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Comment Archives: stories: Movies

Re: “Men in Black 3

Head's up: Headline should be about Men In Black not Gus-Con.

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Posted by Boost Ventilator on 05/31/2012 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup

There's even a Linux version

Posted by Jason Ivany on 05/23/2012 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Things to make you go "Arr": The Pirates! Band of Misfits

"I say huzzah to this film! She may not be perfect, or be as memorable as her older stop-motion siblings, but this little misfit is still good enough to see with your family for a round of hardy laughs."

Read my full review at:…

Posted by MooCartoon on 05/20/2012 at 12:07 AM

Re: “Heavy Snow

You don't get it, do you? Clearly you have missed all the subtleties that make the film so compelling. There's more to this film than just tragedy and disaster. The film breathes in the moments when the characters are able to embrace each other, flaws and all. That's not bleak - it's hopeful.

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Posted by Squidinc978 on 05/18/2012 at 1:01 AM

Re: “Dark Shadows

weak, save your green and buy a hamburger and a coke - borring mr depp and burton - depp produced it - needs money, weak in so many ways, chas. b.

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Posted by chas. bukowski on 05/16/2012 at 1:42 AM

Re: “OUTeast Film Fest gets popping

Too bad Marcel With Shoes On didn't audition.

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Posted by .K. on 05/07/2012 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Safe easily cracked

Kat gives a damn to rumours. It is known that Salman shared personal space with Katrina and they both even planned to enter into wedlock

Posted by Telugu Movies on 04/30/2012 at 6:33 AM

Re: “Hear Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier do Halifax

Not to sound too Jr High here, but it was fuckin awesome. Mosier really was the highlight of the night. So funny in fact that Kevin himself was practically brought to tears laughing. I will never (if i can help it of course) miss a show. The Spatz theatre is a fantastic venue also, making the experience intimate and comfortable. If you live in the Halifax area or anywhere in the maritimes for that matter, do yourself the favor of having the best laugh you can imagine and go see Kevin Smith. I'm sure he'll be back.

Posted by Robbie Simms on 04/22/2012 at 5:05 AM

Re: “Love the boat

"Cameron slams his point home on class warfare through force of will, rather than grace and subtlety. It's not pretty or particularly insightful"

BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. Coming from a Coast Writer, this falls somewhere between gall and farce. Thanks for the shitlarf.

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Posted by Ivan Wannabe on 04/14/2012 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Love the boat

Excellent appraisal of a film that should rightly be considered a masterpiece, despite its imperfections. Those who hurl the most scorn at Cameron's movie were, I suppose, hoping for Cohen brothers dialogue - biting, witty, tangential, anything but earnest - between Jack and Rose? Never mind that conversational English from 1912 would seem impossibly corny to our modern ears.

The events of recent years have made me more sympathetic to Cameron's crude skewering of the upper crust too. Billy Zane's Cal is no cartoon super-villain; he'd fit right in at Lehman Brothers circa 2007. I re-watched 'Titanic' recently, and noticed several moments where Zane's performance also suggests Cal isn't at ease with his distasteful actions. It's a better performance than I remembered.

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Posted by Paul St-Amand on 04/12/2012 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Occupy first class

Jebus pronounces your laboured comparison "hysterical"…

Posted by Ivan Wannabe on 04/12/2012 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Maritime Film Classification Board: Revealed

To tiredofinaccuratemedia.

This story appeared in the OnScreen page, where we often look at stories in the local film and TV business. This appears to be a case where taxpayers money is being spent, and has been spent for decades, in a superannuated purpose. This may seem a waste of time to you, but we feel that a municipal organization, even a toothless one, being paid to rate the movies we get to watch is worth taking a look at. Should the government influence what we get to see in cinemas? And should we continue to support such a thing?

You suggest the writer "didn't get their facts right," which is a serious accusation, then you provide no examples of error. Your opinion is that Mr MacDonald is a man with a grudge. Is he mistaken? Service Nova Scotia and municipal relations spokesperson Susan Tate thinks he may be, and you should feel free to do the same. But MacDonald is a credible and respected voice for film art in Halifax, a programmer for the Atlantic Film Festival, and someone with direct experience with the MFCB. The questions he raises are valid and should be discussed.

We appreciate that you took to time to avail yourself of the information we provided and contacted one of the censors. And if this piece is, as you say, "an unfair misrepresentation," and "CERTAINLY NOT what this group is "mostly" doing with their time," then what are they doing? What service are we paying them to provide? Is it of value to the province? Please feel free to let us know.

Until then, thanks for sharing your anonymous, humble opinion.

Carsten Knox, Film Editor

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Posted by Carsten on 04/05/2012 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Maritime Film Classification Board: Revealed

First of all, I understand that this group is part of a public organization, and is open to public scrutiny and questioning, however....

Honestly...who cares? What a waste of time this article is. Is it really necesary to come up with conspiracy theories about EVERY public entity in the Western world these days? Is this really the best 'investigative' reporting The Coast has to offer? An 'expose' on a group of mostly retired individuals who basically volunteer their time and energy (yes, there is a small reimbursement, but would you watch "Jack & Jill" for free?)? If THIS is the worst thing going on in relation to the Provincial or Federal governments (or even *gasp* the Private Sector..!!) then we must be living in some kind of Utopia. Surely there are more worthwhile things or organizations to report on, and "reveal" the "secret" actions of.

If it IS necessary to pay someone to write such an unnecessary article, then could they at least get their facts right, and interview people who have done the same? Mr Ron Foley MacDonald comes across as a pathetic individual with a grudge. He states; "they sit and they watch porn mostly, and they get paid a fee for it". This is outrageous and possibly defamation of character for those individuals listed, as this is CERTAINLY NOT what this group is "mostly" doing with their time.

That brings me to my last point; as I have contacted at least one person on this list (no I am not one of them, nor do I have any affiliation), I do know that the people whose names are printed here were not contacted in any way to inform them of an article linking them with 'sitting around getting paid to watch porn all day'. I wonder if Mr. Foley MacDonald was asked if HIS name could appear in the paper? I'm guessing he was....well done Coast.

I have always had great respect for The Coast, but after reading this, and checking the facts, this article is, in my anonymous, humble opinion, an unfair misrepresentation, leaving me to question other articles published here. *sigh*

All that being said, thanks for the space to provide an opinion.

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Posted by tiredofinaccuratemedia on 04/02/2012 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Maritime Film Classification Board: Revealed

By now they will almost all be Dippers over the age of 50.

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Posted by Joeblow on 03/31/2012 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Ann MacKenzie to step down as CEO of Film Nova Scotia

IF life were fair, the new CEO would have a back ground in film ! Not just how to travel on the public's dime & BS Producers from away. You don't have to be in film making very long to realise a $100,000 feature film may be GREAT for those with no money & no way to make their film idea a reality.
But exactly how long do you think an industry will survive if free movie equipment, free labor, favours etc is what you have to get to make a feature made for that amount of money ?
While I have no problem supporting the film 5 low/no budget student films with free labor or rental houses helping with the loaning of gear for free etc. Making a film with a for profit Production house , like telefilm & expecting people who make their living in crewing motion pictures, to work for free or minimum wage at best is no good for our industry.
How would you as a painter, or carpenter, secretary, politician like to go do your regular job for the next 2 or 3 weeks for free ? Or at minimum wage for any skilled trade ?
I didn't believe I'd get many takers !

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Posted by More on 03/29/2012 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Ann MacKenzie to step down as CEO of Film Nova Scotia

Artistes are born bitching......and they die bitching.

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Posted by Joeblow on 03/21/2012 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Ann MacKenzie to step down as CEO of Film Nova Scotia

Wow, I'm gonna miss that photo!

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Posted by Bo Gus on 03/20/2012 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Land & Sea airs "Pirates and Privateers"

Regarding the Pirate & Privateer documentary on CBC.
Piracy and Privateering is alive and well in North America.
Our company, Loyalist Arms & Repairs Ltd. (Halifax), has been supplying pirates and privateers with armaments, coins, cannons, nautical instruments and clothing for years. The pirates we supply are the REEL ones, not the real ones.
Our products have been used on all the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, as well as Master & Commander, not to mention thousands of pirate and privateer reencators worldwide.
Piracy and privateering is still big business, especially in the Maritimes.

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Posted by blairh on 03/17/2012 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Deconstructing Doyle

There are punctuation errors all through this piece. Where the hell is the editor?

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Posted by Lou on 03/03/2012 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Nightmare Factory screens at The Oxford

Forgot to mention, the film was produced and directed by Donna Davies of Halifax-based Ruby Tree Films.

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Posted by Carsten on 02/27/2012 at 12:30 PM

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