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  • : Edward Scissorhands (Widescreen Anniversary Edition)

    Edward Scissorhands (Widescreen Anniversary Edition)
    If you can get over the wierd-as-anything plot (I mean honestly, an artificial man with scissors for hands?) the movie is masterfully done. The symbolism is powerful and Johnny Depp's talent radiates. (*****)

  • : The Boondock Saints

    The Boondock Saints
    Two gorgeous vigilante Irish men...anymore need be said? The entire movie is worth seeing just for the exploding cat and the excessive language. (*****)

  • : Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl (2-Disc Collector's Edition)

    Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl (2-Disc Collector's Edition)
    I must admit, I originally headed to the theaters to see this flick because of the irresistible Orlando Bloom, but it simply was amazing (nice blend of action and laughs). Keep an eye out for numero dos!

  • : Without A Paddle (Full Screen Edition)

    Without A Paddle (Full Screen Edition)
    Another hilarious movie but don't expect much along the lines of a plot...Although it does have a heart-warming ending. Some great quote lines, which you must have eventually heard me recite. (*****)

  • : Out Cold

    Out Cold
    One of the funniest (funny if you enjoy crude humor)movies I have ever seen, but then again, I may show a bias, being an avid snowboarder myself. Wicked good stunt squences. (*****)

  • : Shaolin Soccer

    Shaolin Soccer
    Perfect mixture of comedy and kung fu! You'll love this if you thought Kung Fu Hustle owned (because it ALSO stars Stephen Chow) (*****)

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  • Franz kafka: The Metamorphosis

    Franz kafka: The Metamorphosis
    This book we very odd. A bit unsatisfying for me because it opened with his transformation into "dung beetle," and the reader never even finds out why or how. (***)

  • Tom Stoppard: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

    Tom Stoppard: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
    I found this book hilarious, yet extremely philosophical. The characters struggle with certain cosmic questions that essentially every person should ask him/herself. (****)

  • J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Bloody fantastic pretty much sums it up. The characters and themes are much more complex and emotional. J.K.R. is a genius! Oy! (*****)

  • David Gergen: Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership: Nixon to Clinton

    David Gergen: Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership: Nixon to Clinton
    I was very surprised by how much i liked Gergen's recollections. His stories enhanced his lessons on leadership and kept me interested. Also, he did a fair job of analyzing each president's weaknesses and strengths and did so in an unbiased and respectful fashion. (***)

  • George Orwell: 1984

    George Orwell: 1984
    I liked 1984, once i got into it, which took a while. The long narratives with no dialogue got monotonous. However, Orwell provided intriguing political insights and statements about humanity. (****)

  • Zora Neale Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Zora Neale Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God
    This book was a bit boring, but then again thats what happens when you describe everyday human experiences. Sorry, I have nothing more to say, I fell asleep while thinking about this book. (***)

  • Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar

    Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar
    I highly recommend reading this novel. It is very similar to "Catcher in the Rye," but from a woman's perspective. This, however, does not mean only girls will enjoy reading this tasty tidbit. It is beautifully written and almost poetic due to her showering of metaphors and imagery. Although it has an overall melancholy tone, Plath balances it with humor; even with its intense content, it is an easy read. (*****)