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Re: “'Snowpiercer': A dystopian ship of state

Curt is being generous, this movie is not very good. I like the message, outlandish concept, a few interesting characters but, for the most part, boring.
I saw the movie in a sold-out theatre that has the comfy reclining seats and I am pretty sure that a good part of the audience feel asleep.
It's simply one of those movies that is trying so hard and you can feel the film makers thinking they are creating movie magic when it's just more forgettable sci-fi silliness to throw on the scrap heap.

Posted by Carl White on 07/09/2014 at 7:40 PM

Re: “'Obvious Child' finds candid comedy in unplanned pregnancy

obviously that would suck. i'm not claiming i have all the answers.

i just think it shouldn't be a choice between women's bodies being controlled by the state and 800,000 some odd babies being killed every year. those are some pretty shitty alternatives.

and i think there are a lot of people who don't think the issue is so black-and-white either.

we've got to find a way to seriously cut back on the number of abortions in this country without infringing on women's rights, whether it's universal contraception, teaching our young men not to assault and rape women, providing funding and help for women to get through pregnancy, etc.

i'm just tired of the knee-jerk responses on both sides that stem from two major problems: that women are still treated as subserviant members of society, and that unborn children are not treated as human beings.

Posted by kiteless on 06/30/2014 at 6:10 PM

Re: “'Obvious Child' finds candid comedy in unplanned pregnancy

Providing free, universal contraception would be fantastic, no doubt. But, accidents are still going to happen. Contraception isn't 100% foolproof. What are we going to say to women who have to deal with an unplanned pregnancy, even those who used contraception but it failed? "Sorry, enjoy your unwanted child"?

Posted by ormehood on 06/30/2014 at 5:11 PM

Re: “'Obvious Child' finds candid comedy in unplanned pregnancy

i'm a democrat, i even identify as a feminist and strongly support women's rights efforts. i think that in general, women are treated like shit in this country. that being said, it makes me upset that having an abortion is so routine that a romantic comedy can be crafted around it. i think that's awful.

unfortunately, you can't find many left-leaning people who are willing to admit their concerns about this issue because being pro-choice has become a litmus test for being a liberal and especially being a feminist.

even the mention of "pro-life" has been met with a shudder among liberals, as it has long been associated with the kind of people who want to destroy women's rights, ban gay marriage, and limit access to contraception. unfortunately it looks like it will remain that way for the time being.

i hope that someday preventing abortions will be a cause that liberals and feminists can pick up on as a human rights issue (which is what i see it as) rather than the christians, who view it as a way to control women.

things like universal and free contraception for all women, along with expanded access to healthcare, can prevent pregnancies in the first place so that abortions don't ever need to occur.

i don't know why this has to be an issue only for conservatives, and i don't understand why good people who are concerned about human rights worldwide look the other way on the abortion issue because they are afraid of being judged.

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Posted by kiteless on 06/28/2014 at 5:45 AM

Re: “For No Good Reason sheds light on Gonzo cartoonist

Johnny Depp is part of this because he was friends with Hunter S. Thompson and dates back to when Johnny took on the role of Raoul Duke in Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas. To prepare for the role, Depp lived with Thompson (Something Bill Murray also did when he portrayed him in the movie Where The Buffalo Roam.). Depp along with Murray paid for Thompson's private funeral, which involved shooting his ashes from a cannon placed on a giant version of his "Gonzo" logo (This was something Thompson and Steadman first drew up in the late 70s for a BBC program called Fear And Loathing in Gonzovision (Retitled Fear And Loathing On The Road To Hollywood when it was included in the 2003 Criterion Collection release of Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas.

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Posted by vespajet on 06/14/2014 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Georgia's blank check to Hollywood

Just saying hi to all My North carolina friends who are moving there to take those jobs and sending their money to their real homes in nc

Posted by Thomas Fitzpatrick on 06/13/2014 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Young and Beautiful's 'nightmarish' sexploration fails to arouse

Heaven forbid a lady-type-person might want to be a sex worker because she likes the work.

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Posted by TK Hadman on 05/30/2014 at 11:13 AM

Re: “How to get over the Hump!

It is pretty cool that Atlanta 'gets' this.
(The Fox is showing Dr. Strangelove 7/24, would make a nice subversive double entry)

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Posted by Voxpopuli on 05/28/2014 at 1:20 PM

Re: “How to get over the Hump!

No love in Phoenix.

Posted by jayde21 on 05/28/2014 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Young and Beautiful's 'nightmarish' sexploration fails to arouse

This piece is a superposition of stereotypes.

Posted by Simon Jigglebox Berrebi on 05/24/2014 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Young and Beautiful's 'nightmarish' sexploration fails to arouse

...you shouldn't be allowed to write for anyone on this subject. Obviously you don't understand beauty, art or other cultures. Did you write your own bio, too? Have you really been engaged for 12 years? That is what your poor sentence structure indicates. Go back to school and take a few film courses.

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Posted by Gigi_du_jour on 05/23/2014 at 1:41 PM

Re: “The Past follows Farhadi's celebrated Separation

good job http://www.kainbatik.net/

Posted by ahmadansori on 03/22/2014 at 9:41 PM

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

A new film group centered around the Golden Age of Comedy is being organized in Atlanta as a group within Meetup.com. Although primarily Laurel & Hardy, note that Keaton, et al, including their silents will be included in the film programs. Search "Laurel and Hardy film buffs" at www.meetup.com.

Posted by L&H 4 Fun on 03/04/2014 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Invisible Woman tells of Charles Dickens' hidden lover

No carl, it does not.
In English, the possessive of a proper name which ends in “s” is denoted by an apostrophe after that “s”. No additional “s” is allowed, much less required.
Perhaps a remedial English class might help?

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Posted by Pedantic Asshole on 02/14/2014 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Invisible Woman tells of Charles Dickens' hidden lover

An extra "s" goes after Dickens in your heading. "Dickens's"

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Posted by carl on 02/04/2014 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Nancy Drew/Crazy Love: Dames aflame

My daughter loves those books so we were really excited when the movie came out! I think they cast all the roles perfectly! Do you know if they are going to make more of them?

http://www.cnyscales.com

Posted by Stacey Beck on 01/28/2014 at 12:18 PM

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

THE GENERAL and STEAMBOAT BILL have been shown in Atlanta with my scores, and I will be doing Ernst Lubitsch's THE LOVES OF PHAROAH at Emory on April 3.

Donald Sosin
oldmoviemusic.com

Posted by dsosin on 01/23/2014 at 11:01 PM

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

Can anyone remember the band that played for "Phantom of the Opera" at the Homage in L5P? They killed it...

Posted by atlpaddy on 01/15/2014 at 8:45 PM

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

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

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