Scot Devine

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (36 of 41)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,177,370 - Total Helpful Votes: 36 of 41
Thats the Way It Is ~ Elvis Presley
Thats the Way It Is ~ Elvis Presley
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This CD of mainly live material encapsulates the euphoria and tradegy of the most famous artist the world will ever know.
His voice is at its peak, but so is his waistline. The raw, honest emotion he infuses every note with contrasts heavily with pretentious circus suit of lights he wears for the Vegas crowds. And, more ironically, for an album that pitches itself as 'live' only four songs are actually live - the remaining 8 are from Memphis recording sessions. The album is still a jewel, nevertheless.
Listening to the CD, it is outrageous to think that the legendary hulk of burning love, his voice creamy and velvet, started his glamourous showbiz life in one-room family shack in… Read more
1933 Was a Bad Year by John Fante
1933 Was a Bad Year by John Fante
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
He was practically the only writer Bukowski enjoyed; his son has become a powerhouse writer too; and John Fante was responsible for some of the 20th Century's most important novels. Why? Because his writing captures a rare mixture of simplicity, honesty, humour, masculinity and emotion, and were written with all the wonder of a child expressing its first steps in the world.
1933 was a bad year is - in typical Fante style - an emotional book. But it is funny - hilarious.
But you must read this little jewel quickly - an hour to two hours max - to let the humour penetrate fully. You won't be dissappointed, I promise.
Any slower and you will be too caught up in your own wonder at… Read more
Slap Shot [VHS] <b>VHS</b> ~ Paul Newman
Slap Shot [VHS] VHS ~ Paul Newman
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
A laugh out loud tale of naked protests, team fights, and blood thirsty goons.
Whoever says this film is strictly for ice hockey fans needs to cool off in the sin bin.
The movie is more in the tradition of the likes of Brassed Off and The Full Monty (there is even an on-ice strip show of sorts during the film's finale) than a sports buff's movie.
Of course, ice hockey fans will love it, but so will cult film enthusiasts, Newman fans, and your typical lads and ladettes.
The movie's lead, ice-cool Newman, is on familiar territory as an anti-hero. His Chiefs player-coach is a boozed up loser with an estranged wife, a mid-life crisis and and a team full of misfits.
To… Read more

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