re: 300: Rise of An Empire - Curious to know how "blood and glory" constitutes a "homoerotic nightmare"? Fit men in speedos certainly would fall under the category of homoerotic FANTASY. The blood, glory and martial war-chants? Those are definitely parts of a male HETEROerotic fantasy. *shrug* (Oh, and considering they were acting against a green-screen for 90% of it, 300 had some damn fine acting. Butler, Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Lena Headey etc. The sequel? Not so much.)
"If Saddam Hussein had remained in power, Rumsfeld argues, he would've shoot down an American airplane."
I think you mean 'shot' not 'shoot', as this is in reference to a theoretical past tense event.
As one who generally ignores most action blockbusters these days, I have enjoyed the whole Avengers series that Marvel Studios has put out. If only Marvel Studios could take back the rights to Spider Man and Fantastic Four. Not looking forward to those sequels/reboots.
EzraAceCryoff: yeah but what does this Have To Do With Huey Lewis' cock?
how is a movie that is 137 minutes “almost three hours”?
"And what did it do to Noah's sons to see God about to lay waste to all of their potential lays, just as they were sprouting their first pubes and boners?"
please tell me this was copy pasted from painfully bad grade school essay.com.
I know portlandmercury cant pay for professional writers but if this is guest movie reviewer from West Sylvan Middle School at least credit the source.
I thought Russell Crowe already starred in A Beautiful Mind. :(
And so the Aronofsky cycle is complete again. It goes something like this:
1. Understated, critically acclaimed movie about obsessive, self-destructive person. (Pi, The Wrestler)
2. Flashier, more experimental movie about obsessive, self-destructive person/persons. (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan)
3. Balls-out insanity fuck fest of lofty and epic proportions. (The one about the tree in space, Noah)
Can't wait for his next movie!
Zac, what do you think of the theory in The New Yorker that this movie is actually Lars von Trier talking about himself, contrasted with what critics have to say about him?
Specifically, Joe=Lars and Stellan Skarsgaard's character=Critics, which caused at least one person to add: "Tellingly, 'the critics' are a middle-aged virgin."
Oh yeah, really creepy!
Just when you thought frankieb's comments couldn't get any creepier ...
Charlotte Gainsbourg naked? Trier?
As a Vietnam Vet who led bombings over Cambodia, I found myself agreeing with this reviewer and Andrew O'Hehir in Salon, who labelled this film as capitalist agitprop. As such, I was contented by not having to exist in a post-apocalyptic Chicago kibbutz-like walled community, but rather a pre-apocalyptic world of global warming, the end of oil, and endless wars, with the NSA breathing down my neck -- where seemingly my toughest choice is whether to Google Glass or Yahoo. One thing still puzzles me about the film: Who manufactured all the armaments, computer tech, and cosmetic makeup? Oh, right, it's a Hollywood film....
To quote the internet
"wow i’m a teenager trying to figure out this horrifying dystopian world with minimal resources and constant terror while frequently fighting just to stay alive
you know what i really have time for
a love triangle"
I just read every YA novel
I almost yelled for my money back after that movie. Then I remembered I went to a preview event.
I still want that wasted time back.
That silent scream thing at the end of "The Godfather III" was alright, though. Five seconds out of ten thousand ain't bad.
Couldn't they have left out Fozzie. I fucking hate Fozzie. So much I'm not even going to figure out if I spelled his name correctly. TAKE THAT UNFUNNY BEAR
What? No Robin? This movie is dead to me.
Thank you for this review. I was beginning to think I was the only person in the world who thought that book was terrible.
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