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24th Sep '17 2:57:44 PM nombretomado
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** Far and away her biggest blunder was her assertion that Creator/OrsonWelles did not write the screenplay of ''Film/CitizenKane'' and that he was a nitwit who rode the coattails of a ''true'' man of genius, Hermann Mankiewicz. Her attack on Welles and Kane was largely ideological since she opposed the ''auteur'' theory[[note]](The ''autueur'' theory is that the director is The Creator of the film -- the writer is of lesser account, and all his work is more like an outline for the director to build on. Welles was understandably part of this movement since Kane was made under AuteurLicense when he was 25)[[/note]]. The problem is that she DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch, several people who worked on Kane were alive at the time and Kael interviewed none of them [[note]]One of her own sources, Charles Lederer, later noted that Kael had no idea how the Screenwriter's Guild worked and Creator/BernardHerrmann likewise criticized her for assumptions about the music choices.[[/note]] It didn't help, either, that Kael stole most of her research from UCLA professor Howard Suber without attribution. This attack and Welles' low reputation at the time made it harder for him to get finance for his films and it also hurt him personally that he considered suing her for libel. It has also been conclusively disproven by investigation in Creator/RKOPictures archives which show virtually every draft of Kane had Welles' input and the credits (to Mankiewicz and Welles) are accurate. Welles, who nearly sued her for libel, joked that "one hasn't lived until one has been panned by Pauline".

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** Far and away her biggest blunder was her assertion that Creator/OrsonWelles did not write the screenplay of ''Film/CitizenKane'' and that he was a nitwit who rode the coattails of a ''true'' man of genius, Hermann Mankiewicz. Her attack on Welles and Kane was largely ideological since she opposed the ''auteur'' theory[[note]](The ''autueur'' theory is that the director is The Creator of the film -- the writer is of lesser account, and all his work is more like an outline for the director to build on. Welles was understandably part of this movement since Kane was made under AuteurLicense when he was 25)[[/note]]. The problem is that she DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch, several people who worked on Kane were alive at the time and Kael interviewed none of them [[note]]One of her own sources, Charles Lederer, later noted that Kael had no idea how the Screenwriter's Guild worked and Creator/BernardHerrmann Music/BernardHerrmann likewise criticized her for assumptions about the music choices.[[/note]] It didn't help, either, that Kael stole most of her research from UCLA professor Howard Suber without attribution. This attack and Welles' low reputation at the time made it harder for him to get finance for his films and it also hurt him personally that he considered suing her for libel. It has also been conclusively disproven by investigation in Creator/RKOPictures archives which show virtually every draft of Kane had Welles' input and the credits (to Mankiewicz and Welles) are accurate. Welles, who nearly sued her for libel, joked that "one hasn't lived until one has been panned by Pauline".
24th Sep '17 12:02:14 PM nombretomado
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* Maddox of TheBestPageInTheUniverse in his heyday, thrashing the second and third ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]'' films

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* Maddox of TheBestPageInTheUniverse Website/TheBestPageInTheUniverse in his heyday, thrashing the second and third ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix]]'' films
23rd Sep '17 8:40:43 PM nombretomado
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* John Simon is one of the longest-working New York critics today, a fact he attributes to his take-no-prisoners nature. Scratch that; he freely admits he's no more negative than most reviewers, he just comes up with better quips -- usually involving the actor's physical appearance (Carol Burnett, Liza Minelli, Wallace Shawn). In this respect, BarbraStreisand has been the perennial dragon to Simon's Don Quixote. Even other critics seemed to dislike him, and Simon has boasted of doors being slammed in his face. (“But who cares? It’s wonderful to be hated by idiots.”)

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* John Simon is one of the longest-working New York critics today, a fact he attributes to his take-no-prisoners nature. Scratch that; he freely admits he's no more negative than most reviewers, he just comes up with better quips -- usually involving the actor's physical appearance (Carol Burnett, Liza Minelli, Wallace Shawn). In this respect, BarbraStreisand Music/BarbraStreisand has been the perennial dragon to Simon's Don Quixote. Even other critics seemed to dislike him, and Simon has boasted of doors being slammed in his face. (“But who cares? It’s wonderful to be hated by idiots.”)
6th Sep '17 7:36:25 AM GastonRabbit
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* Creator/{{Yuriofwind}} has a segment called Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime, in which he reads bad creepypastas. Odds are, when he's not [[{{MST}} MSTing]] the story, he's doing this. This is most notably what he did before he stopped reading ''VideoGame/SonicExe'', to declare how bad the story was.
-->'''Yuri:''' Now I'm going to stop here for a second and say something; I can't read the rest of this. Do you wanna know why? This story is [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] terrible! I mean, Christ, we're only through what I'm gonna call, "The First Arc, The Tails Arc" and I already wanna kill myself!

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* Creator/{{Yuriofwind}} WebVideo/{{Yuriofwind}} has a segment called Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime, in which he reads bad creepypastas. Odds are, when he's not [[{{MST}} MSTing]] the story, he's doing this. This is most notably what he did before he stopped reading ''VideoGame/SonicExe'', to declare how bad the story was.
-->'''Yuri:''' Now I'm going to stop here for a second and say something; I can't read the rest of this. Do you wanna know why? This story is [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] fucking terrible! I mean, Christ, we're only through what I'm gonna call, "The First Arc, The Tails Arc" and I already wanna kill myself!
1st Sep '17 4:25:26 PM nombretomado
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* Youtuber Smudboy has gain a (in)famous reputation of being [[AccentuateTheNegative a virtually unpleasable snob.]] His channel focuses heavily on story analysis and is known for critiquing Bioware games, especially [[HePannedItNowHeSucks the Mass Effect series.]]

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* Youtuber [=YouTuber=] Smudboy has gain a (in)famous reputation of being [[AccentuateTheNegative a virtually unpleasable snob.]] His channel focuses heavily on story analysis and is known for critiquing Bioware games, especially [[HePannedItNowHeSucks the Mass Effect series.]]



** The Distressed Watcher, a former contributor, is even more of a caustic critic than anybody on the website, covering trailers specifically. Also known as WebVideo/TheAmazingAtheist, he has made a number of caustic videos on religion and politics on YouTube.

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** The Distressed Watcher, a former contributor, is even more of a caustic critic than anybody on the website, covering trailers specifically. Also known as WebVideo/TheAmazingAtheist, he has made a number of caustic videos on religion and politics on YouTube.Website/YouTube.



* DarkLordJadow1 on Youtube mostly reviews bad games, but will review a good game on occasion- usually when he wants to highlight a game that's not well known. His negative reviews vary in how caustic they are, depending on how badly they personally piss him off.

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* DarkLordJadow1 on Youtube [=YouTube=] mostly reviews bad games, but will review a good game on occasion- usually when he wants to highlight a game that's not well known. His negative reviews vary in how caustic they are, depending on how badly they personally piss him off.
31st Aug '17 9:39:17 PM PaulA
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* S.T. Joshi is known largely as biographer and editor of Creator/HPLovecraft, as well as firm believer that, with a [[Creator/WHPugmire few]] [[Creator/ThomasLigotti exceptions]], the horror/weird fiction field has been a steady drop downhill since the Gentleman of Providence. His vitriolic responses to Lovecraft critics such as Daniel Jose Older and Charles Baxter are proudly displayed on his blog. He did not take the World Fantasy Convention's retiring of its Gahan Wilson-designed Lovecraft image for its major award well, mailing back his own and promising to boycott the convention from now on, even calling the decision "[[GodwinsLaw fascist]]."

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* S.T. Joshi is known largely as biographer and editor of Creator/HPLovecraft, as well as firm believer that, with a [[Creator/WHPugmire few]] [[Creator/ThomasLigotti exceptions]], few exceptions (Creator/WHPugmire and Creator/ThomasLigotti among them), the horror/weird fiction field has been a steady drop downhill since the Gentleman of Providence. His vitriolic responses to Lovecraft critics such as Daniel Jose Older and Charles Baxter are proudly displayed on his blog. He did not take the World Fantasy Convention's retiring of its Gahan Wilson-designed Lovecraft image for its major award well, mailing back his own and promising to boycott the convention from now on, even calling the decision "[[GodwinsLaw fascist]]."
30th Aug '17 3:56:33 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The World Famous Flea Market. If you're a decent wrestler to good wrestler, it won't save you from being cut down anyway but they will acknowledge your strengths and skills, because the main focus of the show is people they think have neither. They're affiliated with Bad Wrestlers Exposed and You Are Not Getting Booked, in case you wanted more criticism.

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* The ''The World Famous Flea Market. Market''. If you're a decent wrestler to good wrestler, it won't save you from being cut down anyway but they will acknowledge your strengths and skills, because the main focus of the show is people they think have neither. neither, and these people are torn down so hard they feel a need to save the reputations of the merely flawed. They're affiliated with Bad ''Bad Wrestlers Exposed Exposed'' and You ''You Are Not Getting Booked, Booked'', in case you wanted more criticism.
27th Aug '17 4:28:03 AM Doug86
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* [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/FireBlog/154468544591691 The FireBlog]] gives text reviews of overrated TV shows, and is currently working on TheMiddle. It will also make fun of idiots on Website/IMDb. Apparently, nobody is safe from the Blog/FireBlogger.

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* [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/FireBlog/154468544591691 The FireBlog]] gives text reviews of overrated TV shows, and is currently working on TheMiddle.''Series/TheMiddle''. It will also make fun of idiots on Website/IMDb. Apparently, nobody is safe from the Blog/FireBlogger.
25th Aug '17 11:21:36 AM mzytryck01
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSoHkadTAxc&feature=related Anton Ego]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}''. His last name is apt, considering he expects any restaurant he gives a negative review to go out of business in short order - and given his opinion is ''very well respected'' to the point he gave a chef a heart attack upon being downvoted, the ego is enforced. When he finds out that the restaurant he previously panned is not only open but thriving, he considers it a personal insult. Then again, this trope is lampshaded to a T during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPfN_zYKxNQ his final review]] in the film...

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSoHkadTAxc&feature=related Anton Ego]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}''. His last name is apt, considering he expects any restaurant he gives a negative review to go out of business in short order - and given his opinion is ''very well respected'' to the point he gave a chef a heart attack upon being downvoted, the ego is enforced. When he finds out that the restaurant he previously panned is not only open but thriving, he considers it a personal insult. Then again, this trope is lampshaded to a T during [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPfN_zYKxNQ his final review]] in the film...
film, and he while he may be vicious in his criticism of substandard food, when presented with genuinely great work he is completely honest about it.
12th Aug '17 10:50:39 AM nombretomado
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* Armond White of the ''New York Press'' is the anti-Kael (e.g [[MoralGuardians conservative hack]] as opposed to [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad liberal blowhard]]), though he considers her a role model. He is notable for comparing every film to some black & white production from the distant past -- specifically, ''his'' past, spent watching old movies with his father at the local cinema. Suffice to say, he has a long memory, so watch out. He is also known to go against the prevailing critical views for most films, such as giving ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' a negative review and ''Film/JackAndJill'' a positive one. ''RottenTomatoes'' no longer features him among its reference pool -- officially, because the ''New York Press'' didn't renew a license with Rotten Tomatoes, but most people say that it's because he gives contrarian reviews to whatever was highest rated on the site.

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* Armond White of the ''New York Press'' is the anti-Kael (e.g [[MoralGuardians conservative hack]] as opposed to [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad liberal blowhard]]), though he considers her a role model. He is notable for comparing every film to some black & white production from the distant past -- specifically, ''his'' past, spent watching old movies with his father at the local cinema. Suffice to say, he has a long memory, so watch out. He is also known to go against the prevailing critical views for most films, such as giving ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' a negative review and ''Film/JackAndJill'' a positive one. ''RottenTomatoes'' ''Website/RottenTomatoes'' no longer features him among its reference pool -- officially, because the ''New York Press'' didn't renew a license with Rotten Tomatoes, but most people say that it's because he gives contrarian reviews to whatever was highest rated on the site.



* Many of the reviews on RottenTomatoes for ''[[Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg Epic Movie]]'', ''[[Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg Meet the Spartans]]'', and ''[[Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg Disaster Movie]]'' ended up like this.

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* Many of the reviews on RottenTomatoes Website/RottenTomatoes for ''[[Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg Epic Movie]]'', ''[[Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg Meet the Spartans]]'', and ''[[Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg Disaster Movie]]'' ended up like this.
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