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Re: “X-Men: First Class

I had to stop reading when you said that Magneto possessed "amazing telekinetic powers"...

His name is Magneto, dog, he controls a magnet. Also, like a BOSS.

Posted by Turnstile on 06/13/2011 at 2:56 AM

Re: “The Tree of Life

Dear Kelly Vance: You don't have a clue about this film. You should stick to reviewing cinema that fits your level of consciousness. The Tree of Life is a visual poem, and the one of the most deeply emotional and spiritually compelling works of art to be crafted by a filmmaker.

Posted by grejambri on 06/10/2011 at 2:11 PM

Re: “California Crude

If it's so irrelevant, why are you commenting on it? Just wondering....

8 likes, 28 dislikes
Posted by yoyo_guru on 06/06/2011 at 9:02 PM

Re: “California Crude

First comment...your boner for John Huston is both annoying and irrelevant.

33 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by lemonhead on 06/06/2011 at 7:57 PM

Re: “The Tree of Life

In the preview I saw, the Brahms Intermezzo is bogus - a measure or two are cut out of it yet the record plays on.

Posted by yoyo_guru on 06/05/2011 at 12:02 PM

Re: “The Tree of Life

@corrector: Fixed; thanks

Posted by Ellen Cushing on 06/02/2011 at 12:03 PM

Re: “The Tree of Life

Please proof read your reviews. The legendary Douglas Trumbull (not Turnbull) deserves to have his name printed correctly.

Posted by corrector on 06/02/2011 at 11:47 AM

Re: “The Tree of Life

Thank you for this review. Everyone else seems afraid to plainly call this film out for the heavy-handed devices and lack of narrative. So many scenes have seemingly been "borrowed" from other films. Most notably the end scene on the beach, which directly hearkens back to "Longtime Companion."

Posted by dfilm on 06/01/2011 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Midnight in Paris

Meh. I enjoyed it but had to block out the "Woody Allen-ism" of it, wherein every character talks like Woody Allen, complete with the stuttering "you know's." Ruins the suspension of disbelief when Allen's ego intrudes at every juncture. Very clever at times, very well done, Owen Wilson has been one of my faves for years and great that he's finally getting the recognition he deserves. But it's a travesty to make him talk like Woody Allen. He's a better comedian than that.

Loved Adrian Brody as Salvador Dali.

Posted by yoyo_guru on 05/30/2011 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Hesher

I like this line: "a fully juiced shitbird loudly cross-examining the universe at his own private courtroom trial"

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by yoyo_guru on 05/14/2011 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Hesher

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Posted by avatarfullhd on 05/13/2011 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Meek's Cutoff

Well, I saw this movie at Sundance this year. Particularly based on the non-ending, I walked out and declared "so Sundance." At first, the trek seemed almost fake because it was very personal and this-close. However as the trek continues, the daily grind starts to envelope you in the experience. Months later, I still wish for a real ending, which might appeal to a few more

Posted by DeborahR on 05/05/2011 at 3:53 PM

Re: “The Adjustment Bureau

DreamScreen, I think what Kelly is trying to say is, "I’m a man. Yes I am and I can’t help but love you so." Not trying to get in the middle of this discussion. As a matter of fact, I’m resisting all involvement with each groovy chick we see. Not that I'm assuming anyone is a groovy chick. Never mind.

-- Stevie Winwood

Posted by Lawngun on 04/27/2011 at 6:07 PM

Re: “The Adjustment Bureau

You make your own error, DreamScreen. I'm a man.

Posted by Kelly Vance on 04/27/2011 at 3:26 PM

Re: “The Adjustment Bureau

Kelly is just wrong, wrong, wrong about this movie. It's actually one of the most satisfying films of the year. She makes the amateurish error of evaluating it by its source material instead of on its own merits. If you want to read Philip K. Dick then read him. If you want to see a very good movie see "The Adjustment Bureau".

Posted by DreamScreen on 04/27/2011 at 11:43 AM

Re: “The Bargain Rack: Red Hill, Somewhere, and The Company Men

Yeah, giggle, it's really sad when the quote that gets pulled by Rotten Tomatoes exposes how ill-informed the reviewer is to basic film history. I haven't seen the movie so I don't know if the review is right or wrong. I do, however, hope that this reviewer is doing so for the free movie tickets, and that no one actually pays him/her to display this sort of painful ignorance. Lost in Translation would never have been made if The Virgin Suicides hadn't been so well received.

Posted by DWPhoenix on 03/21/2011 at 11:43 PM

Re: “The Bargain Rack: Red Hill, Somewhere, and The Company Men

"Time for her to get out of her comfort zone, maybe adapt a novel." There's this little movie called 'The Virgin Suicides". Maybe you've heard of it. Or maybe not.

Posted by Marcus on 01/27/2011 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Cherished Illusions: Another Year and The Illusionist

Sadly Chomet’s treatment of this inherently emotional and compelling tale seems to take one fathers guilt (tati’s),to his estranged daughter, and stolen and repackaged by another wayward father (Chomet) to his own ostracised daughter as a second hand show of affection.

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Chomet’s point-blank refusal to acknowledge any existing family seems disingenious to the point of stupidity. Could it be, as this observer suspects, there are descrepency’s over the authenticity of how he (Chomet) came about this script, and therefore the overall legitimacy of how it to be in his hands in the first instance? Why else persistently deny the existence of Tati’s remaining family members?

Posted by SMA100 on 01/12/2011 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Casino Jack

How on earth did Kevin Spacey, one of the best actors we have, get roped into this loser of a film? I was so excited to see it that I didn't even want to wait until it hit the East Bay and I traipsed across the bridge to the Embarcardero. I sat in anticipation for the whole couple of hours, waiting for the feeling that I was enjoying it. I never did. The movie never took off. No matter how well-done, there's just something off kilter about it, and not in a good way. It's hard to pinpoint the problem, or problems.

Terrible, terrible, utterly atrocious movie.

Posted by yoyo_guru on 12/26/2010 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Tight Little Island: The Tempest

Julie Taymor rocks! I can't wait to see this.

Posted by LuChee on 12/12/2010 at 1:55 PM

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