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Bad Seed, The
Bad Seed, The
DVD ~ Eileen Heckart
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The face of an angel, the mind of a psychopath..., September 8, 2005
This review is from: Bad Seed, The (DVD)
Still a chilling film, even a half century removed. While not entirely scientific in its analysis of the mind of a "socialpath", this film convincingly touches upon one possible manifestation of the types of behaviour displayed by those individuals possessing minds without a conscience - that is, the cold-blooded murderer. The twist, of course, is that this calculating evil emanates from a beautiful blonde child. Credible performances all around. Don't miss it!


Hitler:The Rise Of Evil (Ws)
Hitler:The Rise Of Evil (Ws)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Myth continues to grow, October 13, 2004
This review is from: Hitler:The Rise Of Evil (Ws) (DVD)
A cheap, sensationalized interpretation of Hitler and his axis of evil, which proves to be one dimensional in every respect. There is little here that has anything to do with history and documented facts. In fact, for kids these days, they might think the character of Hitler a bit of a joke, like one of the "bad guys" in all these action films - he's just not believable, a cartoon character of the evil Hitler he really was. Unfortunately, young modern audiences will not appreciate through this film the "banality of evil" that Hitler represents, and which surrounds them every day. The warning to beware such men and their evil is lost in the melodramatics of the performances. Much conjecture is utilized to fill in rather sparse historical facts relating to earlier periods of Hitler's life. That being said, Carlyle's over-the-top rendition of Hitler is quite entertaining if you ignore who he is mean't to be, and the historical inacurracies. If you like Carlyle, buy it to see his performance. If you want history, I recommend "Hitler's last ten days", with Alec Guiness masterfully playing the role of the Fuhrer as no other could or ever will again.


Nixon: A Life
Nixon: A Life
by Jonathan Aitken
Edition: Paperback
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10 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Another revisionist's biography, August 28, 2004
This review is from: Nixon: A Life (Paperback)
Despite what other reviewer's of this title would have you believe, there is no objectivity in this work at all. I consider it more fiction than biography. Anyone familiar with Nixon and his conduct will understand why. There is no mention of any controversy surrounding Nixon's career at all, save Watergate, the "Pink Lady" and the "Checkers" speech, the old rehashed interpretations of an apologist. Avoid this title; there's a plethora of alternatives available.
Not convinced? Well, then, let me give you a prime example: Aitkens does not even mention one of Nixon's most notorius acts while in office - the pardoning of Jimmy Hoffa. It was not without good reason that the Teamsters endorsed RN for president, and it was not without good reason RN freed one of America's most notorius mobsters, a man who lied, cheated and murdered to get what he wanted. How do we dismiss Hoffa's pardon in any balanced biography, not just without discussion, but without even acknowleging it happened?!
A revisionist's history composed in order to justify current Republican policies that mirror Nixon's own.
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Unfinished Business: The Story of the 2002 New York Giants
Unfinished Business: The Story of the 2002 New York Giants
DVD ~ Frank Gifford
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars As disappointing as the 2002 season, June 19, 2004
What a disappointment. The DVD highlights some regular season games, but not all and none thoroughly. Worst of all, they don't even touch the big playoof game against San Francisco! That was the whole point of buying this f#&!ing DVD, to see all of that great play and the scoring of 75 points in one great playoff game, win or lose. That's the problem with monopolies - NFL films has exclusive rights, and no competition. If you want to see any highlights, you have to take what they give you. Don't buy it. There's like a half dozen great plays highlighted, and only 22 minutes all told, on a DVD no less for 15 bucks. Who ever heard of such a short DVD?


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1.0 out of 5 stars Come on, fellas, June 10, 2004
You know, I'm a regular customer of Amazon.ca and spend a lot of money sight unseen, so it irks me to no end that this company would post a product with no review whatsoever. They expect me to buy a lemon, take it on the chin then whine about it after the fact, without any information on the content whatsoever before buying?! Sure someone with loads to blow on interesting titles can do that, then throw them or give them away, but come on, guys, most of us can't afford to do that. Most of what I have bought from Amazon.ca is previously familiar to me and I'm upgrading. But I like to expand my horizons too, with minimal risk. I expect everything I buy from Amazon to have some previous opinion, if only that of an Amazon employee, before I'll buy. I may realize after the fact that I don't agree with him or her in their opinion, but at least it gives me something more than the Title to go buy. I hope Amazon.ca stops doing this at some point, otherwise I'll say to hell with convenience and start doing more research myself elsewhere - are you listening Amazon?!


The Ruby Cover-Up (Who Was Jack Ruby?)
The Ruby Cover-Up (Who Was Jack Ruby?)
by Seth Kantor
Edition: Paperback
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Man with the golden gun, April 30, 2004
Very informative, but this title is a reprint under another name of Seth Kantor's earlier version, "Who was Jack Ruby?", published in 1978. One vital piece of information missing from both editions is Nixon's associations with Ruby, Organized Crime, Jimmy Hoffa and the Teamsters. In 1947, for example, Jack Rubenstein (aka Jack Ruby) was called to appear before the House Unamerican Activities Committee. A letter from Congressman Richard Nixon's office was sent to the HUAC asking that he be excused from testifying because he was working for his office on "gevernment business". This information was found in the FBI files after Nixon was dead and buried, I believe. There's so much more we know about Tricky Dick that was not available to author Seth Kantor at the time of his original publication. It's a disappointment that he did not seem to update this 1992 edition, but rather repackaged it under a new name. It's still a very powerful book, however.
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Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain
DVD ~ Michael Caine
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A must see, April 2, 2004
This review is from: Battle of Britain (DVD)
They actually blow up vintage WWII aircraft for our amusement. What a travesty, especially since the explosions are all so similar.
The cast of Brit stars is great, however, and it's a worthwhile trip down memory lane.


Freddy Got Fingered
Freddy Got Fingered
DVD ~ Tom Green
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Freddy's got it!, April 2, 2004
This review is from: Freddy Got Fingered (DVD)
The modern version of a "screwball comedy", ya gotta laugh, if only because Green's sense of humour can be so bizarre.
I've never been a Tom Green fan, but I'm a fan of Freddy. It doesn't click on all cylinders, but when it does you'll howl. A definite thumbs up for bizzarro excellanto.
The title itself is derived from one of the quirky twists of the movie. Most likely, it's not what you expect...


The World At War - Complete Set
The World At War - Complete Set
DVD ~ Laurence Olivier
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost definitive, April 2, 2004
A magnificent compilation of film footage from the era, coupled with interviews with the people who lived the war and shaped its outcome. Sir Laurence Olivier narrates with a drama only he could provide. With timelines and the DVD technology which allows you to jump to any chapter, it is a gem.
The only criticism I have is that the narrative is too short, limiting itself to well known information without delving into much desired details. It was, after all, made for general viewing and not the serious historian. As well, the knowing viewer may distinguish a slight historical bias which reflects its creation in the Britain of the seventies.
Despite these limitations however, there has only been one rival to this great work in WWII documentaries; that was "The War Years", also a British production, slightly older and suffering from the absence of colour footage, (and of course it did not have Olivier). I'm waiting for Amazon to offer this title eventually,(cross your fingers!).
The "World at War" may not be a definitive history of WWII in the literal sense, but no other documentary has come closer.


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