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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Music from the Motion Picture)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Music from the Motion Picture)
Price: CDN$ 20.00
7 used & new from CDN$ 20.00

5.0 out of 5 stars great stand alone score, Oct. 3 2014
This is yet another great stand-alone film score by John Powell. I enjoyed the original How to Train Your Dragon film but did not get the soundtrack. Here I purchased the cd score but have yet to see the sequel. On it's own the music is rousing with full orchestrations and energetic choral accompaniments intermittently. I may one day get around to viewing the film but for now this cd has given much value in terms of repeat listening pleasure.

100 Greatest Mystery Classics
100 Greatest Mystery Classics
Price: CDN$ 44.99
17 used & new from CDN$ 36.65

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5.0 out of 5 stars don't buy it twice, Oct. 2 2014
Just to clarify the content, The 100 Greatest Mystery Classics is actually a re-packaging of two previously released dvd box sets: 50 Movies Dark Crimes & 50 Movies Mystery Classics. Currently, on this product page, amazon offers as their "frequently bought together" the 50 Movies Mystery Classics for $10, but since it's the same product as what's included in this set, it's not much of a deal to buy the same product twice. If however, you were to consider buying the two 50 movies box sets separately be aware that the 50 Movies Dark Crimes is currently priced at $7 more than the cost of this combined box set, meaning this set is still the best deal. I love old classic films and am excited by this set, but it will take much time to review each for quality. I definitely purchased this for quantity.

'til Death to Us Part S.1 [Import]
'til Death to Us Part S.1 [Import]
DVD ~ John Waters
Offered by M and N Media Canada
Price: CDN$ 116.25
8 used & new from CDN$ 84.57

5.0 out of 5 stars great true crime black humour series hosted by John Waters, Sept. 29 2014
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This is a very entertaining series based on the eventual demise of one partner by the hand of the other, when the honeymoon really is over. The three disc set contains all 13 episodes and is deceptively labelled as the complete first season when really it's the entire series - which is a shame because I could use a whole lot more. The set contains a small booklet which briefly outlines each (approx.) half hour episode, and the limited bonus features include interviews and brief introduction by John Waters. Given the current price, perhaps wait for an affordable re-issue. I was lucky enough to purchase reasonably from an amazon marketplace dealer (under $20). Still this set is highly recommended for fans of true crime, black humour and of course your host John Waters.

Hop
Hop
Price: CDN$ 23.82
17 used & new from CDN$ 17.81

4.0 out of 5 stars catchy fun score, Sept. 17 2014
This review is from: Hop (Audio CD)
I'm not that familiar with this composer, but I remember thinking how appropriate the score was when watching the film. The music is catchy and energetic, well-suited for this fun movie. Though perhaps a bit 'mickey mouse' (terminology when music is precisely composed to follow say a character's movements), it's still a good stand alone cd - all score with a song at the end which seems a bit out of place. Otherwise, recommended.

NEW Taking Woodstock - Score (CD)
NEW Taking Woodstock - Score (CD)
Offered by importcds__
Price: CDN$ 18.33
14 used & new from CDN$ 3.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Short but sweet understated score, Sept. 17 2014
This is another great score by Danny Elfman, which could otherwise be easily overlooked. It doesn't have some of the bold nuances that may immediately identify the composer, but rather this score is often almost "folksy" in keeping with the spirit of the film. It's a very accomplished score as it easily blends with the songs of the day, yet is original in composition. I am continually impressed by the ability of this composer. My only complaint is the short running time of approx. 30 minutes. Still, highly recommended.

Pan's Labyrinth
Pan's Labyrinth
Offered by Fulfillment Express CA
Price: CDN$ 25.95
21 used & new from CDN$ 5.72

5.0 out of 5 stars great score, Sept. 16 2014
This review is from: Pan's Labyrinth (Audio CD)
This is a wonderfully underrated score for an acclaimed foreign language film. Fans will soon recognize the blend of haunting mystery, lulling themes and drama as a main component for the film's success, yet this cd is great as stand alone music. Though, I'm not familiar with the composer's other works, based on this soundtrack I will research more. Highly recommended.

Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D [Blu-ray 3D] [Blu-ray]
Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D [Blu-ray 3D] [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Travis Pastrana
Offered by Deal Beat
Price: CDN$ 25.99

5.0 out of 5 stars breathtaking heart-stopping and amazing, Aug. 30 2014
This is a great documentary film about the Nitro Circus daredevil stunt team as they travel to specific geographic locations which "allow" them to perform without certain legal restrictions. It contains comments from observers (such as Channing Tatum and Johnny Knoxville), as well as the performers - before, during and after their stunts. As a cross between stupidly spectacular and hilariously frightening this show is ultimately entertaining. My only complaint is I wish there were more of the live Las Vegas show which is the culmination of their ambitions. I have only watched the blu-ray version which has some great (albeit short) extras including deleted and behind-the-scenes. Highly recommended. (And I don't have to be told not to try this at home - or anywhere else.)

The 12 Laws of the Universe for Success: Find out the SECRET for a Successful and Happy Life (abundance and prosperity, successful people)
The 12 Laws of the Universe for Success: Find out the SECRET for a Successful and Happy Life (abundance and prosperity, successful people)

4.0 out of 5 stars easy read great reminders, Aug. 29 2014
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This is a great quick little read that can serve as some great reminders of how to live life. Though not too substantive, I found this book basic yet informative in presenting the points and found that I didn't need more than what was said. I did however, obtain this as a free download, and can therefore recommend it. If spending money however, I might look for something a bit more substantive.

The Aura Effect: Unlocking the Secrets behind Your Energy Fields (aura, auras, energy fields, aura colors, aura chakras, aura meanings, aura energy)
The Aura Effect: Unlocking the Secrets behind Your Energy Fields (aura, auras, energy fields, aura colors, aura chakras, aura meanings, aura energy)
Price: CDN$ 3.77

5.0 out of 5 stars quick easy informative read, Aug. 29 2014
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This is a quick and easy read that offered a bit more than basic information. I liked the detailed information and the fact that it can be used as a quick reference and reminder. I obtained this as a free download, so am pleased. If however, I had to pay money, I might want to search for something more substantial on the subject matter.

The Subtle Energy Chakra Centers
The Subtle Energy Chakra Centers
Price: CDN$ 3.19

4.0 out of 5 stars quick easy basic read, Aug. 29 2014
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This is a great quick and easy read for anyone new and interested in the subject matter. The info presented however, is very basic, and it reads like a brochure, so I wouldn't spend money on it. I obtained this as a free download and can recommend the same, however if you're looking to spend money there are better more thorough books available.

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