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Re: “Too rough for PBS, legendary doc Seventeen remains one of the best movies ever made about American youth

"And then there is Churchmouse, whom we never meet but whose tragic circumstances provide the film with its most wrenchingly sustained sequence (and Bob Seger with explosive point-blank emotional force)"

Totally senseless

Posted by ZoomDo on 11/21/2013 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Killing Them Softly slays hard

Killing them Softly is a film during the economic crisis in America in 2008 when America's economy and stability lacking in this film are 6 characters each have problems especially financial one character is Mark Trattman (actor Ray Liotta) a player poker twice robbed by him and is a scapegoat, Frankie (Scoot Mc Nairy) a Dilar Il supplying heroin that his friend Russell (Ben Mendelsohn) and an almost lost Mogul (Vincent Curatola) is a large unlucky the crisis affects you very mult.Ultimul and I think is the luckiest man Cogan (Brat Pitt) a businessman dealing with job placement, action film with outstanding actors, the film is a drama and it I recommend everyone to watch

Posted by Elena Chera on 11/19/2013 at 10:25 AM

Re: “George Clooney redeems The Descendants' propensity for cheap laughs

Filing of The Descendants is one of the movies with a story that we encounter every day, "family" in Hawaiian lawyer Matt King who has real estate to face her relatives received long legacy of many generations of family and they want to sell it to an investor of land, besides this Matt King is a man with two girls who recently injured his wife in a coma boat accident kept alive (more than a vegetable) film we introduce the family issues that are quite conclusive reach an agreement with his brothers and cousins ​​Matt King to keep the land that is for many a family inheritance from generation to generation the movie is a positive aspect and a good exciting story seen the whole family this video

Posted by Elena Chera on 11/18/2013 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Dan Sallitt's The Unspeakable Act treats a taboo without sensation

Dan Sallitt The Unspeakable Act is a movie to end the film leaves us to think if there is love between the two brothers Jackie is played by Tallie Medel attrition and actor Matthew who is Hirschkron Sky, the film further into personal life two brothers and we look like a pretty young varstra they are attracted to each other one, now do not know if their feelings were love (like lovers) or paternal feelings of love of brother and sister, Jackie is really as much bolder in her conversations with Matthew but girls are curious and want to know more about men mature much faster Years have passed and each grab on their way, the fact is that Jackie has remained a growing and melamcolica and think-he realized that he exaggerated his brother represent and go to a psychiatrist. The film is a drama, I strongly recommend those who love and those who want to love

Posted by Elena Chera on 11/18/2013 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Matthew McConaughey AIDS drama Dallas Buyers Club: Hollywood's idea of post-Philadelphia freedom

Dallas Buyers Club is an action movie from 1986 in which the character Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) wants to unearth the buried already an old story about the death of Rock Hudson's AIDS After an accident at work Ron is he is HIV-positive and infected cuvirusul time to live, he begins to fight for his life and trying to bring in other countries medcamentul AZT is a drug that affects to start some sort of smuggling prohibited drugs in America files. the film itself introduces us into a dark world in which those who want to be cured of this disease are ignored by society hardest and worst case die, few can afford these costly treatments when many of the sick resort to other modes to "cure" what a strong and democratic society ignores these cases? Do not know

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Posted by Elena Chera on 11/17/2013 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Jews give ex-Nazis an atypical big-screen beatdown in the satisfying revenge thriller The Debt

The Debt movie thriller story is in the past 0 not do else than to bring up a movie that has not yet seen a Nazi Jewish revenge is chased by three young Mossad agents is a dentist and is caught and imprisoned, crying victims of the Holocaust (Hebrew derided) one of the three officers beat him too debt (currently) begins as two retired Mossad agent who investigates the death of their colleague David (Ciaran Hinds) Rachel one of the former retirement agenda (Helen Mirren) and his colleague they Stephan (Tom Wilkinson) all these characters were treated as heroes in Israel to find Nazis and sued dem film is praised and so director John Madden to watch this remarkable film as a revenge against Nazism brought by Hebrew

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Posted by Elena Chera on 11/15/2013 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Antonio Banderas goes full-on pervy in Almodóvar's deliriously kinky The Skin I Live In

I always actor Antonio Banderas appreciation for great acting performance, his films are the kinds of movies that after you watch them you wonder was it true? or surprised Wow, this film Skin I Live In Antonio Banderas actor in this mysterious film introduces us to the Dr.Ledgard (Antonio Banderas) medical esthetician for more difficult cases burned tissue replacement long sought and found items again very smooth but not resistant to burns or mosquito bites, I had a guinea pig (Pig-human) and already thought that taking up demoralized his face because his mother had died. My question is why the doctor with a good situation and a privileged society came to their daughter to turn in guinea pigs, taking up sick or crazy? Recommend this film to all

Posted by Elena Chera on 11/15/2013 at 9:28 AM

Re: “Matthew McConaughey AIDS drama Dallas Buyers Club: Hollywood's idea of post-Philadelphia freedom

i just saw this movie in santa barbara ca. i give it 5 out of 5 stars. for sure

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Posted by Kitti Sisley on 11/15/2013 at 1:45 AM

Re: “A talk with the breakout actor of the year, Blue Is the Warmest Color's Adèle Exarchopoulos

I believe she's referring to Adèle the character in the movie — that while they had room to improvise, the character was there from the beginning.

Jason can speak to this better than I, but one of the things that really impressed him in person was that Exarchopoulos insisted on doing the interview in English to be accommodating, despite having a translator present. That accounts for some of the phrasing. I would hope any American visiting Paris would make as honorable an effort in French.

As for director Kechiche … well, I'll let Jason field that one if he wants.

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Posted by mr. pink on 11/14/2013 at 10:09 AM

Re: “A talk with the breakout actor of the year, Blue Is the Warmest Color's Adèle Exarchopoulos

We (Léa and I) had a big part of improvisation, but Adèle was always there.

I think the first sentence has more sense if it is : but Abdel was always there.
Abdel(latif) Kechiche, the director.

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Posted by Dominique on 11/14/2013 at 6:57 AM
Posted by Sybil S. on 11/13/2013 at 2:36 PM

Re: “For a Good Time, Call ... a surprisingly sweet, sex-positive comedy

I absolutely love sexy comedy like this. I was just reading about comedygasm at https://www.slixa.com/late-night/385-rachel-fogletto-brings-her-sex-positive-stand and can't get enough. I really want to see what "celebrity masturbators in cameo appearances" looks like!

Posted by katemason on 11/09/2013 at 10:39 AM
Posted by mr. pink on 11/07/2013 at 6:16 PM

Re: “A talk with Robert Redford and filmmaker J.C. Chandor about the wrenching maritime adventure All Is Lost

I love this movie so much All Is Lost and Scene magazine interview with actor Robert Redford and director JC Chandi about early screenplay and professional actor performing the role she did in this film actor Robert Redford was not easy all the videos in Indian Ocean pretty heavy scene a character that I know of this film, as our man went into an exotic journey, married (after the ring finger) a solid and handsome man, rich as not everyone can afford a yacht quite lonely journey he who goes in Ocean and has a family makes one?

Posted by Elena Chera on 11/07/2013 at 11:41 AM

Re: “The hit documentary Blackfish has a message as dubious as its methods

I just learned of this film last week and watched it today, coming at it unbiased (and quite interested, as a conservationist who's paid attention to Sea World's events since the 2010 trainer death.) I have to say I was frustrated by some of tactics used throughout the film, which were sometimes cheap tactics and sometimes mildly deceptive/misrepresenting. These filmmakers should take a lesson in fact presentation & argument from PBS's frontline, though I'd imagine that playing straight & true with all the facts was no core value for the filmmakers on this project.

An easy, applicable example is the writers of this editorial believing (duped) that the film included comment from an OSHA Expert. The filmmakers called him this in what seemed an attempt to portray him as an employee of OSHA. He was not. He was an Expert Witness (a whale "expert" of some sort) utilized by OSHA in, presumably, a legal proceeding of some sort. I initially confused as well...

I recall a few other icky examples, including the attempt at clouding the story of the man who snuck into the park after hours, swam with a whale, and died. That truth of the story was fairly cut and dried, but an interview with one of the "activist" ex employees was edited to loosely imply some sort of underlying scandal and PR coverup. That smelled like BS to me....

Also what is with all the pointless, yet intense sounding quotes from the "OSHA expert witness guy" in the last few segments? Something like "when the trainer testified in court, she either didn't know what happened, or she knew, and she told a bald-faced lie!" (Yeah, thanks. Also when you flip a coin, it comes up either heads or tails. How 'bout them apples?!) -Or OSHA Man's his personal thoughts on the trainer who remained so calm when he got pulled under several times over several minutes: "I'd be scared as hell". -Um, yeah. All of us would. Who cares about your imagining being in the tank? They're just dumbing down the film at this point.

Being involved with Marine Mammal conservation groups and efforts since 1997, (particularly with Hawaiian Humpbacks and with Laguna San Ignacio) I have to say that the status of Sea World as it operates today (not 30 or 40 years ago, as much of the documentary focuses on), creates a good deal of grey area for debate.

Logic (let alone math) supports the idea that exposure to marine mammals, specifically through Sea World visits, has created a higher awareness & appreciation of, understanding of, and concern for, otherwise unseen mammals, within a swath (very possibly a large swath) of the park's attendees. An interest they might carry for life and one that influences future behaviors as a result.

I don't like to be manipulated and this film seemed to work hard at that.
I seldom respond with credulity to a 90 minute argument that repeats an utterly black and white portrayal of a topic that is laden with complexity. Fortunately I seldom find my self watching one (but a FB friend urged me to see this one...)

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Posted by dvtsea on 11/03/2013 at 2:32 AM

Re: “Tom Hanks on clicking into his role as the real-life Captain Phillips

The real crew on this ship disputes much of what is stated as facts in this movie. The Captain in particular is criticized as being a frequent truth stretcher to down right lier.

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Posted by NeverFear on 10/15/2013 at 5:30 AM

Re: “Rediscovered singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez embraces newfound fame through the doc Searching for Sugar Man

i have seen Rodriguez Play live In Brisbane in 1981 and to be honest the first half of the concert was terrible as i thought he was going to fall asleep on his stool and the crowd actually booed him , BUT the second half was brilliant and he mentioned to the crowd that he had some Critiques in the Audience and we all laughed , I dont know how or why North America dismissed him ? maybe because he was Mexican who knows ?

Posted by Stevo on 10/04/2013 at 2:45 AM

Re: “Sex, slashers, surveillance — welcome back, Brian De Palma

It's funny how the film feels remarkably sleazy while actually showing a minimum of sex and violence. I'd like to see what De Palma could do under the protection of HBO or Showtime.

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Posted by Steven Erickson on 09/05/2013 at 9:59 PM

Re: “In a World ... offers sweet summer surprise; Blue Jasmine depends on an awful lot of kindness from strangers

The Nashville Scene is now filled with writing done by pretentious know nothing hipsters who don't have any clue what they're talking about. It's just flat out embarrassing these days. I haven't taken you guys seriously for a while, but this review of Blue Jasmine is the cherry on top. I'm done with ya.

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Posted by Jordan Harkey on 08/31/2013 at 10:45 PM

Re: “The hit documentary Blackfish has a message as dubious as its methods

I guess the biggest problem about this kind of documentary is whenever people get very sensitive with this huge issue of animals in captivity, the first reaction is:
"Shut down Sea World and all problems will be solved" Which is kinda tragic...
Closing these kind of facilities is not a solution. It only creates more problems and runs out more resources that should be used properly for the good of these animals.

There are many delicate things to deal with before jumping to the conclusion that a Zoo or an institution (and even a circus) should close.
First of all, it takes an ENORMOUS amount of time and money to relocate a wild animal to a different place to live. Most of the times, these places are only temporary, therefore, more stressful.
Second, is takes even MORE time and money to actually rehabilitate a single captive animal (IF it's even possible, depending on the specie).
Imagine if Sea World close, where are you going to relocate so many animals? It takes time to build proper pools and cages and most animals might never see wildlife again, and that's pretty much it.

But I do agree that protest are needed to fight for the wild animals that will never be able to be reintroduced because they deserve much bigger space and better quality of life. To say that wild animals shouldn't be there in the first place is something that nowadays many people know, but it's pretty inevitable since there are so many interest conflicts due the human invasion and lack of efforts to actually save these spaces for the wild animals.
People need more information, education and better approach to deal with this massive problem...
I just hope people look after more informations and fight for the right terms for the sake of these animals.
Usually you have to hit the investor where it hurts the most, which are their pockets so you can be heard AND still hope that in the investment point of view it is still profitable to keep a truly proper retirement center for these animals instead of making them perform these circus shows because if the investors are not having the profit they expect...they might indeed close Sea World and don't give a damn about the future of the animals.

So I believe Sea World do have the resources and knowledge to come up with something good and creative and this documentary will probably makes these plans finally get out of the paper....hopefully.

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Posted by elisa on 08/28/2013 at 9:58 AM

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