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Road to Perdition (Widescreen) (Bilingual) <b>DVD</b> ~ Tom Hanks
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mobster's Paradise, June 17 2004
"Road to Perdition" is Greek-type tragedy set in Depression-Era America with mobsters as his heroes, or anti-heroes. Tom Hanks plays Michael Sullivan, a mob enforcer who works for John Rooney, played wonderfully by Paul Newman. Tyler Hoechlin is Hank's son, Michael Jr, who on the one hand is the omnipresent narrator, but also represents the tragic flaw of his father. Men who name their sons after themselves presumably hope they will turn out like them. However Michael Sr. does not want his son involved in his evil ways, but Michael Jr. inevitably gets caught up when he witnesses one of his father's murders. This sets in motion a chain of events which ultimately lead to father and… Read more
DJ Tiesto: Revolution ~ Various Artists
DJ Tiesto: Revolution ~ Various Artists
4.0 out of 5 stars An Aural Journey..., Sept. 20 2002
Trance borrows many of its characteristics from ambient music, with its subtle tones and smooth textures, creating an atmospheric sound that can only be described, at least for me, as "spacey." How fitting that Tiesto's two-disc set should be named "Darkside" and "Brightside," a culmination of his unique style of trance that always seems to center on the theme of space. Consider his previous works: "Magik 1,3,5: First Flight, Far From Earth, Heaven Beyond," respectively, "Space Age 1.0, 2.0." The Revolution Mix is no different, offering two very distinct mixes that showcase Tiesto's tendencies towards a more progressive and techno style… Read more
Ran <b>DVD</b> ~ Tatsuya Nakadai
Ran DVD ~ Tatsuya Nakadai
After watching Akira Kurosawa's adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear," I was reminded of a quote of his I once heard. Someone had apparently asked him what one of his films meant, and to this he simply replied that he did not know, and that if he knew, he would not have had to make the film.
For "Ran," it is interesting how Lord Hidetora's struggle in the film mirrors Akira Kurosawa's own life. Not as appreciated in his own country as he was earlier in his career, Kurosawa had trouble getting funding for his films during the latter part of his life. Compounded with this was the fact that he was slowly growing blind, and had tried to commit suicide but failed. Lord Hidetora in… Read more