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Comment Archives: stories: Film

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...

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Posted by Titus on 08/26/2016 at 4:31 PM

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