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Comment Archives: stories: Screen

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

Re: “Citizen Four Wins Top Documentary Film Award


Posted by Kerry Lynn Cassidy on 12/07/2014 at 10:44 PM

Re: “The Homesman: Strong and Multi-faceted, But Homeless

As a historian especially the early years of Idaho, I have become acquainted with the homeless man who was not a sterling example of success. But without their efforts this country might not be what it is. I would also sate that Jesus was homeless but no one has impacted the planet like He has.

Posted by Jerry Branson on 12/03/2014 at 4:15 PM

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

Liberals live to be offended.

Posted by Brandon Atkinson on 11/18/2014 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Citizenfour: Traitor or Patriot?

Motive is another thing conspicuously missing from Citizenfour. Snowden has a hot girlfriend, a good paying cushy job, and an address in paradise. Are we to believe he’s just one big charitable guy to give all this up in order to show us some PowerPoint slides? You all know Russia and China spy on us too, right?

His name is curious too; Edward Joseph Snowden. In Joseph Heller’s book Catch-22, Snowden is a character whose death serves as a catalyst to sway the opinion of the protagonist away from the war profiteers.

Often times in the news, Snowden is credited as being an analyst. In Citizenfour, he confirms to being an IT guy for Booz-Allen. (Computer locked up? Can’t set up your printer? Call a guy like Snowden.) He even admits to having no ‘need to know’, so what was he doing snooping through peoples files?

Within two weeks of starting his job in Hawaii, Snowden created a data breach larger than what any one person could possibly review. I’d call that a calculated, well planned tactical strike.

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Posted by DRAGGABLEKITTEN on 11/17/2014 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Citizenfour: Traitor or Patriot?

As for the filmmaking, there are: static shots, subjects that leave the frame, dead air, real time chat correspondence; it’s a snoozer.

This documentary is severely biased to its unvetted single source. At no point do Poitras or Greenwald document how they determined the veracity of Snowden. Do they typically trust every unsolicited email they receive?

Edward Snowden violated national security; did we need a whole movie to affirm this?

Did Snowden release anything relevant? It’s been widely reported that even local law enforcement can research cell phone usage in connection with vehicle accidents. If one phone can be collected on, they all can be.

Snowden states he is an employee of Booz-Allen, yet during the Brian Williams interview, he says he worked for the CIA. Personally, I think he may be employed by the Russian Federation.

When Snowden stated that he has no media experience, my gut smelled a lie. His voice has a listenable inflection and he is very coherent and camera aware. Does Citezenfour have a blooper reel?

Regardless of what you think of him, Ed Snowden is a production. I don’t see this documentary as an example of responsible journalism.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by DRAGGABLEKITTEN on 11/16/2014 at 9:05 PM

Re: “A Thousand Times Good Night

Very good film. Great acting, especially the marvelous Binoche.

Posted by ajax on 11/10/2014 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Birdman: Michael Keaton Flies High

Despite the rave reviews, and slew of '4 stars,' a friend of mine just saw this movie over the weekend and said "save your money" "don't waste your time." Probably just like a few years ago when Brad Pitt's "Tree of Life" came out, and was lauded by the critics, but generally 'hated' as 'simply awful' by the public. I did see that one, and must say that it was one of 'the worst' films I ever did see.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by ajax on 11/10/2014 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Dish Drops CNN, Cartoon Network, Turner Channels After Renewal Talks Fail

Hopefully since we are receiving less channels, that will be reflected in our monthly bill.

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Posted by Maxine on 10/23/2014 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Dish Drops CNN, Cartoon Network, Turner Channels After Renewal Talks Fail

Well, that's the final straw for us Dish is out of here tomorrow.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Carl on 10/22/2014 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Dish Drops CNN, Cartoon Network, Turner Channels After Renewal Talks Fail

"We regret the service disruption to our customers, and remain committed to reaching an agreement that promptly returns this content to Dish's programming lineup." In the meantime, rates will remain the same.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Marque on 10/21/2014 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Vidiot

I have a mystery voice that I have been trying to identify for 3 years can you help if I send to you, don't mind paying if you charge

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Posted by Steven Vibert on 10/09/2014 at 1:55 AM

Re: “Judging Robert

It sounds good to something I would enjoy. And I love Robert Duvall, Robert Downey Jr. and Billy Bob Thornton. I look forward to it.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Shirley Edwards on 10/08/2014 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Mentors Not Martyrs

"I'm tired of watching all of these movies and television shows that portray a teacher as some kind of saint," the teacher said.

And parents should be tired of this too, since, no matter how well intentioned they are, teachers are active unwitting participants in the deliberate dumbing down and indoctrination of school children.

A major architect of standardized testing, H.H. Goddard, said in his book Human Efficiency (1920) that government schooling was about "the perfect organization of the hive." He said standardized testing was a way to make lower classes recognize their own inferiority. Like wearing a dunce cap, it would discourage them from breeding and having ambition. Goddard was head of the Psychology Department at Princeton, so imagine the effect he had on the minds of the doctoral candidates he coached, and there were hundreds.

Want to learn more? Take a look at John Taylor Gatto's site:…

John Taylor Gatto climaxed his teaching career as New York State Teacher of the Year after being named New York City Teacher of the Year on three occasions. He quit teaching in 1991 while still New York State Teacher of the Year.

Posted by watcher on 08/21/2014 at 9:16 AM


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