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DVD Review: Life. Live it. – First Aid DVD from the British Red Cross

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

The British Red Cross have a campaign called Life. Live it. The campaign is aimed at encouraging young people to learn basic first aid. The web site allows you to request a free DVD, and it is that which I’m reviewing here. The DVD is available to those involved in teaching or promoting First Aid […]

Book / DVD Film Review: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Book Review: Title: Oliver Twist Author: Charles Dickens Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Date: Original Edition around 1839, Penguin Books 1994 ISBN: 014062046X This is the first time I’ve actually read any books by Charles Dickens. I read Oliver Twist, because I am familiar with the Musical productions, having a copy of the 1968 TV Musical […]

DVD Review: Prime Suspect 4 The Lost Child (Helen Mirren)

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

I first watched the Prime Suspect series as a teenager when it was on the TV. Recently I’ve been renting the series and it’s every bit as good as I remember, and then some. The stories are written by Lynda La Plante, and features exceptional acting by Helen Mirren. I have watched the first 4 […]

DVD Review: The Chronicles of Narnia. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (based on the book by C.S. Lewis)

Monday, April 17th, 2006

I am writing this review over the Easter weekend. It wasn’t really planned this way, but this particular story The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, from the Chronicles of Narnia is considered to contain a number of analogies to Christian beliefs. If you are not a christian or not religous then there is nothing […]

DVD Review: The Passion of the Christ

Friday, April 14th, 2006

There are not many blockbusters that you first hear about in Church, but it was during a service at our local church that I first heard about this film (Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ) when it was released in the cinema. It’s been some time since it was on at the cinema and […]

DVD and CD Review: My First Christmas Album

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

When I first saw “My First Christmas Album” in a CD case I thought it was very expensive for a Childrens Music CD. On closer inspection the last line says cd + dvd, which explains why it is a bit more expensive. The DVD and CD compliment each other, with the CD available to play […]

DVD Review: Baby Santa’s Music Box (Baby Einstein)

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

We have already purchased a number of items from the Baby Einstein collection including CD’s and DVD’s. This is a seasonally appropriate DVD to be reviewing. The reason we’ve been so interested in the Baby Einstein series, is that they are educational materials directed at babies. The DVD’s in the series use a combination of […]

DVD Review: Runaway Jury

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

It’s been a while between it’s release and me actually getting to watch this film. Whilst the trailers did look good, they were not enough to make me want to sit down and watch this over other films. Having now seen this I think it’s a great film, one of the best I’ve seen in […]

Film Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Monday, November 21st, 2005

The latest Harry Potter film The Goblet of Fire was released last week. This is the fourth film to be released. Whilst my favourite book is still The Prisoner of Azkaban, this film has instantly become my favourite. There appears to be a logical progression in the films that each one appears to be targeted […]

DVD Review: Willow

Monday, July 25th, 2005

This is a film I saw many years ago and when I saw it was available on DVD thought it was time to revisit it. The film was originally released in 1988. This is a fantasy film, starring Warwick Davis [Harry Potter, Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy], as Willow, one of the “little people”, who […]

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