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Comment Archives: Stories: Film/TV

Re: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Chris! I'm sure if some fat film maker with a baseball cap put out some 💩, you'd wet your pants with ecstasy. If this were TRULY an"attack ad" as you say, they would have spent ZMUCH MORE time in the fact that there WAS NO VIDEO. They would have spliced in the Hildabeast and Barry Husen O's false press conferences. My friend, you are proof that journalism is dead.

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Posted by Sean Currier on 01/21/2016 at 12:06 PM

Re: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Mr. McCoy, denigrating/insulting a director/film is fair game, but read the stories of your "meathead mercenaries" before you slice them with your mighty, spiteful pen. Being a responsible and believable journalist is to attempt to know who you write about no matter your political leaning. Don't be so ugly.

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Posted by Rebecca Balleza Thompson on 01/21/2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Memphis Named One Of 10 Best Places For Filmmakers

Now, if Memphis could just lure major movie companies to town with great tax incentives like Atlanta and Louisiana ....

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Posted by Mark McKee on 01/20/2016 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Music Video Monday: Light Beam Rider

Great looking video and really cool song. Good work all around.

Posted by Cory Cox on 01/19/2016 at 3:30 PM

Re: “The Revenant

I always know when a film critic is reaching really hard trying to look clever if they have to make a snide reference to Heaven's Gate and what French people like. Might be a good drinking game, how long does it take somebody to mention either topic in a review intended to be clever? HG was less a film that belonged to one character and more a broad brush with an ensemble shoved in and Revenant despite the incredible use of subtle sound and light rests on Dicaprio's shoulders.

Posted by goatismycopilot on 01/18/2016 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Mustang

As usual, a well written review.

I do lament the fact that foreign cinema is virtually non-existent in local film venues. Here's hoping Brooks Museum will show more foreign films going forward. Also, now that Brooks recently appointed a film curator it would be great if the Flyer would do an interview with her asking her what Brooks' plans are for the film exhibition program. Perhaps more foreign films?

Posted by BP45 on 01/15/2016 at 12:52 PM

Re: “The Revenant

But no Daniel Day Lewis.

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Posted by ern on 01/15/2016 at 1:29 AM

Re: “The Revenant

Yes, really!

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Posted by Chris McCoy on 01/14/2016 at 8:39 AM

Re: “The Revenant

Oh, really. I thought it was the very best movie I've seen since "Last of the Mohicans" in the 90's. And it was this movie, following after "The Great Gatsby" that got me to liking Leonardo DiCaprio, whom I've never liked. And the scenery makes it the most beautiful movie I've ever seen, surpassing the scenery of "Last of the Mohicans".

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Posted by Brunetto Latini on 01/14/2016 at 5:49 AM

Re: “Music Video Monday Special Edition: David Bowie 1947-2016

Great stuff here, all the early classics, but strangely and oddly enough, no videos from "Station To Station" with that band and/or live footage of the touring band. I was, however, among the many lucky audience members the night Bowie and that band played the Mid-South Coliseum. Earl Slick was not on guitar, for some reason, that I later read about in Crawdaddy. Some other guy named Stacy Heydon filled in for Earl that night and played all the parts perfectly. This was during David's "Thin White Duke" era. I'm also among the lucky Memphians in attendance for David's "Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars" concert, held at the old Auditorium North Hall. We had great seats on the floor. I feel sorry for those too young to have been around in that special time. It was pure magic and seeing a truly modern genius. I still have my ticket stubs. Memphis was a favorite place for David Bowie to play. Anybody else out there recall those two incredible shows?

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Posted by Paul Scates on 01/13/2016 at 1:29 AM

Re: “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Mind palace is the new holodeck. Interest waning.

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Posted by Chris Davis on 01/06/2016 at 9:37 AM

Re: “The Hateful Eight: 70 MM Roadshow Edition

As an avid supporter of police as well as a movie buff who has enjoyed some of QT's films, I thought Django was okay and would have been better without the seemingly never ending use of the N word. I was surprised that the word was not listed numerous times when the screen credits rolled at the end. I probably won't bother to see TH8 for two reasons. I support the police and I don't want to sit through nearly three hours of hearing the N word. I do question why black activists give QT no negative attention for his obsessive use of the N word. The only word I can use to describe them is Hypocrites!

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Posted by disguyJ on 01/04/2016 at 10:30 PM

Re: “The Hateful Eight: 70 MM Roadshow Edition

Great read. Local cinephiles will miss the 70mm roadshow - I don't know if any outlet had the capacity to show it. Your random notes have some great thoughts - none better that the National Review film critic also is the Out magazine film critic.

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Posted by BP on 01/02/2016 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Why Memphians Should Hate the Tennessee Titans, Part I

Be happy not having the Titans in Memphis or any other NFL franchise. What made Nashville - Nashville, died when the NFL came to town. They tore down "Opryland USA" to build a fake outlet mall and sent families down the road to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. No longer could you drop the kids off at the park and go see the shows. Either drag them kicking and screaming or go somewhere else. If not the two previously mentioned, then go to Branson, MO. This may sit well for many in Nashville, but we have not been back in years as we've watched it turn into Hollywood Country.

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Posted by Wilbur G. Bernard on 01/01/2016 at 5:59 AM

Re: “8 Movie and TV Reasons To Be Thankful

Anxious for your explanation of the UFO encounter(s)?

Posted by Dave Buchanan on 12/22/2015 at 9:52 PM

Re: “"Memphis Rocks" Book Signing Friday

on october 24, 1979 i saw the knack at the Orpheum. the fools (from boston) were the opening act. they/the fools did not get a shout out in this book. it was a GREAT show. i still consider it to be the SECOND best concert i have ever been to. this is a great book. i highly recommend it to anyone interested in the history of rock and roll. you can really see how touring changed through out the years in this book.

Posted by John Hurschel Runion on 12/19/2015 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Chi-Raq

This movie is extremely thought provoking, with the attending depth. It forces us to look at our faults as a people, and a nation. Which probably means it will wash over many heads. Pity.

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Posted by jrgolden on 12/11/2015 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Trumbo

Han skal have meget smör, som skal stope vat mans mund.

Posted by Ichabod McCrane on 12/05/2015 at 11:24 PM

Re: “Trumbo

@Ich, was auch immer

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Posted by ern on 12/05/2015 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Trumbo

@ERN,

Either that, or you're just pretending. Again.

Whatever.

Posted by Ichabod McCrane on 12/05/2015 at 9:56 PM

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