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Criterion Collection: To Be Or Not to Be [Blu-ray] [Import]
Criterion Collection: To Be Or Not to Be [Blu-ray] [Import]
DVD ~ Carole Lombard
Price: CDN$ 42.99
5 used & new from CDN$ 40.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, May 3 2016
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Jack Benny and Carol Lombard show how comedy is done. This film just gets better over the years, and more charming.


O'Keeffe's Healthy Feet 3.2oz.
O'Keeffe's Healthy Feet 3.2oz.
Price: CDN$ 9.60
33 used & new from CDN$ 9.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for feet, also for bedsores., March 11 2016
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UNexpected use for this wonderful foot cream: i was in hospital and getting bedsore on my elbows. I remembered that i had this cream with me, put it on the elbows and - voila! - problem solved.


O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream 3.4 Oz.
O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream 3.4 Oz.
Price: CDN$ 7.99
23 used & new from CDN$ 7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Heals cracked skin, Feb. 28 2016
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This is the best hand-creme i know. It heals the cracks in dry winter skin, and makes the hands soft and comfortable. Nails crack less and grow stronger and longer. An unexpected side-effect is a renewal of skin texture and colour that makes the hands look ten years younger.


The Mountains of the Moon (Full Screen) [Import]
The Mountains of the Moon (Full Screen) [Import]
DVD ~ Patrick Bergin
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Price: CDN$ 7.88
21 used & new from CDN$ 5.78

4.0 out of 5 stars A grand, old-fashioned adventure, Feb. 28 2016
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I like moves that take me places i have never been, and, especially, places that i can't possible visit. The 1990 epic Mountains of the Moon takes us to the Age of Exploration, when British adventurers and geographers were filling blank spaces on European maps, and searching for the source of the Nile. The film notices the Slave Trade, and takes a glance at colonialism, but settles in to tell the story of the.grand adventure of the mid-1850s, and its effects on two men, John Hanning Speke and Richard Francis Burton, briefly colleagues, unlikely friends, and later enemies. Patrick Bergin makes a sympathetic and charming Burton, and Iain Glen gives a subtle performance as Speke who is both stronger than he appears and weaker than he needs to be. Fiona Shaw, Richard Grant, Delroy Lindo and a supporting cast of fine British actors, aided by fine sets and accurate costumes, bring the mid-Victorian world to life. There are historical inaccuracies, and one could argue with some of the characterizations, but on the whole, it's a fine , rather old-fashioned film, with wonderful location filming in East Africa and a terrific score.


Suffragette
Suffragette
Price: CDN$ 14.88
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Important story, well told., Feb. 28 2016
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This review is from: Suffragette (DVD)
This movie came and went with little fanfare - why? Simple sexism and misogyny? The story of women's struggle to get the vote is one of the most important themes of the Twentieth Century, yet movies have seldom touched it. Here a story with some historical characters and a protagonist who is fictional, an everywoman, invites us into the world of working class women at the turn of the last century. Playing her, Carey Mulligan does a fine job of showing a woman's journey from passive endurance to activism and hope. The acting is splendid, as you'd expect from Helena Bonham-Carter and Meryl Street, with a fine, nuanced performance by Brendan Gleeson as a policeman who spies on and traps the suffragettes while understanding their struggle and, perhaps, wondering if he's on the right side. The plot moves well and the director did not dwell upon the horrible treatment given to the suffragettes, nor does she ignore their suffering. This film deserves a wider audience. Watch it with your daughters and nieces and friends. Those were days that should not be forgotten.


Tomorrowland (Bilingual)
Tomorrowland (Bilingual)
DVD ~ George Clooney
Price: CDN$ 19.99
29 used & new from CDN$ 11.76

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging and exciting., Feb. 28 2016
This review is from: Tomorrowland (Bilingual) (DVD)
Thrilling chases and interesting ideas don't often come together in a film, but they do here, and are helped along by splendid actors. George Clooney seems ready to hang up his 'handsome rogue' togs and start acting his age, and really act. Hugh Laurie was fine, naturally, and the sets are surprising and wonderful. There were interesting twists and turns in the plot. I had not expected to enjoy this half so much as i did. The film engages the mind and the heart, and even leaves the viewer with a little energy and hope.


The Salvation (La Terre promise) (Bilingual)
The Salvation (La Terre promise) (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Mads Mikkelsen
Price: CDN$ 24.95
6 used & new from CDN$ 12.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Classy, classic revenge drama., Feb. 4 2016
A Danish Western shot in South Africa, with Danish, Scottish and French leads? It doesn't sound promising, but in fact, this film is a terrific, classic Western. The South African dryland setting stands in very well for the US South-West, and the small towns, purpose-built for the film have the air of hope and pathos that such places must have had. What makes this simple tale of revenge different, and worth watching, is the quality of the acting, the unusual characters, and the beautiful cinematography. Eva Green is a beauty, a businesswoman, and a mute - a woman we have not seen before in a Western. She expresses her rage and determination with her eyes, and is never false for a moment. As the protagonist, Mads Mikkelsen is a veteran not of the American Civil War, but of a war between Denmark and Germany. Mikael Persbrandt as his brother adds a dimension of comradeship and humanity often lacking in Western 'loner' heroes. Douglas Henshall is wonderful as the town sheriff who also happens to be the town preacher - a character whose responses to the violence around him are unexpected and reasonable - again, this is someone we have not met before. The cast is filled, as the West really was, and is, with immigrants, every one with a different story. I was somewhat surprised and very pleased at what a fine Western this is.


Castles in the Sky
Castles in the Sky
DVD ~ Eddie Izzard
Price: CDN$ 14.97
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine evening's viewing, Feb. 4 2016
This review is from: Castles in the Sky (DVD)
This fine drama fits into the 'little known stories of World War Two' genre. And it's a fine addition. Eddie Izzard proves again what a very fine actor he is. The whole cast is interesting; the band of meteorologists and mathematicians who developed the coastal radar that warned the RAF when German planes were approaching England, are rather different from the usual groups of soldiers or spies we see in these films. The film also shows the cost in personal terms of the work to save the nation. The tone over-all is not gloomy, but hopeful. All in all, a very fine evening's viewing.


The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today
The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today
by Bryan Doerries
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 21.89
25 used & new from CDN$ 18.79

5.0 out of 5 stars A gentle, clear introduction to difficult subjects, Jan. 28 2016
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I ordered this after hearing Bryan Doerries interviewed on radio. The book was well worth it. It's a clean, clear read though the subject matter is often difficult. Doerries has made new, very direct, somewhat simplified translations of some of the Ancient Greek tragedies and has produced readings of them for veterans, doctors, prison guards, and other groups who have suffered through great anguish. Doerries makes the connection between ancient drama and modern lives very clear.


(Ferris wheel TH) 8Pcs Jurassic Dinosaur Building Blocks Sets Brand New
(Ferris wheel TH) 8Pcs Jurassic Dinosaur Building Blocks Sets Brand New
Offered by Life Favor
Price: CDN$ 8.40
7 used & new from CDN$ 8.40

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative play for boys and girls, Jan. 28 2016
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My grandchildren loved this package and soon began to make new and delightful creatures from the blocks. It was a good purchase and has provided a brother and sister with many hours of creative play.


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