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Amores Perros (Widescreen Subtitled) (Signature Series) (Sous-titres français) [Import]
Amores Perros (Widescreen Subtitled) (Signature Series) (Sous-titres français) [Import]
DVD ~ Emilio Echevarría
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5.0 out of 5 stars "If you want to make God laugh....", Dec 31 2003
"If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans." This line from "Amores Perros" is one of the great movie lines of all time and it epitomizes the theme of this film. The setting is a Mexican "inner city" environment. The characters are people who, though they don't know each other, live lives that are inextricably intertwined. And the theme of the movie is the futility of making plans. Keep your eye on that ball as you watch this extremely well made, two and a half hour long film.


The Da Vinci Code: A Novel
The Da Vinci Code: A Novel
by Dan Brown
Edition: Hardcover
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3.0 out of 5 stars This book was over sold, Dec 7 2003
Had it not been for all the hype I might have expected less and not been disappointed by this book. Nelson DeMille calls Dan Brown "one of the smartest writers in the country". Maybe so but if so, I don't see that demonstrated in this book. The book is loaded to the gills with what I assume are historical facts but so what? Thhe characters are unreal. They are so ingenious that the reader can't keep up with their thinking at one point and morons at other points.For example, the symbolism of Sauniere's death message (the Vitruvian Man) becomes clear to the reader long before it does to the expert, Langdon. Another: The brilliant detective Fache doesn't know that in order to know what number Langdon dialed from his phone all he has to do is look in his "recently dialed calls" file? (pg 117). Another: (pg 299) when the three are trying to figure out what language the message in the cryptex was written by Leonardo in, the reader finds his brain screaming at their stuppidiity. It's freakin' mirror writing in English! Everyone knows this is the writing Leonardo used. There are more examples of poor character development. But, maybe it's a four start boook that was oversold. What's left is three stars.

by Heather Graham
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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1.0 out of 5 stars One star because zero stars was not an option, Oct. 27 2003
This review is from: Haunted (Mass Market Paperback)
I made it to page 150 of Haunted and almost threw the book away. My wife decided she'd give it a shot and didn't make it as far as I did. This book truly stinks. If it gets scary at some point you'll likely never know it because the ridiculous romance will be so off putting that you too will feel foolish for having bought the book.
No kidding. Go find an old Casper the Ghost comic before you buy this terrible thing. How did this get published?
Oh! Heather? By the way. C14 dating doesn't apply to artifacts that are 100 years old. At least try to get the science straight.

Among Grizzlies: Living with Wild Bears in Alaska
Among Grizzlies: Living with Wild Bears in Alaska
by Timothy Treadwell
Edition: Paperback
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1.0 out of 5 stars He may have, Oct. 8 2003
Timothy Treadwell finally got his wish and was eaten by bears yesterday. Unfortunately, a woman who trusted him to have some knowledge of wildlife and two Katmai Grizzlies also lost their lives because of this sick man's foolish behavior. If you see my review of this book also posted here and dated August 27, 1997, you will see that Treadwell's death was entirely predictable by anyone with even a minimum of understanding of bears, the only question being how the National Park Service could have allowed this garbage in the name of science to go on for as long as it did.

This man and his book were pathetic in a very literal sense of the word. I am truly sorry to have been so right in this case.

The Buzzing
The Buzzing
by Jim Knipfel
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 18.00
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good "read" but hardly "literature, July 4 2003
This review is from: The Buzzing (Paperback)
The Buzzing is an entirely quirky work of tentitively comedic Science Fiction more than anything else. If you're really out of ideas for things to read and you're up for a story about a "has-been" newspaper reporter with psycholigical problems that don't lead to much, this is a fun story, but know what you're getting into.

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