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Cake
Cake
DVD ~ Sam Worthington
Price: $12.98
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4.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent and at Times Moving, April 18, 2015
This review is from: Cake (DVD)
CAKE is interesting on that it takes on several issues often swept under the rug. The performances were good and the subject matter was presented in an intelligent and at times moving fashion. I some whow wanted more depth. Still a good film if you are of a mind to see it.


Dr. No
Dr. No
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nostalgic, April 15, 2015
This review is from: Dr. No (Vinyl)
The DR. NO soundtrack brings you back to the days when albums were made to be listened to as lounge music, for lack of a better term, and the like. When the filmmakers decided on a musical score for DR. NO they had to decide on the direction the music would take. Would they go for an action, detective yarn, science fiction, mystery or suspense score? Would they focus on the plot elements, the characters or locale for inspiration? There had been spy films before, but not like this one. They must have turned to the Ian Fleming novels for their initial inspiration. Fleming's world was one of globe trotting exploits relying heavily on his knowledge of the local flavors that Bond traversed. If you listen to "Dr. No's Fantasy" this must have been the original version that Monty Norman composed for Bond's theme. Its guitar riff contains the foreign intrigue sound that would have been popular for that era. This is a very nostalgic album. The version of the "James Bond Theme" on this album is the definitive version. "Twisting With James" really brings me back to the good old days. In all, this is a very nostalgic album. "Under the Mango Trees" brings back so many good memories. Very Nostalgic.


Caribou Coffee Mahogany, K-Cups for Keurig Brewers, 24-Count
Caribou Coffee Mahogany, K-Cups for Keurig Brewers, 24-Count
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, Strong and Smooth, April 10, 2015
Caribou Coffee Mahogany, K-Cups for Keurig Brewers is dark and strong, yet smooth. It is great tasting. It is very aromatic and chocolatey tasting. I always go back for a second cup in the morning. I always get an outstanding cup of coffee!


Movie - 007/Goldfinger [Japan BD] MGXJA-16178
Movie - 007/Goldfinger [Japan BD] MGXJA-16178
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5.0 out of 5 stars GOLDFINGER Is the Definitive James Bond Film, April 9, 2015
GOLDFINGER contains a well-balanced level of depth and action leaving one emotionally charged, thrilled and entertained. This is Sean Connery's finest James Bond film and perhaps the definitive James Bond film of the entire series giving the outstanding and underrated ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE serious competition in that department after much contemplation.

The golden girl, Oddjob's bowler hat, Goldfinger's lethal laser, the Astin Martin DB5 with modifications introduced by Q, and Shirley Bassey's legendary rendition of the theme song belted out over the titles immediately became an integral part of the James Bond lore and remained in the psyche of the public.

Director Guy Hamilton, screen writers Richard Maibaum and Paul Dehn and editor Peter Hunt were able to produce a solid, well balanced, entertaining film that does not rely totally on the spectacle and whimsy that would weaken the subsequent entries in the series.

Production designer Ken Adam and art director Peter Murton gave the production a stunning and lavish distinction. The Fort Knox set and Goldfinger's playroom at his stud ranch was a testament to imagination and achievement. John Barry finally honed his distinctive style to perfection with this memorable score and set a benchmark of distinct and stylistic scoring for the James Bond series.

Sean Connery's performance as James Bond is a well-honed mix of determination, humor and dedication to that end of getting the job done at all costs. He brings a wry humor to the role in this film, demonstrates compassion for the opposite sex (despite what he detractors may say) and eliminates all those who present evil and malevolence to our way of life with cold detachment. He is that blunt instrument of his government but Connery does it with such aplomb.

Perhaps Sean Connery gave his definitive performance as James Bond in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE in some respects. But, in GOLDFINGER Sean Connery added more cynicism and humor to the role giving the character, this film, and the entire series a new dimension. That humor somehow takes a bit of the realistic edge off of the character.


True Grit
True Grit
DVD ~ Various
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Western, April 7, 2015
This review is from: True Grit (DVD)
1969's TRUE GRIT with John Wayne is such an unlikely John Wayne Western. Well, that's what many people thought at the time and for many years after. It is simply a Western and a good one. It was directed by Henry Hathaway had has all the hallmarks of his style. This film has a great cast and a wonderful score composed by Elmer Bernstein. I think many have come back to this film in recent years and discovered just how good it is and have found that it is an important part of the American cinematic genre of the Western.


Epilogue/End Credits
Epilogue/End Credits
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Melodic Score, April 6, 2015
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This review is from: Epilogue/End Credits (MP3 Music)
This film has another of James Horner's best scores. The "Epilogue and End Credits" are excellent and contain great melodies. I have not heard that word since my days on my high school chess team. I have always wanted to see SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER and somehow just seemed to miss it. I finally caught it on the Sundance Channel and have watched at least 3 times now. This film was worth the wait. Let me tell you. This is a great film. You don't have to like Chess. You don't even have to play Chess. Yes, this film lets you into that world that I was once part of, but better yet, it separates men and boys who have that higher level of insight into the game, it separates them by their passion and honor and dedication for the game and for those mere mortals who play the game on that same field. What is the purpose of the game? I think the film asks that question. And I think the film answers it aptly. I remember once at a tournament that I offered my opponent a draw even though it was evident that I had clearly beaten him. I overheard that if my opponent did not win or draw he was off his school's team. When I watched SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER that all came back to me. That is what this excellent film is about.


Classic Western Collection (Hondo / Once Upon a Time in the West / True Grit) [Blu-ray]
Classic Western Collection (Hondo / Once Upon a Time in the West / True Grit) [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ John Wayne
Offered by Chery Enterprises
Price: $69.85
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5.0 out of 5 stars 3 Diverse and Strong Westerns, April 4, 2015
HONDO is a solid Western in the best tradition of the genre. Based on the story "The Gift of Cochise" by Louis L'Amour, John Wayne brings the character Hondo Lane to the screen juxtaposed with his familiar screen presence yet true to L'Amour's spirit of the literary "Western." James Edward Grant's script is impressively sympathetic to the American Indian given the period when this film was produced. Geraldine Page as Angie is perfectly naïve as the homesteader living alone with her son in the open wilderness of rock and dust (artistically captured by Robert Burks' cinematography). However, it is John Wayne's portrayal as the enigmatically tough yet unemotionally tender survivor of this barren country that is the strength of this film. The music for HONDO is credited to both Emil Newman and Hugo Friedhofer and their impressive melody for HONDO majestically reflects the honorable and brave stature of the man.

What is interesting and probably what immediately drew me to the Spaghetti Western genre was that it held a very out of the ordinary romantic vision, not of the west, but rather a romanticized vision of the loneliness of its heroes or perhaps more perfectly its anti-heroes. If you listen to Ennio Morricone’s scoring of the Morton sequence in Sergio Leone’s THE ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, he captures the loneliness and pathos of these characters that traverse these strange western landscapes in such melodic splendor that your heart just reaches out to the whole mythology and you become overwhelmed by the euphoria of sight and sound. Leone’s THE ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST may in one sense be the elegiac expression of this idea as we see the old giving way to the new in death and life simply going on as the landscape evolves to whatever new times bring.

1969's TRUE GRIT with John Wayne is such an unlikely John Wayne Western. It is simply a Western and a good one. It was directed by Henry Hathaway had has all the hallmarks of his style. This film has a great cast and a wonderful score composed by Elmer Bernstein. I think many have come back to this film in recent years and discovered just how good it is and have found that it is an important part of the American cinematic genre of the Western.

These are 3 diverse yet strong Westerns.


Eatin' Crow / Snow Walk
Eatin' Crow / Snow Walk
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the More Melodic Pieces from WHITE BUFFALO, April 4, 2015
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John Barry composed quite an unusual score for WHITE BUFFALO. "Eatin' Crow / Snow Walk" is one of the more melodic pieces and very recognizable as John Barry.


Searching for Bobby Fischer
Searching for Bobby Fischer
DVD ~ Mantegna
Price: $14.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars THis Is an Amazing Film and you will not find a Patzer here!, April 3, 2015
This review is from: Searching for Bobby Fischer (DVD)
Patzer. I have not heard that word since my days on my high school chess team. I have always wanted to see SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER and somehow just seemed to miss it. I finally caught it on the Sundance Channel and have watched at least 3 times now. This film was worth the wait. Let me tell you. This is a great film. You don't have to like Chess. You don't even have to play Chess. Yes, this film lets you into that world that I was once part of, but better yet, it separates men and boys who have that higher level of insight into the game, it separates them by their passion and honor and dedication for the game and for those mere mortals who play the game on that same field. What is the purpose of the game? I think the film asks that question. And I think the film answers it aptly. I remember once at a tournament that I offered my opponent a draw even though it was evident that I had clearly beaten him. I overheard that if my opponent did not win or draw he was off his school's team. When I watched SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER that all came back to me. That is what this excellent film is about.


To The Flemish Cap (Instrumental)
To The Flemish Cap (Instrumental)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Composed and Performed Piece of Scoring, April 3, 2015
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I love this piece. Beautifully composed and performed piece of scoring. There is a certain sense of history and Americana present throughout and this tradition continues to this day. There is also a brief reference of the impending storm that will engulf the sword fishing boat Andrea Gail and its crew. And there is love too, the love of friends and family and the love of the sea no matter what the challenges are. I love this music.


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