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Comment Archives: stories: Film

Re: “Logan: No Country For Old X-Men

I enjoyed your review and thought it was spot on. Also, I really detested how Mangold inserted 'Shane' into this movie. He has zero idea what the film is about. I have no clue what kind of statement he was trying to make other than some broad stroke like 'a brand sticks' or whatever. George Stevens was a brilliant director and Mangold does him a huge disservice by placing Shane into this dreck.

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jack on 03/07/2017 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Logan: No Country For Old X-Men

Update: I just found and read the Cnet critic's review. Our reviews are 100% different, starting with the fact that he loved the movie and I gave it a mixed review. So I guess you're saying I plagiarized from him (even though I saw the movie waaay back on February 16) just because we have similar headlines? Wow, with hundreds of critics reviewing the same movies every week -- yeah, I'm sure THAT coincidence has never happened before! Therefore, I was correct in my assumption that this was just a case of a fanboy blindly lashing out. But thanks for writing!

45 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 03/04/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Logan: No Country For Old X-Men

Are you drunk, Antony Thrope, or just exhibiting the usual fanboy hurt? I have never plagiarized in my 25+ years as a critic and don't plan to start now. Give me specific examples of what I supposedly plagiarized before making Trump-like b.s. accusations.

46 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Matt Brunson on 03/04/2017 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Logan: No Country For Old X-Men

Cnet is widely read, and probably not the best place for you to plagerize your reviews from.

9 likes, 53 dislikes
Posted by Antony Thrope on 03/04/2017 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Chappie, Reptilicus, Spirited Away, The Sunshine Boys among new home entertainment titles

Reptilicus is going to be done by the new crew at mst3000 for the new shows on netflix

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bruce Lee on 02/15/2017 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Passengers: A Space Idiocy

Oh my god...see, I didn't call him a stalker. I said that the thing people were saying in response to someone calling out major plot points in this movie as grossly mishandled sounded like what stalkers say to justify their actions: it's ok because I O.M.G love this person. That was my point. Everyone making apologies had the same rationale as that. They basically said that a man doing terrible things to a woman is fine if he thinks he really loves her.
Can we stop now? We're not going to change each other's minds and I'm tired of getting email notifications for this.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Titus on 02/13/2017 at 7:27 PM

Re: “John Wick: Chapter Two too much


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Posted by ZipIt on 02/12/2017 at 2:45 PM

Re: “John Wick: Chapter Two too much

Heh, sounds like "NoMattBrunson" used up all his KY in one sitting.

17 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Wicked on 02/12/2017 at 4:34 AM

Re: “Fifty Shades Darker: Grey Lady Down

Why is it that we're all fascinated by car crashes such as this?! These movies are pure entertainment. Hilarious and overdramatic!!!! brooding and constipated looks are apparently sexy these days

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by tL on 02/12/2017 at 1:53 AM

Re: “John Wick: Chapter Two too much

"Adrenaline being satisfactorily pumped has fallen significantly," after reading exceedingly boring and self-aggrandizing reviews by Matt Brunson.

23 likes, 57 dislikes
Posted by NoMattBrunson on 02/11/2017 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Passengers: A Space Idiocy

Titus Most reviewers love jumping on bandwagons. I have had a similar discussions on other reviews so I'm not just picking on Matt.

Actually if you accept he was a stalker, which I don't, then this film actually give them a good name, after all he choose to give up his prey, to give the person he fell in love with by watching her videos, reading her writings and eventually by talking to her. Not many real world stalkers would do that.

1 like, 17 dislikes
Posted by David Knowles on 02/10/2017 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Passengers: A Space Idiocy

Ok, dude. Matt's not really the first to point this out so it's not like everyone else in the world was just perfectly fine with this movie. Most reviewers and audience members were pretty strongly on the side of "this movie is gross" but you keep fighting the good fight. Stalkers everywhere are getting a bad name, am I right?

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Titus on 02/10/2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Passengers: A Space Idiocy

Matt Brunson So stalking is to admire someone from the distant and to try and learn about that person before introducing yourself to herself? or turn it around is it wrong for a women to get to find out a few details about a man before introducing themselves to them?

Let put it this way Matt, have you ever ask a friend about a girl before talking to her, or ask her girlfriends about her dislikes and like are? Have you ever went and look at their twitter, google plus, facebook profiles etc etc before asking a girl out?

There wasn't any rape in this film. There was consensual sex throughout this film. An the stalking was nothing most people in teens, twenties and thirties haven't done in the age of social media and the internet.

People in love make ridiculous choices, by the end of the film contrary to her better judgement, Aurora was just as much in love with Jim.

1 like, 23 dislikes
Posted by David Knowles on 01/30/2017 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Passengers: A Space Idiocy

Thanks for writing, Titus. And thanks for restoring my faith in humanity -- the previous comments from the two rape apologists / stalker apologists left me sadly shaking my head.

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Matt Brunson on 01/30/2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Passengers: A Space Idiocy

Love the comments from people being like, "hey, he was in love with her so that's why he woke her up. Not a problem." Isn't that what stalkers say? "I was in love with her so I followed her around then abducted her. It's not icky; it's love."

18 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Titus on 01/30/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Rogue One: The Dark Side of the Series

Return Of The Jedi is a good movie and a nice conclusion to the series. But it doesn't hold a candle to the first two. Kind of like with Back To The Future part 3.

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Posted by Cheesenips on 01/07/2017 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Passengers: A Space Idiocy

Aint that sexist, what you are saying is a women can never desire a man? A women can never feel loneliness to the point where they are willing to murder someone to end that loneliness? That women don't like companionship just as much as a man does?

An like many other premise ultimately Jim decides to accept loneliness, to accept he will never see another human being in his life and offer her a way back to her life, a way see to see the future. Aurora could have had her revenge, she could have punished him but she choose not, we don't truly know if they spent their life in happiness, as friends, as lovers, or just as passengers on a ship living their lives, what we do know is that Jim took a liking to gardening and did a bit of wood carpentry. I would like to think that Aurora spent most of her time writing novels, stories and other bits.

I actually suspect if this was a horror movie many reviewers would have called it derivative and boring, if it was a action movie they would have said the same. I would love to have seen what the critics would write if the roles was reverse, Aurora was the one that was woken up by accident, she was the one that couldn't spend longer than a year alone, that she was the one that woke Jim, that he was the one that went to her room and started beating her up.

Why do I suspect the reviewers would have had sympathy with her, would have understood her view, would have attack Jim for beating her up and even accepted their reconciliation in the end.

4 likes, 35 dislikes
Posted by David Knowles on 01/04/2017 at 6:25 PM

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...

5 likes, 45 dislikes
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

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