Learn more Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Fitbit
Profile for John Howard > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by John Howard
Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,282,963
Helpful Votes: 75

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
John Howard

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2
pixel
Mad Max - Fury Road
Mad Max - Fury Road
Dvd
Price: £0.00

2 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not as mad as I am !, 16 Jun. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Mad Max - Fury Road (DVD)
I didn't expect much, or a plot, but this dull, repetitive, noisy, mess under delivered nevertheless. A waste of talent and two hours.


The 2001 File: Harry Lange and the Design of the Landmark Science Fiction Film
The 2001 File: Harry Lange and the Design of the Landmark Science Fiction Film
by Christopher Frayling
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £29.25

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over. Then buy this book., 14 Dec. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Excellent book containing a wealth of material not available elsewhere. It is very specifically concentrated on Harry Lange's involvement with the film, as the title tells you.

Personal insights pepper the text which details the story of Harry Lange's work and it is an informative and entertaining read.

However it is the hundreds of drawings that raise the book to treasure status, everything from rough concept sketches to immaculate line drawings for production purposes.

This is a must buy for 2001 aficionados and a fine companion to Adam Johnson's "2001:The Lost Science".2001: THE LOST SCIENCE

For a wider view of the film, Piers Bizony's "The Making Of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey" (Taschen) remains supreme.The Making of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Dec 22, 2015 11:16 PM GMT


Raymond Chandler: The Library of America Edition Set
Raymond Chandler: The Library of America Edition Set
by Raymond Chandler
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £62.90

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Big Read, 4 July 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
An essential purchase for Chandler fans, all the great well known stories plus some great additions, notes essays etc. So much of what followed would never have existed if Chandler hadn't done all this first.

The consistency of tone throughout each story is notable, the snappy phrases, slick similes and laconic lines lay easily within the stories. Modern imitators have yet to achieve that level of integration and authenticity.

The books are well produced and a worthwhile investment to replace those paperbacks that you've worn out and that friends never returned...where's Marlowe when you need him?


Sunshine On Leith
Sunshine On Leith
Dvd
Price: £0.00

1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Walk 500 Miles To Avoid., 3 July 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Sunshine On Leith (DVD)
The talent is wasted in this film which misfires more often than a two stroke lawnmower. Predictable, shallow and disappointing. The plot points are so obvious and heavily signposted that I laughed at a key "shock", "how sad" moment.


No Title Available

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 21 April 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Worth buying the genuine part, others have fit and performance issues.


Synology DS214Play DiskStation 2 Bay Desktop NAS
Synology DS214Play DiskStation 2 Bay Desktop NAS

5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Storage., 21 April 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Brilliant quality piece of kit. I bought the drives separately which saved money. Installing drives took five minutes. Software and system set up was straightforward and I am not very technically minded ! I set up the basics to begin with and have expanded as I have needed features. There are so many features and options that doing everything at once might be daunting.
I'm using the disk station to store and stream music as well as backing up my computer data. I've tested storing and streaming photos which works well, but I need to decide on a file folder structure to make it manageable before establishing a full photo library.


DRS-05 1/4"-20 Precision made Stainless Steel D-Ring Screw for Camera Tripod and Quick Release Plate
DRS-05 1/4"-20 Precision made Stainless Steel D-Ring Screw for Camera Tripod and Quick Release Plate

1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY. zero stars, 21 April 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Poorly made. D ring pivot is misaligned. Thread is marginally off the standard and will not fit camera base socket. I would not entrust my equipment to this wonky imprecise piece of junk and I'd send it back if I could find it ! Buy a known make instead.


Free Key - The Press To Open Key Ring
Free Key - The Press To Open Key Ring
Offered by Prezzies
Price: £5.95

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 17 Oct. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Feels cheap and badly finished. Despite its key feature,it's of limited use.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Apr 15, 2015 7:35 AM BST


Clyppi Toenail Clippers For Cool Dudes, Well Groomed Men & Stylish Ladies | Perfect Birthday Gifts For Men & Women | Best Nail Clippers to Trim your Toe Nails | Popular Easy Grip Nail Clipper | Professional Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Nail Cutter | Life ..
Clyppi Toenail Clippers For Cool Dudes, Well Groomed Men & Stylish Ladies | Perfect Birthday Gifts For Men & Women | Best Nail Clippers to Trim your Toe Nails | Popular Easy Grip Nail Clipper | Professional Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Nail Cutter | Life ..

5.0 out of 5 stars Nailed It !, 17 Oct. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Delighted! I've had clippers that tear or shear, but Clyppis really cut. Good clean design and a sensible lack of embellishment or plating. I'm really pleased and have ordered more Clyppis for my family


Making of Stanley Kubrick's '2001:A Space Odyssey'
Making of Stanley Kubrick's '2001:A Space Odyssey'
by Piers Bizony
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD NEWS: coming to everyone 2015, 3 Oct. 2014
Piers Bizony has confirmed that a "street" version of this book will be published in 2015. As with the "Archives" and "Napoleon" books all the content should be retained in the promised new version, but in a simpler and smaller format. Depending on the final presentation and size expect £50 -£100 for the unlimited edition.


Page: 1 | 2