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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 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 ;)

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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.

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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

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Posted by Shortfundly on 12/24/2015 at 5:48 AM

Re: “Three things that mattered this year in film

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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

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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.

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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:

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

Re: “Brooklyn is a classy, classical and not quite trustworthy immigrant’s tale

Yes, life in America in the 1950's was pretty much segregated (even in the north, although not by law).

Posted by Drjehr on 12/11/2015 at 12:56 AM

Re: “An animated documentary about the Israel-Lebanon war doesn't go far enough

Nice blog! It will be very good story. I appreciate to the director of this animated documentary film. Its very sensitive topic, but he analyzed very thing and created this movie in animated format.

Posted by demetriusgibson on 07/31/2015 at 12:28 AM

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

The little boys seeing the leaked photos you all are so blind sided, the boys step dad and his friends. The knife in questioned, the killer did this out of rage when he mutilated those boys and hurt them in such a way. Those other 3 boys satin worshipers still deserved there time they served for wanting to worship what is not! There's only one God! He will send punishment as he sees. I'm sure worst happen to the 3 people say innocent. But reading and looking at all the evidence hair fibers in the shoe lace of Stevie. Did anyone bother to check the step fathers history and the other boys dad. The boy whom they said was casturated. The knots and the way they were tied had to have been someone who were taught how to hog tie. New kids in that generation would not have learned that. The step dad his friend mark the weird kid that played with Stevie. Where was the crime scene where this happen. The weird black man from the bojangles could b a setup. Scared because he was lead into something or paid by the step father and his friend. I would like someone to elaborate on the step dads back ground his friends. How the knots were tied, if they were tied the same way, but there were too many things leading to those boys so called fathers make me sick. What a sloppy job from that case. That's the kind of work you get in a small town, people have no morals to the truth of anything anymore. Think people think!!!! Look at the evidence.

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Posted by thethinker on 07/23/2015 at 3:37 PM

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. 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.

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

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