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Doctor Who - The Complete Series 7 [Blu-ray]
Doctor Who - The Complete Series 7 [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith
Price: 23.25

27 of 77 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hmm, 14 Aug 2013
Comfortably the least enjoyable series of Doctor Who I've ever seen - and I've seen the lot. Soulless, dreary, retreading of old ground, and it all has a feeling of being rushed and not thought through enough. Clara's "mystery" is tedious and the endless reliance on "timey wimey" story tricks grew old at least two years ago. No consequences, no drama, no relatable characters. Fingers crossed the magnificent Peter Capaldi can re-energise the show and drag it out of its rut.
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LEGO City Undercover - Limited Edition with Chase McCain Minifigure (Nintendo Wii U)
LEGO City Undercover - Limited Edition with Chase McCain Minifigure (Nintendo Wii U)
Offered by Startup Media
Price: 44.58

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible!, 10 May 2013
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I never really thought I'd end up writing an opinion about a Lego game on Amazon. But I had to - simply put, it's one of the best games of the year, no question. The visuals, sound, characters and game-world are all top notch, and second to none. You start off at the docks but before you know it you're exploring farmland, mountains, prisons, scaling skyscrapers, driving a tractor along a railway tunnel... the variety and inventiveness never let up. The objectives are always at hand (via a subtle but impressive use of the Wii U gamepad screen), but half of the joy of the game is just wandering around the city and the surrounding countryside, seeing what you find next. The "solidity" of the whole thing is a joy, and it's clear that the developers *loved* making this game.

Saying it's a family version of Grand Theft Auto is fairly accurate, although it doesn't really do the game justice in its own right. It has so much of its own personality and its own ideas that it deserves to be recognised as unique.

If you have a Wii U but have yet to buy this - don't waste any more time. It's the best game on the system at the moment, and is unlikely to be dethroned for a while.


The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia
by Akira Himekawa
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.67

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories and Mythology, 28 Jan 2013
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Absolutely beautiful book - even more lavish than I was expecting. It's such a treat to revisit all of the rich mythology of this most charismatic of gaming worlds - the eccentric characters, imaginative monsters, vibrant locations. Absolutely essential for anyone who's grown up alongside the series as I have. Here's to another 25 years in Hyrule!


Undertow (Contracorriente) [DVD]
Undertow (Contracorriente) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Manolo Cardona
Offered by DVD Vault UK
Price: 5.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 11 April 2011
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It seems to be rather a good time for gay-themed films at the moment ("Leo's Room" and "Plan B" being must-see movies), and right at the top of the pile is "Undertow". Great cast, believable characters, gorgeous scenery, a surprising and emotional storyline. Films don't often make me cry, but this one did, and in a really unexpected way.

Simply put, it's beautiful and essential viewing.


Leo's Room [DVD]
Leo's Room [DVD]
Dvd ~ Martin Rodriguez
Price: 7.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, Funny, Memorable, 1 April 2011
This review is from: Leo's Room [DVD] (DVD)
I bought this on the off chance, as I often do with gay-themed films, hoping to find a gem amongst the dross. Happy to say I'm glad I did. It's a thoughtful, sweet movie. The storyline is, in theory, nothing to write home about, but it's presented in such a real and sensitive way that it takes on a lease of life that raises it above other films in the genre.

Martin Rodriguez is thoroughly charming (and handsome) in the title role, making it impossible not to fall for him a little bit. Oh, to meet a man like Leo on the bus and live happily ever after!


Century Falls [DVD] [1993]
Century Falls [DVD] [1993]
Dvd ~ Russell T. Davies
Offered by rightpricediscs
Price: 19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Splendid, 14 Feb 2011
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This review is from: Century Falls [DVD] [1993] (DVD)
Great stuff, from a golden age of childrens' television drama. It's spooky, dark, funny... I don't think something like this would get made for kids today. It'd end up watered down by committee, and some of the themes would certainly raise a few eyebrows. Take a look at "Dark Season" as well, which is the spiritual predecessor to this, albeit somewhat lighter in tone.

Shame 2entertain couldn't have knocked up a couple of episodes' worth of commentaries with writer Russell T Davies, mind you - he's so eloquent and forthcoming in his other commentaries that it would have been fascinating to hear his thoughts on the early years of his writing career before he went on to hit the big time with the likes of Queer as Folk, Casanova and, of course, the spellbinding revival of Doctor Who.


At Somerset House
At Somerset House

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We're off to the depths of Somerset (House)..., 5 Feb 2011
This review is from: At Somerset House (Audio CD)
I was lucky enough to be there on that lovely summer evening in 2010, and it's great to have this 3CD set as a memento. While The Divine Comedy without an orchestra might be an odd concept, when you hear this it's clear that Neil Hannon's music and lyrics speak for themselves. As the previous reviewer says, it really allows the words, and Hannon's soaring vocals, to shine. Yeah he makes a few mistakes, but that just adds to the fun and the crowd lapped up his ad-libbing and banter. The atmosphere on the night was charming, and that largely comes across on the CD as well. For the price Amazon is charging, this is a bit of a bargain (it was 20 for those of us who bought it on the night!) and is a terrific record of Hannon's peerless songwriting.
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Bang Goes The Knighthood
Bang Goes The Knighthood
Price: 11.33

46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Bang" Indeed!, 29 May 2010
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I listened to this album through in its entirety three times on the first day I had it. Can't remember the last time I did that. It has a different sound to his last few albums, or indeed, any of his albums (but it probably sounds a bit more like his earlier stuff in that it's more playful, perhaps). It's more poppy than the last few, funnier, and perhaps a bit more adventurous, which is maybe due to less reliance on an orchestra. And the pictures and stories he manages to paint with his lyrics and his music are as strong here as they've ever been, if not more so. "Down in the Street Below" is simply beautiful. "Neapolitan Girl" is fast and bouncy with a dark undercurrent. "Island Life" is soaring and tranquil. It has a more coherent sound than the last Divine Comedy album, and you get the impression that Neil Hannon is simply happier these days and making the kind of music that's closest to his heart, after some quite sombre albums over the last decade.

There's one bit on the album that's bound to divide opinion, though... you'll know it the second you hear it!

One of the main feelings after listening is that there's certainly nobody else making music like this these days. It sounds entirely different to anything else, so in that respect he's carved a lovely little niche for himself. After all, what other modern artist would create a song that includes the line "Ben's impressed by the buttresses thrust up the chapel nave"? Well done, Mr. H.

I wouldn't pay much attention to the "BBC Review" that Amazon has put up, by the way, which seems to spectacularly miss the point of it all. Indie Disco isn't a "swipe" at anything - it's pretty obviously an affectionate song. It's a shame that someone with a clear dislike of Hannon's quirky style becomes the 'official' voice of Amazon's product page.
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Doctor Who - The Twin Dilemma [DVD] [1984]
Doctor Who - The Twin Dilemma [DVD] [1984]
Dvd ~ Colin Baker
Price: 6.50

5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bleurgh, 21 Mar 2010
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I like a bit of Colin Baker. I like 1980s Doctor Who. But these aren't just four of the worst episodes of Doctor Who ever made - they're four of the worst episodes of television I've ever seen, full stop. There's nothing remotely likeable about it. It's cold, emotionless, tedious and badly made.
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Doctor Who - Complete Specials (The Next Doctor/ Planet of the Dead/ Waters of Mars & Winter Specials) [DVD]
Doctor Who - Complete Specials (The Next Doctor/ Planet of the Dead/ Waters of Mars & Winter Specials) [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Tennant
Price: 12.00

27 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible., 2 Jan 2010
Ignore the one star reviews from the 'fans' with chips on their shoulders - these episodes are terrific. Fun, dark (yes, the show can - and should - be both), exciting, emotional, and with the best performances yet from David Tennant. Doctor Who doesn't get better than this.


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