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Comment Archives: stories: Cinema

Re: “Efficiently Epic

Hey Sara...I think this film is a lot "smoother" than The Hurt Locker. I didn't notice any shaky cam getting on my nerves.

Posted by Bob Grimm on 01/12/2013 at 12:09 AM

Re: “Efficiently Epic

I'd like to see this, but am wondering if it was filmed in the same manner as "Hurt Locker"...with the handheld cameras? I had to walk out of that movie before I got physically sick. Thanks!

Posted by Sara on 01/10/2013 at 8:01 AM

Re: “A Heart Full of Love

Hi Matt -

Well, for starters, all films are manipulative. Can you name one that didn't ask you to believe something based only on the story it was telling? And while I didn't like the film nearly as much as Bob and agree with you about the strength of Hathaway's performance, I'm not in the 'sappy bullshit' camp with you. I just didn't feel anything larger than a healthy respect for it, but as a production and spectacle, Les Miserables is exceedingly well-assembled.

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Posted by ColinBoyd on 01/06/2013 at 7:05 PM

Re: “A Heart Full of Love

Anne Hathaway's one-take performance of whatever-the-fuck-the-song's-called is most likely the coolest thing in this 'film', however, the rest of this is just sappy, manipulative bullshit.
Anyone (including Bob Grimm) wanna feedback to me?

Posted by mattsince69 on 01/04/2013 at 4:12 AM

Re: “Lackluster Spaghetti

It's perplexing to me how Jamie Foxx continues to get jobs despite his defense of Michael Vick's dogfighting operation.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by G. DiNardo on 12/30/2012 at 1:27 PM

Re: “A Heart Full of Love

Saw it in LA in a theater with a very good sound was GREAT. I love all types of movies, including action, but this musical is a must see. It will make you wish for more films like this.

Posted by archcc on 12/30/2012 at 9:23 AM

Re: “A Heart Full of Love

Can't wait to see it. Loved the play, and based on your review, I will love the movie.

Posted by Pima Mujer on 12/29/2012 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Sort-of Sequel, Stellar Cast

... so what you're saying is, you liked it.


Posted by impulsenine on 12/20/2012 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Deliberately Delightful

A last minute change of strategy by the studio. Was supposed to be a wide release and they simply changed their minds at the last minute. It's going to expand a bit as the weeks pass. Just know that Colin and I both love this movie, and you should see it when the studio decides to let us have's really good.

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Posted by Bob Grimm on 11/27/2012 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Deliberately Delightful

TucsonFlickFan: When we schedule reviews, we are depending on the reliability of the schedules given to us by the promoters and studios. In this case, the film promoter insisted as late as 5 p.m. on Tuesday that the film was opening here. For some reason, it did not.

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Posted by Jimmy Boegle on 11/27/2012 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Deliberately Delightful

Don't know why this film was reviewed this's not being shown anyplace in town.
Some listings say that "Silver Linings Playbook" is at Foothills Mall Cinema...but after going there, i found out it wasn't showing there, either.
So, why review it, if no one can see it yet? Kinda messed up, right?

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Posted by TucsonFlickFan on 11/26/2012 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Bond Is a Badass

The reviewer misses that Daniel Craig is incredibly buff. It is absolutely mandatory that he take off his shirt more than once and this promise definitely attracts female audience. In his first Bond film there a sequence when he was naked, sitting on a chair (and being whipped - not pleasant). He is really physically beautiful, not muscle bound, just very buff. Naomi Harris IS very memorable -- winsome and also believably physically strong and decisive -- not in the tradition of Bond-girls-who-will-be-dead-by-the-end-of-the-film. Ralph Fiennes is good in a small part which obviously will be much larger in the next Bond film. Mendes et al are looking to the future!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Pallas on 11/17/2012 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Lofty Visions

Way to go Loft! Loved seeing that patio extended this past weekend. If anyone can do it Peggy can. Good looking woman too...hubba hubba.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Yes Bob on 11/13/2012 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Magnificent Mess

I agree completely with this review. What Colin did not say is how bloody and violent the movie is. I would not have gone had I know the scope of the gore. Otherwise, it is a decent movie, but a waste of a very good concept for a potentially great movie.

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Posted by Bill on 11/02/2012 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Twisted Cinema

I saw a preview for this movie last night at the Loft Cinema. It definitely looks interesting with echoes of movies like "No Country for Old Men" and "Red Rock West", both replete with some iconic "bad guys" (Javier Bardem and Dennis Hopper).

Posted by JCC on 09/27/2012 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Now Showing at Home

It was refreshing to read something by another fan of "Get A Life". Who couldn't like the Spewy episode?

Posted by G. DiNardo on 09/27/2012 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Beasts of the Southern Wild

I was SO amazed by this film, and I'm hardcore about quality cinema! You MUST see this on the big screen while you can!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Pan Satyrson on 08/10/2012 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Good Junk

Morris Moss(Ayoade) is hysterical in the IT crowd and other things I've seen him in. Far funnier than the others mentioned in the review.

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Posted by Val C. on 08/05/2012 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Performance Art on Drugs

Agree on all counts. Holy Mountain is the best. And, yes, Matthew Barney owes much to Jodorowsky.

Posted by Phase IV on 08/04/2012 at 2:30 PM

Re: “A Somber Gotham

As someone who feels nostalgia for the days when movie actors were miked, Bain's voice seemed fine to me, and suitably creepy. That seems an odd nit to pick, in a movie where realism is hardly the point. It's a comic book!

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mark Stegeman on 07/27/2012 at 7:43 PM

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