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Penguin Classics Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Penguin Classics Bleak House by Charles Dickens
This book is without a doubt as relevant now as it was when Dickens wrote it. In fact, its probably more so. As G.K. Chesterton said, when Dickens wrote this book, he had grown up. We have the civil courtroom as it really is, a grinding machine that breaks lives underneath it every day. We see the lawyers who feed off of all this human misery, and encourage their clients to wreck their lives while piously portraying themselves as upholders of the law.
Of course, this book is about a lot more than just the law. One of the most amusing subplots involves various women involved in charity. As the character Mr. Jarndyce says, there are two kinds of people who do charitable work. Some… Read more
The Ring (Widescreen) (Bilingual) <b>DVD</b> ~ Naomi Watts
This is a superb horror film that is as good or better than its Japanese original. You would think by now that Hollywood could figure out that lots of outrageous gore and naked women is not the way to make a movie that actually scares people. This movie is rated PG-13, and after seeing it I had to sleep with the lights on for a week. This move is filled with atmosphere and tension that keeps building up as the mystery of the ring is revealed. Naomi Watts is excellent as the main character, a reporter named Rachel Keller. I hope Watts continues to do more work like this, and not more garbage like Mulholland Drive. This is probably the best horror movie to have come out in literally years,… Read more
Split Second <b>DVD</b> ~ Rutger Hauer
Split Second DVD ~ Rutger Hauer
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
It's not an easy time to be a real man. With the proliferation of shows like Sex and the City and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, men who want to uphold the proper ideals of their gender often face criticism instead of praise. That's why movies like this are so important today. It's important to have a movie where guys respond like rational men. Where the proper response to a rat on your kitchen counter is to spray the entire room with automatic weapons fire, killing every living thing in sight. Where the proper response to being told that the serial killer who murdered your partner is in fact Satan, who has come to earth to eat people's hearts and take them back to Hell, is to say that… Read more