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Comment Archives: stories: Cinema

Re: “Super Crap

Wow! Surprise! Ben Affleck, worst (whatever you choose, but for this article...I choose) Batman ever. Oh, wait, that could have been George Clooney. I can't decide, both of them really sucked ass as Batman. Adam West is (hopefully not) rolling in his grave. Holy dichotomy Batman! Pow!!

P.S. Val Kilmer wasn't that great of a Batman either. Bam!!

P.S.S. Batman The Animated Series kicked ass over them all. The Dark Knight Films were fun too. Heath Ledger ruled as the Joker. Watch it J.G. The General says that you have to. (Inside Joke, if you get it...please respond.) Thanks, DC

17 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC on 03/31/2016 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Cloverfield Continued

Do not see this movie. They slapped Cloverfield and a few extra million dollars on it for a cash grab. In the original complete movie - the outside was a nuclear wasteland, they just added the monster there.

Genius move, but unethical and shady.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Old Pueblo Veteran on 03/17/2016 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Reality Sucks

My take: http://www.reelinspiration.blogspot.com/20…

Posted by Reel Inspiration on 03/03/2016 at 12:57 AM

Re: “Sad Second

The secret life of walter mitty should have stayed a secret

Posted by anonymous on 02/23/2016 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Sad Second

I can't help but agree with you about the first Zoolander. I found it to be really weak, but when I heard so many positive things about it from others, I figured I must've been overlooking something; so I watched it again...2 more times! It became shittier with each viewing. I never got it, and I'm sure that I never will. Thanks for the heads up about the sequel, I'll use it as ammunition when people start telling me how great it is.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by AZ/DC on 02/18/2016 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Coen Goodness

Clooney made another dud.

He also lost my support and business forever by supporting "migrant" invasion in Germany, and is going to meet with traitor Merkel personally.

Fail harder George.

1 like, 8 dislikes
Posted by Old Pueblo Veteran on 02/11/2016 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Reality Sucks

The marriage is 45 years old, not the guy.

Pay attention Chump lover!

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by AZ/DC on 02/06/2016 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Reality Sucks

Holy cow, that guy is 45???? He looks 65.

Looks interesting, will check it out.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Old Pueblo Veteran on 02/05/2016 at 7:44 PM

Re: “Gold on the Silver Screen

I've seen five of these movies (Spotlight, Mad Max - Fury Road, Ex Machina, Carol, and Bridge of Spies) and I'd like to see the rest of them. The movies I've seen were all terrific! This has been a good year for movies.

Posted by JCC on 01/01/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Star Love

Call it a sign of the times: does anyone else feel like they ripped off their heroine from the hunger games? I'm all for a healthy dose of feminism (great scene you'll know it when you see it), but it does feel like after the matrix when every movie starting having slo-mo bullet dodge scenes. I mean, she carries a derelict stick of machinery over her shoulder like a bow for the entire movie, which serves no useful purpose I ever saw...imitation, flattery?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by desertrat on 12/28/2015 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Cry, Cry Baby

God I loved her. The Auto-Tuned computer generated crap people listen to today is disposable as Kleenex. I still feel her loss.

Posted by Gandalf the White on 12/17/2015 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Kissing Disaster

So, SPECTRE is a remake of East of Eden or the Cain and Abel myth. The film-makers went the gutsy route and took Bond to Campbellian heights this time around. Not bad as drama, but it does detract (as Grimm notes) from the established, if not expected, Bond mythos/formula: Bond sets out to save the world, in the interludes between jet-set travelogues and death-defying stunt action, he finds two girls. One girl dies helping Bond/betraying the villain, the other, "purer" girl helps Bond. Bond saves world. The End.
Not to put a spoiler, but the self-evident--and very powerful--sequel gets set up with this archetypal "relationship." In SPECTRE 2, or whatever, Bond will have to do Cain in. Assuming Bond is "Abel"--which is _not really_ clear. And therein lies the true, and intelligent depth of this entire "family" intrigue...
In the end, is Bond really his (big, as in Orwell) brother's keeper, his slayer (there's an atavistic reason Bond is a loner, a permanent outcast--the eternal bachelor) or his true victim? Does Bond unintentionally front for sinister forces of evil? Has he been on the "wrong" side of history (for Empire?) all along? This is not a storyline to be trifled with. SPECTRE merely whets our appetite. Do we really have to wait three years and for Idris Elba's performance to see the conclusion? (Not to mention Hinx, whose disappearance was a mere plot convenience)
That is the real reason to be upset at this Bond.
Be well.

Posted by socrates2 on 12/08/2015 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Journalism Heart

It is rare nowadays that a film has great writing, great acting, no CGI, no car crashes or chases, no shooting, and no monsters, and does not beat us over the head with preaching. Spotlight does appear to be more about the necessity of good investigative journalism in a an age of extremely lazy media reporting, rather than the abuse scandal. Excellent job.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Frances Perkins on 12/01/2015 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Journalism Heart

Really great movie!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by a on 11/29/2015 at 5:44 PM

Re: “A Better Job

puts "petal" to the metal? Newspapers' operating statements are dismal everywhere, but you are right: this one needs a copy editor.

Posted by Mark Stegeman on 11/12/2015 at 3:09 AM

Re: “A Better Job

*gets* it right. Sheesh.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kilian on 10/29/2015 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Right on, Rita!

And and EGOT to boot!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by BradHemphill on 10/19/2015 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Right on, Rita!

She's one of my heroes. It was an honor to speak with her, and I still can't believe she sang to me.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bob Grimm on 10/16/2015 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Right on, Rita!

Every time I see Rita, I still think of being a child from the 1970s and watching her charismatic performances on The Electric Company. Then I fast forward to my adult years and recall her performances as Sister Pete in the riveting HBO series Oz.

Rita is an incredible actress with some major range who flawlessly becomes the characters she portrays. I am envious of Bob, having been serenaded by her. Rita rules!

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by AZ/DC on 10/15/2015 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Apocalypse How

When the reviewer's vision blurs enough to double the number of dogs appearing in a film; you kinda have to take the review with a lump of salt. Criticizing the film (characters walk around with no radiation suits or protection on their farm) for a point that the characters spend quite a bit of time theorizing about is also pretty lame.

Posted by AtticStattic on 10/07/2015 at 12:26 PM

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