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Comment Archives: stories: Film: Reviews

Re: “Hunter Killer: Butler Did It ... Again

You will see Gary Oldman in more films like this. His 3rd ex wife (3rd) got 25 million in the divorce settlement.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rob Rippy on 10/26/2018 at 6:58 PM

Re: “The Equalizer 2: Soggy Sequel

Thanks for writing, Hammer. Clearly, you have scant familiarity with the alternative press in the US. It's accepted -- even expected -- for its assemblage of critics to discuss contemporary issues and take sides; see: The Village Voice, LA Weekly, The Stranger, Slant, Indy Week, etc. etc. etc. Just because Michael Jordan is a capitalist coward doesn't mean everyone else needs to follow suit (three cheers for Colin Kaepernick). As for those who want safe, conformist reviews, they should definitely stick with the daily newspapers!

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 10/11/2018 at 12:30 AM

Re: “The Equalizer 2: Soggy Sequel

You Know, some people can't help themselves. I happen to largely agree with your review, but you have to mention President Trump 3 Times? This film has nothing to do with him. Stretching much? And oh, BTW, if you were going after a liberal, I would also be just as annoyed. Would you insert politics, into, Say, a restaurant review too? If a restaurant starts with letter "T", would you give it a bad review because it reminds you of someone? This nonsense on both sides is getting out of hand. Review films. Leave politics out of it. Remember what NBA Star MJ Said, on why he stayed out of politics when he played: "Republicans buy sneakers too". Whichever side you attack, probably represents about half your reading audience. Why annoy or alienate half your audience? I follow sports, movies, etc., to get AWAY from the constant political garbage.

0 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Hammer77777 on 10/10/2018 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Everybody into the Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 can be called a film that needs each moment of your complete attention, straight through to the post-credits scene that is inspired- and it completely merits it.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Amar Kayam on 05/22/2018 at 4:26 AM

Re: “A Wrinkle in Time Misses Who, What and Why

This review is exactly how i felt. My kids liked it but i was bored out of my mind

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tee Bee on 03/13/2018 at 9:04 AM

Re: “A Wrinkle in Time Misses Who, What and Why

That's a shame. I LOVED Wrinkle and a Swiftly Tilting Planet as a kid, but the movie trailers left me a little cold. Still seeing it though.

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Emiene Wright on 03/09/2018 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Black Panther springs into action

Thanks for writing, Tylyn Hyshaw. You are absolutely right. No one who wants to see a certain movie is going to let one critic's review (and a positive one, at that!) deter him, meaning M.G. never had the slightest intention of seeing the film in the first place. As for N.M. Hill, I gave many reasons throughout the review as to why the movie was good, but, predictably, he solely moaned over the film having a black cast and black director. Fortunately, with its record-setting weekend gross, this fine picture doesn't need any help from those crackers who object to its very existence!

27 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 02/20/2018 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Black Panther springs into action

M.G if you let a critic who doesn't like Trump or his supporters stop you from seeing a movie you really want to see, then maybe you never planned on see it in the theaters in the first place. That's your right, but don't blame a critic that has nothing to do with the film who gave it a good review.

21 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tylyn Hyshaw on 02/20/2018 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Black Panther springs into action

Mr. Brunson, I am a retired Marine Officer who now does government affairs in DC for multiple development sectors, including the movie theater sector. I also happen to have two graduate degrees, have circumnavigated the globe twice, have lived abroad (prior to the military) and experienced dozens of world cultures first-hand. I also happen to be a Trump supporter. I am NOT a white supremacists, a mouth-breathing simpleton or any other derogatory name to wish to throw around carelessly from your comfortable little bubble of a world. Because I was so offended by your statements (and frustrated by your complete ignorance of the fact you are epitomizing everything you disdain), I didn't even finish your review. I have been looking forward to seeing this movie and taking my children (yes, white children). Now I may wait and when asked why I did not see it in the theaters, I will point to you. You foolish little child.

2 likes, 34 dislikes
Posted by M.G. on 02/20/2018 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Black Panther springs into action

So, like most liberals, communist, racists and Democrats - or am I being ridiculously redundant and repetitive here by actually separating the four factions? - You give the movie a high rating based on nothing other than the fact that it has a black director and a predominately black cast.

3 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by N.M. Hill on 02/20/2018 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Black Panther springs into action

I think that it was poor made or not enough thought put into the motion picture

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Posted by Lee Coleman on 02/20/2018 at 5:34 AM

Re: “Call Me by Your Name: That's Amore

Thanks for writing, Wendy. Agreed; I felt it was important to mention the Perlman family's Jewish roots, as that plays a major role in the film. And I don't know about the mainstream media, but I've been seeing many articles from alternative sites detailing how CMBYN is as much a breakthrough Jewish film as a breakthrough LGBTQ film.

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Posted by Matt Brunson on 02/07/2018 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Call Me by Your Name: That's Amore

BTW, did you know that Timothe Chalamet is Jewish? His mother, who is American, is Jewish.

I mention this because the mainstream media is pathologically obsessed with exactly only one half of his background, French, and categorically refuses to mention his other half, Jewish. Even though his character in this movie isn't French - he's Jewish, and spends half the movie wearing a Star of David.

So if not now, when? In fact, Call Me By Your Name is the rare major film where three actors of Jewish heritage (Chalamet, Hammer, Stuhlbarg), play Jewish characters in the leads.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Wendy Moss on 02/07/2018 at 3:18 PM

Re: “The Birth of a Nation: Not Black and White

Historical truth: American slaveholders treated their negroes (and that is almost always the word they used) not as valuable property, but as useful property. Slaves were valuable only so long as they remained useful. While a healthy young woman might be worth almost as much as the house she was bought to take care of, her value would decline greatly with age and attitude. A disrespectful old woman had almost no value - in one case I've read the original records of, the old woman was sold for less than 1% of her original purchase price; an old cow sold at the same auction for about 9 times more than her.

Posted by Chris on 02/02/2018 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Call Me by Your Name: That's Amore

such a beautiful film! i absolutely loved it.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Sam on 01/21/2018 at 2:14 AM

Re: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Force to be reckoned with

"that riveting Trade Federation chat that opens The Phantom Menace, though"

You needed that chat to set the plot table for the 3 prequels.

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Posted by Richard Paone on 01/05/2018 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Towering performance elevates Downsizing

THANK YOU for putting Hong Chau front and center! The film sprawled, as most films over two hours do. Without her spiky presence, and her role as Matt Damon's conscience, the movie would have been incomprehensible.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by giuliana on 12/26/2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Suburbicon: Awful, By George

Hahaha, ^^^ this guy, huh?

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Posted by Titus on 12/17/2017 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Last Flag Flying: Soldiering On

Saw the movie

Enjoyed it

Got it

Agreed with the characters' sentiments

I'm retired military

And as of this year, I'm a former NFL fan

My choice

And Your name calling suggests that you are a Faceist

0 likes, 23 dislikes
Posted by Lance Brown on 11/25/2017 at 11:22 PM

Re: “Suburbicon: Awful, By George

P.S. Trump is the best. I dont care if he does hate women, blacks and fureigners. I love him!

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Posted by JustLiveaLittle on 10/30/2017 at 12:27 AM

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