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Comment Archives: stories: Cinema

Re: “Philosophy Over Memory

Colin Boyd did a terrific job reviewing this work since there are so few common touchstones to rely on. How can you describe such a piece! It's extraordinary. Makes you scratch your head, look away, look back again, dream, consider possibilities, look again, remember. In this day of homogenized humanity, Pina forces you to realize that other interpretations of reality, thank God, still exist!
~L. Kaufman

Posted by L. Kaufman on 05/23/2012 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Corpse of a Film

Dark Shadows is a big film.

Posted by Magento Development India on 05/19/2012 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Been There, Done That

Great review!

However, there are two redundancies in this sentence: "Upon his arrival in New York, Aladeen is kidnapped and tortured (by John C. Reilly in a brief walk-on), and his beard is removed so nobody will recognize the Supreme Oppressor's dead corpse."

A walk-on is brief by definition, and 100% of corpses are dead.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tim Holstad on 05/18/2012 at 11:21 AM

Re: “The Reggae King

RE: "While I'm at it, I hate most jazz, too!".
Well thanks for fessin' up to your unsurprising bland range of taste "Grimmy". I guess its no coincidence then, that your 'picture-show reports' are typically about as insightful as a slow, thudding 4/4 "New Country" pop tune. (At least Joe Bob Briggs knew he was a parody of a reviewer....but he could also actually be clever.)

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by MORsnorer on 05/11/2012 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Worthy of the Hype

Whoops, sorry..Whedon just cowrote "Cabin", apparently (got some bad info from another review).

Posted by Dal on 05/04/2012 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Worthy of the Hype

Actually Bob, Whedon also directed "Cabin in the Woods" - which sat on the shelf for 2 years due to MGM's financial troubles, and is also getting rave critical reviews...

Posted by Dal on 05/04/2012 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Worthy of the Hype

What about a movie on Rogue Trooper?????...............

Posted by Bob Cap on 05/04/2012 at 7:42 AM

Re: “No Strings Attached


Posted by Teresa Slupska on 04/30/2012 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Now Showing at Home

Tom Cruise is the REAL Action Star!!!!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by NN on 04/25/2012 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Familiar Failure

For MikeB, I assert that while it is relevant to the effort as a whole how closely or competently adapted the movie is, or the quality of the book itself, the real emphasis in a movie review is how the movie stands on its own as a movie. Often reading the book is informative as to what the movie might have intended or how it failed; sometimes it proves the brilliance of the adapters. Two examples come to mind: "Carrie" was a fairly short novel that was more than anything else of hint of what Stephen King was later able to do, but the movie version realizes the story and character much better. And if you liked the movie "Cocoon", stay far away from the book upon which it was sort of based; it was awful.

That said, and as a sort-of disclaimer: having read the first four "Game of Thrones" books, all three "Dragon Tattoo" books, and the first "Hunger Games" book, I look forward to watching for the first time season 1 of "Game of Thrones" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", and will see "Hunger Games" when it comes out on premium cable. (After I read the books I then also watched the Swedish Dragon Tattoo trilogy; the American version will be an interesting comparison.) But I stand by my original assertion that a movie review should evaluate the movie primarily as such, independent of the source material or stories surrounding the making of the movie.

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Posted by J_in_Cochise on 04/05/2012 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Familiar Failure

This might not matter as far as your film review goes, but the outfits as portrayed in the movie pretty much match the descriptions in the book. Clown-like and ridiculous. This review feels like it is from someone who never read the books, and I think the movie was designed for people who had.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by MikeB on 03/29/2012 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Speaking for the Trees

"this is the first time a Dr. Seuss movie is less scandalous than the book itself" == whaaa???

I am trying to think of a Dr. Seuss movie that is scandalous.... Were you thinking instead of Henry Miller?

Posted by Sneetch on 03/04/2012 at 3:53 AM

Re: “Better Bella

I think some critics are afraid to say oscar nominated people can do wrong. This movie is not the best of Bill Condon just like some oscar nominated actors and actressess are mediocre at best in spite of their oscar nods. Salma Hayek, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence tend to give terrible performances but sometimes critics don't want to say so since these actresses carry their oscar nominated status wherever they go. And it's the same with directors. This movie proves that bill condo abilities are overrated. Even Chriz weiz made a better job with this crappy saga.

Posted by Myra Arellano on 03/03/2012 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Bounty Blahs

So's I'm watchin' the latest flick from Katie Heigl. Lemme tell ya, that dame's eyes are too far apart. Can't trust a fish-facey mug like that, though I'd still bone her. Who wouldn't?

See, the problem with that Katie Hi-girl is her movies are always mounds of turdage. Katie took a dump on her "Gray's Proctology" gig. Then she's in "Knackered Up" and what the fock does the bizzatch do in an interview? Drops a loaf on Judd Appachow, calling his sh*t "sexist." So yeah, Katie's a real ballbuster.

Anyhoo, here's Katie's new slab of sh*it-ema, "One for the Monkey." She plays a bail-bondsman, kinda when Ma'am Grier was in "Jockey Brown" playing opposite Robert Forskin. Lil' Katie Hi-Girl ain't as bitchin' as Grier and there sure as shag ain't no Quentin Tarantoenail at the helm. No way, this is a jive-ass production of the likes not seen since the last time Cameron Diaz threw a bulimiac slumber party. Talk about ho-bags in sleeping-bags.

I'm all up in the front row of the theater and my rear shanks get to itchin'. That's how I know this movie sucks rectal tunnel like a meth hooker on a silly straw. Speaking of the oldest profession, "One (Handjob) for the Money" has a character who is a hooker with a blood-pumper of precious metal, or "heart of gold" as the confused leprechauns say. She will even turn (verbal) tricks in exchange for Eegee's sandwiches. No word on her policy toward Eegee's jizzy fries.

"Eve Plumb for the Money" is the worst toilet-load of accumulated excrement I've ever seen outside of the Reese Withered-poon films they showed me when I was strapped down and my eyes clamped open for reprogramming. Real whorer-show.

This movie is like a drunken polar bear on roller skates who has taken LSD and is pirouetting with vomit spraying out of its mouth which is soaked with blood from the campers it mauled who had really bad B.O. and the polar bear has an ear infection and a bad case of fleas and he falls through the ice and dies and that's some tragic shiat, yo.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Gob Brimm on 02/07/2012 at 12:31 AM

Re: “Bounty Blahs


Posted by Bob Grimm on 02/04/2012 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Bounty Blahs

"all of her other starring vehicles blew ass"
"didn't have a hand in the writing of this crap"
"I guess Betty White wasn't availableā€”or perhaps she thought the script was a piece of shit."
"even though he's a total dick."
"the stud who shows Stephanie the ropes and saves her ass multiple times"
"Jersey should be pissed."

That's six -- count 'em, six -- references to feces, urine, buttocks, and genitalia. Thanks for the creativity, Grimm.

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Posted by Grimm Brim of Phligm on 02/02/2012 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Scary Wolves

Oh please, be very afraid of the evil killer (insert animal word here)! I like wolves, and think I'll give this one a miss.

Posted by anonymous on 01/29/2012 at 9:55 AM

Re: “It Never Ends

If you stop going to bad movies, they'll stop making bad movies.

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Posted by Edge Harvey on 01/20/2012 at 6:33 PM

Re: “It Never Ends

Where are the MUPPETS?

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Posted by J on 01/19/2012 at 12:56 PM

Re: “It Never Ends

Using the Japanese tragedy as a lead-in to "what a horrible year in film!" is crass and tasteless.

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Posted by Toshiro Mifune on 01/18/2012 at 11:01 PM

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