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->''"I'm Mathew Buck, [[TitleDrop beating down bad movies]] everywhere!"''

A snarky young Brit, Mathew "Film Brain" Buck hosts "Bad Movie Beatdown" on ''Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses''. By his own admission, Buck is [[FollowTheLeader following the Nostalgia Critic's example]], but there's ''nothing'' nostalgic about the crap he reviews. Before he became a video contributor, Buck wrote articles for the site and was (and continues to be) a moderator on the forums.

In addition to BMB, Buck has a sister show "Projector," where he does a quick (usually) spoiler-free look at recent films in the UK, often ahead of their release in the US. In general, BMB is more comedic and about Film Brain poking fun at movies, while ''Projector'' is more like an actual review show and about Mathew Buck giving his honest critical opinion.

See [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/fbv his TGWTG page]], [[http://badmoviebeatdown.blip.tv/ his blip.tv page]], and [[https://twitter.com/#!/FB_BMB his Twitter]].

See [[FilmBrainList here]] for a list of things reviewed.

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!!Provides examples of (including tropes he has pointed out in the movies he reviews):

* ActuallyPrettyFunny:
** Subverted with ''[[SeltzerAndFriedberg Epic Movie]]'' when Silas shoots Mr. Tumnus,[[note]](Matthew does laugh at this, though he acknowledges the timing was off.)[[/note]] but then it stops being funny when [[OverlyLongGag he keeps shooting]].
** Played straight with a cameo by Creator/StephenKing in ''Monkeybone'', where EdgarAllanPoe mocks King for being a fraidy cat, or, to quote Mr. Poe: "King, you pussy!"
** ''Twice'' in ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum II'': one with the inch-high Roman soldier running furiously through the grass on the White House lawn, and then the camera pulls back to show a human's eye view of the lawn, which looks completely undisturbed. The second time, the inch-high Roman soldier goes into an epic, slow-motion leap clearly spoofing ''Film/ThreeHundred'' only to come down and viciously attack a full-sized bad guy's boot.
** Acknowledged that the head-butting scene, following the line, "nobody wins with a head-butt" in PaulBlartMallCop was the only funny scene in the entire film.
** When they make a shout-out to ''Film/{{Terminator}}'' in ''TheMarine'':
--->"See, it's funny because it's Robert Patrick and he was the T-1000! ...Okay, ''I'' thought it was funny, so ''shut up.''"
** He even highlights two jokes in ''Breaking Wind'': one being the "Noobs" emerging from the water when wearing swim fins, and the other being about vampires unable to control their thirst (although he admitted that the latter quickly went into OverlyLongGag territory).
** In his review of ''Film/JackAndJill'', he said the only funny jokes were the one about Al Pacino having only one Oscar and the part where Pacino sees his embarrassing Dunkin Donuts commercial and demands all copies be destroyed.
** He admits in his review of ''Film/{{xXx}}'' that the opening bridge stunt is genuinely impressive.
* {{Adorkable}}: Matthew fits the definition on-camera, but it really shines in RealLife.
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: In the {{Transformers}} review when he thinks the PluckyComicRelief is going to die. It's maniatic.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[{{in-universe}} States several]] about the characters in the films he reviews and about the people behind the films.
** Film Brain thinks God from ''Film/EvanAlmighty'' [[GodIsEvil is evil]] and Creator/WillSmith from ''Film/SevenPounds'' is a [[SociopathicHero sociopath]].
** He also thinks Mary from ''All About Steve'' is [[PsychopathicManchild mentally insane]].
** StevenSeagal's character in ''OutOfReach'' has PsychicPowers.
** Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer and Craig Moss; the creators of infamous spoof films like DateMovie, EpicMovie and Breaking Wind, are deranged maniacs who make gross-out spoof movies to satisfy their own scatological sexual desires.
* AMillionIsAStatistic: Complains that the huge number of offscreen deaths in ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' is glossed over.
* AnachronismStew:
** Film Brain points out that AlbertEinstein was attending university when ''Film/{{The Time Machine|2002}}'' takes place, rather than already being a patent clerk as the film asserts.
** He also points this out in ''HudsonHawk''. The movie explicitly said it's set in 1981, which only makes the multiple Nintendo references confusing.[[note]](Though ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' was released in arcades in 1981, it was in the tail end of the year, and few people would've known who made the game.)[[/note]]
--> Eddie: What's Nintendo?
--> Film Brain: That's actually a good question Eddie since the NES didn't come out until 1985. Oops!
** Also in ''10,000 BC'', where he points out the use of boats, pulleys, scaffolding, and '''telescopes''', all of which weren't invented until thousands of years later.
--> ...And so they then take them to...THE FUCKING PYRAMIDS!?!
* {{Anvilicious}}:[[invoked]] Often pointed out by sarcastic "Subtle."
* TheArtifact: Professor Celluloid. He was going to be MrExposition, giving background to the film of the episode, but when that didn't go over so well he was quickly demoted to a DropInCharacter.
* {{Asexuality}}: After he sees one of the sex scenes in ''Film/FatSlags'', he says "That's it. I'm asexual."
* AssPull: Film Brain ''snaps'' [[{{in-universe}} when he sees]] the nonsensical twists in the ending of ''The Riddle''.
* AudienceAlienatingPremise: [[{{in-universe}} He notes in his "Projector" review]] of ''How I Live Now'' that it's about a not-very-likable character trying to get back to someone who is their ''[[KissingCousins cousin/lover]].'' He also notes that it flopped in his native UK, probably because of this.
* AuthorAppeal: Although he has reviewed several films starring KevinJames, Film Brain has gone out of his way to say that he ''does'' think James is a likeable actor.
* AuthorsSavingThrow: [[invoked]]Knowing full and well the potential (and actually quite real) backlash reviewing ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' could cause, Film Brain had {{Welshy}} do a counterpoint to the review to display some of the legitimate arguments that could be made against his, while still giving his honest opinion on the subject.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: "I should mention [[Film/MegaSharkVsGiantOctopus it]] is directed by someone named Ace Hannah. Regardless of what I'm about to say, that name is frickin' awesome!"
* BackToThePenisWell: But if you ask Matt, ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' never took its hand ''out.''
* BaitAndSwitch: Or even DiscriminateAndSwitch, in the review ''Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son''.
--> '''TheRapCritic:''' I know why you want me to review ''that'' movie, it's because I am-- \\
'''Film Brain:''' A student at an arts college! \\
'''Rap Critic:''' Uh... yeah.
** When reviewing ''Film/BrideWars'', he says of the ending, "What a sweet, touching ''load of bullshit!''"
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Matt points out that the female lead of ''GoodLuckChuck'' should have had a concussion after hitting her head on an ice slide, but she only winds up with a chipped tooth.
* BerserkButton:
** The movie ''Seven Pounds''. His review is one thing, but [[http://badmoviebeatdown.blip.tv/file/3975694/ the commentary for said review]] shows it even more. [[LampshadeHanging Mentioned specifically by trope name]] in the interview/Q&A with [=FreyaMau=].
** Never accuse him of not doing his research, [[ShownTheirWork because he does.]]
** He does ''not'' like disproportionately long credits.
** As many of his reviews show, such as ''Film/TheDilemma'', he does ''not'' like homophobia.
** Sexualized violence against women, too, judging from the disgusted tone of voice he uses when describing such scenes. The ending of ''The Cavern'' in particular (which ends in the middle of a rape scene [[GratuitousRape played purely for shock value]]) sends him into a rage, where he says the movie can [[PrecisionFStrike go fuck itself]], and says it may be the worst movie ever. This is a man who has watched FatSlags, Bear, and Creator/TheAsylum flicks.
** Relatedly, he does not like it when female villains receive [[CruelAndUnusualDeath messier death scenes]] than male ones.
** ''The Condemned'' seems to do it for him, as well, judging by the fact that he actually interrupts his summary of the movie to deliver a several-minutes-long rant about the [[{{In-Universe}} film's]] [[{{Anvilicious}} hamfisted]], [[{{Hypocrite}} hypocritical]], and just plain [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop unfortunate]] message.
** In Film Brain's introduction for his review of ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', he says how the more he thought about the movie after his first Projector review, the angrier it made him. This anger comes out over how the scientists of Prometheus are acting unscientific.
* BetterByADifferentName [=\=]SerialNumbersFiledOff: He notices ''ProjectX'' rips off the plot of ''Film/{{Superbad}}'', only in that the party was just a MacGuffin instead of the whole reason to have a movie.
* BigDamnHeroes: When out of nowhere he swooped in and rescued MikeJ from severe tea deprivation.
--> "Now go finish that review, you MagnificentBastard!"
* BigWordShout: "[[RuleOfSymbolism SYMBOLISM]]!!!" His forced review of ''Film/SuckerPunch'' with WebVideo/JesuOtaku gave us the power of [[UsefulNotes/{{Feminism}} FEMINISM OMGWTFGENIUS!!1!11"]]
* BiggerOnTheInside: Mathew pulls out [=DVDs=] at will from his coat. He told Oancitizen that due to the number of [=DVDs=] he has, he just resorted to [[Series/DoctorWho Time Lord technology]].
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Referenced by trope name in ''While She Was Out''.
-->"Of course, the black dude dies first. ''How?!'' He fell three feet! How the fuck did that kill him?!"
* BlatantLies: From the ''When in Rome'' review:
--> "I hate to be mean about people's appearances. But look at her! The poor woman looks like an ostrich!"
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Notes an implausible use of the trope in ''Film/TheSpecialist''.
* BondVillainStupidity: Chuckie in ''While She Was Out''
** Made even worse when another character points out all they have to do is just leave.
* BrainBleach:
** Seeing a dog's nightmare of a cat [[GroinAttack holding scissors]] in ''{{Monkeybone}}'' (which is preceded by "THE FOLLOWING CAN'T BE UNSEEN") leads Film Brain to try and clean himself.
** He is deeply disturbed at HarrisonFord eating a donut post-coitus in ''HollywoodHomicide''.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: According to him, ''Breaking Wind'' relies on "the three F's: farts, fucking, and more fucking farting!"
* BrickJoke: In his review of ''[[Film/TheHangover The Hangover: Part II]]'', he consults a thesaurus to look up the word "again" in attempt to make his commentary less redundant and is pleased when he finds the word "recurrently." He then uses the word later in the review.
* BrokenAesop: [[InvokedTrope Pointed out]] in his review of ''Stealth'', where a big theme is the debate on whether machines should fight human conflicts. The protagonist thinks they should not, as he feels that would desensitize soldiers to combat, and we are expected to side with him... except earlier in the film, the same character had pulled off an absurdly difficult bombing mission in a populated area with no collateral damage, which played out like an achievement in a video game. Crosses over into a bit of HarsherInHindsight as well, as [[AttackDrone unmanned military aircraft]] are now science fact and the same debate has crossed over into RealLife.
* ButtMonkey: So far, he has been beaten up five times by other reviewers.
* CallBack: In the ''Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel'' review with WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows, both of them make a CallBack to their previous joint review, ''Sunday School Musical''.
* TheCameo:
** He did one in WebVideo/DiamandaHagan's review of ''Battle of the Bone'', and another in TheCinemaSnob's review of ''Ilsa She-Wolf of the SS''.
** RapCritic and Creator/CriticalMarine had cameos in the review of ''TheMarine''.
* CarpetOfVirility: On display in MikeJ's ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix Revolutions]]'' review.
* CatchPhrase:
** "I'm Mathew Buck, beating down bad movies everywhere!"
** For ''Projector'': "I'm Mathew Buck, fading out."
** '''"SYMBOLISM!!!"'''
** "[[InUniverse Oh, right,]] [[IdiotPlot because the plot says so.]]"
** "Are we making this up as we go along?!"
** "This is the last time we will ever see [[[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome character who just drops out of the movie]]]. Byyye! [Waves.]"
** "{{FORESHADOWING}}!"
** "Innuendo!" (accompanied by a somewhat suggestive-looking upward pointing motion)
** "JumpScare!"
** "This MOVIE makes no sense"
** "Where do I even begin?"
** "That is the sound of _______ turning in their grave."
** "[[SarcasmMode Nice [insert noun here], ]]''guys!''"
** "Exposition, do your duty!"
** "Oh I'm so terribly posh and evil! Mwahahaha". Said in an exaggerated upper-class accent whenever an EvilBrit appears
** "[[TooDumbToLive HE/SHE/YOU/THEY DESERVE(S) TO DIE!!]]"
* CausticCritic
* CelebCrush:
** There's a hint of this towards Creator/AmyAdams in his ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum II'' review.
** The reason he reviewed ''Film/WhenInRome'', because he has a crush on Creator/KristenBell.
* CellPhonesAreUseless: In his review for ''While She Was Out'', he called on the stupid reasons recent movies would have for not having cell phones ready.
* CensorBox: Has to employ it at times, sometimes with an [[GagCensor extra joke]] (in ''[[SeltzerAndFriedberg Epic Movie]]'', the boxes read "Tits" and "Twat"; in ''GoodLuckChuck'', he covers the breasts of a Catholic with "WWJD?").
* CensoredForComedy: He bleeps out F-bombs. When something ''really'' pisses him off, he leaves them uncensored. "Shit" never gets bleeped however.
* CharacterTics: Whenever he makes a snarky comment, you can be damn sure it will be punctuated with a [[HeadBob head-tilt]], furrowed eyebrows, and a nod.
* ChewingTheScenery: James Woods in ''Film/TheSpecialist''.
-->''Jesus, James Woods, your acting is more destructive than Stallone's bombs; you must be picking splinters out your teeth!''
* ChristmasEpisode: ''Film/ChristmasWithTheKranks'' for 2009, ''While She Was Out'' for 2010, ''[[Film/MeetTheParents Little Fockers]]'' for 2011, and ''Deck the Halls'' for 2012.
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: He's nailed Creator/JohnCleese for this at least twice.
* ClusterFBomb: As opposed to his usual restraint, FB gets rather profane while reviewing ''The Condemned''.
* ColorCodedCharacters: The cars in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious 2 Fast 2 Furious]]''; or as he puts it, "neon lit for your convenience."
* ComedicSociopathy: In his own reviews he comes across as pretty stable, but in crossovers he moves into outright sadism, taking gleeful pleasure in subjecting his fellow reviewers to his terrible movies; he's kidnapped people at least twice for the sole purpose of forcing them to do reviews with him.
** It's implied he murdered the person who loaned him ''Equilibrium'', but the character reappears alive in the ''Seraphim Falls'' review so who knows.
* ConflictBall: Calls on ''BrideWars'' for what he feels are stupid reasons for the plot, which even their fiances point out.
* ConspicuousCG: Noted in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious 2 Fast 2 Furious]]'' when compared to the original film.
* CoughSnarkCough: "*cough*Rule Britannia"
* CreatorInJoke: {{Lampshaded}} in his ''Film/EvanAlmighty'' review when he sees a marquee reading "Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin Mary". "I always like to put my in-jokes front and center" *holds up sign that says [=LordHebe=] is God*
* CreepyChild: Preston's son from ''{{Equilibrium}}'' is this to Film Brain, who squirms in fear every time he appears and whom he labels "the antichrist".
* {{Crossover}}:
** During the second anniversary, he reviewed ''[=McBain=]'' with WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob, and ''Film/TheSpirit'' with [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]].
** Notably during 2011, he appeared in no less than ''seven'' crossovers. Even he was surprised.
*** ''Lockjaw'' with WebVideo/{{Phelous}}, ''[[Creator/TheAsylum Sunday School Musical]]'' with WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows and ''Film/HerculesInNewYork'' with WebVideo/ObscurusLupa during the third anniversary.
*** The following year, he and Todd reviewed ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks: The Squeakquel''.
*** A two-part review of ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'' with MikeJ.
*** A review of ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacreTheBeginning'' with {{Welshy}}.
*** A review for ''[[Series/TheIncredibleHulk The Incredible Hulk Returns]]'' with [[WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou Nash]], in the same style as the latter's crossover with Linkara.
*** Speaking of that review, Linkara, Nash and Film Brain would team up in 2012 to watch the Wonder Woman (2011) Pilot.
*** [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] and Film Brain reviewed the ''Tekken'' live-action movie together.
** A review of ''Bloody Mallory'' with [[WebVideo/SadPandaQAndA Sad Panda]], WebVideo/{{Phelous}}, {{Welshy}}, WebVideo/ObscurusLupa, Creator/ChaosD1, Andrew Dickman, and Creator/CriticalMarine.
** He opens his 2012 season reviewing ''Film/SuckerPunch'' with WebVideo/JesuOtaku.
** Then he does another one, this time with TheRapCritic for ''Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son.''
** And now another with [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh OanCitizen]] ("[[PortmanTitle Brows Beat Down]]") for Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen
** Helped MikeJ in his Shameful Sequels episode of ''TheMatrix Revolutions'', and in turn both made "Shameful Sequels Beatdown" for ''TheNuttyProfessor II: The Klumps''.
* DanBrowned: Demonstrated when Film Brain asks Creator/CriticalMarine about the realism of JohnCena's stunts in ''TheMarine'';
-->'''Film Brain:''' How do you survive an explosion to the face?
-->'''Critical Marine:''' ...Say again?
-->'''Film Brain:''' Well, I'm... you see, I'm reviewing ''The Marine'', and I just wanted to ask, how do you survive so many explosions and be like John Cena?
-->'''Critical Marine:''' That movie is an '''insult''' to Marines, Film Brat.
-->'''Film Brain:''' Film Brain, but thank you for having the interview with me again. Okay, okay, I'm clearly taking up a bit of your time, so I'm gonna ask one final question.
-->'''Critical Marine''': Okay.
-->'''Film Brain''': At one point in the training regime did you acquire super powers?
-->(Critical Marine gets up and leaves)
-->'''Film Brain:''' Semper fi! (salutes, palm outward) Always be rooting for ya!
-->'''Critical Marine:''' (without even looking back) [[StrangeSalute That's the wrong salute, dumbass!]]
-->'''Film Brain''': Eyes in the back of his head. I knew it.
* DeadpanSnarker: He can actually go into deadpan mode [[UpToEleven while he's already deadpanning]].
* DebateAndSwitch: Calls out ''One Night Stand'''s final twist, namely TheReveal that the adulterous lovers' respective spouses are also cheating... with each other, as this.
* DefiedTrope: When Film Brain discovers that Bison's evil plan in ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi'' amounts to nothing more than property development, he cuts off the [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses "OF COURSE!"]] RunningGag.
-->'''Film Brain:''' No. It doesn't deserve that.
* DesignatedHero: [[invoked]]
** The robbers of the eponymous ''Film/MoneyTrain'' show no real heroic traits to Film Brain. Similarly, Slim from ''Steal'' is considered to be this.
** Ronnie from ''Film/TheDilemma'' (a homophobe who ruins his girlfriend's parents' wedding anniversary and kill's a man's pet fish in a rage).
** Neil Shaw from ''Art of War III'' (thanks to TheReveal at the end that the {{Mooks}} he'd been mowing down the whole movie were actually South Korean Intelligence and the [[BondGirl seemingly-innocent woman he saved from arms smugglers]] was actually [[BigBad their boss]]; Matthew points out that this would be "one of the greatest spy fuckups in history" and yet the film treats Shaw as an indispensable member of the intelligence community).
** Lt. Ben "Big" Gannon in ''Film/{{Stealth}}'' will do anything to get his girlfriend (Lt. Kara "Guns" Wade) back... including launching unprovoked military strikes on Russia and North Korea, who have ''nuclear weapons''.
--> '''Mathew:''' Enjoy the mushroom clouds, zeroes.
** Dr. Larry Lupin in ''Film/{{Awake}}'', due to being set up as the RedHerring villain, only to turn out to be the ''only'' good surgeon on the team. Meaning he's still an alcoholic, lazy, slovenly excuse for a doctor... whom we're expected to root for.
** FDR and Tuck in ''This Means War'', who abuse their CIA credentials to stalk the woman they both have a crush on, and torture a terrorist in a scene ''PlayedForLaughs''. FDR is the bigger jerk of the two due to Tuck having a MoralityPet son, so [[SarcasmMode naturally]] he's the one the LoveInterest chooses at the end.
* DesignatedVillain: [[invoked]]
** Film Brain points this out in ''Meteor'', where the general is a bad, bad man for not trusting the Russians... during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar.
** He also points out Patterson in ''Money Train'' would be a hero in any other action film.
** He further points out that Anheuser is made out to the bad guy in ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' because he refuses to open the doors of the Arks for the stranded people because he knows it's far too dangerous to do so.
* DescriptionCut[=/=]TemptingFate: In the review of ''Film/MegaSharkVsGiantOctopus'':
-->'''Film Brain:''' Don't worry, It's not as if a giant shark is going to leap 30,000 feet out of the water for no apparent reason and kill everyone [on an airplane]. (One scene later) Oh.
* DieHardOnAnX: He describes the movies ''Film/OlympusHasFallen'' and ''Film/WhiteHouseDown'' as "''Franchise/DieHard'' in the White House".
* DontTryThisAtHome: Sucking on a battery to give it a few more minutes' juice, as seen in ''Mega Piranha''
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: His {{Crossover}} review of Film/SuckerPunch with WebVideo/JesuOtaku was a pretty dire example of this.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Sarcastically lampshaded in his review of ''Money Train''.
* DropInCharacter: Celluloid again, although unlike other VideoReviewShow versions of this character he is not played by Buck, but by producer and co-writer Christopher "Lordhebe" Barnard.
* DudeNotFunny: Pointed out in-universe, often with the phrase "That's ''not'' funny!".
** His reaction to ''TheUglyTruth'' and ''All About Steve'' overall. Most of the comedies reviewed have at least one Dude Not Funny moment pointed out; ''HudsonHawk'' having several.
** He made a joke about Music/MichaelJackson being an alien in ''Film/MenInBlack II'' and was immediately called out on it by his sock puppet.
** Gratuitous and crude sex jokes, as seen in ''Keith Lemon'' and ''Fat Slags''.
** He calls one on ''himself'' in the second part of his ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' review, where he halts the review momentarily and explains that in his original review, what was to immediately follow was a joke that would have been in very bad taste in light of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. He instead explains why the scene the joke was about is pointless, exploitative, and bathetic (at the time of the film's release), and states that his purpose is not to mock any tragedy, only the film.
** The scene in ''Deck The Halls'' where the protagonists, who are [[SitcomArchNemesis Sitcom Arch-Nemeses]] to each other, trick each other into catcalling their own daughters also got this reaction.
** This was also his reaction to the mean-spirited attacks on twihards in the credits of ''Film/BreakingWind''
** In ''ProjectX'', he points out that just making a really lewd WildTeenParty by itself does not a comedy make.
* DumbassHasAPoint: He agrees with one of the gangsters in ''While She Was Out'' that they should have fled the city after killing a security guard instead of chasing the protagonist, whose only fault was annoying them.
* DumpMonths: {{Discussed|Trope}} in the ''Film/BrideWars'' review.
* DVDCommentary: He was one of the first reviewers to release a ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' commentary. He also releases commentaries on his past episodes.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** In the first season, Film Brain would sometimes include out-of-place scenes paralleling similar subplots or stupid moments in the movies, such as getting into a confusing chase with a homicide detective and losing his day job as a salesman. Now the show is just StrictlyFormula reviewing.
** The first few episodes of Projector were unscripted and had Matthew inviting his friends to discuss the film. Projector is now a one-man show and Matthew rarely goes unscripted, unless there aren't enough clips of the movie.
* EasterEgg: In his Film/TheHappening video a freeze frame reveals the film poster for Film/DiaryoftheDead, the following weeks video on Diary of the Dead has a freeze frame shot of the DVD case of Dead Set.
* EightDeadlyWords: {{Invoked}} Mathew frequently has this reaction to the characters in the horror movies he reviews, to the point where he sometimes doesn't even tell the viewer their names, instead referring to them by a negative character trait (such as "Whiny" or "Slut") or some variation of "Dead Meat."
* EnemyMine[=/=]MidBattleTeaBreak: He and Braeden stop in mid-battle to punch out the room service at their hotel and drag him into their room during ''Haunted Mansion''.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: He notes the gang in ''While She Was Out'' is implausibly diverse.
* [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas Even Caustic Critics Love Their Parents]]: Calls out the narrator of ''Film/DiaryOfTheDead'' when she implies that most people resent their parents, stating that he has a good relationship with his folks.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep:
** During Seagal Month, he doesn't even bother learning the names of StevenSeagal's characters, just referring to each of them as Seagal.
** Even before that, in the ''Seraphim Falls'' review, he refers to Creator/PierceBrosnan's and Creator/LiamNeeson's characters as "Pierce" and "Liam."
** In the direct-to-video Wesley Snipes vehicle ''The Marksman'', Snipes' character doesn't have a name, referred only as "The Painter". FB refuses to call him that so he sticks to Snipes.
** In the ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacreTheBeginning'' review, Film Brain and Welshy declare the names of the four deadmeat young people aren't worth learning and refer to them as Deadmeat 1, Deadmeat 2, etc., through the entire review.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Film Brain facetiously cites this trope in reference to the monkey slapping scene in ''[[NightAtTheMuseum Night at the Museum 2]]''.
* EvilBrit: For obvious reasons, this is something of a PetPeeveTrope with him.
* FailOSuckyName: Notes that Film/{{Cobra}}'s full name, Marion Cobretti, is akin to a gay porn star.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: [[{{in-universe}} He personally takes some]] from several films he reviews. Some of the messages he's pointed out include...
** "[[AllMenArePerverts Men are incapable of thinking of anything but sex]] [[BeAWhoreToGetYourMan and women should just accept that.]]" (''TheUglyTruth'')
** "Due process is for pussies." (''Film/{{Cobra}}'')
** "Christmas is all about the material trappings, and [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong not conforming to this is selfish.]]" (''Film/ChristmasWithTheKranks'')
** "Beating people to a bloody pulp makes them gain wisdom." (''OnDeadlyGround'')
** "Suicide is a noble act if you donate your organs." (''Film/SevenPounds''.) Film Brain was ''not'' happy about this one. Also strikes a chord when he did that review as he lost someone to suicide, and ''genuinely hated'' the movie unlike most others he reviews.
** "It's okay to go around killing people you don't like, [[AssholeVictim as long as they're jerks]]. (''Parting Shots'') "I think I found a film even more morally reprehensible than ''Seven Pounds''."
** "Murder is empowering for women, and if you have an abusive spouse you should kill them." (''While She Was Out'')
** "Fictional violence is exactly the same as real violence." (''The Condemned'')
*** And if you enjoy watching fictionalized violence, you're a monster. And everything that ''does'' contain has to be censored, for the children!
** "Abusing government privileges to track everything your crush does is romantic." (''This Means War'')
* FanDisservice: Tim Allen in a speedo.
* FauxSymbolism: Whenever an instance of this occurs in a film he's reviewing, Film Brain gleefully points it out with his "SYMBOLISM!" catchphrase, as seen in the page image above. [[invoked]]
* FetishFuel: He name drops the trope InUniverse. He specifically mentions in an interview that "You know you've made it on ''That Guy With The Glasses'' when you're on the [[http://fetishfuel.wikia.com/wiki/Fetish_Fuel_Wiki [=TVTropes=] Fetish Fuel page.]]" He even did a livestream reading off entries from that wiki, getting squicked out, and saying that Doug Walker "lives for this stuff".
* FightSceneFailure: Film Brain [[{{in-universe}} describes]] one of ''Mega Piranha'''s fight scenes as being "choreographed by a blind man".
* ForegoneConclusion: Film Brain points out that this is the biggest problem of the opening of ''Film/SevenPounds''.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Loves to call out the really obvious ones. (''[[Film/FinalDestination Final Destination 3]]'' being the most blatant)
** At the end of his ''OnDeadlyGround'' review, Buck alludes that he will review another StevenSeagal movie, "Shadow Man", in the future. Two years later, and he finally has reviewed it.
** After reviewing ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', he replaces his poster of the first ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' and puts up a poster for the maligned film ''Film/{{Gamer}}'', which he the later reviews.
** During his crossover review of ''Big Momma's House: Like Father, Like Son'' with TheRapCritic, Buck makes a comment about saving the Alvin and the Chipmunks sequel for WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows. Three months later, he and Todd do just that.
** Pointed out that the dad's list of "do not do that" actions in ProjectX were essentially a laundry list of what was going to happen.
* FreudianSlip: In the ''Film/VanHelsing'' review: "…and get confronted by the last of Dracula's breasts— I mean, brides. Heh heh, seriously. With cleavage like that, you can't blame me for the odd nip slip — slip — ''SHIT!''"
* FunnyAfro:
** Prof. Celluloid has an orange one.
** When Ludacris show up with one in ''2 Fast 2 Furious'', Film Brain says that he was named after his hair.
* FunWithAcronyms: From ''Doom'':
-->'''Sarge:''' [[{{BFG}} Big fucking gun.]]
-->'''Film Brain (imitating Sarge):''' [[TheBFG Big Friendly Giant.]]
* GagCensor: In addition to text on the CensorBox, in ''ProjectX'' he puts plastic cups in front of bare breasts.
* GratuitousGerman: Prof. Celluloid again.
* GratuitousRape: This, above all else, truly pissed him off when reviewing ''The Condemned''. He especially hated ''The Cavern'' for doing this.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: He was intensely disappointed when they cut away from a girl-on-girl kissing scene in ''Transmorphers'', saying that the lesbianism was the only interesting part of the film.
* GroinAttack: Points out how often Steven Seagal does it in ''Film/OnDeadlyGround''.
* HamAndCheese: [[{{in-universe}} To Mat]], the saving grace of ''Film/TheSpecialist'' was James Woods hamming it up.
* HarsherInHindsight: [[{{in-universe}} Noting]] the opening of the movie ''Live Wire'' pointing out that terrorism hadn't come to America "Until Now".
* HePannedItNowHeSucks: Has [[{{in-universe}} fully acknowledged]] the negative reaction to his review of ''{{Equilibrium}}'', and admits he would not have done it that way now.
* HerrDoktor: Prof. Celluloid.
* [[invoked]] HeyItsThatGuy: He frequently does this when he finds an actor or actress who is far too good to be in the piece of crap he's reviewing, such as ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' director Irvin Kershner in ''On Deadly Ground''.
* HilariousInHindsight [[invoked]]
-->The day I put a ''ToCatchAPredator'' reference in [[OutOfReach a video]] and [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/to-catch-a-predators-chris-hansen-caught-by-hidden,58335/ this]] happens. Oh, the irony.
* HostileShowTakeover: Professor Celluloid attempts this at the beginning of the ''Ratatoing'' review, by doing a scathing review of ''Film/DieHard'' (because the terrorists are German, and Alan Rickman is British). When this is cut off, he responds by convincingly disguising his copy of "Ratatoing" as one of "WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}."
* {{Hypocrisy}}: He calls out ''Film/{{Gamer}}'' for railing against glorifying violence, but the film itself glorifies it with no sense of irony.
* HypocrisyNod:
** Knocked the usage of shaky camera in one of his reviews, then quickly {{lampshade|Hanging}}s that his early videos were annoying because of it.
** On {{Twitter}}, Buck asked if reviewing ''[[Film/{{Transformers}} Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen]]'' on ''Bad Movie Beatdown'' would make him a hypocrite, since he gave the film a decent review when it came out in 2009.
* HypocriticalHumor: In the review of ''Scissors'', he says that the main character's broken doll collection is much more than just a hobby, it's an obsession. He then turns around to look at his own massive DVD collection while a scare chord plays.
* IAmNotLeonardNimoy: During Steven Seagal movies, FB doesn't refer to the lead by character name, just as Seagal.
* [[invoked]] IAmNotSpock:
** While he generally names a character by their name rather than by the actor, he simply refers to an auctioneer in ''HudsonHawk'' by "Fred from ''CoronationStreet''".
** He also refers to John C. [=McGinley's=] character in ''OnDeadlyGround'' as [[Series/{{Scrubs}} "Dr. Cox"]].
** In Paul Blart: Mall Cop, he calls a minor character played by Erick Avari "the curator from Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}."
** In ''[[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel]]'', both he and WebVideo/{{Todd|InTheShadows}} repeatedly refer to the character of Toby as "The guy from ''{{Chuck}}''".
* IdiotPlot: He has a catchphrase to describe this trope: "Why don't they just (insert smarter course of action here)? Oh right, because we wouldn't have a movie!/Oh right, because the plot says so!" [[invoked]]
* INeedAFreakingDrink: After reviewing ''Seven Pounds'', he signs off saying that he needs a stiff drink.
* InferredHolocaust:[[invoked]]
** Film Brain points out that [[StevenSeagal Forrest]] blowing up an oil rig in ''OnDeadlyGround'' will cause more environmental damage than letting it run normally.
** In his review of ''{{Stealth}}'', Film Brain points out that the character's actions in the film[[note]](namely shooting down Russian and North Korean aircraft)[[/note]] would eventually lead to World War III.
* InvincibleHero:
** Film Brain considers ''OnDeadlyGround'''s Forrest Taft this.
** In his review of ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'' Film Brain calls both Violet and Preston from ''{{Equilibrium}}'' this.
** He also points out that Jackson Curtis of ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' is this, actually comparing him to Jesus later on in the review.
** In John Cena's TheMarine, he repeatedly lampshades Cena's ability to shrug off explosions at point blank range. During the cameo from Creator/CriticalMarine, he asks at what point during the marine training he acquired superpowers, to Critical Marine's obvious disdain.
* ItsBeenDone: According to the ''Breaking Wind'' review, this is why he refuses to review any of the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' films.
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks:[[invoked]] Large portions of the review of ''Film/TheHangover Part II'' are dedicated to pointing out how much it re-treads the original.
* JitterCam: Mocked more than a couple of times, though his early episodes also tried (and failed) at a guerilla-style shoot.
* {{Keet}}: Many people thought Buck was acting out of character in ''{{Kickassia}}'' because of what he's like during "Bad Movie Beatdown", but he has said himself that his real-life personality is usually closer to the ''Kickassia'' persona, and that ''{{Kickassia}}'' had enough DeadpanSnarker characters already, and another would have been redundant. This turns into RedOniBlueOni when he reviews on enthusiastic mode along with someone a little more ill-tempered, such as WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob or WebVideo/JesuOtaku.
* LamePunReaction
** [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] suffers throughout the review of ''Film/TheSpirit'':
--> '''Linkara:''' Holy crap, FrankMiller makes worse puns than ''you'', Film Brain!\\
'''Film Brain:''' I never thought such a thing could be accomplished.
** Not that Linkara is blameless there either:
-->'''Film Brain:''' Did he just [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall?]]\\
'''Linkara:''' Don't worry - we're [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall atop]] it!\\
'''Audience''': [CollectiveGroan]\\
'''Caption:''' ''Channel Awesome would like to apologise for that pun. The writer has been flogged for his sins''.
** In his review of ''Film/TheSpecialist'':
-->''Remember, {{S|ylvesterStallone}}ly always gets a lot of pussy.'' [Audience Groan]
* LargeHam: Whenever Matthew isn't doing regular snark, he gets really enthustiastic.
* LetMeGetThisStraight: Film Brain recapping the ludicrous plan to stab a man-eating piranha in the eyes.
-->''Good luck with that!''
* LoveItOrHateIt: He [[{{in-universe}} describes]] ''HudsonHawk'' as this in the review.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Invoked by name in his review of ''ILoveYouBethCooper''.
* TheMeanBrit: Buck's [[MeanCharacterNiceActor on-screen persona]] has shades of this. He's stated ''{{Screenwipe}}'' as an influence on his show.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Much like his coworker [[WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob Brad Jones]], he's definitely not as much of a snob as he acts on-screen. Most notable in ''Kickassia'' where he plays a very different character to his usual style. Most of the other critic cameos that appear along with Film Brain have them verbally eviscerating each other, but, obviously, they wouldn't cross over in the first place if they didn't like each other in real life.
* MediumAwareness: In his review of ''Film/TheSpecialist'', he acts in shock at a subtitle revealing an unsubtle foreshadowing.
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Noting a KickTheDog moment in his ''{{Equilibrium}}'' review:
--> They can kill as many men as they like. But women, children, and {{p|reciousPuppy}}uppies? Those motherf[[[CensoredForComedy beep]]]ers.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: Lampshaded in ''10,000 B.C.''
--> I am a mentor. I'm supposed to die. For reals this time.
* MilkingTheGiantCow: Such moments are highlighted by the text "ACTINGASM!" over the clip.
* MisBlamed: [[{{in-universe}} In response]] to fan complaints, Film Brain and Lordhebe said in an interview that the first review with Professor Celluloid was filmed the week ''before'' Spoony unveiled Dr Insano, but not released until the week after, making this inevitable. Coincidentally, they also filmed the review for ''Transmorphers'' the same week Spoony reviewed its sequel on a whim.
* MoodWhiplash: Points this out in the ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' review, contrasting the dark subject matter with the amount of {{slapstick}} aimed at kids.
* NameMcAdjective: He refers to the extremely [[ObviouslyEvil obvious villain]] from ''{{Money Train}}'' as "Weaselly [=McEvil=]".
* {{Narm}}: [[invoked]]
** In the remake of ''Film/{{The Time Machine|2002}}'', the protagonist saves his original love interest from dying in the first timeline but then she gets killed anyway, proving that YouCantFightFate. Unfortunately, the way it happened makes Film Brain burst out laughing over how silly he thought it was.
** Film Brain laughs at the ridiculous CG fish in ''Mega Piranha'' twice.
** He finds ''Film/{{Awake}}'' to be full of this, mostly because of the acting of Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba, and the sheer failure of portraying [[ArtisticLicenseMedicine medical procedures]] accurately.
** ''2012'' features a scene regarding a earthquake Mathew finds hilarious for displaying the characters' stupidity (as a family is somehow ignorant of the destruction all around the world before being killed).
* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: {{Lampshaded}} in the review of ''The Riddle'', where [[{{in-universe}} he calls it]] the ''MurderSheWrote'' principle.
* {{Nepotism}}: Takes Paul W.S. Anderson to task for repeatedly showing off Milla Jovovich in his movies, always in positions where she can provide gratuitous fanservice.
--> '''[[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]]''': We get it, you have a hot wife and you are very proud of that fact! Grow up!
* NeverLiveItDown: [[invoked]]
** Noted to the reaction to his ''{{Equilibrium}}'' review.
** In a couple of skits, Film Brain wrote WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic addressing him as "Equilibrium douchebag".
** {{Lampshaded}} in his 50th episode (''TheRiddle''), where he expresses surprise at having made it past the ''Equilibrium'' episode.
** The whole point of Spoony's guest appearance in his video review of ''Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'' is to berate him for giving it a 3.5/5 in his written review.
* NoAccountingForTaste: His reaction to the women Kevin James scores with. Then he sees [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steffiana_de_la_Cruz who James is married to]] and says "[[RealityIsUnrealistic nevermind]]".
* NoBisexuals: In his review of ''Film/INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry'', he noted that the plot point of Chuck "cheating" on Larry with women could have easily been covered up if Chuck claimed to be a bisexual and their relationship was open.
* NoOSHACompliance:
** Film Brain points out the camcorder in ''FinalDestination 3'' should have been confiscated.
** He notes the understaffed SmokeAndFireFactory in ''Film/{{Cobra}}''.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp:
-->[[http://twitter.com/#!/FB_BMB/status/82224806736568320 People are freaking out because I have stubble in [The ''Projector'' episode on the film "Mother's Day"]. It's almost like I went through puberty or something!]]
* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer:
** He states that he's not making up that Urkel from ''Series/FamilyMatters'' (Jaleel White) starred in an [[Creator/TheAsylum Asylum]] movie while he was in the middle of editing a review of another movie starring 80s pop star Tiffany.
** He also didn't make up the teacup and saucer explosives from ''Film/TheSpecialist''.
** In the crossover with ObscurusLupa, he states that Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger choking a bear sounds like a joke, but really happens.
** During the review of "Bear", he explains the ludicrous twist [[spoiler:the bear is sentient and aware of the character's various misdeeds and arranged the entire scenario to punish them and bring it all into the open]], in a dramatic fashion as if he was joking, the groans and tells the audience he wished he was making it up.
* OhCrap: At the end of his ''Film/EvanAlmighty'' review:
-->'''MorganFreeman:''' I now issue a new commandment.
-->'''Film Brain:''' Wait, what the...
-->'''MorganFreeman:''' Thou Shalt Do the Dance.
-->'''Film Brain:''' OH GOD NO!
-->*commence dance montage*
* OffscreenTeleportation: He alludes to this in the ''While She Was Out'' and ''Mega Piranha'' reviews. Notably, in ''Mega Piranha'', the ''hero'' did this.
* OopNorth: Sarcastically mentioned by name in FatSlags.
* OrbitalShot: One {{egregious}} use of these in ''Mega Piranha'' makes Film Brain queasy.
* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope:
** Film Brain will often start the show with a text screen voluntarily advising viewers with a warning of EpilepticFlashingLights and other possibly sickening visual effects within a film if it contains them.
** The review of the ''Film/GetCarter'' remake starts with a warning that the video contains major spoilers for the original 1971 film.
* OutOfFocus: Prof. Celluloid has largely been absent since season one and has even disappeared from the opening sequence as of the post-''SuburbanKnights'' version of the season three opening. This only made it more surprising when [[TheBusCameBack he shows up to give Film Brain 3D glasses in the]] ''SpyKids 3D'' review.
* PapaWolf: Wondered if the parents of the child actors in GoodLuckChuck even read the script and clearly showed discomfort in reviewing those scenes.
* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: He {{lampshades}} this when the little black boys goes back to New York in ''Film/{{The Time Machine|2002}}''.
* POVCam: In the ''SpyKids 3D'' review, after Prof. Celluloid gives Film Brain his 3D glasses.
-->'''Film Brain:''' Don't you need these to see?
-->'''Prof. Celluloid:''' No, I see in 3D already.
-->''POVCam shows Celluloid suddenly seeing everything with 3D-red-and-blue outlines''
* PrecisionFStrike:
** From ''All About Steve'', Sandra Bullock was doing a monologue about curse words and the right time to use them. FB's response is a simple "Shut the fuck up".
** Before that, and probably his most effective use of this trope, in his ''Film/SevenPounds'' review: "The movie is literally telling us that suicide is okay as long as you donate your organs. What the ''fuck'' kind of message is that?"
** And again during his review of ''Ultraviolet'', when reacting to the chasm-sized plot holes created by the reveal of [[spoiler:Daxos being a hemophage.]]
** And again in his ''2012'' review: "If Yellowstone erupted, we'd be '''fucked. Really, REALLY fucked.'''"
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: He tries to use to urban slang at the start of [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/fbv/bmbe/34519-bad-movie-beatdown-w-rap-critic-big-mommas-like-father-like-son his crossover review]] with TheRapCritic, who is just as impressed as one would expect an African-American rap music critic faced with a white English guy trying to be "street" would be.
* PutOnABus: The end of his ''TheJazzSinger'' review seems to be this way with him "going on a vacation". He came back a few months later when RealLife slowed down a bit for him.
* QueerPeopleAreFunny: One of his main complaints with ''Film/INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry'' was that despite claiming to be a movie that promotes tolerance, all the gay characters are [[CampGay flamboyant stereotypes]]. He found Duncan an especially notable example of this because he started out as a homophobe in denial of his own sexuality, but as soon as he came out, his personality changed entirely.
* RealSongThemeTune: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWX2ORLTuSw Ready to Roll]]" by Jet Black Stare. It was played epically on the piano by WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows for the opening of their joint review of ''Sunday School Musical'', and again in their crossover review of ''Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel''.
* RecycledInSpace: Notes that the original ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' is ''PointBreak'' [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: With Street Racing! ]]

* [[invoked]] RecycledScript: Claims ''Mega Piranha'' is this to ''MegaSharkVsGiantOctopus''.
* RetroactiveRecognition:[[invoked]] Points out in his DontLookDown review that Mark is [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella's dad]].
* RunningGag:
** "[[FauxSymbolism SYMBOLISM!!!]]", which, in its original appearance in ''Equilibrium'', reached OverusedRunningGag.
** Replaced with "FEMINISM!" in ''Film/SuckerPunch''.
** [[ChewingTheScenery "ACTINGGASM!"]]
** "Exposition! [[Series/{{Farscape}} Do your duty!]]"
** Whenever the audio is poorly synced in a scene, he replies by saying "I'm a ventriloquist!" (or "[Actor name] is a ventriloquist!") - complete with deliberately out of sync lip movements (or none at all).
** "Because when you need to add substance to your shitty movie, just add Nazis"
** "BLEURGH! BLEURGH!"
** "[=InnuENDO=]!"
** Seagal Month gave us "Seagal Body Double Count" and "Seagal Voice Double Count"
** "[[TheHangover Get it? It's funny because he's fat]]" (particularly for Kevin James)
** Whenever he runs across a movie that uses text to introduce characters, he does the same with a bit of SelfDeprecation.
** He's compared Peter Weyland from ''Prometheus'' to [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Mr. Burns]] several times.
** Any time we are introduced to a character who is obviously going to die within the next five minutes, Film Brain refers to them as "Dead Meat."
** He always refers to [[TheFastAndTheFurious Jordanna]] [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacreTheBeginning Brewster]] as "Jordanna what's-her-face".
* SarcasmFailure: The giant piranhas jumping like dolphins in ''Mega Piranha''.
* SelfDeprecation:
** In the scene he wrote, in which he discusses his lack of success with the Powers-That-Be, he has Doug refer to him as "the ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' Douchebag".
** In a scene parodying the freeze-frame character descriptions in ''Mega Piranha'', his description is "Mathew Buck: Whiny British Douchebag".
** In ''Just Go with It'', he points out that a character's fake German accent is worse than Professor Celluloid's.
** In ''Film/{{Awake}}'', he says that HaydenChristensen has an "infamously whiny voice that makes mine look subtle by comparison".
* ShoutOut: [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles That sly dog! He caught him monologuing!]]
* ShownTheirWork: Film Brain clearly puts ''tons'' of research into the movies he reviews for his Bad Movie Beatdowns. In fact, when he was the guest for ''Transmission Awesome'', he was asked a few questions about film trivia by the hosts and answered all of them correctly, save for a rather obscure question about the 2007 ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film.
* SigningOffCatchPhrase:
** "I'm Mathew Buck, beating down bad movies everywhere."
** For ''Projector', he says: "I'm Mathew Buck fading out."
* SlasherSmile:
** An incredibly psychotic looking expression in his ''Film/DarknessFalls'' review when he says "I'm a ventriloquist too!".
** And if possible, an even creepier one in his crossover with Nash and Linkara for the Wonder woman pilot.
** He also does this in his ''Film/HudsonHawk'' review to point out how ridiculous all the mugging for the camera in the movie is.
-->'''Film Brain:''' [[LargeHam HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT IF I DID EVERY REVIEW LIKE THIS? HAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!]]
* SlaveToPR: Film Brain describes himself this way, complete with reference to this site.
* DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Given that his show is called "Bad Movie Beatdown"]], Film Brain has reviewed lots of sub-par movies. However, this trope is his reaction to ''Film/SevenPounds'', ''The Cavern'', and recent British sex comedies such as ''Film/FatSlags'' and ''Keith Lemon: The Film''.
* SoOkayItsAverage: Discussed in an episode, where it's stated that people remember sky high or really low points, and then ''Film/PaulBlartMallCop'' in honor of mediocrity.[[invoked]]
* SoundEffectBleep: As an homage to ''{{Screenwipe}}'', only he's bleeped out, and the films themselves keep their colourful language.
* SoundtrackDissonance: In his review of ''Parting Shots'', Film Brain is incredibly unimpressed by the use of "quirky" music in a black comedy.
* TheSouthpaw: As seen in ''Film/BrideWars'', when he starts checking off the film's many clichés.
* SpecialEffectFailure: Several examples pointed out in-universe:
** Film Brain points out a wire holding up one of the characters in ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious''.
** ''Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi'': "I'M ON A BLUE-SCREEN!"
** All of Creator/TheAsylum's films.
** The fat suits for ''FatSlags''.
** He also points out the fake-looking CGI in ''Film/{{Driven}}''
* SpinOff: Projector. A neutral series covering new releases. Definitely not a replacement for BMB.
* SpotOfTea: Film Brain needs an exceptionally strong cuppa to get himself through ''Moon 44''. When that's not enough, he goes for [[INeedAFreakingDrink something stronger]].
* SuckinessIsPainful:''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash'' packs a right hook.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: He is not obsessed with ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks.''
* TakeThat:
** From ''Gone Fishin''': "You know, it's scenes like this, where Creator/JoePesci repeatedly punches and kicks a clearly fake prop alligator in a scene that even kids would likely find stupid, that make me wish they could revoke Oscars. Well, that, and the entirety of Cuba Gooding, Jr.'s career."
** At the beginning of ''Film/JackAndJill'', there's a slam against WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic for taking ''TheMasterOfDisguise'' when he knew Film Brain had been wanting to do it for months.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: [[invoked]]
** His opinion on ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''. Particularly storylines used throughout the first minutes (early life, fighting in several wars, joining and leaving Team X).
** While reviewing ''Film/{{Tekken}}'' with Spoony, they discuss how martial art tournaments influence political and corporate power.
-->'''Film Brain:'''"If they took this idea just a few steps further. and had companies fight for control of each other, that would be very interesting, and bring new meaning to the term 'hostile takeover.'"
* TorturePorn: Calls ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacreTheBeginning'' this and considers it disgusting and perverse.
* TroperCriticalMass: Examples from his new videos start to show up here mere minutes after they're uploaded.
* TropeTelegraphing: "I love being able to guess plot points before they happen! It reminds me of how creative we really are."
* UnfortunateImplications: [[invoked]]
** In his crossover review of "Sunday School Musical" with WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows, they point out that the film seems to indicate "the blacker you are, the better you sing". Case in point, the rival choir is all black and the Crossroads choir is all white and sucked before Zack (who is black) was forced to join them.
** He rails ''quite hard'' on Creator/MichaelBay over [[Film/{{Transformers}} Skids and Mudflap]], claiming their portrayal to be tantamount to blackface.
** Also calls this on how the "slutty" character in ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacreTheBeginning'' died; apparently for the crime of liking BDSM, she is tied up in the same way she tied up her boyfriend earlier in the film and raped by the Hewitt family's CreepyUncle, then has all her teeth pulled out one by one and finally gets her throat slashed with scissors. This is easily the most torturous death in a film replete with chainsaw-murder, and it's ''very'' easy to interpret as the filmmakers feeling she deserved it just for being a bit kinkier than the other characters.
** In Film/{{Prometheus}}, it's revealed that the automated surgical unit is only calibrated for male patients. As Film Brain says in the review, '''''WOMEN AREN'T AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SPECIES!!!!'''''
* UnusualEuphemism: "Jennifer Lopez's Film/{{Gigli}}s".
* ValuesDissonance: Film Brain [[{{in-universe}} points]] out in the remake of ''Film/TheJazzSinger'' that Neil Diamond in blackface in is incredibly racist in the 1980s film, as opposed to the 1920s original.
* VerbalTic: Mat likes to extend the last words of his seeeentences.
* VideoReviewShow
* ViewersAreGoldfish: In his ''Film/MegaSharkVersusGiantOctopus'' review, Film Brain gets annoyed that the film insists on reminding us that the naval base is a naval base almost every time we see it.
--> '''Film Brain:''' WE ''KNOW''!
* VillainBall: Film Brain's interpretation of the actions of the Colonel Diaz in ''Mega Piranha''. And indeed it seems very odd that he'd follow them to the U.S. and shoot down a U.S. navy helicopter just so he can try to capture the heroes after they killed the piranhas.
* VocalEvolution: As of the 2013 episodes, he seemed to get a lot higher-pitched and animated. His voice returned to its usual pitch in 2014, but the more upbeat delivery has stayed.
* TheWatson: The rest of his cast, but usually forum moderator Lordhebe.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: [[invoked]]He points this out frequently in his ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' review, with the rampant amount of death and innuendo, especially the hanging of a child in the beginning of a film marketed towards children.
** In the ''Film/JackAndJill'' review, Film Brain criticizes the film's usage of adult-oriented humor (i.e, jokes about religion and hookers) despite being rated PG.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Kate Beckinsale's accent in ''Film/VanHelsing'' is described as "attempting Eastern European, but ending up '[[FakeRussian KGB]] with a hint of Film/{{Borat}}'"
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: In ''League of Extraordinary Gentlemen'', invokes this when M escapes in Nemo's exploration pod, despite the fact that ''everyone'' is armed and the Nautilus has just shown it has '''rockets''' on board!
--> '''Film Brain''': Just [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] SHOOT HIM!
* WorstWhateverEver: The remote from ''Film/{{Click}}'' at the climax of ''Film/EpicMovie''.
-->''[[PunctuatedPounding Biggest. Cop-out. Ever.]] It's not funny.''
* WTHCastingAgency: In-universe he notes every The Asylum movie has at least one weird casting choice.
* WritersCannotDoMath:
** Adding up the years in ''HudsonHawk'' put the movie ten years before it was supposed to take place.
** Also in Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, he takes note that while five Decepticons went down to the ocean floor to revive Megatron, one had to be torn apart for pieces and yet over the radio, a solider claims that ''six'' Decepticons are at the bottom floor.
** In his review for ''TexasChainsaw3D'' Film Brain nearly has a stroke when he points out that Heather was born in 1973 and the movie takes place in 2012, therefore she should be 39 years old and not the 20-something we see onscreen.
-->'''Film Brain:''' "This isn't even a little thing, this is a fundamental plot hole that sinks the entire movie. They were ''two decades out''! This movie had hundreds of people working on it. How do you miss a huge detail like this?"
* XMeetsY: He calls ''While She Was Out'' a {{Lifetime movie|OfTheWeek}} crossed with an ExploitationFilm.
* YouPutTheXInXY: Regarding the rival choir's decision in ''Film/SundaySchoolMusical'': "Way to put the ''deus'' in DeusExMachina".
* YourHeadASplode: He was actually impressed by such an occurrence in ''Mega Piranha''.
* YourMom: Twice in his review of ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious''.
-->'''[[Creator/VinDiesel Dom]]:''' I'm in your face.\\
'''Film Brain:''' Yeah, and my face was in your mum last night. Ohhhh!\\
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'''Film Brain:''' What is with that crowd? (imitating Dom) ''Hey everyone, yo momma's so fat, she made love to a whale at SEA WORLD!'' Ohhh!
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