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Criticwatch 2011/12 (Updated 3/8/12)

by Erik Childress

With the addition of TraversWatch to our cadre of keeping the studios honest, we are hoping for big progress at Criticwatch in 2011. Sometimes in this fight it is difficult to tell who the junkies are with one hand washing the other. We're never going to stop the quote whores and you can't make them change their crooked spots. But we can educate the studios that they are being screwed over in this deal. They have any number of available critics at their disposal, free of charge. You may not be able to get them to say exactly what you have on those three pages of ready-made quotes, but take what you want and leave the rest. So long as it comes in writing and not from the mouths of idiots. The quote whores are the devils you know. More importantly, they are the devils WE know. And to hell with any up-and-coming critic who aspires to be one of them. Criticwatch is the fire where you come to get burned. Only the studios have the water supply necessary to help douse it. And it begins now.

Find out who were The Whores of the Year for 2010.

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CRITICWATCH COLUMNS

(NEW!)March 8, 2012 - John Carter and the Whores of Earth
February 24, 2012 - Gone Goes The Wanderlust
February 21, 2012 - A Vow That This Means War
January 27, 2012 - No Grey Areas On The Whore's Ledge
January 14, 2012 - Shawn Edwards & Others Joyfully Take You Into The World Of Whoring
December 31, 2011 - Wrapping Quote Whores Up For 2011
December 30, 2011 - The 2011 Bag O'Douche Award Winner
December 28, 2011 - The 2011 Whores of the Year
December 27, 2011 - A Peter Travers 2011 Retrospective
December 26, 2011 - A Pete Hammond 2011 Retrospective
October 28, 2011 - TraversWatch - It's Crunch Time, Studios. Don't Be, Like, Crazy
September 6, 2011 - Lionsgate Must Tap Out The Petes
August 12, 2011 - TraversWatch - Help! We Need Somebody (other than Travers!) Help!!
August 5, 2011 - Rise of the Planet of the Whores!
July 31, 2011 - Crazy Stupid Cowboys, Alien and Whores, Oh My!
July 24, 2011 - Whores with Benefits Representing America
July 15, 2011 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Pete Hammond, Part Whatever
July 8, 2011 - Horrible, Horrible Whores
July 1, 2011 - Transforming Hyperbole Into Quotes
June 24, 2011 - TraversWatch - Cars And The Whores In The Backseat
June 17, 2011 - May Nary A Quote Whore Escape My Sight
June 10, 2011 - TraversWatch: The Mirth & Malice of Peter Travers
June 3, 2011 - X-Out Shawn Edwards: Low-Class
May 27, 2011 - Best Sequel Ever or Dumbest Whore Ever?
May 20, 2011 - Peters of the Caribbean: On Familiar Tides
May 13, 2011 - TraversWatch: Always The Bride, Never The Maid
May 6, 2011 - A Little Something Something From The WB (and Pete Hammond, Again)
Apr. 29, 2011 - Pete Hammond: The Biggest Whore In Years
Apr. 25, 2011 - TraversWatch: You'll Laugh 'Til It Hurts
Apr. 18, 2011 - Whores For Elephants
Mar. 24, 2011 - TraversWatch - Taking the Lead In 2011
Mar. 21, 2011 - Warner Bros. and the Big Bad Wolf Sucker Punch
Feb. 25, 2011 - Those Warner Brothers Sure Like Their Whores!
Jan. 14, 2011 - The BFCA Is Looking For A New Quote Whore!

TRAVERS WATCH

The goal is for each studio to reduce their use of Rolling Stone's Peter Travers in their ads. It is time to phase him out.

4 - Sony Classics (In a Better World, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Incendies, Midnight In Paris)
4 - Summit (Limitless, Source Code, The Beaver, A Better Life)
3 - Universal (Paul, Fast Five, Bridesmaids)
3 - Fox Searchlight (Cedar Rapids, Win Win, The Tree of Life)
3 - Focus (Jane Eyre, Hanna, Beginners)
3 - Warner Bros. (Unknown, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Crazy Stupid Love)
2 - Disney (Cars 2, The Help)
2 - Fox (X-Men: First Class. Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
2 - Magnolia (Hobo with a Shotgun, Page One: Inside the New York Times)
2 - Paramount (Thor, Super 8)
2 - Roadside (The Conspirator, Everything Must Go)
1 - IFC (Kaboom)
1 - Lions Gate (The Lincoln Lawyer)
1 - Weinstein Co. (Submarine)
1 - Wrekin Hill (Hesher)
0 - Anchor Bay, Music Box, Sony, Weinstein

STUDIO USE OF PETER TRAVERS IN 2010

Paramount (9), Sony Classics (7), Warner Bros. (6), Weinstein (6), Focus (5), Fox Searchlight (5), IFC (5), Disney (4), Magnolia (4), Sony (4), Universal (4), Lions Gate (3), Music Box (3), Overture (2), Anchor Bay (2), Roadside (2), Fox (1), Miramax (1), Paramount Vantage (1)




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