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Comment Archives: Stories: Film/TV

Re: “96X to Return to Memphis Airwaves

The summer of 2014 and my sanity were saved by your alternative format at the time. By November it was some hip-hop music. Stay with the alternative music. And get a playlist going.

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Posted by timmy on 02/08/2016 at 10:59 AM

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

My 6 yr old is a hard core Elvis fan! She loves his music via Sirius RADIO, has Elvis decor in her bedroom, had an Elvis themed birthday party, named our dog Elvis and more. We are bringing her to see Graceland April 1 and 2nd, would love to get her on the show! Any chance?

Posted by Cesilee Moore Rogers on 02/04/2016 at 9:37 PM

Re: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

mfontain85,
If you wish to lampoon semi illiterate opinion, try not to go overboard.

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Posted by ern on 02/01/2016 at 8:58 AM

Re: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Bevor you even wrote your Bullshit , maybe you should of read the book. Also there where interview's with 3 of the Hero's who survived. And by the way I believe what they have to say not a compulsive LIAR like Hillary Clinton . She had the Nerve to say to one of the rest man's sister when she was picking up her Brother she should feel sorry for the Libyan's. And say in the congressional hearing what does it matter know they dead . The one who has no feelings is you .Your article sucks and I think you should look for a different courier . And is is cleare that you wrote your grab to cover Hillary Clinton's hope she paid well
P.s. I read the book

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Posted by mfontain85 on 01/31/2016 at 9:43 PM

Re: “Daredevil

Thank you for all your hard work, Addison. For the record, I, too, loved the "WHOOP THAT TREK" headline.

Posted by Chris McCoy on 01/29/2016 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Daredevil

You'll be missed Addison.

Posted by Chris Davis on 01/29/2016 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Daredevil

Just got the news that this DAREDEVIL review is the final installment of my film journal/blog/etc. that began in the summer of 2014. (Gosh, if I had known this was the last entry, I would have written about Jacques Tati's PLAYTIME, which is my favorite movie of all time. See that some day if you haven't. Then see it a bunch more times and learn to love it. It will change the way you look at the world. Seriously.) This post is also more or less the last thing I'll probably ever write for the Flyer, which I've been contributing to since September 2000.

Somewhat astonishingly, my Flyer freelance gig is the job I've held the longest, although that'll change next fall when I begin my 16th year as a high school teacher. I can't imagine ever trying to live off freelance wages alone. But as a fun li'l side gig that I tried to take very seriously, writing for the Flyer was too good to be true. Who ever gets to write about movies for money, much less in today's climate? And the blog was in some ways even better than the longer weekly pieces: I got $50 a week to write about whatever I wanted, no questions asked. A bit of a grind, but altogether great. I appreciated the Flyer's willngness to let me figure out why I liked or disliked some things in their space, and I eventually started to appreciate the way the weekly grind forced me to be a better writer. Plus, I could pass over all the dumb stuff (like, for instance, ANOMALISA--how valuable is it to have recorded for all posterity the precise feeling of wiping off steam in the bathroom mirror of an expensive, anonymous hotel room?) and concentrate on movies and shows I wanted to share with others. It was and is fun to imagine that someone's leisure time was better spent because they avoided something I disliked or checked out something I thought was cool.

I don't have any plans to write anything else right now, at least not movie reviews. But if you ever want to hear me talk about current or classic movies and TV, you can always disguise yourself as a high school junior or senior in suburban St. Paul, MN, who is enrolled in my Art of Film class because it sounds easy (which it isn't, really).

Thank yous to BMOC Bruce VanWyngarten of course, but more personal thank yous go to Chris Herrington, my first editor, college classmate and forever friend, for thinking of me and letting me write terrible reviews of mediocre records before giving me the movie gig about a decade ago; Greg Akers, Chris' successor and an unflagging and hilarious supporter who helped launch the film journal idea and once let me write all of the film criticism for the entire month of August (or was it July?) 2014; and Chris McCoy, whom I've never met and who had no real reason to keep me in the stable but worked out this sweet deal for me for as long as he could. He always thanked me for my writing, which was impossibly gentlemanly and sweet. Men, you are all the fucking best.

Thanks also to everyone who read and either agreed or disagreed with what I had to say. It was nice to know that you cared enough to post your comments, even if they sometimes sought to impugn my non-existent critical objectivity. Don't have it, probably never will, and that's OK.

In case you're wondering, the review I'm most proud of is HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3, and the headline I'm most proud of is "Whoop That Trek," for a review of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS that nobody got.

My English class is currently studying Walt Whitman, who's good for both introductions and farewells. I think this line applies to moviegoers even though movies weren't around in his time, and it's worth going out on: "You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life."

So long everybody; thanks for the use of the hall.

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Posted by Addison E. on 01/29/2016 at 1:13 PM

Re: “The X-Files

Actually Robert Welch never called Ike a commie. He was asked and this is what he said: Not in our opinion. He was exactly what we said he was in The Politician; namely, "a conscious dedicated agent of the Communist Conspiracy." Or what we would today call an Insider. In order to advance the march of Communism towards world rule, he committed many acts of treason against his country, and many heinous crimes against humanity. The most cruel and most massive of these crimes, known as Operation Keelhaul, consisted of the forced repatriation into Stalin's hands, in 1945 and 1946, of more than two million refugees from Communism, including not only civilian women and children who had lived outside of Russia since 1939, but tens of thousands of men who had fought bravely with us as our allies against the Germans. And Eisenhower already had Operation Keelhaul under way, entirely on his own initiative, long before he had received any such orders from Washington, or the Deane agreement had been signed at Yalta.

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Posted by MickeyWhite on 01/28/2016 at 4:04 PM

Re: “The X-Files

If nothing else, X-Files serves as a vehicle to say things publically that are usually only mentioned in the comments section.

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Posted by Jeff on 01/28/2016 at 8:46 AM

Re: “The X-Files

They were right about one other important point: Eisenhower WAS a secret communist.

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Posted by Packrat on 01/28/2016 at 8:06 AM

Re: “The X-Files

The John Birch Society are correct. Fluoride is a poison and needs to be taken out of the water supply.
Watch this about how correct they are/were: Mind blowing speech by Robert Welch in 1958 predicting Insiders plans to destroy America
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZU0c8DAIU4…

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Posted by MickeyWhite on 01/28/2016 at 7:52 AM

Re: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

"Those "meathead mercenaries" were warriors fighting and dying for the United States, and this will be my last post in this left-wing piece of garbage.."

What oath did they take when they hired on with that contractor?

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Posted by Packrat on 01/27/2016 at 8:41 AM

Re: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Smitty 1961,
Watch it, he's showing the Flag.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/26/2016 at 5:44 PM

Re: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

See ya GW.

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Posted by Smitty1961 on 01/26/2016 at 5:36 PM

Re: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

For the idiot who wrote this review, the people at the CIA outpost didn't know who was attacking them. They did know the February 17th Martyr's Brigade had been contracted by the State Department to defend them, but had no way of knowing if they were among the various people who were out there in the dark. They couldn't very well shout out because it would give away their position if it turned out to be the enemy with an RPG or mortar. So, there was a lot of shooting in the dark required to rescue the survivors from the mission, and to hold off the attackers until they could break out. Those "meathead mercenaries" were warriors fighting and dying for the United States, and this will be my last post in this left-wing piece of garbage.

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Posted by GWCarver on 01/26/2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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Posted by Priya Rawat on 01/25/2016 at 11:32 PM

Re: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

was Clinton mentioned once in the movie? no. it told the story of what took place during those 13 hours. how accurate I have no idea....it was telling the story of what they endured. you obviously had a premeditated review/response long before it ever hit the screens. you are far more politically motivated than the director. Last: its a movie not a documentary.

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Posted by DEF on 01/25/2016 at 10:15 PM

Re: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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Posted by diya on 01/23/2016 at 6:32 AM

Re: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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Posted by Bryan Eduardo on 01/22/2016 at 9:45 AM

Re: “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Chris McCoy just nailed it.

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Posted by Packrat on 01/22/2016 at 9:08 AM

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