Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Master of the Flying Guillotine (1975) Review

theres been some great reviews of this flick but i wouldnt trust them all. this film starts out great but goes down hill quik. the one arm boxer isn't believable at all. there's one scene with another one armed fighter where he falls on his back and you can see his missing arm tucked behind his back. its so bad. the fight scenes are very slow and the fighters come like a foot away from actually hitting each other. those two things made the film crap for me. i just couldnt buy it. i did love the villian, and thats about it. RENT before you Buy ! !

The Grateful Dead Movie Review

Rather than simply focus on the musicians playing on stage (though a lot of this is done), the film meanders through pre-concert setup with Bill Graham and the roadies interacting, it shows fans arriving and hanging out pre-concert. There are scenes of setting up the wall of sound system, the sound checks and discriptions of Phil's bass. The audience is heavily included, even to the point of a fan debate over the propriety of filming the show. Considering that this concert series also gave rise to the horrible "Steal Your Face" album, the music is inspired. It's hard to credit that it's the same tour. Definitely a change from the typical concert film, and a real treat for any Deadhead, or anyone interested in the Dead phenominon.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

At the Jazz Band Ball - Early Hot Jazz, Song and Dance (1993) Review

What would you rather watch to get a taste of German cabaret in the early '30s, Cabaret (1972) or The Blue Angel (1931)? If you answer the latter you may especially enjoy this interesting compilation that is less polished than many others, especially the big studio productions of later years.

I am especially charmed by two productions that might be at the bottom of others' lists--the dance hall performances by Tessie Maize and Ruby Darby. By modern standards, many of the dancers were too heavy and too unpolished to even point a camera at, but they let us see what an ordinary audience of their times could see, not only the numbers, but the unaffected intimacy of the piece, and their cheer and enengy.

This DVD is like discovering a treasure in a collector's attic. A must have.

Pilates Complete For Weight Loss Review

This is the fourth Pilates video I have done, and I am still looking for a better one. The different levels of workouts are convenient, but this video has some unusual eccentricities that I didn't expect. 1) This woman doing the beginner workouts has terrible posture and is really uninspiring to look at. 2) The narrator/instructor always says len-then instead of lengthen- which drives me nuts! It's also full of grammatical errors in the intro lessons and interview. (ex: "The four most important things about Pilates is...")3) The workouts end abruptly with no stretches or cool downs 4) The workouts are not the same length of time as they say they are on the screen. (i.e. the 35 minute intermediate workout takes about 38 minutes!) 5) Some of the exercises are done for such a short amount of reps (ex: 8 inner thigh circles?) that you can't imagine them doing any good at all.

On the positive side- I liked the slow pace at the beginning- it's somewhat relaxing and you can really feel the stretches. The exercises are fine for the most part.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Big Momma's House (2000) Review

Loved this movie's comedy, the jokes, and the story line to match.

Friday, May 27, 2005

In the Mood for Love - Criterion Collection (2001) Review

This Chinese film goes back to the recent past of Hong Kong, China and the Chinese. The love affair is delicate but it is not the essential element in the film, except as a metaphor for change, for the changing world. In those years (circa 1963) the world was changing but within a divided pattern, that of the two blocks and we feel this behind the scenes. The Shanghai community in Hong Kong, a symbol of the change in continental China. The family going to the US to visit their grandchildren, a symbol of the attraction of the US in those days, but also of the desire to go away from continental China and the danger some thought it represented. The visit to Cambodia and its sacred temples, with de Gaulle's visit in the middle of it in 1966, brings up the phantom of the Vietnam War behind this historical period. The spouses working in Japan or Singapore or Thailand shows the development of Asia in those days, led by Japan as the great industrial and commercial power it was becoming. But we have to think of the present. Things have changed so much. Japan is no longer the leading power in Asia. Hong Kong has found its place in continental China. Shanghai is more attractive than San Francisco. Cambodia has rebuilt its unity and independence after the tragedy represented by the intervention of the US on its territory and the subsequent bloody episodes. Today the Chinese are not emigrating abroad any more. They have become the engine of the development of Asia. This vision of Hong Kong in the early 60s emphasizes this change and the film is like archeology. The love affair then is symbolical of this evolution : the spouses emigrating to other Asian countries and having a love affair there ; the young man visiting Cambodia or even further and coming back not to discover, by lack of courage, what happened to the woman, though the film tells us about the son she got from her liaison with him, is a symbol of the complete beaking up of human relations in that world ; the vision of the Temples of Angkor, a Buddhist monk there, and the man burrying his secret in a hole in the wall plugged up with some earth, is a vision of very old traditions, beliefs and even superstitions, a world that has mostly disappeared. Very nostalgic. And the film is systematically invaded with music from Brazil or other distant, non Asian countries and in some foreign language that has nothing to do with Hong Kong. A symbol of the uprooting of this community brought by the divided world, but also announcing the globalization of the world that was to come at the time and is in the process of emerging today. The slowing down of some scenes makes these scenes look like some old dream, or old recollection, look like a mnemonic vision of a past that has disappeared.


Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Heathers (THX Version) (1989) Review

this 80s satire on teenage suicide is hysterical. as brilliant as it is morbid, the action starts off full speed and doesn't stop. extremely witty dialogue, with great catch phrases like "what's your damage?". winona ryder is amazing as veronica, the fourth-wheel of the most popular clique in school. the actual cinematography is clever, lots of very interesting shots, good color and lots of recurring thematics. not a movie for everyone, but definitely worth checking out.

The Patriot (2000) Review

What a surprise another hollywood film where the USA is a poor defencless country and the Brits ,Japanesse or the Germans are demonised. In this films case its the brits turn to be baby killers.Sure the film is patriotic but sure its just an excuse for the US to win another battle, no wonder the US goverment is so arogant its because films like this come on the scene. The US aint invinsible and its about time they realised it. Anyway the films alright fairly violent the only reason i gave it a 2 is because MEL Gibson and John Issac give a very good performance.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Visitor Q (2001) Review

This movie was Garbage...I though Vistor Q was going to be great but instead I got garbage...Its stupid and yet disturbing...Trash....

Very bad...THis movies plot was just as stupid as the film...DO NOT GET THIS FILM!!!

-0000000/5 stars

Monday, May 23, 2005

Super Speedway - The Mach II Special Edition (Large Format) (1998) Review

This is a very engaging film, narrated by the great Mario Andretti. The sound is incredible--almost like being at a race--and the visuals are breathtaking. I'm sorry I never had a chance to see this on an IMAX screen, but the DVD is the next best thing I'm sure.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Hard Target (1993) Review

Hard Target is one of the best action films ever. Jean-Claude Van Damme plays a Cajun named Chance who stumbles into an evil plot to hunt homeless ex-Vietnam vets for fun. The vets have a chance to make more money than they will ever make in their life - or die. The weapon of choice is the lethal but mesmerizing crossbow. Chance has been raised by his loving Cajun grandfather, played by Wilford Brimley. A young woman asks Chance for help in searching for her homeless father, and he stumbles into the plot. Incredibly clever and resourceful Chance has nerves of steel. He gives the very bad guys an amazing chase through the streets and bayous of New Orleans.

The action scenes, sets, and music are great. Woo directs Van Damme and his athletic ability like a ballet.

Hard Target is one of my top ten favorite films.

Friday, May 20, 2005

The Cannonball Run (1981) Review

The movie is good, however we cannot watch it because we hate the widescreen format. Nowhere in the description and product details does it say that it is widescreen. We looked.
What is it with the companies putting out only widescreen. Give us fullscreen! At least have both so that customers can choose.
The movie is good but the format sucks. Because of the widescreen, we give it 1 star. We recommend that you do not purchase this item until it is available in the fullscreen format.

Samurai Jack - Season 1 (2001) Review

As WB has started to release season sets of its beloved classics, it's also taken the time to dig into the Cartoon Network vaults and pull out the first 13 episodes of Samurai Jack for this 2-disc set. Jack is a warrior who has been trained from childhood to destroy the demon Aku and restore peace to his kingdom. But before Jack can kill Aku, he is sucked into a time portal and thrown far into the future. Now Jack must learn the ways of this changed world, battle Aku's minions, and quest towards returning home. Utilizing stylized art and animation, Samurai Jack combines relentless action with traditional storytelling techniques to become one of the smartest cartoons currently on the air. There's a lot of classic moments in this set, and it's definitely worth a look for animation fans of all ages.

However, the set isn't perfect. Extras are pretty sparse, with one short documentary, a video gallery of production artwork, a commentary track, and the original "test pilot" animation. I understand space is limited, but it's still disappointing considering that creator Genndy Tartakovsky seems to have a lot to say. I think either the French or Spanish audio track could've been dropped, or at least made specific to different regions. Including 3 audio tracks on a series where dialogue is often sparse seems like overkill. There are also some minor problems with the video - it looks beautiful up until characters start to talk, then video interlacing problems become visible. It's a minor problem and shouldn't interfere too much with your enjoyment of Samurai Jack, but it's there.

Despite all that, Samurai Jack Season 1 is a great buy. This is a cheap, affordable set that deserves a place in your collection.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The Cutting Edge (1992) Review

First things first, the price tag on this DVD is so low because it offers none of the extras that people buy DVD's for. The only extra is the theatrical trailer.

But if you want to watch a movie that will leave you smiling and wanting to press play again, this is it! Sure it follows a formula and you can see the end coming from a mile away but the lead actors are so good that you get wrapped up in the story despite yourself. You will forgive the implausibility of the plot and the swiftness with which Doug Dorsey learns to figure skate and all the other distractions and just bask in the chemistry of D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly. I love this movie more everytime I watch it.

On the Ball: Pilates Workout for Beginners with Lizbeth Garcia (2003) Review

Before this dvd I used target specifics from the method-not anymore! This dvd is doable even for beginners! I was impressed with the variety of exercises on it. Specifically, you get:

*abdominal connection(with different, effective oblique moves)
*back strengthening(I have a weak lwr back, and can still do these w/o pain),
*core strengthening,
*leg/spine mobility,abs/leg coordination(effective total body moves),
*thigh strengthening(u feel this!),
*back extensions then leg extensions.

After that theres FOUR BONUSES! This dvd is fantastic, a great effective way to use your ball and add variety to workouts, exercises are effective, safe and fun!Lizbeth is a pleasant, motivating,non annoying instructor with an inspiring physique, fit and realistic! I higly recommend this DVD!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

In & Out (1997) Review

This is a hard movie to review because I really wanted to like the message, but ultimately had to settle for disliking the messenger. I am a fairly progressive pro-gay rights person, and was looking forward to a smart, liberating and interesting comedy about being gay. But the screenplay for this movie was so hamfisted that only the considerable acting talents of Kevin Kline (to some extent, but not nearly as much as some people think) and Tom Selleck saved it from one star territory. Joan Cusack has certainly done good work -some much better than this (see for example "Cradle Will Rock") but she did not deserve the best supporting actress nomination for this trite example of one-dimensional hysteria.

I did enjoy some of the Barbra jokes (note the spelling please) and the parody of the "de-programming" audio course on how to realize your inner heterosexual was initially quite funny but like a bad Saturday Night Live sketch, it just went on and on and on until gradually I lost any sympathy I might have had for the characters or the plotline. I'm still waiting for the cinematic setting that does true justice to "Macho Man" by the way, -it certainly wasn't the ending scene in this movie.

The fact that people fell all over themselves to praise this lame Hollywood attempt at commercial PC comedy just goes to show that cinematic liberation will not be achieved by suited corporate drones with degrees in communication and an eye on the bottom line.

I'm not an activist (although if going on a few Pride Marches and AIDS walks count me as bound for the Pit, then I guess I'm on my way) and I'm not very familiar with the intimate details of the lives of lots of gay people, but I have a fairly good cross section of gay friends, co-workers and acquaintances and I can't say this movie was even one tenth as funny, pointed or perceptive as the real gay people I know.

The ideas in this movie were expressed much more effectively (at least to me) by more skillful and imaginative gay-positive movies such as "Priscilla Queen of the Desert", "The Naked Civil Servant" "Four Weddings and a Funeral", "The Full Monty", and even (god help us) "To Wong Foo With Love". The fact that the first four are NOT US movies is not a coincidence. Treating gay people as if they were defined by their personhood and not their sexuality seems to me to be a much more satisfying route than going on (and on and on) about whether someone likes to dance or how they walk or how they use their hands.

Ultimately the real scandal in this movie, in my opinion, was not its treatment of gay people, but rather the way it depicted a hero who could afford to decorate his own home in such "Town and Country Living"-style opulence on a small-town public school English teacher's salary.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Michael Jordan to the Max (Large Format) (2000) Review

I bought this DVD without really knowing what to expect. I didn't really expect the IMAX feeling to translate well to a smaller screen, and to tell the truth, it doesn't. But that is not a problem here.
Michael Jordan is an athlete larger than life and he does not need a big screen to relay that. His messages are powerful and his philosophy is an excellent source to anyone, but especially if you're raising children. He loves children in general, specifically his own, and a lot of what he says relates to children.
You will not be let down by this DVD, the message is powerful and MJ on the court is always a delight.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Vampire Hunter D - Bloodlust (2001) Review

vampire hunter d-bloodlust is a wonderful movie.it's got violence, true love, adventure, and an awesome mysterious main character.this movie will totally rock your world.it's different than most anime; there's no cutsie characters, and it's definitely not a comedy (that's for sure!).i would actually have given this movie 4 1/2 stars but it wouldn't let me!the only reason i wouldn't have given it five stars is because i wish that we could've gotten to know the main character a bit better (not that it's not great having him be a handsome mystery!).it was also a bit harsh on my sensitive sensibilities toward the end.so if you're as sensitive as i am BEWARE!
i would definitely give this animation a ten.it's different but wonderfully dark.
i do hope you get this!i know you'll enjoy it!

Saturday, May 14, 2005

The Simpsons - The Complete Third Season (1991) Review

This season kicks off with a very funny episode. This DVD has 24 episodes total and a lot of extras. The selection screens have got to be the best ever even better than season fours screens. I recommend fans to go buy it now. This is where the season really kicks off with great episodes. Go buy it now!

Friday, May 13, 2005

Charlotte Church - In Jerusalem (2001) Review

Charlotte's first concert video had her playing at the Brixton Academy in the UK. That was fine, she was full of poise and confidence for a pre-teenager. In doing a concert in Jerusalem, she nearly retains the same poise. No, her vocalizations are perfect; it's inbetween songs that she talks at a clip, belying an apparent nervousness at playing at the Tower of David. After all, it's a very historic site, and maybe the awe that place inspires got to her. Fortunately for her, she doesn't sing as fast as she talks, otherwise this would be a short video, plus it might've been retitled The Chipmunk In Jerusalem. But it's okay--she turned to full form by the time the Enchantment concert in Cardiff was filmed.

Seriously though, all but four songs are taken from Charlotte's self-titled sophomore release. The first of the two is the song she leads off with, "Jerusalem," part of the epic written by poet William Blake, which begins, "And did these feet in ancient times, walk upon England's mountain green."

One of Charlotte's little speeches involves her favourite instrument, the Uillean pipes, which has a sound like a bagpipe except less shrill, and which has been used by Enya and the Corrs, to name at least two Celtic artists. Uri Miles was the only Uillean pipe player they could find in Jerusalem, and he plays on "The Last Rose Of Summer" after giving the crowd a brief demonstration. Hey, at least it floated Charlotte's boat.

There are two intermissions here. During the first, the orchestra playing selections from Georges Bizet's Carmen is intercut with silent footage of preparations for the concert, including soundmen, light people, choreographer, the orchestra, Charlotte of course, and Marina Blumen, who comes out briefly later. In the second, the orchestra plays the Intermezzo Cavalleria Rusticana, while footage of Charlotte walking the streets of the city, wearing a blue dress and purple headscarf, and ordinary citizens of Jerusalem are seen.

Her signature tune "Pie Jesu" is done with Marina Blumen, and here we see the use of second banana done to a tee. Charlotte's clearly the glamorous star, slender, pretty, wearing her sleeveless magenta dress, and having a superior singing voice while Marina, round-faced, taller, a pit on the portly side and wearing a black outfit, pales beside her, vocally as well. Paging Gwillem Evans... (the kid who duetted with her on the first concert video).

She ends her set appropriately enough with "The Holy City," which she reprises the last verse as an encore. She is clearly at her best and most radiant here.

The Ra'anana Symphonette Orchestra led by Julian Smith do a bang on job, as do the Cantus Choir when they back her up in "The Lord's Prayer" and "Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer," which is one of the better songs here.

However, the lighting isn't anything to shout home about, and she could've done a few more songs that used the choir more. One other oddity. Despite sporting nice long-sleeved pink dress on the video cover, she never wears it during the concert. Other than that, her voice is perfect, even if her rapid-fire talking gets a bit distracting.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl (Special Edition) Review

Pirates Of The Carribean is almost certainly aimed at younger people, and tries its best to be entertaining for the rest. Mostly in the form of the hilarious, overly camp Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp).

The plot is loose and wanders around to its final insignificant ending. Every actor is weak apart from Depp and Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom is as laughable as ever, and I don't see whats so special about Keira Knightly. Certainly if your looking for a fun little film to waste some time, watch this. But what annoys me is how adults can call this a superb film, or 'one of the best in the year so far'. Its fun, but theres so many other fun films out there that fail to get anywhere near the praise this gets.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

The Mummy (Widescreen Collector's Edition) (1999) Review

"The Mummy" is not a mere remake, because although it's slightly based in the 1932 movie, this version is completely different, the special effects in 1999 were sufficiently advanced to make a spectacular movie. And in my opinion, the remakes should be done this way, writing new stories, adding more things, but respecting the original idea. When Hollywood tries to make a remake step by step, it usually is a fatal mistake, just take a look to "Psycho (1998)", it's a lame version of Hitchcock's original version.

"The Mummy" is one of the quintessential summer movies of recent years, it's fast paced, it has amazing special effects, it has humor, it has colorful characters, and it has a beautiful heroine Evelyn (played by Rachel Weisz), a brave girl that combines charm, exotic beauty and courage. The hero John Hannah (played by Brendan Fraser) is a combination of Indiana Jones and George Of The Jungle.

Fraser doesn't have the typical physical aspect of Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Eastwood or Ford, but he does a good job in "The Mummy", and it's a welcome change to the typical movie hero. The movie has a lot of interesting visual effects, specially when Imhotep uses the sand to create a giant version of his face.

"The Mummy" loses some steam when it becomes too repetitive in some scenes, but overall this is entertainment, and it's noticeable that the director, the cast and the crew of "The Mummy" made a modern version of an old movie with good results. A very amusing movie.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

The Magnificent Seven (Special Edition) (1960) Review

The scenario is simple: A bunch of rampaging criminals are terrorizing the peaceful occupants of a village. Those villagers enlist the services of gunfighters, to wipe out that threat.

Viewers have not been critical enough with these villagers. The villagers, in evaluating the terrorists, never asked themselves, "Why do they hate us?" The villagers didn't consult the U.N. to form a coalition, or allow more time for inspection -- they simply arranged, in unilateral fashion, to fight the terrorists, destroy them and neutralize the threat. Is this compassionate, tolerant, inclusive or diverse? Or is it like cowboys would act? Never mind that the villagers got their problem solved, and the criminals got wiped out -- there are greater social issues here. These villagers needed to learn some tolerance and understanding. If you just assemble a force and destroy the attackers, what sort of compassionate social lessons do attackers learn from that?

Monday, May 09, 2005

Happy Gilmore (1996) Review

This movie has a stupid story line and even stupider jokes. I have an adjective for this movie, it rhymes with 'rap' and starts with 'C'

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Vampire Princess Miyu - Initiation (TV Vol 1) Review

This is MUCH better than OVA of vampire Miyu. When I watched OVA, I found the story very confusing. Throughout these TV series all of the questions you have will get answered. Like who is Larva, why he is serving Miyu... Miyu is very serious in the series, unlike in OVA (I though her laugh was rather annoying). Larva takes off his mask pretty often, so you can see how beautiful he really is ^-^ Miyu looks very pretty too! I am half way into series and I can't stop watching it, the plot is incredibly interesting!! The music is great. One of the best anime series!!

Saturday, May 07, 2005

The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) Review

THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN tells the amazing true-life story of Molly Tobin Brown, who rose from the backwoods to become the queen of international society.

Debbie Reynolds (in her Oscar-nominated role) plays Molly with verve and gusto. Touching and funny, she brings you to the point of laughter, and with a turn can reduce you to tears.

Harve Presnell (recreating his Broadway role) plays Molly's faithful husband. True, the spotlight is always on Molly, but Presnell sings some of the score's better songs, like "I'll Never Say No".

The score by Meredith Willson ("The Music Man") is great, and is full of such rousing numbers as "Belly Up To The Bar, Boys", "He's My Friend" (written especially for the screen) and many more.

Featuring a talented cast including Martita Hunt (ANASTASIA), Maria Karnilova and Jack Krushen, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN is an unsinkable delight!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Repo Man (1984) Review

If you're one of those people who look for movies that are more odd than anything else, look no further than Repo Man. Emilio Estevez is the young punk turned reluctant Repo Man. That's the simplest part of the story. From there the movie unfolds sidestepping genre after genre. Some of the funniest, sharp witted dialogue ever to grace a film script puts the quote factor of this movie into the stratosphere.

"It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes."

Case in point. Or how about this:

"I do want your money because God wants your money."

"The more you drive the less intelligent you are."

"Let's go get sushi and not pay."

"Did you ever hear of the neutron bomb?"

"Since time is short and you may lie I'm going to have to torture you."

Bottom line is if you haven't seen this movie make it a point to do so. Truly a celebration of the indescribable. Great doesn't do it justice. Repo Man turns convention on its head and then quickly, repeatedly, kicks it in the face. We need more movies like this. And remember:

"Society made me what I am."

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Leisa Hart: FitMama - Postnatal Workout (2003) Review

BRIDGET----this is a great postnatal worout video...IT IS OVER 50 MINUTES IN LENGHT...you have 20 minutes of Funky Fat Brun as its called, 10 minutes of Fitmama Yoga, 10 minutes of Power Pilates, and 10 minutes of Postnatal Stretch & Relax...I really enjoyed the pace of this video, which allows new moms to slowly get back into shape. Leisa is encouraging and u can tell she knows what she is talking about, she said she's from a family of 10 and loves kids and loves exercising, and her energy really is motivating. This is a great postnatal video, and then I got going with her new CORE BAR and the FitToTheCore videos, they are great also. It all adds up that my body is now is better shape than before I ever thought of doign Fitmama workouts. I love this stuff.

Prenatal Yoga (2000) Review

I love this video!!! I never did yoga before my pregnancy; was mainly a step aerobics/cross-training person. I bought this video from Amazon based on others' reviews. This is a GREAT video.

I have an hour-long commute in the mornings, and I'm on my feet a lot at work, so I have been experiencing a lot of back and leg pain during pregnancy. This video rids me of that pain, and helps to get rid of my slight ankle swelling.

As a cross-training-type person, I thought that anything that didn't make me break into a vigorous sweat couldn't be beneficial. This video has broken this belief for me. I have really gained a lot of strength and flexibility from this video.

First off, Shiva Rea's voice is so incredibly soothing, she makes you feel like you're getting a massage. The music and set are peaceful and calming. The overall production is relaxing.

The mood is set with mediation and warm-ups. Then there's standing work, floor work, stretch, and guided relaxation. Kegels are worked into various sections. Each section is subdivided, so you can do only part of each if you like.

Traditional poses are covered, such as planks, downward dogs, triangle pose, etc. (I don't know much about yoga.) Instruction is clear and understandable. Breathing is always kept at the forefront, with Shiva's never forgetting to tell you when to inhale and exhale.

There's one person representing each trimester, demonstrating the recommended modifications for each trimester. As I've found as I've gone along, these variations are very helpful.

This is a great video. Do not do pregnancy without it. Start lightly and build up if you need to, but you have to get this video for prenatal exercise. It helps me with my pains, and makes me feel relaxed. I really feel like I have gotten a massage after I finish this video.

The last thing I'll say is that there are little moves in the video that I've been able to do at work to alleviate some of my aches. I highly recommend this DVD, even if only for Shiva's voice and the soothing music that accompany it.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Cool Runnings (1993) Review

I have always loved this movie. It is one to make you laugh. The characters are all very funny, especially Doug E. Doug's character, Sanka Coffey. It is inspirational as well. They had something they wanted to do, and they gave it their all, even when people were laughing at them and telling them they were stupid for trying. It also always gives me a sense of pride when they all finish the race in the end. Also, it is fun simply because it is full of Jamaican accents. No matter how many times I see it, I will still feel the same. I know this because I have already seen this many, many times.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Sling Blade (1996) Review

"i passed up watching this movie a dozen times..always catching it in the middle or near the end" i have always been a big fan of john ritter and the role he plays in (sling blade) was diffrent and portrayed john as being more then a comedian,he can still be funny but serious too.so to anyone who has been hesitant on watching this movie...watch it and i garantee you wont be disapointed,who knows you may even run out and buy you a copy just like i did.i give it ***** plus many more.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Flesh Gordon (1974) Review

I find it strange that this movie is supposedly in "widescreen," yet the aspect ratio for it as shown on the Amazon website is only that of 1.33:1, which is not a widescreen ratio. That is a standard screen (ie "pan-and-scan") ratio. I found that this same blooper occurred with the Robert Crumb DVD, "Crumb." So please, Amazon, get your story straight.

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