at. Im twenty years old and have been a fan since I was 11 years old, when I stumbled over an episode from series seven. Over the next few weeks i tuned in and was extremely disappointed when at the end of that series they said another series would follow, NEXT YEAR!

Since then I have been a fan, (I was too young to enjoy the first few series as I would have just started primary school when they first aired) as soon as the box set was released I snapped them up.

I was quite unfamiliar with the beginning of the Jean and Lionel story, how they got back into contact after 38 years parted.

Series 1

Sets up allot of the back story to the couple, and some of Judy's history which gets left behind in later series. Philip Bretherton (Alistair) is funny from the word go, especially good at the party (which also has a lovely bit of interplay between jean and Lionel surrounded by what they call "children") and when trying to seducing Jean in Norwich. The series ends nicely with Alistair fancying Jean and Judy making eyes at Lionel, to solve the situation Jean results to a little matchmaking of her own.

Series 2

Starts with shooting the front cover of "my life in Kenya" some of the storylines to do with Lionel's book could be boring if gone into too deeply, however the writers keep the balance by (in episode 2) going back to Lionel and Jean's relationship, and hinting at maybe the beginnings of Judy's and Alistair's relationship ? In series two we meet four characters that bring so much to future series. Firstly Lionel's jovial father Rocky (charming played by Frank Middlemass), the impervious Mrs. Bale (Janet Henfrey), twittering Penny Jean's sister in law (Moyra Fraser ) and Penny's hen pecked husband Stephen (Paul Chapman). Watch out episode 5: Misunderstandings, where Jean and Lionel spend a weekend at Penny's and Stephens.

Series 3

Series three is crammed full of goodies. To begin, Lionel and Jean are having a weekend away in Paris, a lovely constructed episode, plus with the added absurdity of seeing Lionel deal with the French. Next is Rocky's marriage to Madge (mischievously played by the late great Joan Sims). Due to Rocky's marriage Lionel suggests that he and Jean start living together. Which is far from straight forward, this story line provides more back ground story on both leads and helps you warm to Lionel (as his behaviour at Rocky's wedding can make you irritated with him). Also in this series Lionel begins writing the mini series and Jean opens the second "type 4 you" branch introducing the characters of Mike Barbosa ( American television executive , a running joke in the program is that on one really understands what Mike's job title means, and I don't think its ever mention what Mike does exactly only that Lionel needs to impress him), Sally Curtis ( the scarily perfect manger of "Type for you" second branch) and the funniest of all Gwen Flack ( the replacement sectary for Lionel, who can't stop talking) There is a storyline in the end episode which is not followed up about Rocky's not living for much more than a year. Bob Larby or Colin Bostock-Smith decided or was told to keep Frank Middlemass character in evidently, Im not complaining Rocky's is a good character. But the inconstancy in the writing is a shame.

Series 4

Sandy joins the household a clever move on writer's part giving Judith someone to talk to. Most of this series centres on firstly getting rid of Gwen Flack and then Jean and Lionel's wedding. The contrast between Lionel's wedding arrangements and Jean's full blown battle plans is hilarious. The only episode Im not that fond of is the one with Eric in, it's not a bad episode I just think its placing in the series jars a little bit, being straight after the wedding. And would have done better in a later series, but that's just my opinion. The final episode is a bitter sweet, although funny you realise what a hash the Americans have made of Lionel's script. I read some where this storyline was taken form Bob Larby's own experiences of dealing with American television? Anyhow it's a great four series.

And cheaper if you buy them this way, enjoy !
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Pride & Prejudice - 2005 [DVD]
Pride & Prejudice - 2005 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Keira Knightley
Offered by ReNew Entertainment
Price: £2.90

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for a film version, 4 Jun. 2007
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Firstly I love the way this film was shot, it's a beautiful to watch. You feel the director really thought about each shot wanting to make them something special. However if you do listen to the film commentary you will hear how he found Jane and Lizzie relationship to sweet and wanted to make it more distant and colder, not something I totally agree with.

However I understand you can't fit the entire story into a two hour film and upon first watching this film you feel rushed (they power thru the story at speed) and somewhat cheated. Phases using in the beginning like "he's single" are rather annoying, thinking we cannot understand Austin's text, that we need modern slang. However watch the film again, and slowly you begin to enjoy the undemanding, straight forward approach to the storyline.

Miss Knightly does an interesting ( and on the whole a bang on) Elizabeth, I personally feel it would have been better not her not to have been so aggressive. Elizabeth used her wit to challenge those around her. Rather that jutting out her chin fiercely and spitting out her words out like a king cobra.

I had to problems with Mr. Darcy one he looks like my best friends boyfriend so I could hardly fancy him ( doh ! I am aware thou he cant help this) and he was rather wet... not proud enough. When he first enters the public ball he appears to be searching for his mother ,rather than for someone of his own class of life.

Also Lizzie would not have been able to be alone with George Wickham in the country side. Please remember these things!

Apart from that it is a good version, highly watch able.


Persuasion : Complete ITV Adaptation [2007] [DVD]
Persuasion : Complete ITV Adaptation [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sally Hawkins
Price: £4.97

10 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear ........turn away Miss Austin ! Cover your face and save your grace., 31 May 2007
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I cannot complain about Rupert Penry Jones, althou maybe rather a bit too Darcyish.

But as for the rest of it what a muddle! The film's tempo was all over the place making for slightly bewildering watching; moreover the characters were not given enough time to develop! Wasting some of Austin's loveliest creations! Oh to have Sophie Thompson playing once more Anne's selfish, petty-minded sister Mary (as in the 1995 version of Persuasion)!

I hate to be critical on anyone's performance there is some bad acting in here. Important plot details of the story are thrown in at the funniest of moments. And the shots of Anne just looking mournful into the camera bored and annoyed me, doing nothing to endear me to the character.

Also director please don't do some many awkward shots, we would like to see the people involved in the story! It's them we are interested in, not the cob at Lyme or the blurred architecture of bath.

And lastly the kiss at the end is cringeworthly, me and my mother willing him to kiss her before her bottom lip wobbled off her face completely! To long and over the top ! Sorry but not a satisfying piece of television!


On The Up - Complete Collection Box Set [DVD]
On The Up - Complete Collection Box Set [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dennis Waterman
Price: £10.00

61 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Worth While !, 4 May 2007
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I have been a great fan of as time goes by for years, and was as a result recommended On the Up (written by the genteel Mr. Bob Larbey)

So after many weeks I finally bought the three series. And what a surprise, good paced genuinely funny (with some great laugh out loud moments, mostly including Mrs Wembley, the great late Joan Sims!) and highly watch able. Each character has there own winding road for you to follow and enjoy. Don't be put off by looks, its surprisingly worth while watch!
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