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Together
Together
Price: CDN$ 21.48
36 used & new from CDN$ 10.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Two great talents; one great album., Dec 11 2016
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This review is from: Together (Audio CD)
Individually, each is a powerhouse, a gorgeous voice capable of deep emotion, soaring notes, and a charm that few singers have. Together, they are not simply twice as good, but have created one of the best CD out there. Essentially ballads, only the Gershwins' "Stairway to Paradise" is an upbeat number, and all too short, the fault of the song b=not the singers, every gorgeous song becomes fresh, soul stirring, breathtaking. Even the "Anthem" from "Chess", usually beyond its singer, is now vibrant and its meaning sharper, deeper, rich with meaning. My only wish was that "I'll be Home for Christmas" were replaced with another song as it pulls the CD towards a seasonal offering and otherwise it is for every day of the year, year of the decade. Their solo albums are good - thought each has made at least one disasterous album, Boe as he attempted to move from genre to genre and ended up in a very wrong place, Ball when clearly his heart wasn't in it and one of his albums is as flat as a pancake. There is none of that here. Both men have created a glorious album. Do yourself a great favour and buy this one and ignore the nay-sayers who want only solo albums' they are sadly wrong.


Outlander: Season 2 [Blu-ray + Digital Copy] (Bilingual)
Outlander: Season 2 [Blu-ray + Digital Copy] (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Sam Heughan
Price: CDN$ 44.97
4 used & new from CDN$ 34.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just about perfection., Nov. 19 2016
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Not quite as great as Season One - the element of surprise was sometimes missing. But I really enjoyed the French sections as they were more devious. Hope they come back again - I clearly have not read the books. All in all, a superior Series that will hopefully be around for at least two more seasons. So well acted, great and beautiful filming, a neat combination of passion and battlefields. Most highly recommended, if just for that red dress; it fits their time and would work in 2016, too.


Grimm: Season Five [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
Grimm: Season Five [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
DVD ~ David Giuntoli
Price: CDN$ 49.99

3.0 out of 5 stars First the bad news: 1, Oct. 26 2016
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First the bad news:
1. There is no listing of which week's are where on the discs...or which disc they are on. In fact, there is no information anywhere.
2. The packaging is so excessive that it makes one want to send the whole set back! There are magnets to keep the huge package together, tricky sleeves for each disc, glossy hard plastic packaging for the whole thing that opens up to about two feet wide to get to the discs at either end. What idiot came up with this useless, albeit expensive, packaging?

Now the good news:
1, The plots are almost as good as the first four seasons but the show has "jumped the croc". Too many women in distress, often at the same time, plots that are listless or downright wrong.Four years of being a hero, the police chief is a villain. Babies come and go. The plots are convoluted so we won't notice to illogical gafs. That's the good news? Yeah.

Last, why to buy it.
1 The cast is good. Why don't they rebel against the silliness that the show slips into so often? Fire the writers. In Season one the "Grimm"label not only described our hero, but you could see bits of the Brothers Grimm story each episode was sprung from. Season six has to get back to its roots. If six goes down the tube more than this one, this might as well be the end of the collection. P.S. The show needs more Trouble, ans Sasha Roiz has got to stop being used as a plot mechanism and be allowed to develop a character.

And this used to be my favourite horror show - until "Penny Dreadful" wiped it off the map.


Your Songs
Your Songs
Price: CDN$ 13.49
33 used & new from CDN$ 1.40

4.0 out of 5 stars Good songs, well chosen, well sung., Oct. 17 2016
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This review is from: Your Songs (Audio CD)
Harry is Harry is Harry and that's just fine with me. I had forgotten about this CD though and that is why my reviews is so late. Many of complained about the cost, believing that the addition of one track has allowed the price to be pumped up beyond reason. Well, I didn't pay the inflated price, and I suspect that few did. If someone did, should they not have checked the tracks first?
But this is a nice CD, not his best, nor his worst, and a lot better, much more enjoyable, than most vocalists have recorded throughout their careers.
A worthwhile addition to any collection.


American Horror Story: Hotel (Bilingual) [Blu-ray]
American Horror Story: Hotel (Bilingual) [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Lady Gaga
Price: CDN$ 23.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, for for how many viewing?, Oct. 17 2016
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"Hotel" is a bit of a break from the usual pattern for AHS, which is both good and bad. First, there are two many characters with too many plots not very much connected. This means that the plot(s) jump too much and some characters disappear for too long so that one almost forgets where they were in their story line. And many scenes and settings could have been reduced or eliminated - the empty swimming pool sequences, for one clear example. And some of the 'shock' sequences don't work because we've already been exposed to too many similar ones - Valentino's sub plot and death is one glaring example. And why dredge up the annual mass murderers dinners when they are tediously boring and wouldn't scare anyone as they are so mundane and drab - a point established with their first sequence. One the other hand, surprisingly, Lady Gaga, after a slow start, is excellent. We needed a break from the same lead actress year after year. She should have been a great disappointment, but was excellent in every way - except for the pasties. Just photograph her so that one never sees the front of her breasts and the effect would have probably been better and not quite so silly. And though Kathy Bates was used well, it is about time to not use her in one of the seasons - the new one is pushing far too much in trying to make her a central force and the accent doesn't help either. Miss Bates is a powerful actress and able to convey kindness and horror from moment to moment, but not in Roanoke. Matt Bomer might have been a strong addition, but his part is cut down to a meager plate of scraps which he does brilliantly, but his character only truly figures in the first week and somewhat less so in his death sequence, though that is given less meaning though the desire to die in the streets is clear, the horror for him of dying inside the Cortez is hardly touched on at all. So buy it if you want that first scene, so coyly handled when the camera backs up so that it really doesn't come off; good grief, we get to see one navel! The, they give us one glimpse of the major horror of the series, the resident of "that" room, and never really get back back to it all except except with a few brief references. By the end of the season it is totally forgotten. However, the actors are good, no question
about that, but they are not given much depth as we jump too often from plot to plot. Considering that, the actors are, in fact, miraculously good. So, a mixed bag but a definite step forward from the season before it where one could hardly care about anyone in the story line Roanoke is still a question mark at this time as there are apparently a multitude of red herrings to be sorted out in coming weeks, including the concept of two characters playing the same part.


Penny Dreadful: The Final Season [Blu-ray]
Penny Dreadful: The Final Season [Blu-ray]
Price: CDN$ 31.97

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who needs Sweeney Todd?, Oct. 14 2016
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Eva Green should get award after award for her performance in this series.She is magnificent in one of the toughest roles ever written for television. And the rest of the cast is pretty good, too. In fact, it is almost impossible to imagine replacing any one of them and ending up with such a fantastic series. Yes, it is a horror show, and, no, it is not. "Penny Dreadful" deals with far more issues than any other thriller ever has attempted. And it handles them all well. There could not be a fourth season. Not death but the value of life has been established at the end. Clearly this show was intended for the three seasons it ran, and a fourth would have been self-destructive.
And though the characters may be familiar, by name, the series creates new, unexpected, and both realistic and therefore quite horrific or beautiful story lines for them. This is a fresh and special take on all the horror stories of the penny dreadful times - one that has you rooting for characters you have considered purely evil in the past and now discover a fuller story line and a deeper study of their natures. Buy it if you want a brilliant tale.


Life Begins At 8:40
Life Begins At 8:40
Offered by UrbanInspirations
Price: CDN$ 51.38
2 used & new from CDN$ 51.38

5.0 out of 5 stars Or in this case, any time you put the CD on to enjoy a great production, Oct. 14 2016
This review is from: Life Begins At 8:40 (Audio CD)
Thsi is possibly the best of the reconstructed musicals from the first half of the last century - and though the songs are all beautiful and fun, it is the singers Kate Baldwin, Rebecca Luker, Philip Chaffin, and all the others who make it so very special. Chaffin has the voice of an an angel, Luker is an angel with a little devil in her, and Baldwin, now that's class!
The price asked here is ridiculous greed at its worst. I bought mine on Amazon.com for a bit more than I'm generally happy paying - just over $50.00 - but it's worth that any day.
If you want the best of the reconstructed old musicals, keep an eye out for this one at a reasonable price - they do exist. (I passed on a used one for $30.00 that was said to be in perfect condition.)


The Art Of Elegance
The Art Of Elegance
Price: CDN$ 20.34
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ravishing!, Oct. 14 2016
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This review is from: The Art Of Elegance (Audio CD)
Kristin Chenoweth is sheer magic. Her last album slipped a little but recorded live performances are rarely handled perfectly. But this CD is. It is glorious, just as are several of her other albums - the lady has the voice and the skills to make her songs vibrant, alive, lovely, and tender. Her choices here are exceptional - "Skylark", "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered", "A House is not a Home" - joys from different times all brought as new gifts. Even "Smile", so often corny, is a song to cherish here. This belong in every collection where some of the best of the past seventy years, sung superbly, reside.


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Price: CDN$ 24.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth having, Oct. 3 2016
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As advertised, a great piece of equipment that expands the use of a laptop enormously.


incantesimo / the eddy duchin story dvd Italian Import
incantesimo / the eddy duchin story dvd Italian Import
Offered by Rarewaves-CA
Price: CDN$ 5.98
5 used & new from CDN$ 5.97

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Caution! The odds are against you playing it, and the seller won't take it back., Oct. 3 2016
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Beware! This DVD is not playable in North America, but there was no warning given to that effect when I bought it. Only once you put it in your DVD player are you informed of that fact. And the seller, Bonnie Scotland - love those initials - won't take it back if you have removed the cellophane, and you have to remove the cellophane to discover you can't play it. The movie is a beautiful and sad film, but you'll never know that if you buy it from BS. Looks to me pretty much like a con game. But Amazon came though, thank heavens, and cancelled my purchase, and informed me that I could just throw out the DVD. Which I did.


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