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Re: “The Punk Singer

The Feminist Press just reprinted The Riot Grrrl Collection, which contains so much of Kathleen Hanna's energy. You should totally read it, it's here: https://www.feministpress.org/books/riot-grrrl-collection-0

Posted by Sydney Boles on 12/20/2013 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Out of the Furnace

Your writing is not clever nor entertaining. Your review displays a stereotypical uneducated Midwestern take on things you are unfamiliar with.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by SS on 12/07/2013 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Enough Said

Great movie. Horrible writing by reviewer.

Posted by Steve Jackson on 11/02/2013 at 12:17 PM

Re: “The Midway and I-70 drive-ins struggle to survive the digital conversion

+1 for the clown.

Posted by Wink Dinklemeyer on 09/25/2013 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Short Term 12

Did watch a different movie? Maybe those who haven't had their hearts touched by this gem of a film should look into figuring out if they even own one.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt on 09/18/2013 at 2:11 PM

Re: “In a World

The Kansas City Voice Over community is hosting the Premiere at the Tivoli Cinema in Westport on Friday 9/13 at 7:15 pm. A Meet & Greet with local Voice Actors will be held at 6:45 pm and is scheduled to include Tom Kane (voice of Yoda) and many local VO pros.

Posted by Matt Wiewel on 09/11/2013 at 10:01 PM

Re: “The Midway and I-70 drive-ins struggle to survive the digital conversion

All the Hollywood A listers should start a Kickstarter campaign to save the Drive Ins. Zach Braff (millionaire actor) funded his own crappy movie project this way.

Posted by c on 09/10/2013 at 11:33 AM

Re: “The Midway and I-70 drive-ins struggle to survive the digital conversion

My Drive IN movie memories?? Going to the Fairyland Park Drive In in the early 80s. Two screens---Soft core porn on one, Bruce Lee flicks on the other. Best viewed from atop the long closed Wild Cat rollercoaster with some cheap brew and some good friends!!

Posted by c on 09/08/2013 at 9:38 PM

Re: “The Midway and I-70 drive-ins struggle to survive the digital conversion

Crazy Clown pretty much took the words outta my mouth.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by c on 09/08/2013 at 9:29 PM

Re: “The Midway and I-70 drive-ins struggle to survive the digital conversion

You'd think, that some or All of some of the Hollywood Movie Studio's would Pitch In to help these Drive Ins upgrade !!

Hollywood apparently is too Tight, they'd rather spend their Millions of Dollars on more Ridlicious Movie Flops , that Bomb at the Box office !

The Drive In is another Avenue for people to see the Movies produced, but Apparently Hollywood is out to Lunch on the whole issue !

Also, Why don't WE hear & See any Actors or Actresses taking up for the cause as well, I mean it is "US" who PAY to go see their Movies, and make them Famous and make them money to become filthy stinkin Rich, so they can BUY their Mansions and Exotic cars and 500.00 shoes and 1000.00 purses and fancy Exotic Vacations, that most of us will never get to take, but only dream about in our Fantasies !!!

So, where are all these Actors - Actresses, Movie Studio Directors & Producers ???

Evidently they don't give a Flyin Shitttt, rather their movies get seen or Not, is what it appears, which Translates to a major loss in Revenue for the Studio's.

I Think everyone should just BOYCOTT every Hollywood Movie, forever, Quit going to the Movies , since Evidently HOLLYWOOD and the Movie Studio's don't give a damn , than why should we ???

IF anybody has the Money to help these Drive Ins out, to help them show the Hollywood Movies , its the Hollywood Movie Studio's !

They got multi- Millions to Blow on Advertising campaigns and movie promotions and Multi-Millions to Blow on Lousy poorly Talented Actors & Actresses their feeding us now days, which now seem numerious and getting worse every year.

But Hollywood and their Movie Studio Executives can't help out the Drive Ins that Show their Movies ????

Something very Wrong with this "PICTURE" !!!

Hollywood - YOU SUCK !!!

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Crazy Clown on 09/08/2013 at 6:12 AM

Re: “The Spectacular Now

I consider "(500) Days of Summer" to be the most emotionally honest, perceptive, achingly touching, funny, and entertaining romcom I've seen since "When Harry Met Sally" and "Manhattan!" What impressed me most was how sympathetic and relatable Gordon-Levitt's Tom was, AND how understandable Deschanel's Summer was. I've been in both their characters' situations in real life, the massively heartbroken and the unintentionally disingenuous dumper, and the cast and crew of "(500) Days of Summer" nailed it. It's been four years since the film, and there's still spirited debate between Tom sympathizers, Summer sympathizers, and Tom-and-Summer sympathizers on discussion boards. That bodes well for its potential to stand the test of time and become a pop culture classic if it isn't already.

I don't know anything about the novel "The Spectacular Now," nor actress Shailene Woodley, and sadly wasn't impressed with director Ponsoldt's "Smashed" (slow narrative, unsympathetic characters), but seeing that Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are behind this screenplay was enough to get me VERY interested in this film. It's too bad to hear you found the writing weak. I'll be seeing "The Spectacular Now" to see what the director and writers have done this time, and to check out the lead performances.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by curious on 08/25/2013 at 11:05 AM

Re: “The Way, Way Back

Pleasant, pleasing, but almost immediately forgettable (the film, not the review). Is that summer in a nutshell?

Posted by barkerr on 07/21/2013 at 10:18 AM

Re: “2 Days in NY

I may be mistaken, but I believe Alexia may have been an exchange student at my high school (Sumner Academy, Kansas City, KS) 1990-91. Either that or it is a very common name. Nevertheless, I would love to track down the original movie before diving into the movie which is now set to record on my DVR.

Posted by Jason Roberts on 06/30/2013 at 12:24 AM

Re: “Dirty Wars journalist Jeremy Scahill takes aim at U.S. secrecy

The US government is only continuing the longstanding practice of using force anywhere in the world that it perceives a threat to US interests. Sometimes these interests involve banana plantations; sometimes petroleum facilities and transport; sometimes the interest is the primacy of US influence and power in a region.

Americans are bigoted. We declaim that the rights enumerated in our Constitution and Bill of Rights are granted not by man but by god. Are we the only people on earth that god has given these rights? Unlawful acts against US citizens by our government are just fine when directed against someone in another country.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Governments have no memory and only deal with the present and the near future. Governments are inclined to use all tools at hand to achieve their nation's goals. Often they decide the best way to deal with a perceived threat is to just make it go away. Unfortunately, the way we make threats go away often produces more threats.

And so it goes.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by extremus on 06/27/2013 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Man of Steel is a hollowed-out Superman

So many super hero movies, so little distinction.

Posted by DC Marvel on 06/16/2013 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Man of Steel is a hollowed-out Superman

Was the writer of this review paid by the parenthetical? ("dude, please" indeed.)

Posted by JeffersonLujin on 06/16/2013 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Man of Steel is a hollowed-out Superman

I love it how anyone who sits back to judge the movie rather than enjoy it tends to forget what superman is. It's a movie based on a COMIC BOOK franchise not an academy award forerunner. This movie WAS the epitome of what a comic book movie should be. There was no reason to "kneel before Zod," because Zod was krypton's warrior, a defender of sorts. He was not some power hungry dictator.

Man of steel 8 of out 10.

Posted by Voice of reason on 06/15/2013 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Man of Steel is a hollowed-out Superman

What, no "Kneel Before Zod?" I'll wait until this comes out on Pirate Bay.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Edward Knight on 06/11/2013 at 10:42 PM

Re: “The Place Beyond the Pines

I agree. Pitch movie reviewers, perhaps because of their Midwestern-sized inferiority complexes, must feel that to compete with real movie reviewers on the coasts (or, in Chicago), they need to be insulting even to high-quality cinema, and use a lot of empty, esoteric-sounding descriptives that only impress other Pitch reviewers, I suspect. Their reviews have become as useless as that George Clooney remake of 'Solaris' several years back.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jen on 04/20/2013 at 3:34 PM

Re: “The Place Beyond the Pines

What kind of shit review is that

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Washington on 04/15/2013 at 11:52 AM

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