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Comment Archives: Stories: Film/TV: Film Reviews

Re: “The Purge: Anarchy

Landru, guide us!

Posted by Jeff on 07/21/2014 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Obvious Child


I may have to go see it if that's the way the scene goes down. I can't imagine going through an abortion even from the male perspective, much less the female perspective.

Speaking of Seth Rogen movies, I love that he and James Franco are now terrorists according to North Korea and Kim Jong-Un.

Posted by GroveReb84 on 07/11/2014 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Obvious Child

Good point, GroveReb84. However, everybody else who'd written about the movie was calling it an "abortion comedy", so I left it alone and went looking for other things to talk about.

But the long conversation Donna and Nellie have about abortion is one of OBVIOUS CHILD's best scenes--certainly more straightforward and open about what it would be like to get one and recover from one than any even remotely similar conversation I've seen in American feature films. (Compared to something like KNOCKED UP, it's incredibly honest.)

And on a totally unrelated note, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is pretty good.

Posted by Addison E. on 07/11/2014 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Obvious Child

Surprised there was no mention of the abortion storyline.

That's a bit of a key part to the story I would think, or at least it's going to be a big part of why this film is talked about.

Personally, though I'm pro choice, the idea of abortion still upsets me, so I'm not sure if I'll be going to see this one.

Posted by GroveReb84 on 07/11/2014 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Summer Movie Journal #1

must be a slow news week

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Posted by freddie on 06/29/2014 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Film Review: The Grand Seduction

That's a good question; those are the kinds of movies I could address or tackle (at least partially) in the weekly summer film journal, actually. Nothing springs immediately to mind except Kelly Reichardt's NIGHT MOVES (which may show up in Memphis) and Tsui Hark's YOUNG DETECTIVE DEE, which I saw at a film festival in the spring and then saw on DVD at a branch library. So it's out there, and if you don't mind tons of sub-Hollywood CGI, it's really weird and fun. But I'll ask G. Akers and see if he has a list of what's shown up and what hasn't.

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Posted by Addison E. on 06/26/2014 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Film Review: The Grand Seduction

Addison – Because Memphis lacks a full time serious arthouse cinema (The Studio in Midtown targets only mainstream Hollywood fare and The Ridgeway shows only prestige films more targeted to an older female white demographic - that’s the reality of the local market) we loose out on any heavy weight or foreign films (particularly during the summer) , what are the top 10 or 15 films without Memphis play dates that deserve to be shown here??

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Posted by BP on 06/26/2014 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Cold in July is a joyful throwback to 1980s thrillers.

I've been a Joe R. Lansdale fan for a long time. I copy edited one of his short story collections for e-book release and I still speak to him on Twitter on occasion. I've been looking forward to this for a very long time.

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Posted by rick.maynard1 on 06/02/2014 at 1:30 PM

Re: “X-Men: Days of Future Past: Mutatis mutan(t)dis

That's about the size of it.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 05/30/2014 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Cold in July is a joyful throwback to 1980s thrillers.

Oooh! Gotta see this! Sounds too good.

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Posted by saispas on 05/30/2014 at 9:59 AM

Re: “The F Word: Fraternity

Though I have no desire to see this movie, the photo has convinced me that Zac Efron has better pecs than Chris Evans. Puts Vladimir Putin to shame, too. Very nice.

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Posted by Brunetto Latini on 05/08/2014 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Homecoming

"Catch it now. You don't know when your next chance might be." That's ok. I'm good.

That would be a tragedy, indeed, to miss out on such an original and brave piece of filmmaking.

Culture and creativity are dead.

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Posted by Niles4334 on 03/14/2014 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Her’s All That

The previews for this movie made me sick at my stomach, so I won't be seeing it. Maybe if it were called "Him" and the computer voice was that of Ewan McGregor, I would like it.

But everyone knows a computer that talks should sound like Majel Barrett. Not Scarlett Johansson. Ick!

Posted by Brunetto Latini on 01/18/2014 at 9:51 AM

Re: “County Line

I was about to report the above comment for spam, but there's no link to anything. I think it's just an enthusiastic opinion about OK. Since the film is set there, well, I guess that's a valid response to the movie/review.

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Posted by Greg Akers on 01/10/2014 at 9:43 AM

Re: “County Line


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Posted by RVSRSR on 01/10/2014 at 5:45 AM

Re: “County Line

So disappointed. I'll skip this one and treasure the memory of the Broadway performance.

Posted by mayfield on 01/09/2014 at 5:27 PM

Re: “County Line

In fits and starts. But in the end, not much.

Posted by Chris Davis on 01/09/2014 at 4:25 PM

Re: “County Line

But did you LIKE it?

Posted by tony.isbell on 01/09/2014 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Chasing Amie

naw, it doesn't affect us, we are bullet-proof.

What parent tells that to their child?!!!!!!!!!

Posted by thecatsmeow on 11/11/2013 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Chasing Amie

PG-who gives a damn.

Any kid at any time, huh?

Posted by thecatsmeow on 11/11/2013 at 5:04 PM


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