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Re: “Movie Review: 'Deadpool 2' Doesn't Do Much to Subvert the Superhero Tentpole Machine

This is simply a bad review; it doesnt take the time to explain why the reviewer dislikes the movie, but instead goes straight in for what he perceives to be the broader narrative behind the film via the use of a poorly-integrated political analogy that, frankly, seems only to be employed to pander to the views of the reader to force them into expressing some sort of misdirected agreement with the reviewers opinion of the movie.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Screen Name on 05/31/2018 at 12:30 AM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Deadpool 2' Doesn't Do Much to Subvert the Superhero Tentpole Machine

Not sure if this is a movie review or a liberal arts major working their political views into everything humany possible.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by justahuman on 05/27/2018 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Four Veteran Actresses Enliven a Not-So-Page-Turning 'Book Club'

Terrific movie! Funny! Enjoyable time!

Posted by Carolyn Bowman on 05/26/2018 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Deadpool 2' Doesn't Do Much to Subvert the Superhero Tentpole Machine

Color me not at all interested in a movie review written by a reviewer who proclaims to have no interest in the genre of movie he's reviewing.

11 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by stellaquarta on 05/23/2018 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Melissa McCarthy Fails to Be the 'Life of the Party' in Her Latest Comedy

Your review is slightly dramatic. It was a funny film.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Matt Bevins on 05/20/2018 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' Doesn't Believe Its Own Message

So you managed to squeeze out 584 words, 485 of which were writing a critical piece about another critic and 99 of which were your own insightful criticism. This is why I never read the movie critics before I decide to see a movie. While the film has it's weak points, it provokes a good deal of thought on how we perceive ourselves and how that perception is merely a state of mind. I enjoyed her effort to confront the issue..

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by designwise on 04/26/2018 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Only the Silent Survive in the Chilling 'A Quiet Place'

A great , intense, clever movie. I felt bad making any noise in the theater as the movie is so silent. Go see it if you need a 90 minute stress/freak out. Kisonak's review is good except for his trying to sound like a sensitive, modern man with his "female empowerment " flailing. It is a movie about family, about sacrifice, and fear. ALL of the family members contributed, Rick. You must be sleeping on the couch again.

Posted by NorthOldEnder on 04/18/2018 at 11:55 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Wes Anderson Brings Us to a Marvelously Designed 'Isle of Dogs'

A little confused by the review. I pretty much agree with all you wrote. It pretty close to "sucks." The 4 * confuses me. It pretty well sucks. Sorry, Wes. Love yer work generally. Bounce back, guy.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jimshifty on 04/18/2018 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'In the Fade' Is an Oscar-Worthy Topical Revenge Drama

Dear Reader, I'll pass along your suggestion about adding a female perspective to Margot. Not sure what I can do about being white, sorry.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rick Kisonak on 03/28/2018 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Movie Review: 'In the Fade' Is an Oscar-Worthy Topical Revenge Drama

I am so bored with white, male opinions about culture. White men are the majority movie critics i.e. the ultimate cultural mansplainers.

Seven Days, please consider bucking this norm and bringing in a POC perspective, LGBTQ perspective, and/or a female perspective.

Thanks,

A Reader

2 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Reader on 03/25/2018 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'The Strangers: Prey at Night' Is Neither Strange Nor Scary

Could. Not. Agree. More.
Dujsiks review of Prey By Night (I refuse to dignify it as connected to The Strangers) missed the mark so much so that I could only conclude that he failed to realize he had loaded his pen with blanks. It is one thing to talk of silver linings or wax poetically about the technical merits of this shot or that directorial decision, but Dujsik seems to suggest that watching a basketball game where one team dominates by 98 to 3 is somehow made worthwhile because of a few great passes or rebounds by the losing team. No. Crap is crap, and Prey By Night is deserving of that association: crap. And to suggest, let alone outright argue, that this tired sequel is any way better than the original, which is one of the best horror films in recent years if ever, is just insane and makes clear that I, for one, will never take Dujsiks reviews as anything more than well-written drivel. So sad to see this patheticly positive review on Eberts site; I used to trust his reviews.
Prey By Night is as bad as the title suggests. The acting is sub-par. The plot is thin and needless. The writing is lazy. There is no emotional connection to the characters. The kill scenes are unoriginal. Everything that Dujsik claims was fixed by this film was everything that was perfect about the original The Strangers. The anticipation and slow burn is what made the original great. The lack of action is what feeds the fear and imagination. The known adversary is not nearly as haunting to an audience as a darkened room with unknown noises. Missing these movie points is just missing the mark entirely.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by zvaughn on 03/15/2018 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Jennifer Lawrence Doesn't Soar in Spy Flick 'Red Sparrow'

My God, this movie sounds disgusting. And Hollywood lectures us on morality.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Maria Lucia on 03/08/2018 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Movie Review: 'Fifty Shades Freed' Offers an Unsexy Paean to Wealthy Living

I loved this movie I want more I am so happy they had a happy ending

Posted by Darrell Suitor on 02/26/2018 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Clint Eastwood Unexpectedly Gets on the Avant-Garde Train With 'The 15:17 to Paris'

This is another incisive, persuasive, and very witty review. I have come to trust this reviewer more than I do almost anyone else to tell me whether or not a movie is worth seeing.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Pequod42 on 02/26/2018 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’ Leaps Into the Future of Superhero Movies

Its a fictional superhero movie- why on earth would I watch that?

Its produced by Marvel studios as well- Which is owned by the Disney Corp..

A childs movie produced by a company with a track record of exploiting anything and everything in the name of profits

by all means- Go pay full price to see this movie again... Perhaps even three times

For sure Disney will use those profits to help the black community....

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Snow Creek on 02/26/2018 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’ Leaps Into the Future of Superhero Movies

Snow Creek obviously has not seen this movie. I would also add that the "emerging demographic" has actually been here for some time.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Melo Grant on 02/25/2018 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’ Leaps Into the Future of Superhero Movies

Violence sold as heroism with a new look to target an emerging demographic. Yawn....

4 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Snow Creek on 02/22/2018 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Movie Review: Clint Eastwood Unexpectedly Gets on the Avant-Garde Train With 'The 15:17 to Paris'

Mr. Eastwood frankly made more sense when he was onstage talking to a empty chair at the Republican National Convention.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by james Robtoy on 02/21/2018 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Clint Eastwood Unexpectedly Gets on the Avant-Garde Train With 'The 15:17 to Paris'

Sad Review of a Good Movie - "The 15:17 to Paris"

Saw the film last night and while it was not what I was expecting, it traded Hollywood exaggerated action for a dose of the real world. The story was about ordinary people being called to do something extraordinary and that is what Eastwood brought to the screen brilliantly ! Reviewer Rick Kisonak may have been bored with the reality of life, maybe next time he should skip the theater and fire-up his X-Box for an evening of Warcraft III.

To those who have not seen the movie yet, go ! - It isn't Star Wars but it isn't a Woody Allen Sleeper either !

BTW - There is a certain charm in a movie that was produced without a thousand "takes" and actually delivers a moral, Christian message.

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Brooke Paige on 02/19/2018 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Clint Eastwood Unexpectedly Gets on the Avant-Garde Train With 'The 15:17 to Paris'

What a truly disturbing and disgusting review. Seems the hateful reviewer may be looking in a mirror when speaking about dementia.

6 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by SandraOH on 02/18/2018 at 9:08 AM

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