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The Last Days on Mars [DVD]
The Last Days on Mars [DVD]
Dvd ~ Liev Schreiber
Price: £4.00

3.0 out of 5 stars MARTIAN ZOMBIES, 20 Aug. 2016
This review is from: The Last Days on Mars [DVD] (DVD)
Low budget sci-fi production. It's alright if you've nothing better to watch.

What can I say? It's all rather predictable stuff. It's all been done before.

Let's face it. With the exception of Kim, none of the crew are really that bright, are they?

No need to stay up late to watch this one. Three stars is generous.


Doors, The: When youre Strange
Doors, The: When youre Strange
Offered by zoreno-uk
Price: £11.05

4.0 out of 5 stars STRANGE DAYS, 16 Aug. 2016
This is an excellent introductory documentary about The Doors. Narrated in measured tones by Johnny Depp.

Diehard Doors fans will have seen much of it before. But for others it is well worth watching.


When You're Strange [NON-UK Format / PAL / Region 4 Import - Australia]
When You're Strange [NON-UK Format / PAL / Region 4 Import - Australia]

4.0 out of 5 stars STRANGE DAYS, 16 Aug. 2016
This is an excellent introductory documentary about The Doors. Narrated in measured tones by Johnny Depp.

Diehard Doors fans will have seen much of it before. But for others it is well worth watching.


When Youre Strange
When Youre Strange

4.0 out of 5 stars STRANGE DAYS, 16 Aug. 2016
This review is from: When Youre Strange (DVD)
This is an excellent introductory documentary about The Doors. Narrated in measured tones by Johnny Depp.

Diehard Doors fans will have seen much of it before. But for others it is well worth watching.


The Doors: When You're Strange (When you´re strange)
The Doors: When You're Strange (When you´re strange)

4.0 out of 5 stars STRANGE DAYS, 16 Aug. 2016
This is an excellent introductory documentary about The Doors. Narrated in measured tones by Johnny Depp.

Diehard Doors fans will have seen much of it before. But for others it is well worth watching.


When You're Strange - A Film About The Doors [DVD]
When You're Strange - A Film About The Doors [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jim Morrison
Price: £6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars STRANGE DAYS, 16 Aug. 2016
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This is an excellent introductory documentary about The Doors. Narrated in measured tones by Johnny Depp.

Diehard Doors fans will have seen much of it before. But for others it is well worth watching.


Light My Fire: My Life with The Doors
Light My Fire: My Life with The Doors
by Ray Manzarek
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

4.0 out of 5 stars MOONLIGHT DRIVE, 16 Aug. 2016
""What about you, you working on anything?
"Yeah", he said. "I've been writing some songs."
And there it was! Just like that! It dropped quite simply, quite innocently from his lips, but it changed our collective destinies."

Manzarek's writing style is a blast. Ain't many of these dudes around nowadays.

One of the things I liked about the book is that it paints a very vivid picture of the counterculture of those times. In particular that time when The Doors were just forming. It's easy to picture Venice Beach in California and the general hippie vibe of the time.


Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure
Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure
by Cédric Villani
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.90

4.0 out of 5 stars BIRTH OF A FIELDS MEDAL, 24 July 2016
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Villani's field is Landau Damping and he takes a pretty abstract approach to tackling it.

He comes across as a likeable guy, albeit rather eccentric. Just like his book here.

For example on page 157 he informs the reader that he has " ... been listening to a lot of music lately. Catherine Ribeiro, whose songs play in a continuous loop on my computer. The tragic Danielle Messia, the forsaken one ..."

And off he goes with a huge list of tracks. Page 158 continues in similar musical vein where the references come thick and fast. He continues this musical stream of consciousness until mid page 161 where he pauses for breath with "... Evariste, Adonis, Marie, Amelie Morin, Bernard Brabant, and Bernard Icher, as well as Stars de la Pub's fantasy of airplane runways on the Champs-Elysees and Dschinghis Khan's disco hymn to the glories of Moscow." I'm not making this up!

Then he's off again on the musical jaunt for another two pages.

Some of the book is just cut and pasted emails between himself and his mathematical collaborator, Clement Mouhot. They are highly technical and generally impenetrable to the non specialist in the field these guys were working in.

Villani's hero was the late John Nash. Upon bumping into one another, Nash was rather startled by the rather unique style of dress of the Frenchman.

Overall I found the book to be rather amusing. And there are some interesting comments about maths and its expert practitioners along the way. There is a bit of padding in the book too so you will not take that long to read it. It's meant, I think, to be a popular work.

I suppose maths needs larger than life characters like Villani as public ambassadors. And he certainly adds a bit of colour to the mathematical landscape.


Anonymous (2011) [Blu-ray]
Anonymous (2011) [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Rhys Ifans
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £3.98

5.0 out of 5 stars A SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA, 7 July 2016
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Seeing this film was for me like finding a jewel in the mud. I was blown away.

It's been many years now since I first saw Derek Jacobi walk the boards in London's West End. And now, with this film, it's like coming full circle.

It doesn't matter who you believe really wrote all those magnificent Shakespearean words. This is an excellent production.

Watch out for the twist at the end.

This DVD is available for just pennies on Amazon. Take advantage of this travesty by adding the film to your collection.


A Town Called Eureka - Season 1-5 [DVD]
A Town Called Eureka - Season 1-5 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Colin Ferguson
Price: £15.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars EUREKA, 30 April 2016
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Very entertaining series, a kind of "Fringe" light. There is some overlap of technologies involved in these two different series. Weird and wonderful.

The writers and actors also have a good sense of humour. There are some hilarious bits in amongst the serious stuff.

JoJo is one hot female deputy. And Fargo is a riot - "Come with me if you want to live!" Now where have we heard that line before?

Cafe Diem must be the most often evacuated cafe in the USA.

This box set containing the entire five seasons in one lump is the a best buying option. It's great value and much cheaper than buying the individual seasons separately.


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