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    • 127 Hours (DVD) / DVD / 10 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      17.07.2011 15:31

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      Very good overall film, it is one you HAVE to see.

      It's based on a true story, where a mountain climber gets trapped by a boulder his arm is stuck between the boulder and the wall in a canyon in Utah. It filmed in two ways, one of them is him keeping a video dairy and you see him going a bit crazy and the other is from several angles around him.

      He tries lots of things to free his arms and with limited water he knows he wont last long, so he eventually resorts to cutting his arm off, but of course the knife he used to try and cut his arm was his only one and had previously used it to chip away at the rock so it is blunt at this point it becomes very graphical so if your squeamish this isn't the film for you at all, he does manage to escape and he is amazed. He then runs back and gets help and lives happily ever after.
      It still amazes me how Danny Boyle can keep you so interested for such along period of time it runs for 1 hr 30mins and most of it was him in a cave but you never seem to be bored.

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    • Mafia II (PS3) / Playstation 3 Game / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      17.07.2011 00:54
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      Good game but when completed (which wont be long) soon becomes a pointless game.

      It is set in the 1940's and you are tring to make your way in life but not always the legal way. You have to complete jobs set by the different Mafia bosses and make your name heard. The bigger the job the more cash and respect. You are always trying to be in everyone's good books but doesn't end like that...

      The game is everything you can walk, drive, shoot and do a bit of collecting.

      Mafia II is a very good game, the developers must of put a lot of effort into it to make such a good game, from little details like buying fuel, pick-locking cars and changing car number plates to keep the cops off you, I don't understand WHY? go to all that effort and not put a free roam option, it's a game similar to GTA and Driver (PS2). It has a brilliant story line but is really short so the only way to go back is to load a chapter and ignore the tasks.

      I also like the collection things like the playboy magazines very good idea so is the bribery, you can bribe the police directly or over the phone.
      The price of the game seems very good and it is, but it doesn't last very long and will end on selling it on or pushing to the back and forgetting about it.

      Graphics: they are really good for a game like this.
      Sound: while driving you can tune in to several local radio stations, which is a really good idea
      Controls: On the PS3 they use the the triggers for accelerating and shooting which is good as some games don't use them.

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      • photobox.co.uk / Internet Site / 6 Readings / 6 Ratings
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        16.07.2011 13:15

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        A very good quality product and website wide range of products and quick delivery.

        Well what can I say it is just a really good all-rounder. There are so many choices available from different sized prints to collages, photo books and mugs. They always have an offer on and when you sign up you get loads of free prints (still have to pay for P&P). I usually end up spending more on postage then on the prints because it gets cheaper the more you order. The prints are printed on Fujifilm Fujicolour Crystal Archive paper which has a very good finish to it. The delivery is very fact and if you order prints then you don't have to be in the house to get it as they fit through the letter box. The packaging is really good and secure, they use cardboard to keep the prints straight.
        The only negative is uploading the photo's it can be a bit of a hassle and make sure you check your order because sometimes when you want to up the quantity it seems to miss it out when going into the checkout.

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      • Hama Star 63 / Tripod / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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        16.07.2011 13:12

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        A good cheap tripod that has some handy features and well worth the little money.

        I have had this tripod for a while now and have struggled to find anything that is a major issue, yes there are a few things but not everything is perfect but then you remember the price so you can't complain. so the problems, STAY AWAY FROM SAND!!! it gets inside all the moving legs and scratches the metal and makes it stiff, you could say it is a bit too light so becomes slightly unstable on uneven surfaces but there is a hook at the bottom to hang weights on the last negative is that the legs are to wide so its hard to get close to things or get in a tight spot. It folds down a lot but still seems very chunky when folded it measures 66cm which doesn't sound a lot but it is.

        I do like the detachable head which makes it a lot easier and quicker to remove and attach the camera. There are two spirit levels which are really helpful for landscapes, one is for base to check it is level when on uneven ground and the other for the camera itself. The tripod also enables you to take portrait photo's as the top of the tripod is lose and opens sideways holding the camera portrait. It comes with a carry bag which is nothing special just makes it slightly easier.

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      • Canon EOS 500D / Digital Camera / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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        16.07.2011 13:06

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        Good overall camera with a very useful video function and easy in the on-screen menu.

        I have recently purchased the Canon 500D, I bought the standard kit so came with the main body, 18-55mm lens (with covers), battery, battery charger and camera strap (need to purchase SD card/memory card separately). I took it out of the box and was pleasantly surprised how light it was even with the lens attached. I picked up the manually and instantly thought that it covers a lot of languages then looked agin it was all English, I found it hard reading as I was knew to DSLR's and all the technical words, so advise if buying as your first DSLR then purchase a how to book for the camera. It was fairly strait forward putting the lens on getting it all ready and then you put it in the fully auto and you feel like a pro, but then you flick onto the manually modes and you see all these numbers, letters and pictures and it all gets a bit confusing (thats why I advise you buying the book). After a while with fiddling with the modes you soon get the idea of what does what and after using the camera a lot you realize that you need a longer zoom as the 55mm end is the furthest it goes and is around the same as what you can see with your eyes, nothing wrong with the 18mm side gives you a wide angle for landscapes, so it may seem costly but buying the better package that comes with the 18-200mm is a better idea.

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