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Showtime!
Showtime!
by Gayle Farmer
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Glimpse At The Show World!, September 9, 2004
This review is from: Showtime! (Paperback)
This book was both insightful and entertaining. It offers the reader a very interesting glimpse at the world of horse shows. The author is exceptional in her portrayal of the action... and the characters are diverse and identifiable. A very excellent effort. I look forward to reading more from this talented woman.


Death by Hollywood: A Novel
Death by Hollywood: A Novel
by Steven Bochco
Edition: Hardcover
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Breezy, Fun, and Suspenseful, October 11, 2003
It's been a while since I've enjoyed a book as much as I enjoyed reading this one. It kept me glued to my seat the whole time I read it. While, yes, the language was a bit foul at times, it added to the grittiness of the material. It made the whole book feel more realistic, especially when you consider the plot.
Mr. Bochco wowed me with his first foray into the wonderful world of literature. I anxiously await his second novel.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good suspenseful tale... as well as fans of Mr. Bochco's TV work.


The White Album
The White Album
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blunt, Honest Comedy At Its Best, January 10, 2002
This review is from: The White Album (Audio CD)
Lewis Black isn't the most well known comic in the world. His biggest claim to fame are his "Back in Black" segments on Comedy Central's Daily Show. It's a shame, really, for he's one of the best comics to come down the pike in a long, long time.
This CD proves it. Black's comic talent shines through all throughout this CD. His honest and incredibly blunt routine is uproariously funny... never once becoming boring or repetitious, a rarity in the world of stand-up comedy nowadays. Some particularly funny bits include his thoughts on Arkansas and how he feels about weather (and weather men like Willard Scott!).
A quick word of warning... Mr. Black doesn't pull any punches in his act. It's very blunt and his language can get quite explicit. If that sort of thing offends you, don't buy this CD.


Howard the Duck [VHS]
Howard the Duck [VHS]
VHS
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not As Bad As They Say..., January 10, 2002
This review is from: Howard the Duck [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Howard The Duck is a notorious box office dud. If you ask anyone to name a bad movie from the 1980's, without a shadow of a doubt, most will mention this movie.
I really don't understand why this is so. I've always liked this movie. I saw it when it was first released in theaters and I'm proud to say that I currently own it on video. It's one of my favorite science fiction films... even moreso than some of the latest so-caled sci fi "greats"!
What's not to like? The movie is a film adaptation of the 1970's comic book of the same name and it follows the comic's storyline, more or less. Howard, a duck from a planet populated by ducks instead of humans, crash lands in Cleveland. He befriends a rock singer (played by Lea Thompson) and her bumbling scientist buddy (played by Tim Robbins in one of his BEST comedic roles!). Along the way, the trio wind up battling the Dark Overlord of the Universe (who is superbly played by Jeffrey Jones of Beetlejuice).
There are special effects galore in this movie but it's the witty banter that made it for me. The interplay between Howard and the human characters is often hilarious in a dry kind of way. Of course, there are also a few over the top comedic scenes in this film (like the scenes with Thompson, Jones, and Howard in the Denny's-like restaurant)... and they, too, are quite hilarious.
Granted, this movie isn't Star Wars... but it doesn't TRY to be Star Wars. It's The Little Sci Fi Movie That Could... and it never fails to entertain me... even after almost one hundred viewings! Great stuff indeed!


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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Funny..., January 10, 2002
I was fortunate to see a preview of this film at a local college. I must admit, I didn't really expect much of the film. Recent films that bore the National Lampoon name were lackluster at best. That and the fact that there's no one in the cast with any known comic ability caused me to have extremely low expectations for this movie.
Boy, was I surprised! This film surpassed my expectations tenfold. With its hilarious premise and attractive (not to mention funny - even Tara Reid!) cast, this flick reminded me of the days when National Lampoon movies were actually FUNNY! I plan on going out to see this movie again when it's officially released... and you should, too! You won't be disappointed!


The Out-Of-Towners
The Out-Of-Towners
DVD ~ Steve Martin
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious Outing, January 9, 2002
This review is from: The Out-Of-Towners (DVD)
This movie does not disappoint. Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn deliver in this deliciously campy comedy about an almost estranged married couple who wind up embarking on an adventure in New York City. John Cleese of Monty Python's Flying Circus and Mark McKinney of the Kids in the Hall round out the supporting cast... in VERY funny performances!
The only thing that keeps me from giving this movie a perfect review is the way it got all sappy towards the end. It was like the makers of the film suddenly decided to turn it into a dramedy, rather than the all out comic farce it was leading up to that point.
But don't let this deter you from getting this movie. It's definitely worth the money. You'll laugh yourself silly.


What's the Worst That Could Happen? (Special Edition)
What's the Worst That Could Happen? (Special Edition)
DVD ~ Martin Lawrence
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Worst Movie That Could Happen..., January 9, 2002
Despite having likable comedic stars like Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito in the cast, this movie was painful to watch. The plot was all over the place. I swear, I haven't seen a movie with such bad direction before! Being a fan of both Lawrence and DeVito, I had high hopes for this film. Thankfully, I only rented it so it wasn't an expensive disappointment.
The one star is earned by the movie's supporting cast - the only positive part of the film, in my opinion. William Fichter (sp?) is a hoot as an effeminate detective and stand-up comic Larry Miller is hilarious as well. Unforunately, their performances don't make up for the fact that this flick has no idea where it's going.
If you want to watch a good Martin Lawrence film, buy BAD BOYS or BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE. If you want to get a funny Danny DeVito movie, get TWINS or OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY. This movie will give you a headache. Avoid it at all costs.


The Sims: Hot Date Expansion Pack - PC
The Sims: Hot Date Expansion Pack - PC
Offered by chanlee3002
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Sims Add-On!, January 7, 2002
Just when I thought The Sims add-ons couldn't get better, the great folks down at Electronic Arts come out with this gem! I really liked this title. It adds a brand new dimension to The Sims. With this title, you can give your Sims characters a social life that goes beyond their traditional neighborhoods. This title gives you a brand new downtown area where your Sims can meet and play. The downtown neighborhood has stores, restaurants, and meeting places of all kinds. I love it!


Just Visiting
Just Visiting
DVD ~ Jean Reno
Offered by Sparks DVD Sales
Price: $9.95
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute Little Movie, January 7, 2002
This review is from: Just Visiting (DVD)
"Cute" is the best possible way to describe this movie. It's not laugh out loud funny nor is it unfunny. The cast is likable and the storyline (which is more or less a remake of a French film) is interesting and imaginative. It's not perfect but it has plenty of moments. It's a great movie for families and/or couples to watch on a rainy Saturday afternoon.


Halloween II
Halloween II
DVD ~ Jamie Lee Curtis
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Original & Scary!, January 7, 2002
This review is from: Halloween II (DVD)
I liked this second entry into the Halloween saga moreso than I liked the original but not as much as I enjoyed the fourth movie, which will ALWAYS be my favorite chapter of the ongoing Halloween storyline.
What I liked most about this movie is how fresh it feels. The locale and the new characters that it provides keeps this sequel from looking just like any ol' horror movie. Of course, the usual suspects are here as well. Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode and Donald Pleasance is back as Dr. Sam Loomis.
One warning, though... this movie picks up right where the first Halloween leaves off (immediately following the final scene, to be exact!) so it kinda helps if you see that movie first.


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