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School of Rock [DVD] [2004]
School of Rock [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Jack Black
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.37

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rocking film!!!, 30 July 2005
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This review is from: School of Rock [DVD] [2004] (DVD)
This is a great film for all the family. As a 20 year old I was a little sceptical about this film and that it would be another kiddie film but I was very surprised.
The film is about an aging Rocker who has failed to make it who then gets kicked out of his band. Being given grief by his best friend's girl friend to start paying rent and not wasting his life away he impersonates his best friend to become a substitute teacher at the best prep school in the country.
From this point it focuses around a group of "geeky" school kids who transform into a fairly good band and play an amazing set at the Battle of the Bands.
This is a great film Jack Black is brilliant as the teacher; this part just seemed to be perfect for him. There are some great interactions with Joan Cusack who is cast as the school principle. The children seem to be a good bunch musicians and it will be interesting to see if any of the become major performers either acting or music in the future.
I would certainly recommend it to anyone, the DVD has a few interesting documentaries which are worth a watch but by no means would I buy the DVD because of them. The film however can more than sell it on its own.

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Children's Edition (Harry Potter 6)
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince: Children's Edition (Harry Potter 6)
by J. K. Rowling
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Filler?, 30 July 2005
I couldn't wait to read this book and overall it was a very good book but...
I feel this is the worst book in the series so far. There didn't really seem to be any need for this book to be 600 pages long. Harry has had far bigger adventures in the first 3 books.
A lot of this book is based around pointless relationships with a small amount of progress in the story line. However the extensive long slow bit in the middle is overwhelmed by the last hundred pages of interesting plot developing action.
So what is so wrong with the book? well basically with every other book in the series I haven't been able to put down reading in a matter of hours however with this book in many places I felt I was almost forcing to continue in the hope of something interesting.
I would say that this book in well worth a read but it is very definitely a filler book in preparation for the final 1000 page colossus. This would have been a good book if it was 300 pages long but I don't think there was enough material to warrant the length.

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