We can argue all day about the merits of certain films and film makers, but I think you're missing the point. These films are made for one reason and one reason only. To entertain. Sure, films are scrutanized as works of art and can be quite profound and even life changing for some people, but all directors like Scorsese and Tarantino want is for people to watch their films and to thoroughly enjoy them. In Tarantino's case, he doesn't list his favorite movies as 2001 or Apocalypse Now, but lists kung fu and B horror movies of the 70's as his favorites. I didn't really take that into account until after Kill Bill 1 and once I did I was able to sit back and be thoroughly entertained by Kill Bill 2, Death Proof, and Inglourious Basterds. Scorsese's films are slightly different from Tarantino's because his films are often intense character studies of physically or emotionally bruised people, which can leave the viewer emotionally spent, but the same basic intent is there and Shutter Island is no exception. I would argue that if you are not able to enjoy these films, then I doubt you could be entertained by anything.
Additionally, I have a hard time taking the Mercury's reviews seriously these days. I mean they gave Australia a good review. Enough said.
Interesting conversation. I was all over Ten and subsequently Vs and Vitalogy when they came out. I agree with Ned's thoughts on Vitalogy. I didn't like it as much as the first two and I never bought another album of their's after that. I also never saw them live. Would liked to have seen the show here, but at $80 a piece it was not going to happen for me. What happened to the whole war against ticketmaster in the 90's. $80? They really sold out on that idea. Seems like $40-50 would be a lot more reasonable.
I think like most people, I've come to really like JG-L as an actor and most of the films he's been in have been good to great, but this movie knocks him way down on my scale of respectability. Especially considering he wrote and directed it. I haven't even seen it and hope I never do, cause I may dislike him even further. It looks like Jersey Shore the movie. I thought there was more to him than this. I guess not. Stick to other people's projects and please never write a script again.
My apologies to Baby Doll. My comments are not directed at them, but to the Portland pizza scene in general. I find it hard to believe that people love eating reheated slices of pizza. It seems like something you settle for instead of craving. Just wish there were more options like pizza made by real Italians as opposed to New York style by 20 something hipsters.
If that's your thing than by all means give Baby Doll a try. If Chris says it's good then it's definitely worth a shot.
Well put, Maxims. No doubt there is a huge problem out there. Bigger than flouride. Like I said before, it is shocking to me that something as trivial as flouride could garner such a heated debate. Clearly it goes much deeper than just that. As much as it infuriates me, it's also what I love about this city. Happy to live somewhere where people actually question the powers that be.
I guess the lack of diversity in Portland is the one thing that gets to me. It really just feels like well-to-do white people making decisions for well-to-do white people. I suppose there are worse things in life. At least many of the big decisions that get made here are made with the majority of people in mind.
Ok, keep eating your reheated waxy cheese and cardboard. Like I said, this town will never know what truly great pizza is.
Man, look at that photo above. Stupid fucking white people. Yay we won. Too bad corporate America has you fucked no matter what. Where do you think those veggies and granola you buy from New Seasons comes from. Probably more chemicals on that shit than in the water.
I supported the fluoride measure because it's actually designed to help the majority of people, especially the less fortunate as opposed to a select few. It doesn't matter where you come from. That just makes sense.
Honestly, maxims and the rest of the No vote can go on and on trying to prove how smart you are and post your fancy quotes and blah blah blah. The same can also be said for the Pro vote. It won't change the fact that logic and reason are NOT on your side. The fact that this has become such a heated debate is shocking to me. I grew up in a city that flouridated, so I know the benefits of it.
There only two questions that should be asked; Is it safe? Yes. Does it work? Yes.
Kind of a no brainer, but the far left want to turn it into a bigger issue than it needs to be. And for the record, I'm about as far left as they come. I believe in socialism and hope to see firearms of all kinds completely banned. But on this issue, I have to go with my experience and all logical reasoning which tells me flouride in the water is nothing to fear.
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