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11th Apr '13 7:06:29 PM JIKTV
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Nathan Rabin is a film critic based out of Chicago and head writer for The A.V. Club, the pop-culture sister site of TheOnion. Rabin famously [[TropeNamers coined the term]] ManicPixieDreamGirl in his [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-bataan-death-march-of-whimsy-case-file-1-eliza,15577/ review]] of ''Film/{{Elizabethtown}}''.

Rabin's main contribution to the site, beyond criticism, is his long-running [[http://www.avclub.com/features/my-year-of-flops/ My Year of Flops]] feature, which he describes as "a leisurely stroll of cinema's biggest commercial and critical disasters, with an eye towards singling out unfairly maligned winners (like, say, ''Film/JoeVersusTheVolcano'' or ''Film/{{Ishtar}}'') and great scenes in otherwise middling movies." After 199 installments, My Year of Flops ended and was repurposed as [[http://www.avclub.com/features/my-world-of-flops/ My World of Flops]], allowing Rabin to delve into notable failures in other non-film media (though he still does films as well), thereby offering him a wider range of subject matter to pontificate upon.

More recently, he has taken to music criticism, applying the My Year of Flops formula to the ''[=NOW!=]'' series of bestselling NothingButHits pop compilations in a series called [[http://www.avclub.com/features/then-thats-what-they-called-music/ [=THEN=] That's What They Called Music]].

Rabin's autobiography, ''The Big Rewind'', was published in 2009. A book based on ''My Year of Flops'' (which has long since passed the single year that Rabin planned for the feature to last) was released in 2010. Through The A.V. Club, he is one of many co-writers of ''Inventory'', which compiles over 100 lists.

!!Rabin provides page quotes for the following:
* ShowerOfLove
* [[WhenYouComingHomeDad When You Coming Home, Dad?]]

!!Films featured in My Year of Flops include:
* ''Film/{{Elizabethtown}}''
* ''Film/{{North}}''
* ''Film/TheFountain''
* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth''
* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''
* ''SouthlandTales''
* ''Theatre.{{Rent}}''
* Gus Van Sant's 1998 remake of ''Film/{{Psycho}}''
* ''WalkHard''
* ''Film/HowardTheDuck''
* ''Film/{{Catwoman}}''
* The remake of ''Film/TheWickerMan''
* ''Film/{{Waterworld}}''
* ''Film/TheOogielovesInTheBigBalloonAdventure''
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Nathan Rabin is a film critic based out of Chicago and head writer for The A.V. Club, the pop-culture sister site of TheOnion. Rabin famously [[TropeNamers coined the term]] ManicPixieDreamGirl in his [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-bataan-death-march-of-whimsy-case-file-1-eliza,15577/ review]] of ''Film/{{Elizabethtown}}''.

Rabin's main contribution to the site, beyond criticism, is his long-running [[http://www.avclub.com/features/my-year-of-flops/ My Year of Flops]] feature, which he describes as "a leisurely stroll of cinema's biggest commercial and critical disasters, with an eye towards singling out unfairly maligned winners (like, say, ''Film/JoeVersusTheVolcano'' or ''Film/{{Ishtar}}'') and great scenes in otherwise middling movies." After 199 installments, My Year of Flops ended and was repurposed as [[http://www.avclub.com/features/my-world-of-flops/ My World of Flops]], allowing Rabin to delve into notable failures in other non-film media (though he still does films as well), thereby offering him a wider range of subject matter to pontificate upon.

More recently, he has taken to music criticism, applying the My Year of Flops formula to the ''[=NOW!=]'' series of bestselling NothingButHits pop compilations in a series called [[http://www.avclub.com/features/then-thats-what-they-called-music/ [=THEN=] That's What They Called Music]].

Rabin's autobiography, ''The Big Rewind'', was published in 2009. A book based on ''My Year of Flops'' (which has long since passed the single year that Rabin planned for the feature to last) was released in 2010. Through The A.V. Club, he is one of many co-writers of ''Inventory'', which compiles over 100 lists.

!!Rabin provides page quotes for the following:
* ShowerOfLove
* [[WhenYouComingHomeDad When You Coming Home, Dad?]]

!!Films featured in My Year of Flops include:
* ''Film/{{Elizabethtown}}''
* ''Film/{{North}}''
* ''Film/TheFountain''
* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth''
* ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''
* ''SouthlandTales''
* ''Theatre.{{Rent}}''
* Gus Van Sant's 1998 remake of ''Film/{{Psycho}}''
* ''WalkHard''
* ''Film/HowardTheDuck''
* ''Film/{{Catwoman}}''
* The remake of ''Film/TheWickerMan''
* ''Film/{{Waterworld}}''
* ''Film/TheOogielovesInTheBigBalloonAdventure''
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11th Apr '13 6:37:18 PM JIKTV
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Nathan Rabin is a film critic based out of Chicago and head writer for The A.V. Club, the pop-culture sister site of TheOnion. Rabin famously [[TropeNamer coined the term]] ManicPixieDreamGirl in his [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-bataan-death-march-of-whimsy-case-file-1-eliza,15577/ review]] of ''{{Elizabethtown}}''.

Rabin's main contribution to the site, beyond criticism, is his long-running [[http://www.avclub.com/features/my-year-of-flops/ My Year of Flops]] feature, which he describes as "a leisurely stroll of cinema's biggest commercial and critical disasters, with an eye towards singling out unfairly maligned winners (like, say, ''JoeVersusTheVolcano'' or ''Ishtar'') and great scenes in otherwise middling movies." After 199 installments, My Year of Flops ended and was repurposed as [[http://www.avclub.com/features/my-world-of-flops/ My World of Flops]], allowing Rabin to delve into notable failures in other non-film media (though he still does films as well), thereby offering him a wider range of subject matter to pontificate upon.

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Nathan Rabin is a film critic based out of Chicago and head writer for The A.V. Club, the pop-culture sister site of TheOnion. Rabin famously [[TropeNamer [[TropeNamers coined the term]] ManicPixieDreamGirl in his [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-bataan-death-march-of-whimsy-case-file-1-eliza,15577/ review]] of ''{{Elizabethtown}}''.

''Film/{{Elizabethtown}}''.

Rabin's main contribution to the site, beyond criticism, is his long-running [[http://www.avclub.com/features/my-year-of-flops/ My Year of Flops]] feature, which he describes as "a leisurely stroll of cinema's biggest commercial and critical disasters, with an eye towards singling out unfairly maligned winners (like, say, ''JoeVersusTheVolcano'' ''Film/JoeVersusTheVolcano'' or ''Ishtar'') ''Film/{{Ishtar}}'') and great scenes in otherwise middling movies." After 199 installments, My Year of Flops ended and was repurposed as [[http://www.avclub.com/features/my-world-of-flops/ My World of Flops]], allowing Rabin to delve into notable failures in other non-film media (though he still does films as well), thereby offering him a wider range of subject matter to pontificate upon.



* ''{{Elizabethtown}}''
* ''{{North}}''
* ''TheFountain''

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* ''{{Elizabethtown}}''
''Film/{{Elizabethtown}}''
* ''{{North}}''
''Film/{{North}}''
* ''TheFountain''''Film/TheFountain''



* ''{{Rent}}''
* Gus Van Sant's 1998 remake of ''{{Psycho|1998}}''

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* ''{{Rent}}''
''Theatre.{{Rent}}''
* Gus Van Sant's 1998 remake of ''{{Psycho|1998}}''''Film/{{Psycho}}''



* The remake of ''TheWickerMan''

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* The remake of ''TheWickerMan''''Film/TheWickerMan''
29th Mar '13 6:13:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* ManicPixieDreamGirl ([[TropeNamer naturally]])
5th Feb '13 6:01:19 PM 0dd1
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* ''Film/TheOogielovesInTheBigBalloonAdventure''
1st Feb '13 10:21:42 AM qpa
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Nathan Rabin is a film critic based out of Chicago and head writer for The A.V. Club, the pop-culture sister site of TheOnion. Rabin famously [[TropeNamer coined the term]] ManicPixieDreamGirl in his review of ''{{Elizabethtown}}''.

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Nathan Rabin is a film critic based out of Chicago and head writer for The A.V. Club, the pop-culture sister site of TheOnion. Rabin famously [[TropeNamer coined the term]] ManicPixieDreamGirl in his review [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-bataan-death-march-of-whimsy-case-file-1-eliza,15577/ review]] of ''{{Elizabethtown}}''.
20th Oct '12 2:23:21 PM Aiguille
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* ''BattlefieldEarth''

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* ''BattlefieldEarth''''Film/BattlefieldEarth''
13th Jun '12 7:42:48 AM erforce
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* Gus Van Sant's 1998 remake of ''{{Psycho}}''

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* Gus Van Sant's 1998 remake of ''{{Psycho}}''''{{Psycho|1998}}''



* ''{{Waterworld}}''
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2nd May '12 4:53:06 AM erforce
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* ''BatmanAndRobin''

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* ''BatmanAndRobin''''Film/BatmanAndRobin''
15th Feb '12 10:17:06 AM BulbasaurusRex
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Rabin's main contribution to the site, beyond criticism, is his long-running [[http://www.avclub.com/features/my-year-of-flops/ My Year of Flops]] feature, which he describes as "a leisurely stroll of cinema's biggest commercial and critical disasters, with an eye towards singling out unfairly maligned winners (like, say, ''JoeVersusTheVolcano'' or ''Ishtar'') and great scenes in otherwise middling movies."

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Rabin's main contribution to the site, beyond criticism, is his long-running [[http://www.avclub.com/features/my-year-of-flops/ My Year of Flops]] feature, which he describes as "a leisurely stroll of cinema's biggest commercial and critical disasters, with an eye towards singling out unfairly maligned winners (like, say, ''JoeVersusTheVolcano'' or ''Ishtar'') and great scenes in otherwise middling movies."
" After 199 installments, My Year of Flops ended and was repurposed as [[http://www.avclub.com/features/my-world-of-flops/ My World of Flops]], allowing Rabin to delve into notable failures in other non-film media (though he still does films as well), thereby offering him a wider range of subject matter to pontificate upon.



!!Films featureed in My Year of Flops include:

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!!Films featureed featured in My Year of Flops include:
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Rabin provides page quotes for the following:
* ManicPixieDreamGirl (naturally)

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Rabin !!Rabin provides page quotes for the following:
* ManicPixieDreamGirl (naturally)([[TropeNamer naturally]])



Films features in My Year of Flops include:

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