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Ok, this has pissed me off for years. When I look back, I can remember movies being reviewed horribly all the way back to when I was in junior high I think. When I finally snapped and denounced movie reviewers totally, was when The Fifth Element was reviewed as "a waste of time and money". Since then I've had a strong hatred for movie reviewers. They are nothing more than a bunch of panty-in-a-bunch, crybaby, wannabeshakespearean retards. They almost entirely seem to approach movies with a crap until proven good mentality. They nitpick ****ing movies that are not intended to be ****ing Academy award winners as if they were trying to be. I don't give a **** if Six Days had an editing mistake 35:36 minutes into the movie DAMNIT! I don't care if Road Trip was immature, I ****ing nearly pissed my pants when the old man stood up with a hard on and knocked shit over!!!

You may ask why, and what brought this on. I was bored, and figured I'd check out the times for Freddy Got Fingered, since I am going to see it tonight. Well, they had a review along with the movie times, and they ranted about how horrible it was. I went on to read it and I found them using words I don't even know the meaning of (and I'm a pretty well versed dictionary afficianado) to describe a ****ing movie about Tom Green for #@[email protected] sake! It's meant to make you laugh!!! I then went on to read some other sites, and there was every single newspaper, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, blah blah blah, same crap. So I checked some of my favorite movies comedies, like Road Trip, ZERO positive reviews, 19 negatives. I checked some others I have seen recently, they gave Enemy at the Gates 2 positives, and 18 negatives, and 5 mixed reviews. This was one of the best movies I've seen in a good while, and they hated it, nitpicking and talking about retarded crap.

There's Road Trip:
http://movies.go.com/movies/R/roadtrip_2000/index.html

Here's all the current movies, what's lacking in that left column? Numbers greater than ZERO:
http://movies.go.com/reviews/index.html

These guys are so ****ing high and mighty they don't watch a movie to get a laugh, or be entertained by the action, they approach all movies with a negative attitude, like they are pissed that they get paid to watch ****ing movies and complain about them.

This all said, I am seriously considering making a movie review site. I've talked to a ton of people over the years who have agreed with me that the movie reviewers don't review movies for what they are, they review them all like they are 80 years old, and they are comparing the movies to movies they saw 30 years ago, ET, Casa Blanca, blah blah blah. Something like HonestMovieReview.com or something, who knows, but I think it could really be good. Especially if people were allowed to put in their own 2 cents, and get a lot of interaction, message boards, etc. I could even use friends to help with movie reviews, and take viewer submissions. For something like a bike site, Robert can get mentions by the other sites out there, but for me it would be damn hard to get support for the site, getting hits would probably cost me, and it would take a lot of word of mouth, but it could be done.

Anyhow, what does everyone think? Do you all agree that movie reviewers suck? Read the reviews for some of your favorite movies, and I bet you will, they probably hated them.
 

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I never trust movie reviews and I rarely trust weather reports.

My motto is: get opinions from friends on movies and look outside for the weather.
 

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DAMN Rob, now THAT is what I call "Riled Up!"

I think your website idea is great. Email me if you need any help. But just a word of warning: a site like what youi have in mind would take alot of your time. Websites are always fun for the first month, and then things change and only then do you really find out if it is worth it all or not.

Myself, I am a relatively negative movie critic, but everyone is in their own way. We all have likes and dislikes. For example:

I scoffed at U571 as a silly submarine movie (Ive seen em all, both good and bad) But When i recently watched the DVD the other night i was impressed. I give it a 8 on a 1-10 scale.

On the other hand, 5 years ago i eagerly went to the movie theater to see 'Crimson Tide' fully expecting a great movie. After it was over i was very let down. That movie only gets a 4 on a 1-10 scale.

Saving Private Ryan is a 10, if for no other reason than it made me (an avid ww2/military buff) want to leave the theater (although i didnt) and basically bitch slapped the entire audience into a numbed silence/state of shock. That is what war does so to me it gets highest marks.

But then you get into movies like 'Dumb and Dumber' and 'This is Spinal Tap' VERY stupid Movies (but VERY FUNNY), but i give them high marks because they are good in their own genre.
 

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They are called Critics you know. :)

Seriously, If I want to see a movie and the critics bash it then it is a must see. I normally listen to the people around me for opinions(ie, coworkers, friends). :)

I'm a very bad person to review Navy films, especially submarine based films. Crimson Tide was a good film but too many inaccuracies for me. I get pissed when Producers don't do their research. I laughed my ass off when the Lieutenant told the Petty Officer to do push-ups before they left in the bus to catch the ship. My wife lauged and said, "I can just imagine what you would have said to Mike(Lieutenant & friend still) if he told you to do push-ups". When the Officers are outnumbered 150 to 20 it is best not to be too big of a jackass. It makes things much more difficult. ;)
 

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"I can just imagine what you would have said to Mike(Lieutenant & friend still) if he told you to do push-ups".

John:
Push ups, Push ups, where...I loves me some sherbert Push ups Sir. They're so sweet and fit in my mouth just right, mmmmmmm. :D
 

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Actually GreenNinja, I first started doing web page design when I was 16 (23 now) and have built and maintained quite a few companies websites. I've ran a few personal websites, one for 2 years. TechFiles.org was my most recent, but I got sick and lack of traffic made me stop working on it. I haven't paid for or updated that website in over a year, yet the site is still there for whatever reason!

Anyhow, I have no problem putting the time into it, and I can do good graphics, web design, scripting, etc, myself.

We'll see what I can come up with.
 

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Assistance??

Hey Rob,

Let me know if you need any help. I would volunteer time and energy for an "HonestMovieReview" site. One thing I think should be focused on though is feedback from "the masses". Everyone has their own opinions so for "honest" reviews you would need reviews from lots of different people. I haven't done much graphic design but If you need help with Html or DHtml let me know. I have a cable modem so I can upload pretty easy too. If you don't need help no problem, but I wouldn't mind at all.
 

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As I have 3 little kids, I generally get to see WAY too many kiddie flicks. I subscribe to Screenit.com's newletter to help avoid movies that are laced with excessive languange. I've come to believe that most screenwriters have no parents, 'cause if they spoke with that language around any parent I know, they'd get the stuffing beaten out of them.

If I bring my 13 year old to a movie loaded up with that kind of crap, am I not telling him it's ok to talk like that? So I get to watch lots of G & PG stuff. I've come to really appreciate old movies too. But I digress...

Enemy at the Gate: Potential to be great, but as a student of sniper warfare and the knowledge of the storyline behind this plot, I was disappoiinted that there wasn't more accuracy and technical sophistication concerning the legendary matchup.

U-571: Just got the DVD, great movie, even if the producers took HUGE license and made the success American rather than the Brits, who actually did the deed. Good flick.

Haven't watched Private Ryan yet, just got the DVD and will probably sit down with my lads and watch it some evening.

Most of the rest of the crap is generally a complete waste of time to me. Give me a good book...Tom Clancy anyone?
 

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Tahoe,

if you are trying to filter potentially "bad" or "foul" stuff from your kids (you have every right to do that, no prob there) I really want to warn you about 'Saving Private Ryan'.

It is not a movie for the squeamish or very young. Depending on the amount of violence one has been exposed or not exposed to, i really would say you MUST preview the movie with the wife first, before you let your kids watch it.

Id say it is not something i would want a kid under 15 to have to be subjected to.

Just my opinion.

Its still a great film.
 

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Thanks for the tip! I've had Saving Ryan for a while now. My lad is a history buff and has a fascination of the military and WWII in particular.

I will definately preview the movie first.

Thanks again.
Kev
 

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I agree you can't base it on the reviews. However, a girl at work told me today that they went to see "Freddie Got Fingered" and it was the worst movie she'd ever seen. I like stupid-funny movies (Airplane, etc.) but this one just doesn't look good. Let us know...
 

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YUP ! ! !

Tom Green is Canadian:D
and man is that dude fu<ked


Cheers
 

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I don't think most girls would like it. My girlfriend liked it, but she knows Tom Green, she knew it was going to be out there. I am guessing that most people don't know Tom Green, and just how crazy he is.

The movie is not for kids, and not for people who didn't like Dumb and Dumber, Road Trip, American Pie, Tommy Boy, etc. The movie will hit you like a ton of bricks catching you off guard. I love that, I love to not see something coming, it makes it that much funnier when it hits. If you can't handle some potentially gross scenes, and tasteless scenes, and remember it's just a movie, than it's not for you. Some people have said that Tom Green goes to far, and that it was sick, disgusting, and horrific. Tom Green honestly doesn't do anything that bizarre. He doesn't kill anyone, hurt anyone, there is no rape, there is no violence that was direct. Most of the gory stuff was things like a clumsy kid, etc. It isn't maturity level that will make you like or hate this movie I'm finding out. My girlfriend and I are both quite mature, always getting annoyed by immature people, yet we cried laughing several times in this movie. Some of my more immature friends, thought the movie sucked, so... who knows. I guess some people can't handle the shock value of the movie.
 
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