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Poolmaster 70742 Water Chair
Poolmaster 70742 Water Chair
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite pool toy!, April 24, 2015
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This review is from: Poolmaster 70742 Water Chair (Toy)
Easy to pack, sturdy and comfortable. I use it at the pool and to float around in the Gulf. It's my favorite floating toy!

Times To Remember
Times To Remember
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great game ... would be awesome to see a revised edition!, March 8, 2015
This review is from: Times To Remember (Toy)
Received this game as a gift many years ago and still enjoy playing it with friends and family. It's easy to play, and is a game that easily engages everyone in participation. Times to Remember provides a fun way to recall historical events and old memories! Everyone that plays the game with us asks where they can purchase it or if there is a revised edition. Maybe it's time for Milton Bradley to consider an updated version?

Death Scream
Death Scream
DVD ~ Raul Julia
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Classic Movie, October 21, 2012
This review is from: Death Scream (DVD)
I remember watching this movie on TV as a teenager. It was one of those movies in the late 70's that aired a warning for mature audiences before it returned from each commercial break. The opening sequence is intense and the plot that follows is very-well developed and carried out. The movie has an all-star cast of great actors at their finest including Raul Julia, Art Carney, Ed Asner, Lucie Arnaz, Cloris Leachman, Diahann Carroll, Nancy Walker, Tina Louise, Kate Jackson and a very young Helen Hunt. It's a great movie but from the content of the other reviews, it sounds like it really needs to be remastered.

Just A Little Snow
Just A Little Snow
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5.0 out of 5 stars Something Warm, December 2, 2011
This review is from: Just A Little Snow (MP3 Music)
Since first hearing this song many years ago, it's become one of my most favorite Christmas Songs. Osborne's vocals are impeccable and the energy this song resonates has a way of warming you up inside.

DVD ~ Howard Gibson
Offered by Beanee Sales
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Debut, August 22, 2009
This review is from: Bricktown (DVD)
Michael Kelber's "Bricktown" starts off a bit slow but quickly gains and maintains momentum, right to the very end.

Kelber scores a hit with his debut feature. "Bricktown" is a very well written and well-crafted film. In addition, the acting and musical score are also superb. Keep your eyes on this director, because this is only the beginning of what seems to be a very promising directorial journey.

Nights in Rodanthe
Nights in Rodanthe
DVD ~ Richard Gere
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Painful Sap-Fest!, February 11, 2009
This review is from: Nights in Rodanthe (DVD)
I can't believe I even made it through this entire movie. The talents of both Gere and Lane are wasted in this overly dramatic, poorly written, and unbelievable sap-fest. Just when you thought it was at it's sappiest, it got even worse.

I normally enjoy a good tear-jerker but this was just ridiculous. The only tears I shed were the tears of pain in having to endure such nonsense.

Beavers (Large Format)
Beavers (Large Format)
DVD ~ Earl Pennington
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Incredible Beaver Cam!, January 18, 2007
This review is from: Beavers (Large Format) (DVD)
This documentary is not only educational but at times very amusing and entertaining. The sounds and the music are great and the underwater cinematography is just spectacular.

If you love nature and documentaries, this is G-rated Beaver Cam the whole family can enjoy!

Something Warm for Christmas
Something Warm for Christmas
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful & Soulful Christmas Cheer, January 7, 2007
Osborne shares the gift of his voice on this well crafted Christmas collection. His vocals are strong, soulful and articulate and every song expresses a distinct lyrical and vocal beauty which will quickly warm your heart and soul.

This collection gets you in the spirit of the season from track one, Christmas Time is Here. Another one of the highlights is an Osborne original called Just A Little Snow. Osborne's articulate lyrics on this track create a vivid imagery which quickly elevates your mood and spirit to the holiday season.

This is beautiful, relaxing Christmas music to enjoy with your loved ones by the fireside, during dinner, or snuggled with your spouse or lover.

The Year Without a Santa Claus
The Year Without a Santa Claus
DVD ~ John Goodman
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A ridiculously cheesy adaptation, December 10, 2006
A remake of this Rankin/Bass classic was finally made using an idea that I suggested over 5 years ago in an Amazon review (see my review from 2000 under the original Rankin Bass title). In my original review I suggested John Goodman as Heat Miser but then thought Danny DeVito would be better.
It's obvious this one was on a very tight budget and probably a tight deadline to get completed. (Production started in July of 2006).

Beyond the cheese factor, the real problems with this project involve some of the casting. Ironically, in this new 2006 live action remake, John Goodman is Santa Claus ... He was cast adequately. He plays a Santa that even adults can believe in and Delta Burke is also cast well as his cherubic Mrs Claus.

Chris Kattan of SNL fame plays supporting role and through most of the movie, he seems to be suffering from a bad case of conjunctivitis (pink eye) that is annoyingly attemped to be hidden by camera angles, lighting, props and motion. It turns out to be a very distracting part of the movie. He plays a good Mango (old SNL character) but this character just doesn't work for him.

Carol Kane plays a freakily scary Mother Nature but then again I can't imagine Carol Kane playing any normal role, so that one works with her. Although Michael McKean and Harvey Fierstein do ok as the Miser brothers, Jack Nicholson and Danny Devito would have ROCKED in those roles and turned this live action project into blockbuster that people would have gone to the movies to see. In this remake, the replacements for the little mini misers were ok, (I won't spoil it for ya, you'll have to just check it out), but I think using dwarf actors like the Oompah Loompahs in Willy Wonka would have worked better. Besides dwarf actors need work too. I hope they have a union.

Some other cameos by fitness guru, Jack Lalanne and a few others don't seem to add much to this miscast mess.

..anyway this adaptation adds a few modern elements to the old classic without losing the real message of Christmas that the original conveyed. I'm sure Rankin/Bass would have it no other way. The sets and new costumes were a bit hokey but worked ok, and a few scenes are worth a chuckle or two. It's a remake the kids and some adults will enjoy but I hope it gets remade again in a few years with the proper casting.

This movie, could have .. and should have been much better.

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5.0 out of 5 stars "Go with the Flow", November 8, 2006
This review is from: Flow (Audio CD)
The Karwin Patrix Band band draws its influences from Muddy Waters to Pat Metheney, Elvis to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Taj Mahal to James Brown, Patsy Cline to Ray Charles, and many more. This diverse mix has resulted in a truly original and unique blend of music. It's a very soulful and eclectic blend of rock, with some rhythm & blues, country and some tinges of funk & jazz.

Band frontman, Pat Karwan describes his music as "American Music". Karwin is a master story-teller and sings with impeccable vocals that at times sound like Lou Rawls, and at others like Keb Mo. The guitar work at times, has the sound of a mellowed Mark Knopfler and the Dire Straits.

Great music, stories and awesome vocals combine to create a highly recommended debut project from the Karwin Patrix Band.
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