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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: one star

Matt Zoller Seitz of RogerEbert.com gave it 3.5 stars and called it smart (here: http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-2014).

Do not believe him.  The dialogue sounds like it was written for fourth graders, with two-dimensional characters popping up and saying stuff like “I’m conflicted, but this is the only choice I have.”  Having a character say “I’m conflicted” is like having them say “I’m full of angst” or “I’m the president.”  It’s something that should be  575 more words

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Wes's World: Orson Welles' THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS on 35mm!

Following the success of CITIZEN KANE, Welles made one of the most famously disastrous productions of the 1940s, the story of a wealthy family unable to adapt to the changing times in the years following the Industrial Revolution. 127 more words

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Her things, his things, their things: Matt Zoller Seitz

Matt Zoller Seitz lost his wife in 2006. In this 2010 essay, which was blogged and tweeted by @longreads June 24, 2014, he talks about navigating her things, his things, their things. 56 more words


GNPD: J-Lo in the House and so is Jainsays

Forgive me that horribly egotistic headline but I really don’t care because USA WON last night.

Yes, I’m guesting for a Team-USA-spent brex, who’s out of state and, surely, out of mind after that CRAZY cool, amazing, incredible soccer game last night. 1,064 more words