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Mimic (Widescreen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Mira Sorvino
Mimic (Widescreen) DVD ~ Mira Sorvino
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I'm fussy about the horror/sci-fi I watch but "Mimic" I actually quite liked.
The plot it not overly complex, a scientist finds a cure for a terrible disease but at a cost that no one is aware they are going to have to pay at some point in time.
Enter a couple of years later two scientists (one who found the cure and her husband), a shoe cleaner/cobbler and his autistic grandson who live near a train station where the horror that is lurking in the form of insects that can mimic human form are hiding out, a world weary security guard and the usual monster insect fodder (people in lay man's terms!) and you have a surprisingly intelligent film.
A bit on the gruesome… Read more
Mrs Parker & Vicious Circle [Import]
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The biting and caustic wit of Mrs Parker is bought superbly to life by the versatile actress Jennifer Jason Leigh who plays the brittle writer, critic and sometimes playwright to vulnerable perfection.
This is not an easy film to watch and I can understand why some people found it hard to get into. I mean the 1920s were supposedly a time of fun, jazz, speak easy booze and laughter all around, the Great War was over and life was back to normal.
However watching the desperation of Mrs Parker's generation, the bright young things drink themselves silly, take drugs and lash out at each other in a perpetual game of verbal cat-o-nine-tails makes you realise that perhaps everything was… Read more
Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Fa&hellip by Shannon Lanier
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book for my 12 year old nephew who wanted to understand "passing."
He had heard that people "passed into the white world" and wanted to understand this concept as he comes from a mixed race background where his Grandmother scandalised many English people when she married a Bengali in a time when Black people were still being murdered for just whistling at a white girl in the USA.
So I have got him this book which talks candidly and in a language that a twelve year old will understand about "Jefferson's Children", both legitimate and illegitimate."
All of whom walked many paths, some down the road to embracing their Anglo-African roots, others to never know their… Read more