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Re: “Clint Eastwood focuses on the wrong parts of Chris Kyle's life in American Sniper

Wow very impressed with the comments of this guy's review. Sir you have your right to this review but did not see the true store. As an active member of the military ( US Army infantry) and have gone over seas four times, everything that this movie portrays is about 99% right, from they way they enter building, to the way they talked to each other. The line " there are three types of people in this world. The sheep, the wolfs and the sheepdogs" was very true in the case of a lot of us who joined the military. All I ask is you look at the deeper story then just a blood and guts movie. A lot of movies that are baised on someone's death at the end of the movie never shows the death, it's about their life.

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Posted by Abraham Flores on January 18, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Southern Charm will return March 16

Welcome Back Southern Charm
The return of Southern Charm is a charm' for those of us who need a break from the dismal "Dreck" in most reality shows today. .It is like a second helping of dessert..
Of course, having the handsome dashing, essence of southern charm and class,Sir Thomas Ravenel and his beautiful classy Lady Love, Ms Kathryn C. Dennis is the cherry on the top of this delicious entertainment Sundae, thanks Bravo !
Carol Cromwell-Ierna
Jacksonville, Fl.

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Posted by Joseph Ierna on January 18, 2015 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Clint Eastwood focuses on the wrong parts of Chris Kyle's life in American Sniper

Don't over-think this one, Danny boy. If the viewer walks away from this film saying to him/herself "Wow!" Then it's a direct hit. If this were a non-fictional war/love movie then I may lean more toward your assessment. But as it stands I think you dropped the ball on this one, brother.

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Posted by Sandi Nicholson on January 18, 2015 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Southern Charm will return March 16

Airbrushing is truly an art. This assembly of degenerates, is a tragic misrepresentation of South Carolina. Have any of you pulled a rolled up hundo out of your deviated septums, long enough to notice that America is pointing and laughing?? Shep, you know better.

- A Sea Pines Pal

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Posted by PinkCollarHater on January 18, 2015 at 2:04 AM

Re: “Clint Eastwood focuses on the wrong parts of Chris Kyle's life in American Sniper

This reviewer must have gone to see this movie for the sake of entertainment. American Sniper is not a movie to entertain the masses. This was a movie that paid homage to a hero. Chris Kyle was a good man and a great soldier. He suffered from PTSD, by his own admissions he didn't always deal with it in the healthiest ways, but eventually got on to the path of recovery and dedicated and gave his life to serving his brothers in arms. American Sniper raises awareness of the realities and effects of war on our men and women who serve and their families. Well done Clint and Bradley.

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Posted by DBledsoe on January 17, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Southern Charm will return March 16

I'm a avid viewer. However, in my opinion....this show should really be a "Day Time Soap"....

Posted by teamcharmsc on January 17, 2015 at 3:26 AM

Re: “Clint Eastwood focuses on the wrong parts of Chris Kyle's life in American Sniper

I could not disagree more with this reviewers take on American Sniper. "Underwhelming"..."didn't register"... really? Did we watch the same movie? How about engrossing, gritty and painfully emotional at times. I'm just thankful you weren't calling the shots on this production. Mr. Eastwood did an great job and Bradley Cooper was simply amazing.

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Posted by Steve M. on January 17, 2015 at 2:56 AM

Re: “Clint Eastwood focuses on the wrong parts of Chris Kyle's life in American Sniper

I feel like I watched a different movie than this reviewer. In my opinion the movie hit the mark squarely center mass whereas as this review was an errant shot in the dirt (puns intended). The film is brilliant. One of the best I've ever seen. Cooper makes himself a legend with this film, too. He is amazing. This was not only a riveting war movie, it was a love story, and it drew me and my 18 year old son in and gripped us tightly for two hours straight and wouldn't let go.. not even once. I actually sat in my car and cried before I drove home after watching it. Beware, the film is absolutely heartbreaking, but at the same time necessary. Epic story, epic hero, epic film. This reviewer is WAY off base and unfortunately wasn't able to make the visceral connection everyone in the dead silent theater made with me and my son tonight. We all left stunned, humbled and grateful. Bravo, Clint and Bradley. Just wow. Thank you vets. RIP Chris Kyle. -a US Army military vet

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Posted by Mark Johnston on January 17, 2015 at 1:12 AM

Re: “Clint Eastwood focuses on the wrong parts of Chris Kyle's life in American Sniper

I just watched this film. I was moved completely by the path that Eastwood took with this story. The simple fact is...he stuck with the story. A simple man with simple and genuine morals, a mission instilled by his father. The "sheepdog" concept never left me while experiencing this film. I love that it was very humble movie, about a humble man that had an extrodinary ability to protect others in very extreme situations. War is war. The need to glorify the blood and guts or attempt to exploit a hero that was clearly respected and did the best he possibly could to walk the good walk in life would have offended me. Thank you to all involved for this special movie experience.

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Posted by Kat Ken Jones on January 16, 2015 at 11:49 PM

Re: “Southern Charm will return March 16

Can't wait to see Whitney Sudler-Jones put his penis in Ths. Ravenel.

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Posted by Pronghorn on January 16, 2015 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Southern Charm will return March 16

Wow. So Fab. Such excitment. Much anticipation. Whiney (aka stabbin cabin dude), Shemp, T-Raver and the Ambulance Chaser Guy surrounded by bevies of Witless Wonder Girls. Wow. So Fab. Such excitment. Much anticipation. Wow.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on January 16, 2015 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Clint Eastwood focuses on the wrong parts of Chris Kyle's life in American Sniper

"What rescues this killer from himself, ultimately, is saving fellow veterans, but there are those who can’t be saved, and while Eastwood is willing to glance in that direction, he doesn’t quite have the courage to go all the way into the dark. The director might say the event in question was too close, personally and chronologically, but there was a chance to be taken and he missed it ... None of that erases the scourging sadness of all that has preceded it in this great and terrible film." -- Ty Burr

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Posted by George Kafantaris on January 14, 2015 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Ryan Nelson Replaced

How'd that new anchor work our for you Suzanne Teagle...and the one after that...and the one after that? Exactly...that's what I thought. It's now Jan, 2015 and the show is now a colossal failure and will never be the same without the jovial, playful and entertaining Ryan Nelson. Ryan had personality plus. Everyone since is stilted, insincere and artificial. Great work Suzanne. Hope you've since been fired for your wreckless, "financial decision".

Posted by ShakerHead on January 14, 2015 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Distil Union offers new product in the Wally wallet line, the Wally Duo

"One of the coolest features is the pull tab design, which ejects the wallet's contents without having to unfold anything."

Sounds like a good way to lose all your stuff.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on January 12, 2015 at 11:45 PM

Re: “See art and drink wine at Social on Wednesday

Watch porn and drink beer at my house Monday-Sunday.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on January 12, 2015 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Is Danny McBride shooting his next series here in Charleston?

I know. Me too. This is the absolute best thing ever.

I mean it.

I cannot. Possibly. Contain. Myself.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on January 11, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Is Danny McBride shooting his next series here in Charleston?

I am breathless.

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Posted by Carlos Danger on January 11, 2015 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Charleston Animal Society's firefighter calendar gets its moment on The Today Show

Who knew that both a Bush and a Cheney were lesbians.

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Posted by Golden Ratio on January 9, 2015 at 6:22 PM

Re: “There's drugs and free love a'plenty in Inherent Vice, but the characters steal the show

But how many of us have actually made it through a Pynchon novel?

Posted by mat catastrophe on January 8, 2015 at 7:21 PM

Re: “Selma delivers a powerful time-capsule portrait of Martin Luther King Jr.

Selma was an important event. But the movie is flawed by misrepresenting LBJ's role. He supported both King and the March. It's not a historical work if it's not history. .

Posted by Mso1 on January 7, 2015 at 4:49 PM
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