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149. he turned in a good performance in The Kingdom
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  -Daring to hate 'Dark Knight'; with commentary on Internet Mob Mentality tekisui  Jul-19-08 01:03 PM   #0 
  - He brought the phanton menace in to this?  DS1   Jul-19-08 01:05 PM   #1 
  - but Heath Ledger's dead, so it must be a classic...  NightWatcher   Jul-19-08 01:07 PM   #2 
  - Pink Floyd gave us proof that god walks among us in human form  Catch22Dem   Jul-19-08 01:18 PM   #6 
  - Howard the Duck was awesome.  Captain Angry   Jul-19-08 01:20 PM   #7 
  - whatever!  iamthebandfanman   Jul-19-08 02:19 PM   #49 
  - Howard the Duck STOLE their tag line from some old novels.  Perragrande   Jul-21-08 12:23 AM   #124 
  - except for The Who nt  patrice   Jul-19-08 01:21 PM   #8 
  - when I hear a Who song, my brain thinks that another CSI is starting, and I run away  NightWatcher   Jul-19-08 01:26 PM   #14 
     - CSI?  patrice   Jul-19-08 01:36 PM   #23 
     - ...  Occam Bandage   Jul-19-08 01:39 PM   #24 
        - Thanks, I LIKE Gary Sinise, but . . .  patrice   Jul-19-08 01:57 PM   #40 
     - :) you I like.nt  glitch   Jul-19-08 10:41 PM   #91 
  - Ledger did well, but it was not an Academy Award wining performance  Quixote1818   Jul-19-08 01:53 PM   #37 
  - I thought Ledger was fantastic, but if he wins the Oscar it will be entirely because of his death.  Occam Bandage   Jul-19-08 02:03 PM   #44 
     - Might be a sympathy vote like Peter Finch in "Network", 1976.  Perragrande   Jul-20-08 12:43 AM   #102 
        - Hey Peter Finch gave one of the great performances in movie history in that role  MN Against Bush   Jul-20-08 06:17 PM   #116 
  - Howard the Duck is back in high-quality reprints  MetaTrope   Jul-20-08 05:36 AM   #104 
  - I saw it last night and thought it was pretty good.  Windy   Jul-19-08 01:09 PM   #3 
  - found his review of it for NPR's Fresh Air  JoeIsOneOfUs   Jul-19-08 01:10 PM   #4 
  - How rotton of them to criticize Laura's film debut.  notadmblnd   Jul-19-08 01:15 PM   #5 
  - Which rather reinforces my belief that he wrote a negative review not so much because  Occam Bandage   Jul-19-08 01:22 PM   #9 
  - He got his name in a couple of stories.....  tekisui   Jul-19-08 01:24 PM   #11 
  - Either that or he honestly disliked the movie.  RandomKoolzip   Jul-19-08 01:27 PM   #16 
  - Which would be a possibility if not for the masturbatory self-congratulation in the OP.  Occam Bandage   Jul-19-08 01:33 PM   #21 
  - "Hey everybody, look at me!!"  TexasObserver   Jul-19-08 03:02 PM   #66 
  - I have no desire to see that fucking movie.  RandomKoolzip   Jul-19-08 01:24 PM   #10 
  - It's one of about 20 Action/Adventure/Comic movies to come out each Summer.  tekisui   Jul-19-08 01:25 PM   #13 
  - There was no CGI used in The Dark Knight.  gmudem   Jul-19-08 01:27 PM   #15 
  - So "no" equals "not that much"?  RandomKoolzip   Jul-19-08 01:30 PM   #18 
  - Yes there was.  Codeine   Jul-19-08 01:39 PM   #25 
  - Well, both are correct-ish.  Occam Bandage   Jul-19-08 01:44 PM   #30 
     - Well, then that pretty clearly means  Codeine   Jul-19-08 01:52 PM   #35 
     - Oh, certainly. It was a wrong statement countering a wrong statement, but  Occam Bandage   Jul-19-08 02:00 PM   #42 
        - There's no water in the glass at all!  Codeine   Jul-19-08 02:23 PM   #52 
     - I wouldn't characterize the CGI on Harvey Dent as "unobtrusive."  yardwork   Jul-22-08 02:48 PM   #147 
  - Memo: using the word "fail"  Terran   Jul-21-08 12:58 PM   #139 
  - Couple points.  Occam Bandage   Jul-19-08 01:31 PM   #20 
  - I have no desire to see that movie because it's exactly like 99% of all the movies  RandomKoolzip   Jul-19-08 01:41 PM   #26 
     - Well you're missing out on a great movie.  gmudem   Jul-19-08 01:45 PM   #31 
     - Well, I sure ain't missing out on the hype!  RandomKoolzip   Jul-19-08 01:51 PM   #34 
     - "I know this because I've seen the commercials!"  Occam Bandage   Jul-19-08 01:58 PM   #41 
        - Oh, here we go again....  RandomKoolzip   Jul-19-08 02:18 PM   #48 
           - "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Jul-19-08 06:50 PM   #76 
           - Not all film is high art. Sometimes it's just plain entertainment.  Lisa0825   Jul-19-08 08:13 PM   #82 
           - You go in thinking it's going to suck, and you're shocked when it does?  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Jul-21-08 12:22 PM   #133 
           - Sure! Well, first off, there's "Local Hero," then there's "Nashvi-" Oh wait...you're being sarcastic  RandomKoolzip   Jul-21-08 12:38 PM   #134 
              - But, seriously, what makes a movie good?  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Jul-21-08 01:27 PM   #142 
                 - Honestly? My subjective criteria: Rule no. 1: no superheroes.  RandomKoolzip   Jul-21-08 02:17 PM   #144 
           - FSM was a good movie.  EOTE   Jul-21-08 12:46 PM   #136 
  - The "brou-ha-ha" was there when the first one came out, but thats besides the point  rch35   Jul-19-08 08:50 PM   #83 
  - I'm with you, Random.  loudsue   Jul-19-08 09:26 PM   #85 
  - Of all the Batman movies I've seen, this version is the best.  The Backlash Cometh   Jul-20-08 08:53 AM   #107 
  - *DING* *DING* *DING* You hit the nail on the head!  HypnoToad   Jul-20-08 06:27 PM   #118 
  - I have no interest in seeing it either.  Fox Mulder   Jul-20-08 08:06 PM   #123 
  - hey Fox. you going to see the X Files movie?  Whisp   Jul-21-08 01:40 AM   #126 
  - " do we REALLY need another fucking Batman movie?! "  awoke_in_2003   Jul-21-08 02:04 PM   #143 
  - I think the guy is just dead wrong  gmudem   Jul-19-08 01:25 PM   #12 
  - Another scene that got me  TommyO   Jul-19-08 01:43 PM   #28 
  - Great example.  gmudem   Jul-19-08 02:09 PM   #46 
  - It had some unique things, like using cell phones for sonar  Quixote1818   Jul-19-08 01:47 PM   #32 
  - God, is he full of shit!! Typical guy who can't do, but can critique.  TexasObserver   Jul-19-08 01:28 PM   #17 
  - I use critics as a barometer.  tekisui   Jul-19-08 01:30 PM   #19 
  - I've never seen or not seen a film based upon a review.  TexasObserver   Jul-19-08 01:53 PM   #36 
  - Anti-intellectualism on a Democratic board? Interesting.  RandomKoolzip   Jul-19-08 01:34 PM   #22 
  - you have a very poor understanding of "intellectualism"  TexasObserver   Jul-19-08 01:50 PM   #33 
     - "Movie critics are idiots." Ah. Thanks, got it.  RandomKoolzip   Jul-19-08 02:01 PM   #43 
     - Like I said, you don't understand the word "intellectualism."  TexasObserver   Jul-19-08 02:12 PM   #47 
     - I paid money to see Hellboy  Dorian Gray   Jul-19-08 10:56 PM   #93 
     - 14 bucks?!?!  Snarkturian Clone   Jul-19-08 11:37 PM   #95 
     - Allow me to correct: movie critics are *individuals*.  kgfnally   Jul-20-08 12:01 AM   #99 
     - ... and they all stink  BigBearJohn   Jul-19-08 09:17 PM   #84 
  - Ai yai yai.  Codeine   Jul-19-08 01:41 PM   #27 
     - Do you always insult everyone who disagrees with your opinion of movie critics?  TexasObserver   Jul-19-08 01:55 PM   #38 
     - No insult,  Codeine   Jul-19-08 02:21 PM   #51 
        - Exactly.  RandomKoolzip   Jul-19-08 02:26 PM   #55 
        - You think Joel Segal and Michael Medved are intellectuals?!  TexasObserver   Jul-19-08 02:38 PM   #58 
        - You're mistaken. The critic denigrates art. He's not the artist.  TexasObserver   Jul-19-08 02:36 PM   #57 
           - Your absolute statements are increasingly ridiculous.  Codeine   Jul-19-08 02:57 PM   #63 
              - Sophistry fits you well.  TexasObserver   Jul-19-08 03:32 PM   #72 
                 - I can tell from the way you keep responding.  Codeine   Jul-19-08 05:04 PM   #74 
                    - There are few who can resist scratching an itch.  Occam Bandage   Jul-19-08 07:09 PM   #77 
                       - Well played! :D nt  Codeine   Jul-19-08 07:40 PM   #78 
     - That's a tad hyperbolic, don't you think?  EOTE   Jul-21-08 12:56 PM   #138 
  - I saw it yesterday. It was way to fucking long!!!!  Quixote1818   Jul-19-08 01:44 PM   #29 
  - Meanwhile SAG and AFTRA may yet go on strike  ZombyWoof   Jul-19-08 01:56 PM   #39 
  - I love the new wave of "dark" comic book movies  raouldukelives   Jul-19-08 02:08 PM   #45 
  - American Splendor and Ghost World were beautiful movies. Everyone should see them.  RandomKoolzip   Jul-19-08 02:20 PM   #50 
  - People Have a Misguided Notion of What Critics Are / Do  Crisco   Jul-19-08 02:24 PM   #53 
  - "Good taste" is subjective.  RandomKoolzip   Jul-19-08 02:28 PM   #56 
     - In Context, Not Really  Crisco   Jul-19-08 04:49 PM   #73 
  - The problem with people such as....  HannibalBarca   Jul-19-08 02:26 PM   #54 
  - Agreed. Movie critics are largely delusional narcissists whose pedantic qualities are not deserved.  TexasObserver   Jul-19-08 02:51 PM   #61 
  - But that's simply not true of Mr. Edelstein.  Codeine   Jul-19-08 03:01 PM   #64 
  - Actually, I was going to ask when someone was  tomg   Jul-20-08 08:17 AM   #106 
  - Well played!  TexasObserver   Jul-19-08 09:56 PM   #88 
  - All that should really matter to everyone is what *I* think  ResetButton   Jul-19-08 02:43 PM   #59 
  - Heh-I have to wonder how much of this is a "balehead" effect  nam78_two   Jul-19-08 02:49 PM   #60 
  - Hey! Christian Bale is a GOD!!  TexasObserver   Jul-19-08 02:54 PM   #62 
     - You won't get any argument from me  nam78_two   Jul-19-08 03:02 PM   #65 
     - I don't see films until they're out on Netflix these days.  TexasObserver   Jul-19-08 03:14 PM   #69 
     - You forgot Newsies!  gatorboy   Jul-19-08 03:07 PM   #68 
     - Upon your recommendation and other viewers at Netflix, I'll see it!  TexasObserver   Jul-19-08 03:17 PM   #70 
        - And there's always Little Women.  gatorboy   Jul-19-08 03:23 PM   #71 
     - How dare you defame the brilliance that was Reign of Fire.  EOTE   Jul-21-08 01:06 PM   #140 
        - I'm guessing Christian Bale leaves it OFF his resume!  TexasObserver   Jul-22-08 02:53 PM   #148 
  - I wonder how well this movie would have done if it had gotten no more hype  Lydia Leftcoast   Jul-19-08 03:05 PM   #67 
  - yes. the internets are a wild west saloon. but the critic is going up against more  RainDog   Jul-19-08 06:35 PM   #75 
  - I have no desire to see this. We opted for Mama Mia instead  JerseygirlCT   Jul-19-08 07:42 PM   #79 
  - Wow, he criticized a Batman movie for being a Batman movie.  Dr_eldritch   Jul-19-08 07:56 PM   #80 
  - *snort*  progressoid   Jul-19-08 08:03 PM   #81 
  - There seem to be more than a few critics..  girl gone mad   Jul-19-08 09:31 PM   #86 
  - That was a complaint I intended to--but forgot to--register.  Occam Bandage   Jul-19-08 09:53 PM   #87 
     - Yeah..  girl gone mad   Jul-19-08 10:16 PM   #89 
     - Ok, they were changed to say "gotham" in the same script, but still weren't altered much:  SemiCharmedQuark   Jul-20-08 12:14 AM   #100 
  - Sending hate mail to a movie critic for dissing a movie you liked is the lamest of the lame.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-19-08 10:29 PM   #90 
  - The New Yorker  Dorian Gray   Jul-19-08 10:48 PM   #92 
  - Go See It  Crisco   Jul-19-08 11:52 PM   #97 
  - meh--I find fanboys whining about critics and critics whining about fanboys both pretty tiresome  fishwax   Jul-19-08 11:14 PM   #94 
  - I Went to See It Tonight - I Have to Disagree With the Negative Critics  Crisco   Jul-19-08 11:50 PM   #96 
  - oh, I disagree with the negative critics too  fishwax   Jul-19-08 11:59 PM   #98 
  - Aint that the truth..  aikoaiko   Jul-20-08 05:32 PM   #112 
  - well i don't think it is the fault of the internet  shugah   Jul-20-08 12:25 AM   #101 
  - "Hancock" with Will Smith was good.  Perragrande   Jul-20-08 12:48 AM   #103 
  - We really liked that one but thought it too short.  knitter4democracy   Jul-20-08 09:01 AM   #108 
     - I agree. I've always liked  emmadoggy   Jul-21-08 01:19 PM   #141 
        - Jason Bateman is really a fine actor.  knitter4democracy   Jul-21-08 06:46 PM   #145 
           - he turned in a good performance in The Kingdom  TexasObserver   Jul-22-08 02:54 PM   #149 
  - What an odd set of circumstances. Warning: potential spoilers  The Backlash Cometh   Jul-20-08 06:50 AM   #105 
  - It's ignorant ...  Everybody   Jul-20-08 03:04 PM   #109 
  - Good fiction enhances reality. No escape required or wanted. Cheers.  BigBluenoser   Jul-20-08 04:52 PM   #110 
  - Sometimes I wonder if some critics are getting paid to give positive reviews to hype the average.  L0oniX   Jul-20-08 05:29 PM   #111 
  - I don't know about "daring" to do anything or "hate mail"  leftofthedial   Jul-20-08 05:36 PM   #113 
  - You Saw the Previews for the Frank Miller Stuff, Too?  Crisco   Jul-20-08 07:40 PM   #121 
     - I liked Sin City.  leftofthedial   Jul-21-08 02:00 AM   #127 
  - Oh, fuck him.  GaYellowDawg   Jul-20-08 05:37 PM   #114 
  - Hyped or not, I've been waiting for this movie since I saw Batman Begins  Hippo_Tron   Jul-20-08 06:00 PM   #115 
  - Given others comments frothing over how it parallels topical real day problems,  HypnoToad   Jul-20-08 06:25 PM   #117 
  - It was a great movie, don't listen to this TOOl. Heath Ledger will win an Oscar.  sarcasmo   Jul-20-08 06:30 PM   #119 
  - Right, but undeservedly.  Codeine   Jul-20-08 07:54 PM   #122 
     - He died for his role.  BestCenter   Jul-21-08 11:54 AM   #129 
  - it happens  Blue_Tires   Jul-20-08 06:51 PM   #120 
  - Crticism as a dying profession ...  RoyGBiv   Jul-21-08 12:32 AM   #125 
  - Forget the hype, the bottom line is this is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.  Dbdmjs1022   Jul-21-08 02:22 AM   #128 
  - I agree..... if you didn't like this movie, it was because you were looking for a reason not to...  scheming daemons   Jul-21-08 11:59 AM   #130 
  - I watched it with a pal yesterday...  LanternWaste   Jul-21-08 12:12 PM   #131 
  - Mr. Edelstein is welcome to his opinion, indeed that's what he gets paid for.  SidneyCarton   Jul-21-08 12:15 PM   #132 
  - I agree with the critic.  Bornaginhooligan   Jul-21-08 12:40 PM   #135 
  - I was "undewhelmed" with TDK  CANDO   Jul-21-08 12:47 PM   #137 
  - I agree with David Edelstein's review. I saw The Dark Knight last night.  yardwork   Jul-22-08 02:44 PM   #146 
 

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