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Paranormal Activity 2
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This has to be one of the worst films I have ever seen.
I would've switched it off half-way through, but I kept telling myself that something might eventually happen.
After 93 minutes, something finally did happen, and it wasn't worth the wait.
This film was such a massive turkey, I ate it for Christmas dinner.
Avoid at all costs!!!
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
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This is, without a shadow of a doubt, the best version of TW. Ever.
The caddy is a clever addition - but I've learned that you can't always trust his judgement! He probably gets it right 9 times out of 10, so you're unlikely to get a Kevin Na +16 hole...!
This time you can choose your skill level, your caddy's suggestions improve as he becomes more accustomed to each course, and you get a greater thrill when you play a fantastic shot having ignored Mr Caddy!
Add to the wonderful game play the stunning graphics & you have the perfect golf sim - don't listen to the killjoys below, they've probably never experienced a real green in their lives.
This is THE definitive golf game...
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The prologue is a little slow but it's a necessary evil, as it introduces you to Irish lothario Sean Devlin and explains why he became involved with the French Resistance. It also allows you to become accustomed to the controls.
The game is atmospheric, at times bleak, and the story cleverly draws you in to the extent that every time the likeable Sean kills a Nazi, especially with a stealth move or a head shot with a sniper rifle (lots of blood!), you get a real sense of satisfaction! (Well, I did...)
Completing certain scenarios gives you perks, allowing you to buy more weapons, ammo, maps and improvements to the cars in your garage.
There are so many acts of sabotage to be done it's mental. I've been playing for almost 24 hours, and I've still only scratched the surface.
There ARE a few bugs, as other reviewers have mentioned, but they do not detract from what is a well-made, addictive game with beautiful graphics.
A must-buy, particularly at it's current low price!
Need For Speed: Shift
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This is a challenging racing game which you won't want to put down!
You can choose your own driving style to earn points in order to unlock new levels & earn stars, badges & trophies. Cars can be upgraded and car settings tweaked to get the most out of them.
One crash, though, can put you out of a race and see you screaming at the TV screen!
It's not as good as Gran Turismo, no.
However, with GT5 not now due out until 2099, it's a fantastic substitute!
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I played the demo last night and I now cannot wait to put my copy of the full game into my PS3 next week!
FIFA10 looks like it will be THE football video game. Mercifully it will be harder to score - that extra bit of skill will be needed to unlock a defence, and the goalkeepers seem to react so much quicker to situations. Defenders launch themselves at the ball in an effort to block shots, and forwards try to get out of the way of a team mate's shot on goal.
My only criticism of FIFA footy games has always been the ease with which one can score. It seems that I'll have nothing to whinge about any more!
10 Rillington Place
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This is one of my favourite films of all time. The performances are captivating, particularly that of John Hurt, who brings such a sense of pathos to his role as Timothy Evans. Sir Richard Attenborough is also superb as evil personified, John Christie.
I cannot recommend 10 Rillington Place highly enough.
Resident Evil 5 (PS3)
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Love it! The trophies are a good addition and Sheva is a bit of a babe.
I need to get out more...
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This is, without a shadow of a doubt, the best football game I have ever played!
The gameplay is so intuitive, the graphics are fantastic, and even the commentary isn't annoying. What's more, the players are life-like (at least, they are in the Prem - I haven't got round to other leagues yet).
Only one gripe, though. Too many players find it acceptable to quit matches online if they fall behind. They should be handicapped in their next game if they do so. I realise that, sometimes, internet connections can fail, but that doesn't happen all that often. One guy has a 20% 'did not finish' stat, yet is still high up in the online league stats.
Otherwise, a great effort from EA Sports!
Marc Almond - CD
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This is a dire album. It should've been entitled, 'Marc Almond Does Karaoke In His Living Room Whilst Doing The Ironing'.
There are a few decent efforts on here, but I find myself pining for the old times, when Marc was a tortured soul & writing stuff about kitchen sink dramas, vampires, drugs and transvestites.
I've tried so hard to like this album, but then I realised that I've never had to do so before with a Marc Almond effort.
Please make your next one better. I feel like a life-long relationship is coming to an end, but I don't want it to...
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Originally released in 1996, this is, for me, Marc's best piece of work.
It's a piece of pure autobiography. On 'Saint Judy', when you may be excused for thinking that he's singing about Judy Garland, he's describing his own drug-fuelled angst.
'There Is A Bed' & 'The Room Below' are mere updates of 'Bedsitter' from his Soft Cell days.
'The Sea Says' reflect on the times when, as a youngster in Southport, Marc found solace from the power of the tide.
'Champ' pretty much sums up Marc's disillusionment with fame and the fickle attitude of the record-buying public.
Fed up with the lack of airplay given to him by Radio 1 (despite this, both 'Ruby Red' & 'Melancholy Rose' threatened to break into the top 40), Marc released the title track, 'Mother Fist'. Based on a short story by Truman Capote called 'Nocturnal Turnings, or How Siamese Twins Have Sex', it is a song about masturbation. Hence the full title of the album - Mother Fist & Her Five Daughters. It's alleged that, tongue in cheek, the single was released as a 12" only, which is perhaps a nod to John Holmes, the well-endowed porn star referred to in 'Saint Judy'.
Without wishing to sound like I'm name-dropping (which I probably am), I met Marc in a London nightclub shortly after the album was released, and he agreed with me when I said that I thought that it was his best work to date. That was in 1987, I think. I wonder if he still believes that.
I still do. I have to admit that I've been slightly disappointed with his latest albums. I think the reason may be that he's found a form of contentment in his life, and it's common for artists to do their best work when they're going through a more tortured period.
Whilst I'm pleased that Marc has sorted out his demons to a large extent, I can't help wishing that he were still trying to shake off the shackles of the fame that 'Tainted Love' thrust upon him so unexpectedly.
I'd much rather listen to the songs on this classic album than hear his karaoke versions of 'Strangers In The Night' or 'Dream Lover' that appear on his latest offering, 'Stardom Road'.
This may sound selfish, but some of us still like to wallow.