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Professional Monopod Handheld Telescopic Camera Extender with Tripod Mount for Gopro 1 2 3 3+ Digital Camera and Cell Phone
Professional Monopod Handheld Telescopic Camera Extender with Tripod Mount for Gopro 1 2 3 3+ Digital Camera and Cell Phone
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4.0 out of 5 stars Handy and Useful Camara Extender, Aug. 29 2014
I never own a camera extender so there is nothing for me to compare it with. At the same time this is a sample for review. When I received it came in a secure package but the name brand was different from the company (Yun Teng) plus it came with no instructions. First time users might be a bit confuse but it’s a simple item to figure out. So far it’s a pretty good camera extender .Very well built and great for selfies of course along with party’s and events. Furthermore this little unit allows me to get photos I could never even envision before, which is really a lot of fun.

I have used a couple times and it worked great:
- Strong
- Lightweight
- Great gripping
- No twisting while filming
- Reliable
- Survived some falls thus far

This professional Monopod Handheld Telescopic Camera Extender is really very sturdy and holds my phone very easily. Trust me, it's worth the premium price. Recommended.

Bolse® 25W (5V/5A) 4-Port USB Wall/Desktop charger With SmartIC Technology
Bolse® 25W (5V/5A) 4-Port USB Wall/Desktop charger With SmartIC Technology

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, easy of use and very efficient!, June 9 2014
For a family of 6, this Bolse is perfect for a family with a multitude of devices to charge, which has high-power requirements that many other chargers simply don't fulfill. Additionally, I wanted to be able to simultaneously charge a wide variety of other devices without adversely affecting the power output of the IPad outlet. What’s great about this compare to the other Wall. This desktop charger is versatile because regardless which device you use each port charges ALL USB-powered devices at maximum speed no matter the make or model.

This is a necessary addition to your life. This device is sturdy and well priced. Furthermore it doesn't block the neighboring power outlet, which is a plus. If you have limited space or travel a lot you need this. Never worry about bringing multiple wall warts again! Charges four devices well, quickly and most importantly with no issues.

The Hangover / L'Endemain de Veille (Bilingual) (Widescreen)
The Hangover / L'Endemain de Veille (Bilingual) (Widescreen)
DVD ~ Zach Galifianakis
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "The Hangover" is, without a doubt, one of 2009's funniest and most competently-made comedies., Jan. 11 2010
My husband and I found this movie to be very hilarious. What I like about its basically one movie that goes from one crazy event to another. Yet it doesn't loose it's focus on its main plot and also knows to find the time to work on its characters as well. The characters are all being handled and build-up well into the movie. It's the same type of comedy approach Director Phillips used earlier for movies such as "Road Trip" and "Old School". Todd Phillips knows how to bring teenage lame humor as something hilarious and also convincing.

The movie relies heavily on its main concept. It feels like though that the entire story got based around the writers thoughts of having a couple of guys wake up in a wrecked hotel room and things are missing and other things suddenly are in their room and most importantly one of their buddies who is about to get married is missing. It's like they first come up with this idea and then decided to write and base the entire story around this. This has as a result though that not all things reach a satisfying closure. It also has as a result that things get raveled at times, as can best been seen during its end credits when gets revealed what happened all during their long night, they remembered nothing about the next morning.

So well, no, the movie isn't perfect but still it's one of the more enjoyable ones of recent years, along with "Tropic Thunder". The movie is throughout funny and even during its weaker moments it knows to entertain, which is also due to its characters. The movie has a sort of adventurous feeling over it, since the movie jumps from the one extreme event into the other one. It's a comedy-odyssey.

The movie doesn't really feature any well known comedy actors in it for its main parts. This works well though for the story I feel, since in cases when movies have big comedy-stars in it, the movie and its humor mostly rely on the performances from those stars and puts most of the emphasis one them. In this case it can rely more on its story, situations and the characters as individuals. The movie still features some well known actors in it though, mostly in some cameo-roles. There are not too many though, which is a good thing, so it doesn't ever get distracting. So aside from that "The Hangover" is, without a doubt, one of 2009's funniest and most competently-made comedies.

The Last House on the Left (Unrated Edition)
The Last House on the Left (Unrated Edition)
DVD ~ Garret Dillahunt
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars If you like this sort of thing and know what you're getting into, Jan. 11 2010
I've seen the remake of Wes Craven's original and it was pretty good plus disturbing. Having seen my fair share of disturbing films like "Cannibal Holocaust." After watching this up to date version it seems a bit unbalanced and tame along with the unrated version. I say unbalanced because it seems to want to be two different films, in terms of genre and style. The last act and the only parts worth watching, seem to fall under the 'torture porn' genre, for example "Hostel," "Saw" and countless other horror films that rely on gross out gore to entertain the audience. Nothing wrong with this of course because I love my gore in horror flicks. This film does have some great deaths, even if they are a bit over the top. Hammers, garbage disposals, microwaves, all these are great death scenes. Yet the rest of the film (save for the rape bits) seem to belong to another film all together.

The acting is by the numbers, yet I found Dillahunt and Goldwyn are the stand out performances. Dillahunt, from Deadwood, plays Krug, the lead gang member. He walks the line of being nice, at least to me. He plays it nice, yet his actions are despicable. I say he played it nice because Aaron Paul, who plays another member of the gang is pretty "evil" and over the top. Goldwyn plays the father and has intense moments that is all played through his eyes. The two of them have a fight scene that was not in the original and it seems too fake, just to fill some time.

The story is predictable, even if you haven't seen the original and is by the numbers. In a film like this, I was expecting more shock moments. The final act had two, yet this film cries for more. As a remake, I'd say I've seen worse (Prom Night), but there are certainly better (Dawn of the Dead) remakes out there. Another thing that struck me was the flow of the movie, if you could call it that. While there are some strong emotional scenes, the movie doesn't know (or want) to emotionalize until the end. May be that's just my feeling here. At the end I didn't feel bad, but I certainly didn't feel as relieved as in "Taken."

Director Illiadis has a passion for blood, his shots of flesh cutting and his close ups in general but it's not enough to sustain a large amount of interest in what is, essentially, a film supposed to be actually about something. "Last House On The Left" is a well made film, don't get me wrong. If you're into this type of horror stuff then it might satisfy you.

Inglourious Basterds [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
Inglourious Basterds [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Brad Pitt
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You might think Tarantino glorifies violence, but I think that's just the way he expresses his ideas, Jan. 11 2010
I am a huge QT fan so I went expecting a lot from this film. The movie is simply an experience and Tarantino immerses you into this world. I honestly am very surprised that there are so many comments stating this is a bad movie and Tarantino trash. I understand not everyone loves QT but how can you not appreciate the writing and acting in this film. The film, as most of us know by now, is a WWII revenge saga that follows a small unit of Jewish-American soldiers as they wreak violent (and darkly funny) havoc on the German Army. The screenplay is astounding, containing some of the best film dialogue in recent years. The opening scene where SS Col. Hans Landa interrogates a French dairy farmer is among Tarantino's finest work. This single scene is over 20 minutes long and yet the viewer's attention is captured throughout. Tarantino does this again later in the film, with a nearly 30 minute scene in a pub that leads to a sudden, bloody conclusion.

The acting in this movie is top notch. Brad Pitt offers one of his funniest performances in years as a charismatic southern army lieutenant with a knack for carving swastikas into the foreheads of Nazi soldiers. Christoph Walz will surely receive an Oscar nomination for his scene-stealing performance as the ruthless and cunning Col. Landa. Several impressive supporting performances appear as well.

The score (as with Tarantino's other recent films) contains music taken from classic 70's soundtracks. I recognized bits from "White Lightning" and "Kelly's Heroes". There is some good spaghetti western music included as well.

No doubt this was an entertaining film to watch and certainly a unique story and characters which has become a painfully absent commodity in Hollywood for quite a few years now. Only problem I had with the film is it seems to have lost some steam or creative energy in the story development in the second half. Maybe that's just QT bucking the traditional expected story arch, or perhaps he had more in mind for the film originally and had to settle for less and compress for time, I'm not sure. Either way he is exceptionally skilled at bringing what's in his head to life on film, almost to the point where it feels as though I'm not really watching actors in a movie, but being invited into a vivid daydream. Once again I just felt the last third of the film felt a little flat, could have used some more powerful twists than the ones he tossed in seemingly as an afterthought. QT does tend to come off as a bit of a rambler when he's speaking, to say the least, and I think he has all these grand ideas and just has a hard time fitting them all into a 2 hour flick. I'm in no way criticizing the guy's ability to make some of the best films ever, or even this movie which was awesome,

Aside from that, "Inglourious Basterds" is entertaining and one of my favorite Tarantino movies, I'm not too sure it's better then Jackie Brown, not quite as good as Pulp Fiction but a grower in the future to come.

Element Of Freedom
Element Of Freedom
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This album isn't the best but she makes you "FEEL" ......yeap .....sometimes life really is that simple., Jan. 11 2010
This review is from: Element Of Freedom (Audio CD)
After hearing this album a couple of times you can determine a balance of vulnerability, strength, and love captured throughout the progression of Key's fourth album. This was written during a time of intense personal struggle for the New York City songstress, and her pain is evident throughout Freedom. Almost completely lacking in some of the more upbeat cuts that buoyed her last album As I Am (Teenage Love Affair for example), Freedom is often little more than Keys, a piano, some minimal backing and her extraordinary voice, making the album the least immediately accessible of her career. This is an album that does not immediately grab you. Instead, it requires some patience, demands the listener put in some work too, but those who are willing to follow Keys' will find their effort well rewarded.

1. The Element of Freedom (Intro)

Alicia Keys does spoken word for the opening of her album.

2. Love Is Blind

Sometimes you can see the effects of loves strong hold. "Love is Blind" is the opening track that sets the bar for a soulful, powerful and lyrical album. Alicia harmonizes with background vocals and bass driven drums. Great way to start off an album.

3. Doesn't Mean Anything

"Doesn't Mean Anything" is the 1st single of off The Elements of Freedom. This track tells the tale of realizing that all your dreams mean nothing without anyone to share it with. Classic A. Keys is written all over this track.

4. Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart

You have to let the pass go and move on with you life. "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" is a smooth mid-tempo track with drums and electric keyboards. The drums provide the foundation of an edgy and sultry joint.

5. Wait Til They See My Smile

Overcome sadness and judgment with a smile. "Wait Til They See My Smile" is a song about perseverance. The hook sounds like a sample of the Beach Boys "Kokomo". It's probably my least favorite track on the album.

6. That's How Strong My love Is

Standing strong through the motions of love. "That's How Strong My love Is" is beautiful song that follows the cohesive flow of the piano lined album

7. Unthinkable (I'm Ready) Featuring Drake

Unthinkable is the sexiest and most sensual song on the Elements of Freedom. Canadian rapper, Drake provided background vocals on the track and brings a masculine quality to the track. A. Key's sultry intro sets the foundation for the best song on the album.

8. Love Is My Disease

Have you ever been in love so much that you can't act right without them? "Love Is My Disease" is about missing the company of that spell someone to the point where it makes you sick. The track has a Caribbean inspired flare that creates a distinctly different sound.

9. Like The Sea

Love can wrap you up and swallow you like a tidal wave that's too strong. "Like The Sea" is a song of metaphorical brilliance that captures the heavy emotions of love.

10. Put It In A Love Song (Featuring Beyonce)

"What up B? What up AAAAA?"

Two of American R&B's most talented women team up to do a collaboration that I consider less than stellar. "Put It In A Love Song" is like a spinoff of Beyonce's "Check Up On It" without the ghetto bass line. I think the track was a bit rushed and they just wanted to join forces. Sometimes you need to balance out sound. Female/ Male and R&B/ Hip Hop collaborations usual work the best.

11. This Bed

Have you ever slept in a lonely bed by yourself? "This Bed" is a mid-tempo track that talks about wishing someone were here in bed sleeping next to you. A playful and sensual track that`s smooth to groove to.

12. Distance And Time

For all those Lovers in LDR (Long Distance Relationships) that wish they were next to that special someone. "Distance and Time" is a soft and touching track that shows A. Key's vulnerable side. This is one of those songs that will make you cry if you're in the same situation.

13. How It Feels To Fly

Sometimes you have to let go of the materialistic and superficial things and just fly. "How It Feels To Fly" is a beautiful and motivational song that brings strength and hope to the album. A good listen to lift your spirit and give you an optimistic view on life.

14. Empire State of Mind (Part II) Featuring Jay-Z

An Ode to New York

Empire State of Mind (Part II) is the R&B version of Jay-Z's hit "Empire State of Mind". A. Keys vocals are amazing on this song and it makes you feel like you should be from New York. Same hook but the chorus is provided by Alicia's vocals. Very inspiring way to end a powerful album!

"The Element of Freedom" is an album for lovers and true romantics at heart. Piano keys fill the entire album with A. Keys signature style and grace. You may need to be in love or a place of true happiness to appreciate this album. "Element of Freedom" is lyrically romantic and full of metaphorical depth. I don't know what Swizz Beats did to A. Keys but she is open and free of it all. While there are a few misfires ("Put It In a Love Song" comes to mind), these flaws are rendered null and void due to the excellence of songs like "UnThinkable" and "Like The Sea". With Freedom, Alicia Keys takes listeners on a lush journey, one that showcases her consistency as well as a foundation of strength, vulnerability and ultimately, hope.

The tracks that stood out to me are:
Love Is Blind

Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart

Unthinkable (I'm Ready)

Like The Sea

Empire State of Mind (Part II)

Rated R (Explicit Version)
Rated R (Explicit Version)
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I like this album even though Rihanna is in a dark place........, Dec 11 2009
She's in a murderous mood for sure, which is why at a certain point I began referencing the artist by a new, more fitting nickname: "Rihannoir." Lyrically, Rihanna has all but rejected the meaningless dance floor romps to ballsy statements and sarcastic jibes.

Distrust and hurt is written largely on a number of the tracks here (given that she doesn't write most her own material, she has to find others to voice her anger and frustration). It is impossible to listen to many of the songs on "Rated R"--such as "Cold Case Love" (a highlight co-written by Justin Timberlake) or "Stupid in Love"-- and not filter them through that horrific context whether that is how they are meant to be heard or not. For example, first single "Russian Roulette," which we reviewed extensively for all its gunplay, is more about the psycho-sexual drama of being in a damaging relationship. The firearm motif continues on "G4L," which apparently stands for "Gangsta for Life." On the roughest of cuts, including the menacingly paced "G4L," Rihanna let's loose a deluge of blood-chilling statements: "I lick the gun when I'm done, 'cause I know that revenge is sweet." To tell you the truth my eyebrows raise on that statement along with the other stuff that was coming out of her mouth. Like "Russian Roulette," the song has a certain grinding, sensual mid-tempo rhythm that recalls a Shirley Bassey-era James Bond theme.

Yes, there is a world of difference between playing out some revenge fantasy in song and hitting someone in real life--and we are in no way suggesting otherwise-- but it can be a fine line to delicately walk between being both the totally innocent victim and the perpetrator, both of which she plays on "Rated R." On "Rude Boy," she tells her lover, "I like the way you pull my hair." It's tempting to give Rihanna a free pass in the name of expressing her rage and art, but it's equally fair to call her out for sending, if not mixed, slightly confounding messages. As much as Rihanna can bring the tough-girl swagger, I wouldn't want to face her in a dark alley, even with her in six-inch Louboutins--she's equally convincing as the vulnerable, hurting half of a destructive duo on "Stupid in Love," a stirring ballad in which friend after friend tries to wave her off a damaging relationship before she finds her own strength to walk away.

Rihanna doesn't have a particularly strong or broad range, but her voice is expressive and supple. One of her strongest suits is her delivery that often reflects her island upbringing. Instead of trying to sound like every other pop singer, on such tunes as "Wait Your Turn," and "Hard," she incorporates Caribbean beats and her patois into the songs, giving them both a unique feel. "Hard" finds Rihanna at her most defiant, pulling out all the stops to prove just why she's so...well, hard: "I'ma rock this sh.t like fashion, as in goin' til they say stop / And my runway never looked so clear / But the hottest b.tch in heels right here," she proudly proclaims over a grinding series of industrial beats, horns, and piano chords. Regardless of whether one is inclined to accept Riri's new-found street cred, it's all but impossible not to want to play along in the meantime.

The album isn't completely icy however, as the artist breaks down her defenses more than a few times for a series of introspective, though somewhat uneven jams. "Stupid in Love" is both the album's only traditional ballad and also the most skippable part of Rated R, as the singer plods through a somewhat embarrassing chorus: "This is stupid / I'm not stupid / Don't talk to me like I'm stupid." Other slow numbers, including the masterful, six-minute "Cold Case Love" and the guitar-heavy "Fire Bomb" all offer subtle clues as to how she's feeling: "Your love was breaking the law, but I needed a witness / So wake me up when it's over, it don't make any difference," she coos through "Cold Case Love."

Much of the credit has to be given to her collaborators particulary with Will.i.am brings a touch of sweetness and complements Rihanna's soft side on "Photographs." Rihanna easily shifts to her inner heavy-metal side with "Rockstar 101," on which she's accompanied by every one's go-to guitarist, Slash.

But if anything's meant for Brown, it's the soaring, gut-wrenching "The Last Song," the album's outro which may also go down as Rihanna's most overlooked, artistic piece of work yet.This album is not, however, the confessional many thought it might have been. In fact, Rihanna delves into a host of other topics and issues including the triple-take worthy "Te Amo," which follows a female suitor's unsuccessful attempts for the singer's affections atop a swaying, Latin beat. "I'm all for feeling the love, but I don't feel that way," Rihanna pleads as the song's bridge fades. Be it the young singer's first foray into lyrically exploring her sexuality or simply a not-so-subtle round of homophobia, "Te Amo" proves about as earnest in its replay value as Rihanna's unrequited love.

Though Rated R is not nearly as commercially viable or even as accessible as her past three records, the album offers a taste of experimental production value-a distinction that may not make itself apparent until years down the line. Aside from that, anyone looking for the escape from the daily doldrums that much of Rihanna's earlier music provided, look elsewhere.

Graffiti (Dlx Ed)
Graffiti (Dlx Ed)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Album is worth hearing...., Dec 11 2009
This review is from: Graffiti (Dlx Ed) (Audio CD)
I was hoping not to like this album but unfortunately I do even though I feel he made the wrong decision when trying to go the Rihanna route about addressing the issues between them two. One thing he did not do that she did was to make a "tell all" album! I personally feel he's all over the place with this album. Brown stated that he has written about 80% of the songs on "Graffiti", so these are mostly his words and not those of other producers and songwriters which is all good. In his own defense, he stated that he wants to move past this and go on with his life. Maybe this is his way of doing it, but most of Brown's songs say otherwise. He's expressively harsh, conflicting and cynical and shows no signs of apologetic ex lover at times again that's just my opinion. I will admit that "Graffiti" has some songs that from a musical standpoint I like:

1.I Can Transform Ya (ft Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz)
I won't lie the beat is contagious and makes you move. The drums are constant for the duration of the song, and don't slow down during the chorus. This is one of the better songs on the album as it has no relation to half concocted apologies or a hidden underlining of shade.

2.Pass Out (ft Eva Simons)
This song gives a bit of "Disturbia" and "Forever" smashed into one song. It's an up tempo dance track that warrants the body to the dance floor. "Pass Out's" Pop/Dance feel will be a major hit Europe and clubs alike worldwide which I fine to be appleaing.

3.Fallin' Down
On "Fallin' Down", Brown sings about him trying to maintain the real CB, his pride, and ego while living in this cruel world. He sings "....I've given up everything in exchange for being alone. I'm Shaking these demons underneath all the pride... Can you imagine the weight of the world, placed on your shoulders? Trapped in this world, no one can reach you, so no one can help you!" This song has the best lyrical content and delivery to me on the whole album.

4. Movie
This track is a part of the deluxe edition bonus disc of "Graffiti"; this song sampled the piano from Janet Jackson's song "Again". The Jevon Hill produced track gives the perfect scene; the actors, the wardrobe, the script, and everything in between as Brown gives intimate details of a hot erotic night with a suspecting lover. The slow tempo song has the right mixture of current production beats but keeps it very classic, old school R&B. If you listen closely, you can hear Brown pay homage to New Edition's song "Can You Stand The Rain", sweet ;-).

5. Chase Our Love
This is another deluxe edition bonus disc track. Produced and written by Chris Brown, along with Jean Baptiste, Michael McHenry, Nick Marsh & Ryan Buendia, this song is a very fun mid-tempo dance track. It nestled in futuristic beats, heavy snares, and synthesizers. It's it giving me a summer track vibe.

Beside those mention above I also like "What I do" and "Girlfriend" because both songs are pretty uplifting, upbeat, and fun to listen into. Aside from that most of the songs on his album, besides the ones listed, are filled with apologetic clichés lyrics. Unfortunately, Chris Brown's album isn't as cohesive as my play list of favorite songs. The damaging incident between Rihanna and himself will out rule the work he put into this album. I do believe it was a great attempt by Brown to put his emotions and feelings into music. His vocal growth is showcased most in the longing ballad "I'll Go," where Brown sings about ending up heartbroken in a relationship, but not regretting a thing. "If you don't come back, this love was worth it/That's the one thing I know/If you don't make it back/Girl, remember that I said I'll go for you." It's a moment of "genuine" emotion that even the coldest critic might feel.

It's hard not to associate many of the songs on Graffiti with Brown's personal life, but for those who judge it based solely on the music, it's harder to deny that Brown is a multi-dimensional star who's fallen, but has the talent to rise again -- if afforded the opportunity.

Ready
Ready
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4.0 out of 5 stars All is not lost with the R&B artist..., Dec 11 2009
This review is from: Ready (Audio CD)
Except for his shirt of course. Trey is unwavering to make his mark as one of the best R&B singers in the game. Trey most prominent appearances really started resurfacing when another singer/ rapper Drake appeared on the scene, and really propelled him back out to the forefront as that R&B dude. I reviewed what I felt was the best tracks on his album.
1). Panty Droppa (Interlude) - I wish it was a whole song

2) Neighbors Know My Name - Favorite parts of the song are the chorus and bridge. Verses do nothing for me personally.

3) I Invented Sex - Great 'cut song'. Got my first listen via Drake's mixtape "Heartbreak Drake" so it's kind of old to me now. I'll still listening to it so that has to mean something.

4) I Need a Girl - Least favorite track but it's good.

5) One Love - Air guitar that opens the song is explicite. This song is reminiscent of a rock/love ballad and it's a a good look for Songz. His syrupy voice laced over the instrumentals makes for a sweet musical treat.

6) Does He Do It - One of those songs living in the average arena. Nothing special about the vocals or music arrangements. (3/5)

7) Say Aah!! - This is a quirky song but it WORKS! Definitely a club banger & Fabo's appearance sealed the deal for me. Fab's comedic ad libs reinforces the airiness of the song.

8) LOL :-) - Another light-hearted song but it works for me in spite of Gucci Mane's appearance

9) Ready to Make Love (Interlude)- Should be its on song! The night time sounds in the background are an interesting element that blends well with Trey's urgency for love-making. (

10) Jupiter Love - As a lyric in the song states, this track "elevates" me to another level. Wonderful blend on this track.

11) Be Where You Are - An ode to a woman's physical beauty. The opening of the song doesn't catch my ear but the chorus makes up for it.

12) Successful - Commercial success...enough said (5/5)

13) Black Roses - My description of this track - ROCK & BLUES - and I love it because it reminds of Lenny Kravitz. The arrangement on this song is out of this world! I love when artists/producers step outside the box and create a winner.

14) Love Lost - A song that's simple in its composition but makes your mind race with all kinds of "shoulda, woulda, couldas". I love the line..."Now I'm ridin to the 90's hits, listening to Aerosmith..." This illustrates Trey's versatile taste in music and that ALL genres of music are beautiful.

15) Hollalude (Interlude) - New Age sounding interlude leaving the listener clamoring for MORE in the following track "Holla If You Need Me"

16) Holla If You Need Me - Nice follow-up to interlude.

17) Yo Side of the Bed - Beautiful song. I researched high and low for credit to Prince because his signature is all over this (think Purple Rain). I'm a little disappointed at thI didn't find the recognition but that's not my fight. I'm just a pleased listener.

My only regret is that I wish he had made his interludes into full songs! Great effort Trey; reminds me why I fell in love with your music back when I first heard "just Gotta Make It" so long ago.

Tropic Thunder
Tropic Thunder
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The only thing missing would be for them to burst into song, Nov. 6 2008
This review is from: Tropic Thunder (DVD)
It's hard to really capture the essence of this "terribly," good movie. It's hardcore, adult comedy like on the comedy circuit except it's in the form of a full length feature film with special effects. The dialogue is raw and rough like straight out of the R-Rated Las Vegas comedy strip. I really do enjoy Stiller's sense of humor, but until now I really thought that he wasn't capable of making a complete film. Usually the humor dies out half way through, the plot becomes boring, and I just want the film to end - having not regretted seeing the first half.

Director Ben Stiller generates amazing performances from his lead actors including himself, Jack Black, Downey, Brandon T. Jackson, and Nick Nolte. Jack Black especially stuck out to me as having done excellent in this film, very convincingly (read: amusingly) portraying a drug addict going through withdrawal. Ben Stiller was good too, but he didn't really seem to stick out as extraordinary. Robert Downey Jr. stole the show as I expected, with his character being a hilariously confused actor stuck in all the roles he had played. But the surprises are the big name supporting actors like Matthew McConaughey as Tugg's agent Rick Peck and of course Tom Cruise.

While this new film doesn't achieve anything "great" it is, finally, a complete film that succeeds from beginning to end. the direction was obviously open ended enough to get a lot of good work out of the actors... the plot, while not spectacular, provides a good vehicle for the humor from beginning to end. As a satire the film succeeds better in some areas than in others... near the end there are some particularly difficult scenes that are reminiscent of "Apocalypse Now" "Platoon" and "The Prisoner" that actually succeed somewhat. It is in this area that I find that most modern comedies fail completely, but Stiller and Co. manage to pull it off - just enough.

"Tropic Thunder" will offend virtually everyone. Stiller and crew have written bold biting comedy blind to elements of conventional taste that mercilessly mocks the egos at play in the world of celebrity and entertainment. If you like this film, I also recommend "The Party" as they are very similar in some ways (though The Party is more subtle) and I can't help but think that "The Party" was a bit of an inspiration for this film

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