Member since Dec 6, 2011

Recent Comments

Re: “The Valentine Explores the Diversity of the Latino Experience in Richmond

Good point. See today's New York Times headline: "Trump Supports Plan to Cut Legal Immigration by Half."


Posted by Eddie on 08/03/2017 at 5:00 PM

Re: “The Perfect Hipster Stocking Stuffer Has Arrived

Poor reading comprehension skills, "native richmonder?"

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Eddie on 12/01/2016 at 4:01 PM

Re: “The Perfect Hipster Stocking Stuffer Has Arrived

I read that as sarcasm . . . Clearly, "hipster" still has meaning or whiners like UGH wouldn't be crying about it. Probably offended by the Pikachu jab too.

I imagine that catering to the 24-7 needs of faux-news-hungry complainers is indeed work for the lazy. Or maybe a masochist.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Eddie on 12/01/2016 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Interview: Hannibal Buress Discusses His Next Movie and Takes on Confederate Statues

There is a tradition of comedians talking about these statues, one of the defining features of Richmond. And it's an issue that has generated plenty controversy recently around Virginia. The great comedian Robin Williams called them a nice collection of "second place trophies" during his last appearance here. Don't get hung up on the online headline, which is different from print: It's totally reasonable to ask an African-American comedian this question when talking about this city and it's characteristics. This is a subject many comedians seize on when visiting.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Eddie on 10/07/2016 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Scene Changer

Nice comments from two little fanboys. Why didn't you just say: "Can you not report the truth of what you see if it's about someone I like?"
Instead of journalism, what you two need to read are press releases. They're biased and will say just what you want so as not to disturb your sports hero fantasies.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Eddie on 01/10/2012 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Lei'd to Rest

You totally and completely miss the point of this movie--I suspect its maturity may be a bit beyond you.
First off, this is clearly a black comedy that deals with death and how it is always hard for anyone, rich or poor, to say goodbye.

Your critiques are shallow and quite frankly, boring: "Where's the scene that tells us which option is best, or ties the futility of the [land] decision to King's life." Some of us don't need to be told what to think by the director--regarding that subplot, Payne clearly poses an inherent question about development of pristine resources that has plagued Hawaii throughout its history (do we need that to be spelled out? No. It's abundantly clear through several scenes that King is struggling with his legacy and whether to spoil 'paradise.') But that is what is commonly called a "subplot."
Arguing on technical grounds that this movie fails because it doesn't establish why we should care about what he does with the land (which it does)--is just ridiculous. That's not what this movie is ultimately about. It's about death and how we deal with it, the most universal and lasting subject in art (hint: that's why they keep showing the wife in a coma and why the climax involves saying goodbye to her, and why all the film's plot events stem from her death).

You did have ONE thing right: The film does contain realistic characters, which obliterates your own argument that we shouldn't care what happens because its George Clooney and he's rich. Maybe when you're older, you'll realize that the human condition applies to everyone, even rich people, even George Clooney. In the meantime, maybe stick to Pixar kids films critiques, or talking about special effects.
This review says more about you than it does the film. You're out of your depth.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Eddie on 12/06/2011 at 5:52 PM

Favorite Places

  • None.
Find places »

Saved Events

  • Nada.
Find events »

Saved Stories

Find stories »

Custom Lists

  • Zip.

Copyright © 2017 Style Weekly
Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
All rights reserved
Powered by Foundation