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We are at 95 Reviews!

03 Feb

That is right folks, FM was our 95th review. Only 5 more until the 100th extravaganza giveaway! First place is a $75.00 gift certificate to CD Universe; second place is a $50.00 gift certificate and third place is a $25.00 gift card–again all at CD Universe.

So stay tuned.

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2011 in Movie Reviews

 

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32 responses to “We are at 95 Reviews!

  1. Person

    February 6, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Are you going to get through the next 5 reviews before the Awards ceremony? Also, who’s the “we” in “We are at 95 reviews?” Is JPFMovies an ensemble effort?

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    • Bonnie

      February 7, 2011 at 3:31 am

      Person, I understand your concerns. We’d all like to know that we’re getting our movie reviews from an unbiased, authoritative source. Let me assure you that the posts at JPFMovies are assembled from a crack team of media and cultural literacy scholars using cutting edge technology, and are peer-reviewed by a panel of experts in a variety of technical fields ranging from medicine to finance. Rest easy — you can rely on JPFMovies to provide consistent, reliable, informed yet quirky opinions on films that in many cases have been overlooked by less discerning reviewers in the mainstream media. Fear not — quality is JPFMovies’ middle name.

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      • Person

        February 9, 2011 at 12:10 pm

        Can you elaborate on this “crack team”? Scholars? Does anyone have specific expertise in movie-making? Just curious – what makes these opinions informed?
        Thanks.

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      • Bonnie

        February 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

        Person, although I suppose it would be possible to gather and post resumes from everyone who contributes reviews, that would be beside the point. At some point you have to let go. I think I may have said this before in another comment, but this site is a labor of love. Yes, it’s produced by individuals who are well-qualified, but no review is based on a person’s “official” qualifications — ultimately an individual’s response to film, to literature, to anything, comes from the heart. One thing I very much appreciate about this blog and its reviews is that the reviews aren’t academic (although the writers are quite capable of that kind of writing), that formal writing takes a back seat to honest, personal reactions — reactions that are fresh and provide a new perspective precisely because they are not laced with academic allusions. Sometimes you really do have to set aside credentials, set aside the game of academic one-upmanship, and really look deeply at a work in order to respond from the heart.

        In fact, my comment on scholarship was somewhat tongue-in-cheek because I lived in the world of academia for many years and it made me crazy with its shallowness — with how it would so often overlook the essence of a matter and instead focus on arbitrary, empty rules. Obviously I am not just commenting on this site but on a whole approach to life — and I hope I don’t seem to be picking on you, who I don’t know, but this seems like a good place to note that we would all do well to apply the approach I’m advocating, not just in responding to films and literature, but in how we relate to people. If we all led with our hearts, and really looked deeply and compassionately at the people around us, whole new dimensions and perspectives would open up that we never even noticed before. And we would see that sometimes there isn’t a right and a wrong, sometimes there are a whole multitude of ways of looking at things.

        I don’t drink by the way. I’m just a little sleep-deprived and it makes me loopy and philosophical. Sorry for the long comment!!

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    • jpfmovies

      February 7, 2011 at 11:28 am

      We refers to my co-founder of the site we’ll call her DT who went underground for a while but is starting to resurface.

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      • Person

        February 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm

        Underground? Running from the law? My question about whether you’ll get to 100 before the Academy Awards Ceremony has taken place is yet to be answered. You have four more to do pretty quickly. Would you like suggestions?

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        • jpfmovies

          February 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm

          She had some personal matters to attend too. We are going to do our level best to get to 100. Not too many to go now.

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        • jpfmovies

          February 7, 2011 at 6:03 pm

          Always looking for suggestions.

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      • Person

        February 11, 2011 at 10:42 am

        There’s no reply button for the posting above, so I’m inserting this here.
        I’m not expecting a posting of resumes first off. I’m just riffing on the “crack team of experts” who are “well qualified” and wondering what makes them so more than, say, I?
        And, as you’ll note, I suggested a number of excellent films to be reviewed to which only you responded– no response from the person running this. Or are you part of the team?
        Are suggestions truly sought? The ones I listed included Academy Award nominations, and for good reason, so it would make sense to consider them for the site. I’m no “expert,” but I do know a good movie when I see one.
        Thanks.

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      • Jude

        February 11, 2011 at 9:39 pm

        Oh, Person, Person. Chill out dude. Give a guy a chance.

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  2. DR H

    February 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Hey guys dont forget me, the insufferable yet extremely talented Dr. H, THE SCOURGE OF ALL THAT IS WRONG WITH MAINSTREAM CINEMA AND ONE WHO’S WRY HUMOR CHARMS ALL AND SUNDRY.
    Seriously, Person we are a bunch of friends some real and most online that we have never met in real life ,yet feel that we have. Hope you get the picture.

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    • Person

      February 13, 2011 at 10:58 am

      Again, no reply button exists for a posting – but I’m trying to reply to Jude, above. Which guy am I supposed to give a chance to? I’m confused.

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      • Takuan

        February 14, 2011 at 1:23 am

        When the mind is biased in one place and lacking in another, it is called a one-sided mind.
        ….Keeping the mind like a tied-up cat and not allowing it to wander, when you keep it in check within yourself, within yourself it will be detained. Forsaking it within your body, it will go nowhere.
        The effort not to stop the mind in just one place–this is discipline. Not stopping the mind is object and essence. Put nowhere, it will be everywhere. Even in moving the mind outside the body, if it is sent in one direction, it will be lacking in nine others. If the mind is not restricted to just one direction, it will be in all ten.

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        • jpfmovies

          February 16, 2011 at 7:27 pm

          Takuan–I am sure I know what you are talking about, but if you could maybe expound or explain whatever it is your are trying to say I think the other viewers would appreciate it.

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      • Jude

        February 14, 2011 at 8:41 pm

        Dude, I have no idea what you’re talking about. I can’t move my mind outside my body, but if you can, more power to you, dude!

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        • jpfmovies

          February 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm

          Jude you may be on to something here.

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      • Takuan

        February 16, 2011 at 10:29 pm

        Explanation:

        The mind that becomes fixed and stops in one place does not function freely. Similarly, the wheels of a cart go around because they are not rigidly in place. If they were to stick tight, they would not go around. The mind is also something that does not function if it becomes attached to a single situation.

        If there is some thought within the mind, though you listen to the words spoken by another, you will not really be able to hear him. This is because your mind has stopped with your own thoughts.

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        • jpfmovies

          February 17, 2011 at 12:36 pm

          Ah, o.k. Takaun I am sure that we all understand you now. I look forward to your further comments.

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  3. Jude

    February 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Dr. H, even I have not forgotten about you and we’ve never met! You do not sound at all insufferable; you sound like an immensely sufferable dude. And when did you meet my friend Sundry? Dude, if you’re going to charm Sundry let me know because she is not easily charmed!

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    • person

      February 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      I’m with Jude. I’m not catching the essence of what Takuan is getting at here.

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      • Bonnie

        February 16, 2011 at 1:03 pm

        I wouldn’t presume to speak for Takuan, but perhaps he is suggesting that we move our minds in other directions and use self-discipline to avoid having biased minds.

        Always good advice…for anyone, at any time.

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      • person

        February 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm

        Man, again no reply button on Bonnie’s reply to “Takuan.” OK, so now it’s clearer what was meant, but how does that relate to this specific thread? I’d like to assume that we’re all open-minded and go from there.
        Also, I was hoping that one or two of my suggestions might be considered to make the 100 mark, but doesn’t look good, and I didn’t receive any acknowledgment. Maybe JPFmovies has already chosen all of the movies he wants to review. Ah well.

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        • jpfmovies

          February 19, 2011 at 5:09 pm

          I think Takuan is a little out there, but it takes all sorts.

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      • Takuan

        February 17, 2011 at 7:12 pm

        One is not likely to achieve understanding from the explanation of another.

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      • Takuan

        February 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm

        There is a reason for this.

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    • Sundry

      February 17, 2011 at 6:33 pm

      I have not met Dr. H but he sounds quite charming!

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  4. Dr H

    February 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Person, whatever happened to Rosemary’s baby. Jude was just kidding, its not all that scary. Seriously how much scary could a 60’s movie get? Come on you can handle a bit of antichrist terror.We are counting on you.

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    • Person

      February 7, 2011 at 8:35 pm

      Jude did, indeed, scare me off from watching Rosemary’s Baby. Now I don’t know what to think . . . I’m not sure if I can handle a horror movie right now – I’ve had enough turmoil/horror of my own of late.
      I did manage to watch the entire 3 seasons of “Damages,” which was terrific. Again, I’m recommending this series to all. As for some suggestions for the “crack team”:
      The Long Walk Home
      The Music Box
      Ordinary People
      Same Time Next Year
      I’ve got a longer list should you seek further advice.

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  5. Bonnie

    February 8, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I haven’t seen the others on Person’s list but The Long Walk Home was incredible. Everyone should see it.

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  6. dr H

    February 8, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Has anyone seen Little Miss sunshine?

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    • Person

      February 8, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      I loved “Little Miss Sunshine.” It has the funniest scene, toward the end of the film, that I have to date ever seen. I was laughing hysterically in the theater – as was everyone else. The movie’s got a great cast and so many hilarious, well-written moments. It’s definitely not your typical comedy, does not feel at all formulaic, and you’ll be surprised by the ending.

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  7. Dr H

    February 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Sundry,Thanks for the complement but unfortunately as my ever suffering wife and close friends like JP and Bonnie will testify, charming and Dr H don’t go in the same sentence.
    Edgy and unpredictable are used often however.

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