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Cheers: Season 3
Cheers: Season 3
DVD ~ Ted Danson
Price: CDN$ 17.97
29 used & new from CDN$ 13.37

5.0 out of 5 stars The Prime of Cheers, March 13 2004
This review is from: Cheers: Season 3 (DVD)
This is perhaps the best year of Cheers. This contains the first appearance of Frasier Crane, and the last year of Nicholas Colasanto (Coach). The writing in this year is the freshest, and the byplay between Sam, Diane, Frasier and Coach (whose conniving to get Sam and Diane together is fully realized here) is top notch. Cheers would not get better than the third year in its 11 - and this DVD will show why.

Cheers: Season 2
Cheers: Season 2
DVD ~ Ted Danson
Price: CDN$ 17.97
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5.0 out of 5 stars Downbeat second season, Feb. 11 2004
This review is from: Cheers: Season 2 (DVD)
The second season is probably the most gut-wrenching of all the Cheers seasons. Norm's marriage falls apart and his wife leaves him, while Sam and Diane's relationship rises but sputters and falls apart -- the final episode is absolutely sad, and the last line by Sam is magnificent -- "Wow", looking at the painting by Semenko. The second season, though, is a setup for the best season of Cheers - the third season, when we're introduced to Frasier Crane, Diane's new paramour (the only time in the series when Frasier and Coach appear together - a delightful combination.)

Defending Your Life
Defending Your Life
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
Price: CDN$ 48.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb soundtrack, Oct. 26 2003
This review is from: Defending Your Life (Audio CD)
Michael Gore's bouncy soundtrack gives the film a simultaneously nonserious and wistful subtext. At times, the soundtrack will resemble one of those perky 1950's business themes, but then in such tracks as "You're Going Back/Finale", mournful wind instruments underscore the sorrow of Albert Brook's character.
Included is Barbra Streisand's rendition of "Something's Coming" from "West Side Story", which is somewhat distracting, but those of you who saw the film know that it describes Albert Brook's impending doom when he crashes into a bus. ("Around the corner, something big is coming! Come to me!")
Extremely hard to find, as it was pulled from circulation fairly early, this is definitely a must-have for comedy buffs as well as soundtrack collectors.

You're Out and You're Ugly, Too!: Confessions Of An Umpire With An Attitude
You're Out and You're Ugly, Too!: Confessions Of An Umpire With An Attitude
by Durwood Merrill
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 31.00
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4.0 out of 5 stars RIP Durwood, Jan. 12 2003
Durwood Merrill just passed away today, after suffering a heart attack last Sunday. Godspeed, Durwood.

Medicine Music
Medicine Music
Offered by importcds__
Price: CDN$ 7.17
30 used & new from CDN$ 3.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Common Threads, Jan. 6 2003
This review is from: Medicine Music (Audio CD)
Anyone who saw the documentary Common Threads: Stories From The Quilt will probably burst into tears listening to its namesake "Common Threads" track by association. Yes, "Common Threads" is the theme to the documentary, and the documentary where it gets its title from.

After Man: A Zoology of the Future
After Man: A Zoology of the Future
by Dougal Dixon
Edition: Paperback
15 used & new from CDN$ 100.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Check out "The Future Is Wild", Jan. 2 2003
Thank Goodness someone has taken notice of Dougal Dixon's work, and turned it into "The Future Is Wild", a documentary on The Animal Planet.
However, while "The Future Is Wild" is interesting, it is very thin in comparison with "After Man", since it goes from 5 million years in the future to 200 million years.
"After Man" focuses on a more recent future, and covers nearly all of the biomes on the Earth, so you get a fuller view of the ecology.
Plus, nothing is extremely alien in "After Man" - you can see the creatures there - while the gigantic land-roving jungle squids a few times the size of elephants... oy!
"After Man" should be a must-read, especially before you watch or read "The Future Is Wild"...

Mission To Mars
Mission To Mars
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
Price: CDN$ 128.95
5 used & new from CDN$ 54.85

4.0 out of 5 stars Another great score from a bad film, Sept. 4 2002
This review is from: Mission To Mars (Audio CD)
It's not the first time a superb score has come from a bad film - a good example is Jerry Goldsmith's from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, or the 1979 remake of King Kong. The only problem I have is the annoying pipe organ during the sixth track. It's all to taste, I suppose...

How Much I Love You
How Much I Love You
by Felicia Rose Querido
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cute little tale, Sept. 2 2002
This review is from: How Much I Love You (Hardcover)
It's a cute little tale that's appropriate for virtually any age, whether you're a Mom reading it to your near-asleep child, or a guy giving it to your girlfriend. Check it out.

Tubular Bells
Tubular Bells
Offered by dodax-online
Price: CDN$ 14.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Part 2 definitely the highlight - and the scariest part, June 14 2002
This review is from: Tubular Bells (Audio CD)
Most people get the chills from listening to the opening tune to Tubular Bells, which was, of course, used for The Exorcist.
However, Part 2 is mastefully done, in which you start from light and descend into dark. The intensity increases, and becomes quite unnerving. When I first listened to Part 2 on my tape cassette, when Tattoo started singing (the name given by Oldfield to the gruff, demonic, nonsense-spewing rock star), I literally hid under the covers.
I hadn't realized how tense I'd gotten, or, rather, how intense the music had gotten til Oldfield finished with the startlingly incongruent Sailor's Hornpipe. I laughed, but sort of that laugh you get when you'd been through an abbatior and were subjected to a Tom & Jerry cartoon.
It'll probably never reach that pitch for me ever again, having heard it several times, but it was quite the experience - just as unnerving and as frightening as The Exorcist was.

Koyaanisqatsi
Koyaanisqatsi
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
Price: CDN$ 32.68
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5.0 out of 5 stars Musical hypnosis, April 5 2002
This review is from: Koyaanisqatsi (Audio CD)
Aside from Powwaqatsi (which people have heard in The Truman Show), I have not heard any other Philip Glass work. Koyaanisqatsi is simply hypnotic, especially The Grid, in which my pulserate invariably matches that of the frenetic pace the music does. This is the sort of music that you can close your eyes and make your OWN visual connection, as the narrator of Fantasia remarked about the abstract film accompanying Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.
I still get chills every time I hear that rumbling, deep voice intoning,...

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