Eric Melin (Eric_Melin)

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Is Netflix taking over TV and movies?

Great comment, Bill. What other online sources do you go to?

July 7, 2015 at 11:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'It Follows' a different kind of teenage horror flick

Exactly, Leslie. They wait, which is why there's an entire series of books that leads up to that moment and then deals with the aftermath of that moment. I don't disagree that there is an entire mythology created around the different tribes, but those tribes are stand-ins for high school cliques. It's certainly a supernatural coming-of-age story, and I don't doubt that all ages of its readers can find something in it they can relate to.

March 30, 2015 at 8:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Spoiler alert: 'Gone Girl' is gussied-up trash!

Rosamund Pike did a fine job trying to flesh out a "character" that obviously existed only as a mouthpiece for Flynn's cage-rattling and a silly plot device. Unless some more developed female lead roles come out in films between now and New Year's, she probably will get an Oscar nomination.

October 23, 2014 at 9:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A predictable 'I Origins,' and a look back at the greatest movie of all time

Agreed on all counts, Chris!

August 11, 2014 at 4:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'The Internship' integrates product placement ad nauseam

Nope. Android. Just got the new Galaxy and I like it pretty well!

June 7, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A reflection on Roger Ebert and why movies matter

Thanks, Matt! That's a huge compliment. As Ebert would say: All I can do is bring my own experiences from my lifetime into play each time I view a movie -- and subjectively talk about that experience in a descriptive way that can inform your decision whether to see a film or not. Some of my favorite reviews have been ones that I disagree with!

April 19, 2013 at 9:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Christmas brings polar-opposites "Django Unchained" and "Les Misérables" to the theater

I love that I'm cultivating a "manly punk" vibe with my avatar. It's actually my air guitar alter ego, so you can begin poking fun at how ridiculous that is now...

Anyway, I take issue to you calling my review of the film "tripe." if you want to talk intelligently about the issues I brought up in the review, I'm more than happy to respond.

I haven't seen the stage version, and I'm happy to know that many fans of it are responding to the film positively. All I know is that I didn't, and in working through my problems with the movie, i responded honestly and specifically. I certainly agree that Crowe was the weak link from a singing standpoint.

December 26, 2012 at 10:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mapping out the themes, timelines of 'Cloud Atlas' - an original infographic

Awesome. Thanks a lot. Nice to see someone else who appreciated it like I did!

November 21, 2012 at 6:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A 'This American Life'-inspired film opens at Liberty Hall, Liam Neeson's 'Taken 2', a bit about Tim Burton, and more local film events

I've heard that is its, and it sounds like it has more of the elements that worked in the film. Being a fan of his work on TAL, the movie was disappointing.

October 5, 2012 at 12:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A 'This American Life'-inspired film opens at Liberty Hall, Liam Neeson's 'Taken 2', a bit about Tim Burton, and more local film events

I love "Ed Wood," "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure," and "Sleepy Hollow," among others, but I think Burton has been coasting for a long, long time with remakes and adaptations. It's refreshing to see an original entity, no?

October 5, 2012 at 12:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )