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Re: “Jurassic World and Inside Out show that digital wizardy can't shine without smarts and heart

To Glenn MacDonald,
From your comment "The makers of Jurassic World don't think much of their audience and it shows."
Really? Explain to me that the makers of Jurassic World surpass boxoffice results with the biggest weekend opening of all time....the movie was a boxoffice monster the first to gross $500 million in a single weekend and the fastest movie to earn $1 billion to $1.5 billion becoming the fourth highest grossing picture of the year. Not to mention surpass over that during the Independence Day holiday knocking out its competition.
Raymond George, Durham

Posted by rgj5366 on 07/21/2015 at 12:34 PM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

Im so tired of the people that try to say the boys did it.your reasoning is rediculous.oh lack of dna doesnt mean innocence.that can be true but in 95 percent of cases lack of dna is a huge factor.they would have had to have killed the kids elsewhere and than dumped them there which goes against jessies coerced confession.those boys werent rutually killed.somebody lost it and killed those boys.i think if hobbs did it he had someone that heped him.possibly his friend who was his alibi(even though guy says terry lied about the amount of time he was there).

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Posted by bellflowe83 on 06/20/2015 at 9:56 PM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

Ladies and gentlemen, except for those few complete idiots, I agree passionately that the 3 boys that died, and the three that were wrongly convicted, deserve better from us now. Stand behind your convictions and let us exact justice on Hobbs. Damien, Jesse, and Jason deserve to live their lives like kings from now on, until their world fades after many years of bliss. I call you to live by your words. Hobbs deserves to have despair in prison for his eternity. Let's join this cause, because it's not this one story. Everyday these stories of our police state are continuing. I think this case is the perfect place to begin to challenge the order. The wm3 do have an initiative started. This fight can, must, and will be won. Hobbs can sit in a cell, after being beaten, or worse by other inmates, and ponder the situation. A murder charge will last the life of the guilty. Jaytalents@outlook.com message me. We will find this together, only. Those poor parents. We must start somewhere. This where is the most logical. Then, a complete overhaul in policing, to its core. We must.

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Posted by jay bigger on 06/05/2015 at 7:37 AM

Re: “New documentary Merchants of Doubt exposes the art of spin

Dirk Steel, you've cited David Legates as a source. According to USA Today, "Some of Legates' work likewise had ties to organizations supported by Koch and oil industry interests." It seems Legates may fit very well into this movie's narrative after all.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/26/uds-david-legates-caught-climate-change-controversy/24090273/

Posted by Austin Beahm on 05/12/2015 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Wim Wenders celebrates the influential yet troubling photojournalism of Sebastião Salgado in The Salt of the Earth

This review is not a reliable representation of Salgado’s work. Salgado didn’t encourage "consuming the suffering of black and brown bodies” as the reviewer implies— he tried to bring awareness to pressing issues and worked as a conduit to NGOs that worked in conflict areas. Conflict zone reportage was and is a central function of journalism. The author's claim that Salgado had “impassioned entanglement” with his early work in Brazil but his later work was somehow“simply misery porn” is entirely speculative without offering any line of reasoning.

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Posted by Austin Beahm on 05/12/2015 at 4:08 AM

Re: “Why you may get less than you bargained for with the new IMAX screens

So we went to the Marbles iMax, needless to say the iMax was awesome, but a strain on the eye for this movie, which btw, is too digital and stunts are too fake.

Since it is downtown Raleigh, I was sure I would be approached for $and sure enough, we were, he crossed the road and came straight to us and began talking, I just showed my hand and he said ok and went away

Too bad the best joints are where the homeless and poor hangout.

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Posted by rojaindy on 04/30/2015 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Why you may get less than you bargained for with the new IMAX screens

awesome and informative article - just what I was looking for - I was trying to see if Marbles had less of a crowd now I see they ARE better. Anyone know which one of Marbles or CrossRoads has more of a crowd for Furious 7 ?

Posted by rojaindy on 04/23/2015 at 7:46 PM

Re: “New documentary Merchants of Doubt exposes the art of spin

Glenn, you stated in your review, "The current score, say analysts who have mined the data, is 928 published papers to zero." Which analysts are you referring to? What papers were they looking at?

In reality of the abstracts of 11,944 climate-related papers published in the reviewed journals over the 21 years 1991-2011, only 41 (0.3%) were found to have stated explicitly that most warming since 1950 was manmade (Legates et al., 2013).

Why is it necessary to "exercise the art of spin" to make your point? Are you not afraid that doing this will negatively impact your credibility? Do you think like Brian Williams that no one will ever fact check what you say?

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Posted by Dirk Steel on 04/20/2015 at 3:18 PM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

THERE WERE 6 VICTIMS IN THIS CASE THREE THAT LOST THEIR LIVES PERMANENTLY AND THREE WHO LOST IT TEMPORARILY...WELL 20 YEARS OF IT....IT IS SO WRONG AND IT HURTS ME TO MY SOUL!!!

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Posted by Guero Estella on 03/20/2015 at 3:17 PM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

UDGES, LAWYERS, JURORS AND WITNESSES SHOULD BE SENTENCED TO THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME IF NOT EVEN MORE TIME WHEN THEY NEGLIGENTLY/WRONGFULLY CONVICT INNOCENT PEOPLE. I BET THEY WOULD TAKE MORE CARE AND BE SURE THAT WHAT IS WHAT, WHO IS WHO, AND THAT ALL EVIDENCE IS CORRECT AND REAL. THEY WOULD NOT JUST PUT PEOPLE AWAY BECAUSE THEY ARE POOR OR DIFFERENT TO "CLOSE" THE CASE!!! IT HAPPENED TO ME AND I AM THANKFUL EVERY DAY THAT I WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT HOME TO MY FAMILY IN MONTHS AND NOT YEARS.....

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Posted by Guero Estella on 03/20/2015 at 3:05 PM
Posted by Fritx on 03/19/2015 at 3:47 PM

Re: “In new documentary Red Army, the Cold War is waged on ice skates

It opens tomorrow at the Raleigh Grande.

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Posted by Brian Howe, INDY arts & culture editor on 03/19/2015 at 3:21 PM

Re: “In new documentary Red Army, the Cold War is waged on ice skates

where is it playing?

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Posted by Fritx on 03/19/2015 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Contemporary Russian corruption tangles with timeless human struggles in Leviathan

"Harga dan Spesifikasi Handphone Terbaru"

Posted by Hud Ozil on 03/15/2015 at 12:09 PM
Posted by Fritx on 03/11/2015 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Clint Eastwood's biopic of a deadly American Sniper downplays the unsavory details of Chris Kyle's life

Gary, a vast variety of federal employees and systems beyond the military allow us all to sit here and comfortably pontificate rather than tending to our basic survival. By your logic one should never criticize the government because, hey, they keep the lights on.

Anyone defending free speech for the purpose of suppressing it in favor of blind hero worship is not actually defending free speech.

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Posted by Brian Howe, INDY arts & culture editor on 01/19/2015 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Clint Eastwood's biopic of a deadly American Sniper downplays the unsavory details of Chris Kyle's life

Great film. Great man. Everyone posting here should worship the ground these guys walk upon. They allow you to sit and comfortably pontificate.

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Posted by Gary Jacques on 01/18/2015 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Clint Eastwood's biopic of a deadly American Sniper downplays the unsavory details of Chris Kyle's life

Now, we see that America has completely embraced this film no matter what moral hand-wringing the left does. Box office records being broken as I type. Is this a great country, or what? :-)

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 01/17/2015 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Clint Eastwood's biopic of a deadly American Sniper downplays the unsavory details of Chris Kyle's life

"What rescues this killer from himself, ultimately, is saving fellow veterans, but there are those who can’t be saved, and while Eastwood is willing to glance in that direction, he doesn't quite have the courage to go all the way into the dark. The director might say the event in question was too close, personally and chronologically, but there was a chance to be taken and he missed it ... None of that erases the scourging sadness of all that has preceded it in this great and terrible film." -- Ty Burr

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Posted by George Kafantaris on 01/14/2015 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Clint Eastwood's biopic of a deadly American Sniper downplays the unsavory details of Chris Kyle's life

Anybody who has read Chris Kyle's book knows that the man is a warrior not an intellectual or a philosopher. It is his life's story and I am quite sure that Clint Eastwood has done a superb job of adapting it to the screen. Can't wait to see the movie! Chris Kyle -- sniper, patriot, warrior -- America thanks you and rest in peace.

17 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 01/14/2015 at 11:48 AM

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