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Comment Archives: stories: Film

Re: “The Oscar Noms: All Sound and Fury

I couldn't disagree more; Tom Hardy's performance as Fitzgerald was spectacular and he's fully deserving of the nomination. One of the best actors in the business.

6 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Andrew Rawls on 01/16/2016 at 6:10 PM

Re: “The Revenant: The Bear Necessities

Brilliantly shot - makes the viewer feel You're there. Going to see it again with a crew. Movie is liong but still Resonates. In fact, Not sure, if some reviewers a tually watched Revenant given the utter repellant tone.

3 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Butterburr on 01/12/2016 at 9:25 AM

Re: “The Revenant: The Bear Necessities

Personally, I couldn't agree more with this review. Regardless of the fact that this was a beautifully shot, and exceptionally well made film, it was also painfully too long, and frankly pretty boring. I equate this to "all sizzle, no steak." But of course, this is just my opinion, and is in no way intended to provoke or enrage any of the tough guys in the comments section.

26 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Dave Harlequin on 01/11/2016 at 9:26 PM

Re: “The Revenant: The Bear Necessities

Thanks for writing, everyone -- even Jessey with his unsettling fascination with flatulence. Wow, looks like that Golden Globe win emboldened heretofore meek fanboys to come out in full force!

28 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 01/11/2016 at 7:42 PM

Re: “The Revenant: The Bear Necessities

What a crappy little review.

13 likes, 32 dislikes
Posted by Dave on 01/11/2016 at 3:13 AM

Re: “The Revenant: The Bear Necessities

Haven't seen it yet, but I want to. It looks really good. Also I happen to like Mel Gibson's so-called snuff films THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST and APOCALYPTO. Those were viscerally powerful films. Oh yeah it won the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture (Drama) by the way.

9 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by James Watrous on 01/11/2016 at 2:02 AM

Re: “The Revenant: The Bear Necessities

I gave the "The Revenant"4 Stars and consider it a masterpiece. Leo is an amazing actor and I truly believe when it's all said and done he will go down as the greatest of all time. When you watch his performances it's as if you're witnessing history and live events as they are actually being played out. Leo transforms into the character like no other. He's due for about five Oscars by now; this year it's going to impossible for voters to ignore him.

17 likes, 39 dislikes
Posted by Andrew Rawls on 01/11/2016 at 12:28 AM

Re: “The Revenant: The Bear Necessities

Pretentious nonsense from a critic trying too hard ; Matt Brunson is a desperate writer looking for attention in all the wrong ways. In his attempt to sound more refined and knowledgeable, he loses all credibility as a writer and a critic. One can only assume that his audience consists of haughty losers who look down their nose while smelling their own flatulence.
1/10

19 likes, 44 dislikes
Posted by Jessey Bowman on 01/10/2016 at 10:12 PM

Re: “The Revenant: The Bear Necessities

Silly review the writer lost me when he wrote "Like Wolf, both are stylistic studies in overkill, and both serve as masturbatory material for a segment of American males who clutch them like crucifixes in an attempt to ward off the encroaching new world order that they feel downgrades machismo and manliness."

Sounds like writer is threatened by the American male. that comment has very little to do with the movie and more to do with his own projections.

15 likes, 34 dislikes
Posted by KingChris on 01/10/2016 at 9:43 PM

Re: “The Revenant: The Bear Necessities

Love this review! So many witty burns to savor on the tongue: "stylistic studies in overkill...clutch them like crucifixes in an attempt to ward off the encroaching new world order...Mel Gibson's garish snuff films...like those cute pets in The Incredible Journey,...injecting elements of mysticism (apparently a requirement for any director making a movie...he's committed to his grunts, groans and growls, but then again, so was Charles Bronson." Anyone who can work both the madness of Mel Gibson and the cuteness of Incredible Journey into one review is my hero.

30 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Cranky in California on 01/10/2016 at 8:34 PM

Re: “The Revenant: The Bear Necessities

Loved it. Unlike those who are threatened by it and feel lesser for it. Find a safe space and grab a coloring book instead.

13 likes, 33 dislikes
Posted by Ohioguy on 01/10/2016 at 4:25 PM

Re: “The Revenant: The Bear Necessities

Uh, "...stylistic studies in overkill, and both serve as masturbatory material for a segment of American males who clutch them like crucifixes in an attempt to ward off the encroaching new world order that they feel downgrades machismo and manliness..." Say what? Dude, that schtick was cutting edge, like, eight years ago.

11 likes, 29 dislikes
Posted by jstanley01 on 01/10/2016 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Film 2015: The Best & Worst

What happened to Overrated Underrated?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by John Doughnut on 01/01/2016 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Star Wars: Back in full Force

I enjoyed it. Nowhere near as good as the originals. But far better than the prequels. Although I did enjoy Episode III, it still didn't have that Star Wars feel to it that Abrams has managed to recapture. And I give him major credit for using real set pieces and special effects. Not all this CGI crap the prequels had.

234 likes, 73 dislikes
Posted by J.W. Bevis on 12/25/2015 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Star Wars: Back in full Force

The movie is a joke. It's a crappy clone of a new hope and is the worst of the bunch. Would rather watch the prequels than this garbage.

107 likes, 383 dislikes
Posted by Larry Tonto on 12/21/2015 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Star Wars: Back in full Force

I read your review. Great to know you also enjoyed the movie as much as i did.

287 likes, 104 dislikes
Posted by dinome2000 on 12/19/2015 at 8:39 PM

Re: “The Martian worth a close encounter

It was a really good film, but I personally found Gravity to be better. It delivered far more when it came to both emotion and action. I got fed up with the pacing of the plot (in The Martian). I think they could have started it possibly from somewhere in the middle and we could have been told beginning of the plot through flashbacks, recordings, news stories, conversations on Earth, etc. it might have been cool if we entered the story as he was traveling in the rover to the crater and we learned piece-by-piece how he got there and what he was doing just so the story didn't drag on so much. That isn't always popular with viewers so I get why they went with a more clearer plot structure. Another thing is that the connections between the crew, the commander and Mark didn't feel sincere or real. Constant, lighthearted teasing does not equal the total commitment, trust and closeness that was being translated through their actions. It seemed really forced to me. I also didn't understand the motivations behind Terry, the NASA director. At first he seemed like he was the clear "villain" in the story and that he would cause a real obstacle to Mark's rescue, but his influence on the plot really thinned as the movie went on and he faded to almost a background character. I know, I know, he delayed communication with the crew about Mark and canceled the inspections on the provision pod but my point is he was set up to be an antagonist and he ended up almost like a stern but somewhat well-meaning principal who can't control these crazy kids from following their hearts. Anyways, I did really like the film and I'd love to re-watch it at home so I can relax in soft pillows and take stretching breaks, cause it's one long-ass movie, but in my opinion I don't think it was as impactful and as well-done as Gravity.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by hiyaaa92 on 12/12/2015 at 3:03 AM

Re: “Creed breeds familiarity

I think they're afraid to go against the generic formula because they tried that with ROCKY V. And that didn't go so well.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Karl Childers on 12/09/2015 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Trumbo: History in the breaking

Thanks for writing, John. But "Today as yesterday, conservatives and corporations (in the 20th c) rule America with the power of money and those without it, fight among themselves and cannot begin to overcome this social imbalance of wealth and inequality."

You're not telling me or anyone else something we don't already know.

With all due respect, if you have evidence supporting your claim, you should hire a good lawyer and take this to court rather than cutting and pasting your lengthy comment on every online review of the film. I wish you the best if you undertake such an endeavor.

15 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 12/03/2015 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Trumbo: History in the breaking

Response to Matt
With all due respect, you talk about history as if you think you know it.
I volunteer that there is no revelation implied from the Trumbo film as there is little difference in the ruthless self-interest of men of means and their politicians of the 21st c from the 20th to the 19th c except a more efficient media.
Today as yesterday, conservatives and corporations (in the 20th c) rule America with the power of money and those without it, fight among themselves and cannot begin to overcome this social imbalance of wealth and inequality without leaders like Lincoln or TR or FDR or MLK or even Lyndon Johnson (by default).
But the purpose of my comment, gentlemen, was to point out that the premise of the Trumbo film is derived from lies, innuendo and misinformation.
I do not judge the fine performance of the actors in this make-believe film, but I take exception that there is some value or substantive message learned from untold truth and the manipulation of facts.

0 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by John Duval on 12/03/2015 at 3:29 AM

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