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3rd May '16 10:23:19 AM case
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-->"Nintendo fans are gonna be as disappointed as everyone else. Now what do I know about Creator/{{Nintendo}}? Very little. But I know this: I once got to the second level of ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', [[note]] It's the [[UnderTheSea underwater dam level]] with the [[TimedMission timed]] [[NonStandardGameOver bombs]] [[ThatOneLevel and]] [[ShockAndAwe the]] [[OneHitKill seaweed]], something WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd immortalized [[/note]] and so, when this movie, when they talk about "Hey, I got to the third level", and they showed the screen, even dummy like me, I know enough that they only got to the first level. So any kid is gonna say, [[CriticalResearchFailure "This movie doesn't know what it's talking about! That's not the third level of ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'',"]] and, you gotta get stuff like that right in movies like this." ''Siskel & Ebert'' review

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-->"Nintendo fans are gonna be as disappointed as everyone else. Now what do I know about Creator/{{Nintendo}}? [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem Nintendo]]? Very little. But I know this: I once got to the second level of ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', [[note]] It's the [[UnderTheSea underwater dam level]] with the [[TimedMission timed]] [[NonStandardGameOver bombs]] [[ThatOneLevel and]] [[ShockAndAwe the]] [[OneHitKill seaweed]], something WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd immortalized [[/note]] and so, when this movie, when they talk about "Hey, I got to the third level", and they showed the screen, even dummy like me, I know enough that they only got to the first level. So any kid is gonna say, [[CriticalResearchFailure "This movie doesn't know what it's talking about! That's not the third level of ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'',"]] and, you gotta get stuff like that right in movies like this." ''Siskel & Ebert'' review
25th Apr '16 9:52:03 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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-->"I was out in Boulder last week on a panel about video games and whether they can be art, and a lot of the students said they were really looking forward to ''VideoGame/SilentHill'' because it's one of the best games and they read on the internet that the movie was supposed to live up to the game. That was all speculation, of course, because Sony Pictures [[NotScreenedForCritics declined to preview the film for anybody]], perhaps because they were concerned it would not live up to the game, or because they were afraid it would. When I told one student that the movie was not being previewed, there was real pain on his face, as if he had personally been devalued."

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-->"I was out in Boulder last week on a panel about video games and whether they can be art, and a lot of the students said they were really looking forward to ''VideoGame/SilentHill'' ''Film/SilentHill'' because it's one of the best games and they read on the internet that the movie was supposed to live up to the game. That was all speculation, of course, because Sony Pictures [[NotScreenedForCritics declined to preview the film for anybody]], perhaps because they were concerned it would not live up to the game, or because they were afraid it would. When I told one student that the movie was not being previewed, there was real pain on his face, as if he had personally been devalued."
16th Apr '16 11:43:29 PM jameygamer
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-->"If the original Tewkesbury-Avildsen version had been released, maybe it would have been a success. This miserable commercial compromise is dying a slow and richly deserved death it the box office. Maybe the movie would have been a flop anyway. But at least it could have been a flop to be proud of."

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-->"If the original Tewkesbury-Avildsen version had been released, maybe it would have been a success. This miserable commercial compromise is dying a slow and richly deserved death it at the box office. Maybe the movie would have been a flop anyway. But at least it could have been a flop to be proud of."



-->"The movie quickly degenerates into another one of those Gotcha! thillers in which loathsome slimy creatures leap out of drain pipes and sewers and ingest supporting actors, while the stars pump bullets into them. There are a few neat touches. In front of an altar at the local church, the heroes discover a curious pile of stuff: Watches, glasses, ballpoints, pacemakers. At first they think it's an offering to the Virgin Mary. But no: "That's not an offering. Those are undigested remains." How common are these films getting to be? Two out of the three films I saw this particular day used the formula. With a deep bow (almost a salaam) to ''Tremors,'' they locate their creatures beneath the surface of the land or sea, so that most of the time, although not enough of the time, you can't see them."

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-->"The movie quickly degenerates into another one of those Gotcha! thillers thrillers in which loathsome slimy creatures leap out of drain pipes and sewers and ingest supporting actors, while the stars pump bullets into them. There are a few neat touches. In front of an altar at the local church, the heroes discover a curious pile of stuff: Watches, glasses, ballpoints, pacemakers. At first they think it's an offering to the Virgin Mary. But no: "That's not an offering. Those are undigested remains." How common are these films getting to be? Two out of the three films I saw this particular day used the formula. With a deep bow (almost a salaam) to ''Tremors,'' they locate their creatures beneath the surface of the land or sea, so that most of the time, although not enough of the time, you can't see them."
16th Apr '16 11:41:34 PM jameygamer
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16th Apr '16 11:08:03 PM jameygamer
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-->"''Lost in Space'' is a dim-witted shoot-'em-up based on the old (I hesitate to say “classic”) TV series. It's got cheesy special effects, a muddy visual look, and characters who say obvious things in obvious ways. If it outgrosses the brilliant''Film/DarkCity,'' the previous sci-fi film from the same studio, then audiences must have lost their will to be entertained."

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-->"''Lost in Space'' is a dim-witted shoot-'em-up based on the old (I hesitate to say “classic”) TV series. It's got cheesy special effects, a muddy visual look, and characters who say obvious things in obvious ways. If it outgrosses the brilliant''Film/DarkCity,'' brilliant ''Film/DarkCity,'' the previous sci-fi film from the same studio, then audiences must have lost their will to be entertained."
16th Apr '16 11:02:09 PM jameygamer
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* ''Soul Man''
-->"This is a genuinely interesting idea, filled with dramatic possibilities, but the movie approaches it on the level of a dim-witted sit-com. Thoughtful scenes are followed by slapstick, emotional moments lead right into farce, and the movie doesn't have an ounce of true moral courage; it sidesteps every single big issue that it raises."



* ''Soul Man''
-->"This is a genuinely interesting idea, filled with dramatic possibilities, but the movie approaches it on the level of a dim-witted sit-com. Thoughtful scenes are followed by slapstick, emotional moments lead right into farce, and the movie doesn't have an ounce of true moral courage; it sidesteps every single big issue that it raises."

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* ''Soul Man''
-->"This is a genuinely interesting idea, filled with dramatic possibilities, but the
''Film/SummerSchool''
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movie approaches it on the level contains: practical jokes, field trips, rebellion, acceptance, evil principals, absent girlfriends, a birth, a scene involving lots of special-effects makeup, a dim-witted sit-com. Thoughtful scenes are followed by slapstick, emotional moments lead right into farce, display of total teaching ineptitude, and the movie some very mild sex. It doesn't even have an ounce the nerve to be vulgar, to be the kind of true moral courage; it sidesteps every single big issue mass trash that the ads promise. It's a vaporfilm. You see it, you leave the theater, and then it raises.evaporates, leaving just a slight residue, something like a vaguely unpleasant taste in the memory."
16th Apr '16 10:57:25 PM jameygamer
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* ''Film/CorkyRomano''
-->"''Corky Romano'' is like a dead zone of comedy. The concept is exhausted, the ideas are tired, the physical gags are routine, the story is labored, the actors look like they can barely contain their doubts about the project."


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* ''Film/ANightAtTheRoxbury''
-->"D. Kepesh of Chicago writes, "Do you ever find yourself distracted during a screening by thoughts of the review you will later write? Distracted to the point of missing part of the film?" Sometimes it gets much worse than that, D. Sometimes a movie is so witless that I abandon any attempt to think up clever lines for my review, and return in defeat to actually watching the film itself. I approach it as an opportunity for meditation. My mantra is "aargh ... aargh ... " ''A Night at the Roxbury'' is such a movie. It's based on the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skits about the Butabi brothers, Steve and Doug (Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan), who snap their heads in unison with the music and each other, while trying out pick-up lines in spectacularly unlikely situations. I liked the first 60 seconds of the first Butabi brothers sketch I saw, because I found the head-snapping funny. Apart from that, I relate to the sketches basically as a waste of the talent of Kattan, who as Mr. Peepers, the Missing Link, is very funny."
16th Apr '16 10:52:46 PM jameygamer
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* ''Film/GoodLuckChuck''
-->"The startling thing about the movie is how juvenile it is. Stu, in particular, is a creepy case of arrested development. Consider the whole scenario he stages with a fat woman who might break Charlie's hex. She's not only fat, she has pimples all over, and yes, we get a closeup of them. There is a word for this movie, and that word is: Ick."
16th Apr '16 10:49:41 PM jameygamer
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* ''Film/JasonX''
-->""This sucks on so many levels." -- dialogue from ''Jason X'' -- Rare for a movie to so frankly describe itself. ''Jason X'' sucks on the levels of storytelling, character development, suspense, special effects, originality, punctuation, neatness and aptness of thought. Only its title works. And I wouldn't be surprised to discover that the name ''Jason X'' is Copyrighted (c)2002, World Wrestling Federation, and that Jason's real name is Dwayne Johnson. No, wait, that was last week's movie."
16th Apr '16 10:46:48 PM jameygamer
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* ''Film/TheBrownBunny'' [[note]] There were two reviews for this film from Ebert; this excerpt is from the second one [[/note]]
-->"The audience was loud and scornful in its dislike for the movie; hundreds walked out, and many of those who remained only stayed because they wanted to boo. Imagine, I wrote, a film so unendurably boring that when the hero changes into a clean shirt, there is applause. The panel of critics convened by Screen International, the British trade paper, gave the movie the lowest rating in the history of their annual voting." [[note]] This review, which came with a zero star "Thumbs Down" rating, started a word feud between Ebert and director Vince Gallo; Gallo eventually recut the film and Ebert gave the review as stated above; that review is a three-star "Thumbs Up" rating and Ebert stated, "The film's form and purpose now emerge from the miasma of the original cut, and are quietly, sadly, effective. It is said that editing is the soul of the cinema; in the case of ''The Brown Bunny,'' it is its salvation." The original negative review cannot be found online as of 2016. [[/note]]
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