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Comment Archives: stories: Film

Re: “Despicable Me 2 lives up to the title in all the worst ways

What a bitter review. The only thing I could take away from it was that hand-wringing liberals should just steer clear of the cinema if all they can do is see the worst in everything.

40 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Joshua Hughes on 07/03/2013 at 3:03 AM

Re: “Joss Whedon hosts a brilliant update of Much Ado About Nothing

I must see this!

Posted by keri.pollakoff on 06/20/2013 at 9:20 PM

Re: “The Purge confronts American violence, privilege and delusion

Another plot ripoff (sigh). Remember the popular made-for-TV movie/series, "V?" "V" was just a plot ripoff of the novel, "The Greks Bring Gifts." And now we have "The Purge" - which is nothing more than a plot ripoff of the original series Star Trek episode, "Return Of The Archons." The difference? In the Star Trek episode, they called it "Festival" - and while "Festival" didn't last as long as "The Purge," it did happen more often.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Emily Grant on 06/05/2013 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Star Trek Into Darkness is a brutally brilliant film for our times

I didn't like this film nearly as much as the first. It was formulated to provide continuous action and any of the character interaction that makes ST special was just incidental during heavy action where it garnered no laughs at all from the early-bird viewers I was with. "Star Trek Into Darkness" was designed to appeal to a mass audience, the lowest common denominator. From my perspective, that was a huge mistake for the future of Star Trek, but not for Abrams wallet.

I really enjoyed the first film because it did a great job at being a classic Star Trek reboot, bringing back the characters, their quirks, and their interrelationships which was a significant and important part of the original series.

This is a Star Trek that apparently needs explosions every ten minutes to keep the audience interested, most of whom are not Trekkers. Hot blonds and Kirk having threesomes and endless "booms, bangs, and pows!" is the equation for getting teen males in the seats and having the ridiculous love story between "NuSpock" and "NuUhura" gets the teen girls in the seats. Having Kirk act like a whiny emo kid keeps all of them in the seats because now they can identify with him. "Parents suck! LOL!"

This is a predictable formula action film with predictable formula dialog utilizing characters and even plot lines that someone else created mixed in with some great special effects. This is 180 degrees from what Roddenberry created: daring ideas, imaginative concepts and innovative characters and dialog with lackluster special effects, the best that they could do. CGI has allowed bubblegum where once intelligent plots were required.

Posted by Bazinga! on 05/22/2013 at 7:51 AM

Re: “42 buries its potential complexity beneath hagiography

First: A definition of hagiography: noun, the writing of the lives of saints.

Saw the movie recently; thought it was excellent and worth seeing. Go.

Any movie about baseball is worth seeing. How sad to see today's game, full of steroid strongmen, greedy agents and idiot owners (Luria, anyone?).

By comparison to some of today's clowns, like A-Rod, maybe JR was a saint.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OldCrank on 04/28/2013 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Evil Dead should never have been resurrected

Great review because I couldn't agree more with you. I personally am sick of the Hollywood RRR syndrome = Remake, Relaunch, Re-Release.
Horror movies suffer the most from the RRR's. That or the endless sequel's.
Wrong Turn 5, seriously? Final Destination 5...

My favorite part of this remake was when the credits finally started to roll.
Sam Raimi should be ashamed of himself for allowing this to happen.

Posted by nosajmunson on 04/05/2013 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Disabilities come to light, and enlighten, in the Achieve With Us Colorado Film Festival

This is a great story and I applaud the people involved in this movie making process.

Posted by the pet sitter on 03/30/2013 at 9:17 PM

Re: “A better way to die hard: Olympus Has Fallen

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Posted by deepsmoviedownload on 03/20/2013 at 6:06 AM

Re: “Yelling to the Sky, The Kid With a Bike, The Duellists

The Kid with a Bike looks like a fairly simple story, but the Dardenne brothers are great at turning the ordinary into an extraordinary affective tale. The grand jury prize is pretty impressive, and I can’t wait to check it out. I was talking to a friend that I work with at DISH who said that it was his favorite foreign film of 2012, and we usually have pretty similar tastes in movies. I just saw that I could rent it through Blockbuster @Home from DISH, which is great because I don’t like buying movies that I have never seen. I love the wide variety of titles that they have because I can check out everything from Hollywood blockbusters to little indie movies like these!

Posted by Alex Cross on 02/13/2013 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Epic flail: The Hobbit

Sounds like you're a hater!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lisa Green on 12/13/2012 at 7:35 PM

Re: “CineFiles

The Definitive Document of the Dead sounds like a must see.

Posted by Jason Love on 12/02/2012 at 12:40 PM

Re: “License renewed: Skyfall

Thanks for this review. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Skyfall, so I’m excited to see it. A couple of my DISH co-workers and I are planning a Daniel Craig Bond night before we go to the theater this weekend. I added Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace to my Blockbuster @ Home queue, which I have through my DISH account. They should be showing up in my mailbox pretty soon. It’s so convenient, especially since I never have time to go rent movies at the store anymore. It’s been forever since I’ve seen these movies, so I’m really excited to refresh my memory!

Posted by Tessa Bonneville on 11/07/2012 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Cinefiles

Have to correct you, Justin. Both Key and Peele have talked about their bi-racial upbringings in early episodes and interviews.

Posted by es0425 on 10/13/2012 at 1:31 PM

Re: “The Amazing Spider-Man

don't listen to this douche's review this movie was great blew the other Spider movies had heart...people were cheering at the end...i haven't seen that in awhile!!!great movie..nuff said

Posted by spidey fan on 09/14/2012 at 2:12 AM

Re: “Forget about it: Total Recall

This movie will fucking suck.

Posted by gay review on 08/01/2012 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Forget about it: Total Recall

Gay review

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by gay review on 08/01/2012 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Derivative destruction

I love that Salma Hayek is the bad girl in this movie, not the heroine like she normally is. Oliver Stone made a great decision in putting a woman crime lord into the movie even if it isn’t a good one. The combination of her and Benicio Del Toro definitely made me want to watch this movie more. I think the two of them, and sometimes John Travolta, totally make the movie. One has to wonder where Oliver intended since the idea behind it was decent. I know that when this movie comes out I might have a hard time finding it at the nearest kiosk so a Dish co-worker suggested Blockbuster @ Home. He said that the movies get delivered to my house and I even have the option to stream movies to my Hopper. Since Savages isn’t out on DVD yet I can put it in my queue so I can get the movie right away. Of course I jumped on the opportunity to try it out and I’ve been hooked ever since. I don’t have to leave the house to get the latest releases: no more waiting in line, driving around and wasting gas. If you try not to look at it critically, the movie works.

Posted by AJ Bender on 07/24/2012 at 10:06 PM

Re: “The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience

See the Dark Knight Rises Thursday at 7pm in Denver!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by kevin on 07/17/2012 at 8:34 PM

Re: “The Dark Knight Rises

See The Dark Night Rises Thursday at 7pm in Denver!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by kevin on 07/17/2012 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Grade expectations

It worth seeing. IMO Robert Downey, Jr, really aced his role.

Otherwise, it's comic book stuff that won't disappoint comic book fans.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 06/02/2012 at 4:38 PM

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