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    • 7 - S Club 7 / Music Album / 16 Readings / 16 Ratings
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      15.03.2014 22:53
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      Love Sclub? You'll love this

      As a proud cheesy pop lover this is the perfect album for me, it is now proudly owned by my car, perfect for long journeys and annoying the parents with. The Tracks ======= Reach - Reach is an upbeat song about reaching for the stars and supporting each other while doing so. Natural - Natural is quite different to S Club's usual upbeat dancey songs as the backing music isn't quite as up-tempo as the others , although still contains upbeat lyrics (about loving somebody) it just doesn't quite cut it for me. I'll keep waiting - I keep waiting is a little slower than most of S Club's other songs but like a lot of them is based on the theme of love. Bradley does a lot of rap/talking in this track which works really well. Bring the house down - this is my favourite track on the album. It's an upbeat pop song. I love the chorus which starts "Let's bring the house down raise the roof and get on the floor". Best friend - The men's vocals are quite dominant in this track, whereas in a lot of the tracks it's usually the women's vocals that you can mainly hear. It's nice to hear what they can do without the backing of female vocal. All is fair in love - Again another slow song. This one is dominated by mainly female vocals. Perhaps they did this to show that all the band are really talented separate or together. There is a little bit of a rap and backing vocals done by one of the men towards the end. Love train - the title says it all, this track is about a love train. There's some great harmonies on this track. Cross my heart - this track takes a while to get into but the chorus is very catchy. The colour of blue - I don't know how to describe this song other than 'dreamy', it's quite a light song that i could imagine being played on a dreamy love scene on a film. I'll be there - on this track the women have a go at rap/taking on the verses. Another dreamy sounding song this is the perfect follow on song from 'The colour of blue' Two in a million - Staying on the love theme this as about a couple who were made to be with each other. Lately - This song is another slow one. The vocals are really soft on this one. Slightly more downbeat than most of the songs this is quite a sad song. Never had a dream come true - most people will have already heard of this song, it's played a lot near to Christmas and is a great upbeat ballad song. If like me you used to love S Club 7, you'll love this cd.

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    • RV (DVD) / DVD / 20 Readings / 19 Ratings
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      09.03.2014 14:55
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      One to watch with the family

      Actors/Actresses ============ Robin Williams - You may know of Robin from films such as Toys, Big, Jack, Mrs Doubtfire and various other popular movie titles. Cheryl Hines - Cheryl is also in The Ugly Truth and TV series Curb Your Enthusiasm Joanna Levesque -You may know Joanna as american singer 'Jojo' who sung chart hits 'Leave (Get Out)', 'Too Little Too Late' and 'Baby It's You'. Josh Hutcherson - You might remember Josh as one of the main characters in box office hit 'The Hunger Games' a slightly younger more innocent looking Josh was also featured in family film 'Bridge To Terabithia'. The Characters =========== Bob Munro (Robin Williams) - Bob is an hardworking man who prides himself in being able to look after their family and pay for their needs. Bob is hoping for a job promotion. Jamie Munro (Cheryl Hines) - Jamie is a stay at home mum who takes care of anything to do with the home and taxiing the children around. Cassie Munro (Joanna Levesque) - Cassie is a typical teenager, engrossed in her own little world of listening to music and talking to her friends online. Carl - Munro (Josh Hutcherson) - Carl is a lot smaller than most kids his age so tries to make up for it by lifting weights and wearing baggy clothes. About the film ========= RV is a family movie about a family who end up going on an RV family holiday together instead of their already planned luxury trip to Hawaii. The family board a rented RV of which they name 'The Rolling Turd' and head out on their way to Colorado. What they don't know is that the reason why they are going on the RV holiday instead of the luxury trip to Hawaii, is Bob Munro is in in Gdanger of losing his job and must do everything he can to try and keep it, including sneaking off to meetings mid-holiday. Summary ====== RV is a great movie to watch with the whole family. With words such as 'Turd' it might not be suitable for very young children so might be worth having the parents watch it first to make sure that it is ok for their children's age range (it's enjoyable even for adults honest). There's lots of funny/entertaining scenes all the way through which will keep you giggling for days.

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        08.03.2014 17:39
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        Great speakers for the price

        When watching films or listening to music on my laptop, the inbuilt speakers just aren't quite loud enough, these are my choice of speakers for getting around that problem, plug them in, switch them on and receive instant noise with very little effort needed. The Good ======= They're louder that my laptop inbuilt speakers Just plug and play, there's no need to install any software or anything to make them work Good Sound quality The Bad ===== Sound quality distorts if turned on to full volume Creates an annoying hum when switched on with nothing being played though it Sub woofer doesn't seem that loud, I'd expect the sub woofer to be louder than the side speakers but it seems quieter The Conclusion =========== These are a great pair of speakers to add to your computer setup if you're just using them to add a bit of extra noise. If after loud volume i'd maybe suggest paying a little bit more and getting some hgiher quality speakers that don't distort on high volume levels.

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      • Shure SM58 / Microphone / 16 Readings / 14 Ratings
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        04.03.2014 14:52
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        A must have for any professional singer

        After getting advice from sound technician friends and many musicians who all choice Shure as a favourite brand for microphones, we decided to invest in a couple of SM58s as part of our live events PA system setup. We decided to buy some SM58s to use as vocal microphones at live events, I wouldn't know what they are like as instrument microphones as we use our SM57s for that. These microphones are great for the purpose we wanted them for. The sound is crisp and clear with no hiss or feedback, even when taking them off the stand and moving around with them there is no distortion . We have only used these in Live music environments so far so I wouldn't be able to tell you what they're like for studio use but the recordings we got through using these (from input collected from our sound desk), is spot on. At around £100 they are a little more expensive than a bog standard karaoke microphone but if professional quality is then these are definitely great value for money.

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        • Mackie SRM450 V2 / Speaker / 8 Readings / 8 Ratings
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          03.03.2014 21:34
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          Great sounding quality speakers

          We bought 2x Mackie speakers to be used as part of our live music PA system setup, we love them so much that we are now considering buying some more for an even bigger PA system setup. About the speakers : they are active speakers, which means they have their own amps built in and you won't have to buy another one to power them. This cuts down on gear, as lugging about 2 speakers is bad enough as it is without having an extra amp to carry around too. However as they are not huge speakers they are not too heavy to carry around, i can comfortably carry one at a time and some of the men can manage to carry two. The sound produced by the speakers is excellent. They sound crisp and clear even on high volume levels. We recently put our system on at an high volume at a festival gig, and even when at a really high volume they sounded great. We recently used the speakers without our usual sub woofers that make up our full PA system, at an outdoor event, we were surprised how well the sound actually travelled and how clear it was from even way up the street. If you're after quality professional speakers, I would definitely recommend buying some of these.

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        • Shure SM57 / Microphone / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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          03.03.2014 21:17

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          Great value for money

          After getting advice from sound technician friends and many musicians who all choice Shure as a favourite brand for microphones, we decided to invest in a couple of SM57's as part of our live events PA system setup. Most venues and PA hire companies will have Shure SM57s and SM58s as standard, SM57s are more diverse as they can be used for both instrument and vocal microphones, but we opted to buy some of each. Why? Because SM58s are specifically designed for vocal use, we use these for lead vocals, which leaves us with SM57s to be used for either vocals or instruments so are handy to have. So how good of a microphone are they when used for both purposes? They work great! The sound is crisp and clear with no hiss or feedback and they can effectively be used for both vocals and instruments with no problems whatsoever. We have only used these in Live music environments so far so I wouldn't be able to tell you what they're like for studio use but the recordings we got through using these (from input collected from our sound desk), is spot on. At around £100 they are a little more expensive than a bog standard karaoke microphone but if professional quality is then these are definitely great value for money.

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        • Jarhead (DVD) / DVD / 9 Readings / 9 Ratings
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          03.03.2014 20:52

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          A glimpse into the life of someone at war

          Ladies! If what you want to see is Jake Gyllenhaal half naked, watch this film! You'll love it. Originally the only reason I decided to watch this film was for my favourite actor Jake Gyllenhaal, if this too is your only reason for watching it, you will not be disappointed. Half naked men in uniform aside, what is the actual film like? I actually quite enjoyed it. It has a good storyline behind it and the feeling of confusion as to why the are in a war zone and not actually fighting for the first so many days is portrayed in a way that leaves the viewer feeling confused too. It becomes more clear later on that the reason for them being there is to prepare them for the harsh conditions of the weather in the desert, ready for when they do actually go into combat. But along with this there is also a feeling of disappointment as to why they are put though such harsh conditions and challenges that could have maybe been prevented. The film follows the lives of Jarheads (Marines) and what it would be like for them from training to combat and life after combat. All in all this is a great film but I feel that the ending could have been a bit better. The viewer is left with unanswered questions and confusion.

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        • Scott Cornwall Colour B4 / Hair Care / 2 Readings / 1 Rating
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          03.03.2014 20:37

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          Strip hair dye without damaging your hair

          After years of dying my hair Red I decided that i would dye my hair back to my natural colour brown. For anyone who's ever tried dying their hair brown when they already have dyed red hair, you will know that this is almost impossible, but thanks to colour B4 this is possible. Pros : strips your hair back to a lighter (not quite natural) colour so that you can re-dye it a colour that you want. You can re-dye your hair straight away after using this product It only takes 30 mins- an hour depending on how intense of a treatment you need Cons : It smells like rotten eggs You have to rinse and re-rinse your hair for ages to make sure it is all out Summary: I only used one box of this and got my hair colour back to almost a natural looking colour (a bit lighter than my natural colour), this enabled me to effectively be able to re-dye the hair to a colour that I wanted, which would have been impossible with the original red colour i had on before i used Colour B4. This product is a cheap effective way to strip hair dye without damaging your hair.

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        • Renault Megane in general / Car / 9 Readings / 8 Ratings
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          03.03.2014 19:35

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          Reliable, fuel efficient car

          After previously owning an older version of the Fiat Punto, i bought I Renault Megane Authentique, and although only slightly younger than the Fiat Punto, the Renault is what can only be described as a spaceship in comparison. With it's electric windows, CD player and ignition at the touch of a button, you wouldn't believe that you can buy one of these second hand for less than £5000. What I love about this car is all the little things that make your life just that little bit easier, like the fact that you cannot start the car in gear unless you have your foot on the clutch, or the way that it tells you exactly how many miles worth of fuel you have left in your tank. The safety standard of this car is very highly rated, with airbags in the side of the front seats as well in front, and a very well protected boot panel (as I recently found out when someone crashed into the back of it), it's easy to see why it is rated so highly. The middle seatbelt is a standard 3-point seatbelt instead of a lap-belt like in most cars. So why does this car remind me of a spaceship specifically? The handbreak! I don't know of any other cars (or haven't seen any so far) that have such a unique handbreak, it is what can only be described as a spaceship-like lever that gives you better grip when putting on and taking off your handbreak. The car is spacious and reliable and is fuel efficient and I can't think of any reasons why not to love it.

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        • Sennheiser HD 201 / Headphones / 3 Readings / 2 Ratings
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          26.02.2014 00:40
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          Great sounding audio at a great price

          A radio presenter friend of mine has a pair of these headphones and as I present and run a radio show once a week I regularly borrow these to monitor the output of the show. The design ======== On the smallest adjustment the headphones fit comfortably on my head, however I wouldn't say I have a small head, so a child or someone with a small head might find it hard to keep these on without having to hold them in place. The ear cups are a perfect size and fit comfortable over your ears while effectively blocking out external noises. The ear cups are cushioned so comfortable to wear for long periods of time (or at least the duration of our 1 hour radio show). The Sound ======= The sound these headphones produce is crisp and clear with no distortion or buzzing, even when on an high volume the sound produced is of high quality. Summary ====== Great quality audio headphones at an affordable price. It works great for what I need it for, however this might not be the case for people needing it for other uses as everyone's requirements will be different.

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        • PG Tips Teabags / Tea / 6 Readings / 6 Ratings
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          25.02.2014 23:53
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          Great teabag from a great brand

          I have tried all sorts of tea bags and I'm no tea bag snob either, I like supermarket own brand teabags, but these are by far my favourite. The Packaging =========== The packaging typically is white and blue with red and green writing but most recently on promotional packs they have started to feature the PG tips monkey, which has changed dramatically over the years as I remember when the PG monkeys were more of a ape like monkey than the current one which is more of a sock type monkey. The teabag ======== The teabags are pyramid shaped which is supposedly to lock in more flavour as the tea leaves have more room to spread their aroma or something along those lines. I don't know if it does work this way or not as I'm no teabag expert but whatever they are doing they are doing it right because it tastes great! Cost === As expected it is a fair bit more expensive than your own brand 27p boxes of teabags and most other branded teabags but it is regularly on sale at most supermarket chains so you'll probably never have to pay full price for it anyway if you look around. Summary ====== Worth paying that little (or lot) extra to get the perfect cup of tea.

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          25.02.2014 17:34
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          My favourite moisturising product

          I'm one of those people with naturally greasy skin, and at 25 it doesn't seem to be getting any better. Although I would be reluctant to apply any moisturiser every day in fear when of having an outbreak of spots, this moisturiser does seem to help in the first few days of an outbreak, when applying this the day after a huge mountain-like spot appears out of nowhere, it does seem to help settle the outbreak down. This moisturiser is great for applying before make-up, in order to minimise the chances of a spot breakout. The product ======== The moisturise leaves your skin feeling soft and supple, unlike other moisturisers I have tried it doesn't leave a sticky feeling on your face. It has a silky texture when applying, and is quite thin so you hardly even notice it's there. There isn't really any scent/fragrance to this moisturiser which is great for people like me who have sensitive skin/are prone to spot outbreaks. Why I like this product =============== This is the only moisturiser that I will by as I've never had any sort of reaction to it , and having really sensitive skin this is rare for me, products that have been fine in the past have caused reactions at other times, but this product is not one of them. This product always leaves my skin feeling refreshed and soft.

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        • iPhone 3GS 8GB / Smartphone / 4 Readings / 4 Ratings
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          25.02.2014 17:18
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          Great phone with a few downsides

          I was given this phone by my brother after his contact ran out. Although it is a great phone I still prefer my android phone with similar specs. Camera ===== At 3 megapixels it's not a bad camera but as it doesn't have a flash, unless the lighting is just right you can end up with poor quality/poorly lit pictures. Screen ==== The screen is big and clear, which is spot on for watching videos and playing games on. Apps === There is a wide range of free and paid apps available on the itunes store. Apps such as Angry Birds used to be released on apple products before they are released on android, howver recently apps seem to be getting released across all major platforms at the same time. Battery ==== I have had no problems with the battery, i would normally charge it around once a day, which is what I would expect from a smartphone. Interface ====== The interface is quite complex and does take a while to get used to. I'm not really keen on the restrictions put on by apple which means if you need to load anything onto your phone it all has to be done pretty much via Itunes. Internal memory ========= Other phones of a similar price don't seem to have has much internal memory as Iphone phones do. The internal memory is great for downloading tv shows from such as iplayer and watching them later offline. Summary ====== This phone has great features and is a great phone but overall (personal preference) I still prefer android over apple.

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        • The Blair Witch Project (DVD) / DVD / 10 Readings / 8 Ratings
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          25.02.2014 16:17

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          Good film for those who have never heard

          STOP!! ==== If you've never heard of the Blair Witch Project before/have no idea what it's about, watch the film before reading any reviews. If you've heard of it or watched it and would like a reminder of what it's about and whether it is worth watching, read on. The Plot ====== The Blair Witch product was released as a 'documentary' about a group of teenagers visiting a town in search of the 'Blair Witch'. Most of the so documentary is shot within a forest in the night-time, adding to the eerie theme of the film. Shot on low budget cameras to add to the realism of the film, it is made to make you believe that it was footage discovered after the disappearance of the film-makers. The Actors ======= This is a well acted film that makes you believe that those in the film are actually curious, clueless students who have no idea what they're about to get themselves into. The Footage ======== Because the film was captured on handheld cameras, most of the footage is shaky, for some critics this may be unwatchable as it makes the film appear to be more like an amateur film than a box office one. Summary ====== Well worth a watch if you believe to be watching a real life documentary. But as most now know it's just a film, it loses its scare factor.

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        • Just Like Heaven (DVD) / DVD / 17 Readings / 17 Ratings
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          25.02.2014 01:11
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          Great rom-com, well worth a watch

          This film is one of my favourite films, it is slightly predictable at times but most great films are. Plot === Just like Heaven is a drama about Elizabeth, a young doctor (Reese Witherspoon) who has a car crash on the way to a blind date and ends up in a coma. Shortly after this the doctor's family sublet her apartment on a short lease to a guy called David (Mark Ruffalo) who for some reason unknown to him begins to see her 'Ghost' , it's up to him and the ghost to piece together the puzzle and try to work out why he's the only one who can see her. About the Characters =============== Elizabeth is overworked and very much dedicated to her job. She doesn't have time for dates so the blind date is set up by her sister in order to help her to find someone. David is depressed and drinks all the time, his current idea of a good time is watching TV and drinking beer while sat on a comfy sofa. He questions whether he is sane or not when he begins to see the 'ghost'. Actors ===== Reese Witherspoon - You might know of Reese Witherspoon from films such as Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama. Mark Ruffalo - You might know of Mark Ruffalo from films such as Avengers Assemble and Shutter Island. Why I love this film ============= I cry every time! And you may think that it's a bad thing and I'm such a girl for admitting that but it's actually tears of happiness from it being such a beautiful film. Extras ==== On the DVD there is some alternative endings in the 'extras' part of the DVD. They're well worth a watch as some people may prefer the alternative endings, I personally love the one that the director ended up choosing.

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