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The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season 1
The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season 1
Price: CDN$ 21.00
5 used & new from CDN$ 13.95

3.0 out of 5 stars It is still okay after all these years, Sept. 20 2015
but not as funny as what I remember. Am just watching the first season and think I remember the characters being more - Lou Grant being more cranky (favorite character) and Murray Slaughter a little more biting with Ted in later seasons. will have to watch them to see if they are as funny.
I guess the feminist in me does not really enjoy the woman who "needs" to be saved by anyone. borrowed this season and will borrow another season to see if it gets funnier - some shows I still enjoy as much and can't figure out why I like them just as much, like Soap, MASH, All in the Family, and Maude. I liked biting comedy then and now, and with women "wanting" and not "needing" a husband

Jersey Boys (Bilingual)
Jersey Boys (Bilingual)
DVD ~ John Lloyd Young
Price: CDN$ 9.99
9 used & new from CDN$ 7.00

5.0 out of 5 stars It was actually better than I had expected, Sept. 15 2015
This review is from: Jersey Boys (Bilingual) (DVD)
It gave different views of the different members of the group and had some singing in it which is why I liked it so much. Though it focused on their lives together as a singing group and had them sing together at times in the movie, it did not break out into song and dance at every turn like Grease or the sounds of Music, which is why I liked this particular movie. I don't mind musicals where people break out into song and dance out of nowhere in a live production at a theatre but not in a movie setting.
This movie was mainly acted out and now and again they sang their songs. Which it also reminded me there were a couple of songs of theirs I liked but had forgotten about, the album my sister had of theirs was missing a couple of their top hits. This prompted me into purchasing a Cd with the full listing of songs I like of theirs.

Jumpin' Jack Flash
Jumpin' Jack Flash
DVD ~ Whoopi Goldberg
Price: CDN$ 11.98
17 used & new from CDN$ 5.45

5.0 out of 5 stars a classic movie to watch especially if you like Whoopi Golberg, Sept. 15 2015
This review is from: Jumpin' Jack Flash (DVD)
Enjoyed the movie the first time in the theatre, and decided to purchase for my own collection and actually enjoyed it all over again. That does not happen too often.
Jonathan Pryce's voice was so sexy through out the movie and that is what I remembered most after all those years. Throughout the movie, he was only the voice in the background and Woopi Goldberg was trying to help him while communicating with him via the computer - from back in the day when computers were DOS based programs! Well before the time of Windows, accessible internet, instagram and facebook! Stephen Collins played a role in this movie and didn't like him there and especially didn't like the show 7th heaven. Hadn't connected the dots at the time either until years later that Stephen Collins and Catherine Hicks played together in Star Trek the Voyage Home as well, though Stephen Collins got killed near the beginning of the movie

Beyond the Sea [Import]
Beyond the Sea [Import]
DVD ~ Kevin Spacey
Price: CDN$ 19.77
26 used & new from CDN$ 1.16

4.0 out of 5 stars Never really appreciated Kevin Spacey until I watched this movie, Sept. 15 2015
This review is from: Beyond the Sea [Import] (DVD)
but he did a good job portraying Bobby Darin. Had seen him in Glenngary Glen Ross and did not like the movie at all, so had turned me off him a little, didn't like the character he played at all, or any of the characters for that matter in that movie. But this movie made me see his acting skills in a different light, maybe I liked the story line and directing a little better than the other movie, all around. But to be fair, Kevin Spacey really did do a good job acting the part

Cheers: The Complete Series
Cheers: The Complete Series
DVD ~ Ted Danson
Price: CDN$ 91.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Still a classic show, Sept. 15 2015
This review is from: Cheers: The Complete Series (DVD)
though my favourite seasons are with Coach, by far. His was an endearing character and Nicholas Colasanto played it so well, he made me wish I had known a sweet old man such as himself. The character Woody was the Coach's replacement, and though the character was still a little dim, Coach's character had more life experience, and his sweet nature was very nice. I did prefer the relationship between Sam and Diane better than Sam and Rebecca. Overall the other characters remained true to themselves during the life span of the show, which is realistic since people don't generally change a whole lot during the course of their life

DVD ~ Johnny Depp
Price: CDN$ 14.88
9 used & new from CDN$ 11.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad movie, Sept. 15 2015
This review is from: Mortdecai (DVD)
but did not live up the expectations I had from the rave reviews I heard from people saying that it was hysterical, which in all fairness it wasn't a bad movie, but guess I expected more from it. Maybe it was better at the theatre with others laughing at the jokes and you get swept away.
It was definitely better plotted and more kept together than the original monty python movie. Johnny Depp is a versatile actor and does play different parts. My humour seems to lean more towards mature, racy, in your face and make you think, and sometimes a little aggressive humour like Mrs. Browns Boys and Vicious, All in the Family, and comedy geared to a mature crowd like Cheers, Frasier and even as a small child I preferred watching reruns of The Dick van Dyke show over the Brady bunch or Partridge family, so it all depends on your point of view.
I would have liked to give this movie at least a 3.5 and if there was a choice of rating 1-10 would have given a 7 (70%) as opposed to 3/5 only equalling 60%

New Tricks Collection - Seasons 1-5
New Tricks Collection - Seasons 1-5
DVD ~ Amanda Redman
Price: CDN$ 109.89
18 used & new from CDN$ 106.14

5.0 out of 5 stars The first 8 seasons were an absolute joy to watch, Aug. 24 2015
they included drama, mystery, and comedy reprieve. Alun Armstrong has become one of my very favorite actors - have seen him in other serious roles too. He seems to be able to portray everything from a boring husband to and off kilter eccentric without even batting an eye! From seasons 1 - 8, the story lines, actors, characters, directing, etc were great, beautifully well done, everything from dramatic heart wrenching to laugh out loud, both within the same episode. They put a human equation into the characters, gave them a little more depth and personality than the original Law and Order shows where you knew very little of their daily lives, but without the "soap opera" or "reality" show settings! Starting from season 9, the episodes got so serious with very little humor. Alun Armstrong left the show mid season in 10 because he felt his character was getting boring, and it really did. A shame, since he and his character made the show, there was so much to work with that character and he played it exceptionally well. After set 10, they are still good, but if I give sets 1-8 a Ten, I would give sets 9+ a Seven

Private Function [Import]
Private Function [Import]
DVD ~ Michael Palin
Offered by M and N Media Canada
Price: CDN$ 138.76
5 used & new from CDN$ 72.86

2.0 out of 5 stars definitely not worth the money people are asking for this movie!, Aug. 20 2015
This review is from: Private Function [Import] (DVD)
even if it were a 5 star movie, it is not even worth 1/10 th of the asking price for this movie! Not the typical funny British fare I'm used to, and had to really look to recognize Maggie Smith : ) what really made me recognize her was her voice since I didn't really start watching her in films until she was little older, it was odd seeing her so young lol

DVD ~ Kevin Spacey
5 used & new from CDN$ 4.00

2.0 out of 5 stars found myself playing computer games while watching, Aug. 20 2015
This review is from: Shrink (DVD)
it obviously did not have my full attention. Have seen better movies with Kevin Spacey. Somewhat of a dark movie - even still, have seen better movies that are on the dark side. Don't think it was Kevin Spacey that I didn't like, I found it a little slow and the script and directing all over the map

A Fish Called Wanda
A Fish Called Wanda
DVD ~ John Cleese
Price: CDN$ 11.98
54 used & new from CDN$ 0.53

2.0 out of 5 stars better than the Monty Python films John Cleese starred in, Aug. 20 2015
This review is from: A Fish Called Wanda (DVD)
but not as funny as Faulty Towers. Would have given it at least a 3 star but didn't like the depiction of killing off the old lady's dogs, don't think that animal abuse is funny. Other than that, it was okay for a loan

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