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      29.04.2017 16:46

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      I hat cleaning the gutters!

      So, we had a nice long two piece ladder for a while but now we don’t. Someone nicked it, presumably to break into someone else’s house. Unless you have a van its not the sort of thing crooks should be seen carrying around. It’s the second ladder we have lost this way. It was on old fashioned wooden one that was super sturdy – so time for a new one and down to B&Q. We decided on a Youngman telescopic one so we could fit it into the garage at night on some hangers for safe keeping. Ladders are not something you use many times and so need a home. For me, having the comfort of a ladder is part of the routine when you lose your key and have to get back into the house somehow. I tend to leave a little window ajar in the back of the house and then the latch up on the big one so I can hook it up with some wire and get in that way. You do not want to be calling out a locksmith late at night. They are not cheap and I saved my neighbors a hundred quick helping them break in with my tried and tested method. Maybe someone stole out ladder to break back into their own house?

      Apart from external painting and some garden stuff the scariest job we use the ladder for is cleaning the gutters. Men are on this planet to do this job. Women won’t go near it and can blame the men when it goes wrong. We have to press the ladder against the plastic gutter and you just know one day it will snap the chap gutting and not only do you have a whole in the gutter that completely defeats the object of the exercise you have 15ft to fall and decide how your Laurel & Hardy demise will be. When we go around moms it’s the same as she can’t stand the water cascading over the side of the gutter at night as it keeps her awake so we have to clear that one out to. Old women have to have their sleep and that is more important than their son’s potential broken leg, of course, and if you snap the gutter you get a volley for that. Cleaning the gutters is really a job for once a year and no more. You try to tell her it’s normal for heavy rain to spill over the gutter and all the other houses do but she won’t have it.

      The Zargis telescopic ladder is quite light and easier to transport. I reckon you could strap it to the roof of your family car roof rack and get away with it for shorter trips and, of course, when you purchase it. B&Q delivered ours with some other stuff for £19.99. They have a whole range of long and step ladders and certainly a decent brand. Its aluminum in design and has three sections for the two slide joints. They lock nicely to be sturdy when erect and minimum bend in the set up. The bounce as you climb up is no more or less that a two piece extender ladder and easy to grip the edges. The bottom has rubber grips, as do all the steps for extra traction. There are locks on the two slide joints to secure the joints if you set it up on the deck or you can extend it up and then lock it on the way up. Its never easy putting up a ladder up to its maximum height and you can easily have another Laurel Hardy moment waving it around.

      Its standard industry width and so you can fit one of those space things that help you not to rest ladders on gutters and roof edges at the top. But as well all know they are pretty useless and make the job even scarier. If you do get wobbly legs on a ladder then don’t use one of those things. It’s just another thing that can break and dump you in the rose bushes.

      You are looking at about £100 bucks in most retail park DIY chains and that delivery fee on top. Its aluminum and so rust proof (one of the main reasons the compound of aluminum came to be) and stores nicely where you so chose. As its light and strong (the other reasons aluminum came to be) you can pop it up on a couple of hooks and you will hardly notice it. Its pushing 18ft (5.5m) and so will reach most two storey house roofs.

      So summing up its does the job for the basic stuff and if you are brave enough tackles the gutters. You can’t use it for three different little ladders though s it doesn’t easily come apart from strength reasons. The only issue is something I wont know for a year or so, that of weather and ware. There are some little metal pins around the locking area that could rust and cause a problem or two down the line, safety wise.


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      - Available in 2 or 3 sections for ultimate range capabilities
      - Max static load: 150kg

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      Duty Rating - 110kg
      Weight - 13.76kg


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    • The Warlords (DVD) / DVD / 0 Readings / 0 Ratings
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      27.04.2017 11:38

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      The Borelords

      Star – Jet Li, Andy Lau & Takeshi Kneshiro
      Genre – World cinema > Martial Arts
      Run Time – 126 minutes
      Certificate – 18
      Country – HK/China
      Awards – 17 Wins & 24 Nominations
      Amazon – £3.55 DVD £8.77 Blue Ray
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      As we know there are quite a few types of martial arts films from the world of Honk Kong/Chinese Cinema. We have the cool sharp-suited cop against the cool sharp suited villain with the essential slow motion shootout at the end, or ‘this dojo versus that dojo’ chop suey comedy with full on Kung Fu wire work. And then the historical epic, zillions of arrows in the air, bold warriors loping of each others heads and millions of soldiers marched to the slaughter, The Warlords very much the later. I like all three.

      It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of the real general Ma Xinyi. The original cinema story was filmed by Zhang Che in 1973 as the film The Blood Brothers. As with all Chinese movies certain plot facts and lines are changed to make China look better behaved than what it was. The more people who have access to movies in China the more they are doing this to control those people. It happens with Hollywood movies released over there to, many a cut or recasting made to please Beijing. This film took three years to get a USA release. It stars two of China’s biggest superstars, Andy Lau and Jet Li.

      ===Cast===

      Jet Li ... General Pang Qingyun (as Lianjie Li)
      Andy Lau ... Zhao Erhu (as Dehua Liu)
      Takeshi Kaneshiro ... Jiang Wuyang (as Wu Jincheng)
      Jinglei Xu ... Liansheng
      Xiaodong Guo ... Huang Wenjin
      Jacky Heung ... Shi Jinbiao
      Zongwan Wei ... Lord Chen
      Pao-Ming Ku ... Lord Jiang
      Kuirong Wang ... Lord Di
      Bo Zhou ... Lu Dashan
      Zhaoqi Shi ... He Kui
      Yachao Wang ... Gouzi
      Xiao Yun Wang ... Fu
      Peng Guo ... Shun


      ===Plot==

      It’s historical China in the 1860s during the ‘Taiping Rebellion’.

      In the beginning, there is a bit of a battle between loyalists and rebels, during which all of the loyalists are killed, except General Qingyun (Jet Li ), who thought valiantly but survived by hiding under his and their dead soldiers. Qingyun drags himself to a local village where he is helped to recover by a beautiful local woman, Liansheng (Jinglei Xu).

      Refreshed but feeling guilty over his perceived cowardice he blends in with the inhabitants, who engage in banditry, being led by two men, the schismatic Erhu (Andy Lau) and pragmatic Wuyang (Takeshi Kaneshiro). Both are rightfully intimidated by the now placid Qingym as they know he is a great warrior, deciding to offer him food and hospitality but on condition he leave the next day. The general offers his assistance in executing a raid against a rebel convoy in return. However, a loyalist army assaults the village shortly afterwards and seizes the spoils for themselves. Around this time, Qingyun begins an affair with Erhu's beautiful wife, the one that saved him.

      When the rebels leave Qingyun convinces the now impoverished villagers to fight the rebels as an independent loyalist war-band. Although Erhu and Wuyang are still distrustful of Qingyun, thinking Qin is looking to redeem himself over his earlier cowardisms and so doing it for the wrong reasons, the three of them decide to perform a blood ceremony to build trust, where, under the pain of death, they promise to care for each other like brothers. Blood brothers.

      The brothers win a series of victories and General Qingyun becomes ambitious and prepares to attack Suzhou and Nanjing, backing the government troops in the process. However, the government becomes fearful of Qingyun's growing influence, and decides to deny reinforcements and provisions. As a result, the attack on Suzhou becomes a year-long bloody siege. Erhu tries to end the siege and by slaying the enemy commander by sneaking into the city in disguise. But he is quickly captured, but to his surprise, the enemy commander was already planning on surrendering anyway, and allows Erhu to give him on honorable death in exchange for sparing his troops from execution.

      However, Qingyun refuses to honor the deal, causing a fracture in the blood brothers relationships. Erhu considers desertion, but Qingyun convinces him that the attack on Nanjing will liberate millions of innocent lives and soon and so on….


      ===Results===

      For a big budget martial arts epic it looks like a big budget martial arts epic. But after that it’s all rather perfunctory and bland somehow. The arrows do indeed fill the sky and brave warriors get their heads chopped off but nothing fresh and new here in the genre here. Clearly it’s an important period in Chinese history and so appealing there to its target audience but just feels dumbed down to a series of bloody battles, betrayals of honor and a rather flaccid love story to me. Generally these films do spectacularly well at that but not this time. Maybe I have seen one too many of them and so unreasonable. Who knows.

      The cast is great and I love Andy Lau and Bruce Li in most of their stuff. But Takeshi Kaneshiro steal the show somewhat and it becomes his film, which steers it away from the blade pinging, amour whacking skull cracking action movie I was hoping for. There are some good battle scenes and full credit to the directing team for using less CGI and more human and horse flesh, over 500 stunt horses used in the movie. Some of the scenes are David Lean battlefield panoramas as legions of soldiers face off and charge, the clear highlight of the movie, but it’s slowed down just as easy with the macho bonding stuff. But these scenes have been done better in other movies and there lies its main problems - we have seen all this before and with pithy scripting and light plotting the whole Blood Brothers thing becomes melodramatic and the authentic history of the movie lost.

      It’s worth a look if you can hack subtitles and familiar Honk Kong Chinese historical martial movies that are clearly aimed at the illiterate masses of that country. It’s rather sprawling and at two hours you will need a tea break. It looks fantastic with that tendency to not use CGI where possible, giving it a retro feel of old and thrilling battlefield panoramas.

      It cost $40 million US to make and that is considerably more in Yen and so one of the most expensive films ever made there but pulled back just 27 million HK$ , which is still a significant chunk of money over there but a massive lost in the books. The word of mouth clearly wasn’t great for this film and that’s where it stalled. They found it boring to, I guess.


      ===RATINGS===


      Imdb.com – 7.1/10.0 (23,765votes)
      Rottentomatos.com – 65% critic’s approval
      Metacritic.com – 70% critic’s approval

      ===Trailer===

      ===Special Features===

      It’s a TWO Disc set so film on one and the extras on the other.


      -117Days :A Production Journey-

      Behind the scenes stuff fin the making of.


      -Reflections of the warrior-

      More behind the scenes fluff…


      -Deleted Scenes-

      Lots and lots and lots


      -The History behind the Warlords-

      More interesting as we catch upon the real story of this film.




      ===Critics===

      The Daily Telegraph –‘The film has the dirty-fingernails realism of a Peckinpah western, and the same remorseless pessimism about the ultimate fate of men who live near death’.

      Detroit News –‘Doesn't break ground; in fact, it carries on a tradition. But it does so with both flair and passion’.

      Washington Post –‘In The Warlords, war is heaven. In fact, it makes everything else seem tedious by comparison’.

      Philadelphia Enquirer –‘ A tale of noble brotherhood compromised by self-interest and a messy love triangle, The Warlords, ultimately, tries to speak to the futility of war - but it does so by staging one gargantuan dustup after another’.

      LA Weekly –‘Chan's old-fashioned, highly watchable megaproduction comes complete with God's-eye surveys of mass carnage, the moist sounds of sword-skewering, and little or no discernible CGI’.

      The Independent –‘Warlords is so intent on expertly choreographed, but repetitive, enormo-battles that there isn't much time to develop characters (and the less said about a tacked-on romance, the better).’


      Talking Pictures –‘This film has real scope, showing fantastic battle sequences that rival Hollywood films like Braveheart’.
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    • Olympus DM 1 / Dictaphone / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      26.04.2017 23:19
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      26.04.2017 23:18
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      this is a digital voice recorder designed to record your own voice or for recording interviews, conferences or lectures.

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      should be images there

      Cool , It is my fav.

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      Fast, efficient and user friendly process for adding to orders.

      I was very impressed with being able to add to my order. There are too many companies out there that will not allow that as the 'Computer says no' sort of attitude prevails. It's fab that ebuyer has allowed for this and made the system to do it and pay for addons really simple. Well done :) Chloe was fast, friendly, efficient and that was just by email communication. I actually thought today that ebuyer will now be my first stop for any technology rather than a random search and, far too often, using that Amazon company!!

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    • Extract (DVD) / DVD / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      25.04.2017 12:10
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      Extract this!

      Star – Jason Bateman
      Genre – Comedy
      Run Time – 92 minutes
      Certificate – 18
      Country – USA
      Amazon – £4.52 DVD £8.98 Blue Ray
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      “…What is it with women? Y'know, they say they don't care about looks - they just want a guy who's smart and funny - but they always just end up laughing at whatever the good-looking stupid guy says…”


      When this Mike Judge movie from 2009 popped up on Film4 at an ungodly hour I set the timer on the setbox and recorded it for later. Judge, of course, did the cult comedy hit Office Space, Extract a follow up of sorts so well worth a look. He is also the man behind the Jackass stuff as well as the brilliant cartoon hits like Beavis & Butthead and King of the Hill and a film I did really like called Idiocracy (2006). His feature films tend to be smart and different and from the mainstream as he incorporates an element of his cartoons in his movies and vice versa to entertaining effect.



      ===Cast===

      • Jason Bateman as Joel Reynolds
      • Mila Kunis as Cindy
      • Kristen Wiig as Suzie Reynolds
      • Ben Affleck as Dean
      • J. K. Simmons as Brian
      • Clifton Collins, Jr. as Don "Step" Wilkinson
      • Dustin Milligan as Brad Chávez
      • David Koechner as Nathan
      • Beth Grant as Mary
      • T. J. Miller as Rory
      • Javier Gutiérrez as Hector
      • Lidia Porto as Gabriella
      • Gene Simmons as Joe Adler
      • Matt Schulze as Willie
      • Lamberto Gutierrez as Victor
      • Brent Briscoe as Phil


      ===Plot===

      Handsome but likable Joel Reynolds (Jason Bateman), the owner and founder of Reynolds Extract, a food flavoring-extracts company in Minnesota, is not a happy bunny these days as his marriage lacks passion. The business is doing great and with a takeover in the offering he could yet retire young.

      Joel hasn’t had sex with his wife Suzie (Kristen Wiig) for six months and when he returns from work to be reminded of that every nigh, only distracted by his often annoying neighbor Nathan (David Koechner), who accosts him every evening looking for some neighborly involvement from the reluctant Reynolds.

      One day, a series of feckless accident and mishaps occur at the factory from his gormless staff, resulting in employee Step (Clifton Collins, Jr.) losing a bullock after a forklift mishap. But Step is not going to sue and given a decent pay off as he recuperates at home. So enter gorgeous Cindy, (Mila Kunis), a con artist and drifter. She has read the local news story about the accident and hatches a scheme, the plan to get a temporary job at the factory, flirting with Joel in order to manipulate him into giving her more personal information about Step, like his home number and address. Being an opportunist she also starts stealing from her co-workers on the shop floor, the employees openly accusing each other of the thefts. Once she locates Step and butters him up and persuades Step to hire flamboyant TV lawyer and ambulance-chasing Joe Adler (Gene Simmons).


      Joel, still restless about not getting any at home, mistaking believes Cindy's manipulations are genuine attraction to him, as you do, and quite fancies the idea of having an affair. But he still loves his wife, and wants to avoid the gilt and so becomes as devious as Cindy in a way to justify it. While visiting his bar keep slacker mate Dean (Ben Affleck) and bitching about his situation, Dean suggests that Joel hire a gigolo to seduce his wife, so that Joel can then have that guilt-free "revenge" affair.

      Joel, incredulous at the idea; but, after his decision making process is impaired that night after one too many beers and some illegal pills, Joel eventually agrees. The friends decide to hire handsome dumb lug Brad (Dustin Milligan) to seduce Suzie (Kristen Wiig) into an affair, while posing as the pool cleaner, and pay him $200 to do the deed.
      Joel sobers up the next morning and realizes what he has done at work but it’s too late and, rather disappointingly. Suzie went for it. Things backfire further, as dufuss Brad falls in love with Suzie and wants to run away with her. Apparently he has been back for more.


      ===Quote===

      Joel: You had sex with my wife again?

      Brad: Well, I figured we already did it once, so what's the big deal, right? Besides, I'm not going to charge you.
      Joel: You're not going to charge... You *are* going to charge me and I am going to pay you, because you are not going to have sex with my wife for free, all right?

      It’s not long before Joel twigs what’s going on with Cindy as Jo Adler threatens huge lawsuits that will surely shut down the factory. H has to persuade all concerned the law suit is bad and jobs and their live smatter more. But will the equally love struck Step…


      ===Results===

      Like Horrible Bosses this is yet another higher brow satire that falls flat, although this one much better than Horrible Bosses, the last ‘clever comedy’ I watched. There are some good lines here and one or two I will be quoting in boozy bars but a film that had potential but didn’t follow through. It’s supposed to be a follow up of sorts to Office Space but none of that movies edge and smart humor. Its like you can feel the top comic writers are being choked to death as they are told by their production companies that they cant do a joke on that and they cant do a joke on that anymore. What I loved about Judge’s King of the Hill is it was dry and funny without being offensive or picking on anyone but if you make that too obvious that you’re scared to push the boundaries of taste you end up with Extract. That’s happening a lot these days, the guys you expect to deliver something edgy ending up like Ricky Gervais and his Hollywood films.

      It cost $6 million to make and scraped back $10 million so, after marketing, probably broke even. Clearly a few Office Space fans went along to see it in hope of that sharp and witty sequel. Don’t get me wrong guy as it’s not terrible and you do chuckle here and there but as a sit down viewing experience it’s not what you wanted. The cast and plot are just too unconventional and so you don’t pull for their characters or stories. Its been dumbed down like everything else these days.

      It’s fluffed up with token totty Mila Kunis and Kirsten Wigg for glam to draw male crowd and lazy small parts penned for Ben Affleck and JK Simmons and so you sense Judge felt it needed names to sell it, exactly what Office Space didn’t need and stood on its own two feet with great writing and biting office satire. Extract lacks that Office Space energy and freshness and ends up a mid budget indie comedy box ticking exercise. The Beavis & Butthad workforce hints that Judge has actually used his cartoon characters to shape his film characters and maybe out of ideas. I just didn’t laugh enough and the plotline of the main character setting up his wife’s affair with the pool cleaner so he can cheat with Kunis character is just silly. I will leave this one up to you but its no Office Space 2.



      ===RATINGS===


      Imdb.com – 6.2 /10.0 (38,326votes)
      Rottentomatos.com – 63% critic’s approval
      Metacritic.com – 61% critic’s approval

      ===Trailer===
      https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1211183_extract

      ===Special Features===

      None

      ===Critics===


      Guardian –‘Has many promising ingredients, yet somehow none of them quite gel’.

      Little White Lies –‘Judge knows his game well enough, but too often the jokes feel like seasoning to a premise that is just slightly overdone’.

      The Moviereport –‘Even if the whole isn't quite the sum of its parts, those parts offer enough touches of off-kilter inspiration to amuse’.

      The Mail –‘Extract doesn't have a memorable message, a moralizing mission or a satirical axe to grind. But if your life needs a little humorous flavoring, pour away’.

      Scotsman –‘A decade on from his sublime white collar wage-slave comedy Office Space, director Mike Judge returns to the workplace for this gentle satire’

      The Star –‘The film is never funny enough, and comes across as dispiritingly mean’.


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      Citadel - a performance film I saw here

      Star – James Cosmo
      Genre – Horror
      Run Time – 84 minutes
      Certificate – 18
      Country – U.K
      Awards – 11 Wins & 7 Nominations
      Amazon – £ DVD £ Blue Ray
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      There have been quite a few tower block movies of late, from the excellent British Sci-Fi horror comedy Attack the Block to the rather silly but fun psycho thriller Tower Block, ALSO from the U.K., and the so-so screwball Ben Stiller comedy Tower Heist with Ben Stiller from America, oh and lets not forget the surprisingly good Judge Dredd remake and the superb The Raid, those two very similar films in plot but very different in action. Sadly Citadel is on mezzanine level of all these films alongside Ben Stiller. That doesn’t mean it’s bad or anything but the standard high in this genre. High Rise with Tom Hiddlston is comfortably the worse one I have seen of late.

      Citadel is from first time feature director Ciarán Foy, who got the idea for the story from an incident where he was attacked by a gang of feral kids at age eighteen in Belfast. The whole film was shot with a hand-held camera to bring that gritty urban realism and the director’s agoraphobia that he suffered after that attack for quite a few years also features heavily in the story.


      ===Cast===
      • Aneurin Barnard as Tommy
      • James Cosmo as Priest
      • Jake Wilson as Danny
      • Wunmi Mosaku as Marie
      • Harry Saunders as Elsa
      • Amy Shiels as Joanne



      ===Plot===
      Tommy (Aneurin Barnard) and Joanne (Amy Shiels), who is pregnant, live in a grotty dilapidated tower block complex in an unnamed city in the United Kingdom (it appears to be Govan, Glasgow) One day, when Tommy is in an elevator, Joanne is cornered by a group of hoodies on their landing floor and attacked, Tommy watching on helplessly through the lift viewing window as it descends. Rushing back up the stairs she has some bad injuries and a syringe stuck in her belly as she is rushed to hospital.
      Joanne survives and gives birth to little Elsa, a healthy girl. However, Joanne remains in a coma for several months, eventually being taken off life support. Tommy is grief-stricken and in a mess, re-housed in another rough area of the city and left to care for the baby alone on welfare. His guardian angel is pretty nurse Marie (Wunmi Mosaku), who attempts to help him with his baby and agoraphobia, the result of his traumatic experience.
      Joanne doesn’t make it and at her funeral, Tommy meets a foul-mouthed priest (James Cosmo), who warns him that the gang will be back for his daughter Elsa. The next day the feral kids in hoodies are back and over the week break into his council flat and trash the place looking for his daughter. Tommy calls Marie for help as his nerves can’t take it. The nurse finds Tommy barricaded in his bathroom and cowering behind the sink with his daughter with a hammer in his hand, looking terrified. Trying to calm him down, Marie does not think this is the same gang who killed his partner, instead suggesting that he's simply the victim of two random, violent attacks and these kids need love to stop being violent. Unconvinced, Tommy demands to see the priest again, and Marie offers to help. But these kids are not what they seem and the priest suggests Tommy has to fight his fears and confront the thugs, oh and blow up the tower block in the process.


      ===Results===

      It’s not a bad film but not particularly special. It’s a good idea to use the fear of agoraphobia around the scourge of the baseball capped, tracker wearing underclass in our cities and the fear that induces in us all but never quite exploits that visceral fear. The only thing the working-class has to level it up in our class system is violence, and the confidence to deliver it. Thy know Middle England, when confronted with it in the street will cower and back off to avoid confrontation and humiliation. I think this film is really about that, as it is fighting your fears, of course. I had bad mugging by a young lad with a machete and it took me a while to get over that, even though I thought I had.

      Horror wise there is tension as the film skirts around various genres. But it’s more suggested horror by Foy as we don’t quite see the faces and world of our villains. They are clearly not your regular chav feral runts and wield a good idea bar with extra strength. But it helps to have that hinted Sci-fi and supernatural horror element to move the film forward and keep you interested.

      The acting is good and although Cosmo ‘the star’ to sell the film , Aneurin Barnard is good in the lad and looks like a young Alistair Cook of England cricket fame.



      ===RATINGS===


      Imdb.com – 5.5/10.0 (5,748votes)
      Rottentomatos.com – 55% critic’s approval
      Metacritic.com – 60% critic’s approval

      ===Trailer===
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1641975/videoplayer/vi3501434649?ref_=tt_ov_vi
      ===Special Features===


      ===Critics===

      Guardian – ‘Foy's talent lies in suggesting horror, not delivering it’.

      Tim Out –‘Despite its defiantly un-PC 'fear-a-hoodie' message, the film nails its urban setting, filling every frame with a richly sustained sense of despair, decay and dread’.

      Empire Magazine –‘Plenty of pungent ideas and a nice line in urban terror. The final product falls short of the best in Brit horror, though’.

      Los Angles Times –‘"Citadel" attempts to transform mundane anxieties into the stuff of a horror film. But the initial tension of the premise dissipates like a slow leak.’

      Film Reel –‘Citadel slowly-but-surely squanders a promising opening to become a rather interminable thriller that feels endless even at 84 minutes’.

      The Mail –‘The film's pretty repugnant if taken as social commentary, but plays with contemporary fears and anxieties incredibly effectively’.

      Radio Times –‘Despite being innovatively directed and punchily edited, as a genre piece this is lacking in depth and genuine dread’.

      The Sun –‘The concept eventually turns into predictably contrived genre fodder with muddled sociopolitical undercurrents’




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    • Demi - Demi Lovato / Music Album / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      22.04.2017 03:42
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      Not a regrettable purchase.

      I personally wasn't very interested in Demi's music before I purchased this album back in 2014. I completely forgot about the purchase, but was able to miraculously dig it back up around a year ago on my phone. I decided to listen to it (for the first time), since I was too lazy to pull up another album. To say that I was impressed would be an understatement. Demi's powerful vocals were showcased in several of the songs that were included, and the things that she sang about were things that anyone could easily connect with. Her voice contained so much emotion, and I felt like I was able to feel her anger or sorrow behind the lyrics. This was something that was kind of new, since many artists today don't sing as passionately or emotionally as she did. Furthermore, the tracks all had extremely catchy instrumentals and equally enthralling lyrics, so it was no surprise when I found myself becoming absolutely obsessed with Heartattack and Firestarter. I can literally put those songs on repeat for days on end, and not get tired of listening to them. In fact, I have listened and jammed out to these songs so much that I now know the lyrics by heart (remember: this is coming from someone who initially had no interest in Demi Lovato's music). In all honesty, this album was completely worth my money, and I wholeheartedly suggest others to buy and listen to it as well. Though the music is more aimed for teen girls, I believe that everyone of all age groups can truly appreciate this music.
      :) Have a good day.

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    • Horrible Bosses (DVD) / DVD / 0 Readings / 0 Ratings
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      Horrible film more like

      Star – Jason Bateman
      Genre – Comedy
      Run Time – 98 minutes
      Certificate – 18
      Country – USA
      Awards – 3 Wins & 10 Nominations
      Amazon – £1.66 DVD £8.99 Blue Ray
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      Horrible Bosses is one of those films that gets good rates on well known internet movie sites but you know deep down the film is not going to be your thing but you end up watching it anyway. This was one of those films. Its star packed with people like Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston and tons of big names cameos. These people must want to be in this comedy for a reason, right? Wrong. It’s all about the paycheck.

      The clues were there. It’s from director Seth Gordon, who has bought us two other misfiring comedies, Four Christmases and Identity Thief, and has done a ton of TV and box set stuff. It also took $200 million dollars from its $40 million budget, another bum steer. Still, I didn’t pay much money for the Blue Ray on Amazon Marketplace to watch it so only the loss of my time and effort.


      ===Cast===

      Jason Bateman ... Nick Hendricks
      Kevin Spacey ... Dave Harken
      Charlie Day ... Dale Arbus
      Lindsay Sloane ... Stacy
      Michael Albala ... Mr. Anderton
      Colin Farrell... Bobby Pellit Jennifer Aniston ... Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.
      Jamie Foxx... Dean 'MF' Jones Jason Sudeikis ... Kurt Buckman
      George Back ... Kurt's Co-Worker
      Meghan Markle ... Jamie
      Donald Sutherland ... Jack Pellit
      Celia Finkelstein ... Margie Emerman

      ===Plot===

      Nick Hendricks (Bateman) and Dale Arbus (Day) are buddies who absolutely despise their bosses. Nick works for a financial firm for the sadistic David Harken (Kevin Spacey), who has been hinting at the possibility of promotion for Nick for 4 months now, only to obnoxiously award the job to himself, extending his office space some more for his ‘new responsibilities’ in the process to taunt Nick some more.

      Dale, alas, is less important and a dental assistant who has just got engaged but being sexually harassed by his horny dentist boss Dr. Julia Harris (Jennifer Aniston); threatening to tell Dales fiancée Stacy (Lindsay Sloane) that he had sex with her unless he actually has sex with her. Seriously?

      The trio of male protagonist is made up by Nick and Dale's accountant friend Kurt Buckman (Sudeikis) who enjoys working for his boss Jack Pellitt (Donald Sutherland) at a chemical company. But Jack unexpectedly dies of a heart attack and the company is taken over by Jack's coke head son Bobby (Colin Farrell), whose incompetence and disinterest in the business threaten the future of the company.

      In the pub the trio brood over their bosses and work situation as Kurt jokingly suggests that their lives would be a whole lot more fun if their bosses were no longer around to give them grief. Its beer talk but they eventually agree to kill their employers anyway. The next morning they are sobered up in search of a hitman to actually do the job, Dean "Motherf*ckah" Jones (Foxx) selected from a nefarious method. The ex-con agrees and after a meet at the bar demands 30 grand up front. The boys mistakenly – quite rightfully – believe he is going to do the deed but the mean looking dude announces he is their "murder consultant" and they are going to do the deed with his advice and he is not giving them their money back. The best advice can offer is making sure it looks like an accident.


      So thirty grand light the three first recon Bobby's house, stealing his phone. Next thy go to Harken's more palatial home, where Kurt and Nick break in while Dale waits in the car. But then someone ends up dead and the boys didn’t do the killing and the tension cranks up and gets serious.
      The next night, Kurt, the ladies man, watches Julia's the dentists home, but she seduces a more whiling Kurt. Nick and Dale reluctantly wait outside Bobby's and Harken's houses, respectively, to commit the murders, despite neither of them wanting to. But Harken is on to them and in hot pursuit, OJ Simpson style.



      ===Results===

      An expensive line up of footballers doesn’t always mean a good team and results. This is not a very funny film guys and coupled with poor unfunny script and a cast doing the bear minimum you have a film to avoid. How on Earth this took $200 million dollars is beyond me. I don’t think I laughed once and I don’t think the cast were either after they saw the finished product. It’s not terrible but just bland. I don’t want to be too cruel but I suspect the jokes were not aimed at me and very much a film for people who just want to go watch a date movie or a night out with friends. It had potential on paper but it wasn’t realized.

      The film idea of employees wanting to kill their bosses is a good one as you all want to do it at some point in your working lives and so a big audience out there ready to watch this. But there are too many implausible and silly plot lines going on here for you to care for and the idea just doesn’t produce the comic material it should. I was hoping for more Gross Point Blank in style but it ended up a fairly brainless screwball comedy. On what planet is the gorgeous Jennifer Anniston and her still killer body at 42-years-young going to want to seduce her bearded 5ft 7 and rather plain dental assistant when she could have any man she wanted? Its cynical gratuitous casting so we get to see her nearly naked. She has been doing a lot of that of late in films. There are just too many moments in this film that just don’t work.

      AS I said cast wise they are mostly big names and have done comedy. Never been convinced Spacey has ever been funny in a film or, indeed, a great actor and here he is a fish out of water pretty early on. The amiable Jason Bateman is the best thing in it and centers the movie but everyone else rather miscast. What is Donald Sutherland doing here? I thought he was dead! I just can’t recommend this guys and one to steer clear of. I know it’s on ITV2 at the moment if you want to try it but I can assure you it’s just not funny. Not that funny and teeth itching waste of time and talent.











      ===RATINGS===


      Imdb.com – 6.9/10.0 (367,234votes)
      Rottentomatos.com – 61% critic’s approval
      Metacritic.com – 57% critic’s approval


      ===Special Features===

      It’s a Blue Ray disc so some unwanted extras. It looks good in Blue Ray but not the sort of film you need to spend more for Blue Ray. Don’t spend yet more money on this movie in Blue Ray.

      -Audio commentary-

      Seth Gordon talks about his dull movie


      -Deleted Scenes-

      A lot and I’m not surprised.

      -Gallery-



      ===Critics===

      Empire Magazine – ‘These bosses cannot justify either murder or lasting comic memories, fatally compromising a farce that could have been great but ends up merely mediocre’.

      Independent –‘The sub-Porky's style humour elicits a few guffaws, but a little more wit and subtlety would have helped’.

      Little White Lies ‘-Yet another unoriginal and out-of-touch Hollywood comedy prizing its R cert status over substance’

      Cinephile –‘Like rats in a collapsed maze, these are characters struggling hard to find a path to comedic freedom, and are constantly getting lost in the ruins of an absurd plot’.

      Philadelphia Weekly -A ramshackle assembly of recycled characters and conflicting tones, duct-taped together at odd angles’

      Deadspin –‘With this cast, and this concept, it's just a shame that "Horrible Bosses" pulls up just when it should be taking off’.

      Concrete Playground –‘A star-studded black comedy for anyone who's ever fantasised about killing their boss’.
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    • Ebuyer.com / Online Shop / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      Product was as advertised, customer service quick and professional and I am very happy.

      Lois Hanney was very quick in resolving my problem (I had to cancel an order). In addition, when I ordered the right item, it arrived on the day it said it would.

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    • Vespa GT200 / Motorcycle / 1 Reading / 0 Ratings
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      Vespa GT200 is Awesome

      I used a Vespa GT200 from January 04 it is really very good shooter. Especially very Good handling, brakes and economy. I ride this bikes still not get any problem. But I had confusion before buy this bike, but now I am really happy with this model. If you are trying to buy a new bike my opinion you can buy it.

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    • Acer Aspire Switch 10 / Laptop / 1 Reading / 0 Ratings
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      Acer Aspire 10 is really Awesome laptop

      I just bought this laptop really Acer Aspire Switch 10 is amazing. It is late and new Windows tablets I am very happy using this device. It is a best speed laptop 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor running so fast. Also, this device running windows 8.1. and amazing design, you can use both the tablet and laptop.
      The special feature I found is Smart screen that is really amazing. Screen really good for as a tablet. Bright and vibrant also wide-angle viewing, also you can use a desktop look. They keyboard also very comfortable for typing when you are traveling you also can use as a notebook.
      I am using this laptop and very easy to carry to my university. Is one world the Acer aspire 10 really best now for new design and feature. It looks like the style. Personally, I am fun of another brand. In the past, I also use this brand. So my personally opinion is you can choose this new device of an acre

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      I think it is worth shopping there

      Very nice cards
      Colors were alive, very nice black and red.
      Staff was nice and helpful, although I heard about them bad reviews.
      The pack came pretty quickly, very nicely packed
      Cool design program, You can design your own card, write something and add your own logo.
      When designing your own card, you can show your imagination
      And add your own pictures or play in the program and create something equally interesting.
      I used to use photos of my friend, but next time I will try to make a card from mine, for example my pets.
      In smaller towns, it's hard to find a nice card showing the city, now you can take a picture and send it to your friends, I think this is a cool idea...
      I think I will still use their services and recommend this to a friends.
      I think it is worth shopping there.

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    • Revlon Colorstay Makeup / Make Up / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      Best foundation to date, number one

      This foundation is one of my go to beauty products, a desert island saviour! The foundation has the best evenest coverage I have found in a foundation to date and mixes so well with my darker shades for when I go on holiday and get that much needed tan!
      I find with a lot of foundations that they can break me out badly, but this one has done nothing but keep my skin beautifully moisturised and prevented any of those pesky spots making their appearance.
      Only downside to this product is probably the price and the fact it runs out so quickly, but other than, nothing but good things to say.

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