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Your favorite HBS/EFC reviewer...

 
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Who's your favorite HBS/EFC reviewer?
The Angry Jew
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
Collin Souter
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Eric D. Snider
27%
 27%  [ 3 ]
Oz
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
Paulapalooza
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
The Guv'nor
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Thom
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Erik The Movieman
18%
 18%  [ 2 ]
Never Fucking Shuts Up Bob
27%
 27%  [ 3 ]
Any of the other fine reviewers this poll doesn't have room for
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 11

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Oz
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2002 1:46 pm    Post subject: Your favorite HBS/EFC reviewer... Reply with quote

Make your selection. Who is it?

- Oz
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2002 6:18 pm    Post subject: But Oz Reply with quote

I thought we just finished a popularity contest?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2002 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As did I.

And doesn't NFSU bob only have 1 review?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2002 1:15 pm    Post subject: favorite reviewer Reply with quote

HolyToads!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2002 2:45 pm    Post subject: that wasn't a popularity contest, it was a competence quest Reply with quote

NFSU Bob does indeed have only one review... but what a review!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2002 3:18 pm    Post subject: The review in question Reply with quote

So, what is NSFU Bob's single review? Could someone post a link? Or instructions on how to find it?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2002 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a game! Go find it! Laughing

Nah, just kiddin'. Here 'tis:

http://www.hollywoodbitchslap.com/hbs.cgi?movie=3&reviewer=68

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2002 1:56 am    Post subject: Nobody likes me Reply with quote

I should stop reviewing movies and just write features.

I've seen like 10 movies nobody will ever hear about recently and I havent' had any time to write about them.

Read My Lips (I also interviewed the big deal French director, Audiard - maybe I'll transcribe that some day so you can read all about the director talking about a movie you'll never see)

Warm Water Under a Red Bridge
The Haunted Hills of Elvira
Gigantic
Das Experiment

coming up
Mostly Martha
24 Hour Party People

I missed I'm Trying to Break Your Heart but I talked to the guy who made the movie. He's a celebrity photographer and shoots a lot of Esquire covers and rock stars. Totally mainstream people, and then he's made this movie about a rock band, Wilco who had trouble with their record label. What's interesting to me is why he didn't just go after No Doubt - that's a surefire money thing. Why make an obscure documentary about an obscure band when he could have chosen ANY subject.

You know HBS doesn't pay me to do this, so its just like, for the love. And it sure ain't getting me anywhere. When ad revenues are down, freelancers shrivel up and die.

Or you can just read US weekly. I was talking to a guy at E! about magazines and we were talking about creating a Maxim for Gay men , maybe Larry Flynt would be interested in doing it, and he said, "it should just be all fluff and candy, just air, like US Weekly."

I love it when media folks get catty. There are a lot of intelligent, interesting people writing pure fluff. And there are a lot of people who work in porn AND the mainstream industry.

So do you like the fluff stuff or the in depth stuff?

Do you want to know who said "Rolling Stones doesn't matter to music anymore."

or "They are like skater kids who listen to skate punk that they buy at the skate gear outlet because its the officially sanctioned form of Rebellion."

Do you want to how Jason Lee prepares for a take, and how different it is from Molly Shannon's approach?

do you want to know why Read My Lips is really a love story?

Or do you want to know where Piper Perabo buys her clothes.

Wanna know what Paul Reubens is up to these days?

I've got Paul Rudd, Susan Sarandon, Piper Perabo, and Jeff Goldblum coming up over the next month. Are you interested in these people?

I've been branching out, widening my scope, I guess I'm just not that interested in being the next Roger Ebert. Besides, there's no damn money in it!

Anyone can say something smart about a movie. And it seems, anyone can also join the OFCS.

I was talking to Joe Morgenstern who founded the National Film Critics Society as a response to what he saw as the staid Film Critic establishment in the late sixties and then he tells me "its an exclusive thing you know."

Its nice to know SOMEONE has standards. We had lunch and I greatly embarassed myself by admitting that I hadn't read much of his work.

I think I've got Kevin Thomas and Ken Turan of the LA Times and Leonard Maltin of Playboy on the line for an article about film criticism. I thought some of you might be interested in something like that.

In the meantime, bad, ill conceived or just plain pointless "criticism" still runs rampant and people are getting paid for it!

oh, the injustice.

Mr. Morgenstern did have this to say, "some of the best film criticism is happening online."
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2002 12:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Nobody likes me Reply with quote

Thom Fowler wrote:
I should stop reviewing movies and just write features.

I've seen like 10 movies nobody will ever hear about recently and I havent' had any time to write about them.

Read My Lips (I also interviewed the big deal French director, Audiard - maybe I'll transcribe that some day so you can read all about the director talking about a movie you'll never see)

Warm Water Under a Red Bridge
The Haunted Hills of Elvira
Gigantic
Das Experiment

coming up
Mostly Martha
24 Hour Party People


Hey, I want to hear about 'em. Is the Elvira flick any good? As far as I'm concerned, it's better to shine a spotlight on the obscure stuff than to write the 5,000th article about Russell Crowe's philosophy of life (or lack thereof).

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2002 2:59 am    Post subject: I'm hip. Reply with quote

The celeb fluff gig is where the money's at, no doubt at all. But it bores me to hysteria. "Gee, Freddie Jr, that's a great looking dog! What's his name?" Fuck that.

I say review the obscuries, Thomas. Do the bastards justice and maybe convince one or two folks to spend their ten on something different and original (or convince them to stay away, if necessary).

A wise man once said that it's not whether anyone hears the tree in the forest fall, but how big a mark it leaves.

Oz - a wise man.
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