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Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation - PC
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation - PC
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Perfect!, November 1, 2004
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
One of the most popular playstation game character's has arrived again with another great tomb raider game. This is one of my favourite games and is definitely one of the hardest games on playstation. This is the last and hardest tomb raider game on playstation. It has excellent 3d graphics and realistic backgrounds.

There are many fun levels in this game including the train level, car level, and many other levels. Me and my friends love this game! If you like games like all tomb raider games, duke nukem, die hard, and tomorrow never dies you'll love this game!

You have to buy it, and trust me you'll love it!


Everyday Is a Winding Road / Sad World / In Need
Everyday Is a Winding Road / Sad World / In Need
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's all Sheryl Crow!, October 31, 2004
Why buy this? It's one of her best works yet, her catchiest single to date, great mixture of usual Sheryl Crow guitars with a wide range of drums and other instruments from all-over the world, lyrics are something that everyone can relate to, topped the GA chart, but mainly because, well, it's Sheryl Crow!


The Very Best of Sheryl Crow
The Very Best of Sheryl Crow
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5.0 out of 5 stars "These are the days when anything goes...", October 31, 2004
...and that couldn't be any clearer! A famous line from her hit, "Everyday is a winding road", perhaps it's her motto judging by the way she's experimented with new sounds over the last decade. But at the end of the day, she's still Sheryl Crow! From her new fads, her unique videos, irresistibly catchy songs, numerous Grammy Awards, to the millions of sales-there's no doubting that Sheryl Crow is a talented artist! This album features all her greatest hits, some highlights are:

All I Wanna Do- The "Record of The Year" at the Grammys, Sheryl's breath through song that put her on the map and helped her album sell millions worldwide. No matter where you are, it's hard to hum the chorus of this huge hit that sold a million copies and reached the top 5 US chart in a matter of weeks!

Soak up the Sun- the 2002 hit that reawakened her success, she rose up the charts once again, after some years of silence. This sunny, cheerful hit is one of her best yet.

My Favourite Mistake- great alternative rock song!

First Cut Is The Deepest- Sheryl's remake of this hit is even better than the original. No wonder why it's still in the US' top 20 "adult contemporary" playlists!

Everyday Is A Winding Road- This 1996 song that was featured in 2000's Erin Brokovich is my all-time favourite Sheryl Crow single. From the loud rock music to one of the best and catchiest choruses ever, this song is one of the album's highlights.

Difficult Kind- powerful duet sung with soft songstress Sarah McLachlan.

Picture- the hit duet sung with Kidrock that was one of only three songs to be certified Gold that year!

Steve McQueen- Yet another Grammy-winning hotshot single with an exceptional video!

In short, from the Lillith fairs, the changing styles of music, and the powerful voice to the loud beats and classic aura about her, she has more than proven herself. This album is a must-have!


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5.0 out of 5 stars Potter and his patronus shine at the box-office!, June 4, 2004
The boy wizard has not lost his powers! Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban has always been my favourite HP book and I'm happy to know that now it'll be my favourite HP flick! This entertaining epic is by far the best HP movie in the series! It's the first one that actually comes close to the book and has the mysteriousness and the thrilling adventures that the book offers but the first two movie instalments failed to offer. What makes this movie better than the first two? It's the director, Alfonso Cuaron. Thanks to him, the movie is sinister, deeper and meaningful, thought provoking, scarier, and more visually stunning. The special effects are amazing. They are a thousand times better than what the first two movies came up with. I mean give me a break; in the 2nd movie they made the basilisk into a pathetic mechanical snake! Cuaron has managed to create a wizarding world similar to the one imagined by Harry Potter fans. In all the movies the cinematography has been great, so no complaints there but once again the third film's cinematography is a lot better!
The story revolves around Harry Potter, the infamous boy-wizard who's attending his third year at Hogwarts: School of Wizardry. As the wizarding world and muggle world search for the whereabouts of Sirius Black, the evil escaped prisoner, Harry finds himself in the middle of another annual adventure figuring out that he is the reason Black escaped from Azkaban. This time the adventure is as good as it gets. To add to his usual troubles (Snape, Malfoy, etc.), dementors roam the lands sucking out the hopefulness and cheerful memories that make people joyful by replacing them with forgotten depressing recollections and frightening images from their past.
Some of the best things: more Quidditch, this time the matches are extremely exciting! Harry, Ron, and Hermione are grown up now, the story's better, as is the overall movie. The movie marks a great accomplishment in production design!
In short, Alfred Cuaron should be praised for this brilliant creation! At a time of great expectations, Cuaron succeeds. He passes with flying colors. And let's not forget JK Rowling, the gifted author. Her unique coming-of-age story is the main reason this movie is so spectacular! I highly recommend you watch it on the big-screen. The dazzling special effects, the breathtaking cinematography, the talented cast's acting performances, and the tremendous job done by the make-up artists in the creation of the magical creatures should not be missed on the cinema screen! In 3 words, it's dark, daring, and dazzling!


Pure Moods, Vol. I
Pure Moods, Vol. I
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Album for New Age music fans!, May 23, 2004
This review is from: Pure Moods, Vol. I (Audio CD)
This is a collection of some of the best new age music of all-time. Add Sarah McLachlan's "Fear" and James Horner's scores (Braveheart, Titanic), Maurice Jarre (Lara's Theme) and Hans Zimmer to the list and you have the best new age album of all-time! The opening track is the brilliant "The return to Innocence" by Enigma. It was a top 5 hit in the US and was certified Gold before it left the chart. It was the first track from "The Cross Of Changes". What makes it so addictive is the unique wind sounds mixed with the catchy beat and the Native chanting that together create a spiritual mood. The second track is Enya's "Orinoco Flow", her first big hit and one of my favourites. It's so memorable that whether you like it or not, you'll soon be singing along with the chorus "Sail Away, sail away, sail away...". It's a peaceful track that blends Celtic instruments with Enya's breathtaking voice. Other tracks on the album include the infamous X-files score (eerie and magical) and the theme from the award-winning movie, "The Last Emperor" (a mixture of Chinese music with South Asian rhythms). But I'm leaving the best for last. What this album includes is my all-time favourite new age song, what the "Rolling Stone" called "The song that narrows the age gap between youngsters and adults". It's the multi-platinum hit, #1 in several countries that remained on charts from the late 80s to the early 90s. It's the song that made Enigma's "MCMXC A.D" sell over 15 million copies worldwide also remaining on the US album chart for a record-breaking 500 weeks. It's "Sadeness Pt. 1" the most inspiring, mystical, creative, thought-provoking song in the entire album! The irresistible beats, the breathless voices, the Christian choir, the soulful rhythms, the oceanic sounds, all blended with soothing woodwind instruments amount to the most perfect new age hit ever! It also remains the most successful new age hit to date (Enya's 2001 hit "Only Time" is second).


Fallen Pt.1
Fallen Pt.1
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vocals, violins, and peaceful protests!, March 24, 2004
This review is from: Fallen Pt.1 (Audio CD)
This is now my all-time favourite Sarah McLachlan song! The song topped the Billboard Singles Sales chart when it was released. Her voice is so beautiful and serene and brings all the meaning into the song just like her previous hits "Angel" and "I Will Remember You". Though in some parts of the song her vocals are partly overshadowed by the music, together they make this song perfect. You can call it Celtic, rock, new age, pop, or even R&B. It's a great, unusual creation. As usual Sarah McLachlan experiments with several music sequences like drums, vocals, Celtic violins, and fantastic beats like she has done before in "Building A Mystery", "Fear", and "Into The Fire". Though it's an original (one-of-a-kind) creation, Sarah McLachlan fans will love it! In a way it's still a romantic song though the love found in "...the arms of an angel" is replaced by 'peaceful protests' similar to "Possession" and her other earlier hits or even in one of her later love themed hits like "I Will Remember You" when she sings the chorus, "Fallen, I have sunk so low..." As usual the lyrics reveal the true Sarah McLachlan within. It's like Alanis Morissette only with great beats and mixed experimental music replacing the alternative sounds, a serene voice replacing Alanis' angst, and lyrics that even men can relate to. I could really relate to these lyrics. It's something almost everyone can relate to. From the symbolic opening line, "Heaven bend to take my hand..." to what I thought was the most striking sentence in the song, "It's the bitter taste of losing everything, I've held so dear...I've fallen"-the lyrics in this song are definitely meaningful. All in all in it's a great song, my current favourite, and it's (well) irresistible! Especially for fans of Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos,Dido and other similar artists!

Then what makes this CD-single even better is that they included 2 songs that are among my all-time favourites. Everyone know's "Angel"-the peaceful City Of Angels soundtrack that led to the soundtrack album topping the US charts and selling 5 million copies. There are very few songs that are more peaceful then "Angel". With only a piano and vocals from Sarah McLachlan, the single is a must for Sarah fans. "Angel" and "Adia" are two excellent songs. "Adia" was another big hit in the US that reached Gold (The 500,000 sales mark). If you enjoy them I also recommend some of her other great hits like the two Grammy winners "Building A Mystery" and "I Will Remember You", and then of course some of her older hits like the Roswell soundtrack "Fear", the Broken Down Palace Theme "Silence", "The Path Of Thorns", "Possession", "Into The Fire", etc. Oh by the way, if you're wondering the video version of "Fallen" isn't that different from the radio version. But would still recommend this single for the overall collection of songs!


Fallen
Fallen
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vocals, violins, and �peaceful protests!�, February 17, 2004
This review is from: Fallen (Audio CD)
This is now my all-time favourite Sarah McLachlan song! The song topped the Billboard Singles Sales chart when it was released. Her voice is so beautiful and serene and brings all the meaning into the song just like her previous hits "Angel" and "I Will Remember You". Though in some parts of the song her vocals are partly overshadowed by the music, together they make this song perfect. You can call it Celtic, rock, new age, pop, or even R&B. It's a great, unusual creation. As usual Sarah McLachlan experiments with several music sequences like drums, vocals, Celtic violins, and fantastic beats like she has done before in "Building A Mystery", "Fear", and "Into The Fire". Though it's an original (one-of-a-kind) creation, Sarah McLachlan fans will love it! In a way it's still a romantic song though the love found in "...the arms of an angel" is replaced by `peaceful protests' similar to "Possession" and her other earlier hits or even in one of her later love themed hits like "I Will Remember You" when she sings the chorus, "Fallen, I have sunk so low..." As usual the lyrics reveal the true Sarah McLachlan within. It's like Alanis Morissette only with great beats and mixed experimental music replacing the alternative sounds, a serene voice replacing Alanis' angst, and lyrics that even men can relate to. I could really relate to these lyrics. It's something almost everyone can relate to. From the symbolic opening line, "Heaven bend to take my hand..." to what I thought was the most striking sentence in the song, "It's the bitter taste of losing everything, I've held so dear...I've fallen"-the lyrics in this song are definitely meaningful. All in all in it's a great song, my current favourite, and it's (well) irresistible! Especially for fans of Joni Mitchell, and other similar artists!


Dungeons & Dragons (New Line Platinum Series)
Dungeons & Dragons (New Line Platinum Series)
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7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This movie was so INCREDIBLY� senseless!, December 29, 2003
This movie is neither creative nor thought-provoking, all because it's not an original idea. It's just this big copy of different fictional masterpieces that have come together to create a catastrophe! They just mixed TV shows in together namely Crystal maze and Xena Warrior Princess. They really tried to copy Tomb Raider's (the game) levels only insulting the artists that created the game with their pathetic attempt to make a great fantasy flick! They tried to make such a great Star Wars kind-of-movie only to make a disaster of the cinema industry. They had would-be light saber fights and even this weird podrace. The costumes and the sets make this statement even more obvious!

The make-up was horrible. The lighting was terrible and it ruined one of the only good things about this feature-the cinematography! And what's with the colours? Most of the film was dull green, red, and orange in color (sets, costumes)! The costumes were another thing that needed professional help. What happens when the costumes from "Star Wars Episode I" meet "The Lost World"? A nuclear meltdown- a fiasco, also known as "Dungeons and Dragons"!

They could have made such a good movie because the title is pretty good. It sounds like something you'd want to see but you realize that it's really not something you'd want to see, 4 minutes into the movie. Worst scenes were the ones with the main characters. In the DVD special feature option, the alternate ending the director decided not to use was a whole lot better and more realistic than the surreal so-called surprising ending he decided to use! The deleted scenes in the DVD were the best scenes in the movie- some of them were actually okay (but not amusing enough to make me laugh). I would call this a kiddy movie but I would just be insulting and embarrassing the kids around the world!

I shouldn't forget the sound. The sound-editing was hopeless, i.e. it can't be fixed (it was that bad). As for the score, the crew don't know what musical sequence they are supposed to use. When someone dies this cheerful score starts in the background with fanfares and chimes!

If you really want to know, the plot revolves around this empress that needs to use these scrolls so she can find this thing to control these fake red dragons but the bad guy also wants it. So her mentor's librarian and two commoners help her find it in one of cinematic history's most disappointing adventures! Some war! My sister's fights with me last longer than that! One of the best things about this movie was that it ended so quickly!

Who wrote this? The script-every line in the script was messed up. Either they computer didn't print the script out properly or the writers are just plain bad! They're untalented and can't distinguish between good and bad. But there was one thing I really liked and appreciated! The font they used for the ending credits was fascinating!

Now let's look at the cast! Jeremy Irons (Propion)-word of advice, stick to doing voices like Scar's in "The Lion King" because this may be news to you but you can't act! Thora Birch (The Empress), I can barely hear your soft whispery voice but it really doesn't matter because you really don't have anything important to say. You try to dress like Queen Amidala but you will forever offend her. Your speeches are uninspiring, tedious, simple, and completely pointless! You tried so hard to become the next Queen Amidala and I pity you, I really do. You acted so badly that I couldn't even laugh at you! Your speeches are so memorable- I'll never forget how stupid and uncalled for they all were! They were the exact opposite of Al Pacino's speech at the end of "Scent Of A Woman". As for you Zoe McLellan (Marina), you need acting lessons like the rest of the cast. I have yet to spot a scene where you don't have this traumatized and puzzled expression on your face! But Kristin Wilson (Norda) is one person I feel really bad for. She was the only person that gave a reasonably good acting performance. Unfortunately for Wilson, the whole movie was stupid. As for the movie's main character, Justin Whalin- you should really stick to TV shows because you don't know how to act and your performance was laughable. At least Scary Movie's Shorty (Marlon Wayans) did what he does best. Acts mad! As for Bruce Payne (Damodar), you're a payne in the ***! First question: "What is with you and that blue fluorescent lipstick?" Question #2: "Are you really this lifeless in real life?" You sound like you have a thousand frogs stuck in his throat!

The movie was a mixture of dim-witted characters that were just wannabes of other famous characters. The characters tried to imitate Xena, Queen Amidala, Darth Vader, Lara Croft, Hercules, The Amazons, and Indiana Jones among others, only to fail miserably! The cast can't even cry. The tears were so phony, it would have been more realistic if they drained an ocean and splashed their faces with water to form tears. Even the laughs are fake, they sounded like the ones Dr. Evil's crew do in Austin Powers (and they have an excuse because they're supposed to sound fake). In short, this is the worst cast ensemble in the history of motion pictures! Everyone's (except Kristin Wilson) acting was so awful that it was upsetting. Did the casting people actually hold auditions for this movie or did they just pull people off the streets?

This movie is so unbelievably surprising (not in a good way) that it would be the Oscars' worst nightmare but the Raspberries' dream come true! The D&D crew did a good job of making sure they do the worst of everything the Oscars look at before nominating a film. Just for the record, I didn't feel like finishing this movie and I only did for the sake of this review to warn all those who dare to rent such a pathetic piece of work!


Life for Rent
Life for Rent
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dido is talented-there's no doubt about that!, October 18, 2003
This review is from: Life for Rent (Audio CD)
Dido is a fantastic artist! Her songs are great. You'd think that "Thank you" would be hard to follow and although that may be true in the case of singles alone, overall this album proves that statement wrong. "Life for rent" is a lot like "No angel" and so the 4 million people in the US and the 6 million others that bought her album can buy this expecting the same thing from Dido. Whether it's pop (Life for rent) or new age (White Flag-first single from this album) every single is great in it's own way. Every song is so sweet, serene, and soothing that this album is also something for all Enya and Enigma fans. "No Angel" always manages to be in the Vh1's "All time greatest albums" list and it deserves it-not just because of the album itself but also because of the artist, Dido. And that makes "Life for rent" just as good. Dido sticks to her music; she doesn't try to do what many other musicians have done, i.e. experiments gone wrong. If you're still not convinced look at this way. Even bad boy rapper Eminem couldn't resist loving Dido's sweet tender songs!


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5.0 out of 5 stars Nemo makes a big splash!, August 17, 2003
"Finding Nemo" is a stream of joy and hope. There wasn't a single thing I didn't admire in this mesmerizing movie. It's a faultless Father's Day film, which is just what the doctor ordered when it was released just before Father's Day. Directed by Andrew Stanton, "Finding Nemo" is a bright fun-filled adventure that is enchanting, touching, and amusing! There are so many morals that you can find in this deep blue sea escapade from lessons like "If at first you don't succeed try, try again" to things that you learn when you're only a child (look on both sides before crossing the road). The morals make you ponder and "Finding Nemo" is truly a thought-provoking feature. Some scenes are so gripping (especially considering that it's an animated film) that quite a few times you'll be on the edge of your seat! The varieties of the vibrant colors used in the backdrops were breathtaking from views of scenic Sydney to the underwater coral reefs! But it's not just the colorful spectrum of backgrounds but also the ingenious, one-of a kind witty script that makes this feature so enjoyable! It's different from other cartoons because it's not just about silly fun and games but also about real-life tragic events. A lot of thought was put into Finding Nemo's script from the plan of having a fish's perspective to the idea of having a father-son theme (which made me think of "Life is beautiful"). It's even longer than other animated features running for approximately two hours.
Pixar has come up with sheer cinematic magic since the late 80's. Pixar continues to outdo itself with exceptional cinematic computer animation creations. Pixar has surpassed even what is usually expected from its creators which is a big deal if you consider such masterpieces as Monsters Inc., Toy Story, and A bug's life to name a few. This Pixar production is amazing with realistic activities and multihued illustrations. Finding Nemo is like a longer version of their 80's animated short film that first brought them fame (featured the two lamps). Everything is so beautiful and you just have to awe at the pretty pink jellyfishes even though they are attacking the story's protagonist at the time. It's no surprise that at the moment this is the movie of the year beating the box-office grosses of such highly anticipated movies as The Matrix Reloaded and X-men 2. In eleven weeks it is already in the top ten box-office list of the highest grossing films gathering over $300 million in the US alone. It's probably very popular because it's an original script not based on any other story (just like The Lion King). In no time at all it will probably break The Lion King's decade old record of being the top grossing animated feature, a record it set back in 1994 (although it will be hard for Finding Nemo to break The Lion King's worldwide gross of just over $700 million).
"Finding Nemo" is a story of fishes and the big blue sea. It's features the voices of Albert Brooks (The Muse) as the cautious corny clownfish Marlin and the eminent Ellen DeGeneres (top comedian) as the absent-minded Dory. The story revolves around Nemo's father Marlin who loses his son and has no way of finding him, at least for awhile. Just when Marlin feels that like it's the end of the world, `out of the blue' the fun-loving cobalt-colored Dory enters the story and joins Marlin in an expedition to save his son Nemo. The expedition is very entertaining and spellbinding as they stumble across comical creatures like a shark that's turning in a new leaf and large amusing Australian turtles that help Marlin and Dory in their `sea voyage'.
Some people believe that it's a waste to watch an animated feature film on the big screen but trust me "Finding Nemo" is worth it, that is mostly if you're the kind of person who enjoys and understands movies with hidden meanings and can spot analogies anywhere. When you consider it, it sounds mundane I mean a talking fish that lives in the ocean you think "Okay, been there done that" (probably thinking of the Little Mermaid). But ignore that little voice in your head and go watch this dazzling sea saga, truly a must-see movie this year that I definitely recommend.
Overall, "Finding Nemo" is a fantastic film! It's a collection of streams of splendor and scenic natural habitats. It's a family movie, for audiences of all ages. To cut a long story short; there's Cleopatra's grand entrance in Rome, Julie Andrews voice over the verdant hills of Austria, the adventures in the vast shivery landscapes of secluded Siberia in Dr. Zhivago and then there's Nemo.


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