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Comment Archives: Stories: Film/TV

Re: “Better Call Saul

Hmm, missed Breaking Bad and Citizen Kane too?

Posted by crackoamerican on 04/21/2015 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul is a good show. However, you need to be kidnapped and forced to watch Breaking Bad nonstop....Your perspective on the show is similar to have seen a few minutes of the horribly bad tv version of "The Stand" and then reading the last 20 pages of the book.

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Posted by Dave Buchanan on 04/21/2015 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Furious 7

As soon as you opened with "Neither of us had seen a Fast & Furious movie before." you should have stopped. You missed the whole point of the movie...and series.

Here's what you didn't comment on:
The plot.
How it tied several movies together.
The bow to the deceased Paul Walker.

Haha - I always say if it has to be explained to you, you won't understand anyway.

You were correct in one respect - it was a "punishing" movie...because it KICKED ASS!!

Normally I could give a crap about what a critic thinks. But your opinion spilled onto the paper like a clumsy cup of coffee....

It had to be wiped up.

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Posted by Ray on 04/10/2015 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Furious 7

Don't you know you're supposed to love this movie because one of the actors died?

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Posted by Jeff on 04/09/2015 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Live from Graceland: SiriusXM's Elvis Radio

Memories of that incredible great,.. and never returning rock and roll era..glorious time when I was a very young lad, flows like a river on my mind when I hear Elvis Radio!! A music era that made history!!... Greetings to all fans! Rdrnnr47, here in Puerto Rico

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Posted by rdrnnr47@gmail.com on 03/19/2015 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Addison's March Film Journal

I do love the Addison film journal and while I know that school is back in session I do wish you would write more film reviews.

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Posted by PB on 03/18/2015 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Addison's March Film Journal

たんぽぽ 大好き だ よ! (I love Tampopo!)

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Posted by williamthewebb on 03/18/2015 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Chappie

Ninja and Yolandi bring Zef to Minglewood next Wednesday. Woot, woot!

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 03/12/2015 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Song Of The Sea

This movie is beautiful. I'm so glad it came to memphis!

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Posted by Birdie on 03/11/2015 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Leonard Nimoy’s legacy made the world more logical.

I will confess to being a loyal fan of Mr. Spock. Once the initial imprinting was done that was it. He will be missed much in my cold bat cave.

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Posted by TruthBeTold on 03/07/2015 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Leonard Nimoy’s legacy made the world more logical.

I agree. Compassion is best delivered in a bathrobe.

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Posted by OakTree on 03/05/2015 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Leonard Nimoy’s legacy made the world more logical.

Nice insights here. Delivered with compassion, but not bathos.

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Posted by Hotlips McMurphy on 03/05/2015 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Academy Awards Spread The Love

Define "best"

Posted by Clyde on 02/24/2015 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Fifty Shades Of Grey

Usually books to film aren't that good, with Lonesome Dove a notable exception. But here's a twist-this movie is better than the book deserves. Thank heavens the 8th grade girl dialogue didn't make it to the movie. The reviewer hated the book (and movie) because she didn't suspend reality before reading/watching. If the story had included a yellow brick road and flying monkeys, it wouldn't have been anymore fantastic than some of the ridiculous components or situations. Even the character names are ridiculous--Steele and Grey. Not very imaginative. Besides, there was all that wonderful product placement. (This is where the eye roll goes.)

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Posted by Jenna C'est Quoi on 02/20/2015 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Dennis Brooks Passes

For those who don't know me, my name is Paul Caesar. Son of Joe Caesar. My father and Dennis where best friends from childhood and on through life. The last time I saw Dennis I was around the age of five visiting my father and new step mother at my father and Dennis's apartment in downtown Memphis. I never really got to know him as well as I would have liked, but oh the stories I was blessed to here from my dad and uncles over the years. My father moved on from Memphis to become all that he is and achieve amazing things and often encourages me to get out of Memphis. As a matter of fact it has been sort of a battle within me wanting to follow my father's intuitions, but I love Memphis so much. It's like I am drawn here. I belong here. This place has such a soulful magic that I can't abandon or begin to explain. I often spend time down town walking around and just taking in the scenery and the soulful sound of our music in the distances as the smell of the world's best BBQ hits me from a distance. I get overcome and overwhelmed with such a genuine feeling of being be a true native of the very streets that my father and Dennis used to tear up and down in their youth. Man how my imagination just takes off on a journey. Knowing I'm standing on the same side walk or walking the same streets as they once did means the world to me. I have grown to share the same love for Memphis as Dennis once did and i often think of how priceless it would be if he where still here to help explain to my to my father why I just can't leave my awesome, magical, soulful, city. I feel like a true rock star every time I meet one of these old head Memphis music guys at a dive somewhere downtown and Dennis's name comes up. If only they knew the stories I've heard from my Dad and step mother about how cool Dennis was and how much fun trouble they used to get into. Perhaps I am being guided through these alleyways and cut streets by Dennis's spirit as I live laugh and love all that Memphis is. Thanks Dennis for all the awesome thoughts and stories. How I wish I could have ran into you at one of the many events you put together in my adult years and just been like hi sir I'm Paul Caesar nice to meet you. Man what an evening we would have had once you put two and two together. This next shot, slash toast is to you sir as I sit down town in a building, you guys probably used to know well. I hope that the good name I am coming to develop down here can be a testimony to the times you and my father once had..........

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Posted by bigpaul on 02/12/2015 at 10:04 PM

Re: “On the Phone with Bill Cunningham of the Box Tops

I met Bill during his sojourn in Germany in the early '70's. I was into the American music being played in Germany at the time, which was really fluff. I'd never heard of the Box Tops. It wasn't 'till I moved to Canada and being a little older that I realized who he was. Wow. I still feel somewhat foolish, 50 years later. He didn't make any impression on me musically when I knew him, I'd never heard him play, and let's face it, what did I know? Apparently not much The only time I figured "okay, he can play the guitar" is when he patiently taught my little brother some easy to learn songs on his guitar. Bill wasn't a person to brag, nor was he ever anything but a nice guy. Polite, caring and a real gentleman. He ended up marrying my best friend. (It really should have been me. Ahhh, the missed opportunities.) I would have married him in a flash, just because he was such a great guy.

Posted by Karen Gordon on 02/12/2015 at 5:20 AM

Re: “The Man In The High Castle

Recently got a ROKU 3 and once my daughter let me into her Netflix account I couldn't believe it when I came across "The Man in the High Castle", watched it immediately, loved it and loved the concept that the viewers could vote to request the pilot be continued. Even my wife, who's not that much into Sci-Fi and the associated genre's found it interesting and well done. This is an example of why the ScyFy channel drives me nuts. Decades of fantastic stories from Heinlein, Asimov, Dick and so many others to choose from and they give us Sharknado? Go Netflix, and Marco Polo is great as well.

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Posted by Marlin on 02/08/2015 at 10:29 PM

Re: “A Most Violent Year

After reading this review I came to the conclusion that character building and ambiguities aren't for everyone

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Posted by John on 02/04/2015 at 10:41 AM

Re: “American Sniper

Too bad the liberal courts found him out to be a liar. What book isn't?

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Posted by ern on 02/04/2015 at 12:05 AM

Re: “American Sniper

I'd lay 3:1 odds this biased review wouldn't sell very well in Halabja, Iraq.

Huge money making blockbuster movies that deal with topics, events and honorable men like Navy SEAL Chris Kyle must really be hard on leftist movie critics to review, eh?

CPO Chris Kyle was a man who had more honor and integrity in one of his clipped and discarded fingernails than any movie critic could ever dream of or hope to possess.

Rest in peace CPO Chris Kyle. And God bless your loved ones.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Nightcrawler on 02/03/2015 at 8:59 PM

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