In all seriousness, I'd like to understand why "Getting Old" was chosen by the critics. Is there something that this not-a-film-expert is missing? Can someone please enlighten me?
I was at the screening and was entertained but overall disappointed by what was shown. Yes, some were cute, some were funny, but none were memorable. I agree with The Georgeous' assessment entirely. It seems that in a city like ours there should be more talent out there.
The one I found most annoying was Daniel's Bar Mitzvah (and why was it included???) I can't decide if it is because he so blatantly ripped off another artist's commerical for ATL, or the way he ripped off Whodini verbatim, without credit, or the reminder that there are too many overindulgent parents who will do anything to boost the egos of their precious little entitled ones. Bleh.
There are so many errors in this report - basic factual and geographic ones - that it makes me question The Atlantics credibility. I had to laugh when it stated that Dekalb has good schools. Guess Ellen Dunham Jones or her grad assistants havent been reading the news, huh?
Ms/Dr Jones: Perhaps you need a refresher in proofing and fact checking. Then, maybe audit Geography 101?
7pm, more than an hour after dark? In a skatepark? When you're 33? And you just happen to have a gun and the cojones to use it. Umm, yeah, there's probabaly a bit more to this story.
Why do I have a sneaky feeling that Larry is the biggest douche of them all? And what's with WATP? Is that a real business with a real business plan and profits or just a toy and ticket to hipsterdom bankrolled by someone's trust fund. Just wonderin'.
Hey Fuqua! Are you paying attention? This is what development along the beltline should look like. Not the Snellville-esque, Pooler-esque, 1980/90's-esque sprawl-y crap you've tried to serve up in EA & Buckhead.
Very much looking forward to seeing this re-development become a reality!
If you read the ad, there are 3 big hints:
1. At Edgewood and Boulevard
2. Absentee ownership.
3. No advertising.
The High is an art institution-- like the National Gallery similar large scale museums. It is not a locale for trendy and potentially risky investments in the fad de jour of the art world.
Let's also not forget the Vogel Collection exhibit coming in (I think) February. Very contemporary. Not familiar? Rent the documentary "Herb and Dorothy".
This is the way I see the balance that the High offers: There are several thousand years of creative work to draw from and educate the public about. Why should it focus on the past 10 or even 20 years?
Does your music collection only include tunes from the 2000's? If it does, then you're missing out on alot of quality work. The High would be doing the same if it skewed its resources toward contemporary work at the expense of a balanced walk though time's offerings.
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