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Comment Archives: stories: Film

Re: “The Martian worth a close encounter

Great movie. As a Baby Boomer, I hope live long enough to see a Mars landing.

Warp speed NASA

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by mjcle on 10/04/2015 at 1:09 AM

Re: “The Martian worth a close encounter

I enjoyed the movie but the book was much better. Most of the casting was very good except for Jessica Chastain. She was weak and boring in this role.

0 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by cmac324 on 10/04/2015 at 12:40 AM

Re: “At Close Range, Spy, Cannon Films documentary among new home entertainment titles

On ENTOURAGE, I never understood how Adrian Grenier and Kevin Connolly ever had a career in Hollywood.. To describe them as medicore actors insults mediocrity. It was painful to watch...

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/30/2015 at 5:36 PM

Re: “At Close Range, Spy, Cannon Films documentary among new home entertainment titles

I saw Murder, My Sweet when I was a teenager.. I only knew Dick Powell as a song and dance man before this.. I discovered later he was a shrewd business man who along with Charles Boyer, David Niven and Ida Lupino started Four Star Productions which was responsible for a lot of successful series in late 50's and 60's.. Burke's Law, The Rifleman, The Rogues, Big Valley and Dick Powell Theater.

In real life Powell was a compulsive womanizer, a major alcoholic and huge right wing nutbag in same league as John Wayne, whom he directed in the piece of shit "The Conqueror"... Powell contracted Cancer like everyone else did on that film and passed away in 1964...

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/30/2015 at 5:34 PM

Re: “At Close Range, Spy, Cannon Films documentary among new home entertainment titles

I loved the documentary about Cannon Films... To be politically incorrect for a moment.. They were not shrewd Israeli film makers, they were almost stereo typical money grubbing Jews. Mel Gibson refused to have anything to do with them in early 80's which was a true story..

I also loved that little dig the producers of the documentary made saying how Golan/Globus never attended lavish Hollywood parties.. The real reason being they were never, never invited and no one wanted any association with them.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/30/2015 at 5:28 PM

Re: “The Visit: Something old, something ew

At least we get to know what's Brunson take on Deflate-Gate. It's pretty obvious Brunson is still bitter about Brady having the last laugh.

1 like, 9 dislikes
Posted by RobertM on 09/20/2015 at 8:53 AM

Re: “The Visit: Something old, something ew

silly liar-the twist is clever-no one sees it coming-good, creepy film

0 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Nathan Dostal on 09/16/2015 at 7:21 PM

Re: “The Visit: Something old, something ew

Well, at least you all have good taste then ;-)
Most of MNS's movies are huge disappointments, the trailer cutter's should be put in jail. But thought this was pretty good. What was your opinion of 'Devil'?

1 like, 10 dislikes
Posted by MaxAction on 09/15/2015 at 12:04 AM

Re: “The Visit: Something old, something ew

Thanks for writing, MaxAction. Of course, we ALL care what YOU think. :)

16 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 09/14/2015 at 3:00 PM

Re: “The Visit: Something old, something ew

Your review of this movie, and your assessment of the New England Patriots, are both wrong. But, no one cares what you think, anyhow.

6 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by MaxAction on 09/14/2015 at 1:54 AM

Re: “The Visit: Something old, something ew

"Just as sure as the New England Patriots will find a new way to cheat their way to the championship"..Huh?...Poorly written review.

9 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by TheVisit on 09/13/2015 at 1:28 AM

Re: “Burn, Witch, Burn, The Last American Virgin, Mad Max: Fury Road among new home entertainment titles

I am glad to know that... I liked the film when I saw it in my 20's... I liked the message and still do. 67 was Poitiers year that is for sure.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/03/2015 at 11:47 PM

Re: “Burn, Witch, Burn, The Last American Virgin, Mad Max: Fury Road among new home entertainment titles

Thanks for writing, Rob. The studio was indeed worried about how the film would play in the South, but it ended up being a smash here just like everywhere else in the country. Various sources (including IMDb) state that "This film was instrumental in largely ending the marketing consideration of how films featuring African-American characters and themes were assumed to be likely rejected by mainstream audiences in the Southern States of the USA. In that regard, the film was such a major widespread success throughout the entire USA, including the South, that the marketing factor would never again be considered a major problem for any major film release."

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 09/03/2015 at 11:35 PM

Re: “Burn, Witch, Burn, The Last American Virgin, Mad Max: Fury Road among new home entertainment titles

Could you imagine the reaction from the South when Guess Who's Coming to Dinner received when it was released? I wonder how it did money wise here. I know it was one of the top 5 grossing films of the year elsewhere.

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Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/03/2015 at 11:23 PM

Re: “Burn, Witch, Burn, The Last American Virgin, Mad Max: Fury Road among new home entertainment titles

The scene where Spencer Tracy gives that long speech at dinner where what people will think of an interracial couple in 1967 does not matter. Only what they feel for each other was shot in one take... Spencer Tracy was dying when he made this film. Katherine Hepburn and Stanley Kramer gave up their salary for the film to cover cost in case Tracy died during production... Columbia could not get him insured because of his declining health...
The tears you saw Katherine Hepburn and Sidney Poitier shedding were real, that was not scripted. Some great performers in a poignant farewell to one of the best actors ever.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/03/2015 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Irrational Man an erratic movie

I don't see any spoilers. What spoilers?

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by B. E. Gordon on 08/11/2015 at 12:24 AM

Re: “Fantastic Four: Doom watch

Thanks for writing, FranklinDallas and Alice. Ha; I like Fraggle Rock as well, but "suspense" isn't a word I would exactly associate with it. :)

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 08/10/2015 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Fantastic Four: Doom watch

:( I like Fraggle Rock....

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Alice on 08/10/2015 at 5:57 AM

Re: “Fantastic Four: Doom watch

Wow....completely uncalled for.....disrespecting Fraggle Rock...

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by FrankinDallas on 08/09/2015 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Irrational Man an erratic movie

"Irrational Man" was great and Emma Stone dazzled once again. I hope Mr. Romance continues to cast her because she's so charismatic and versatile (two qualities that the stoic Mia Farrow lacked). I wouldn't put this film on the same level as Radio Days, Match Point or Midnight in Paris; but it's certainly worthy of AT LEAST a 3 out of 4-star rating. Woody Allen never ceases to amaze me. ALL of his films are better than 90% of the crap that manages to seep its way through theaters and "Irrational Man" is no exception. -AKR

10 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Andrew Rawls on 08/09/2015 at 2:09 AM

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