A. Whyte

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (141 of 166)
Location: Scotland
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,917,167 - Total Helpful Votes: 141 of 166
Sexie ~ Eddie Izzard
Sexie ~ Eddie Izzard
As the other reviewer says the video available of Sexie seems to be on a bit of an off night for Eddie; I listened to the CD version first, then when I Saw the video I kept waiting for the funny bits, and they kept not coming. The jokes that are in both versions are funnier in the audio version too. Some of Izzard's shows have CDs that were recorded the same night as the video (e.g. Circle) and some on different nights (Glorious, Definite Article). Experiencing both versions gives you an insight into Izzard's comedy and I think stand-up in general; it's actually quite hard to judge a show from a single night. I think it was Woody Allen who once said that the material really isn't all… Read more
Mystery of the Yellow Room (Dedalus European Class&hellip by Gaston Leroux
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I don't believe the other reviews here do this wonderful book justice. "The Mystery of the Yellow Room," which I have just finished reading for the second time, is one of the most enjoyable, intriguing and ingenious crime novels ever written. The first time I was probably slightly preoccupied with getting to the explanation of the locked-room mystery but the second time I was able to take it all in more and appreciate the way the final solution is set up but also impossible to guess. There's a rich array of characters and the book is cleverly put together, occasionally breaking away from its first person narrator to tell sections of the story via newspaper cuttings or transcripts. This is a… Read more
Batman Vs Dracula [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Impo&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Rino Romano
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
I hadn't seen "The Batman" animated TV series before watching this, and my expectations weren't all that high as what I'd heard wasn't all that positive and, after all, how could it beat the animated series from the '90s? The feature-length cartoon is, however, good, dark (it's Batman, after all) fun.
The combination of Dracula and the Dark Knight may seem a slightly odd one, but it's not too strange, really. Consider, the appeal of both vampires and Batman is in their dark natures, and their dual existences. Both Dracula and Batman have respectable public personas, and both have a darker (and, for that matter, nocturnal) hidden side to their… Read more

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