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Interstellar (Bilingual)
Interstellar (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Matthew McConaughey
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5.0 out of 5 stars Expansive Universe, Aug. 2 2015
This review is from: Interstellar (Bilingual) (DVD)
I initially saw this movie at the Theatre. I thought it was great. Recently picked up the dvd, and re-understood some of the more subtle themes, enjoying both the movie and acting - even more. This film should at least have been nominated for Best Picture.There is a universe beyond Planet Earth.

NEW Little Feat - Original Album Series (CD)
NEW Little Feat - Original Album Series (CD)
Offered by Fulfillment Express CA
Price: CDN$ 33.51
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 15 2014
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Great sound. 5 Great records. Lowell George era. No extra tracks, though.

Jimi Hendrix: A Brother's Story
Jimi Hendrix: A Brother's Story
by Leon Hendrix
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 29.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 15 2014
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A great insight into Jimi Hendrix, pre-Sept/1966, when Chas Chandler 'discovered' him in NYC.

Hilarious House of Frightenstein: Igormania
Hilarious House of Frightenstein: Igormania
DVD ~ Billy Van

5.0 out of 5 stars I always felt sorry for Igor. For every pet ..., July 15 2014
I always felt sorry for Igor. For every pet - he ever brought into the castle. 'Master, can I keep him/her? Please Master! ". The Count would always respond: 'No Igor, you cannot'. I'm still crying for you, Igor. Then one day, Vincent Price made a guest appearance on the show.. Though, not sure VP is on this disc. God bless Billy Van and Fishka Rais. You both understood 'the meaning of life', and passed the meaning onto us youth. Canada's 'best-ever' TV show.

Naked Lunch (Ws)
Naked Lunch (Ws)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cronenberg's Homage to Burroughs, Aug. 6 2013
This review is from: Naked Lunch (Ws) (DVD)
I just watched Naked Lunch for the first time on DVD, after seeing the original film away back. I finally figured out what it was all about, as I was a bit 'confused' following the original viewing. The cat is just 'halucinating', now I get-it! The only thing I don't like about the film is the homo-inferences. I realize you can't make a film about William Burroughs - and avoid these references, but I wish Cronenberg had been more discreet, or even eliminated this theme altogether. The film is apparently an amalgamation of all Burroughs writings, and Cronenberg admits to adding some of his 'own fiction' during the commentary track. Too bad he didn't take his fiction one-step further.
I never read Naked Lunch, and am not sure I'd ever want to. But I have read Burrough's book 'Junkie', and actually enjoyed it - as it focused mostly on drug addiction. Naked Lunch (film) has two counter-themes; Junk and homo-sex. Kind of limit's the audience-range. None of Cronenberg's other films have ever journeyed this far - left. A good film, but it could have been better - with a more sexual discretion. Just fade to black - to imply an act. Burrough's wife in the film - was hot. Too bad she got knocked-off early in the film.

The Happening
The Happening
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3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been 'Happening', May 31 2009
This review is from: The Happening (DVD)
An interesting theme, but the film should have been developed more. Knight seems to focus upon the mundane, everday-life, within his films. (almost a made-for-tv approach). His films appear to have a touch of a '19th century feel' to them. This remains okay, but when your trying to sell a film (and dvd) to an audience, the film has to include the same technological inovations which people endure in everyday life. Unless of course, your filming a historical film or documentary, which this film clearly is not.
Steven Spielburg could have had a 'field-day' with this premise. Knight should instead commune more with some 21st century producers. Knight should realize he now has the budget to exceed earlier 'high-school film project' concepts. Having said this, his direction and camera angles remain a distinct feature within his films. Still, no reason to look back at his earlier successful films - and not ahead to new ideas. Diversification is the key to a successful career in the arts. Life indeed moves in circles, and eventually he can return to his earlier film concepts. Instead, Knight should start reading sci-fi novels for future film concept ideas. Then take the time and budget, to invest in modern special effects, including CGI.

Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster (2004)
Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster (2004)
DVD ~ James Hetfield
Offered by 5A/30 Entertainment
Price: CDN$ 47.43
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4.0 out of 5 stars Inside Rock Review, March 28 2009
I really don't like Metallica, and don't own any of their cd's. I am more into Hard Rock. Having said that, I enjoyed this film very much. It brought us right inside the recording studio, and we could see the various members recording their tracks individually. As a result, it focussed on individual musicianship, as well as their individual personalities. A cool film.

Real Live!
Real Live!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Guitar God, June 30 2008
This review is from: Real Live! (Audio CD)
This is an epic live album release. Frank really lays his soul out on this 2-cd recording. Longtime fans will not be disappointed. Guitar Gurus will rave-on.

A Bear Named Winnie
A Bear Named Winnie
DVD ~ Michael Fassbender
Offered by Warehouse105
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4.0 out of 5 stars Canadian origins, Nov. 27 2007
This review is from: A Bear Named Winnie (DVD)
Filmed entirely in Manitoba, Canada, this low-budget film concentrates on the original bear-cub Winnipeg (Winnie), which later ended up in a London, England, Zoo during WWI. This film focuses almost entirely upon the original Winnipeg Bear ('Winnie'), not the war, or A.A. Milne. Ten years later, in 1926, A.A. Milne visited the London Zoo, to create the now legendary, Winnie-the Pooh character.

Space Cowboys (Bilingual)
Space Cowboys (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Clint Eastwood
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3.0 out of 5 stars Slow Gradually Moving Old Guys, Feb. 2 2007
This review is from: Space Cowboys (Bilingual) (DVD)
This movie starts out at 2:12 minutes - and gradually builds to an interesting sci-fi cresendo. I say Science Fiction, because the film is a fiction - which is based around NASA, and outer-space. Besides, the special effects are pretty cool for the last 45 minutes. So lets call this, a social plot, gentle sci-fi film.

Actually, Clint Eastwood is clearly the best actor of the four stars. Afterall, Clint directed and Produced this effort. The film has some emotional moments - which inevitably draw the viewer in. It's a fiction, so I rode along with the implausability of it all, but the science element was intriguing. Worth a view, besides, Donald Sutherland wouldn't have enlisted in this film, if he didn't feel it had a fringe element.

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