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#315 Smoothie review – Innocent Blue spark (Tesco)- “Natural and full-flavoured, yet harsh in places … – (8.75/10).

Why should you read? In a rush, what should I have for lunch? … Hmm … You see the sandwich section. Low cost offers … Yes please… You grab a filling sandwich. You sneak a chocolate bar into your basket … You then pause … Coffee? Pepsi? How about a smoothie? … But which one? […]

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#314 Red bubble greetings -Ben Hattrell gift-cards

Red bubble greetings -Ben Hattrell gift-cards Introduction Buy YOUR Greetings and Christmas cards, and much more to support us here → Ben Hattrell Shop | Redbubble ← Under £2! Why you should read? Looking for the perfect card featuring an English countryside or coastal image, for your dearest friend or relative… Trying to save pennies […]

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#312 Joy Ride 3: Road Kill (2014) movie – “Good sound effects and camerawork, lacking deeper fear factor though” – (6.0/10).

Joy Ride 3: Road Kill (2014) movie – “Good sound effects and camerawork, lacking deeper fear factor though” – (6.0/10). Why you should read? Looking for the perfect Halloween highway chase, with violence and aggression? Look no further … The Good “Gory sound effects”. “Moderate viewer anticipation”. “Contrasting sounds, reflecting emotions”. “Vulnerability well emphasised”. “Sense […]

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#311 The English Teacher 2013 movie review (10/10) –

“Delightfully pitched romantic comedy, which warms every fibre of my being”. Why you should read? Feeling lonely and hoping desperately to meet the one.. This film is for you … The Good  “Challenging societal norms”. “Romance”. “Well-narrated comedy”. “Frequent setting changes”. “Relatable”. “Innovative”. “Inspiring”. “Character emotions well played”. The Bad  Can’t think of any … […]

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#310 Sandford Orchards Devon Red cider review (6.5/10).

– “Natural with good branding. Lacking character and strength”. [Why you should read …Ever wondered how good the cider is from Devon? Read on to find out …]. (Please note: Cold virus present when sampling). The Good “Strong branding”. “Moderate carbonation”. “Natural flavour and smell”. “Not unpleasant”. “Well balanced”. “Session-able”. The Bad “Lacking sweetness”. “Lacking […]

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#309 Tillington Hills Premium Dry Cider (Co-op) review – “Unbalanced, yet characterful, dry”- (8.5/10).

Why you should read: Visited the co-op recently, and wondered if Tillington hills cider is worth a try? Then look no further … The Good “Natural flavour”. “Unique dryness sensation”. “Strong dryness as promised”. “Reasonable value”. “Taste not overpowering”. “Practical”. “Good quality bottle design”. “Some character in smell”. “Character present, as indicated”. “Some bitterness”. “Characterful […]

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#307 Innocent Guavas, Pineapples, Apples soft drink review – (8.25/10).

“Where’s the Guava? Yet fruity, and natural tasting apple and banana…”. Innocent Guavas, Pineapples, Apples soft drink review Weight loss rating = Medium Why you should read? Looking for a refreshing soft drink to aid your weight loss. Find out if Innocent Guavas, Pineapples, Apples smoothie is that drink… The Good  “Pleasant and non-overpowering scent”. […]

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#306 The Invisible Man (2020) Horror movie review

“Strong display of tension, losing Horror emphasis at times…”- (8.5/10). Why you should read? Love films that retain a sense of mystery throughout? Love films featuring a combination of Horror, Crime, and Drama themes? Introduction  According to ImDb, The invisible man is a 2020 (Drama/Horror/Mystery) movie. Impact  Some level of suspense built immediately, with early […]

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#303 Orchard English Vintage Cider 2021 review – “It didn’t appeal to my taste, but had some interesting elements to it- (6.0/10)”.

[Why you should read … Looking for a good value stronger supermarket cider? Not sure if the quality of cheaper cider is up to fussy taste-buds? Then read on for discovery] The Good  “Fairly practical”.  “Good value”. “Pleasant medium dryness”. “Noticeable bitterness”.  “Distinctive character”.  “Session-able”. “Quite smooth”. “Natural taste”. “Developing dry aftertaste”. The Bad  “Weak […]

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#302 Under the silver lake (2018) (Crime/Drama/Mystery) movie review “Cleverly thought-provoking and somewhat psychological Horror/Romance” -(8.0/10).

Why you should read? Are you a fan of variety including: Romance, Mysteries, Setting changes, Pets, and Horror mechanisms in thought-provoking, and somewhat psychological movies? Then look no further… Introduction  According to IMDb, Under the Silver lake is a 2018 (Crime/Drama/Mystery) movie.  Impact  The unusual features early on, with some low level gore and character […]

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#300 Apartment 1BR  (2019) movie review “Scary and psychological” – (9.0/10).  

Apartment 1BR  (2019) movie review “Scary and psychological” – (9.0/10).  Apartment complex, breaking rules, Los Angeles, David Marmor, American, horror, film The Good  “Psychologically challenging”.  “Suffering features”. “Paranoia”.  “Good sound effects”. “Light used well to symbolise emotions”. “Instills viewer fear”. “Good acting”. The Bad  “Predictable ending”.  Introduction  Apartment 1BR is a 2019 (Drama, Horror, Thriller) movie, […]

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#299 Vivarium (2019) (Horror/Mystery/Sci -fi) review – “Slightly strange happenings, and relationship turmoil” – (8.0/10). 

House hunt to entrapment in a maze of identical houses… Just a young couple looking for their perfect home ? Film directed by Lorcan Finnegan. “Slightly strange happenings, and relationship turmoil” – (8.0/10). According to IMDb, Vivarium is a 2019 (Horror/Mystery/Sci-fi) movie.  The Good  “Emotions played well”.  “Interesting concept”. “Clear storyline”. “Plenty of action”.  “Some […]

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#298 Spring (2014) Horror movie review – “Stunning, yet ghastly” – (8.5/10).  

Spring (2014) Horror movie review – “Stunning, yet ghastly” – (8.5/10).  2014 ‧ Horror/Romance ‧ 1h 49m “Critic Reviews for Spring”  Why you should read? “If you thought your relationship was bad, this review will cheer you up. Stunning, yet ghastly”. The Good  “Frequently adventurous plot”. “Clear sense of character vulnerability”. “Mystery maintained well”. “Shocking”. “Thought-provoking”.  “Evil clearly depicted”. […]

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#297 Sun Don’t shine (2012) Horror movie review – “Psychological and atmospheric” – (7.5/10).  

The Good  “Facial expression well used”. “Atmospheric effects used well”.  “Powerful character emotions”.  “Increases in depth throughout”.  “Sound, an effective tool”. “Neglect and rejection feature”. “Psychologically challenging ending”. The Bad  “Starts a little slowly”.  “Not really a Horror”.  “Backstories aren’t painted clearly”.  Introduction  Following a pleasant cycle spin from my new home, I settle down […]

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#296 Four Lions (2010)  “Witty in places, lost my interest at times” – (6.5/10).  

Four Lions (2010)  “Witty in places, lost my interest at times” – (6.5/10).  The Good  “Original plot”. “Action packed”. “Frequent setting changes”.  “Well acted”. The Bad  “Repetitive at times”. “Slow at times”.  Introduction  Whilst I wouldn’t usually review movies in this genre, it was recommended to me by a fellow student at my university, who had […]

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#294 Leckford Estate 2020 vintage – Cox’s apple cider medium dry review – “Some natural variety, but lacking anything impactful” – (8.25/10). 

The Good “Positive sustainability brand message”. “Reasonable value”.  “Practical”. “Natural and pleasant smell”. “Acidity developing well”. “Good natural sweetness”. “Well balanced”. “Full flavour”.  “Natural flavour”. “Smooth taste and aftertaste”. “Some distinctive taste variety”. “Nicely session-able”. The Bad  “No dryness, which was promised”. “Absent of promised carbonation”.  “Bland packaging”. “Acidity lacking initially”. “Thin mouthfeel”.  “No bitterness”. […]

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#293 The Wolf of snow hollow Horror review -“Entertaining, with some tension at times” – (7/10). 

Introduction  The Wolf of snow hollow is a 2020 (Comedy/Horror/Mystery) movie, according to IMDb. The Good “Mystery element featured”. “Good use of darkness and effects at times”. “Acting was good”. “Grading used well”. “Music contrasts were effective”. “Clear plot”. The Bad “Lack of close up camera shots”. “Tension often cut too early”. “Predictable plot at […]

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#292 Requiem for a Dream 2000 Horror review “Strong ending as a shocking Horror” – (8/10).  

Introduction  Requiem for a dream is a 2000 Drama, according to IMDb. We however reviewed as a Horror, since the Drama features darker themes, and we would argue it meets the criteria for this genre. Impact  Whilst the plot develops slowly, it uses music volume well, along with several stories running simultaneously. There are frequent […]

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#291 Hostel: Part III (2011) – (6.5/10).

Hostel: Part III (2011) – (6.5/10) – “Clear plot with some surprises, better than part II ”.  The Good  “Surprising opening ”.  “Psychological elements”. “Action-packed ending”. “Memorable ending”.  The Bad  “Uncertain genre”.  “Repetitive themes”. “Tension climax limited”. Introduction  On February 26th 2021, I posted my first Hostel horror movie review. Fast forward just over a […]

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#290 Hostel: Part II (2007) Horror movie review 

– (5.5/10) – “Occasional vulnerability, but lacking special effects”.  The Good  “Occasional sense of vulnerability”.  “Slight ending twist”. “Facial expressions used well”. “Volume appropriately changed ”. The Bad  “Lacking visual effects”.  “Lacking lighting changes”.  “Lacking camera shots”.  “Mediocre acting”.  “Slow plot progression at times”.  Introduction  On February 26th 2021, I posted my first Hostel horror […]

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#289 Constantine (2005) Horror movie review – “More fantasy, than Horror” – (6.0/10).

The Good  “Action-packed second half”. “Good acting”.  “Interesting visuals”. “Dramatic scenes”. “Frequent evil manifestations”.  The Bad  “No special effects”. “Minimal tension”.  “Lacking gore”. “Evil manifestations not scary”. Introduction  Constantine is a 2005 Action/Fantasy/Horror movie, according to IMDb. Impact  It was clear effects were absent, and tension wasn’t frequently felt. Whilst surrealism was depicted flamboyantly, tension […]

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#287 Silent Hill 2: Revelation (2012) Horror movie review – “Action-packed ending, yet mostly uninteresting” – (5.0/10).  

Silent Hill 2: Revelation (2012) Horror movie review – “Action-packed ending, yet mostly uninteresting” – (5.0/10).  The Good  “Action-packed ending”. “Sound used well”. “Gore and vulnerability present”. The Bad  “Dated effects”. “Acting forced”.  “Slow plot progression”. “Lacking plot complexity”. “Predictable storyline”.  “Infrequent setting changes”. “Lacking originality”. Introduction Silent Hill 2 (Revelation) is a 2012 (Horror/Mystery/Thriller) […]

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#286 Silent hill 2006 Horror movie review – (8.5/10) – “Thought provoking, gory and action-packed”. 

The Good  “Emotions enhance distress”. “Volume varied cleverly”.  “Unusual features frequently”. “Horror shown immediately”. “Scene set well”. “Distinctive plot”. “Variety of music used”. “Evil presented visually”. “Darkness used well”. “Plenty of mystery”. “Settings varied well”.  “Gore used”. The Bad  “Dated effects”. “Plot unclear at times”.  “Occasionally slow”.  Introduction  Silent hill is a 2006 Horror/Mystery movie, […]

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#285 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) “Surprisingly funny and light-hearted” – (8.0/10).  

The Good  “Frequently changed scenery”. “Plenty of action”.  “Some good acting”. “Some good comedy”. “Improving comedy”.  The Bad  “Superficial character attachment”. “Lack of tension” . “No real twists”. Introduction  Jumanji: The Next level is a 2019 Action/Adventure/Comedy movie. Impact  Jamanji began with some basic background and context, like the original. It was clear the plot […]

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#284 The Green room restaurant review – Colchester (4/5) 

Introduction  Hello fellow, fellows. Enjoy my first restaurant review below !! I visited the Green room restaurant Colchester for a meal out with family. Summary  I was immediately made to feel welcome by friendly staff. I opted for the chicken supreme, followed by the rhubarb crumble. The chicken was perfectly cooked and well presented. It […]

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#283 Don’t breathe 2 “Slow start, strong finish” -(8.0/10).  

Don’t breathe 2 “Slow start, strong finish” -(8.0/10).  The Good  “Tension building sounds”. “Developed sense of vulnerability”. “Mood contrast”. “Brutality and gore feature”.  The Bad “Less character attachment than original”. “Predictable plot till final 30 minutes”.  Introduction  Don’t breathe 2 is a 2021 Action/Crime/Horror movie.  Impact  There was action early on in the movie, with […]

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#282 Don’t breathe Horror review (9.5/10) – “One of the best horror films I have seen, and I have seen a lot “. 

The Good  “Dark themes frequent”. “Vulnerability shown”. “Crime emerged quickly”.  “Good plot complexity”. “Sense of character attachment”. “Darkness frequently used”. “Element of surprise worked well”. “Tension maintained by action”. “Plenty of surprises” “Twist at the end”. “Multiple horror mechanisms used well”. The Bad  “Camera shots limited”. “Limited tension building effects e.g. lighting”. Introduction  Don’t breathe […]

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#280 The Shining Horror movie review – (7.5/10) – “Built tension well, yet purpose questionable”. 

The Good  “Beautiful scenery”. “Distinctive music”. “Context set well”. “Anticipation of vulnerability”. “Sound cleverly applied”. “Effective camera work”. “Wide range of horror mechanisms used”. “Thought-provoking ending”. “Contrast used well”. “Acting effective”. The Bad  “Lack of visual representation of Evil”. “Plot quite steady at times”. “Unclear source of evil”.  “Lack of setting changes”. Introduction  The Shining […]

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#279 Logan lucky heist movie review – “I personally prefer to Now you see me” – (8.25/10). 

Logan lucky heist movie review – “I personally prefer to Now you see me” – (8.25/10).  The Good “Action packed”. “Well thought out”. The Bad  “Starts slowly”. “Ending underwhelming”. Introduction  Logan lucky is a 2017 Action, comedy, crime movie according to IMDb.  Crime impact  In the early stages I was expecting a bit more. It […]

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#278 Sidra El Gaitero semi-seca cider review – “Vibrant, lively, and well balanced”- (9.0/10).  

Sidra El Gaitero semi-seca cider review  The Good  “Good carbonation level”.  “Well balanced”. “Balanced sweetness”. “Natural flavour”. “Harshness a well balanced part of the character”. “Pleasant, persistent aftertaste”.  “Good scent”. “Confident acidity”. “Practical”. “Good value”. The Bad  “Dryness absent”.  “Slightly thin mouthfeel”. “Lacking a little complexity”.  Packaging  El Gaitero means “the piper” in Spanish, which […]

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#277 Now you see me – 2013 Heist movie review – “Action-packed and unexpected” – (8/10). 

Now you see me 2013 Heist movie review – “Action-packed and unexpected” – (8/10).  The Good  “Strong camera work”. “Good acting”.  “Fear of the unknown used well”. “Plot twists”.  “Action packed”.  The Bad  “Tough to follow at times”.  “Scenes were a little repetitive”.  “Too many perspectives”.  Introduction  Now you see me is a 2013 Crime/Mystery/Thriller […]

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#276 The Beta test – Horror review – “Strong beginning and finish, slightly one dimensional mystery” – (7.5/10). 

The Good  “Thought-provoking finish”.  “Tension built well”.  “Darker romantic themes used well”.  “Gore and nightmares feature”. “Frequent setting changes”. “Mind captivating finale”. The Bad  “One dimensional plot”.  “Insufficient scares for Horror”. “Genre unclear”. Introduction  The Beta test is a Comedy, Horror, and Thriller movie, according to IMDb.  Horror impact  Gore was notable from the off. […]

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#275 Interstellar movie (8/10) – “Rich in action, emotion, and thought-provoking”. 

Interstellar movie (8/10) – “Rich in action, emotion, and thought-provoking”. The Good  “Clever ending”. “Engaging characters”. “Frequent setting changes”.  “A number of plot twists”.  The Bad  “Need a long time to watch”. “Takes a while to get into the flow”.  Introduction  Interstellar is a 2014 Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi movie.  Sci-fi impact  Sometimes how things make […]

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#274 Morgan Horror movie review – “Slow builder, lacked consistent Horror impact” -(6.5/10).  

Morgan Horror movie review – “Slow builder, lacked consistent Horror impact” -(6.5/10).  The Good  “Some Horror mechanisms used” “Horror works on occasion”.  “Interesting plot”. “Action-packed”.  “Twist at the end”.  The Bad  “Slow at times”.  “Tension seldom built well”.  “Lack of attachment to characters”.  “Camera angles could be improved”. “Not enough horror events”. Introduction  Morgan is […]

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#269 Joyride 2001 movie review – “Tense, entertaining, with a twist at the end. Not dated one bit …” (8.5/10) 

Joyride 2001 movie review – “Tense, entertaining, with a twist at the end. Not dated one bit …” (8.5/10).  The Good  “Effective tension-building”. “Good storyline”. “Twist at the end”. “Not dated”. “Light comedy”. The Bad  “Only one source of evil”. “Characters weren’t the most interesting”. Introduction  Joyride is a 2001 Action/Mystery/Thriller, according to IMDb. Horror […]

#205 Insidious Horror Comparison – Final 2

Insidious 3 vs 4
Edge of your seat ? Or edge of your attention ?
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