Warren Reyes

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AMEMNY Steve The People Who are Crazy Enough Steve Jobs Canvas Painting Inspirational Entrepreneur Quotes Print Poster Artwork for Living Room Bedroom Office Framed Ready to Hang
AMEMNY Steve The People Who are Crazy Enough Steve Jobs Canvas Painting Inspirational Entrepreneur Quotes Print Poster Artwork for Living Room Bedroom Office Framed Ready to Hang
I bought this picture to place above a couch which is in a sitting area beside kitchen in which I have a "vegetable" theme. It is perfect for the space and I am thrilled to finally find something that works well with the colors I have, but isn't overpowering. The canvas ships from China, but arrives quickly (about a week) and was well-packaged to avoid damage in route.
Elon Musk: Biography of a Self-Made Visionary, Entrepreneur and Billionaire
Elon Musk: Biography of a Self-Made Visionary, Entrepreneur and Billionaire
My sister and I grew up with "electricity" as a common topic of discussion at home. Our father was an electrical engineer trained at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Copies of the magazine IEEE were always present on the coffee table. We moved to Houston in the late 1960s (when still in grade school), so our father could work on the first manned moon mission. Although we did not pursue careers in engineering, we came to appreciate it a great deal. I mention this because that background heightened my appreciation of, "Elon Musk: Biography of a Self-Made Visionary, Entrepreneur and Billionaire."

The book is a slim volume, and I can imagine it being read aloud to an appreciative audience eager to learn about the unique and stellar career of Elon Musk. The book is easier to absorb and understand than other more intense biographies with extensive footnotes. It is unpretentious and a very positive presentation about Elon and his life.

B Storm notes, "Some of Elon Musk's ideas were once only thought of as concepts in the world of science fiction, but with the right blend of determination, enthusiasm, and hard work, he was able to prove that his visions could become reality." Clearly, his entrepreneurial spirit and unquenchable drive to make the impossible possible set Elon Musk apart. Zip2, PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity and Hyperloop are each thoughtfully discussed, as are Elon Musk's youth and personal experiences.

I was inspired when I read, "Musk's ventures all revolve around one theme, and that is to improve the world and change the way we live with the help of technological innovations. A lot of people are too focused on making money and creating a name for themselves, and while that is not entirely a bad thing, Musk's visions are more than that."

I can imagine this book being the basis for a documentary film. Something to consider, perhaps!
Bob Dylan: Unplugged
Bob Dylan: Unplugged
Unfortunately, there is a scarcity of excellent content for the many electronic platforms currently available to those who appreciate music. I have only found 4 concert DVDs that capture the power of the artist. This DVD is one of them. The other 3 are: Crosby, Stills & Nash - The Acoustic Concert; Roy Orbison - Black & White Night; and James Taylor - Live at the Beacon Theatre. Fortunately, someone had the foresight to capture this 1995 concert recorded at Sony Studios. The colors, camera work, and lighting are the best I have seen on any concert DVD. The DVD looks amazing on a modern flat screen TV. The same goes for the excellent recording of the musicians. They will be watching this DVD 100 years from now assuming civilizaton does not destroy itself before that time arrives.
Bob Dylan Hard To Handle
Bob Dylan Hard To Handle
When I saw this was from Brazil or whatever country in South America speaks Portuguese, bells went off, alarms sounded and that little voice in the back of my head said "don't buy this, it's a cheap, shoddy rip-off." I had it on VHS and being unable to find an American release of the tour on DVD, decided to take a chance. I was glad I did. Quality-wise, its as good as the VHS tape and shows Dylan and Petty with the Heartbreakers as a superb back-up band in the days before the Traveling Wilburys had been dreamed of. Was this tour perhaps the genesis of that legendary super-group? Makes no difference, if you're a Dylan fan, this belongs in your collection. If you're a Petty fan, it belongs in your collection. Highlights include: Like A Rolling Stone, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Just Like A Woman (one of Dylan's forgotten mid-'60's masterpieces) and others. If you only buy one Dylan DVD, this should be the one. Don't let the Portuguese scare you....it's not subtitled.
ZZTX 4 PCS Big Crystal Diamond Ballpoint Pen Bling Metal Ballpoint Pen Office Supplies, Rose Gold/Silver/White With Rose Polka Dots/Rose Gold With White Polka Dots, Includes 4 Pen Refills
ZZTX 4 PCS Big Crystal Diamond Ballpoint Pen Bling Metal Ballpoint Pen Office Supplies, Rose Gold/Silver/White With Rose Polka Dots/Rose Gold With White Polka Dots, Includes 4 Pen Refills
I bought these to set out for my guest book at my wedding. I just love them and received so many complements. People wanted to know where I got them. I was excited to see that they are refillable. I did not know that when I purchased them. They write very nicely, as well. I'm now using them at my desk at work. They are a wonderful reminder of my special day. And, people can't walk away with them because they are so unique.
Thor Epic Collection: The Black Galaxy (The Mighty Thor Epic Collection)
Thor Epic Collection: The Black Galaxy (The Mighty Thor Epic Collection)
It's a truth universally acknowledged that any long-running superhero will go through a number of changes intended, usually temporarily, to shake up the status quo and prevent complacency setting in. This latest Thor Epic (volumes 18, covering 1990-1991) is just another example. If you picked up the chronologically preceding volume, In Mortal Flesh, you will know that in this period, Thor was merged with the mortal architect Eric Masterson.

It's a return of sorts to the very earliest days, when Thor had to take the place of frail doctor Donald Blake whenever he sprung into action, although this time the two characters are literally separate people, rather than two identities of the same one. Eric, too, comes with his own supporting cast and personal plots, trying to balance a custody battle for his son and his career with the need for the god of thunder to protect both Midgard and Asgard. It definitely adds a great deal of freshness to the book, with the new cast additions clashing interestingly with the existing heroes and villains.

Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz, who produce the vast majority of the issues here, are one of my favourite creative pairings, balancing emotional human-level concerns and vast cosmic calamities without it ever seeming jarring. There's a whole lot packed into this volume - the return of Surtur and Ymir; an amazing arc involving the High Evolutionary, some new gods, and the Celestials; the brutality of the Wrecking Crew; and a battle with Loki that has dramatic repercussions.

Extras include a Marvel Fanfare pinup, three pages from the Marvel Swimsuit issue, the cover art for the original Black Galaxy Saga trade, and three pages of original art by Frenz. It's a great run of Thor, both new and comfortingly familiar in turns, and a highly recommended Asgardian addition to your book shelf.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
A sequel to 2005 box office winner, The Fantastic Four, "Rise Of The Silver Surfer" sees director Tim Story and the original cast principals return for more super hero schlocky fun. The story is based around the Marvel stories that featured the first appearance of said Silver Surfer in the comic book franchise. Silver Surfer (Doug Jones with Laurence Fishburne dubbing the voice) is acting as a herald for the planet devouring Galactus, their next target? Earth. Which is a bit untimely as Reed Richards/Mr Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd) and Susan Storm / Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba) are trying to get married. Things are further problematic when after his first encounter with the Silver Surfer, Johnny Storm/Human Torch (Chris Evans) finds his powers a bit off-in fact when he touches any of the others their powers are exchanged, much to Ben Grimm / The Thing's (Michael Chiklis) amusement. Not only that but the military are starting to get heavy and annoyed with the four and who is this back on the scene? Doctor Doom! (Julian McMahon) Thought he was dead, and how come he's in league with the military now? All of this issues must be addressed or the Earth will suffer the direst of consequences.

Budgeted at $130 million, this sequel only just made its money back domestically, however, its Worldwide takings gave it an overall profit of nearly $160 million. Which when you consider that the first film (again raking the coin in) was met with very disdainful reviews (mostly warranted outside of Evans & Chiklis' efforts), it's somewhat surprising. Yet, and it's certainly no towering genre picture, "Silver Surfer" is a hugely enjoyable movie for fans of the source comics and the undemanding popcorn muncher. The fans, and I don't speak for all of them of course, should in the main be happy that the makers have been faithful to the origins of the story. There's also some nifty humour and both Alba and Gruffudd aren't as dull as they were in the first movie. Perhaps they are more comfortable now knowing that the paying public held sway over the critics? Evans is still the best thing in the franchise, and the appearance of Andre Braugher as General Hager is a welcome edition. While the effects are considerably better than the poor fodder served up in the first movie; granted it wouldn't have been hard to improve on that score.

With a lovely light hearted approach, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer does its job. In the pantheon of super hero movies it sits some where in the middle, neither great or bad, just honest wholesome family fun. 20th Century Fox have announced that a reboot of the franchise is to come, so while Chris Evans goes off to mouth wateringly play Captain America, the next lot of actors are charged with the not so easy task of winning over a tough comic book crowd, and, the critics too. 6.5/10
Doctor Strange Epic Collection: Afterlife (Epic Collection: Doctor Strange)
Doctor Strange Epic Collection: Afterlife (Epic Collection: Doctor Strange)
The second Dr Strange Epic, numbered as volume 13, skips straight to the end of his twentieth-century adventures, collecting material from 1994-1997. And it's rather a... confused ending, to say the least. Luckily, however, the opening and closing stories somewhat redeem the volume,

The book opens with a one-off Strange Tales story that sees the Doc, the Human Torch and the Thing tussle with mysterious forces on their friend Wyatt Wingfoot's home turf. It's a fun tale that plays with storytelling structure itself, and has some great painted art by Ricardo Villagran.

After that promising opening, we're into the regular book, and here's where the trouble starts. We find Stephen with a new long-haired, clean-shaven look, a new home and business, and a new kind of magic at his fingertips. There are various fairly unsatisfactory plotlines, but a sudden influx of revolving writers and artists sees those curtailed as we get ANOTHER new look, ANOTHER new kind of magic, etc. It's a period where the title is obviously struggling to find its own identity, and it leaves everything feeling half-finished and badly thought out.

Things pick up towards the end as new regulars J.M. DeMatteis and Mark Buckingham bring a measure of stability to the good Doctor, and turn in some genuinely fine stories ruminating on Strange's life, enemies and the nature of both magic and forgiveness. Sadly, it was to prove too little too late, as just when they had righted the ship, the book was cancelled. Certainly as a collected volume this seems like a somewhat downbeat way for the Sorcerer Supreme to end the 90s.

Luckily the Epic manages to finish on a high note nonetheless as a final graphic novel - What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen? - rounds out the volume. Seeing Strange caught up in a fight between two sisters in the outlandish realm of Ditkopolis, the story's main draw is some gorgeous P. Craig Russell art that shows what wonderful and dreamlike vistas the character could inspire.

Extras this time round include the Dr Strange ashcan edition, an interview with Russell about the graphic novel, original art from the same, and a Swimsuit Special pinup. It's a wildly variable volume, and the scattered highpoints only just balance out the missed opportunities between them, so possibly one just for Strange completists.
Winco 15-Slot Aluminum Pizza Pan Rack
Winco 15-Slot Aluminum Pizza Pan Rack
Functions very well, my only complaint is that part of it is slightly bent. It still functions but screens placed on it may topple if not stacked in a particular way. This is not a product quality issue near as much a shipping/handling issue. It was placed in a box that just fit with very little insulation. If it was packaged in a slightly larger box and packed with a little more care, there is no doubt in my mind it would function perfectly like similar ones I've used in the past.
Hossejoy Premium Natural Bamboo Pizza Peel with Handle, Great for Homemade Pizza, Fruits, Cheese and Charcuterie Boards, 17.7''x12''
Hossejoy Premium Natural Bamboo Pizza Peel with Handle, Great for Homemade Pizza, Fruits, Cheese and Charcuterie Boards, 17.7''x12''
I purchased two of these because we usually make two pizzas at a time and like to have two to work on simultaneously. They were smaller than I expected. I needed 16" but they only 12" , my mistake. So I returned them BOTH in the same envelope. Apparently they only counted it as one return and charged me for the other stating I had only returned one board. I can't believe someone actually opened the return and marked it as only one board. I never imagined that would happen. The whole process is probably just so robotic and automated there is no actual human involved. Don't order! Plenty of other friendly institutions to select quality items from.
A Confession
A Confession
Whilst reading the Aegypan Press's publishing of "A Confession" I realized it was in large print, had numerous editing errors (I counted 50), and did not provide any copyright information. For a short ESSAY, the publishing caliber of this book is abominable. I am an avid reader but had I been just graduating from the 5th grade, I could have done a better editing job than this. DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK!
To buy this version of Tolstoy's "A Confession" would be to disgrace one of the most lucid and personal essay's in literature. I strongly recommend investing in this book published by another press. The afterword, containing Tolstoy's dream is a poignantly intimate and yet applicable summation of his struggle to find meaning and rest for life - a passage that has the beauty of poetry and one that will stay with me forever.
A MacGregor Christmas: A 2-in-1 Collection
A MacGregor Christmas: A 2-in-1 Collection
I found it very hard to follow and I found the print for me was very small! It seems to be a copy of the outlander series!! It seemed to be about the same time frame and I kept comparing it to that series!!
The Hobbit (BBC Dramatization)
The Hobbit (BBC Dramatization)
We got this CD story because we were going on a massive summer car trip and wanted a different medium of entertainment other than books and crayons. The CD would not play audibly in the portable CD player with ear phones, we tried a ton of music CD's and they all worked just fine, it was only the story CD's we got off of Amazon that would not work (Yes, more than one). Then we put it in the car CD player and it worked fine so we listened to it as a family. BUT! When we got home we tried it on the stereo CD player, the clock radio CD player, and our other car CD player (Toyota)...NONE of these worked. It will play on one CD player, the newer Ford car stereo. That to me is almost as good as nothing. We were really disappointed, again...NOT with the story but with the quality of the product itself. I need to add, because my son (12 years old) was not able to listen to this himself and we listened as a a family we needed to turn it off at a certain point because it was too scary for my 8 yr old daughter. Just to keep in mind. 
On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography
On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Photography
First of all, the photos are great, and the historic aspect of the photos is fantastic- seciondly, the author's insights are mediocre- sometimes he explains the thought process and motivation behind certain photos well, but soemtimes you're left scratchign your head- thirldly, the book is very disjointed- I foudn it very frustrating readign abotu a photo, only to have to flip forward 50 or more pages to find hte photo that was beign discussed- this is a large book, heavy, kind of cumbersome, and it was a bit of a chore having to flip back and forth all the time-

All in all though, it's a book worth having as the historical photos are some pretty fien examples of how photography grew to the art that it is today- many great photographers are represented i nthe book- I just wish that the discussion had been more about the actual art and motivations behind the photos to give readers and photographers more insight into the art of photography and help us understand that photography is more thasn just snapping records of subjects-
By-Pass Control (A Tiger Mann Novel)
By-Pass Control (A Tiger Mann Novel)
The By-Pass Control (1966) was the fourth, last and weakest of Mickey Spillane’s mid-60s Tiger Mann books. Mann, Spillane’s attempt to capitalize on the era’s James Bond-driven espionage/spy fascination (and perhaps to air his very right wing views on the Cold War), was entertaining for a book or two but it’s easy to see why the author pulled the plug on the series after only four installments.

As with his Mike Hammer books of the late 40s/early 50s, Spillane basically ran himself into a dead end with a static character, repetitive plots and one-note approach (he would put Hammer on hiatus for a decade before reintroducing him in 1962 with The Girl Hunters). Except perhaps for the first installment, Day of the Guns, where the Tiger Mann character is introduced and in which Mann’s borderline psychotic treatment of future fiancee Rondine drives the story, the books are practically interchangeable. Each has Mann racing against time to head off the greatest catastrophe in history (how many times can you blow up the world?) while fighting off both enemies and supposed allies.

Meanwhile, the Rondine character, who might have provided some extra narrative interest and perhaps even provoked some development of Mann’s persona, is left largely in the background as Mann pursues his manic quest of the moment (and for a man supposedly deeply in love, he seems not only disturbingly prone to sleeping with any other babe in sight who strikes his fancy but doesn’t seem particularly bothered about it).

To an extent a formulaic approach to plot doesn’t particularly bother me. To take an example from one of Spillane’s contemporaries, Ross Macdonald also basically recycles the same plot over and over in his Lew Archer novels of this same period. Each starts with a fairly small matter that Archer is asked to investigate (he’s private eye), which then balloons into murder (often multiple murder) until Archer connects supposedly random dots that inevitably intersect at some point in the past and cause tragedy in the present.

The difference is that the sardonic but principled Archer is a much more nuanced character than either Mann or Hammer, and there is always a subtlety to Macdonald’s supporting characters that not only add drama to the proceedings but make Archer’s interactions with them much more interesting. By contrast, Mann’s interactions rarely leave the lizard brain level even if Spillane has an undoubted talent for writing entertaining tough guy dialogue.

I have in the past confessed to enjoying Spillane’s books and I don’t take that back. However, there is a point at which his approach just runs down for lack of new ideas. For the Tiger Mann books, The By-Pass Control is that point. If you're interested in espionage thrillers of this period I would point you to John Le Carré, Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm books and of course Ian Fleming. For crime thrillers, few are better than Macdonald's Archer series.
Women and C.S. Lewis: What His Life and Literature Reveal for Today's Culture
Women and C.S. Lewis: What His Life and Literature Reveal for Today's Culture
A job well done. Having just read this new book on C.S. Lewis I was very pleasantly made aware of the man who influenced a generation for the good. My interest was not only held by the many insights into Lewis' personal life such as his strained relationship with his father as well as the death of his mother at such a young age, his relationship with the much older Mrs. Moore and his all too short lived marriage to Joy, who died much too young, and left a very broken Lewis. You cannot but feel Lewis' love for his wife, and his pain at loosing her to cancer, when you read his poem\epitaph dedicated to her, Joy, at her memorial site in Headington, near Oxford, that Randy Alcorn includes in his section of this book. My interest was also stimulated by the many personal stories and testimonies that the contributing authors shared about their lives that the writings of Lewis' had on them. I also never realized that Lewis' answered the vast amount of letters he received from all who wrote to him, even the children's letters, "WOW". I will be re-reading this book many times in the future to refresh my mind about the life of a man who made a deep impact on his fellow "imago dei" for the kingdom of God. I recommend this book to all.
your brother in Christ,
Albert R.
Bleach, Vol. 17
Bleach, Vol. 17
The countdown to execution has begun! No time to lose if Rukia Kuchiki is to be saved! Renji is determined to save his friend, even if he has to go through Byakuya, his captain, to do it. Byakuya is confident in his ability to defeat Renji, but Renji has been training with Ichigo and has a few surprises up his sleeves!

Kenpachi is happily facing the masked Komamura and the blind Tosen. Finally, a real challenge! As Rukia is being led to the Sokyoku, across the bridge, she encounters Gin Ichimaru, who can’t resist a last chance to tease the condemned Soul Reaper. He informs her that Renji is still alive, and offers to help her. Reaching the Sokyoku, she is asked if she has anything to say, and makes a last request.

Realizing Captain Tosen has used his bankai, Hisagi wants to go to him, but Yumichika tells him they are not finished. When Tosen questions his abilities and standing in his company, Yumichika enlightens him as to why he holds the position that he does. In fact, Yumichika will show him something, if Tosen promises not to tell the other members of his squad.

The execution has begun. It’s now or never, if Rukia is to be saved.

This volume is becoming a real nail-biter as Ichigo and friends battle to save Rukia from what they consider to be an unwarranted execution. Ichigo is conspicuous by his absence, still working to learn how to bankai. But he has an indomitable spirit and refuses to consider failure to be an option. No doubt we’ll see him in the next book. Tosen’s backstory is poignant, and the revelation of Komamura’s actual face is enlightening. You can’t help but love Yachiru, the way she refers to Orihime as “Chubby”, and calls Ichigo “Itchy”. Although perhaps that should be translated as Ichi. It’s hard to tell, and translation can be a tricky thing.

There are so many questions here that beg to be answered. Is Rukia’s so-called infraction really of such a serious nature that it requires her execution? And, if you go with the idea that Soul Society is a sort of heaven, where the dead go, and that therefore the Soul Reapers themselves are not alive and not human, then how can she be executed and what does this really mean to them? Why is Byakuya such an uptight and cold monster, who is willing to see his own sister lose her life?

Plus we still have the mystery of who killed Captain Aizen. We know it wasn’t Ichigo and Company, despite what the Soul Society thinks. So who is the killer, and why was he killed? So many questions, so few answers. .. yet. Something’s gotta give, hopefully in the next volume.

Looking forward to the big event, be there!
Stephenie Meyer: Dreaming of Twilight (USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies)
Stephenie Meyer: Dreaming of Twilight (USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies)
Bella. Edward. Jacob. Perhaps those names ring a bell with many `tweens and teens who have gone wild over these characters in the "Twilight" saga. In 2003 Stephenie Meyer had a very poignant dream about Edward and Bella as they lay in a meadow. The dream was so vivid it did not leave her, even when she had awakened. There was a story about those two people that had to be told and she was going to tell it. When she started to write about them, they were simply "she" and "he," but she knew exactly who they were. The girl was a normal teenager, but the boy "was a 107-year-old vampire, faced with the troublesome urge to drink the blood of this girl he loves." Stephenie Meyer, a stay at home mom to three young boys, had a story to write and nothing could stop her once she began.

Her husband, Pancho, was annoyed and frustrated when a burst of creativity came over her. He said, "You never sleep, you don't talk to me, I never get to use the computer. What are you doing?" She confided in her older sister, Emily, who was soon asking to read more of the story and when it wasn't forthcoming wanted to know if Stephenie was alive . . . she thought it was that good! When the manuscript was finished "she wasn't going to back down until Meyer took steps to seek out a publisher." Creativity was one thing, but learning how to go about getting published was quite another. She received nine rejection letters before her book was accepted. In this book you'll read all about the fabulous advance this "publishing phenomenon" received.

Almost everyone who has read Stephenie's books became "passionate about them" and Oprah noted "that Meyer has helped create a `culture of literacy' in many middle and high schools." But what about Stephenie herself? You'll soon learn where she grew up, how many brothers and sisters she had, what her family life was like, and the fact that she "appreciated the strict way she was raised" in a close-knit Mormon family. She too, like many of her readers, was passionate about reading and was nicknamed "the reader" by her family. You'll learn lots of very interesting facts about her, including that when she "compared herself to the other kids, especially the popular girls, she sometimes felt like a misfit." Are you interested in knowing whom she named the characters in the "Twilight saga" for? You'll just have to read this book to find out!

This is a fascinating look at Stephenie Meyer, a "publishing phenomenon" who got a lot of young people reading. Most people have probably heard something about the saga, but even if they haven't heard about it, they will totally enjoy learning about Stephenie's life. This book does not attempt to portray the series in a totally positive light, but rather discusses several points of view from librarians, Amazon reviewers, and authors like Stephen King. Meyer's honest and heartfelt take on the criticism was that "It's a bit hard for me: I'm very thin-skinned." This well-balanced book made it very appealing and quite interesting. The reader will learn everything from what she was like as a child right up to the music she listened to when she wrote the series and things like what her favorite TV shows are. The book has numerous full cover photographs, a fact that fans will appreciate. In the back of the book is an index, a glossary, a timeline, source notes, a selected bibliography, and additional recommended book and website resources to explore.
L'oiseau de soleil
L'oiseau de soleil
J'ai commandé ce livre pour un destin particulier : je l'ai mis « en voyage » via le logiciel Bookcrossing.
Depuis, il a trouvé d'autres lecteurs, c'était le but de mon achat (à un prix très correct).
J'ai adoré ce livre, déjà acheté il y a 30 ans, et je garde précieusement mon propre exemplaire.
Wilbur Smith, un auteur d'aventures humaines que je vous conseille vivement.
My Week With Marilyn
My Week With Marilyn
Simon Curtis directs his magnum opus with his 2011 movie My Week with Marilyn. Curtis captures the most beautiful lighting in his excellent cinematic shots. Curtis' cinematography is compelling all the way into this sweet drama. Lovely scenes set up with care give way to powerful performances in this emotional biopic of an older Marilyn Monroe.

Michelle Williams is the real star of My Week with Marilyn. Williams portrays Marilyn Monroe with a seductive charm as well as a curious sadness. Williams perfectly expresses the emotional insecurity that Monroe suffered from with a respectful take on her drug addiction. Monroe's mood swings and depression couple together nicely with her joyless marriage. Williams plays Monroe's flirtatious movie star with a delicate innocence and a playful wonder. She always has this sweetness as Marilyn that draws you in deeper. She really is the spitting image of Marilyn Monroe and nails her dainty whisper voice that Monroe always sported. Michelle Williams gets you to fall in love with Marilyn Monroe, while simultaneously empathizing with her unhappiness. Michelle Williams is a delight!

Kenneth Branagh is superb as Sir Laurence Olivier. He gets Olivier's fervor for plays and serious acting as well as his frustration with Marilyn's inability to act. Branagh is so believable as the dramatic lead actor that just wants to make great films. You see how uncomfortable Marilyn makes him. Branagh is also very funny as the disgruntled legendary actor that must cope deal with the perpetually late, drugged up, incompetent, and inconsistent actress that was Marilyn Monroe. Kenneth Branagh has many moments of clarity that break through to you wherein you see his passion for acting and film making. It's an incredible supporting role from Branagh.

Finally, Eddie Redmayne is the new guy in Hollywood that is equally dazzled by the glamour of movie making and the charms of Marilyn Monroe. He matches his character arc with an eagerness to help make movie magic, then he must experience heartbreak to mature. It's a nice character portrait of a young man of the times. I liked Redmayne in My Week with Marilyn quite a bit.

Watch My Week with Marilyn for a heartbreaking look behind the screen Marilyn, behind the scenes of movie production, and a great many laughs at the ridiculousness of it all. Michelle Williams solidifies her place in movie history with her beautifully subtle depiction of Marilyn Monroe's emotional pain. My Week with Marilyn is one of the most nuanced films about a hurt Hollywood legend.
Harry Potter 1
Harry Potter 1
My 8 year old son is really getting into the books and is currently starting the 4th book so I bought this blu ray to get him started on the movies. As with most cases of movies based on books, it doesn't have anywhere near the detail of the book but is still a really entertaining watch from start to finish. There are a couple scary moments that some young children might be frightened by but for the most part my son loved it and I enjoyed it as well.

The picture and sound quality are both great, as you would expect from a blu ray disc. There are a number of special features included on the disc but nothing that stands out.

All in all, its a really good start to the Potter movies and highly recommended to all Potter fans.
LEGO Castle Building Set (6193)
LEGO Castle Building Set (6193)
I bought this set for my almost 4-year old niece and it's her first LEGO set. She put the pieces together by herself (with some help on how to get started) and she really felt a sense of accomplishment after putting the castle together. It's a very good beginner set.
Knives Out (4K UHD)
Knives Out (4K UHD)
Back in the days of black-and-white, mystery films were quite common but as the years went by, they became less and less common with the mystery genre becoming the domain of television. This is a pity, because I like an old-fashioned mystery. Between this movie and Murder on the Orient Express, it's nice to see the genre make a comeback. Director/writer Rian Johnson was definitely trying to evoke an old school mystery film with this homage, and after seeing the trailers, I definitely wanted to see this. I even went to a farther away early access screening because I couldn't wait. I'm pleased to say this definitely met my expectations.

Knives Out is just a really well told movie. For 2 hr., 10 min., this is finely paced and edited. Johnson really knows how to steer the story, especially the beginning and introduction to the facts of the case.

Besides being a mystery, this movie is also a critique of privilege, which I felt Johnson managed to not beat the audience over the head with. The movie also has a good sense of humor.

The suspects consist of the Thrombey family, who from one extent to another all have leeched off of the money and success of patriarch and mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer). They are such a delightfully self-entitled but diverse group of larger-than-life dysfunctional people. I'm a little disappointed that we didn't get more of them. (Ana de Armas' Marta Cabrera, Harlan's personal nurse, is the actual star of the film.) I especially thought that Linda Drysdale (Jamie Lee Curtis) is given short shrift.

The cast is excellent all the way through, and I just don't have time to mention everyone. The best performance is by Daniel Craig as Southern gentlemen detective Benoit Blanc. He just kills it as the eccentric and well-spoken detective. I also appreciate that Benoit isn't portrayed as a socially awkward, mircaulous wunderkind as is often the case with detectives these days. Benoit is definitely the smartest guy in the room, but solving the case is real work for him. Again, this is Ana's story. The trailers make Benoit look like the lead. Just don't want you to have false expectations. He is one of the biggest players, make no mistakes.

The movie looks great. The Thrombey estate is delightfully grand and old-fashioned looking and is decorated with a wide assortment of mystery-themed or antiquated bric-a-brac. The outfits all look great as well.

There is only one thing about this movie that bothered me. The score tries for a classic mystery feel to it but tries too hard. A couple times it felt like they were just blasting the music in my face.

Overall, this is just a very entertaining movie and definitely something for mystery fans.
Apple iPad Air 2 versión más reciente (reacondicionado)
Apple iPad Air 2 versión más reciente (reacondicionado)
This was used, didn't look refurbished. Heavy scratches on the back side by the power plug and it came with generic power cord (although it was a new cord)... front button was dirty, I had to wipe it down! (GROSS)
Apparently no one "factory refurbished it" because it was not factory reset and it was still set to Spanish language and it was in the previous owners name!!! (I had access to their information!) It took me some time and searching the internet to figure how to put it in English language so I could reset it to factory to start over.
Then, I had to plug it into ITUNES to set it up in my name, it wouldn't set it up as a new device.
and finally, the screen went all grainy and I had to restart to recover it. So it was returned for a refund.
I wrote the seller about it but received NO response. I would buy elsewhere if I had to do it again!
I usually don't have an issue with refurbished gear but this one was a bad experience.
Id pass on this seller and if possible, buy NEW!
Chanasya Faux Fur Fake Sheepskin White Cover Rug/Solid Shaggy Area Rugs for Living Bedroom Floor - Off White 2ft x 6ft
Chanasya Faux Fur Fake Sheepskin White Cover Rug/Solid Shaggy Area Rugs for Living Bedroom Floor - Off White 2ft x 6ft
I purchased this rug over a year ago & I just had to finally review it, this rug is fantastic! I am STILL astonished at its resilience, beauty, & durability 5-8 washes later! I’m not even easy on this thing, I use it as a photo background, roll around rug for my baby, floor diaper changing pad, cat bed... you name it & I even wash it in hot af water with bleach on a regular cycle (though I will admit that I also use Calgon or Borax, Oxyclean, & Seventh Generations’ Free & Clear detergent so no fabric softeners or minerals to gunk it up, I also have a front facing washer). As soon as it’s out of the washer & partly damp, I take a boar bristle brush to it & thoroughly comb it every which way, makes it look like new with VERY minimal shedding.

I can’t believe how soft & gorgeous it still is, best $20 I ever spent. I’m def. going to buy more to put together for a rug, how many rugs out there could you pull apart to throw in the washer?! I’m so excited!
OnePlus 7T Glacier Blue (8GB RAM+256GB Storage)
OnePlus 7T Glacier Blue (8GB RAM+256GB Storage)
After reading a lot of geeky reviews on YouTube and portals, I bought Oneplus7t. Pls, note I have been using OnePlus from last many years now so my expectations were clear. My experience with the device says that most of the reviews or unboxing things are influenced. Pls, note I have bought it with my own money unlike leading reviewers or unboxing video geeks who get it for free. So pls don't go by them blindly. Go for users reviews who bought them with their own money. So I am writing my 5 days experience with the phone.
I am not a gamer or a geek. A regular user who wants to do all the office work on the phone, social media, blogging and vlogging, etc.
The last OnePlus phone I was using was Oneplus 5 and was quite happy with it until it screen got broken and replacement cost was higher than the selling price of the device itself.

The day it arrived from Amazon I opened it with a lot of excitement which continued till I have held it in my hands.
Here are the issues:
1. Weight: It weighed too much I felt like holding a brick. And it is thick. When I hold it in one hand for a few minutes I get a deep red pit in my hand (due to blood circulation).
2. Camera: Then I had to go for a conference there I tried clicking pictures. Picture quality did not come out well. Still, I thought it may be light or background because of my previous experiences I could not believe it to be not good. So I continued clicking pictures which really missed detailing. As you zoom in it will make it blurred. I have clicked a magazine cover picture with my Oneplus 5 which had only 16 MP camera but pic quality was natural and good. It clicks blur pics may it has to do with image Stabilization.
3. Battery: Battery is avg. All those time I teased my iPhone or Samsung Series colleagues and friends for their battery life. Welcome to the league. This offers an avg battery life. I never carried a charger with me in previous models if I Start with 90% even after two years. But here I have to carry it even for the average usage. I m wondering what would be this phone battery life in a year or more.
4. 90 Hz refresh rate is a gimmick to sell this device. It will give you fluid experience but the soon it consumes battery you will always prefer to keep it to 60hz which is an option given in the display settings. If you always stick to a desk or have a power source around you can keep it to 90hz. Not for people who are on the move most of the time. Don't fall for it.
5. Sound: It's average. Phone calls are not crisp and clear. At times the caller's voice gets hazy and husky. Voice is even audible to person the person sitting next to me. Even on lower volumes. Speakers volume is loud but the sound quality is not good.
6. No premium-feeling anymore. With multiple variants, it has joined the league of Samsung, Mi, Oppo, Vivo. Now they are launching 7t pro on Oct 10 again it is a disappointment for those who bought 7t on day 1. Maybe their R&D or trials have some problem here that in every two months they are launching a new device with an update to the previous faults. Like OnePlus 7 has voice receiver on one side which is right. So if you take calls or hear the phone from left you won't get a clear voice or volume. So they added receivers on both the side in this device.

I am still not getting why I have spent Rs 40,000 on it. No camera quality, no battery life, no sound quality on calls, getting wounds on holding it for long.

I have always recommended OnePlus devices to everyone around and had high hopes and trust on the brand that I bought it on the day of the launch but with this experience, I won't recommend OnePlus 7t to my colleagues and friends who are planning to upgrade their devices.
Purity Farm Organic Ghee, 13 Ounce (765081)
Purity Farm Organic Ghee, 13 Ounce (765081)
This is the second brand of ghee that I have tried and I like this one far and away above the other one (Nanak Pure Desi Ghee). This one doesn't separate and has a smooth creamy consistency, whileas the other one is more gritty and the flavor is not nice just straight out of the jar. Purity Farm has me eating it straight out of the jar and it smells just heavenly.

I am very pleased with this product and would definitely buy it again. I especially like that it is casein-free as I have a dairy intolerance so even the small amounts of milk protein in regular butter might be an issue, but with this ghee I don't have to worry about it.

*update* It is now a few months since I started ordering this and I have started ordering two jars at a time to make sure that I'm never without. I have confirmed that regular butter DOES cause me issues but ghee is perfectly fine due to being casein-free. I read that ghee is also an ayurvedic remedy for many things and is supposed to be healing for leaky-gut syndrome.

I also have to say that it makes a FANTASTIC moisturizer for the face! I have ultra ultra sensitive skin that just cannot handle the slightest amount of chemicals on it. I thought to myself one day to try ghee as a facial moisturizer as I desperately needed it. I put it on, thinking that I might get red from it or break out as I have from every other moisturizer attempt and... no reaction! Best of all, my dry, scaly patch on my face is now soft and smooth after only two applications! I've had that scaly patch for months! I am so excited about this find since most of the time I cannot do any topicals at all, but my skin just loved the ghee and drank it up. A little goes a long way, so if you do this, a pea-sized amount is plenty for a large area. Rub in gently but if your skin is dry it will soak up quickly leaving you feeling soft but not oily if you put on just a little bit at a time. You can always put more as needed, so don't overdo at the beginning.
Prestige Popular Aluminium Pressure Cooker, 6.5 Litres (10024)
Prestige Popular Aluminium Pressure Cooker, 6.5 Litres (10024)
I ordered this product, it took almost a week, the packaging was worst old box was used which was all Torn up and the product is defective the top of the cooker wont fit n get locked feel horrible i wanted to gift this to my mom but when she open the box was bad n the product itself was horrible i m never gona buy again from this sender
RENPHO H13 HEPA Air Purifier for Home Large Room 330 SQ.FT, Air Purifier for Allergies and Pets, Air Cleaner for Office Kitchen, Eliminate Odors Smoke Mold Pollen Dust for Bedroom, Auto Mode
RENPHO H13 HEPA Air Purifier for Home Large Room 330 SQ.FT, Air Purifier for Allergies and Pets, Air Cleaner for Office Kitchen, Eliminate Odors Smoke Mold Pollen Dust for Bedroom, Auto Mode
I have been wanting to try an air purifier for a long time and I have and like other Renpho products. My husband and I used to wake up every morning and blow our noses over and over in order to breathe. We have two dogs that sleep in our bed and a cat that sleeps in the doorway because boss dog says she isn't allowed on the bed. That's a lot of fur and dander!
It was pretty easy to set up (once I got all the filters unwrapped!). I put it about nine feet away from the head of the bed and turned it on. The lights settled on yellow once it went through its cycle. When I got up about two hours later, the light was green. By morning, it was blue for clean air. I felt much better and was only slightly stuffy. My husband said he didn't see any difference but he didn't use as many tissues as before. I ran it again the next night and it went to blue within an hour.
I seem to sneeze a lot when I am in my living room and working on my computer so I moved it in there during the day. It is light enough that it was no biggie to cart it around. I quit sneezing while it was on.
I noticed I only needed to use it every other day or so in either room so I thought I would loan it to my daughter in law to see if it helped her. She has two dogs, a cat and hamsters. She has had sinus surgery twice in a year and my son says she coughs all night.
Well, I think I have lost my purifier because she has stopped coughing and my son has been sleeping. They keep it running 24/7 and she has fewer symptoms in the daytime as well.
Guess I need to buy another one!
Wiley Wallaby Funsorts Licorice, 8 Ounce Resealable Bag
Wiley Wallaby Funsorts Licorice, 8 Ounce Resealable Bag
Just tried these for the first time and am hooked! It’s like a flavor explosion in my mouth, they come in different fun shapes, vibrant colors and an array of flavors.

This is the best and most unique licorice I’ve ever had. (Placing a second order now, the first didn’t last very long). Lol
4 cajas x 38 g de Fazer Super salmiakki Mix (salmiakki – Super salmiakki – pantteri – Pax) Original Finnish Salty Regaliz Salmiak salmiac Pastilles lozenges Dragees gotas caramelos
4 cajas x 38 g de Fazer Super salmiakki Mix (salmiakki – Super salmiakki – pantteri – Pax) Original Finnish Salty Regaliz Salmiak salmiac Pastilles lozenges Dragees gotas caramelos
I'm gonna disagree with what others have said about how they taste. Here's my opinion.

Pax: very mild. Reminds me a lot of "Good and Plenty", without the candy coating. Just a gentle licorice flavor with notes of root beer or something else herbal. Slight menthol effect. I like this one.

Salmiakki: mildly salty black licorice. Tastes a bit of raisins as well. A gentle introduction to salty licorice in general. I love this one. Seriously great stuff.

Pantteri: Nyquil. This is a nyquil gummy. Strong menthol effect. Immense nyquil flavor with subtle hints of more nyquil. I'm putting this one in my medicine cabinet for the next time I have a cold or flu.

Super salmiakki: somewhere between the regular salmiakki and the pantteri. Also going in the medicine cabinet.

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