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Re: “Inception

Good movie, but not amazing. Worth watching, but not worth paying 8$ or more on. Here's why:

There were solid performances by most of the actors, though Ellen Page's character seemed to understand everything a little too quickly. I suppose Nolan needed someone to deliver expositions to the audience, and the quirky little girl from Juno was the best bet. The fact that I hate Juno also didn't help me swallow her performance.

I really enjoyed the soundtrack, even if it consisted of a lot of single bass notes that sounded like the spaceship from District 9. At least there weren't any obnoxious indie band songs like in Juno; what an awful movie.

The plot was complicated, but it was nothing that you couldn't hammer out a reasonable explanation for with a little thought (stay sober, people). It certainly was more stimulating than anything a washed-up ex-stripper could hammer out.

The end had everyone in my theatre groaning, not gasping. If you want to see a damned complicated movie, watch Primer. Good luck figuring out what's going on with *that one* in one viewing.

Anyway, decent movie. Juno still sucks my balls.

Posted by cgi-bin laden on July 19, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Inception

Good cast, good production values, good action and special effects. I want to say it was well written, I think it was, but to be honest, it's one of those convoluted story-within-a-story (maybe even a third story) things where if you tell friends afterwards and you admit to being confused, they make you feel stupid for not getting it as well as they did; when in fact they probably didn't get it any better. It was not Robert Altman tight, with his layers on layers. But, it doesn't completely leave you hanging either. I think i need to see it again, maybe three or four times, before I decide if the illusion holds up. But I have to say - with so much mind-warp going on, it's really not necessary to see it in a theater....

Posted by DigiRyder on July 19, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

they left out about half the book, but still mostly entertaining. only more more harry potter flick to go, then i have to grow up. damn.

Posted by thisiscaroline on August 13, 2009 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I felt like the director was too excited to have all the cool special effects at hand, and focused too much on that as opposed to the plot and the characters.

Posted by diametrica on August 12, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Re: “CARTA isn't an attractive option for most car owners — but it could be

The idea that buses in Charleston reduce traffic is a myth perpetuated by the people who stand to profit. At any time, only a few people are riding a bus. The buses are mostly empty. Next time you pull up next to one, peer inside and see how many people are actually in it. How many people do you see at an average bus stop? less than 5. Also, I'd like someone to do a real cost benefit analysis. Take the total cost to operate CARTA (overhead, personnel, capital equipment, fuel, operations) and divide it by the number of passenger trips. I bet it isn't any lower than a uber ride. It'd probably be cheaper to subsidize people's uber/taxi rides than operate this large, inefficient, behemoth bus company with its unionized employees and overhead and wasteful spending. It makes sense to operate the bus lines downtown, but the area is spread out with islands everywhere, connected with bridges, all making it highly inefficient to operate bus lines. Last time I rode on CARTA, people would try to get on and pay with pennies and nickels, wasting our time. Other times, people would try to beg their way on for free and hold up the rest of us. No wonder the buses can't get anywhere on time. Bums and people trying to count out pennies to the bus driver at every stop! And the buses hold up traffic, driving slow and making frequent stops.

Posted by Neo Marcist on May 23, 2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Gowdy poised to take chairmanship?; Times Square suspect jailed at Hanahan brig in 2013; Opioid aid

With regard to Gowdy's heading the oversight committee, it's like asking the "fox to guard the henhouse."

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Posted by tupper29406 on May 23, 2017 at 7:10 AM

Re: “What Wicked Weed's 'kick in the dick' sale to InBev means for Charleston craft beer

Some will sell out, some won't. The ones who don't will be more respected, but if can't keep up with the trends or create their own, they will die a slow death.

Posted by rommel batu on May 22, 2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “'Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story' screens at the Gibbes this Saturday

Sorry I missed it....She was an Austrian Jew and fled the Nazi's. I know this because my parents were from Nazi Germany. She did a few more movies after Algiers and before Samson and Delilah. She was one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood of that era. And brilliant. While I was living in London in 2004/2005, I caught a fantastic documentary on her by the BBC. It was then I had learned about her patents to the Navy that led to what we know as WiFi and GPS, and got no credit for it. She died broke in Florida. A real tragedy.

Posted by lynnar on May 22, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “James Petigru dared to challenge Confederacy

There was another character that swam against the current: The Presbyterian minister John Layfayette Girardeau. He was the pastor of Zion Presbyterian Church @ 123 Calhoun-site of a hotel today and diagonal to Emmanuel AME. What is shocking about Zion was pre-civil war, the congregation was integrated-and that white and blacks sat together-remember,this was pre-civil war in the South. Girardeau preferred this congregation to all others and turned down opportunities to serve in more prestigious churches. In the Civil War, Girardeau was a Chaplain in the Confederacy and ministered to war wounded of both gray and blue.

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Posted by John Stone on May 22, 2017 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen will hit the big screen soon

I feel like i will die without another book or the movie, i have read Red Queen, Glass Sword, and King's Cage they were so amazing! I can't wait for the 4th book!

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Posted by Tiann Shipman on May 22, 2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Danny McBride told Stephen Colbert he bought a house in Charleston after Bill Murray gave him the hard sell

Colbert is a Viacom ass clown, and not Charleston. He can go to hell

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Posted by zee on May 22, 2017 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Rodney Scott's BBQ OK following midnight pit fire

The fundraising should be for a "one way ticket" back to Hemingway.

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Posted by Ernest Duncan on May 22, 2017 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Quintin Washington gets his own Queology lunch special

Join Quintin's Wing Club and you can win FREE Wings for a YEAR! Text "BestWings" to 31996. One random winner announced each week.

Queology.com

Posted by Ellen Walsh on May 21, 2017 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Fake news and the miseducation of Dylann Roof

oh, non existent jail employees? That doesn't align well with the other many non existent and fictitious people that fill this entire story. Not to mention all of the single character photographs that are all done super professionally, or the fact that the CCTV image showing Roof entering the church that day is timestamped earlier than the incident by some 20+ hours earlier. Of course try and find those original images and you can't - they've since been erased - and some agencies have been able to debunk it. Then, you have about two dozen news stories specifically time stamped June 16th, that launched a day earlier. And thats without even dealing with the early leaks that happened on June 17th.
https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVu6T_YdVIV0AvIcPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTEzajVvczlrBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNwYWdpbmF0aW9u?p=shooting+inside+church+in+Charleston+SC&pz=8&ei=UTF-8&type=agc511&fr=yhs-avast-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=avast&b=1&pz=8&xargs=0

Posted by 13 on May 21, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Re: “It’s official: New law allows S.C. distilleries to serve up mixed drinks

And of course we know that Joe Riley park is "just"across the street from the City of Charleston Police Dept. That should be a lot more revenue.

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Posted by Ernest Duncan on May 21, 2017 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Wanna email Gov. Haley directly? Well, now you can: nrh@gov.sc.gov

I'M SICK, SICK, SICK AND TIRED OF THE SWAMP CREATURES AND THEIR ATTEMPT TO TAKE DOWN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!

The "DEEP STATE SLIMY CREATURES" have successfully taken the narrative of all of the lies and corruption that happened during the Obama/Hillary administration, AWAY!!

Just at the time when the murder of Seth is as the Wikileaks leaker is being exposed, as the Obama deep state presidency is being exposed, just as Hillary HOPEFULLY will be sent to jail by a new attorney general, just as the news media is being exposed, JUST AS HE IS HAVING AN INVESTIGATION INTO VOTER FRAUD, JUST AS just as the country is being turned around IN FAVOR OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, by a president that is CARRYING THROUGH ON EVERY CAMPAIGN PROMISE that he can, without being raked over the coals, WE HAVE A NEW "TRUMP SCANDAL"!!!! Now, isn't that interesting...NO PROOF, NO TRAIL, NO FACTS, JUST ARTICLES IN FAILING NEWSPAPERS LEAKED BY ANONYMOUS SOURCES TO COWARDLY TO GIVE THEIR NAMES!!! WHY didn't those people go to the justice department if it was that bad??? WHY DID THEY GO TO NEWSPAPERS???

JUST LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENENED!! THE CREATURES HAVE MADE SURE THAT ALL OF THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW, BECOME NON EXISTENT ON ANY NEWS MEDIA!
News that the stock market has hit record highs
News that unemployment is at it's lowest in years
News that businesses are investing back in America
News that he is going to lower taxes for ALL OF US
News that he is going to be able to give the best health care at a lower price
News that he has signed, like 35 executive orders that are freeing up the stifling overreaching ones that Obama signed
News that illegals coming over the Mexican borders are at an historic low
News that ILLEGAL CRIMINALS are NOW being deported
News that Americans have a new respect for their police force
News that EDUCATION will be changed, especially in the inner cities, to make America #1 again instead of 24th in education
News that we should HIRE AMERICAN, BUY AMERICAN
News that he has met with hundreds of CEO's to see what he can do to make America have a better business climate
News that he hasn't made one new law, he's just enforcing the existing ones
NEWS THAT HE'S GOING ON HIS FIRST OVERSEAS TRIP that is unprecedented! Going to countries that have the 3 major religions to show our solidarity with them. It's never been done before!

SO WHERE ARE OUT ELECTED REPUBLICANS STICKING UP FOR HIM???!!! THEY ARE RUNNING LIKE SCARED LITTLE CHILDREN!!! THEY HAVE THE HOUSE, THE SENATE AND THE PRESIDENCY!!!! FOR GOD'S SAKE, WHERE ARE THEY, HIDING BEHIND THE STATUES IN THE CAPITOL BUILDING???!!!

If we all have time, i suggest we go to the facebook pages of those that WE VOTED IN TO HELP OUR PRESIDENT and tell them to stand behind him or they will be voted out by ANY OTHER republican that runs against them in 2018!!! HEY REPUBLICANS,,,HAS ANYBODY TOLD YOU THAT YOU WON, YET???? It doesn't appear that way!!

They have turned out to be the biggest cowards right next to the SLIMY, SLITHERING DEMOCRATS! They need to hear from us and NOW!!
You are welcome to copy and paste all or any of my post right on to their facebook pages or emails.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!! WE ELECTED HIM, WE LOVE WHAT HE'S DOING AND WE ARE BEHIND HIM 100%!!!!!

Posted by Peggy Gabrielli on May 21, 2017 at 1:02 AM

Re: “What Wicked Weed's 'kick in the dick' sale to InBev means for Charleston craft beer

It's how people feel when a band goes cooperate. the songs become about what will make money and not about the art or the loyal supporters. WW turning to AB is tragic and could show us who these guys were all along. Westbrook could very well be the next brewery to sell. Whe was the last time you saw some one from the brewery helping the beer community in charleston?

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Posted by Frank Little on May 20, 2017 at 11:56 PM
Posted by Chris Drummond on May 20, 2017 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Danny McBride told Stephen Colbert he bought a house in Charleston after Bill Murray gave him the hard sell

Kenny F'ing Powers! The Riverdogs should sign him for one game.

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Posted by Parker McIntyre on May 20, 2017 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Want to live like T-Rav? Buy his $2.8 million Beaufain Street house.

As if any one care about the city's pariah. Has he kept it's slave quarters?

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on May 20, 2017 at 5:19 PM
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