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I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie Is A Hilarious Collection Of Roger Ebert S Reviews Of Films That He Believes Should Be Avoided At Any Cost And Yet There Is A Certain Allure In The Deliciously Caustic Comments That Make The Reader Actually Want To Go Out And See These Movies After All, Who Wouldn T Want To Watch A Movie So Magnificently Bad That Its Sincere Idiocyhas To Be Seen To Be Appreciated

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  1. says:

    I Loved, Loved, Loved This Book I am almost embarrassed to admit I have seen way of these movies than I did in the other Ebert book I read recently These are based upon his published reviews as a working film reviewer so many of the really bad movies from the 50s and early 60s do not appear And these movies had to be released to theaters so no dreadful direct to VHS or cable movies made the cut Lastly the films seem to end in early 2000 so you won t see Gigli or Disaster Movie or Battlefield Earth There haven t been any movies that I saw via MST3K for example What made me love a book that challenged my normalcy bias The snarkiness I know you are thinking Leslie loves Sarcasm and Snarkiness Yes I do and I love snarky analogies ever and they are delivered over and over And even the movies I didn t think were awful Billy Madison, Lake Placid and the Wedding Singer, I can t disagree with Mr Ebert s dismissals There are a few I fear he missed like Batman and Robin 1997 and Wild, Wild, West 1999 And one of the most interesting things I noticed is how many movies were in the front half and really the front 1 6th of the alphabet I can only think that the producers of these movies some how thought that getting in the front of the alphabet puts you at the top of the Oscar voting unfortunately that was their only thought toward awards Another interesting tidbit is there seem to be two types of actors you see in these movies the fairly famous ones who you know will show up anywhere for a paycheck and they appear over and over in the list And actors who disappeared after their appearance in these disasters Among the snarky quotes I just adored as part of a trend in which Hollywood buys French comedies and experiments on them to see if they can be made in English with all of the humor taken out Mad Dog Time is the first movie I have seen that does not improve on the sight of a blank screen viewed for the same length of time If I were of a hero, I would spend the next couple of weeks breaking into theaters where this movie is being shown, and leading the audience to safety You look at them and wonder how, at any stage of the production, anyone could have thought there was a watchable movie here Going to see Godzilla at the Palais of the Cannes Film Festival is like attending a satanic ritual in St Peter s basilica The dancers march about and twirl their scarves as if Leni Reifenstahl s Triumph of the Will had been gotten pregnant by Busby Berkeley Vocab squirmarama Apparently this is an Ebert invented word I am assuming it means something that makes you so uncomfortable that you squirm in your seat detumescently the process of subsiding from a state of tension, swelling, or especially sexual arousal.

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    My book reviews have sometimes been described as critical other times as emotionalsometimes they are called less complimentary things Whatever, compared to Mr Ebert, I m a piker when it comes to humorous evisceration I used to watch Siskel and Ebert on TV the book is dedicated to Gene Siskel and found that I agreed with Mr Ebert maybe half the time Here even if I enjoyed one of the movies he drags over the coals as in say Assassins with Stallone and Banderas I have to admit he s USUALLY though not always in my opinion right it s not objectively speaking that great a movie In the case of Assassins his criticisms of the absurdity are on the money I just enjoyed the action scenes LOl The movies in the book are a mixture of well known movies you will probably have heard of Renaissance Man or Friday the Thirteenth 2, The Good Son and a few lesser know efforts, though most of these I d say you ll have a nodding acquaintance with Gators, Eric the Viking which has a kind of cult recognition or T.N.T Jackson You will probably agree often and like me now and then he ll attack a movie you like.In my case he gives for example Ghost and the Darkness a half star and I like the movieoh well Ya the effects are a bit poor and the movie isn t the best writtenbut I like it Maybe it s just because I find the events the movie is loosely based on interesting Whatever.Whether you agree or disagree with Mr Ebert the reviews are usually funnyoften a bit nastily so and lucid Ebert may not like what you do, but he knows what he likes and is vocal is it vocal if it s written about it.Enjoy.

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    Each review is a mini essay, showcasing Ebert s cinematic knowledge and humour The writing is accessible and conversational and the style of the reviews varies from film to film so you re not necessarily reading the same thing twice There are a lot of reviews in here, though, and the bulk of them are for films I ve never seen or have no interest in seeing part two , the 2nd or return to I browsed than read, looking for reviews of films I d actually seen The funniest review, the one that had me in stitches, was for Lair of the White Worm, a film I have seen and enjoyed I may have been under the influence of take your pick at the time I was young Movies about large white worms were par for the course I agreed with Ebert s loathing for Blue Velvet, The Hitcher, The Postman the book is better because it doesn t star Kevin Costner , Star Ship Troopers and Wild Orchid It seems Ebert also prefers not to be scandalized and terrorised Good for him His review of Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a thing of beauty, even though he walked out of the cinema before it finished His reviews of Ben and Armageddon are fair and funny.I was disappointed to find he hated, hated, HATED The Dead Poets Society, The Good Son the horror terror scandal issue , Her Alibi and The Wedding Singer. Who didn t enjoy The Wedding Singer Oh, well To each his own.

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    Roger Ebert has been my most trusted film critic This wasn t necessarily because we saw eye to eye often than not, but because he was someone who had a genuine love for sitting in a theater and viewing movies This was important to him than the need to be witty or satirical in his reviews less about ego and about the emotional and artistic experience When I saw this book, I was immediately curious What films did he find to be so terrible that he couldn t just write them off with a shrug of his shoulders Oh, there are some that I have detested, and there were some that I knew weren t good movies, but that I enjoyed anyway What was his criteria I soon learned that every movie he viewed would receive at least a half star unless he considered it to be reprehensible or beyond any sense of artistic merit Fair game for inclusion in this book was any film that received from zero to two stars Now, the good news for me was that I d never seen and had no desire to see quite a few of the titles he reviewed So, I had saved myself some agony There were also the vindications, such as ARMAGEDDON a film I thought was terrible, but was praised to the heavens by some acquaintances What was fascinating were the ones that I didn t think should be included Indeed, some of them had grudging acknowledgment of good aspects, so I was surprised that his rating was so low For instance BLUE VELVET Really I like this film a lot He said that it took the brave performance of the lead actress and then mocked it with humorous distractions I didn t get that from the movie I ll go back and look again COLOR OF THE NIGHT Bruce Willis movies were often in his crosshairs Yes, this isn t a good movie, but it is incredibly sexy and a lot of fun THE DEAD POET S SOCIETY This isn t one that I wanted to see again, yet I don t remember it being a terrible movie THE GHOST AND THE DARKNESS Okay, we ve come to one that I enjoy immensely and have seen many times I also showed it to my college age daughter who is picky about what she likes, and she liked this one Roger, we ll have to agree to disagree on this one HELLBOUND HELLRAISER II This is my favorite movie in the series Yes, it is bloody and very gruesome Yet, I also thought it was imaginative and inspired THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM Not a great movie by any means, but very watchable RAPA NUI I haven t seen this one However, near the end of his review, he mentioned that he wouldn t mind seeing it again Doesn t that make it a guilty pleasure candidate What became apparent from my reading is that viewing a movie is responding to storytelling At the end of the story, we may be disappointed and annoyed by it Or we may be upset by it Then again, we may find the story or storyteller to be hopelessly inept, like the person who can t tell a joke to save his life All of this would explain why opinions can change over time especially after a subsequent viewing when our expectation going in has changed And sometimes we just have to agree to disagree because our tastes are different After all, Roger Ebert wrote the screenplay for BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS and I Hated, Hated, Hated That Movie.

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    My boss would probably hate this book He s a big fan of David Denby s Snark, and thinks bitchy criticism is the devil I think it s hilarious, especially when it s being dealt out by a clever writer like Ebert I specify clever writer because, although I enjoy Ebert s reviews very much, I don t always agree with his taste in movies In that I tend to like even fewer of them than he does If this were my book, it would be called I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie, and Yes, That One Too Hopefully I ll be able to get my hands on the second volume at some point, because reading a good excoriation of a stinky piece of crap is like a balm on my withered old snarky soul.

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    My father calls Roger Ebert his pooping buddy I would wager that few others refer to the esteemed, Pultizer winning Chicago based critic as such Dad has bestowed this singular honor upon the man because the shelf by the toilet in my childhood home is jam packed with Ebert s review books, and this laugh out loud collection of some of his crankier write ups is by far the most worn and dog eared of the bunch Ebert s reviews are always engaging and loaded with heart, whether good or bad, but he has a wonderful ear for humourous exaggeration that occasionally puts me in mind of Bill Bryson, and such an unequalled love for the medium that the legitimate pain caused him by some of these stinkers results in one hilariously expressed tantrum after another He chews these movies right out I laugh I relate I defecate into the toilet Roger Ebert one of the best.

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    The late Roger Ebert could write a review like no other Although one might not always agree with movie critics opinion Cotton Club springs to mind.I loved it, critics hated it..Ebert s insightful and hilarious dissection of what he thought were terrible films will make you chuckle And, surprisingly, you may agree with him on most of his choices I must admit, however, there were a few that I never heard of..maybe they were so bad they sank like a stone and are not known to the general public Regardless, these reviews are literate and amusing and this is a fun book to keep by the bed and browse at leisure Thumbs up, Roger

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    Is there anything glorious than seeing a talented, insightful critic just tear into terrible art Maybe that s mean of me, but bad movies comics books etc are offensive in that they waste our precious time and often insult our intelligence, and occasionally you need someone to stand up and yell You suck Metaphorically, of course In print, rather than yelling And with a lot wit and style than that I don t always agree with Ebert s negative reviews, but there s always something entertaining about them And this was one of those books that was very helpful in trying to build up a useful, entertaining critical vocabulary when I was reviewing comics full time.

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    These reviews are mostly fun, not extraordinary insightful and certainly not academic in nature, but then again we re not talking about movies that will stand the test of time.

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    I had originally given Roger Ebert s first volume of Movies That Suck , I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie, four stars upon careful consideration very much on the grounds that the first volume is ultimately the best I gave it five Yes, in Your Movie Sucks, Ebert hits a stride, with almost a heyday of cruddy movies I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie lays the groundwork for that book Yes, it does very much feel, in A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length, like movies have only gotten worse quickly and Ebert s criticism sharper and funnier in recent years I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie, with its copious zero star reviews, shows that there have always been movies that sucked, from Caligula 1979 , before and after.Part of the charm of I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie and one of the core reasons for a five star review is that Ebert is unafraid, even as he labels a movie terrible, to recommend it as, in the words of the inimitable Pauline Kael, great trash As with Basic Instinct 2 2006 in Your Movie Sucks, in I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie, Ebert gleefully and backhandedly recommends Rapa Nui 1994 , both despite and because of its lousiness At the same time, Ebert is savage with movies he discerns as having no merit whatsoever As with Caligula, he gives the original version of I Spit on Your Grave 1978 zero stars as with the former movie, Ebert finds the latter utterly and completely reprehensible, and makes crystal clear the reasons for this.It has been said for me, most notably by my friend Daniel M Kimmel that a film critic s job is not to tell you what you should or should not enjoy in film, but rather to give enough information for you to determine whether you want to see a given movie or not In I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie, Ebert manages to do so for movies both trashy and great trashy Ebert provides great pleasure both in his savaging of truly worthless movies and in his turning the reader on to movies that are worth seeing precisely for their overarching badness, as Dave Barry suggests in his cover blurb There s a reason Ebert is seen as one of the king s of film criticism, and I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie is excellent illustration why.