Team Edward Weighs In
Regarding Matt Prigge’s review of “Bel Ami,” starring Robert Pattinson:
Did you see the same movie as me? I liked the film. Very near the book. While not a great film, it is entertaining and Pattinson is moving up the ranks. He is more than Edward Cullen.
RUTHIE, via philadelphiaweekly.com
Maybe you should consider a job change since you are definitely not qualified to critique this film. You seem to hate Robert Pattinson. I’m sure your opinion does not matter in the least to anyone. Mr. Pattinson could buy and sell you. He is one of the most popular actors in Hollywood. I read somewhere that there was a “journalist” that used to write bad reviews about James Dean back in the day. One day, karma bit him in the ass when his job required him to interview Mr. Dean. Mr. Dean refused the interview, but granted it to all the other journalists that requested one. The old saying, “Be careful whose toes you step on today, as they may be connected to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow” applies to you. Maybe a job change for you should be in order. McDonalds is always hiring.
SIERRA, via philadelphiaweekly.com
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and I would never expect one to like something just because I did. However, I am really disappointed with the tone of your review. Surely, you were taught to do better work in journalism school. I do think Pattinson has potential that is still untapped. It is essential that he find the right vehicle and director. He does seem to have staying power and a very enthusiastic fan base.
GRACIE, via philadelphiaweekly.com
Singing a Different Tune
Regarding Leah Blewett’s review of the Walnut Street Supper Club:
This “review” was mean-spirited, nasty and unfair. Eight of us recently went to Walnut Street Supper Club; every one of the eight is a regular diner at Center City restaurants, and every one of the eight raved about the food, service and live entertainment. The manager Blewett called a “boob” could not have been more professional and accommodating. We were told the entree prices had been reduced by $5 the week before we arrived “as a response to the recession.” The entrees ranged from $18 to $24, which was a bargain for top-of-the-line steak and fresh seafood dishes. In addition to everything else that is terrific about Walnut Street Supper Club, owner Ralph Berarducci is one of the most generous and charitable restaurateurs in the Delaware Valley. So not only are you getting fine food, service and entertainment at reasonable prices, but a portion of your bill will be used to help feed some of Philadelphia’s hungry and homeless individuals.
LEN LEAR, via email