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Apr 24 06 4:28 PM
Quote:As I mentioned in the letter you quote from (out of context, by the way)
Quote:Like you, I've enjoyed plenty of films that critics have either trashed or disparaged to one degree or another. The buzz on Silent Hill was sufficiently mixed to let me skip the theatrical version and wait for the DVD (like I did recently with Wolf Creek).
Apr 24 06 6:09 PM
Apr 24 06 11:25 PM
Quote:Silent Hill had one other major negative going for it -- it was based on a video game.
Apr 25 06 2:51 AM
Apr 25 06 8:29 AM
Quote:Ah, but a seriously creepy series of games. No mere "platform" games, requiring one to jump, shoot,duck, repeat.
Apr 25 06 3:09 PM
Quote:maybe I'll break down and see it, just so I can comment and/or rebut effectively later on.
Apr 25 06 4:49 PM
Apr 25 06 6:46 PM
Quote:The brilliance of this film is its willingness to explore a major religious/political/secular conflict occurring within the U.S. when a more obvious-minded film probably would have never dared to.
Apr 26 06 3:14 AM
Quote:Is The Rapture you speak of the one with Mimi Rogers? I haven't see it, but I've heard some good things about it.
Quote:I found the town's witchburning fundamentalist sect to be one-dimensional zealots and their mission as harbingers of the coming apocalypse perfunctory.
Apr 26 06 7:37 AM
Quote:They just don't come in the form that organized religion expects.
Apr 26 06 2:35 PM
Apr 26 06 8:17 PM
Quote:What if his chosen were not the pillars of the community, but the drug addicts, the abused, the infirm, and the marginalized--- those who have no accepted place in the canon?
Apr 26 06 8:50 PM
Apr 27 06 2:27 PM
Quote:Wow, you need to read the Gospels -- they are His chosen. I don't know where you got this idea of "the pillars of the community", 'cause Christ was constantly being criticized by the "respectable" religious leaders of the day for hanging around the "wrong crowd" (prostitutes, tax collectors, the poor, the sick, etc.).
May 10 06 2:02 AM
Jun 8 06 10:30 AM
Quote:There are some critics whose opinion I accept almost always -- Roger Ebert is one example
Jun 8 06 12:01 PM
Quote:Had to chuckle; after all, we are talking about the Roger Ebert who co-scripted the infamous BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS!
Jun 8 06 12:54 PM
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