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About me

I have quite a varied taste in music. I mostly like dramas, comedies, and sci-fi movies. As for reading, I read very little outside of fantasy. I like to read to escape the real world. I love the magic and dragons in fantasy.

I have a personal website at james.roomfullofmirrors.com/ .

About my collections

It's going to take me a long time to rate everything I have listed. A lot of my unrated books I want to read again before rating them. Most of them were read many years ago, so any rate assignment would almost be arbitrary.

In short, pay no attention to my "top rated" lists. They don't have enough information to be accurate.


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Classic album

Posted : 11 years, 5 months ago on 22 January 2007 03:11 (A review of Toasted: Massive Ragga Jungle)

Once you get past the illicit theme, this CD is classic Jungle at its finest. Some of the highlights are Fire (the lead of track), Special Dedication, and Gimme My Gun. Check out the discogs.com entry for a full track list -- [Link removed - login to see] . One bit of advice: use some really good speakers to listen to this. A subwoofer is absolutely required to get the full effect of this album.

I give this a 9/10, subtracting one for the corny theme.

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Good movie.

Posted : 11 years, 6 months ago on 18 January 2007 05:00 (A review of The Good Shepherd)

I went into the movie expecting a set of sequential events that would tell the story of how the C.I.A. came to be. What I got was a good mystery movie with solid acting. The movie follows Mr. Wilson (Matt Damon) through his life and shows how those events led him to be one of the cornerstones to the early C.I.A.. To fully understand what is going on, one must pay close attention to the dates shown on screen.

Damon does an excellent job of portraying the company man. His character is dedicated, cold, and hard. The way Damon plays the character is very believable.

If you go to see this movie, be aware that the events depicted are highly dramatized. Every character is an amalgamation of several real life people and the events are quite fictional.

I give it an 8 of 10. Mostly because of pacing. I think it could have moved a little quicker, but the story telling was definitely good.

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Getting a little long

Posted : 11 years, 6 months ago on 18 January 2007 04:45 (A review of Phantom: Chainfire Trilogy, Part 2 (Sword of Truth, Book 10))

Overall, this was a good book. I had a hard time putting it down at night. However, the story is getting a little long and the writing tired. I found myself wondering why I was even reading this book several times. There are several sections where the story sort of stops and the author starts relating already known information or just plain rambling.

I suppose it gets an 8 out of 10 just for the fact that it continues a good story that I really want to see concluded. It finally starts to focus on a problem introduced many books ago without going off on another tangent. I look forward to the next book; the book to conclude the series.

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Still great

Posted : 12 years ago on 17 July 2006 04:27 (A review of Beetlejuice)

I watched this movie all the time when I was younger. I had been looking for the DVD in my local Target for some time. Finally, they had a copy on the shelf. This movie is as great as I remember it being. Michael Keaton steals every scene he is in.

"Save that one for later."

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Truly a Superman movie

Posted : 12 years ago on 17 July 2006 03:45 (A review of Superman Returns)

There was a lot of room for them to mess this movie up. Thankfully, they didn't do so. The actor who plays Superman/Clark Kent is an excellent fit for the role. He keeps the quality that Christopher Reeve brought to the character but makes it his own. Also, Kevin Spacey did an excellent job with Lex Luthor and Parker Posey knocks the bimbo girlfriend role out of the park.

More action would have been a welcome treat. The plot line was sufficient and interesting. In the end, I look forward to another movie. I am giving this one 9 out of 10 for the lack of action promised in the trailer.

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An interview with the author

Posted : 12 years ago on 5 July 2006 11:56 (A review of American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation)

Here is an interview on the News Hour with the author -- [Link removed - login to see] . From the interview, this sounds like a very good book.

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A fun movie

Posted : 12 years, 1 month ago on 2 June 2006 12:15 (A review of Nothing But Trouble)

It isn't a great movie, but it is fun to watch occasionally. If you like the humor of Dan Aykroyd then you will enjoy this movie; not only does it star Dan Aykroyd, it is written and directed by him.

The movie is not hilarious as the taglines would have you believe. It is humorous throughout with an occasional slow part. The funniest character is by far the old magistrate played by Dan Aykroyd. Dan does a good job of playing the crazy old coot. John Candy plays two characters: one is a mute and the other is a depressed cop. His speaking role isn't very long so don't look forward to Candy providing the laughs in this one.

The best scene in the movie has to be the one with Digital Underground performing for the judge.

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Good action flick

Posted : 12 years, 1 month ago on 27 May 2006 05:18 (A review of X-Men: The Last Stand)

Definitely worth a watch if you have seen the previous two. The action is there and the special effects are great. Some of the new characters are cool and some are not. For example, the Juggernaught was cool and the porcupine guy isn't. Sometimes the movie feels rushed and doesn't flow very well, but it is an action flick based on a comic. What more can one expect?

I give this 7/10 because of the sometimes rushed plot and blatant product placement. It was nice to see the Juggernaught internet video get a nod.

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