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Re: “Blackfish

This is an important and poignant documentary about the abuse of highly intelligent creatures, and it is a film that shows that Seaworld does not care about human’s or other animal’s life -- Seaworld only care about making money. Blackfish is deeply moving and a must-see.

Posted by ES on 08/28/2013 at 1:03 PM

Re: “The Descendants

Well done film all around. Clooney does a good job playing Hawaiian, and the tough crux moments of the film are well scripted, directed and acted. We get a good sense of Matt (Clooney) as a man who doesn't know what he will do with impossible questions until the moments come, and at each turn he follows the core of who he is and discovers a bit about himself. One is left with hope that through all the trials he may finally have discovered who he really is and be ready to be a real father to his daughters who previously were enigmas to him.

Posted by MarkD on 12/31/2011 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Marvel's The Avengers 3D

not really actors acting, a lot of digital comp effects..

Posted by Serge G. on 06/09/2012 at 11:07 PM

Re: “Julie Dash and the ongoing struggle of black women filmmakers

Julie Dash is a very inspiring brave intelligent woman. We need more women like her. This society needs more women who stand out. Hey please check this new stuff I just discovered. It is very funny. This is the new fake ultrasound design from fakeababy. The very funny and amazing gift you can give.

Posted by Carolina Sander on 10/14/2016 at 5:12 AM

Re: “The Lobster Surreally Skewers Society’s Fear of Single People

The lobster is arbitrarily asinine, disjointed, and gratuitously violent towards both humans and former humans that "didn't make it." If the goal of the creators of the film was indeed to point out that society puts too much pressure on single people, they could have achieved this worthy goal in a less cryptic and violent way. Yes, the movie was original, but that should not be a goal outright. Any message one is supposed to glean from this film is muddled by the tortured plot.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Marco_Polo on 07/05/2016 at 8:05 AM
Posted by dirty game on 07/01/2016 at 10:45 AM

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

The only peeople who murdered those boys were let off by an inexperienced prosecutor and hoodwinked judge. The facts are all pa rt of the public record.

http://www.westmemphisthreefacts.com/

They were rightly accused, rightly tried, and rightly convicted. Lyig "documentaries" and credulous celebrities do not override the facts.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Greg 1 on 06/20/2016 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis Film, Miles Ahead, Isn’t a Real Biopic—It’s Something Better

"Miles Ahead"... "opening Friday".... where? I'm having a tough time finding film times/locations on www.indyweek.com now. The site for the film itself just has a Wilmington NC showing location. Sigh....

Posted by Tbone on 05/28/2016 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Film Review: Christian Movie Miracles From Heaven Goes Where Secular Hollywood Won't

Actually, many evangelicals and other Christians would not agree with the notion that "if you are a true believer you will be healed." God does not really promise Christians any kind of earthly reward, just spiritual salvation. Proof of this can be seen in the life of the disciples -- surely they all believed and yet most of them were killed/martyred. At the same time many Christians lack faith that God can heal. After all if God is God and truly creator/omniscient/sovereign then what could be outside the scope of His power? But when Christians believe they have "earned" or "deserve" to be healed because they've "had enough faith" or "been good enough" then many would say they are taking scripture out of context. Of course there's camps where this kind of "prosperity gospel" is taught, but please don't lump all Christians into that camp ;)

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by bsquizzato on 03/16/2016 at 5:56 PM

Re: “Film Review: Christian Movie Miracles From Heaven Goes Where Secular Hollywood Won't

What about all those amputees that god isn't healing? Many are true believers yet still no cure.

Amputees are often used as an example to demonstrate that there is no interventionist god standing by to reward the faithful. Not once has an amputees limb ever grown back. Ever. Why? Because there is no god.

There are certainly medical mysteries. Periodically & infrequently there are cures we can't explain. But, this mysterious nature is because we have incomplete information. If medical scientists were able to do more exploratory diagnostics we'd be better able to understand these "mysterious" cures. But, to say that unexplained cures are a miracle is just ignorance filling in for what we don't understand.

There are no miracles - only a lack of explanations. No need to inject an imaginary friend where none belongs. That's why I won't bother watching this movie - or any other in its genre.

3 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by indyviewer on 03/16/2016 at 3:07 PM
Posted by Jai 1 on 01/06/2016 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Which of the Triangle’s new upscale cinemas has the most panache for your extra cash?

Haven't been to the Cary venue but was completely turned off by Silverspot. The seats, while cushy and with lots of legroom, were uncomfortable and I exited with a backache. They treated me like a second class citizen when I tried to purchase my ticket using--HORRORS!--cash. (I had to go to the concession stand, where by the way there is no computer screen to use to pick your seat, which is required....really unfriendly.) Totally NOT worth $14.50. I will continue to patronize the Carolina as much as possible. It's the best place with the best deal, and NO pre-screening commercials!

Posted by emcrn on 12/31/2015 at 10:41 AM
Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 12/30/2015 at 10:46 PM

Re: “Three things that mattered this year in film

sky high luxury cinemas with $14 salads is progress, eh?

this place has changed...but it is still here. I will give you that.

Posted by dodahman 1 on 12/29/2015 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Three things that mattered this year in film

Create your filmmaker online identity. Check Shortfilm director directory http://www.shortfundly.com/expert

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Shortfundly on 12/24/2015 at 5:48 AM

Re: “Three things that mattered this year in film

You can help #filmmakers to create online identity. Check it out Shortfilm director http://www.shortfundly.com/profile/jannik-dahl-pedersen/406/ #SupportIndieFilm #filmmaking

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Shortfundly on 12/24/2015 at 5:48 AM

Re: “Which of the Triangle’s new upscale cinemas has the most panache for your extra cash?

Southpoint matinee is upscale to me

Carolina theater is also a great place to watch a movie but movies to watch are rare these days

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Fritx on 12/16/2015 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Which of the Triangle’s new upscale cinemas has the most panache for your extra cash?

I enjoy the Raleigh Grande theater at Lynn Rd/Glenwood Ave. Local beer, local fair trade coffee, comfortable seating and it's locally owned.

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Posted by hockeygalnc on 12/16/2015 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Which of the Triangle’s new upscale cinemas has the most panache for your extra cash?

Upscale cinema? Ha! You just made me spit out my latte when I read that. Oh, I will chuckle all day when I think about this.

3 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Arthur B Raleigh on 12/16/2015 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Time stands still at Home Movie Day

Kathy - is Home Movie Day still a thing? I noticed the mention of Home Movie Depot... it looks like they are now owned by ScanDigital: http://www.scandigital.com/vhs-to-dvd.php

Posted by jimbrown82 on 12/14/2015 at 8:16 AM

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