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      26.08.2014 11:53
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      On a day trip out to Otley, I came across a shop that sold loads of make up products among other things. In the things they sold I saw this Dream Nude Foundation. As I was running out of foundation, this caught my eye, as we all know Maybelline is a good brand and the price on this was only £4. So I bought it and took it back home with me. I looked at the bottle the next day and on the back it had all the ingredients on, but whatever else it had on I am not sure, as it was in a foreign language. As I did not have my glasses on when I was shopping I had never noticed this. But who really cares if it is in foreign if it does a good job.
      So the next day I decided to give it a try, as you are supposed to with all most bottled products I gave the bottle a good shake, and pushed down the lid to squirt out some of the liquid. Quite a bit came onto my hand, a little bit too much if I am honest, so just be careful not to press too hard when you use this, as it does come out pretty quickly and you loose some of the liquid as it is not needed.
      When I applied this to my face I usually just put a few dots of foundation around my face, then rub it in. so I did this the same way, and it did work just as well as any other liquid foundation. Although this did seem a little more wet than normal. At first I was not sure how well it would rub in due to how wet it seemed.
      So I rubbed all the little dots around my face into the skin and it seemed to rub in very well, and also looked good on my skin. It did not feel oily or anything just left my face feeling smooth and looking a little bit better than it did. If I am honest I have got the sort of face that does not need foundation, so I always go for the ones that will match my skin colour and not too dark. This just blended in really well, and made my skin look and feel nice.
      My overall opinion on this foundation is that I would recommend it, as it does look and feel great and it does last for a good night out, without having to apply this again, but you do have to watch how much of it you use, as it is so easy to over use this, as it comes in a 50ml bottle it has lasted me quite a while so far, so it was well worth my £4 and it is something that I would buy again.

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      25.08.2014 15:59
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      Nice eyes

      Well Mascara is not something that I would normally buy, but when I saw this mascara in the groupon website for £5.98 plus an eye liner too. I thought I would buy it. I thought my daughter could have the mascara as she loves it and I could keep the eye liner. The mascara does come with a colour to match your eyes, or so it says. They are all black mascara but it goes by what colour eyes you have to which shade will suit you.

      So the parcel arrived my daughter dived straight in for the mascara. The mascara is in pretty plain bottle, which is just white with black writing on, then it has a black lid , which has a picture of an eye on, and then it tells you in writing what colour eyes the mascara is made for.

      The lid is easy to take off, you unscrew, and pull it out of the bottle, I am sure you do not need me to tell you how to apply mascara so I will skip straight to how it looks when applied.

      I know that sometimes when mascara's applied, it can go onto your eyes looking quite clumpy, and not nice, with this it seems to leave the right amount of mascara on the brush to be applied looking nice. When you stroke the brush across your eyes, the black instantly shows up, and make your eyes look darker, but in a nice way. It does say on this that it is for blue eyes, which is what my daughter has, but if I'm honest I have tried this on my eyes also which are hazel and it does have just the same look on me that it does with her, so I do think that the different eye colour is pointless.

      The bottle is 7.2ml bottle and has lasted my months, so it is worth the price that is paid. It does give her eye lashes a lift but I do think the main thing it does is make them stand out . It says on the bottle that it volumizes but it does not volumize them , even though I do not think it volumizes that much I do think that it goes on the eye lashes very well and looks nice on the eyes.

      Whether I would paY full price for this is another matter, and I probably would not buy it again, as it was on offer at the time and I don't use it, so I think to pay that price for a young girl is pretty steep. And the bonus was I got a free eye liner, which was the only part that swayed me to buying it. But I am sure there are cheaper brands that would work just as well as paying over the odds for this one.

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      • Heartburn (DVD) / DVD / 9 Readings / 9 Ratings
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        23.08.2014 14:52
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        The ultimate betrayal

        The film

        The film starts off at a wedding, where the first meeting of Rachel and Mark happens. As they both know the people getting married. But do not know each other until now. They then have a drink together and get to know each other a little bit better. And they end up getting together as a couple.
        When they first met they both agree they would never get married. But then it skips to their wedding, Rachel is having doubts about whether she should marry him or not, but people keep coming to here and telling her how different she has been compared to his other girlfriends he has had, and she goes through with the wedding.

        They buy a house together, and Rachel thinks when she is pregnant and they have a daughter together they will live happily ever after. But when she is pregnant with their second child, things start to go wrong, and she finds out that he is having an affair. They spilt up for a while while other things happened during the film, but then he begs her for a second chance and they give it another go. There is more bits to this film, it is not just about them splitting up and getting back together, but I am trying not to say too much and spoil the film, so just watch it to find out.

        The acting

        I think that this is such a good cast of characters to have, they all played their parts brilliantly. It was Meryl and Jack who had the main roles, and they were so great to see working together. I have always been a fan of Jack. I think he is such a great actor, and this film was no different he played such a great part in this film, for me he was by far the best in this film, and it was his acting that made the film better than what it was.

        My opinion
        I will say that the storyline was not the best ever, but I did think the acting through the film made it seem better than it really was. I would have thought I would get bored through the film, but I never really got bored through the film, I just really enjoyed watching it, and I did find myself wondering what will happen next. I would recommend this for at least a watch, I am sure you will enjoy it. Although it is not one I would watch again, but I still enjoyed it.

        I will say that the film does go on for quite a while, and some parts I found myself thinking that the scene did not need to be there, but I did not think it ruined the film at all.

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      • He Got Game (DVD) / DVD / 9 Readings / 9 Ratings
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        22.08.2014 16:57
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        Will he be game

        The film
        The film starts in a correctional facility, where the inmates are playing a game of basketball. One inmate Jake is called in to see the warden. They start talking about the fact that he is right into basketball. They then go on to Jakes son Jesus and the warden asks him about his rating as a player, and if what he has heard about how good he is, is right.
        The warden tells him that the governor has made a request for his son Jesus should consider enrolling in a big state team, the governor has given his word that if his son enrols in the team, he will do everything in his power to cut down his time in prison.

        He is temporary let out of prison to go spend time with his son and talk him into joining the team. He does have rules, and he has ta tracker fitted so that they can always track his movements. And they warn him if he tries anything, they will find him and shoot him.
        Their relationship is rocky, after he took their mothers life, which is why he is in prison. So will his son join the team, and get him out of jail early. Or will he just concentrate on what he wants to do for himself. Maybe he just hates his dad that much, he would not want to help him. So many different ways this film can go, so watch it and find out.

        The cast
        Denzel Washington – Jake Shuttlesworth
        Ray Allen – Jesus Shuttlesworth
        Milla Jovovich – Dakota Burns
        Rosario Dawson – Lala Bonilla
        Hill Harper – Coleman Sykes
        Zelda Harris – Mary Shuttlesworth
        Ned Beatty – Warden Wyatt
        Jim Brown – Spivey
        Joseph Lyle Taylor – Crudup
        Bill Dunn – Uncle Bubba
        Michele Shay – Aunt Sally
        There is not too much really I can say about the acting in this film, because they were all brilliant in the parts they played. I love Denzel as an actor and he lived up to my expectations in this film. He was just brilliant.

        My opinion
        I really enjoyed watching this film. It was a film that you could never really work out what would happen for the family that was ripped apart, and whether they could make it all right again. The story was mainly about basketball but there was other things that happened in the film too. So even if you are not a basketball fan, you may still like this film.
        I enjoyed watching it, and I would recommend it to anyone. The story was good and the acting was brilliant. There is really nothing bad I can say about this film. It is one to watch.

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      • Get Rich or Die Tryin' (DVD) / DVD / 6 Readings / 6 Ratings
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        22.08.2014 00:14
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        Sex drugs and rap

        The film

        After it shows you Marcus had been shot the film goes back to his childhood. Marcus starts telling us that his mother was selling drugs, so that she could give him a good lifestyle and give him what he wanted. Which he did not mind what she did because she gave him the best she could in life. Until one day she was murdered. Marcus has to get used to his mother not been around, and not been able to get the things that he used to get from his mother.
        Marcus got into what he called the family business, and starts selling drugs, to be able to do what his mother did and buy nice things. With Majestic trying to keep him off the streets and advise him in the right direction. After getting into a scuffle Marcus buys himself a gun for protection. Which is found by his grandpa who is not happy about having a gun in his house. Then when Marcus is arrested for drugs, he falls out with his grandpa and moves out.

        He was saying that now he has his own space he can follow his dream of becoming a rapper. But after only three hours of trying to make up a rap, he gave it up and went back to selling drugs. More happens in the film, but will he eventually try again to follow his dreams, and become a rapper. I will not say much more, as I do not want to spoil it.

        The acting
        I found the acting in all parts of the film to be really good, I did not think that any role in the film was better or worse than any of the others, they all played their parts well, and was all needed equally in the film, to be as god as it was. I found there to be no bad acting in the film at all, they was all great to watch.

        My opinion
        I really enjoyed watching this film, the acting was good, and I enjoyed the story to. I was finding myself wondering just what would happen next. It was not like I expected when I read up on the film, I expected it to be more about music, but there was loads more to this film, than just rapping.

        I would recommend this for a watch. I thought it was a good film, there was nothing bad I could say about it. The storyline was good and so was the acting. What more could you need.

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        21.08.2014 12:24
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        seat gripping film

        The film

        In Alabama 17 year old Sean and Clay, who both have a love of fast cars and racing. Challenge each other to a race. The winner of the race, will win Clay's girlfriend Nikki. As the race ends up in disaster and both cars crash and could have been fatal.

        To avoid been sent to prison Sean moves to live with his father in Tokyo. He is soon befriended by Twinkie. Who takes him to the Tokyo driving spot. And he soon finds himself challenging the local gangster Takashi to a race, but as he has no car. He plans to take him on another time. But Han offers to lend him his car. Which he accepts.

        Sean does not realise that in Tokyo it is all about the drift, and by the end of the race, he has totalled the car. Han is not too happy to say the least, and tells him not to leave town. Later Hans picks up Sean and gets him doing some jobs for him to pay him back. And also agrees to teach Sean how to drift.

        Sean finds himself in trouble with DK. DK is scared of his Uncle Kamata and when the last resort for Sean is to go see him, he steps up to the mark and goes. He arranges with Kamata to have one final race with DK and the loser has to leave town. Kamata agrees, but then Neela informs Sean that the lace DK has picked to race, he is an expert at, and there is only ever him that has reached the bottom. Due to the sharp turns and the big drops. Who will win the final race and be made to leave watch to find out.

        The cast

        For cast list see IMDB site

        I really enjoyed the acting in this film. I could not pin point just one actor or role, as I felt they all played a big part in this film. Each part was played to perfection and was a joy to watch.

        My opinion

        This is one film lately that I have really enjoyed watching. I was on the edge of my seat most of the time through the film, and I just could not tear my eyes away from the screen. I would really recommend this one to watch I can guarantee you wont be disappointed. I would easily watch this film again. I loved it. The acting was great. The story line was good, and the driving was on the edge of your seat stuff.

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      • The Gnome Mobile (DVD) / DVD / 10 Readings / 9 Ratings
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        20.08.2014 13:51
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        Great kids film

        DJ Mulrooney drives to the airport to meet his grandchildren Elizabeth and Rodney. Who have come over to stay with their grandfather for a little while. They fly alone and as they are only children, the air stewardess sees them out to their grandfather to make sure they are safe.



        As Elizabeth is out taking a walk, we are shown a talking skunk, that is talking to a gnome and a bird. Saying that Elizabeth might be the one that the gnome has to talk to, for her to help him. The animals are telling the gnome that it is not a good idea to talk to her, as all they do is blab, and will not keep quiet.


        The gnome ignores their advise, and jumps out on Elizabeth who gets a little bit of a shock. Don’t forget he is a gnome so is a lot smaller than she is. She soon strikes up conversation with him, and asks him questions about himself. She goes off and gets her granddad, but the gnome will not come out to anyone else. But after Elizabeth gets upset and is called a liar, Jerome the gnome comes out and reveals himself, much to their granddad’s surprise.


        After talking to the gnome's the grandfather agrees to drive the gnomes to another forest to try and find some other gnome's. They go on a road trip, with funny adventures on the way. But I can not spoil the film to much, so just watch it to find out



        The cast


        Walter Brennan – D.J. Mulrooney

        Matthew Garber Rodney Winthrop

        Karen Dotrice – Elizabeth Winthrop

        Richard Deacon – Ralph Yarby

        Tom Lowell – Jasper

        Sean McClory – Horatio Quaxton


        I think due to the age of the film the acting is not as good as it is these days, but that is due to the better equipment we have now. I did find for the older film the acting was really good, I enjoyed watching each part of this film, as the good acting made the film worth while.



        My opinion


        I can not say I really loved this film myself, but my kids really did enjoy watching it. Which in my book makes this a great film, as it is really for kids. I did enjoy the acting of the film, but the story line was a little bit far fetched for me, but the kids seemed to like the story line part of the film. So for that I will give this film 5 stars as it kept my kids happy and after all it is a kids film. So for that I will recommend this to watch for kids, mine loved it.

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        19.08.2014 23:59
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        Softer pasta

        When I first started wanting to make lasagne for my partner, as he preferred home made. I got a few cooking tips off his mother. I know we do not always like to take advise over our cooking but I was quite grateful. She said the best sauce to buy is Dolmio, as the cheaper brands are not as good. So when I attempted to make one, I listened to her advice and bought Dolmio. I was a little bit shocked to see it was £1.99 for a jar, and don’t forget you also have the red jar to buy, so to say I would have preferred to buy a frozen one is an understatement. It seemed to be costing quite a bit to make my own.

        But I had to give it a try and I started out with my lasagne, on mine I needed three layers of sauce. The way you have to use this sauce, just in case you do not know, it is to go over your lasagne sheets, to stop them from been too dry and hard. This can be a little tricky to do, as you have to try to spread it into all the corners, and make sure that you do cover all of the pasta.

        You do not need to put a lot of sauce over the lasagne sheets, just a thin layer to cover the sheets. I find that this does usually do my three layers with ease, and I do have quite a big tray too. So you do get quite a bit of white sauce. I did find once I did not cover all my pasta and some parts were pretty dry and did not taste nice so make sure you do cover it all.

        To be honest I do not think I could comment on the taste of this, as the other flavours do tend to over power it, but even though you can not taste it, I do think that you definitely need it in there just to stop your pasta been dry. I would recommend this to buy but I do not think it would make too much of a difference buying a cheaper brand.

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      • Few Good Men, A (DVD) / DVD / 9 Readings / 7 Ratings
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        18.08.2014 12:01
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        Great film

        film



        The film starts where two military men walk in to a room on the night time, and end up waking up another military soldier. On him waking up they put a hanker chief in his mouth and tape it up. It shows you them tying him up, but then it skips to the casting run of the film.



        It then shows a meeting where they are discussing the two military soldiers who had assaulted the man, who had later died in the infirmary. Joanne Galloway is trying to take on the case of defending the two men, believing that a code red has been ordered. Which means they have been ordered by someone higher up to murder the man.



        They decide against Joanne defending him, and instead request that Daniel Kaffee defends them, but Daniel has never even seen the inside of a courtroom before. He is ordered to work closely with Joanne Galloway, who is not too happy with the choice of council for the men.



        The investigation now begins. The officers have to try and prove that a code red was ordered, and that they did not brutally kill the soldier Santini. The two men Downey and Dawson freely admit that they did the crime, as they were told they had to discipline and teach Santini, but they never meant to kill him.



        Now they just have to prove that the men were only following orders, and the trial begins and turns into a court room drama, but I will not go into detail watch the film to find out.



        The acting


        I found this to be a great cast of actors, with some great top names in there, that all seemed to work very well together. I think the acting really made this good film a great film. With big house hold names I would not have expected any less. I did fully expect the acting to be great in this film, and I was not disappointed. The two that stood out the most for me was Tom and Demi they did a great job.



        My opinion



        I did really enjoy watching this film, I do love a bit of court room drama, and this was what I liked about the film. The acting was great, the story line was great and there is nothing bad I could say against this film. It was good from beginning to end, I liked to watch the investigation unfold, and wonder where it would end up. I would highly recommend this to anyone to watch, you will not be disappointed, the film will keep you interested from beginning to end.

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        • First Night (DVD) / DVD / 11 Readings / 11 Ratings
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          15.08.2014 16:59
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          A boring story

          Directed by – Christopher Menaul
          Running time – 116 Mins
          Classification – 15
          IMDB Rating – 5.5/10
          My rating - 2/10

          The film

          The film starts off with Celia going for an audition at an opera house, she does impress the panel but they do not give her an answer at the time. They return to her, and inform her that they do not think she is quite ready. And she looks like they have just shattered her dreams.

          The next thing you see is people meeting at a big house, that we have seen singing bits of opera at some little point in the film. They have all gone to see Sir Adam Drummond. It then shows you that they are all to perform in an opera, as they are all on his pay role.

          Adam seems to have taken a shine to the conductor Celia who he has hired that he seems to have known for quite a while. The film shows quite a lot of rehearsing, with little bits of a story in between. Adam is an amateur opera singer, who wants to show his friends in the show just what it is all about, and it is not a bad thing.

          They try to add more of a story to this film, with added parts in from what they all get up to when they are not rehearsing, including lots of sexual encounters. But it is mainly based around opera singers.

          The Cast

          Peter Basham – Biker
          Sarah Brightman – Celia
          Edyta Budnik – Bertha
          Oliver Dimsdale – Phillip
          Susannah Fielding – Debbie
          Richard E. Grant – Adam
          Jane How – Audrey
          Magdalena Kurek – Gosha
          Nigel Lindsay – Martin
          Mia Maestro – Nicolette
          Julian Ovenden – Tom
          Tessa Peake-Jones – Mrs Hammond

          The acting in the firm was great, it was probably the best part of the film. I do think they did their roles to the best of their ability and they were good to watch in the film.

          My opinion

          I would not say this is a bad film, but only if you like opera, I did find this film quite boring, as the story line was pretty rubbish. The only good part about this film is the acting. I really did not see the point in this film, and it is not one I would watch again. I wont recommend this film as I did find it very boring, and did not keep me entertained at all, I could have easily have just switched it off half way through. The film was too long, for such a boring storyline and I found it hard to stay interested.

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        • You And Me - Shane Filan / Music Album / 9 Readings / 9 Ratings
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          14.08.2014 14:14
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          A great first solo album

          Since I had ever heard westlife's first song I was in love with the band. The main singer of the band was Shane Filan. I have liked every westlife song and album they have ever brought out, so as you can imagine I was a little bit gutted when they decided to split up. They are the only band I have liked every song of, as I do get bored quite easily. But I could sit there all day listening to them.

          Well when I heard that Shane Filan was releasing an album, I knew I had to have it. He was the main singer in westlife after all, so I knew he could sing. I was just hoping that I liked his songs. And I was not disappointed.

          ==Track List==

          1)Everything to me

          (3.23) The song starts with a little guitar intro and Shane then starts singing the song. This is such a good first song, his voice in the song is great. And I do find this song is one that I can sing along to.

          “ I don't need the sunlight, shining on my face.
          And I don't need perfection to have the perfect day.
          Just wanna see you happy, a smile on your face.
          Nothing else matters, cos your everything to me.”

          I mean these words will mean so much to so many people and it is a song that is sang with such passion and meaning, that you can not help but like it.

          2) About you

          (3.44) This is another song that I like and sing along to. The words in the song are so powerful and have so much meaning in them and sang with a passion that they really deserve.

          “Some day’s you don't feel beautiful,
          Some day’s you wanna change it all,
          I answer with a question why?,
          I love you just the way you are,

          I mean how many of us will say we have had days we felt like that, I just related to this song, and love listening to it. The tune and the songs are just great.

          3) All you need to know

          (3.34) This is another song I do like, although this is not one of my favourites, and I am not keen on the way it is sang. The tune of the song just did not sound right for the words and the sound. I am not saying it was a bad song. I still listen to it rather than skip it. But I like other songs better.

          “I can't know, everything you want,
          I give you, everything I’ve got,
          I will be your shoulder to cry on,
          I'll be there to carry you home,
          I will warm your heart like a winter sun.

          Now I did say this was my least favourite, but I do find at the chorus I do tend to like the song more, but its just the verses that let it down.

          4) Knee deep in my heart

          (3.06) Yet another good song by Shane, this seems to be a really catchy song for me, that I just wanted to start singing when I have my head phones on. Just glad I realised I was on the bus listening to it.

          “And I caught you out red handed,
          Knee deep in my heart,
          When I was upside down,
          Spinning round and round and round.”

          Such a good song that I am sure most people would soon be singing along to. Just do not listen to it on a bus, or you might embarrass yourself.

          5) One of these days

          (3.35) Another good one from Shane, this is one that gets my foot tapping, as well as me singing a long to the words.

          “They say I'm crazy, I say yeah maybe
          One of these days I know I'm going to work it out
          Today I'm lazy, tomorrow maybe
          One of these days I know I'm going to work it out”.

          I will say this song is not best one for the lyrics but the tune of it really got me tapping my foot. I enjoyed listening to it.

          6) Every time

          (3.27) This is another one that flies in with a good start to the song. A good tune and even better lyrics. I will say this song is in my top 5 of this album, the words and tune are both brilliant.

          “And Oh, my heart is racing,
          The way we kiss is liberating,
          It feels like we invented love,
          Yeah I’m breathing faster,
          And I might need to sit down after,
          It feels like we invented love, every time”.

          You will love this song, the first time and every time you listen to it.

          7) Always tomorrow

          (3.37) This is one of the more slower of the songs, the tune is only slight and does not over power the song. The song is sang beautiful and with the passion that is needed for the song.

          “Tell me again what you said last night,
          When you leaned over and turned out the light,
          You said, Don't worry, no, no,
          There's always tomorrow"

          I really enjoyed listening to this song, and singing along to it. It is a great song on the album.

          8) When I met you

          (3.27) This song seems a little slow to start than the others, I think this is because the music is low at the start and rises as he starts to sing. I will say this is still a good song, yet another one that is really catchy. I really do like this song, it is in my top 3 of songs, even if it has got a slow start.

          “Whoa oh oh,
          Some thing’s in life you can't forget,
          You know woo oh,
          I can't find the words I can't begin to tell you,
          Where, when, or how,
          All that I know now is that all my dreams came true,
          When I met you.

          You will not be disappointed with this song. It is great.

          9) Everything's gonna be alright

          (3.50) Yet another great song. I will say that this is my favourite song on the album. The lyrics are just what I feel and they are sung brilliantly.

          “So glad the week is over,
          I can't wait to not be sober,
          I'll meet you at the bar,
          And we leave our worries in the jar,
          Been waiting all day for your red wine kiss,
          When I'm with you, you make me feel,
          This world is not going to take us down tonight,
          And everything's gonna be alright”.

          I mean who does not just love then lyrics, I am sure it is how most of us feel, but they all fit so well into the song. I love this one, and I am sure you will too.

          10) Coming home
          (3.11) This is another song that I love, the tune and the words are just so moving.
          “I'd love to see your smile again, cos I need it,
          A picture of you in my arms again, I can see it,
          So I close my eyes,
          And I dream on the face that I know,
          And I sleep tonight,
          Knowing that I'm coming home”.

          The words of this song did move me, probably more than most. It sort of reminded me of the soldiers that are stuck away from their family’s. That maybe just me, but I do think of the bigger picture when I listen to songs.

          11) Baby let's dance

          (3.15) This is probably the one with the most beat into the song, but that does soon die down once Shane starts to sing.

          “Dancing round the room to the radio'
          Rocking out to smokey and the miracle'
          I'll take you by the hand'
          We don't have to understand'
          Baby let's dance”.

          This is one I am not really in love with. Don't get me wrong I do like the song, but it is not one I would go out of my way to listen to on the album.

          12) In the end

          (4.00) Another song I am not in love with, it is sung well, but I found the lyrics a little bit on the boring side. Some will relate to them, I just seemed to struggle with this song. I am unsure why.

          “You've been around,
          Every time that I've been down,
          You were there you pulled me out,
          When I was bruised and battered”.

          13) You and me

          (3.41) I thought this song a little slow to start, but when it did I found the song to be good and it was a catchy song, I find myself singing a long to this every time I listen to it, it is a very good song.

          “Cause this world would be,
          Empty without you,
          Scares me that this life would mean,
          Nothing without you,
          Someday we'll have to say goodbye”.

          My overall opinion
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          After the split up of westlife I wondered who I would start listening to now. Then when Shane released this I was really looking forward to listening to it. I was not disappointed, his music is usually done with a guitar, but I think this really works well with his songs.

          There are no fast paced songs on the album, but I think this makes it better. I like a song I can sing along to and this is a full album that I can sing along to. I will say that I like each song on this album, I do have my favourites, but I do like them all, and I would recommend this for a listen, I am sure you will love it as much as I do.

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        • Collateral [2004] (DVD) / DVD / 8 Readings / 7 Ratings
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          collateral damage

          Directed by – Michael Mann
          Running time – 120 Mins
          Classification – 15
          IMDB Rating – 7.6/10
          My rating - 10/10

          The film
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          The film starts at the airport, where a man named Vincent is walking out of the airport on his way he bumps into a man. The man is played by Jason Statham, they made their pleasantry apologies and that was it. So I expected to see Statham again in the film.

          The film then skips to a taxi rank base, where it shows taxi driver Max getting his taxi ready for his shift, then starting work. It shows you him picking up a customer, he drives her to her destination and just after he drops her off, he picks up Vincent. Who seems like a high class business man.

          He stops off at one destination and is asked to wait by Vincent. Which he does, but then a man falls onto his car from a building window. He soon realises that it was Vincent who killed the man, and has a gun pointed at him, he is forced to put the body in the boot of his car and carry on driving Vincent around, but this time with a fear for his life.

          On their travels they are pulled over by the police. Still fearing for his life he covers up for Vincent but then the police say that his car will have to be towed away due to the damage on it, and ask him to pop open the boot.

          As Vincent gets his gun out ready to shoot the police men they get an urgent call, and leave telling Max to go straight to the garage. Lucky for them. Vincent keeps getting him to stop at places where he kills people, maybe I should have mentioned it appears he is a hit-man. When he goes he uses cable ties to tie his hands to the steering wheel so he can not escape.

          The police are on their tail following the dead bodies and trying to figure out who they are after, and why this is happening. Through the film Max has to do as Vincent tells him, or he will lose his life. But can Max manage to save Vincent's next target and will he be stopped. Watch the film to find out.

          The cast
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          Tom Cruise plays Vincent I thought he played the part brilliantly, I was shocked because I have normally seen him as a good guy, but he plays a bad guy very well. I loved watching him play his character in this film. And could easily watch him in this sort of role again.

          Jamie Foxx plays Max the scared taxi driver, which I felt he played really well, and did well along side Tom Cruise. I felt they both worked very well together, and I loved watching them both. They really did make this a better film.

          There is quite a few more actors in this film but if I am honest they do not really make an impact on the film, the film is mainly based around Vincent and Max so no others are that significant. But every small little part played is done very well.

          My opinion
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          I really enjoyed watching this film, I liked the fact that it did keep me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. It was also good to see Tom playing a baddie, as I am used to him playing the good guy.

          I can not say anything bad about this film, I enjoyed it from beginning to end, and will probably be one that I will watch again in the future. I would recommend this to anyone to watch.

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        • The Wolf of Wall Street (DVD) / DVD / 7 Readings / 7 Ratings
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          A smooth criminal

          Directed by – Martin Scorsese
          Running time – 180 Min
          Classification – 18
          IMDB Rating – 8.6/10
          My rating - 8/10

          The film
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          The film is based on a true story about the life of Jordan Belford. It starts with his younger years when he was first starting out. And been shown the ropes of how to make money as a stoke broker, and how to live the life of one, with drugs and prostitutes by Mark Hannah. He stayed with him for six months until he found a job as a stock broker that paid 50% commission.

          He started to make money fast, he gains the trust of the buyers with his smooth talking, and makes it sound like they are getting shares in something great. When it is not that good, but he has the attitude better in my pocket, I will spend it better.

          He decides to rent out a garage and set up in the business himself. He hires a few of his friends to work at the brokers and gets things going. He starts off selling stocks, but he is selling stocks that he knows will not make them any more money, just by the power of his smooth talking. He tries to train his workers up to be just as good as what he is at selling.

          He manages to make a big success of himself, while he is still married he meets Naomi who he seems to lust after and they enter into an affair. His wife soon finds out, he admits he loves Naomi and three days later he files for divorce and moves Naomi in.

          Eventually he started making money by defrauding investors, including shoe designer Steve Madden, and it was only a matter of time before he got caught and was sentenced to 36 months in prison. He was making more money than he knew what to do with, but none of it was legal. There is more to this story but if I tell you it all, then there is no point watching it.

          The cast
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          Leonardo Di Caprio plays Jordan Belford well as you can tell, he is the main character in this film, and I love the way that he plays Jordan. I think he plays the part brilliantly and he really made this film more of a success. I did not really fancy watching this film, and he is the only reason I did. I love him as an actor.

          Jonah Hill plays Donnie Azzof he seems to be a good actor although most of the time there was always other things going on in the film that distracted me from watching him closely but from what I did notice that he did not really stand out from the crowd but he did play his part as well as what was needed.

          Margot Robbie plays Naomi Lapaglia I recognized her face as soon as I saw it and just could not place her, she used to appear in neighbours and I loved watching her in that. In this she is ten times better although I did see a more naked side to her I had never seen before. She was great in the film and great to watch.

          Matthew McConaughey plays Mark Hanna he does not feature in the film that much but I loved watching him in the parts that he did appear in, he is a great actor.

          My opinion
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          I did enjoy watching this film, but mainly down to Leonardo being in this film, it was good to watch, but I found that some parts of the film would bore me. To be honest when the film is three hours long, you do not expect there to be some boring parts, because you then lose interest.

          This might be just me that found some parts boring, but this just was not a film for me, some parts were interesting but others were not. So I feel mixed emotions with this film. I would recommend it for at least a watch if you do not mind long films. But it is not once of my favourites.

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          A great grip

          I usually get my eye brows plucked when they really need doing. But they do cost £5 a time and could sometimes need doing at least once a month. I know that does not seem a lot, but if I bought some decent tweezers, I could maybe keep up to them a little bit myself and maybe only make the visit every two months, I may even be able to go longer.

          So I went trawling the internet, and my eye caught these. Mainly because they were a wide grip. I mean I don’t have big fingers, but I can find things a little bit fiddly, so sometimes a wider grip does really help me to hold on to these properly. I was a little bit shocked at the £14.99 price tag, but I thought that if I wanted decent ones then this is the price I had to pay.
          When these were delivered they do actually feel wider than they look. With two little holes in the middle of each side, I say the middle but it is more down near the bottom, which is where I would actually have held the tweezers anyway to help me get a grip of the brow that needed pulling out. I found this good for putting the tips of your finger and thumb through and it gave me an even firmer hold of the tweezers.

          The tips of the tweezers are slanted which I found good for getting right to the hair you wanted to grip, I am not going to lie to you when you grab a hair, or even a few hairs at a time, then yes it does hurt when it is pulled out. I do find that if you bath your brow with a wet tissue with hot water tends to open the pores up a bit and it does not hurt as much. However yes it does still hurt a bit.
          I do find that these have been just what I have needed, I am not that great at plucking my own eye brows, or shaping them, but once I have been to have them done properly I can usually keep up to the shape for a couple of months before having them waxed again. So that is a saving of £5 every two months, so the tweezers have paid for themselves. I would recommend these to buy especially for those who find it harder to grip on smaller things.

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        • Christmas In Wonderland (DVD) / DVD / 12 Readings / 12 Ratings
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          One for the kids

          Directed by ? James Orr

          Running time ? 95 Mins

          Classification ? PG

          IMDB Rating ? 4.7/10

          My rating ? 8/10

          The film
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          The film is about a family of three children move from L.A with their dad to Edmonton. As it is getting close to Christmas and his wife been stranded with no available flight to get there, he has to go Christmas present shopping himself.
          He goes to a mall with his children and the children go off on their own, so that he can do the shopping, with the understanding where they will meet back at a certain time.

          There are two crook brothers in the mall, who have a bag full of money, which gets knocked down onto the ice Rink, which is picked up by Mary, who has already asked Santa in the mall for the only resent she wanted, which was one million dollars for her daddy, because he had said he needed it. She shows the money to her brother Danny and they go off with it, the brothers Leo and Sheldon go looking for it after getting into trouble by their boss Ginger. But the pair have disappeared and they can not find them.

          The F.B.I are also in the mall, looking for the counterfeit money, when the money starts turning up around the mall, they are surprised to find out the it has been two children spending this money. But foolishly the kids buy a scooter out of the money and arrange to have it delivered to their home address, unknown to them that the money is counterfeit.

          The F.B.I. Traces this back to their dad Wayne and he is arrested at the mall, which he still has no idea his kids have this money, so he has not got a clue what is going on. While he is been question at the police station, his two children who have the money are been chased by Leo and Sheldon who are trying to get their money back.

          In the end will the police be convinced that Wayne was not involved and go back to the mall to help the children who are in danger, well I can not tell you that much so watch it to find out.

          The cast
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          Patrick Swayze plays Wayne Saunders
          Matthew Knight plays Brian Saunders
          Cameron Bright plays Danny Saunders
          Amy and Zoe schlagel plays Mary Saunders
          Chris Kattan plays Leo Cardoza
          Preston Lacy plays Sheldon Cardoza
          Carmen Electra plays Ginger Peachum

          There was so many good parts played in this film, I do not think that just one or two parts could be picked out of this, as there were several roles that played a big part of the film, and it made this film great to watch. None of the acting could be faulted as they all did a brilliant job.

          My opinion
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          This film is not really how I expected it to be, I expected there to be more adventure in it, and it was not a film I would have thought Patrick Swayze would have been in. but saying that I would not say it was a bad film, I did enjoy watching this with my kids, and it did keep me wondering through the film just what was going to happen next.

          The cast of the film did work really well together, and made the film even better by being so good. My kids loved the film, it is not one that I would watch again, but it is one for the family, and great to watch at Christmas time, as it shows you our real life struggles, that we face each Christmas. I would recommend this to watch as me and my kids did enjoy it, but not one I would watch again.

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