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"eliza-x-eight"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 57% (4 of 7)
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Last Kiss Goodnight: An Otherworld Assassin Novel by Gena Showalter
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I read this for some light entertainment, out of curiosity. The cover, the synopsis and the premise all seem to very clearly indicate that this novel is simply an escapist dark fantasy/ supernatural romance - not my absolute favourite genre, but one that can be fun to read upon occasion.

I was rather dismayed, therefore, to discover many elements of obvious and clumsy Christian allegory within the text - the male lead *literally* has little "angel" and "devil" figures upon his shoulders, encouraging him to participate in virtuous or sinful behaviours accordingly. Additionally, each chapter begins with a biblical excerpt, and the writer makes much of the existence of a mystical… Read more
I Could Never Be Your Woman [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Michelle Pfeiffer
I Could Never Be Your Woman [DVD] DVD ~ Michelle Pfeiffer
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I watched this mainly out of curiosity - some reviews deem it to be rather excellent, some not so much.

Happily, I can now say I fall into the former camp. Many rom-coms seem to be half-baked, from the same cookie cutter mold. This film, I thought, was actually, and surprisingly different. For a start, it actually has something to say [it manages to simultaneously critique ageism, and social pressure to conform to certain physical standards, whilst also creating a commentary on the inherent ridiculousness in the perpetual pursuit of a youthful ideal].

Secondly, the characters are actually likable. Paul Rudd makes a *far* better romantic lead than the pervasive smarm of… Read more
4.0 out of 5 stars Pupil covering contact lenses "with vision", 29 Nov 2012
"Blind" contact lenses have been out for a while - in films and plays and such where you see an actor exhibiting a single, completely white eye, the performer in question is probably wearing a cosmetic contact lens of solid white, with no clear, central circle over the pupil to permit vision [this is how the majority of cosmetic contact lenses are made].

There is a reason, however, that blind contact lenses are usually worn singly: in short, the title is apt. I would hazard a guess that in old zombie films where the actors appear to be wearing complete pairs of these lenses, the stumbling about isn't so much a case of good acting as of virtually zero visibility.

I was… Read more

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