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Comment Archives: stories: Movies

Re: “Freakonomics

Dan:

I was stunned to read a Pitch review of Freakonomics and see the you conspicuously neglected to mention that it was produced by Kansas City locals: Producer Chad Troutwine and Co-Producer Rafi Chaudry!

Freakonomics is one of only a tiny handful of local films, and you completely failed to mention it. Can you correct the omission?

Posted by Gunner Lad on 10/28/2010 at 10:26 PM

Re: “Freakonomics

Dan: I was stunned to read a Pitch review of Freakonomics and see the you conspicuously neglected to mention that it was produced by Kansas City locals: Producer Chad Troutwine and Co-Producer Rafi Chaudry! Freakonomics is one of only a tiny handful of local films, and you completely failed to mention it. Can you correct the omission?

Posted by Gunner Lad on 10/28/2010 at 7:26 PM

Re: “The Tillman Story

In his “The Fog of War” interview with Jason Guerrasio, Amir Bar-Lev, the director of “The Tillman Story,” said: “… there’s been no culpability on the second half of this tragedy, which is the higher ups trying to cover it up. … to borrow a football metaphor, they [the Tillman family] ran the ball 99 yards over four years time, they handed it off at the one-yard line to Congress and they fumbled it...."

Shortly after Sundance, Bar-Lev emailed me that “he was pretty hard on the Democratic Congress in his film.” True, his film does portray Congressman Waxman’s Oversight Committee as ineptly failing to get answers from the top military leadership during their hearing.

However, Bar-Lev’s film missed the ”untold story” that both the Democratic Congress and the Obama Presidency protected General Stanley McChrystal from public scrutiny of his central role in the cover-up of Pat Tillman’s friendly-fire death. This cover-up was a thoroughly bi-partisan affair. It wasn’t just a case of the Bush administration and the Army stonewalling the Democratic Congress. Congress didn’t just “fumble” the ball, they threw the game.

It’s not surprising that after their initial cover-up of Pat Tillman’s friendly-fire death fell apart, Army officers and the Bush administration lied to protect their careers. But after they took control of both Houses of Congress in 2006, the Democrats (including Congressman Henry Waxman, Senator Carl Levin, and Senator Jim Webb) and Senator John McCain could have gone after those responsible. Or at least not promoted them twice!

Just before the 2006 mid-term elections, Kevin Tillman published his eloquent letter, “After Pat’s Birthday”. Kevin had hoped a Democratic Congress would bring accountability back to our country. But, just as with warrantless wiretapping and torture, those responsible for the cover-up of his brother’s friendly-fire death have never been held accountable for their actions.

Five years ago, Pat Tillman’s family were handed a tarnished Silver Star. It was a travesty of justice that President Obama and the Senate promoted General McChrystal to the Army’s highest rank, and handed him his fourth star.

For more detail, see “The [Untold] Tillman Story” posted at http://www.feralfirefighter.bl...

Posted by Guy Montag on 10/27/2010 at 2:36 PM

Re: “The Tillman Story

In his “The Fog of War” interview with Jason Guerrasio, Amir Bar-Lev, the director of “The Tillman Story,” said: “… there’s been no culpability on the second half of this tragedy, which is the higher ups trying to cover it up. … to borrow a football metaphor, they [the Tillman family] ran the ball 99 yards over four years time, they handed it off at the one-yard line to Congress and they fumbled it...." Shortly after Sundance, Bar-Lev emailed me that “he was pretty hard on the Democratic Congress in his film.” True, his film does portray Congressman Waxman’s Oversight Committee as ineptly failing to get answers from the top military leadership during their hearing. However, Bar-Lev’s film missed the ”untold story” that both the Democratic Congress and the Obama Presidency protected General Stanley McChrystal from public scrutiny of his central role in the cover-up of Pat Tillman’s friendly-fire death. This cover-up was a thoroughly bi-partisan affair. It wasn’t just a case of the Bush administration and the Army stonewalling the Democratic Congress. Congress didn’t just “fumble” the ball, they threw the game. It’s not surprising that after their initial cover-up of Pat Tillman’s friendly-fire death fell apart, Army officers and the Bush administration lied to protect their careers. But after they took control of both Houses of Congress in 2006, the Democrats (including Congressman Henry Waxman, Senator Carl Levin, and Senator Jim Webb) and Senator John McCain could have gone after those responsible. Or at least not promoted them twice! Just before the 2006 mid-term elections, Kevin Tillman published his eloquent letter, “After Pat’s Birthday”. Kevin had hoped a Democratic Congress would bring accountability back to our country. But, just as with warrantless wiretapping and torture, those responsible for the cover-up of his brother’s friendly-fire death have never been held accountable for their actions. Five years ago, Pat Tillman’s family were handed a tarnished Silver Star. It was a travesty of justice that President Obama and the Senate promoted General McChrystal to the Army’s highest rank, and handed him his fourth star. For more detail, see “The [Untold] Tillman Story” posted at http://www.feralfirefighter.blogspot.com

Posted by Guy Montag on 10/27/2010 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Secretariat

Well the KC Red Star panned the flick...Bobby Butler crawled out from under his rock to explain the movie was targeting "Christians"..Oh the horror..You know what thats code for REPUBLICANS~!!...Mentioned Blind Side targeted the same..but in the Lib rag Star's world having a large Black cast makes it ok..Not horse racing for Gods Sake..Thats a White thing..cant have that..Now had Muslims or Rev Wrights Hate America congregation had been targeted..well alls good in da Hood .Nice job Pitch..trumped the "Fallin'" Star again.

Posted by Brent on 10/08/2010 at 8:24 PM

Re: “Secretariat

Well the KC Red Star panned the flick...Bobby Butler crawled out from under his rock to explain the movie was targeting "Christians"..Oh the horror..You know what thats code for REPUBLICANS~!!...Mentioned Blind Side targeted the same..but in the Lib rag Star's world having a large Black cast makes it ok..Not horse racing for Gods Sake..Thats a White thing..cant have that..Now had Muslims or Rev Wrights Hate America congregation had been targeted..well alls good in da Hood .Nice job Pitch..trumped the "Fallin'" Star again.

Posted by Brent on 10/08/2010 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Let Me In

Define "home-school-creepy", please. Most homeschooled kids get way more positive interaction with the real world than the children bussed to prison for 8 hours a day.

Posted by Kim on 09/30/2010 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Let Me In

Define "home-school-creepy", please. Most homeschooled kids get way more positive interaction with the real world than the children bussed to prison for 8 hours a day.

Posted by Kim on 09/30/2010 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Exit Through the Gift Shop

is exit playing anywhere in KC? i really want to see it.

Posted by Kay on 08/03/2010 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Exit Through the Gift Shop

is exit playing anywhere in KC? i really want to see it.

Posted by Kay on 08/03/2010 at 11:59 AM

Re: “The Kids Are All Right

Here you go: Glenwood Arts, Cinemark Palace, Dickinson Palazzo and AMC Town Center

Posted by n. on 07/30/2010 at 2:56 PM

Re: “The Kids Are All Right

Here you go: Glenwood Arts, Cinemark Palace, Dickinson Palazzo and AMC Town Center

Posted by n. on 07/30/2010 at 11:56 AM

Re: “The Kids Are All Right

Yes, but you leave out the most important information. Where can I see it? I've called around to all the theaters in the area (including Tivoli) and can't find one that has it.

Posted by c. on 07/29/2010 at 11:51 AM

Re: “The Kids Are All Right

Yes, but you leave out the most important information. Where can I see it? I've called around to all the theaters in the area (including Tivoli) and can't find one that has it.

Posted by c. on 07/29/2010 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Despicable Me

I guess it depends on your frame of reference. If you're in that phase where being cool and being seen as cool is all you have, then you probably won't enjoy this. But if you are like the rest of us, you will enjoy this movie for two reasons. First, we saw it this weekend in an audience of adults, with a few kids. The adults laughed as much or more then the kids. The jokes could be considered juvenile, but appreciable. It was a fun movie. Second, if you have kids, like many of us do, and you enjoy spending time with them and watching them grow up you will love this movie. Sincerely.

Posted by Schme on 07/26/2010 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Despicable Me

I guess it depends on your frame of reference. If you're in that phase where being cool and being seen as cool is all you have, then you probably won't enjoy this. But if you are like the rest of us, you will enjoy this movie for two reasons. First, we saw it this weekend in an audience of adults, with a few kids. The adults laughed as much or more then the kids. The jokes could be considered juvenile, but appreciable. It was a fun movie. Second, if you have kids, like many of us do, and you enjoy spending time with them and watching them grow up you will love this movie. Sincerely.

Posted by Schme on 07/26/2010 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Inception

WTF???

Maybe I am salt of the earth, it was a great flick.

Hope this comment is a kick, Nick.

You musta been dreamin of Bounty Hunter.

Posted by Chuck on 07/19/2010 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Inception

WTF??? Maybe I am salt of the earth, it was a great flick. Hope this comment is a kick, Nick. You musta been dreamin of Bounty Hunter.

Posted by Chuck on 07/19/2010 at 6:42 AM

Re: “Inception

Looks like an interesting movie, but i refuse to spend any money to see it since it will just go into the pockets of Hollywood wierdos and communists. Pretty boy Dicaprio likes to lecture others about global warming and the latest environmental fad while he jets around the world burning up 100 X as much carbon as the average person. That's only the tip of the iceberg of course. Hollywood is the enemy of the American people, but the American Third Position Party offers hope for real Americans. Visit
http://american3p.org/ to learn more.

Posted by Hollywood Scum on 07/19/2010 at 5:46 AM

Re: “Inception

Looks like an interesting movie, but i refuse to spend any money to see it since it will just go into the pockets of Hollywood wierdos and communists. Pretty boy Dicaprio likes to lecture others about global warming and the latest environmental fad while he jets around the world burning up 100 X as much carbon as the average person. That's only the tip of the iceberg of course. Hollywood is the enemy of the American people, but the American Third Position Party offers hope for real Americans. Visit http://american3p.org/ to learn more.

Posted by Hollywood Scum on 07/19/2010 at 2:46 AM

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