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Comment Archives: stories: Film

Re: “Film Shorts

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.)

Posted by puddintame on 04/24/2014 at 5:42 AM

Re: “Flipping the Script

Airhead?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XNaCgKeNLU

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Fred Upton on 04/23/2014 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Good Ol' Rummy

"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.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by disastronaut on 04/11/2014 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Homeland Security

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.

Posted by Gza1340 on 04/03/2014 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Strange Bedfellows

EzraAceCryoff: yeah but what does this Have To Do With Huey Lewis' cock?

Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 04/02/2014 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Righteously Insane

how is a movie that is 137 minutes “almost three hours”?

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Posted by mediocore on 04/01/2014 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Righteously Insane

"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.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 04/01/2014 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Righteously Insane

I thought Russell Crowe already starred in A Beautiful Mind. :(

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Posted by Melogna on 03/28/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Righteously Insane

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!

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jacob Schraer on 03/28/2014 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Tantric Depression

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."

Posted by rich bachelor on 03/27/2014 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Tantric Depression

Oh yeah, really creepy!

Posted by frankieb on 03/27/2014 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Tantric Depression

Just when you thought frankieb's comments couldn't get any creepier ...

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Posted by albert on 03/27/2014 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Tantric Depression

Charlotte Gainsbourg naked? Trier?
I'm in!

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Posted by frankieb on 03/26/2014 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Shoots and Ladders

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....

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Al Zayha on 03/23/2014 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Shoots and Ladders

Excellent review.

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

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by bearfax on 03/22/2014 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Shoots and Ladders

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.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ellie Poujade-Scott on 03/21/2014 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Better Than The Godfather III!

That silent scream thing at the end of "The Godfather III" was alright, though. Five seconds out of ten thousand ain't bad.

Posted by human in training on 03/20/2014 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Better Than The Godfather III!

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

1 like, 7 dislikes
Posted by pork chop on 03/19/2014 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Better Than The Godfather III!

What? No Robin? This movie is dead to me.

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Posted by pork chop on 03/19/2014 at 6:49 PM

Re: “Shoots and Ladders

Thank you for this review. I was beginning to think I was the only person in the world who thought that book was terrible.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by SaraRussell on 03/19/2014 at 4:20 PM

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