2 items from 2012
Gladiators, we are back in action as Scandal came back tonight and snatched the breath out of fans everywhere with its rapid dialogue, whiplash inducing plot twists, and the answer to the question of the summer: Who the hell is Quinn Perkins?!
Who is Quinn Perkins?
Our girl Quinn Perkins is actually Lindsay Dwyer, a young woman accused of killing her boyfriend and six of his coworkers with a homemade bomb after catching him cheating with another woman. Say what?!
Quinn claims innocence and doesn't even know how to build a homemade bomb of all things. Freaked about the incident and that people were already blaming her for the bombing, Quinn tells Olivia and crew that she ran out of fear and checked into the first hotel she could find, where she was knocked out and woke to find a whole new life laid out for her in a new hotel in Washington, »
- Mark O. Estes
Chicago – The 2011 remake of Sam Peckinpah’s galvanizing 1971 classic is a film destined to appeal to no one. It’s not poorly made, and the writer/director Rod Lurie is gifted at crafting suspenseful morality tales (such as the under-appreciated “Nothing But the Truth”). But it’s difficult to understand why Lurie would bother putting his personal stamp on a picture that he considers repugnant.
By taking the moral high ground and cutting out the original film’s offensive content, Lurie has entirely lost the point of Peckinpah’s tale, and instead veered into severely hypocritical territory. If “Straw Dogs” isn’t about the animalistic nature of man, then what’s left to explore? It’s like draining the anti-Semitism out of “Triumph of the Will.” Lurie has essentially taken Peckinpah’s blueprint and morphed it into one of those maddening “Get the Hell Out Of There” idiot plots inhabited »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
2 items from 2012
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