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      09.07.2013 14:25
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      A good film but not the best

      Intro and Info:

      Clash of the Titans is a fantasy film that was made and released in 2010. Clash of the Titans was directed by Louis Leterrier who has also directed other films such as The Incredible Hulk. Clash of the Titans was produced by three people: Basil Iwanyk, Kevin De La Noy and Richard D. Zanuck. The film was also based on the 1981 film that was also called Clash of the Titans so this film is a remake. Clash of the Titans was made on a budget of $125 million dollars but the film grossed well over $490 million and so the film was a huge success. Clash of the Titans is rated 5.8 out of 10 on the IMDB website and that was based on just over 105,000 votes.

      Plot:

      However over time the humans begin to question the Gods. One day a fisherman finds a casket in the sea and inside the casket is a small baby and a mother who is unfortunately dead. the fisherman raise the child as their own and call him Perseus. Perseus (played by Sam Worthington) becomes a fisherman and witnesses soldiers breaking a statue of Zeus. Zeus (played by Liam Neeson) punishes the humans by sending in the furies. The furies then form as Hades who reveals that Perseus is actually a Demi-God and the son of Zeus. Perseus then learns about his life and how he is the only one who can stop the giant threat that is to come.


      Cast:

      · Sam Worthington as Perseus

      · Gemma Arterton as Io

      · Mads Mikkelsen as Draco

      · Alexa Davalos as Andromeda

      · Jason Flemyng as Acrisius/Calibos

      · Tine Stapelfeldt as Danaë

      · Liam Neeson as Zeus

      Good points and Bad Points:



      The Animation in this film is very good with all the scenes looking good and very realistic and detailed. I was amazed how realistic the fight scenes looked between all the monsters. Now I don't know much about direction but I thought it was also very good with the use of different camera angles, also all the scenes ran well together, and the lighting was really good as well. I think it adds a good effect to the scenes and film and so good directing and brilliant Animation.



      With this film being a futuristic sci-fi film I would expect CGI and special effects to be a big part of the film's production, I thought that the CGI was very good and all of the monsters and pretty much everything looked really good. The Special effects in the film also were very detailed and very realistic when it was used which also makes the film look better and in my opinion.

      The picture quality was very good which is to be expected nowadays and so was the sound quality and so pretty much what I expected from a film that was released only a year ago, Also i did watch the film in Blu-Ray so the picture was alot better then in standard edition. I also would like to mention how I thought that the sound was also very realistic and was impressed with how well the robots sounded in and out of fights. Because the film is 106 minutes long it is a long film but in my opinion I thought it was easily watchable and the film is very entertaining and the film's story doesn't fell stretched.



      The acting was good but I thought in some scenes it could have been slightly improved. In some scenes the actors didn't portray their characters with enough emotion but to be honest the acting is still pretty good throughout the film. All of the Actors also managed very well to show their characters emotions and feelings throughout most of the film and so I was very impressed with the acting. Every one of the actors were also very easy to understand and all of the actors spoke clearly.



      The story is very well written. The film is a remake but because I never saw the original Clash of the Titans I thought the story was very good. However it did lack sub plots and twists which I thought could have made the story more entertaining and better and so the film has a lot to offer to a large audience. As I never saw the original I cannot comment on whether this remake has any different elements in the story then the original film. The screenplay is as good as the story it's dramatic in places and it also has good dialogue. The story is also easily understood and isn't confusing.

      There was a soundtrack in this film and it wasn't very good, there wasn't much music that fit the film and it didn't really create the right atmosphere in the scenes. There were a few scenes were the film did have some good music like some of the fight scenes were the music was epic and really helped the film become more dramatic and entertaining in my opinion but throughout most the film the soundtrack wasn't that good. Overall I think that the soundtrack could have been improved and that could have added to make the film even better.



      Although this film isn't an amazing film but it is pretty entertaining and fun to watch. The film's story was good but it could have had some more sub plots and twists in the story. The acting could have been better in some scenes and the soundtrack could have been improved to make the film better too.

      Sequels:



      There was a sequel to this film and it was released recently this year the film was called Wrath of the Titans. The film was a box office success and also the film is to be part of a trilogy as the film studio have re hired the writers of Wrath of the Titans to make a story for the Third installment.



      Conclusion:



      Overall I enjoyed watching Clash of the Titans and think that it was an very good film. The CGI and Special effects were very good and all though the film relied heavily on special effects I thought they were all to a high standard and so were good. The story and screenplay provided a very good story although it lacked sub plots, but the story is easily followed. The sound track as I have previously mentioned I thought wasn't very good and the actors all did a good job portraying their characters but again I think in some scenes the acting could have been improved. However overall I enjoyed watching Clash of the Titans, I think it is a very good film and I would recommend to anyone. Also i thought id mention that i did watch the film on a Blu-Ray disc but i no longer have it so i cannot comment on any bonus features.



      4 Out of 5



      Recommended



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      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800320/



      Thank you for reading my film review, any comments or ratings are appreciated and I will try to rate you all back but if I miss you please let me know and I will rate.


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    • Samsung RV515 / Laptop / 28 Readings / 25 Ratings
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      06.05.2013 20:04
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      a great laptop for a great price

      Packaging and Accessories

      Depending on where you bought this laptop will depend on the type of packaging, I bought mine from in store and so if you order this online it may arrive differently. The Samsung rv515 comes in a large cardboard box. On top of the box is a picture of the laptop. On the bottom of the box there is some information about the laptop along with the technical specification of the laptop itself. On the sides of the box there is some samsung branding and not much else. The box is pretty standard and is recyclable, it isn't presented to well but it is a strong and durable box and it protected the laptop well in transport.

      When you open the box there is the laptop protected by plastic material. When you lift out the laptop the cardboard box splits up into different compartments. There is a power supply and plug which is also protected in plastic and also there are some booklets containing information about the Samsung rv51. The last thing in the box is the battery which is also protected in plastic. As I said before everything is well packaged and is well protected in the box.

      Design and Build

      After you install the battery into the laptop if you look on the bottom you will see the switches to lock the battery into place and then there is a few vents and the compartment where you can upgrade your ram if you choose to. There is also all of the screws that holds the laptop together. On the top of the laptop the lid is a silver colour with lines running through it. There is also some samsung branding on the top written in silver.

      On the back of the laptop there is nothi except for the bracket which allows you to lift the screen up and down. On the right side of the laptop the is the Kensington lock which allows you to lock the laptop. There is also a usb port and then there is a full sized dvd reader with a button to open and close it. On the left hand side there is all the connections such as a headphone and microphone jack, a sd card reader, a vga output socket, there is a hdmi port and two more usb ports. Then there is also the plug for the power supply on the right as well. All of the usb ports as far as i am aware are usb 2.0 ports and I don't think there is a usb 3.0 port on the rv515.

      When you lift up the screen there is the webcam and microphone at the top of the screen. There is also the 15.6 inch screen and then there is nothing else. On the bottom you will find the full qwerty keyboard with a number pad and media buttons. Here is a trackpad and two physical buttons which work like a mouse. The only other thing that is on the laptop is some led lights for things such as hardware activity and charging.

      The actual design of the Samsung rv515 is in my opinion excellent. the black and chrome colour scheme works well and makes the laptop look smart and sleek. There are some bad things about the design though, one is that crumbs and dust collect around the top of the laptop, this is easily cleared however dust and crumbs also collect around the keyboard and because the keys are very slim it is quite hard to clean it.

      There is some good spacing between the keys and they are quite large, the laptop is built with some strong plastic and it feels strong and durable when you are using it. The Samsung rv515 isn't that heavy considering that it has a large battery and a full disc drive, I wouldn't recommend holding it with one hand though. the overall build quality of the laptop is excellent with only a few improvements that I could find, for the price I think that Samsung have done a good job of making a high quality laptop.

      Technical specification.

      AMD Dual Core E-Series E-350
      4GB Ram
      500GB Hard Drive
      AMD Radeon HD 6470M
      15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels,
      Weight: 2.4kg


      Operating system

      The Samsung RV515 comes preinstalled with windows 7 which is one of the newer operating systems that windows has made, Windows 8 is the newest operating system. The laptop comes pre installed with some other good software which comes free when you buy the laptop. Such as Microsoft office starter which is a very basic version of microsoft office, you can only use word and excel and you do not have all the features but it is free.

      Windows 7 also has all the other previous features such as passwording the account or having multiple accounts on one computer. you also have the shortcuts such as Task Manager and the media buttons. Windows 7 also benefits from having more options when you click shortcuts as different menus will pop up which will allow you to click multiple things. Windows 7 works well and isn't very complicated.


      Windows 7 has some upgrades compared to the older operating systems and it is a smoother and newer look on the old operating systems. The layout hasn't changed much as you still have the windows buttons, program folders, my documents and also the icons on the computer screen such as recycling bin and the internet explorer. The operating system is very easy to adapt to as if you have used a windows computer before then it is basically the same thing with newer features.

      The Windows 7 operating system works very well on the samsung RV515 and it is much better than the previous operating systems in my opinion. Windows 7 responds and works smoothly and I have had no problems using Windows 7 on the laptop. The Laptop also benefits from good technical specifications which means that the operating system has almost no lag and I have never had a time where the laptop has frozen.

      One of the good things with Windows 7 is the amount of external software that you can buy for the laptop, along with security software you can also get games, video editing and photo editing software and also many other different types of software. Windows 7 benefits by supporting loads of software.

      One of the downsides of Windows operating systems is that you have to buy security software otherwise the laptop could have viruses which steal your information or stop your computer from working properly. The software is not that expensive but it is good to have as it protects your computer, you can also get free basic versions of antivirus software. Also some software is also incredibly expensive such as some of the animation software, or even microsoft office is extremely expensive to put onto the laptop.


      Battery life

      One thing that I am extremely impressed when it comes to the Samsung rv515 is the battery life, it is incredible. I have been using this laptop for a long time but the battery still gives the same charge length. When you fully charge the battery it will last around six hours without having to recharge the battery in between. It does take a while to charge the battery but if you are like me and only use the laptop for a few hours at a time then it will last a few days.

      Another great feature about the battery is that it comes with different modes to save battery life or use more. I usually leave mine on power saving or economical as the battery lasts the longest however battery life does depend on what you are using the laptop for and so if you are running some very heavy applications then the battery may not last six hours for example if you are using the laptop to play video games.

      Like I said the only Downsides is a larger battery means more weight and a longer charge time but that doesn't bother me as I only have to charge the laptop up every few days. Overall I think that the battery life is excellent and this is a laptop that you should consider if you want a laptop that lasts a long time on a single charge.

      Other features

      The Screen is a hd screen as it is 720p however it is not a full hd screen as the resolution is not 1080p. The screen does however have some very nice colours, they are rich and deep and it makes it a very nice experience looking at images on the screen. The colours also means that watching videos on the laptop is very nice. The Screen is also 15.6 inches which means that you can do more such as reading without scrolling. The Screen means that you cannot watch full hd video which is a downside but most of the time it is more than enough.

      The Webcam is 0.3 Megapixel which means that the quality isnt that good however if you are looking for a webcam just to take some video and some pictures then it should be more than enough to satisfy. The video quality is not HD which is a downside but then i do not use the webcam at all anyway so to me it is fine.

      The Keyboard and Trackpad works very well, the keys are very responsive and they work very well. They are very slim and the keys have a very nice response and feel to them. the keys are also quite spaced out which means that it is harder for the wrong key to be hit. The Keyboard also has a full number pad on the right of the keyboard which means that certain tasks become easier. The trackpad is also very nice and it is also very responsive and had a nice feel, you do have to sometimes hit the keys more than once but this doesn't happen to me that often.

      The speakers and the microphone on the laptop also work very well. The microphone picks up most of the sound and when you are talking it also seems to pick up some background noise but not much. The speakers are loud and the sound is nice, however they are not high end and when the volume goes up the sound also becomes distorted, also you cannot hear all of the instruments and vocals in the songs or videos.

      There is built in wifi in this laptop which means that you can use the laptop on the internet anywhere as long as you have a wifi connection, there is also a ethernet port which means that you can also use the internet on a wire if you prefer that. The connectivity on the laptop is also very good, there are plenty of usb ports on the laptop, there is three and in my opinion that is plenty as i have never used more than two at once, they are also very quick and easy to use.

      The Samsung RV515 comes pre installed with 4gb of ram which uses a single ram slot, the laptop however does have two ram slots which means if you want to increase the ram and the speed of your computer then you can buy another 4GB ram dimm and then you will have 8gb which will then increase the speed of your laptop.

      The Laptop also comes pre installed with some software such as Microsoft office 2010 starter which like i have previously said is a very basic version of word. When you buy the laptop there is also some other software such as i got Norton internet security 60 day trial for free. There is also some very good other software that comes with it for free.

      The 500gb hard drive is also more than enough for me as i do not keep anything on the hard drive other than the programs that i install, however for some people the hard drive may not be enough, i am unsure whether or not you can upgrade the Hard drive without breaking the warranty or anything like that. Also the hard drive is not actually 500gb it is actually around 450gb as the operating system and other files take up some of the hard drive. I think that 500gb is quite generous although many hard driver go up to 1tb, i do not use that much storage but i think that it is still a great hard drive and it works well.

      The Laptop does have built in shortcuts such as task manager and other things. the laptop also powers up relatively quickly although it is not really fast. The laptop does not get too hot either as there are plenty of ventilation and there is also plenty of fans to keep the airflow moving. the laptop is also very quite and it does not make much noise at all.

      the RV515 does have a VGA port on the left hand side and also a HDMI port on the left as well. this means that if you have the right cables then you can hook up the laptop to a TV or a computer screen and you can use the laptop on the computer screen, this is a very nice feature if you are watching a film and you put the laptop on to the TV as you can watch it on the TV. I have used this a few times and i think that it works very well.

      The one feature that this laptop has which i think is a nice addition is the full disc drive. There is a full disc drive that pops out when you click the button, this is good if you have software which you need to install by a disk however i haven't used it as pretty much everything that we use now you can either download online or it doesn't come on a disk, however i do think that it is a very nice addition for anyone who needs it. many laptops nowadays do not include a disc drive and although i don't use it i think that it must be really useful for some people.

      Graphics

      The Samsung RV515 does has some impressive specs and does come with a dedicated mobile graphics card which is the Amd Radeon 6470M which has 2gb of dedicated memory. however the computer does lack the proper specification to run a lot of games. This laptop is not built as a gaming laptop and so I would not recommend this laptop if you are looking for a gaming laptop.

      The graphics in this laptop along with the ram and cpu means that you can run some games which do not need much to run, it also means that the laptop can easily put up HD videos and pictures as the graphics card also powers the screen. However if you are looking to play high end games on this laptop I do not think that it will work.

      If you are looking for a laptop to do some casual gaming or if you need a laptop which has a decent graphics card to use some software then this is a good laptop to buy. I do not play games on the RV515 and so I cannot comment on how they run, I also do not use any graphic heavy applications or software, I can say that if you are looking for a laptop to use like most users for internet browsing and other things then the graphics will easily hold up. The dedicated graphics card I believe has its own fan but it does not create much heat or noise unless it is under a lot of strain which for me it almost never is.

      Processing

      The Processor is a dual core AMD Processor which is pretty powerful, it is not the top end processor and it doesn't perform well under very heavy tasks but overall it performs very well. It seems to be able to run everything very well and the operating system and all of the software that I use works perfectly on it. When I am using the laptop there is almost no lag and I have never had a time where the laptop has completely frozen. Generally AMD is not as good as Intel in my own experience but I have had no problem with this laptop so far and so I cannot complain, everything runs smoothly and I have had no problems.

      Bad points

      The Only thing that i consider to be a bad thing with this laptop is that there is no indicator to show when the caps lock is on, this means that when you are typing if you accidently hit the caps lock then you have to retype it all as you do not know whether or not the caps lock is on.
      Other than that i don't think that there is any other problem as far as i know, the price is great for what you get and i think that The Samsung RV515 is a great laptop.

      Conclusion

      Overall I think that the Samsung RV515 is an excellent laptop for the money that I paid for it and I would rate it 5 out of 5 stars. The Battery life is excellent, as if the software and the operating system that comes with the Laptop, The screen and speakers are all very good and I have found that for casual use and for some certain tasks such as light gaming the laptop performs very well. I have used the laptop for a long time now and I can say that it is an excellent laptop. There are a few things that I feel could be improved such as there being a caps lock indicator but other than that i don't think that there is anything wrong with this laptop.

      I think that for the cost this laptop is very good, it is much cheaper than many other laptops but it is still built very well and it still contains some great features.


      Recommendation

      I think that I would recommend this laptop to anyone who is looking for a reliable and durable laptop to use for standard use such as web browsing and music and so on. I would not recommend this laptop if you are looking to game on it or use it for very graphical application or heavy processing applications as the laptop may not be able to cope.

      Where to buy

      You can buy this laptop from many major retailers such as PC World and Currys however I have found that if you order the laptop online then it seems to be the cheapest, I searched and I found that the cheapest price was on Amazon which is around the £350 Mark however this does go up and down.

      Thank You For Reading My Review

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        05.05.2013 16:13
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        a very nice mouse for any Mac computer

        Packaging and Accessories

        When you buy the magic mouse depending on where you bought it from the packaging is very nice. I bought mine online and it arrived in a cardboard box and then inside the cardboard box there is a clear box with the magic mouse sitting inside. The box is a clear plastic and on the bottom there is a little information about the magic mouse and on the bottom there is also some writing and information.
        When you open the box you lift out the magic mouse which has a plastic cover on it to protect it. Underneath the mouse itself is the books with information about the mouse and that is all that is in the box. I think that the presentation is excellent and the box is also very nice. I dont think that it would be damaged in transport as it is very well protected and also the box is very strong.

        Build and Features

        The Apple Magic Mouse is white in colour on the top and is a metal i believe is aluminium on the bottom. The whole top of the mouse touch, this removes all of the physical buttons and the scroll wheel that you usually find on normal keyboards. The mouse uses Bluetooth to connect to computers and macs and on the bottom is the sensor to recognize the mouse. The mouse uses AA batteries as a power source and if you look at the bottom of the mouse you will find a little button that if you click removes the cover for the batteries. The batteries that come with the magic mouse are not rechargeable. There is a small apple logo on the top of the mouse.

        The overall build quality of the mouse is excellent, ive had the mouse for quite a long time now and the finish is still great and the mouse still works well. I think that it looks great as the simplistic design and colours go really well together and is a nice addition to any mac or pc.

        Good Points

        I think that the design of the magic mouse is really good. It is very sleek and futuristic and i think that the simplistic design looks really good as well. The colour scheme of the white and aluminium works really well and matches the other colours of apple computers and keyboards.

        The mouse works well and it takes a little while to get used to the no physical buttons, but most of the time the mouse is very responsive, sometimes you have to click a few times but this does not happen regularly. As i have previously mentioned the mouse uses batteries and if you look on the bottom of the mouse there is a little button that removes the cover for the batteries, you can then check how much charge is left in the batteries.

        The mouse also has these gestures built in, these are cool little features that make it much easier to do certain tasks, such as using two fingers to go back a page, this is useful and i find that i use the feature quite a lot now. There are also other gestures that you can use which are useful if you use the built in software with the computer.

        Because the entire mouse is touchscreen it is very easy to use. You do not have a scroll wheel like on many mouses You only have to scroll your finger up and down to move a webpage or document and tap the mouse to click on something and it will respond, you can also do other cool things like scroll horizontally.

        Bad Points

        There are only one or two problems with the Magic Mouse for me so far. One is the battery life isnt that good, i use my magic mouse quite a lot and there is no way of being able to recharge it, so you are constantly running out of batteries or having to replace the ones that are already in the mouse. You can tell the battery life quite easily, i just wish there was of being able to charge the batteries instead of having to keep replacing them.

        The Design of the mouse means that it is very slim, and there isn't much height to the mouse, this means that it is hard to hold the mouse like you would do to a standard mouse, and also the mouse is very sensitive and so if you move your hand over slightly it may recognize it and do something that you dont want to do such as change a song or close a webpage. You can change the sensitivity of the mouse but it still happens sometimes.

        The mouse does not respond sometimes, this is unusual but it has happened a few times, also as most apple products you pay quite a high price for the magic mouse and there are other cheaper mouses on the market, it depends on what you are looking for, in my opinion this is the best touch mouse that you can buy, even including the one or two bad points.

        Conclusion

        To conclude i think that the Apple Magic Mouse is a great a great mouse and it has some great features and i would recommend this if you are looking for a reliable and well designed mouse. Although there are cheaper mouses out there and you cant recharge the batteries while using the mouse or after, i still think that this is the best touch mouse that you can buy.

        Recommendation

        I Recommend this product to Anyone as I think it is a great Product. You can get different mouses like the Apple Magic Mouse but i think that this is a great buy.

        Where to Buy

        You can buy the Apple Magic Mouse from quite a few places. I have found that online retailers such as amazon have them at the cheapest price which i have found to be around the £50 mark but the price does go up and down.

        Thank You For Reading My Review

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          01.05.2013 19:58
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          a good keyboard but quite expensive

          Packaging and Accessories

          The keyboard packaging is very good as with most apple products. The box is white all around with all the information about where the keyboard was made and designed and other additional information on the bottom in silver writing. On the top of the of the box there is a very big picture of the keyboard itself, on the right of the box is the apple logo and name in silver writing. On the left there is also the same as the right hand side. The box is surrounded in plastic to ensure the box is ok.

          Once you open the box there is a plastic covering that you lift up and you will find the keyboard itself, there is also some plastic covering the usb wire. Underneath the keyboard you will find the warranty and additional information, you will also get two apple stickers. Other than that there is not much in the box. Overall I think that the packaging is excellent and it definitely will not get damaged if you order the keyboard from online as it is well packaged.
          Build and Features

          Because this is the wired version you do have a wire attached to the keyboard and the keyboard is of reasonable length, it should be long enough to connect to any computer. All of the keys on the keyboard is made out of a white plastic material and they are all slightly curved to allow for a better response when typing. The keyboard is a standard keyboard with all of the qwerty features and some other keys that are used for apple computers. The rest of the keyboard is made out of a metal which i believe is aluminium. The keyboard does not weigh that much but if you pick it up it does have a bit of weight which to me makes it feel like it is better quality. As well as having the numeric pad on the far right there is also a number pad on the top which also goes from 0-9.

          he actual keyboard is made to a very high standard and works very well. It is very durable and can easily be cleaned. There are small rubber feet on the bottom of the keyboard which stop it from sliding everywhere and also all the wire that is used to connect the keyboard to a usb port in the computer comes out of the silver bar and that is the part of the keyboard which also works as the stand. There is a full numeric part of the keyboard found on the right of the keyboard. I think that the design of the keyboard is really excellent and so is the build quality.

          Good Points

          There are quite a few good points. The build quality is excellent something that i have now expected off Apple. I really like the design i think that the grey and silver looks very good and also works very well. The qwerty keyboard is also very responsive when you click the keys, much like all keyboards and also there is enough space between the keys to make sure that when you are typing you do not accidentally hit a key that you were not looking to hit.

          The keys on the keyboard are very slim, and the are not sticking out of the keyboard very much, this takes a bit of getting used to when you first use the keyboard but after you've had the keyboard for a while it feels good when you type, you do not have to put much pressure of the keys for them to respond and the slimmer keys also adds to the nice design of the keyboard.

          I think that another good point is the fact that the keyboard also has on the far right a full 0-9 numeric keypad. This is found on loads of keyboards but only on a few mac keyboards and it is nice to be able to use them. They work very well and i do use them regularly and they are very responsive. The keys that are found on the keyboard also have some nice shortcuts which make it easy to access things on your computer much like the shortcuts found on a normal keyboard.

          Another good point is that if you buy the keyboard it also can be used on windows pc's as well as Mac pc's. It is more difficult to put it on to the windows pc. You have to download some drivers and do some key mapping but it does work, i think that it is a nice option to have, i am unsure whether the keyboard will be recognized straight away when you plug it in but it does work on windows pc's. if you are buying this keyboard for an apple keyboard than this is a great keyboard and works very well, i have used it on both and i can say that it is a very good keyboard and also you have the advantage of being able to use all of the keys on the keyboard

          The keyboard because of it's simple design and great design is also really easy to clean, because the keys are very slim then dust and other things do not collect in the keys and so you can clean the keyboard very easy. So far none of the keys that i have used have stuck or broken or anything like that so i am very impressed overall with the apple wired keyboard.

          Bad Points

          One thing that i dont like about the apple wired keyboard is the fact that it is priced quite high and although it is a nice design and works well so do most other keyboards and you can get some keyboards which are a lot cheaper and still work as well. As i have previously mentioned there are some extra keys on the keyboard which are only for macs and other apple products and so if you try to use this keyboard on a windows pc you may not be able to use all of the buttons and you may have to map the keys to the pc. however this is not a problem if you are going to use the keyboard for mac's as it works wonderfully.

          The keyboard also does lose some functionality if you are using it on a windows pc as it is built for mac. It will take a while to get used to the keyboard anyway but if you are using it on a windows pc then you will have to learn all the different buttons and that will take a long time to become fluent using the keyboard.

          Conclusion

          To conclude i think that the keyboard is a great keyboard and it has some great features and i would recommend this if you are looking for a reliable and well designed keyboard however for the price i would suggest looking around because i think that you could get a cheaper keyboard which will do the same job but for a much cheaper price.

          Recommendation

          I Recommend this product to Anyone as I think it is a great Product however you can buy cheaper alternatives and if you are planning to use this keyboard on windows pcs then you may have to do a few things with your computer for it to work.

          Where to Buy

          You can buy the Apple Wired Keyboard with a numeric pad from quite a few places. I have found that online retailers such as amazon have them at the cheapest price which i have found to be around the £40 mark but the price does go up and down.

          Thank you for reading my review.

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          • There Will Be Blood (DVD) / DVD / 28 Readings / 28 Ratings
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            a great film about the struggles of greed and family

            Information about There Will Be Blood:
            There Will Be Blood is a drama film that was released in 2007. There Will Be Blood was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and The film was written by Paul Thomas Anderson There Will Be Blood was produced by three people JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Lupi. The film was made on a budget of $25 million dollars But it was a huge commercial success and it grossed well over $75 Million dollars.

            Plot:

            Daniel Plainview (played by Daniel Day Lewis) searches and finds oil, he then proceeds to start his own oil mining business. When one of his workers dies he adopts his baby boy and becomes his father. They become business partners and soon Daniel Plainview finds himself struggling with family, friends, business, wealth and greed.

            Cast:

            Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview
            Paul Dano as Paul Sunday and Eli Sunday
            Russell Harvard as H.W. Plainview
            Kevin J. O'Connor as Henry
            Ciarán Hinds as Fletcher
            Sydney McCallister as Mary Sunday

            My Opinion and the Good and Bad:

            There Will Be Blood did have some special effects but hardly anything was used and they did not over saturate the film.The Special effects in There Will Be Blood also were very detailed and very realistic when it was used which also makes There Will Be Blood look better and in my opinion, like I said before There Will Be Blood didnt rely a lot on special effects but they are not overused and so There Will Be Blood was balanced with superb special effects but also a great story.

            The picture quality was brilliant which is to be expected nowadays and so was the sound quality and so pretty much what I expected from a film that was released this year. Because There Will Be Blood is 158 minutes long it is a long film but in my opinion I thought it was watchable although it does become dull in some places and There Will Be Blood is entertaining. There Will Be Blood's story does feel stretched in some places. The direction I thought was superb, all of the scenes had the right camera angles and everything looked good throughout There Will Be Blood. Also all the scenes ran well together, and the lighting was really good as well. I think it adds a good effect to the scenes and film and brilliant directing.

            The acting was really excellent, Daniel Day Lewis is the main character and he puts on an amazing performance in this film. I Liked how he was able to show how dark the character was which is a role i had not seen him in before this film. Surround him were also some really incredible actors tht i have never heard of before and i was really impressed by the actors in There Will Be Blood. All of the Actors also managed very well to show their characters emotions and feelings and so I was very impressed with the acting. Every one of the actors was also very easy to understand and all of the actors spoke clearly.

            The Story is loosely based on the book Oil! Which i have never read and so i cannot comment how much the film reflects on the book. The story was an original story and one that i thought had a very good message that you could see through out the film.The story is slow to start off with and it stays quite a slow paced throughout the entire film. The story did have sub plots and they were great, There aren't many but there are a few to try to add into the overall enjoyment of the film. The film is heavy on dialogue which i thought was excellently written and performed. The screenplay is as good as the story it's dramatic in places. The story is also easily understood and isn't confusing.

            There was a soundtrack in this film and it was good. The soundtrack fit There Will Be Blood well and but you could only hear it in a few scenes and so I think if the soundtrack was actually in There Will Be Blood more it would have been better. The Music also created some suspense in There Will Be Blood when it was needed and also made There Will Be Blood more dramatic in places. The Music in this film was good and it also fit the tone of the mood which also added to the overall effect of the movie. Overall a good and entertaining soundtrack that fit There Will Be Blood perfectly.

            I didn't really find any bad points with his film as I really enjoyed it the only thing that I could see that would put people off would be the length but as I have previously mentioned I thought it was easily watchable. The story does not drag and is very action packed and so the length won't really be an issue. The Soundtrack was good but could have been better.

            Awards:

            There Will Be Blood has won numerous awards and has been nominated for many Oscars; these include best picture and best Actor for which Daniel Day Lewis won and so on. There Will Be Blood was very successful at the golden globes and many other film awards. There Will Be Blood has also been rated one of the best films of the year along with a huge amount of critical acclaim for many of the actor's roles and the director.

            Critics and IMDB:

            Overall There Will Be Blood has had a huge critical reception which has helped it to win so many awards. Many websites such as metacritic and rotten tomatoes has rated There Will Be Blood around 91% which is an exceptional rating. The popular site IMDB has also got a rating for There Will Be Blood and that is 8.1 out of 10, the rating is based on well over 225,000 votes. I would agree with the critical reception of There Will Be Blood as in my opinion there is really nothing that I could say that is bad about There Will Be Blood other then the length.

            Sequels:

            There Will Be Blood is a standalone film and is not part of a trilogy or anything like that, There Will Be Blood itself was made as a one off and there are currently no plans to create a sequel. Also because There Will Be Blood is rated so well it would be hard to recreate such a great sequel. The director and actors have stated that there is no interest at the moment to introduce a sequel.

            My Conclusion:

            Overall I really enjoyed watching There Will Be Blood and think that it was an amazing film. The special effects I thought they were all to a very high standard and so were very good and also they never over saturated There Will Be Blood. The story and screenplay provided a very good story and the story is easily followed however like i said the film is a long film and it can drag in places, it is not a fast paced film. The sound track as I have previously mentioned I thought was superb and the actors all did an amazing job portraying their characters. Overall I really enjoyed watching There Will Be Blood and it was very entertaining well worth 4 out of 5 in my opinion. There Will Be Blood is rated 15 due to violence and swearing throughout There Will Be Blood.
            4 Out of 5

            I highly Recommend watching There Will Be Blood

            Links:

            http://www.imdb.co.uk/title/tt0469494/

            Thank you for reading my There Will Be Blood film review.
            Funkyshoes3

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            • Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB / Smartphone / 21 Readings / 20 Ratings
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              an excellent phone

              Packaging and Accessories

              My Samsung Galaxy S3 is the black variant which i bought online. When i received the phone it was delivered to me in a large bag with the branding on the bag. When i opened the bag it had a smaller Cardboard box inside again with branding on the box. Inside the cardboard box was another Box which was the official Samsung box that contained the phone. Also inside the cardboard box was the Sim Card and other information. At first i was concerned because the phone box was not packed with anything around it and i was worried that the phone could have been damaged when delivered but this was not the case and the phone arrived without any scratches or damage.

              The official Samsung Galaxy box was a dark black color much like the color of the phone. On the top of the box is a picture of the Samsung Galaxy s3 and on the sides is the Samsung Galaxy branding written in a sort of dark silver writing. On the Bottom of the box there was all of the information about the phone such as the Technical specificaton and all of the business information about Samsung. Also on the box is Samsung written on the bottom and top sides of the box.

              To open the box there is a sticker that you have to cut, once you have opened the box the Samsung Galaxy s3 is siting on the top of all the other stuff that is included. The Phones is covered in a plastic that you have to peel off to use the phone, the plastic also has the Technical specification of the phone written all over it. Underneath the phone there is a small paper cover which separates the phone from the accessories, once opened you have the Headphones, usb wire, three pin charger and some extra ear pieces for the headphones. All of the accessories are covered in a thin clear plastic which has some small information on it. The last thing that is covered up is the battery which you have to put into the phone and my battery came around half charged. Also included is the leaflets which house all of the information about the phone, i was surprised as the leaflets were quite thin.

              Overall everything was excellent about the packaging and accessories, i was worried as there was no protection around the phone box and the box is a hard cardboard and i was worried that the phone was going to be damaged. Packaging may be different depending where you but the phone from and lastly i am very pleased with the Accessories that you receive with the phone, pretty standard with most phones now but they seem to be a higher quality.

              Specification
              8 Megapixels Camera Resolution (Rear)
              Front facing camera 1.9 MP
              70.6 x 136.6 x 8.6mm
              133g
              2,100mAh
              USB Chargeable
              Android 4.0 (ICS)
              Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
              Blacktooth Profile v4.0
              NFC available
              4.8"
              720 x 1280 (HD)
              Quad Core Application Processor 1.4ghz CPU
              http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/mobile-devices
              /smartphones/android/GT-I9300MBDBTU-spec

              Build And Quality

              The Samsung Galaxy S3 that i have bought is the 16GB Black version, but you can also get the phone in different colors such as white and black. It is black all over the device with the black plastic on the front and the back having a kind of brushed aluminium design. The sides of the phone are more of a light silvery black color and are a smooth design. On the front of the device you have the 1.9MP front facing camera, you also have a few senors and a speaker, you also have the home button and two buttons that are back and menu. The main thing on the front of the screen is the 4.8 inch screen that takes up most of the front of the phone.

              On the top of the phone is the 3.5 mm headphone jack and a very small microphone. On the right side of the phone there is a lock button which is slightly raised and nothing else. On the left hand side of the phone there is the volume up and down buttons and nothing else. On the back of the phone is the 8MP camera and a LED Flash, also there is another speaker. On the bottom of the phone there is the mini usb charging port and another microphone.

              All of the buttons are very easy to find and use, they are black in color and they are all raised slightly so that they are easy to find, there is no slot for a micro sd as that is on the inside of the phone when you remove the battery and back cover.


              The actual finish of the device is brilliant and you can tell it has been made with the design of the phone kept in mind. The black color on the front is very glossy and sleek which keeps the phone looking clean. The glass that they have used on the front of the device is very durable and does not become scratched easily, any fingerprint marks do seem to wipe off easily. The actual design and build quality of the phone is excellent and by that i mean that the phone feels strong, however the phone is made out of a very cheap feeling plastic which does have its advantages such as keeping the phone light but it does make the phone feel cheap which for the price it definitely isnt cheap.



              Features/Sound Quality/ Other.

              I have previously mentioned there are two cameras on The Samsung Galaxy S3, one on the front and one on the back, the front facing camera can be used to have a video call or to take pictures, the camera is actually quite good for a front facing camera as it is 1.9MP. The pictures are not that good but for video quality it is good if you are video calling not if you are trying to film something. The camera that is on the back is also very good quality, it shoots full 1080 p hd video and also allows for some very good photos, it is not as good as some other cameras on phones but it does is a very good job. The Samsung Galaxy S3 does have an LED Flash on the Back that accompanies the camera, this makes it very good at taking pictures and video in low light conditions,

              The sound quality is great when using headphones, as you would expect, but the speakers are also very good quality. They are quite loud and do become distorted on some of the songs that you play but other than that the sound is very good. The bass in ok but could be improved and you cannot hear all the instruments or vocals but it does produce a good quality sound. The Samsung headphones that come with the S3 are ok, they are durable and they can last awhile but the sound isn't too good, they leak a lot of sound and you don't hear all of the instruments. The bass is ok for in ear headphones but they could be improved. They do go up to quite a loud volume. The only thing that can be annoying is that you can lose the Earpieces that come with the headphones quite easily as they arent held on by much.

              There are a lot of cool things that come with the Samsung Galaxy S3 and a lot of those things are made by samsung themselves, such as chat on which is a free messenger to anyone who has chat on. Also they have the Samsung keyboard which you use when you type, it is a great keyboard and isnt much of a change from the android keyboard but at least they give you options. Samsung also have a lot of software which comes with the two cameras. These allow you to edit the photos or videos that you take and make them black and white or edit
              them in other ways.

              Overall i think that Samsung have done an excellent job at making sure that you get a lot of cool features, i think that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a great phone that has a lot of cool features and even though it is expensive, Samsung have made it packed with things to make sure that you never become bored of the phone.

              Good Points

              There are many good points to cover but first the a great thing about the Samsung Galaxy S3 is that it runs android 4.0, which is always being updated, ive had about two updates since ive had the phone. However the phone is very smooth and there is no lag when using the Device, the phone has thousands of features that are easy to use and very useful. Ive had no problems with the operating system and i have found that it is very responsive and it has never stopped working or broke or anything like that at all on me, at least not yet.

              Android is different to other operating systems because it offers you all the same things but you can customize the software more, you can change a lot of things about the software such as the colors, the background, the themes, the homepages and much more. I have left mine pretty much the same as how i got it because it fits how i use the phone but i think it is excellent that they give you the opportunity to change as much as they allow you to do. Another great thing about android is it will automatically update the device when there is a new update available, these updates are quick and do not damage your things and it increases the amount of features on the phone.

              Android also has the Play store which is the equivalent of the app store for Apple, it is where you buy all of your apps and games and other things. The Play store is very easy to navigate and use and i think that it is another superb feature about the Samsung galaxy S3. The play store also seems to offer hundreds of thousands of things that you can download but loads of the apps are free as well which is a bonus.

              When using the phone if you drag down from the top of the screen you have a connections bar and notifications, i think that this a very useful feature as it allows you to change quite a few settings like turning your wifi on and off and also it allows you to see if you have received any emails or any other things like facebook messages and normal messages. I tend to use this more for turning on the connections, but still it is a great feature.

              Overall i think that the operating system is great and there are many things that you can do with it, i can not cover all of them but it is very easy to use, fun and there is always new things that you can learn about.

              The Samsung Galaxy S3 also allows you to video call people because it has a front facing camera. I have used the front facing camera to video call people and it works perfectly, the front facing camera is not excellent quality especially if you use it in the dark but if you just want to make a quick call it is fine. Ive had no problem with the calls dropping or anything like that either. As well as having video calling you also have regular texting and calling, these both work extremely well and the dialing pad is very easy to use and i have never had a dropped call. The call quality ids excellent and i also think that the reception on the phone is great as no matter where you are you always seem to have a signal.

              The Screen on the Samsung Galaxy S3 is great, it is clear and crisp and reading or watching video on the phone is excellent also the colors are very vivid and clear. The screen size is 4.8 inches and is HD so it really is a great screen. The screen can go to a suitable brightness although on some very sunny days ive found that it can be difficult to the the phone. Overall though i think that the screen is great and if you are watching something then the large screen size really is useful. The screen does attract fingerprints but they can be wiped off easily and the screen seems to be quite scratch resistant as i have used the phone for a while without a case and it does not seem to have accumulated any scratches.

              On top of all the features that you have that you normally get on any phone you also have other cool things such as the ability to check and respond to emails, be able to play games anywhere, you can watch videos and films anywhere and much more. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a great media interface which i use a lot, it is very easy to create playlists and to listen to music off the device and i use it all the time. The Samsung Galaxy S3 also benefits from having expandable memory which means that you can add a micro sd card into the phone, this is something that i love as i use a fair amount of storage on the phone due to music.

              There are so many things that are good with the Samsung Galaxy S3 that i cannot review all of them but overall the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a great device and there are only a few things that could be improved, i have mentioned what i feel are the most important points with the device but there are loads of other things that could be seen as great features.

              Bad Points

              There are a few things that I don't like about the Samsung Galaxy S3 but there is only a few, the first thing is the plastic that they use to make the device, as i have previously mentioned there a two plastics one on the sides and a different one on the front and back of the device. The Front and back are made from what seems to be a very cheap plastic that feels cheap when you hold the phone, it does have some advantages for example being lighter and stratch resistant but for the price i think that they could have used a better material. When you remove the back to put in your microsd card or sim you can see how flimsy and cheap the plastic is.

              Another thing that I don't like about the Samsung Galaxy S3 is that it is a very bid phone. The screen alone is 4.8 inches diagonally and this very good in my opinion but the phone is very large when you have it in your pocket or if you are holding the phone. I think that they could have made the phone smaller and it would still be just as good. The size makes it slightly more difficult to use the phone if you want to use it in the gym or if you wear clothes with small pockets the phone could slip out. You may find that the size of the phone isnt a problem and for the majority of the time i agree but there are few times where it can be a problem.

              There is only one other thing that I can think of a bad thing with the Samsung Galaxy S3, and that is depending on how much you use it and whether you have wifi or mobile data on there then then battery does not last very long. The battery is a large battery and i find that i usually get around two days as i am not a heavy user however sometimes i have got less than a day and this to me can be a problem for some people.

              Other than those bad points I can't really think of anything else the headphones is not the best and there is quite a lot of leakage like i have previously mentioned, however when compared to other headphones that come free with phones i think that Samsungs are definitely better. The sound matches the price and as the headphones were free I have no complaints about the sound quality for this price and they seem to last quite a long time, i have used them frequently and they have lasted, unfortunately i have lost a few of the Ear pieces that fit onto the headphones.

              Conclusion

              Overall I think that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is an excellent product with very few problems. The screen and build quality is brilliant, as is the upgraded cameras and the new Android operating system. There are few things that I think effect the score but only slightly, such as the fact that the device is made out of a cheap feeling plastic as well as there being a size problem for some people. I think that the Samsung Galaxy S3is priced better now because it is a lot older but it should be good for the price now in my opinion. I would rate the Samsung Galaxy S3 5 out of 5 stars.

              I think the reason that i like the Samsung galaxy S3 is because it is reliable and can be used as much more than just a phone, it can do so much and in my experience i have had no problems. I also think that the Samsung Galaxy S3 isnt just made well as in the hardware but the software that comes with the phone is in my opinion just as good.

              Recommendation

              I would definitely recommend this product to anyone as I think it is a great product. However soon the new Samsung Galaxy S4 will become available and so you may want to hold on to see if you prefer that or to see if the price drops on Samsung Galaxy S3 at least then you'll still be able to get a great product but for less money.

              I have found that the 16gb version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the best one to buy because you can have expandable memory and it is the cheapest version, if you add 32gb of memory then i dont think that you would need much more, however i think that it is a good idea to offer the larger 32gb and 64gb models like samsung do.

              Where to Buy

              You can buy the Samsung Galaxy S3 from many online retailers like amazon for around £400 to £500 You can also buy the Samsung Galaxy S3 in different memory sizes and colours which may affect the price for example a white 32GB. You can buy them in different stores like Phones4u and Carphone Warehouse for around the same price as on amazon if you are buying the phone on its own, you can find a contract for around £25 per month.

              Thank you for reading my Review on the Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB Black version. Funkyshoes3

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              A great media device for eveyone

              Packaging and Accessories

              As far as I know the IPod touch packaging is all the same no matter if you buy it online or through a shop. The iPod touch that I own is black in color and has 8 GB of storage. The IPod touch comes in traditional apple packaging. That is the box is made out of a clear plastic and the device that you have bought is right on top of the device. On the sides of the box is the silver writing that says iPod touch and there is also the apple logo on the box. On the back of the box there are the specifications of the device and there is also what is included in the box. Once you tear of the plastic then you can lift the plastic lid of the box.

              When you open the box you lift out the iPod touch which is resting on top and then you see this little cover which houses all the books about learning to use the device and warranty's and such. Once you lift the books out of the box there is another compartment which houses the usb cable that the IPod touch uses to charge and to connect to the computer. There is also the wall charger that comes with the device and the typical apple white earphones that come with all apple devices like this. The device also comes with two apple stickers which are pretty cool. All the accessories like the earphones are separated by a clear plastic cover which is very easy to take off. I think that overall apple have done an excellent job of presenting the iPod touch and also packaging the device, everything is easy to take out and open up and I have no doubts that everything would be protected in transport.

              Specifications

              Height: 4.4 inches (111.0 mm)
              Width: 2.32 inches (58.9 mm)
              Depth: 0.28 inch (7.2 mm)
              Weight: 3.56 ounces (101 grams)
              802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
              Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
              3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
              960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 pixels per inch
              Music playback time: Up to 40 hours when fully charged
              Video playback time: Up to 7 hours when fully charged

              http://support.apple.com/kb/sp594

              Build and Features

              The iPod touch that I have bought is black but you can also but the iPod touch in white. It is black on the front and has a big black button on the front of the device which acts as a home button and does other things. There is also a front facing camera which is used for video and face time and so on. The front also houses the 3.5 inch touch screen which is covered in strong glass. The sides and back of the device are all made out of a shiny metal which I think is aluminium. On top of the device are the lock and power button, and nothing else. On the right side of the iPod touch is the volume the buttons which are up and down. On the bottom of the device are the usb cable connector and the speakers. On the left side of the device there is nothing at all. All of the buttons are very easy to find and use, they are black in color and they are raised slightly for easy use. On the back of the device is also the rear facing camera which is 5 megapixel and is able to shoot HD video. There is no support for external memory like a micro SD card.

              The actual finish of the device is brilliant and you can tell it has been made with good quality material. The black color on the front is very glossy and sleek, which makes the device look very clean and cool. The glass on the front is very easy to clean and is very durable. The screen does well to resist scratches and some fingerprints but you do have to clean it often to keep it looking clean. As I have previously mentioned the back of the device is made out of a shiny metal material which does show up fingerprints and scratches very easily so you have to be careful when using the device not to scratch it, however it is quite easy to buy a case to stop this from happening. All of the buttons are easy to use overall I think that the build quality is again excellent from apple. The back can be a problem but I think that the metal makes the iPod touch look better and it also feels better in the hand when in use.

              Features/Sound Quality/ Other.

              I have previously mentioned there are two cameras on the iPod touch, one on the front and one on the back, the front facing camera can be used to face time or to take pictures, the camera is actually quite good for a front facing camera. The pictures are not that good but for video quality it is very good for face time. The camera that is on the back is also very good quality, it shoots full 720 p hd video and also allows for some very good photos, it is not as good as some other cameras on phones but it does is a very good job. Neither of the cameras come with an led flash so that means that the ipod is not to good for taking photos or video at night or in low light conditions.

              The sound quality is great when using headphones, as you would expect, but the speakers are also very good quality. They are quite loud and do become distorted on some of the songs that you play but other than that the sound is very good. The bass in ok but could be improved and you cannot hear all the instruments or vocals but it does produce a good quality sound. The apple headphones that come with the iPod touch are ok, they are durable and they can last awhile but the sound isn't too good, they leak a lot of sound and you don't hear all of the instruments. The bass is ok for in ear headphones but they could be improved. The best thing about the apple headphones are that they do go up to quite a loud volume on most songs.

              On top of the newer features you also have quite a few features that are available to other devices such as a calendar, being able to access your emails through the Ipod Touch through something like the gmail app. You also have other usual features such as being able to take pictures and video, and with the Ipod Touch you have something called the Game Centre where if you create an account you can play some games that are pre installed in the game.

              Another cool feature is that you have multiple home screens and you can have many apps stored on each one. But if you scroll all the way to the left then it comes up with a little search box and a keyboard where you can search the device. I like this feature a lot because it makes it so much easier to find something on the device, especially if you have loads of things stored on the Ipod Touch like me.

              Overall when buying and using an Ipod you want the media capabilities to be excellent because that's the reason you are buying it and i think that the Ipod touch is a great device to listen to music and watch films on, although the screen size can be quite small for films. The Ipod is exceptional at playing music and it can play many different file types and that's the same for films as well. I think that this is a great product to buy if you are an avid music fan.

              Good Points

              There are many good things about the iPod touch 4th gen. the first thing is that there is literally no lag at all when using the device, especially when dealing with large amounts of information like when selecting and listening to music. This is due to the hardware of the iPod touch as well as the software which is Ios and I have mentioned before it runs smoothly and without any problems what so ever.
              There are a few great things about ios, one of the great things is how it upgrades easily and you are always getting new features, recently you can upgrade to ios 6 which has a bunch of new features. And usually you can upgrade the software more than once if they choose to release big updates which they usually do each year. Although not all updates are comparable with every model.

              Included on the ipod like the Ipad and the Iphone is the app store which is a marketplace for all the apps that are available to the ipod touch. There are hundreds of thousands of apps available to download, these can be both free and ones that you buy. I think that it is a great feature and it is very easy to use, you can easily search for the things that you want and you can just download it. I have yet to download an app that does not work perfectly on the Ipod Touch.

              You cannot call or text people off an iPod touch at least not like you can on a phone, however you can download apps that allow you to text and call people and some of them are for free, however an Ipod is not as phone and so if you are buying it then you are likely to be using it as just a media device. Although you cannot call and text people you can do something called facetime which is when you use the front facing camera to video call someone, to facetime you must have a wifi connection and the person that you are facetiming must also be able to facetime. I have used Facetime a few times and i think that it is a very cool feature and would be good for some people but i find that i do not use it very much. There are many more features on the operating system but there are too many to review all of them however overall the operating system on ios is excellent, it is very simple, easy to use and I have never had any substantial problems with my iPod touch.

              There are many other good things about the iPod touch 8 GB like the screen; it is retina which means that it has an incredible resolution and the screen is excellent. Like i previously mentioned the screen is around 3.5 inches diagonally which means that it is a really good size, however if you are watching a video like a film or trying to read text it sometimes can be difficult. If you do continue to read or watch something on the Ipod Touch then the text or video,is very clear and you can easily read text and watch videos without any trouble. The screen does attract finger prints and some scratches however this does not affect the overall experience of using the screen. The screen can be easily seen in the sun and has some great viewing angles because the screen is very bright and vivid and pictures and other things are great on the iPod touch.

              As the iPod touch is actually centered on music the music player that comes with the iPod is excellent. The layout is very good and easy to use, you just scroll and touch when you want to play a different song or if you want to change category, this makes it easy to listen to music which is the purpose of the iPod. This music player is excellent in my opinion and beats most others that come with other devices; the colour scheme is also very good in my opinion because the text is very easy to read so you know which song to click on to.

              The Ipod does have most of the features that you would expect such as the ability to create playlists and sort through your music by albums or artists and other cool things like the ability to mess around with the settings to change how the music sounds. The music interface is very easy to use and creating a playlist is easy because you can do it on the computer, you create a new playlist and add songs to it and then when your Ipod syncs to your computer it will be added to the Ipod.

              There are so many things that are good with the Ipod touch that i cannot review all of them but overall the Ipod touch is a great device and there are only a few things that could be improved, i have mentioned what i feel are the most important points with the device but there are loads of other things that could be seen as great features.

              Bad Points

              There are a few things that I don't like about the IPod touch 4th gen, the first thing is the metal that is used to on the back becomes very scratched very quickly. The actual build is great and I think the metal looks cool but it really takes away the finish of the device when you turn it round and it is heavily scratched. Also the metal attracts finger prints and grease, which can become very annoying to clean and again takes away from the finish of the device, also if you put the iPod touch in your pocket that is filled with coins then the back will be scratched easily.

              Another thing that I don't like about the IPod touch is that it has no expandable memory. This is common with most of apples products like the iPhone, and the reason I think it is bad is because if you listen to a lot of music or have a lot of apps you are limited to a certain amount because of the size of the iPod, and if you want to upgrade to a bigger size it costs you quite a bit more money. I think that if you buy a bigger sized iPod it is ok, but even if you have a 32 GB iPod you can still run into problems if you watch films and so on.

              There is only one other thing that I can think of a bad thing with the iPod range is that you can only sync the iPod to one computer, this isn't such a bad thing in most cases but if you want to charge it on another computer it will sync all of you stuff to this computer which means you can lose all of your music. Like I said this isn't such a bad thing if you aren't going to move the iPod between different computers but you still can lose our stuff which I think is one bad thing.

              Other than those bad points I can't really think of anything else the headphones is not the best but you get what you pay for and these in ear apple are cheap, the sound matches the price and so I have no complaints about the sound quality for this price and they seem to last quite a long time, but as they come free with the device I don't really see it as a big problem.

              Conclusion

              Overall I think that the IPod touch is an excellent product with very few problems. The screen and build quality is brilliant, as is the upgraded face time camera and the new operating system. There are few things that I think effect the score but only slightly, the metal back feels great but becomes scratched very easily, also it attracts fingerprints and grease. There is also no ability to expand the memory which is an obvious thing with most apple products. I think that the iPod touch is priced better now because it is a lot older but it should be pretty good for the price now in my opinion. I would rate the IPod touch 4.5 out of 5 stars.

              I do like how although the Ipod touch is centered around music and the product focuses on its media capabilities it can still be used for many other things such as playing games, taking pictures and films and so on and i think that is what makes the Ipod Touch much better then the competitors because it is a Entertainment device as well.

              Recommendation

              I would definitely recommend this product to anyone as I think it is a great product. However soon the new generation iPod touch will become available and so you may want to hold on to see if you prefer that or to see if the price drops on the 4th generation at least then you'll still be able to get a great product but for less money.

              I have found that the 8GB Ipod touch is the best deal because it have a good amount of storage but it is still in between in price, the price has dropped now because of the new generation being released and it may be even cheaper, however you can still buy the Ipod touch in other variants like the 32gb and 64gb versions, these can be more expensive.

              Where to Buy

              You can buy the IPod touch 4th gen from many online retailers like Amazon for around £130 - £140 You can also buy the iPod touch in different sizes and colors which may affect the price. You can buy them in different stores like PC world and so on for around the same price as Amazon

              Thank you for reading my Review on the Ipod Touch 4th Generation 8GB version.
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              • I Am Legend (DVD) / DVD / 31 Readings / 30 Ratings
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                a great film with a difference to the usual Zombie survival films

                Intro and Info:

                I am Legend is a Sci-fi Post-apocalyptic Thriller film that was made and released in 2007. I am Legend was directed by Francis Lawrence who has also directed other films such as Water for Elephants. I am Legend was produced by five people Akiva Goldsman, David Heyman, James Lassiter, Neal H. Moritz and Tracy Torme. I am Legend is based on a book written by Richard Matheson, the book is also called I am Legend. I am legend was made on a budget of $150 million dollars but the film grossed well over $605 million dollars and so the film was a huge box office success. I am Legend is rated 7.1 out of 10 on the IMDB website and that is based on just over 234,000 votes.

                Plot:

                Dr. Robert Neville (played by Will Smith) is the last healthy human on earth after Dr. Alice Krippin (played by Emma Thompson) created a variant of the measles to cure cancer, however the new cure mutated and turns into a giant virus pandemic which kills 90% of the human race and turns anyone who survives into darkseekers. Robert and his dog Samantha regularly go through New York trying to find supplies and he also creates a radio broadcast to tell any survivors to meet him. Robert now has to find survivors, fight darkseekers to survive and try to find a cure for the infected.

                Cast:

                Will Smith as Dr. Robert Neville
                Alice Braga as Anna
                Charlie Tahan as Ethan
                Abbey & Kona as Sam, the dog
                Emma Thompson as Dr. Alice Krippin
                Salli Richardson as Zoe Neville
                Willow Smith as Marley Neville
                Good points and Bad Points:

                Animation wasn't really used in this film as it used CGI and special effects much more, and so I cannot comment about the animation. Now I don't know much about direction but I thought it was also very good with the use of different camera angles, also all the scenes ran well together, and the lighting was really good as well. I think it adds a good effect to the scenes and film and so good directing and brilliant Animation.

                With this film being a futuristic sci-fi film I would expect CGI and special effects to be a big part of the film's production and it was but all of the CGI was to a very good standard and was very good indeed. The Special effects in the film also were very detailed and very realistic when it was used which also makes the film look better and in my opinion. The special effects weren't overused either which meant that the film relied more on other things like the story and acting which I thought made it a better film in general.


                The picture quality was very good which is to be expected nowadays and so was the sound quality and so pretty much what I expected from a film that was released only a year ago. I also would like to mention how I thought that the sound was also very realistic and was impressed with how well everything, especially all of the fighting and explosions and so on. Because the film is 101 minutes long it is a long film but in my opinion I thought it was easily watchable and the film is very entertaining and the film's story doesn't fell stretched.

                The acting was very good which is expected from such actors like Will Smith but all of the actors in general were very good and also I thought that it was good seeing the actors in new films that they have never been in anything like before and so the acting was first class. All of the Actors also managed very well to show their characters emotions and feelings and so I was very impressed with the acting. Every one of the actors was also very easy to understand and all of the actors spoke clearly.

                The story is also well written and the film has a very good story. Many films in this genre are all the same with the last human survivor having to wipe out everything but I Am Legend has loads of original elements which make the story much better than the usual apocalyptic films and so this film has a lot to offer to a large audience. The story did have quite a few sub plots, but in my opinion the sub plots along with the main story were more than enough to make a good film and be entertaining. The story does start of slightly slow but does quickly turn much more faced past and very entertaining. The film is based on a book also called I am legend which was written by Richard Matheson and so the story was well adapted. The screenplay is as good as the story it's dramatic in places and it also has good dialogue. The story is also easily understood and isn't confusing.

                There was a soundtrack in this film and it was very good, all of the songs fit the films dark and apocalyptic kind of story and all of the music was of a very high standard which is very good because sometimes the music in some scenes isn't as good as others but all the music in I Am Legend is very superb. The Music also created some suspense in the film when it was needed and also made the film more dramatic in places. The Music in this film was very good and it also fit the tone of the mood which also added to the overall effect of the movie. Overall a very good and entertaining soundtrack that fit the film perfectly.

                I didn't really find any bad points with his film as I really enjoyed it, the story wasn't dragged out was very entertaining. At first the story is slow but very quickly turns much more fast paced and it will keep you on the edge of your seat.

                Sequels:

                Many people thought that there would be a prequel and there were many talks of being a prequel but there isn't going to be a prequel. There will however be another I am legend film but it will not be a prequel as far as the film studio has said. Will smith will reprise his role and so I am excited to see what they make of the new story.

                Conclusion:

                Overall I really enjoyed watching I Am Legend and think that it was a very good film. The CGI and Special effects were amazing and weren't overused as well which made the film better in my opinion. The story and screenplay provided a very good story and the story is easily followed, it does start of slow but it does quickly pick up and becomes very entertaining and it does keep you on the edge of your edge of your seat. The sound track as I have previously mentioned I thought was superb and the actors all did an amazing job portraying their characters. Overall I really enjoyed watching I Am Legend and I could easily watch this film again and I highly recommend it. This film is rated 15 because of violence and other things.
                5 Out of 5

                Highly Recommended

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                • Skyfall (DVD) / DVD / 21 Readings / 20 Ratings
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                  a really good bond film that is action packed

                  Information about the Film:

                  Skyfall is an action and drama film that was released in 2012. The film was directed by Sam Mendes and the film was written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and John Logan. The film was produced by two people Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The film was made on a budget of $150 million to around $200 million dollars, but the film was a huge commercial success and it grossed well over
                  $1.07 billion dollars. The film also broke many different gross records and is the highest grossing Bond Film Ever.

                  Plot:

                  James Bond Played by Daniel Craig is on a mission to try to retrieve a hard drive which has the information of different mi6 undercover agents; he fails and pays the price for it. M Played by Judi Dench comes under fire and is being pushed towards retirement, soon all their problems turns into one huge problem and Bond is faced with trying to fight a highly skilled enemy but he knows nothing
                  about him.

                  Cast:

                  * Daniel Craig as James Bond

                  * Judi Dench as M

                  * Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva

                  * Ralph Fiennes as Gareth Mallory

                  * Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny

                  * Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine

                  * Albert Finney as Kincade

                  Filming and information:

                  The film was made in a very quick time, and was filmed in many different locations including: London, Turkey and some other places. The film went in to production in early 2012 and was actually meant to be released a few months before but was postponed. A few different directors were thought of before the final director was selected by the studios.

                  The studios involved in the film were:

                  Eon Productions

                  The Film Was distributed by:

                  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

                  Columbia Pictures

                  My Opinion and the Good and Bad:

                  Although Skyfall does rely heavily on special effects and some CGI I thought they were to a very high standard and much better than some that is seen in other films. The CGI was very good which is expected nowadays and the film didn't disappoint. The Special effects in the film also were very detailed and very realistic when it was used which also makes the film look better and in my opinion, like I said before the film did rely a lot on special effects but they are not overused and so the film
                  was balanced with superb special effects but also a great story.

                  The picture quality was brilliant which is to be expected nowadays and so was the sound quality and so pretty much what I expected from a film that was released this year. Because the film is 143 minutes long it is a long film but in my opinion I thought it was easily watchable and the film is very entertaining and the film's story doesn't fell stretched.

                  The direction I thought was superb, Sam Mendes directed the film and I think that he did an amazing job of putting his ideas into the film, he has directed many great films and Skyfall is another one toadd to his list. All of the scenes had the right camera angles and everything looked good throughout the film. Also all the scenes ran well together, and the lighting was really good as well. I think it adds
                  a good effect to the scenes and film and brilliant directing.

                  The acting was great too and I liked how the film had well-known actors as well as some new unheard of actors, Daniel Craig returned to play as James Bond and he did an amazing job at playing the famous spy, many have said that he is the best bond ever and I think that he is definitely one of
                  them. All of the Actors also managed very well to show their characters emotions and feelings and so I was very impressed with the acting. Every one of the actors was also very easy to understand and all of the actors spoke clearly. I would also like to mention how well the actors did in the fight scenes in this film, the choreography was amazing and all the actors did very well to make the fight
                  scenes look realistic and some of the fights were incredible.

                  The story is also well written and the film although is an action adventure film it did have a few humorous bits added into the film which were very good and a welcome addition to the film. The story was very original in some aspects but without spoiling the story it's a very different story compared to other James Bond films and that makes it very good in my opinion. The story is fast paced right from the start and the film does not slow down at all, the whole film is quite action packed but again there is more action as the film progresses. The story did have sub plots and they
                  were great, there are some very good twists in the story which I didn't see coming ,which I thought was very good and there are other sub plots in the story which I also thought added to make the film much better. The screenplay is as good as the story it's dramatic in places and it also has good dialogue. The story is also easily understood and isn't confusing.

                  I didn't really find any bad points with his film as I really enjoyed it the only thing that I could see that would put people off would be the length but as I have previously mentioned I thought it was easily watchable. The story does not drag and is very action packed and so the length won't really be an issue.

                  Soundtrack:

                  The soundtrack is really exceptional; the theme is made by Adele and it is called Skyfall, the music changes as the film progresses which is great. There is of course the very famous Bond theme in the film which plays at different parts of the film. The soundtrack is very different from the usually films of this genre, it has different kinds of music such as some soft rock and then some classical, also the music is very fitting to the different scenes which I thought was excellent. I've watched most of the
                  Bond films and out of them all I think that Skyfall has one the best soundtracks .

                  Awards:

                  The film has won numerous awards and has been nominated for many Oscars; these include best picture and best soundtrack and so on, in total it has been nominated for over five academy awards. The film was successful at the golden globes and many other film awards. The film has also been rated one of the best films of the year along with a huge amount of critical acclaim for many of the
                  actor's roles and the director.

                  Critics and IMDB:

                  Overall the film has had a huge critical reception which has helped it to win so many awards. Many websites such as metacritic and rotten tomatoes has rated the film around 90% which is an exceptional rating. The popular site IMDB has also got a rating for the film and that is 7.9 out of 10, the rating is based on well over 217,000 votes. I would agree with the critical reception of the film as in my opinion there is really nothing that I could say that is bad about the film, and it really is an excellent film in my opinion.

                  Sequels:

                  Skyfall is part of the huge franchise that is James Bond, this film was the 23rd James Bond film and there is bound to be more. Daniel Craig is has signed up to do two more James Bond films, and that would mean that have played James Bond in five different films. As for the director there is no mention in whether Sam Mendes will be coming back to redirect the sequel. The story would be another problem but they probably have already started creating it. Skyfall was such a critical and
                  commercial success that it is not surprising that they want to make a sequel.

                  My Conclusion:

                  Overall I really enjoyed watching Skyfall and think that it was an amazing film. The CGI and Special effects were amazing and all though the film relied on special effects I thought they were all to a very high standard and so were very good and also they never oversaturated the film. The story and screenplay provided a very good story and the story is easily followed, also it is very action packed
                  and will keep you on the edge of your seat. The sound track as I have previously mentioned I thought was superb and the actors all did an amazing job portraying their characters. Overall I really enjoyed watching Skyfall and I could easily watch this film again and I highly recommend it. The film does not drag and so is very entertaining well worth 5 out of 5 in my opinion. The film is rated 12A due to
                  violence throughout the film.

                  5 Out of 5

                  I Highly Recommend that you watch Skyfall

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                  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1074638/

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                  • Drive (2011) (DVD) / DVD / 27 Readings / 27 Ratings
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                    a good film about a stunt driver who finds himself in a lot of trouble

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                    Drive is an action and driving film that was made and released in 2011. Drive was directed by Nicolas Winding Refn who has also directed other films such as Bronson. Drive stars actors Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan. Drive was written by Hossein AminI and was produced by Michel Litvak, John Palmero and Marc Platt .Drive was made on a budget of $15 million dollars however the film grossed well over $76 million dollars. Drive is rated 7.9 Out of 10 on the imdb website and that is based on over 242,000 Votes. Drive the film was actually based on a book that was written by James Sallis and it was released in 2005.

                    Additional information:

                    Drive is 100 minutes long.
                    It is rated 18 because of strong language and violence.
                    Drive was released by bold entertainment and odd lot entertainment.

                    Plot :

                    Ryan gosling plays a driver who works as a part time Hollywood stunt driver during the day but also works as a mechanic at a chop shop ran by Shannon played by Bryan Cranston. During the night the driver works as a getaway job for criminals. The driver meets his new neighbour Irene and her son Benicio and starts to spend time with them. Irene's husband Standard played by Oscar Isaac gets out of prison and gets beaten up due to him owing protection money. The driver offers to help Standard pay back the money. However not everything goes to plan and soon the driver finds himself trying to protect himself and Irene and Benicio.

                    Cast :
                    Ryan Gosling as The Driver
                    Carey Mulligan as Irene
                    Bryan Cranston as Shannon
                    Albert Brooks as Bernie Rose
                    Oscar Isaac as Standard Gabriel
                    Christina Hendricks as Blanche
                    Ron Perlman as Nino Paolozzi

                    Good points and Bad Points:

                    The Special effects in the film also were very detailed and very realistic when it was used which also makes the film look better and in my opinion, like I said before the film didn't rely a lot on special effects at all except for a few parts so the film was based more on the characters and acting.

                    The picture quality was brilliant which is to be expected nowadays and so was the sound quality and so pretty much what I expected from a film that was released just a few years ago. Because the film is 100 minutes long it isn't a long film but in my opinion I thought it was easily watchable and the film is very entertaining and the film's story doesn't fell stretched. The direction I thought was superb, all of the scenes had the right camera angles and everything looked good throughout the film. Also all the scenes ran well together, and the lighting was really good as well. I think it adds a good effect to the scenes and film and brilliant directing.

                    The acting was great too. Also all of the actors did an amazing job in portraying their characters and a few of the actors I didn't really know and so the acting was great. All of the Actors also managed very well to show their characters emotions and feelings and so I was very impressed with the acting. Every one of the actors was also very easy to understand and all of the actors spoke clearly. I thought that one really good thing about the actors was that even though there isn't much dialogue in the film, the characters were very interesting and the actors managed to put them across very well.

                    Drive is based on a book, like I previously mentioned, I have not read the book so I cannot comment on whether everything in the film is true to the book and whether or not it is a good adaptation. The story was original and very well written. The story is slow to start off with but it gradually becomes faster paced, the whole film is quite action packed but again there is more action as the film progresses. The story didn't have many sub plots or twists but I think that the main story was enough to be kept entertained. The screenplay is as good as the story it's dramatic in places and it also has good dialogue although there isn't actually a lot of dialogue. The only bad thing about the story is that as the film progresses the story can become confusing as there are many things going on at once, however it clears up as the film continues.

                    There was a soundtrack in this film and it was good. The soundtrack fit the film well and but you could only hear it in a few scenes and so I think if the soundtrack was actually in the film more it would have been better. The Music also created some suspense in the film when it was needed and also made the film more dramatic in places. The Music in this film was good and it also fit the tone of the mood which also added to the overall effect of the movie. Overall a good and entertaining soundtrack that fit the film perfectly. I really liked how the music changed over time and changed as the film changed.

                    Sequels:

                    There has been interest by the director and Ryan gosling to make another drive however there is no second book as well so it would have to be written too. Also they said that they would only do a sequel if the film went in a different direction to keep it original.


                    Conclusion:

                    Overall I really enjoyed watching Drive and think that it was a very good film. The special effects were very good and weren't used much which added to the realism of the film. The story and screenplay provided a very good story and the story is also entertaining, also it is very action packed and will keep you on the edge of your seat. The sound track as I have previously mentioned I thought was superb and the actors all did an amazing job portraying their characters. The film does drag slightly but it is very entertaining when it gets going and is well worth 4 out of 5 in my opinion. The film is rated 18 due to violence and swearing throughout the film.

                    4 Out of 5

                    Recommended

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                    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780504/

                    Thank you for reading my film review, any comments or ratings are appreciated and I will try to rate you all back but if I miss you please let me know and I will rate. This review will also be posted on Ciao too.

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                  • Memorex CB25 / Headphones / 19 Readings / 19 Ratings
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                    good headphones for a good price

                    Packaging and Accessories

                    The Product comes in a blister type of packaging which is easy to open as the plastic just slides right off. But it keeps the in ear headphones secure in transportation. The Packaging may be different if you ordered the in ear headphones from a shop because I bought mine in store. On the Front of the packaging there is just a bit of branding which says Memorex and the headphones and there is also a bit of information on the back that's about all for the front and back. Once you open the packaging there are the headphones which you just pull out, and the wire is held together neatly by a cable tie. You also get a bag full of different ear pieces; nothing else comes with the headphones. The presentation isn't that great but you get what you pay for and these Memorex in ear headphones are only cheap and so as long as the headphones are protected the packaging is fine.

                    Build and Features

                    The in the ear headphones come in many different colours, I bought the orange and white version. This means that the in ear headphones come with a set of orange ear pieces of different sizes to fit everyone's ears. The headphones are white and are made out of a solid plastic; it has a glossy finish which means it is scratch and dust resistant however some marks will show up on the headphones due to the colour. The plastic is strong and durable, I have dropped the headphones many times and the plastic has not been damaged and more importantly the speakers or the electronics inside has been left without any damage.

                    The orange wire has two different thicknesses, the wires leading to the in ear headphones are a lot thinner than the wire that is connected to the jack. The wire is also a good length, its easily long enough to be connected to something and be put in a pocket with some left over wire, also the thicker wire means that the wire is harder to remove which is a good thing. The wire is also quite durable and is not easily broken. On the wire there is a little rubber cover which means you can determine the length of the wire when the wire separated. These are simple headphones for a good price, they do not included a microphone or anyway to be used with a phone to speak.

                    Features/Sound Quality/ Other.

                    The sound quality of the Memorex in ear headphones is actually very good for the price of these headphones. The sound quality is definitely not top end as you cannot hear all of the instruments and not all of the vocal range however you can still hear most of the instruments and vocals. On some of the songs that I listen to the headphones lack bass and treble but overall it is very good on most songs. Something to bear in my is that with these headphones is that they are very loud on some songs and very quiet on other songs, this can obviously be controlled by the mp3 or phone that you are using it with but some songs are louder than others anyway. I think that for the price these sound quality is actually great especially considering that these are in ear headphones.

                    Good Points

                    I have already mentioned how the build quality and the sound quality are very good for the price of these headphones and I would just like to say that there are a few other good things about these in ear headphones. The first thing is that the headphones come with a set of ear pieces which is very good because you can have spares if any are lost and also you can make sure the in ear headphones fit in your ears perfectly, something that I have a lot of trouble with most in ear headphones, but these are fine. Everything else on the Memorex earphones work well and so I cannot complain.

                    Bad Points

                    There are a few things that are bad about these headphones, but there isn't much. The first thing that could be improved easily is the thickness of the wire leading to the in ear headphones. As I have previously mentioned the wire is two different thicknesses and the wires leading up to the headphones are a lot thinner than the wire leading to the headphone jack. This is bad because the thickness makes it easier to break the wire to the headphones and also the wire is a lot less durable. I think that they should just have one thickness for all the wire; this would make sure the wires do not break anywhere.

                    Another thing that I thought that I would mention is that if you plan on buying these in ear headphones to use with your phone then they do not have a microphone to be able to take calls. They will still play music and so on but you will not be able to take calls. This is good for me because I don't use headphones to answer calls but I think that if you are going to you won't be able to use these.

                    Conclusion

                    Overall I think that these Memorex in ear headphones are great, I think that for the price they are a solid product that are very useful and they last quite a while. The sound quality is very good in my opinion for the price, of course these are not top end headphones so don't expect to hear every instrument and so on, but they offer good sound for a good price. There are only a few things that are bad about these headphones which is why I have decided to rate these Memorex in ear headphones 4 out of 5 stars; this is a great product that I would definitely recommend.

                    Recommendation

                    I Recommend these Memorex in ear headphones to anyone as I think they are a great Product.


                    Where to Buy
                    You can buy these headphones for quite cheap from quite a few places they range from £2 to £6 these can be bought from places like amazon and eBay. You can also buy them in store from somewhere like staples for around the same place.

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                    a great tablet for a great price

                    Packaging and Accessories

                    The Samsung galaxy tab 7.0 2 comes in two colours black and white and im not sure if there are any other colours. I have the 8 GB white version which is Wi-Fi only I bought it in store and so packaging may be different. There are also two versions of the tablet that you can buy in terms of size, you can have an 8 GB version and a 16 GB version the 8 GB is cheaper than the bigger version, you can also expand the memory by a micro SD card.

                    The Samsung galaxy tab 7.0 2 comes in an all-white box which is actually quite strong and durable and so should be fine when in transport. On the top of the box there is a picture of the device itself and on the sides there is a just some galaxy tab 7.0 2 branding in silver writing. On the back there is some information about device itself such as the specifications and some of the features of the galaxy tab 7.0 2. The actual presentation of the box is very good and looks great and so the packaging is excellent and I cannot fault it.

                    When you take off the plastic strip that is holding the box together you can just lift the top of the box up and then you come to the 7 inch tablet itself, covered in a protected plastic cover that is easily stripped off. Underneath the device you have a small cover which has all of the usual books on how to use the device and the warranty information. Underneath that are the accessories which are all individually wrapped in a plastic wrapping and they come separated. You get a wall charger and a usb to micro usb wire that is used to charge and sync the tablet. You also get a pair of Samsung headphones. The wire and the charger are black but the headphones go with the tablet and are a nice white colour. Overall I think that the accessories that you receive and the packaging are excellent and Samsung have done a great job of presenting the Tablet.

                    Specifications

                    These specifications are all from the back of the box that the device comes in.
                    1 GHz dual core processor
                    1 GB ram
                    2.0 inch wsvga 1024x600
                    4,000 mAh battery
                    3mp and vga camera
                    The tablet also comes in two versions of 8gb and 16gb versions mine is 8gb.

                    Build and Features

                    The entire tablet is white with white plastic and a small silver plastic that runs along the edge of the device. The top of the device has the headphone jack and nothing else, the headphone jack is a standard 3.5 mm jack and so the device should be compatible with most headphones. On the right side of the device is the lock screen button and also this works as the turn off button too and there is the volume rocker which is up and down. and on the left side there is a micro SD card cover which when you pop off shows where you would put an micro SD card , this compartment is shown to you from the back with a small diagram and that is all.

                    On the bottom of the tablet there is the port where you plug in the device to charge and there are also two speakers with a silver mesh. On the back of the Samsung 7 inch tablet there is the camera which is 3 megapixels and there is also a picture to show you how to input a micro SD card. On the front of the device is some silver writing which says Samsung and there is a 7 inch touch screen which takes up most of the front of the device, above the screen there is the front facing camera which is used for video calls and for taking pictures, you can record video with it as well.

                    The screen is very scratch resistant and is also good at resisting finger prints however after some heavy use you may need to clean the device as the fingerprints start to show up and can be annoying. The colour scheme is great and I think that the silver on white goes very well together, I think it makes the tablet look sleek and professional. The device is very strong and durable, I have accidently dropped the tablet one or two times and it has left no scratches or marks on the device at all. The tablet is 7 inches and I think that the way that the tablet has been designed has made it easy to hold in one hand. The plastic does mean that the tablet can slip more easily and also feels cheap , but it also means that it is lighter.

                    As I said the entire device is made of a white and silver plastic, there are many benefits to this but there are also some disadvantages. The plastic means that the device is finger resistant and scratch resistant, also it means that the device looks very sleek and cool, it is also durable and strong and has no flex at all. However when you hold the tablet it does feel and look cheap because it is made out of plastic and it is also easier to drop the tablet as the surface is quite slippery. You can get a case though to stop those problems. The design is very good and the only thing I don't like is the plastic. There are no buttons on the front of the device like past tablets, all the buttons are now touch buttons that pop up when you turn the screen on and click on something. The buttons are back, home, task manager and apps.

                    Interface and software

                    The interface of the tablet is very simple and easy to use. You can learn to use the tablet properly in a few days and if you have had an android device before you will already know the layout. All the buttons are touch buttons that come up on the screen, this allows you to go back, search for something and also bring up the keyboard. There is also a button for the task manager which makes it easier to close programs if you are not using them. The interface is very well designed and almost everything is done for you, if you click on a search bar or something like that then the keyboard will automatically come up and if you tilt the device to the side then the keyboard will automatically turn to the size and get bigger.

                    The tablet runs Android ice cream sandwich which means the tablet has many home screens and is very customisable, you can cover the home screens in apps and widgets that are fun and very useful. You get access to thousands of apps from the play store and also the Samsung store. Because it is a Samsung tablet you get some other cool things like s memos and other apps that are exclusive to Samsung tablets. Some of the new features of android is the new search function which allows you to talk and the Google search function will use voice recognition to search for you. You can also take a screenshot and it will be kept in your images for you to edit or delete.

                    All of your home screens have the ability to house widgets and apps for things like Facebook, twitter and other things. There is also a app menu which when you click on the button in the top right hand corner then all of you apps and menus will come up, this makes it easier to adjust you tablet and to find the right apps. Android is laid out so that the buttons are very easy to find and easy to use. There is too much to describe with the interface as there are so many buttons and different things with the tablet however the most important thing is adjusting the settings or finding files and things like that, theses settings are all found in the apps menu which allows you to change the tablet to your preferences. Overall I think the interface is brilliant and the custom things that Samsung has put on top of android gives a great customer experience.

                    Features/Sound Quality/ Other.

                    There are many features that come with the Samsung Galaxy 2 7 inch tablet and so I will only go over some of the best or the most useful. The sound quality actually surprised me as it is very good. The volume goes up very high and you only start to hear some distortion at the very high volumes. If you watch a video or a film on the tablet then you will easily be able to hear everything, the speakers are only small but they are incredibly clear and work extremely well, the Samsung tablet also supports many media formats so you can watch many different files and songs, I think that the sound quality is very impressive from such small speakers.

                    The Samsung galaxy tab 7 comes with 8 GB of internal storage but I think you can get a bigger storage version, also you do not get all the 8 GB because of other files and if you download apps and so on. One of the great things about the Samsung galaxy tab is it is compatible with a 32 GB micro SD card and so you can have a huge amount of storage for songs and films. You can also use the usb cable to sync the tablet to your computer so you can transfer files and charge your tablet from your computer, you can do this with most things now but it works flawlessly with the galaxy tab.

                    I have previously mentioned that the tablet comes with two cameras, the main camera which is located on the back which is 3 Megapixel and the front facing camera which is vga. the back camera can shoot hd video but to be honest I do not think that the camera is that useful if im honest because 3 megapixels is not enough to get a good enough picture. The front facing camera can shoot vga video so it is not HD but I think that it is suitable for what it does. In my opinion the cameras are not that good as there is no flash on the black and the picture and video quality is not great. The front facing camera is better and servers its purpose but I don't not use the cameras at all, however I like how Samsung have included the cameras and they are there.

                    The tablet does have built in Wi-Fi which is standard with most tablets now; this means you can use the tablet outside if you can get a Wi-Fi connection. There is a version of the tablet however which has 3g which means if you cannot get a Wi-Fi connection you can use the tablet however it is quite pricey compared to the WI Fi only model. The included in ear headphones that come with the Samsung galaxy tab7 2.0 are reasonably good, much better than some of the cheap headphones that come with some devices but far from the best. They are reasonably clear and go to a sensible volume.

                    Good Points

                    There are so many good points with the Samsung galaxy tab 7.0 but I will start with the screen which is excellent. The screen is very bright and vibrant, the colours are amazing and the screen also has great viewing angles. The screen is great for watching movies and videos and you can see the screen even if the sun is on the tablet. The tablet is great for reading books and newspapers too as text are crisp and clear. The touchscreen is also excellent, there is no lag at all and the screen is very responsive, there are no problems with the screen at all.

                    As I have previously mentioned the Samsung tablet runs on Android the latest version available at the moment and the software is superb, it works well and there is no lag at all. There are so many things that you can do with android and the fact that Samsung included a few of their own apps and software bits is great and a big bonus in my opinion. I think that something else that should be mentioned is the way that all the apps work, an example is the music player that comes with the device is designed very well with the different colour schemes and it is very easy to use, and most of the apps are like that.

                    Another great thing about the tablet is the battery life, the battery is huge and can last for a few days with average use and a couple of days with heavy use, this is great as you don't keep having to waste time charging the device, also you can get apps and different things that help you save battery life and make it last even longer, I was very impressed with how long the tablet lasted on one full charge and shouldn't be a problem unless you are doing something that is very power drawing.

                    The Samsung galaxy tablet is very fast and does not have any problems with loading different apps and different things at the same time in fact the multitasking works brilliantly and there is even an option to close things to speed up the device even more. As I said the tablet has no problem loading games or any heavy power drawing things like that. The graphics on the tablet are also excellent, if you play a 3d game that is demanding the tablet has no problem loading everything and you can easily play any game without any problems.

                    One thing that I think that android and Samsung do exceptionally well is handling the updates for the device. If there is an update than a notification pops up on your screen and if you click update than it will automatically update and install it without any problems, also it does not destroy any of your information or anything like that. So far there have been a few small updates that are very quick but they are yet to upgrade the operating system to the next version so that will probably be a larger update which will take longer.

                    The price of the tablet is also something that I think is worth mentioning, the Samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 is very cheap for a tablet with so many features I have seen the tablet in various shops at many different prices but all under the £200 mark, bear in mind that there are new tablets released each day and so the price may move down to accommodate with the new competition. I think that for the price this tablet is great and that Samsung has done a great job of making it affordable but still great quality.
                    The last good point that I will mention is how easy it is to find things that you have transferred to the device. Once you have put something on to the tablet you just go on to files and then you have everything that is on the device or a micro SD card in a huge easy to read list. This is a great feature in my opinion as it makes it so easy to find what you are looking for and you do not have to set anything up at all. There are many other good points that I could cover with this tablet but I have done the most important or most useful as I could continue on an endless list I will say that almost everything about this tablet has been thought of and designed brilliantly.

                    Bad Points

                    There are not many things that I would consider bad with the Samsung galaxy tab 7.0 however one thing that I think that could have been improved is the camera which is on the back, the pictures are alright but they are not amazing and also the video quality is lacking, the front facing camera works well and serves its purpose, also they could have included an led flash on the back too, I don't use the cameras at all really but it is something that if improved I would probably use them more often.
                    The other bad thing about the tablet is that if you have a micro SD card installed in the tablet you cannot put apps on it as the tablet will not recognize them. This means that if you have a 8gb version like me then you have a very limited amount of space for apps on the device itself. I have found out that apparently this is a fault to do with Samsung and I am not sure if there is a way of fixing it and it isn't a huge problem but there may be an update in the near future that sorts it all out.

                    The only other thing that can be a bad point is that the 3g version of this device costs considerably more and so if you only have the wi fi model and you do not have a Wi-Fi connection then there is no way for you to get the internet, this isn't so much as a problem if you are in your house or if you don't use the internet but if you are travelling and want to use the tablet with the internet then you can't unless you can get a Wi-Fi connection from outside. I don't travel with the tablet much but this can be a problem sometimes. I think that isn't such a big problem just that the costs is quite a bit more just for one small feature.

                    Conclusion

                    Overall I think that the Samsung galaxy 7.0 2 is a great tablet and I would definitely recommend it. The tablet has so many great features like the screen, the speed and the software with so much more. I think that Samsung has made an excellent product; the build quality is very impressive, and so is the specs and the whole tablet. I do think that there could have been some slight improvements like a better camera to see more use and maybe less plastic but you can only have so much for the cost and I think that the price for the tablet is excellent for what you get. I think that in a growing market this Samsung tablet is a great competitor and would rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

                    Recommendation

                    I would definitely recommend this device but if you are looking for a tablet I would say look around as there are so many tablets out now. I have seen a few tablets that are cheaper and that have better specs then the Samsung galaxy tab 7 2.0 so I would look around and read other reviews on newer tablets, as for this device though there is very little wrong with it and I find no reason why it shouldn't be recommend. I would also mention that as new tablets come out that this tablet may become cheaper and so that is something to think about to.

                    I would recommend this Tablet to Anyone as I think it is an excellent Product

                    Where to Buy

                    You can get this tablet in two colours as far as I know and they are both at around the same price. I have seen both the black and white versions being sold on amazon and other online retailers for around £193 and cheaper, And if you go in store to places like curry's or pc world then it is around £200 or around the same as the online retail prices.

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                    • Hulk (DVD) / DVD / 32 Readings / 31 Ratings
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                      An ok film something to watch if you are bored.

                      Intro and Info:

                      The Hulk is an action superhero film that was made and released in 2003. The film was directed by Ang Lee who has also directed other films like Brokeback Mountain. The Hulk was produced by five people: Avi Arad, Larry J. Franco, Gale Anne Hurd, James Schamus, Stan Lee and Kevin Feige. The Hulk was made on a budget of 137 million dollars but the film grossed well over 245 million dollars and so the film was a huge box office success grossing well over the budget. The IMDB website rates The Hulk as 5.7 out of 10 and that is based on just under 101,000 Votes.



                      Cast:



                      Eric Bana as Dr. Bruce Banner

                      Jennifer Connelly as Betty Ross

                      Sam Elliott as General Thaddeus Ross

                      Josh Lucas as Major Glenn Talbot

                      Nick Nolte as David Banner

                      Cara Buono as Edith Banner

                      Celia Weston as Mrs. Krenzler

                      Good points and Bad Points:



                      The direction I thought was good, all of the scenes had the right camera angles and everything looked good throughout the film but sometimes I think the film had things that wasn't really needed. Also all the scenes ran well together, and the lighting was really good as well. I think it adds a good effect to the scenes and film and so good directing.

                      Although The Hulk does rely heavily on special effects and some CGI I thought they were to a good standard but could have been improved, some of the colours looked washed out and not as colourful and sharp as they could have been. CGI was used less than Special effects in The Hulk but they were also good but could have been slightly improved. The Special effects in the film also were very detailed and very realistic when it was used which also makes the film look better and in my opinion. The special effects were much better in my opinion then the CGI and they were used a lot but they did not oversaturate the film.

                      The picture quality was very good which is to be expected nowadays and so was the sound quality which suprised me because the film was released quite a few years ago. Because the film is 138 minutes long it is a long film but in my opinion I thought it was watchable and the film is entertaining and the film's story does feel stretched in some places.



                      The acting was very good, the film had a mixture of well-known actors like Eric Bana and a few actors that I hadn't heard of before but they all did a very good job of portraying their characters. All of the Actors also managed very well to show their characters emotions and feelings and so I was very impressed with the acting. Every one of the actors were also very easy to understand and all of the actors spoke clearly.



                      The story is also well written and entertaining. The story start off slowly and can become slow in some parts of the film however throughout most the film the story is quite action packed and is fast paced. The story does have a few things that I didn't really need and other things that I thought needed explaining. The Hulk also lacked Sub plots and twists and although the story is entertaining I think that if they added more interesting twists in the story it would have made the film better. The Hulk is based on a comic book which was written by Stan Lee and the film did well to adapt the comic into a film. The screenplay is as good as the story it's dramatic in places and it also has good dialogue. The story is also easily understood and isn't confusing.

                      There was a soundtrack in this film and it wasn't great, There was a few scenes with some good music but then there wasn't enough to create any effect in those scenes and also the song choices didn't really fit the scenes most of the time. There was the exception were in some of the scenes there was some very good music that created suspense and drama but to be honest throughout most of the film the soundtrack wasn't that good, and it didn't really fit the tone of the film or create the right atmosphere. Overall it was an alright soundtrack for lack of a better work, it could have been much better but it did feature some good music in some scenes.



                      To be honest the film was ok, but could have been better, the story, acting and special effects were good but like I said before the lack of sub plots let down the story also it can become quite slow, also the CGI looked saturated and less colourful then it could have been and also the soundtrack wasn't very good. The length of the film isn't that bad but the film did have a few things that wasn't needed in the film which added to the length.

                      Sequels:



                      The Hulk is a standalone film and does not have any sequels, however because the film's merchandise and the movie itself made a lot of money they did a reboot of the Hulk Movie which is called The Incredible Hulk And that is seen as somewhat of a sequel because the film continues quite a bit of the story of the first film. I don't think they will make a direct sequel to The Hulk.



                      Conclusion:



                      Overall I enjoyed watching The Hulk and think that it was an ok film. The CGI was ok but could have been better and Special effects were much better and all though the film relied heavily on special effects I thought they were all to a high standard and so were very good and also they never oversaturated the film. The story and screenplay provided a good story and the story is easily followed, also it is action packed in some parts but is slower in other parts of The Hulk. The sound track as I have previously mentioned I thought wasn't very good at all and it could have been much better and the actors all did an good job portraying their characters. Overall The Hulk is an ok film and that's why I have rated it 3 out of 5, it could have been much better but I would still recommend it to those who are comic fans or who just want to waste some time, I probably wouldn't watch The Hulk again. The film is rated 12A because of violence and partial nudity.



                      3 Out of 5



                      Recommended to those who want to waste time.



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                      • Terminator Salvation (DVD) / DVD / 12 Readings / 11 Ratings
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                        an alright film but far from outstanding

                        Intro and Info:

                        Terminator Salvation is a sci-fi action film that was made and released in 2009. The film was directed by McG who has also directed other films like This Means War and Charlie's Angels. Terminator Salvation was produced by four people Jeanne Allgood, Derek Anderson, Moritz Borman and Mario Kassar. The film was also written by two people John Brancato and Michael Ferris. Terminator Salvation was made on a budget of 200 million dollars but the film grossed well over 371 million dollars and so the film was a huge box office success grossing well over the budget. The IMDB website rates Terminator Salvation 6.7 out of 10 and that is based on well over 145,000 Votes.

                        Cast:

                        Christian Bale as John Connor
                        Sam Worthington as Marcus Wright
                        Anton Yelchin as Kyle Reese
                        Bryce Dallas Howard as Kate Connor
                        Moon Bloodgood as Blair Williams
                        Common as Barnes

                        Good points and Bad Points:

                        The direction I thought was superb, all of the scenes had the right camera angles and everything looked good throughout the film. Also all the scenes ran well together, and the lighting was really good as well, except in some scenes in the movie I thought that it was a bit dark and difficult to see, it could have been because of numerous things but it was just something I picked up on. But overall great lighting and I think it adds a good effect to the scenes and film and brilliant directing.

                        Terminator Salvation is a sci-fi action film and so I expected there to loads of CGI and Special effects and overall they were to a very good standard. The CGI looked good in most scenes but in some scenes the CGI looked unrealistic and the colours were washed out and you could tell that it was CGI in the film, overall however the CGI was good. The Special effects in the film also were very detailed and very realistic when it was used which also makes the film look better and in my opinion, like I said before the film did rely a lot on special effects but they are not overused also the special effects looked better than the CGI in my opinion and were to a better standard.

                        The picture quality was brilliant which is to be expected nowadays and the sound quality was good and so pretty much what I expected from a film that was released not too long ago, However the sound quality was clear throughout most the scenes in some scenes the sound became quieter and almost muzzled and so it became harder to hear, overall however the sound was good in most of the scenes. Because the film is 115 minutes long it is a long film but in my opinion I thought it was easily watchable and the film is very entertaining and the film's story doesn't fell stretched.

                        The acting was overall very good too but again I think it could have been slightly improved. Overall many of the actors did an amazing job of portraying their characters but some of the actors didn't seem to put show enough emotion in their characters. In some of the really intense scenes the characters didn't seem to be very engaged, however this is only in one or two scenes and throughout the whole film the acting is actually very good. Most of the actors also managed very well to show their characters emotions and feelings and so I was very impressed with the acting. Every one of the actors were also very easy to understand and all of the actors spoke clearly.

                        The story is also well written and did well to join in onto the other Terminator films and I thought that the way that the films story links with the other Terminator Films was very good and the story writers did a very good job of that. The film's story is very action packed and kick-starts very quickly, the story can become slow in places and sometimes there are a few things that I thought weren't really needed in the film but overall the story is relatively fast paced. The story did have sub plots but there weren't that many of them and in my opinion they weren't that great. They seemed to be small little things that didn't really affect the story or make it substantially better, there are a few twists that surprised me but overall the film lacked sub plots in my opinion. The story is also easily understood and isn't confusing.

                        There was a soundtrack in this film and it wasn't that great in my opinion. The soundtrack had a few good songs and music that really did well to make some scenes much more entertaining but then throughout most of the film there wasn't much music in the scenes and when there was it didn't really fit the what was happening in that scene. The Music also created some suspense in the film when it was needed and also made the film more dramatic in places but it lacked this kind of music in the most important scenes in my opinion. The Music in this film wasn't that good and could have been easily improved in my opinion.

                        Terminator Salvation is a good film and it does well to become integrated in the Terminator series in my opinion, however it thought that the film could have been better in a few things like added sub plots and twists, more music as there wasn't really any soundtrack in this film and a few other things. The length isn't really an issue in my opinion because the film is slow in places but overall it is relatively fast paced.

                        Sequels:

                        Terminator Salvation is the fourth film in the series and is based further into the future then the other three films. There have been many rumours that there will be a Terminator 5 film but whether it would be a directed sequel to Terminator Salvation is unsure also Arnold Schwarzenegger is said to be returning as a main role in the next Terminator film. I think that t would be interesting to see whether they make another Terminator film because of what the story is and when it is set.

                        Conclusion:

                        Overall I enjoyed watching Terminator Salvation and think that it was a Good film. The CGI and Special effects were to a high standard and all though the CGI could have been improved slightly they were good in most scenes in the film. The story and screenplay provided a good story and the story is easily followed, also it is very action packed though the story did lack sub plots and can become slow is some places overall it did well to become part of the Terminator series. The sound track as I have previously mentioned I thought wasn't very good at all and it could have been easily improved to make the film better. Most of the actors did an amazing job portraying their characters. Overall I enjoyed watching Terminator Salvation and I would recommend the film is you want to kill time or if you're a big terminator fan but don't spend money to see the film as it isn't a great film and that's why I've rated it
                        3.5 stars.

                        3.5 Out of 5

                        Recommended if you want to kill time or are a big Terminator fan.
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                      • The Matrix (DVD) / DVD / 20 Readings / 20 Ratings
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                        a great film about hacking, with a great story.

                        Intro and Info:

                        The Matrix is a sci-fi action film that was made and released in 1999. The film was directed by The Wachowskis Andy and Larry (brothers) who has also directed other films like the entire Matrix Trilogy. The Matrix was produced by only one person: Joel Silver. The film was also written by the directors the Wachowskis. The Matrix was made on a budget of 63 million dollars but the film grossed well over 463 million dollars and so the film was a huge box office success grossing well over the budget. The IMDB website rates The Matrix as 8.7 out of 10 and that is based on a little over 550,000 Votes.

                        Plot:



                        Thomas Anderson (played by Keanu Reeves) is a computer programmer but also a secret hacker whose alias is "Neo". He wants to find out the meaning of references to the Matrix that appear on his computer. A female hacker named Trinity (played by Carrie-Anne Moss) tells neo that there is one man who can help him called Morpheus (played by Laurence Fishburne). Neo meets with Morpheus and takes a red pill, and then he awakes in a facility with thousands of other humans connected to an electrical structure. He is saved by Morpheus and Neo then learns that he is in the year 2199 and the earth is controlled by very intelligent machines that were created in the 21st century. Neo Learns that he is the only man that can stop the machines and help save the world.

                        Cast:



                        Keanu Reeves as Thomas A. Anderson/Neo

                        Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus

                        Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity

                        Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith

                        Joe Pantoliano as Cypher

                        Julian Arahanga as Apoc



                        Good points and Bad Points:



                        I don't think that much animation was used in The Matrix I'm pretty sure it was all just CGI and Special effects. The direction I thought was superb, all of the scenes had the right camera angles and everything looked good throughout the film. Also all the scenes ran well together and there were no continuity issues, and the lighting was really good as well. I think it adds a good effect to the scenes and film and brilliant directing.

                        Although The Matrix does rely heavily on special effects and some CGI because it is a futuristic action film, I thought they were to a very high standard and much better than some that is seen in other films. CGI was used much less than special effects but when it was used it was very realistic and so looked fantastic. The Special effects in the film also were very detailed and very realistic when it was used which also makes the film look better and in my opinion, like I said before the film did rely a lot on special effects but they are not overused, I also thought that even though The Matrix is 13 Years old I thought that the special effects are just as good as some films that are released recently.

                        The picture quality was brilliant and just as good as many films that are released recently, all of the colours looked sharp and detailed and they were very vibrant when they needed to be. The sound quality was just as good as the picture quality with all the sound being very clear and easily heard throughout all the scenes even when there is a lot going on.Also the sounds were very realistic. Because the film is 136 minutes long it is a very long film but in my opinion I thought it was easily watchable and the film is very entertaining and the film's story doesn't fell stretched.



                        The acting was brilliant too; all of the actors were very good and were the right pick to play the characters in the film. All of the Actors also managed very well to show their characters emotions and feelings and so I was very impressed with the acting. Every one of the actors were also very easy to understand and all of the actors spoke clearly. I would also like to mention how well the actors did in the fight scenes in this film, the choreography was amazing and all the actors did very well to make the fight scenes look realistic and some of the fights were incredible.



                        The story is also well written. The film's story has a lot to offer to a large audience. The story is also action packed and kick starts very quickly without any boring moments in the film and so this film is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. The story did have a few sub plots and they were great, they were compelling enough to be entertaining but they never confused the main story plot. The screenplay is as good as the story it's dramatic in places and it also has good dialogue. The story is also easily understood but can become confusing is some parts but that quickly clears up during the film as you learn more about the characters and the story.

                        There was a soundtrack in this film and it was great, the music started when it was needed and was very clear but wasn't too loud that you couldn't hear what was going on. The Music also created some suspense in the film when it was needed and also made the film more dramatic in places. The Music in this film was very good and it also fit the tone of the mood which also added to the overall effect of the movie. Overall a very good and entertaining soundtrack that fit the film perfectly.



                        I didn't really find any bad points with The Matrix as I really enjoyed it the only thing that I could see that would put people off would be the length but as I have previously mentioned I thought it was easily watchable. The story does not drag and is very action packed and so the length won't really be an issue. Like I said before the story can become confusing at points but it clears up as the movie progresses.



                        Sequels:



                        The Matrix is part of a trilogy and is the first film in the trilogy. The Matrix reloaded was the 2nd film and was also a very successful film, and the final film called The Matrix Revolutions also was a very successful film. As the last film was made and released in 2003 and so I don't think there will be a fourth film as the story was ended very well and they would find it hard to make a new film.



                        Conclusion:



                        Overall I really enjoyed watching The Matrix and think that it was an amazing film. The CGI and Special effects were amazing and all though the film relied heavily on special effects I thought they were all to a very high standard and so were very good.The story and screenplay provided a very good story and the story is easily followed, also it is very action packed and will keep you on the edge of your seat. The sound track as I have previously mentioned I thought was superb and the actors all did an amazing job portraying their characters. Overall I really enjoyed watching The Matrix and I could easily watch this film again and I highly recommend it. The film is rated 15 because of violence and some language.



                        5 Out of 5



                        Highly Recommended



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                        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/



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