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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: “Meet Congressman Mark Sanford, R - Eagle Scout

My how the mighty have fallen. Quite a testimony to CNN when you have the Charleston City Paper bagging on them.

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Posted by Allen Bergstrazer on July 25, 2017 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Chef Nate Whiting resurfaces at Ristorante Juliet

YEAH! Juliet is LUCKY to have Chef Nate Whiting!

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Posted by Robin Whiting-Lavin on July 25, 2017 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Plans for new office space in Charleston’s Old City Jail head to Board of Architectural Review

The stairwells are UGLY! Can't we find a way to make them blend in a bit more with the exterior of the building? Get the architects of that shut-down Clemson building out of the mix and hire someone from Charleston.

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Posted by localhutch on July 25, 2017 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Free Margherita Pizza at Midici

Where is this place?

Posted by localhutch on July 25, 2017 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Is Mex 1 Coastal Cantina building a new location in NoMo?

No Mo is growing. I just hope that whenever anyone else opens up some new places, they allow for parking. It is becoming hard to find a space near the Tattooed Moose, and down the street at those new bars. With all the open land available now, I would hope they convert some of it into parking. How about the Union Headquarters for overflow, as they usually don't have crowds in the building in the evenings, and it would be a good gesture of the Union to help their neighbors.

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Posted by localhutch on July 25, 2017 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Plans for new office space in Charleston’s Old City Jail head to Board of Architectural Review

In NY I worked in a State owned historic Site that included a Gilded Age mansion. Part of the mansion was used for Office Space while the rest was renovated to be historically accurate and open to the public for tours. If done right this is a good way to preserve the historic site accurately while allowing Public Access in a fiscally responsible way.

I believe it's very important to preserve the history in this beautiful area. The fact that it's a mere two hundred years old is inconsequential.

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Posted by Dawn D on July 25, 2017 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Plans for new office space in Charleston’s Old City Jail head to Board of Architectural Review

ha ha ha. That is going to be a great place to work 50 hour work weeks.... I would work overtime there just to be able to say that. This may be a wonderful Idea! I don't know I can't decide for sure...

People in other countries turn 1000 year old buildings into cell phone stores these days so who are we to think we need to preserve memories of the ENTIRE old jail from 200 years ago?

Urban Sprawl is the devil... At least they are not bulldozing more nature in Johns island to build yet another Harris Teeter shopping complex i guess....

I don't know what is the lesser of two evils I guess... Loss of a historic landmark or urban sprawl...The old City Jail is also one of the attractions of our entire tourism industry.
The old Cigar factory looks pretty nice these days tho....

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Posted by zee on July 24, 2017 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Charleston: The No. 1 city in the world for white people

I love niggers.

Posted by William Merwin on July 24, 2017 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Higher police wages could reduce unjust interactions with minorities

The prison system in this country is a horrible problem already. The United States has more prisoners per citizen than ANY OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH.

I guess the next thing they will start are wars to kill off all of the "undesirables" using a religion that was copied from a native people of the middle east...

In Columbia the politicians and businessmen do satanic magic rituals all together while claiming to be Israelites of the bible in secret using torches, cloaks, and group chanting out in the woods..

The truth is BOEING, LOCKHEED MARTIN, and Xe services are all enslaving the planet by causing wars to sell more weapons.

The airport when you fly back to the USA from other countries looks like a concentration camp prison with barbed wire fence everywhere and intense security checks...

That is not how it is in other countries until the USA threatens them and causes destruction to their businesses. Ayn RAND CALLED IT FAIR COMPETITION, but that was before a sigma six accounting principle became the norm.

Corporates use your google access to build your world around you like DISNEYLAND (where they learn the tricks of being persuasive aka "mind control").

Sex sells, addictive chemicals sprayed in our food like corn syrup! The united states processed food is GARBAGE just like what they feed the inmates, but with less corn syrup as punishment.

The FORTUNE 500 corporate bosses don't want the American people to all realize that they are watched over and controlled like PROPERTY through an organization strictly based on MASS PRODUCTION.

Dude, You realize your writing articles to a bunch of people that have to put the blinders on to sleep at night right?

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Posted by zee on July 24, 2017 at 3:18 PM

Re: “conNECKted: Imaginings for Truth and Reconciliation opening this Fri. July 21 at City Gallery

Thanks to Jean-Marie and Gwylene for their many years of bringing people together for interesting and meaningful discussions of important social justice issues in the Charleston community.

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Posted by Laura Moses on July 24, 2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good

If Charleston city, county, and the surrounding municipalities did nothing more to entice tourism, how long would it take for us to lose our tourism industry? That is: no new hotels downtown or along the harbor, no new musems, curtailed ad and advocacy campaigns. The word is out on Charleston. We have a spectacular product that vacationers and history buffs alike seek out actively. That isn't a delicate rose that needs new layers of greenhouse to be added continuously.

We also have a metropolis in which people have to work in the hospitality but also myriad other industries. The people that live and work here form the backbone of what the tourists come for. As Mr. Green also said, we're the ones fleshing out all the other commercial, industrial, and governmental entities that are flourishing in the 843. Why must we wait on decade-or-more delays for development to benefit us? Example: I lived off Clements Ferry Road from 2005-15, and during most of that time paid a sales tax bump that was earmarked for roadway and infrastructure improvements to that corridor. What I saw instead was a decade of foot-dragging as that road transformed into an 8-mile parking lot for Mount Pleasant and Cainhoy industrial commuters.

We no longer should be gutting ourselves to get new industries here, such as with the absurd $75,000-per-worker tax incentives the state provided to Volvo when all this development comes with drastic impacts that are not accommodated by the developers. Go ahead and tell me to move out if I don't like it; that won't change the fact that you're stuck in traffic for 1-2 hours of your life every day.

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Posted by factoryconnection on July 24, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Stegelin: Russki business

The president will never, ever admit hacking took place. Why? Because he feels it de-legitimizes his election and no matter the proof, he will never relent because of his narcissistic ego. To be truthful, the hacking did affect the voter turnout and the misinformation spread, certainly changed votes. So HRC would have taken the EC had the Russians not interfered - there's no doubt in my mind. That was the whole point of the Russian hacking because Russia was SCARED of HRC, which is certainly not something that can be said of Trump. And this denial will affect national security because it gives Putin Carte Blanche to proceed with wordly atrocities. It rewards his illegal and inhumane aggression to destroy the sovereignty of surrounding nations to further his power and wealth, which only goes to make Russia the new super-power and the USA the laughing stock of the world. Trump's an ineffective protector due to his vanity and greed.

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Posted by tupper29406 on July 24, 2017 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Higher police wages could reduce unjust interactions with minorities

Tom Martin - Most minor crimes already have no bail requirements and defendants are release of their own recognizance. But could you please tell us how much the judge should reduce the bail of a suspected child murder if the individual has little or no money? And if the person has no money, does it really matter if a bail of $500,000 is dropped to $250,000? Generally, an individual charged with first degree murder will be held without bond pending trial. Bail is not and never has been based on the "ability to pay". Reasonable bond is not to be denied any defendant; however, what is reasonable depends on the charge and the likelihood someone may flee, not how much money they have.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 23, 2017 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Stegelin: Russki business

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnsNDOB4OR…

Last time I was over there. Stop the propoganda and war machine lies! These are the bloody revolutions we hear about advertised in the news?? Not until USA oil allies hire mercenaries we train to go to the arab countries to turn the peaceful protests violent by opening fire on crowds. STOP THE GENOCIDE OF THE ARABS.

Go TRUMP GO!

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Posted by zee on July 23, 2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Stegelin: Russki business

Why do we hate Russians? I like Russia! Awesome place even to just visit. Is the cold war just an excuse to kill everyone between here and russia off?

Stop playing CHESS in the middle east (with ISrael as your queen) USA before you cause a war nobody can back away from or win.

Stop causing ISIS mercenaries to kill innocent people with weapons purposely left in IRAQ. Stop the genocide! The threat from these people is BULLSHIT, and an excuse to sell weapons.

What criminal SATANISTS have been running this country since after WW2 anyways?
Talk about the promised land being a LIE.
YOu people are not even Jewish like me so you are nothing but scary crazy dellusional religious NUTS.

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Posted by zee on July 23, 2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good

I like this article, just don't get me started about traffic getting worse and worse while there is more and more expansion into nature with no end in site just to cater to a bunch of 58 year olds from out of town buying million dollar homes in kiawah. THe place is starting to resemble jurassic park. That is what I call IOP and Kiawah now. Jurassic park. All the retirees and ugly materialistic "blonde" women,.

Pool cleaning anyone?

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Posted by zee on July 23, 2017 at 12:10 PM
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