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Comment Archives: stories: Film

Re: “Avengers: Age of Ultron: Sloppy second

This review pretty much sums up my experience perfectly. As a Marvel fan I'm very critical of these movies mostly because I remember how bad we use to have it (Corman F4 I'm looking at you) and how far we've come. Avengers 2 feels like a step backwards in storytelling. There are moments of genuine interest but as a whole the movie does not stand on it's own. Even the bumper scene is just a repeat from Avengers 1.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by DariusQ on 05/02/2015 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Avengers: Age of Ultron: Sloppy second

Thanks for writing, "Raymond." Although I don't share your (or Cronenberg's) viewpoint. There have been some superb superhero flicks with art AND form, just as there have been some awful ones with no redeeming qualities. To dismiss them all would be like dismissing all musicals, or all animated features, or what-have-you.

Cheers!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 05/02/2015 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Avengers: Age of Ultron: Sloppy second

I can't believe you actually went. I consider all of these superhero features to be mediums and that's about it. Certainly not film. I think David Cronenberg said it best, "There boring. There's no art or form to them. It's just someone running around in a stupid costume."

3 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Raymond Chandler on 05/01/2015 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Hollywood Shuffle, Inherent Vice, Zardoz among new home entertainment titles

Love the line George Kennedy says to an obnoxious brat who won't leave him alone, "Look kid why don't you go fuck a duck" in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot was hilarious to me.. His delivery was second to none.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rob Rippy on 04/28/2015 at 7:36 PM

Re: “The Age of Adaline needs more maturation

I'd better look into getting glasses. On quick glance, I swore the headline read "...Adaline needs more masturbation."

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Shodan on 04/24/2015 at 2:45 PM

Re: “True Story: I call b.s.

I've gotta agree, this is too much a pretend "Feel Good" attempt at a story & less about what it ever was intended to be or could've been. It's "Fiction derived from truth", for the sake of uneven & gratuitous entertainment. Definitely NOT worth paying to see. IF one is going to painfully struggle through this movie, I'd advice that you wait for it to be released on either online, DVD or "free" Movie Channels.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by KrazyKen on 04/17/2015 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Tim's Vermeer: Paint by numbers

"Jenison decides that Vermeer employed a camera obscura..and sets about using similar techniques and circumstances"

I don't think you even watched the entire movie.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by dirk on 04/16/2015 at 3:31 PM

Re: “The Interview, The Majestic, St. Vincent among new home entertainment titles

Tom Whalen: Yes, my opinion of horror titles is "broadly contempuous [sic] and dismissive." That's why THIS VERY COLUMN includes a RAVE review for a horror film (BLACK SUNDAY). Insert eye roll here.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Matt Brunson on 03/28/2015 at 2:47 AM

Re: “The Interview, The Majestic, St. Vincent among new home entertainment titles

Why do you bother reviewing horror titles when you opinion of them is so broadly contempuous and dismissive?

0 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Tom Whalen on 03/27/2015 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Run All Night: Sleep all movie

I didn't think you could make a bad submarine movie until I saw K19: The Widowmaker. It's sad to see Neeson in the movies he's done in the last couple years.

I gave up on Ford when they made the 4th Indiana Jones movie. There's a reason they call it a trilogy...

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bob on 03/13/2015 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Blacula, The Breakfast Club, Stormy Weather among new home entertainment titles

Let's be honest Valerie Perrine was a heterosexual male guilty pleasure... She was all woman in an era where women were adored not these vapid stupid twit girls who are interchangeable and a dime a dozen on todays movie screen.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rob Rippy on 03/12/2015 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Blacula, The Breakfast Club, Stormy Weather among new home entertainment titles

LENNY was a film I saw on VHS when I was 20 years old.. After reading your review which I agree with makes me realize this is another film hey could not make today or do it justice the way it would deserve... It would probably star Johnny Depp.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rob Rippy on 03/11/2015 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Blacula, The Breakfast Club, Stormy Weather among new home entertainment titles

To Sir with Love is on of my favorite films.. 1967 I agree was a banner year for Sidney Poitier. He did three films back to back to back that today would be impossible to top.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rob Rippy on 03/11/2015 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Chappie: Aye Yai Yai, Robot

District 9 is the one trick - the pony's name is Blomkamp.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by anonymous on 03/09/2015 at 10:36 AM

Re: “The Interview, The Majestic, St. Vincent among new home entertainment titles

Barbara Steele was so hot in her day.....

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rob Rippy on 02/25/2015 at 2:21 PM

Re: “American Sniper hits its mark more often than not

All hail the wars that Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and John Kerry voted for. Die savages!

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Wombat on 02/17/2015 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Fifty Shades of Grey: Vanilla Ice

I love all your reviews, Matt, but this one was the absolute best. A sexually charged movie where the male actor demands his penis not be shown and the female actor is constantly naked? Yep, that's America alright.

13 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Titus on 02/14/2015 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Fifty Shades of Grey: Vanilla Ice

Nice review; I am finding that the women shrieking with joy of love for this film are the 16YOs who also loved the badly written books. I agree with your comments.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Grace on 02/14/2015 at 2:02 PM

Re: “The Boy Next Door: How J-Lo can she go?

This wasn't that bad a movie, I didn't walk out on it

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Joe g on 01/28/2015 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Fury, The Judge, Pork Chop Hill among new home entertainment titles

I really adored Love is Strange... Pork Chop Hill in spite of your very good review I feel is underrated. (Not by you) I felt it had a lot more depth that it was given credit for.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rob Rippy on 01/27/2015 at 5:38 PM

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