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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

Movie is so good, seen this movie trailer and read all movie review and also watched critics . This movie will be definitely running good all around .
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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: “The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law

And I'm just getting started- What do you think of a society that ritualizes placing its babies -their most vulnerable, new lives- on a table to be stabbed and injected with multiple needles containing myriad highly toxic ingredients never studied in totality? I dare any of you to receive the amount per body-weight that babies receive.
Please think outside the hypnotic story that billions of dollars have woven around you. If you don't wake up now, you won't have a choice later. Mark my words.

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Posted by Nellie McFarlane De Jong on 12/11/2017 at 6:14 PM

Re: “The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law

Feel free to put your faith in pharmaceutical products if you want to live like that. I prefer not to, and no one will be forcing them on me, thanks.

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Posted by Nellie McFarlane De Jong on 12/11/2017 at 6:03 PM

Re: “The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law

Genetics do not cause autism. Humans have genetic differences that react to viruses and vaccines at different rates. Somali populations have babies expressing ASD at a rate of 1 in 26. African-Americans have babies expressing ASD at 1 in 48. An caucasian babies express autistic spectrum disorder at a rate of 1 in 68.
Vaccine damage is an alarming epidemic with higher rates of damage than any virus in the US. Autistic children have an average lifespan of 54years. With ASD with cognitive difficulties that age drops to 40. Autism is not the only health problem associated with vaccine damage.

Researchers in their infinite wisdom have yet to do a single double blind study with a true placebo control group with all of the ingredients in a single vaccine.

Instead, they take 1 ingredient for a study. That is ridiculous science.

The FDA set the daily aluminum IV threshold to 25mcg per day for adults. For an 8lb newborn baby that limit would be 18.16mcg. This is based on blood and urine studies that claim that aluminum is eliminated from the body through our urine. Take however that vaccines contain Polysorbate 80 an elmusifier used to coat brain chemotherapy drugs to get them to cross the blood brain barrier. Polysorbate 80 is used to transport many drugs past the blood brain barrier and is added to vaccines as an emulsifier.

Newborns, moments after their first breath, are injected with 100mcg of aluminum in their Vitamin K injection and 235-250mcg in their Hepatitis B vaccine.

Aluminum is a known neurotoxin that stores in the brain and bones. 335mcg -350mcg are amounts toxic to a 350lb man per the FDA.

At the 2 month visit per the CDC schedule this same infant will receive 1000mcg of neurotoxic aluminum.

At the 4 month visit per the CDC schedule this tiny baby will receive another 1000mcg of neurotoxic aluminum.

At the 6 month "well check" visit this baby will receive another 1000mcg of aluminum.

Along with Polysorbate 80, human DNA cells, monkey kidney cells, glyophosate, ....!

This is not a safe science based practice. And proper informed consent is not taking place in doctors offices. This is also just the facts on one ingredient.


Polysorbate 80…

Inflammatory conditions caused by adjuvants…

Groundbreaking Study on Vaccinated versus Unvaccinated kids…

Vaccine Ingredients, Adjuvants and Excipients…

This link goes far beyond live virus shedding…

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Posted by Nellie McFarlane De Jong on 12/11/2017 at 6:01 PM

Re: “The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law

Meanwhile, the autism connection is FAR FROM SETTLED for anyone other than a lemming simpleton. I expect better from the Indy, which stands for Independent, right? Apply your name to your journalism- please break free from what you've been spoon-fed by corrupt big pharma and their extraordinarily powerful lobby, bigger than big oil lobby. Do some real research, please.

Here's something to get you started-…

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Posted by Nellie McFarlane De Jong on 12/11/2017 at 5:58 PM

Re: “The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law

It is ludicrous to *believe* that the unvaccinated pose a threat to anyone. It's DANGEROUS to rile up antagonism against a group of people who are minding their own bodily business, legally and wisely.

In fact, the unvaccinated are much healthier than the vaccinated because their immune systems have not been assaulted with dirty, unstudied vaccines. Show me a double-blind, true, saline-placebo controlled study on one vaccine much less in combinations given before you dare tell me vaccines are safe. Anyone who believes this article has swallowed big pharma propaganda for their Products (we all know how honest and uncorrupted big pharma is, aye?), and is quite frankly not an objective, unbiased thinker.

All live virus vaccines contain LIVE viruses. They may be weakened but they can still replicate in the right environment and infect both the vaccinated and "shed" to people around them for weeks after the vaccine is given.

Which vaccines are LIVE?

Chicken Pox- Varivax Section 5.4 (up to 6 weeks):…

MMR- MMRII page 5 (Up to 28 days):…

Shingles- Zostavax Section 5.2:…

Rotavirus- Rotateq Section 5:5 (Up to 15 days, fecal shedding):…

Small Pox- ACAM2000 Section 5:10 (Only used in the military but highly contagious):…

But does that REALLY happen? Yes. Yes it can and does as these studies illustrate:

Varicella transfer after vaccine to pregnant mom:

Pub Med article on Rotavirus shedding:…

Mumps Vaccine sheds:…

Mumps vaccine sheds:…

Measles virus sheds for 1-13 days after vaccination:…

Mumps outbreak in Netherlands linked to those vaccinated twice with MMR:…

Measles vaccinated child responsible for outbreak in British Columbia:…

New York Measles outbreak linked to vaccinated:…

Measles outbreak among the vaccinated:

We don't know for certain how long shedding occurs because we don't test for it long term or regularly but in rare instances, it has gone on for years:…

Additionally, the Dtap/Tdap and Polio vaccines that are NOT live have been shown to cause the vaccinated to become asymptomatic carriers whenever exposed, thus the vaccinated can be spreading the illness without knowing at any time:

Pertussis carrier:…

Diphtheria carrier:…

The polio vaccine does not stop transmission of the virus. & when a person immunized with IPV is infected with wild poliovirus, the virus can still multiply inside the intestines and be shed in the feces, risking continued circulation.…

You can also find that most medical facilities are aware of this. Johns Hopkins and St. Jude hospitals are just a few of many who post precautions for recently vaccinated visitors.
Science shows that it's the vaccinated that are at a higher risk of infections and spreading the illnesses because they are routinely injected with them. Be aware of the infection and carrier risk each vaccine has when making your choice- AND take care when around the immune compromised if you have been recently vaccinated or around someone with the illnesses even if you don't show symptoms.

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Posted by Nellie McFarlane De Jong on 12/11/2017 at 5:51 PM

Re: “The PIT Wants to Fill the Disgraced DSI Comedy Theater's Void. But Will It Just Replicate the Same Toxic Culture?

Hey SHEILAB take off those rose colored glasses! Absentee ownership results usually are bad. Verbal abuse, frustrated tired whining and ranting spreads like a disease.

Posted by DarkHumerous on 12/11/2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “The PIT Wants to Fill the Disgraced DSI Comedy Theater's Void. But Will It Just Replicate the Same Toxic Culture?

Maybe we should petition federal government to make Toxic PIT a superfund site?

Posted by DarkHumerous on 12/11/2017 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Reliving a massacre

How can one get a copy of the book above, The Marion Massacre by Mike Lawing?

Posted by Anita Justice Wages on 12/09/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “"DACA Is Gone, But We're Still Here": Youth Activists Stage a "Death of DACA" Rally in Downtown Raleigh




Posted by CRITIC on 12/08/2017 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Wildin Acosta Dropped His Asylum Case and Switched Legal Strategies. Will That Save Him from Being Deported?

innocent bystander: You really hit the nail on the head. Nice job.

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Posted by MJKopechne on 12/08/2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “A Black Feminist Bookmobile Is Coming to Durham

Please share a link so we can donate!

I'm white and I'm happy to support. I know our whole community will benefit.

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Posted by ruby on 12/08/2017 at 11:52 AM

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