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(My Date With Drew - Movie Review) You Got A Date With Who?!

Advantages: A really cool idea, entertaining documentary, main character is charming, and it's wonderful.
Disadvantages: Filmed on a low budget camcorder.

I donít buy many independent films, because I know they suck and they arenít as good as the mainstream productions (heck, even they arenít really good anymore). However, I remember hearing about this film and thought it was a really cool idea. (STORY) ...

Doctor_GreenRay 11.07.2010 ∑ Read full review
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The Dark Side of Genius...

Advantages: A fairly well rounded portrait of a troubled genius at a troubled time in history.
Disadvantages: Nothing special, doesn't dig deep enough into what made Fischer a genius.

I'm rubbish at chess. I'm a pretty smart guy generally, but I just don't get chess. I know the theory, but I'm usually in trouble after about three moves, and then I'm just scrambling Even when playing the computer on the easiest setting, and the compu ...

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Review of Bobby Fischer Against The World

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King of the Court!

Advantages: Interesting and entertaining
Disadvantages: Older ones will know the story

So, The Battle of the Sexes, the story of Billy Jean Kingís struggle for womenís rights and equal pay in tennis, centered on the 1973 challenge match with pseudo male chauvinist player Bobby Riggs, still today the most viewed and attended tennis match in ...

thedevilinme 29.06.2014 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Battle of the Sexes (DVD)

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Rock the cliche......Rock the cliche.......

Advantages: Interesting at times
Disadvantages: Pretencious and cliche at times

have to say punk passed me by. My only recollections of it was the dance floor at weddings, quickly cleared by young people with a demonic logo on their leather jackets (which I later discovered was the symbol for the band 'Crass') and a likewise scowl o ...

thedevilinme 20.01.2011 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Joe Strummer - The Future Is Unwritten

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From the Westway to the World - and Beyond

Advantages: Revealing, watchable, honest
Disadvantages: Some strange use of old archive film not related to the subject, Bono

I met Joe Strummer once. It was in 1989 and he was signing copies of his solo album Earthquake Weather in a record shop in Glasgow. I wasn't a huge Clash fan but my sister's boyfriend at the time was. I was the only person he knew able to take time out ...

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