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X-Men 1.5
X-Men 1.5
DVD ~ Patrick Stewart
Offered by gamerudy
Price: CDN$ 19.95
31 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars .."Does it hurt"?..."Everytime..", Dec 24 2002
This review is from: X-Men 1.5 (DVD)
I gotta tell you I read Marvel Comics all thru the 60s-70s-80s and I always thought X-Men was the worst. So it stands to reason that they would make the best Marvel movie ( ..and that includes "Spider-Man")The opening origin of Magento in Nazi Germany is heart-breaking and the movie hooks you right there and never lets go. And while the whole cast is fine,Hugh Jackman was the find of the year...He is Wolverine! Tough,sad,self-involved yet willing to sacrifice himself for others ,he rises above the already good script to create a movie hero that ranks with Tyrone Powers's Zorro,Erroll Flynn's Robin Hood & Michael Keaton's Batman. He is dead on ( actully,Wolverine isn't this interesting in the comics..sorry ,fan-boys..)Top notch special effects and Patrick Stewart's Prof X make this a movie worth owning. I can't wait for the sequel...........

Tuff Darts
Tuff Darts
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
Price: CDN$ 62.95
4 used & new from CDN$ 53.59

5.0 out of 5 stars "Tuff Darts,Mary !", June 8 2002
This review is from: Tuff Darts (Audio CD)
Yes,thats how they named the band. Lou Grant turns to Mary Richards on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and exclaims"Tuff Darts ,Mary!" And its all downhill from there...seriously,this was a band straight outta the same CBGBs scene that gave us The Ramones,Blondie,Talking Heads etc. They lost their singer right off the bat ( Robert Gordon,first teaming with Guitar God Link Wray & then signing with RCA as an Elvis contender to the throne)
Tuff Darts made one album for Sire in 1976 even got Ian Hunter to play on it..totally non-PC ,rude ,crude,you name it,but the record company got taken over by Warner bros. & they wanted nothing to do with these guys( or the Ramones for that matter but thats another story)Some really funny stuff,some cruel lyrics,but some good rocking ( certainly they were as good or better musicians than the other CBGB bands were in the beginning)
John Desalvo(bass) was a great character,wrote some hysterical stuff""Your Love is Like Nuclear Waste,they should stamp contaminated across your face..." Great..John was a cool guy,got to know him when I worked at the late great Sire. I Know I'm ordering the Cd re-issue( & I know a couple of other people who will too..)I heard somewhere the Darts got back together..we can only hope...
Yes,it's true ,we (my band ) even got to open up for them @ CBGB! BUY This Now before they disappear again !!

The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash
DVD ~ Eric Idle
Price: CDN$ 27.99
8 used & new from CDN$ 24.49

5.0 out of 5 stars A legend that will last a lunchtime..., Nov. 26 2001
Eric Idle & Neil Innes expand their SNL skit(Really they did it first on an LP released in about 1975 ). No Beatles sacred cow is spared. Not Brian Epstein , not Yoko , not Apple , Johns Bed-in , its all there. Look for inspired cameos by Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, George Harrison , Bill Murrary(the"K"),Gilda Radner and more. Includes Neil's great soundtrack of Beatles songs you never heard. I am The Walrus becomes "Piggy In The Middle" , Penny Lane becomes "Doubleback Alley" , Help! is "Ouch !".Even thought the songs are parodys , they hold up on their own. I would have bought them(Wait a minute..I DID ! ) Do yourself a favor , check out this film , you'll want to own it...

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (Full Screen)
Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (Full Screen)
DVD ~ Jim Backus
Offered by newtownvideo_ca
Price: CDN$ 17.90
5 used & new from CDN$ 17.90

5.0 out of 5 stars ...I'm All Alone In The World....., Nov. 26 2001
If this one don't get you , you're made of stone ,baby !! Without a doubt , THE BEST CHRISTMAS CARTOON , and that includes Charlie Brown . ( Uh-oh , my son won't like that ! ) Great Broadway-like score , the greatly-missed Jim Backus , Super cast , a real story(Dickens) with a loving screenplay make for an unforgettable Christmas event. This disappeared from broadcast TV for a few years , so they could air junk like Garfield & Ghostbusters Christmas !! Can you Imagine ?? Magoo is back, and he'll be on view in my house EVERY YEAR. Not the greatest DVD package , but better than the crummy VHS dupe I've watched the last couple of years. MAGOO , YOU'VE DONE IT AGAIN !!

Masters of the Universe (Widescreen)
Masters of the Universe (Widescreen)
DVD ~ Dolph Lundgren
Offered by Sunrise Records
Price: CDN$ 8.79
12 used & new from CDN$ 2.13

5.0 out of 5 stars I'll Be Back....., Sept. 9 2001
Not a great movie,but big time fun. I'm rating the movie not the DVD version. I love this movie because my son LOVED it when he was 5 and I had to watch it 500 times and yet it was one of his tapes I could always watch & enjoy.Dolph a big stiff when it comes to acting but acting wasn't as important as muscle for this role and he had plenty of that. Action packed & Frank Langella was great as Skelator(I used to have to watch the end tag ..I'll be back....) over & over again. My son would cry, "Play it again ,Daddy" & I'd rewind & play it one more time. I can't help be smile when its on. I will be buying the DVD when it comes out. Courtney Cox is in it (young Courtney) & Billy Barty is great as Gwildor. Some great henchman made for the movie, not the cartoon guys ,but cool anyway. Oh yeah Meg with the great eyes ( I forget her last name ,she was the org. Cagney on Cagney & Lacey )terriffic as Evil-Lyn( "The little worm has another key !!") Spotty review , I know but I'm doing this on memory alone. Its a great movie to watch with your kids. Turn 'em on to He-Man. Start another tradition.

Mighty Joe Young [Import]
Mighty Joe Young [Import]
VHS
7 used & new from CDN$ 9.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Mighty Good to say the Least !!!!, Feb. 25 2001
Without a doubt , one of the greatest adventure/fanasty films of all time. It imprinted on me at a very young (consumed 5 times a week on WOR ch.9 "Million Dollar Movie" in NYC )Watching it again , I was astounded at how fine a feature it is! Comedy,action,romance & a cowboy hero to boot . They really don't make 'em like this anymore. A favorite of most adults of my era when asked,some might consider it a children's film. It's a "family" film a grown-up can watch without making excuses to leave the room. "Don't worry ,Miss. Ain't no one gonna shoot Joe now." You betcha..............

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