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Re: “Hollywood nostalgia-fest

I'm somewhat conflicted over this piece. Certainly, The Tree of Life is probably the best film I've seen this year, and I was incredibly disappointed (but not surprised) that The King's Speech won the Best Picture Oscar over The Social Network. However, The Artist, Hugo, and Midnight In Paris are all films I would put in my top 10 this year, and I don't think that a film needs social relevance or originality to be great. Sure, The Artist is a cross between A Star is Born and Singin' in the Rain, but I enjoyed watching it more than almost any other film this or any other year, and it is a film I will probably remember more than The Descendants, which I also enjoyed. Is it a crowd-pleaser? Absolutely. I just don't think that's automatically a bad thing.

Posted by AJ47 on 01/12/2012 at 5:04 PM

Re: “The Best Picture show

Personally, Avatar was the best movie-going experience I had all year. One of the few Hollywood blockbusters that actually entertained, thrilled, and moved me. Which is strange, because ordinarily films like that don't do much for me. I wouldn't mind if it won, but I don't think I'd mind if any of this year's nominees (except The Blind Side) won. It was a good year for movies overall, I think.

Posted by AJ47 on 02/06/2010 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Metro Transit gets Fare-ly expensive

And, of course HRM is still on the hook for operating costs. Infrastructure is only part of the picture.

Posted by AJ47 on 03/06/2009 at 6:41 PM

Re: “Metro Transit gets Fare-ly expensive

Kay seems to have forgotten that it costs more to operate these expanded services than what the "revenue streams" bring in. Thus, a defecit. No public transit in North America turns a profit, it just doesn't work like that.

Posted by AJ47 on 03/06/2009 at 6:37 PM

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Re: “Doubt: A Parable

I went into Doubt not sure what to expect. All I had heard was that it was about a priest who abuses children. As it turns out, it's much more ambiguous, and I found my sympathies bouncing back and forth between the characters. Too bad the other reader reviewer didn't seem to feel this.

Excellent performances, especially from Fiona Reid, and a powerhouse script meant that I came out of the theatre knowing that I had just seen something remarkable.

I just wish people would turn off their cellphones! There seemed to be one going off in the audience during every scene, and it got a bit distracting at times. So take that as a lesson Neptune, and make sure you play the "turn off your cellphone" nag message so loud that no one can hear anything else!

Posted by AJ47 on 03/12/2009 at 9:42 PM

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