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A&R: A Novel
A&R: A Novel
by Bill Flanagan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 35.95
27 used & new from CDN$ 1.36

4.0 out of 5 stars Some cool insight on contemporary music culture, or lack of., June 12 2000
This review is from: A&R: A Novel (Hardcover)
I'll admit it, I haven't finnished the book... But i do recomend it, because I do find it entertaining. The author, some kind of executive at VH1, has an inside look at the music business, both the economic and artitic aspects of it. And, i think from the tone of the book, Flannagan is upset that the money involved is becoming more important than the actual art (a fact illustrated by the current music scene today, where Britney Spears's and Nsync's heavily produced garbage gets almost constant radio play while Pearl Jam's incredible album hasn't been so lucky (in my own opinion, of course)). It can be hard to write a book on something so fresh and contemporary, but Flannagan does it well. It does, however, get a little long and slow, but it's all good. the subject matter makes it worthwhile.

Night
Night
Price: CDN$ 9.91
23 used & new from CDN$ 2.64

5.0 out of 5 stars best album yet..., June 12 2000
This review is from: Night (Audio CD)
wow, morphine... what can i say but incredible. they're an amazing band, capable of putting so muche feeling into their songs using just a few instruments. and this album is just amazing. you can really see how they had grown as a band, putting out some of their best work yet. it's so sad that it is their las album... i can only imagine what Sandman could have created after this. may he rest in peace.

I Am Cuba
I Am Cuba
VHS
4 used & new from CDN$ 27.49

5.0 out of 5 stars great film, but not as moving as it could be..., May 8 2000
This review is from: I Am Cuba (VHS Tape)
this film, though obviously propaganda, is amazing. the cinematography is incredible (in fact, i have heard that Paul Thomas Anderson based a scene in Boogie Nights on on here), and it is visually moving. it also captures the revolutionary spirit of change that was so strong at that time. however, the only reason i do not give it an all-out 5 stars, is because the true beauty that this film could have been is sometimes blocked by the propanganda. no matter, this film is a must for any movie-buff, or anyone intersted in a great film.

The Shawshank Redemption (Widescreen Edition)
The Shawshank Redemption (Widescreen Edition)
DVD ~ Tim Robbins
Offered by M and N Media Canada
Price: CDN$ 34.91
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5.0 out of 5 stars quite possibly my favorite movie ever, April 17 2000
I've seen this movie countless times. possibly over thirty times, and that's being conservative. hell, i've got most lines memorized. yet each time i see it, it is more captivating; it never ceases to move me. the relationship between Red and Dufresne is one of the most intimate and honest in recent film, yet it is interesting how Andy, who seems to know everyone else, is really a mystery; even Red learns about him until the end of the movie. see it!

Bitter Sugar [Import]
Bitter Sugar [Import]
VHS
2 used & new from CDN$ 22.87

1.0 out of 5 stars lot of noise, little substance, April 15 2000
This review is from: Bitter Sugar [Import] (VHS Tape)
the movie was not copletely all-around bad, but i would not want to see it again. it is film that does not really show the realities of Cuba (though bitter they may be), but rather indulges he fantasies of the Miami Cubans. i myself have lived in Cuba, and i have seen the bad and the good. obvously, this was an atempt to show the bad side of socialist Cuba, and i don't see anything wrong with that; as long as it is done realistically. this film, however, repeatedly insults my intelligence; it is obvious that the filmmakers have not lived in cuba recently, and have not experienced the reality of the light yet dark, multifaceted nature of Cuban life. rather, they have merely entertained the mistaken ideology of the Cuban community in Miami.

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