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Comment Archives: stories: Film

Re: “Spotlight: 'Kedi'

-- A Cat's Purpose --

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 03/08/2017 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Ukrainian Genocide Film Better Suited for History Channel

Historian Vadim Z. Rogovin's "1937: Stalin's Year of Terror" and "Stalin's Terror of 1937-1938: Political Genocide in the USSR" are chillingly outstanding books chronicling the cunning madman.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 02/22/2017 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Pirates' Director Has Never Been Creepier Than in "A Cure for Wellness"

Monday's (February 20) headline on The Ringer -- for an analysis of elements (and obituary?) surrounding the movie -- says it all: 'A Cure for Wellness Was Way Too Weird to Succeed.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 02/21/2017 at 10:30 AM

Re: “LEGO Batman Movie Falls to Pieces

Whooosh!!!!! That's the sound of this movie going (very quickly) right over your head. Way to overlook the obvious there, er, Capt. Obvious...

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Derp Mcderperson on 02/11/2017 at 6:23 PM

Re: “"The Founder" is Good, but Reveres McDonald's Monstrous Empire Builder

Mickey D's (only inner-city blacks used to call it that, and now they even call themselves that) was a model of efficiency and offered good, cheap product in the mid-Fifties. I was 8-9 years old then, and I remember other local chains in suburban Chicago that had carhops and lousy service and bad-tasting food.

One was called Richard's "Car-feteria"--and McDonald's destroyed them in a hurry. Another outfit called Henry's tried to copy Mickey D's, and they didn't last a decade.

McDonald's was family-friendly, too, at least in their pioneer days.. You filled out a form and they sent you a post card that was good for a free hamburger on your birthday. Our dog Lucky soon became our little sister...whose name was Lucy. Brand loyalties begin early. I still prefer the Arches to anybody else.

As for the classic Eastern diners, they were few and far between in Illinois, so we didn't miss them much when they went away.

Chuckles the Clown

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 01/19/2017 at 7:55 PM

Re: “"The Founder" is Good, but Reveres McDonald's Monstrous Empire Builder

McDonald's was to the locally owned and operated diner what Walmart became to locally owned and operated stores.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 01/18/2017 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Northeast Ohio Provides the Setting for The Bye Bye Man

ESPN 850 WKNR had a "contest" to send listeners to a screening of the movie (the day of the screening), but on-air discount ad salesmen Tony Rizzo and Aaron Goldhammer treated it like a joke......they must not have received boxes of free stuff from the deal.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 01/15/2017 at 10:22 AM

Re: “'Collateral Beauty'? Please. Even an All-Star Cast Can't Dislodge This Steaming Pile of Holiday Pap

Is it worse than Love Actually? Because that is the gold standard for bad movies.

Posted by Squid on 12/16/2016 at 12:24 PM

Re: “'Collateral Beauty'? Please. Even an All-Star Cast Can't Dislodge This Steaming Pile of Holiday Pap

I'm sorry you have no taste. I've lost my daughter and would love to see how they bring him back. So you can shove your opinion up your ass

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Posted by thatguy216 on 12/16/2016 at 1:45 AM

Re: “'Collateral Beauty'? Please. Even an All-Star Cast Can't Dislodge This Steaming Pile of Holiday Pap

I'm sorry you don't know how to relax and enjoy movies.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Catherine on 12/14/2016 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Despite Sappy Christian Stuff, Mel Gibson's Latest is Accomplished War Drama

God forbid there should be any Christian imagery, we might melt.

Posted by Dennis on 11/08/2016 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Despite Sappy Christian Stuff, Mel Gibson's Latest is Accomplished War Drama

Sam sounds pretty 'preachy' in his reviews. The religion of Sam is what Sam believes in, and Sam says so.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Robert Glass on 11/08/2016 at 12:42 AM

Re: “Latest Robert Langdon Mystery is Its Own Circle of Hell

My husband, who enjoyed the book, was quite discontent with the convenient ending of the film, that was not at all true to the book. The film script really wimped out.

Posted by Deb B. on 11/04/2016 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Film Spotlight: The Handmaiden

You will want to go to this movie with your boyfriend, girlfriend, whomever. The film might be deeply misanthropic, but who will notice with the authentic, air-gasping lesbian/Asian sex. Beautifully photographed and well-paced story.

Posted by skeptic on 11/03/2016 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Despite Sappy Christian Stuff, Mel Gibson's Latest is Accomplished War Drama

I get that you don't do religion, Sam, but of course, you're not alone in the world; right? Lots of people, in fact most of us, are not turned off by religion at all. What's more, since it's art we're talking about, you're free to not like it. Perhaps you're offended by Michelangelo, too? I can't help but to think that if the film championed some atheistic ethic you'd be calling it, "one of the best feel-good movies of the year." So, yeah, maybe you don't like Gibson's religion, but lots of us don't much care for yours either.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Joe in Hudson on 11/02/2016 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Film Spotlight: Denial

BAD lead. David Irving was not on trial - he was the PLAINTIFF. Deborah Lipstadt was on trial, and she was acquitted.


1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by N. Joseph Potts on 10/19/2016 at 11:25 AM

Re: “'Birth of a Nation' Depicts Slavery's Cruelty in Graphic Detail

The first cinematic response to "The Clansman"/"The Birth of a Nation" was slated to be "The Birth of a Race", which was released in December 1918. But tying the film to World War One - with vignettes from American history and the Bible - ruined the sweeping vision of screenwriter Emmett J. Scott. More than one-half of Scott's movie was shot when the production company destroyed the footage and the original script was discarded.

A contemporary movie review in Variety hinted at racism, as much as war: "The Selig Company, which had arranged to produce the picture dropped out due to the character of its propaganda, whereupon the character of the picture was altered. A large quantity of film, depicting certain phases of the advancement of the Negro race, was dropped."

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 10/05/2016 at 10:33 AM

Re: “'The Magnificent Seven' is Balm for Weak Summer Season

The summer has been a massive dud for the silver screen.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 09/23/2016 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival Set to Shine on Biggest Stage Yet

The personal and professional struggles of Davone Bess are profiled in "Pass Interference" -- director Branson Wright and editor Joddy Eric Matthews tackle head-on the "taboo" subject of a player with mental illness inside a locker room and the next-man-up culture of the pro sports business. Perhaps more serious discussion on the subject will bring out of the shadows the tragic story of Tony Horton.....whose once bright MLB career with the Cleveland Indians ended with his attempted suicide in August 1970 at the Bluegrass Hotel.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 09/19/2016 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Film Spotlight: Snowden

Oliver Stone can turn an unexpected thunder storm into a conspiracy theory.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 09/14/2016 at 9:32 AM



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