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      07.02.2009 13:55
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      In my opinion the best on the web

      I found this discussion on some peoples reviews that they have done so I decided I might give it a go. As I go on a load of websites I found this quite difficult to decide my Top Ten but here they are.

      1) MSN/Hotmail - MSN is my homepage but on there I found out some news thats going on in the world including pictures of recent events or movies and people and stuff. I go on Hotmail because I always check my emails quite regularly, I have a few friends and one of the things I'm able to do is talk to them.

      2) Digital Spy - I love Digital Spy. It gives you all the up to date news in showbiz. Its jupdated quite frequently so theres always something new on there. Theres even news about gaming, soaps and movies. Perfect for gamers or soap/movie lovers.

      3) DooYoo - Obviously this will be in here. I love DooYoo. I made alot of mistakes at first by writing unuseful reviews but now I've learned that rating other peoples reviews pays off and that I should go more in depth with my reviews and its all coming together.

      4) Amazon - I spend about half an hour a day searching through the new DVD releases and the great bargains that Amazon has to offer. When I have enough money saved up I buy myself something nice. Probably the best online shop going.

      5) Facebook - I have Facebook open all the time. I have friends and family scattered all over the world and this is the best way I can keep in touch with them. I can also look at photos and such of them.

      6) YouTube - I absolutely love YouTube. The best video sharing website on the Internet. You can find videos on almost anything. I have currently been working my way through the latest X Factor thats split into different parts.

      7) ASDA - The place where I do all my online grocery shopping. As I find it hard to get out of the house often this is the only way I can do any shopping without causing any bodily harm to myself due to my disability.

      8) Ciao - I go on here to give my reviews on this community and to earn extra money. I find this quite hard to use as its quite different from DooYoo. Its still goo though as Ive earned like 50c in under 2 hours and thats quite an acheivement due to the circumstances.

      9) SliceThePie - I love to scout for music. I have a friend who works for a record label and as I listen and review music if I hear something incredible I tell my friend about it and he will tell his bosses. Also a nice little earner on the side because your not reviewing products your reviewing music.

      10) Google - This search engine is open like 30% of my computer time. I use it to find out stuff like news and products etc. I love Google and you should too.

      These are all my Top Ten Websites and I really hope you enjoyed reading it.

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      • The Shawshank Redemption (DVD) / DVD / 18 Readings / 17 Ratings
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        A great film which deserves to be amongst the best

        The Shawshank Redemption is a gripping tale based on the small story "Rita Heyworth and the Shawshank Redemption" by Stephen King. This film was released in 1995 but only received the popularity it does today a few years afterwards.

        ***Synopsis***

        Andy Dufresne is convicted of the double murder of his wife and her lover in 1947. He is sent to Shawshank Prison for a double life sentence, a notorious and ruthless place to be. Whilst there he slowly gains the respect of fellow prisoners and the guards and even the warden. Andy meets the prison fixer, Red, and strikes a close friendship with him. Andy must learn how to survive prison life and know that fear can keep you prisoner and hope can set you free. This film follows his life in Shawshank and his redemption.

        ***Cast***

        Andy Dufresne - Tim Robbins
        Ellis "Red" Redding - Morgan Freeman
        Warden Norton - Bob Gunton
        Heywood - William Sadler
        Captain Byron Hadley - Clancy Brown
        Tommy Williams - Gil Bellows
        Bogs Diamond - Mark Rolston
        Brooks Hatlen - James Whitmore

        Every cast member play their parts exceptionally well including the extras who bring the prison to life, instead of just standing there the extras get involved with other people and activities just like in real life.

        ***Opinion***

        The Shawshank Redemption is most definetely one of the best films that has ever been made. It isn't just a prison drama, it holds alot more to it. Its a tale of friendship, respect, hope and redemption and it becomes clear throughout the film through the interactivity of the friends. It is worthwhile watching this film as people will most probably tell you its one of the best films to ever be made and hit the big screen.

        I'm not sure why this film didn't acheive all its success at box office but over the years its grown more and more popular, and has grown to be in the top 5 on IMDb's Poll for the Top 250 Greatest Movies Of All Time list, behind The Godfather and others.

        If you look at all the reviews on this site for this film you will often find a rating at 5 stars. That alone shows how many people love this film. This film I personally think launched the careers of Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins.

        You would normally think when referring to Stephen King about horror, thrillers and mystery but this is completely put aside from that and even though its only based on a small story I personally think that it is Stephen King's best. Disagree with me if you want but being able to put a few pages into a feature length movie and making it a success like this is unbeleivable and director Frank Darabont has done it extremely well.

        Another escence to this film is seeing what being in prison for most of your life can do to you. Like we see with Brooks Hatlen who had spent 50 years in Shawshank and became institutionalised. Upon his release we see the panic and fear he holds for being in a world he is not used to and the eventual effects of it all getting too much for him to handle.

        Okay this isn't the best film I've seen but it definetely up there with many others and it absolutely deserves its place. A film which you need to watch to understand the magic it has on you.

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        • General / Discussion / 24 Readings / 20 Ratings
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          06.02.2009 21:59
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          I learned stuff about myself

          I like doing some quizes about myself because it keeps my typing skills up and also lets you know some stuff about me.

          ***General***

          Gender: Male

          Birthday: 6th September 1988

          Eye colour: Blue

          Hair colour: Dark Brown

          Height: 5"11

          Current job: Disabled

          ***Favourite***

          Food: All Day Breakfast

          Colour: Green/Blue/Red

          Season: Summer

          Drink: Coca Cola

          Chocolate bar: Dairy Milk

          Restaurant: Burger King

          ***Your***

          Bedtime: Between 2am and 5am

          Weaknesses: I get drawn in very easily

          Fears: Spiders/Snakes

          First Thought Waking Up: What do I do today?

          ***This or That***

          Orange or Apple juice: Orange

          Dog or Cat: Dog

          Pepsi or Coke: Coke

          Scary Movie or Funny Movies: Funny movies

          Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate

          Black or White: White

          Truth or Dare: Truth

          Live Forever or Die Young: Live forever

          Mud or Dirt: Dirt

          Gold or Silver: Silver

          ***Have You Ever***

          Drunk: Yes

          Smoked: Yes and I still do

          Taken drugs: No never have never will

          Broken the law: Yes

          Been arrested: Yes

          Shoplifted: No

          Cut your own hair: No

          Burnt stuff cause you were bored: No?

          Danced in the rain: Yes

          Had a long distance relationship: No

          Been stalked: No

          Skinny Dipped: No

          Broken a bone: No

          Been in an Accident: Yes

          Been in Love: Yes

          Kissed the opposite sex: Yes

          ***Do You***

          Shower Daily: Yes

          Sing in the Shower: Yes or talk to myself

          Sing Well: No

          Swear: Yes

          Believe in Yourself: Sometimes

          Want to go to University: No

          Want to Get Married: Yes

          Want to Have Kids: Yes

          Get Along With Your Parents: Just Mum, Dad is a *******

          Get Along With Your Siblings: Yes

          Like Thunderstorms: Yes

          Play an Instrument: No

          Speak a Foreign Language: No want to learn though

          Sleep with Stuffed Animals: No

          Keep a Diary/Journal: No

          ***Can You***

          Roll Your Tongue in a Circle: Yes

          Both Ways: No

          Juggle: No

          Do the Splits: No

          Say the Alphabet Backwards: No

          Write With Both Hands: No


          ***Random***

          Is Your Window Open: No

          What Colour is Your Toothbrush: Red and White

          Do You Believe In Love At First Sight: No

          Did You Have Long Hair as a Kid: No

          What Cell Phone Provider Do You Have: O2

          Do You Know All The Words to the National Anthem: No

          Last Time You Swam in a Pool: 2001

          If You Were a Crayon What Colour Would You Be: Red

          Ever caught a Fish: No

          Can You Stick Your Fist In Your Mouth: No


          I actually learned stuff about myself doing this quiz

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          • The Matrix (DVD) / DVD / 18 Readings / 18 Ratings
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            04.02.2009 17:54
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            You have got to love this film, watch it and see what I mean

            In this film theres the 'Real World' where humans live and then theres the 'Matrix', a world where anything is possible, because its a computer created dream world. Keanu Reeves (Neo), Laurence Fishburne (Morpheous) and Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity) star in the film with Hugo Weaving as the ruthless Agent Smith. This is the best film series I've ever seen in my life and this is the best film in the series.

            ***Synopsis***

            Thomas Anderson is a nromal guy with a normal job but has a secret, at night he dons the code name "Neo" and hack computer systems in search of an answer that is impossible to answer without the help of special peopl, "What is The Matrix?". Neo soon encounters a few "Agents" who use him to try and find a dangerous man named "Morpheous". After escaping the Agents, Neo with the help of Morpheous escapes from what appeared to be a real world to the proper real world, he has been awoken from The Matrix. Soon he is learning how to survive in The Matrix and learns new abilities that he cannot use unless inside The Matrix such as kung fu, wall running and becoming faster and stronger, giving him superhuman abilities. Soon Neo must unleash these abilities to save a good friend from the clutches of evil and find out why he was saved from The Matrix.

            Inside The Matrix the rules can be bent and broken just like a computer program...because it is a computer program but holds many secrets.

            ***Opinion***

            This film was especially popularised by the use of its "bullet time" effects. Basically slowing down time and seeing everything in a new perspective. Like when an "Agent" shoots a gun you can see the bullet moving slowly and the ripples of the air as it moves. I remember reading that the number of cameras used to film these special sequences is incredible. After winning an Academy Award For Best Visual Effects you would expect the effects to be incredible. The main bullet time scene is a rooftop sequence showing an agent shooting at Neo and him dodging the bullets by doing a near ground backwards lean, all shown in slow motion. I personally think this is one of the most iconic scenes in history as it marked a new era for movies.

            The enormousy of this film is outstanding. The backplot and storyline to the film is really hard to understand and I think thats what maked the film better because it keeps you more interested in it so you can understand it a bit more. It genius if you ask me, a great way to keep people hooked. The way the Matrix is revealed almost fully until sometime into the film comes as a weird way to people as it takes a while for it to sink in.

            The way the creators have done this film is that when you see the advertisement for it, it looks like one thing but when you actually watch it, it is something entirely different, making it a better way to get the audience more hooked into the film. If you don't think this is genius I don't know what is. After watching this you will be thinking about what has happened and how, which makes you want to see it again until you understand it. I know some people who actually wonder if we live in the Matrix, at first I found this kind of weird but it makes perfect sense, this film makes you think like that.

            The amount of almost everyday tricks that have been twisted and inscribed into the Matrix is good. The deja vu scene sees Neo see a black cat then he turns around and sees the same black cat doing the same thing. This was basically a shift in the programming of the Matrix leading the something being changed, after all the Matrix is a computer program. This makes the viewer understand what the Matrix is a little more and how it works. While in The Matrix the heroes can use special abilities such as an incredible array of combat, bullet dodging, super long and high jumps, wall running and super fast movement to become something out of this world (probably because in the film they are!) and perform the greatest of tasks. The incredible use of special effects only adds to the enjoyment of the film.

            The greatest thing about this film is that at the end it leaves the audience wondering, "Now what happens?". These are answered in the two sequels, "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions" and also in the spin-off type DVD "The Animatrix". After watching these three films the backplot will become more clear and you will understandably think of this film as one of the greatest in history.

            Two sides to this film - the first half and the second. The first half of the film just gets the audience to know Neo, Morpheous and Trinity a bit more and the second half focuses more on the Agents, Neo's predicament and how The Matrix can be utilised by our heroes. Each cast member plays their parts well and this is undeniably Keanu Reeves best film to date. Its even fair to say that its even Laurence Fishburne's too. Hugo Weaving plays Agent Smith like the sniggering, ruthless and evil guy he is unlike his other character out of Lord Of The Rings.

            The costumes in this film were designed to be slightly futuristic yet modern. Neo with his long trench coat, Trinity in her PVC clad cat suit and Morpheous with his shirt and tie and clip on sunglasses. Agent Smith wears simply what an FBI agent usually would, a full black suit, black tie, black shoes, white shirt, sunglasses and ear piece. One thing that I noticed from this film that seperates knowing who the good and bad guys are, is the sunglasses. If you look carefully Neo, Trinity and Morpheous all wear rounded sunglasses whilst the Agents wear squared ones. This gives the audience a clear view of who is who and what side each people are on.

            One of the most important things about this film I think is the soundtrack. It has been carefully selected to match eacxh scene and area of the film. One part I mean is the end credits. The song played there is "Wake Up" by Rage Against The Machine. Ironic isn't it, I mean the song talks about waking up and the film focuses on Neo being woken up from The Matrix. The film features mainly heavy music from the likes of Marilyn Manson, Rage Against The Machine and The Prodigy. There are other scored that were specifically made for this movie that integrate well into the specific part they were designed for.

            This film mainly refers to several things like religion, cyberpunk, Hong Kong action, Japanese animation, Spaghetti Western and to Alice In Wonderland. Mainly through the early talks of "Follow The White Rabbit" and Neo's escape from The Matrix when he touches a magically fixed mirror reference to the looking glass.

            Overall a cleverly made film which definitly deserves a 10/10 score and this is one film to go down in the book of records and one of the greatest films in history.

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            • The Fast And The Furious (DVD) / DVD / 13 Readings / 11 Ratings
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              A great film for all kinds of car lovers

              The Fast And The Furious is one of the best car-related films in the world at this very moment. After a massive box office hit it launched the careers of the likes of Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez. A great film that has spawned three sequels, "2 Fast 2 Furious", "The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift" and "Fast And Furious". A high speed adrenaline filled film for people who like their films fast paced.

              ***Synopsis***

              Brian O'Connor is an undercover cop whose assignment is to infiltrate a notorious street racing gang to find out who has been stealing truck loads of electrical goods. Throughout the film he gains the respect and friendship of their leader Dominic and embarks on a relationship with his sister, Mia. Eventually Brian must choose between his loyalties as a friend or as a police officer.

              ***Cast***

              Brian O'Connor - Paul Walker
              Dominic Torretto - Vin Diesel
              Mia Torretto - Jordana Brewster
              Letty - Michelle Rodriguez
              Johnny Tran - Rick Yune
              Jesse - Chad Lindberg
              Leon - Johnny Strong
              Vincent - Matt Schulze
              Sgt Tanner - Ted Lavine

              ***Opinion***

              I love playing racing games like Need For Speed and Midnight Club but this film puts you into the action and shows you what it is like. I stop myself at the games and the films and I haven't even though about trying to go into the actual racing or modifying scene myself, at my own expense.

              Every cast member in this film play their parts well especially the extras who don't just stand around, they help bring the film to life. The supporting actors add to the film storyline and give it that extra boost on screen making the viewer know more about who Brian is dealing with and what hes getting himself into.

              This film has the gift of developing its storyline and characters throughout keeping the viewers engrossed in the film and keeping them keen to know what happens next. It doesnt just leave the audience baffled about whats just happened or whats happening. Not many films are able to do that and this is definetely one which keeps the audience hooked. Its kind of addictive whilst your watching it. At the end of the day its not just about racing cars theres a whole storyline and meaning to this film with many smaller stories evolving into the one larger one.

              The way each car has had its fair share of detail done to it is incredible and adds to the reality of the film. Every car in the film is unique and stands out from the crowd. You can tell when you see the cars that the film makers have spent some time modifying each car and have done almost every part of the car you can think of like the interior, exterior and engine.

              The soundtrack to this film is mainly an Urban one consisting of artists like Ja Rule, Nate Dogg and Ludacris. Other stars lend their tunes to this film and you can tell each piece of music has been specifically chosen for its parts in the movie. The developers have done the right job with choosing fast paced music that fits in well with the adrenaline filled theme behind the film.

              ***Special Features***

              Audio Commentary
              The Making Of
              Special Effects
              Music Videos
              Deleted Scenes
              Trailers

              ***Other***

              Run Time - 107 mins
              Cert - 15

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            • I Am Legend (DVD) / DVD / 12 Readings / 9 Ratings
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              03.02.2009 17:56
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              A great film to watch

              Based on the 1954 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson, Will Smith is at his best throughout this film as 'The last man on Earth is not alone" in this post-apocalyptic sci-fi film.

              ***Synopisis***

              Robert Neville is the lone survivor of a man-made apocalypse caused by a cancer cure drug created three years prior in 2009. The drug became airbourne and killed 5.4 billion people around the world, 588 million generated into monsterous being that have a painful reaction to UV radiation and only 12 million people possess a natural immunity, where they either get hunted, killed or commited suicide.

              Robert seeks a cure to the disease to try and regain human life to normal and rebuild the population. With his only friend and trusty companion, German Shepard, Sam by his side Robert begins to find it hard being the only person alive in Manhatten.

              As the pressure begins to build and him constantly being hunted by the infected, Robert begins to break down. Will he be able to save the world from being completely devoured by this horrific discease?

              ***Cast***

              Robert Neville - Will Smith
              Anna - Alice Bragga
              Ethan - Charlie Tahan
              Zoe - Salli Richardson
              Marley - Willow Smith

              ***Opinion***

              The whole concept behind this film is what its like to be alone and the pressures of it, which one must face. The fact that Robert is the last man in New York and he lives with it is incredible for several reasons. He knows that he must restore mankind because he was a virologist working for the army before the virus struck. Throughout the film we see Robert talking to mannequins he has placed around the city at places he regularly visits. This is so he doesn't lose madness and he is able to talk to them like normal human beings.

              Usually Will Smith is a hero in many different films such as in Independence Day where he fight an alien invasion and Hancock where hes a superhero. This film he is at his best saving-the-day antics again. I watched this film because I liked the concept and plot of it. I liked Will Smith from the beginning in Frech Prince and I have seen almost all of his film. This is undeniably one of his best films.

              I remember people saying that the monsters in this film are zombies but I think they are absolutely wrong there. They are far different from zombies as zombies are slow and dumb but the infected in this film are strong, fast and quite intelligent. There is a big difference there even though the backstory of how the zombies in Resident Evil and the infected in I Am Legend are created are similar. In Resident Evil there is the T-Virus that was designed to rebuild body cells and here there is the Cancer-Cure that was designed to cure any kind of cancer inside someone's body.

              I have my ups and downs about this film. I would have prefered that they spent the first 10 minutes explaining about what happened when the virus hit but instead they went with the occasional flashback sequences. I didn't like this as it ruined some of the movie for me.

              One of the best things I found about this film is how the makers transformed Manhatten from a bustling metropolis into a dark, destroyed ruin of its former self. How they concentrated on every part of the city such as the ruined roads and buildings, animals grazing in Times Square, litter all over the streets, grass breaking through the pavement and road its incredible. It divulges the audience more into what Robert is having to cope with and why he must do what he does.

              This is overall a great film with Will Smith at his best. Even though I found some let downs this film delivered what it promised it would and is just what you expect when you watch the trailer or read a synopsis. A film that will go down in history and a 10/10 in my books.

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                A great game to play and continues on from the end of Legend

                Tomb Raider Underworld is the general long awaited sequel to Tomb Raider Legend. Lara's latest adventure is her greatest yet and she uncovers more about her tragic past and comes head to head with an old enemy.

                ***Synopsis***

                In Tomb Raider Legend, Lara Croft was on a quest to discover what happened to her Mother after she disappeared years previously. She discovered that several stone dias were connected with the disappearance and the artifact and legendary weapon, Excalibur is linked. Lara travelled across Bolivia, Peru, Japan, Ghana, Kazakhstan, England and Nepal collecting the lost pieces of Excalibur and eventually discovered her Mother was transported to the Norse Avalon Underworld, Hellheim. Lara then embarked on a quest to find Avalon where the game ends.

                Tomb Raider Underworld follows straight after Legend. The game begins with Croft Manor in flames where Lara must escape. She eventually finds Zip and Winston where Zip shoots at her then the real adventure begins. Lara is in the Mediteranian where information about Avalon is supposed to be kept. Lara finds Thor's Gauntlet and after infiltrating Amanda's ship she comes face to face with an old enemy with a grudge to settle. Lara discovers she needs Thor's Hammer to enter Hellheim, where her mother is and so sets upon a quest to find it and bring her Mother home.

                On your quest you will travel across the Maditeranian, Thailand, Mexico, Jan Mayan Island and the Arctic Sea to complete the most dangerous and mentally challenging quest to date.

                ***Opinion***

                The controls to Underworld are very straightforward, they are easy to use and are basically the same as Legend's. Other Tomb Raider game controls were quite tricky to get used to but the way the developers have used the pad to the full the combinations are effortless and make Lara easy to control on screen.

                The graphics are a great improvement from Tomb Raider Legend and Anniversary. The developer have used an all new graphics engine which was made especially for the game, giving Lara the capability to use new moves and make the game even more realistic. Every bit of detail has been worked on, like when Lara runs across sand she leaves her footprints, gets out of water she and her clothes are wet and grabbing a ledge where bits of dust fall off just add to the realism of the game.

                Elements from previous games have been added into this game. For example collecting health packs to boost Lara's health, checkpoints (like Anniversary and Legend) and secrets where as you collect them you unlock new things. Its things like this that make you enjoy playing Tomb Raider just because you know its not changed alot.

                Just like other Tomb Raiders the game gets harder to play and the puzzles get harder to solve as the game progresses. As you get deeper into each level you will become more engulfed by the game. More specific moves will need to be made and the puzzles will take alot more than brain power to solve.

                Just like Tomb Raider Legend, this game can be completed in a matter of hours and I would have preferred it to be slightly longer just like the earlier Tomb Raider's. For example Tomb Raider 4 (The Last Revelations) was packed with puzzles and a heap of things to do which took days to complete, plus there were more hazards in that game.

                The time trials, secrets, unlockables and the difficulty levels makes this game slightly longer than just the general storyline-based main game. This puts Tomb Raider Underworld higher in my books as Crystal Dynamics have worked wonders with the development of this game.

                I would recommend you play this game for yourself and experience the magic of Tomb Raider Underworld and Lara's quest for a family.

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                  03.02.2009 16:41

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                  A great place to go for your shopping needs

                  The Trafford Centre is the pinnacle of shopping centres in the UK. You can find almost anything there, whether it be clothes, food/drink, jewelry, holidays and electronics.

                  The food court is huge and designed like a ship. Here you find McDonalds, KFC, Bruger King, Itallian, Indian and Chinese resteraunts. Basically its any food you want. There is plenty of seating for you and your loved ones.

                  Shops include The Apple Store, Topman, Topshop, HMV, Debenhams, All Saints, Tie Rack and many more. Sections of the centre are names after the street they were built on.

                  The centre offers many services. If you have a child you can take them to the creche or day care facilities if you would prefer to shop alone. If you want your child with you then hire a buggy to make it a fun filled time for them. Toilets are situated all over the centre and they're easily accessible. Take a trip to the Customer Services desk and buy a gift card as a present for a loved one, I like this because it saves you buying something for them.

                  Situated just of the M60 this is a great day out for the entire family and I guarentee you won't be disappointed. In fact you will want to go again!

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                • Asda / Highstreet Shopping / 9 Readings / 9 Ratings
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                  THE supermarket to go to

                  For my fortnightly shopping I go to ASDA. For any food/drinks products like milk, bread, eggs, cereal, bacon, chips, pies, juic, fruit, vegetables, etc ASDA is the place to go. They also have kiosks, electrical goods, DVDs, music albums, video games, books and clothes from George (I don't know if its a fella either!)

                  For all my shoping I use the online store and get it delivered at www.asda.co.uk and then I get it at the time I booked it for. It makes shopping easier because you choose what you want to buy, put it on your shopping list, save it and order it. The great thing is if you saved your shopping list you order the same stuff again without having to go through the store.

                  ASDA is the cheapest supermarket I've been to and it has offers on all the time. For example a couple of weeks ago I bout two 8-pack Coca-Cola crates for £4.00 even though they were priced at £3.23 each. Thats a bargain.

                  ASDA is the supermarket to go to if you want to do your grocery shopping.

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                • Man On Fire (DVD) / DVD / 12 Readings / 11 Ratings
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                  A brilliant film

                  Man On Fire is a brilliant film about an ex-CIA agent turned bodyguard hired to protect a young girl, but then seeks violent revenge on the people who kidnap her. Starring Denzel Washington as John Creasy, Dakota Fanning as Pita Ramos and Christopher Walken a Paul Rayburn.

                  I love this film. I must admit that when I read a synopsis I wasn't too keen on it until I actually sat down and watched it. It is a greatly dramatic film with a few meanings to it. I think that the main statement this film makes is, "to protect and cherish what you have and love." As we see when Creasy gets revenge on Pita's kindnappers when she gets kidnapped.

                  Everything about this film is good but this film is definetely not for the squeemish as there is a lot of blood involved. Personally I love Creasy's determination to the point that he will do anything to solve the mystery.

                  Overall this is a gripping film for anyone who can handle the sight of blood.

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                  01.02.2009 21:25
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                  This is a great film for fans of the game

                  First of all if you love the Final Fantasy VII PS1 game then you need to watch this. Final Fantasy VII Advent Children is the film sequel to the Playstation One game. The gang return - Cloud, Tifa, Red (XIII), Barrat, Cid, Yuffie, Vincent and Cait Sith. Reno and Rude return from the Shinra gang...inlcuding their presumed dead boss, Rufus. New characters introduced are Kadaj, Loz and Yazoo - three mysterious brothers on a mission to reincarnate Sephiroph and complete his previous mission of evil against the planet. Aerith returns in several "dream" sequences.

                  Two years after Midgar was destroyed by the meteor incident, a new city has been built on the edge of Midgar, ironically called "Edge". Cloud is now a delivery man but on one of his rounds he gets attacked by Kadaj and his gang looking for their "mother". Cloud goes to see Rufus Shinra on his motorbike (REALLY COOL), Fenrir. Cloud discovers mother is Jenova...Sephiroth's mother. He discovers that Kadaj aims to revive Sephiroth and launch an attack on the planet. After killing Bahamut SIN after it attack's Edge, Cloud races after Kadaj, Loz and Yazoo who have gained Janova's Head from Rufus (who had it all along). Kadaj uses Jenova's head and transforms into Sephiroth. After a dramatic and powerful sword fight through the ruins of Midgar where Cloud combines all 6 parts of his new sword, he uses his new Omnislash move and finally destroys Sephiroth. Throughout the film Cloud must find a way to heal himself and children of the mysterious Geostigma condition which is eating away at Cloud's body. Also Cloud is trying to get forgiveness after he failed to protect Aerith from Sephiroth leading to her death.

                  I love this film. The graphics are superb and are top par with Playstation 3 graphics. The makers have really shown the fans what they wanted to see, the events after the original game in one of the best ways possible. My favourite part out of the film though is the Bahamut fight and Cloud's climatic fight with Sephiroth.

                  Overall for fans of Final Fantasy you should definetely watch this film, you won't be disappointed, guarenteed.

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                    28.01.2009 16:14
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                    A film I would recommend for the whole family

                    I loved The Mighty Ducks when I was a kid and and I still love it these days. Its a great story about a beaten down lawyer, Gordon Bombay, who ends up coaching a peewee hockey team who have never won a match. He teaches them how to pull together as friends and go onto glory, bringing back memories of his own childhood and what could have been. Gordon realises that he has gained a sense of acheivement and has found something he has always wanted to do and something to work towards, he has found his calling.

                    This film contains great escenses of humour, love and friendship. I also realised that this film helped me decide what I wanted to do in my life and something I should work towards.

                    The cast in this film are mostly unknown but I love them in the TV shows most of them are doing. The cast couldn't be better though because I think they all get on well together and fit into the film perfectly.

                    I would recommend you buy this film as it is definetely one for the whole family.

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                      27.01.2009 16:24
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                      A well made game and a high recommendation for people

                      Final Fantasy XII is a story set in the world of Ivalice about war, love and friendship. The main characters are Vaan, Ashe, Balthier, Basch, Penelo and Fran.

                      The world is at war and a powerful army is thrashing neighbouring kingdoms. Vaan is a street thief dreaming of being a Sky Pirate (People who fly anywhere in the world using airships being as free as they want). Vaan gets tangled up in a plot to steal from the Palace of Rabanastra (Vaans home city is Rabanastra). He gets caught and escapes with the help of Fran, Balthier and Basch. Using Balthier's airship, 'The Strahl', they join up with Ashe and Penelo and set upon a quest to destroy the army and end the war.

                      The is the first non-online Final Fantasy to use RTB, the Real Time Battle system. Meaning that instead of being seperated with a screen between world and battle zones the monsters are on the map. I find tis very very useful because if you don't want to fight then you can just sneak by and hide from them.

                      The enemy airships are named after summons from previous Final Fantasys and I like the new names for the summons in this game, plus the new training feature is good. The 'licence' system is using licence points to get the ability for new features like using new weapons, new limit breaks or even improved stats. The levelling system is back meaning the sphere grid from Final Fantasy X is gone, even though I likked the spehere grid the levelling system fits well into this game. Because you can only control one character and another two follow you, you can use the 'gambit' system to control their actions like they attack what you attack or use fire on weak against fire enemies. I think its very useful like when I have Vaan attacking a boss, I also have Balthier and Basch attacking the minions it spawns.

                      This is by far one of the best games I've ever played. Every feature I find in this game I like and I will keep recommending it to people. For fans of Final Fantasy you should buy this game. On another note The Strahl is one of the coolest airships I've seen on one of these games.

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                      • Pizza Hut / Restaurant / Cafe National / 8 Readings / 6 Ratings
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                        26.01.2009 18:06
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                        A great place to go for a family meal

                        Pizza Hut was one of my favourite food establishments but over the past couple of years I have fallen out of love with it even though I still like it I don't think its like what it used to be. It is said to be temporarily changing its name to Pasta Hut?!

                        Pizza Hut has many resteraunts around the UK in most towns and all cities. It is a favourite of many and one of the most famous resteraunts around the UK offering different courses like starters, pizzas, pastas, garlic bread, desserts and many others.

                        With different flavoured Pizzas like Ham and Mushroom, Meat Feast and Caribbean theres something for everyone, if not you can just build your own with a plain pizza and a bunch of your chosen toppings.

                        My first Pizza Hut experience when I was a kid and I remember getting a doggy bag at the end of the meal. These days for kids they have the famous Ice Cream Factory where for a small price you can take a bowl to a big Ice Cream dispenser and fill it up with Ice Cream. AND you get tasty toppings for it aswell like Smarties and sauce.

                        Pizza Hut also do takeaway services but I think they do delivery aswell although Im not sure as i havent seen it in my area.

                        Overall for a great family meal go to Pizza Hut and enjoy yourselves.

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                      • Batman Begins (2 DVDs) / DVD / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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                        26.01.2009 17:14
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                        An amazing film to watch

                        A great revival of the Batman series. From a new director and new cast this is a film which was much needed after the flop of the latest Batman films. This films shows how Bruce Wayne became Batman and how he managed to overcome the greatest fear of his life, Bats.

                        Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is an 8 year old boy who while playing with his friend Rachel Dawes (Katie Holmes) falls down a hole and gets attacked by bats. This is how he gained his fear. Later on he is at a theatre with his parents and he leaves with them after getting scared a couple minutes after leaving his parents are shot dead after being mugged. Bruce then leaves Gotham City to find out more about criminals. He gains intense training and upon returning to Gotham he becomes Batman and sets about destroying the criminal underworld. He does this with success and so the movie ends.

                        A new Batmobile was created for the film called "The Tumbler" and its bloody awesome. A more mobile Batsuit was created. With better gadgets for his mission.

                        Chrisian Bale, Katie Holmes, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson and Cillian Murphy all star in this film.

                        It is trully a great refreshment to the Batman series and brings about a whole new generation to the Batman saga.

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