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Comment Archives: stories: Cinema

Re: “Shark Weak

I'm going to suggest that JAWS, from 1975, got away with a PG rating because the rating PG-13 was not invented until 1984 after INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM was released with a PG.

Posted by J_in_Cochise on 08/31/2018 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Meathead Puppets

Based on the previews there was no shock this was going to be a terrible movie. Of all the puppet movies, the Muppetts take Manhattan was on of my favorites. Melissa McCarthy needed an additional payday, unfortunately she is tuning into box office poison. As always thank you for the wonderful reviews from week to week.

Posted by Clee44 on 08/30/2018 at 7:05 AM

Re: “Animal Attraction

"Quest for Fire" did not suck, unless you're still mad that it didn't feature a dog.

Posted by eliangonzal on 08/28/2018 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Shark Weak

Agreed, I went with my daughter to this travesty and needless to say I was mad I had bottomed the popcorn bowl. I was bored with the narrative I was already familiar with and Jason Statham non existent hairline was the only memorable portion of the film.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Clee44 on 08/22/2018 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Cinema: Finding a Voice

sounds like the perfect movie for the Weekly staff and the Keep Tucson SHitty elitists...

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by laddderflappy on 07/25/2018 at 11:23 PM

Re: “Cinema: Finding a Voice

I guess I'm just not into art house type movies. The first 3/4's was funny and enjoyable but the last was...well, not. Just too out there.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by retrorv on 07/19/2018 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Cartel Cartoon

I agree, it's a movie Bob, your review reminds me of the old joke, Having a critic review a movie is like a eunuch telling others how to procreate! there's no whining in cinema..soon we may have chow reviews harping on Trump related food choices?

1 like, 23 dislikes
Posted by laddderflappy on 07/05/2018 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Cartel Cartoon

This is not a review; it's a polemic. Your filmmaking criticism is helpful, but your political opinions are an irrelevant waste of space.

4 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Da Coach on 07/05/2018 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Cartel Cartoon

I really object to your using a movie revue to hawk your political opinions. If I wanted them, I'd read the opinion page. The entire second paragraph has no relevance to the actual movie but is you tooting your own horn. Do you ever ask "what would Roger Ebert do"? If you did, you would edit your opinions out of the revue. I did appreciate the movie part of the revue and will wait for it to show up on TV. Thanks for saving me some $$
Jim Sanchez

6 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by jhsanchez on 07/05/2018 at 7:00 AM

Re: “Lame Game

Hello life, goodbye Columbus.

Posted by SonoranWinds on 04/05/2018 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Wasted Time

great talent? Oprah? when did that happen?

Posted by laddderflappy on 04/01/2018 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Shimmer and Shakes

agree with your review, not a perfect film yet it does a fabulous job in lots of area's. good job Grimm, your writing improves

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by laddderflappy on 03/11/2018 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Of Inhuman Bondage

I will never be the same again.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bob Grimm on 02/15/2018 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Of Inhuman Bondage

I hate the word epic, but damn, I cannot think of another adjective to describe this review. Im sorry to hear that you were basically subjected to the Ludovico technique. But your sacrifice is much appreciated.

Half of me wants to tell you that, as a person who survived the viewing of at least two crappy Adrian Lyne movies, I know that you will heal someday. Bad Dumb Sucky Movie syndrome, a.k.a. BDSM, gets better with time and beer.

The other half, though, thinks that in twenty years this piece of junk will make a terrific Mondo Mondays screening at the Loft. They show The Room every year, dont they?

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 02/15/2018 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Reel Indie

I am biased about Monsieur Mayonnaise because I am one of the subjects of the film, but I did not make it.
Jeff Gardner is flippant about the film if not facetious, and your readers should know Trevor Graham's film has received tremendous reviews on every continent.

Posted by Philippe Mora on 01/18/2018 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Creature Feature

The Shape of Water is one of the best films I've seen in my 80 years, but Bob, you missed the sheer humanity of it. Besides Water-man (more fish than amphibian, with gills), the cast is led by a mute working class Latina and an African American woman, a (probably) gay artist, and a Red spy -- all, with Water-man, examples of The Other, the lesser beings, the deplorables. Marginalized, powerless, subject to the life and death whims of white men with power, whether Russian or American. What stirred me most was how the unity of those marginalized folks overcame the power of the oppressors. The Shape of Water is a truly subversive and quite wonderful film, and one I will see again. I thought Frances McDormand had a lock on awards for Three Billboards, but Sally Hawkins' wordless amazing performance, I suspect, blows away any competition.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by AVL on 01/05/2018 at 7:36 AM

Re: “A Haunting Year

I agree with all except 3 bridges. The only character I liked was the sheriff and he was supposed to be the antagonist. Lots of dumb premises throughout and a cop out ending. Good acting though.

Posted by retrorv on 12/28/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Room with a View

I'm not knocking Rifftrax when I say I'd rather watch The Room without the riffs. That's an exception, not the norm. For the most part, i'd rather see a bad movie with the riffs, but The Room by itself is better than anything Rifftrax can add to it. And Mike is not the master...Joel is.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bob Grimm on 12/21/2017 at 5:56 AM

Re: “Room with a View

Mike Nelson has been writing and riffing well over 200+ Shows.... so I would not discredit the master of Riffing, just because you are Franco's little fan boy.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by James Fauch on 12/15/2017 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Room with a View

The knock against Rifftrax is so unnecessary. Wtf is your problem?

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Sarah Lynch on 12/15/2017 at 3:25 PM

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