Narrow Search

  • Show Only

  • Category

  • Narrow by Date

    • All
    • Today
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Select a Date Range
    • From:


Comment Archives: stories: Movies

Re: “Spark: A Burning Man Story

This is probably as close a glimpse as most of us are likely to get of Burning Man's inner circle...and what makes the organization tick. Also, provides a really nice historical overview of how the event came about, has evolved and where it's heading from here...

Posted by Bhaskar on 09/08/2013 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Jobs

I found "Jobs" compelling and satisfying. It's a good movie for young people who find school boring and lacking in challenge. It shows how sticking to your own vision makes great things possible, and that might be outside the academic box. I'm glad it covers just the part of Steve's life that it does. The film has integrity, in that it shows both the dark and light sides of the protagonist. Jobs was no humanitarian, but I think people who use their Ipads and Iphones everyday should go easy in expressing such condescension.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Victoria on 08/26/2013 at 9:33 PM

Re: “The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

very good brings back memories of black pride an orginiation

Posted by Captin G on 09/23/2011 at 5:27 PM

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: “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: “The Next Three Days

This is one of the worst pieces of trash I've ever seen. I've lost all confidence in Kelly Vance. It is unbelievable from start to finish and gets laughably worse over its unfortunately long running length. And it's violent, unncessarily. And we don't care about the characters. And there's no reason for its existence, either in the story or any sort of concept above that. It's simple trash and poorly done trash at that. On top of that the scenes that are supposed to be subtle (the original murder), meant to be nuanced (I guess), are simply confusing. For a better of review of this see the Chron or the CSM. It sucks bigtime.

Posted by yoyo_guru on 11/24/2010 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Forget Hillary's Deplorables. It's All About the Persuadables

Nice review. Note the East Bay Express continues to support Fakebook by encouraging you to post this article in your feed. It is the first button at the top of the article. Beware.

Posted by Vince Rubino on 08/08/2019 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Poachers Are Working the 'Sea of Shadows'

Where is it playing?

Posted by William Wood on 08/07/2019 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Poachers Are Working the 'Sea of Shadows'

Duly noted. My apologies.

Posted by Kelly V on 07/24/2019 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Poachers Are Working the 'Sea of Shadows'

There is no vessel named Sea Shepherd working in the Sea of Cortez to protect the Vaquita. The vessels working there are the Sharpie, the John Paul DeJoria, the Farley Mowat and the White Holly operated by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Earth League is a separate organization doing investigations but does not operate ships. Captain Paul Watson - Founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Posted by Paul Watson on 07/24/2019 at 4:24 AM

Re: “They'll Always Have Hydra

Nicely written. Leonard did visit Marianne shortly before she died.

He was one of the finest songwriters and singers of the sixties.

Posted by Ernest Montague on 07/11/2019 at 9:51 AM

Re: “He's Not Alone: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Quotient154: Oops. Looks like I did indeed cross up Jimmie and Mont's day jobs. Still checking on the Techina Arnold character, but Ms. Arnold's performance is terrific no matter what her character's relationship is. Other reviewers than me have called the Danny Glover character Mont's father, rather than grandfather. As for Kofi, yes, your analysis of his role is key to the plot -- but I had to shorthand my description of him in order to squeeze everything into a review. I'll admit, I wrote this review in a hurry and fudged some facts in my haste. My only cop-out is that I was so impressed by the movie that I got carried away. Thanks for caring. Facts are important.

Posted by Kelly V on 07/02/2019 at 11:08 AM

Re: “He's Not Alone: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Great review, but so many inaccurate points. It is Mont who works at the fish market and Jimmy who is the caregiver. Tichina Arnold play Jimmies aunt, not his mother. IMBD lists Danny Glover as Grandpa Allen which suggests that hes Monts grandfather, not father. Kofi isnt a tough guy. He has a change of fate in the film specifically because hes NOT tough.

Posted by Quotient154 on 07/01/2019 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Afternoon Delight

Lol definitely happy I escaped the routine ball and chain and commitments add up to ??? What it worth.. CRAP! Lol thanks for reminding me of that and it sounds pretty interesting. I wonder how the husband is going to react... for Gods sake LET THIS MAN ACCEPT THE SISTER WIFE LIFE / CHANCE FOR MUCH BETTER SEX W/ALL NEW EXPERIENCES coinciding education all be something he can work with and not against-aka sabatoge! Lol personally- I havent found a guy that can figure that part out so well see! Haha

Posted by on 06/17/2019 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Stop, What's That Sound? Only the Echo in the Canyon

Where are the women artists? Joni Mitchell lived in Laurel Canyon, so did Carole King. Do you think this is a little male dominated???

Posted by Sandra Davenport on 06/06/2019 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Hysterical Society

Yawn. Just read this old review. K. Vance!!! You're boring and what an awful review! Take a chill pill. Simplistic!!!

Posted by DDVMHYT on 05/31/2019 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Long Shot: Running Mates

"STill believes in fighting for the little guy"? Since when is greed, selfish-ness, lack of compasion, a sign of maturity? If anything is a sign of loss of soul AND character.

Posted by Antonio Robles on 05/03/2019 at 8:22 AM

Re: “The SFFILM Festival’s Eastern Front

In My Room @ BAMPFA 13 April NOT 3 April

Posted by David Tam on 04/11/2019 at 8:48 AM

Re: “The Brink: Steve Bannon Agonistes

Why do MSM (including EBE) link "right wing" politics with Nazism...memories are short these days...the Nazi party in Germany in the 1930's was also known as National Socialists party ...the real Nazis are the outright Socialists like Sanders, AOC, Elijiah Cummings, the Muslim members, et al

Posted by Marilynne L. Mellander on 04/09/2019 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Unfunny, Misogynist Anti-Superhero Returns in 'Deadpool 2'

Lol well. This shitty movie was worth watching just for the sake of reading such an on point honest review. Almost everything that came to my mind throughout the movie is all in this article. Ps. You're still too nice though!

Posted by Izabel Lanthier on 02/21/2019 at 8:56 PM

Most Popular Stories

© 2019 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation