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Re: “She's Beautiful When She's Angry

This is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time! Inspiring, informative, and FUN. And it always helps to be reminded that change can be made by small groups of women /people with big ideas.

Posted by crodo55 on 03/31/2015 at 1:23 PM

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Re: “Room

Actually, it is more like Josef Fritzl in Austria than Ariel Castro, though that story is even more grim.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by crodo55 on 01/18/2016 at 8:46 PM

Re: “Movie Review: The Battle of Chile and Nostalgia for the Light

Really, sweetheart, you have no idea what you are talking about. Maybe you should start actually reading lots of different sources instead of listening to FOX and their hate-spewers. The tip-off is your repeated use of buzzwords like "liberals" as a negative slur. Really, look it up in the dictionary. It is not a negative.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by crodo55 on 09/04/2011 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I agree totally with Siri. Gambon does a very poor job of channeling Dumbledore's charachter. He doesn't get it at all. Tom Felton is great. Alan Rickman is always great. But the rest are badly directed.
If you are going to adapt a story, you don't rewrite it. And if it is part of a series, you especially don't add stuff that contradicts the story line. Much of the excessive time that non-reading movie buffs lament is taken up by non-relevant, made-up story when the original story is much more compelling. Could it be that those looking for Hollywood tropes just can't get their minds around anything as complex as Dumbledore's relationship to Harry? Or the subtleties of charachter in the book series that defy formulaic uni-dimensional presentation? Or could it be the director is not up to the task?
There really are enough mindless action flicks out there for those who want them. If you like Harry Potter, you will sit through most any crummy film in this series. But if you don't read, best not bother trying to wish this series into a mindless action adventure.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by crodo55 on 10/07/2009 at 8:51 PM

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