Bob Saget is not playing with a full deck. Not even with a full house or a joker.
His shock a thon is like throwing pasta with hopes of something will stick to the wall. His act is no more than auditioning an audiance for the next recording of canned laughter for the next season of America's Funniest Video.
His desperate efforts to separate himself from his syrupy television shows is not working. Saget is forever typecasted in the same way Max Baer was with Jethro Bodine of the Beverly Hillbillies.
Bob Saget's initials and his soliloquy is BS.
First new movie I've wanted to see in ages. Thanks, Chris.
Oh, and while I'm on a tear ...
There is another positive besides Mr. Cumberbatch. The commencement of the "5 year mission" at least gives the writers an incentive to keep the Enterprise intact through the next sequel. As a grown kid who built models of the series Enterprise, the original movie Enterprise, and at least one Klingon battle cruiser, it pains me each time the ship is destroyed. And it happens again and again and again ...
I would recommend that the old Spock just stop appearing in the movies. How many times has that plot device been used in Star Trek? The old Picard and the young Picard unite to save the galaxy. The old Janeway and the young Janeway unite to defeat the Borg.
If Star Trek 2 never happened then the verbatim dialogue shouldn't appear in the new movie. Changing whose mouths said what just makes it appear to be a parody.
Brunetto, remember that Spock went back in time on the last movie and changed history, so Star Trek 2 never happened. Therefore the scene wasn’t duplicated! And Leonard Nimoy is too old to be in a movie? WTF? Besides that being age discrimination he happens to be playing a very old Mr. Spock! Who else would you recommend for the role? Never mind; don’t answer. He is a cultural icon, and his short cameo gave the movie much credibility. And how cool and unique is it that a young Spock gets to solicit advice from an older Mr. Spock? Sheeesh!
I thought the reversal of the scene from Star Trek 2 was ridiculous. If I wanted to see Star Trek 2, I'd get out the VHS. If I wanted to see a parody, I'd watch SNL. If I want to see something new, I'll spend 10 bucks. Well that's what I did, and it wasn't new or inventive. And somebody please tell Leonard Nimoy to retire.
Benedict Cumberbatch is way hotter than Ricardo Montalban. That was the only redeeming feature.
Hey Franklin, we're on the same team! I enjoyed the movie, too.
The "cultural baggage" comment refers to knowledge of the Star Trek universe. I wasn't carrying any ST baggage (I do prefer the old uniforms to the new ones, though), so I suspect I had a better time than hard-core fans who might have felt betrayed by certain reveals, reversals and references. That's what I was trying to say.
In contrast, I've read and thought a lot--maybe too much--about Gatsby. I've also taught Gatsby at least 2 dozen times, so yeah, by now I can recall parts of that book as quickly as I can recall more mundane personal information. I'd say more, but I'm p-paralyzed with happiness because I'm too busy keeping half a dozen dates a day with half a dozen men whose smiles all have that quality of eternal reassurance.
I'm not going to pretend you loved the review, though. I'm over thirty--I'm too old to lie to myself and call it honor.
Addison Engelking’s review of Star Trek Into Darkness was just a tad ridiculous, and rather self-serving as well.
I loved this line, “It was tough to watch a movie adaptation (The Great Gatsby) based on a book containing passages as familiar to me as my address and Social Security number.” Really? THAT familiar? Wow!
And then there’s this little gem, “Such moviegoers . . . exude the optimism of ignorance. In other words, the less cultural baggage you bring to something like J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness, the more fun it will probably be.”
No doubt the writer has too much “cultural baggage” burdening her to sit back, and have some fun escaping into a movie such as this. Ah, but I imagine that’s the price one must pay to be in the upper elite with so much knowledge. And “such moviegoers exude the optimism of ignorance”? How thrilling it would be to read an essay exclusively pertaining to how exuding the optimism of ignorance adversely affects our society!
I suppose it would be assumed by the writer that all that cleverness and sophisticated observation would necessarily have to fly over the head of someone like me who really enjoyed the movie but thought the review was a waste of time.
I've enjoyed Sid's music for years and I'm very sad to learn that he has died. He worked with my father at KWAM in Memphis, so my dad would play his records at my house when I was young. I've always loved his music. I now play seven or eight of his songs at open-mic nights and Farmers' Markets. Thank you Sid for being the wonderful human and wonderful musician you were. Thank you for enriching so many lives.
I was betting on him to win the "Voice". He is amazing and represented Memphis well. Loved his song choice of "Walking In Memphis." He will get many endorsements and many more new fans now, well deserved.
Patrick's Dad and I coached our son's GYAA baseball team. Patrick sings like he played ball always at 120%. Patrick, Mike and I are so happy for you and your family.
Dale Durham and Sid in one month, JC is the last of Mudboy.
I met Sid when I first moved to Memphis & was a young musician just starting to play bass around town. He was pretty famous on the Memphis music scene & always was so nice & unassuming to me. When he opened his mouth he sounded black & played really great acoustic guitar. I can still hear that awesome voice. My prayers are with his family. God Bless Sid Selvidge.
So sorry to lose Sid Selvidge, fine picker, classy gentleman, and i'm proud to say my friend and colleague. Rest In Peace, Sid. The music you made and the music you brought to folks worldwide on radio with the Beale Street Caravan will echo your sound and spirit.
Śid was a great musician ... Memphis loved him. I took my daughter to the Shell to hear him when she was about 18...I thought she needed to hear some of the Memphis musicians, only a few of the older ones were left.
We will miss you!
About 25 years ago or so, he was playing at the North End, and I and a friend used to pick at him playing, yelling "Play some Dylan!" to his disdain. A good musician and probably a nice guy, but probably a bit "classier" than the normal Memphian, especially two drunk 20 year old kids.
Damn... Sid Selvidge and Maxine Smith in one week. It 's too much I say.... RIP.
Well now... Hey, Tom Foster: Vanishing Memphis. Right there.
Jefferson Square in a bow tie. Just old enough to drink and too dumb to know not to hit on the wait staff. He was laughing at me as I struck out.
I wonder if he knew how many people loved him?
I no longer live in Memphis -I'm a thousand miles away- but the news of Sid's passing hit me as hard as the loss of Jim Dickinson.
I 1st saw Sid performing at the old Procape on Madison (where the Memphis BBQ Shop is now). In between sets he'd let this wiry, young guy get up & perform. That was where I first saw Alex Chilton performing not long before the legendary Sisters Lovers was released in a somewhat limited edition.
Almost everyone who makes me remember Memphis fondly is gone now.
My sincere condolences to his family and everyone else who loved him and loved his music.
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