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Friday [VHS]
Friday [VHS]
VHS
Offered by Zuri's shop
Price: $11.99
78 used & new from $0.01

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good comedy, but gets old, March 15, 2000
This review is from: Friday [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Friday is overall a funny comedy, in fact it's hilarious thefirst time you see it, but the more you watch it, the less funny itgets, so I wouldn't recommend buying it. The only other problem with the movie is that Cube and Tucker just sit on the porch all day. I thought they'd at least go out and try some funny stuff to get the money for Big Per - I mean Big Worm. END


Full Metal Jacket [VHS]
Full Metal Jacket [VHS]
VHS
Offered by The Mixed Bag
Price: $5.00
44 used & new from $0.01

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Astounding first half, then goes downhill..., March 15, 2000
This review is from: Full Metal Jacket [VHS] (VHS Tape)
My feeling about Full Metal Jacket is similar to many others'. The first half of the movie, set in marine basic training on Parris Island, is so riveting and powerful that it could have been a movie on its own - seriously, it's that good. The relentless Drill Sergent Hartman and the bumbling-fool-turned-psycho Pvt. Leonard Pyle are by far the two strongest characters in the movie. The problem with the second half, Vietnam itself, is that, well, neither of them are in it! The plot here seems a bit random, as though they're just wandering around killing people with no real direction. I guess I'm being too hard on the film, because it's much better than most, it's just that my expectations were set so high in the first half that the second just couldn't deliver the same emotional power. It's really a shame.


Significant Other
Significant Other
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hey, "Music Fan From the Lab", here's your answer!, February 27, 2000
This review is from: Significant Other (Audio CD)
Absolutely, positively NO, you should not buy this awful piece of trash! The success of this CD was pure hype and marketing, because the music alone is enough to make you want to vomit. It seems they just built up their "cool" image, and now everyone wants to join the laughable "heavy revolution" of Korn, LB, Kid Rock, and other pretenders. And contrary to popular belief, Limp is not "here to stay", because the majority of their fanbase is into the newest, shiniest thing on the market (which they are right now), and when rap-metal becomes passé, "fans" will leave this quartet out to dry. It's the same pitfall many pop groups have fallen into: when's the next Spice Girls album coming out? Or the new Hanson? Anyway, back to the actual album: it blows. Hard. The songs are all very repetitive, with little, if any, musical talent being displayed by the bandmates. The poor playing is complimented perfectly with Durst's trite, unimaginitive lyrics and cheesy delivery thereof. The only possible saving grace of this CD is that it's catchy, but that just doesn't cut it for me. There is no depth of lyrics or complexity of music that makes me want to come back for more. Ever.


The Best Of Lynyrd Skynyrd: 20th Century Masters (Millennium Collection)
The Best Of Lynyrd Skynyrd: 20th Century Masters (Millennium Collection)
Price: $4.39
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good collection of hits, February 27, 2000
This album is a good primer for people, like myself, who are wholly unfamiliar with the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd. It doesn't try to delve into deeper, lesser-known material, or try to make a complete colletion of their songs. Just the hits, nothing more. But that's all you really need to get into them, isn't it?


Roller Coaster Tycoon - PC
Roller Coaster Tycoon - PC
Offered by BR Bargains Software & DVD Store
Price: $8.95
49 used & new from $2.46

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, deep, and addicitve: one of the best RTS games !, February 21, 2000
It's tough to find a good strategy game these days. The shelves actually good, so how sweet it was to find Roller Coaster Tycoon. Finally, an RTS (that's Real-Time Strategy if you're wondering) game that doesn't involve "gather resources, build 45 tanks, rush enemy base". This game design is executed so near-perfect and is so fun that I can't even imagine giving it lower than five stars, despite a few flaws. First of all, the interface is very easy to use. I was able to start playing in only a few minutes with out reading the manual or doing the in-game tutorial. The graphics appear a bit dated, but are colorful and quite detailed. Every aspect of your park can be micromanaged down to the placement of garbage cans up to the consrtuction of each individual piece of a new coaster. However, once you're up and running, the park will mostly run itself, letting you concentrate on the more fun aspects, like ride construction. Unfortunately, the game's biggest draw is it's biggest flaw. Coaster construction is a blast when it's done right but can be frustrating at times. You put the coaster together piece by piece, and once it's there' it's there until you demolish it. The problem with this is, of course, you can't actually PLAN what the coaster will look like, nor do you have any idea whether or not it will have enough inertia to carry itself over the next hill. Nothing hurts more than putting a new monster through a test run and having to re-adjust the whole thing since it wouldn't go over the next hill! Okay, okay, it sounds awful but with a little practice, scratch that, ALOT of practice, you'll get it down and really be able to enjoy one of the most fun and addictive PC games ever. Highly, highly recommended.


Undertow
Undertow
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful, touching, and chilling CD, December 14, 1999
This review is from: Undertow (Audio CD)
Tool is amazing. They write complex, emotional music, never sound corny, and they can flat-out run a chill down your spine. This particular album is more of a straight rock approach to their brand of music, as opposed to the heavy distortion of ∆nima. It's tough to comapre the two albums because of this difference, but one thing I can pick out is that I like the bass better on Undertow. It is used to great effect; one example of this is on "Intolerence", where the bass keeps the flow of the song together, allowing the guitar to play more complicated and varied riffs. The vocals by Keenan are simply astounding : he can sing soft and beautifully, and conversely go all out and yell. During all of the yelling, however, he never sounds untalented; he is able to keep the high quality of his voice. That's very rare to find these days. And last but certainly not least, Danny Carey's heart-pounding drums are able to pick a song up from a slow melody to all out rage and then slow it back down again. If they continue on the path that Undertow and ∆nima have beaten out for them, their new album (which is rumored to have been in production since October '99) will be something special indeed.


Chronic 2001
Chronic 2001
Price: $7.50
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great follow up to The Chronic., November 29, 1999
This review is from: Chronic 2001 (Audio CD)
Dr. Dre's new CD has some great beats, great guests ( except Eminem ), and great lyrics. I really like the flow of the CD; it's more of a slow groove, which is a perfect compliment to Dre's theme on this CD: he's older, wiser, and he's more laid back. A must-buy for any fan of Dre or for anyone looking for something fresh from rap.


Godsmack
Godsmack
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14 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad songwriting and redundant lyrics make this one a dud., November 23, 1999
This review is from: Godsmack (Audio CD)
Godsmack is an example of a band who just can't think of a variety of subjects to write about, so instead they write about the same thing in every song. Kinda like Korn. Korn songs are about how bad Jon Davis's life was, Godsmack songs are about...uhh... leaving the lead singer alone... The rest of the lyrics are some of the worst that I have ever heard; they're almost as bad as Limp Bizkit's! "Never misunderstand me, keep away from me!" C'mon, it has no flow! But the lyrics are not the only low point. the songwriting is highly unoriginal, very boring, and redunatant as well. I would recommend this CD to anyone who is deaf or has a SERIOUS hearing disability, since you won't have to actually listen to it. But if you can hear, then you should "do like I told you, stay away from it!"


Undertow
Undertow
Price: $11.99
91 used & new from $5.47

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A dark, deep album that is every bit as awesome as Aenima., October 31, 1999
This review is from: Undertow (Audio CD)
I first heard Tool when I bought Aenima, like many others I'm sure, and I was hooked. The bizzare distortion, the beautiful lyrics, the heavy riffs, and the frightening interludes all captivated me, and I didn't stop listening to it until it got this album. Tool's Undertow is as great, if not better, than Aenima in every way. "Sober" is one of the best songs I have ever heard. although I got this album recently and have not quite looked into it as deeply as I have with Aenima, I have heard a majority of it and it is fantastic. Well done. I can't wait for the new album!


Woodstock 99
Woodstock 99
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, but could've been so much more..., October 26, 1999
This review is from: Woodstock 99 (Audio CD)
As I look over the track listing of the CD, I can't help but notice the "equality" factor : one song per band. This is rather disturbing to me, since there were so many performances that aren't on the CD and so many songs that would've made for a better listening experience. For example, Metallica is one of the greatest metal bands of all time, that is almost undebatable, but they occupy the same amount of space on this recording as...Godsmack ? The list goes on and on, not to mention other stuff like Jamiroquoi, who doesn't belong here. Why is this so? Because Godsmack has a hit single, and it will sell copies of this CD. And my other problem is the "splitting" of the two types of music. The hard stuff is on one disc, the soft on the other. Since few people enjoy both metal and lite rock, it means, depending on your preference, one disc is basically worthless. ( Oh and they couldn't have put a worse Limp Bizkit song on the CD, either. Show Me What You Got? C'mon...) That aside, There are some great performances on the two CDs, and I'm overall very happy with it. But there's this nagging feeling that it could've been so much better...


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