The movie bombed at the box office -- it probably didn't help that the pop artist manager had been featured on the big screen earlier in the year through Christopher Plummer (Frank Grubman) in "Danny Collins".
Timing may tell the whole story -- like those Halloween-themed flicks that get released around the time of March Madness; you just know the scariest 30 seconds are being shown in the non scary ads. And a family movie bypassing the major signposts for release on the Columbus Day "weekend"...... it may be best to wait for the Blu-ray director's cut.
The film may ultimately have a strong cult following in the orbit of "The Man Who Fell to Earth".
The World Chess Championship of 1972 was a 24-game match, not 12 games as mentioned in the article.
Fischer win in game 21 concluded the match, giving him 12.5 points and the title.
Media coverage during that time was one-half Cold War jingoism and the other half like a heavyweight championship fight; at the height of his popularity, Sports Illustrated photographed Fischer "working out" on a heavy bag while inside a gym. For many children of that era , the best-selling book - "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" - became their pathway to learning the game.
Seemingly forgotten is an impeccably-researched book from the early 1990s - "Steve Jobs & the NeXT Big Thing" by Randall E. Stross - that sliced through the finely crafted myth of a brilliant and benevolent leader with the magnificent Midas touch.
Five months ago you wrote about "It Follows, describing a scene with the boyfriend where "He drugs her, ties her to a wheelchair in a vacant parking garage and informs her that "a thing" will begin to follow her."And then, according to your account he deceptively tells her, "The only way to get rid of it, he says, is by sleeping with someone else." But in this case you say the film, "this one feels fresh."
But now comes a film about a teenaged girl living out her sexual awakening and you trash it as a "descent from virginal schoolgirl to sex-crazed outcast is portrayed not as a descent, but as an experiment rather in keeping with the spirit of Left Coast bohemia." Since when is the awakening of sexual desire a "descent"? Why is the timeless human experience of puberty, with all its effervescent lust and desire, in the case of a 15-year-old female labeled as "crazed"?
Are you being prudish? The lament to the "descent" of the "virginal schoolgirl" makes that blantantly obvious. Did you misread the intent of the film? According to nearly every other review that I have read - Time Magazine, Vanity Fair, Washington Post - yes, you blew it. The film represents the coming of age from a female point of view. Yes, 15 year old females can get horny, just like the guys. And that's normal and its okay; even if its a girl.
Hey, X, you do realize that there is a type of humor that involves people saying things they know are horrible for comedic effect, right? Its called "joking"
too bad shes a racist piece of trash
This movie isn't even playing in Cleveland...
Welcome to Kraftwerk's "Computer World".
He has written 3 books....all of which were on the New York Times best sellers list...
The movie was outstanding. It gave a better portrayal of what war is really like, even better than "Saving Private Ryan" and "We Were Soldiers." Eastwood did a great job and Bradley Cooper was amazing.
Chris Kyle IS a hero. Plain and simple.
Bring It On!? How on earth did that get onto a list with these other respectable films? Really makes me question my loyalty to art theater...
UHF is about a TV station....
"...it suggests to kids that superheroism isn't necessarily the exclusive province of Marvel Comics."
I'm not sure if Mr. Allard is aware, but this movie is based on Marvel characters (possible due to Disney acquiring Marvel in 2009).
I have not seen the movie, but I cannot help but to notice your extreme distaste for Mr. Franco. I hope that is not what is flavoring your review. Oh, that's right, yes it is.
People don't give Farscape the credit it deserves for being closely related to GOTG, even more so than Star Wars, in my opinion.
And it's Gamora, not Gamorah
For future reference:
Actors of fully Jewish background: -Logan Lerman,
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk,
Julian Morris, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton
Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal
Gadot, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Marla Sokoloff, Shiri Appleby, Justin
Bartha, Adam Brody, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Gabriel Macht, Halston Sage, Seth
Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers -Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave
Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Emmy
Rossum, Jennifer Connelly, Eric Dane, Jeremy Jordan, Joel Kinnaman.
Actors with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who themselves were either
raised as Jews and/or identify as Jews: -Andrew Garfield, Ezra Miller, Alexa
Davalos, Nat Wolff, James Maslow, Josh Bowman, Ben Foster, Nikki Reed, Zac
Actors with one Jewish-born parent and one parent who converted to Judaism
-Dianna Agron, Sara Paxton (whose father converted, not her mother), Alicia
Silverstone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.
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