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5.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric, And Utterly Original, June 1, 2001
This review is from: Survivor (Audio CD)
DC has always remained one of my favorite girl groups, especially when it comes to making high-quality danceable music. "Survivor" follows in the same footsteps as their previous release "TWOTW", except that they booted out one of the girls and now have established themselves as a trio. The opening number from the Charlie's Angels Soundtrack, "Independent Women" a very reflective track, and seems to serve as the basis for the tracks to come, when we hit "Survivor" the mood of the album seems to change from being able to aquire everything you own, to an atmosphere of positivity. Other tracks I enjoy are "Bootylicious" a club-friendly track and also is their new single, "Nasty Girl" where DC directs your attention to some girl that doesn't dress appropriately, and "Dangerously In Love" words can't express how beautiful this song is, and this song is about exactly what the title implies, someone being dangerously in love with someone. When you pick up this CD, have an open mind and remember that this isn't TWOTW, but the impact is just as good.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Mariah Certainly Knows Her Heart, May 9, 2001
This review is from: Rainbow (Audio CD)
On Mariah's previous album "Butterfly" there was an heir of independency that I felt Mariah didn't normally possess and with that Mariah follows the same path with "Rainbow". Most songs on this album are from past experiences that Mariah has been through both with a state of happiness and melancholy. I have reviewed each song, and I hope you find my honesty helpful.
1. Heartbreaker (With Jay-Z)10/10: A definite Bubblegum/R&B song that definitely went well at the clubs! Mariah sings about her lover's infidelity, and that she doesn't want to let him go, but he just broke her heart! The best part is when Jay-Z comes to the forefront, take a listen.
2. Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme) 10/10: A ballad about the cynical people throughout her life who just see the worse in her but she believes that "there's an inner peace" she owns. Mariah belts out every note like there is no tomorrow.
3. Bliss 8.5/10: Think of this song as a means of Mariah to exercise her vocals. This is a ballad about intimacy, but as much as I like this song I think it's a tad bit too long. But listen to Mariah's vocals soar up and up.
4. How Much (With Usher) 8.0/10: A tribute to falling in love with someone.This is an R&B/Pop flavored song which I thought could have been better with Usher because Mariah and him are both on different keys especially when Mariah hits her notes. I think Mariah would have sounded better solo.
5. After Tonight 9.0/10: A very beautiful ballad about Mariah not wanting a one night stand. The latin backround is beautiful, and so is Mariah's vocal performance, however it loses a point because a very close comparison to her "My All" song which had a similar beat.
6. X-Girlfriend 8.0/10: A pop song that is very nice, and I will agree with many people who say this sounds virtually like the TLC hit "No Scrubs," I have a feeling that Shek'spere (who produced this track) must have been running out of ideas.
7. Heartbreaker (Remix) (Featuring Da Brat & Missy Elliot) 9.5/10: Usually remixes aren't worth speaking of, but when Mariah sings with the likes of Da Brat and Missy Elliot the outcome is just overwhelming. Despite the fact that Mariah does very little singing in this song which loses a half a point. This is probably one of the most explicit songs she ever sang, but the curse words are edited out and are not sung by Mariah but Da Brat instead.
8. Vulnerability (Interlude): An average interlude, but since this is only an interlude I won't rate it.
9. Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) 9.0/10: A favorite ballad of mine! I felt Mariah's vocal performance was great especially for covering such a song as this classic Phil Collins song.
10. Crybaby (Featuring Snoop Doggy Dog) 10/10: One of my favorites on this album, this is definitely R&B no doubt. The beginning was pretty cool with Snoop consoling her when she was crying, too bad it wasn't that successful on the Billboards, it's a favorite in my book.
11. Did I Do That? 0/10: Eeeeeek, I couldn't stand to listen to this song! It's not because of Mariah, it's because of Mystikal and his high-powered yelling that brought down the whole song. I would have edited him out.
12. Petals 10/10: This song is absolutely breath taking ballad about Mariah's confused sister who has done nothing but hurt her in the past, but despite everything she has done, she still loves her. Such a powerful message!
13. Rainbow (Interlude): I felt this interlude could easily have been a song, but since Mariah had to rush this album out in an attempt to compete with today's mainstream it would have been impossible.
14. Thank God I Found You 10/10: Her second number one on this album joining forces with the likes of Joe & 98 Degrees. This song pays homage to whom ever has done her justice in the present and/or past. Listen to the voice of Mariah shine, she really stands out.
Although I didn't like this album, as much as her previous albums, this still is one hell of a good album, and would make a great addition to your cd collection.

Eurythmics: Greatest Hits [VHS]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Directed, May 9, 2001
One of the best things I find intriguing about Eurythmics, is their ability to make incredible music videos without employing a dozen directors and producers, just simplistic artistic pieces of work. There is plenty of unforgettable videos notably "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), which Annie Lennox reveals her androgynous image, "Love Is A Stranger" with Annie discuised as a first-class call girl going undercover, and later dresses in various other discuises, "Would I Lie To You" where Annie totally ditches her boyfriend in an attempt to declare independence, "Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)" is the most interesting on the video, here Annie appears to be an ordinary house wife but goes out of her mind and reveals her sexual side (she pulls of her wig, to reveal her blonde hair and wears a very revealing outfit), and last but not least "Don't Ask Me Why" where Annie & Dave Stewart are dressed in high fashion avoiding eye contact to let the viewer know that it's over between them. If your for high-class and good quality music videos, or if your a fan of Eurythmics, this is definitely the tape to buy!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Nelly's Journey Onto The Music Scene, May 6, 2001
This review is from: Country Grammar-Nelly (Audio CD)
I think one of the reasons why Nelly is likeable by today's mainstream, is because of his ability to not mock other artist's material and is thus a favorite in my book even though I'm generally not a fan of amateurs. I was an occasional fan of the song "E.I," and "Country Grammer" but after my first listen of "Ride Wit Me" I was hooked and immediately bought the album despite the thought that many people thought he was too commercialized. As a whole the album is great, and I will try to narrow down my favorite songs: "St. Louie" is a tribute to his hometown and the occasional things you might see and/or do while there, "Country Grammer" which was a global smash, "Ride Wit Me" a more mellow R&B tune with a vocal skill I've never heard from Nelly, "Luven Me" another mellow R&B tune, infact more mellow than "Ride Wit Me" and pays homage to the women of his life, including his Mother. Nelly has come a long way on to the music scene, and if your not a fan after you listen to this album, then I don't know what to say.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Jennifer Know's What's Best, May 6, 2001
This review is from: J.Lo (Audio CD)
Well certainly Jennifer Lopez has knowledge of to what is in America's mainstream and despite some people's criticism of the album, I thought the album was everything that Jennifer could offer. I mean Jennifer's vocal skill is definitely not what you would call mind-boggling, but it has just enough power to verbalize and articulate each word and makes the album pleasing to the ears. I will narrow down my best choices on this album, "Love Don't Cost A Thing" is a very themetical song with a strong R&B flow, and don't forget the 1980's influenced "I'm Real," the dancefloor smash "Play," and "Walking On Sunshine" is another hit, "I'm Gonna Be Alright" sounds like a song you would listen to when you are recovering from a relationship, listen to her vocals on this track! "That's The Way" very R&B, and hopefully will be released as a single. Buy this album, and give it a few listens, and you will soon discover that this album certainly is a gem!

Sister Act [VHS]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sister Power!, May 6, 2001
This review is from: Sister Act [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Sister Act can easily be classified as one of the 90's better comedies filled with laughter that can surpass the likes of most movies out today. Whoopi Goldberg is as always hilarious and portrays Delores Van Cartier, a naive lounge singer who's boyfriend is a married mafioso (but she doesn't know this), and later she witnesses a murder commited by him which caused her to run to the police, who in turn stashed her in a church in San Francisco against her will. Mother Superior (Maggie Smith) takes her into the church, and discuises her as a nun with a phony alias: Sister Mary Clarence. The trouble comes later when Mother Superior doesn't like the decision to transform the out-of-tune (she improves their vocal skill) nun's choir into a funky retro 60's girl group. If you want a hilarious comedy, filled with laughter a minute, I will recommend this.

Billy Madison [VHS]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Adam Sandler Will Tickle Your Funny Bone, January 27, 2001
This review is from: Billy Madison [VHS] (VHS Tape)
One thing about Adam Sandler movies are that they are hillariously dumb, or uncanny. But this movie almost never gets old, and once you push play on your VCR the laughing is nearly relentless. Billy Madison (Adam Sandler) the wacky, immature, clueless "adult" is starting school all over again at his request of proving to his father (Darrin McGavin) that he is no fool to be the head of Madison Hotels (his father's). Of course Billy does run into some predicaments, especially with Eric (Bradley Whitford) who stops at nothing to prove that Billy is a fool, and is not the type of person to be running Madison Hotels.
This is an outrageously funny comedy, that will find you on the floor laughing in tears.

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5.0 out of 5 stars She's Got It All!, January 23, 2001
This review is from: Diva (Audio CD)
Most people won't even stop and portray Annie Lennox as a diva, but the truth is that only people with icredible taste can view Annie for the intelligence and beauty she eloquently expresses on this album. On Annie's debut record, she strays as far away from the immature side of herself (which was with Eurythmics), to bring a fresh new image of a woman ready to take the world by storm. Through sultry ballads, to catchy pop songs, Annie's liberal self really shines through (and this is her debut album!). "Why" is probably the most well-written ballads about a relationship gone sour, "Walking On Broken Glass," "Cold," and "The Gift" seem to carry the same emotion, but on a different level, "Precious" will make some happy mothers sing along because this song paints a picture that it's about "joys of motherhood," and so the album carrys on with some very beautiful numbers ("Money Can't Buy It," "Little Bird," "Primitive," and "Stay By Me") and a number that has nostalgia written all over it ("Legend In My Living Room.") So don't you say that Annie Lennox isn't a diva, you have to buy this album and look and the beauty this album possesses, then you tell me.

Misery [VHS]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Horrifying & Demented, January 23, 2001
This review is from: Misery [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Stephen King's novel "Misery" is perhaps one of the most well-written books ever. By bringing that concept to the film, he's painted the perfect mental picture of Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), the tormented fan of the author Paul Sheldon (James Caan), who will stop at nothing of locking him up in a sort of a solitude room, torturing him at any cost of keeping him where she thinks he needs to be. Paul Sheldon thinks up every diversion to escape the wrath of Annie, but will he ever get out? Directed by the brilliant Rob Reiner, "Misery" can easily be one of the 90's greatest movies.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good End To This Chapter, January 23, 2001
This review is from: Poltergeist III [VHS] (VHS Tape)
It's no doubt that the Poltergeist movies were the best movies produced in the 80's. Here, the sequels finally come to an end, when a very heartbroken and solitary Carol Annie is sent to Chicago to live with her relatives, but the ghosts seem to find her there. Although not as moving and scary as the previous ones, nobody should feel let down by some of the greatest performers in the entertainment business. Heather O'Rourke is a darling, and one of the best child actors her age, Tom Skerritt and Nancy Allen are outstanding, and amusing at the same time, make this incredible movie all the more reason to own!

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