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Re: “Wanna Rock?

Ultramega OK came out in '88, Louder than Love came out in '89, Bleach came out in '89, and Facelift came out in '90. Thank God for gloom, heroin and Seattle, which delivered us from 80's hair metal.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by muddydog on 12/02/2016 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Big Themes

Nothing in the movie for the LGBT community? That kind of intolerance cannot be endorsed or supported, can it? I need a ruling on the field from a political correctness referee.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by muddydog on 11/23/2016 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Country Rising

Do yourself a favor and see Simpson. His band is tight, and he has a voice that'll give you chills. It's like a hybrid of Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard with range and power. And get all three of his albums. High Top Mountain and Metamodern Sounds are genius. Sailor's Guide is good, too, but the first two are essential.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by muddydog on 11/07/2016 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Sandpoint Buzz

No local bands welcome

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt Smith on 11/02/2016 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Calling Card

i love him

Posted by Brandi Gleason on 10/29/2016 at 7:03 AM

Re: “A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Leave it alone for crying out loud. This 2010 version just kills all the hard work from the original. Create your own horror flick!! Leave the great classics alone and get your own talent. Damn no talent remakes!!😤😡

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Fred Sadosky on 10/15/2016 at 2:26 PM

Re: “The Kids Aren't Alright

I saw this movie on 10/03/2016 at RPS.

The seats are great; the cost of the snacks are very expensive. Feed the kids before you come to the movie.

Tim Burton touch is slipping. The story had too many holes in it to be enjoyable.

The first 30 minutes worked; but the scenes with the ship were so far fetched, no amount of special effects could fill those vast plot holes. Several characters were poorly developed. Wait to watch it for free on cable with a salt shaker; for all the grains you will need to get through it.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by SpoMovieReviewer on 10/04/2016 at 3:04 AM

Re: “Feminist First

WOW! Still lookin' good @ 70; even the girls are still lively/lovely! Thx, Inlander, for the great DP pic!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Richard Summers on 09/19/2016 at 5:13 AM

Re: “Heart of Darkness

"...who grew up in the San Gabriel Valley on the east side of Los Angeles" - a tad hyperbolic, no? This guy grew up in SOUTH PASADENA, not exactly the mean streets, k?

Posted by Khole on 09/08/2016 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Still Celebrating

Boy George rockin' the Motörhead T. Tasteful yet unexpected .

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by muddydog on 08/11/2016 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Still Celebrating

Guess you never heard of David Bowie....

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Romeomoon on 08/11/2016 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Fresh Spin

very fair

Posted by Kelly McGillis on 08/08/2016 at 5:53 PM

Re: “They Love It Loud

I saw them in Boise last week, it was definitely the best KISS show I have seen, and I have seen nearly all incarnations of the band. They sounded great and looked liked a band half their age! Paul was rolling around and jumping around, you wouldn't know he has had his hip replaced. If you never heard of KISS and this was your first show, you would have no idea, they were pushing 70!

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Victor Torigoe on 07/14/2016 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Ain't Afraid of No Feminism

The acting and comedy chops of each actress are more than enough to carry any movie; leave it to the ever sexist / racist liberals to focus on their gender versus their talent.


5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by WAKE-UP-Ds on 07/14/2016 at 5:26 AM

Re: “Equestrian Dreams

Great review for a brilliant film!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by jj on 06/30/2016 at 5:06 AM

Re: “See Anthony Run

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?

Posted by Meg23 on 06/25/2016 at 11:37 AM

Re: “See Anthony Run

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......

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Just Say in.... on 06/12/2016 at 3:23 AM

Re: “Where Are the Women?

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.


Posted by MaryAnn Johanson on 05/24/2016 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Where Are the 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.

Posted by Rachel on 05/15/2016 at 11:41 PM

Re: “From the Old School

Amazing show in KC! ;-)

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Elle Bea on 05/06/2016 at 11:26 AM

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