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reviewed Love the Way You Lie. August 31, 2010
posted in Music Matters
Love the Way You Lie
I am not a fan of rap music at all. But this song gripped me from the start.       After watching the Video I think we are looking at the next Grammy Awards Winner.      …
reviewed The world is a dangerous place to live. August 11, 2010
posted in Social Good
The world is a dangerous place to live
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.      - Albert Einstein            …
reviewed UN Declares Water, Sanitation as Huma.... August 09, 2010
posted in Social Good
Human Rights and Water: UN Resolution on Water as a Human Right
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution affirming that everyone has the right to clean drinking water and proper sanitation.      Read more at Suite101: Human …
reviewed Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty. August 09, 2010
posted in The Gaming Hub
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
First off I loved Starcraft and the expansion. For me it was the ultimate best in RTS gaming. Warcraft was fine (inc #3) but I was never the one for World of Warcraft.      Starcraft …
reviewed Tropa de Elite. August 09, 2010
Tropa de Elite
Look at our unit symbol, it is a skull with two handguns and a dagger, what do you think we do.      In my opinion this was the best movie in 2008. It is a roller coster ride of raw …
reviewed Eastern Promises (2007). August 09, 2010
Eastern Promises (Widescreen Edition) (2007)
Vory v zakone - Thieves in law.      This movie left me very pleased, the script is very good, nothing is over explained but every thing connects. There is a constant threat of menace …
reviewed Lilya 4 ever. August 09, 2010
Lilya 4 ever
This is one of the most eye opening and profound experiences I have see in a movie.      It tells the story of Lilya, a Eastern European girl left to fend for herself in a cruel world.   …
reviewed Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Pro.... August 09, 2010
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of
This book by Terry Prachett (know for the Discworld series) and Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Stardust among others) is a perfect marriage. Both are very capable of using subtleties to the extreme and here they …
reviewed Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley. August 09, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley
Racist, sexist, politically incorrect and hillarious. You almost feel bad about laughing at some of the jokes but they have to be seen to believe. Segura plays the anti-hero in a better role that has …
reviewed The Pacific. August 06, 2010
The Pacific
As production values go, this show has everything in abundance. It even puts most motion pictures to shame. Pitty it didn't have a script that was of the same value. In fact it failed badly in so many …
Poland 1939: The Birth Of Blitzkrieg (Campaign)
A good book in the series and it gives a good overview of the invasion in Poland and its place in the events of World War 2.     It adresses a few myths and explains in a satisfactory …
reviewed The Pacific (HBO Miniseries). July 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Pacific (HBO Miniseries)
As production values go, this show has everything in abundance. It even puts most motion pictures to shame.     Pitty it didn't have a script that was of the same value.     In …
GUNS AGAINST THE REICH: Memoirs of an Artillery
With all the recent Soviet WW2 memoirs being published in English recently this one stands out as a good read. Petr Mikhin is recruited young as a Soviet Officer and by the age of 23 he leads an entire …
reviewed ATTACK ON LENINGRAD (2009) (2009). June 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
ATTACK ON LENINGRAD (2009) (2009)
First off, "Attack on Leningrad" is a very misleading title. Long drawn siege would be better. The action scene on the cover is also very misleading. At the start there is a battle scene redone from "Enemy …
reviewed Dark Blue World (2001). June 18, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Dark Blue World (2001)
This is one of the best War Movies in later days and shines where others have failed. It goes a long way to show that a big budget does not always produce the best results. A good story is always better. …
reviewed The Assembly. June 18, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Hong Kong Poster
There are quite a few War Movies made about soldiers reminiscent of war. Saving Private Ryan, Brotherhood, Flags of Our Fathers and Days of Glory to name a few. This movie ranks with the best of them. …
reviewed Katyn (2007). May 28, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Katyn (2007)
Spurred on by brilliant reviews here and the fact that this is a Polish film dealing with an important part of history I thought this film would be a winner.     Instead I watched …
reviewed Whiteout. May 06, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Whiteout
Kate Beckinsale, Tom Skerritt - cool setting but it adds up to near nothing. Even the basic script was decent but the execution took care of that. A lot of poorly and overdone CGI didn't help much either …
reviewed Daybreakers. April 30, 2010
Daybreakers
Set in the future, Vampires rule and have toppled man. They have made the world fit their needs but they have turned so many that the problem is they have exhausted the human blood supply and now the …
John Constantine, Hellblazer: Pandemonium
As Hellblazer and Constantine go this is a good book. Written as a single story for some kind of annivesary, the story is well written. The humour is black and the build up is good.     Our …
reviewed Pandemic. April 06, 2010
Pandemic
Pandemic is a game where players pit their resources at the game itself.     A team of disease specialists must save the world before it is too late.     A clever …
reviewed The Hurt Locker. March 09, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Hurt Locker (2009)
Hurt Locker isn't a bad film in itself and the story of the main character is interesting, as is the menace of the bombs and the faceless duel that seems to ensue. I think that part of the film is clever.  &nbs …
Tank Rider: Into the Reich with the Red Army
I actually like this book a lot.    Evgeni Bessonov was an platoon leader from 1943, after the Kursk Offensive right to the battle of Berlin. He was an infantry man who rode with the …
Battle of the Bulge 1944 (1): St Vith and the
A very good Osprey book and a very good overview of the Bulge bar Bastogne.     By splitting the focus in two attention can be given to the northern shoulder and here I learned quite …
reviewed The Best Russian Songs of World War II. February 22, 2010
posted in Music Matters
The Best Russian Songs of World War II
I bought this CD because I play WW2 minature wargames and already I had a collection of American, British and German songs and thought this would be a good addition. While playing I use this as background …
Achtung - Panzer! (Cassell Military Classics)
First off this book is propaganda where Guderian promotes his ideas on the use of tanks. More than half the book is Guderian's rather liberal interpretations on tanks in World War 1 and to be frank these …
reviewed Small World: Cursed Expansion by Days.... February 16, 2010
Small World: Cursed Expansion by Days of Wonder
This is one of two expansions to Small World and cannot be played by itself but introduces new races and abilities to the new game.    In fact the first thing you will notice is that …
reviewed Small World : Grand Dames Expansion b.... February 16, 2010
Small World : Grand Dames Expansion by Days of
This is an addition to Small World and cannot be played by itself. Newcomers must strat by checking out Small World - the main game.    In fact the first thing you will notice is that …
reviewed Days of Wonder Memoir, 44'. February 03, 2010
Days of Wonder Memoir, 44'
Memoir '44 is a Days of Wonder game and the company is renowned for making quality and visual games.     As the name suggests it is a boardgame set in World War 2. The original game …
reviewed El Alamein. January 28, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
El Alamein
This movie is among the best war movies in the last years and should not be confused with the older movie form the sixties "Battle of El Alamein", although both movies share the Italian prespective of …
Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp
Having bought and read this book based on the good reviews here I must say I personally disagree. The text is repetitious and smells a little too much of a whitewash with just enough contrary evidence …
Gazala 1942: Rommel's greatest victory (Campaign)
I am quite impressed with the text of Gazala 1942 - Rommel's greatest victory. This campaign book fits very nicely between Tobruk 1941 (Campaign 80) and El Alamein 1942 (Campaign 158) and together they …
Tobruk 1941: Rommel's opening move (Campaign)
Osprey Campaign Series has produced several fine books. In a fairly short book paticular battles are outlined with supporting maps and pictures.  Tobruk is a fine example of such a book. Military …
El Alamein 1942: The Turning of the Tide
When I first reviewed this book I gave it 3 stars since I had just recently finished another of Osprey's Campaign Books, the one about Tobruk and by comparison I found this one a tad disappointing. Not …
Desert Rats: British 8th Army in North Africa
After a reading few rather good Campaign books from Osprey lately this book was a disappointment and I find it hard to think of anyone enjoying it or finding it useful. A mature WW2 reader will find little …
reviewed The Fighting Lady. January 04, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Fighting Lady
A contemporary propaganda documentary from World War 2. The words above are taken from the film.     For security reasons the carrier remains unnamed - but it is aso the story of all …
reviewed Small World. January 04, 2010
Small World
This game follows a brilliant concept, using several races and special abilities on cards you have quite a few combinations as each race gets 1 special ability at random. These races then need to settle …
Guadalcanal 1942: The Marines Strike Back
Recommended. It goes into detail about the campaign between the 1st Marine Division and the Japanese Army and you get a very good feel for the campaign and its high points as well as references to how …
reviewed Memoir '44 Winter/Desert Board Map. January 04, 2010
Memoir '44 Winter/Desert Board Map
Memoir is a Days of Wonder product and that company is well known for graphic design and visually appealing games.     This extra board offers you a choice of a winter and desert setting …
reviewed Il Duce Victoria. January 02, 2010
posted in Music Matters
Il Duce Victoria
Why would you want this?    For an English speaker you will find American and British WW2 songs much easier and accessable and honestly many of the Italian songs have an aquired taste …
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