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by Sarah Polley Scott Wolf Jay Mohr Taye Diggs
Director: Doug Liman
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
DVD (31 August, 2004)
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Director Doug Liman's follow-up to the winning Swingers is a rollicking adventure that, while lacking in any substantial plot, speeds along with nonstop adrenaline and style to burn. Taking a cue from Pulp Fiction, Liman plays tricks with time and overlapping plots, all of which play out in L.A. and Las Vegas in a 24-hour period sometime between Christmas and New Year's. Slacker grocery-store clerk Ronna (Sarah Polley) is trying to score rent money by selling hits of Ecstasy at a rave party, but winds up inadvertently double-crossing a ruthless dealer (sexy and scary Timothy Olyphant). She's also invading the dealing turf of her coworker Simon (Desmond Askew), a Brit on his first trip to Vegas, which turns nightmarish after a jaunt with pal Marcus (Taye Diggs) to a "gentleman's club" turns violent. And then there's the two soap-opera actors (Jay Mohr and Scott Wolf) who cross paths with Ronna more than once in their attempts to divest themselves of a drug-related charge by participating in a sting.

The way Liman and writer John August layer these stories owes a huge debt to Quentin Tarantino, but the comedy and action sequences rocket like a bat out of hell with energy, humor, and genuine surprise. In addition to some hilarious dialogue exchanges--including a classic scene between Ronna's stoned friend (Nathan Bexton) and a Zen cat--Liman works wonders with one the most winning ensembles in recent memory, a cast that includes both established actors and TV cuties. Mohr, Diggs, and especially Polley (doing a 180 from her turn in The Sweet Hereafter) are as excellent as you'd expect, but it's Wolf (of Party of Five) and Dawson's Creek's Katie Holmes (as Polley's best bud) who turn in revelatory work; Holmes especially seems poised to be a breakout star. An amazing cinematic ride--like a roller coaster, you'll want to go back again and again. --Mark Englehart ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Go is the ticket for a sweet ride
what I thought about this film is the following: good actors, the script is OK and the outcome is alright. Somethings about this movie lack a lot and some might say its a Pulp Fiction-esque type movie and it is in its only little world. Sarah Polley (The Claim, Dawn Of The Dead '04), Katie Holmes (Tv's Dawson's Creek, upcoming Batman Begins) and Timothy Olphant (HBO's Deadwood, Scream 2) were the only ones that did outstanding performances in this movie. the other outstanding cast includes the following: Jay Mohr (upcoming King's Ransom, Jerry Maguire), Scott Wolf (Tv's Party Of Five, Killing Emmett Young), William Ficthner (Armageddon, Equilibrium), Desmond Askew, Taye Diggs (Malibu's Most Wanted, The Way Of The Gun), Breckin Meyer (Road Trip, Tv's Married With The Kelly), Jane Krakowski (tv's Ally McBeal), James DuVal (Nowhere, Independence Day), J.E. Freeman, Tony Denman (Dorm Daze), Nathan Bexton (Psycho Beach Party), Katharine Towne (Mulholland Drive) and many more. highlight would have to be all of Sarah Polley's characters story view because she is just too darn gorgeous.

1-0 out of 5 stars Go "Away".
This teen/young adult movie has teens in it but they sure do not act like adults, they act more like the same annoying people you find in Kevin Smith movies.First feature film to star Katie Holmes, and she can not act.Her follow up movies have not been any better.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best
Loved Pulp Fiction? Then you will most likely enjoy a fun-ride called GO, directed by Doug Liman who also did Swingers and is currently attached to direct Bourne Identity with Matt Damon. I went into this movie expecting a typical teen comedy but I walked with my jaw dropped. I could not remember the last time I have seen a movie that was this much fun. This flick is pure example of how much fun a story can be. An intelligent, balls-out entertainment for everyone who enjoys fun movies. Most people tend to praise movies with a 'message', Go has no 'real' message but it does show how much fun something can be. Most people will try to live this story out on their own because it's just that good. Everyone, in some weird way, would love to experience what these bunch of people experienced in this movie. Comedy, sex, guns.. I can go and on.. but whocan forget this fun cast who made the movie oh-so-memorable.

Here we have three separate stories that take place the same day/night. It's one of those things that shows you that everyone you meet has a story to their name, and what fun stories do these character have! First up we have Ronna Martin (Sarah Polley) who goes a bit too far and tries to screw a local drug dealer over, we all know how those stories end up but you'll never guess what turn this one takes. Ronna is a work related friend to Simon Baines (Demons Askew), a (...) British dude who just so happens to be friends with the drug dealer who is out to find Ronna. Simon decides to take some vacation time to Vegas with his buddies Marscus (Taye Diggs), Singh (James Duval) and Tiny (Breckin Mayer). Next up we have the third story that just barely fits into the loop. A story of Adam (Scott Wolf) and Zack (Jay Mohr), two guys who have been busted by a cop named Burke (William Fichtner) for a drug possession. Adam and Zack just so happen' to be friends with Simon, who use to hook them up with the right stuff thru the drug dealer Todd (Timothy Olaphant) who just so happens to be out to find Ronna who screwed him over. See how much fun this sounds like? Well, it is. I have seen this movie over thirty times and I am yet to get bored with it, every time I watch it, I get more and more entertained. It is just that much fun!

Go reminded me why I love movies so much, the fact that I can sit down and watch this movie over and over and not get bored. We rarely find movies such as this and it would be shame for any movie fan not to see it because it is a real treat. Older folks will not be drawn to this movie one bit because this movie will simply give them fuel for their fire. An excuse to rip the younger generations apart, so to say. However I will go as far as to say that if this movie was ever brought back to the big screen, I would definitely go back and see it again. ... Read more

Asin: 0767835093
Subjects:  1. Feature Film-comedy   


$9.95

Go: Music From The Motion Picture
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (30 March, 1999)
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Director Doug Liman (Swingers) tells the story of a day in the life of a botched drug deal that includes supermarket checkout girls, soap opera actors, and a British expatriate. Dawson's Creek's Katie Holmes, Armageddon's William Fichtner, and The Sweet Hereafter's Sarah Polley are among the stars. No Doubt leads things off with the unremarkable "New," the band's first single in two years. Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride" is given a 1999 remix by Philip Steir, which means lots of stuttering beats, turntable swipes, extra beats, and inane noises. Fatboy Slim uses the same methods, but "Gangster Tipping" is a more appropriate context. Esthero with Danny Saber delivers the atmospheric "Song for Holly." Goldo is rightfully nightclub sleazy with "To All the Lovely Ladies." DJ Rap has an '80s synth groove mastered for "Good to Be Alive." The French band Air work a subdued vibe for "Talisman," the soundtrack's most sublime moment. --Rob O'Connor ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars I like it :)
Pretty good CD ... it was better than the movie. There are some songs that are annoying, but the majority of the songs are pretty good.

4-0 out of 5 stars Better than your average soundtrack.
I was actually really impressed with this cd, just as much as the movie. I'm not a huge fan of any of the bands, but they're all good, and song for song it all works well together. Some of the more popular tracks are "New", "Steal My Sunshine", and "Gangsta Tripping", but alot of the others are better. "Believer", "Talisman", and "Song for Holly" are all excellent, and I suprisingly liked "Troubled By The Way We Came Together". It's all just a good mix of techno, pop, and rock. Any fan of these groups, or especially the movie should dig this.

4-0 out of 5 stars A SONG FOR HOLLY
Esthero's "Song For Holly" is by far the best moment on this soundtrack to the 1999 film "Go". Produced by Danny Saber, "A Song For Holly" is atmospheric. Mixing Esthero's impressive vocals (a cool mix of Sade, Erykah Badu, Bjork, and Everything But The Girl's Tracy Thorn) with a sense of vurnablitity and remorse yet a line of optimism. Beautiful song and me being a huge fan of Esthero's, this track (although three years old) makes me feverishly await Esthero's next album. This time, I promise she'll BLOW up!!!

Other than the butterfly of this collection-"Song For Holly"-
there's some other fairly entertaining music on this soundtrack. There's Len's "Steal My Sunshine", a well-produced and happy 'fun' ditty( rumored to be an in-direct tribute to the love drug, Ecstasy) which bubbles with amused good feeling. With a sample of former adult film starAndrea True's disco hit "More More More", how can you go wrong? :-) No Doubt's offbeat "New" still sounds up to par, Fatboy Slim's "Gangsta Trippin'" (heard on way too many cheesy teen-targeted television ads and MTV specials), and DJ Rap's "Good To Be Alive" all will keep you satisfied.

Although the clunkers- the cornball "Magic Carpet Ride" by Phillip Steir (also heard on many a cheesy television commercials), Natalie "One Hit Wonder" Imbruglia's "Troubled By The Way We Came Together", and a limp remixing of Eagle Eye Cherry's already flat "Shootin' In Vain"-could have been omitted, "Go"'s soundtrack is actually one of the last half-decent ones to be released, since quality soundtracks have now went the way of eight-tracks!

But essentially, get this soundtrack just for "Song For Holly". Anything with Esthero is worth buying!! ... Read more

Asin: B00000ICMO
Subjects:  1. Acid House    2. Hip-Hop    3. Indie Rock    4. Pop    5. Pop/Rock    6. Soundtracks    7. Soundtracks & Film Scores   


$11.98

Can't Hardly Wait
by Jennifer Love Hewitt
Director: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
DVD (22 May, 2001)
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This underrated teen comedy from 1998 is guilty of being a proud underachiever, and it doesn't bringanything new to the genre, but look closely and you'll find the makings of a much better movie buried under all thekeg-party antics. The basic story is typical for this kind of comedy. A young, aspiring writer named Preston (EthanEmbry) has been lusting after class beauty Amanda (Jennifer Love Hewitt, from TV's Party of Five) for fouryears of high school, but he's never had the nerve to tell her. Now that they're about to graduate he's finally worked upthe courage to write her a soul-baring love letter. At the raucous graduation keg party that takes up most of the movie's98 minutes, Preston agonizes while Amanda's selfish jock ex-boyfriend tries to win her back, and delivering his loveletter turns out to be more difficult than he ever imagined. What's interesting about Can't Hardly Wait has littleto do with its attractive leads, however. The most engagingly real and entertaining characters are the misfits who showup in the subplots, including a geek (Charlie Korsmo) who turns into the life of the party, and a pair of old friends (SethGreen, Lauren Ambrose) who confront each other about their mutual needs and insecurities. There are some reallygood scenes between these two, and this modest movie has a few other pleasant surprises up its sleeve. That doesn'tmake it particularly good, but it does make it an agreeable waste of time. --Jeff Shannon ... Read more

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Reviews (220)

5-0 out of 5 stars coming from her biggest fan...
this is my favorite movie. i think it is really funny and has a good story to it. i admit that there are some stupid parts, but i think every movie has those. i think anybody who went to high school can relate to this movie. it has all of the hs stereotypes as characters. its one of those movies that makes you laugh, but it also has parts where you feel bad for the characters. i think jenna elfman and melissa joan hart give off excellent cameos and cant forget about jerry o'connell either. i think ethan embry (preston) does a great job in this movie and i think they did a terrific casting job as far as jennifer love hewitt playing amanda beckett, "the dream girl". you havent lived until you have seen this movie :)

3-0 out of 5 stars Lauren Ambrose and a great soundtrack are not quite enough
"Can't Hardly Wait" is the "American Graffiti" for this generation of actors and actresses. Not because it is a classic coming of age film that will be remembered fondly for years and years but because you will recognize a dozen of familiar faces that have become a whole lot more familiar since this movie came out in 1998. Talking strictly in television terms that is Jennifer Love Hewitt from "Party of Five," Ethan Embry from "FreakyLinks," Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodríguez, Eric Balfour and Peter Facinelli from "Six Feet Under," Seth Green, Paige Moss and Amber Benson from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Selma Blair from "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane," Nicole Bilderback from "Dawson's Creek," Donald Faison from "Felicity" and "Scrubs," and I am sure more, but that list is more than enough to prove my point. Oh, Jenna Elfman from "Dharma and Greg" and Melissa Joan Hart from "Sabrina." Should not forget those two.

This is one of those movies when a senior class has a big blow out to celebrate graduation and some house gets totally trashed while the parents are away. This year the party is at the house of Molly (Michelle Brookhurst), who is identified in the credits as "Girl Whose Party It Is." The major development is that Amanda Beckett (Love Hewitt), the prom/queen cheerleader has broken up with jock boyfriend Mike Dexter (Facinelli), which has inspired Preston Meyers (Ethan Embry) to have hope. He has loved her from afar for all four years of high school. An aspiring writer, Preston wrote a love letter to Amanda as a freshman and tonight he thinks fate is telling him to give her that letter. After all, Barry Manilow's "Mandy" is on the radio.

The other three characters who would be seated at the dais are Denise Fleming (Ambrose), who is Preston's friend and apparently the only sane member of the senior class, William Lichter (Charlie Korsmo), the class super brain who comes to his first party armed with a chart that will help him figure out how much to drink and remain sober, and Kenny Fisher (Green), who has come to the party for the sole purpose of having sex that night and who talks like a black rapper despite the fact he is really, really white. He is not alone in this regard, although he will not run into some real African Americans who are not amused by their antics. Actually, "Can't Hardly Wait" is one of those movies where they try really hard to be amusing and it rarely works.

Granted, part of the problem is that I am at the age where when I watch a movie like this I cannot help but have nightmarish visions of it being my house being destroyed by a teenager kegger. I should identify with Preston, since I did my fair share of pinning for high school girls from afar, but there is so much going on that he gets lost in the proceedings. Besides, Jennifer Love Hewitt gets the top billing but the stand out performance is Lauren Ambrose, which is exactly as it should be if we are talking most talented actress and most interesting character.

I was leaning towards at least enjoying this film on its own terms, but then there was a scene where a blast from the past shows up at the party. Trip McNeely (Jerry O'Connell) and has a "deep conversation" with Mike Dexter, his heir as it were, and pretty much dumps a "meaningful message" into the film. I am not sure if it is too little too late or insult to injury, but it is one of those. That means that "Porky's" is a better film than this one (and funnier too). "Can't Hardly Wait" has a better soundtrack, which should not be the main reason for recommending a film, but in this case it is the truth. Still, as long as Lauren Ambrose is in a film you have a reason to see the DVD and not skip ahead directly to the CD.

4-0 out of 5 stars Among the better 90's teen movies
I guess I was in a particularly good mood when I watched this, but I really enjoyed it.It didn't succomb to the predictable schmaltz of many of the more "romantic" teen flicks of its era.Instead I found this film understated and ultimately underrated.There is plenty of fun along side some honest "dealing" with relationships and saying the things that have gone unsaid for years between classmates and friends.

I found the relationships portrayed to be quite believable and almost effortless at points, which is due in no small part to the acting.Here we have a showcase of some of the best young actors of their generation, including no fewer than three of the cast members of Six Feet Under.Lauren Ambrose is wonderful in a stand-out performance.And yes, Ethan Embry is adorable.

There are plenty of extras to keep true fans happy, but the film itself is enough to please your average teen-movie fan. ... Read more

Asin: B00000F0AD
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$11.95

Can't Hardly Wait: Music From The Motion Picture
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (26 May, 1998)
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This is a soundtrack that runs like a fun mix tape from an eclectic friend. It's music to put the top down and hit the highways to, songs that bounce from soul, pop, funk, rap, and back. Smashmouth look to have another massive hit with their cover of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' "Can't Get Enough of You Baby." The song's fun beat and organ sounds suit the band (and summertime) perfectly. Fans of Third Eye Blind, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, and K.P. & Envyi will want to check out the soundtrack's unreleased remixes. The Missy Elliott remix of "Hit Em Wit Da Hee" in particular is a solid slow jam. The CD is dotted with some classic tracks such as the title track by the Replacements, "Flashlight" from Parliament, "Paradise City" from Guns N' Roses, and the sure party starter "It's Tricky" from Run DMC. --Jim Young ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars need a name song from the movie
im looking for a song from the movie..

the scene is
when seth green go to the party with his friends in a black SUBURBAN truck..say something like: "move"or something like that..

i hope some one knows what i mean

1-0 out of 5 stars I'm going nuts trying to figure out this song...
Ok, I really need help here. I've gone through the soundtrack listing on both CDnow and IMDB, I've gone through all the titles during the ending credits, and I just finished looking through all the previous customer reviews. Nothing has helped. So I'll describe the part of the movie as detailed as I can...

Right after Kenny(Seth Green) and his guys leave the convenience store about 15-20 mins into the movie. After Kenny says "Watch me G" we cut to Preston(Ethan Embry) and Denise(Lauren Ambrose) arriving in Preston's car to the party. During those 3 seconds there is a song playing in the backround. A girl's voice(kinda high pitched), upbeat pop/rock music, I can't make out any of the lyrics, I'm not even sure they're english. Like I said, it's between the time Kenny leaves the store, camera quickly shoots across the fron yard of the party, Preston and Denise pull up in the car. From there the song fades out as Preston talks and pretty soon we hear "Mandy" for the first time.

Ok, I'm done. If anyone out there is as obsessive about music as I am and has any clue as to what damn song this is, please write back.

Kim

P.S. I haven't even bothered to buy the soundtrack. Just looking at the track listing is enough incentive NOT to buy it ;)

3-0 out of 5 stars The song you're asking about Mat
The name of the song is Six Underground and it's by a band called the Sneaker Pimps, it's off their album Becoming X. It's really good stuff. ... Read more

Asin: B000006OAS
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$14.99

Road Trip (R-Rated Edition)
by Breckin Meyer Seann William Scott Amy Smart Paulo Costanzo DJ Qualls Tom Green (III)
Director: Todd Phillips
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
DVD (19 December, 2000)
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Road Trip is a mostly agreeable, by-the-numbers teenflick with a handful of inspired sequences, most of them involvingMTV's resident disturbed soul, Tom Green. It concerns a sleepyUniversity of Ithaca student named Josh (Breckin Meyer) whoaccidentally mails a video of his sexual encounter with an infatuation(Amy Smart) to his longtime girlfriend (Rachel Blanchard), who'sseemingly avoiding him while at school in Austin, Texas. Naturally, herecruits some buddies--Seann William Scott as the lech, D.J. Qualls asthe hopeless nerd, and Paulo Costanzo as the doper genius--to hit theopen highway and intercept the package. Even more naturally, mayhemensues: A car explodes, a bus is stolen, a nerd is deflowered, Frenchtoast is horribly violated, and an elderly man bogarts both pot andViagra.

The film's humor is more democratic than politically correct, aseveryone--women and minority characters, not just the hipster whiteguys--have a hand in the high jinks. Green plays Barry Manilow (no, notthat one), a professional student (eight years and counting)--herelates the film's story to skeptical prospective students whileleading them on a tour of the college--and thrill-seeking dork extraordinaire. In particular, in an already justly famous sequence ofscenes, he sadistically anticipates and endeavors to accelerate amouse's demise at the jaws of a python. It's very much in the vein ofAmerican Pie, perhaps a smidgen tamer, but at least itscharacters don't really learn any dopey lessons in the end. Directorand coscreenwriter Todd Phillips, who earlier made the much-questioneddocumentary Frat House, again proves he's more adept at staging fictional comic sequences than real ones. --David Kronke ... Read more

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Reviews (146)

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't Watch This On A Full Stomach
A word of warning before I start my review: the best time to watch "Road Trip" is during your colonoscopy where you can't eat for three days. Otherwise, this film will make you sick with all of its gross out gags. But herein liese the film's charm.

And now on to the review. "Road Trip" tells the story of Josh (Breckin Myer) is a college dude who abandons his studies but has remained faithful to his girlfriend (Rachel Blanchard). That is, until one night, his friend (Sean William Scott, essentially reprising his role as Stifler from "American Pie" as a jerk who makes fun of virgins) invites him to a party. This is where he meets Beth (Amy Smart). That night, they make a sex tape. However, Josh feels bad and tells his friend Barry Manilow (Tom Green) to mail his love message to his real girlfriend to her dorm in Austin. However, he sends the sex tape. Josh and company go on a road trip to retrieve the sex tape and save his relationship. The laughs in this film are fast and furious, though as I said might make you queasy (like when Horatio Sanz shoves french toast in his butt and feeds it to one of Josh's friends).

My advice: buy this hysterical film. You'll laugh and laugh.

2-0 out of 5 stars HATEABLE
"Road Trip" was almost as bad of a movie as "Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind"!!! There is absolutely NOTHING funny about this tripe. This movie was crap. It is just so stupid. There's too much wasted nudity, and it tries much too hard to be funny, that it isn't.

1-0 out of 5 stars This is a ridiculous series of movies that need to end
I watched this at a friends house at a party and everyone was laughing their heads off.....except of course me. Not trying to be a sour-puss or anything but seriously, I couldnt see anything in this movie worth even the slightest chuckle. Its exactly the same as American Pie except theres a cross country road trip in the plot. Ok, some drunken idiot with a perfect looking girlfriend at some party school has sex with some random slut and video-tapes it. Miraculously it gets sent to his girlfriends dorm or whatever wh@re house she lives in. Now him and his rich friends need to go on a road trip and waste their money and get their car blown up just to get to the video in time. OK! now heres the punchline....I couldnt see any of the characters as people but as spoiled smartmouth little runts who think that they can do anything they want when they want. So therefore, why would a guy waste his time to get this "girl of his dreams" back in his life.....wow their sex life will diminish they will cheat on each other even more and probably do all this while get hard liqour injected into their veins. So what? Why is it that movies have to portray college kids as smart-ass little punks walking around with a 24 hour hard on and trying to hump everything they see, and have to get doped up or drunk every night, and that if their 'perfect' relationship ends their lives will be ruined. Once again this a series of films that need to end....it all a started with American Pie...I admit I bought American Pie unrated edition back in '99 when i got caught up with all the hype.....wow theres a few more naked teenagers than in the R-rated version...big deal! thats pretty much how the Road Trip Unrated DVD is...along with Van Wilder, American Pie 2, Old School, and just about any other teen party movie with Tara Reid or Sean William Scott, so just to clarify my affirmation of these kinds of movies, they need to end because the humor and characters and actors are getting just plain annoying, and all my friends are caught up in this kind of crap so its a nightmare when we all watch movies together. ... Read more

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$13.49

Road Trip: Music From The Motion Picture (2000 Film)
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (23 May, 2000)
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The soundtrack to Road Trip veers away from the contemporary practice of hiring third-string alternative bands to cover classic rock tunes. That fact alone gives this entertaining collection a leg up on its filler-happy brethren. Road Trip--a cross-country, hormone-heavy romp featuring Canada's favorite headcase, Tom Green--boasts cuts from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Kid Rock (featuring Uncle Kracker), Buckcherry, and even Minnie Riperton. The underrated "Voodoo Lady" by Ween gets a second chance, as do Run DMC's "It's Tricky" and Twisted Sister's "I Wanna Rock," which sounds awfully quaint several years after frontman Dee Snider's ugly mug scared a nation. The shifting gears--from rock to rap to pop to soul--make this vehicle work as both a film soundtrack and a great disc for a road trip of your own. --Jason Josephes ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars fromaphotograph, you are an idiot
the eels song "mr e's beautiful blues"on this soundtrack is the exact same song as the one entitled "mr e's beautiful blues" on daisies of the galaxy. i dont know what you are on. and by the way mr. e's beautiful blues on daisies of the galaxy is an extra track, not listed on the back of the CD. that might be part of your problem.
i give this soundtrack 5 stars solely on the merits of the eels contribution.

4-0 out of 5 stars The KGB Rocks!
I haven't heard the soundtrack yet, but i do know that it contains fortune and fame from the The K.G.B. and everyone should buy the soundtrack just to hear that song! and then find both of The K.G.B. cds (on ebay.com or half.com) or anywhere else you can find- you'll love it!

GO K.G.B. !!!!!!!!!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars i think there's been a mix up
the first song on this album is by a group known as Eels.now, the song that corresponds with the group is called "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues".BUT on the Eels album, Daisies of the Galaxy, there is a song that goes by the same name, "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues", and yet the two songs are completely different.did somebody screw up and just pick a random title from the eels archives and hope nobody noticed or what?am i missing something here?if anyone has a clue, help me out. ... Read more

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Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Rap-Rock    4. Soundtracks    5. Soundtracks & Film Scores   


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10 Things I Hate About You
by Heath Ledger Julia Stiles
Director: Gil Junger
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
DVD (07 September, 2004)
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It's, like, Shakespeare, man! This good-natured and likeable update of The Taming of the Shrew takes the basics of Shakespeare's farce about a surly wench and the man who tries to win her and transfers it to modern-day Padua High School. Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) is a sullen, forbidding riot grrrl who has a blistering word for everyone; her sunny younger sister Bianca (Larisa Oleynik) is poised for high school stardom. The problem: overprotective and paranoid Papa Stratford (a dryly funny Larry Miller) won't let Bianca date until boy-hating Kat does, which is to say never. When Bianca's pining suitor Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) gets wind of this, he hires the mysterious, brooding Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger) to loosen Kat up. Of course, what starts out as a paying gig turns to true love as Patrick discovers that underneath her brittle exterior, Kat is a regular babe. The script, by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, is sitcom-funny with peppy one-liners and lots of smart teenspeak; however, its cleverness and imagination doesn't really extend beyond its characters' Renaissance names and occasional snippets of real Shakespearean dialogue. What makes the movie energetic and winning is the formula that helped make She's All That such a big hit: two high-wattage stars who look great and can really act. Ledger is a hunk of promise with a quick grin and charming Aussie accent, and Stiles mines Kat's bitterness and anger to depths usually unknown in teen films; her recitation of her English class sonnet (from which the film takes its title) is funny, heartbreaking, and hopelessly romantic. The imperious Allison Janney (Primary Colors) nearly steals the film as a no-nonsense guidance counselor secretly writing a trashy romance novel. --Mark Englehart ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Shakespeare it is not, but it was good
I had never heard of this film. I saw it and read some of the reviews and saw that it was supposed to be a takeoff of my favorite play of all time, TAMING OF THE SHREW, by William Shakespeare. That was enough for me to buy it.

It must be admitted that the movie is very loosely based on TAMING OF THE SHREW but the operative words are VERY LOOSELY. Some of the names are right and the rough outline of the idea are there as is the shrewish nature of the elder daghter. After that, the divergance goes pretty wide. That didn't stop it from being a good show.

The premise of the story is that there are two daughters with a controlling father. Everyone wants to date the youngest daughter but there is a catch. The younger cannot date until the elder does. Since the eldest is so hard to get along with, Pop thinks that the girls will be safe well into their 40's. That doesn't stop the scheming. A boy is paid to get the elder to go out with him, opening the way for the younger. No one couted on them falling for each other.

Some of the elements of Shakespeare's play are not present. This is almost mandatory since the original is anything but politically correct. Kate, the eldest, is played as a shrew but she never becomes tamed. Her famous speech from act 5, or an analog, is not present. Neither are the identities of Bianca's suitors switched to fool the dad. As I said, it was loosely based.

I never heard of either of the girls playing the leads but they do a good job. The father seemed familiar, though I don't know his name, and did a great job in his role racking up the laughs. Other minor parts also added magnificently to the whole.

This is a great movie and lots of fun. Sit back and enjoy it. Aftwwards, check out Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's TAMING OF THE SHREW. Once you get used to the language, it too is a fun movie.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
I have yet to buy this DVD, but this movie is wonderful! I have yet to buy this DVD, or to find it somewhere, but it truly is a inspiring movie! Me and my mom just love Julie now! I really gained respect for her, this movie is incredible! Me and my mother love laughing out loud by it, I'd truly like to see it again. Please, buy this DVD, it needs sudden support. K? Thanks.

5-0 out of 5 stars HEATH, HEATH, HEATH!!!!
i love this film, its one of my alltime faves, only partly because it introduced me to the scrumptious heath ledger (he plays patrick in this film). i first saw it at school a year or so ago, because it's like the only decent video they own which girls and boys can enjoy, and i haven't been complaining the other five hundred or so times they've shown it to us since then!I love everything about this film, heath, the music, heath, the plot, heath, the shakespeare references, heath, the humour, and did i forget to mention, heath!even if patrick was played by someone else i would still like it, i just think it has a great atmosphere and is a really fun film to watch with your friends. ... Read more

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10 Things I Hate About You: Music From The Motion Picture
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (06 April, 1999)
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An updated read on William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, Gil Junger's 10 Things I Hate About You is a teen comedy about two sisters on opposite ends of the social spectrum: one is pretty and popular, the older sister is bitter and vengeful. Family rules dictate that the younger sibling can't date until the older one has. You see where this is going. The soundtrack features Letters to Cleo in a '70s mood covering Cheap Trick's "I Want You to Want Me" and Nick Lowe's "Cruel to Be Kind." Sweden's Cardigans include a rare B-side, "War." George Clinton's "Atomic Dog," Joan Armatrading's "The Weakness in Me," and Madness's "Wings of a Dove" still sound fresh. The only real misstep is Sister Hazel's "Your Winter," which sounds like a Seven Mary Three parody, full of breast-beating sincerity and lyrics that defy the laws of coherence. --Rob O'Connor ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars answer
someone said they were looking for the song in the beginning [the pretty, popular girls in the car], i believe it is: "one week" by the barenaked ladies.

3-0 out of 5 stars First Song of the movie
I have I doubt since I read the info about the soundtrack. I'd really like the first song in the movie (when credits appear), even before of "Bad Reputation", so I listened all tracks of the soundtrack and I didn't find the name. Does anybody know the name of the song, or the band??

4-0 out of 5 stars hmmm
someone back there asked what song plays in joeys car right at the beginning. its by k-ci and jojo and its the all my life remix, its the same song when he tells Kat about the rambo look and when he picks up chastity and bianca.

there arent enough songs as there should be on this album what about sunshine on my window and one week? ... Read more

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Cruel Intentions (Collector's Edition)
by Sarah Michelle Gellar Ryan Phillippe Reese Witherspoon
Director: Roger Kumble
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
DVD (24 June, 2003)
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This modern-day teen update of Les Liaisons Dangereuses sufferedat the hands of both critics and moviegoers thanks to its sumptuous ad campaign, which hyped the film as an arch, highly sexual, faux-serious drama (not unlike the successful, Oscar-nominated Dangerous Liaisons). In fact, this intermittently successful sudser plays like high comedy for its first two-thirds, as its two evil heroes, rich stepsiblings Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Sebastian (Ryan Phillippe), blithely ruin lives and reputations with hearts as black as coal. Kathryn wants revenge on a boyfriend who dumped her, so she befriends his new intended, the gawky Cecile (Selma Blair), and gets Sebastian to deflower the innocent virgin. The meat of the game, though, lies in Sebastian's seduction of good girl Annette (a down-to-earth Reese Witherspoon), who's written a nationally published essay entitled "Why I Choose to Wait." If he fails, Kathryn gets his precious vintage convertible; if he wins, he gets Kathryn--in the sack. When the movie sticks to the merry ruination of Kathryn and Sebastian's pawns, it's highly enjoyable: Gellar in particular is a two-faced manipulator extraordinaire, and Phillippe, usually a black hole, manages some fun as a hipster Eurotrash stud. Most pleasantly surprising of all is Witherspoon, who puts a remarkably self-assured spin on a character usually considered vulnerable and tortured (see Michelle Pfeiffer in Dangerous Liaisons). Unfortunately, writer-director Roger Kumble undermines everything he's built up with a false ending that's true to neither the reconceived characters nor the original story--revenge is a dish best served cold, not cooked up with unnecessary plot twists. --Mark Englehart ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A Portrait of Cruelty and Redemption
Everyone knows that few people can be more cruel than the young, particularly teens. Some, unfortunately delight in the torment of others ann can even take this torment to the next level by posing as "friends" thereby giving themselve even more opportunity to do harm. That such people exist is frightening; that they can change is enlightening.

Cruel intentions is a character study of one such change. Two fithly rich step-siblings delight in the way they can manipulate others. They also exercise a degree of psycho-sexual torture on each other. Each wants to get the upper hand. For the most part, though, they do not let this get in the way of their prime motivation of hurting others through backstabbing and deceit. These two miscreants decide on a wager that will seem to give both what they desire. He bets his classic car against the pleasures of her body. The challenge is to utterly destroy the reputation of the new girl in school who is as clean as the driven snow. What neither counted on, however, was that some of the cleaness rubs off on him. His character change comes in fits and starts; he can still be an manipulator but it is clear that he is really changing. Sis doesn't like that and sets him up for a big fall, thereby setting herself up for her own fall.

This film is strong drama all the way through but is a little weak towards the end. It is filled with moments of sadistic glee, lightened by humor of all things. Many is the time while watching that you see some cruel act taking place and have a bit of guilty twinge for appreciating the subtlety and sometimes the humor with which it is done.

The is no doubt that this is a modernized knock off of the "Dangerous Liasions" story. The basic premise is the same but it is set with modern teens in Manhatten. That just multiplies the opportunities for cruelty to reign. It makes me glad i am no longer a kid.

Rarely do the "special features" of a DVD interest me but I did pay attention to the ones on this disk. Compared to many others, they are not exceptional but they do help to illustrate the complexity of the characters involved. I mean in particular the deleted scenes selection. In it are a few seems that were omitted. These would seem trivial but each is begun with a director's commentary which describes why the scene was cut or re-edited. This does an effective job of showing the difficulty in creating a truly dastardly character and trying to rehabilitate that character before the film is over. In most cases, the scene was shortened or cut because it was felt that inclusion would drive peopel too far into hating the anti-hero and make caring for him by the end too difficult. This was not at all apparent to me until seeing these scenes and then it was obvious.

This isn't the greatest drama ever made but it is good and is certainly worth the effort in viewing it.

5-0 out of 5 stars one of the best movies out there
i am going to have to say that this is one of the best movies that i have seen. all the drama that builds up until the end to where all the truth comes out.
i recommend this movie to anyone that enjoys sexy, seductive, drama

5-0 out of 5 stars Best movie EVER!
Upon reading many reviews of this phenomenal film, I came to find that the major complaint is that it is not realistic among other things. Come on! Really- is everyone that infatuated with reality? One would assume that reality is not enjoyable at times, which brings me to my next point. Life is not always happy go-lucky. There are problems sometimes, but if you must have an uneventful plot with no complications and a perfect ending, then I really recommend that you see a shallow movie and skip on Cruel Intentions. But enough rambling- to the technical stuff. I thought Gellar's performance was stellar. Her portrayal of Katherine made the movie in my opinion. Phillipe is just amazingly gorgeous and he's a great actor, too, which helps. Witherspoon and Blair did wonderful jobs with their characters as well. The story of Cruel Intentions is a change from most of today's romances and strays from normality. (That's a good thing) Also, the script was terrific; VERY well written. In conclusion, if you are looking for an outstanding movie that you will not soon forget, Cruel Intentions is your best choice... ENJOY. ... Read more

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Cruel Intentions: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (02 March, 1999)
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Aside from the ubiquitous presence of a Fatboy Slim track ("Praise You") and the Verve's yesteryear anthem of choice, "Bittersweet Symphony," the cuts on this teensploitation-influenced compilation are hardly cut-out bin oatmeal. Fans restless to sample fresh Blur material will bask in the moody glow of "Coffee & TV," while other tracks offer some lesser-known but tasty dance-floor modernists such as Faithless and Kristen Barry. This is after-hours room service of taunting rock and acerbic ballads, and it highly complements the film's at-odds crew of mean-spirited teen sirens and endangered Cinderella figures, all of whom would rather watch the beautiful people than join their rat race. --Kristy Ojala ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Soundtrack
I dont have to say anything other than that this soundtrack is by far one of the best I have ever heard. I just have a question for anyone who can help me....... What is the name of the song that plays all through the movie that has no lyrics?

The best times to hear it are in chapter 20 when Annette says she doesnt trust herself with Sebastian and she walks off (then the music starts)and then at the end right after Sebastian gets hit by the taxi and Annette is kneeling beside him holding him. I have tried for a while and I have come up with nothing. If anyone can help, I would be totally in your debt. Thank you.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good stuff...
I usually hate "teen movies" for it's shallow, and predictable storyline as well as bad acting. So it was a surprise that after many of my friends suggested watching the movie, I actually watched it AND enjoyed it. Somewhat of a guilty pleasure. One of the great things about the movie was without a doubt the music. And the fantastic thing about this particular soundtrack is...unlike many other soundtracks where many of the nice songs in the movie are ommitted from the album, this includes everything heard in the movie. It is recommended that you watch the movie before hearing the soundtrack, because you can actually picture the scenes when you listen to it. But nevertheless, even if you haven't watched the movie, you will enjoy the music here although it may take more than a few listenings to appreciate it. If the lack of popular artists featured in this album is making you think twice about purchasing it, stop and give them a chance. I have even bought albums from the some of the artists here that I had never heard before and I don't regret it. So, get this album, pop it in your cd player...and enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME soundtrack
this soundtrack is awesome, u can just put it on and feel the atmospheric vibe, i love buying movie soundtracks but this is the one were it just makes u chilled out,especially if uve had a crap day... by far the best tunes in my collection

i also brought the Cd for mr beautiful 'Mac-Daddy' Ryan Phillipe, for the cover..;).definately recommend to add to your collection! ... Read more

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Loser
by Jason Biggs Mena Suvari
Director: Amy Heckerling
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
DVD (01 June, 2004)
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Writer-director Amy Heckerling has a way with teen comedies, fromFast Times at Ridgemont High to Clueless and now Loser. She manages to take the clichés of life in school and spin them into cinematic gold. Part of her secret is that she genuinely seems to respect all of her characters, even the unsavory ones. In Loser, Paul Tannek (Jason Biggs from American Pie) is a farm-town boy who's gotten himself a scholarship to a fancy Manhattan college. He's worried that he's not going to fit in with the sophisticated city crowd. Well, he's right to worry. He doesn't fit in, which his three dorm-mates are quick to remind him. The only person he can talk to is Dora (Mena Suvari from American Beauty), a cocktail waitress-student who's having an affair with a pretentious lit teacher (Greg Kinnear).

Biggs is great in this movie, the perfect straight man, setting up jokes that wouldn't work without his reactions to them. In fact, the whole movie is so well-cast--Suvari is charming, Kinnear is entertainingly smug, the three dorm-mates are fun to dislike--that the actors, working in tandem with Heckerling, give a life to characters that in less talented hands would have been revealed as over-determined and exaggerated. Pardon the blurb, but it's true: Loser is a winner.--Andy Spletzer ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Cute remake of The Apartment
I caught this movie by accident at a neighborhood theater, and was pleasantly surprised to discover that good old Amy Heckerling had remade one of my favorites, The Apartment, with a dash of Ridgemont High added here and there. Maybe I'm biased because I know and love both of these films, but my guess is that Loser can stand on its own. Or maybe you should do a little homework and watch the original. It can only enhance the experience.

4-0 out of 5 stars Sarcastically interesting and realistic.
ITS YOUR CLASSIC BAD GUY GOOD GUY - GOOD GUY SAVES GIRL.

THE major thumbs down about this movie was the "room mates" and the excess use of gutter language at times. What makes this a GOOD movie though is its realistic presentation of issues.

I find that the honesty between the characters personalities drove the storyline and made for an overall interesting movie with a sarcastic overtone about the worlds rejection of truth, purity and innocence, both displayed in the Professer and the "room mates".Also worthy of note is the confusion the misplaced "MAIDEN IN DISTRESS" suffers from.Which leaves the masculine viewer completly relating to the "Loser" who is clearly the hero of the story.

This would be a good movie to preach from. Leaving out comments made in the movie for SURE but by mainly pointing out the situations and CONSEQUENCES of substance abuse,the possible compromises that can be made all in the name of the $, amoung other youth issues also portrayed in the movie.

IF ANYTHING enjoy the movie, recieve its warm humor and FEEL driven to support the under dog or all round nice guy next time you meet one. WILD AT HEART indeed!

GS.

3-0 out of 5 stars Somewhat disappointing
There was just nothing outstanding about this movie. It was like every other teen movie out there, with Jason Biggs as the loveable loser, and Mena Suvari playing the vixen-like Dora, who has her own individual taste in clothes - and is sleeping with her college professor.

You feel sorry for the two main characters in this movie, including Jason's awful hair (is it a wig? is it extensions? is it about to fly away?), and Dora sleeping in an empty train station, because she missed the last bus home, or getting drugged, with what looks like suspiciously like a date-rape drug.

Most of the story is told in the trailer, and there's definitely not going to be any surprises, or twists at the end. The whole university/college stereotype is very OTT, with the drinking, drugs, and everything else, which probably goes on, just not as much as that.

The movie is also very nineties, with the 'Loser' sign (making your fingers into an L, and holding it against your forehead, as shown on cover) which just about everyone does at some point during the movie. The soundtrack is very typically nineties too, including the #1 hit from Wheatus (whatever happened to them?) "Teenage Dirtbag", being the main song. Some more of the more memorable songs include: "What's My Age Again" by Blink 182; "Blue" by Eiffel 65; "Bad Touch" by The Bloodhound Gang; "Pretty Fly For A White Guy" by Offspring; "Magna Cum Nada" by The Bloodhound Gang; "She's So High" by Tal Bachman (more recently done by Norway's Pop Idol winner, who I forget the name of, but he was damn ugly!); and "Scarborough Fair" by Simon & Garfunkel.

This is an average movie, written and directed by Amy Heckerling of Clueless fame. I just hope Clueless is better than this. ... Read more

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Play
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (01 June, 1999)
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Those who have followed Moby's career are familiar by now with his deep convictions and spiritual connection. On his 1999 release, Play, he celebrates his faith in a masterful, unobtrusive way, channeling gospel and other inspirational samples through beats so earthy they could grow grass on a cement dance floor. It's impossible to separate the joy of the message from the joy of the grooves. --Beth Massa ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars There really is little to say...
...about Moby that stretches beyond remarking on his understated musical genius, wry humour and exquisite creativity.
This album was a classic from it's first pressing and will live on and on tirelessly. Thank the lord for intelligent, creative souls like Moby, the weightiness of his album sales speaks volumes about how starved of this kind of musical genre people are today. LONG LIVE MOBY!

5-0 out of 5 stars What is it with you Moby haters?
First of all, I've noticed in a lot of these reviews that you all think the song Honey goes "gunna gunny gum bag" or whatever. You must be deaf, the lyrics are obviously "When my Honey comes back"

I loved this album, It never fails to make me smile.

Honey- Great beat, fun to dance to, and sing to if you aren't deaf and can understand the lyrics...

Find My Baby- It wasn't my favorite, but I definitely liked it

Porcelain- One of the first Moby songs I ever heard, I was in love immediately

South Side- I loved this song, It's my favorite one to sing to other than Honey

BodyRock- This one just made me want to stand up and dance immediately

Natural Blues- Loved this song, love the beat to it

Run On- My favorite one to sing to, after Honey and South Side

The other ones I liked, but I didn't find anything exceptional about them, but the songs I listed above made up for that...

5-0 out of 5 stars No Point In Being Long
Might be my favorite album of all time... so much so that I went out to hunt for the original pressing that had Southside w/o Gwen. Finally got it. The album is amazing. ... Read more

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No Angel
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (01 June, 1999)
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Dido's debut is molded from Sarah McLachlan's intimate soul, Sinéad O'Connor's Celtic yelp, and Beth Orton's morose resolve--with all the sharp edges rounded out. Sculpted by producers Rollo (her brother) and techno-scientist Youth, No Angel is dream-pop mixed with Portishead-esque trip-hop; the results are midtempo ballads that would feel at home in Seal's neighborhood. The melancholy opener, "Here with Me," incorporates acoustic rhythm guitar, fluid strings, and a snare-driven tempo that simulates the slapping of rain off a windshield. "My Lover's Gone" is ethereal and misty, sounding at once ancient and modern with its synthesized ocean sounds and seagull cries. The only clunker is "Don't Think of Me," a passive, soft-bellied cousin to Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know." These songs play out beautifully in that quiet zone between slumber and consciousness--where you can see everything behind closed eyes. --Beth Massa ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Yes Angel.
I suspect this debut is something she will always have a hard time matching, because it's so good, and it seems to really touch alot of people. Dido says that she makes music that she wants to hear, and she's clearly not alone. I think this appeals to so many people because the music is a mesh of pop, folk, and electronica, and of course the voice and the lyrics are a plus too. "Here With Me" is a popular favorite and good opener, and no matter how many times I hear "Thank You", I always love it. That song just puts me into a trance. The rest is all very good, and it all leads up to my favorite song "Take My Hand". It starts very mellow, and builds up to a great beat, and is really quite an emotional and lengthy bonus track. So I say that a day without "No Angel" would be hell.

5-0 out of 5 stars No Angel - An Albumn for A Rainy Day
This is a great albumn to listen for a rainy day. That's just the feel I got from listening to this albumn. Most of the songs in there are cold and even sad. And Dido's voice is perfect for those songs, a little detached, and a little cold.

The surprising thing is that most of the songs are even quite catchy. After listening to the albumn a few times, you would be able to sing along with it.

This is definitely an albumn worth buying.


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4-0 out of 5 stars Thank you, Dido
I picked up three different CDs using amazon.com's Marketplace Sellers over the past two weeks, in a combination of pleasure-related and work-related listening.

The last of the three is Dido's No Angel. This CD was released back in 1999, and for several years I've had a soft spot for "Here With Me", the lead single off of this CD. Last year I picked up her more recent Life For Rent, and was impressed with that disc's musical depth, so I picked this one up to get a feel for her earlier material. This disc show's Dido's potential. The emphasis here is on lyrics...I don't think that Dido's voice is truly remarkable (nothing wrong with it though), but her lyrics are thoughtful. So far, my favourite off of the album remains "Here With Me", but I'm enjoying "Hunter" and "Don't Think of Me" as well. As with Life For Rent, I suspect that No Angel will grow on me over time.

For some reason, Dido's music reminds me of Coupling, the British sitcom. Not sure why that is, specifically...was there a Dido track used in the series somewhere? ... Read more

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Pieces of You
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (28 February, 1995)
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Jewel's debut album, Pieces of You, reveals a special voice--strong and focused on both the whispery verses and the hooky choruses. The recording also exposes an unfortunate tendency to present trite, hackneyed sentiments as if they were oracular visions from a young prophet to a jaded world. For the most part, Jewel sings to her own acoustic guitar accompaniment, but she has a lot more in common with, say, the Indigo Girls or Lisa Loeb than with Judy Collins or Nanci Griffith. Despite her soft soprano and pretty melodies, her songs have an iconoclastic edge which make her more of an unplugged alternative rocker than a folkie. Her songs too often betray their origins as written verse in their hard-to-sing meters, unmusical phrasing, and diary-like pronouncements. Nonetheless, a few numbers, such as "Morning Song" and "You Were Meant for Me," show a spark of humor about romance, and hint that Jewel may yet write songs worthy of her remarkable voice. --Geoffrey Himes ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Decent, quiet start to an over-blown career
This is a good folk/pop album; nothing wrong with it. It should have come and gone with Jewel never being heard from again; fifteen minutes over, end of story.Unfortunately it launched one of the most over-blown music careers ever.That's what's wrong with the music biz today; one hit gets you over-exposure for the rest of your career whether you deserve it or not (see also - Alanis Morissette, John Mayer, Britney Spears, etc...the list goes on and on).Maybe it's the media, not the music biz, that's to blame.Whatever.I just hope that the next "artist" Time magazine decides to put on it's cover has the talent to carry that high honor.Jewel, unfortunately for our ears, didn't/does not.

5-0 out of 5 stars Poetic, beautiful, and honest art.
This is Jewel's best album. I love it. Who Will Save Your Soul, and Foolish Games are classics. And who could not love her song, Don't? This album is among my favorites, Jewel, Fiona Apple, Sara McLachlan, Corinna Fugate, Vanessa Carlton, Dido, Tori Amos, Portishead, and Leonhard Cohen.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jewel ROCKS!
For the people like me that follow every step that Jewel takes, we know the kind of person she is and the kind of music she makes. This is the ablum that got it all started. I'm extremly proud of that woman that she has come so far. For any of you that didn't like her last album i dare you to go see her at a concert. She is the most real singer i know. The plastic thing was to make fun of britney and christina and their lifestyles. Because that is who she is. She's a down to earth girl that comes from alaska, that sometimes forgets her lines...And she laughs about it...That who she is...As a fan i'm defending her....Oh by the way pieces of you is one of her best albums so buy it....the other best is this way... ... Read more

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Spirit
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Audio CD (17 November, 1998)
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It's time for an update of our image of Jewel, the ingenue who set the music world on fire with her 1995 debut album, Pieces of You. After all, that effort consisted primarily of songs Jewel had written several years before, some of them dating back to her days as a free- spirited waif living in a van on the beach in San Diego. Now, at 25, she's become a sort of guru for self-expression and full disclosure, revealing perhaps too much of herself in see-through dresses worn to awards shows and a critically drubbed (yet bestselling) book of poetry. Spirit makes plain why Jewel's well-intentioned yet sometimes facile lyrics strike a chord with her audience while her poetry lies flat on the page. On songs like "Deep Water," "Hands," and "Down So Long," her words are borne aloft by sparkling melodies and her soaring voice, making even the most cynical observer take a schoolgirl-notebook image such as "your heart like grape gum on the ground" or an unreassuring platitude like "If I could tell the world just one thing / It would be that we're all OK" somewhat in stride. On Pieces of You, Jewel posed the musical question "Who will save your soul?" On Spirit, it sounds like she wants to do it herself. And the truth is, if you don't overanalyze it, the album does act as a sort of balm for wounded psyches or maybe a primer for raising your own inner child. Maybe she's right and we are all OK. Who knew? --Daniel Durchholz ... Read more

Reviews (586)

1-0 out of 5 stars ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Juel's bored look on the album cover perfectly reflects the music it contains.Great for insomniacs.

5-0 out of 5 stars Poetic
This is my favorite Jewel CD to date.I love how poetic these songs are, and her voice is absolutely amazing.

The song "Hands" is the reason I purchased this CD to begin with.When I heard it on the radio, it really stuck with me.Especially the part where she asks "are you gonna save your soul?".What an important question!

All the songs on this CD have great meaning, when you really take the time to listen to them, and I think that's what I like so much about Jewel's music.

I would highly recommend this CD to anyone who enjoys "folk-rock" music, or is looking for lyrics with depth.

4-0 out of 5 stars Get this Album; it's Jewel's "Spirit"
I returned to this album after 2 years of not listening to it.I don't like that many albums by female singers; this is one that I like.

Almost every song is stellar.Here is a list of my favorites:

Deep Water:she's got the voice of a minister in this one; she's kind of preaching, but it's very calming and enjoyable.you hear the beauty of her voice in this song

Hands:It sounded corny when it was a hit, but its lyrics are in fact pretty moving."I will not be idle with despair..." it even refers to her days of poverty.*very much like

Innocence Maintained: this is an underrated one. it's got a message, and a very nice melody.her words are very convincing

Stranger from the East: i also dont hear about this one a lot.it's very quiet, but it's a power gleaming from under the surface.i love her voice, it dips low, it stretches out high--she can do anything with her voice

Barcelona: brings me back to my high school days.it perfectly describes alienation.i used to like the "Let me fly..." chorus a lot more.it gives me a pang of what sadness was like then

i'm approaching this album with a lot of nostalgia, but i hope my review of the songs was a good introduction. All the songs are good.she really gave her all for this album; i miss the old Jewel.hopefully she will bring back her spirituality for the next album ... Read more

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Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Rock    4. Singer/Songwriter   


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