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Coupling: Complete Series 2 [DVD]
Coupling: Complete Series 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jack Davenport
Offered by Todays Great Deal
Price: £1.33

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You're shaking the caravan, Jeffrey!, 17 Oct. 2002
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Simply put - comedy. Purely British, English comedy and not dumbed down for anyone. Coupling almost has it's own 'bubble', what with all the theories the group are throwing out about the world and life, and how things work... it's like being inside that bar is being inside a slightly different, much funnier world.
Only poor episode is 'Jane and the truth-snake', which steers too much towards a Friends-style relieance on props to achieve comedy.
Brilliant moments include Captain Subtext, the melty man, the dangerous parts of australia, the cushions, having too many legs, and accidentally telling your girlfriend your name is Dick Darlington.
Series 3 is currently on BBC2, and it seems as though this series will be leading British comedy for a while to come. Very good!

Resident Evil (GameCube)
Resident Evil (GameCube)

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fear can't kill you. But..., 23 Sept. 2002
The point is: Resident Evil GC isn't trying to impress you with super-fast gameplay or innovative puzzles.
It is trying to impress you with ultra-real graphics, intense action scenes, and a plot which is simple yet gritty enough to keep us all interested. It has a great 'feel' to it - it's a real experience, it's nostalgic, yet, in it's graphical excellence, futuristic.
It is also set out sublimely. The mansion provides a nucleated, concise, coherent base for operations which never deviate geographically very far, although stylistically there is great deviation. Each room was designed for a purpose, as was every camera angle. Every area needs to be an area - you never feel lost, yet there's always somewhere new to go.
The mood is what makes the game for me. The soundtrack is perfect, the sound effects doubly so. The only gripe I have with the game is that some of the puzzles are either obscure to the point of being ridiculous, or stupidly inane. Like the broken shotgun puzzle. I wonder where this goes...
The defining point of this game, for me, are the safe areas. You have your typewriter, your item box, potions, fuel, a bed... you're safe - for now. The light calms your soul.
A fantastic experience.

The Day Today - 1 [VHS] [1994]
The Day Today - 1 [VHS] [1994]
Offered by Discountdiscs-UK : Dispatched daily from the UK.
Price: £2.41

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "I don't like it, but i'll have to go along with it", 19 Jun. 2002
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Sheer brilliance. Although Chris Morris' humour does sometimes become slightly TOO obscure (the 'real life' situation comedy bits are really 'thinkers', in the truest sense of the word), the mainstay of 'The Day Today' is pure comic genious.
From current affairs newsman Peter O'Hanraha-Hanrahan, whom Morris always manages to reduce to a mumbling mess, to business newsgirl Colatelie Sisters, who Morris always brilliantly verbally abuses ('take her off my screen, I dont want to see her face'), all the characters we see here - including the pitch perfect Alan Partridge - are among the finest comedy creations I can think of.
Best parts: Morris pushing two leaders into a situation of war (and grinning when it works), then immediately crossing over to 'The Day Today War Desk' with various experts and roving reporters, operating within the battlefield ('like some crazy trojan'); 'The Bureau' (the program the BBC supposedly replaces the News with); The punch-up between Major and The Queen; Fur-Q's brilliant song 'Uzi Lover'... the list goes on.
BBC2 is currently reprising the series, but you should be sure to snap up the vidoes now, while you can.

& Yet & Yet
& Yet & Yet
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Price: £7.05

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Remarkable, 16 April 2002
This review is from: & Yet & Yet (Audio CD)
Do Make Say Think are, I believe, the only band who can possibly build a song up so much you think 'if something doesn't give soon, my head will explode'.
Which is a good thing. There's a point in most songs where everything's reached an apex, and has to explode or destroy itself. And DMST always bring it over the top and take it down to perfection - it's really quite incredible to listen to.
This is good music to write to - odd. It's nigh on impossible to just sit there and listen to it by itself - but they rule.

Westing (By Musket & Sextant)
Westing (By Musket & Sextant)

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A valuable reminder of how Pavement started..., 10 Mar. 2002
So this is a collection of songs from their first vinyl eps, like slay tracks, demolition plot j-7, overnight failures, and such.
Highlights include 'killing me', 'from now on', 'summer baby' (which seems identical, bar the name, to 'summer babe (winter version)') and 'and my radio'...
The rest are really nothing more that filler, which would be much more interesting in it's original vinyl form. That said, the album does gel together very well, and it has some kickass ideas in it - you can see how they got from the shaky beginnings of 'perfect depth' to the great Slanted and Enchanted track 'Perfume-V'...
Good to have as a pavement enthusiast, but hardly necessary for a casual fan. And NEVER start listening to Pavement with this album. It will scare you and make you run away and hide.

Much Ado About Nothing [DVD] [1993]
Much Ado About Nothing [DVD] [1993]
Dvd ~ Kenneth Branagh
Price: £4.59

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant feel-good film..., 23 Jan. 2002
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Having just started to study Much Ado About Nothing, I got to see this excellent film in class. And I must say, Branagh has done an excellent job directing (noteworthy are the single take dancing scene at the end, and the slow-motion capture of each of the film's stars as they ride towards Messina at the beginning), and he has also done an excellent job acting, and bringing together a top-notch cast. Keanu Reeves plays the mostly silent villain whose grudge is grounded in a defeat in battle many years ago. Beatrice and Benedick really steal the show, capturing the audiences attention with their incredible wit and wry comments.
Dogberry and Verges, played by Michael Keaton (Batman) and Ben Elton (playwright) are, in my opinion, excellent, although some of Dogberry's way with words doesn't exactly come across in Keaton's throaty, edgy portrayal of him.
Kate Beckinsale fills the part of Hero more than competently (she's cute enough for you to feel sorry for her treatment), and another noteable performances comes from Denzel Washington, as a deep and insightful Don Pedro.
It's colourful, it's happy, it's true to the text (very few cuts, and all minor), and it's a great accompaniment to the text if you are studying it.
Get it! Now!

Dreamcast Ultimate Pack, Includes: MSR, Jet Set Radio, Virtua Fighter 3 and Visual Memory Unit.
Dreamcast Ultimate Pack, Includes: MSR, Jet Set Radio, Virtua Fighter 3 and Visual Memory Unit.

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, on the purest level, 15 Nov. 2001
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For a long time, I ignored the Dreamcast, as i was steadfast Nintendo fan, and was in the 'N64 rules, losers!' stage. But now, with my N64 back in it's box, I realised i needed either a Dreamcast or a PlayStation2.
The Dreamcast is dead. But thats not to say it didnt have an incredible life. And the games it offers are just plain fun. Crazy Taxi 2, Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia, Phantasy Star Online, Jet Set Radio... it's all great fun, and it's all at an affordable price.
Now i'm not anti-PS2 so to speak, but I do see that it is severely lacking in the software department (If i hear any more crazed PS2 fans scream 'GTA3 and GT2!' anymore, i'm gonna kill someone). And as a system is only as good as it's games, i'd prefer to have the fun of a Dreamcast than the imposing 'entertainment' i am offered from the PS2. Perhaps when it has better games...
But for now, at crazy prices, the DC is a far better option. And Shenmue 2 is soon to be released, so that really seals the deal.

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue: v.4: Vol 4 (BBC Radio Collection)
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue: v.4: Vol 4 (BBC Radio Collection)
by Humphrey Lyttelton
Edition: Audio Cassette

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well, as Samantha pops out back for a mouthful of Jacobs..., 4 Nov. 2001
Humph and the 'gang' execute some excellent innuendo here, and there's generally a good feeling in the studio, where they have 'amassed a capacity crowd of 700, odd people'.
The tapes are packed with light hearted banter and brilliant improvisation. My favourites are 'mood music' ("Wait! I must... put on these flares!"), and the round of newly sponsored game shows, especially Importance of Being Earnest - sponsored by McDonalds. "Hello, welcome to the importance of being Ronald".
I will definately buy more tapes from this series, as they can make you smile whenever you turn them on! And especially brilliant performaces from Humph, the host, and the late Willie Rushton.
A recommended purchase!

Major Leagues [EP]
Major Leagues [EP]
Offered by FastMedia "Ships From USA"
Price: £17.84

4.0 out of 5 stars Pavement's final identity crisis, 16 Oct. 2001
This review is from: Major Leagues [EP] (Audio CD)
That said, Pavement never really have an identity crisis, as you never really knew what to expect from them in the first place.
This EP, which is one of the last two to come from this fine band (the other being the Carrot Rope EP's), is certainly a fine piece of work. It may say edit after the first occurence of Major Leagues on the tracklisting, but i can see no real differences with the Terror Twilight version. Maybe it's a bit cleaner.. thats all, really. 'Stub your Toe' and 'Your time to change' are very pleasingly Pavement-ish, and they remind me of the best days - Brighten the Corners and Wowee Zowee. The second version of Major Leagues is a nice look at a great song in a very simple form.
'Decouviert de Soleil', which i have probably spelled wrong, is great fun, and ultimately very hummable. It's not very singable, unless you happen to be French, but you can chip in at the end with Malkmus's little muse.
'Killing Moon' and 'The Classical' are both covers, but are both fantastic when Pavement-ised, and you can really get a sense of 'The Classical' being a genuine Pavement original, it's got that feel. Very cheerful, too.
Overall, a great EP, which should probably be one of the first EPs you get after you have finished getting all the LPs. And if you want to move on, i recommend 'Watery, Domestic' and then 'Shady Lane'.

Championship Manager: Season 01/02
Championship Manager: Season 01/02
Offered by Unique_Item_Bazaar
Price: £9.19

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Always worthwhile, 12 Oct. 2001
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Championship Manager 01/02 may not be much of an update - certainly if you have a saved game that is in a season beyond 01/02 in one of the previous CM games, then you really wont want this, as the upgrades wont mean that much to you.
But if you just want to spend a little bit of money to get the fully updated database and other features, then you will get many hours of enjoyment from the game. One should remember that these arent different games per se, they are just updates to reflect changes in the league. For below £25, it is definately worthwhile.
And i for one am very much looking forward to leading Millwall to cup winners cup glory :D

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