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Comment Archives: stories: Film

Re: “Lone Survivor: Valor stamped, SEALed and delivered

Sorry the village scenes were anti climatic for you. Sometimes life just doesn't tie everything into nice bows and it is what it is.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Marvin Harrison on 01/13/2014 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Her: Computer blue

Hi, JTB. Thanks for writing. You are correct in that he does have one friend in Amy. I guess since they were friends back in college and I was thinking more of friends he's made in the real world, that still seems like a serious lack of people in his social circle. I don't think it's as clear-cut with the blind date, though, as she largely struck me as a woman who's been abused by too many men and was playing it ultra-safe.


3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 01/13/2014 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Inside Llewyn Davis: Man of constant sorrow

Haha! "At any rate, the cat is a screen natural, and he registers as the best animal act of 2013 — yes, even more than James Franco in Spring Breakers."

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ana McKenzie on 01/13/2014 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Her: Computer blue

"...and the fact that he has no friends..." Besides the character Amy (played by Amy Adams). As for the Olivia Wilde blind date (which his FRIEND set him up on), she's the one who gets creepy, basically offering him sex if he commits to her on their first date.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by JTB on 01/13/2014 at 8:10 AM

Re: “Anchorman 2: All the news that's fit to mock

Hi, Harkon. You astutely figured it out: I AM on the studio's payroll, although the check is late in arriving due to the holidays. :(


6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 12/31/2013 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Anchorman 2: All the news that's fit to mock

I was trying to figure out how in the hell you found a single thing in this horribly corny and humorless movie funny to the point that you invoked superlatives, but then the fact that you somehow think a statement like "...By the hymen of Olivia Newton-John!" is somehow funny pretty much explains it... You are CLEARLY on the studios payroll to sing the praises of this toilet paper of a movie.

0 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Harkon Ajala on 12/31/2013 at 2:31 PM

Re: “The Wolf of Wall Street indulges in overkill

It should get an award for the biggest waste of talent this year.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dissapointed Viewer on 12/30/2013 at 3:15 PM

Re: “The Wolf of Wall Street indulges in overkill

It was true to the book. If you don't like the screenplay, blame the book author, Jordan Belfort.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Dolphin on 12/28/2013 at 10:24 PM

Re: “The Wolf of Wall Street indulges in overkill

Wow the WEAKEST of their collaborations? Even weaker than the plodding disjointed Gangs of New York? Thats disappointing to hear, to say the least.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Sarah Mary Jones on 12/28/2013 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Anchorman 2: All the news that's fit to mock

I agree with your assessment of this guy's review. I'm not sure what movie he saw, but the first Anchorman was at least mostly funny, this one sucked. Absolutely sucked! What a huge disappointment as it was almost completely unfunny. And I was in a good mood for some crazy Will Farrell humor and I want my $8.50 back. The attempts at humor bordered on embarrassing and while I love Steve Carrell and Kristin Wigg, they blew it. Carrell's character was a completely irritating imbicile and hard to stomach this time around, and Wigg's character was a joke. I was expecting the director to break in any time during their exchanges and say "ok, once more from the top, and this time, say something remotely humorous." I see so many good reviews on this site, and I'm baffled! Whewww, I feel better. This is at best a Redbox buckaroo.

2 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by rkebmoss on 12/28/2013 at 1:55 PM

Re: “The Wolf of Wall Street indulges in overkill

I felt like somewhere during the making of this film, someone just gave up. The Wolf of Wall Street seems slapped together like a shanty town built with golden hammers. The music selection is disappointing. The edit is sloppy. The run time is way too long. Like the guys in Metallica said, "You don't ever finish mixing an album, you abandon it." After the yacht crash sequence, Scorcese must have been lost at sea.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Gho St Trek on 12/28/2013 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Anchorman 2: All the news that's fit to mock

this movie sucked and this review is ridiculous. the fight scene at the end was so stupid it felt like the actors were just laughing at all the suckers in the audience. the first anchorman is funnier every time you watch it. the sequel is lazy beyond belief - wait for it at redbox and at least you won't overpay.

2 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by cam brady on 12/26/2013 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Elysium: Coming down from cloud 9

Only true science fiction fans would know why this movie is better than you realize.

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by RF on 12/20/2013 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Thor: The Dark World: Strong Arm & Hammer

I am both surprised and delighted that this is not only the best superhero movie to date, (even eclipsing Spider-Man 2), but currently the best movie I've seen this year.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Muclas on 11/14/2013 at 9:02 PM

Re: “All Is Lost finds Redford at his best

This is one lousy film. Redford gives a non-performance as some guy lost at sea. Why is he there? Who is he? Why should we care if he lives or dies? Where is he trying to go? The film is very undeveloped and amateurish... we are not told any of these things. Redford's "character" is obviously in trouble and in one scene after another, he is more deeply in trouble, but the ONLY thing we are given to focus on are the arbitrary catastrophies Redford faces, and these quickly begin to feel repetitious. I say,skip this stinker, and ignore the pretentious critics who liked it.

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by RU-Serrius on 11/09/2013 at 12:16 AM

Re: “Escape Plan: Last action heroes

I halfway agree with you. Last Action Hero was by no means the disaster many made it out to be; the Razzie voters were as usual grandstanding and taking the easy way out. In fact, I wouldn't rate it any lower than True Lies, Commando, Eraser or some of the other successful Schwarzenegger films. If I remember correctly, the studio's big mistake was releasing it around the same time as some Spielberg flick involving dinosaurs. Oops!

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 10/26/2013 at 1:18 AM

Re: “Escape Plan: Last action heroes

I Just wanted to point that out. I never really liked Twins but love Last Action Hero. I loved how it made fun of itself and the Action genre. And all the inside jokes. I always felt like it was really underrated.

Posted by Stomp the Roaches on 10/26/2013 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Escape Plan: Last action heroes

Thanks for the correction, Roaches. Since neither movie was particularly worth seeing again after the initial viewings roughly two-and-a-half decades ago, my memory doubtless is faulty on this.


3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 10/24/2013 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Escape Plan: Last action heroes

Matt, you're wrong about something. In Last Action Hero he walks into Blockbuster video and see's A cardboard stand-up of Stallone as the Terminator in T2 :Judgement Day. It was in the movie Twins in what you were talking about in your review. I can't believe you got that wrong.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Stomp the Roaches on 10/24/2013 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Gravity: The final frontier for outer space FX

^ How so? I usually go to Concord Mills for IMAX movies, and it is as good as I've ever seen.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by rumbrave on 10/11/2013 at 5:50 PM

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