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The Sixth Sense (2-Disc Set) (Vista Series) (Bilingual)
The Sixth Sense (2-Disc Set) (Vista Series) (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Bruce Willis
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good movie, but has some plot holes, March 17 2002
So, without being a spoiler, let me just say that this movie has some serious plot holes -- ones big enough to drive a truck through. Its big gimmic -- the plot twist at the end -- doesn't work out as well as the director would have us believe (review his comments on the DVD). Without giving anything away, let me phrase it like this: many of the scenes involving Bruce Willis cut directly to his already having entered the room in which the seen takes place. If the plot twist is to be believed, Willis either magically appeared in these places and didn't realize that he hadn't arrived by normal means, or there's something really wrong with the plot. IOW, not only is the audience unaware of his situation, neither is he himself, which makes no sense given the mechanics of getting a person into and out of a room.
I don't want to spoil it, so I won't get any more specific. Watch the DVD and see if you don't agree. You may have to watch it twice to see what I mean. The most glaring problems are when Willis is sitting in the living room with the boy's mother, when he joins his wife for dinner, and when he attends the funernal and the play near the end of the movie.

Riding With the King
Riding With the King
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you like either of these guys, you'll love this album, March 17 2002
This review is from: Riding With the King (Audio CD)
This is the best material either of these guys has done in years. If you like either of them, you'll love this album. If you like Clapton-esque blues with B.B. King riffs and overtures, you won't be able to stop listening. If you love King's music and his legacy and want to hear it updated and enlivened a bit by Clapton, you've found your album. Definitely a must-have for the serious blues fan.

Visual Basic Object and Component Handbook
Visual Basic Object and Component Handbook
by Peter Vogel
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE book for the VB programmer who wants to code objects, March 17 2002
If you want to learn to design and create COM objects and code in a generally OOP type of way in VB, this is your book. For those coming from C++ who want to componentize their VB apps in the true spirit of OOP, this book has all you need. Well written, full of useful examples, it belongs on the shelf of every VB component creator.

The Guru's Guide to Transact-SQL
The Guru's Guide to Transact-SQL
by Ken Henderson
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 56.32
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to know the Undocumented parts of T-SQL..., March 17 2002
...get this book. I couldn't believe all the hidden undocumented features, commands, functions, variables, and stored procs there are. This book tells you about all of them, how to use them and how not to use them, and what to watch out for. This alone was worth the price of the book because you get to look under the hood as it were and see how the server really works.

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