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Comment Archives: Stories: Movies & TV: Movie Review

Re: “Björk's 'Biophilia Live' is lost in innovation

Richard Attenborough... yeah, right. I just couldn't read the rest.

Posted by Anibal Blass on 11/23/2014 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Roman Polanski gets kinky with ‘Venus in Fur’

How can a publication like Creative Loafing have any thing positive on an unrepentant convicted pedophile that ran to another country to escape jail time and in other issues have how they are against the sexual exploitation of children?

Posted by Marc Neermann on 07/31/2014 at 7:41 PM

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

abortion rates and unintended pregnancies have been decreasing rapidly for the past 20-30 years. this is not a real political issue, both sides know why. its education and access to contraceptives.

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Posted by SocialAight on 07/29/2014 at 11:23 AM

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.

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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.

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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"?

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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: “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: “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 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

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

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?

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

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