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11th September 2009 7:50  #1

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Gabe is a Big Mean Jerk-Face
Instead of defending myself every time someone loses their s**t because my opinion is different from theirs and accuses me of expecting too much, or not liking anything, I'm just gonna start linking here.

Here is an ongoing list of film's and TV series I've enjoyed and positively reviewed (going back to the beginning of June):
Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5
Crank 2: High Voltage
Gladiator
Bad Boy Bubby (only one response: 'Never heard of it'Wink
Sons of Anarchy
Fire and Ice
The Last Starfighter
Adventureland
Dollhouse Season 1
I Love You Man
Dragonball: Evolution
Wayne's World
Robot Chicken Star Wars: Episode II
Inglorious B*****ds
Coraline
Mad Men Season II
Miracle
Friday the 13th Part 4
Friday the 13th Part 6
Saturday Night Fever
Do The Right Thing (3 comments, one a failed correction, one a correction of that correction)
Lost Seasons 1 and 2
Inside Man
Changing Lanes
Terminator 2
A Bug's Life
Star Trek 2-4, 6

Here are the ones I was luke warm on:
Beyond the Door
Earth
Torchwood Season 2
Duplicity
Last House on the Left
Wayne's World 2
Race to Witch Mountain
Circle of Iron
Morning Light
Friday the 13th Part 5
A Haunting in Connecticut
The Machinest
Confessions of a Shopoholic
Weeds Season 4
Star Trek 5

And here are the ones I was largely negative about:
Heroes Season 3
Hannah Montana: The Movie
Door into Silence
The Echelon Conspiracy
Fast and Furious
Jonas Brothers 3D Concert
The Unborn
Defiance
Revolutionary Road
Star Trek The Motion Picture

12th September 2009 0:37  #2

Disciple Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Sweden Posts: 760
Oh, Gabe...low on self-esteem? Wink I thought everyone was entitled to have their own opinion about things, even about your opinion. Wink hehe. Just kidding... I know how it feels. I like a lot of films that most people hate, so for me it's even worse.

12th September 2009 2:52  #3

hogaburger Contributor Join Date: April 2007 Location: United States Posts: 1,120 Send a message via AIM to hogaburger Send a message via Skype to hogaburger
Perhaps you guys should bring back the number system so people that can't read your reviews correctly can tell if you like a movie or not.  I never cared for the numbers, but the simple-minded ones may need it.

12th September 2009 4:03  #4

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,085 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
F**k the numbered system. Rating films by numbers is completely arbitrary. That's about the only good thing that's come from our webmaster's lack of enthusiasm. Read the bloody reviews you simpletons!

13th September 2009 3:10  #5

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
Exactly.

Everyone has their opinions, I can absolutely love a movie and an professional (merely opinion if you ask me anyways) movie critic could give it an F.

There have been many movies that I've seen in my (relatively short) life that critics have touted as A+ incredible movies and yet to me they were horrible or just mediocre.

and vice versa.



13th September 2009 4:58  #6

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
This thread is just here to prove I don't hate everything I watch, or even a majority of the things I watch.

On another subject I'm happy most of you understand that a review is simply an opinion. Idealy it's an educated opinion, but at least it should be balanced. Finding the negative in the positive and the positive in the negative is part of the job. To have a black and white view containing only THE BEST THING EVAR or WORSE THAN RAPE is counterproductive, and is a disservice to everyone - the artists, the critic, and the reader.

13th September 2009 23:04  #7

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
HOW DARE YOU VIEW FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 5 AS ONLY "LUKE WARM"!!!!!

BLASPHEMER!!!!!

14th September 2009 5:30  #8

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
That scene might be the only good thing about Uncle Buck...

14th September 2009 15:54  #9

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
Not a fan of giant pancakes or toothpick accidents I take it?

22nd March 2010 5:26  #10

Sam Spade Member Join Date: January 2007 Location: United States Posts: 2,030 Send a message via MSN to Sam Spade
Gabe you are awesome whether I disagree or agree with your reviews!! Thanks for checking out the good before I get a chance too. Happy

24th March 2010 8:40  #11

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Hey guys, I'm really sorry I'm getting behind on my reviews. I'm having some health issues that take me out for about a week at a time, but there's a lot of stuff on the horizon. The next few weeks will be EPIC. Chris better look out because he's gonna have to edit like a mother f**ker!! Woot!!!

24th March 2010 18:41  #12

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,085 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I've given up editing the US side of the site unless specifically asked. Not enough hours in the day etc, etc. Yes I'm being slopey shouldered.

24th March 2010 23:22  #13

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
No sweat Gabe! Show me the douche who puts your reviews ahead of your health and I'll show you a bloody douche.

Wow that came out truly, truly disgustingly.... my new signature!

14th September 2010 23:53  #14

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,405 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I'm finishing off my Evil Dead BR right now, but then there's going to be a couple weeks before I can review again. No HDTV or Surround Sound in the hospital. I almost got Prince of Persia under the wire, but the extras took too long to cull. When I get back I'm not really allowed to leave my house for 3 months for anything but food, and I promise to try and reestablish connections with anyone that sends me screeners (Disney is my buddy, so look to a pile of those around the first).

20th September 2010 23:37  #15

hogaburger Contributor Join Date: April 2007 Location: United States Posts: 1,120 Send a message via AIM to hogaburger Send a message via Skype to hogaburger
Sorry to hear about your condition. Hope everything is alright, or at least will be. Lookin forward to the upcoming reviews.

Picked up a cheap copy of Mona Lisa on blu-ray for myself. Will be watching soon.

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