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Movie Review: The Phenom — Trauma and healing on the baseball diamond

  • Foundling

    Instead of “feeling bad” for Hawke that his career best performance might go unseen, you might champion his work in the movie. That means making some noise about it. Not just one review saying you feel bad for him. If you don’t champion great work that is under seen then what is the point of your job?
    Also I agree with you. Hawke has never been as good as he is in The Phenom. Not even in the Chet Baker movie.

    • Nathanael Hood

      Well, part of the reason why I singled Ethan Hawke out in this review was so I COULD champion him. I only realized that most of his recent work was going unnoticed when I researched his career for this review. Believe me, I’m going to be singing his praises even more in his future movies.

      • Foundling

        You’re going to be singing Ethan Hawke’s praises more in his future movies????!!??? What are you talking about man? You just said this was his career best performance and no one going to see it. Then I say champion it and turn it into something people will see and you say that you are going to champion Ethan Hawke’s future movies? I’m sorry you don’t make any sense. You have no idea how bad or good his future work will be and Magnificent Seven will be just fine press wise. At least submit your Phenom review to Rotten Tomatoes and try to turn people on to what you like now.

        • Nathanael Hood

          Ma’am, I’m sorry, but I’m not sure what else you want me to do. You said that I should champion great work. So I did. And I said that I’ll be supporting his work in the future. Now you’re saying that I shouldn’t support his future work in case it’s bad? I apologize again, but I have no idea what else I can do. (And yes, this review will get posted to RT as soon as my editor gets a chance.)

          • Foundling

            Sorry you’re right. I’m just frustrated with state of movies. You’re a good critic. Keep up the good work!

          • Nathanael Hood

            It’s no problem. I get your frustration. My own frustration is part of the reason why I’m a critic myself. I see from you disqus profile that you’re an aspiring film critic. You write anywhere?

          • Foundling

            Not yet, but I’ll send to you when I do.

          • Nathanael Hood

            Great!

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