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Christian Dior Homme is one of my favourite fragrances, it has a real classy scent and i always keep this one for best ie: evening out, weddings etc.
I hadn't previously tried any of Dior's fragrances and my wife bought me this one for my birthday. The bottle is very attractive and easy to use, instead if the usual plastic pipe going from the sprayer to the bottom of the bottle this has a chrome tube, very cool looking.
The scent lasts all day which is one of the first things i look for in an aftershave, and i always receive great comments from the ladies about how nice i smell.
This is one of the more expensive men's fragrances as it usually retails at around £40 per 100ml, but cheap smells.com do it for just £28.95........Bargain.
I would definitly recommend this aftershave with its elegant scent its ideal for those special occasions and would reccomend to any Women looking to buy their partner a classy scent!!
Star wars has got be the greatest motion picture of all time.
George Lucas truley is a genius, not even he could of forseen the impact this picture would have all over the world, let alone the merchandising sales etc....
It is a brand that is recognised globaly and through many generations and generations to come.
The film itself is an amazing piece of motion picture history, brought to life with new worlds, great characters, ground breaking special effects and the most memorable score of all time.
Mark Hamill does a decent job as the young hero Luke Skywalker, but it is Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, the droids and the voice of the great James Earl Jones that really carry this movie. You could imagine someone else playing luke, but the other characters made their roles their own.
A good old fashioned good vs evil story is the basis of the film, and the potrayal of Darth Vader really adds an evil menace to the film.
Darth himself was played by british actor David Prowse, with the dialogue replaced with the voice of Earl Jones. There are many british actors in the film, Anthony Daniels plays cinemas most famous droid C3P0, and Kenny Baker playing R2D2.
The film and indeed the series will go down as the greatest in motion picture history.
The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King is by far the most moving, inspirational and epic of the three parts in Peter Jackson's take on Tolkien's fantasy masterpiece. After proving that this trilogy can carry the weight of a truly enormous body of text with The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, Jackson has shown that nothing is impossible anymore when being brought to film, and that fantasy can be surreal, but grounded to reality.
Jackson has treated this trilogy as one film, following to Tolkien's linear time-line, and not the way the books were written, which makes this a film that flows and never loses track of pacing. The dialogue is emotional, be it the speech between Gandalf and Pippin before the gates of Minas Tirith, or inspirational, such as the rousing deliveries by Theoden and Aragorn.
The special effects are nothing short of amazing. The blend of miniatures/bigatures and CGI is believable beyond comprehension, and the addition of New Zealand locales adds something beyond some peoples' wildest dreams. The level of detail on Minas Tirith is something no one has ever seen before, the massive armies sunder speakers as war erupts, and we see the Mumakil and the Fell Beasts in full fruition, as hinted in The Two Towers. What could've seem fatal, as cinematic history has shown before, is the introduction of Shelob the spider. The special effects team has created the most memorable spider in film history.
The tension for the siege on Minas Tirith is so highly anticipated, that the filmmakers have completely satisfied every expectation to how epic it could've been. The scope is just extraordinary. The battle of the Pelennor Fields is so huge in the book, yet it has been fully realized in Jackson's film. The final stand at the Black Gate is so emotional involving, it's hard to think that any action could top what was previously seen, but it is done so with vision beyond imagination.
The acting even surpasses the first two, having the evolution of each character add to the dramatic effect, be it the loss of a life, or the triumph over evil. Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn is like a Godsend. Sean Astin steals nearly every scene he is in as Sam, making us hope he helps Frodo get rid of the Ring of Power. The full weight of the Ring is realized in this film, and Elijah Wood makes us see his struggle like the Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers only hinted upon.
Overall, The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King is remarkable. The battles are amazing, never making the film drag, and always heightening the tension. From the acting to the sound editing, this film delivers in what it promises, and that is the supreme motion picture of our lifetime, and many more years to come. I would say this is the joint best motion picture of all time along with Star Wars: A new hope........some compliment!!!
The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring was a fantastic start to Tolkien's epic tale. Though it starts out where the first ended, The Two Towers begins with a recap of Gandalf's battle with the Balrog as we continue to see their fight as they plummet thousands of feet through gaping chasms in the Mines of Moria.
The writing and directing equals The Fellowship of the Ring, in that the continuity remains, never feeling like we missed any key moments in the plot. The only real flaw, which is mainly due to pacing and events leading up to The Return of the King, is the vast expansion of Frodo and Sam's journey to Mordor, aided by the insidious Gollum. The changes and omissions were once again necessary to provide a decent pace and focus on the ever-rising tension of what all leads up to: the battle at Helm's Deep. Yet, with the massive battle near the final 30-40 minutes of the film, there's plenty more to keep a viewer attached to the screen.
Fully seeing the massive software at work, the special effects incorporated with the miniatures/bigatures still dazzle the eyes in flawless execution. From the Mumakil to the Fell Beasts upon which the Ringwraiths ride, we are given the introduction of creatures that play major roles in the following film.
Equaling The Fellowship of the Ring, the music for The Two Towers is nothing short of awe-inspiring. From the theme of Rohan to the thundering might of Isengard, The Two Towers is full of rousing composition. There's also beautiful moments between Aragorn and Arwen, as well as some wonderful choral work for the last march of the Ents.
Overall, while different from the text in terms of time-line, The Two Towers is an extraordinary sequel to a "trilogy" destined for greatness. While the film ends before the events in Shelob's tunnel, there's no doubt one will be amazed in what is to come. One must see this film.
I went in to see this film at the cinema the week it was released, to not only be awestruck at its greatness, but wanting more! Since then i promised myself i would see the other two films on the first day of release -- a promise I kept.
Peter Jackson's vision of Tolkien's masterpiece not only carries a great deal of the text to full film fruition, but shows the power of film, and proving that nothing is impossible. Jackson's vision is continuous, and never seems to loose grasp of the story that is being told. The Fellowship of the Ring gleams with a beautiful and dark atmosphere, a length of detail that makes it seem like everyone and everything has its own history, and full of wondrous images one could never imagine.
The acting is superb. With a complex script, each actor has transformed these characters into 3-D people with deep back-story, and people that we feel compassion for. This is one extraordinary ensemble cast. Each actor is that character, making it seem impossible to imagine anyone else fill that person's shoes in their stead. A fantasy with this much emotion just seems surreal, but it's completely believable.
Never losing pace, the writing and direction is flawless, making for one enthralling introduction into Middle-earth. The voice over prologue fills even the most uneducated audience member with all the necessary knowledge they need to know in order to understand our heroes' and villains' motives. Some things of course have been omitted for pacing reasons. While not present in the theatrical cut, we do see the passing of the Grey Elves, and get a brief tale of Beren and Luthien. The barrow-wights and their story is no where to be seen (as interesting as it is in the book, there really is no place for it in this film) and Tom Bombadil is absent as well, but thankfully to the ingeniousness of the writers, in the Extended Edition of The Two Towers a little homage is paid to the character. Omissions and changes are always part of adapting a book to film, and the ones made by Peter Jackson, justifiable in every way.
The action scenes are spaced out thoroughly enough for breathing room, plot advancement, and ever-continuing character development. Each action scene is its own, be it the flight to the Fjords of Bruinen, the Mines of Moria, or the showdown at Amon Hen near the end of the film. All are greatly choreographed, each stunt member and actor is full of energy and ambition as they wield deadly weapons at each others' heads and limbs. It really is a sight to behold.
The special effects are mesmerizing. The use of CGI, miniatures/bigatures, and even clever camera angles blend to make one ideal image after the other. The soaring images of Barad-dur or Orthanc seem real when in fact, they only stand so many feet high. The Argonath, two figures of enormous height standing before the Anduin River seem like 300 foot creations, when in fact they are about only several feet off the ground. Simply jaw-dropping imagery.
Howard Shore's score for The Fellowship of the Ring is a beautiful, epic, and complex piece of work. Even when some of the text seems omitted from the screen, it can be heard through the powerful instrumentation conducted and created by this composer.
Overall, The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring is a visionary masterpiece, allowing the world to see what seems like actual history with fantastic elements, equaling the greatness of Hollywood's earlier classics. As the first of three, one who has not seen these films can await the next several hours of their lives to be changed for ever.
When i think of action heroes i think of arnie, bruce, stallone but never would i have thought of Robert Downey Jnr.
But quite suprisingly he reallly fitted the role well.
Iron Man was never my favourite of the marvel heroes, so i wasn't really that keen to see the movie but went along with a friend who did want to see it.
I was very pleasantly suprised, not just with Downey Jnr but with the way the film was made, it was alot more intelligent than i expected and the special effects were amazing, it was well scripted and very well directed.
I was so impressed with it that i took my young son to see it and he loved it, but then again he loves anything marvel.
This is definitly one of the finer comic book movies and i am now waiting in anticipation for the marvel legends movie!!
What can i say about the pairing of burton and depp..........Awesome.
The tale of Ichabod Crane comes to life as never before, in this richly textured and gothic detailed offering of the timeless legend, `Sleepy Hollow,' directed by Tim Burton.
Johnny Depp plays Crane, a New York City Police Constable at the end of the Eighteenth Century, who is dispatched to the dark and eery Sleepy Hollow, to investigate the grusome murders of three of it's town folk.
Burton makes use of magnificent sets and the talents of an exemplary cast to bring his tale to life. He creates an atmosphere of darkness and foreboding that permeates the drama and captures that same sense of menace and disquietude evoked by the classic horror films of the '30's and '40's, such as `Frankenstein,' `Dracula,' `The Wolf Man,' and the like, and infuses it with some rather graphic, yet stylishly presented and realistic decapitations and various other bloodlettings, all enhanced and delivered with cutting-edge special F/X.
All in all this is a spectacular visual feast of a movie with beautiful cinematography and even better direction and one of depps finest performances.
I always have been an Incredible Hulk fan as long as I could remember. I love the T.V. show with Bill Bixby.
I was disappointed that Ang Lee's The Hulk failed to do the character any justice, and not mention Eric Bana, don't get me wrong he is a good actor, But his performance as Bruce Banner was over the top and it made me miss Bill Bixby in the role.
The Special effects where the only thing good about it. Now it's 5 years later, a new hulk film is here, and Edward Norton has taken over the role.
Still on the run from General Ross(William Hurt), Bruce keeps trying to find a cure for his violent transformation , While Ross's military unit is on his trail, He finds refuge with his long lost love Betty Ross(Liv Tyler).
And that is all I'm gonna tell you. But this film was Incredible, the action where great, not to mention the effects where awesome. And everybody gave great performances, Including Edward Norton who was more memorable then Eric Bana was, He played it very real, like Bill Bixby did in the T.V. Show. The Incredible Hulk makes up for The Hulk(2003).
I can't understand why so many people are criticising this razor.
I recently wrote a review on the gillette sensor excel, and in my opinion it was the best around even better than the mach 3.
That was untill my wife went shopping and picked me up the wrong razor........she got me the Gillette fusion.
Well i thought this was another gimmick from gillette like the mach 3, the reason i think the the mach 3 is a gimmick is that it just does not compare to the sensor excel which is a 2 blade razor where as the mach 3 is a 3 blade, in my opinion they have chucked on another blade and say that is why it is better.......wrong, had they spent the same amount of time engineering the mach 3 as they did the sensor excel i am sure the mach 3 would be better. what i mean is the sensor has a perfect angle for the razor head and no razor burn what so ever, and it just felt a lot better constructed.
Anyway back to the Fusion, i just thought that they had done the same again.....put on a few more blades and expect it to shave better...........I was wrong, as soon as you hold it you can feel the quality and it looks fantastic, the Ferrari of razors, with 5 diamond cut blades...........WOW......this is the closest shave i have ever had, you can shave upwards or downwards with no friction or burn at all, the moisturising strip does its job superbly and if you turn the razor around there is a little blade at the top for trimming under the nose and sideburns accurately......genius.
So will i ever go back to my trusty sensor excel.......no way the fusion is just to good....the only downfall........the price of the blades are so expensive.....around £8 for 4......but they do last for around 6-8 shaves each which works out good value for money.
My advice......go on treat yourself you won't regret it.
King of queens is a hit american sitcom starring Kevin james(hitch,i now pronounce you chuck and larry). He plays an overweight delivery driver called Doug Heffernen who is married to Carrie(leah remini)a gorgeous legal secretary, and Carries father Arthur spooner lives in their basement, Arthur is brilliantly played by Jerry Stiller, Ben Stiller's dad, and is hilariously funny and steals every scene he is in with his mad man behaviour.
The show is set in Queens, new york hence the title.
I really love Kevin James and i think he is one of the best comedy actors out there at the moment, he has perfect comedic timing and he is just one of them guy's that can say anything and it sounds funny, i would love to have him as a friend.
Leah Remini plays a great role aswell playing the meanie wife who has Doug under her thumb, though Doug would never admit it, and she is really funny aswell.
The show just works so well, at first you think why would Carrie , this gorgeous woman be with Doug who is obesely overweight, but once you get into it you can see why, his personality which i think is a great message, though he is quite good looking anyway for a larger man.
The supporting cast is very good aswell, Victor Williams palys Dougs best friend Deacon, Patton Oswalt of Rataoullie fame, plays spencer, the Incredible Hulk himself Lou Feringo stars as him self in a few episodes as Doug's neighbour and Larry Romano from NYPD Blues plays Richie Iannucci in series 1 & 2.
But it is the 3 main characters that really shine and really work well together.
A fantastic sitcom that i really would like to see become more of a hit on our shores..........10/10.
Hugo boss energise is with doubt my favourite aftershave of all time.
The fragrance is very clean and fresh and lasts all day.
The ladies absoloutley love this aftershave aswell with it being voted womens favourite fragrance in the fhm grooming awards for past three years running.
Compared to other men's fragrances it is also quite reasonably priced, the cheapest place is the website cheap smells where it is priced at just £23.34 for 125ml......bargain.
The fragrance is suitable for everyday use but is also classy enough for a evening fragrance. The rest of the range is great aswell, i always buy the body spray and shower gel when i purchase the aftershave and quite often can get good deals when bought in gift sets.
The bottle looks very nice with a large spray button, the bottle itself is clear and the shape of the bottle looks very good, the best thing is how long this fragrance lasts, i spray some on in the morning and still smell as sweet when i get in from work, which makes the bottle last a long time.
All in all a fantstic fragrance which is loved by men and women alike and is very reasonably priced.
Well i have got to say that the mach 3 in opinion is the best wet shaver on the market.
I have tried many razors in the past and excuse the punn but nothing comes close to the mach 3.
I often had problems when shaving my neck, i could only ever shave upwards when i used the old bic disposables which never gave me a close shave and if i tried shaving downwards it would cut my neck to shreds.
I then received a mach 3 gift set for my birthday off my sister and that night had a nice hot bath and thought i would try out the mach 3 used with the gillette shaving gel. I was so impressed with the razor, it was just shaving so close and i could shave my neck upwards and downwards without any sorness or cutting.
Also the blades last for 5-6 shaves........brilliant.
The only downside to the mach 3 is the price of the replacement blades that cost a whopping £9.98 for 8. Its because of this that i started to try other premium razors, i tried everything from wilkinson sword to the tesco competitor matrix and nothing came close to the mach 3. The best of the rest was suprisingly the tesco matrix, not quite as good as the mach 3 but not bad and the replacement blades are half the price, though you get less shaves per blade so this may workout roughly the same value as the mach 3.
All in all the gillette mach 3 is the best razor on the market and certainly take some beating.
Well i have got to say i am not a big fan of Tesco dvd rental.
Don't get me wrong, it is good value for money compared to renting movies/games at blockbuster @ £4.00 a time. And with no late fees aswell it is great for unorganised people amoung us like myself.
But if you are not sure how it works let me explain.............
It is simple enough to open an account and once you do you choose what package you would like for eg: you can have 1 dvd posted at a time or 2 or 3, for 1 it is around £7 a month for 2 it is £11, and for 3 £14.50 , you receive them by post, watchthem and them post them back, the quicker you can watch them and send them back the more films you will get a month, there is no limit to how many films you can watch a month but obviously taking into account the time it takes to post to you and the time it takes you to post it back, once they receive the film or films back they send out the next ones on your ist.
THE LIST: you basically make a rental list of all the films you wish to see, they recommend you have at least 30 titles on your list in case some of them are not available, you can rank the films as high priority, medium priority and low priority, the idea is they try to send out the high priority ones first.
The reason i don't like this system is, from my experience, i never got the new films untill months after they had come out, for example: you go to blockbuster the day a new film is released and chances are you can get a copy, now on your tesco dvd list you can put a dvd on your list 4 weeks before it is even released and you still do not get to see untill 6 weeks after it has come out........bascially you can't choose what films they send you it is just pot luck.
I had the 3 dvd's at a time package, was watching them over 2 days and sending them back, it takes a day to get back to them and then 2 days for them send the new ones, so i was probably getting 6 a week, now over a 4 week period that's 24 dvd's off my list i got just 3 high priority titles..........not impressed.
One argument against me could be that if i have say 50 titles on my list, they must all be films that i want to see so what does it matter which order you receive them.....but it does to me, i like to see a new film when it is released not 6 weeks after, and to be honest it is quite hard to find 50 titles you really want to see so you end up putting alot of stuff on their that you wouldn't mind seeing but are not too fussed about, but you put them on to build up your list and these are the ones you end up getting, i also put on alot of kids films on my list for my children but again rarely received new releases.
All in all this is good value for money, as i was getting 24 dvd's a month for £14.50, to get that at blockbuster would cost £96, but lets face it you wouldn't go to blockbuster and hire the films that are med priority or low priority..........I can see why this site would work for some people but for me i like to see new titles as soon as they are released.
Needless to say i cancelled my tesco dvd account.
My advice would be just to buy dvd's, they are so cheap these days, and plus you get to build up dvd collection and keep the films for ever......and if you buy any you don't like then flog them on ebay or trade them in at blockbuster for credit or cash.
Tesco.com is a very convenient way to shop, i always get my shopping delivered now, mainly to avoid the stress of walking around a busy supermarket and also as petrol costs continue to rise anything that saves me fuel costs is a bonus.
I know what you are thinking.........i don't save on fuel because they charge for delivery but this is where the beauty of online shopping comes in. Every month i get free delivery and even more by going on to hot uk deals where there are many voucher codes for free delivery and more money off.
For instance last month i got free delivery and an extra £13 off my shopping. Hot uk deals is a site where people post voucher codes that they recieve for there own account via email or by post in the way of clubcard vouchers, as many of these are not just exclusive to that person, the codes are valid for anyone to use providing they are in date. And there is always codes on there so you can always save money.
It also saves money because by shopping on line you just get what you need and are not tempted by impulse buy's like you are when in store.
The shopping gets delivered at your convenience in 2 hour delivery slots right upto 11.00pm and as early as 7.00am.
Tesco.com is easy to navigate and once you have ordered once you can keep that order on there and just tweek it every month, so for your next order you just log in, you have your order from last month saved on there so the majority of your shopping is already done, just tweek it as needed, them book your delivery slot and checkout, you can also keep your card details on the site securely for convenience.
You can choose to have any out of stock item substituted for a similar item although i recommend choosing no substitutions as if they can sub it they will, but if you choose not to they will usually search for your item till they find it. When i started shopping online i used to choose to have subs and every delivery i had there would be 7-8 items substituted, and since i have chose no subs my order has been 100% complete everytime.
Of course the downside to online shopping is soon we will not need to leave our houses accept to go to work, welcome to the 21st century....lol.
Amazon.co.uk is a great website where you can get just about anything.
I suppose its closest competitor is play.com which i prefer but Amazon has a much larger catalogue of products.
You can buy many items used or new, the used items are often a great way to save some money, especially on the higher priced items.
The delivery charge on amazon can sometimes be hard to work out which is why i prefer play.com myself. But Amazon is great for ordering christmas presents as they sell so many different products, like at christmas last year i ordered a new tv for my son, some books for my daughter some perfume for my wife and a football shirt for my brother.....all at once....very convenient.
The delivery is quite quick though i think play.com is quicker.
I would find it quite hard to decide which is better, amazon or play.com, they both have their advantages and are both great sites.
Amazon is better for the wide variety of products they sell, but the delivery cost and delivery time is better at play.com.