2 posts categorized "Academy Awards"

March 24, 2022

WEST SIDE STORY

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ColeSmithey.comHere is the longest two and a half hours you will spend in your life.

Steven Spielberg's nostalgic populism goes dark.

Very dark.

Forget about, "if you can't improve on the original, don't bother."

Spielberg damns the torpedos with off-base casting choices and a celebration of stomach-churning brute violence, under a tone-deaf sense of musicality.

Shrill.

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Every song is in the wrong key relative to the demands of the narrative.

Fingernails on a chalkboard bad.

Just awful.

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Even its ensemble's solid choreography gets lost beneath crushing waves of poor editing, pacing, and misplaced thematic emphasis.

In our modern violent times, the last thing audiences need is the racist fueled anger, hatred, and resentment this film promulgates. 

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The definitive 1961 version of "West Side Story" retains its title.

This film only serves to underscore flaws in the source material.

Rated PG-13. 156 mins.

ZERO STARS

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March 20, 2022

KING RICHARD

COLE SMITHEY

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THIS REVIEW HAS BEEN REMOVED DUE TO WILL SMITH'S INEXCUSABLE BEHAVIOR AT THE OSCARS.

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To the ever-professional Chris Rock — Respect Lion.

WILL SMITH SHOULD NEVER WORK IN HOLLYWOOD AGAIN.

PERSONA NON GRATA IN PERPETUITY.

UNHINGED NARCISSIST AT LARGE.

Will Smith ruined the 2022 Oscars for everyone involved, and for the millions of people watching it all over the world.

As for the negligent security team at the Oscars, Carrot Top has better stage security.

The Academy security should have escorted Will Smith off of the premises immediately after he assaulted Chris Rock, and Smith should have been arrested and hauled off to the pokey.

What the fuck. (That's not a question).

The least the Academy can do now is to strip Will Smith of his Best Actor trophy.

As for every reprobate in the audience who participated in giving Will Smith a slap-condoning standing ovation after Smith won the Best Actor Oscar, and "slapped the shit out of Chris Rock" remember this, "awards are like hemorrhoids, sooner or later every asshole gets one."

You are all accountable. Where are your apologies?

Personally, I vow to never watch or review another Will Smith movie.

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