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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,316 - Total Helpful Votes: 42 of 51
Hamlet <b>DVD</b> ~ Mel Gibson
Hamlet DVD ~ Mel Gibson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brings the play to life, March 1 2013
After teaching Hamlet to college students who had considerable difficulty understanding and appreciating Shakespeare's language, I showed this version of the play when it first came out on VHS, and the students loved it. The manner in which the actors, including Gibson, deliver their lines makes it very clear what each soliloquy and scene is about. I've used this version in several classes since then with students who could only be described as extremely unwilling to read Shakespeare, but they watched it, understood it, and enjoyed it. Afterwards, they had a greater appreciation of what they had read, and it truly did bring the play to life...for them and for me. For a popular audience,… Read more
Rose: Cooking, Crafting & Cultivation 2013 Wall Ca&hellip by Ann Lovejoy
I really wanted a pink flower lift and bought this calendar to brighten up my office. However, with the exception of three or four pictures, the scenes and colors for the other months are disappointingly pale and dull--not what they appeared to be in the web photo. And February reminds me of a tacky funeral wreath! The two outdoor scenes look like they were taken on a cloudy day. Very un-cheery overall. From now on I'll just go back to buying the Teapot Calendar like I had before.
Nights in Rodanthe / Le temps d'un ouragan (Biling&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Richard Gere
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The world is blue, Sept. 22 2012
This is an entertaining, Saturday night-type love story that you will probably enjoy if you don't think too deeply about it. Surprisingly convincing acting from Richard Gere and some really moving moments from Diane Lane. I actually bought it because I'm partial to movies that are set at the beach (The Outer Banks, N.C., in this case). I also liked the fact that Gere and Lane both have quite a few undisguised lines on their faces. They looked like real people, not movie stars. The ending was really touching, if not what I was hoping for. (No happy endings here, I regret to say.)

I did, however, find it odd that the clothes of the principal characters while in Rodanthe were… Read more