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Re: “Back In Time (Congcong Nanian)

really liked this movie, for its thoughtfulness, sensitivity, and race-agnostic view of first love. soundtrack also memorable, although I can't seem to find more information on artists (Japanese?). ending is open, so not predictable.

Posted by Dolly Uy on 12/28/2014 at 10:44 PM

Re: “Before I Disappear

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Posted by James Smith on 11/24/2014 at 4:24 AM

Re: “Soul Surfer

Movie reviewing is inherently subjective, but "Soul Surfer" is a much better film than Kathy Justice of Indy Week suggests, and one big clue that she wasn't paying attention is that her mini review mistakenly locates the action of the film in the Hawaiian island of Maui. In fact, as the film makes clear via dialog and cinematography, its events take place in Kauai (where the Hamiltons live) and Oahu (whose North Shore hosts legendary surfing contests).

Given Bethany Hamilton's inherent toughness, some of which is captured in the committed performance by AnnaSophia Robb, it's also wrong to dismiss the inspiring Hamilton story as "syrupy" or lacking in broad appeal. You don't lose an arm to a shark at Halloween and resume a professional surfing career by Thanksgiving of the same year just by going to an open-air church and singing Christian hymns along with Carrie Underwood.

Kathy Justice thinks the film's dialog is "shaky," but to me it sounded real. That's not to say that it was great, but evangelical Christians really do talk like that, and to its credit, the movie never got preachy. If you walk into this movie looking for artful profanity or some David Mamet-style zinger like "Coffee is for closers, " you'll be disappointed, but then you've only yourself to blame. On the other hand, if you take "Soul Surfer" on its own terms, it's a move that will stick with you for all the right reasons.

Posted by Patrick on 05/09/2011 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Tron: Legacy

Wow Zack, your review is brutal... "brutal and needlessly sadistic", to quote the MCP from the first film. Actually, you have some good points. However, I'm giving this film 4 stars. Why? Because they didn't do anything stupid to the format that the first film established. Look at it this way -- there are numerous ways any writer/director could have messed things up royally. In my humble opinion, this film does what it set out to do; it delivers just over two hours of escapist entertainment. That, and it captures both the zeitgeist of 1982 and of today. No, this isn't Shakespeare -- nor need it be. And, yes, there are some things about the plot and editing that are a little rough. However, we're not dealing with a North By Northwest or Lawrence of Arabia here -- we're dealing with a visually stunning and sonically interesting popcorn flick. That, and it has replay value (which is more than I can say for alot of movies today). So, with all of that in mind, I am thankful that this film was made, I enjoyed watching it, and I'll go back and see it again.
As for the idea of the original TRON film being compared to "a good-looking plate without much on it", I'd have to say that it's worth another look. I didn't notice it at first, but then I moved into the phase of deconstructing film: The first film actually has alot of sophisticated parallelism going on in it. For anyone who is interested in finding out just how much there is, try watching it with a pen and paper in hand, and make a note of every real-world to computer-world parallel you see as the film progresses. Then relate that to the editing process. It's obvious that alot of careful arrangement and thought went into it. Now, that same level of fine-tuning does not appear in the sequel. However, TRON Legacy does still manage to do what it's required to do. And that is, it entertains.

Posted by Neb on 12/18/2010 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Easy A

I feel as if the Indy review of this movie severely missed the mark. Easy A is the story of a average girl trapped in the horror that is high school and finds herself subject to the joys and perils of teen gossip. While on the outside this might seem like just another teen comedy the character of Olive played wonderfully by Emma Stone sets it apart. In recent years the subject of high school has been picked over and over again in many movies from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) to Brick (2005). While both are favorites of mine they lack a strong female character, which has been a gripe of mine for years. Where is the female version of Ferris Bueller? Where is my strong, funny, independent girl, whose whole life goal does NOT include a boyfriend (I’m looking at you Twilight). While Olive may not be this exact girl, she is certainly a big step in the right direction. Olive is very smart and quick witted, who instead of falling to the whims of peer pressure stands up to them on her own terms. Olive has many qualities I had in high school, like actually liking school and being rather ashamed of it. She also has two funny and supportive parents, which is lacking in so many teen movies. I applaud Hollywood for letting a strong girl take the lead in a movie, and while I would rather see her in a not “sex talk” driven comedy, it’s a good start Hollywood.

Posted by RrrrrrrMustard on 09/18/2010 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Randomocity

Unexpectedly pleased with this film. Great simple story with characters that worked.

Posted by Johnson 5-0 on 08/14/2010 at 1:50 AM

Re: “Samsara

With a 90% approval audience rating on RT, I was expecting a much more interesting and compelling film. The photography is superb but there is nothing that holds the images together. It would have been helpful if at least the countries in which the film was shot were listed in the lower right hand corner or somewhere (as opposed to be listed in the credits) as one image merged into another and great distances were spanned from scene to scene. The animal cruelty scenes were too graphic and disturbing so I created my own intermission. Could have been so much better.

Posted by Maria Tadd on 10/05/2012 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Penguins of Madagascar

Your movie search engine has to be the dumbest, most unintuitive piece of software I have ever used.

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Posted by patrickm07 on 12/13/2014 at 10:04 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: “Full Frame 2014: Devil's Playground Director Lucy Walker curates a Full Frame program focused on unforgettable people

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Posted by Manish Batra on 01/23/2017 at 12:49 AM

Re: “Raleigh’s First Responders Want More Money, But the Mayor Wants Them to Wait

They have been told for years to wait, the economy is bad! Meanwhile, Raleigh has a Mayor willing to spend $52 million, on what seemed to be a pet project, to buy land for a park as city employees both new and long term continue to struggle. We have a city with over $200 million sitting in an account doing nothing. Why has this city's leadership continually ignored it's employees? Perhaps it's time for a change in leadership, time for someone that realizes employees need to be valued and the money the city brings in is not theirs to use as they please.

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Posted by AliBaba on 01/22/2017 at 8:16 PM

Re: “Abandoned mobile homes plague North Carolina

I am interested in one of those abandoned homes. My husband and I are hard working and just tired of paying rent. We've been trying for years to get our credit straight. However, with childsupport payments, cost of rent and job losses. We've been through alot. It almost seems impossible to have something to call our own.
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Posted by Tammi L. Wiggs on 01/22/2017 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Women's March on Raleigh Draws 17,000 Supporters

Based on experience with public events across North Carolina, the crowd estimate for the Raleigh, NC #WomensMarch is a minimum of 25,000 likely much higher. A continuous wall of marchers streamed from Memorial Auditorium to Moore Square for 1.5 hours. Aerials from the Marriot and Moore Square parking decks are quite revealing.

Comments from the Raleigh Police Department to WTVD News: On Thursday, organizers told ABC11 they expected 5,000 people for the Raleigh march and they planned to stick to the sidewalks. By noon Saturday, however, crowd estimates topped 20,000 marchers, forcing Raleigh Police officers to block off streets and call for backup.

"There was no precedent for this," Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue explained to ABC11. "This was not like the Christmas Parade or July 4th celebrations or even First Night. It wasn't even like any demonstrations we had before."

Robert B Butler
North Carolina Press Release

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Posted by Robert B Butler on 01/22/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Women's March on Raleigh Draws 17,000 Supporters

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Posted by Carmen Wilson on 01/21/2017 at 8:00 PM

Re: “UNC Students Walk Out in Inauguration Protest

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Posted by JIMMY looof on 01/21/2017 at 2:58 PM

Re: “A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician

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Re: “At the Dawn of the Trump Era, Local Immigrant Groups Aim to Become a Potent Political Force

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Posted by JIMMY looof on 01/21/2017 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Wait, Rusted Root has a legacy?

Rusted Root has remained authentic and less worried about being cool. Their ability to stay true should be celebrated! And... They still sound great thanks to Michael Glabicki's relentless vision and his own artistic evolution.

Posted by sojo18 on 01/21/2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician

I went to Duke in the early 90s, and worked at Brueggers Bagels on 9th St. every morning while I was in school. David was there first thing every morning, before anything else on the street was open. He never asked for anything more than a cup of water. I'd ask if he wanted a coffee or a sandwich, and he always shyly turned it down. I remember going outside on my lunch breaks, to the sound of his fiddle floating up from somewhere down the street. The city of Durham eventually chased all the homeless people out of the area. Yes, there were some aggressive panhandlers in the area, but David was never one of them. He disappeared. I always wondered where David went. About 10 years later, I had a job at NCSU, and found him again on Hillsborough St. It was clear no one was home, he usually just shuffled up and down the street carrying his violin. I saw this in my news feed this week, and sobbed. I realized all those years, he touched so many souls, and I never asked the man for his name. May you rest in peace David, and I know the music in heaven is all that much brighter for your presence.

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Posted by Anne 1 on 01/19/2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “A Requiem for David McKnight: Prodigy, Journalist, Politician, Homeless Street Musician

I sincerely hope the statue happens and want there to be a link / address for donations!

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Posted by Barefoot Shane on 01/19/2017 at 1:36 PM

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