P. Miller

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (7 of 9)
Location: Washington, DC
Birthday: Oct. 9
In My Own Words:
I'm a 40-something, environmental compliance attorney, ceramic artist, and amateur film buff, living in Washington, DC and wishing I lived in LA (or anywhere in So. Cal.) I'll pretty much watch anything, but I'm getting more discerning about what I purchase on VHS & DVD. I'm a big fan of horror and mystery films from the 1930s and 1940s. Old B&W classics are also a fave of mine. My Top 10 Films… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 522,120 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 9
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black P&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Johnny Depp
Anyone who doesn't like this movie should seek a good therapist for treatment of depression. This film is SOOOO much fun! The acting is great, the sets are mind-boggling, and the story is a total thrill ride. This is what great movies are made of. My only caveat is that some scenes may be too intense and scarey for younger children (ie: the ghost pirates). Otherwise, I highly recommend it!
The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central&hellip by Peter Hopkirk
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Overview, June 8 2004
My brother introduced this book to me 5 years ago, but its size intimidated me, so I put it aside. Big mistake. I finally started reading it and found it completely intriguing. I had NO idea of any of the history of Russian expansionism into Central Asia. Zip. Zilch. It's a tragedy that this topic is not covered in American high school curriculums. Our teachers and professors blathered on about the cold war, but I had no idea of how Russia and the Soviet Union came to be what they were/are in the 20th and 21st centuries. I would have appreciated a better background on Russian and Soviet acquisitions of surrounding territories. This book provides all that and more in a very readable,… Read more
Last Gang in Town: The Story and Myth of the Clash by Marcus Gray
4.0 out of 5 stars Data Dump, Jan. 22 2004
If you're completely obsessed with the Clash you'll likely find Gray's tedious details on every aspect of the lives of each member interesting. However, Gray fails miserably to put all his research into context. The book is a barrage of obscure factoids with few attempts to weave them into a chapter-by-chapter theme toward an overall coherent picture of this band. Gray makes some effort to illustrate how the threads of the Clash came together under the social influences of the day and each member's upbringing. But he goes spinning off on long discussions of what other bands were doing at the time, and I forgot I was reading a book that's supposed to be about the Clash. While some… Read more