i do not care whether a person is gay or not, closeted or out, but what i do HATE is for someone in power to use that power to legislate against any group - gay,
bi or straight.
afterall, doesn't the constitution guarrantee: "that all men(and women!) are created equally, endowed by their creator with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"?
didn't we once have laws against blacks, irish, chinese and other groups, then passed liegislation to make any discrimination illegal and punished to the fullest by the law?
why then, is it the government's and politicians have the right to discriminate against the GLBT community? don't GLBTs bleed like anyone else if beaten or shot? don't most live quiet lives of desperation and fear - attempting to fit in only to have any exposure
bring them shame and pain?
is this the greatest country in the world or are we trying to imitate the regressive third world countries and dictators that the press and government condemn? if it is the former, let's GROW UP and STOP HATING, both the GLBTs and ourselves for failing to STOP BIGOTRY hiding behind some Right wing/Biblical rhetoric/ideology that makes absolutely NO SENSE in this BRAVE NEW WORLD!!
Totally disagree. I thought both plots were equally charming, and that Amy Adams did a fine job. This review was way too harsh for such an enjoyable movie.
It's too bad a movie critic has to write his own version of a script into a review. I know immediately preconceived notions will abound and Mr. Warner doesn't let me down. He misses the ENTIRE gist of the movie and fluffs along.
Except for perhaps the right to life itself, no human right is more basic than the right of privacy, including the right to keep one's secrets secret (even secret DEMONS like the self-loathing of internalized homophobia). NO ONE has the right to out someone against his or her will. That ends don't necessarily justify the means used to pursue those ends is still a fundamental moral principle. These outing "crusaders" are no more moral than present-day Joe McCarthys and are at LEAST as despicable as he was - modern gay witch hunters in reverse. An outrage indeed! If someone had outed me when I was an adolescent in the turmoil of wrestling with the dawning realization of my gay identity, I might well have ended up as one of the gay youth in the suicide statistics. We aren't responsible for the morally loathesome actions of others, not even chicken-shit politicians, we'e only responsible for OUR OWN moral conduct - that is, those of us who claim to be civilized human beings.
I am dumbfounded at the critical bankruptcy of your 6/10/09 review of the "Pelham 1-2-3" remake. I read this pedestrian review, then, as I took in the last sentence, my jaw dropped. The reviewer admits he cannot compare the remake to the original 1970's version because he HAS NOT SEEN THE ORIGINAL FILM!! Are you joking?!?! That would be a prerequisite for reviewing a remake of any film. Would you review a remake of "Psycho" without screening the original? Would you review a new "Alien" or "Terminator" film without seeing and discussing the previous films in those series? Or review a film based on a famous book, admitting "Mind you, I haven't read it"? Absurd!
I'm still just shaking my head at such amateurish film criticism. Your reviewer, and to an extent your entire arts & entertainment criticism department, just lost credibility in my eyes.
How the hell do you expect to have any credibility as a movie reviewer and admit that you've never seen the original "Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3"? Seriously? It's your job to watch watch movies for a living. Movies that go well beyond the cinematic greatness of Christian Slater. Your assignment is to get yourself a Netflix account and rent every movie Robert Shaw ever made. Hint-He's the guy that played the captain in that movie about the shark. Idiot.
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benj. button............sean pean...............meryl streep.............heath ledger...........marisa tomai...............boyle...............12;07 todd the winner
BEST PICTURE :Slumdog Millionaire
BEST ACTOR : Mickey Rourke
BEST ACTRESS : Kate Winslet
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR : Heath Ledger
SUPPORTING ACTRESS :Penélope Cruz
BEST DIRECTOR :Danny Boyle
End Time: 10:52 pm CT
Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor: Mickey Rourke
Best Actress: Kate Winslet
Best Supporting Actor: Health Ledger
Supporting Actress: Penélope Cruz
Best Director: Danny Boyle
There may be a good way for people to get to know more about GLBT and support them more. Indeed they need more support and concern in daily life. I know some hidden bisexuals choose the online service **BiMatching dotcom** to come out, enjoy their lives as bi, explore their sexuality, etc. It's very hard for them to be open bi.
Valentines Day I took my Girlfriend to see this movie..... Let me start off by describing my girlfriend, first off she is a certified Typical Italian Princess with a unhealthy knowledge of fashion from Prada to Coach to Kathy Van Zealand(sp?) to Louis Vuitton.
So as customary for Valentines Day I sacrificed nominal time and money to take her to a movie about fashion and Premium designer clothes and accessories, Mind you I have a high tolerance for pain and agony more than the average Joe Schmoe, So Enduring a movie like this is about as discomforting as having a pebble in my shoe.
As we proceed to the 11:25pm showing at AMC off Waters and Anderson in Tampa I noticed that there was 6 Couples total and the obligatory 4 girl group ala SITC in the auditorium, And as we watch the beginning scenes of the movie Ive already established that I strongly dislike the Main Character Rebecca Bloomwood as she spends frivolously over things that are unnecessary, I correlate her to a Pack-Rat someone that cant get rid of objects no matter how gaudy although the same could be said about my porn collection.
As the story goes on I realize that Rebecca is just like my girlfriend spending money on clothing and accessories and the rational behind it is very familiar Ill give an example: ( You walk into a store and browse around and you see a pair of shoes your size and color that are a great deal and price by a premium designer that are so your personality well you purchase the shoes whats next you ask well the dress of course so you go from store to store to find the perfect dress and you come across it and well its a retail but you say I got such a good deal on shoes if I buy the dress then it will equal its self out in the end.
So you purchase the expensive dress and the shoes to match but your missing something ahhh yes! The Purse so you decide maybe to go to another premium designer store or an outlet store in Orlando to make this ensample work for you because you actually took time to get this right, so why stop now your so close to collecting the perfect outfit, so after browsing the stores for that perfect bag you see it and its in Prada and its retail and the retail is expensive but you think maybe I can get an idea on what it is I can match with the shoes and dress or at least find a less expensive bag from a not so premium designer i.e. Coach or Dooney and Bourke.
So in Prada you look at the purse then, feel the purse, and then Smell the Purse yes I said smell it once that leathery aroma hits your palate your hooked your like a crack addict with a 20lb crack rock in your hand and you have to have it NOW!
So you spend the expensive retail price on it but its ok you get paid next week and you really dont need to eat you have granola and ramen noodles to last you over for a week Besides a diet is order to look fabulous right? Or you could go out in your new attire and get taken to dinner although you joke in your head your really taking that idea to heart! So now you have the Shoes, the Dress, the bag is there something missing? Yes the jewelry
so to make a long story short this is what I assume goes on in the head of women with a shopping disorder back to the movie)
anyway the movie is very disturbing from talking mannequins to Debt Collectors showing up at your place of work (Which is illegal tell me it isnt and Ill put it in writing from the FTC) it doesnt really work well it was like trying to sugar coat shit.
I understand it was in the vain of Devil Wears Prada but this movie to me felt as if it made light of peoples financial hardships and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and maybe Im overanalyzing this which I know its a movie there is no way I can be serious about a Friday the 13th review but this movie hits home to me probably because my mother at one point in my life had large amounts of bills that went to Debt Collectors and I am familiar with the phone calls saying your mother is a bad person for not paying her bills and she is a deadbeat etc
So to me I take it with a block of salt because for every shopaholic there 8 debtaholics you know the ones with bill collectors calling wanting car payments, medical bills, credit card bills and other bills paid in full or legal action will be sought after. I dont find it funny but rather tragic.
Your an ass!
That is one of Clint Eastwood's best performance...ever! It ranks in the top two, in my book. Do you expect him to continue making action movies at 78 years old? Give the guy a break already!
And Ahney Her (the teen chick who lived next door) is poised to become the Asian version of Rene Zellweger. Trust me on this. I have her signed (tentatively) to do a TV pilot as we speak.
I've heard reviews of the movie from people in the business (I haven't seen it personally but will possibly tonight) and the split for most of them are 50/50 and it surprised me for a moment then looking in hindsight I understood "why".
It was due to a generational gap between 70's and 80's wrestlers vs. 90's to current wrestlers.
A Friend of mine (that will remain nameless to keep from getting heat on him) said that it was a locker room in the 70's and 80's you had money you either saved and sent to your family or blew it on booze and dope,
This generation however got smartened up from the previous generation's mistakes I.E youre (Jake Roberts) and that is not a Diss to Jake I always saw him as a Tragic Hero figure of the wrestling business his mistakes are Mile markers to avoid and He probably would freely admit that.
The Wrestler hit's home to alot from the previous generation and is ignored by the current generation (well not all) but its a movie and movies depict fantasy or fact and this movie just happens to depict that latter part but I think once I go see this movie I can at least understand from both aspects.
I'm sure that J.R. Jones is a fine writer and critic and it is with no intended criticism to say that this kind of review is boring, stultified and shallow compared to the kind of review that the genius you let go, lance goldberg, could produce which made reading your publication an exercise in intelligence that it is otherwise not so much and makes it a lot easier now to ignore (just like the behavior of the publishers toward the readers) and leave CL in the stand so as not to have to bother with having to toss it into the recycling bin.
the link from the slide show on the home page is busted (missing 'tampa.' in front of the rest of the url)
and sal said he reads parade... parade magazine... shame...
According to the investigation from the site *BiLoves dotcom* (a site for LGBT comning out, explore sexuality, etc.), The Netherlands, South Africa, United Kingdom, Canada, Spain are the gayest countries. Not sure if true.I just know that site is very professional and there are about 100 members per day and they are very active. You can imagine.If you come here frequently, you may find what you are looking easily and quickly.
I don't care if you see it Dave, as long as you liked the review!
Okay, okay. I'll see it already.
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