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Comment Archives: stories: Film

Re: “Passengers: A Space Idiocy

Titus Most reviewers love jumping on bandwagons. I have had a similar discussions on other reviews so I'm not just picking on Matt.

Actually if you accept he was a stalker, which I don't, then this film actually give them a good name, after all he choose to give up his prey, to give the person he fell in love with by watching her videos, reading her writings and eventually by talking to her. Not many real world stalkers would do that.

1 like, 17 dislikes
Posted by David Knowles on 02/10/2017 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Passengers: A Space Idiocy

Ok, dude. Matt's not really the first to point this out so it's not like everyone else in the world was just perfectly fine with this movie. Most reviewers and audience members were pretty strongly on the side of "this movie is gross" but you keep fighting the good fight. Stalkers everywhere are getting a bad name, am I right?

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Titus on 02/10/2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Passengers: A Space Idiocy

Matt Brunson So stalking is to admire someone from the distant and to try and learn about that person before introducing yourself to herself? or turn it around is it wrong for a women to get to find out a few details about a man before introducing themselves to them?

Let put it this way Matt, have you ever ask a friend about a girl before talking to her, or ask her girlfriends about her dislikes and like are? Have you ever went and look at their twitter, google plus, facebook profiles etc etc before asking a girl out?

There wasn't any rape in this film. There was consensual sex throughout this film. An the stalking was nothing most people in teens, twenties and thirties haven't done in the age of social media and the internet.

People in love make ridiculous choices, by the end of the film contrary to her better judgement, Aurora was just as much in love with Jim.

1 like, 23 dislikes
Posted by David Knowles on 01/30/2017 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Passengers: A Space Idiocy

Thanks for writing, Titus. And thanks for restoring my faith in humanity -- the previous comments from the two rape apologists / stalker apologists left me sadly shaking my head.

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Matt Brunson on 01/30/2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Passengers: A Space Idiocy

Love the comments from people being like, "hey, he was in love with her so that's why he woke her up. Not a problem." Isn't that what stalkers say? "I was in love with her so I followed her around then abducted her. It's not icky; it's love."

18 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Titus on 01/30/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Rogue One: The Dark Side of the Series

Return Of The Jedi is a good movie and a nice conclusion to the series. But it doesn't hold a candle to the first two. Kind of like with Back To The Future part 3.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Cheesenips on 01/07/2017 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Passengers: A Space Idiocy

Aint that sexist, what you are saying is a women can never desire a man? A women can never feel loneliness to the point where they are willing to murder someone to end that loneliness? That women don't like companionship just as much as a man does?

An like many other premise ultimately Jim decides to accept loneliness, to accept he will never see another human being in his life and offer her a way back to her life, a way see to see the future. Aurora could have had her revenge, she could have punished him but she choose not, we don't truly know if they spent their life in happiness, as friends, as lovers, or just as passengers on a ship living their lives, what we do know is that Jim took a liking to gardening and did a bit of wood carpentry. I would like to think that Aurora spent most of her time writing novels, stories and other bits.

I actually suspect if this was a horror movie many reviewers would have called it derivative and boring, if it was a action movie they would have said the same. I would love to have seen what the critics would write if the roles was reverse, Aurora was the one that was woken up by accident, she was the one that couldn't spend longer than a year alone, that she was the one that woke Jim, that he was the one that went to her room and started beating her up.

Why do I suspect the reviewers would have had sympathy with her, would have understood her view, would have attack Jim for beating her up and even accepted their reconciliation in the end.

4 likes, 35 dislikes
Posted by David Knowles on 01/04/2017 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Passengers: A Space Idiocy

You misunderstand, or weren't paying attention (shouldn't a movie reviewer pay attention?) to the reason Jim woke Aurora up. He read her writing and fell in love with her persona; this was explicitly stated. There are no icky implications. Watch it again...

5 likes, 45 dislikes
Posted by Julien Rodriguez on 12/31/2016 at 2:27 AM

Re: “Rogue One: The Dark Side of the Series

I see your point. I love the first two. But Jedi will always remain my favorite. People laugh at me when I tell them that. It's just a matter of taste I guess. I especially love the final battle with Luke and Vader and the fact that it's a little more lite hearted than Empire Strikes Back. The Ewoks can be annoying but it's hard for me to hate them since I loved them so much as a kid. Have a good one!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dan. M on 12/28/2016 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Rogue One: The Dark Side of the Series

Hi, Dan. I certainly enjoy RETURN OF THE JEDI and have seen it countless times. However, I personally don't feel it's as strong as the two films before it. The plotting is a bit more lazy (another Death Star?), Han Solo seems to have regressed as a character, and then there's the matter of those annoying Ewoks. Always the Ewoks. :)

Thanks for writing!

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 12/27/2016 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Rogue One: The Dark Side of the Series

Hi Mr. Brunson, I was just wondering what your take is on Return Of The Jedi, as it wasn't mentioned in your review as IV and V were. It's my favorite of the series and doesn't seem to ever get the credit it deserves.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dan. M on 12/27/2016 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Nocturnal Animals: Built Ford Tough

Its likely that those who criticize this movie are unable to sympathize or empathize with devastation resulting from abandonment and cruelty caused by someone they loved. For those who have experienced this kind of loss, the ending is a bittersweer triumph. Her epiphany is too little too late and it is clear that he has come out in the end with an awareness that she may have loved him but not enough. It is clear that he has moved on despite still loving her. She realizes the pain she caused and foolishly thinks she can go to him. He deserves more and she knows it. He knows it too. Thats what matters.

3 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Eric Ferreira on 12/11/2016 at 7:19 PM

Re: “The 20 Greatest Rock Films Ever Made

i've heard "Cocksucker Blues" will never b shown while the stones are together, even though i had seen it on the marquee at the Wiltern theater right after i moved down the street in 87, and on the menu at various revival houses for 1 time late night showings over the years.
i picked up a bootleg copy in the mid 80's. i guess the stones owed some record dictators 1 more song to fulfill a contract,in the early-mid 70's and the song is what they handed in. then someone followed them around with what looks like a super8 r maby16mm camera on a tour bout that time. they captured some of the most candid best back, side, and front stage footage ive ever seen. including a not so private jet plane flight, between shows i assume, of a groupie being handled by a roadie while mick an keith look on and keep the beat with maracas and tambourine. mostly black and white,with some color segments. a must see for any one 18 and up with even a passing interest in bloated 70 RnR. and if your a stones fan, well ya probably already have seen it. if not get on it.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by steve stevens on 12/11/2016 at 12:54 AM

Re: “The Birth of a Nation: Not Black and White

I don't agree movie not a 3 star movie it was one sided showed the cruel slave owners while the majority treated them fairly as valuable property. ownership and use of slaves was wrong as a whole to make movie one sided is also wrong

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Joe g on 10/20/2016 at 8:21 PM

Re: “The Girl on the Train: Next Stop, Mediocrity

I have not read any mention, in any reviews of this movie, of the monumental way one can resonate with the main character as an alcoholic who has suffered blackouts. The humiliation of the disease itself, the danger of what happens during a blackout, and the manipulation of other people serve to render this movie as powerful a statement as I have seen in a long time, maybe ever.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Gianna on 10/17/2016 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Snowden: Stone cold storytelling

Any Given Sunday was the last movie of his I liked.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jay on 10/11/2016 at 11:59 PM

Re: “The Birth of a Nation: Not Black and White

I'm glad the reviewer was honest to point out that history was misconstrued to "bolster" the motives of Turner. The problem with all movements, protests, controversial social issues, is that both sides use "facts" to bolster their case while unwilling to listen to the counterpoints of the other side.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Chuck on 10/08/2016 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Cat People, Free State of Jones, Twin Peaks among new home entertainment titles

RIO BRAVO, with Dino and The Duke. EL DORADO and RIO LOBO are both fun, but RIO BRAVO is a masterpiece -- my favorite Western along with ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST and (if one considers it a Western) THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 09/24/2016 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Cat People, Free State of Jones, Twin Peaks among new home entertainment titles

Which Hawks/Wayne Rio Bravo are talking about, Rio Bravo, El Dorado or Rio Lobo?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by patmoran on 09/23/2016 at 3:41 PM
Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/23/2016 at 10:36 AM

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