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Comment Archives: stories: Screen

Re: “See Ya Later, Alligator

LOL! Smart, funny writing.

Posted by cutedog on 07/30/2019 at 7:40 AM

Re: “A-Ska-Calypse Now

Just FYI, the date is incorrect. Thursday, June 13 is the correct date

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Christine Chrissi Hanna Reed on 06/07/2019 at 10:35 AM

Re: “A-Ska-Calypse Now

My absolute favorite current filmmaker! (Scorcese, move over.)

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Vipper Short on 06/06/2019 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Panic at the Disco

I saw it the day before yesterday. Yeah, there's not much of a story here, it's just Gaspar Noe documenting a pretty horrifying SITUATION.

The three main LSD rules I keep reminding myself of:
1: If you're planning to drop acid, do your research ahead of time.
2: If you DO drop acid, remember never to put yourself in a situation you can't get out of.
3: Dosing someone without his or her knowledge is one of the cruelest things anyone can do.

This movie wasn't perfect. There are some logistical issues here, like, HOW did these young people get to the school building? And why would they want to be there in the middle of a raging snowstorm? Who organized this rehearsal? Who videotaped the dancers beforehand?

I'll suspend my disbelief. Gaspar Noe always has something to say, so I'll put aside the logistical qualms here. By the end of the film I was emotionally exhausted and pretty damned speechless.

Posted by PolishBear on 03/24/2019 at 5:05 AM

Re: “We Could Be Heroes

As someone who loves movies, I want to say that Jared Rasic is just about the best movie reviewer I've had the pleasure to read. He's insightful, witty, and a brilliant writer, and his reviews are the first place I go when I open the Source. Keep up the great work, Jared!

Posted by cutedog on 01/24/2019 at 7:38 AM

Re: “Rehash the Kraken! Clash of the Titans revamps old-school mythology with new-school technology

Well both films weren't all that bad. I actually prefer the original. I noticed no one even mentioned Calibos. As well as why he was deformed because of Zeus's anger

Posted by Whizzer on 01/11/2019 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Modern Propaganda

This piece has as much substance as does the current leftist tactic of calling anyone with the slightest conservative leanings a "racist."
It is a great example itself of "sticking your fingers in your ears and blowing a raspberry at anything you disagree with." We get that you think D'Souza is a "right-wing propagandist", and no doubt there are many readers who agree with you, but calling his work "propaganda" and labeling it as " manipulative and destructive" without offering a single example of where he veers away from the "truth" and enters the realm of "fake news" is not informative of anything except your opinion, it is manipulative itself, irresponsible and most of all, it is not even a good critic! If you want to write, Jared, perhaps you should stick to fiction.

Posted by larryg on 08/25/2018 at 12:36 PM

Re: “The Bad, the Worse and the Deadly

This film had very few, if any, surprises. A disappointment from writer Taylor Sheridan who can do much better. Sad to see him stoop to an obviously islamaphobic premise to kick off the film. Nothing sells hysteria and movie tickets like Americans being blown up by muslims. Sadder to see the reviewer from the Source dismiss any controversy about this film as "manufactured". When hate crimes in the US are at an all-time high...maybe it's because people like this reviewer accept the villainization of foreigners as entertainment, rather than identifying tired and trite themes of hatred and prejudice that persist in American popular culture.

Posted by Unicorns_R_delicious on 07/21/2018 at 5:26 PM

Re: “The Ayn-Credibles

In this world of limited resources, it stands as tough love to pull some weeds so the garden of edibles can thrive, not be overwhelmed by population explosion. In other words, as Pope Francis recently said, "It is not a sin to prevent a life. It is a sin to take a life." The murderous cartels and terror in central america are created in a situation of poverty driven more desperate by ever-more unwanted children born into hopeless and brutal conditions. There is no sense to this. Get initiatives on the ballot in every state to fund clinics performing vasectomies on vast numbers of men. The procedure is essentially painless and cost far less than ligation in women.

While we're at it, train an army of suitably talented young dreamers and send them back into central america to mercilessly wipe out the cartels. They will be victorious and will have earned that most hard-won gift, the sense of pride in defending their homeland. After that, they will be given full citizenship in the United States of America, or they can perhaps go home to lead their native land forward with policies that improve things.

With love and respect for this precious home world and humankind.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by tomlfosdick10 on 06/21/2018 at 6:31 PM

Re: “The Ayn-Credibles

"If you're not born exceptional, then you'll never really enter the rarified air of those who are naturally gifted. "

This is not Ayn Rand. She did not champion the innate over the earned. She champions high-achievers, high-producers, yes, but on the merit of their thought, actions, chosen values. It's not about your intrinsic talents, it's about your accomplishments through will.

Frankly, the air breathed by strivers from all levels and corners of humanity is rare because so many attempt little except drift.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by John Donohue on 06/20/2018 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Stupid Troopers

If you're going to make comments about homophobia, racism and sexism then perhaps you can check your ableism and the use of "crazy" and "lame" as everyday language. Just sayin.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tori Pearce on 05/01/2018 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Dateline NBC reports on murder of Kaylee Sawyer

Irene, you will have to ask Dateline NBC. They probably have it available for streaming.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Keely Damara on 04/29/2018 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Dateline NBC reports on murder of Kaylee Sawyer

Is there a way of getting a copy of this show?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Irene Miller on 04/28/2018 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Bang Bang

Jared,
Congratulations on working a dig at the NRA into your movie review. Of course the NRA didn't fund, produce or distribute Death Wish - it came from Hollywood. You know, those same fine folks that were for so long pals with Harvey Weinstein.

So whose "fever dream" is this really?

Posted by Nik Johansson on 03/12/2018 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Free to Wait til DVD

your nuts love the movies

Posted by Hope Suitor on 03/02/2018 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Hated in the Nation

Knee-capping your opponent is more than a "poor choice", it demonstrates a void of the values necessary for life outside of jail. She should have been watching the Olympics from her cell.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mark Davis on 01/18/2018 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Open Minds

Looking forward to seeing Food Evolution.

Posted by Sandra J Ruch on 09/21/2017 at 7:19 PM

Re: “We All Float

Thanks very much, aztecanm! I promise I'm not quite as creepy as I seem!

Posted by Jared Rasic on 09/17/2017 at 12:51 PM

Re: “We All Float

Well done!!! Great review!!! Even though I hate horror movies that are "too real" and avoid them like The Plague, I do appreciate someone who can make sense of why the genre even keeps going, and > has the balls to reasonably explain why he might crazily take his KIDS to it, too?! Heck, yeah. Don't invite me to your house!!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by aztecanm RB on 09/15/2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “War Games

Great review.

The true brilliance to me here is you never see a German. He did a "Jaws." Played with hints of existence. The machinations of war are there sure, in planes and torpedoes primarily, but never a human face. The enemy was always a moment away, never truly there, never seen or in your face. Lurking. Present. Any moment, you know, in your bones, ready to strike. Many times heard before seen. Which was such a brilliant choice. Giving characters time, so much time, to prepare to die.

This whole film was a phenomenal achievement. It's the closest any movie has ever come to making an audience truly feel what an historic wartime event was like, I thought. It's what Saving Private Ryan did with its first half hour or so. But Nolan did such a better job of keeping character perspective clearer than in Ryan's opening, which allowed the audience (me) to buy into the narrative and experience the ride, instead of merely observing it. I think this is right up there with Platoon and Full Metal Jacket.

Posted by Nicholas Saraceno on 07/29/2017 at 7:13 PM

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