Robert Jordan

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (22 of 22)
Location: San Diego, CA
In My Own Words:
Bob is a film and mass media instructor in San Diego, CA. He has an interest in computer gaming, baseball history and fantasy literature as well as his field of study in film, TV & radio.


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Understanding Movies by Louis Giannetti
Understanding Movies by Louis Giannetti
2.0 out of 5 stars Review of 10th edition, June 22 2004
Hey, wanna make a bunch of money? Let's write a college text book! We've got a captive audience that has no choice but to buy our book. Then every two or three years we can release a new edition and eliminate that nasty habit students have of reselling used text books they no longer need. Too much work, you say? Okay, let's just slap a different picture on the cover and release the old edition again! Can't quite picture it? Need an example to emulate? Try this one:
I've been using Louis Giannetti's Understanding Movies since the second or third edition. Over the years I've occasionally been pleased to see a new edition which boasts some major improvements. But in my opinion, there… Read more
The Last Samurai (Widescreen) (2 Discs) <b>DVD</b> ~ Tom Cruise
Okay, so the plot is just Dances with Wolves set in Japan. I still thought it looked glorious and that Tom is becoming a fine actor and that Ken Watanabe was fantastic! For the length of the film, you're transported back in time 100 years and get a wonderful taste of the period. The sword fights are wonderful, especially one where Tom's character is set upon by four samurai. Usually, a Hollywood film showing the hero fighting against multiple attackers looks extremely corny: with each one waiting his turn to charge. This one looked quite a bit more compelling. When we saw it in the theater there was an audible "Whoa!" from the audience when it was over.
This isn't The… Read more
Dungeons and Dragons Heroes - Xbox by Infogrames
First I want to highly recommend this game for you if you want to play it together with friends. My wife and I play it and we have a great time with it. (And of course it's easier with more than one adventurer.) So many games alienate you from your friends and family because you play and they don't. This one encourages team play. I wish more Xbox adventure and RPG games had this feature (Fable with friends would have been the bomb).
I wish there was more customization of your characters. Your choice of adventurer is limited to four: a dwarf cleric, human fighter, elf mage or halfling rogue (I think I remember the rogue correctly). You don't even get to chose gender. No choice… Read more