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    • Pineapple Express (DVD) / DVD / 53 Readings / 50 Ratings
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      27.02.2012 18:52
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      Overall a hysterical comedy that i would recommend to anyone

      Pineapple Express on DVD presented by Columbia pictures, this movie was created by the same people who release the movie Superbad. Starring actors Seth Rogen and James Franco and rated one of the funniest films in its year by top magazine Nuts.

      The target audience I definitely feel would be anyone from the age of 15 to 40 as it is quite a modernised comedy, however I think people above these ages with an open mind could definitely be amused by this hysterical comedy. Rated as a 15 due to the strong language, drug use and violence. I definitely agree with the rating as the movie is based around the use, production and distribution of cannabis. There is also a lot of strong language and many scenes of violence, from 2 on 1 punch ups to blood splattering shootouts, the 15 rating definitely satisfies me.

      With an average retail price of £5.00 it really is a complete bargain. Why waste £15.00 on a new film when you can purchase something that will probably make you laugh ten times more at a 3rd of the price. From the date I made the purchase I have watched it multiple times and it still has me entertained to this date, I may put it on tonight actually, it's that good. Back to the price, the movie really is a pocket saver if you need a film on short notice to watch with friends, I wouldn't recommend it as a family movie though.

      The Main Plot
      The main characters in the movie are a process server and a cannabis dealer. They love smoking weed and are extremely lazy. One day the laziness must stop though, as Dale (Seth Rogen) witnesses a murder carried out by a drug lord and a top police officer. Unfortunately for him the cannabis he just purchased was in fact one of a kind and his dealer is one of 2 dealers in the city to distribute it. Whilst watching the murder, Dale proceeds to flick a spliff out of the window and this is the only evidence needed for the drug lords to track him down. Following the murder Dale runs to his dealer Saul who immediately realises they are both in complete danger and will be killed unless they take action. On a mission to survive the couple get high providing ultimate hysteria for viewers. Everything seems fine when they are high but will they survive?
      I believe the purpose of the movie is to create total hysteria and it does just that. So many scenes had me laughing the first time I watched it that I probably missed a third of the film it was honestly that good. There are some hilarious moments that only occur because they are slow and high. There is also a lot of action in the movie which just tops the humour of and makes it one of those all-time classics to watch in years to come.
      In comparison to films of the same genre I would say it is second to none and if you haven't seen it, you are missing out! I would definitely encourage the purchase of this movie over any similar production. Seth Rogen pulls off a great performance, so funny I believe he could even do stand-up comedy.
      Definitely a 5/5 you definitely cannot go wrong with this DVD if you love comedy and having a laugh with the people around you. If you don't find this film funny I think you may have lost all sense of humour. This is a movie that has me lost for words on where it could be improved therefore I will not be writing an improvement section. One of my favourites.

      This review can also be found on ciao.co.uk under my profile name swizzy92
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    • Little Man (DVD) / DVD / 21 Readings / 21 Ratings
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      27.02.2012 15:32
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      overall a good comedy with a great storyline however more attention could be paid to detail.

      Little Man on DVD starring famous actors, the Wayans brothers, Marlon and Shawn and presented by movie company Revolution studios. The movie was filmed by another member of the Wayans family, Keenen Ivory Wayans.
      The movie itself is rated 12 and therefore the target audience I would state is probably anyone who is up for a laugh yet likes mild intensity above this age. The reason it is rated 12 is because of the moderate sex scenes involved. I disagree and think the film should be rated 12a because the sex scenes are really not that bad and I have come across more sexual content whilst watching a 12a rated movie. Make your own decision, but I would definitely allow a child below the age of 12 to watch this movie as long as there Is an adult present throughout.

      Little Man has an average retail price of £5.00 and is a very mainstream film therefore you can find it in any movie store, supermarket and even small shops.

      The Main Plot
      The movie surrounds a hard working American couple, Darryl (Shawn Wayans) and Vanessa (Kerry Washington). The couple are intent on having a baby and to their surprise, one day a baby is left on their doorstep. Little do they know, this is not your average baby, let alone a baby at all? The baby, Calvin (Marlon Wayans) is actually a ruthless criminal midget who recently stole the infamous Queen Diamond with his partner, Percy. In order to retrieve the diamond he placed in Vanessa's bag during the getaway, Calvin poses as the baby of Darryl and Vanessa. The couple enjoy the idea of parenthood so much that Darryl's suspicious behaviour goes unnoticed. While under constant pressure to retrieve the diamond by his friend Percy, Darryl attempts desperately but something always ends up going wrong. He even risks his disguise by stealing Darryl's car keys and driving off with the diamond in his possession. This is a very daring mission and somewhere down the line this little guy is bound to get caught out, but how long will it take? And what will the consequence be?

      I would say that the movie was a success, great storyline, packed with hilarious moments that can be watched over and over again, you also get an arsenal of special features to keep you entertained long after you have watched the film, great for you lazy people that can't be bothered to get up and change the film :P. Compared to similar movies I would say this movie was average. Everything I have said about the movie is very positive, yet this is my own opinion and I can see why some individuals would not like it. It all depends on your sense of humour and what you find funny. I would say the humour is simple and not too complex, this, I believe suits the film as the storyline is quite intense, so it would be wrong to mix up the movie with extreme humour as this would make it difficult to follow the plot. I do understand, however that some people prefer a comedy to be purely about the laughs. I would say that it is not as funny as most of the comedies out there but there are some moments that had me on my back; it could be more consistent with the humorous attributes.

      Overall I would give the movie a 4/5 simply because I enjoyed it. It's a great laugh with an intense storyline with humour that can appeal to people of all ages. There are a lot of well thought through special features which definitely boost the rating of the product as a whole. To improve I believe the directors could have worked a little harder to ensure that the humour involved appeals to everyone and not just people with a specific sense of humour. Some parts also show characters that are unknown in the plot of the movie and I think this may have been a bit misleading so I would also state that this needs to be improved so that it is easier for people to follow the movie.

      This review can also be found on ciao.co.uk under my profile name swizzy92
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    • Paul Blart: Mall Cop (DVD) / DVD / 13 Readings / 13 Ratings
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      27.02.2012 13:59
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      overall an 'ok' family movie that could do with some more funny scenes

      Mall Cop starring famous actor Kevin James and produced and presented by movie giants Columbia Pictures. The movie is also produced by Adam Sandler, ultimate comedy actor winning many awards in his time.
      The movie itself is rated PG, however I would like to state that it is a family comedy, the type you would watch during a night in with the whole family. There are not at many scenes of violence at all however there are a few gun scenes the reason as to why it is rated parental guidance. Personally I would let children watch this alone as, there is no bad language, scenes of a sexual nature or extreme violence. The only violence in the movie is that of a humorous nature, like the type you would find on a TV programme such as Tom and Jerry.

      The DVD has an average retail price of £4.99 therefore is a perfect family movie for those on a budget or just generally looking to pick up a cheap movie for a night in.

      The Main Plot
      From the beginning of the movie Paul Blart is shown to be a regularly fat guy working as a security guard in his hometown mall. He seems to take his job too seriously and because of this his actions always seem to backfire on him. Patrolling the mall on a Segway he seems to take minor offences extremely seriously. The Christmas holidays arrive and all seems fine until a group of Santa's little helpers decide to shut down the mall and begin to take hostages. This is Pauls chance to shine but will he succeed on his daring venture to save the mall and his co-workers? This may be the chance he needs to gain the promotion/job he has his eyes set upon.

      Personally I feel that among other family comedies, this movie could have been a lot better. The plot was very simple, a bit too simple for my liking. This is however a family movie and this fact must be respected as children may find it harder to follow the movie. For the level of humour I feel that there are much funnier family comedies out there. I did not one experience any moment of pure hysteria that I have done during similar movies. Being produced partly by Adam Sandler I definitely feel that the movie did not reach its full potential of humorous content. Because of this I do not think the movie achieved its purpose.

      To improve upon the movie I think the producers just needed to spend a bit more time on the humorous side of it and not pay so much attention to a very simple plot. It did have the potential to be a great movie, similar to the home alone films or along those lines. Because of the fact it didn't make me laugh much and seemed like they used an old draft lying around for the plot I would rate this movie overall a 3.5/4, because I do believe children would be entertained and amused by the production .

      This review can also be found on Ciao.co.uk under my profile name swizzy92
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      a long lasting battery with extreme power yet you must pay the price with the expense.

      Typically great quality from duracell, the power lasts very long compared to most batteries of the same size in the market. The sizing is also very accurate as I have never had any problem fitting this battery into any appliance I have needed it for unlike many cheaper batteries that are sometimes slightly bigger or smaller than the fitting encasement within the appliance causing difficulty when inserting the battery. Probably one of the most expensive batteries in its range, however you do recieve extremely good quality compared to cheaper versions, and of course these batteries will last you at least 3 times as long saving you time and money in the long run, and of course the environment :P. Be careful when purchasing duracell batteries from any markets or small shops as there are quite a few fakes around and these will not be near the same quality as the real product.

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    • Drive Angry (DVD) / DVD / 15 Readings / 15 Ratings
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      26.02.2012 23:45
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      Awesome action packed movie, intense from beginning to end.

      Drive Angry shown in cinemas in 3D starring multiple award winning actor Nicholas Cage. Written by Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier. The movie shows a lot of sexual content, violence and bad language therefore is rated 18 and is not suitable to be viewed by anyone below this age. Released on DVD on 4th July 2011 the DVD now has an average retail price of £6.99 and can be purchased on iTunes and in any good movie store such as Blockbuster or HMV.

      I would definitely agree with the age rating as, throughout the movie at least 20 people are shown to be murdered in very gore packed scenes. There is also a sex scene and a lot of naked female actors throughout the movie. Actors are also shown drinking a lot of alcohol, another reason it is rated 18.



      The main plot of the film

      Actor Nicholas Cage stars as a man who escaped from the depths of hell on a mission to retrieve his granddaughter from the possession of evil devil worshipping people, which stole her in order to use her as a sacrifice to Satan, bringing hell to earth. He will not stop at any cost in order to save her and the world in the process. On his death-defying mission he stumbles upon a beautiful feisty woman, working as a waitress in a café named Piper. She is fed up with life and so proceeds to join him on his mission to save the world, providing a form of transport by stealing her cheating boyfriend's car. Facing many challenges on the way such as, harassment from police officers, due to the many murders he commits on the way, and from 'the accountant', one of Satan's workers determined to drag him back to the depths of hell. With so much against him and so little time to accomplish this, will he succeed on this dark venture?



      Having watched the movie last night I feel it is one of the best I have watched in a long time. Filled with action it had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. The movie is filled with action, alcohol, beautiful women and a great, intense storyline, what more could a man want? There are so many great, well thought trough scenes which all conform to the plot of the movie. One scene in particular that I will never forget, is the sex scene where Milton (Nicholas Cage) is having sex with a woman from the bar and is disturbed by devil worshipper's intent on killing him before he can prevent hell being brought up from the depths. I would tell you why I will never forget this scene; however I feel that this may spoil the movie for any of you that may wish to watch it after this review.



      Amongst similar movies I would state that this movie is one of the best of its kind. The reason being, when I watch an action thriller I watch it simply too see a lot of action. A lot of movies I have watched in this genre make too many separate scenes just for the plot of the movie and don't provide enough death-defying stunts or high risk shootouts. This movie is great as even during the action scenes the plot of the movie is still followed and very clear. Another point I would like to make is that similar movies tend to be quite confusing and you can never tell what is going on in the movie even at the end. With Drive Angry the plot is very clear, allowing you to enjoy the movie instead of spending time racking your brain in order to work it out.



      I know that with anything in life, there is always room for improvement, however with this movie, after 15 minutes of deep thought I still cannot work out how it could be improved. A really great thriller that I would recommend to anyone that loves intense action movies with a great plot.

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    • Blackberry Curve 8520 / Smartphone / 13 Readings / 11 Ratings
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      26.02.2012 23:41
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      overall a decent budget phone if you are just looking to socialise with a mobile

      I have purchased two of these phones and to begin with i was quite impressed. I like the simple design along with the lightweight feel the phone has when you hold it. Another good point about the phone is the screen quality, I admire how clear it is. The blackberry messenger feature is also very good if you like to socialise but you can find this on all blackberry phones. The phone also comes with some great earphones which I have found are very durable and have great sound quality with a good degree of comfort. One more good feature about the 8520 is the fact that it is extremely easy to upload files such as music and photos to and from the phone using the USB cable provided with the phone. The internet browser is also a good feature as it is simple and easy to use. Finally I have never experienced any major cracks or scratches on the phone at all so i believe the outer casing is very hard wearing.

      There are however more bad points to this phone than there are good. I would start by saying that the battery life is not at all of good quality. If you listen to music a lot or surf the web extensively then you will not be impressed with the battery life. The phone also has a very poor quality of camera. Most photos I have taken with the blackberry are quite blurry. There is also no flash on the phone so you will find it extremely difficult to take pics in poorly lit conditions. I also have many problems with the trackpad, as dirt and dust becomes trapped beneath it and prevents use of the trackpad, therefore most features of the phone. I have found that the only way to stop this is by scraping a sewing pin into the cracks around the trackpad and removing the dust. This can damage the interior workings of the phone. Sometimes I also find the phone has a mind of its own and it actually turns off and restarts itself. It also turns off the music I am listening to on occasions for no apparent reason. One bad thing about the internet browser is that it can be very slow but this may depend on your network provider.

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    • Superbad (Blu-ray) / Blu-Ray Movie / 6 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      26.02.2012 23:36
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      Overall a hilarious comedy packed with moments of pure hysteria

      Superbad the movie on DVD produced by movie and technology giants Sony pictures and released in 2007. And what an excellent comedy this is.

      The film is rated a 15 due to the sexual content and strong language. I believe it targets an audience of all ages above this as the storyline can be related to by most teens and adults - trying to purchase alcohol when you are below the legal age for a party, come on, we've all attempted it.



      The price range for this movie is around five pound and this is what I purchased it for. For the price it is an absolute bargain and will leave you in hysterics time and time again when watched. If you don't find this movie remotely funny, you must be extremely cold hearted with no sense of humour whatsoever.

      Rated as a 5 star movie by zoo magazine and total film I would completely agree with this. The main plot is a group of 3 high school guys aiming to impress some hot female by purchasing alcohol for them and bringing it to their party. The many hold ups, twists and downright hilarious moments on their mission to make it too the party makes this film an absolute classic that I will watch in years to come. When I watched the film I definitely thought it was one of the best teen based comedies I have viewed. The movie incorporates comedy, action, lust and much more all into one.



      Most comedy movies of the same sort of storyline do not have enough funny moments and you are left gazing at a screen waiting for around 3 funny moments throughout the film. With Superbad there is constant humour all the way through, meaning that at no point will you become bored. This is the main reason I believe I would place this movie at the top of the list in its category. There are not many special effects in this movie, however they are definitely not needed as the movie is very realistic.

      The movie could be improved by the addition of more comedy add-ons that can be viewed after the movie just to guarantee 100% satisfaction with your purchase. I would rate Superbad a 9/10 just for the amount I have laughed during the 5+ times I have viewed it. Definitely won't become one of those dusty DVD cases in your rack.



      Starring Jonah hill and Michael Cera and also created by the producers of Knocked up and The 40 Year Old Virgin.

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    • Take Care - Drake / Music Album / 4 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      Great Artist, however not enough effort has been put in to each track to make them individual.

      Take Care album by rapper/singer Drake from Toronto, Canada

      The album is produced by Young money Records, an extremely successful music label owned by rapper Birdman. Other artists signed to the label also include stars like Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Busta Rhymes, so you can tell the quality of the music produced here.

      Labelled with a Parental Guidance however drake appeals to people of all ages and is played regularly on radio stations and music channels such as Kiss and MTV.



      Track List;

      1. Over My Dead Body - A slow beat with lyrics about his career and life. 6/10
      2. Shot For Me - Another slow instrumental about an ex-girlfriend that didn't stick around to see his success. 8/10
      3. Headlines - A faster happy song suitable for radios and clubs. 8/10
      4. Crew Love (Feat. The Weeknd) - a decent feature with lyrics about his life past, present and future. 6/10
      5. Take Care (Feat. Rihanna) - excellent love song with a great feature from the biggest female artist in the world at the moment. 8/10
      6. Marvin's Room
      Buried Alive (Interlude) (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) - A classic love song by drake that has been remixed by several artists, showing the quality of the song. 9/10
      7. Underground Kings - a song about his day to day life. 6/10
      8. We'll Be Fine (Feat. Birdman) - A bass filled beat with lyrics about things going on around him featuring label owner Birdman. 6/10
      9. Make Me Proud (Feat. Nicki Minaj) - A rap song about a certain female and also featuring superstar female rapper Nicki Minaj, terrible feature though. 7/10
      10. Lord Knows (Feat. Rick Ross) - great vocals on the instrumental, faster beat than usual featuring rap giant Rick Ross talking about the high life. 9/10
      11. Cameras
      Good Ones Go (Interlude) - probably the worst song on the album singing/rapping about women and the fame, slow instrumental. 4/10
      12. Doing It Wrong - another relaxed instrumental featuring singer Stevie Wonder. Very emotional track about love. 7/10
      13. The Real Her (Feat. Lil Wayne & Andre 3000) - featuring rap king lil Wayne and Andre 300 this is a great song about having a close relationship with a women. 6/10
      14. HYFR (Hell Yeah Fuckin' Right) (Feat. Lil Wayne) - a cocky song by Drake and Lil Wayne. 8/10
      15. Look What You've Done - An emotional song about someone who helped him achieve everything he has. 8/10
      16. Practice - A happy relaxed instrumental about a beautiful woman that he wants. 7/10
      17. The Ride - An old school instrumental with lyrics about life and the people in it. 6/10

      Compared to most artists producing similar music I feel this album was let down. Drake seemed to use the same flow on most tracks and wasn't very creative with his music. I feel that the features from other big artists, such as Rihanna definitely increased the popularity of this album and kept it afloat. The music almost made it seem as if Drake cannot be bothered anymore and isn't putting in the effort into his music as he used to. Maybe he created too much of a hype at the beginning of his career and cannot live up to his previous standards, hopefully he proceeds to improve on his music.

      With a price tag of £8.99 I fair it is fairly reasonable due to the quality of the production and the artists level of fame, he could potentially charge more. With 268.94 million sales it just shows how popular this album has become, however I believe this is only due to Drakes level of fame and the music label he is signed by.

      To sum up the album I believe if you want to purchase a fairly relaxed style of music just to chill out to at home then this could be for you. If you are like me though, and you listen to a lot of music you will understand that there is definitely better music out there to spend time listening too. An overall 6/10 is what I would award this album, due to the lack of effort and because the style of music on the album does not vary much from track to track.

      To improve I believe the album needs more of a variation in the tracks and a lot more effort needed to be put in by drake on his lyrics and how he says them.

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