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      14.08.2011 13:39

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      A great thick plot, good story

      This book is full of mystery and action. An ex-cop Mace is in prison for a crime she did not commit. She get's out, and wants to join the police force again, however she can't due to the criminal record she has received. To prove herself innocent and reclaim job in the police force, Mace has to find the people that set her up. Her sister who is a cop, warns her not to get involved in an investigation she is looking into. A couple of random murders begin to make sense, and a normal random investigation is turning out be related to the crime that put Mace in prison. Lot's of action and a great mystery that unfolds as you read further on.

      Mace teams up with a lawyer Roy as they uncover a mystery that may not only solve the deaths of people, but prove herself innocent. However, there is people as high up as the FBI who are wanting to cover it up, and will even kill her to stop her. A great book full of suspense, great characters and well described and wrote. This was one of the first David Baldacci books I read, and I loved it.

      The location is set in Washington DC. The author takes you through the bad parts of DC, and shows you what the crime is like. Mace and Roy are confronted by criminals, and have to rescue people who's lives are in danger. More extra great moments added onto the overall mystery.

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    • Final Destination 3 (DVD) / DVD / 26 Readings / 19 Ratings
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      10.08.2011 13:18

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      A great gory horror film.

      A bunch of students go on a roller coaster. One of them has a vision that the roller coaster will crash. It did. The people who got of the roller coaster and listened to her survived, but they have to face an even worse penalty. The student took photos while they were all there. In the photos are the survivors. If you escape death from a vision, you must face death again, one by one, like in the vision. In the photos are clues to how the survivors will die. They must try and survive freak accidents caused deliberately by death itself. A great story filled with suspense and action, along with horror. The deaths vary and are very bloody and gory. Some parts they go too far with the guts and blood and it becomes a bit unrealistic but it's a great movie. The background music fit's in well with the scenes and add's to the suspense that builds up every death. You can also break the chain by killing someone who died before you. It's complicated to explain, but you'll understand if you watch it. The characters are well played, and the deaths are grim but creepy as they could happen. Lot's of great thrill and suspense in this horror. Unlike most horrors, you don't see the "enemy", as the enemy in this film is death itself.

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      07.08.2011 11:57

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      Great, but not as good as Part 2.

      Harry Potter and The Deathy Hallows part 1 is a great film. It isn't as good as part 2 however, though the second one always has to be better. It doesn't have a lot of action, but is has enough to keep you entertained. Harry,Ron and Hermoine are off again to destroy the remaining horcruxes. People who havn't watched all the Harry Potter's before this one will not understand what is going on. The location is good and the acting is brilliant. The wand effects are great too, and the film is very like the book at parts, which is good as the book was great. It doesn't go off subject, like a lot of films do when they reach 7 films in. The background music is the same as always, the famous Harry Potter tune. At some parts, it is creepy, but not scary. There is lot's of suspense which add's to the atmosphere in tense moments. It's a dark film. I noticed that the Harry Potter's got darker and darker and more sinister as the series progressed, this one is the darkest yet. The CGI for the elf Dobby is excellent.

      More secrets will be revealed in this film and some favourite characters killed. It's a great film, building up to the climax of Part 2. It may be too scary at some parts for some young Harry Potter fans though. It's a great film and I recommend you buy it.

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      04.08.2011 12:31

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      A great thriller of a book.

      I recently finished John Grishams book, "The Runaway Jury". I hated finishing it, it was amazing. The story is of two law firms. One side is suing tobacco companies. The jury start acting strange, and there is a woman who can predict the jurors actions and votes. The woman can also control them. The defence don't play fair, and blackmail and vandalism is used in the case, outside the courtroom. There is so many unanswered questions at first, then they get answered as you read on.

      The characters are good, a wide range of personalities. The location and story is great, and it could all well be true. Not a lot of action, like in a lot of thriller's, but lot's of suspense and mystery. It's not a hard book to read and follow along, and it won't bore you. The chapters vary in size, but are reasonably short, around 7-8 pages. Each chapter always ends in a great way, making you read the next chapter.

      From burning houses to courtrooms, this book is amazing. Definitely one of the best books I've ever read, and I've read a lot. Lot's of mysteries and suspense in the book, as the mystery get's deeper and deeper. A great read.

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      31.07.2011 18:33
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      A great game with more birds that are angry!

      It's the return of Angry Birds. Except, this time they are in Rio. More levels, more fun and more addiction. Over all, more time spent on your iPhone/iPod. These new levels are interesting and challenging, ranging in difficulty levels, all out of the film. The navigation controls around the stage are easy to zoom in and out and scroll left to right. Some levels are hard. There are 5 sets of levels and there are about around 20 in each set. I found it difficult getting past the first set! It is challenging and it isn't a game that you will complete in a day. Even when you complete every level, the fun's not over yet. You can still earn stars. You get stars depending on your score. So you can set personal challenges to get every single level 3 stars, which will be time consuming and hard, but will keep you busy.

      The game is suitable for everyone. It doesn't take long to download and is extremely popular. It's really cheap, and for the hours of fun you are going to get out of it, it's worth it. I recommend this to anyone. It's easy to use, and you'll get the hang of the physics. The main objective is to free birds. For instance, in the first set, they are locked in cages. There is different types of birds. They all have different abilities including multiplying themselves and boosting themselves. The birds are on a catapult. There are usually obstacles in the way preventing you from getting to them. You must use tactics with the special abilities.

      Great fun for everyone, highly recommended!

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    • Black Hawk Down (2 DVDs) / DVD / 11 Readings / 10 Ratings
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      31.07.2011 18:14

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      An amazing war film based on a true story.

      I've watched many war movies, but not a lot as good as this. This 2 disc set gives you the movie and over 3 hours of bonus footage with interviews from the producers and director. The bonus disc also shows you how they done the visual effects and more. It's based on a true story, Riley Scott explains on the second disc. The location is set in Somalia, where a civil war is raging.

      A bunch of marines are sent in to sort this out. A chopper goes down and a squad are left stranded in hostile territory surrounded by thousands of Militia. The action is non-stop and theres plenty of blood and gore. The story is very solid. It's really realistic, and the effects are fantastic. There's really epic moments and fights. It doesn't go too cinematic so that it's unrealistic. The cinematic and background music fits in well with the scene all the time. It shows you the story from different points of view from various soldiers. It's a war film, constant war. It doesn't show you daily life of relatives back home much, like a lot of films. It's a great story based on the book. Lot's of action, and it shows you the brutality of war. Would recommend it to any war film fan.

      It's not a family film, due to swearing, violence,blood and guts. The filming is great, and it has been nominated for Oscar awards. There are lot's of famous actors in it including Orlando Bloom who plays a young soldier. A great film, and lot's of close up fighting and action.

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      21.07.2011 21:26
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      An amazing piece of software that's essential for a movie maker.

      After effects CS5 may be a bit on the expensive side for some enthusiast filmakers, but it is essential if you are working with effects. The program isn't focused at editing, but effects and compositing. Large movie studios use this program to achieve some of the results that are on the big screen. Easy and advanced compositing let you add explosions, smoke, debris and more fast and easy. After effects comes with a library of effects and presets. There are already hundreds of plug-ins to mess around with. You can generate effects in After Effects too including rain and lens flares. There is also 3D options to allow you to 3D composite and work with CG. The possibilities with After Effects are endless and there is always another way of getting round something, meaning you will get the perfect result you wanted.

      At first, it may be a bit daunting. When you get used to the interface and how it works though, you'll be fine.
      A lot of the features however require keyboard shortcuts to bring them up. The shortcuts are always relevant to the feature however, like the rotation tools shortcut is "R". After effects includes every keyboard shortcut in the help tab though. You can edit on After Effects, though be warned that the program is not meant for it. The sound options are fantastic too and you can achieve fantastic results with audio, even though the program is not meant for that either. After Effects requires good computer specs though. When running normaly or previewing your video, it takes up 1GB of RAM. When rendering, it takes up over 2GB RAM.

      There are hundreds of render options. There are also simple effects and transitions that you can add to your video. You can slow and speed clips up, and fade them in and out. The 3D options are great and allow you to do very powerful compositions. The installation is pretty quick and easy. You can download a free trial of the software off the Adobe website to see if you like it. A great piece of software that is an essential for a filmaker working with effects.

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    • Kaspersky PURE / Data Protection / 14 Readings / 14 Ratings
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      21.06.2011 12:09
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      A superb protection for your PC.

      This is a superb and cheap anti virus software for your PC. It's powerful and very effective and can save your computer from the most powerful viruses and attacks. It's easy to work so you don't have to be a computer genius to work it. You update your subscription once a year so you don't have to worry about paying every month. There are multiple system scan options you can do to check your system for viruses or corrupt files which Kaspersky fill fix or remove.

      It tells you when you have last performed your updates and gives you the current status of your computers security. It has advanced net tools such as scanning HTTP addresses and sniffing out phising sites and other malicious sites that may contain malware etc...

      It also scans incoming messages and verifies if they are spam or not. Along with over another dozen of internet/network safety tools, you are very well protected from network attacks. It can also block banners that may annoy you which is another good feature for your comfort browsing the web.

      When you enter other devices into your PC, it asks if you want to scan it along with other options for viewing the contents without infecting your system. It's got a great all round defence packed with loads of tools that you can turn on and off as you please. You 'll feel very safe after installing this and it won't let you down, any viruses coming at your system, it throws them out! It also gives you valuable updates on scanned objects and previous threats on your computer. A fantastic anti-virus tool.

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      13.06.2011 21:14
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      A great film with stunning effects.

      I though "another edition to the Narnia Chronicles again..." It's actually a good film. It jumps a bit to me though. They are doing one quest one moment, then skip to the next. I think they could have made two movies out of the dawn treader and I think it would have worked better that way.

      Peter and Susan don't appear in the film, apart from in Lucie's mind. They are in America while Lucy and Edmond are living with their uncle until the war is over. They are staying with their cousin who they don't get along with. They get sucked into Narnia through a painting this time and end up in a ship. They're cousin is there too and he is being stubborn and doesn't understand it all. They eventually begin to get along as the film progresses.

      Prince Caspian returns and they embark on a massive adventure on the sea. They raid a castle, take on a dragon, fight a massive sea monster and more. They are given one quest and then they seem to jump to another one. It seems to quick and I think they should have taken it slowly and laid it out over two parts of the movie. It seems squashes in but never the less it is a great movie.

      It is suitable for mainly all the family, it isn't really scary and has amazing effects. Fantastic amount of work put into the film and it is a great film, anyone will like it. A good movie but it seems a bit squashed and rushed a bit.

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    • Troy (2004) (DVD) / DVD / 18 Readings / 15 Ratings
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      12.06.2011 17:52

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      An amazing film full of epic battles and a great film all round.

      I saw the film before I read the book. It stars the famous actors Orlando Bloom and Brad Pitt. The Trojans are invading a city called Troy over a woman called Helen. The Trojan army has thousands of soldiers against the cities few. The Trojans cross the river in a thousand boats before laying siege to Troy. There is a lot of action, plenty of blood and gore. It's all sword fighting and the battles are directed well. The photography is great and it feels very cinematic. The battles are always on a large scale and you are thrown into a battle at the beginning which really kicks of the mood for the film.

      The effects are great and you would think it is real. You don't really notice the background music but it blends in and adds to the atmosphere of the scene. I recommend this to people who love sword fighting films. This is set a long time ago and it includes the scene of the famous Trojan horse. I won't ruin the ending for you, but it is very good. There is lot's of battles and they attack each other a lot using different weapons. All the action takes place in Greece where there is a lot of sand.

      The actors play well and get in character well. The whole film is great, it's quite long but it won't bore you. There is a lot of blood so don't watch if you have a weak stomach. There is quite a lot of 1v1's in it before the big battle kicks off so you will get a range in what scale the battles are, population wise.

      A great film, I recommend this!

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      01.06.2011 17:26
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      An amazing fantasy film that will not fail to entertain you.

      Peter Jackson had doubters before the film was made on how he was going to pull the film off and be successful. However, all the doubters are now proved wrong. This film combines great acting, great scenes and an amazing adapted story. This film includes most areas of the book but also adds in some more features that the film could not work without. "Middle Earth" makes you feel as if it is a real place. It goes from a nice peaceful place called the Shire to going on an adventure into enemy and hostile territories and meeting some of the strangest fantasy creatures. There are elves, dwarfs and "hobbits" which are small people with hairy feet. Two hobbits, Sam and Frodo who are joined by Merry and Pippin (also hobbits), must embark on a quest to destroy a ring that has the power to control and destroy middle earth. They must cast it into mount doom however, it's a long way away and there are hundreds of different foes and allies they encounter along the way.

      The actors act well and play a major part in the movie. As frodo and sam embark, they meet a wizard, a knight, dwarf and elf and more who help them on the way. They have to go through mines full of orcs and take on water monsters. They have to climb mountains, tread through forests and more. Great action and a great story but a long film, nearly 3 hours. It isn't a boring film though so the 3 hours passes quick.

      Some places in the film they go to are warm and comforting where as others are dark and dangerous. So many different places, creatures and people they meet on the way. It's a great film and as the rating says, for over 12's. The effects are great and the animated monsters are very realistic such as the fire monster. The goblins look realistic and the orcs are scary. The film is fantastic and makes the world come to life.

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    • I Am Legend (DVD) / DVD / 16 Readings / 14 Ratings
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      28.05.2011 18:07
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      A great action movie with zombies!

      Some may think this is a horror film but for me it was an action film. There aren't really any scary parts in the film, apart from one (which I won't ruin for you). Will Smith stars as a last survivor on New York, maybe even Earth after a zombie infection. However, there are other survivors that come in later on in the film. The zombies look scary and detailed and are not cartoonish. It's a very serious film and there is a lot of suspense.

      The zombies can only come out at night so during the day, there isn't a lot of action and it just shows you his life. There are some flashbacks that show how the virus started and how he lost his family when trying to escape out of New York. The army failed to evacuate people properly and people turned into zombies and took over the world. The city is destroyed and the artwork is good. The effects are good too.

      There is good acting in it and when action comes, it in intense and enjoying to watch. There isn't a lot of swearing, a medium amount of blood and is sometimes violent. He also has a dog as a companion along with him. He is trying to find a cure for the zombies. The sounds and music that plays through in the background is good and adds to the mood, which changes rapidly. There is also zombie dogs and the zombies are smart in it and play creepy ticks on him by moving manikins to trick him into thinking they were alive and real. Some parts are creepy and it's fascinating to watch the live of him alone. A good film with drama, action and zombies!

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      26.05.2011 18:09
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      A great program, fantastic for presenting things

      Some businessmen could not operate or work without this program. Now this program is very handy for lot's of things, mainly for presenting things. Powerpoint 2007 has improved it's user interface and brightness since the last version of it. It has also introduced new features which are easy to use.

      For people who need to present things in front of clients around the desk or people making speeches in front of a large audience, you need this program. For people who just want to mess around on it and like to just make little things for yourself, you may not want his. However, if you have a lot of money to splash around, then you could experiment with this.

      Powerpoint is a program that has slides. These different slides can be set to change at different times or can be changed manually. You can link slides, and have as may as you want. Now, on these slides you can have a variety of features. You can insert text, pictures, sounds, video clips, charts, graphs and more! These slides can have transitions and can be customized to look good or dull. There are default background templates and more to start you off. You can replace the background and make cool effects happen to the text. You can edit photos from the Powerpoint and make graphs and charts 3d and colourful.

      You can turn it to a video too and you can speak into it as it goes along and sound clips will be played manually or by rehearsed time. You can also insert word art and other cool features into it. Fonts and colours are available to change whenever and you can copy and paste photos in. The presentations don't need to render but can take up a a big amount of memory depending on how much you have in your powerpoint. Powerpoints with lot's of effects and transitions will take up larger amounts of memory. You can make text and images and video clips spin in or get bigger or shrink. These effects are great for fun and other effects are also good business wise. Anyone can work this program and it's user friendly. It's fast and fun to use and you can do lot's of cool things on it. This program is great and an essential for business men.

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    • Monsters vs Aliens (DVD) / DVD / 12 Readings / 10 Ratings
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      A good funny family movie

      This film is great for the family and young kids will love it. It's animated and colourful and has an easy to understand storyline that kids should be able to understand clearly. You don't have to understand it to enjoy it but it is still good and has a good storyline. A women get's hit by a meteorite and she turns gigantic the moment before her wedding. She is then captured by the army and taken to a prison. An evil alien then attacks the world and she is sent along with other "monsters" to destroy the aliens robots that he has unleashed. It's a good story with some comic action and some funny action too for some laughs. There is lot's of comedy along the way, for all the family.

      It is suitable for all and there is no inappropriate content or offensive content that people may be offended by. It's a bright cheerful film featuring interesting characters and great funny moments. There is a goo monster, big sort of grasshopper scientist and more that she meets in the prison. They are sent out to fight the evil aliens minions and robots. It's not scary and the action and violence are comic and not extremely violent and disturbing. A funny animated film that you can watch over a few times and still love it. Kid's will love it.

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      • WinRAR / Utility / 22 Readings / 21 Ratings
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        22.05.2011 10:59
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        An easy piece of software to use and so handy.

        I really don't know what I would to without this piece of software. It's a small sized download and can be bought or trial'd with dozens of different languages. WinRar, like WinZip let's you compress and unzip RAR and ZIP files to a specific folder of your choice. People who don't do a lot of downloading off the internet may not need this program but it's essential for those who have to download Zipped files onto their computer.
        The ZIP file goes straight to WinRar where differnt things can be done to the file such as a Virus Scan which is handy. By using the virus scan, you can detect if there is a virus without even opening the contents within the file!

        There is a repair option to repair broken or damaged files, doesn't always work but does most of the time. When your WinRar downloads page get's a bit crowded, there are tools that help you find what your looking for with a search option which is very handy. They are automatically arranged in alphabetical order but eventually, you may need to search for files. You can also group files together and add files to the archive to be compressed or uncompressed. With ZIP and RAR files getting more popular these days, you must get WinRar! Anyone can use it, it's interface is great.

        There are lot's of tools and extracting contents out of files was never easier. A double click! However, if you want to assign a specific location of a file, use the "Extract to" option which simply open's up your computers directory and you can choose a file path where you want the files contents to save to. It's a great program and I really couldn't do without it.

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