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Re: “No Escape

I thought it was good for what it was. Definitely there were cliches and unlikely happenings and the "Here's a rebellion in a foreign country; now let's focus on the white family!" thing is kinda gross.

But given those limitations, they did fairly well.

And I disagree that they failed to establish any sort of social or political context for the story. They actually did this more than I expected them to. Yeah, it was just a few lines here and there -- far from the focus of the film -- but for a movie like this, a little is pretty good, I think. Maybe I just have lower expectations for a big Hollywood action film.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by tigertooth on 08/28/2015 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Luminous Field

Interesting idea, but ruined by the way the public interacted with it. Everybody was just standing around in the middle of the field. That meant that a) you couldn't see much of it and b) what little you could see was largely obscured by shadows. I think Luftwerk should focus on projecting on walls or ceilings rather than floors.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by tigertooth on 02/20/2012 at 1:51 PM

Re: “The Hunchback Variations Opera

I saw the original Hunchback Variations many years ago. The Opera version adds some elements and takes away others. Overall, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Go see it!

Posted by tigertooth on 02/07/2012 at 4:31 PM

Re: “500 Clown and the Elephant Deal

I didnt get this at all. I wanted to see clowning, not song-and-dance numbers by people who arent singers or dancers. When they actually clowned, it was good. But there was only a little bit of the risky stuff that is supposedly their calling card. I kept waiting for it to pick up, but it never really did. I assumed it was going to end with some big stunt, but we got a whimper rather than a bang. Maybe if I'd paid $10, I'd be okay with this. For $30, I want something more.

Posted by tigertooth on 07/09/2009 at 10:46 AM

Recent Comments

Re: “Scalia—the last word in gun control

Mr. Miner wrote:

"The appellees ask us to repudiate the Court's historical analysis. That we can't do," conceded Posner, who had done just that for the New Republic.

I'm not sure what Miner wished to accomplish here. Surely he -- along with any reader of this piece -- is aware of the difference between repudiating something in an op-ed and repudiating it from the bench. To pretend they are comparable is unserious.

Let's stick with Occam's Razor, shall we? Appellate courts are bound by Supreme Court precedent. Inventing extra levels of catfight between the justices is a waste of time.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by tigertooth on 12/18/2012 at 7:45 PM

Re: “The grappler

@Fred Ortiz: What "free handout" did Cabana ask for?

I think you missed the entire point of the article. This wasn't Cabana being a "cry baby" over the fact that he got dropped by WWE. It was about how he was finding happiness by making a living at wrestling outside the WWE system.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by tigertooth on 07/29/2011 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Under the Gun

While I very much appreciated Mick Dumke's report (loved all the non sequitur quotes from Daley and his crew), I question the image that was chosen to accompany it. This makes two recent Reader covers which feature Daley holding a handgun. Is that really fair? While I think his efforts to curb violence are ripe for criticism, clearly he is not a proponent of handgun use. Why portray him as one in these images?

Dumke's reporting was a calm presentation of the facts. The image is incendiary and likely to turn off many Daley supporters. How many people will see that image and immediately choose not to bother reading the article, assuming that it will be a screed?

I know you want to get noticed. But what good is it if you're noticed and summarily disregarded?

Posted by tigertooth on 07/09/2010 at 10:32 AM

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