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DVD title: The Up in Smoke Tour (DTS)
Productgroup: DVD
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One of the best Rap shows ever


The Up In Smoke Tour DVD is the best one of all tour Dvd's I've ever seen. Even people who might not like Hiphop can see a great Concert with an amazing show. This group of Rappers is the best of the best living. The Rappers that aren't living yet are awaken in a Tribute by DRE and Snoop Dogg. I.e. 2Pac and BIG For all the real Rap fans out there........BUY IT!!!!

Studio: Red Distribution, In
Actors:
Dr. Dre
Snoop Doggy Dogg




DVD title: Garden State
Productgroup: DVD
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Zach Braff is an impressive talent


When you're a TV Star in your mid-20s and you write/star/direct in your own indie release, the antentae immediately go up thinking "Oh uh, bloated ego trip on the horizon."

Not so in this case. It's easy to see why "Garden State" was the sensation of the last Sundance Film Festival. It's a brilliant film. I especially thought the scenes between Braff and his Dad (wonderfully underplayed by the always stellar Ian Holm, who seems to be able to sniff out great roles) were incredible. Holm's character wants the two 'to be happy again.' Braff's character 'wonder(s) when that ever was - I don't recall it.' And - watching the body language between the two - you know Braff is right: this elusive family happiness never happened. His Dad wants something that just isn't there and is never going to happen.

And, hey, if you're in your mid-twenties and developing a movie with you as the lead, why not cast Natalie Portman as your romantic interest? She's fabulous here - she, Braff and the always impressive Peter Sarsgaard are great together.

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Video
Director: Zach Braff
Actors:
Zach Braff
Peter Sarsgaard
Natalie Portman




DVD title: Serial Experiments - Lain: Navi (Layers 1-4)
Productgroup: DVD
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Very trippy anime


Very interesting (and sometimes confusing anime). Watched a few episodes of this series fansubbed around 4 months ago and wondered when it would be brought here to the US. Even better that Pioneer is selling both the DVD and VHS versions of this AS it is being released. Thank you Pioneer!

Studio: Pioneer Video
Director: Ryutaro Nakamura



DVD title: Chased By Dinosaurs
Productgroup: DVD
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The best of recent dino DVDs by BBC and Discovery Channel


My 6-year old son has 4 of the recent dino DVDs created with computer-generated graphics:

* Chased by Dinosaurs (BBC)
* Allosaurus (BBC)
* Walking With Dinosaurs (BBC)
* Dinosaur Planet (Discovery Channel)

I have reviewed all the others, too.

The BBC productions are all far better quality than Dinosaur Planet. But Dinosaur Planet has longer stories, and the dinos are given names and more personality, which appeals to kids.

Of the BBC productions, Chased by Dinosaurs is the best. They are all exceptional. You'd think somebody managed to go back in time and shoot film of real dinosaurs. In fact, that is the plot of Chased by Dinosaurs. The host, Nigel Marvin, is something of a "dinosaur hunter", ala the Crocodile Hunter series. He goes back in time and interacts with marvelous dinosaurs in 3 long episodes. The animation is brilliant! In one moment, Nigel captures a small bird-like dinosaur. In another, a T-Rex nearly back into Nigel, who is hiding in the bushes. The animation is just mind-blowing.

This is absolutely my son's favorite. He's old enough to know that Nigel Marvin didn't really go back in time. But he's young enough to be absolutely delighted by the possibility.

Studio: BBC



DVD title: Yoga Zone - Conditioning and Stress Release (Beginners)
Productgroup: DVD
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Everyone Should Learn Yoga From Yoga Zone


I am so glad I tried this tape! I have to admit I have many yoga tapes, but this and the other Yoga Zone videos are my absolute favorites. I use this one almost every day, alternating it with most of the other tapes in this newest series. Alan is a gentle, thorough teacher, and his videos are comforting, yet highly effective and energizing at the same time. I have achieved flexibility, strength and muscle definition from using this and his other videos. They have changed my body and my life.

Studio: Koch Vision
Actors:
Alan Finger



DVD title: In the Good Old Summertime
Productgroup: DVD
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Judy at her best!


This movie has everything going for it, great songs, good storyline, and likeable characters, and manages to keep you watching it all the way to the end. And I know this as I have watched it many times. And, as I'm a Judy Garland fan I think that this film is wonderful. Definately a MUST SEE film.

Studio: Warner Home Video
Actors:
Judy Garland
Van Johnson




DVD title: Romeo & Juliet
Productgroup: DVD
Romeo & Juliet - movie DVD cover picture
Good movie!


It's rare these days to find a good romantic movie like this one. I wish there were some newer remake of this movie. I think you'll experience the the way love should (or shouldn't) be in this movie. I also recommend the movie, Life is Beautiful, if you liked this one.

Studio: Paramount Studio
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Actors:
Leonard Whiting
Olivia Hussey




DVD title: Enough
Productgroup: DVD
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ARE U CRAZY I LOVED THIS MOVIE


You have to see a movie for yourself before you judge it. That's the real reason I rented this, and the only reason. I work in a video store so I got it for free. It was only a waste of my time, but at least I can say this with certainty (as far as I'm concerned) as opposed to only guessing. I say we have no more pathetic portrayals of domestic violence. If you're going to make a movie like that, don't just make it worth our time, develop characters we actually care about. The violent husband was a stupid cliche who becomes dangerous all of the sudden out of the blue and the way he meets up with his future wife is so contrived. The saddest thing is that they had a chance to really make his character complex and they threw it all away. Such a waste. It may not seem necessary to develop the character of a wife-beater but I have two things to say. One, if you make them look so inhuman nobody would ever be able to admit to themselves that their husbands have a problem. Two, you might as well make another Twister because either way it ends up with J.Lo running for her life with a faceless blob swirling after her. I won't be surprised I see this on Lifetime sometime soon.

Studio: Columbia Tristar Hom
Director: Michael Apted
Actors:
Jennifer Lopez



DVD title: Walking With Prehistoric Beasts
Productgroup: DVD
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The BBC do it again. Awsome.


I thought the BBC excelled themselves when they put 'Walking with Dinosaurs' together, and rated it 5 stars. Well, they have done it again. 'Walking With Prehistoric Beasts' is another fantastic series following on from the dinosuars. This deserves 6 stars as it builds on the earlier series with slightly better CGI and the stories allocated to the 'main star' of each episode is weaved even more interestingly. Great graphics, nice extra DVD features, wonderful research, all-age appeal, this DVD is a winner. Buy it now and keep it with your other BBC documentaries, 'Walking with Dinosaurs' and 'The Planets' and you've got the three best documentaries available on DVD. Essential.

Studio: BBC Video
Director: Nigel Paterson



DVD title: Smoke Signals
Productgroup: DVD
Smoke Signals - movie DVD cover picture
Smoke Signals


This movie is a real keeper. It was like watching a piece of life as filmed by an unseen camera. What a wonderful movie.

Studio: Miramax Home Entertainment
Director: Chris Eyre
Actors:
Adam Beach
Evan Adams




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