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Frozen
Frozen
DVD
Price: $2.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, June 13, 2016
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Thin plot and characters but well-acted low budget thriller, which is hard to find.


Beginner's Russian With Interactive Online Workbook: A Basic Russian Course; Learn Basic Language and Start Speaking Today, Online Activities, Videos, ... Life, Useful Lessons Cove (Russian Edition)
Beginner's Russian With Interactive Online Workbook: A Basic Russian Course; Learn Basic Language and Start Speaking Today, Online Activities, Videos, ... Life, Useful Lessons Cove (Russian Edition)
by Anna Kudyma
Edition: Paperback
Price: $24.54
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1.0 out of 5 stars Nyet!, May 6, 2016
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Terrible book for beginners. I never got past page 30. I wound up using several different sites on the internet - which are better organized, fun to learn from, and completely free.


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4.0 out of 5 stars HP Envy X2 - Great Hybrid, March 26, 2013
This is my tenth computer, my fourth laptop, and my second tablet. If you're worried about learning the new Windows 8 interface, stop worrying. It takes about an hour to learn the swipes and then it's easier to use than an iPAD. I picked up the HP tablet about a week ago and sold my iPAD 48 hours later.

Throughout Microsoft's history, they haven't been first to market. They run behind, but technology isn't just a race. Microsoft works best at improving on the ideas others bring to market. Windows 8 is evolution. We're not going back to the mouse and keyboard just because computers evolved from an IBM typewriter.

The HP Envy X2 makes the iPAD look like steampunk technology. Apple makes great hardware, but Microsoft is better with software. And HP successfully blends the two. Remember the three bears, iPAD, Surface, and Envy. The HP Envy is just right. A light laptop with a great keyboard and trackpad. An easily readable display for anyone whose eyesight isn't at least 20/20. Two batteries for all-day use. Slots for up to 192 gigabytes of SD card storage in addition to the 64GB SSD. And a snappy processor that runs all my Windows software almost as fast as my quad core PC.

And for less adventurous users, you can still run all your apps with your mouse, trackpad and keyboard on the Windows desktop. Windows 8 is a stunning leap forward, but I remember when the folks at IBM were saying serious users will never adapt to mice. Soon everyone will be swiping and touching instead of pointing and clicking.

What's the downside? The Envy can't run my Pecker Warriors game.


The  Awakening  (2012)
The Awakening (2012)
DVD
Price: $3.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Ghost Story, February 10, 2013
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One of the best ghost movies I've ever seen. Great work by writer-director Murphy and actors Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton.


Liebestraum
Liebestraum
DVD ~ Kevin Anderson
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Price: $13.88
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Liebestraum: Moody, Muddled, Supernatural Mystery, April 8, 2012
This review is from: Liebestraum (DVD)
Being a great fan of Hitchcock and DePalma, this movie would have gotten four stars if it had better direction. Figgis' screenplay is a very good noir mystery/drama. Strong in most aspects, especially mood, the film sinks nicely into a world of moral and industrial decay. The pace is maddingly deadening, purposely as slow as molasses. The acting is annoyingly quirky, which actually adds to the movie's off-kilter, surrealistic atmosphere. Both of these qualities are well-conceived, but poorly executed.

Strongly influenced by outstanding earlier films, like Body Heat and Don't Look Now, and songs like The Doors, People are Strange, Liebestraum has terrific bones and bloodlines, but it suffers from low-budget production values and misguided editing. The result is a film that's just a little too murky to maintain it's grip on the audience. Most of the time, you're far back onto your seat cushion, trying to figure out why you're not enjoying the experience.

The problem is the director. Figgis does decadence well, He delivers quirky offbeat characters and brings out excellent performances from the cast. But he doesn't yet have his mystery-thriller chops. He knows what to do, but not quite how to do it. Like the Reincarnation of Peter Proud, this film needs a higher-budget remake with an expert thriller director like David Fincher.


HP Slate 500 8.9" Black
HP Slate 500 8.9" Black
6 used & new from $150.00

27 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HP 500 Slate, July 25, 2011
I've been using PCs since 1984 and Microsoft Windows since 1990. I spent almost 20 years in the software industry on both the technical and marketing sides. I read all the reviews and checked all the tablets out including the iPAD. This is what I learned. 99 and 44/100% of all computer reviews are absolutely worthless (although I love to watch "unboxing" clips). I must have read 300 reviews that claimed that Windows wouldn't, couldn't, and shouldn't work on a tablet. So guess what? I bought the HP Slate 500 and I love it. It runs all the business applications I've used for the past two decades; it displays websites quickly and fully. It plays Flash commercials, Netflix movies, YouTube videos, and Hulu Tv shows. The picture quality is excellent. The sound is terrific (and even better with earphones). The touch interface works better than I expected (and much better than the idiotic industry reviewers say). The CPU works, not as fast as my six-core desktop, but fast enough to be productive, well-informed and thoroughly entertained. If you're a regular Windows user, you'll be flying on this device in an hour.

Many years ago, I learned that special purpose computers are usually too special, like the kids in the special class at school. But, ultimately, I recommend that you stop listening to reviewers and follow your gut. You know what you like. If you're an apple fan, you'll prefer the iPAD. And Apple deserves a lot of credit for getting out ahead with new mobile devices like the iPhone and the iPAD. If you're a Windows fan, don't believe the press warnings to never touch the Windows GUI. It's as friendly to fingers as it is to mice. And if you want to leap into the future and experiment with a new mobile device OS and a thousand applications that rebuild the wheel, you'll be perfectly OK with Web Os, Android, and their future offspring. The point of this review is simple. One man's nightmare is another man's dream machine. Live and Let Live, OK? Now if only the Democrats and the Republicans could step up and admit that both sides are correct!


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