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The Outstretched Shadow: The Obsidian Trilogy: Book One
The Outstretched Shadow: The Obsidian Trilogy: Book One
by Mercedes Lackey
Edition: Hardcover
32 used & new from CDN$ 3.56

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Another winner from Mercedes Lackey, Feb. 14 2004
After reading some of the reviews posted here, I was a little worried about buying this book, but now I am glad I did.
Yes, the book is a little slow a first, but things really pick up after the first 1/4. The book is filled with vivid imagery and detail that goes far in fleshing out the many interesting characters we meet along the way.
If you're a Lackey fan, you'll love this book. I know that I can't wait for the next one in the series!!

Beginning of the End
Beginning of the End
DVD ~ Peter Graves
Offered by thebookcommunity_ca
Prix : CDN$ 68.96
7 used & new from CDN$ 41.93

4.0 étoiles sur 5 Better than average Man vs Man-made Monster SciFi film, May 8 2003
Ce commentaire est de: Beginning of the End (DVD)
To me this is one of the better of the early black and white SciFi films which centered its story around man trying to save himself from a menace of his own creation. For the time period of the film the effects are really quite nice and the black and white format does lend a certain starkness to the otherwise overdone storyline.
If you like the early black and white SciFi flics, then you probably want this one for your collection.

Journey Into Amazing Caves
Journey Into Amazing Caves
DVD ~ Liam Neeson
Offered by OMydeals
Prix : CDN$ 66.67
7 used & new from CDN$ 21.83

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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Poor subject for IMAX format, May 8 2003
Ce commentaire est de: Journey Into Amazing Caves (DVD)
I normally like the McGillivray-Freeman IMAX films, but I have to say that this one is the worst I have seen from that company. The subject matter was not very interesting and most of the shots are either close-up or small area shots which make poor use of the IMAX format. The best sequence in the film was flying through parts of the Grand Canyon. This film has none of the interest or drama such as the IMAX film Dolphins has, nor did it have the spectacular area shots which make the most of the IMAX format such as Everest has. All in all, a mediocre effort from a usually winning team (McGillivray-Freeman).

Bubblegum Crisis:for/Mankin
Bubblegum Crisis:for/Mankin
DVD ~ Yu Asakawa
Offered by OMydeals
Prix : CDN$ 37.48
13 used & new from CDN$ 0.95

4.0 étoiles sur 5 Last in the series, June 13 2001
Ce commentaire est de: Bubblegum Crisis:for/Mankin (DVD)
This is the last DVD in the Bubblegum Crisis 2040 series. The wrap of the story line takes the last 3 episodes and unlike the rest of the series, gets into quite a bit of the metaphysical.
The actual ending is quite disappointing as it leaves the viewer wondering just what happened. There is really no resolution to the story of the Knight Sabers.
If you have watched the rest of the Bubblegum Crisis 2040 series then you really can't miss this final installment.

Stargate SG-1: Season 1
Stargate SG-1: Season 1
DVD ~ Richard Dean Anderson
Offered by Vanderbilt CA
Prix : CDN$ 39.32
18 used & new from CDN$ 6.42

5.0 étoiles sur 5 I wish all my favorite series were offered this way!!, May 24 2001
Ce commentaire est de: Stargate SG-1: Season 1 (DVD)
For any fan of the Stargate SG-1 series, this boxed set is a winner. A reasonable price, good quality, wide screen, and all the season 1 episodes plus the pilot. A must have for any Stargate SG-1 fan!!

Dungeons & Dragons (Widescreen)
Dungeons & Dragons (Widescreen)
DVD ~ Justin Whalin
Offered by DealsAreUs
Prix : CDN$ 21.99
36 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

1.0 étoiles sur 5 Possibly the WORST D&D movie ever made, May 23 2001
Ce commentaire est de: Dungeons & Dragons (Widescreen) (DVD)
Now please don't get me wrong; I like sword and sorcery movies. Over the years I've seen a lot of them; most bad to awful, but every now and then there is a gem to be found. Unfortunately, this one isn't a gem, not even close.
For a movie that isn't billed as a comedy, well the director really missed the boat. We start off with a couple of thieves (normal D&D stuff), but for supposed thieves these two make more noise than any group of 2 year olds I can think of. Next we add in a mage who doesn't really do magic and seems to spend most of her time getting rescued by the smarter of the two thieves. Next of course comes the dwarf, who really doesn't seem very dwarven at all and spends most of his time picking things out of his beard. Finally, to complete our little party, we add an elven tracker whose character seems taken directly from Star Trek's Mr Spock.
To this inept group, add in very stilted dialogue, poor special effects, a run of the mill plot and finally and ending that makes no sense.
Take all of this, stir briskly while muttering a few unintelligable words and poof! You have one of the worst, most annoying movies it has ever been my misfortune to see.
Save yourself some pain and suffering, not to mention [the money]. Give this one a miss!

Planetary Traveller
Planetary Traveller
DVD ~ Nathan House
Offered by M and N Media Canada
Prix : CDN$ 60.41
6 used & new from CDN$ 14.39

2.0 étoiles sur 5 Save your money, May 15 2001
Ce commentaire est de: Planetary Traveller (DVD)
This DVD is a jouney through computer graphics. I expected to see alien realms, instead I got to see different planets all remarkably similar to our own.
The graphics are well done. but I would never have bought this DVD if I had known it was simply different permutations of our own planet.
The graphics are excellent. The music was pitiful. Save yourself some money, give this one a miss.

Miss Congeniality [Import]
Miss Congeniality [Import]
DVD ~ Sandra Bullock
Offered by Fulfillment Express CA
Prix : CDN$ 15.47
55 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

3.0 étoiles sur 5 Good for those lazy afternoons with nothing to do, May 15 2001
Ce commentaire est de: Miss Congeniality [Import] (DVD)
I think that this was the wrong film for Sandra Bullock. It had it's moments, but on the whole her film "While You Were Sleeping" was much funnier. Bullock tried to carry off the role of a tough, just one of the boys FBI agent, while at the same time learning to be feminine. This is not her fault, the writers simply didn't provide her with the material to work with.

Battlefield Earth
Battlefield Earth
DVD ~ John Travolta
Offered by eplayplay
Prix : CDN$ 36.12
16 used & new from CDN$ 0.17

2.0 étoiles sur 5 A Poor Attempt, Feb. 13 2001
Ce commentaire est de: Battlefield Earth (DVD)
I really didn't think that anyone could do worse than David Lynch did when he made the first Dune film, but this attempt at making a movie from Hubbard's book is a near total disaster. It makes me wonder if the script writer, the director, the producer, etc even took the time to READ the book.
Take some of the cash you might be thinking of outlaying for this DVD and buy the book. It's a much better story!!

A Hymn Before Battle
A Hymn Before Battle
by John Ringo
Edition: Hardcover
9 used & new from CDN$ 1.28

5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Page Turner!!, Oct. 9 2000
Ce commentaire est de: A Hymn Before Battle (Hardcover)
Often it is difficult for me to read a book by an unknown author since so many times in the past I have come away disappointed. But for all the disappointment, I keep trying because every now and then a true gem emerges from the muck. A Hymn Before Battle is just such a gem. A book that has the rare ability to pull the reader into it and keep them there, a page turner in the true sense of the word.
My only problem with this book was that it ended when I wished it could go on and on. If you like you military science fiction, try A Hymn Before Battle. You won't be disappointed.

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