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1 out of 9 people found the following review useful:
Showtime ruins Shameless, 18 December 2012
5/10

The first season was enjoyable but like every Showtime series goes down hill in the second season.

Like "Californication" and "United States of Tara" this series is missing something that I just can't put my finger on. The presentation style is the same in all three programs and its lacking something I can't define. Each program presents the material is some quasi hip annoying manner. -.- Another program from Showtime to stop watching after the first season. Do yourself a favor and stick to the UK version which is available on YouTube. -.- The first season just copied the UK version and did so well. The second diverges and lacks any comedic or dramatic appeal. -.- Avoid the rest of this series. I rented the full second season and regretted it. From now on I will only rent Showtime series a disc at a time to prevent wasting a queue. -.- Screw me once Showtime - shame on you, screw me twice - shame on me. To avoid future shame I will avoid Showtime's poor production attempts. In that way, I can be Shameless.

On the Beach (2000) (TV)
3 out of 6 people found the following review useful:
Brilliant, Moving, Stirring, Haunting!, 10 June 2000
10/10

They still make movies like they use too.

Armand Assante's performance as Dwight Towers is convincing. Suspension of disbelief - the goal of art - is achieved. The intersection and interaction of the main characters, Assante, Ward, Brown and McKenzie, was sheer mastery. And, maybe I'm just a sucker for this kind of stuff, but the romantic elements enhance the movie immensely. The movie translates to recent times more than the original which demonstrates the enduring qualities and contemporary currency of this classic movie.

Every politician on the planet must see this movie.

The Crossing (2000) (TV)
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Great blood and guts war flick!, 2 February 2000
10/10

This movie is a great blood and guts war flick as well as a good historical drama. The director creates a realistic setting at the original location, Trenton, NJ. The movie explores difficulties Washington overcame to keep the Revolutionary Army together. There is some graphic violence, however, it is brief. A movie that you can enjoy if you watch it ten times over.

1 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Really bad!, 3 December 1999
4/10

Famke Janssen is the only redeeming quality this horrible B-flick has. It is so predictable and lame. Don't waste two hours of your life watching this film. What were the producers thinking? I suppose they made their money back.

0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
A great format for young talent., 15 July 1999

The stand up was always great. I believe even a young Conan O'Brien got his start there. I wish they would list all the actors/singers who appeared and became famous later.

7 out of 14 people found the following review useful:
Puts the horror in horror film., 15 July 1999
10/10

One of Stephen King's greatest films. So disturbing, I was upset for three days after viewing it. It should be ranked among his greatest movies: "Delores Claiborne" and "Shawshank Redemption." A must see!