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Aqui Entre Nos
Aqui Entre Nos

3.0 out of 5 stars Following a well traveled formula, April 19, 2016
This review is from: Aqui Entre Nos (DVD)
This is a pleasant, predictable, chick film from Mexico about an over the hill couple who are tired of each other. The wife in particular has become a harpy. Add three daughters into the mixture. The parents have an affair, the husband loses his job, they get a divorce but ultimately reconcile towards the end for a happy ending.


Aqui Entre Nos
Aqui Entre Nos
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3.0 out of 5 stars Following a well traveled formula, April 19, 2016
This review is from: Aqui Entre Nos (DVD)
This is a pleasant, predictable, chick film from Mexico about an over the hill couple who are tired of each other. The wife in particular has become a harpy. Add three daughters into the mixture. The parents have an affair, the husband loses his job, they get a divorce but ultimately reconcile towards the end for a happy ending.


The Night of the Long Knives
The Night of the Long Knives
Price: $0.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Another depressing doomsday book, April 9, 2016
This is another depressing doomsday novella. Essentially, a nuclear war has totally devastated the North American continent, with a few oasis here and there. Most of the survivors have injuries to some degree, and they also have an irresistible impulse to murder one another. The plot involves one such survivor who comes across a female and they have a truce long enough to mate whereupon a sleek aircraft lands nearby and they instinctively attempt to attack it. Along the way they buddy up with an old timer who belongs to Murderers Anonymous and tries to rehabilitate them.


A I Love Youlice B. Toklas
A I Love Youlice B. Toklas
DVD
Price: $2.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A blast from the past !, April 3, 2016
This comedy written during the counterculture is about a stressed out lawyer who impulsively "drops out" and joins the hippie culture. His decision is sparked off by an upcoming wedding he has been pressured to go through, a hippie brother, his job, a hippie girl who sleeps with him, and some pot. This is one of Peter Sellers' least known works---unfortunately.

For those of you who did not experience the counterculture let me say that not one single item in this movie regarding the hippies is an exaggeration. They really did have that constant idiotic smile, had that superficial Eastern philosophy BS, they really did say "groovy" and "I love you" constantly, constantly used drugs, drove those painted vehicles, dressed in an appealingly outlandish manner. The climax of the movie, when about 40 people crashes in on Sellers' home for days and make themselves at home without a "by your leave," was also typical (you were not expected to be confrontational or "rude" and ask them to not come in, or to leave (the hippies were actually a parasitical bunch).


Zootopia (Plus Bonus Features)
Zootopia (Plus Bonus Features)
DVD
Price: $19.99

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, March 19, 2016
The plot of the cartoon begins as an overused cliché: a little girl (in this case a bunny) wants to grow up to be a cop. No bunny has ever been a cop and her scared parents discourage her. Nevertheless, through determination she passes basic training and gets her badge. But, upon going to the city of Zootopia’s police force, she is looked down on and she is determined to prove her worth. As I said, the usual cliché.

But then, it gets really interesting. And a bit complicated in the plot (in a good way), as she starts to investigate a number of citizens’ disappearances, for which she enlists the help of a cynical streetwise fox. Anything else I write would be a spoiler.

The screenplay had seven writers which would ordinarily cause in mishmash, but in this instance the collaboration works.

There’s some preaching about stereotypes and discrimination, but for once it doesn’t grate on the nerves on those of us who don’t view the subject of discrimination as if it was crack cocaine.


Zootopia [Blu-ray]
Zootopia [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Ginnifer Goodwin
Price: $22.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, March 19, 2016
This review is from: Zootopia [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
The plot of the cartoon begins as an overused cliché: a little girl (in this case a bunny) wants to grow up to be a cop. No bunny has ever been a cop and her scared parents discourage her. Nevertheless, through determination she passes basic training and gets her badge. But, upon going to the city of Zootopia’s police force, she is looked down on and she is determined to prove her worth. As I said, the usual cliché.

But then, it gets really interesting. And a bit complicated in the plot (in a good way), as she starts to investigate a number of citizens’ disappearances, for which she enlists the help of a cynical streetwise fox. Anything else I write would be a spoiler.

The screenplay had seven writers which would ordinarily cause in mishmash, but in this instance the collaboration works.

There’s some preaching about stereotypes and discrimination, but for once it doesn’t grate on the nerves on those of us who don’t view the subject of discrimination as if it was crack cocaine.


Gods Of Egypt
Gods Of Egypt
DVD
Price: $14.99

14 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Overdose of special effects masking a bad plot, March 10, 2016
This review is from: Gods Of Egypt (Amazon Video)
The movie was criticized during the Oscar period when blacks demanded Affirmative Action during the Oscars. According to blacks, Ancient Egypt was ruled by blacks and there were few blacks in the movie. Point of fact: the only blacks in ancient Egypt were slaves. This is historical fact and you can take it and smoke it in your pipe. Ramses was a redhead. Cleopatra was Macedonian. The Nefertiti bust shows her as being white. The paintings inside tombs showing brown skinned people is due to the desert sun; I have seen pictures of Scandinavians living in Egypt looking brown: the desert sun will fry your skin! Those same paintings show individuals colored black (not brown) and they were the slaves. Sorry.

Having set that straight: the storyline was developed from the ancient Egyptian mythos involving Horus, Ra, Set, something that hasn’t been done heretofore. This movie was all noise and special effects. The plot was confusing, some of the acting and dialogue was amateurish and it was hard to care about any of the characters. Oh, the world is going to end? <yawn> That’s nice.

The special effects, as usual from Hollywood, were ridiculously overdone.

Overdose of special effects and noise masks bad plot and dialogue.
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Qiyun Faceted Crystal Oval Tear Drop Bead Eye Shape Design Pendant Link Necklace
Qiyun Faceted Crystal Oval Tear Drop Bead Eye Shape Design Pendant Link Necklace
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Price: $6.42
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK, March 9, 2016
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The metal is not white, regardless of the picture and the eye came off, which I had to remount. But for the price, it's OK. However, I can't help but be curious as to why it was so cheap. Mailing it from China must have cost more than what they charged, so I'm puzzled.


The Mentality of Apes
The Mentality of Apes
by Wolfgang Kohler
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chimps can make and use tools, February 23, 2016
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This review is from: The Mentality of Apes (Paperback)
This is a classic in the field of animal behavior. It details a huge number of experiments carried out with several apes housed in Tenerife. Some of them demonstrated the ability to use, and to construct and use, tools. Jane Goodall has recounted reading this prior to her journey to Africa to study chimps, which is why she was not surprised at seeing chimps using and making tools. To be sure, the experiments are not as controlled as modern day experiments, but, ironically the findings still apply.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Can be worn all year long, February 20, 2016
My wife loved these shoes and has gotten numerous compliments. I originally thought it would be good only for Halloween, but she has been constantly wearing them. They go well with black, grown, white or yellow clothing.


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