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Comment Archives: stories: Cinema

Re: “Emotions in Eire

I give up. What's 'Eacute;ire' supposed to mean?

Posted by Kilian on 02/06/2014 at 7:09 AM

Re: “True TV

Don't be a "hater".

Posted by smithappens on 01/30/2014 at 8:29 AM

Re: “The Good, the Bad and the Crappy

Somehow I don't think I would categorize a movie based on a book as insufferable as "Gone Girl" as an awards contender.

Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 01/25/2014 at 11:32 PM

Re: “The Loki Show

"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.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Krista Stumpff on 01/02/2014 at 6:28 PM

Re: “2013 in Film

Wolf might possible get the academy award for "Most Acting".

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Yes Bob on 12/27/2013 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Bad Haircuts and Wide Collars

This reviewer/critic needs to find another line of work.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by unsaltedbutter on 12/25/2013 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Lies, Lies, Lies

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.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by ay te wacho on 12/01/2013 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Lies, Lies, Lies

Wow...sorry Ashley.

Posted by Bob Grimm on 11/29/2013 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Lies, Lies, Lies

Sigh. My brothers really looked up to Lance when he was riding (before the scandal broke loose). My stepdad was a professional cyclist and my mother rode as well. He used to train on the Northeast side of Tucson where we all grew up. I clearly remember driving in our family's suburban down Old Soliders Trail and there he was...Lance Armstrong...
My brothers screamed outside the window to him, "Lance! Lance!"" and he held up his hand and gave my brothers (at that time age 10 and 13) a peace sign gesture. They were talking about it for weeks. It is a sad thing to think about a family such as ours, investing support on a athletic figure such as Lance Armstrong. We were on his side for a long time. Now, the latest comment came from my now 29 year old brother in regards to Lance, "What a jackass." Guess that peace sign wasn't quite enough.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Ashley Bowman on 11/29/2013 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Lies, Lies, Lies

I always thought Armstrong was creepy. I guess I don't need to see this movie.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 11/29/2013 at 1:15 PM

Re: “The Winter of Their Discontent

Lived in the Morris Hotel on second across from the Basque restaurant one broke winter when lucky enough to afford it.The Reno low life lifestyle had it's good points. I had gotten back on my feet by the Tyson fight and bet on Tyson...think it was like 9 to 1. Lost a grand

Posted by Jerry Kelly on 11/23/2013 at 7:37 AM

Re: “The Winter of Their Discontent

Looking forward to catching this movie.

Posted by Don on 11/20/2013 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Drifting Off Course

I totally agree. When you sit down in an armchair before screening, rest your elbows on arm rests and the lights get dimmed, what you expect to happen is getting blasted into your seat. Well, nothing like that happens throughout the movie. Plus, the portrayal of Lauda is so overdramatic that it borders on ridicule. There might be a few good sequences but on the whole the movie fails to make you care. And this is what moving pictures are all about.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lukasz Ochowiak on 11/19/2013 at 3:27 PM

Re: “The Loki Show

OK, nerd alert. Asgard is one of the nine realms in Norse Mythology. And according to my 13 year old. The easter eggs during the credits make complete sense from a comic book stance. We think it is Thanos.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Greetings on 11/14/2013 at 1:20 PM

Re: “The Loki Show

I fell in love with Tom Hiddleston because of this movie. He is my new celebrity crush as Loki or Tom himslef :) !!!

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Posted by Jnf Vnt on 11/14/2013 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Drifting Off Course

"It's one of those period pieces where you feel the emotion behind every wig and every attempt to establish its time through savvy soundtrack choices. Howard's movie never feels authentic. It comes off as some decent actors playing dress-up. And it serves up a heaping pile of romantic melodrama that sends the movie off the track and into the bleachers."

Exactly how I felt about this movie.
This review/reviewer is spot on!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by scout on 11/12/2013 at 4:05 AM

Re: “The Films of the Fest

The Loft does a good job of exhibiting movies. But can someone tell me why they were on the list for the past County Bond Election...the one that was cancelled? Why would tax payers give money to a business?

Posted by fraser007 on 11/11/2013 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Drifting Off Course

It seems this review drifted dreadfully off course as well, crashing and burning. The reviewers take or understanding of the movie is so flawed as to be almost pointless.

Posted by Movie Enthusiast on 11/09/2013 at 10:44 PM

Re: “Held Captive

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Finally, a critic with enough acute perspective to actually call it like it really is. Knowing the serious nature of the movie going in, the film quickly sucked me in emotionally. With questions being brought to mind early on in the movie, I was pleasantly surprised to see these questions being recognized and validated in the movie itself. For me, that lended confidence to believe that the film actually took real life considerations to what a normal, logical person might think, say, or do in that situation, even if often irrational. Unfortunately, that confidence yielded itself to the very thing I originally credited it to, the ridiculous. The film creates an entangled web of "who dun-nit," only to unravel itself into weaving a different web, a web of unaddressed questions, unnecessary or unrelated parts, and host of totally ridiculous scenes that have you screaming, "Come on now, really?!"

Posted by cpug5150 on 10/23/2013 at 11:18 PM

Re: “Drifting Off Course

I have now seen Rush three times. Based upon your review, that may be three times more than you did. To call a film of Rush's caliber, overated makes one wonder how much you know about F1 and how much you know about the 1976 season. It also makes me wonder how you keep your job.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Alan Rinfret on 10/22/2013 at 7:26 PM

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