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    • Skyline (DVD) / DVD / 16 Readings / 12 Ratings
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      07.01.2012 02:53

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      If only 0 stars were possible

      This has to be the WORST disaster movie I have ever seen.

      Plot run through
      One guy and his girlfriend head to a friend's, Turk from scrubs, penthouse in LA for a party. During the night they wake up to a blue light outside the window. It turns out if you look at the light your face seems to burn. If only they all did at the start to avoid the inevitable downward spiral into chaos. Unsurprisingly the blue light is from an alien intelligence which decide to wipe out the human race, to be honest just the film's director and producer will do. For some reason at the end of the film the director and writers thought they were doing so well they deemed it necessary for the story to be left open for a sequence and for the love of all of mankind I hope this never EVER happens

      At no point at the start of the film is any character depth build up, instead a rather shaky and stereotypical character set is built up. As a result as the characters get killed off throughout the film you cheer with joy as that signals you getting closer to the end of film, even Turk. The poor acting from the entire cast did manage to keep the "shocked/scared" face for their entire roles even if another facial expression was required. The CGIs are of a good standard but not world leading but that is not enough to make this film watchable and I advise avoiding this film and hope it disappears into the pages of history.

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    • Tron Legacy (DVD) / DVD / 10 Readings / 7 Ratings
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      05.01.2012 23:00
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      Maybe watch it but don't buy this film

      Well if this film lasted 20 mins I can be sure that nothing would be lost from the film.

      Basic storyline for the film is Boy loses, literally, Dad into arcade game. In time he follows him, and then attempts to bring him back, and that is the plot.
      The overall cast is good which in a way is a shame as none of these actors reputations have been helped by the film.

      There are positives about so it is not all doom and gloom the CGIs are amazing and are something to be marvelled at, and along with the soundtrack really attempts to pull you in to the story. Unfortunately that is the problem, the story is poor and very predictable. There are a lot of wide angled shots which by the end begin to loose there awe as the frequent and too long lasting for my liking.

      The Tron battle scenes, as in the original arcade game, as well designed but predictable which is a shame.

      Overall I had been looking forward to watching this film but after watching feel I was let down by the poor plot and script.

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    • Apple iPod classic 160 GB / MP3 Player / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      05.01.2012 22:28

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      A must buy product from a must buy range

      Well over the last 10 years the Apple iPod has taken over the world of portable music and this one is no different. I ended up buying this iPod as I ran out of space on my old iPod nano which I had had for 4 problem free years

      Positives
      Well were do you start? The space is plenty for most music listeners, I have had to add films to mine to fill up some of the space. The ability to be able to watch films on the iPod is a nice touch and is a great way to fill a long train journey. Films can be either upload from the DVDs, film dependent, or downloaded from the iTunes store, TV series and video podcasts can be done the same way, meaning there is an almost limitless supply.
      Though I am no expert in sound engineering I believe that the sound quality provided by the iPod is very good with clear sound and the ability to change and edit the equalisers, EQ, is a nice if not necessary addition
      In general in the 2 years i have had the iPod i have had no problems so none of these horror stories of the battery dying. Even though there are other products on the market i would be very happy to buy another iPod and can very happily recommend this product.

      Negatives
      The only real downside I have had is with the earphones that are provided with the iPod. I have found that they have a tendency to have a short life, less than one year, and to replace are expensive, approx. £20. I have as a result, with this one and my previous iPod, bought headphones and in-earphones which I have found to be far more successful and long lasting, mine lasted 4 years with very regular use.

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    • Samsung Galaxy Ace / Smartphone / 10 Readings / 9 Ratings
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      04.01.2012 18:58
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      Good product and a good alternative if you cannot justify the price of an iPhone

      The Samsung Galaxy Ace smartphone is probably the best phone on market for the price you will pay. In realistic terms I would suggest getting this phone on a contract from your chosen network. It is in essence an iPhone but for less than half the monthly price. The interface is easy to use and the touch screen is very responsive. Being an Android phone there is a wide range of applications available for the phone, however it must be kept in mind that the phone does not support flash so it is not possible to watch iPlayer and most videos from the web, Youtube does work on the phone and is one of the apps the phones starts along with Google maps. A couple of downsides is the fact the processor for the phone is a touch slow is multiple applications are running and mine had a habit of freezing completely, this has not happened for a month or so now. The battery life of the phone is reasonable and will last at least 2 full days if the use is irregular and happily last a full day if the use is almost constant.

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    • HP G62-b32SA / Laptop / 9 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      04.01.2012 16:32

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      Good product

      I bought this HP Laptop in March 2011 after my previous laptop died. In general the laptop has done me well the HDD space on it is plenty for most applications and the RAM allows it to run smoothly most of the time. The in built webcam has been very useful to use along side with skype, pre-download onto the laptop, which does mean that is one less expense. One thing to note is the camera does not appear to be HD unlike the screen which is very noticeable. The HD screen makes watching films programmes on it very enjoyable and clear which is in it's favour. One thing to note, on mine, the protective casing around the screen did crack slightly within the first couple of months just from carrying it around the house and has since split in two in the top left hand corner. I am not sure if this was the way i was carrying it or poor materials but I was very disappointed when it noticed it.

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      02.01.2012 13:06

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      Compact external hard drive well priced on amazon.co.uk and stylist looking

      I brought the 1TB seagate external hard drive about a year ago as a way to clear up my old laptop and give me more space to store my music. Ever since i have loved using it. It is very easy to use and can simply drag files onto it, unlike previous drives i have owned. I brought the product from amazon.co.uk and it was briskly dispatched and delivered with no problems. Being a university student as well it has been necessary to transport the device between home and university so the box the drive came in has been useful as it is easy to repack it and since it is a relatively small as well it is easy to throw it in a bag. As a summery I would definitely suggest buying this product as a nice back up external drive for a laptop or notebook. This product is getting 5 stars from me

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