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    PCS Phone Sanyo SCP-8100 (Sprint)
    by Sanyo
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Wireless Phone
    list price: $229.99
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    Features

    • Large color screen supports 65,000 colors (120x144 pixels)
    • Integrated digital camera with 352 x 288 pixel resolution
    • Phone supports voice-activated dialing and polyphonic ringtones
    • Supports wireless Internet and text messaging
    • Includes standard and extended batteries, AC charger, user documentation
    Reviews (55)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Phone W/Weak Battery
    This is my second 8100 (1st one died as I left it in the washer) but to this date, this is the best Sprint PCS phone that I have used.This was recommended to me by the salesman at the Sprint store over a year ago.Here is the quick list:
    Pros:
    1)Signal:Rarely do I ever experience any drop calls with this phone compared to my last 2 Samsungs.
    2)Display:Very clear and vibrant.
    3)Quality:As soon as you pick up the phone you feel the quality that it is made.It does not have the Cheap feel on some of the Nokia and Samsung phones.My first one was made in Japan and this one is from Malaysia.Sanyo just makes quality phones.

    Dislikes
    1)Battery Life:The standard battery is weak.It rarely lasted more than 2 days when it was brand new and now its about 1 day for me.And I have 2 batteries.I purchased an extended battery on Ebay for about $10 and it works great.
    2) Poor camera under low light:But what do you expect with a cell phone right?

    Overall, its a nice phone I only wish Sprint would carry more Sanyos and Motorolas and stop carrying the terrible Nokias and Samsungs.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I love this Phone, Just one small issue...
    Almost all that needs to be said has already. Let me just say that I love this phone. Of all the cells I've owned, this Sanyo has the best reception, and quality of any of them. Of those were 2 Nokia, and one Keyocera.The only issue I have with it, is in low light situations, (read...night-time...) the number keypad is very low lit, and extremely hard to see. This certianly doesn't take away from the greatness of the phone, just a small irritation during 8 hours of the 24 in a day.

    1-0 out of 5 stars This phone SUCKS!!!!!!!!
    I live 20 minutes outside of San Francisco, my boyfriend and several other of my friends have not been able to get a hold of me by my cell phone. I have had so many dropped calls and sprint over charges for going over your minutes. I recommend you do not buy this phone or sign-up with Sprint. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000AYKXG
    Sales Rank: 1916
    Subjects:  1. Sprint PCS Wireless Web    2. Web Enabled Internet WAP Browser Surf    3. Flip Fold   


    Toshiba e755 Pocket PC with Windows Mobile 2003
    by Toshiba
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Electronics (24 June, 2003)
    list price: $499.99
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    Editorial Review

    An impressive update of the Toshiba, e740, the e755 offers better display, faster processor speed, and more memory, plus wireless capability and a host of multimedia features.

    Memory
    The e755 has 64 MB of RAM and 32 MB ROM, plus a 32 MB Flash for an impressive total of 128 MB of built-in memory.The e755's Flash disk can easily be used to store applications and data that will then survive a hard reset, making it an ideal resource for backing up your most important information.

    Controls and Casing
    The front of the unit has four application buttons and a five-way directional pad. On the left side is the "record" button for audio input (the mic is on the top of the unit) to make it easy to record voice notes), a scroll wheel, and the infrared port. On the top there are two expansion slots (for Compact Flash andSecure Digital cards), stylus holder, stereo headphone port, power button, and and two LEDs (for the battery, alarms, and wireless communications). On the bottom of the unit are two switches (one to turn on and off the wireless radio and the other to turn on and off the battery), plus the DC-in socket and the cradle connection port.

    Applications
    Built-in advanced applications include IA Presenter, IA Mirror, ArcSoft PhotoBase software for viewing and editing images, and a data backup app.

    Processor
    The e755 uses Intel's PXA255 XScale-based processor, operating at 400Mhz, which is able to launch applications an display lists with blazing speed launch quickly. You can also adjust the CPU's speed down to extend battery life.

    Display
    The e755 has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, and a 16-bit, 64,000 colors display for crisp image viewing on its 3.8" transflective screen.

    Multimedia
    The e755 can play MP3s, either through the front-mounted speaker or the 3.5 mm stereo jack, and also play videosusing Windows Media Player 8.5 for Pocket PC.

    Communications
    There is an integrated 802.11b radio, turned on with a switch at the bottom of the unit. You can easily connect to a wireless LAN or to a T-Mobile Wi-Fi network. Included also is Wireless LAN Utility software to make it easy to connect to wireless networks, and to create and retain profiles for different networks.

    Expansion
    The e755 comes with two expansion slots: There's a Compact Flash Type II slot and a Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard slot capable of SDIO. There is also an Expansion Pack that clips to the bottom of the unit, and provides a USB port and a standard 15-pin RGB port.

    Power
    The unit uses a rechargable 1000 mAh lithium ion battery that can be charged either in the cradle or straight from the AC adapter.

    What's in the box

    • Toshiba Pocket PC e755
    • USB Cradle
    • 10W AC Adapter
    • 1-Stylus
    • Soft Slip Case
    • Quick Start Card
    • Warranty Card

    Additional software:

    • Pocket Word
    • Pocket Excel
    • Pocket Outlook
    • Pocket Internet Explorer
    • Microsoft Reader for Pocket PC
    • Media Player 9 for Pocket PC
    • File Explorer
    • MSN Messenger
    • File Explorer
    • Microsoft Transcriber
    • Microsoft Active Sync 3.7
    • IA Presenter
    • IA Screen Mirror
    • ArcSoft PhotoBase for Pocket PC
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    Features

    • Crisp 3.8" transreflective color display
    • What's in the box: Toshiba Pocket PC e755, USB Cradle, 10W AC Adapter, 1-Stylus, Soft Slip Case, Quick Start Card and Warranty Card
    • A powerful wireless Pocket PC packed with multimedia features
    • Super-sized memory: 64 MB RAM, 32 MB ROM, plus a 32 MB Flash disk
    • Integrated Wi-Fi wireless connectivity
    Reviews (55)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Toshiba 755e
    I bought this PDA two years ago.It has never synched well with either my laptop or my desktop.I always have to reset the PDA in order for it to synch.This didn't happen when it was new and Toshiba tells me it can only be my virus protection.I have also gone through three batteries.I was told today (3/1/05) that the battery is now $84 and that Toshiba no longer repairs PAs.Overall, very poor support from Toshiba.

    1-0 out of 5 stars toshiba e755
    Used product for 8 weeks before complete failure in the absence of any kind of misuse.Since use began only 4 weeks before end of warranty period, Toshiba offered not help, and no service options,even though I was willing to pay.Was told twice I would be called by Toshiba Customer relations, and wasn't.Pocket PC's not repaired at authorized Toshiba computer service centers in a 20 mile radius.The nature of the failure was a complete system freeze, and failure of both "soft" and "hard" reboots to fix. Screen ultimately blank, with fully charged battery.Truly a $500 paper weight.It is a bitter lesson: do not purchase Toshiba computer products, unless from a retailer that allows no questions asked unconditional return (not too many of those!)What's amazing is this type of failure has been described by reviewers of the previous model, AND the subsequent e805.Toshiba is not ready for prime time, and hasn't been for years.This suggest to me a deep structural problem in its engineering and management.

    3-0 out of 5 stars very good... few small problems
    the product is good and promising for a bussy user
    but there are few problems :
    1- No good support.
    2- It frozes in two occasions, so I have to restart it again, and it is a very good practice to keep it sync everyday with your main computer.
    3- it turned off by itself 6 times... that is really bad, because this ment that I have to re-sync with my computer, a process usually takes time and efford, and you wouldn't like it to happen SIX time.
    ... Read more

    Asin: B00009K7ES
    Subjects:  1. MP3 MP 3 Player    2. Personal Digital Assistant (PDA, Electronic Organizer)    3. Pocket PC (PCs)    4. Casio    5. Handheld (Hand Held)    6. Toshiba    7. Portable Audio   


    Sony PlayStation 2
    by Sony Computer Entertainment
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Electronics
    list price: $199.99
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    Editorial Review

    The PlayStation2 is equipped with a 128-bit Emotion Engine processor that enables lightning-fast gameplay and impressive graphics power. The console builds on its home entertainment value by doubling as a DVD player and accommodating most of the original PlayStation's vast library of games. PS2 is known for its excellent selection of titles for the older gamer. ... Read more

    Features

    • Please visit your local Target Store to purchase this item
    • Platform: PlayStation 2
    • With progressive-scan DVD player
    Reviews (726)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good system, not quite the best
    But you can't blame Sony. A vast library of games could be found. Now they've got the new PS2. Slimmer and better than the original PS2. Speaking of original, many games began on a Playstation. Though it has longer load times compared to Xbox, it got a head-start on games. Something that makes it better than Xbox is DVD. Unlike the Xbox, you can play DVDs WITHOUT any extra equipment required. But Sony is like Nintendo and Microsoft, making their games, for their system(why not?). PSOne games can be played on it. Maybe... about 8 PSOne games aren't compatible with PS2. Sony hasn't given in though. It's still the most prefered console.

    5-0 out of 5 stars PS2 overall
    For christmas about 3 years ago i got an XBOX well that night when i was playing it something went wrong it told me the controller wasnt plug in when i knew it was so i had to returned it.After that i got a new XBOX and over the time frame i had itkept saying to sendit to microsoft but i never did. so about a year ago i bought a gamecube well that thing just sucked it had no gamesi hated it. so finally about 2 months ago i traded my XBOX,GAMECUBE and GAMEBOY SP in for a PS2.And let me tell you the PS2 is the real deal this thing has so many games has no problems . Every week i go out and buy a new game and the controller is so easy to use. so if you dont know what to buy im telling you i give PS2 4 stars.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Time to choose
    My review is about which system you should pick- X-Box or PS2?
    Well first of all x-box has way better graphics. but the thing that really matters is games. PS2 games to me are for five year olds. For example, Sly 2. What 11 year old kid wants to play as a raccoon? My point is that kids today are different. WE LIKE VIOLENCE!!!!!!!! So if your considering a PS2, you should think of the person who will be playing it. ... Read more

    Asin: B00004TMRB
    Subjects:  1. Video Games    2. PS2 (PSX2)    3. Sony Playstation (Play station) 2    4. Playstation2 (Play station2)    5. Console (ps2console playstation2console)   


    Grand Theft Auto
    by Rockstar Games
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    CD-ROM (22 November, 1999)
    list price: $19.99
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    Editorial Review

    Grand Theft Auto places you in the role of a common streetthug whose job it is to carry out the will of ruthless crime bosses. Stealing carsand settling drug deals are just some of your dirty tasks as you run, gun, steal,and drive through three different crime-infested cities. Fail and you get cussedout by your superiors. Succeed and you rise through the ranks of theorganization, get more respect, and tackle tougher missions. Still, through it all,you play an evil criminal who kills random folks for dishonorable people. Thisis definitely not a game for kids or the easily insulted.

    But if you enjoy random acts of virtual violence, this game may be for you. Justkeep thinking, it's only a game. --Allen Stewart

    Pros:

    • You can steal any car on the screen
    • Each car handles and sounds differently
    • Easy game play and helpful arrows point your way
    • Open-ended game: pick your own missions, go anywhere you want
    Cons:
    • Very violent
    • The game insults its players and cusses at them
    • Outdated graphics, similar to the old Spy Hunter game
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    Features

    • Groundbreaking non-linear urban crime game
    • Take up the life of a gangster and wreak havoc on the city
    • Drive to complete missions or just freelance
    • Intended for mature players
    • For 1 player
    Reviews (37)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Undisputed classic
    I remember getting GTA on a burned cd along with many other games back when it came out. It was originally some other games i wanted, but as soon as i installed this game i was hooked. I can understand that people who only found out about GTA when GTA3 and VC came out don't like this. But for us who's played games for some years, this i a classic without a doubt.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Original that spawned San Andreas - and STILL a great game!
    GRAND THEFT AUTO.
    The only word that can describe this game is: AWESOME.
    Yes, the original looks out-dated, and granted, the graphics are not spectacular. But the gameplay more than makes up for this. This is a brilliant game and it's extremely fast.
    I love the way they've made the camera angles like a police helicopter or something following you - it's a great touch - really gives it that "crime" feeling.
    GET IT, GET IT, GET IT!!!

    09/10

    5-0 out of 5 stars Original that spawned San Andreas - and STILL a great game!
    GRAND THEFT AUTO.
    The only word that can describe this game is: AWESOME.
    Yes, the original looks out-dated, and granted, the graphics are not spectacular. But the gameplay more than makes up for this. This is a brilliant game and it's extremely fast.
    I love the way they've made the camera angles like a police helicopter or something following you - it's a great touch - really gives it that "crime" feeling.
    GET IT, GET IT, GET IT!!!

    09/10 ... Read more

    Asin: B00000DMAV
    Subjects:  1. Video Games    2. Action and Adventure    3. Police and Crime    4. GTA    5. Sony Playstation (Play station)    6. PSX (PS1 PSOne PS (1 one I)    7. Action   


    The Adventures of Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark/The Temple of Doom/The Last Crusade) - Widescreen
    by Paramount Home Video
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    DVD (21 October, 2003)
    list price: $69.99 -- our price: $52.49
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    Editorial Review

    As with Star Wars, the George Lucas-produced Indiana Jones trilogy was not just a plaything for kids but an act of nostalgic affection toward a lost phenomenon: the cliffhanging movie serials of the past. Episodic in structure and with fate hanging in the balance about every 10 minutes, the Jones features tapped into Lucas's extremely profitable Star Wars formula of modernizing the look and feel of an old, but popular, story model. Steven Spielberg directed all three films, which are set in the late 1930s and early '40s: the comic book-like Raiders of the Lost Ark, the spooky, Gunga Din-inspired Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and the cautious but entertaining Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Fans and critics disagree over the order of preference, some even finding the middle movie nearly repugnant in its violence. (Pro-Temple of Doom people, on the other hand, believe that film to be the most disarmingly creative and emotionally effective of the trio.) One thing's for sure: Harrison Ford's swaggering, two-fisted, self-effacing performance worked like a charm, and the art of cracking bullwhips was probably never quite the iconic activity it soon became after Raiders. Supporting players and costars were very much a part of the series, too--Karen Allen, Sean Connery (as Indie's dad), Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan, Amrish Puri, Denholm Elliot, River Phoenix, and John Rhys-Davies among them. Years have passed since the last film (another is supposedly in the works), but emerging film buffs can have the same fun their predecessors did picking out numerous references to Hollywood classics and B-movies of the past. --Tom Keogh ... Read more

    Features

    • Color
    • Closed-captioned
    • Widescreen
    • Box set
    • Dolby
    Reviews (427)

    5-0 out of 5 stars He will Always be the Name of Adventure
    In 1975 Steven Speilberg took you into a sea of terror, in 1977 George Lucas took you into a galaxy full of heroes,villians and many creature species. These two legends came together to introduced as the ultimate hero in the ultimate adventures. The legendary Harrison Ford as the legendary wip cracking archeologist Indiana Jones. The greatest adventure films of all time that truly embody Hollywood history are on DVD, All 3 of Indy's epic adventures, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Now bring home these classic treasures because theres no adventure hero like Indiana Jones. I'm thrilled for Indy's 4th adventure. If you have never seen these movies and your an adventure fan, well your missin out on adventure masterpieces that has a household name and pop culture icon. These films spawned the TV series Young Indiana Jones and two Disney theme parks; Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spetacular in WDW and Indiana Jones Adventure in Disneyland. Bring home the legendary adventures of the legendary Indiana Jones. These are treasures you been waiting to open. "snakes, why it have to be snakes?"

    5-0 out of 5 stars All together now
    Everyone is going to have a favorite film. However these work well as a set and are worth the purchase. And the extra goodies or special features of the set add to the experience.

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    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    This is the first in a series of fun to watch action packed movies based on what an archeologist should be. Being a first you will not notice the pattern of the film unless you are used to Saturday matinees.

    We hit the deck running on this one as we see Indiana Jones making a John Wayne type of entrance. So much that you do not notice the dubious looking character next to him Statipo (Alfred Molina). Until he says "Give me the Idle and I will give you the whip."

    Now settled down, after his near miss with the natives, Harrison Ford is a professor (Indiana Jones) teaching the fact that archeology is a search for facts not some thrill ride.

    That very afternoon he is confronted by some government agents. It seems that his old professor Abner Ravenwood has disappeared. They picked up some radio transmissions that contained the name of Abner and a city Tannis. Immediately Indiana Jones knows that the Nazis (natural bad buys) are looking for the Ark of the Covenant (which can be used as a weapon of unspeakable power) and somehow he must bet them to it for the sake of the world.

    He is helped by an old love interest Marion (Karen Allen) and rivaled by an old nemesis Dr. Rene Belloq (Paul Freeman).

    Does it really exist?
    How can he beat them to it?
    Why is he on the outs with Abner?

    Hold on for a thrill a minute and don't eat any bad dates.
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    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

    The "now standard Indiana" formula is there and there are a lot of fun parts to this movie. However the bad guys are too bad and the situation is too spooky. Be sure to watch "Riders of the Lost Ark" first even thought this takes place chronologically earlier.

    Once again James Bond has nothing on Dr. Jones (Harrison Ford) as he negotiates for a treasure and is double crossed at every turn, barely escaping with his life, also the acquisition of a steriotipical blond singer Wilhelmina Scott (Kate Capshaw), and his new sidekick Short Round (Jonathan Ke Quan).

    In his hasty retreat he does not realize that there are greater forces at work insuring that he fulfill his destiny to recover a sacred object and all the children of a beleaguered village.

    Is he up to the challenge?
    In this case does being blond help or hinder?
    Will Short Shot prove that size does not matter?
    Take heart!

    Be prepared for a dark passage "a little too dark for my taste".
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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

    It may just be coincidence but this time Harrison Ford that was a carpenter is not Dr. Indiana Jones (Junior) and his last crusade (until the next film) is to obtain a cup of a carpenter.

    Even though this film can stand on its own, it can be more fully understood if you watch "Raiders of the lost Ark" first.

    Once again we start out with a young Jones trying to save an artifact from pillagers. This lets us know of his heroic energy and introduces his father Professor Henry Jones (Sean Connery) and his obsession with the Holy Grail, even to the exclusion of his relationship with Junior.

    Now grown Dr. Indiana Jones gives a class and explains that Archeology is a pretty strait forward science and not some search for legends. He receives a mysterious piece of post.

    He is then approached by group of rich people that are in search of the Grail. It turns out that their top researcher has disappeared. Yep it is Professor Henry Jones. What can Indiana do but go looking for his father. He is accounted by his best friend who runs a museum Dr. Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliottt) as they team up with the last person to see his father Dr. Elsa Schneider (Alison Doody.) He gets a final warning "Do not trust anybody."

    Will he find his father?
    If he dies what will they have to talk about?
    Does the Grail really exist?
    Who are the mysterious people following him?

    One of my favorite scenes is where Dr. Jones disguised in a German uniform bumps into Hitler (Michael Sheard of Star Wars fame).

    Have fun watching this great film with the banter between Hennery and Junior. And remember "do not trust anybody."

    5-0 out of 5 stars The only thing that needs to be changed
    Is the packaging. The huge box, the plastic cases holding each CD separately. I have not seen one person complain about this. This trilogy is on of the greatest achievements in cinema history, and it comes as four individual cd's jammed together inside plastic cases. I really have no idea why studios do not release trilogies in box sets that resembled tv shows season releases (i.e., the X files...I mean, have you seen their season box sets?). The same for the star wars trilogy. Why are they so cheap, can't they spend a few extra bucks on making a nice box, holding all cd's without those horrid plastic cases?

    Thanks
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    Asin: B00003CXC5
    Subjects:  1. Feature Film-action/Adventure   


    $52.49

    The Simpsons - The Complete Third Season
    by Twentieth Century Fox Home Video
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    DVD (26 August, 2003)
    list price: $49.98 -- our price: $32.49
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    Editorial Review

    Broadcast in 1991, the third season of The Simpsons contains a host of candidates for "Best Simpsons Episode Ever." Homer is in such good form throughout that a reasonable case can be made that he has superseded the importance of his Greek namesake in the annals of culture and civilization.The opener, "Stark Raving Dad," for instance, features a guest appearance by an uncredited Michael Jackson, who plays an obese white inmate whom Homer meets while confined to a mental institution. Other standout episodes include "Like Father, Like Clown," in which Krusty reveals he is estranged from his Rabbi father; this is The Simpsons at the height of its powers, mature, ironic, erudite, and touching while bristling with slapstick and Bart-inspired cheek. "Flaming Moe's" features Aerosmith and sees Homer invent a cocktail that desperate, sleazy bartender Moe steals from him. "Radio Bart" is another demonstration of the series' knack for cultural references, parodying the Billy Wilder movie Ace in the Hole. Finally, there's "Brother Can You Spare Two Dimes," in which Danny DeVito reprises his role as Homer's brother, regaining the fortune Homer lost him by inventing a Baby Translator. Immensely enjoyable at any level, this third year demonstrates conclusively that The Simpsons is quite simply, and by a large margin, the greatest television show ever. --David Stubbs ... Read more

    Features

    • Animated
    • Color
    • Closed-captioned
    • Box set
    Reviews (219)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Morphing Into A Legend By Season Three
    Of the first three seasons of The Simpsons, Season 3 is definitely my favourite. This show has been running for so many years now, that it was clear from the start that it would gradually get better and better by each season. For example, the show didn't peak in Season 2 or 3 like most shows do; it only continued to get stronger through Seasons 4, 5, 6 and 7. This is the point where a lot of television shows are packing it up and calling it a day because the show isn't as good as it was in its early years. Not the case with The Simpsons. By Season 3, the show was the most popular cartoon in the world and had infiltrated popular culture in a way that was completely unprecedented. If Matt Groening and his team of devoted writers had actually lifted their heads from their drawing boards, they would have surely been shocked at the impact of their creation.

    Season 3 opens with "Stark Raving Dad," where Homer is sent to a mental institution and meets Michael Jackson, just not as we imagine him! It's also Lisa's birthday and her present is one she could never have dreamt of. In "Mr. Lisa Goes To Washington," Lisa gets involved in politics after winning an essay writing contest, and soon learns the injustice of the big world. In "When Flanders Failed," Ned Flanders opens a store devoted to merchandise for left-handers. Homer secretly wishes his store will fail, and has to rectify the problem when it does. "Bart The Murderer" sees Bart become a Goodfella and getting into all sorts of trouble, while the rest of his classmates are out enjoying a field trip to a chocolate factory. In "Homer Defined," Milhouse begins avoiding Bart because his mother says Bart is a bad influence on him. Meanwhile, Homer inadvertently saves the nuclear power plant from a meltdown.

    In "Like Father, Like Clown," Bart and Lisa track down Krusty's rabbi father, whom he has not seen since his youth when he was shunned for wanting to make it big as a clown. In "Treehouse Of Horror II," a monkey's paw that grants wishes leads humanity to fall prey to sadistic space aliens. Bart also acquires incredible powers for mischief, which results in turning Homer into a giant Jack-in-the-Box. Finally, Mr. Burns puts Homer's brain into a robot, only to find that the robot is lazier than even the original Homer was! In "Lisa's Pony," Homer buys Lisa a pony after she is humiliated at a school concert because her sax doesn't work properly, even though Homer promised to buy her a new one. Homer gets a second job to afford the pony, but the long hours soon take their toll. In "Saturday's Of Thunder," Homer builds Bart a soapbox derby racer after he fails a quiz designed to test how well he knows his son. In "Flaming Moes," Homer gives Moe the idea for a new cocktail. Moe steals Homer's creation, and the cocktail becomes a huge, nationwide success. In "Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk," Mr. Burns sells the power plant to a group of German investors for $100,000,000. They discover the plant is not all it seems, and are willing to sell it back to Burns, who is also desperate for his plant back.

    In "I Married Marge," we are treated to a flashback to the early stages of Marge and Homer's marriage in a casino wedding chapel. In "Radio Bart," Bart receives a microphone for his birthday which he uses to play a prank on the town, in which he pretends to be a boy trapped down a well. In "Lisa The Greek," Homer discovers that Lisa has a great knack for picking football winners. He takes advantage of her 'powers' and wins tons of money from Moe through gambling. Lisa is upset when she realises his true aims, thinking that he actually wanted to spend quality time with her. In "Homer Alone," Marge has a breakdown in the middle of a bridge and decides to take a break to Rancho Relaxo. Bart and Lisa are left with Patty and Selma, while Homer must take care of Maggie. In "Bart The Lover," Mrs. Krabapple is searching for love in a local ad. Bart messes with her mind by pretending to be a fictious lover, but feels remorse when she is stood up on her date with her secret lover. In "Homer At The Bat," Homer rules the power plant softball team with his homemade baseball bat, until Mr. Burns hires a troop of professional baseball players to win a bet. They all fall victim to misfortune, however, and the game is left in Homer's hands.

    In "Separate Vocations," school tests show that Lisa is destined to be a simple housewife and not the famous sax player she dreamed, while Bart is set to become a police man! He goes on to become the school hall monitor, while Lisa rebels against her previous goody attitude. In "Dog Of Death," The Simpsons discover their dog needs an expensive operation to survive. They didn't realise this to begin with, because lottery fever had gripped the nation, with a jackpot of $130,000,000. The family pay for the operation, but the dog runs away when they resent the cost of the op. In "Colonel Homer," Homer finds himself in a country-western bar after a big row with Marge, where he stumbles on Lurleen, a beautiful songstress. He gets her a record deal and she becomes a big star with him as her manager, but Homer must decide between his superstar and his family. In "Black Widower," evil Sideshow Bob reappears intent on marrying Selma. Everyone is happy for the marriage except Bart who sniffs trouble, and finally proves that Bob intends to murder his new bride for the money.

    In "The Otto Show," Otto loses his license after a riotous visit to a Spinal Tap concert. He moves in with the Simpsons but is urged to get his job back. In "Bart's Friend Falls In Love," Milhouse falls madly in love with a new student, Samantha Stanky, after a sex education video at school. Bart's jealously drives them apart, landing Samantha in a Catholic School. The final episode of the season is "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?" in which Homer's half-brother Herb Powell returns off the streets and attempts to resuscitate his sagging fortunes with an invention that allows babies to talk to adults. Mr. Burns discovers that Homer is sterile, and that he could sue the plant for millions. Instead, he presents Homer with a cheque for $2000 at a phoney awards ceremony. Herb begs for the money to invest into his new creation, and gives the Simpsons presents they've always wanted after it becomes a huge success.

    This season is an incredible collection of 24 episodes, in which every single one is of superb quality. Most TV shows have at least a few rubbish episodes per season, but this is simply not the case for The Simpsons. The quality is astounding, and the minor characters add immensely to the feel of this show. Selma and Patty, Mr. Burns, Moe, Barney, the 'tortured soul' Krusty, Otto Man and Mrs. Krabapple are just some of my personal favourites. This DVD box set includes running commentaries for every single episode. I've not actually listened to any of them, because I've only just finished watching each episode on their own. I think it is a bit excessive to provide running commentaries for EVERY episode, but I guess there's so much genius that goes unnoticed in each episode that it would be criminal not to point them out! All in all, *essential* - nothing more. A must have!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Unrivaled by its animated peers...
    Originally a spin-off from a one-minute segment of The Tracy Ullman Show, The Simpsons morphed into the then-burgeoning FOX network's most successful program. As the longest running animated television show in history, and the longest running prime show of any type, The Simpsons is an American treasure - a combination of humor, wit, and satire that examines not just the lives of its eccentric characters, but also the society, culture, and world in which we live. Fun for adults and children alike, The Simpsons is a cutting edge television comedy that, like Seinfeld, changed the television landscape in the 1990's by creating a new genre of TV fun - spawning large network investments in new series such as King of the Hill, Futurama, and The Family Guy.

    Like all new things which smash the paradigm of life, The Simpsons is unrivaled by its knockoffs, and the show doesn't show signs of slowing down. If you haven't yet visited Springfield, then I definitely recommend that you pick up The Simpsons DVD (Season 1) to catch a glimpse for yourself. You have no idea what you've been missing...

    The Simpsons (Season 3) DVD offers a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere in which Homer's co-workers have him committed after they mistake him for a mental patient. While in the New Bedlam Home for the Emotionally Interesting, Homer meets a tall, stocky white man who claims to be Michael Jackson. The Simpsons befriend the man who eventually admits to being bricklayer Leon Kompowsky... Other notable episodes include "When Flanders Failed" in which Ned Flanders opens a store at the local mall called the "Leftorium" (catering only to left-handed customers) and "Lisa's Pony" in which Lisa's overwhelming desire to have her own Pony nearly drives Homer to an early death as he works 24-hours-a-day to afford the expensive pet...

    Below is a list of episodes included on The Simpsons (Season 3) DVD:

    Episode 36 (Stark Raving Dad)
    Episode 37 (Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington)
    Episode 38 (When Flanders Failed)
    Episode 39 (Bart the Murderer)
    Episode 40 (Homer Defined)
    Episode 41 (Like Father, Like Clown)
    Episode 42 (Treehouse of Horror 2)
    Episode 43 (Lisa's Pony)
    Episode 44 (Saturdays of Thunder)
    Episode 45 (Flaming Moe's)
    Episode 46 (Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk)
    Episode 47 (I Married Marge)
    Episode 48 (Radio Bart)
    Episode 49 (Lisa the Greek)
    Episode 50 (Homer Alone)
    Episode 51 (Bart the Lover)
    Episode 52 (Homer at the Bat)
    Episode 53 (Separate Vocations)
    Episode 54 (Dog of Death)
    Episode 55 (Colonel Homer)
    Episode 56 (Black Widower)
    Episode 57 (The Otto Show)
    Episode 58 (Bart's Friend Falls in Love)
    Episode 59 (Brother Can You Spare Two Dimes?)

    The DVD Report

    5-0 out of 5 stars hilarity continues to ensue
    just as funny as season 1 I have on dvd. working on getting 2,4,5 when I can
    see this show if you haven't
    it's gut busting laughter
    cruel jokery sometimes
    but very funny
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    Asin: B000067DNE
    Subjects:  1. Television   


    $32.49

    Canon PowerShot A300 3.2MP Digital Camera with 5.1x Digital Zoom
    by Canon Cameras US
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Electronics (15 April, 2003)
    list price: $299.99
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    Editorial Review

    The Canon PowerShot A300 offers the entry level solution to digital camera users new to the field. Packed with a host of features and a 3.2 mega pixel CCD sensor, this little camera produces great pictures.

    Like Olympus digital cameras, the camera is turned on via a sliding lens protector at the front that forces the camera into life. Two AA batteries and the CompactFlash compartment are housed behind a sturdy door that will easy take a beating over the lifespan of the camera without snapping or falling apart. The other side the camera offers a DC and USB port, but unfortunately no video-out to watch your pictures on the TV.

    On the rear of the camera, the user is offered a 1.5" TFT screen that is sharp and responsive to changing lights and focuses, as well as, a host of buttons - most of which are self explanatory and you can easily access flash modes, picture review and other options like this without having to plough through plenty of menus.

    The camera offers a 33mm f3.6 fixed focal length lens with a 5.1 digital zoom option that offers the equivalent of a 33mm - 168mm lens in a 35mm camera. This combined with shutter speed range of 1-1/2000 sec and ISO ratings of 50 - 400 and a range of pre-programmed settings to cope with landscapes and portrait shooting makes for a nice little camera for beginners. For the more adventurous there is a macro mode up to 5cm, as well as, the option to record up to 3 minutes of movie clips with sound.

    For an auto focus fixed lens camera with a digital zoom the quality is quite good. Detail is captured well and greens are differential when it comes to photographing landscapes. The digital zoom is useful for getting into the action, but should not be replied upon for crisp images. Overall as a starter's camera this is an okay place to start. If you are starting out and need a camera that will get you going, this is as good a place as any to start, just don't expect the world. --Jason Denwood, Amazon.co.uk ... Read more

    Features

    • Up to 3 minutes of video with sound
    • Compatible with CompactFlash Type I cards; 16 MB card included
    • Powered by 2 AA batteries (alkalines included); connects to PCs and Macs via USB 1.1
    • 3.2 megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 8 x 10 prints and medium-quality prints up to 11 x 14
    • 5.1x digital zoom
    Reviews (102)

    4-0 out of 5 stars A few words for fellow adventurers:
    I have found this camera to be surprisingly resilient to the repeated abuse I have given it.It's not been left completely untarnished, but it still KIND OF works.

    When I left it outside in the sand during a thunderstorm in the fair town of Dirt, Louisiana, it woke up in the morning QUITE gritty and the buttons were a little stubborn, but it still worked perfectly.Photos are of beautiful quality.

    I've banged it around the Caribbean without a care in the world, and while it was always a bit too slow to take successive photos of Puerto Rican farmers getting into a bar fight, it held up quite well.

    Real problems came after I dropped the poor thing into a hot spring in the Andes of Venezuela.Luckily, I was able to retrieve it, but it would never be the same again.The LCD is completely trashed and unusable and the flash is now nonexistent, but the durn thing still takes pictures!!I can't believe it, either.As long as I'm outside in the sun, photos and video turn out great and transfer effortlessly to my computer.

    In short, this camera will take a lot of wear.It's a great camera to take on adventures (especially to places that don't have lithium batteries!), but go easy on the hot springs.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy it!
    I'm still wondering how could Canon create such a bad product. I was stupid enough for not read customer reviews before buying it.
    The A300 will eat a pair of batteries (even those with more than 2000 mAh) every 10 to 20 minutes, if you're lucky and keep LCD and flash off. It will take a century to respond after you press the shot button and another century to process the picture.
    I tried to contact Canon but I guess their customer support is just like their camera - it doesn't work!
    Do yourself a favor: don't buy a Cannon A300.
    Paulo May - Brazil

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sweet Camera!
    This was a great first camera for me and I feel like I got WAY more than I paid for.3.2MP and high resolution allowed me to touch up in Photoshop and still allowed fantastic print quality.Video recorder has audio.There is no Optical Zoom, which is why I decided to get another camera after I felt like I've "graduated" from this one.Buy, Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.They last WAY longer and this way, you won't have to own your own battery company to like this camera.
    Oh, and since Canon cameras all have digic chip processor and pretty much the same operating format, after you're done with this camera, you won't have any trouble when you upgrade to any of the fancier Canon models. ... Read more

    Asin: B00008OE43
    Subjects:  1. Digital Camera (Cameras)    2. Photograph (Photography)   


    The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring / The Two Towers (Widescreen Editions) (2-Pack)
    by New Line Home Entertainment
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    DVD (29 August, 2003)
    list price: $59.92 -- our price: $53.93
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    Editorial Review

    As the triumphant start of a trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring leaves you begging for more. By necessity, Peter Jackson's ambitious epic compresses J.R.R. Tolkien's classic The Lord of the Rings, but this robust adaptation maintains reverent allegiance to Tolkien's creation. At 178 minutes, it's long enough to establish the myriad inhabitants of Middle-earth, the legendary Rings of Power, and the fellowship of hobbits, elves, dwarves, and humans--led by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and the brave hobbit Frodo (Elijah Wood)--who must battle terrifying forces of evil on their perilous journey to destroy the One Ring in the land of Mordor. Superbly paced, the film is both epic and intimate, offering astonishing special effects and production design while emphasizing the emotional intensity of Frodo's adventure.Ending on a perfect note of heroic loyalty and rich anticipation, this wondrous fantasy continues in The Two Towers.

    After the breaking of the Fellowship, Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) journey to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power with the creature Gollum as their guide. Meanwhile, Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) join in the defense of the people of Rohan, who are the first target in the eradication of the race of Men by the renegade wizard Saruman (Christopher Lee) and the dark lord Sauron. Fantastic creatures, astounding visual effects, and a climactic battle at the fortress of Helm's Deep make The Two Towers a worthy successor to The Fellowship of the Ring, grander in scale but retaining the story's emotional intimacy. These two films are perhaps the greatest fantasy films ever made, but they're merely a prelude to the cataclysmic events of The Return of the King. ... Read more

    Features

    • Color
    • Widescreen
    Reviews (14)

    5-0 out of 5 stars DON'T BUY THIS, buy the full trilogy instead
    I do not know why they are still offering this for sale, but it seems silly to me to buy just the first two films in the magnificent "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy for this price when you can get a box set of all three theatrical editions, including the 11-Oscar-winning conclusion to the series, "The Return of the King", for just $5 more (at the time of writing).Just type B0001VL0K2 into the search box and it will take you to the right page.

    Or, you could buy the box set of the Extended Editions, which will be available shortly and is fully loaded in terms of special features, as well as all the extra footage in the Extended Editions themselves (search for B000654ZK0).

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Lord of the Rings
    Both of these movies are incredible! With astounding special effects, music (score), cinematography, and acting 'The Fellowship of the Ring' and its sequel 'The Two Towers' are two phenomenal action/adeventure movies. Both of these movies have a good amount of action, romance, adventure, and drama to offer. But both 'Fellowship of the Ring' and 'Two Towers' aren't as good as 'The Return of the King' which is the third and last installment of 'The Lord of the Rings' movie-trilogy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Breath-Taking Movies
    I have never read author J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" or "The Lord of the Rings" book trilogy. But let me just say that I don't like to read many books. In fact, I hardly like to read books at all. What I really like to do is watch movies. And the only movies that have stunned me more than any others have are director Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy. "The Fellowship of the Ring" was a wonderful opening-movie to begin the trilogy. The Special Extended DVD Edition was even better than the original (theatrical) version by having many great extra scenes in it. "The Two Towers", on the other hand, is a spectacular movie-sequel to "Fellowship of the Ring". I am sure that the up-coming Special Extended DVD Edition of it will also be even better than the theatrical version. Both movies are stunning because they have fantastic special effects, a great music (score), and excellent cinematography to offer. The actors do a superb job on acting in the two movies. The action, adventure, drama, romance, and suspense both "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers" has in them are incredible! I highly recommend that you buy these two breath-taking movies that are filled with so much fantasy and adventure. One can only know that �The Return of the King� will be a phenomenal movie to end the trilogy. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000A03JY
    Subjects:  1. Feature Film-action/Adventure   


    $53.93

    Initial IDM-1731 Portable DVD Player with 7" LCD
    by Initial
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Electronics
    list price: $209.99 -- our price: $157.94
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    Editorial Review

    Watch movies, listen to MP3 CDs, or review camcorder footage--all from one portable device. Initial Technology's IDM-1731 puts a world of entertainment at your fingertips. The built-in seven-inch widescreen TFT (thin-film-transistor) LCD displays favorite movies in their native aspect ratios, and the player's onboard antiskip protection--a surprisingly rare feature in portable DVD players--paves the way for media enjoyment during more active uses.

    Connections include a composite-video output (switchable as an input) and a switchable analog audio input/output. A coaxial digital-audio output lets you hook the player up with an audio/video receiver and multichannel speaker system to enjoy immersive DTS or Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround from discs (coaxial digital-audio interconnect not included). The unit gets about 2.5 hours of playback from the supplied rechargeable lithium battery.

    What's in the Box
    DVD player, full-function remote control, AC adapter, high-capacity rechargeable lithium battery, composite-video interconnect, analog audio interconect, and a user's manual. Spare batteries are available by contacting Initial's customer service; headphones are not included. ... Read more

    Features

    • Coaxial digital-audio output for Dolby Digital and DTS surround passthrough
    • A/V input accommodates external device; includes full-function remote control and a cigarette lighter connection for the car
    • 7-inch LCD with 16:9 widescreen display to match the aspect ratio of your favorite movies
    • This Region 1 DVD player plays DVD-Video, VCD/SVCD, and MP3 CDs
    • Antishock system ensures smooth playback during active use
    Reviews (139)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great little player.
    I purchased this portable DVD player a little over a year ago as a birthday present for myself. Both my wife and mother-in-law chided me for buying the unit - what could I possibly want with a portable DVD player?

    A few months later, south Florida was hit by four hurricanes, we were without power for over eleven days. Guess what we did while there was no power? Yep, we were at least able to watch movies to pass the time. During the day, I would charge the batteries up using the car, and then we would watch at least two movies at night before the batteries were discharged.My wife now thinks I made a very wise decision to buy the unit - as it helped save our sanity during the 11 days we didn't have ac power.

    We have since used the unit on long auto trips, in hotels that didn't have anything worth watching on their televisions, and on our long weekends in our travel trailer.

    The only problem we have ever experienced is one hinge doesn't work properly, but that doesn't seem to hamper us using it or its' operation.

    Although it isn't a "name" brand (that I am aware of), the unit works great and like any portable sophisticated electronics, it needs a little tender care.

    Hope this helps in your decision as to whether to buy this unit or even whether to buy a portable DVD player at all.

    1-0 out of 5 stars BUYER BEWARE
    I got this dvd player several months ago to take w/me when I fly. After several very frustrating trips where the thing would either not work at all or would stop working in the middle of a movie (which is even worse!), I returned it. The company was good about sending me a replacement. But I am having the exact same problems with the replacement!! This product not worth buying at 1/10th the price

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not Bad
    This being my third attempt at purchasing a dvd player.My first was bought here at amazon.com last year.First was a Mintek.their customer service was awful and after three months of them receiving my old player, mailing me a lower quality player with same freezing issue, amazon gave me my money back.I Have to say their customer service is one of the best!!!

    The initial player came free with my cell service from compusa, nice deal.I have had the player three months now and no problems, no freezing, a little noisy motor but my three year old doesn't mind.All in all the picture is really good quality and with a relatively inexpensive pair of noise cancelling headphones you can hear really well on a plane.Sometimes the sound it not as loud as it could be.I would definity recommend this player over any Mintek product!!!! ... Read more

    Asin: B0000C83IH
    Subjects:  1. idm1731, id-m1731, 1731, i-dm1731, dvd, player    2. personal, 7 inch, travel, handheld, portable, 7", initial    3. idm-1731, lcd, disc, movie, theater, small,    4. Portable Digital Versatile Disc Player (Personal DVD)   


    $157.94

    Old School (Full Screen Unrated Edition)
    by Universal Studios
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    DVD (01 June, 2003)
    list price: $19.99 -- our price: $17.99
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    Editorial Review

    When three thirtysomething friends with woman troubles (Luke Wilson,Will Ferrell, and Vince Vaughn) decide to form a fraternity, it's supposedly tosave Wilson from losing his house, which the nearby college is trying to claimfor academic purposes. But really, Ferrell and Vaughn are desperate to return tothe reckless, feckless days of beer bongs and hot chicks, and they drag Wilsonalong with them as they throw themselves into gathering frat pledges of allages. Old School could have been just another string of bad jokes hangingon a flimsy plot, but the script and the cast have a jovial energy and justenough grounding in reality--at least, up until the obligatory beat-the-systemending, but by that point you'll forgive the excesses of this silly, cheerful, and frequentlyfunny movie. Featuring Jeremy Piven and Juliette Lewis, with cameos by SnoopDog, Andy Dick, and others. --Bret Fetzer ... Read more

    Features

    • Color
    • Closed-captioned
    • Dolby
    • Full Screen
    Reviews (233)

    5-0 out of 5 stars soooooooooooooo funny!!
    this film is hilarious, it had me in stitches throughout. will ferrell leads this film completely, he is hilarious, altho Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughn are excellent aswell. I recommend u watch it cos it is fantastic!!
    The wedding singer in it rules lol

    5-0 out of 5 stars The mascot engulfed in flames is worth the whole film...
    One of the funniest movies of 2003, Old School is silver screen gold for anyone who lived the life of a college party animal or once inhabited the halls of a beloved fraternity house. In the spirit of Animal House and PCU, Old School brings together a strange amalgam of immature males who wreck havoc on their college campus through wild parties, outrageous pranks, and outright criminal activities. Starring Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Will Farrell (of Saturday Night Live fame), Old School reads like a great SNL skit. You'll laugh yourself silly over this one.

    When Mitch Martin (Luke Wilson) returns home early from a business seminar at his extraordinarily boring job, he finds his girlfriend cheating on him. They break up, and he's forced to move out. Moving into an off-campus dwelling at his old school, Mitch's friends Frank Ricard (Will Farrell) and Bernard "Beanie" Campbell (Vince Vaughn) reminisce about the glory of their fraternity days. The days of all fun and no work... Frank gets married, despite Beanie's attempts to talk him out of it at the altar (during the ceremony), but he quickly grows despondent and longs to enjoy the freedom of his youth once again. Meanwhile, Beanie is a bona fide family man with a successful business, but he too would like to relive the fun of their fraternity days.

    Together, the three men decide to turn Mitch's house into a fraternity. They recruit a series of misfit students from around campus - nerds, social rejects, homeless men, and ninety-year-old womanizers. The hazing rituals are beyond description, and the parties are ridiculously outlandish and hilarious. All is going well (for everyone but Frank whose wife catches him running down main street naked) until Dean of Student Affairs Gordon Pritchard (Jeremy Piven), a former estranged classmate of the three men, decides to crack down on the fraternity. When he does, the fraternity must pass a series of tests and obstacles in order to retain their charter (and this, the climatic high-point of the film, is also the funniest of all).

    Fun from beginning to end, Old School will not win any awards for dramatic scenes or cinematography. But it will win a lot of points as an outright hilarious comedy. If you haven't seen this film, then you really don't know what you're missing. Old School is a classic cult comedy fulfilling the dreams of countless former college fraternity members who ache to relive the greatest party days of their lives. Because it's so funny, Old School is a definite must-see film. Miss it at your own risk...

    The DVD Report

    1-0 out of 5 stars I wish I could choose 0
    I have yet to understand why so many people find this film amusing. Some have said that it was a modern day Animal House, and while I find Animal House uninteresting I think that is a serious dis to Animal House. I don't know it just seems that this movie continuously tries to be funny way to hard and ends up falling into a pile of its own crummy jokes. This movie is like a stitched together hybrid of every other "guy" film out there. I say guy film meaning, "hey lets put some girls chest on the screen and it'll be an instant hit." Well atleast its seems to have a lot of special features, so when you get tired of the film you can watch those instead. This is probably the only bad rating on here for this film but man, I've watched it once and that was more than enough. ... Read more

    Asin: B000094A6A
    Subjects:  1. Feature Film-comedy   


    $17.99

    Anger Management (Full Screen Edition)
    by Columbia Tri-Star
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    DVD (01 February, 2005)
    list price: $14.94 -- our price: $13.45
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    Editorial Review

    The irresistible pairing of Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler is the best reason to see Anger Management, a comedy that might loosely be called The Funny and the Furious. Nicholson and especially Sandler have screen personas that partially rely on pent-up anxieties, so there's definite potential in teaming them as a mild-mannered designer of pet clothing for chubby cats (Sandler) who's been ordered to undergo anger-management therapy with a zany counselor (Nicholson) prone to occasional tantrums and devious manipulation. Surely this meandering comedy looked better on the page; director Peter Segal scores a few lucky scenes (particularly Sandler's encounter with a Buddhist monk, played by John C. Reilly), but a flood of cameos (Heather Graham, Woody Harrelson, Rudolph Giuliani, and others) can't match the number of laughs that fall flat. As Sandler's understanding girlfriend, Marisa Tomei plays a pivotal role in a happy ending that leaves everyone smiling, with the possible exception of the audience. --Jeff Shannon ... Read more

    Features

    • Color
    • Closed-captioned
    • Dolby
    • Subtitled
    • Special Edition
    • Full Screen
    Reviews (208)

    3-0 out of 5 stars funny
    jack nicholson and adam sandler were great in this film, but there really wasn't a plot. some parts are HILARIOUS but others are zzzzzzzzz...

    overall, it's worth watching if you want a few laughs.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not really funny
    The story is just ok until the plot twist is revealed which is the most contrived and unbelievable. It is almost as if the final plot surprise was written after the movie was screened.

    The con-game surprise ending really wipes out an already poor excuse for comedy.

    3-0 out of 5 stars a silly fairytale
    The initial premise of this film is fine- Dave(Sandler) gets sent to anger management training because of a misunderstanding and the training is done by Buddy, Dr. Nutcase (Jack Nicholson) and the poor, Not Angry Dave is court-ordered to doing more retraining because of the whims of the Learned Nutcase.

    Beyond that, this is absurd, but with some bits here and there some people may find amusing.

    Jack Nicholson is always wonderful as a crazy person but frankly, I don't see much appeal in the deadpan characters
    played by Adam Sandler- this one included. I'm not sure how he manages to portray the angry parts while still conveying his usual expressionlessness.The support group has some expected stereotypes that some people find amusing- lesbian lovers, a man prone to violence, a repressed gay man- and the characters provide some unsuprising gags. Marisa Tomei is lovely as Sandler's girlfriend, not a role with a lot of humor, although she seems sweet.Dave gets to work with a fat cat with the same personality that Sandlerhimself appears to have, so fans of stoic fat cats will enjoy the cat dressing scenes, sparse though they are.

    Most of the movie was highly improbable- Buddy vandalises a car and alienates Dave's co-workers, abuses him in his own home by moving in for 30 days- yet we're expected to swallow this as plausible.There is some sort of trickery involving Buddy and Dave's girlfriend- oddly enough she supports the trickery. When the full plot line is "dramatically" revealed to us, we learn she had a bigger role in this than was originally assumed, yet oddly, Dave still trusts her and wants to marry her.

    hmmm.... not sure I would marry someone who did that to me.

    One of the few funny things that actually worked was the role in which Woody Harrelson- he has an immense amount of potential as the Lovely and Talented Galaxia. ... Read more

    Asin: B0000AJLU2
    Subjects:  1. Feature Film-comedy   


    $13.45

    Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker
    by Wazirchad & Co
    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Kitchen
    list price: $9.99
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    Reviews (5)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Look for pouring lip in a shaker
    I have used this shaker as well as others. The problem with this one is that the top is nearly flat to the lid.The result is that drinks do not pour out nicely, inevitably getting some of your precious liquid everywhere.Look for a shaker with a defined pour area extending at least an inch from the lid.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Spills when opened..
    This is a good deal for the price. However, some contents spill when making a second round. It's messy. Just wish I had bought a better quality one.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Adequete and Inexpensive
    I recently purchased this because it was the cheapest one I could find (I'm a starving art student with a love of martinis). When used properly, it works just fine. The cap fits tightly, but you must remember that when shaking it with ice inside, don't shake too long otherwise the ice shrinks the metal and that is when you will have leaking problems. Mine creates excellent martinis, so I haven't a complaint. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005OTUT
    Sales Rank: 20779
    Subjects:  1. Utensils    2. Cocktail Shakers    3. Barware    4. (Bar Ware)    5. Bartending    6. Kitchen    7. Dining   


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