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Earth 2 (television show)
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Genre: Science Fiction

I can't believe this wonderful show is on DVD! I used to watch it on NBC back when it was on in 1994. It was a science fiction show set in the future (the year 2100 or later) at a time when the earth is so polluted that most people live in space stations orbiting the planet. A woman leads an expedition to colonize a new Earth-like planet for her dying son. This show had some terrific episodes - it had Sci-fi, some action, even some humor. Its episodes dealt with ecological messages and had some nice insight into the human condition without being preachy. Not every episode is great, but the ones that are are wonderfully written, produced, and acted. The whole series was very engrossing. The worst part was that NBC canceled it after one season but still I enjoyed this series immensely upon re-watching.

Reviewed by a customer, from Freeman on Wed. Jun 25, 2008

Damages: The Complete First Season
MPAA Rating: NR
Genre: Television

Duplicity, murder, and of course cover-ups. Keywords to a brilliant new crime/mystery series from the FX network. Every episode becomes more suspenseful & shocking than the next. As the series edges closer to the discovery of a conspiracy that you probably won't see coming. Past & present events are shown throughout a span of 13 episodes leaving the audience to piece together a puzzle with ever changing viewpoints that is steadily brought to clarity with each successive episode; something fans of "Lost & Alias" might enjoy? Starring Glen Close & Rose Byrne (Sunshine, 28 Weeks Later)

Reviewed by Matteo B., from Fairbanks on Thu. May 15, 2008

Robin Hood, Season One (BBC America)
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Genre: Action/Adventure

This is a review of the first season of the BBC America TV show Robin Hood. And what a fun show it is! This show isn't quite like the other movie and TV interpretations of Robin Hood we've seen before, so don't expect authentic costumes, dialogue, etc. However, the story, acting, characterizations, and especially action are very well done. The archery is excellent and really enjoyable to watch. Jonas Armstrong's Robin Hood is cheeky and vain but a zealous protector of the people and actor Keith Allen is the evil and very hammy sheriff. The other characters are great, too, including Sam Troughton as Robin's sidekick and comic relief, Much. What I love about the show is that it has everything: story, action, romance, and even comedy. It does have some violence so it's not for the very young ones, but overall, still a fun show for everyone.

Reviewed by a customer, on Wed. Mar 26, 2008

Red Garden Volume I, Live To Kill & Volume II, Breaking The Girls
MPAA Rating: Rated TV MA; for violence.
Genre: Animation

Rose, Claire, Rachel, & Kate have just been murdered - in that order. Girls from different social classes and backgrounds who otherwise wouldn't have acknowledged each others presence on the street now find themselves dependent on each other for survival from what appears to be "dog people with cataracts". The story's a bit vague, the girls have little memory of why they were killed. Just that they have a contract from a funeral director who has taken their bodies hostage. I guess you could call it a horror anime, but I found it more comedic than scary. It borrows a little too much from another anime called "GANTZ" which is more gore-centric & risqué.

Reviewed by Matteo B., from Fairbanks on Sun. Mar 9, 2008

Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
MPAA Rating: Rated PG for sci-fi action violence.
Genre: Science Fiction

I love Star Wars and Boba Fett in the the sixth movie Return of the Jedi! People should watch this movie and the whole six movie series!

Reviewed by Christopher Y., from Katy on Wed. Mar 5, 2008

Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
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Genre: Science Fiction

Like all of the Star Wars movies, this one gets a five star rating.

Reviewed by Emily K., from Tomball on Wed. Feb 27, 2008

Star Wars: The Phantom Menance
MPAA Rating: Rated PG for sci-fi action/violence.
Genre: Science Fiction

I absolutely LOVED this move! I am a die hard Star Wars Fan so I watch these movies like every day. Darth Maul is my favorite character and I was kinda mad when he got killed by the Padawan Obi-Wan-Kenobi. I love the Sith and hate the Jedi. I think this movie had a lot of action and it is so a Sith lover movie!

Reviewed by Christopher Y., from Katy on Fri. Feb 22, 2008

Love Comes Softly
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Genre: Drama

My brother and I watched this movie over and over. It's really great!

Reviewed by a customer, from Tomball on Fri. Feb 8, 2008

The Princess Bride
MPAA Rating: Rated PG
Genre: Fantasy

This is one of my favorite movies of all time! This movie is truly one of the best of all time.

Reviewed by a customer, from Tomball on Wed. Feb 6, 2008

Napolean Dynamite
MPAA Rating: Rated PG
Genre: Comedy

This movie is very funny! You have to have a good sense of humor to understand it though. Just looking at Napoleon is funny, which is sad, but he is just SUCH A DORK! I really liked this movie!

Reviewed by a customer, from Tomball on Wed. Feb 6, 2008

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