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Drew Petersen "stargazer34" (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

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Warm Bodies / Zombie malgré lui (Bilingual) [Blu-ray + DVD]
Warm Bodies / Zombie malgré lui (Bilingual) [Blu-ray + DVD]
DVD ~ Nicholas Hoult
Price: CDN$ 9.25
16 used & new from CDN$ 2.75

4.0 out of 5 stars What looked to be a cringe-worthy story turned out to be a wonderful, fresh, new take on the zombiepocalypse movie, Oct. 2 2015
One night I was bored and this movie came across my mind. My initial thought was "OMG, Twilight meets Day of the Dead. It's going to be awful. Well, if we don't like it, we'll move onto something else."
A few hours later, I was surprised and delighted. This was a love story, but it never got too over the top. It was also a BRAND NEW TAKE on the zombie apocalypse movie, with the requisite gore and action.
Hats off to Nicholas Hoult for such a great performance. This kid is really coming into his own as a star.

Mad Max: Fury Road [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy] (Bilingual)
Mad Max: Fury Road [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy] (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Tom Hardy
Price: CDN$ 19.99
9 used & new from CDN$ 19.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action masterpiece, Sept. 30 2015
A action masterpiece that doesn't waste a single minute. There are the odd quiet moments but they seem engineered perfectly to give you a moment to catch your breath, in addition to some well written tightly focused exposition. The choreography, the timing, the pace, the sound track, the performances, the background, the setting...it all comes together perfectly. It's like the ultimate roller coaster ride.

Without giving much away, Nicholas Hoult is the shining star of this movie. He is almost unrecognizable as the crazed, brainwashed Warboy Nux. Nux is a surprising departure from his usual roles. This Warboy rides in like hell on wheels and delivers the best lines of this movie. It might be a stretch, but if he gets a supporting actor nomination at the Oscars, IMHO it will be well deserved.

Wilton Food Colour Spray - Silver - 1½ oz
Wilton Food Colour Spray - Silver - 1½ oz
Offered by Vision Store USA
Price: CDN$ 29.65
11 used & new from CDN$ 8.36

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prepares you for Valhalla!, Sept. 27 2015
I'm late to the party, but the gates to Valhalla are still open for me thanks to this!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, Aug. 12 2015
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Arrived as expected.

200 - Better Breath Nasal Strips (Small, Medium, & Large)
200 - Better Breath Nasal Strips (Small, Medium, & Large)
Offered by Better Breath
Price: CDN$ 40.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Great nasal strips, better than pharmacy brands, Aug. 5 2015
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I find that the brand name strips you get at the pharmacy tend to peal off your nose by the end of a typical 8 hour sleep period.
Not the case with these strips. They stay on your nose and are very comfortable. I've used them for a two weeks so far. Highly recommended.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (STDR2000101) - Silver
Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (STDR2000101) - Silver
Price: CDN$ 116.11
54 used & new from CDN$ 79.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value, Oct. 20 2014
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Works well and transfer rate is very good, usually 100MB/second. Good luck finding a 2TB thin drive for $100 anywhere else.
If you're adventurous (and have no issue voiding the warranty and dealing with taking electronics apart), you can extract the drive from inside and use it in a notebook.

No Night Is Too Long [Import]
No Night Is Too Long [Import]
Price: CDN$ 9.20
19 used & new from CDN$ 4.70

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid entertaining movie that doesn't get enough recognition, Oct. 20 2014
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Wow, a really good gay murder mystery. Probably the only movie in that genre.

The acting is great, there are several scenes where you can cut the tension with a knife. The direction, camera work and cinematography are brilliant with the movie taking place in Suffolk in Great Britain, Juneau in Alaska, and Vancouver in British Columbia. The musical score is also perfect.

Kingwin 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub and 3 Smart Charging Port 5V 2.4A with DC 12V 5A Power Adapter (KW-HUB-7U3)
Kingwin 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub and 3 Smart Charging Port 5V 2.4A with DC 12V 5A Power Adapter (KW-HUB-7U3)
Price: CDN$ 38.49
6 used & new from CDN$ 38.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just okay, Oct. 20 2014
Works well so far, but my Samsung Galaxy S5 does not work in USB3.0 mode when connected to this which is annoying and was one of the main reasons to get it (subtracts a star).

The USB 3.0 A-B cable supplied is very short, 2-3 feet. Should be at least 6. (subtracts another star).

Also the three charging ports are just that, just charging ports. No connectivity. I wish the details stated this more accurately.

South Shore Furniture Vito Collection, 60-Inch Queen Mates Bed, Black
South Shore Furniture Vito Collection, 60-Inch Queen Mates Bed, Black

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value, but concerned about long term durability, Oct. 17 2014
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Came in two boxes, one of which was simply too heavy for 1 person to carry so I broke it open and carried the pieces up one by one.

No pieces were missing, all were the correct colour. Was relatively easy for one person to put together in an afternoon.

My only concern is with the three mattress support boards, they're only about 1cm thick and are only supported at two points in the middle and on both ends, so I'm worried about long term warping. South Shore should think about including an "X" support frame, thicker boards or perhaps a set of solid 3/4" or 1" wood planks.

The two drawers are average size, about 24" wide by 14" deep.

Bridge to Terabithia [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
Bridge to Terabithia [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Josh Hutcherson
Price: CDN$ 9.96
28 used & new from CDN$ 4.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Building the bridge to others, Feb. 22 2013
There is some fantasy to be found, but this movie is more focused on the Human condition, on the trials and tribulations we often encounter as older children.

The movies starts with what I found to be an incredibly stirring opening scene. We follow Jess as he goes about doing the 2 things he most loves...running and drawing. After a few moments his drawings start to come to life, even flying around him as he runs through countryside. with an incredibly moving main title playing in the background, this is the look, and feel, and sound of imagination set free, of limitless possibilities, of what being Human is all about. I knew from these first few minutes that this was going to be something very special. It was, from beginning to the final fade out.

The movie's main theme is, as the movie title suggests, a bridge...the bridge we build to connect with another. It is shown to be the magical process that it is, as we watch Jess and Leslie become best friends. It is all the more magical in that both Jess and Leslie are, more or less, loners, outsiders. By building a bridge between them, this encourages them to build bridges with others. Leslie befriends a misunderstood 8th grader, Jess reaches out to a teacher that he likes (for those who think it's inappropriate, you are cynical and paranoid). It really is something beautiful to watch..and listen to, as the soundtrack is quite amazing.

Oh, for those out there that think this is not a movie for children (age 8+ should be fine IMHO), give children some credit and stop trying to protect them from EVERYTHING.

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