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Comment Archives: stories: Movies & TV

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

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

It's funny, because fellow contributor Daniel Feingold sent me an e-mail this weekend trashing it. Daniel, you should jump in here …

Posted by Joe Bardi on 07/25/2011 at 10:36 AM

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

Alchemy and I saw the PG/3-D cut this weekend. It's really great. She even drew a picture of him (and his shield) when we got home and captioned it, "I Love Captain America."

Posted by Joran Oppelt on 07/25/2011 at 9:48 AM

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

Joe -- I caught the film a second time this weekend (brought my boy, who loved it). I'd say that "Captain America" is a better film overall than "Iron Man" -- better supporting cast, more stylish and better story arc (be honest -- between the escape from the cave and the rather rote showdown with Jeff Bridges' character at the end, how much of the film's plot can you recall?)

"Iron Man" was basically the Robert Downey Jr. show. "Captain America" is more of a rousing picture (it drew applause at the screening I went to on Saturday).

Posted by Sal on 07/24/2011 at 7:53 PM

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

Love a little nostalgia in my action flicks. Looking forward to it.

Oh, and how does it compare to the first Iron Man? I guess that's the real question …

Posted by Joe Bardi on 07/22/2011 at 3:51 PM

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

Hey Joe -- even Dana Stevens in Slate makes the Raiders comparison in her review (also a rave). While she says Cap isn't quite as good (and I agree), it still recalls its predecessor in a favorable way.

Posted by Sal on 07/22/2011 at 1:50 PM

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

I'm glad to hear that Johnston did a better job here than he did with The Wolfman. Did you just make a Raiders comparison? Oh SHIZZY, now I HAVE to buy a ticket …

Posted by Joe Bardi on 07/22/2011 at 1:38 PM

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

Thank you, vegetable-lady …

Posted by Joe Bardi on 07/22/2011 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Kunis and Timberlake share Benefits

Great review.

Posted by Sal on 07/22/2011 at 1:00 PM

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

Excellent symbolism, using Carr to represent the roughed up and ragged industry that is journalism.

Posted by heidi on 07/22/2011 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Cars 2 sputters to the finish line

See, and I would think that's an upgrade.

Posted by Joe Bardi on 07/21/2011 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Cars 2 sputters to the finish line

That can't be it, Joe. You know I own a car. I'm thinking it's because my car doesn't talk like Larry the Cable Guy.

Posted by Sal on 07/19/2011 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Cars 2 sputters to the finish line

First, allow me to blow your mind, Shehawks: I have a son. And -- are you sitting down? -- he liked Cars 2.

Second, I never said kids wouldn't like Cars 2, which, if I had, would be the only way the first sentence of your comment makes any sense. I did, however, say that a lot of the plot would go over their heads. Which really doesn't matter in a film as shiny and pretty as this one. But since I'm writing about a film whose target audience is children, I thought it worth mentioning.

Posted by Sal on 07/19/2011 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Cars 2 sputters to the finish line

He does have a kid, so that can't be it. Perhaps he doesn't own a car?

Posted by Joe Bardi on 07/19/2011 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Cars 2 sputters to the finish line

You must not have kids... cuz my son LOVED IT! We've already seen it twice and will probably see it a third time before it leaves the theaters

Posted by Shehawks on 07/18/2011 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Adaptations

Dumbledore vs. The Death Eaters = Wrong! This movie ending changed so much I couldn't stand it. They missed what should have been awesome fight scenes to cut budget and time. Ruined the movie for me, and ruins my anticipation of the last film.

Posted by SuperSidekick on 07/15/2011 at 2:23 PM

Re: “The Great Pooh Bear

We're trying to instill in him an appreciation for the rock n' roll lifestyle at a very early age. So far, it seems to be working — but I think he might be selling illicit breast milk to the other babies in the neighborhood.

Posted by Joe Bardi on 07/15/2011 at 11:57 AM

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