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I really can't understand how this film is getting so many good reviews. After Eastwood's previously superb film (Million Dollar Baby) I was really looking forward to this and couldn't have been more let down.
Aside from the rather average acting, the main problem is that the film is just far too slow. At roughly 2hrs it really drags on, only managing to peak your interest in last 10 minutes. Simply editing out an extra 20-25 minutes would have kept the story moving and made such a difference to the overall experience. Both barber shop scenes for instance were utterly pointless and should have been the first to hit the cutting room floor.
A real shame that such a talented individual [Eastwood] is likely to go out on such a low.
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Like others here I can't this film is getting so many good reviews. After Eastwood's superb previous film (Million Dollar Baby) I was really looking forward to this and couldn't have been more let down.While I don't necessarily agree with previous comments about bad acting and scripts, I do think the film is in desperate need for some brutal editing. At roughly 2hrs it really drags on, only managing to peak your interest in last 10 minutes.
Sony MDR-RF800 Cordless Open Air Headphones
Considering how little money I paid for my previous set of cordless headphones (just £10 in a sale), I was a little disappointed that the cheapest decent replacement currently available was two and a half times the price.However that said, these are by far better made and considerably more comfortable. Sitting through a two hour film with the old pair would have crippled my ears, but these are so soft and sit around the ears, not on them, that long late night films are no longer a problem.
Another point worth noting is the rechargeable batteries that come in the box. They are the superior NI-MH variety as opposed to the poor capacity and ageing NiCad's that still seem to be supplied with so many rechargeable devises. This not only means they last longer, are more resilient to being 'topped up' but you can also replace them with larger capacity ones should the need arise.
As for the background hiss a previous reviewer experienced, I suspect they simply didn't take the time to set them up properly out of the box. As a rule with cordless headphones, you need to have high volume from the TV and low volume on the headphones. Follow this simple guideline and you shouldn't get much, if any background noise. I certainly don't.
WSC Real 09: World Snooker Championship 2009
I've been waiting for this game to make it to the PC for a while now and frankly I really shouldn't have bothered. With artificial looking graphics, no proper support for 16:10 monitors (snooker balls look decidedly squashed) and a truly awful control system this game doesn't even come close to be worth what would have otherwise have been a very decent price tag.Some years ago Virtual Pool hit the shelves and the most intuitive control system for any cue sports game was born. Bases very heavily around mouse movements mimicking actual cue strokes, it gave the user an incredible amount of control and the sense of playing the actual sport, not just a simulation.I simply don't understand why game designers still insist on trying to focus the controls around the keyboard. Imagine Dell selling a desktop computer with no keyboard and mouse, instead making you use Windows with a gamepad. You get some idea of how unnecessarily awkward this game is.
Madcatz PSP Slim & Lite Stealth Case (Colour may vary)
This is an excellent metal case, remarkable build quality for the price. The PSP can be fully used whilst inside. This includes playing and changing games, accessing all buttons, charging socket, memory card slot, USB socket and headphones.
Being aluminium its of course very light at just 94 grams (empty), and has room for two UMD's and a memory card.Although using the PSP in the case does feel a little chunky, it's certainly not enough to warrant removing it before play. Full marks.
It's worth noting however that despite being listed as black, mine was a metallic blue - a very nice blue though so I'm not complaining.
Sony Ericsson W910 Mains Charger For C902, C905, K800i, K810i, P1i, T280i, T303, W610i, W580i, W595, W910i, W960i, W980, W995
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Bought for a K800 and as the title says its does the job well enough. A Little disapointing that Play.com didnt make it clear that this is not a genuine Sony product, but I guess at this price I cant complain to much.