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Comment Archives: stories: Film

Re: “Death and the Salesmen

Good point, Erik. Everyone seems afraid to mention the obvious: The People have forfeited their responsibilities as citizens. Answering why this is so would take more than a single film though. However, I wish that others would at least mention what you have openly stated.

Posted by Scott Groce on 03/28/2015 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Cryvergent

i hate those 3d glasses

Posted by Lawton Browning on 03/19/2015 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Once Upon a Time in Belfast

Being from Northern Ireland myself and growing up in 70s, I found this movie amazing. I did notice a couple of concontinuity errors, but all in all very accurate and shot brilliantly.

Posted by mena69 on 03/16/2015 at 6:36 AM

Re: “Film Shorts

Except we can't watch The Back to the Future trilogy in sequence. Instead we get 2, 3, then 1.

More bonehead programming from the overrated Laurelhurst Theater.

Posted by jjroobie on 03/13/2015 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Once Upon a Time in Belfast

This was ok. The action tried to be relentless and mostly achieved that. The acting was contained but nobody stood out. I couldn't understand the brogue or the brits when it counted so i may have missed key dialogue. Main character seemed too helpless and daft to be likeable. The trajectory really set him up to be killed so the escape seemed like a sell-out.

Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 03/12/2015 at 8:34 PM

Re: “Sex and Butterflies

I saw the film when showcased at PIFF last month. This is an excellent review and hopefully a national release will steal some of the misguided thunder from the sadly over-hyped 50 Shades Of Gray.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lee Brodinsky on 03/05/2015 at 7:13 AM

Re: “Skate It Off

Truly great film.

Posted by Lee Brodinsky on 03/05/2015 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Genre Is Dead, Long Live Genre

Nice try ali-sson but this is a premise fail. Nobody believes there are vampires in Iran. Who wants to go there?

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 02/23/2015 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Hope and Dread

Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako now has an international audience. He now also has the international platform to tell Westerners what's going on in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania: institutionalized slavery and recent imprisonment of the anti abolitionist, 2013 UN Human Rights recipient, and 2014 Presidential Runner-up, Biram Dah Abeid.

Posted by Niki on 02/21/2015 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Her?

Do not start wearing overalls. Just... no.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Graham on 02/20/2015 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Blech

Ha! Good! Turned on soccer moms! Yummy!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 02/16/2015 at 1:48 AM

Re: “Blech


3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by bearfax on 02/14/2015 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Blech

The only thing that disappoints me about this review is that the title had me fantasizing that the movie was BETTER than a dime-store dildo! Yeah, I was wrong about that.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jorgasbord on 02/14/2015 at 2:17 AM

Re: “Gentlemanly Behaviour

I'm fine with that.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ned on 02/13/2015 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Blech

You're a god damned champion for taking this on. Thanks for the early morning laughs!

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Fruit Cup on 02/13/2015 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Gentlemanly Behaviour

Ned, i don't know. It just seems you like this one too much. Kinda ruins it for me.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 02/13/2015 at 8:30 AM

Re: “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

honestly merc I would gladly give my time and review the films at no cost to you other than the movie ticket to avoid this waste of a review

Posted by Beau Bane on 02/12/2015 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Blech

As if America needed a book, let alone a movie, to show us how to get fucked in the ass by a controlling, rich white man.

57 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by ThatOneBrownGuy on 02/12/2015 at 4:23 PM

Re: “The (Mostly) Bad Seed

Well, the big problem with this movie is that it's using a quack, catch-all diagnosis, i.e. "Attachment Disorder," which is the invention of a brutal fringe psychotherapy.

"RAD vs AD"…

All kids need is for this "therapy" -- one that uses actual torture -- to become even more popular.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Linda Rosa RN on 02/12/2015 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Sponge Out of Gas

How does this qualify as anything other than a drunken nonsensical junior high journal entry? This might be the single worst piece of writing I've ever seen in the Merc. Boooooooo.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jennie on 02/04/2015 at 4:31 PM

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