Pointing out that Donna didn't give her decision to have an abortion a whole lot of (apparent) thought is hardly a criticism. In fact, her unwavering confidence sets this film apart from other mainstream movies that have portrayed abortion as something that can only be approached with a long and agonizing decision-making process.
Do you think that most heterosexually active women have never given a moment's thought to what they would do if they became pregnant before they were ready to be a parent? Because most of them have already contemplated what they would do in that situation, and for many women who have abortions, there is no tortured vacillation at all. Which is precisely what we saw Donna experience in this film.
Ditto for her mother, who was probably relieved that her daughter would get to have a safe abortion rather than get knocked unconscious on a stranger's kitchen table in pre-Roe America.
Obvious Child deserves kudos for presenting a realistic portrayal of abortion without stigma or overwrought dramatics.
Ah. But you do understand why these found-footage horror movies are so abundant, don't you, Bob? There is one reason: they are incredibly cheap.
Think about it. Because the cast is supposed to be made up of "real people", you don't have to hire name actors. Because the footage is supposed to look relatively dated, you don't have to use the best-quality film or cameras. Because the script mainly consists of people screaming, gasping, and saying "Oh my God", you don't have to hire top-notch writers. And if you're dealing with a movie like this, or the "Paranormal Activity" franchise, you don't even have to go to the trouble of hiring an extensive (and expensive) team of CGI technicians.
So there you have it. In a nutshell, schlock like this is the answer to every studio's bear-market woes.
A great review. I saw the movie recently and I think you've hit it on the head as to why its so good. By the end you're left completely satisfied.
Typical subhuman savages of "da inna shitty". They seem to devolve more with each passing generation.
Who wrote this review?
I had always been torn about Chavez, there was enough waves to rock the Republic's shaky boat back then. tenuf, I thought. I became. an elementary teacher in Yuma, my classes mostostly Hispanic. On a lark, I mentioned Chavez: none of them knew who he was! None. He was born there, died here. I was astounded. Out came the text books. There are SCHOOLS on the border named after him, and most of the kids thought he was a BOXER. My hometown? South Philly, and I still know people who can't eat table grapes. So, I started. My opinion changed about him quickly - I don't care if the movie is an A+ or a D -. ANY information about Mr. Chavez is good information to the community. And that from an old White guy.
Boy meets girl---Boy meets airplane--Boy designs A6M5 Mitsubishi Zero Model 21 and Model 52--which swept the Pacific Theater at the start of the Second World War in the Japanese war of Conquest until the Grumman F-6 Hellcat blew the crap out the Zero. I wonderr if the sequel will show the other planes he designed for the Japanese military. Maybe the Germans will do a cute cartoon on Willi Messerschmidt or Ernst Heinkel.
I think I will skip this one and go watch an old episode of "Victory at Sea" and watch us shoot down the Zero.
I love Miyazaki films. I can't wait to see this.
Hey Ex-Arizonan, I fixed the image. Mix up on my part.
Okay...why is an article on Hayao Miyazaki accompanied by a completely unrelated picture of George Takei?
I really, really hope that someone was just asleep at the wheel and that the Weekly isn't delving into "they all look alike to me" territory. :P
Uhmmm no I'm sorry, Henry is handsome but not Christopher Reeve good looking. Christopher Reeve IS STILL BY FAR THE BEST LOOKING SUPERMAN THERE EVER WAS. Henry only had the body sure, but so did Reeve. In his time the men were not supposed to be super buffed but if you had Reeve now buffed up in that age and with his youth? Not even his toe nails can compare to Henry's face hahahah yes I'm a fan. I mean look, let's be real. God perfectly chiseled Reeve's nose, cheekbones and jaw that not even the great Michaelangelo can copy. That towering frame and , Oh my... I'm sorry, I can drown in those American blue eyes till the day I die...
Is it anything like Éire?
I give up. What's 'Eacute;ire' supposed to mean?
Don't be a "hater".
Somehow I don't think I would categorize a movie based on a book as insufferable as "Gone Girl" as an awards contender.
"I have read some fan chatter naysaying the relationship between Jane Foster and Thor, declaring that they have no real reason to be pining for each other. Here are a couple of good reasons: Thor is played by Chris Hemsworth, the most handsome man on earth, and the tremendously beautiful Natalie Portman plays Jane Foster! I, for one, see no further explanation for why these two would want to hook up, leaving behind their thrones and jobs to see each other naked. Makes sense to me."
Is this supposed to be sarcasm, or were you actually serious?
I'm not a Natalie Portman fan myself (I don't think she's anything too special in either looks or talent), but even I can see that she's wasted in her role as Jane Foster. Jane is so boring, and I find that Thor and Jane have horrible (as in, none at all) chemistry. Every time they have a 'romantic' scene together, it just reads so false, and it is just awkward to watch. I end up diverting my gaze from the screen because lack any passion between them. I just don't buy it.
Just because Chris and Natalie are "most handsome and tremendously beautiful" doesn't mean that they have any reason to pine for each other. Jane, I can totally believe her being attracted to Thor - the man is like 150% muscle, tall and blond and an immortal godly being. Thor is, ideally, the image of a perfect man. Plus, we don't really see any actual competition for Jane (not including Chris O'Dowd, because that was too brief and not taken seriously enough). It's just him. However, when you know that in the comics Thor ends up with Sif, who is Thor's theoretical perfect match, due to her also being an amazingly skilled fighter, immortal and of goddess status, it's hard to realistically take Thor's affections for Jane too seriously. I see the obvious flaws with this relationship, plus the lack of chemistry between the actors themselves, and it just...falls flat.
That's just me, though. I don't expect anyone else to think the same. If you really think that they make sense, then, kudos to you I guess.
Wolf might possible get the academy award for "Most Acting".
This reviewer/critic needs to find another line of work.
Celebrity and wealth and honor gained through cheating and lying and threatening have no good rewards, not to mention lawsuits: sued by sponsors, sued by insurance/promotion companies, sued by the US Govt. Lance, Lance, your name is mud on all the continents - slimy mud at that.
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