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Re: “Movie Review: 'John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum' Is as Unwieldy as Its Title, but More Fun

No wonder integrity is so popular these days!

Posted by Samuel Shultis on 05/25/2019 at 11:30 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Yoko Ono Rewrites John Lennon's Legacy With 'John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky'

Whoever read Yoko's grapefruit book knows where the imagine come from.
It is clearly from her book. Whoever wrote this have no idea about her work or her book

2 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Sakura Om on 05/24/2019 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Seth Rogen Can't Make the Unlikely Romance of 'Long Shot' Work

Chemistry isn't always about typical physical attraction (for example, sapiosexuals find intelligence sexy) but is also about emotional connection and that feeling that somebody "gets" you.

I felt that positive, sweet, good energy between Theron and Rogan in this movie, as well as in several video interviews with them discussing the film. More than a romcom, "Long Shot" is about believing in oneself and being true to oneself -- a "feel-good" film for our troubled times.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by RealityCheck on 05/12/2019 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Seth Rogen Can't Make the Unlikely Romance of 'Long Shot' Work

I saw this movie last night, and it's hard for me to imagine the reviewer and I saw the same film. This film is an incredibly funny, intelligent, and timely social commentary that doesn't hold back. Five stars, seriously.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Michelle McGee on 05/12/2019 at 5:56 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Seth Rogen Can't Make the Unlikely Romance of 'Long Shot' Work

"Critics consider the romantic comedy an endangered species."

Barf.

Can we get an actual writer in here to write reviews that don't sound like a fifteen year old's book report hastily written at the last possible moment?

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Steve McDonald on 05/09/2019 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Emilio Estevez Takes on the Plight of the Homeless in 'The Public'

I have always loved Emilio Estevez

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Asez Connecticut on 04/20/2019 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Mary Magdalene' Offers an Inspired Revisionist Take on an Age-Old Story

What a strange concept for a movie?! I'm not sure if this is a good thing, or a bad thing?

John Denner

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by John Denner on 04/20/2019 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Movie Review: The New 'Pet Sematary' Doesn't Manage to Bury Its Campy Predecessor

The original movie was a lot better than this! Make overs are usually not worth watching... Just like the movie IT, The original one was a lot better!!

Posted by Gigrape52@gmail.com on 04/11/2019 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Movie Review: 'The Highwaymen' Sets the Record Straight About Iconic Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde

For an article on the character of Frank Hamer, you may be interested in the article by Monica Munoz Martinez in the Washington Post, below.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/201…

Bill Dakin

Posted by Bill Dakin on 03/31/2019 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Peppermint' Turns Out to Be a Stale Flavor in Jennifer Garner's Vigilante Vehicle

Dear God....who are these critics? Get over yourselves! I am a movie buff and can give you all a run for your money. I love Garner so decided to watch this. I switched off deep meaningful thinking and was entertained above anything I've watched lately. Just LOVED this kick ass Lady. Don't listen to these idiots. Great work Garner xx

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by sm7368 on 03/20/2019 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Documentary 'Apollo 11' Brings the Moon Mission to Life With Lost NASA Footage

As a side note.... ever wonder why the project to go to the Moon was named The Apollo Project after the God of the Sun? The real reason for the exploration was to verify that the Sun does go through cyclic micronovas. The entire series is fascinating.
Episodes from the Apollo landings that I have never seen.
Earth Catastrophe Cycle | SOLAR MICRONOVA III - YouTube
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0cDWbgFjCDc

Posted by timothy price on 03/18/2019 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Now you did it Rick , you pissed off the comic book nerds !

30 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Rich ard on 02/28/2019 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Movie was great, some critics are sometimes soooooo dumb!

4 likes, 32 dislikes
Posted by Daniel Tutueanu on 02/27/2019 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

"When Dr Ido finds the head and partial torso of a female cyborg, he naturally carries them back to his lab and attaches them to an android body" So funny. When I saw the two hundred million dollar figure, I actually felt a pain in my heart. Thinking of the 40 amazing movies that could have made instead. This movie has the sophistication and thoughtfulness of a Flintstones episode.

35 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by brainfire on 02/24/2019 at 12:24 AM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

"It's impossible to miss the similarity between Zalem poised above the bustling, crumbling dump that's become the meme for postapocalyptic civilization and the mammoth alien ship poised above the bustling, crumbling District 9."

The work that was responsible for this movie predates District 9 by 19 years, the original run of Battle Angel aka Gunm released in 1990 in written format and received an animated film in 1993. To claim that this is ripping off material that came after it just shows how utterly uninformed you are in writing this article. This is an adaptation of previous work, and in that respects it is an incredibly faithful one. All of the visuals and major scenes are straight out of what came before, it adheres to its source material strictly and encapsulates it well.

It would be a true shame if you familiarized yourself with what you were reviewing before you reviewed it. Perhaps a little bit of research would leave you looking less foolish.

9 likes, 35 dislikes
Posted by Trin D on 02/23/2019 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

It is quite clear that you did no research, you have no idea the work it took Rosa and the film production to bring Alita to life, and for some reason you think its okay for you as a grown man to shame a young woman's breast in a coming of age story. I can't even take you seriously as a writer... all I want to know is why in the world does this tasteless and poorly written review deserve to show up in my search results?

15 likes, 41 dislikes
Posted by Riley Summits on 02/22/2019 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

One star? Are you serious? This is a joke. I'm not sure how writers like you made it as far as they did, but the fact is you all just really screwed up. Alita supported 15,000 jobs, dude! Hundreds of thousands of working hours, visual dreams, and dedication. And despite a 95% audience approval rating people aren't seeing it because of critics like you, meaning there likely won't be a sequel, meaning 15,000 fewer job opportunities in the film industry and countless more crushed hopes from an audience that didn't listen to the haters and instead saw Alita for what it is- A pure masterpiece.

15 likes, 40 dislikes
Posted by Riley Summits on 02/22/2019 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

I can't believe your review. I'm not a critic but I'm 48 years and I have seen a lot of movies in my life. I am also a reader of the manga since its first release. I can seriously affirm that this movie is a masterpiece. I've seen it twice (I do not remember another movie that I have watched twice in a cinema). The best film I have ever seen and the best adaptation in a movie of a manga masterpiece. So I still can't believe of your review but the word is nice also because of the diversity of people.

20 likes, 39 dislikes
Posted by Marco Malavolta on 02/21/2019 at 7:10 AM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

From the start, this critic's appetite for cluelessness is on shameless display. The first criticism we see shows the lack of research done for this review.

That's you, that's how you sound.

Seriously, you couldn't even bother to check the year Kishiro's work was published before foaming about who ripped off who and risk looking foolish by being wrong?
The rest of the review just keeps showing off how much of a sour and superficial pov you had while watching the movie.

Truly shameless.

37 likes, 43 dislikes
Posted by Jerónimo on 02/20/2019 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Movie Review: There’s Nothing New Under the Dystopian Steampunk Sun in ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

"It's impossible to miss the similarity between Zalem poised above the bustling, crumbling dump that's become the meme for postapocalyptic civilization and the mammoth alien ship poised above the bustling, crumbling District 9. Or the fact that the bloated dystopian tentpole Elysium built that same city in 2013." This proves you did little research before seeing this movie. Alita is based off of a Manga that ran from 1990 to 1995, and basically everything you see here was in it, with some minor changes. If anything those movies, which I do enjoy, took inspiration from the Manga, not the other way around. I have seen this criticism a lot in the negative reviews, and it is frustrating. The problem Alita has is that everyone has already raided it for ideas over the past three decades, so when it finally hit theaters, people bash it for not being original. In fact, this was a foundation work for the Cyber Punk genera, and has been a heavy influence in a lot of other works. If you are going to critique it for originality, at least point to works that came out before 1990, not something that came out more recently, that clearly has been influenced by the original Manga. To be fair, you did point out Blade Runner, but everything else was release after the original Manga series ended.

38 likes, 38 dislikes
Posted by Aaron “Tuggernuts” Balake on 02/20/2019 at 11:52 AM

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