April 9, 2010, - 7:27 pm

Weekend Box Office: “Date Night,” “Runaways,” “Girl w/ Dragon Tattoo”

By Debbie Schlussel

It’s another weekend o’ crap at the box office.  I can’t recommend any of the new releases highly.  Two of them had the makings of what could have been good movies but degraded into the vile and/or stupid.  One was just vile trash to begin with.

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*  “Date Night“:  At first, I was enjoying this mistaken identity story line.  But it got real stupid, real fast.  And since when does a movie with jokes about and references to anal sex get a PG-13 rating?  That’s not to mention F- and other four letter words and stuff about stripping and orgies?  Should have been “R.”

Steve Carell and Tina Fey play a bored married couple who are always tired out, seem to have lost the romance in their marriage, and go on their weekly date night out to a fancy new restaurant in New York City, where they are mistaken for a couple who are blackmailing an Italian mafia figure who owns strip clubs.  In a novel acting career move, Ray Liotta plays the mobster.   Trying to show his range, I guess.  Wow, next, they’ll be casting Joe Pesci as a mafioso.  For the rest of the movie, we see Carell and Fey trying to escape two corrupt cops who moonlight for the mobster and meeting up with various characters who help them in their escape plan.

One of those is real-life thug and convicted criminal Mark Wahlberg, who walks around shirtless showing his abs for the duration of the movie.  Calvin Klein and the ’90s called.  They want their underwear commercial back.  In a stupid couple of scenes, he and his Israeli girlfriend speak in Hebrew about having multiple sex partners and an orgy with Carell and Fey.  Yup, since there’s never an opportunity to speak Hebrew in a movie, the dumb lines about sexual swinging created the most appropriate opportunity.  Thanks, self-hating Hollywood Jews.  Your gratuitous manner knows no nadir.

The rest of the movie is equally dumb and the ending is predictable.  Like I said, what started out promising lived up to the Hollywood promise of being complete garbage . . . and not really funny at all for what is supposed to be a comedy.  I laughed only a handful of times.  But the funniest thing of all is that some people will actually pay ten bucks plus to see this.  Haha, funny.  About as funny as Jack and Chrissy being mistaken for another couple on “Three’s Company.”  Come on, Hollywood think of something new.

Save your own date night and skip this.  It’s “entertainment” for morons.

TWO MARXES
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* “The Runaways“: The saddest thing about this incredibly vile, horrid film is that it stars popular teen actors Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart. And young girls who idolize them will want to see this disgusting, pointless trash, which glamorizes teen sex, drug addiction, lesbianism, and a sea of C-words, P-word, F-words. Nauseating.  Dakota Fanning’s parents–who allowed her to make this movie and simulate this behavior when she was barely 15–should be charged with child abuse.  I guess engaging in this excrement is how you show you’ve “grown up as an actress.”

It’s the story of “The Runaways,” a loser girl band in the ’70s punk movement, which featured Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. But the band never made it big, and the main character, Currie, became–at age 15–a drug addict and slut who never grew up. That’s the second saddest thing about this garbage. I interviewed the 50-year-old Currie, on Thursday, and, while she declared the night before that she was “not ashamed of a thing” and so “proud” of her sleazy life, she couldn’t handle my polite, challenging questions about the movie and her book, “Neon Angel,” on which the movie is based. Her toady book publicist demanded my videotape because he didn’t want the world to see this 50-year-old vessel o’skank act embody the angry, left-wing New Age psychobabble queen that she is.

I’ll be writing more about my “experience” with this destructive, nutty woman who glamorizes teen orgies, lesbianism, and heavy drug use. She says she “paved” the way for women in rock. If this is “paving the way,” the dirt road was highly under-rated. We didn’t need her “paving.” We needed her act to be paved under.  Sorry, hag, er . . . chick, your story simply isn’t as interesting and definitely not a crumb as important as you’ve deluded yourself into thinking.  Irrelevant, and who cares? But, hey, to make a buck, she’ll pimp out America on it.

Even Elvis is turning over in his grave that his granddaughter (Riley Keough) participated in this manure.  Grrlpower is over-rated.

Don’t let your teen daughters see this movie . . . even if accompanied by an adult. With crap like this, it’s no wonder we’ve lost the culture war and continue to decline as a country.

FOUR MARXES PLUS-A-PIMP-AND-A-BIN-LADEN
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* “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo“: The title of this is misleading since the major character of this Swedish language film (with English subtitles) is really a Swedish investigative reporter who is hired by the only moral elder of a wealthy family of Swiss mostly former Nazis to find a missing niece, who was apparently murdered. The woman with the dragon tattoo is a goth woman in her 20s who is an ex-con on parole.  The movie is based on the thriller by Stieg Larsson.

This otherwise riveting movie would have been great, but it degrades beyond reclamation with gratuitous lesbian scenes, and–far worse–sickening, graphic rape and torture scenes, including a parole officer who rapes the tattooed goth and then her rape of him using a sex toy and rope. Truly disgusting. Yes, the country of IKEA is depraved far beyond crummy furniture. Completely warped. And the “happy ending” simply isn’t worth it all. Not only is it too slow and about an hour too long, but the conclusion is unsatisfying and the movie, overall, was truly disturbing.

Should have been rated “X.” Take your subtitled piece of trash and shove it.

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The ads for “Date Night” reminded me of Neil Simon’s “The Out of Towners”-original and remake are both good.
“Date Night”-is it too much to hope that someday writers/filmmakers will try to do original work instead of regurgitating formulas as stale as vaudeville routines?

Douglas Q on April 10, 2010 at 12:22 am

Its very sad how some people are forced to sit through this crap just inorder to let others knoiw what waist of time it was. You’ll never get those hours back, some of these movies today I can’t sit through the trailers, no way I’m spending my hard earned money to watch them whole. I usually like Ray Liotta sorry to hear he hitched his wagon to Date Night but it is a pay day so who cares.

ARISHEM on April 10, 2010 at 7:05 am

“FOUR MARXES PLUS-A-PIMP-AND-A-BIN-LADEN”

ROFLMAO!

Nick on April 10, 2010 at 9:07 am

What? The Leftist comedic geniuses that are Tina Fey and Steve Carrell make a comedy that sucks?That’s anything but as brilliant as they’ve deluded themselves to be?

Phineas on April 10, 2010 at 10:46 am

You shouldn’t let your Small Minded personal hurt Feelings run your mouth… Name Calling??? Skanks? Come-on..Really?.. Your Editor needs to keep you on a shorter leash. Maybe if she were a Man experiencing Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll then it would of all been OK… You must be Young and Unworldly

Dianne on April 10, 2010 at 11:43 am

Steve Carell is a lefty? Didn’t know that. It is apparent that “the next Jim Carrey” is seeing his career as a leading man grind to a halt. It shouldn’t shock anyone that the movie was bad, as people who are primarily from TV like Fey (and now Carell) have difficulty landing quality movie projects, and are often too lazy and risk averse to write and/or produce their own like Will Smith did. As far as the crudity goes … blame “There’s Something About Mary.” Basically all of the “comedies” have attempted to be as raunchy as possible since then, and it doesn’t help that a few have been hits.

But the bottom line is that Hollywood has fundamentally forgotten how to entertain normal people. Many of them are hostile to the concept. BTW … you really should have reviewed “Letters To God.”

Gerald on April 10, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I don’t know what Carell’s politics are. He seems pretty apolitical and I can’t recall any statements or interviews to the contrary.

    ScottDS on April 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I find Steve Carell to be boring as an actor. He’s like Jeff Goldblum, they both play themselves. Steve Carell is Steve Carell in any role he plays. Including the very unfunny and quite boring, Office.

John on April 10, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Edgeplay, the Runaways documentary, does a great job of showing how those young girls were ground up by “the biz”. It wasn’t pretty. The scenes of their mothers describing how their daughters lives were ruined and drummer Sandy West detailing her decline should be seen by every parent who thinks letting their kid “follow their dream” is never subject to parental veto.

Jay Patrick on April 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm

I think it’s horrible how you bitch about the content of a movie like The Runaways and make yourself seem holier than thou, then two sentences later you are calling someone a slut. You seem to have issues with a lot of things that movie is about – so don’t go see it. You obviously went in on a mission of hate

Michael on April 10, 2010 at 2:57 pm

To My Readers:

Below is a comment from Cherie Currie attempting to salvage what shred of a reputation she thinks she still has. The bottom line is that the fearful and unhinged person here is Cherie Currie, which is why her publicist demanded my videotape of the interview, so that I could not show you what a whack job and how unstable this crazy woman truly is. I wanted to post it in its entirety on the net. They didn’t want me to, because they are so embarrassed by her comments and behavior.

The comment by Cherie Currie is delusional and absolutely false, and therein, she projects her insane behavior and fearful reaction to me and tries–unsuccessfully–to pin it on me.

As Cherie Currie well knows, she refused to answer a lot of my questions, and constantly responded with attacks like “you have a lot of fear,” to which I responded, “Yes, I do have fear. I fear for this country. And fear is under-rated.”

Not sure what “trembling” or “quaking” she’s talking about, since my behavior at her interview was calm and controlled. Hers was not. She got increasingly angry and unhinged.

In fact, during the interview, Ms. Currie even accused me of being an agent of her former “Runaways” band member, Jackie Fox, with whom she is feuding, then told me to “Say Hi to Jackie for me.” I do not know Jackie Fox, nor have I ever had any contact with her. But I did ask a question in the interview, regarding Ms. Fox’s claim that Ms. Currie’s book is untrue.

My “potty mouth”?! Not sure what she’s talking about, since I don’t have one, whereas Currie is the one who constantly spews F-, C-, P-, and S-words–in interviews, throughout her “book,” etc. In contrast, my questions to her were clean, diplomatic, and polite.

She was taken aback that someone actually doesn’t embrace her sex, drugs, and if-it-feels-good-do-it immoral lifestyle and had the guts to ask her challenging, thoughtful questions about it. Since she is now threatening violence against me, it’s very revealing of the kind of person she is–extremely unstable and in need of help. I think maybe I will have to seek a restraining order against her, because I take this threat seriously.

Also, please note that some of the comments defending Cherie and attacking me come from the same IP address range as her own comment. Gee I wonder why.

Debbie Schlussel

Yes, that interview was interesting. You were my last one of the day. Remember when you confessed to me that you were riddled with fear and you didn’t know why? Your trembling hands and quaking body were sad to watch. I suggested you get some help… I still do.

The name calling was the thing you spared me of. That shows you have an instinct to survive. Good call on your part.
I think people are judged by their courage. You do not posses that quality and hide behind your words of hate… and in such a cowardly way. You are the poster child for all that is wrong with this world. Yet, you think your potty mouth will somehow protect you…. You are brave here, but you were one sorry sight when you fell apart on me.
Some words of advice. Remember that I am human and if we meet again… well, I suggest you walk the other way… that’s unless you want to put your money where your mouth is. I would bet it’s your potty mouth that hits the dirt first…. and stays there.

Affectionately,

Cherie Currie
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Cherie Currie on April 10, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Chick fight!!

    ebayer on April 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Cherie
    the world is full of fools like this nasty person.
    he/she must live under a rock.
    And to strike at Dakota and her folks like that what a shame
    I think your great Cherie and the movie was wonderful
    thank you

    me on April 10, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Cherrie,

    Who exactly are you anyway? Back in the 70s, the great female singers leading the way and having the hits were Carpenter, Knicks, Sommer, Carole King, Simon, etc.
    I dont see your name mentioned much or see it much on the billboard charts. Rumors was album of decade, where were you on it? Exactly.
    Just another hasbeen, desperately trying to reclaim whatever dab dim lit spot of light, hoping it shines your way. Cause…….it’s allll about you, right?
    The fact you call DS out tells us that you’re no better or rather, not much on the Alist. It figures. Need all the attention you can get either to support your habit or constantly feed a need for attention. Sad. Pathetic.

    Jo on April 10, 2010 at 7:33 pm

You better stay out of Omaha too…. Our roads are paved here

Dianne on April 10, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Deb,

You make me laugh more than the suckfest movies you review.

I live in the UK and you should hear the reviews on the TATOO movie. Too funny!

Girl, use that great talent and write something amazing.

Your Miami connection in London.

B

Bea M Garcia on April 10, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Bravo, Cherie! Take the high road. I loved the film and am reading your memoir right now. You’re a brave, wonderful, graceful woman.

Michael on April 10, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    High road?

    She refused to answer any challenging questions,got angry, her publicist demanded the videotape back so their wouldn’t be any evidence to the contrary and then high tailed it out.

    ebayer on April 10, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Debbie, I’m only guessing, but I think that most of the commenters on this particular post probably share the same IP address.
They remind me of the guy with multiple personalities who tried to commit suicide by jumping off a building. Luckily, he was wearing 24 parachutes. ;)

Douglas Q on April 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I think Debbie’s awesome!

ebayer on April 10, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Who were the Runaways?
I grew up in their time and anytime the name came up all we got was a laugh. No one I ever met took them seriously. Sorry, it’s not because they were girls but just because they weren’t all that good. There were plenty of women before them to “pave the way”.
The only reason they have any fame is because of Lita Ford and Joan Jett who had their best days after the band and not with.
Keep standing on their tailcoats and riding the wave Cherie, it’s the best you can do.

theShadow on April 11, 2010 at 12:13 am

    There were plenty of women before them to pave the way.
    realy? name the all female rock bands before the runaways that made a name.
    try reading Cherie Currie’s book and see what the movie and her story is about
    befor you jump on the Schlussel band wagon.
    No one I ever met took them seriously.
    if you were alive back in the day you know doubt was living under a rock and was into the Osmond’s

    me on April 11, 2010 at 12:43 am

WELL YOUR RIGHT DEBBIE, THE LIB’S OUT IN ‘HOLLY-WIERD’ [LOL] ARE DEFINATELY CHURNING OUT PURE TRASH. WELL I USE TO BELEIVE THAT THE CHILDREN WEAR OUR FUTURE BUT IF THEY’RE MIND’S GET ROTTED BY THIS LA-LA-LAND GARBAGE I DO’NT KNOW WHAT KIND OF FUTURE WE HAVE TO LOOK FORWARDS TOO

JUST A NORMAL GUY (THE ORIGINAL) on April 11, 2010 at 12:58 am

The Osmonds weren’t around during the time the Runaways were playing,they were producing the TV show,”Donny and Marie.

I’m from the class of ’75 and hardly lived under a rock,but I don’t remember hearing their music played on the radio in my part of the country.

ebayer on April 11, 2010 at 1:24 am

Who is Cherrie Currie? I grew up in the 1970’s and never heard of her until I read this review. Did she have any hits.

Re: Steve Carell – I watched “The Office” recently and it hit me that his character (Michael Scott) is exactly like Joe Biden. The mispronounced words, the gaffes, the lies, the mixed metaphors, the weasellyness, the attempts to be popular, the false sense of self-importance, etc.

salt1907 on April 11, 2010 at 11:54 am

CURRIE, YOU DO NOT EVEN KNOW WHO DEBBIE IS SO WHO IN THE HELL YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING THE THINGS YOU HAVE DONE?! NEXT THING YOU KNOW IT WILL COME OUT THAT YOU ARE A SUPPORTER OF THIS FRAUD PRESIDENT SOETORO/OBAMA! THEN AGAIN WHAT DOES ONE EXPECT FROM SOMEONE WHO JUGGLES CHAINSAWS?! GET A LIFE AND A REAL JOB!

Bob Porrazzo on April 11, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Don’t anyone dare say anything bad about chainsaws !!

    Cherie has more tallent in one hand than most of you people!! ( Debbie )

    This is crazy.. Have a great freakin Day/ nite

    Tone on April 11, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    YOU don’t even know who Cherie is jerk.lol I do know she has enough brains not to insult people like that. I guess you and your friend are one of a kind. Think about it, You think Debbie was right to insult someone like that? What she can’t give a classy review. A real job? It goes to show you Your friend Debbie can’t even DO THIS JOB.If she can over to my side of tracks she’d get the shit beat out of her. It’s so easy for her write insults, She’s a coward.

    Sue on April 11, 2010 at 9:59 pm

“Cherie
the world is full of fools like this nasty person.
he/she must live under a rock.
And to strike at Dakota and her folks like that what a shame
I think your great Cherie and the movie was wonderful
thank you

me on April 10, 2010 at 6:27 pm”

ARE YOU SOME LESBO CRAZY DIKE OR SOMETHING?! COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bob Porrazzo on April 11, 2010 at 12:58 pm

didn’t Michael J Fox and Joan Jett already do the runaways:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093415/

“Light of Day” and they did it as a PG13 movie.

good ol hollywood, just keep remaking instead of creating.

ender on April 11, 2010 at 1:39 pm

ender:

That was a Michael J. Fox film that just happened to co-star Joan Jett. It had nothing to do with The Runaways. And Joan Jett – who was already a has been by that time anyway – was cast in “Light of Day” as a tough noble single mom or whatever because of her work with the Black Hearts, not the Runaways.

The mainstream media will never tell the truth about how vicious, dangerous and scary the 70s rock scene was … all of the drug addicts, suicides and destroyed lives. It was every bit as bad as hip-hop culture, and probably even worse.

Gerald on April 11, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Dearest Debbie,

I have not seen a review that has been as nasty as yours (regarding “The Runaways”). I know Cherie personally and she is one of the most generous people I have met. She has had quite a life & is a very strong & courageous woman. I would not be able to say the same about yourself seeing how you attack someone that you just met. I don’t know how you can actually call yourself a journalist using words like “hag” and “slut”. You are the one with the “potty mouth”. How is it that they are a “loser band” seeing that they had a movie made about them that stars big name actors? Apparently you would not know what a strong woman is if she knocked you in the face. After everything that Cherie has been through, it’s amazing to see how incredibly sane she has turned out. If someone asked me today, I would be proud to call her one of my heroes because she overcame all of the terrible things that were done to her. (If you read her new book, you would know. Do us all a favor and do some research next time you post an article.)

Kirstin on April 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    “Do us all a favor and do some research next time you post an article.)”

    Kirstin on April 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Debbie tried to give Cherie an opportunity to speak out in a one-on-one interview,but she huffed off.
    So Cherie didn’t do herself any favors.

    ebayer on April 11, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Some of your readers may find my recent radio show, Tribute To The Runaways, an interesting listen. It explores the band’s music, solo music and bands that have benefited from their groundbreaking work. It can be streamed for free at http://www.neatnetnoise.com.

Thanks!

Doug Lynner on April 11, 2010 at 6:50 pm

This is not a “related” IP address.

It seems without a videotape it’s a case of she said, she said.

It also seems very odd that Cherrie would get so much support on this blog.

Pete Bone

Pete Bone on April 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Why do people attack a movie reviewer for not reading the book. It is a movie review and the book has nothing to do with it. But instead they attack the reviewer instead of defending the movie that has been reviewed. Don’t care how good or bad the book was in most cases it has absolutely nothing to do with the movie. Just look at any Stephan King book and movie combo for that result.

ender on April 11, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Well, being Cherie’s SON, I have a hell of a lot to say to all this.

Debbie, oh Deb Deb Deb.

First off, it’s extremely hard to be kind to you when you’ve said such offensive and horrible things about my mom. I feel truly sorry for you. Now I’m not here to bicker in defense of my mom, I’m just here to punch you in the shnozz with the fist of reality.

My mom called me minutes after your interview. She told me how she was literally frightened of this insane woman interviewing her. To me you sounded like the kind of person who would pull out a gun and blow her away then blow your own head off. To ME, you sound like an overall conservative nutcase. And the fact you’re so intensely butthurt about your tape being taken away that you have to trash my own mother, whom by the way I’ve lived with for 19 years and NOT ONCE has anything shes said or done came anywhere NEAR to the way you’ve described her. In fact, I respect and appreciate her so much for doing so much for me in my life, always putting me before her in absolutely everything, so I’m probably more proud than anyone of her and the light that’s being shone on The Runaways and her book. AND you think it’s wrong of Dakota Fannings parents to have allowed her to be in this movie? I believe that’s why it’s called a MOVIE.

You really aren’t a journalist, you’re just an over-opinionated mental freak, in my book, of course. Who knows, maybe you’re a dear person who actually has feelings and could love things, like many many cats and… well no, that’s probably about it. If someone was to interview about whatever you do, then wrote a report saying “she’s a large obnoxious slut with far too much makeup (as an example),” I’m sure you would be offended, but does that make it true? All your readers probably believe every word you say because you have a website with your name on it! And of course, they’re going to take your OPINION to heart, which in reality they should make an assumption for themselves. Now, personally I would never take any advice or opinions from a woman like you. If i was to ask what you thought of the Shutter Island, I may actually listen because I’m sure that’s an environment you’re familiar with in real life.

Read my mom’s book. She has experienced many things that a normal person should never have to experience. Kidnap, rape, death of a father? Obviously Debbie you would assume she allowed those things to happen because she’s a “slut” and a “hag” and whatever dicey word you feel like throwing out there, but in reality, these things happened entirely unplanned.

I could go on for hours but I figure I might as well stop while I’ve managed to keep it “friendly.” I just find it so so SO sad that a “professional” like yourself have to use the playground route to getting your revenge for your interview that went awry. Sad to say this coming from a 19 year old, but grow up.

Jake Hays on April 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Jake you’re 19 and just graduated high school?

    ebayer on April 11, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Well said Jake …all of it. Why are we bashing this incredible woman who survived more than most of us will ever be faced with. I am from the 70’s as well, anyone who had not heard of The Runaways was definately under a rock ! Anyone who bashes someone from their past actions must be a saint, right? We all make mistakes, Cherie lived thru hers and now is an inspiration.

    Randi on April 11, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    this should not even be a discussion “Rox m” said it best. !

    cherrybomb on April 11, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Well, I’m 19 now, thank you for the late birthday wishes, but I was 18 when I graduated.

Jake Hays on April 11, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I saw the YouTube video of “The Runaways” live in Japan from the mid 70’s doing “Cherry Bomb”

    Not sure what to think about that Dr.Frank N Furter outfit your mom wore on stage.

    ebayer on April 11, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Wow Debbie, you must really get a kick out of this, don’t you? Making the side profile so you can say what you’re really feeling without any of your “followers” having second thoughts about your judgment. I wrote that ENTIRE article, and all you have to say is “You graduated and you’re 19? (I graduated June 09, does that help things make a bit more sense to you now?) and that you didn’t approve of the outfit my mom wore in the 70’s?? Sheesh, well to rate your ability to make comebacks, I give it:

FOUR MARXES PLUS-A-TEEN-HOOKER-AND-A-HUSSEIN-AND-A-BIN-LADEN

Jake Hays on April 11, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I’m not Debbie…nice try…Thanks for playing!

    I didn’t say I didn’t approve of the outfit.
    It’s just very distracting

    ebayer on April 11, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Either you’re Debbie saying you’re not Debbie, or you’re some guy/girl who’s got one hell of a crush on her.

The saddest part of all this, is that I am a kid. Most of you are at least double my age, and you’re acting like this??? In fact, even with a slight change of Debbie’s groundbreaking literature, “With (people like you), it’s no wonder we’ve lost the culture war and continue to decline as a country.”

And I’m supposed to look up to you people? When it fact you guys have given me so much to look down on. NONE of you, aside from few positive and neutral posts, are acting like the adults you’re supposed to be.

Debbie, you want to change our country? Start by changing your attitude.

Jake Hays on April 11, 2010 at 8:16 pm

“you want to change our country? Start by changing your attitude.”

Change it to what?
Your attitude?

No thanks.
I think the country has suffered enough decline thank you.

ebayer on April 11, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Too bad, at least with the attitude of a 19 year old your eyes would be open wider than they are now.

Jake Hays on April 11, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    “If you’re not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative at forty you have no brain.”

    Don’t worry Jake,you may get there.
    If the adults can the save the country from yourself and the rest of your generation.

    ebayer on April 11, 2010 at 8:31 pm

      “Don’t worry Jake,you may get there.
      If the adults can the save the country from yourself and the rest of your generation.”

      The only problem with that statement is that it is your generation that raised us.

      Jake Hays on April 11, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Amen, Jake. Having an opinion is fine. But trashing someone in the childish way you’ve done in this article is uncalled for, and very unprofessional. Jake is absolutely right, if you’re going to stir the pot, at least know your facts.

Lynsey on April 11, 2010 at 8:32 pm

The Runaways was an amazing great movie,I find it sad that you guys are bashing Cherie.I mean some of you guys have not even met her and yet you call you names?Sad really sad.

Also your reviews are pure trash.

Brian G on April 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm

The Runaways was an amazing great movie,I find it sad that you guys are bashing Cherie.I mean some of you guys have not even met her and yet you call her names?Sad really sad.

Also your reviews are pure trash.

Brian G on April 11, 2010 at 8:34 pm

There is constructive criticism, then there is just being mean.

You Debbie are just mean and a bit of a hag yourself.

Cherie is a sweetheart of a person who is a survivor – she will survive your childish, school yard ‘potty mouth’.

Oh and….
*I have seen God and her name was Joan Jett!*

SharonS on April 11, 2010 at 8:36 pm

This is a movie review page? If it is, it’s the worst I have EVER seen. Opinions vary, but I’m just so overwhelmed at the way all of this was handled. Debbie, is it? You have NO BUSINESS speaking that way about Cherie Currie OR Dakota Fanning

The movie was HER story. You have really made yourself look bad in your effort to trash her. Didn’t your mom ever teach you how that all works?

I was a teen growing up when The Runaways first came out. I wanted to be a rockstar and I admired them. Nobody else had the guts to try, but those girls did. I didn’t become a lesbian, junkie or a slut. Still I’m ever so greaful for the pioneers they were. Chick rock bands? It was virtually unheard of until they blazed the way and fought tooth and nail for respect they should have had all along.

So they had it tough..They weren’t perfect.. Did you not get the real message of the film? She never claimed to be.. She simply wanted to tell her story and guess what.. The rest of the world wants to listen.

Shame on you, jealous woman. True journalim respects.. work harder at it.

Julie James on April 11, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Well, Deb…..If you ever had a shred of credibility…you just lost it with that embecilic rant!!! Unprofessional, harsh, one sided tantrum throwing on whats supposed to be a “movie review” but, instead youve turned it into tasteless trash talking. I guess you think youre better than Ms. Currie in some way? A better parent than Ms. Fannings parents? Attacking the morals of an innocent 16 year old actress instead of commenting on her incredible acting abilities? Really? Who lied to you and said its was a good idea to continue breathing? You have alot to learn about life…but , if you havent learned it yet…at YOUR age…well, its doubtfull that there is any hope for you. Please cease to exist.

BigDaddyRog on April 11, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I believe calling and insulting someone is classless Debbie. Someone above called your reviews “talent”. That’s a joke. How do you sleep at night, What goes around comes around. I believe from what I know Cherie is like MANY of us who has made mistakes. I bet you have made many, But you’re lucky enough to have them hid. You are no lady.

Sue on April 11, 2010 at 8:45 pm

This movie wasn’t attempting to “glamorize” anything. Remember the time the events in this movie were taking place. It was 1975. Girls were expected to want to grow up to be Suzi Homemaker, not Suzi Quatro. Joan took being told “Girls don’t play electric guitar” as a personal dare…and she proved that little twit of a man wrong didn’t she? I will say that Cherie’s performing in lingerie did kind of detract from the point they were trying to prove…that girls can rock just as well and as hard as men…and was almost hypocritical in a way. Like she resorted to the sex toy image because she thought thats what Kim Fowley meant by “thinking with your c**k” and that’s not what the band was really about. To the rest of the band it wasn’t about “sex sells”, it was about the music and performing. However, drug use and sex play,etc was part of reality of the way things were at the time and with the band. Making this a nice wholesome movie wouldn’t have been a movie about The Runaways…

Roxy on April 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm

I’m sure Jake is going to ask his mom to release the tape so we can all see how awful Debbie was to poor Miss Currie. Right Jake?

lowandslow on April 11, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I’m sure he’ll post it on Youtube so that everyone will know the truth,cuz that’s what it’s all about ,right?

    ebayer on April 11, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Haha, that was one of the first things I asked! If Debbie claims she was so proper, then I don’t see why we shouldn’t watch it and make that judgment ourselves!

    Jake Hays on April 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm

      Great,we all agree.

      So ask your mom to post the unedited version of it on YouTube

      ebayer on April 11, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Wow. I’ve never heard of Debbie until ~5 minutes ago. After reading a couple of reviews and blogs (they’re not really articles), I’m confident in saying that she’s like a retarded Glenn Beck with tits. And stripper hair.

Judging by the responses of the quasi-literate chuds defending her, I’m guessing she’s popular with the WalMart and trailer park crowd.

Salaam…

Joe on April 11, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Calling a woman you don’t know a slut is very sad. You must sit upon a big throne to think you are better than Cherie….

jomommasmama on April 11, 2010 at 8:53 pm

The Runaways are definitely well known because of Joan Jett and Lita Ford’s success, of course you might never have heard of either of them with out the Runaways.
Popularity with masses of people who eat what they’re fed on radio is truly unimportant. They don’t really matter except as consumers of the prepackaged bullshit the record companies are pushing. Real fans of music will search out what they like and don’t care if it charts well. You really don’t have a clue do you Debbie?

Debbie Schlussel is clueless on April 11, 2010 at 8:55 pm

The modern world according to Roxy, Sue, BigDaddyRog, Julie James, etc. etc. You are allowed to be a complete f*ckup, engage and promote morally reprehensible behavior and there shall be no consequences. Well guess what, the world doesn’t work that way. Currie made her choices now she has to live with them. People are forgiving if someone shows an ounce of regret, Currie doesn’t. So what’s wrong with calling her a skank? If it hurts her feeling, good, it’s supposed to.

lowandslow on April 11, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    How do you know she doesn’t show an ounce of regret? It’s almost like… you interviewed her or something.

    Jake Hays on April 11, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Wow what kind of review is that Debbie, ya know I’ve never actaully heard of you. Really who are you?????? What have you done in this world???? I’ve heard of Cherie Currie and I know whats her and the Runaways have done in this world. They were the first all girl rock band, they have toured internationally as a matter of fact they were HUGE in Japan.

It seems to me that your review is so full of hate and your description of Cherie is as well and I can’t understand why you would talk so bad about someone. I’ve never seen a reviewer so full of hate you must hate life. I suggest you read Cherie’s book and then you will see what she went through.
I have to applaud Cherie for taking the high road here and also bravo to you Jake for defending your mother.

Oh and Cherie you are welcome to come through Omaha anytime!

Al on April 11, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    I was telling Debbie to stay out of Omaha.. You would have know that if she hadn’t deleted a previous Blog…

    Dianne on April 11, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Well were is it Jake?

lowandslow on April 11, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    You’re asking me like it’s in my room next to my GameCube. I don’t have control over the video, and if I did, I wouldn’t give out the information to “lowandslow” or “ebayer,” both of which aren’t names, and both of which type similarly, and both of which, even though stated otherwise, ARE Debbie trying to monitor the flux of negative comments on her “work.” If you notice, almost everyone that posts for real, has an actual name.

    Jake Hays on April 11, 2010 at 9:12 pm

This is hands down one of the worst reviews I’ve ever read. Cherie is a great lady and a STAR and whoever this Debbie is, is obviously a nobody. Cherie, girl, I’m glad you’re too classy and tough to let a piece of garbage like this get under your skin. Judging by the comments most people agree with me! Those who don’t have no appreciation for music, the truth, or at the very least, a good piece of writing.

Stephanie on April 11, 2010 at 9:07 pm

And to be honest, posting a video to make Debbie the enemy is not what it’s all about. Debbie is a “Conservative political commentator, radio talk show host, columnist, and attorney,” and if she handles everything the way she handled a small interview with a 70s rock singer, then I’m a bit worried for her listeners if they are really getting the truth, or an entirely disgruntled version of something she wants to believe is the truth.

Jake Hays on April 11, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    “I’m a bit worried for her listeners if they are really getting the truth, or an entirely disgruntled version of something she wants to believe is the truth.”

    Then show the video and remove all doubt.
    I don’t think anyone is worried Debbie being your “enemy”

    It’s obvious to everyone here how you,your mom and a host of others feel.

    We all want the same thing.
    You claim it’s a “disgruntled version of something she wants to believe is the truth.”
    Ok,back it up.

    Show everyone the reality
    We can handle the truth,can you?

    ebayer on April 11, 2010 at 9:23 pm

      Why is it that ONLY you and lowandslow care about to video? I’m not an idiot. I’m aware that it’s Debbie. It’s SO obvious. You want proof? You proved it yourself.

      “Debbie, you want to change our country? Start by changing your attitude.

      Jake Hays on April 11, 2010 at 8:16 pm

      Change it to what?
      Your attitude?

      No thanks.
      I think the country has suffered enough decline thank you.

      ebayer on April 11, 2010 at 8:23 pm”

      I directed that statement clearly to Debbie. And you replied. And I believe your reply is enough to clearly say it’s not from some fan of yours.

      Jake Hays on April 11, 2010 at 9:27 pm

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