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Unspecified Title (Article) - 7/2/2007 3:36:10 PM

Thanks, mXm. If I knew I definitely had to discuss something in a review in order to make a point, I would plant spoiler flags all around it. But in some cases, it's not sure and you want to just give a light warning. Those that want it can read a breakdown of the ENTIRE story, gags and all, on imDb.com. Much of the time, to get some sense of what the critic is talking about, a certain amount of plot needs to be revealed as evidence of that point or to give readers a better view of the picture. BTW, I hope my C for LIVE FREE didn't scare anyone off from seeing it, as other than the disappointment of my expectations I did have quite a few positive things to say in that review. It's just that when Willis sets me up by saying it's the best since DIE HARD, I expect a plausible film that delivers action while playing by the rules. I consider McClane suddenly knowing how to fly a helicopter and the numerous examples of magic computers to be breaking that pact of plausibility with the audience. But who knows - I may calm down a bit by the time the DVD is out to give it a B. And I know how much you all hate it when we grade anything a B. _BT

Unspecified Title (Article) - 6/22/2007 2:18:29 PM

If Hollywood releases three grade B movies in one day, we at MANIA will give them three B grades. Are we to hand out Ds and As randomly, just to break things up? If we see three A movies, then you'll see three A grades. Will you complain then? Let's review: Mania does not make the movies. We just report on them and review them. And like it or not, most movies (or anything else, except rap music) that is released are more likely to be grade B than any other grade. And to monkeypie, if I were reviewing this as an edgy, hip comedy, I would indeed give it a D. But it's not that, and it was judged according to what it IS. _BT

Unspecified Title (Article) - 6/22/2007 8:31:03 AM

Biggest Disappointment: When Evan asks God why he needs to build the ark, Freeman doesn't reply, "I gots to make water, Miss Daisy!" _BT

Unspecified Title (Article) - 6/8/2007 8:03:56 AM

There are some lighthearted vomit, pee and poop jokes that got it the PG, so they'd probably love it! _BT

Unspecified Title (Article) - 5/31/2007 8:54:26 AM

If vyou're going to have viewers vote on films, WHY introduce and give so much exposure to the directors, WHY make them come up with their own script so we're judging them as writers, and WHY have 'judges' weigh in with their opinions? Knew Jason would be saved because of the laws of "reality" game shows: controversy & conflict keeps you on the air. Despite some good films, the show is just boring.

28 Weeks Laterâ%u20AC¦ (Article) - 5/11/2007 9:30:41 PM

Sorry if I spoiled a "surprise", but you should really be able to see it a mile away. Does anybody go into this thinking the virus won't get loose again? But still, I shouldn't be telling you how. Held back on quite a bit, tho, including the ending where--

Wayneâ%u20AC%u2122s World (Article) - 5/8/2007 8:24:22 AM

QUIET MAN is one of those titles that has always disappointed me on home video. On the laserdisc "deluxe" edition, I had to boost the brightness just to see what was going on. The film looked better cropped on TV in the 1970s than it does now. I'll try to learn more from Lionsgate, but I fear these are reissues of the Republic transfers. _BT

Get Piven! (Article) - 4/17/2007 11:27:19 AM

Reader Ken Eaton reminds me that AFRICAN QUEEN takes place during WWI, not II. Thanks, Ken - Guess it's just been too long since I last saw the movie because it's NOT ON DVD. _BT

Erin! (Article) - 4/17/2007 8:31:37 AM

Reader Ken Eaton reminds me that AFRICAN QUEEN takes place during WWI, not II. Thanks, Ken - Guess it's just been too long since I last saw the movie because it's NOT ON DVD. _BT

New Phantasm discs (Article) - 4/10/2007 2:28:42 PM

They shot PAYBACK for a couple weeks in an alley right below my second floor office, so I had to stop work all the time to see what the gunfire was all about.

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