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    • Jimmy Carr: Being Funny (DVD) / DVD / 19 Readings / 14 Ratings
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      28.10.2012 21:32
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      One to add to anyone's comedy collection.

      Jimmy Carr has come in for some criticism over the years for being slightly rude and at times cruel with his style of humour. But having been to his live shows and seen this dvd, he is definitely one of the best one liner comedians out there. What I liked about this dvd is that he touches topics other comedians wouldn't go anywhere near and makes them funny. The short and snappy style of sense of humour really suits me. Perhaps this wouldn't be the best choice for someone a bit older, but i think for any young fan of comedy who likes things a little on the edge, the this DVD is definitely a good pick. He's funnier than Frankie Boyle by a long way and I would definitely recommend buying the other Jimmy Carr dvds in the collection as he has been going for quite a long while now.

      One to add to anyone's comedy collection.

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        15.08.2012 20:20

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        The start of my favourite ever book series

        Reading this book for the first time is now completely different to re reading it last week, this is the book that quite simply got me into reading and if you have young children that refuse to get into reading, then this book is ideal to enthuse them.
        The book follows the tale of a young boy named Harry finding out that he is a wizard much to his surprise. He is transferred from his horrible childhood existence of living with distant relatives after the death of his parents to a wonderful world of witchcraft and wizardly. However, this fascinating world of potions and cauldrons soon fades a way for a continuing tale of intrigue and suspense as evil begins to penetrate the walls of Hogwarts (Harry's school). His arch nemesis Voldemort appears to be returning to the world after his apparent demise, and the book culminates in an epic battle between Harry and Voldemort and essentially Good v Evil, there's a moral to these books, but they can also be enjoyed by any ages. They are a treat to read and a treasure to pass on to your children.

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        29.07.2012 19:49
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        An ingenios solution to the issue of carrying too many books.

        I have only had my kindle for one week, but already I have bought two books for it and absolutely love it. Compared to my prior predictions, they are incredibly light to hold in my hand. It isnt like holding a book where sometimes the weight can cause hands to ache.
        Also as I have been addicted to it, I have been reading at different times of the day, meaning that the light coming onto my Kindle continually changes. But this is absolutely no issue for the Kindle as it seamlessly adapts to the light level around it , allowing me to read, whatever the weather or light. (Unless all the lights go out of course) but even then I have bough an accompanying light and cover which allows me to read at night time without the assistance of a bed side or main lamp.
        Turning to the device itself, the memory size on it is incredible, able to hold over 3,000 books there is absolutely no way i will ever fill that much space, but it is obviously there if needed. Contrasting this to taking 3000 books on holiday, the immediate practical benefit for me is instantaneous as I often travel at least 3 times a year. Taking that level of weight and size around with me would obviously be impossible not to mention ridiculous. Yet the Kindle weighing approx. 200g is the ideal solution to the problem.

        So far, downloading books has been absolutely fine and the saving made on buying actual paperbacks is already beginning to add up. It takes about 5 minutes per book from the moment of purchase and then they are ready to read hassle-free.

        Despite all of these positives there is the issue that Kindle doesn't come with a power adaptor. So if you want to plug this into the wall to charge, then this is an additional £12 to buy. Not a major additional cost, but all the same when I have already paid £180 I would expect to be able to charge it easily. On top of this additional charge, if you want a cover to protect you cover, then the official Kindle cover costs £50 with a light or £30 without a light, this again is a massive rip off and I would suggest anyone wanting to buy a case, to instead go on Ebay or a local market and buy a cheap one for about £5 that does exactly the same thing as the official Amazon version. It may not be the same standard of leather but for a £45 saving I wasn't at all concerned about this difference.

        Finally, the delivery from Amazon was brilliant, ordering it on express delivery it arrived within two working days which was fantastic, as i could then get straight on and enjoy it. The process of installing it was also surprisingly quick and efficient as there was no need to connect it for any unnecessary software. The only wait being having to charge it before using the device for the first time. But on that note, a full charge cycle can last for beyond 2 months according to the Kindle promotional material, if the wi fi connection is turned off. Compared to other products like the Ipad and Iphone, this battery charge is simply phenomenal

        Despite the cost of it and the accompanying accessories which as I have mentioned are a bit of a rip off, the quality and enjoyment that you will receive from this product make it thoroughly worth buying. (I would not bother with the extended warranty though as that is just another unnecessary expense on top of the cost of the product) I hope you will all enjoy your Kindle as much as I am enjoying mine!

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        24.07.2012 02:09

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        A brilliant series for fans of Friends.

        Following the lives of five city dwellers, this charts the love lives and tribulations of the five main characters. In many ways this is just like Friends, but it has the unique twist of knowing that the entire show is working its way to finding out who Ted marries. We therefore start in series one on a roller coaster ride of dates and near misses as we edge our way to finding out who eventually becomes the mother. Amid this overarching narrative plot line though there is humour and intrigue throughout, as the other characters of Robbin and Barney et al add other plot lines which I will leave for your viewing pleasure, but definitely add humour to the story line. If you were a Friends fanatic and now bored of the endless repeats or even wanting to give a near series a go, then definitely find this first series cheap on line some where and give it a go. I'm now up to Series 6 and love the show, from the catchphrases on "suit up" to the "Bro Code" this is a hit!

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        23.07.2012 10:21

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        A brilliant guide to the Olympics

        There are loads of Olympic books which are now beginning to flood the market but this book will take some beating: there is loads of information, an engaging format and written with with and humour. For fans of horrible histories and like minded light humour guides then this guide to the Olympics will cover some of the infamous moments in a light and simple way without glossing over too many details. It breaks down the big moments in easy to understand ways so that you come away fully learning about the history of the Olympics, as opposed to reading a heavy, dense book full of unnecessary detail that can often leave you less interested in the Games than before you started. This book is ideal for someone wanting to learn a little more about the Games as the Greatest Show on Earth comes to London in 2012, for hopefully the best Games ever.

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      • Michael Clayton (DVD) / DVD / 6 Readings / 5 Ratings
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        23.07.2012 10:15
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        Disappointing

        Admittedly we did give up on this film before the end so perhaps this review isn't a complete and fair as some of the others out there, but this also indicates that it wasn't the best of film I've seen.The plot was just so confusing and complex that it was almost impossible to follow. From random journalists to car explosions whilst the lead characters inexplicably gets out of his car to stroke a horse, there seems very little continuity to this film and this makes it very difficult for the viewer to follow the plot. Without George Clooney this film would be even worse and he does add something to the film which at least makes it bearable and there is a slight intrigue as to what might happen, but unless you have the patience to hold this one out then maybe this film isn't for you. A slightly disappointing film.

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        • Black Book (DVD) / DVD / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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          22.07.2012 22:42

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          An amazing and surprising film

          This film is quite simply amazing. It is up there along side All Quiet On The Western Front and other great war films, especially Schindler's List. The story focuses on the twists and turns of a jewish escapee as she faces mistrust and deceit from those around her and must continually go to extraordinary lengths to maintain her disguise and trust of those she is trying to fool. This film is full of twists and turns but at the same time is injected with elements of humour which mark this film out as a entertaining yet reflective film that makes you contemplate the futility of war. The romance between the characters is often surprising and you will definitely be left guessing until the end of the film how it is going to end. There is undoubtedly sad moments in this film and the full horror of the Holocaust is laid bare, but without this horror, the film wouldn't do the story justice. But even if history isn't your thing, the sheer interaction between the characters and the amazing plot will have you watching until the end. This film was enjoyed by all of the family although I wouldn't recommend it to young children

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          22.07.2012 12:02

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          Another good book from Grisham

          Compared to many of Grisham's other law books, this is perhaps more lighthearted and less serious. It is full of humour and light hearted moments.

          We see the differences in families approaches to life and how people's life dreams can often vary depending on their circumstances and there is a certain poignancy to this. The differences between the lawyers makes us warm to them all in turn to varying degrees but by the end of it we do have some respect from them all and a good appreciation that not everyone in the legal profession is at the top of the tree working on the million dollar cases.

          Following the mysterious death of a man we see the somewhat hapless lawyers pursue the case against the makers of Krayoxx, as they stumble across intrigue and revelations that will change their lives forever.

          If you are a fan of the Associate or the Client then definitely pick this one up as it must rank among one of Grisham's best books to date, for only £5 on the Kindle, this book comes highly recommended to anyone.

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        • FIFA 12 (PS3) / Playstation 3 Game / 2 Readings / 1 Rating
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          22.07.2012 11:52
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          Another brilliant FIFA installment

          It seems impossible that FIFA could have improved on the previous years game, but some how or other the guys at EA Sports have done so. FIFA 12's passing system is so life like it's almost like i am at old trafford playing in the premier league.

          Compared to its rival of Pre Evo Soccer this is by far the better game, the licensing for players and teams is fully complete so there is no guessing which made up name is meant to be Wayne Rooney or Chelsea and the graphics for the players are so life like that the difference between this and watching them on tv is almost zero.

          Furthermore, the range of game modes ranging from the traditional quick game to online modes and now ultimate player and career modes with redeveloped gameplay offer the football fan an amazing choice of options, which go far beyond simply playing a football simulation game.

          Areas for improvement still lie in the reactions of the crowd who seemingly all wear the same clothes still and move at exactly the same time, but that at least means there is room for improvement in the next round of the Fifa franchise.

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            22.07.2012 01:23

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            A high quality clean

            After using manual toothbrushes for many years, my dentist advised me that it was worth forking out for a more expensive electric toothbrush and specifically recommended this model. With a dentist's recommendation this points to the quality of this make. Behind the jargon of the high speed oscillating heads and whatever else Braun say it can do, it offers a brilliant clean and since my last check up the dentist has already noticed the difference. For me as well, as I suffer from sensitive gums this brush has been brilliant at not causing any unnecessary bleeding to my gums or any undue irritation, whilst at the same time ensuring that the often hard to reach areas at the top and bottom of the mouth receive a thorough clean. This brush isn't just better than a standard manual brush, but based on its price and clean, surely better than most rival electric toothbrushes as well.

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            21.07.2012 20:23

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            good deodorant stick

            This product is inevitably going to cost more than standard high street products, but at £10 per stick this is ridiculously expensive. I'm thankful that mine was a present but I certainly wouldn't pay that much myself/ Turning to the product itself, it does offer long lasting freshness as their marketing states, and there is a fresh and pleasant smell from using the product that does outshine many of its more standard competitors such as Lynx. However, for those wanting to avoid stains to clothes and ruining expensive outfits, be warned that at times this stick did leave yellow marks on some of my clothing. This didn't happen all of the time, but when a product costs this much I would hope that it wouldn't subsequently go and ruin some of my clothing. That aside though it does what it says on the tin and can offer long lasting protection especially after a day of testing exercise.

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          • Samsung LE32D403 / LCD TV / 9 Readings / 8 Ratings
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            21.07.2012 17:27

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            amazing value for money - love this tv

            This is a brilliant 32" Samsung tv that offers an amazing high resolution picture for a good price, picking ours up for £240. We can't wait to connect it up to our new dvd recorder so that we can then access the HD features that this tv will offer us and then see the full potential of the picture quality. The value of this product shows how tv prices have come down in recent years and at the same time how the picture quality for such money has also increased.

            With 2 hdmi ports as well, this is fully suitable for our gaming needs with both an xbox and a ps3 plugged in and offering us the clearest picture we've ever played with, something that as keen gamers really was key for us upgrading.

            Perhaps because our old TV was massive, we've noticed it more but the size of this TV is so small in terms of imposing in a room. It sits elegantly in the corner of our living room and the black finish looks lovely. Samsung really have nailed the design of this tele. Also, if you didn't want the tv to be on a traditional stand, it does come with the option to be wall mounted to save even more space, although you would need to buy the wall mount separately as it's not included with the tv itself. Either way it will be a good addition to any room.

            The only possible downside is that there occasionally seems to be dark corners visible when the TV displays bright scenes, I seem to be one of the only people in our house who can see these and it's not a major issue compared to what could be wrong with it, but it's definitely worth noting. I have since seen that this can be a common problem with some Samsung tv's, but the dark spot is so small that it would take a keen eye to probably notice them, and the technology fans amongst you might even be able to sort that out by going into the settings of the tv and changing the brightness levels.

            The sound output is solid and clear, perhaps not the loudest through the tv setting, but for some reason it does appear much louder when played through the Ps3 or Xbox, so just keep the remote handy if you're flicking between the two. But on either setting the sound is crisp and clear it may just need to be on a slightly different volume. No idea why this happens, but after getting used to it, it really doesn't represent a major issue.

            So overral, this is a a really good tele and for only £250, it's a amazing to think that we've got a 32 " tv for that price that combines such a good picture with hd facilities and solid reliability. We look forward to cheering on Team GB with the rest of the country watching them bringing home the gold medals in stunning HD.


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            21.07.2012 16:57
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            doesn't live up to the hype

            So, really, this IS as bad as people say - For all of the attention that this book has received I was at least expecting the book to be written to a high standard of English, but the book seems to have no flow or continuity to it but instead be full of dull and almost over egged descriptions of sex. For this to have appeal along those lines it seemingly fails in every single way. You may be tempted by the low price and the temptation to "see what all the fuss is about" but in all honesty i've seen pantomimes which hold a better plot. No doubt there'll be a film to retell the story of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, but even that will need a touch of Hollywood magic to make it even the least bit interesting before I would be tempted to go and watch it.

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              21.07.2012 15:27

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              A fantastic camera especially for the price. - little need to upgrade to a new model.

              Bought over a year ago now, this camera has seen many a family holiday and taken some excellent pictures. with per 12 times zoom and 14.1mp for only £170 when we bought it, this camera offers great value for money whilst not compromising on either quality or design. Opting for the black model, this Panasonic camera also links well to our other Panasonic appliances including our tv. There may not be the range of editing suites which I have seen that come with other cameras, but as i own a Mac, this problem is overcome by using programs such as iPhoto. If you are concerned about the practicality of carrying a camera around, then this camera when fully closed fits neatly into the case provided or will also fit nicely in most jean pockets. It's also light and easy to hold, with installation and use also easy to follow. Sometimes cameras suffer from poor design, but it's clear that thought has gone into the design of this camera and its layout is clean, clear and functional.
              You may just need to buy a spare battery as we did find that when on video mode, the battery can drain from the third bar to empty quite quickly, this became apparent when we went to the Olympics as toward the end after videoing some of the races, we had to change the battery to capture the last race.

              We look forward to take many more family pictures with this camera.

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            • Apple MacBook Pro (MD322B/A) / Laptop / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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              21.07.2012 15:20

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              A must buy for any Apple fan.

              Any Apple product will be of a high standard, but this offering stands above other models in the Macbook Range. Since buying mine last September I've had no problems with it and have simply been astonished at the speed of the i7 processor. Coming with the student discount to spend money in the app store as well this has allowed me to fully utilise the creative potential of the device. Coming with Apple's latest IOS as well this offers the latest tools in the long running development of intuitive movements that the Apple user can have to interact with their device. IF you have other Apple products as well this laptop and the cloud functionality will work brilliantly together. The price is perhaps the only downside but when you have a product of this quality, then it's worth every penny. The battery life for example is simply astounding at an average eight hours. I can take this laptop to lectures in the morning and it be able to last me all day, simply not needing to charge it. Compared to its nearest rivals, it never crashes and you won't have that awful sinking feeling of losing work, as there is autosave built in to every Apple software product.

              A 5 Start product that is a must buy for any Apple fan!

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