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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Future Shock, July 13, 2015
If you ever wondered what the cross between Blade Runner and The Joy Luck Club would look like, well, wonder no more. There are important themes running through the movie that it half-heartedly attempts to address, ontological questions like what is essence, what is soul, what is mother. But the movie never really congeals and concentrates instead on forced emotions, primarily from mother to daughter, and substitutes imagery for philosophical thought. Blade Runner covered most of these themes much better.


Mr. Nobody (Theatrical Cut)
Mr. Nobody (Theatrical Cut)
DVD
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mishmash, July 3, 2015
What would get if you put Sliding Doors, Big Fish, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kramer vs. Kramer, Forrest Gump, The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind into a food processor, added an overgenerous amount of computer animation, and turned it on? You can guess the answer to that one: something palatable, but confused.

Overall, worth watching as a mediation on the human experience and contemplation of the road not taken. It’s also not too full of itself, which is an achievement in and of itself for these types of movies (e.g., K-PAX) However, before considering the movie’s philosophy too deeply, I would caution the viewer to remember the unalterable fact about reality, as expressed by Aslan in Prince Caspian: “To know what would have happened, child? No. Nobody is ever told that." Nobody gets a lifetime rehearsal; as specks of dust, we’re universal.


Cassia Eller
Cassia Eller
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great energy, January 23, 2015
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Great energy from Ms. Eller who belts out mid-80s rock in the mode of Joan Jett, the B-52s and even Bananarama. A good buy even for those who are not Portuguese speakers.


TurboTax Deluxe 2014 Fed + State + Fed Efile Tax Software + Refund Bonus Offer
TurboTax Deluxe 2014 Fed + State + Fed Efile Tax Software + Refund Bonus Offer

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Comcast of tax preparation software, January 23, 2015
Other reviewers have compared Turbo Tax's customer relationship to that of Comcast's. I would agree and add that Intuit thinks of its customers the way Eli Wallach's Calvera thinks of the villagers in The Magnificent Seven: "If God didn't want them sheared, he would not have made them sheep."

I bought Turbo Tax last year to track my account's work to see if her calculations came out to what I had. I was constantly stopped for pointless upgrade requests and by the company pushing useless software at me. After hearing about this year's scandal, I'm skipping Intuit's products from now on. They can go shear some other sheep.


The Logical Song
The Logical Song
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3.0 out of 5 stars Internally contradictory, December 20, 2014
This review is from: The Logical Song (MP3 Music)
If you're going to have a song that's an ode to logic, then wouldn't it make sense for the song to be...logical?

The singer is a young man rebelling against the system, the classic kid who thinks he's a special snowflake and who doesn't understand that he is *part* of the system, but whatever. You can't have the singer whining about people telling him to watch what he says, and yet wallow in existential angst and ask out of the depths of his tortured teenage soul to "please tell me who I am." You can't get upset at people telling you what to think at the same time you're asking them to tell you what to think. Get a grip kid.


Disco Inferno (Re-Recorded)
Disco Inferno (Re-Recorded)
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5.0 out of 5 stars For better or worse, the epitome of the disco era, November 30, 2014
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Not to be reductivist, but if you're going to capture that era, from "Jungle Fever" to the Night Disco Died, I think this is the song you'd turn to. Self-referential, overwrought, frivolous, yet also catchy, pounding and hypnotic -- you don't get much more disco than this song.


Refugeek Tees - Mens T Shirt - Big Kahuna Burger - Light blue - XX-Large
Refugeek Tees - Mens T Shirt - Big Kahuna Burger - Light blue - XX-Large
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5.0 out of 5 stars "That *is* a tasty burger!", November 30, 2014
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It's been years now that I've preferred Big Kahuna Burger to McDonald's, Wendy's and Jack 'n the Box. With the pineapple in the burger, they may even the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast.

Big Kahuna has fountain drinks available at reasonable prics as well, so you can get a tasty beverage such as Sprite to wash the burger down with.

So when you're in the L.A. area, I recommend patronizing Big Kahuna Burger. They are located exclusively within the 818 area code. Check your app when you're in the La Canada-Flintridge area for the closest restaurant.


Sabotage (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet)
Sabotage (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet)
DVD ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nihilistic, November 30, 2014
It was the actor-philosopher Roger Moore who reminded us: "When you set out for revenge, first dig two graves."* The revenge part of this action-psychological mystery thriller and the caper / mystery parts don't really mesh well and the plot has several head-scratching moments, like how the person offing the team one by one a la "Predator" could have nailed one of the team members to the ceiling. Gory, yes. Good for a shock? Yes. Realistic? Not so much. The ending scene, the two graves part of the movie, was satisfying and essentially expected. Ever since "The Wild Ones" we know that the chances of the protagonist coming out of the big ending fight scene are, at best, 50-50. Due to the nihilistic way the movie was headed, the ending was not a surprise.

So: worth watching but not much more.

* For Your Eyes Only.


I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you like warbling millennial existential angst, this album's for you, November 9, 2014
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Where my generation had to turn to groups like the Indigo Girls for folk existentialism, the Gen-Yers have Bright Eyes. The album contains all great songs, cleverly written and sung, catchy and even sometimes thought-provoking. My only warning is that if you don't appreciate a warbling and slightly condescending singing voice, you'd better turn to a different singer.

I must also take exception to two lines from "At the Bottom of Everything." When Mr. Oberst sings "And in this endless race for property and privilege to be won / We must run, we must run, we must run," he's being imprecise or even incorrect. As any good Whatever Studies major will tell you, privilege as defined by Millennials is a more-or-less inherent characteristic, viz. race, sex, ethnicity, national origin or class. One does not "win" privilege in the Millennials' world, as that would contradictorily imply initiative and effort, thereby negating the impact of the word itself.

But overall, a really great album, a great listening experience, and highly recommended.


Losing My Religion
Losing My Religion
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Theme song for the religiously disaffected, August 9, 2014
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This review is from: Losing My Religion (MP3 Music)
Mohammedans have the muezzin; Catholics have the Ode to Joy; Protestants have "Amazing Grace." Why can't the disaffected, skeptics and agnostics have a theme song? I nominate "Losing my Religion" and suspect it will be the runaway favorite.


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