the dissident frogman

13 years and 11 months ago

In French, we say, "ridicule doesn't kill"...

the dissident frogman

Necrothreading much?

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... And that explains why Tom Charity, stuffed a** movie critic snob "special to CNN" is still alive and babbling:
"[worst films of 2007]
"300" Frankly, it was a tossup for the third spot between this gung-ho Greek meatfest and Michael Bay's overblown toy commercial, "Transformers." A lot of people got off on both, I realize, and the computer-generated work was impressive in its way. But no matter how you spin it, war porn is war porn -- and we'd better off without it.»
Is it not rich? Is it not beautiful?

I mean seriously, the schmuck is on CNN's payroll. C.N.N. In other words, THE channel that made its worldwide name and reputation with good old juicy war porn circa 1991, out and about the Persian Gulf (that's right, "no matter how you spin it", pal.)

Oh and, about 300: it seems that the vast non stuffed a** movie critic snob special to CNN world quite frankly disagree:
'300' Smashes March Opening Record; Spartans Stampede To $70 Mil Weekend; 3rd Biggest R-Rated Movie Debut Ever
Charity, tonight...
300 Is the Fastest Selling HD Title on the Market
... You dine...
300 Breaks IMAX Theatres Opening Day/Weekend Records
... In Hell.
DVD Sales - 300 Does Double Duty at Number One
Emphasis mine. It the end, I guess it just shows that movie critic snob Tom Charity, like the rest of us, is a mere mortal with an asshole. I mean an opinion.

Of course it's the wrong one, and of course it misses the point — but that's precisely all you can expect from a movie critic.

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3174 - Sophie

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CNN is also the network that aired a snuff film of a sniper killing one of our American troops. That got a few members of Congress angry, very angry. CNN is an embarrassment.

3175 - Iwo Gina

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  • Iwo Gina Maryland

What does one do if one desperately wants to be in show biz, but cannot act, write, direct, produce, or has no other discernable talent that would contribut to the arts? Why, one becomes a critic, of course!

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3176 - TooTall

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Worse? Did he miss seeing the rash of anti-war movies that Redford and others put out? I guess considering the box office draw of these "stinkers" it's possible.

3177 - infinity

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Usually my Criteria for picking movies to go watch is to look at the 1's the critics panned and go see those if they sound interesting from previews and such.. usually ends up pretty good.. and the movies that the Critics go all gah gah about for the most part end up being blah.,.

3179 - Grimmy

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  • Grimmy Where I'm at.

I've quit thinking of the cultural eroders as "left" or "liberal". They really don't fit those definitions any more. I think of them now as "C4". C**ts, Cowards, Co**suckers and Communists. That seems more properly inclusive.

I'd put this movie critter in the C**t bracket without knowing any more about him. He may be a dedicated member of the Cult of Cowardice but gives more of an impression of just being a precious little snarky C**t.

Where does the light go, when the light goes out?

3180 - Grimmy

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  • Grimmy Where I'm at.

The C4's (pronounced "see quads") are, of course, differnt from the T3 (pronounced "tee cube") which are the Twits, T*ats and Tards.

Everyone falls into the T3 category from time to time. Especially folk like me who indugle in posting comments while engraged.

T3ism is a temporary thing. C4ishness is a permanent affliction.

Where does the light go, when the light goes out?

3182 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

He is not a movie critic, he is a color commentator. Just check his past"work" if you don't believe me.

3183 - nyexpat

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  • nyexpat left coast

Infinity, if you want proof of your theory, look at moviefone's review page. They use two ratings systems, what the critics say, and what the audience says. It's not unusual to have the audience rating a movie 4-5 stars, after the critics have panned it.

3184 - Gozer the Carpathian

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  • Gozer the Carpathian

I've used the "Opposite of the Critics" movie going motto a lot. Especially for Sci Fi movies since most "critics" wouldn't know a fun sci-film if it bit them in the arse. But I digress. :)

Honestly this guy is a complete moron on a channel that doesn't matter. I mean who watches CNN if they have any choice in the matter? Hell I pay more on my Dish subscription just to get Fox News instead of CNN. :D

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3187 - mojo

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Those who can, do. Those who can't criticize.