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Before Midnight [Blu-ray + UltraViolet] (Sous-titres français)
Before Midnight [Blu-ray + UltraViolet] (Sous-titres français)
DVD ~ Ethan Hawke
Price: CDN$ 27.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! What a Brilliant film!, Dec 16 2013
WOW! was the first word that came to mind as the credits rolled on this truly fantastic film! The dialogue is some of the best I have ever heard in a movie. Thought provoking, gritty, uncomfortable & yes, BRILLIANTLY REAL! The writing is a work of genius! We also get some great acting and a first rate production that makes this film the very best of the "Before" series films.

This is what great film making is all about!

BRILLIANT!

An American Prayer
An American Prayer
Price: CDN$ 17.26
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Doors at their best, Jan. 1 2013
This review is from: An American Prayer (Audio CD)
This is truly the Doors at their best. Jim Morrison recorded his poetry on his 27th birthday then moved to Paris and later died at the ripe age of 27. Morrison was a poet & the Doors were one of the greatest bands ever to come out of America. American prayer is Jim's recorded voice of his poetry set to music by the remaining Doors is simply brilliant, hypnotic, reflective, beautiful and pure bliss.

A unique and perfectly executed piece of art.

Synecdoche New York [Blu-ray]
Synecdoche New York [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Charlie Kaufman
Offered by Canadiana
Price: CDN$ 13.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! A masterpiece!, Dec 10 2012
An enormous film & an enormous achievement in film making! A surreal exploration of life, love & death. It's grand in it's size but it's most remarkable in how well it captures life's small bits & pieces. Perhaps not an easy film to view but if you are willing to take the ride this is an extraordinary achievement in film making.

uber cerebral screen writer Charlie Kaufman makes his directorial debut in this most fascinating film.

Highly recommend it for film lovers, it's a must see!

Doubt (English/French Language Version) [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
Doubt (English/French Language Version) [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Meryl Streep
Price: CDN$ 19.07
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5.0 out of 5 stars May take a second viewing to really get into it., Dec 10 2012
The movie is a cerebral feast that may not appeal to a wider audience but it's taut story is incredibly cleaver in challenging the viewer and will have you taking sides all the while challenging your own doubts about the side you have chosen. Doubt is the perfect title for this film. Doubt encapsulates every character & every situation in this masterfully told tale.

Absolutely marvelous acting in every single scene of this masterful film. Philip Seymour Hoffman & Meryl Streep deliver brilliant performances as we have come accustomed too. Amy Adams is particularly good as well & Viola Davis is brilliant again.

If you like watching the finest actors at the top of their game Doubt is for you. If you like a very cerebral film that mines it's theme to a depth rarely seen then this movie is an absolute delight.

Highly recommend Doubt!

The Big Lebowski [Blu-ray]
The Big Lebowski [Blu-ray]
Price: CDN$ 14.98
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5.0 out of 5 stars It takes several viewings to really appreciate!, Dec 10 2012
The grooviest, dudeist, most far out, most beloved cult film of all time!

Yah... and "that's just like your opinion man".

The Big Lebowski is a film that seems to require multiple viewings to unveil it's brilliance to most of us. With each successive viewing of this charmer of a film it reveals it's subtle genius while revealing another layer of it's quirky comedic bliss.

The Big Lebowski is a unique and special film that gets better the more times you have the pleasure of viewing it & the more you view it the funnier it gets.

Jeff Bridges delivers his best performance ever in this role. "I'm the Dude, so that's what you call me. That or his Dudeness... or Duder..or ah ... you know, El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing." Bridges comedic genius is as good as you will ever see.

The script is an absolute work of genius and the cast is stellar across the board with each one of them turning in some of the most memorable performances caught on film.

The Big Lebowski is one of the most quoted films of this generation and has become it's biggest cult film.

What a pure joy to see a work of genius such as this one!

The Big Lebowski: Limited Edition Blu-ray Book [Blu-ray Book + Digital Copy]
The Big Lebowski: Limited Edition Blu-ray Book [Blu-ray Book + Digital Copy]
Price: CDN$ 17.98
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Dude Abides, Dec 10 2012
The grooviest, dudeist, most far out, most beloved cult film of all time!

Yah... and "that's just like your opinion man".

The Big Lebowski is a film that seems to require multiple viewings to unveil it's brilliance to most of us. With each successive viewing of this charmer of a film it reveals it's subtle genius while revealing another layer of it's quirky comedic bliss.

The Big Lebowski is a unique and special film that gets better the more times you have the pleasure of viewing it & the more you view it the funnier it gets.

Jeff Bridges delivers his best performance ever in this role. "I'm the Dude, so that's what you call me. That or his Dudeness... or Duder..or ah ... you know, El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing." Bridges comedic genius is as good as you will ever see.

The script is an absolute work of genius and the cast is stellar across the board with each one of them turning in some of the most memorable performances caught on film.

The Big Lebowski is one of the most quoted films of this generation and has become it's biggest cult film.

What a pure joy to see a work of genius such as this one!

Black Swan (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) (Bilingual)
Black Swan (Blu-ray + Digital Copy) (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Natalie Portman
Price: CDN$ 11.99
19 used & new from CDN$ 4.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exceptional Film for film lovers!, Dec 10 2012
A MASTERPIECE! A monumental cinematic achievement. There have been rare occasions that at the end of watching a movie I practically gasped & quietly said "wow" to myself! This is one. Absolutely awe inspiring film making!

Simply put, this is a work of genius. The film is suspense, it is horror, it is dripping with a psychosexual delirium & may be the most uncomfortable film I have ever seen and I loved every frame of it! Black Swan is truly a piece of art & it is what great cinema aspires to be & very rarely actually achieves.

Black Swan is truly a masterpiece in every way.

Natalie Portman's performance is completely deserving of her Academy Award for Best Actress with every gesture, body movement she delivers perfection. This is a near impossible role from some perspectives but with absolute precision Portman delivers on every note. She is supported by an extremely strong film team and a talented group of actors.

The cinematography in this film is brilliant! Absolutely brilliant with it's constant tight positioning of shots in relation to the actors always creating and unbridled tension & an uncomfortable intimacy that drives the thrilling pace & the gloriously uncomfortable feel this film evokes with each successive scene driving a delirious pace towards it's climax like no other film I have ever seen.

Darren Aronofsky should have won for best director by a long ways with his absolutely masterful work of genius. This is directing at such a high level he has created a new stratosphere for directors to aspire too. The directing is that good.

An absolutely awe inspiring film. It doesn't get any better than this.... Black Swan LOVED IT!

Prometheus: Collector's Edition (Bilingual) [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy]
Prometheus: Collector's Edition (Bilingual) [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy]
DVD ~ Noomi Rapace
Price: CDN$ 15.00
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It's a love it or hate it film, I'm in the latter category., Dec 5 2012
I may get stoned for this on here by the lovers of this film but I really thought this film was bad. I love many of Ridley Scott's previous films but this one for me was a mess. Really weak cookie cutter characters, Inane & implausible situations and ultimately a very unsophisticated riddled with flaws film. I was really looking forward to seeing this film but what a disappointment.

Apparently you either love this film or hate it and I am in the latter category.

Horrible Bosses (Totally Inappropriate Edition) [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
Horrible Bosses (Totally Inappropriate Edition) [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
Price: CDN$ 6.97
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Started well then it got real dumb, Jan. 24 2012
This is a movie that started very well. The humour was strong off the top and gave one the feeling this was going to be good. But soon as the guys decide to kill their horrible bosses the film ran out of gas very quick. Jennifer anniston definitely stole the show but unfortunately they forgot to write anything funny or interesting after the aforementioned point.

This film was one of the dumbest I have scene in awhile and too bad. Anniston's performance was great, the film started well but really went in the tank.

Yuk!

The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy: Extended Edition / Trilogie le seigneur des anneaux [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy: Extended Edition / Trilogie le seigneur des anneaux [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Elijah Wood
Price: CDN$ 52.35
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have., Nov. 11 2011
STUNNING!

Simply fantastic to be able to view LOTR at home in glorious high definition. A must have for any true movie lover! Truly some of the very finest films made in our generation and a pile of fantastic extras come with this collection. I would highly recommend it.

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