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Comment Archives: stories: Cinema

Re: “Wrestling With Race

I want to review the Reviewer: I'm just guessing, but it sounds like a black college kid in their senior year, and using a little too much " inside golf " lingo trying to inform us of the "scoop." I won't see it. As MLK once said, " everything is about race." Ah well, we plunge on. Uninformed as I am as a white guy, having endured the "race riots" in north Philly of the late 60's, the brutality of the high school gang banging in the rest rooms (can you say, guns?......I knew you could), I am a man from the mid 20th century, not this one. I look at the White House and see a black president surrounded by a largely black staff, appointees, ditto, and a country where the south is more integrated than the north.
Yet, the Reviewer paints this picture of black people bemoaning a culture deep within their souls crying out " Freedom........freedom"? I need to know from what? there is a black middle class in this country far exceeding an insulated down trodden poor white middle class. Statistically, whole towns are falling into dirt poor poverty, yet, still the cry of Freedom......Trillions of dollars have been consumed by the war on poverty, yet, it still grows. The tide forever grows.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by frank McLaury on 11/16/2014 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Wrestling With Race

I saw it and thought it was really good. I think everyone will see something in this film that resonates with them. i thought the cast was great. Dennis Haysbert's performance as the dean was awesome. Good stuff!

Posted by Carly Harmon on 11/06/2014 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Voices Carry

I can't wait to see this. I've been following it on the internet and it just seems amazing.

Posted by Gonzo Sorcrachi on 11/02/2014 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Cinema Showdown

The Loft: My mistake, I didn't see it on the schedule. I'll make the change here.

Posted by Dan Gibson on 10/23/2014 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Cinema Showdown

Boogie Nights is the first film in the PTa series, playing Thursday, November 6 at 7pm. 35mm print too.

Posted by theloftcinema on 10/23/2014 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Movie Mania

There should be a festival in Peggy's honor. She's a "cut above".

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Yes Bob on 10/17/2014 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Cinema Showdown

Memphis plays Sunday at Noon!

Posted by Zach Breneman on 10/15/2014 at 4:07 PM

Re: “The Power of Paranoia

Bob Grimm what a lovely and insightful critique. You have intrigued me to the point where I am compelled to see this movie. Thank You!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Claudia Splick Larson on 10/09/2014 at 6:09 AM

Re: “German Gross-Out

Footnotefetish's first sentence makes perfect sense, ay te wacho. You're the one who's reaching to make it not.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by pwr on 10/08/2014 at 5:45 PM

Re: “German Gross-Out

Hey calm down. It is an artwork. As German do I believe in the freedom of sspeech and choice. Not in moral angst. Try this bestseller and be surprised!

Posted by Steffen Dettmann on 10/07/2014 at 11:27 PM

Re: “German Gross-Out

Really? We can't even call ourselves pussies anymore? Can we still call people dicks? Tits? Assholes? And when is the last time you read Savage Love?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Obie Serious on 10/07/2014 at 10:09 PM

Re: “German Gross-Out

Tis a sham you proclaimed
to be ashamed
when you incongruently ascertained
that a review of a film filled with vulgarity
was a form of sentence pornography.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by A Shamed with My Shelve on 10/07/2014 at 4:24 AM

Re: “Cinema Showdown

I don't know - I think the scene where all the people Brian is telling to stop following him blindly, and start thinking for themselves, repeat everything he says verbatim, is arguably just as funny as the "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" number at the end - and "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" is completely hysterical.

Posted by Jeffrey Patten on 10/06/2014 at 10:57 PM

Re: “German Gross-Out

Your first sentence is the most incoherent thing I've read in a while. You should really proofread. And I'm not sure in what universe feminism is conservative, but call it what you will.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by footnotefetish on 10/06/2014 at 3:36 PM

Re: “German Gross-Out

Pussy is as a pussy wusses - so what? Lighten up. Take your conservative rants to a less alternative forum where you can troll and fuss all you want. I have lived in Tucson since 1975 and The Weekly stills stands tall while others have fallen. Children be forewarned, this crazy-a*s film not for you - nor me, thanks to the self-deprecating Bob Grimm.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by ay te wacho on 10/05/2014 at 5:28 PM

Re: “German Gross-Out

So the Weekly is using "pussy" as a pejorative now? That's really awesome. When I moved to Tucson several years ago, some more established Tucsonans that I met told me that the Weekly wasn't what it used to be. Now I've started echoing them.

I had to roll my eyes when I read your review of "Obvious Child." It displayed a facile understanding of abortion and an expectation that any movie dealing with the subject should follow the usual TV and movie cliches--you know, the predictable story about the emotionally distraught woman who anguishes over the horrifying decision in front of her. Never mind how common the procedure is. Never mind how safe it is and how rarely women who get abortions ever regret them later. Nope. According to the Weekly, any movie that acknowledges that is unrealistic and doesn't put any serious thought into the topic--so says its male move reviewer.

And here's another one of the Weekly's male movie reviewers, using "pussy" as a pejorative. This is supposed to be an alternative newsweekly, but it often reads like some hack paper written by washed-up former frat boys.

13 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by footnotefetish on 10/03/2014 at 9:42 PM

Re: “German Gross-Out

Funniest thing I've read all day. The two comments immediately following make it even better!

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Delicto on 10/03/2014 at 7:10 PM

Re: “German Gross-Out

The Tucson Weekly is VULGAR with NO Standards of Publication. Has it occurred to the Editors that this Vulgarity, verging on Pornography, will be viewed by Children. SHAM ON YOU!!!!!!

2 likes, 35 dislikes
Posted by Francis Saitta on 10/03/2014 at 10:32 AM

Re: “German Gross-Out

"retch" not "wretch"

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Hurri on 10/02/2014 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Cinema Showdown

Wolfcop screens on SATURDAY the 27th at 9:15pm. See you there!

Posted by azundergroundfest on 09/26/2014 at 7:14 PM

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