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Comment Archives: stories: Screen

Re: “The Campaign

It may not be great, but I'm glad to bring more attention to politics at all levels.

Posted by carlaintucson on 10/08/2012 at 3:28 PM

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.

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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.

0 likes, 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?

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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!!

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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

Re: “The Good Daughter

An incredibly moving story, beautifully filmed, and told with heart and soul. I saw it in Dallas and had time to meet Rebecca and Nicholas afterwards. It's not about the bike, although they do play a role. It's a journey of discovery and reconciliation. It's a story that probably could not have been told by a man. Nicholas did a wonderful job. Highly recommended. Don't miss it.

Posted by jm_in_TX on 07/19/2017 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Illegal Aliens

What has the word "Illegal" have to do with this article? This sounds like a slam on undocumented workers as some how being from another planet. Rather stupid head line.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mayme on 06/07/2017 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Gigantic

"This is the "Citizen Kane" of giant monster movies. What a time to be alive." "...I realized I was watching one of the best movies of the year."??? This film is kind of fun and certainly an original vision from the very gifted director Vigalando, but underneath all that surface satire and pretentious social commentary, this film is just another entertaining popcorn movie. Even mentioning "Citizen Kane" and "best film" in this review leads me to believe you need to lay off the MSG and THC and go back and watch "Jaws", "The Host", "Alien", "King Kong", "Troll Hunter". "The Thing", "Pan's Labyrinth", Hellboy", and dozens of other monster movies as well as looking at this year's "I Am Not Your Negro", "Logan", "Get Out", "The Lure," "I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore" and about ten other film's better than this quirky convoluted concoction. "Colossal" is good and fun, but seriously....please go refresh your memory on some of the best films ever made and educate yourself on cinema, before you write any more silly and insulting opinions on one of the most difficult crafts known to man. "Perfect" and "Hathaway" in the same sentence lost all the credibility at the beginning of the review anyway. You can do better than this.

Posted by Derek Sitter on 05/17/2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Shell Games

That Wild Wild West spider scene was epic, how dare you?!

Posted by Jeff_Jeff_Jeff on 04/25/2017 at 3:28 PM

Re: “I Am With the Force, the Force is With Me

I'll get my only problem out of the way first - I absolutely disagree about the score, as good as it was. But that's by and by. I generally agree with the rest.

But what I really liked about your review, is that the characterisation point you made has helped me with something here.

Since December, I have been trying to work out why, objectively I know Rogue One is the better film but my heart prefers The Force Awakens. It's not that the latter has similarities to A New Hope, because I am too aware of that (albeit it's nowhere near as bad as some people would have us believe) and thoroughly enjoyed that Rogue One had an overall different feel. No, it's because at the end, I too cared more about Rey than Jyn, and so on.

Looking at it from the flip side though - as I often try to do in pretty much everything in life - I suppose I always suspected that the characters wold die at the end of Rogue One. Whereas with Rey and co, I am excited to see where their journey is headed, so death held little fear for those characters; other than the almost anti-climatic yet oddly enjoyable random return of Poe Dameron, of course!

Ultimately I love both films and I'm not even sure it's entirely fair to compare them, as the restrictions on Rogue One and the inevitable nostalgia of The Force Awakens (albeit some of it didn't need to be there; I don't suppose Rey needed to be on a sand planet, and I'm really not convinced there needed to be another super weapon) create their own advantages and disadvantages. But yes, your point about characterisation definitely helped me sort that out in my head, so thanks for that.

Bottom line is that Star Wars is darn exciting again for many of us :)

Posted by PhilKimbo on 02/12/2017 at 12:13 AM

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