DVD Verdict reviews: GODSEND, DIRTY DANCING: HAVANA NIGHTS, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS, DIRTY
    DANCING: HAVANA NIGHTS, GODSEND, I'M ONLY LOOKING: THE BEST OF INXS,
    PART ONE, and SURVIVOR BORNEO: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON:


    THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS (reviewed by Paul Corupe, overall score 83/100):
    "It's easy to dismiss The Barbarian Invasions as an egotistical wank,
    because it often is -- and that's really the point. The aged baby
    boomers are self-centered, often unlikable characters, perpetually
    engaged in conversations about sex and their social lives. Like their
    philosophies, these are imperfect characters, and Arcand is clearly
    playing off this to instill a sense of regret in the film."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/barbarianinvasions.php

    DIRTY DANCING: HAVANA NIGHTS (reviewed by Amanda DeWees, overall
    score 83/100):
    "The rapid succession of mostly short scenes makes the film feel a bit
    busy, which is not the same as energetic, but on the other hand this
    industrious pace and short running time mean that there isn't time for
    the movie to wear out its welcome. Like a summer fling, it's short but
    sweet and doesn't go on long enough to get wearisome."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/havananights.php

    GODSEND (reviewed by Brett Cullum, overall score 68/100):
    "An original setup for a thriller, a great cast -- Godsend seems to be
    right on track for the first half hour. Then something strange happens.
    Wait! The movie is suddenly becoming a clone of The Sixth Sense --
    little boy sees dead people. Huh? Are clones supernaturally gifted? Does
    Dolly the clone lamb see dead sheep?"

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/godsend.php

    I'M ONLY LOOKING: THE BEST OF INXS, PART ONE (reviewed by Amanda DeWees,
    overall score 99/100):
    "It's thrilling to rediscover a band that not only endured the '80s
    unscathed but created music that, over two decades later, still has the
    power to move and excite. Even for music fans who came to INXS more
    recently and aren't driven by nostalgia, I'm Only Looking is both a
    fascinating journey and a high-powered musical experience."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/bestinxspart1.php

    SURVIVOR BORNEO: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (reviewed by Eric Profancik,
    overall score 95/100):
    "Many still believe that Survivor has led to the downfall of scripted
    television, bringing upon us a wave of disposable 'stars' from Evan
    Marriott to Paris Hilton. There's definitely no denying that it has
    opened the floodgates of reality television, for better and for worse.
    For every great show like Survivor there's insipid trash like Who Wants
    to Marry a Millionaire? Still, every revolutionary television show --
    and, yes, I am saying that with a straight face -- has its flaws, and
    Survivor's legacy is perhaps the most brilliant. "

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/survivorborneo.php

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
    www.dvdverdict.com
    DVD Verdict, Aug 17, 2004
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