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Re: “Classic Revival

Have to tell you: the film lies. The truth about the "ruthless" Hal Roach. During this period, he paid Stan Laurel more than he paid himself. I have all their contracts. I am credited in the film. I can provide charts out of 1930's Hollywood trade papers that show how well Laurel & Hardy were paid. Plus, Laurel and Roach NEVER argued over money. ~Richard W. Bann

Posted by Richard W. Bann on 01/31/2019 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Causes Noble and Lost

Is "Armie Hammer" related to Armand Hammer, the billionaire?

Is Hollowood merely a nepotistic dream factory selling ideological wolf tickets?

Is there a law that prohibits female attorneys from putting up their own shingle and going into practice for themselves? Of course not. But that would not serve the need of the (mostly female) audience to wallow in self-pity and faux victimhood. A perfect commentary on the current zeitgeist, actually.

Posted by Mister Fabuloso on 01/19/2019 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Flesh and Fury

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Posted by Cindy Chong on 09/06/2018 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Lost in the Darkness

Excellent,thoughtful,deep,vivid review!
Thank you!

Posted by Toniann Salit on 02/01/2018 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Post Up

Thanks for catching the typo. It's fixed now.

Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 01/21/2018 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Post Up

"But in brief: Daniel Ellsberg (Matthew Rhys), a journalist working under Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara ..."

I believe Ellsberg was a military analyst, not a journalist.

Posted by parke on 01/19/2018 at 6:21 PM

Re: “The Limits of Fidelity

As for perfection in Blade Runner 2049, there are moments when knowing more than the filmmaker can jolt a viewer out of their suspension of reality. The beekeeping scene is just wrong.

Posted by Writer Steve on 10/14/2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Hero Immerses, Big Sick Shines

Dear Filmland,
If you review Valerian, I would like to ask you please to call the film out on the weird sexist cliches it is chock full of. Not to mention its treatment of the POC sex slave character. *spoilers* Her stated motivation in life is to please the mens, and she is promptly disposed of by giving her life for white protagonists she just met. I would love to see this movie gender-swapped. I think it would be really illuminating. Instead, both leads captured by same aliens while leads are wearing high-tech combat suits that let them crash through walls. Male lead escapes and plot takes him to red light district and aforementioned sex slave, meanwhile female lead waits for rescue while being dressed in sexy dresses by aliens who only see her as food. Why? Why?

Posted by Esme Pendergast on 07/23/2017 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Hero Immerses, Big Sick Shines

Would be helpful if this review started off with a description of the movie and then a general review, leaving the increasingly detailed, historic, film-school type commentary left to the end so the rest of us who just want to see a film and haven't the time but are trying to get a quick idea if this might be the one can benefit from reviews.

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Posted by Noyb on 07/23/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Boom

Richard Pryor wrote Blazing Saddles with Mel Brooks it's got Pryor's humor, insight and irreverence all over it. See our previously declared love of this classic here, cowboy:…

Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 06/30/2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Boom

No Richard Pryor in this movie

Posted by Ed Erwin on 06/30/2017 at 2:20 AM

Re: “Boom

I don't think that was Richard Pryor in "Blazing Saddles" tho... lol.

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Posted by tulochen on 06/30/2017 at 12:39 AM

Re: “Who Run the World?

The title is a line from Beyonce's "Run the World (Girls)," in which she asks, "Who run the world?/ Girls." You can enjoy it here:…

Posted by Jennifer Fumiko Cahill on 06/10/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Who Run the World?

I'm not getting the title of the review. Does it just need proofing?

Posted by Solar Bozo1 on 06/08/2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Bad, Bad Men

I saw this movie, just yesterday. What a horrible piece of crap!!. Gratuitous violence off the charts, ridiculous fight scenes; he gets run over, by cars, two or three times and just gets up and keeps fighting??? Stupid. I got up and walked out after the first hour. Don't waste your money, like I did, on this one.

Posted by WWPACKER on 02/16/2017 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Turn Off

Let us know what horror movies you do like John - I'm always searching for new good ones I haven't seen! :)

Posted by Emily Kirsch on 07/28/2016 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Only the Lonely

Actually there are other characters in The Lobster who have names. Ben Whishaw is John, John C, Reilly is introduced as Robert, and the dog's name is Bob.

Posted by Judy GeBauer on 06/09/2016 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Return to Youth

I hated "Bridesmaids" because I didn't find it funny in the slightest. It had absolutely nothing to do with "exclusionary thinking."

Posted by Cristina Bauss1 on 12/26/2015 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Self/Less Loses Itself

You may not be the target audience for Minions. My kids thought it was hilarious. :)

Posted by Esme Pendergast on 07/17/2015 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Rough Stuff

John J. Bennett, best in the bidness. Dude can write!

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by ryan.burns.76 on 02/20/2015 at 3:33 PM

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