Monthly Archives: December 2014

On Mark Wahlberg in “The Gambler”

Mark Wahlberg’s star power sustains “The Gambler,” a talky, existentialist meditation on gambling, addiction and self-destruction. Without a star of Wahlberg’s charisma “The Gambler” would be a tough hike. Though playing against type as a philosophy-spouting, Dostoevsky-quoting college professor, Wahlberg … Continue reading

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On Cyber-Attacks and “The Interview”

I was more than half way through watching the new comedy “The Interview” on my computer when the darn thing just shut off. I had just reached the scene where Seth Rogan’s Aaron and James Franco’s Dave Skylark are about … Continue reading

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On the Punch-able Christoph Waltz in ‘Big Eyes’

Few people have a face as punch-able as Christoph Waltz. The supercilious grin he affects in “Inglourious Basterds” and brings back for his villainous role in Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes” desperately invites one to pop him. Of course, it’s not … Continue reading

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On A Shrill Trip “Into the Woods”

“Into the Woods” is a shrill, monotonous mess of a movie. Director Rob Marshall has followed up the self indulgent tragedy that was 2010’s “Nine” with an even more full-of-itself, or just plain full of it, musical adaptation. The difference … Continue reading

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The Hobbit 3: Electric Boogaloo

Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. This week the terrorists won. The terrorist convinced Sony and several theater owners to pull the release of “The Interview” from our theaters this Christmas. It’s a disappointment. Then several indie … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays Bonus Episode

Happy Holidays from us at I Hate Critics. This year Sean, Josh and I decided that our bonus Christmas episode should be about giving. We decided to buy each other Christmas gifts in the form of movies to talk about … Continue reading

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On the Critics Choice Award Nominees

The nominations for the Critics Choice Awards, coming up January 15th on A & E, were announced on Monday and not without a few surprises. Here are the winners and losers from the Critics Choice Award Nominations…. Winner: “Unbroken” For … Continue reading

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Top Five Ten Commandments

Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. This week we get “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” Sean claims this movie contains casual racism while Josh is just truly upset. Ridley Scott is Josh’s guy, “Blade Runner,” “Alien,” are two … Continue reading

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On “Exodus: Gods and Kings” and Casual Racism

Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is a dull slog through a Bible story too familiar to be of much interest. Putting aside, for a moment, the awful casual racism involved in the film’s casting, “Exodus” just simply isn’t a … Continue reading

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On Al Pacino’s New Low in “The Humbling”

The crazed, narcissistic, sexist, ludicrousness of “The Humbling” almost needs to be seen to be believed. I say “almost” because I really don’t want you to waste your precious time watching this dreadful movie. Al Pacino has been wandering in … Continue reading

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