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The Holiday [DVD] [2006]
The Holiday [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Cameron Diaz
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing as great for a Nancy Mayers standard, 13 April 2007
This review is from: The Holiday [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
THE HOLIDAY may be last Christmas' most charming screen saver, boosting a spellbinding cast and a lovely LA/English country production set, however, the story and matters of heart therein are just plain ordinary and a little boring for this age of increasingly creative screenwriting.

If you must have some great expectation, like I had with all due respect, for director Nancy Mayers, do sit back and enjoy this almost two-and-a-half endearing but somewhat corny drama - which I think it's deliberately extended with too much bed talking especially between the characters of Diaz and Law - but there won't be any magical (onscreen) chemistry here, certainly not anything like the uniqueness of Nicholson and Keaton in SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE.

Regardlessly, Kate Winslet is stunning and emerging like a blossoming English rose. She's very likely to be one of the screen goddesses of our time for many years to come.
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Love Hurts
Love Hurts

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Diva's Most Polished Rock Album, 24 Nov. 2003
This review is from: Love Hurts (Audio CD)
SAVE UP ALL YOUR TEARS sounds as great as 13 years ago when the album hit the road! I see no reason why it is casted as a bonus material in her Farewell Tour DVD, was it meant to be outstanding or dismissable? This is definitely one of her best if someone has to shortlist 40 original songs out of her entire 40 decades of career!
Although many tracks here are the usual Cher's loud, boombastic stuff but there is a dignity in her powerful womanly vocal. LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING, penned by the legendary Diane Warren as one of the leading tracks here, sounds clearly why Cher is still one of the alpha-female voices that got what it takes to carry such a strong love rock ballad.
My personal 2 other favorites are WORLD WITHOUT HEROES and WHO YOU'RE GONNA BELIEVE. The former is a classic 80's metal inspired dark material, the latter is mixed uptempo rock full with rhythmic acoustic on the background.
Put this record on road and have a good ride.

Lisa Stansfield: Biography - The Greatest Hits [DVD] [2003]
Lisa Stansfield: Biography - The Greatest Hits [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Lisa Stansfield
Price: £5.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Colletible For The Fans, 8 Oct. 2003
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Lady Lisa Stansfield talked and shared with us her thought, memories and ideas of each and single video she'd made from the beginning in late 80s where she stepped out as the avant-garde short hair songstress with that little curl gel up her forehead, a fake mole on the left cheek and a big smile...
In the interview she's now sitting pretty relaxed in a beige couch wearing a pair of washed, straight cut dark indigo jeans topped off with a low-cut, much chest-revealing long fluffy collar black blouse. Adding much glamour touch to her look, she's incredibly stunning in the make-up with a lot of highlight to her already killer eyes, and the grace in her poise and the way she expressed herself with her hands and gesture. She's no less than any classy Shakespearean ladies yet astoudingly modern and polished.
Some of the best tracks from BIOGRAPHY includes the late 80's evergreen smash hit BEEN AROUND THE WORLD, the classic American version of THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME, the sentimental, soul-touching ALL WOMAN, the IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES which features the scene clips from Demi Moore's then hit movie INDECENT PROPOSAL, the notorious NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP and the once-again provocatively tale-setting LET'S JUST CALL IT LOVE.
Also included here is the never-released video clip of the BEEN AROUND THE WORLD, a duet in which Stansfield sang along her self-confessing personal idol Barry White with the original track playing on the background.
The only disappointment you'd find in this collection is that it does not contain her latest video 8-3-1 to date during the release of this DVD.
Don't hesistate to collect your copy of this DVD today, it's worth like you spend an expensive dinner with you loved one in any of your favourite fancy restaurant. Share this and watch it with the one you love and treasure.

Live At The Royal Albert Hall 20th Anniversary Concert [DVD]
Live At The Royal Albert Hall 20th Anniversary Concert [DVD]
Dvd ~ Culture Club
Price: £11.98

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Great Effort though, Georgie., 11 Sept. 2003
Culture Club and Boy George are no doubt part of the successful pop trendsetters in the 80s. Although much fascinated by many other English New Romantic bands in the 80s, I didn't pay much attention to their music except that Boy George's flamboyant hairdo and makeup have constantly become the gossips in many tabloids. Later I got a t-shirt with his colourful Karma Chamelon image upfront from my cousin, a schoolmate said I was "bold" but then I was hardly awared of Boy George's notorious reputation as a ...
This show definitely opened my eyes and sort of surprised me that there are still so many Culture Club loyal fans from London today, judging from their fanatic outfit they brought themselves into this live and their humanly warm support throughout the band's performance in an approximately 1 and a half hours.
As a non-fan I can't really catch up with most of the tracks casted here, as they were all sung by an enhanced free throaty-voice Boy George in rather casual, relaxed manner. Both hits DO YOU REALLY WANNA HURT ME and KARMA CHAMELON anyhow remains significantly most outstanding and crowd-warming tracks which are, I would say, one strategically arranged in the beginning and the other in the ending to be impressive for the entire live.
Needless to say, Georgie hasn't changed a thing and why should he? After all these years, various arts and cakes of makeup has formed a salute above his growing rounder cheeks and neckline, despite the fact that they will not withstand the sweat and strength he put out there to greet, warm and reach the heart of all his fans!

Cher: The Farewell Tour [DVD] [2003]
Cher: The Farewell Tour [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Cher
Offered by qualityfilmsfromuk
Price: £34.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Cherest Show should be rated 5 x 4 times = 20 stars!, 2 Sept. 2003
YES, I'm not exaggerating here - this is a show the Ultimate Diva herself had put in a lot of effort with her co-tour conceiver, dancers, choreographer, producers yet she's so generous to "cher" it with us, with "love and humanity".
Get this copy in the glittering shifting hologram-cover edition, you wanna appreciate Cher you better be flamboyant enough to put up with her status.
Best performance, best costumes, best stage entertainments and best audience to date this Tour took place in Miami!

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strong Enough to rock the world, 28 Aug. 2003
This review is from: Believe (Audio CD)
The first time I heard Cher's powerful wall-piercing vocal STRONG ENOUGH on the radio, I told myself I'm going to miss the 70s goodness of disco and gayness if I don't dump my then heartbreaking relationship and move on with my life...
DO YOU BELIEVE IN LIFE AFTER LOVE? Yes, for the sake of survivors, Cher will always be a grand guidance figure to shelter us from the cruelty of love when it leaves you bleeding.
Despite of a few critically too cliche-sounding disco tracks, I gave 4 stars to the bold release of this record and insist "this is the (curing) album for the lonely" and hurt.
P/S: The CD sleeve printing is a platinum pearl-like silverish blue which adds the disco feel to this album. I actually bought it twice for an original German copy to replace the "duller" local edition in my country Malaysia.

American Life
American Life
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Price: £4.69

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Move Over Mirwais, Mad, 28 Aug. 2003
This review is from: American Life (Audio CD)
Enough critics have ever been said about Madam Madonna's latest (r)evolution of music, despite of that, hers remain one of the year's biggest, publicised records.
This time around, as someone who is once fascinated by her image in the 80s, dazzled by her videos in the 90s and seemingly in the past millennium-gate years, I'm not gonna be bias to comment the much glossified album entitled AMERICAN LIFE.
First of all, speaking of phenomenal artists like Madam M, there is already no reason why Mirwais should remain in the picture of production again (and again in fact).
I'm not new or naive to techno trance but frankly, another Double M (Maddy + Mirwais) record is gonna have us "electrocuted".
Enough irritating syntherised sounds Mad - MOVE OVER MIRWAIS.
P/S: My 3 stars goes to the closing track EASY RIDE in its entirety. Honest, engaging lyrics plus a well orchestra arrangement.

Face Up: Remastered
Face Up: Remastered

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Album To Date from Lady Lisa Stansfield, 12 Aug. 2003
This review is from: Face Up: Remastered (Audio CD)
I will never forget my teen days plugging up my walkman earphone and turned on the radio loud when ALL AROUND THE WORLD came into the air of the local stations...
Even I was 15-years old I knew and I could tell Stansfield was going to be the new Best Brit Pop Diva, she will only get better and classier than her peers Dina Carroll, Cathy Dennis and Kylie Minogue. (Check out the scene in her latest video LET'S JUST CALL IT LOVE as she steps out of the dark limo in a scarlet evening lace dress and sashays down the street to meet her "Lover in Crime"!)
FACE UP is the 5th full-length studio record and effort from Stansfield and her long musical companion/love in life/husband/buddy Ian Devaney, together with a few tracks co-written and produced by their musical partner/former school mate Andy Morris.
The Love Duo proves once again at best with their typical upbeat tempo, outrospectively soulful live jazz dance music in the great opener I'VE GOT SOMETHING BETTER. "Open up show me love turn up the music..." Stansfield pronounces in her deep Rochdale slang with a veteran diva vocal that exudes that kind of energy which makes you jump up straight and tap your feet along every beat as she sings...
YOU CAN DO THAT is a pretty funky number in contrast right after the contemporary upbeat exciting sound of the first 2 tracks.
And yes, most probably the biggest smash hit of this album, EIGHT-THREE-ONE, is indeniably the classic Stansfield trademark disco rhythm at best (check out the David Morales mix in the new single), after her self-titled 4th album's single NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP. Sound as if we haven't got enough of great stuff from Stansfield, the title track FACE UP continues to encho her much Barry-White-defined disco sound.
The European Union edition of this album I owe is a deleted copy which only features up to track 13, WHEN THE LAST SUN GOES DOWN. Ironically, this track is the ultimately sentimental ballad that is rather appropriate to round up the album at last and best in a romantic evening you have shared with your love partner.
You know we lovers or fans love this album and only expect you to do even better, thank you Lady Lisa Stansfield.

Sunrise [CD 1]
Sunrise [CD 1]
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Price: £15.86

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Micky Gets Groovy, 12 Aug. 2003
This review is from: Sunrise [CD 1] (Audio CD)
SUNRISE is an instant love for every great music appreciator, more of a certain age group and class to be exact.
The Hall & Oats I CAN'T GO FOR THAT sample serves as a perfect base and it turn out that Mick Hucknall's syntherisation seems to be a great part 2 of the original 80's smash hit.
This single has all the familiar factors of the best of 80's New England Romantic pop. The radio edit track alone can be comfortably compared to most of the essential dance remixes by Pet Shop Boys, Erasure, Lisa Stansfield etc in any time any places.
It deserves to be added in your collection of dance/pop singles and stay prominent in 2 years at least.

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Worth Buy for Diehards, 12 Aug. 2003
This review is from: Bare (Audio CD)
I must say I'm a little bit disappointed at Lennox's latest solo effort. Don't get me wrong but this album has begun to show her downhill side to keep up those ever impressive melodies and tunes and mood from her early solo years - DIVA .
A THOUSAND BEAUTIFUL THINGS is a great opener and probably owes it to the new producer for Lennox, Andy Wright (who co-produce most songs for Simply Red in recent years). You'll love HURTING TIMES instantly at one or two play, it's typical Lennox ballad at best. But it is WONDERFUL that stay in your head ultimately, Lennox sang it so casually yet with a powerful voice that reach and touch you effortlessly. It is my favorite of all tracks here.
The rest of the tracks are, frankly, not impressive. Unlike DIVA, BARE does not collect each uniquely crafted song and title that still makes you croon and hum familiarly along over years.
However, this album is still worth a buy if you're a diehard for Lennox's beautifully written love songs.

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