um, you're supposed to comment about the movie ,you dolt. I myself am looking forward to checking out the movie. I am not a huge fan of Moore's methods outside his filmmaking, and you could make many valid complaints about his style of "documentary" (it's not a documentary, it's plainly one-sided and he really makes to attempts to mask it as objective). It's art, and he's talented at getting his message across. I am amazed every time I see him go on talk shows, right and left-wing alike at how he can get the most vitriolic and hardened opponents to agree with him on the important points of whatever his latest film's focus. Take his work as a whole:
Roger and Me - Pro Blue-Collar piece about the evils/incompetence of GM. No one doubts this now.
Bowling for Columbine - My favorite of his. Really important film, very well-done, and hit a LOT of points no one in the mainstream media bothered to.
Fahrenheit 9/11 - This movie in my mind is where most of the "liberal, left-wing nut" talk comes from. He defintely runs off the rails on this one, but given the time in which this film was made, I'll give him a pass. Pearl Harbor spawned FAR worse propaganda pieces
Sicko - Another great film, this one was praised by the media pretty universally.
So taking his resume all together, I am ready to give his shot at Capitalism a try. I wonder if the reviewer may possibly mean that he attacks the EXTREMES of capitalism, not capitalism itself (as that would be thoroughyl hypocritical, being that he's selling the movie for profit itself).
Michael Moore made a fool out of himself last night when he made a speech in which he threatened democrats who vote "ixnay" on the public option. (Our congress always votes in pig latin to dissuade any pork-loathing Al Queda spies, you know).
Moore threatened to come to their home districts and work against their reelection. "This is no idle threat", he said.
He's an embarrassment like Whoopi and her "not RAPE-rape" characterization of Pulanski's statute violation.
OK, everybody slips up now and then, but the fact that you made the same grammatical error twice in the same paragraph suggests that you really don't know when to use 'effect' vs 'affect'. In the last paragraph, it should read: "This affects appetite, pain, and memory." And later, "... the evolutionary votes we cast affect the world around us...". Maybe you should wait until after you've finished writing an article before you hit the stinky.
Last day @ the TERRACE SEPT 24 TH.DONT MISS IT!
Saw this last night.. Very good story with brilliant filmmaking..
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It was slow. And long. And Brad Pitt's character was so overdone and UNfunny. the first scene of the movie, I thought, wow, this is excellent, but by the end, i found i was kind of "meh" about it...
Great great great movie.
Terrible review, Renshaw.
Saw it last night at the Hippodrome and WOW! What a kick ass movie. It was paced well and it wasn't nearly as violent as I thought it would be. This movie is classic Tarantino and everyone should go see it!
I just saw the movie today and yes it very depressing and disturbing but I feel like people need to see this film. You will be left speechless. The things that these filmmakers do to expose this travesty will leave you in awe. We need more films like this. Amazing picture that better win best doc at the oscars this year.
Have you ever noticed that reviewers who use the word "slow" don't know what they're talking about?
BIG CROWED TONIGHT ........@ THE HIPPO
Riveting film that will leave you speechless . One of the most important films the TERRACE has ever played. And we have played many. You just wont believe this is going on TODAY!
This movie was great. It was a realistic take on modern relationships, but also sweet and heartwarming. I laughed out loud and almost cried, all within an hour or so. It also had me singing sounds from the Smiths, which are featured on the soundtrack and in some of the movie dialogue for at least 3 days.
A must see.great film
This was a great movie and the reviewer Joshua, did not seem to catch Catch and Release; he dropped the ball.
There were some thought provoking themes.
1. You don't always know the person you are about to marry. After being happily married for 29 years, I have found that there were some annoying and some very pleasant surprises, that I found out during our marriage. Many couples pay for bad surprises with divorces.
2. People do have different interpersonal relationships with their friends.
3. Sometimes people are stuck in a rut and it takes something big to jar them into making a transition. Ironically, in this film, the death is the catalyst to help them develop and the the one person to bind them together is the one person who has kept them in their rut.
4. Mourning can lead to some intentioned/unexpected consequences.This film shows one positive scenario in which there is mourning, closure and moving on.
5. When people are in mourning, sex can be very intense and can be very different from sex at other times.
I thought that the character development was done in a beautifully subtle manner. All of the characters evolved. I thought the directing was superb.
I enjoyed the scene transitions. The one where Fat man bangs his head followed by the scene of wobbling jello was a riot.
I endured the scenes with the boor: the roommate played by Kevin Smith and was relieved when his character developed. When I replayed the movie, I admit to having fast forwarded his scenes.
IN terms of stereotyping, the reviewer Joshua Tyler is the guilty party. Why can't Gray be friends with the closest friends of her Fiancee who also live in the same city she does? Does Josh think, that boys have to be friends with boys and girls have to be friends with girls?
Also, when my young daughter - in Josh's terms: dropped dead, I did not just sit in groups of women sitting around drowning my grief in a giant tub of Ben & Jerry's.
And while I am expressing myself, let me add, that I do not chomp gum in people's faces, spit on the ground, and use the F words every 2 or 3 sentences to show how cool I am. ...ON or Off the plane.
And what kind of person sees some people who may have it together and wishes them dead? Josh and who else?
Catch and Release is not for the shallow. At first, it seems a bit simple, but if you think about it and watch carefully, it is a beautiful poignant piece. Bravo.
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