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DVD title: Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (Widescreen Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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mood-altering substance


I loved the way this movie just washed over me and left me thinking about things -- life, love, Jim Carey -- in a slightly different, more complicated way. Not only does it peel back the skin of life to reveal a new view of human mating processes, but it's awfully pretty to look at: even if you're not in a thinking mood, the movie's easy on the eyes, dancing before you like the world's most luscious screensaver.

Studio: Universal Studios Ho
Director: Michel Gondry
Actors:
Jim Carrey
Kate Winslet
Tom Wilkinson




DVD title: The Eagles - Hell Freezes Over - DTS
Productgroup: DVD
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WOW....This is why I bought my home theater


I am not going to repeat what everyone else said. But if you like the Eagles, even just a little bit, and love what this technology can do to sound, GET THIS DVD.

Studio: Image Entertainment
Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller



DVD title: Crash (Widescreen Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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hard hitting


I thought this film was very hard hitting as it made me thing of racism and how it is still around and affects peoples lives, state of mind. I thought it was brave for the director to make a film on this seing as it is such a hot topic.

Studio: Lions Gate
Director: Paul Haggis
Actors:
Sandra Bullock
Don Cheadle




DVD title: The Winter People
Productgroup: DVD
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Realistic Yet Fascinating


I loved this film. It always appealed to me each and every time I viewed it. If you're in the mood for getting in touch with all your emotions, this movie is a MUST! McGillis and Russell are brilliant actors; there's no question about that.

Studio: MGM/UA Video
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Actors:
Kurt Russell
Kelly McGillis




DVD title: Salo - Criterion Collection
Productgroup: DVD
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Aristotle


I'm giving this movie the highest rating because it made me understand the definition of the word CAPTHARSIS (the process of releasing strong emotions-pity and fear-through a particular activity or experience, such as writing or theatre, which helps you to understand those emotions)

Studio: Home Vision Entertainment
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Actors:
Paolo Bonacelli



DVD title: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Collector's Edition) (High School Reunion Collection)
Productgroup: DVD
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High


I can sum it up in one word "Classic" Funny, Funny, Funny! I know that's more than one word.

Studio: Universal Studios
Director: Amy Heckerling
Actors:
Sean Penn



DVD title: South Park - Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Productgroup: DVD
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This movie is the best ever!


Probably not for kids, nor for the pathologically self-righteous, I highly recommend "South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut." Although laudable for its "message" against censorship, and for criticizing parents who expect other institutions (the "film industry," the schools, etc.) to act in loco parentis, I doubt that very many went to this movie for that reason. I know I went simply to see the "scamps" in action on the large screen.
Because I did not expect it, the film's musical format surprised me initially. However, I got used to it, and ended up enjoying most of the songs. (As a side note, some of the songs inexplicably disappeared for the soundtrack CD, making way for ho-hum reinterpretations by other contemporary musical artists.) As a fan of classical and opera, I appreciated the nods to Copland in "Uncle F**ka," the bacchanale from Saint-Saens' "Samson et Delilah" in Saddam Hussein's love song to Satan, and the allusions to Wagner's old warhorse "Ride of the Valkyries" during the Canadian Air Force attack on the Baldwin brothers.
As another shock, we actually get to hear the "scamps" say what we knew they were saying on the TV show, but obfuscated by bleeps. Like what happened with the big censorship deal involving this movie, life imitates art here. It was strange to finally hear the boys actually speak the forbidden words and phrases, treating them like sacred incantations upon hearing them in the Terrance and Phillip movie. But like the musical format, I also got used to the lack of censorious bleeps.
Not so surprising in this movie was the acerbic and absurdist humor endemic to "South Park." It's done on a much grander scale, with more license than television would dare allow, with the end result being quite effective. I laughed so hard I nearly dry-heaved during some parts, including Terrance and Phillip's "Uncle F**ka"; Cartman's ode to Kyle's mother; the sex-obsessed Saddam Hussein's relentless pursuit of a sensitive Satan; and the WWII-like anti-Canada propaganda film (sponsored by Snacky Smores!). But there are too many to mention!
To those who have qualms about "South Park," whether based on heresay or the superficial belief that it's an excuse for "toilet humor," try to set them aside and judge this movie based upon other merits. Fans of "South Park" don't obsess on toilet humor (which would get real dull real fast), so why should its detractors?

Studio: Paramount Studio
Director: Trey Parker
Actors:
Trey Parker
Matt Stone




DVD title: Midsomer Murders - Set 5
Productgroup: DVD
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Fine Fare


Contains one of the most humorous episodes in which Barnaby is unwittingly stoned on muffins. As always, Midsomer Murders is fine entertainment

Studio: Acorn Media Publishi
Actors:
John Nettles



DVD title: The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring (Widescreen Edition)
Productgroup: DVD
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Hugely Entertaining


I just had a total blast watching this movie, and on so many different levels. It was great, simply great, to be able to compare Peter Jackson's sincere vision with my own: in my mind, he hit it dead-on with each and every member of the Fellowship - even to the point of making it easy to confuse Aragorn and Boromir; I had always visualized goblins, orcs, and the Uruk-Hai in exactly the same way they are depicted in the film (before the Brothers Hildebrandt - and their annual calendars in the late'70's and '80's - slightly altered my visualization of these hideous creatures); the landscapes were a joy and somehow, in all substantial ways, amazingly close to the way I visualized them as well; Rivendell looked a bit too much like a Swiss chalet though, and Elrond needed to be MUCH taller, but these are minor quibbles. Jackson really succeeds in recreating the FEEL of the Fellowship of the Ring. The comaraderie, Gandalf's love of Bilbo and Frodo, and them for each other, Sam's simple-minded, determined loyalty, Frodo's crushing burden, and the chemistry among the nine (perhaps excepting the competition between Gimli and Legolas), are all presented ably and with care. What we have here, with this movie, is clearly a labor of love. The filmakers truly wanted to do it RIGHT. For the most part, they succeeded.
My one problem might lie with the film's breakneck pacing in the second half. It did occur to me, though, that this movie will completely blow away anyone who has never read the LOTR. The ominous portentous prologue, featuring an awesome confrontation of armies, the hideous, gripping visions when Frodo puts on the dreaded ring, the intense violence, and the hanging cut-it-with-a-knife tension place this film almost in the horror genre.
The book, however, is more leisurely paced, filled with exposition, descriptions, songs and ancient tales, in both elven and dwarvish tounges. I suppose that a film bringing all such elements to bear might bore some and turn others off with the sheer length that would be required. I, for one, would love every minute of it. Hopefully, there is a director's cut in its embryonic stage, containing some of the key missing elements: Bombadil, Galadriel's gifts, a more developed Gimli and Legolas, etc.
Given his audience, and economic expectations, Mr. Jackson has really done it right. Tolkien fans everywhere can be grateful while they wait for their next chance to see it again. Those not familiar with the books can count on a truly awe-inspiring, and memorable, theatrical experience.

Studio: Warner Home Video
Director: Peter Jackson
Actors:
Ian McKellen



DVD title: Caught
Productgroup: DVD
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Intriguing, Sensual Film.


Caught is a film with excellent examples of lost dreams and sexual tension. A drifter finds his way into a married couple's life having impact on both the husband and wife. I enjoyed watching this movie knowing the direction it was taking me and then having some unexpected events occur to alter it. This movie is very well acted with an excellent soundtrack (trumpet)as well. Edward James Olmos and Maria Conchita Alonzo should act again together soon. It would be beneficial for us all.

Studio: Columbia Tristar Hom
Director: Robert M. Young
Actors:
Edward James Olmos
Maria Conchita Alonso
Arie Verveen




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