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The Babadook [HD]
The Babadook [HD]
DVD
Price: $6.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great acting, great setup, just not the monster I could get into., January 18, 2015
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I have absolutely no idea why this wasn't scarier to me... the setup is FANTASTIC. The acting is absolutely wonderful and the creepiness of what is happening is spot on to scare the #@!$ out of me - but then they show the Babadook too much and in too good of detail pretty early on and you are like "Umm... that's it? It just stands there and makes weird sounds?"

The impending doom in a horror movie is caused by the 'threat' of the thing/monster/spirit/whatever - and while the Babadook seems to be messing with their lives effectively, it just sort of stands there and pops its hands out.

Anyway, I actually feel like the fault of not being scared out of my pants was with me, because the reviews of the movie were so stellar - I just wasn't feeling it.


Tusk [HD]
Tusk [HD]
DVD
Price: $4.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacking gore and decent effects... just sort of falls flat., January 18, 2015
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This review is from: Tusk [HD] (Amazon Instant Video)
** SPOILERS **

I went into this wanting another "Human Centipede" experience and just didn't get it.

For those that wanted to see grotesque details around the surgery, you don't get that. Also the effects of the suit that Long is sewn into are not great... you never go "OH SICK!" you just kind of go "Man that all looks like crappily painted latex..." and that's it.

I didn't mind needing to buy into him psychologically accepting his fate so quickly or just sitting inside the suit without trying to break out of it - I can suspend disbelief... but the lack of gore and shoddyness of the special effects just let me down (because that is really the payoff for a movie like this - I'm not watching it for any other reason...)

I was also super bothered by how his rubber teeth were shaking at the end while he was stabbing the doctor to death - some tighter editing would have hidden that... just so obvious.

Anyway - for the gore hounds, you are going to be disappointed. For the folks that love Smith, Long or the Podcast beyond reason, you will enjoy the ride.

The guy they hired to be the doctor is fantastic. Really good casting choice.


Instant Immersion Heater Portable Beverage Warmer Coffee Water
Instant Immersion Heater Portable Beverage Warmer Coffee Water
Offered by MyKitchCo
Price: $7.87
15 used & new from $7.44

1.0 out of 5 stars Dead on Arrival, January 18, 2015
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Dead on arrival - just... doesn't... work.

Such an unbelievably simple assembly, I can't figure out how you don't get this right. There isn't even a switching mechanism built into this.

Build quality feels fine, but I really feel like this should be a $4 item (3.99) given what it is (assuming of course that it had worked).


Godzilla (2014)
Godzilla (2014)
DVD
Price: $14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Godzilla takes giant-lizarding to 11... and it's pretty awesome., September 3, 2014
I think I can simplify all the reviews down into - if you liked Pacific Rim, I am almost certain you'll like this. Same kind of "oh, awesome!" stuff and same kind of mild plot holes you might stick your finger through, but can overlook easily enough and just enjoy.

It was pretty damn awesome - epic scale and man... true to Godzilla, you just root for him to do what he does best.

Not 5 stars only because of some of the plot holes near end that I thought could have been revised or written out relatively easily but weren't -- they weren't gaping holes, but just like Pacific Rim, you spot them and go "ahhh damnit, common guys, write that stuff out or explain it a different way cause this is sort of silly."

But then something huge and smashy happens and you forget what you were mad about :)


Duck Brand HP260 High Performance 3.1 Mil Packaging Tape, 1.88-Inch x 60-Yard Roll, Crystal Clear, 3 Rolls (655074)
Duck Brand HP260 High Performance 3.1 Mil Packaging Tape, 1.88-Inch x 60-Yard Roll, Crystal Clear, 3 Rolls (655074)
Price: $9.98
26 used & new from $9.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome tape; sturdy, semi-thick, clear and very sticky., July 8, 2014
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Awesome tape for shipping/selling online.

Was looking for tape for a while and had a hard time telling what kind of tape was what -- this is a semi-think "feeling" tape -- none of that super thin, makes-tons of noise cheap feeling tape... this feels thicker, sticks wonderfully and makes everything feel super secure.

It is also ultra clear so you can use it to tape up your labels to your hearts content and not worry about obscuring a QR or bar code.

It also JUST BARELY fits into the little plastic dispensers that snap around roles - if it was a few feet longer you wouldn't be able to get those around it.

Stop shopping around, just buy a pack of this; if you are selling online, you'll like this tape.


Super Power Supply® 3 x 9dBi 2.4GHz 5GHz Dual Band WiFi RP-SMA Antenna for Routers ASUS RT-N16 RT-N66U RT-AC66U RT-AC1750 D-Link DIR-655 DIR-665 Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H TP-Link TL-WR1043ND TL-WR2543ND TL-WDR4300 Omni Directional Network Extension Mini PCIe PCI Cards Wireless WAN Repeater
Super Power Supply® 3 x 9dBi 2.4GHz 5GHz Dual Band WiFi RP-SMA Antenna for Routers ASUS RT-N16 RT-N66U RT-AC66U RT-AC1750 D-Link DIR-655 DIR-665 Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H TP-Link TL-WR1043ND TL-WR2543ND TL-WDR4300 Omni Directional Network Extension Mini PCIe PCI Cards Wireless WAN Repeater
Offered by Super Power Supply
Price: $18.99
4 used & new from $14.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Can't tell that it made a big difference., July 8, 2014
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Super long, can't tell if they actually boosted the signal much from usage around the house and they don't screw in securely so they have a tendency to "flop" down to one side or the other. You need to screw them in tight, point them straight up and walk away.

Feels a little cheap.


Meguiar's G7164 Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo & Conditioner - 64 oz.
Meguiar's G7164 Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo & Conditioner - 64 oz.
Price: $7.49
34 used & new from $7.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Good soap for soaping soapity-soap-soap! (it's soap for your car), July 8, 2014
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Originally thought "all the soap is the same" but this stuff does seem to work a bit better... not "oh my god, my life has taken on new meaning!" better, but a bit better.

Very smooth, bubbles nicely, scrubs and degreases well and leaves a nice shine. Pretty happy with the stuff.

Also, this is what Costco carries and they pre-vet their products pretty aggressively so maybe that counts for something.
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AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable 2-Pack - 6.5 Feet (2 Meters)
AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable 2-Pack - 6.5 Feet (2 Meters)
Price: $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Need HDMI? Perfect!, July 8, 2014
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Used 1 for a 39" HDTV and one for a new 27" monitor; both worked great.


IRIS Open-Top Litter Box with Shield and Scoop
IRIS Open-Top Litter Box with Shield and Scoop
Price: $8.49
8 used & new from $8.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, Perfect size., July 8, 2014
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Perfect footprint size to replace the box we had - had lower sides on it than the box we had been using for the last 10 years and I was concerned about spray/splatter of litter everywhere... for whatever reason the cats are way more gentle in their digging/burying in this so no splatter anywhere, they seem more at peace with using this.

I DO remove the lid though and threw it away, the cats never liked going into things where they felt confined/cornered.C


Nature's Best Low Carb Isopure, Dutch Chocolate, 3 Lb
Nature's Best Low Carb Isopure, Dutch Chocolate, 3 Lb
Price: $42.79
28 used & new from $42.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good protein; maybe a little too "sicky"/artificial sweetener sweet., July 8, 2014
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Tastes pretty good; my wife loves this stuff, I find it a HAIR too sweet (like over-artificial-sweetener-sweet) -- if you love chocolate things though it is a good tasting protein and easy to drink.

If you can get inside your own head when drinking something that has too pronounced of a taste (like I can) try and get a smaller container of this and see what you think first.


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