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Comment Archives: Stories: Film/TV

Re: “When "American Pickers" Met Prince Mongo

I know this thread is old as hell but I just caught this episode of American Pickers, which resulted in a rather extensive search and reading session on this Prince Mongo guy to the point I missed the rest of the episode being so engrossed in the guy and what articles and info I found about him.
To be honest the guy is nothing short of frightening. And I'm not Mr Tough-Guy or anything but I'm no 6'3, 200lb chicken shit either.
The frightening thing about him is that he has quite clearly and obviously completely lost any sort of remote grasp on reality. Whether the "character" he portrays is his honest persona or not, (frankly it's almost a bit more frightening if he KNOWS it's all an act) the dude is legitimately off the reservation. This is the type of psyche that ends up burning down city blocks or poisoning the water supply and shit like that, whether it's in an effort to stop the spawning of whatever demon or alien creatures he is certain are trying to infiltrate the community, or because he's certain the community is out to get him, or merely that his "eccentric" act isn't getting him the level of attention that he requires anymore and decides to take things to another level.
How this guy isn't locked up in a padded party room already is beyond me, let alone the fact he is allowed to run for office every election. Everyone is so concerned with catching sleeper cells of terrorists hiding out in towns, (which is a legit concern, don't gt me wrong) yet this nutcase is free as a bird...

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Posted by TheApexPreditor on 06/18/2016 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Maggie’s Plan

My creditors wish I was being bribed.

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Posted by Chris McCoy on 06/17/2016 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Maggie’s Plan

Jeez, Elsa. Who pissed in your cornflakes? Chris just thought it was interesting, and he's telling us why. Get another cup of coffee or something.

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Posted by OakTree on 06/17/2016 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Maggie’s Plan

Goodness, how much did they pay you to write this over-bloated drivel about a bad, at best, mediocre film, and a director who is in no way equal to the qualities you've given her. Comparing Gerwig to Streep in Sophie's Choice? Stating Miller is a director up to the masters? Again, how much were you bribed to write this overcompensating body of misleading the public?

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Posted by Elsa on 06/17/2016 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Me Before You

Elizabeth Bennet is not an empty shell.

And all rude rich men are not Fitzwilliam Darcy.

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Posted by Imelda the Hon on 06/10/2016 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Popstar: Never Stop Stopping

I went in with pretty low expectations and was pleasantly surprised.

Posted by Chris McCoy on 06/10/2016 at 9:48 AM

Re: “Popstar: Never Stop Stopping

I went in thinking this film was going to be as good as Spinal Tap and was thoroughly
disappointed. Only gag I thought that was really funny was the TMZ parody. This movie
was more for the teen and 20 something crowd. And they could have cut out the up close schlong part.

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Posted by hoopsman99 on 06/09/2016 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Music Video Monday: Crown Vox

Exciting, frightening, definitely leaves me with questions. Nice!!

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Posted by Reid Hampton on 06/07/2016 at 5:41 PM

Re: “The Lobster

I have been waiting for such a movie for so long a time and finally got to see it yesterday.
Being a long time single, I could relate to this movie and how it feels to be single in
a couple's world. The movie would have been better if I had read the above review to get
a better understanding of what was going on with the characters. I wouldn't call it a comedy by
any stretch of the imagination. It was more of a sad love story with a very creative angle.
I kept hoping for some happy redemption in the main character's story but it ended rather depressing. Still, much better to see this kind of movie than all the other superhero battle bad guy movie you forget the minute you exit the theater.

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Posted by hoopsman99 on 06/04/2016 at 9:29 AM

Re: “The Lobster

Excited to see this tomorrow night. I am tired of action/superhero movies. Thanks Chris!

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Posted by Stramelicious on 06/02/2016 at 3:41 PM

Re: “The Angry Birds Movie

Wise choice.

Posted by Chris McCoy on 05/23/2016 at 11:39 AM

Re: “The Angry Birds Movie

Will not see.

Posted by Peejay Juggles on 05/22/2016 at 8:18 PM

Re: “ Captain America: Civil War

By far this is one of Marvel's best movies and far superior to both Avengers movies. I'm with Brunetti on Dawn of Justice. I thought it was a fantastic movie and the fact that its more adult and dark is what I like. Civil War has a great story but also injects a lot of humor to the script which is fine, but different from what DC is trying to do. In the end, go see Civil War, its definitely worth it.

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Posted by Firefox on 05/16/2016 at 5:09 PM

Re: “ Captain America: Civil War

My kids really have been getting into the Avengers movies. I will say that they both came away with mixed reviews on this one though.

This one forces you to reconcile the fact that there is collateral damage in these super flicks, and it makes you have to recognize the gray area in what the good guys are doing. The kids tend to like things more black and white, as you'd expect. I really enjoyed it. I know it's setting up as just another piece in a larger story, and I can't wait for the next one.

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Posted by GroveReb84 on 05/16/2016 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

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Posted by Ellilou Fabs on 05/14/2016 at 9:53 PM

Re: “ Captain America: Civil War

Yeah, well there are DC fans and there are Marvel fans. I saw "Dawn of Justice" twice and kept myself from seeing it a third time because it seemed geeky and obsessive. I loved every minute of it, more so the second time.

Captain America? Whatever. I'll rush out to see the new X-Men movie, but the Avengers isn't something I find appealing. They're like 2nd tier DC superheroes. Ant-Man?

I might like the Avengers movies if Thor didn't seem so much like his parody in "Justice Friends".

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Posted by Brunetto Latini on 05/13/2016 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Deadpool

Deadpool has inspired a lot of fans about how a antihero like this violent character deals in his own way and finds the person responsible of doing bad things to him. Deadpool is looking cool in the movie along with his leather costume. Check out Movie Jackets at Sky-Seller online shop here: http://goo.gl/6HXxK0

Posted by Liza Ellis on 05/11/2016 at 2:22 AM

Re: “Music Video Monday: Cory Taylor Cox

Thanks Flyer-friends!
The new recording of Memphis Kids is out now! You can grab it at www.corytaylorcox.com or itunes/bandcamp/wherever you link to download your jams.

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Posted by Cory Cox on 05/09/2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “I Saw The Light

Well, that just leaves the door open for someone to do it right.

Of course, Hollywood never thinks that way. After this, Hollywood will think, "Nobody wants to watch a Hank Williams movie."

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Posted by Jeff on 04/05/2016 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

And by the way, though I like "Watchmen", the dialogue is laughably bad. "Dawn of Justice" is a much better film.

Judging from discussion I overheard outside the theater last weekend, it's only the critics who would say there "hasn't been a decent Superman movie since the Carter administration". "Man of Steel" gets very high marks from fans.

Regarding "when superheroes fight, we all lose" ...
DC has been making money from pitting superheroes against each other for my whole life. My prized comic book possession in the 70's was an oversized "Superman vs Wonder Woman" comic set in WW2. I also remember a battle between Superman and Capt. Marvel (the real Capt. Marvel of "Shazam!", not the Marvel comics superhero).

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Posted by Brunetto Latini on 04/02/2016 at 9:15 AM

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