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Re: “Not-So-Silent-Cinema plays along with silent film classics

Homage use to do this back in the 90s. Smoke did the music for a screening of Nosferatu.

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Posted by atlpaddy on 01/15/2014 at 8:43 PM

Re: “The Lena Baker Story: Moral minority

what a sad story, unjust, I am a white woman and I am so sadden by this story, I am sure there are more stories like this that have never been told, those white people forget that God almighty created man without chains, ownership, men chain people and one day they will all be judged. very sad

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Posted by nannny on 01/15/2014 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Not-So-Silent-Cinema plays along with silent film classics

Didn't Jeffrey Butzer already do live scores to Buster Keaton films in Atlanta? It's not that people can't repeat things, but I thought this was worth noting.

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Posted by Rudy Stevens on 01/15/2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Not-So-Silent-Cinema plays along with silent film classics

Do we have permission to slap the shit out of anyone who talks during these films?

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Posted by SHHHHH!!!! on 01/14/2014 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Bettie Page Reveals All shows more than skin

Starts at the Plaza Theatre Chritmas Day. !

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Posted by Retro cinema on 12/23/2013 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Bettie Page Reveals All shows more than skin

Come to BettieFest at the Plaza on 12/27!

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Posted by Aneles on 12/23/2013 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Bettie Page Reveals All shows more than skin

Could have done just a bit of research before writing this... then you would know the film does not "inflate Page's importance" - she helped set the stage for the sexual revolution and is one of the biggest influences on fashion ever. Plus you would know why she did not appear on camera. Just go do a quick search as to why; it's easy to find.

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Posted by Aneles on 12/23/2013 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Brokerage house meets Animal House in The Wolf of Wall Street

Back in the 80's and 90's Belfort and Stratton Oakmont, and other big Penny Stock firms like Blinder Robinson (Blind em and Rob em), Rooney Pace, First Jersey Securities, Biltmore Securities, Sterling Foster) were recognized as the pariahs to Wall Street. Heck even the Georgia Legislature was in the vanguard in enacting legislation to go after these people (Max Cleland was Secretary of State at the time).

Sadly what we saw in the collapse of 2008 was tactics by the "blue blood" Wall Street Investment Houses that almost mimicked the out and out fraudulent acts of these Penny Stock firms.

The penny stock firms are largely out of business, Penny Stock scams still exist but now they are largely hyped and sold through the internet. Its a fairly common scam, buy garbage, create a demand with false statements and sell the garbage at a higher price. True Wall Street has done that, but Penny Stocks are a whole different level.

So I imagine the Wolf of Wall Street can't really deliver any insights into Wall Street but instead is a reminder that greed and thieves have long been around. And though I have not seen the movie yet, I imagine part of the fun of seeing it is the fact that much of it is real.

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Posted by InAtl on 12/20/2013 at 1:21 PM

Re: “American Hustle gives stinging depiction of disco-era con artists

Louis CK playing a “good guy” ?

He could pass for one of the hoods !

Posted by lwc30326 on 12/19/2013 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Revolutionary Road needs some cheese for its whine

This film is about another place in time. Women got married and had children right out of high school or college. Wife and Mother, that was the game! Whether you were brilliant and talented in your own right, house and hubby were supposed to come first and give you all the fulfillment you needed. Hubby's job? bring home the bacon and let your Stepford wife look after you and the kiddies. Anytime society dictates the roles people play, there will be rebellion. Frank and April are very much victims of an era and the suburban neighborhood mentality that gossips about anyone that doesn't "play their roles" convincingly. I think it was an awesome movie.

Posted by suzend on 12/19/2013 at 8:01 AM

Re: “American Hustle gives stinging depiction of disco-era con artists

Modus Operandi of fbi: drive a person to neuroses, or insanity; set him up for a crime using fbi operatives; prosecute the confused and disoriented human being for offenses that in fact the fbi committed.

Domestic enemies:…

'Ask not what your country can do for you'; ask what your country can do TO you.
Overthrown government of usa now controlled by very dangerous and murderous thugs (*beasts) of fbi/CIA/homeland security.…

high tech torture, ELF, by low minded thugs of fbi:……


*'Veterans Today', Dr. Preston James on usa corruption & fbi murderous evil:…

Evil in focus:

The *worldwide network of friends of the accused and terrorized who struggle in intellectual and spiritual opposition against the **human monsters of our generation thanks you, each & every one in our company, for your efforts to expose the methods and identities of the torturers and assassins of our culture; surely stopping such evil is the greatest goal or ideal of our time, and our work is therefore among the most noble of human endeavors because we labor and suffer to rid our species of the demonic-like curse and degenerative affliction that punctuate the demise or downfall of our violently corrupted civilization. Respectfully, geral


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Posted by Geral Sosbee on 12/15/2013 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Catching Fire offers a compelling Hunger Games rematch

In the latest 'Emory Looks at Hollywood' episode, Judith Evans Grubbs, Emory Professor of Roman History, looks at the use of violence as a peace keeping mechanism in The Hunger Games series and its roots in Roman culture.

The new Lionsgate film 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' is the second movie based on the Susan Collins' book trilogy of the same name. Check it out here!

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Posted by mayame on 11/22/2013 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Beat poets meet murder mystery in Kill Your Darlings

"In the movies' worst scene..." should be "movie's"

--freelance copy editor, available for hire

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Posted by Nancy Meeks on 11/20/2013 at 2:42 PM

Re: “'Thor: The Dark World' brings more fizzle than thunder

I saw this headline before watching the movie yesterday, but this movie was way better than I expected. It was definitely more exciting than the first film. Looking forward to whatever's next in the Marvel series.

Posted by Who's the Chick with the Hammer on 11/18/2013 at 10:48 AM

Re: “ATLwood: Have YOU seen Alicia Silverstone at Whole Foods?


she was my 90s dream girl!

Posted by kiteless on 10/20/2013 at 4:45 AM

Re: “ATLwood: Have YOU seen Alicia Silverstone at Whole Foods?

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Posted by Mor Pheus on 10/19/2013 at 6:40 AM

Re: “A short conversation with Tom Hanks about boats

"...not like the time that I was afraid that my car would break down while crossing the Rockies."

What if your car broke down while crossing the Rockies ing the winter? Then you’d have something to fear.

Posted by lwc30326 on 10/14/2013 at 5:48 PM

Re: “A short conversation with Tom Hanks about boats

Great job chasing TH around the deck & turning a regulation drama into a farce !

Next time remind him that his best acting so far was on Bosom Buddies (well, maybe BIG ) .

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Posted by Darryl Weaver on 10/10/2013 at 11:20 AM

Re: “A short conversation with Tom Hanks about boats

Im pretty surprised Tom didn't just slap you and challenge you to a duel Wyatt. His answer was prety thoughtful and articulate fore being off the cuff. Its too bad dueling is illegal these days. Think about what a cool story "dueling the Hanks" would be. I bet you could write it with out ever having to duel someone;) Lex

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Posted by alexis Dold on 10/08/2013 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Clooney and Bullock bring gravity to Gravity

What a terrible review. So Ryan Stone should just be some robot who doesn't know anybody and nobody knows/cares about her? That's realistic? Please. Her backstory serves to make her human, which of course she is, just like any astronaut who conducts missions in space. They all bring a past, a family of some sort, etc. to space with them.

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Posted by Anthony Dion on 10/02/2013 at 9:04 PM

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