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Stand By Me [DVD] [2000] <b>DVD</b> ~ Wil Wheaton
Stand By Me [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Wil Wheaton
5.0 out of 5 stars A great movie, 23 Jan 2012
Stand By Me is one of my favourite movies. I only discovered it about a month ago and in that space, have watched it three times. It's a wonderful and timeless story and despite its cheesy name, the film is anything but and is actually very touching. The characters have a vast depth to them and it was acted excellently, despite the fact they were a bunch of kids- Jerry O'Connell was only 11 years old at the time of shooting. Rob Reiner is also a great director.
This movie is a classic and I genuinely recommend it for anyone with good taste...
Sleeping Beauty [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Emily Browning
Sleeping Beauty [DVD] DVD ~ Emily Browning
37 of 49 people found the following review helpful
Having read great reviews for this movie and watched the trailer, I was looking forward to watching this movie very much so.

However, not only was it ridiculously pretentious (normally a pretentious movie doesn't annoy me so much, but this was really pushing it), and it wasn't that I didn't understand the plot or the movie, there was no substance to it whatsoever. So it didn't even earn the right to be truly pretentious. It tries to be shocking with its themes of sexuality, with lines such as 'your vagina will be treated like a temple', and scenes such as those where Lucy is made to match her lipstick colour to her labia. However, they are unconvincing and almost comical in their… Read more
Peacemakers Six Months That Changed the World: The&hellip by Margaret Macmillan
0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Awful narrator's voice., 7 April 2011
I guess one can't deny that Margaret Macmillan has really done her research, and has provided an excellent guide to the Paris Peace Treaty Conference, highlighting all the major issues and problems underlying it and the frustrations felt by many. This is very informative, and I would recommend reading it if you're into this area of history however... I hated her writing style! So arrogant and a I'm-such-a-good-writer feeling to the prose, and ughhh I couldn't stand it! It's not even her technique that's lacking - she manages to balance statistics, facts and trivial stories PERFECTLY to make it into a what should be incredibly interesting point of view, but her smug style just drove me… Read more

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