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2 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing - who on earth wrote this?, 19 Nov 2005
I would certainly NOT recommend this film.
The scripting was atrocious - the dialogue was cringeworthy, the direction was worse than bad, the characters were oversimplified and Americanised. This is the worst in the series of the Harry Potter films.
The film makers have junked all the sub-plots, which is understandable, due to time consideration, but they've also lost a lot of the meaningful interaction and development of the characters. And there's some really annoying, massive detours
from the book too. The film is very condescending and treats the audience as if they were idiots unable to understand anything subtle.
My advice is stick to the book and don't even bother with the film, it's not worth it. It's been crucified! The only thing they got right was the character of Rita Skeeter. The landscapes and effects were well done, but that's about it!
I hope they get a better director and script writer for the next film - and stay truer to the characters of the books.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC - BRILLIANT, 15 May 2002
This review is from: Schizophonic (Audio CD)
What more is there to say? What a super super album. All the songs are really well done, music that's easy to get into, lyrics that really communicate. Great album to listen to when you're happy, and great to listen to when you're down and need something to cheer you up. Perfect balance of ballads and upbeat songs. I love this album!

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings, 7 May 2002
Each song stands out individually, and immediately strikes you with its unique and catchy sound, guaranteed songs that will haunt your mind.
But I was disappointed to find the album as a whole so self-confessional. I felt the need to hear more songs that concentrated more on external events/situations rather than just the internal landscape of her mind all the time.
There's no anger in this album and I really missed that. I'm a big fan of Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie and an even bigger fan of Alanis Unplugged which I listen to the most.
As the songs lead on from one to another, I found the album very depressing, and cried, "me - victim, saint, victim, saint, victim" even though she says deliberately as part of the lyrics that that is not what she wants to be. It's as if there's no room for imperfection, regret, humour.
If you don't mind the depressing emotional landscape of this album, and just want some great Alanis songs to listen to, you'll certainly enjoy this. But personally I find it extremely difficult to be in the right mood to hear it.

Making History
Making History
by Rachel Hewitt
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully poignant!, 26 April 2002
This review is from: Making History (Paperback)
Through the engaging character of Hugh O' Neill, Friel throws up penetrating questions of what is truth, what is history, who decides and how. His struggle is at once political and personal.
Whilst being political, the play is very emotive and moving, as it explores Hugh's personal relationships and how they directly relate to the political turmoil he's ensconced in.

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.36

8 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars hard going, 26 April 2002
Although the language used is skilful and indeed sometimes beautiful, i felt that when i was reading this book that i was viewing it all from a million miles away, through the wrong end of a telescope. I was not drawn into her emotional world at all, I felt the author distanced the reader from her experiences, as if you're trying to read it through thick glass. It looks interesting, but not quite tangible.
Despite this, I'm still curious to find out what happens later in Maya's life, but if her use of language is the same as in this one, I don't think I'd make it through to the end.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
by Tom Stoppard
Edition: Paperback
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab! Fab! Fab!, 20 Mar 2002
It's funny, it's thought provoking, and it's so much fun to read. Probably more enjoyable if you're familiar with Shakespeare's Hamlet. And definitely a must if you enjoyed Beckett's Waiting for Godot, or Sartre's In Camera, as Stoppard takes the existential slant of a play within a play.
Don't just read it - GO AND SEE IT! A definite treat!

After Silence: Rape and my Journey Back
After Silence: Rape and my Journey Back
by Nancy Venable Raine
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.00

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly insightful!, 27 Feb 2002
This is a book for everyone to read, not just victims of rape and their friends/relatives.
Nancy Raine gives a very detailed account of the emotional/mental/physical aftermath of rape. She dispels many myths that exist, that help to shroud the topic of rape in silence, and looks critically at the cultural context of rape and how it is perceived by the general public.
The language is superbly handled, and the reader is totally transported into the author's life story, and how she came to tell it.
Nancy Raine firmly places the crime of rape under the heading of 'violence' not 'sexual' and explains many of the misunderstandings around the way language is used, which enhances the victim's distress instead of helping her to come to terms with it.
It's an eye-opening, very accessible text that everyone should read, in order to learn more about themselves, society and victims of rape.

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