I haven't decided on my top films this year but definitely included would be "Locke". I also liked "Nightcrawler", "Magic in the Moonlight" and "Guardians of the Galaxy". Oh yeah and “Fury” with Brad Pitt.
Bypassed EVERY male in Hollywood? You are seriously saying that anyone in Hollywood would have been better than JOHNNY DEPP? It's a tiny role for God's sake, why give him crap for it? He did just fine and played it the way it should be played. Ugh.
"an actor who has devolved into a mugging caricature no longer capable of surprising or even engaging us."
Us? Speak for yourself please. It's sad that he makes it look so easy.
I'm glad you liked this... This was the one film I have been wanting and am excited to see.. I know one day there will be Oscar on the mantle of Benedict Cumberbatch.
Um, I guess for the same reason most critics of all races are panning it: They didn't think it was any good.
The disconnect between what I'm clearly stating and what's being distorted has proven to be VERY interesting.
So ... why then did black critics all (and I mean ALL) pan this movie?
Let me get this straight, Jeffrey V.: You weren't offended at all by the racist online comments I cited -- they didn't even rate a passing mention by you -- yet my review is offensive. Riiiight. Methinks thou dost protest too much.
Your review of this movie is completely offensive. You don't get to decide how you use "cracker" or "n*gger" or "f*ggot" or any other offensive words. I saw the movie and I really thought it was a tired remake or a tired trope and I didn't really love the original...except for Carol Burnett. Do better. Maybe take an online course in film review. Best of luck.
Whether or not Annie was black or white, this movie was a bad attempt at making money. The movie was poorly acted (Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz) and had awful writing. It was also very "awkward" at times. But in the end, It was just another rehashed movie that was entirely dependent on Annie being black. But hey, I guess im just another one of those "bigoted crackers".
tom smith: When someone uses the n word, they're insulting ALL black people. When someone uses "cracker" to denote racists, they're insulting ONLY prejudiced people. Hardly the same thing, and why someone such as yourself would stick up for racists is beyond me.
You think it's wrong for people to use the n word (it is) however you seem ok with using cracker as a derogatory term for white people, hypocrisy much?
Thanks for writing. Of course, I never wrote that EVERYONE who disliked this movie is a racist, but I guess that's an understandable defensive position to take by misquoting me. But if you think racism hasn't played a large part in the reactions of MANY people, then you're willfully being clueless. Sample comments found on the Internet.
"I'm not racist or anything ... But this new Annie movie is all mixed up!!! Annie is WHITE!!!!!!"
"Annie was a freckled face redhead, not a nappy head parasite infected n***** shitbag! N****** ruin everything!!"
"Why are black movie guys intent on making re-do’s of successful white movie guys stuff???? No new ideas? No black people plots? NO TALENT?????"
“They made a n****r Annie. Why.”
“Why does Hollyweird have to remake every movie with n****s…??"
And this: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/07/1283004/--Annie-is-Black-and-Racists-Go-F-cking-Crazy
And this: http://thedailybanter.com/2014/03/moronic-racists-appalling-reaction-to-black-actress-starring-in-annie-remake/#7WIhijAXaPZp1XOj.99
I rest my case.
Strange reviewer - gives a movie most reviewers found to be pretty bad - "Annie" - a 3-star and gives a movie like "Top 5" a lesser rating even though most reviewers find it to be great?
Lol, wow. Somehow knew this review would eventually be coming: If you don't like the new Annie, you are a racist. "White people..."
Magic in the Moonlight is Miscast, underwritten, and shot without any visual flair. Cute, but without any substance behind it.
"WAAAAHHHH!!!! Somebody insulted Dubya, the bestest pres'dent ever!" - Andre
I'm glad you used a still of Tom Baker.. He was my favorite Doctor and an immense actor if you ever saw Nicholas and Alexandra.
"and the Farrellys, who haven't had a sizable hit since George W. Bush was first learning how to wander around the White House without getting hopelessly lost."
--How does this belong in a movie review? If only Dubya was as smart and accomplished as this reviewer.
A horrible, childish, review, of a horrible movie.
"...made up to look exactly like John Boehner, right down to the sickly orange skin?"
Nothing partisan about that, jackass!
I agree with Philip Grimm, the original was brilliant and in no part thanks to the acting of Carrey and Daniels at the time. But it's not a movie that should have spawned a sequel. As for the reviewer all I can say is: Jim Carrey has played some amazing roles and so has Kathleen turner. They are both very talented people and I see no reason to denigrate them just because they haven't made a movie in a while. As for Turner, it took a lot of guts to play that role and show people a self deprecating side to her personality and not take herself so seriously. That's what acting is about. Maybe a lesson in humility is something you could learn from her!
You obviously haven't seen the original recently or maybe ever. This movie was a damned insult to the original brilliance that was the first outing. This tripe should have never been made as far as I am concerned. It has no redeeming quality. The two could absolutely not have been further off their original characters. It's like they have benjamin button disease and have regressed into pre-teenagers with a screenplay that seems to have been written for middle-schoolers. Actually that's an insult to the middle school aged person. This is just as bad as it gets.
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