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A Guide to "The Passion": 100 Questions About the "Passion of the Christ"
A Guide to "The Passion": 100 Questions About the "Passion of the Christ"
by Matthew J. Pinto
Edition: Paperback

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More Than Just A Movie Guide, 6 Dec. 2006
The intended audience for A GUIDE TO THE PASSION is primarily those seeing the movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST who are either Catholics or else interested in the Catholic faith. Others may also find it useful since the book answers so many specific questions about the film.

A short section follows the main text in which general questions are answered about Christ and the beginnings of Christianity. The materials found in the appendices give special meaning to the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, Stations of the Cross and the Seven Last Sayings of Christ. A varied list of resources appears at the end of the book.


Requiem for a Heavyweight [DVD] [1962]
Requiem for a Heavyweight [DVD] [1962]
Dvd ~ Anthony Quinn

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Powerful Indictment, 30 Nov. 2006
REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT serves as a powerful indictment of the sport of professional boxing. The film is marked by strong performances from some of the best actors available at that time. It is not a classic boxing movie in the traditional sense but instead it is a film which focuses on the personal and social damage associated with a sordid business.

Anthony Quinn as a punchy heavyweight at the end of a long career and Jackie Gleason as his greedy, conniving manager are superb. Mickey Rooney is the boxer's trainer and Julie Harris is the employment counselor who tries to help Quinn make the transition to a life of boxing. There are cameo appearances by Cassius Clay and Jack Dempsey.

Ralph Nelson also directed some other good movies such as LILIES OF THE FIELD and FATHER GOOSE. The Oscar competition in 1962 had several strong contenders. REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT did not receive a single nomination in any category.


The Bondage Breaker: Overcoming Negative Thoughts, Irrational Feelings and Habitual Sins: With Study Guide
The Bondage Breaker: Overcoming Negative Thoughts, Irrational Feelings and Habitual Sins: With Study Guide
by Dr Neil T Anderson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Claim Your Inheritance, 28 Nov. 2006
In THE BONDAGE BREAKER Neil Anderson writes about the challenges Christians face when they feel bound by negative emotions such as fear and anger or they cannot seem to break free from the grip of bad habits. The author explains that Christians have the power to gain freedom from these problems through their inheritance in Christ. It is up to them to exercise their authority and resist the devil. They are on the winning side in the war against Satan. Satan will try to get them to believe his lies and his biggest lie is that Christians are capable of being the God of their own lives. Satan will try to confuse them but in the end he can do nothing about their position in Christ.

Neil Anderson is a good writer and his book is filled with anecdotes which illustrate his ideas. The text ends with detailed instructions on how to break free from bondage and also how to help others to do the same thing.


Field of Dreams [DVD] [1989]
Field of Dreams [DVD] [1989]
Dvd ~ Kevin Costner
Price: £3.96

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guaranteed To Make You Feel Good About Life, 28 Nov. 2006
This review is from: Field of Dreams [DVD] [1989] (DVD)
FIELD OF DREAMS is a film about a man who pursues a big dream against heavy odds. In the process he serves as a catalyst for some remarkable events. The film is guaranteed to leave the viewer feeling good about life. It is adapted from a novel about Shoeless Joe Jackson by W.P. Kinsella.

Kevin Costner stars as the man who has the dream and the strong supporting cast includes Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffman, Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones, Burt Lancaster and Timothy Busfield. James Earl Jones gives a particularly memorable performance as a famous writer from the 1960's.

The movie was nominated for Oscars for Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Original Score in 1989. The film's director Phil Alden Robinson also directed THE SUM OF ALL FEARS.


The Unsinkable Molly Brown [DVD] [1964]
The Unsinkable Molly Brown [DVD] [1964]
Dvd ~ Debbie Reynolds
Offered by PREMIER-ONE
Price: £12.95

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Debbie Reynolds Sparkles As Molly Brown, 28 Nov. 2006
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN is a very good musical based on the life of a young woman who rises from rags to riches as the wife of Leadville Johnny Brown and later gains even more fame as a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic. The movie is not quite as good as the original production on Broadway starring Tammy Grimes, but it is still enormously entertaining in spots. The most memorable song is "Belly Up To The Bar, Boys."

Debbie Reynolds does a fine job in the lead as Molly Brown and Harve Presnel repeats his successful Broadway role as Leadville Johnny Brown. The strong supporting cast for the film includes Ed Begley, Hermione Baddeley, Jack Kruschen and Vassili Lambrinos.

The movie received Oscar nominations for Best Color Cinematography, Color Costume Design, Color Art Direction and Adapted Music Score. Debbie Reynolds was nominated for Best Actress. MY FAIR LADY dominated the Academy Awards in 1964.


El Dorado [DVD] [1967]
El Dorado [DVD] [1967]
Dvd ~ John Wayne
Offered by Jasuli
Price: £9.45

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Entertaining Western, 28 Nov. 2006
This review is from: El Dorado [DVD] [1967] (DVD)
EL DORADO has a lot of good elements such as an interesting story, gripping suspense and above all, excellent acting. Besides John Wayne in the role of a professional gunfighter and Robert Mitchum as the sheriff of El Dorado, the film has a strong supporting cast which includes James Caan, Charlene Holt, Paul Fix, Arthur Hunnicutt, Michele Carey and John Mitchum. The latter is the younger brother of Robert Mitchum. In this movie John playa a bartender. He has more than 200 movie and TV appearances to his credit as well as stints as a singer and song writer.

Robert Mitchum can play a drunk trying to cope with a hangover as well as anybody in movie. Howard Hawkes is best remembered for his direction of SERGEANT YORK.

I always thought thought that EL DORADO deserved a high rating even though it failed to receive any Oscar nominations in 1967. The Academy Award competition in that year was dominated by BONNIE AND CLYDE, THE GRADUATE and IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT.
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The Godfather's Revenge
The Godfather's Revenge
by Mark Winegardner
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly Disappointing, 19 Nov. 2006
THE GODFATHER'S REVENGE is Winegardner's second sequel to Mario Puzo's GODFATHER. Most of the original Corleone characters are present in this book but relatively less emphasis is placed on Michael Corleone. The plot seems tired and the author's insistense on using famous events from the 1960's seems too contrived. It's hard to get excited about this particular effort by Winegardner. His previous entry in the series was more entertaining.
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State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III
State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III
by Bob Woodward
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Comprehensive Review Of One Big Mess, 13 Nov. 2006
STATE OF DENIAL is a comprehensive review of the steps that led to the invasion of Iraq and the present state of crisis in that unfortunate country.

Through the use of dogged research and numerous interviews, Woodward is able to give the reader a detailed account of most of the key roles played in this developing tragedy by such people as George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, General Myers, Paul Bremer, Paul Wolfowitz, General Pace, Steve Herbits, Admiral Vernon Clark, Jay Garner, Saudi Arabia Ambassador Prince Bandar, Condoleeza Rice, Dick Cheney, Frank Miller, General Marks, David Kay, General Abizar, John Negroponte, Colin Powell, Richard Armitage, Karl Rove, Karen Hughes, Bob Blackwill, Andy Card and Henry Kissinger.

There is enough blame to go around to satisfy the most ardent critics of the Iraq War and Woodward goes about the task of spreading it with a vengeance. In fact, STATE OF DENIAL represents a radical departure from Woodward's two previous books on the Bush Presidency in which he is much less critical of Bush and the administration. I recommend STATE OF DENIAL to anyone interested in the prosecution of the real war on terror as well as the future of the Middle East, the United States, England and their many valuable allies.


Haven
Haven
by John R. Maxim
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Slightly Incredible Plot, 26 Oct. 2006
This review is from: Haven (Mass Market Paperback)
HAVEN is a story about the increasing vulnerabilty of any country to the crazed actions of a few fanatics. The author does a commendable job of wrapping up too many loose ends of a slightly incredible plot.


History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1943 v. 1: History of United States Naval Operations in World ... States Naval Operations in World War II)
History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1943 v. 1: History of United States Naval Operations in World ... States Naval Operations in World War II)
by Samuel Eliot Morison
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Example of Morison's High Standard of Scholarship., 26 Oct. 2006
The introduction to THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC 1939-1943 gives a good account of the state of U.S. Navy preparedness between the two World Wars. The appendices help the reader to appreciate the relative strength of the combatants. It is important to realize that the Navy was already making its weight felt in various parts of the world before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States Navy was forced into this situation by the rapidly evolving predicament of Great Britain and her allies. The Nazis had overrun Greece and Crete and had put Russia deep in a hole. It appeared possible that Germany and Italy would soon control all three entrances to the Mediterranean - The Straits, The Dardanelles and the Suez Canal. Much of this book describes in great detail how the tide of war turned from this low beginning to a much brighter picture for the Allies by April 1943. By then Germany had lost the strategic initiative when it failed to capture Stalingrad. The German Black Sea fleet was fighting a losing battle and Germany was forced to evacuate its remaining troops from North Africa. In addition, the Allies were organizing an invasion of the European Continent while Japan was on the defensive in the Pacific.

The story is a wide-ranging one because the area involved in the Battle of the Atlantic is so vast. THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC 1939-1943 is a very detailed record in spite of the book's few shortcomings. My respect for Samuel Eliot Morison is increased by reading it and I highly recommend the volume to anyone interested in the history of World War II.


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