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Published: Thursday, Sept. 23 2010 6:22 p.m. MDT

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hbeckett
Colfax, CA

thank you for the article and information

The Authority
Richfield, UT

Let's just bring back Vice and pretend this whole Catholic whatever, whatever doesn't exist, okay? I didn't always agree with Vice, but he gave honest reviews based on how entertaining the movie was. I don't want to read reviews based on how the Catholic Church feels about the Christian value of it.

You've lost a regular review reader.

The Authority
Richfield, UT

Wow. Alpha and Omega gets a positive review (19 percent rating on Rottentomatoes) and Easy A (85 percent rating on Rottentomatoes) gets a 0. Awesome. None of these reviews are based on whether a movie is entertaining or not, just on how it morally stacks up.

If Casablanca came out, it'd get a 0 to. I mean there was an affair, tense scenes, lots of drinking and smoking, violence, morally reprehensible characters and nothing that supported Christian values. Classic film Casablanca - 0. Terrible, cheesy generic mind-numbingly stupid Alpha and Omega - positive review.

Great move Des News. Great.

David_H
Murray, UT

I think this shows how much SLC needs its own local critic and movie voice. The D news obviously caters to a very LDS Demographic -- and I am part of that, and I appreciated Vice giving his view of the film from that perspective. Syndicated reviewers won't write with that in mind and so the editors had to scramble to find something . . .anything! to help LDS viewers gauge a movie based on a religious value system. Unfortunately . .this ain't it. Bring back Jeff Vice--and Scott Pierce while you're at it.

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