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Aug 23rd 2010 7:38PM Well, DUH! Too much of ANYTHING can be toxic of dangerous. How is this news at all?
Jul 25th 2010 2:21PM Trust me, there's nothing "deeper" about the movies than what you get out of it (which is true about any movie). If you don't get anything of interest out of it, then that's on you. I can enjoy most his movies without over-analyzing them. However, I can't get a lot of enjoyment out of horror flicks (like Freddy or Jason). And a lot of guys don't have an interest in "chick flicks" (hence the name?).
It takes all kinds....and the same is true with movies.
Jul 25th 2010 2:16PM Perhaps they did? After all, I'm sure they read the news and critiques that we all do. I wouldn't be surprised if this was intentional to draw in more people....just like it's doing now....
Jul 25th 2010 2:14PM MNS's movies all have the same general feel: no background music or noise. He uses it to create a suspenseful and dramatic feel. It can work well as it did for most of his films up to The Village (which was actually pretty good, if a bit less interesting than Sixth Sense).
But, The Happening is done the same way and, because it is more like a horror movie than a suspense-thriller, it just doesn't feel right. Wahlberg was bang-on with his lines, but because of the lack of music, things feel disjointed and feel ill-timed.
It was a bad choice on MNS's choice for overall direction.
As to his acting in his films, I don't see a problem with it if he's doing minor roles like Stephen King did.
Anything more than that and it takes away from the point of the film and, if he can't act well, then he should take up less of the spotlight.
He is a creative director who can come up with interesting ideas. It's sad to see everyone criticize him and reduce him to the butt of a joke or two. But, if he's so lousy, why do people go see his work? Is it because, maybe, he's still got what it takes? Or maybe the critical fans are just too dumb that they can help flocking to the *shiny* silverscreen?
May 24th 2010 12:20PM The finale for Lost was perfectly appropriate for the series. Think about it...the show was always about good vs. evil or light vs dark or "us vs. them". And, despite the duality involved, the show dealt in shades of gray and the good and evil that exists in all of us.
Perhaps the finale of Lost didn't answer all of YOUR questions. Who cares? The entire series was about questions and how there is always something that is unknown. The ending is perfect in this respect.
If you can't get it and are that disappointed in the show, well, get over it. The writers probably didn't have you in mind when they wrote it and you aren't the center of the universe.
I was ready for the series to end, personally, about two seasons ago. But, in a way, I am glad that it didn't since the ending seems to make sense of it all.
May 1st 2010 12:43AM Trust me, anyone who can play through a bad ankle, had, shoulder, or OTHER pains at Farve's age in one of the toughest and grittiest games in the world is DEFINITELY not a diva!
If you play, I will be cheering, Number 4!
Please keep us cheering!
Apr 30th 2010 6:41PM TO: JSL (all who agree with her),
I am not gay and I am a man. I hate wearing tuxedos. I always have. I refuse to wear one ever. I think they are the crappiest thing in the world. If I refused to wear one, I doubt they would exclude my name in the yearbook, even if they didn't print my picture.
The problem is, while this girl did not follow tradition, the school also ERASED this person's "existence" in the yearbook. She is a NOBODY, according to the yearbook. That is not right at all. Even if her picture was not printed, she should still have at least been mentioned.
Gays have the right to be themselves just as I have the right to NOT wear a tux because they aren't a part of who I am.
I don't give a crap who you are, you are still a person, just like me, every gay friend I have, and this young lady. How would you feel about being cut out of the yearbook completely like this?
Apr 18th 2010 9:03PM hmmmm...that's odd, I could swear that god gave man Free Will, which allows US to choose to serve and worship god or not to.
Apr 18th 2010 8:57PM Believing in god must mean you believe in the bible. But the bible suggests that incest was perfectly acceptable in the beginning after Adam and Eve were kicked out of the garden...I mean, after all, how else did Adam and Eve's kids have babies of their own?
Apr 18th 2010 8:47PM I give her a LOT of credit. In the south, there is a lot of narrow-minded attitudes towards blacks and gays. It's a horrible thing to see. I'm sad to say that I'm not at all surprised that she had to go through this in Mississippi.
I'm disgusted with how long it has taken for gays to reach the point that they have when it comes to being treated as equals. I give them credit for surviving as long as they have. Perhaps one day, we will all learn to not give a darn about race, religion, sexual preference, or anything else that makes us different from each other.
I hope so.
That might actually feel like heaven...