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Arthur Christmas (with UltraViolet)
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I can't wait for the dvd to be released: this film is amazing! The story is nice, but the setting and the characters are absolutely awsome! I saw the movie in 2D, but the quality of the image was so good that I didn't regret missing the 3D version. I agree that the opening scene of the elves delivering the gifts like in a Mission Impossible movie is one of the best ones.
How To Train Your Dragon
John Powell - CD
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One of the best soundtracks ever! The movie is absolutely great, but this soundtrack hugely contributes to its magic. I did not know John Powell before "How to train your dragon" and I consider this soundtrack his masterpiece. I do hope he will compose the soundtrack for "How to train your dragon 2" too!
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Much, much better than "My big, fat Greek wedding": funny and moving, great scenes and great scenery. The plot is a little predictable, allright, but the script is well written and acted. Nia Vardalos deserves more success ("Connie and Carla" was really good, but it went almost unnoticed)
My Life In Ruins (2009)
Region 1 DVD
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I went to the cinema all the same after reading a few negative reviews because I thought the story was interesting and I worship David Morse: I'm glad I followed my heart and not the reviews because "Passengers" is really good, slightly disturbing but most of all extremely moving. Patrick Wilson is the only flaw, in my humble opinion: I don't like him at all, he does not convey any kind of emotion to me, but luckily enough the rest of the cast does. I will definitively buy the DVD. I hope that it will include lots of extra features.
Bodies: The Complete Collection (6 Discs)
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Kudos to BBC for producing a tv show that makes "ER" look like a Disney cartoon... "Bodies" is the disturbing, gruesome and often graphic depiction of the lives and deaths of staff and patients in the Obstetrics & Gynaecology wards of a big English hospital. So realistic a depiction that paradoxically it turns out to be refreshing: at last a tv show tells it like it is, which is scary and troublesome but also makes you think "I knew it all along: this is what really happens in places like this!". Excellent casting, very good script, very good acting and amazing special effects make this DVD a must-see.
Celine Dion: A New Day - Live In Las Vegas (2 Discs)
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The concert is really great, but you would expect nothing less from a professional and talented singer/performer like Celind Dion. What's really interesting (and makes the DVD a must-see) is the 120 minutes "All Access" featurette which follows Celine and her team (from make-up artists to dancers, from background vocalists to technicians) from 5:00 pm to 00:30 am on one of her working days. It would have been intriguing to see what happens to Celine before 5:00 pm (when she leaves home to go to the Colisseum), but that would invade her privacy, I suppose. The backstage, however, is amazing: filmed in multi-angle a bit like "24", with the clock ticking to show its (almost) real time shooting, it impressively reveals what's behind a show like this in terms of work, enthusiasm and dedication, both from Celine and all the dancers and musicians. The second featurette that reaveals the secrets behind the show is very good; personally I found the third featurette, "A tribute to the fans", a bit too much, but a necessary evil if you want to undestand the tremendous support and passion Celine gets all over the world. Buy this DVD: you will not be disappointed!
Celine Dion - CD
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Celine did a great job! Like the previous (and misteriously) gone unnoticed "One Heart", this album shows even more the pop/rock/aggressive Celine that unfortunately too often gets drowned in romantic candyfloss. Don't get me wrong: I adore Celine's love songs, but some of them are a bit too much. Celine is more versatile than you'd think.Therefore, this new album really rocks, in every sense!"Taking chances" is very good, but Celine should have chosen tracks like "Eyes on me" (a bit Shakira-esque)or "This time" (a bit Evanescence style) or "Can't fight the feeling" (rock, pure and simple), which would have shown right away the "new" Celine. All in all, a great album, catchy tunes and amazing performance.One disappointement, though: the cover of the classic "Alone" starts as a surprise (sounds like a lullaby: great) and ends up too conventional and actally worse than the original. What a pity, what a lost opportunity.Sadly enough, one of the best songs by the "new" Celine can actually only be found as "B-side" of the single or for digital download: it's a song called "The map of my heart" which is pure rythm'n'blues and Celine's voice is amazing.
Taking Chances (CD & DVD)
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the songs are really great (this is one of celine's best albums ever), but the dvd is not worth buying at all (hence only 4 stars, not the 5 stars the songs would deserve): it's simply a promo of the forthcoming "Live in Las Vegas" dvd. In the descripion of the dvd contents, play.com writes "Vegas show highlights/Making of the show/Day in the life of Celine/Fan appreciation piece", but actually these are NOT 4 featurettes, only simply the content of the sneak preview of the forthcoming dvd! The 4 videos ("Vegas show highlights") of "The Power of Love", "I drove all night", "I surrender" and "I wish", will be actually included in the forthcoming dvd, so when the cd sleeve reads "four EXCLUSIVE songs" it's actually lying because the same songs will be found somewhere else. What I mean is that you should definitively buy the cd, but skip the so called "deluxe edition" and buy the forthcoming dvd of the Las Vegas show instead!
Spaced: Complete Series 1
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I learned to appreciate Simon Pegg's talent watching films like "Shaun of the Dead" & "Hot Fuzz": if you liked these two, you'll go crazy for "Spaced"! It's an extremely funny and yet very clever sit-com: the only downside is that they filmed too few episodes. It's totally addictive: buy "Spaced": you will not be disappointed!