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Great review for a brilliant film!
Isn't that why the documentary should be watched? So people can understand what was so very wrong about the entire situation and learn how to better choose our representatives?
Weiner is a loser. He will always be a loser and I don't understand why anyone would bother to make a film about him or even watch a film made about him.
Weiner is the poster-child of what is wrong in politics......
Hi, Rachel. I'm the author of the piece above, and while I agree that *Pitch Perfect 2* is far from a great film, there is no way you can say that the characters are "token." They may mostly be fairly stereotypical, but the situation for women onscreen is so bad that even a female ensemble of stereotypes counts as an improvement for female representation! It's really, really rare to see *so many* women in the same movie, and each depicted as individual people. And there are some notable *good* things in the film's depiction of women: there's a fat character who is depicted as sexual and as someone men find attractive, a woman who appears to get her fill of sex and love, and this is not treated as anything unusual. And networking among women is depicted as a positive and necessary thing: the movie features a professional mentoring relationship between two young women — a college senior and a freshman — which is not something we typically get to see onscreen. (I can’t think of another example.)
Movies about women don't have to be perfect: they just have to be about women! And unless you're going to demand that all movies about men *always* rise above stereotypes, it's not reasonable to expect the same from movies about women.
Why is the picture of the exemplary film to feature women Pitch Perfect? If anything, that film is the perfect example of how films so often feature women in completely token way. It checks off the "having female leads" box without ever having to write truly representative character that is more than a stereotype. I mean, I don't mean to sound like an asshole, but even the Honest Trailer guys think that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-j8XXtwSO0
Amazing show in KC! ;-)
I still miss Terry a lot.
Conor from Dancing Plague doesn't pitch shift his vocals or "manipulate" them. That's all natural
The Local Pavlov EP was done with Gil, Bryan Coats (Black water Prophet) on drums and Ken Wolcott (the Hallows) Jeff and Travis joined after.
I have both there CD's. Love the Raven !
Wow. I just came from the movie and the exact reaction as the reviewer. What could have been was washed out by nostalgia.
This reminds me of Liverpool's Cavern Club made legendary by the Beatles. Way cool.
As a five-year Bayou resident, and a witness to the first group of Idaho music students to inhabit this magical little spot, I'm a little surprised that the Inlander didn't track down Spokane's own Josh "Grandaddy of the Bayou" Simon for comment!
Fun Fact: There's an Official Bayou Gangsta Rap.
A couple of great guys! I just happened to be there when they got their picture taken. Glad to see they are getting some recognition for some thing they love doing!
Thought I would give it another shot Trying to look you up After all these years ! This is Janice Johnny's sister from Lynnwood. We have looked for you and wondered how you been for so many years And here you are :-) This is So totally awesome Miracles do happen...
We would love to try to catch up on some times old and new ! I sure hope you run across this or maybe even your daughter ? and pass the word along it would be absolutely wonderful to talk with you again for you have never left our thoughts and memories over so many years of time gone by. I hope this finds you doing well hope to hear from you real soon.
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So damn ridiculous. ASCAP isnOBVIOUSLY in it fir the money. I mean really....gonafter the Girl Scouts for singing produced music around a campfire! FU ASCAP you vultures!!!!
and I thunked he was a tall Howard Wolowitz! Whatta Aqua Maroon! lol
Why do we celebrate this butthead. His mediocre run at the Olympics was a joke. Other Olympians soared off the lift, while he barely made it off the ramp.
The thing I dislike about these movies is that they claim to be true stories. Half the stuff in them is fictionalized to make them more inspirational and dramatic. They are then pawned off as "true" stories to our low-information society.
it may be time to rethink the four star rating system for movies. ok, a guy gets screwed over, loses everything dear to him, and sets out for revenge. basically the plot of both the revenant and deadpool. while the revenant is a painstaking snooze fest that somehow landed multiple Oscar nominations. deadpool however is a soon to be billion dollar grossing hilarious thrill ride that is pleasing audiences world wide. and yet the both received identical 2&1/2 star ratings from the inlander.
I propose we use a ten star system, and give revenant the 3 stars it deserves, while deadpool is clearly a solid ten star effort!
Great review for a brilliant film!
Isn't that why the documentary should be watched? So people can understand what was so…
Weiner is a loser. He will always be a loser and I don't understand why…
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