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Super Mario Advance
Super Mario Advance
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hours of Fun!, May 30, 2001
This review is from: Super Mario Advance (Video Game)
For those of you who still remember the Super NES version, this should be very familiar to you - essentially the same version, but with some additions (I'm still trying to find them), and of course, for the GameBoy Advance! Just got my hand on the Japanese version, and I can't get my hands off it!
This version of Mario is the one that's probably the most unique, in that unlike the other versions of Mario, you don't actually jump on mushrooms to get rid of them, but instead, you pull out radish, bombs, and throw at them at the bad guys. You also get to choose the 4 different characters, Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Peach - all with different abilities..
Sound's great too on the GBA - amazing for such a small machine - and yes, each character has his/her own voice too!
One more thing - SMA comes with a pumped-up version of Mario Classic, but what REALLY rocks is that the multi-player function for Mario Classic. Up to 4 GBAs can be linked to play one single game, and it's amazing that you need only 1 cartridge to play with 3 other people!
This is probably THE game to get with GBA - and no worries, I don't think anybody will regret buying this one!

Glory (Special Edition)
Glory (Special Edition)
DVD ~ Matthew Broderick
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Hollywood Classic!, March 20, 2001
This review is from: Glory (Special Edition) (DVD)
I'm not much of a war movie person, but I was amazingly moved by this movie. Edward Zwick did a fantastic job directing the ensemble cast, and with such a compelling adaptation of the story of the 54th MA, the first black regiment to fight in the US Civil War, and its commanding officer, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, I have give this movie my thumbs up. This movie is very well-paced - surprising for this genre of movies, never feeling long at any point - and generally historically accurate (Watched this on TV the first time, and even then, I was totally glued).
Washington got his Oscar for this - deservingly - but I also think that Freeman and Broderick were great in their roles as well. Broderick's portrayal of Colonel Shaw is definitely A+, and it's good to see Broderick in a role outside of comedies and action shows, proving that he can do things besides Ferris Brueller!
Accompanied by excellent Oscar-winning cinematography and sound, especially at the scene of the battle of Fort Wagner, and with a score by James "Titanic" Horner (frankly, this score is MUCH better than Titanic anyday!), this film gets my vote for a being one that WILL withstand the test of time to become one of the classics in Hollywood history, for its portrayal of a very significant part of American History. This is inspite of it not being a "Best Picture" - and me not being an American!

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