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Wendy and Lucy - Although I admired the acting (however the store clerk was a little over the top) and the story was compelling, in the end this film wasn't convincing. Michelle Williams is too beautiful. It is a fact in this world that beautiful people have a much easier ride than ugly ones. I cannot accept the notion that a gorgeous woman would be in Wendy's situation. I would have bought into the story more if the role of Wendy had been played by a less attractive actress.
First third of this review is a really bad take on self-aware puns and the rest was basically a watered down summary with a little cast and production facts. Might not have even wanted to bother writing this review; there's nothing to take a hold of. Proclaiming there's "Nothing new, nothing strange, absolutely nothing unexpected, even for a five-year-old," but not stating anything that backs up these claims. Either delete this review or please rewrite it with some content.
It's easy to see you hate cats, but keep your hatred out of your reviews old fart.
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These will be good options to watch during the week.
Is this for general viewing?
acting nice a date! a boy and a girl! but wate. does making harvard and california superb a match made in fruta! did william like the fruita or did he forsake his banana and try for the ecudor one! he did but we all have expression and maybe sometimes a mexican girl doesnt need to express anymore than necessary but its always game time for them! hey didnt stanford get a chance at her! or are we lost! del monte is all mexican but the avenue is always free to whoever can make it run! william likes to cycle and he did live on jean st. oakland,ca
actually he didn't initially go to Sudan after seeing a TV news report. It was after meeting the preacher from Africa at his local church in Pa.
The voice over for the trailer, not to mention the trailer itself tells us all, or should do, but if not, Kelly V. tells us why & how super dated this film is but who cares? I would watch D.B in just about anything on offer and anyway, after Don't Look now, Walkabout and Performance, one must forgive Nicholas R. for a bit of dalliance in "science fiction"!
BILL James is the sabermetrics guy.
great review of a fantastic film! i knew it would be powerful and sobering, but i didn't know i would laugh so much and fall in love with all the characters. only sad part was the irony of leaving the theater all inspired, and then driving home to oakland and its record-setting homicide rates.
What a fricking, pompous navel gazer of a reviewer. He sounds like he'd be a real blast at parties or, oh, anything where real life happens.
Yes, this movie had some flaws, but "Outrage Porn"? Wow. Um, yeah. The stoning of women does create rage. Sorry if you think the presentation of that rage is pornographic.
Now, go back to reviewing your cryptic, vanilla, intentionally ambiguous art films.
The original version was a bit boring and long. The early sex scene with the Polaroid camera left somewhat of an impression on my fragile eggshell mind in the Red Vic in the early 80s. If that's where the extra 20 minutes shows up it may be worth it.
"Give it a rest indeed! "
Or perhaps every aspiring political/espionage/love/drama film maker should just be sat down like Alex, eyes pinned open, to watch The Lives of Others,The Spy who came in from the Cold, Three Days of the Condor, The Third Man and The Conversation over and over until the "get it'!
I am a person who usually waits for the dvd because I cannot afford the price of cinemas as they are now but THIS I will pay more for!
I strongly disagree of your review of 'District 9'. The main characters of district 9 are superbly established and then, in turn, superbly tested. Seeing this film I knew exactly what kind of people these characters were very early on. As for the references to past and present day South African culture and history, the film is a political satire and the best fiction and design inspiration comes from what we know and from our culture or indeed, the cultures of others. Even if you dislike certain genres of film, it's your job to review them without bias.
Quit your job and allow yourself a little free time to actually watch and understand the movies you seem so keen on defaming...asshole.
Would be interested in watching it, someday, but the photos make it look like good old-fashioned anti-american propoganda.
I completely agree this movie was miserable to sit through. Even my hopes that it may turn its self around let down in the end.
The same old crapola. Mao killed 110 million in 27 years, the Soviets killed 70-80 million in 71 years, Ho killed millions in Vietnam, Kim killed millions in China,
postwar Red governments in eastern Europe killed 2-3 million Sudenten Germans while expelling 15 million, Black africans have killed 15 million of each other in the last two decades, the US killed two million in Indochina and Israel has killed twenty Arabs over the decades for every one Israeli killed by Arabs and the list goes on.
Yet all we hear about 99.99% of the time is this Holocaustamania. Even the term is wrong as a holocaust is a giant fire like the kind that the US-UK killed millions of Germans and Japanese during WW2.
When the Berlin Wall came down and the Communist regimes collapsed the Auschwitz figure was immediately revised downward from four million to one million and even that figure is way too high. Some of the holocaust tales like Babi Yar are complete fictions, others like Anne Frank's Diary are a combination of truth and fiction. There were no gas chambers in any of the camps in Germany proper. The controversy is entirely about Poland and then there are the claims that 3,000 Einsatzgruppen exterminated two million Soviet Jews. Many scholarly books have been written debunking the whole extermination conspiracy legend. A good beginning is Debating The Holocaust by Thomas Dalton, Ph.D. Get it from Amazon and avoid the sales tax. In many countries there are Stalinist Thought Crime laws that forbid any challenge to the official holocaust legend. No other historical crime has needed criminal penalties to protect its story.
Some hack invented the term 'denier' in 1993 and all the media & academic & political apes have followed suit as a mindless sheeple. I prefer revisionist.
As an atheist I don't 'deny' god, I just don't believe in the concept.
No one denies the reality of the concentration camps and the fact that many Jews died in them or the terrible German record before and during the war.
But exaggerating the casualty figures tenfold and the absurd human bars of soap & human lampshade tales and many more lies need to be exposed.
Exposing them doesn't make a person hate Jews qua Jews, which is the real definition of a real anti-Jew.
This whole Shoah business is entirely driving US Mideast policy and leading us into evermore wars.
No other human tragedy is being more intensely exploited many years after the event except this one where the hysteria increases each year.
Why is that ?
Ignore any ad hominem responses to my comments, I do on principle.
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