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Critic Rex Reed's Personal attack on Melissa McCarthy

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by skipaway, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

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    Wow, Rex....just ignorant. Where are your columns attacking the overweight men? Double standard and very offensive. Time to retire.


    Attack the Movie, not the Actress
     
  2. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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    Huh, I heard about the ruckus, but I didn't hear it was Rex Reed. He's an asshole critic who doesn't deserve anyone's time of day. Moving on! :lol:
     
  3. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

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    I haven't heard of Rex Reed since the 70's. I didn't know he was still alive.
     
  4. DarrellH

    DarrellH New Member

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    He must be perfect then, to look at others and not himself.
     
  5. emason

    emason Well-Known Member

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    He's always been a malicious critic. I have never gotten the sense that he actually likes movies, only that he likes to be obnoxious and ridicule them.
     
  6. jenny12

    jenny12 Well-Known Member

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    What a hateful man! And yeah, where is his vitriol towards overweight male actors?

    Good for Richard Roeper for criticizing Reed.
     
  7. manhn

    manhn Well-Known Member

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    Not only is it insulting, it's uninformed. McCarthy has had a very long acting career--she's just becoming more of a name relatively recently.
     
  8. Lacey

    Lacey Well-Known Member

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    Didn't she win the Emmy last year for Mike and Molly? Amy Poehler made a big deal out of it with all of the female nominees in that category congratulating the winner, which turned out to be Melissa, it was sweet.
     
  9. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

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    I know Melissa McCarthy is an Emmy winner as well as an Oscar nominee. Who is this Reed douche trying to make a name for himself off of her acheivements? :angryfire
     
  10. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Past Prancer's Corridor

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    He's always been malicious -- but he hasn't always been a movie critic. :shuffle:

    Like aliceanne upthread, I didn't even know Rex Reed was still alive. I did remember that he had a role in that 1970's box office flop, Myra Breckinridge, as Myron, the guy whose post sex-change operation persona is played by Raquel Welch. Perhaps he's never gotten over the critical panning or his failure as an actor. :slinkaway
     
  11. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    Who the heck is Rex Reed?

    ('nuff said.)
     
  12. smileyskate

    smileyskate Active Member

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    My thoughts exactly. Maybe he just threw those statements out there to get a reaction and get his name on the air.
     
  13. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

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    As I recall he panned Myra Breckenridge too :lol: Raquel Welch her husband were pissed because they had given him a chance to try acting and he was supposed to be publicizing the movie. (It was summer and I was in high school - I watched a lot of late night television!). I also remember he didn't like Barbra Streisand and thought all the young actresses dressed like slobs.
     
  14. Coco

    Coco Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone seen this movie? I love Jason Bateman, and I think she's hilarious, too. I hope this is good!
     
  15. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

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    Whatever happened to her??
     
  16. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

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    The trailers don't look very good to me, unfortunately.

    I think this is the worst kind of review because it doesn't really give any idea of what the movie is like. It's just one big "I hate fat people" and the fat jokes aren't even very good.
     
  17. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    She was in a movie that bombed in December ("The Guilt Trip") and is currently working on a new version of Gypsy where she will be playing Mama Rose :cheer2:
     
  18. Jayar

    Jayar Well-Known Member

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    Rex and I had the sme chiro in NYC. He was obnoxious in the office, too.
     
  19. Nan

    Nan Just me, retired

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    That's always been his claim to fame, hasn't it? At one itme, it was considered "hip" if I remember correctly.
     
  20. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    I've seen this story everywhere, but I don't know who either of these people are...
     
  21. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

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    You people who don't know who Rex Reed are make me feel old. :drama:
     
  22. znachki

    znachki Active Member

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    I know - me too.

    It seems like every few years he feels the need to write or do something to cause a kerfuffel. He maintained for years that Marisa Tomei was not the correct winner of the Oscar, and that there was a huge cover up.

    Rex, Rex, Rex :blah:
     
  23. Grannyfan

    Grannyfan Active Member

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    Me either.

    I haven't seen this movie and have only read the review that appeared in our one statewide newspaper. He gave it a low grade as well but without such hateful comments. The thing that seemed to bother him the most, besides the fact he didn't find it funny, was the implausibility of the things the Jason Bateman character, who is supposed to be a financial adviser in the movie, apparently didn't know about safeguarding his own financial situation.
     
  24. Latte

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    You beat me to it.:lol: