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Comment Archives: stories: Film

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, 3 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, 1 dislike
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.

3 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.

2 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
Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/22/2016 at 11:32 PM

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

Haha. Amusingly, Wayne and Hawks made RIO BRAVO as a direct response to HIGH NOON. And I hate to say it, but I think RIO BRAVO blows HIGH NOON out of the water.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Matt Brunson on 09/22/2016 at 11:28 PM

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

It funny you mentioned John Wayne hated High Noon. At the 1952 Academy Awards it was Wayne who accepted Gary Cooper's Oscar for that film. He also accepted statue for John Ford winning Best Director for his film The Quiet Man... I guess Wayne does live up to his reputation of being a moral hypocrite.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/22/2016 at 5:02 PM
Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/17/2016 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Mad Max: Fury Road: Fast & Furious

Great observations, Titus. Thanks for posting!

Posted by Matt Brunson on 08/28/2016 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Mad Max: Fury Road: Fast & Furious

I realize I'm commenting on a lot of your reviews today but it makes me laugh that there were some people so outraged by the egalitarian quality of this movie. I doubt they really watched any of the others because let's be real: The Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome are not movies filled with powerful men and helpless women. In Road Warrior, the women are the protectors and fighters and Thunderdome has Tina fucking Turner (real name) as one of the best leaders ever. She's not just some queen sitting in her castle commanding pawns; she's down there in the dust fighting with the rest of them. We should all convince George Miller to make a movie with Furiousa and Auntie Entity joining forces. Make my little Mad Max fangirl heart go all a-flutter!

Also, if those who oppose this movie bothered to watch it and then judge, they'd see it's a movie where everyone is robbed of their autonomy, the war boys included.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Titus on 08/26/2016 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Suicide Squad: Suicide Prevention

The reaction of the people who think that DC is being unfairly attacked is pure gold. I found myself scrolling through some cap-locked filled comments section where screams of "bias of an unprecedented nature" bounced around the echo chamber like wayward arrows. Good lord, folks. I love to get super passionate about things that have no real consequence as much as the next weirdo but calm down. I wonder how many of them would tell people of color protesting police brutality or women decrying rape culture that they're being oversensitive and need to grow a pair.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Titus on 08/26/2016 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Suicide Squad: Suicide Prevention

I think Jared Leto is overrated. And I knew this movie would be garbage

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Buzz Lightyear on 08/06/2016 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Bad Moms: MILF (Movie I'd Like to Forget)

Thank you for this review - the movie was so disappointing.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by momof3 on 07/31/2016 at 12:01 AM

Re: “Ghostbusters: Raising Spirits

it was a bore

0 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Joe g on 07/30/2016 at 12:10 AM

Re: “Ghostbusters: Raising Spirits

"Comes close to the original" "the smartness of the script" What movie were you watching?

1 like, 18 dislikes
Posted by Joe on 07/18/2016 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Carnival of Souls, Everybody Wants Some!!, Green Room among new home entertainment titles

Absolutely right about Ox Bow Incident.

Posted by Rob Rippy on 07/13/2016 at 11:31 PM

Re: “Carnival of Souls, Everybody Wants Some!!, Green Room among new home entertainment titles

Absolutely right about Ox Bow Incident.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rob Rippy on 07/13/2016 at 3:42 PM

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