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Old 03-01-2015, 11:02 AM
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Hollywood has an agenda, and it's not the agenda of the audience of American Sniper--people who blame the terrorists instead of our military for the evil and butchery spreading and already here.

???? Please say you don't actually believe that.
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When Sam returns, Riggan is gone. She looks down at the street, then up at the sky and smiles.

I enjoyed and I think understood the movie except for the ending.
He pretended or was delusional about having supernatural powers. Right? Why did Sam look up and smile?

Was Riggan imagining that Sam looked out the window?

I don't recall seeing a movie before where the cameraman was constantly walking backwards. It seemed like sometimes the person of interest would hand off the cameraman to the next person of interest beginning the next scene. And they would start moving. It felt like a roller coaster.

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I saw Birdman rather late, after they had brought it back for a second run at Spanish Springs sometime in January. The theater was packed and about an hour into the movie I was still wondering why people would say this was so great. It was different but that doesn't always mean it's good.

At about the one hour mark, Birdman returns to his dressing room and begins to thrash it about, throwing things here and there and dropping the F word over and over. The couple in front of us, got up and left, they were the only ones but I could see why they didn't like what was on the screen.

The next hour of the film Birdman started to do more of his supernatural effects plus the getting locked out in the alley scene in which he has to walk blocks around the theater to get back in, wearing just his underwear. Now, you'll understand why they did that routine at the Academy Awards, it was a take-off on that scene.

The second hour the film went from a 6 to an 8 in my movie scoring. It became a really good film and lifted the entire movie to a greater height. My only regret was the couple in front of us missed something really good. In comparison, I guess it came across kind of artsy in the way that Brokeback Mountain came across.

I gave Birdman an 8 but I gave American Sniper a 10, so I guess they did pick the wrong film to win.
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Hollywood has an agenda, and it's not the agenda of the audience of American Sniper--people who blame the terrorists instead of our military for the evil and butchery spreading and already here.
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Spot on. Well said.
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???? Please say you don't actually believe that.

Hollywood's War Against American Sniper

American Sniper is the movie that should not have existed. Even though the book was a bestseller, nobody in Hollywood wanted the rights.

And why would they?

The Iraq War already had an official narrative in Hollywood. It was bad and wrong. Its veterans were crippled, dysfunctional and dangerous. Before American Sniper, Warner Brothers had gone with anti-war flicks like Body of Lies and In the Valley of Elah. It had lost a fortune on Body of Lies; but losing money had never stopped Hollywood from making anti-war movies that no one wanted to watch.

Even the Hurt Locker had opened with a quote from leftist terrorist supporter Chris Hedges.

An Iraq War movie was supposed to be an anti-war movie……"
Hollywood's War Against American Sniper
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SPOILER ALERT


When Sam returns, Riggan is gone. She looks down at the street, then up at the sky and smiles.

I enjoyed and I think understood the movie except for the ending.
He pretended or was delusional about having supernatural powers. Right? Why did Sam look up and smile?

Was Riggan imagining that Sam looked out the window?

I don't recall seeing a movie before where the cameraman was constantly walking backwards. It seemed like sometimes the person of interest would hand off the cameraman to the next person of interest beginning the next scene. And they would start moving. It felt like a roller coaster.
I did a little research and the ending is confusing to everyone. There are a few different theories about how it could be interpreted.
And the same goes for the movie itself.

Because the ending is ambiguous, I don't know if I like the movie anymore.

When I hear the directors intention I may think differently.

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For all the hype and great (overall) Amazon reviews, I thought it a marginally good movie at best. The drums in the background were very annoying.
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Hollywood is more diverse than many people think. Just google Republican actors and actresses. They may be less outspoken than their liberal counterparts but they are still there. Kind of like saying the Villages is just Republicans, there are Democrats here too but we keep in our shells more.
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I saw the first half but was busy with other stuff so I returned it to Redbox.

It does seem like a movie that professional and amateur actors could relate to the most. I will try to get to the 2nd half sometime soon.
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I saw Birdman rather late, after they had brought it back for a second run at Spanish Springs sometime in January. The theater was packed and about an hour into the movie I was still wondering why people would say this was so great. It was different but that doesn't always mean it's good.

At about the one hour mark, Birdman returns to his dressing room and begins to thrash it about, throwing things here and there and dropping the F word over and over. The couple in front of us, got up and left, they were the only ones but I could see why they didn't like what was on the screen.

The next hour of the film Birdman started to do more of his supernatural effects plus the getting locked out in the alley scene in which he has to walk blocks around the theater to get back in, wearing just his underwear. Now, you'll understand why they did that routine at the Academy Awards, it was a take-off on that scene.

The second hour the film went from a 6 to an 8 in my movie scoring. It became a really good film and lifted the entire movie to a greater height. My only regret was the couple in front of us missed something really good. In comparison, I guess it came across kind of artsy in the way that Brokeback Mountain came across.

I gave Birdman an 8 but I gave American Sniper a 10, so I guess they did pick the wrong film to win.

I finally got around to watching all of Birdman and found it quite deep overall but not as good as American Sniper. I will assume that the people on TOTV in 2065 will be having the same kind of conversation about these two films. They should last in other words.

I did not watch the Academy Awards unfortunately.
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