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Comment Archives: stories: Film

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 away....it 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

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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!

http://premieretoremember.com/

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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!

http://premieretoremember.com/

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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.

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Posted by OldCrank on 06/02/2012 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Getting on the bus

My son ended up in a psychiatric hospital from the endless bullying, school officials were useless..

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Posted by jdsfab4 on 04/25/2012 at 9:30 AM

Re: “God damned: Wrath of the Titans

A much better movie than this review would indicate, probably because I thought Immortals was just a mess while Wrath is much more coherent. It's cheesy in places, but entertaining, and I thought the effects managed to get the idea of gods fighting pretty well.

Posted by albanaeon on 04/06/2012 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol: The IMAX Experience

Remember the old tv show? Well, this movie finally pays tribute to some of the timeless cliques of the tv show, and does them well. Thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with this movie and loved how it ended with a future and a positive spin. Word of warning, if you have any vertigo problems, hold on tight during the Dubai building scenes. lol

Posted by Shannon Glenn on 12/21/2011 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Better Holmes the second time

It looks fun to me. It helps to have great source material and characters. It feels like they whipped off the sequel too quickly. Didn't the first one just leave theaters? Oh, well - I'll check it out at some point over the holidays. Here's my favorite review so far - from a Finnish film critic who seems to be writing for stoners.

http://mankabros.com/blogs/btp/2011/12/16/…

Posted by Jill Kennedy on 12/16/2011 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Cinefiles

I am a Colorado College graduate who has spent about half my adult life developing The River Why as well as co-writing the screenplay. I also mortgaged my house to help pay for it. Critics certainly have the right to hate the film, but it might be nice to remember that there are real people behind it who risked a great deal to attempt to create something of value.

To the letter writer friend of the author who (rightfully) defends the novel: please do not "assume" anything about a movie you have not seen. I urge you to see the movie (available on DVD or VOD almost everywhere) and decide for yourself. The author of the novel has, purposefully, not seen the movie, and has not read the screenplay since an early draft in 1985.

I can assure you that we have talked to, and heard from, dozens of audience members who have read and adored the book who also, having actually seen the film, feel that the movie is a splendid adaptation. The River Why Facebook page contains some of these comments.

I look forward to hearing more from Colorado Springs.

Posted by Tom Cohen on 12/01/2011 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Let's hear it (again) for the boy : Footloose

Hey check out an amazing interview with the original "Ren McCormack" Kevin Bacon at: http://culturecatch.com/vidcast/kevin-baco…

Posted by Mishell Velez on 10/13/2011 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Reap what you sow

I know of a local film submitted to the Indie Spirit that was written, shot, and shown in Colorado Springs that was not accepted. Yet this film was a finalist in the Las Vegas International Film Festival

Posted by Biff needer on 10/08/2011 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Midnight in Paris

What a fantastic movie! Great story and great cast.

Posted by Dave on 08/08/2011 at 8:06 PM

Re: “Phoenix song: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

I believe when Dumbledore indicated that Harry could go "on," he meant that's what would happen if Harry decided to board a train and leave King's Cross station, as it were, rather than going back to fight Voldemort and save Hogwarts and the wizarding world at large. That's how I interpreted it anyway.

Posted by agpotter on 07/19/2011 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Auto pilot: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

I'm not sure you can call the Serpent/Skyscraper scene coherent. My reasoning is as follows:
1. Our heroes slide from nearly the top floor down to just before the building bends before they fall back inside.
2. When they fall inside, they slide across white linoleum until one of them falls out the other side and alerts Shockwave to send his serpent up to get them. (coherent so far.)
3. The serpent starts squeezing the building at the bend point and our heroes start sliding in the opposite direction across blue/grey carpet. The building is still falling in the same direction. This is forgivable if it were a reverse shot, but where did the blue carpet come from?
4. When the serpent finally squeezes the building enough that it falls with the top landing on a near-by building (creating essentially a building bridge) our heroes fall out of the top of the now sideways building to land safely on the fire escape of the other building. If our heroes decided to go upstairs in a falling building this would explain the change in floor covering, but there is no reference made to them climbing crazy sideways stairs (at least 10 flights) in the 45 seconds it takes the serpent to cut the building in 1/2.

In the first four points above I consider physics and time to be the enemies of coherence. My next two points are based on my opinion of survival instincts and their effect on coherent action sequences.

5. If I'm on a crack special forces team & I want to get high up in a skyscraper to shoot at a target, in Chicago, why do I choose the only bent skyscraper?

6. When the serpent is climbing the building, there is a quick-cut to office workers (not our heroes, but extras so someone did this on purpose) ducking behind desks and fleeing for safety. Here's my thought. If decepticons took over my city the night before, I'm not coming into work today, especially if my building is bent! I am not thinking, "Yeah, Megatron is scary, but... those TPS reports aren't gonna file themselves."

I'm open to other coherent scenes if anyone finds them, but I don't remember any.

Posted by Jauntie on 06/30/2011 at 3:30 AM

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