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Sexy-Mild

Posted : 4 years, 7 months ago on 18 April 2013 08:24 (A review of A New World Record)

ELO is a very mild, mellow group, I think. Great for when you're not in the mood for say the Early Beatles and their *excitement*.

(8/10)


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Peter Pan

Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago on 17 April 2013 11:17 (A review of Hook)

Seeing *Julia Roberts* as Tinker Bell is itself worth the price of admission.

(9/10)


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Hope Springs

Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago on 14 April 2013 07:24 (A review of Cinderella)

The classic story of a girl who is abused by her family, but who never loses her faith in magic and love.

(10/10)


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Height

Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago on 12 April 2013 11:04 (A review of Flight)

I'm putting this here to remind myself to at least try to re-do my review of this movie, and..... I don't know, "John Q." here did a great job, so....

It's a great character movie; it's a character study.

There. There's my executive summary. More to follow along those lines, I hope.

................

Oh, and I still think that it's much, much better than "Lincoln". ;)

(9/10)


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Satisfied Mind

Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago on 12 April 2013 10:15 (A review of Turn Turn Turn)

I wrote something once called "Best Average Album", about this. I've also referred to "Fifth Dimension" being the better work; I'm not sure exactly, now.... I'll just have to juxtapose these two.... what, me? Contradiction?

It's just that.... it's just so damn much FUN listening to it. It's not like any of the individual songs seem *that* much better than average, nor is there anything that you can, I don't know, point to.... I don't know.

But, it's the arrangement of it, like I realized awhile ago. "What I mean: the most obvious example, 09. The Times They Are a-Changin 10. Wait And See 11. Oh! Susannah."

But, that's the thing-- in a way, an album IS arrangement, and, things like that, just make it, so, good.... and since it's SO good to listen to.... and more mellow than James Taylor, for God's sake, which isn't something you can say about *every* Byrds album, you know.....

(10/10)


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Deserving

Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago on 11 April 2013 10:22 (A review of Identity Thief)

I'm going to try to write a review here that stays on target.

This is a good movie, so I'm going to try to.... give it a little, respect or whatever. Not every movie made about the past is really worthy, and not every movie about the simple present is not deserving.

This movie had great character relations. It was a character movie.

But, that's where I have to hold myself, if I'm going to keep this brief.

(9/10)


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The Scandalous Review

Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago on 11 April 2013 10:11 (A review of The Beatles)

One thing that has to be said about the White Album is that it is (far) too long.

And the other thing, is that it does not matter.

(10/10)


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The Byrds

Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago on 11 April 2013 09:15 (A review of Sweetheart of the Rodeo)

I know that sometimes my comparisons can be a bit much, but this album actually does have something in common with the White Album. Both were released in 1968, and they both share a certain shunning of.... they both have a certain weariness, a turning away. And they were both made during a time of internal upheaval within the group.

That doesn't make it epic, but.... it is interesting.

(8/10)


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The Grocer's Daughter

Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago on 10 April 2013 11:50 (A review of The Iron Lady)

I think that "The King's Speech" is a decent movie, and so is this. It's more watchable than "Lincoln", at least, which is a 19th-century quasi-biblical affair. And, as much as I prefer the Cinderella side of life, even Disney is not iron-fisted about what is and is not a Princess thing, if that makes sense. (And, she wasn't Queen, so....)

And the side of it on her husband and the state of her mental health.... was possible to relate to, I think.

And you have to give her some credit for saving Britain from anarchy, of course.

Although I still prefer the White Album. It's complicated.

(8/10)


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Soft Drama

Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago on 10 April 2013 12:19 (A review of The Lion King)

One of the things about Disney that it's easy to under-estimate, is how they can take "hard" things in a, Soft way. (With Music!) And, since I'm myself at a turning point in the Circle of Life-- growing up, or something like that.... it's really true, the Circle of Life.

And it's also truly universal, as much Madagascar as Merlin's Britain....

And it's just as good as 'Cinderella', and without compromising her.

(10/10)


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