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Comment Archives: stories: Movies & TV

Re: “Denzel Washington goes rogue

I came for the Training Day comparison, and am not leaving disappointed.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by highwaysnobbery on 02/12/2012 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Forget The Vow

It gets a star deduction just for Rachel McAdams' bad hair and wigs.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Julie Garisto on 02/11/2012 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Contraband should be confiscated

Disagree.

It is what it is - entertainment, and not 'meaningful' - but it delivers in spades. Its fun (other than the waste of Beckinsale - I was waiting for her to kick some butt), and the plot wasn't entirely original, but lets face it - this isn't an oscar winner - it's fun.

It was fun.

Gotta love Marky Mark. Good stuff - imho.

Posted by MajBiker on 01/19/2012 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Joyful Noise is off-key

Well done. ... Having seen it too, I agree for the most part. Really nice description of the Kristofferson-Parton duet and Kristofferson's craggy croon. (That song got me a little teary-eyed.) For what the film was, essentially a 90-minute or so Hallmark card come to life, it succeeded more than a few times in being heartwarming, and I thought the romantic chemistry of the couples and camaraderie of the choir came through despite the script's shortcomings, and sometimes doe-eyed glances, cornball humor and bursting into song aren't such a bad thing. ... but it all can be a bit much too.

Posted by Julie Garisto on 01/13/2012 at 12:46 AM

Re: “Love Meryl, miss Margaret

See if you can get The Ghost Writer for free, MajBiker. It's worth your time, and by not paying I think you avoid any moral conundrums.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joe Bardi on 01/12/2012 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Love Meryl, miss Margaret

I won't be paying to see anything the rapist polanski does.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by MajBiker on 01/12/2012 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Dragon Tattoo leaves a mark

Damn you, The! Duncan Jones is the man …

Posted by Joe Bardi on 12/20/2011 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Dragon Tattoo leaves a mark

I love Bardi as well, but he's not infallible. As evidenced by his Source Code review.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dave, The on 12/20/2011 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Dragon Tattoo leaves a mark

You're going to have to be more specific, Pery.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joe Bardi on 12/20/2011 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Dragon Tattoo leaves a mark

Mr. Bardi,
You're an idiot...

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Pery Shusterman on 12/19/2011 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Dragon Tattoo leaves a mark

I love Fincher as well, but he's not infallible. As evidenced by Panic Room.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joran Oppelt on 12/19/2011 at 7:02 PM

Re: “The Descendants: Clooney goes Hawaiian

Can't wait to see this -- Payne seems to always deliver such unique, thought-provoking films.

Posted by Sal on 11/22/2011 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Jack and Jill can’t even fetch a chuckle

"It's like an unfunny Pink Flamingo's...except the ugly lady in drag has shit coming OUT of her mouth" - Me

Posted by Dave, The on 11/16/2011 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Jack and Jill can’t even fetch a chuckle

PSTD: Post-Sandler Trauma Disorder.

Posted by Joe Bardi on 11/16/2011 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Jack and Jill can’t even fetch a chuckle

I still haven't been able to shake this one, Joe. And I have a high tolerance for bad movies. Want me to watch Underworld? Sure. Sit through Live Free and Die Hard over and over? No problem. Heck, I can watch Tony Scott's Man on Fire and you won't hear a peep out of me (though I may need to stare at a white wall for a few hours to detox).

My review doesn't come close to conveying how awful this movie is. A reviewer at Film School Rejects calls Sandler's "Jill" performance "a drag act that becomes so excruciatingly unpleasant it inspires involuntary shudders and post-traumatic nightmares." Bingo.

Posted by Sal on 11/13/2011 at 11:52 PM

Re: “Jack and Jill can’t even fetch a chuckle

Amen, Sal.

Posted by Joran Oppelt on 11/12/2011 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Jack and Jill can’t even fetch a chuckle

It's as if Sal is somehow trying to negate the entire experience of seeing the film. A critical exorcism, if you will. Sadly, I fear this one will stick with him a long time.

Posted by Joe Bardi on 11/12/2011 at 12:09 AM

Re: “Jack and Jill can’t even fetch a chuckle

Negative-integer rating. Awesome!

Posted by Julie Garisto on 11/11/2011 at 5:37 PM

Re: “One toke over the line

They squeeze out every last penny, Mark. Every. Last. Penny.

Posted by Joe Bardi on 11/04/2011 at 11:43 AM

Re: “One toke over the line

Interesting analysis. I have always wondered why studios pump out so many sequels when they know they aren't up to par when compared to the original. Just trying to milk the cow as long as possible, I suppose. Even if that means ruining the franchise name.

Posted by Mark Hettig on 11/03/2011 at 5:25 PM

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