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DVD title: Margaret Cho - I'm the One That I Want
Productgroup: DVD
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Cho is the one!

Bought it at Capitol City Pride in Des Moines, Iowa last year.Great DVD- Margaret Cho is hilariously funny.Serious moments within the presentation also- a comedic autobiography.

Studio: Fox Lorber
Director: Lionel Coleman

DVD title: The Partridge Family - The Complete First Season
Productgroup: DVD
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Oh No The Partridges On DVD

My Favorite Show On Dvd I got To Say Its About Freaking Time Gee im tired of ordering them from columbia house when i can get the whole season on dvd

Studio: Columbia Tristar Hom
Shirley Jones

DVD title: Office Space (Full Screen Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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Some of the funniest scenes, with an overall bland plot

I love this movie. It has so many individual scenes that are hilarious. The overall plot and story aren't the greatest, but I've found most people can over look this.
This movie is rated R, and I think its one of the tamest R movies I've seen. There is brief nudity and a fair amount of swearing (mainly in rap music). However, the R rating may be for the best since I don't think anyone under the driving age will think this movie is all that funny. It's mainly work related and relationship comedy. I am thrilled to say there is no "bodily fluid" humor that has been in so many movies lately.
The DVD features are almost nonexistant.

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Video
Director: Mike Judge
Ron Livingston
Jennifer Aniston

DVD title: Kill Bill, Volume 2
Productgroup: DVD
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Far Superior to Vol. 1

Tarentino's masterpiece is complete. Kill Bill Vol. 1 had all the style a three and a half hour film could possibly need crammed into one 90 minute session. Volume 2 is everything it needed to be and more. It has enough plot, dialogue and heart to flesh out what is essentially one incredibly piece of work.

For anyone who needs reminding I'll skip through the plot. A former assassin only know as The Bride (Uma Thurman) is on a quest to gain revenge on her former colleagues known as the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad (or DiVAS) for gate crashing her wedding and killing everyone who was present before thier employer Bill (David Carradine) put a bullet in her head.

After somehow surviving and spending four years in a coma, The Bride awakens and swiftly proceeds to kill two DiVAS. Now with three names left on her death list, the roaring rampage of revenge continues.

The film opens at the church where the massacre occurred and a lengthy conversation between The Bride and Bill. This is the first sign that you're watching a very different film than you might have expected. Not just a gory bloodfest, this feels more like a Tarentino movie. There's a lot more dialogue but unlike films such as Pulp Fiction there is no idol chit-chat about what McDonalds in Europe call their hamburgers. Here the discussion pushes the plot along developing the characters and filling in some of the blanks.

QT is famous for resurrecting the career of faded stars and Carradine may be his greatest find. Bill's face never appeared on camera in Vol. 1 but his haunting voice built an air of mystique around him. From his first proper on screen appearance Carradine breathes live into his character in a magnificent performance.

One of the things I found interesting about the first volume was how the members of the DiVAS have ended up four years later. O-ren Ishii (Lucy Liu) rose to the top of the Japanese crime world, whereas Vernita Green (Vivica A Fox) became a normal housewife. Now we are introduced properly to the remaining members. Budd (Michael Madsen) works as a bouncer is a cheap club in Texas and lives in a trailer. Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah) is more of a mystery. She drives an expensive car and has easy access to a million dollars but her present is never explained. Perhaps she still works for Bill?

Kill Bill Vol. 2 is so much more than the almost farcical, but terrifically entertaining bloodbath the original was. It's time to consider both films as one complete work and as a single 3 hour long piece, it's a flawless work of genius.

Studio: Miramax Home Entertainment
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Uma Thurman
David Carradine
Michael Madsen
Daryl Hannah

DVD title: Someday's Dreamers - Magical Dreamer (Vol. 1) - With Series Box
Productgroup: DVD
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Gorgeous Story

This is definitely more of a "chick-flick" anime, but the story and artwork are both beautifully understated. I wouldn't really say that Someday's Dreamers is aimed at adolescent girls, though I'm sure it would appeal to some. In general, I would say the action and romances are too slow to develop and will leave the average teenaged girl bored long before she could appreciate the subtle nuances of the story.
This series' creator has taken a more "realist" approach to things, presenting a solid, stoically paced story with beautifully realistic imagery.
At times, the story leaves the viewers confused, but things are explained in time, and it helps us relate to the dazed, confused Yume.
Just do yourself a favor and watch it in Japanese...the dubbers' decision to give certain characters Southern drawls to emphasize that they are from the "country" was stupid.

Studio: Geneon Entertainment

DVD title: Criminal
Productgroup: DVD
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I wasn't sure when I bought the film but when I got to the mid section It became apparent that it was a brilliant film with twist and turn. I strongly recommend to watch it,

Studio: Warner Home Video
Director: Gregory Jacobs
John C. Reilly
Diego Luna
Maggie Gyllenhaal

DVD title: Sudden Fear
Productgroup: DVD
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Miss Crawford does it again

Joan is superb in this thriller! Joan earned her second oscar nomination as she plays a playrite who fall sfor the wrong guy and then learns the horrible truth and in such a rottten way too! I marveled at Joans character plots her clever defense! This one will keep you on the edge of youe seat. They aren't made like this any more but they out to be!

Studio: Image Entertainment
Director: David Miller
Joan Crawford
Jack Palance
Gloria Grahame

DVD title: Election
Productgroup: DVD
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I can definitely relate

I loved this movie . I could relate to this movie because I went to school with a "Tracy Flick", as I'm sure most of you out there have as well , and wouldn't we all love to be Mr. McAllister and try to bring her (or him) down !
This movie had so many elements , but the whole teacher/student relationship was the most important to me . I loved how we were allowed to witness inside of Mr. McAllister's head and find out how much he really detested Tracy . I often wondered that during my own school days as to how the teachers thought of those annoying do-gooders .
To see that Tracy in the end prevails and comes out smelling like roses , for you see we cannot hold back the "Tracy Flick's" of this world , because as the movie shows they succeed by lieing and cheating their way to stardom and success !! And its the "Mr. McAllister's" of this world who have to suffer because of them , oh how true is life . Call me cynical , but you got to love the realistic protrayal that these two wonderful actors give to us .
Definitely one of my top 10 favourite movies of all time .

Studio: Paramount Studio
Director: Alexander Payne
Matthew Broderick
Reese Witherspoon

DVD title: Sex and the City - The Complete Second Season
Productgroup: DVD
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Every season they are better!

Excelent, I love Sarah Jessica Parker and her caracter.The shoes, the dialogs and the dresses. Simply the best!

Studio: HBO Home Video
Sex & The City
Sarah Jessica Parker

DVD title: Edward II
Productgroup: DVD
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Not for everyone, but a great film by a great film director and stylist. Edward 2 is the play by Christpher Marlowe (1564-1593), author of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, and the presumed Shakespearean writer. This film presents a Jacobean style rendering of this play with very modern sets and costumes and truly a hightened gay sensibility. Tilda Swinton sings Cole Porter in transluscent style a year before she performed in "Orlando". I would recommend it highly.

Studio: Image Entertainment
Derek Jarman

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