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Mr. Robert Bennett (Wirral, U.K.)

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The Newsroom - Season 1 [DVD] [2013]
The Newsroom - Season 1 [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Jeff Daniels
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Sorkin in great form, 14 Feb. 2014
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I have been a big Aaron Sorkin fan since his work in the early West Wing series. The Newsroom is not quite as good (I would unashamedly give WW 7 stars!) but is appreciably better than most other offerings on TV. Similar to some other reviewers I felt a little bit uneasy with the triumphalism and cliches abounding in the Osama Bin Laden episode. However, to be fair to Aaron Sorkin I presume it would have been almost impossible to present it any other way for US consumption.
I found I enjoyed The Newsroom much better on the second viewing as the dialogue can be a bit quick fire and I missed some terrific one liners first time out.
Looking forward to Season 2.

Manchester United Season Review 2010/11 [DVD]
Manchester United Season Review 2010/11 [DVD]
Offered by rsdvd
Price: £8.95

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bowfinger, 13 July 2011
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This DVD is an absolute joke. All previous years season highlights featured actual Sky/BBC/ITV footage but this year appears predominantly to come from MUFC's own cameras. I dont know if other readers will relate to it but the quality reminded me of the Steve Martin film "Bowfinger" where he tries to shoot a movie using real actors with them being unaware of their involvement. The footage is so bad that it is good for a laugh but not so good if a fan wished to relive the historic 19th title.

Daylight Crossing
Daylight Crossing
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: £7.97

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars sublime, 2 Sept. 2009
This review is from: Daylight Crossing (Audio CD)
This was another CD I purchased on the strength of seeing The Webb Sisters at a recent Leonard Cohen concert - Sharon Robinson's "Everybody Knows" being the other one. During the course of the concert if Cohen name-checked "The sublime Webb Sisters" once he must have done it half a dozen times. And do you know what? He is spot-on. Seldom have I heard such close knit and haunting harmonies. Some of the songs may be a little light weight but the fact that they are all self-penned counts for something in my book. On initial listening I felt the sound was very similar to Fleetwood Mac in their Rumours era but this became less noticeable following repeated listenings. The Webb Sisters are very much their own people and tremendously talented as well."Daylight Crossing" is a 2006 issue and I hope there will be another offering from the sublime (if its good enough for Leonard Cohen etc) Webb Sisters in the near future

Everybody Knows
Everybody Knows
Price: £8.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As good as I hoped, 2 Sept. 2009
This review is from: Everybody Knows (Audio CD)
Having been totally blown away by two recent Leonard Cohen concerts I decided to buy this album on spec. It is fair to say that it is as good as I had hoped it would be. The already familiar "Alexandra Leaving" and "Everybody Knows" (though delivered somewhat different than the Cohen version) are obvious stand outs but given the range and quality of her vocals there is not a weak track evident. Sharon Robinson is definitely more than just a back up singer and her mellow voice has a warmth about it that borders on the intoxicating.

Real Live Woman
Real Live Woman
Offered by CAC Media UK
Price: £8.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A solid CD from one of the best female voices in country ., 4 Jun. 2000
This review is from: Real Live Woman (Audio CD)
With such a powerful and emotive voice any offering from Trisha Yearwood is almost bound to deserve a three star rating. If you couple this with the fact that the tracks on this CD have been written by such people as Mary Chapin Carpenter/Kim Richey, Bruce Springsteen, Bobbie Cryner and Matraca Berg then something special should result. However, it seems that Trisha Yearwood is having trouble repeating her 1995 classic "Thinking about you" and the CD seems lacking in passion. Everything is professional and her performance is as smooth as silk but it is very much a one-paced CD. Perhaps it will be a "grower" but having played it three times running today the tracks still seem to blend seamlessly into one another. Dont be put off buying this CD as Trisha Yearwood even if seemingly on auto-pilot is far better than most other offerings available at this time. I still feel there is a genuinely classic CD waiting to happen.

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