Report dummies in Thomas Jane Posted August 26, 2008 are getting on me about the ending of The Mist on IMDB. i mean, hell. an actor gets used to all kind of comments about his work, his back hair, his lousy fashion sense. Jeez. and forget about it if you're an actress. my wife has the thickest skin of anybody i know (and the softest) i can take it if it's honest, i mean everybody's entitled, right? or if i've done something really stupid, well then it's time to man up and pay the piper. fair 'nuff. but i like this film. i like the chances it takes and i like the uncompromising ending. and yeah, i'm pretty proud of the acting too. i think the director took it all the way. i think that's pretty rare in these half way, are we in a war-not in a war, apathetic, i'd rather be playing Grand Theft Auto, i wanna-hear the record-but i'm-not gonna buy it-world. good or bad, we took a stand. if anybody wants to chime in here in defense of the film, check it out: http://imdb.com/name/nm0005048/board/nest/101947979 you might have to log in to post comments there. don't let idiocy rule the day. TJ nope. but i once started a club with an old friend of mine called the 'EXIANS.' we called DC/101 and got on the air, making the local DJ our first honorary member. yeah. thanks for the feedback, everybody. it's good to know that some people appreciate the film. i don't expect everyone to love it - if they did then i know that we really screwed up. i find that the world of intelligent criticism is dying, whether it's film or music or art (literary critique is still holding on by a thread, for obvious reasons) but gone are the days of Pauline Kael and the ilk. not that we look to places like IMDB for that, but as an artist there's precious few places to look for interesting feedback of one's work. a recent article in VARIETY lamented this fact, that most of the nations papers have FIRED their entertainment critics. you'd think this was a good thing, with all the shit we give them. nothing sticks in the mind like a bad review. i can still quote some verbatum from when i was first starting out. but like a lot of things that are a pain in the ass, a good critic can offer you something that every artist - okay, every person - badly needs - constructive, well thought out, dare i say intelligent feedback and we wonder about the state of films these days. the weekly numbers at the box office are the only reliable gage of how the work is received by the GP, and we all know that that number is subject to a hell of a lot more factors than 'artistic merit' (whatever that is) or fine craftmanship. it's a little like acting in a vacuum or a bubble that keeps getting smaller the more work you do. and we wonder why so many artists have one or two good pieces of work and then fall of the beam. the internet's been great, but like the television, i see it adding to the dumbness and the deafness. The attention span starts to crumble. the mind begins to die. and you thought you were here just to kill some time. TJ As I said in the topic "the mist", I sincerely believe that we should not to read reviews on imdb, whatever the topic because they are often too stupid, childish (and irritating...). In short, unfortunate. It does not merit to respond and even less our attention. I think everyone needs a minimum of recognition, especially when you work hard, but it's imperative to look elsewhere that on this shit of imdb if one wants to read a constructive criticism, because this is not there that we can be judge at our fair value. There, people mostly saying dirty comments gratuitously.