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Comment Archives: stories: Movies & TV

Re: “Dolphin Tale sticks to the shallows

Your bitter take on this too-sweet flick made my day. Thanks.

Posted by Jessica Spicer on 09/22/2011 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Head over heels for Crazy, Stupid, Love?

I am late to this party, but that movie was awesome. Not enough laughs? I almost spit my drink out after about every line steve carell delivered. the subplots were what pushed Cal to evaluate his stance and keep fighting...would you listen to a 13 yr old if he werent so persistent in his quest for love? Why does Gosling need a reason for wanting to help someone that likely reminded him of his late father (oops, didnt catch that?) the end Cal stopped souring the mood at Gosling's favorite spot...better than beating Cal up, no?

Posted by Danny Horen on 09/14/2011 at 12:08 AM

Re: “Contagion breeds indifference

I would have liked Contagion much more if I felt it was about the exploitation of fear by those in power and those who have the pretense to speak on behalf of the powerless. I just never read that into the film. Part of my intense dislike for it derives from how slick Soderbergh is at making the apocalypse look like art work frozen in time. I hope his next film is more in the vein of "The Limey" and "Solaris," both of which I appreciate very much.

Posted by Sal on 09/11/2011 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Contagion breeds indifference

I saw it last night. Liked it a little more than you did, Sal. It stayed with me after I left the theater. I guess I appreciated Soderbergh's "style," the film's stunning realism and meticulous "what if" breakdown of the consequences of a stealth virus pandemic. I think it offered a thought-provoking allegory about our culture of fear and a '70s-disaster-movie-style all-star cast (The Poseidon Adventure gone viral!). With all the great performances, I felt drawn in by the characters even if none was onscreen long enough. There were some truly authentic, moving and intimate moments to appreciate. I do agree though that story was sacrificed at times for shock and awe, and I felt what should have been an arc was more like a bump. It didn't have the highs and lows and super-climactic impact of Soderbergh's Traffic, one of my all-time favorites.

Posted by Julie Garisto on 09/10/2011 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Still standing: The World Trade Center on film

Thanks guys.

Posted by Joe Bardi on 09/09/2011 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Still standing: The World Trade Center on film

Nice piece, Joe, and great interview on Studio10, which is available on their site, folks.

Posted by Julie Garisto on 09/08/2011 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Still standing: The World Trade Center on film

Well done overview, Joe.

Posted by Sal on 09/08/2011 at 2:29 PM

Re: “The Debt pays off

Ick, this was horrible sorry

Posted by WhySoSyria on 09/07/2011 at 2:50 AM

Re: “Fall Arts 2011: Movies

You're welcome …

Posted by Joe Bardi on 08/30/2011 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Fall Arts 2011: Movies

Nice rundown, Joe. Thank you for validating the healing power of Taylor Lautner's abs.

Posted by Julie Garisto on 08/29/2011 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Afraid of the Dark? Don’t be.

Fantastic review, Daniel. A pleasurable read, as always.

Posted by Mark Hettig on 08/27/2011 at 12:04 AM

Re: “A dunce's confederacy: Our Idiot Brother

Sounds Great- nothing like agood chuckle.

Posted by k-dog on 08/25/2011 at 10:41 AM

Re: “More like Conan the Vulgarian

This review of a 0-star movie should get 5 stars. Beautiful irony.

Posted by Daniel Feingold on 08/22/2011 at 12:48 AM

Re: “Final Destination 5 Shocker!

Great review. I was going to stay far away from this movie, but now I'm considering giving it a chance.

Posted by Daniel Cura on 08/17/2011 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Steve Coogan takes us on The Trip

Very entertaining movie, just 2 really funny guys being themselves. Remind me to pack a lunch, if I evr go an a trip with these guys, the food looked aweful.

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Posted by k-dog on 08/15/2011 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Page One: What's in store for the New York Times?

It will be an odd experience for you, Joran. An odd, amplified deja vu, if you will …

Posted by Joe Bardi on 07/27/2011 at 6:38 PM

Re: “Page One: What's in store for the New York Times?

We all know the newsroom dinosaurs and the young hot shots on their heels. I can't wait to see this, even if it doesn't dig deep enough. And it's true in any industry. But this hits close to home (flashes of 2008), and with a former member of our extended family in the starring role as well. Can't wait.

Posted by Joran Oppelt on 07/27/2011 at 6:53 AM

Re: “Three cheers for the red, white and blue

Haha, it's cool. I'm all for healthy debate, as long as it's legal.

Posted by Daniel Feingold on 07/26/2011 at 1:54 AM

Re: “Three cheers for the red, white and blue

Sorry Daniel. I didn't mean to "throw you under the bus," as much as I wanted to encourage some healthy debate.

I also enjoy watching grown males fight about superheroes. (This may be illegal in Polk County.)

Posted by Joe Bardi on 07/25/2011 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Three cheers for the red, white and blue

Well now I guess I have to comment, don't I? Believe me, I think it's a nice, well-done movie. I just wasn't interested in it. I didn't care much about the characters, what was going on, or the outcome (we all know how it ultimately ends, so I suppose that part doesn't matter much anyways). For me, Steve Rogers was bland and the script had none of the witty/cheesy superhero one liners that we grow to love. I can't put my finger on one particular thing, but I just didn't enjoy it.

Posted by Daniel Feingold on 07/25/2011 at 5:37 PM

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