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Jane by Design: Volume One
Jane by Design: Volume One
DVD ~ Erica Dasher
Offered by The Big Lebowski
Price: $8.33
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Eli Writes Review, May 1, 2012
This review is from: Jane by Design: Volume One (DVD)
Not a fan of this show.

Honestly, cute lovely show but.. every episode is the basically the same. Over and over. I felt like the entire first season was a big circle, to start and end in similar places. (Not quite, so no spoilers.) Above everything else, completely unrealistic. Of course the idea (and plot) are, but how everything functions in every episode left me going "That would never happen?". That's probably why this is a TV show but I always think characters need to be relatable. Jane was to, cookie cutter in that stereotypical character that's a huge 'trendsetter that no one realize she's brilliant' kind of way. Cute show, but didn't live up to my expectations. I wanted to love this show I really did. I also personally can't get over the fact that when it comes to 'fashion' that means sporting some seriously weird looking clothes, hair, and accessories. Along with Jane, who's creative and fun, wore the same style every single time we saw her. I get it, she has a tiny waist and likes skirts but can you find other types of outfits Miss Fashionista?
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The Fallen (Nine Lives of Chloe King)
The Fallen (Nine Lives of Chloe King)
by Celia Thomson
Edition: Paperback
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Eli Writes Review, March 7, 2012
As terrible as I feel saying it, I must admit that I am one of the many people that ended up with this book from seeing the television show. I will however talk about the book and will try to avoid comparing the two.

This book.. was slightly painful to read. I will admit I found it interesting, however there was never any information introduce to help the story along. Never any details, never any back-stories. ON ANYONE. The entire book is Chloe running around blind until she hits a wall or some other obstacle in her way.

Shortest way to say it; the entire book is a build up of things to come (I'm hoping). The build up before something goes down.
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Hawksong: The Kiesha'ra: Volume One (The Keisha'ra)
Hawksong: The Kiesha'ra: Volume One (The Keisha'ra)
by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Edition: Paperback
Price: $6.89
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eli Writes Review, March 7, 2012
Caught in the middle of a war and only one heir left on either side of the two feuding races, their heirs decided to strike a deal. Marriage. But can it work? Is that the answer to bring them all together and stop the blood shed?

Snakes how are all about emotion, closeness, and warmth. Hawks all about remaining calm and logical. Showing emotion is showing weakness, caring is being distracted.

Everything about them is different. At the sight of his eyes she shudders, at the touch of her feathers he flinches. The only way to save their world is to act like they care for one another. Hoping that caring for their families and their people will be enough to save them all.

I feel like I'm insulting the book saying this, but I found this an easy read. Which isn't a bad thing. Not a lot of useless information, interaction, or going to far from what was important. Just enough of everything to flow perfectly.

by Tess Oliver
Edition: Paperback
Price: $8.04
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Eli Writes Review, March 7, 2012
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This review is from: Camille (Paperback)
A little short, a little different, a little old fashioned. None the less I did enjoy it.

Camille is a fresh, feisty, strong girl that doesn't quite fit in. She's had a tough life what with both parents dead and a sister locked away in a mental facility. But she sure isn't looking for any hand-outs in the world, she takes care of herself.
Living the life of a werewolf hunter she often falls into a less than desirable situation, but she always manages to find her way out.

After one hunt gone wrong a victim of a werewolf bite is still alive. Enter said guy, and a dreamy one at that, who doesn't get past her guard easily. She finds him interesting, not just because of his looks. (Not entirely anyways.) He could be the answer to everything she knew and didn't know about werewolves, but where does that leave him after everything is said and done?

Camille realizes just how precious time is as it continues to tick away. With the full change growing closer, dead end after another, all she has left is science experiments. Really, what's a girl to do?

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
DVD ~ Mamoru Hosoda
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4.0 out of 5 stars Eli Writes Review, March 7, 2012
This is a wonderful movie. The only way I can explain it, is the first impression isn't the lasting one, at least for me. I didn't like this movie the first time I saw it. It was interesting, but the story felt like something was missing. I ate me alive, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I had to watch it again and again.
I fell in love it with over time and realized this story will capture you and you will never want to leave. You'll want to watch it over and over and remain living in the perfect moments of the film.

I have now seen almost every version of this story. From made for TV dramas, TV shorts, and the semi-recent Live Action movie. I highly recommend this movie.

Only negative point I have is that all movies have to end.
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Starstruck (Extended Edition)
Starstruck (Extended Edition)
DVD ~ Sterling Knight
Price: $4.64
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eli Writes Review, March 7, 2012
It's embarrassing to admit this movie is a guilty pleasure of mine. It's cute, cheesy, sweet, funny, completely unbelievable, and I love it all the same. This movie is permanently at the top of my Netflix Instant Queue for every time I want to watch something lighthearted that makes me smile.

Sterling Knight plays Christopher Wilde a completely loveable rock star that's just trying to get through his crazy life and trying to make everyone happy, except himself, when Jessica Olson (Danielle Campbell) comes crashing into his world, literally, and gives him a good dose of reality about how unrealistic his entire world.
Slowly making him realize that he's not sure about anything in his life. What does he really want, how does he become happy?

In the recent years I've tried to stay away from and fear watching "Disney Channel Original Movies" this one has to be the best DCOM I've seen in years.

DVD ~ Savannah Stehlin
Price: $12.93
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eli Writes Review, March 7, 2012
This review is from: Spork (DVD)
Wow, oh wow! This is one of the quirkiest movies I have ever seen and right up my alley!

Let it be said this kind of humour isn't for everyone. It's a fine mix of "is it terrible", "is it awesome", "so terrible it IS awesome". Not everyone is willing to sit around to find out. Some people are going to love it, some are gonna hate it, and some will be left going "What did I just watch?". Which granted was my reaction at first.
That said, I enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would. From the first moments I braced myself for a theme of trying too hard to be cool and what eerily reminded me of "Napoleon Dynamite"..

On the surface this movie may seem shallow, taking a cheap shot at trying to be different and over the top. Give it a chance because while it's kind of weird, we're all kind of weird (sometimes). Embrace your closet strangeness and look for the deeper message. A truly clever movie, from the simple silly names (Betsy Byotch), the stereotypical race/gender roles, to how everything means something and works in it's own way.

Valley Girl
Valley Girl
DVD ~ Nicolas Cage
Price: $6.54
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eli Writes Review, March 7, 2012
This review is from: Valley Girl (DVD)
I adore silly cheesy 80's movies. I've seen hundreds of 'em and while it's embarrassing for me to even admit, this is one of my favourites. Mainly because of the music, the setting, you can feel what the characters feel. Along with being a huge sucker for some romance.
From the scene in the bar with "A Million Miles Away" playing, I swear my heart skip a few beats in the perfectness of that scene, to the passing of time as "I'll Melt With You" forever echos in my head as I dream about that 80s bad boy and a simpler time.

The plot is lacking a little but it's none the less a great movie. Only real down side I see is the ending. I thought it was pretty silly the first time through. But after a few more times, while it still is, I laugh because it's also kind of sweet.

This movie is a strange yet wonderful mixture of everything you'd want in an 80s movie and miss seeing.

Blood & Chocolate
Blood & Chocolate
DVD ~ Agnes Bruckner
Offered by Lunch money
Price: $5.99
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1.0 out of 5 stars Eli Writes Review, March 7, 2012
This review is from: Blood & Chocolate (DVD)
Only reason this movie would ever get above 1 star rating is if you have never ever read the book or intend to.

This is perfect example of how to butcher a good story and have someone make 'creative changes' that just don't work. This is the example I base all terrible versions of movies based on books on. Worse movie based on a book ever! Someone pretty much went "Oh hey that sounds cool, let's take the idea and change everything."
The setting (not even in the right country), the ages, the entire story to the point of ENDING differently. The ONLY thing the same is the characters names, the characters themselves are completely unrecognizable.

Blood and Chocolate is one of my favourite books. I didn't see this movie until years after it came out and I'm so happy I didn't. This movie is bad, I mean it puts bad movies to shame. Down-right don't waste your time. If you're a fan of the book I'm sure you would have heard of it by now, and if you haven't: There is a reason for that!

Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge (2011) (Hindi Movie / Bollywood Film / Indian Cinema DVD)
Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge (2011) (Hindi Movie / Bollywood Film / Indian Cinema DVD)
DVD ~ Saqib Saleem
Offered by Bollywood Flix
Price: $9.95
6 used & new from $9.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Eli Writes Review, March 7, 2012
This movie was CUTE, short and simple. And yet, this movie is so much more.
This is by far the best Bollywood movie I've seen in a long time. Compared to other Bollywood movies I've seen they all tread along the same lines of avoiding topics that aren't ignored here; sex, porn, drinking, going out and being a young adult in the world! They either do not of that or it's all the characters do (and pay for it later).
Thankfully that isn't ALL this movie is about but they are admitted, which I find to be a major plus because it makes the characters even more relatable as people. People are real here. You love some, you hate some, and others are those crazy characters you know in your own life.

Along with saying there aren't many walls that go up which can't be torn down because of culture. If you watch Bollywood movies hopefully you'll know what I mean..

While I enjoy this movie it is about meeting someone online through Facebook, a very "modern" unoriginal idea that can really only go one way. An idea that will not be timeless and once it's time passes it will be a joke. Enjoy it while you still can. Because it's worth a watch!

Let it be noted that I love young adult, coming of age, finding young love type stories. I am very happy that 'youth' India movies are being introduced to the world. I gave it a 4/5 only because of Facebook/Friend Request theme. "It was tacky but effective!"

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