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Comment Archives: Stories: Screen

Re: “The War at Home

The bravest sounding words are the easiest to say when standing this far back from the butt of a rifle. Chris Kyle was a warrior - and this is something that the modern day man has a hard time relating to. To hold enough grimace and disdain for not only an individual, but an entire organization (some wrongfully call it a "race") is a psychological step that is not often used in modern day society mostly because it is a step that is not often righteously needed. The modern man has a hard enough time relating to his own father in general, let alone picking up his father's sword and shield and taking the role of the warrior. Chirs Kyle is a different breed of man that cannot be easily compared to any breed that is called upon inside the safety of our own neighborhoods and city streets. May his memory be respected, and his legacy live on.

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Posted by jimdoolittle on 02/07/2015 at 11:56 AM

Re: “The War at Home

"Why haven't we seen more films examining the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan--good ones, controversial ones or even mediocre ones?"

Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker are two incredible recent war films that come to mind, but there have also been tons of documentaries that have gone to theater, to Netflix, and hosted by PBS. I prefer looking at contemporary war through the lens of a documentary rather than a film.

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Posted by CoffeeWithPie on 02/06/2015 at 3:00 PM

Re: “The War at Home

After reading multiple accounts of Chris Kyle, the more he seems like a complete ass.

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Posted by ajax on 02/06/2015 at 10:51 AM

Re: “The War at Home

"For the record, I'm certain that because Chris Kyle was such an adept killer, his aim saved the lives of countless United States servicemen and women. For that, I mourn his passing." (sic) Better to not go to war, save a hell of a lot more people. Glorifying institutionalized violence and making heroes out of the hierarchy of the "death cults" is not the direction I wish the children of the future to go. Take them to Selma instead..

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Posted by NuclearShadows on 02/06/2015 at 9:05 AM

Re: “The War at Home

There's nothing even remotely "heroic" about being the best at killing people who are defending their country from you and your "brothers", the invaders.

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Posted by roboates on 02/05/2015 at 10:10 AM

Re: “The War at Home

I thought the movie was well done, disturbing and sad. There are now thousands of veterans home from our middle east wars. There needs to be more films where they can see themselves. Films about their lives-what it was like for them having been in war and how it is to come back to the States and try to reintegrate into civilian life where most civilians don't relate to or think about the wars.

Posted by rfehlau on 02/04/2015 at 1:51 PM

Re: “The War at Home

Jesse Ventura defrauded the SEALS. He was never one of them.
They thought he was and that's why they invited him to their gatherings.
If Ventura didn't lie Chris Kyle never would never have heard of him.
Leslie Davis

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Posted by Leslie Davis on 02/04/2015 at 9:54 AM

Re: “American Sniper Is Top Box Office Hit For Third Week

Chris Kyle was just another thug with a gun. It's sad to me that this is a person who our culture chooses to celebrate.

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Posted by Edmund Sparcals on 02/01/2015 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Oscar-Nominated Leviathan Is Ruffling Russian Feathers

Russia is like the nation which might have been. The commie delay was at least 70 years... and now a genuine goon is in charge. Please do not mistake the Russian people with the Russian leadership goons.

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Posted by RussiaLove on 01/22/2015 at 6:16 PM

Re: “American Sniper Wins Big at Box Office

Is this the movie with Oprah in it?

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Posted by BoiseBobSled on 01/18/2015 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Portlandia: The White Subcultural Equivalent of a Minstrel Show

You really should have rethought this before you published it. Portlandia is a lot like a lot of things but minstrel show ain't one of em. Whomever is the editor at BW either didn't see this before it went live or is equally out of touch with the difference between a minstrel show and PORTLANDIA. I live in Portland but have spent much time in Boise and am usually stoked on BW articles but this is just a malformed hypothesis that doesn't hold up to the level of quality in journalism Im used to from BW.

To put it bluntly: the main difference between the two is that Portland is thriving because of Portlandia, and African Americans suffered because of minstrel shows. Portlandia is a symbol of Portlands achievements in entrepreneurial endeavors and stance on progressive politics while minstrel shows were cruel jokes meant to shame and insult an entire race of humans. Portlandia is a love letter to Portland while Minstel shows were kind of a hate letter to African Americans. If anything Portlandia is kinda the opposite of a minstel show...

The comparison is ludicrous and ill thought through. It's not like reprehensible or gonna make me stop reading BW, it's just immature and ignorant and has no place in such a fine publication.

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Posted by Jared Mees on 01/14/2015 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Selma: This March Comes In Like a Lamb

Regarding the "LBJ controversy" - you will recall that LBJ was a Democrat, and every thinking person knows that only Republicans are racists! /sarcasm

Posted by bikeboy on 01/14/2015 at 8:14 AM

Re: “When a Patient's Death is Broadcast Without Permission

I just wrote a letter to ABC. We should all go to their website and take them to task for such repugnant practices. Go here:

Posted by Chuck Woods on 01/05/2015 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Portlandia: The White Subcultural Equivalent of a Minstrel Show

"ask yourself if you're laughing for the right reasons. And there's a good chance you aren't"

A) who cares
B) who are you?

Posted by Ed M. on 01/02/2015 at 12:54 AM

Re: “Movie Madness: A Bracket-Busting Look at a Year at the Movies

Agreed, 'Jewels.'

Posted by ajax on 12/30/2014 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Movie Madness: A Bracket-Busting Look at a Year at the Movies

Guardians of the Galaxy? Really?

Posted by Jewels in Boise on 12/27/2014 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Sony Demands Halt to Reporting of Leaked Documents

Sony's mindless and unfunny assassination comedy "The Interview" wil not be appearing in movie theaters. You all know why. Korea is very close to Japan, and the threats of an attack on the scale of 9/11 should not be ignored.

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Posted by boi22toy on 12/17/2014 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Netflix News

I enjoy watching Marco Polo. Even figured out how to change my Netflix region and access thousands of more movies on Netflix after reading this

Posted by Jane Fisher on 12/17/2014 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Sony Demands Halt to Reporting of Leaked Documents

Sony's demands are too funny! Admit it, Sony. You have lost this one.

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Posted by boi22toy on 12/16/2014 at 12:47 PM

Re: “A Fly-Fishing Film For People Who Don't Fly Fish (And People Who Do)

I used to fly fish in my native Montana, even before it became popular with the movie, "A River Ran Through It'. Now, based on a recent Boise Weekly editor's comments, I realize I have a new role in life on Social Media: Crankster, though I aspire to Gadfly. If they don't arrest and disappear me first. Thankfully, I think I have evolved beyond Troll. I doubt I am a Pundit, as no one pays me to write, and most people pay no attention. But it's all a matter of opinion, and the Holy Qur'an prohibits compulsion in matters of opinion, belief or faith. So I trust in God to sort it all out. Eventually. Inshallah. Life allowing. Or perhaps, I may fly fish again the Boise River for whitefish. Probably better for the economy and my mental health. If I don't slip and drown... Hmm, Liguid Laughs bar instead may be safer.

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Posted by Brent Mathieu on 12/11/2014 at 4:26 PM


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