By Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert's I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie and Your motion picture Sucks, which accrued a few of his so much scathing experiences, have been best-sellers. This new assortment keeps the culture, reviewing not just videos that have been on the backside of the barrel, but in addition videos that he came across beneath the barrel.
A terrible event of insufferable Length collects greater than 2 hundred of his reports given that 2006 during which he gave video clips stars or fewer. recognized for his fair-minded and well-written movie experiences, Roger is at his razor-sharp funny most sensible while skewering undesirable videos. think of this opener for the one-star Your Highness:
"Your Highness is a juvenile excrescence that appears like the paintings of 11-year-old boys in love with dungeons, dragons, warrior girls, pot, boobs, and four-letter phrases. That this is often the paintings of David Gordon eco-friendly beggars the mind's eye. one in every of its heroes wears the penis of a minotaur on a string round his neck. I hate it while that happens."
And eventually, the foundation for the identify of this ebook, the one-star Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen:
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a terrible event of insufferable size, in short punctuated by way of 3 or 4 a laugh moments. the sort of consists of a doglike robotic humping the leg of the heroine. for you to keep your self the price tag fee cross, cross into the kitchen, cue up a male choir making a song the track of hell, and get a child to begin banging pots and pans jointly. Then shut your eyes and use your imagination."
Movie buffs and humor fans alike will appreciate this treasury of films so undesirable that you could be simply are looking to see them for a great chuckle!
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It’s a shame, though, that the auteurists have treated so much of the work of these and other directors so dismissively. Whatever the reason (or reasons), it’s also a shame that Walsh remains one of classic Hollywood’s best-kept secrets. Yet, despite his low proﬁle today, the growing interest both in noir crime dramas and the darker post-war westerns is leading more people to learn about the “underrated” master who excelled in these genres, particularly during the 1940s. With their stark, gritty takes on the world, these ﬁlms are a far cry from the genteel Victorian sensibility of Walsh’s mentor, D.
Never have I seen such beauty, a naked kind of beauty,” Wellman said years later as he recalled viewing the rushes for the ﬁrst time. “Bill [Clothier] and I saw the ﬁrst print back from the lab. ”11 Unfortunately for Jack Warner—whose studio was paying the bills— 1. The Darkening West 37 these rushes provoked a decidedly different emotion. ” 12 k “American cinema has always been full of oddballs charging into environs no one else anywhere on the planet would go near,” Josh Anderson noted in his article about Wellman’s later westerns.
Finally, a subject Wellman explored repeatedly during his career is justice and judgment. What responsibility, if any, do we as individuals or as a society have in addressing economic and social injustices? We see this idea explored in ﬁlms such as Beggars of Life (1928), Heroes for Sale (1932), and Wild Boys of the Road (1933). And who decides what’s just and what’s unjust, and ultimately who is entitled to pass judgment on people accused of crimes or socially unacceptable behavior? Wellman ﬁlms that make these issues the essence of the action range from Frisco Jenny to Midnight Mary (1933) to Ox-Bow, to Yellow Sky (1948).