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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: “Why Aqua NC customers are furious about their service

Aqua America Water is getting ready to be held responsible for their actions which are beyond the pale. This company went as far as to have me arrested for a crime that Mr. Christopher Collins and Mr. James Williams committed on June 1st at my home by "snatching the ERT Transmitter and Water Meter out of the ground" because AQUA got caught inflating my water bill to the tune of $852.71. This is for one month and it is for 261,000 gallons of water. Once I filed a former complaint with the Better Business Bureau all AQUA could do is send them data that did not add up. Their Mortuary Math and my false arrest has put all of the above in some deep water. Quancidine Hinson-Gribble, Fayetteville, NC, June 25, 2017

Posted by Quancidine Hinson on 06/25/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “To save his marriage, a domestic abuser gives PEACE a chance

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Re: “To save his marriage, a domestic abuser gives PEACE a chance

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Re: “Art of Cool Festival, Night One: Revive Big Band's Music-History Concert Leaves Out Women to an Absurd Degree

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Posted by lucaspiscek on 06/25/2017 at 4:47 PM

Re: “After Fifteen Years, the Michael Peterson Case Concludes But Provides Little Closure

Dude is a rich white man who could afford good representation. What about the truly innocent people who can't access that help & are languishing in prison?

If he didn't kill Kathleen I'd like to know what did. The stupid owl theory doesn't cut it, nor does "she fell down the stairs". Elizabeth Ratliff might have legitimately fallen down the stairs but Kathleen did not. I think he got the idea for this type of murder from Liz's 1985 fall. He's made some seriously disturbing comments before & was likely desensitized to killing after his stint in Vietnam.

From Amybeth Berner:

"Michael had told me that he'd been in the CIA at some point and had point-blank murdered someone while he was in Vietnam. That concerned me. Then later on, I believe it was the summer of '84, my husband and I had lost custody... um -- we won custody of his two children and they weren't returned, and Michael came to me at that point and he said that he had connections, and if I wanted to have her knocked off he would do that. And I told Michael that, that wasn't a way that I would operate. I went to my husband at that point and told him what he had offered to do."

Source: http://vanceholmes.com/court/trial_mp_evidence.html

Posted by Jane Doh on 06/24/2017 at 9:20 PM

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

This is a wonderful tribute to David. David was in my class at Duke and was one of my best friends. He played an original composition on his viola. not violin, at my wedding. We nicknamed him "the Shadow" because he was always taking trips. He would disappear for a while and then return to re-enroll at Duke. He finally did graduate. I was there for the Senate campaign. He visited all 100 counties in North Carolina. I was also there when he worked for the Durham Morning Herald. He was a great writer. I lost track of him after I moved away from North Carolina in 1976. I am sad to learn about his descent into mental illness, although there were harbingers of that when I knew him. I am glad to know that he brought so much pleasure to the residents and students in Durham. He was truly a light in the world and he will be sorely missed.

Posted by John Scott 1 on 06/24/2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “June 21 Crossword Solution

A few quibbles with this puzzle which went a long way for 6 theme answers. 48A is not on the current list of USPS acronyms. The clue for 35D is for the homonym CLEWS not the answer CLUES. Some of the other clues needed tighter editing, ex. SERIC- is a prefix combing form, not a word.

Posted by Michael Field on 06/24/2017 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Feels on Wheels: What It's Really Like Running a Food Truck

Thanks for sharing Paul! This is Danny with Cut Bait and we all respect you and have proven to be not only a great cook but a kind person. Thanks for all the help you and Carly have extended to me, I'm forever grateful and love to see you guys doin so well. Ernest is a gem of knowledge, he made a statement to me that hit home as well...with all the troubles of food trucking I see what he meant now. He asked me what food trucking had to do with being a chef...7k later in repairs later I understand perfectly the 2 sided element of this business. Paul and Carly have always been helpful to new trucks and welcoming. Thank you for the help, inspiration, and hope your days are as successful as they are long! Best wishes, from Cut Bait Cafe!

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Posted by Danny (Cut Bait Cafe) on 06/23/2017 at 11:16 PM

Re: “Booze for Dessert: The Simple Wonder of Chuck's Milkshakes with Shots

Yum... I don't suppose there are vegan versions?

Posted by December27 on 06/23/2017 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Blacklisted in Florida

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Posted by Evander Roland on 06/23/2017 at 5:10 AM

Re: “Primer: What The Senate Health Care Bill Looks Like and Other Things You Need to Know Today

I'm pretty sure blue laws are unconstitutional; maybe we should fight them in court. Oh, wait... the AG won't have any lawyers for stuff like that.

Posted by December27 on 06/22/2017 at 12:41 PM

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