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Kevin 'bloody' Wilson: Live [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kevin Bloody Wilson
Kevin 'bloody' Wilson: Live [DVD] DVD ~ Kevin Bloody Wilson
6 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Kevin Wasted., 30 Mar 2005
I'm not a big fan of Kevin, but I've heard a lot of his more obscene songs, and consider them classics. At least some of them were performed on this DVD, but not enough, and he frequently interrupted or stopped the songs, which was annoying.
Frankly, he isn't much of a stand-up, and only shines when he's singing. But even this isn't fantastic: his songs all sound roughly the same, and save for side-splitters like "Manuel the Bandito" and "Hey Santa Claus," he's rarely singing about anything remotely amusing. Two songs are devoted to a particularly rude word, and the stunningly dull "Dilligaf" revolves around how much he doesn't care about anything. All very funny when you're drunk, but… Read more
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Two Disc Ultimate Edit&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cameron's finest, 25 Feb 2005
Where The Terminator offered a dark, paranoid techno-fantasy, Terminator 2 is an all-out action movie. But that doesn't mean it's ever outright stupid or embarrassing to watch. Cameron directs with finesse, employing slow motion perfectly in my favourite scene (the two Terminators face off in a corridor).
One big quibble I have, though, is the lack of the theatrical cut. Okay, so Aliens worked with a special edition (which I also did not prefer to the original), but Terminator 2 has a pacing problem with all the extra material. The sequence in Mexico is interminably long, as the T1000 presumably twiddles his thumbs in the city. Also, there are too many "human" touches to Arnold's… Read more
The Godfather: The Lost Years by Mark Winegardner
The Godfather: The Lost Years by Mark Winegardner
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Tedious., 18 Jan 2005
I never thought I'd look at 1/2 star reviews, and feel comforted that I wasn't the only one. The Lost Years answers one or two trivial questions (how did Clemenza die? How was Fredo tempted to treachory? What happened to Tessio?) left by the original novel and film. And it does so in the same style as Puzo, with narration that dips into the characters' thoughts quickly, cleverly.
But quite simply, there's barely anything going on throughout. We have to endure Fredo's disgusting love life, some tedious errands for Tom Hagen, and - who cares? - the marital difficulties of Francesca Corleone, daughter of Sonny. The blurb promises a "cold war" between Michael and Nick Geraci. I do not… Read more